The team investigates the death of an inebriated woman who was checked into rehab, in the seventh episode of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation’s fifteenth season. (Major spoilers after the jump!)
According to CSI Files sources, “Road to Recovery” opens on a party in full swing. Daycia Fox is drinking, dancing and doing drugs at a club, like she doesn’t have a care in the world. Unfortunately, things don’t end well for Daycia. She winds up face-down in a swimming pool the next morning, in the backyard of a vacant house. She’s in her bra and underwear, dress and shoes discarded nearby. After they pull the body out of the water, David Phillips notices bruises on the back of her neck and skin under her fingernails. It looks like someone might have held her underwater, but she put up a fight. Nick catches sight of club VIP bracelets on her wrist, and a blacklight reveals several stamps on the back of her hand—she visited more than one club the night she died.
A large diamond ring on Daycia’s finger leads them to her husband Martin, a rancher from Utah. He’s not surprised to find out that his wife was inebriated when she died, and he wouldn’t be surprised to know there was another man involved. However, none of this should have happened. Daycia was in Vegas to go to rehab, and Martin was paying $8,000 a week to help her get better.
The team visits Desert Light, a rehab facility located in a luxury home far away from the Strip. When Nick and Finn show up at the front door, the director, Adam King, knows immediately that something happened to Daycia. She disappeared the night before and never came back. Unlike the other people in their care, Adam says Daycia wasn’t committed to getting sober. He didn’t have the power to force her to stay, and if he’d tried to impose restrictions, that would have driven her right out the door. He wanted to help, but Desert Light could only do so much.
When Doc Robbins performs the autopsy, he confirms that Daycia had a long history of drug and alcohol use. She also has lungs filled with water, which is consistent with their theory that she drowned. However, when he drains the water from her lungs, Doc Robbins notices something strange, and Hodges’ lab tests confirm it: Daycia didn’t drown in the pool. There are traces of soap and lavender oil in her lungs, which are consistent with a bottle of bubble bath from her bathroom at Desert Light. She was killed at the rehab facility.
Please note that the above plot details have not been confirmed by CBS, Alliance Atlantis or Bruckheimer Films, and until such time you should treat this information as you would any other rumour. The above information comes from early script drafts and the details of the episodes are liable to change before the episodes are shown.
“Road to Recovery” is expected to air November 23 on CBS.