The team heads to small town Guymon, Oklahoma to investigate a home invasion, burglary and murder of the homeowner, Mark Wilson. The unsub in the case had most recently committed similar crimes in a home in equally small town Campo, Colorado, killing the homeowner, Sam Franklin. Both victims were husbands and fathers, Caucasian, hard working midwestern types. Both men were severely beaten with something the unsub had found in the house, and had their mouths cut at the corners to be posed with an exaggerated smile. Also in both cases, the unsub had broke into the isolated home while it was empty, seemingly lying in wait for the victim in each situation to return home. In the Wilson situation, there is an eyewitness, the Wilsons' seven year old son, Dylan Wilson, who, before he stopped talking due to the trauma, said that the person who killed his father was dressed as a clown, which the team has to figure out is real or a manifestation of a clown phobia. As the unsub was probably aware...
Did You Know?
The clown egg collection Spencer mentions, exists in the small English Village of Wookey Hole, Somerset. See more
Incorrectly regarded as goof: While it is true that Timothy McVeigh bombed the federal building in Oklahoma City and was apprehended in Perry, OK, which are both about 250 miles from Guymon, OK, the entire state of Oklahoma was flooded with federal agents after the bombing including FBI, ATF and US Marshals. So it is very likely that the Guymon Police Department worked in conjunction with federal authorities to search for McVeigh. See more
Dr. Spencer Reid
There's a word, even though it's not recognized by any dictionary or psychology manual, for the excessive fear of clowns: coulrophobia
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Performed by Durwood Daily Haddock
Played when Tony goes to the rodeo looking for a job See more