The Miami metro
police are investigating a string of decapitation
murders associated with the macabre Santa Muerte cult.
In this scene,
they find an early murder scene that had gone undiscovered for weeks.
We first see
Debra & Sierra parked across the street. They are checking out addresses
from a list of people who withdrew large sums of cash from the ATM.
They get out
of their unmarked car and cross the street to the blue & white
house. Debra remarks on the smell, and when she looks in the
window, she sees dozens of buzzing flies.
They kick in
the door, and once inside, discover a bloody scene with two bodies, each
crawling with maggots, flies and other bugs.
Sierra, runs outside and vomits, while Debra phones in for support.
Later, we see
a patrol car pull up, with LaGuerta & Angel. Reporters are
already on the scene. Masuka is talking about how all the bugs were attracted
to the scene.
LaGuerta that the victims are a couple named Ortiz, and that they tried
to make a maximum withdrawal from an ATM about four weeks ago.
that the bodies have already started to mummify, but it appears they were
killed with a machete, like the other Santa Muerte victims. But
since there was none of the usual cult trappings, Dexter suggests it may
have been the Fuentes brothers' first killing.
When Debra goes
back to her car, she spots something across the street. Tearing away some
of the posters on a wall, she finds an "eye" symbol that matches
the young victim's description
of the tattoo on the hand of his attacker.
is a logo for a local club called the Mayan. She realizes that what the
victim saw wasn't a tattoo after all, but instead a hand stamp from the
What is it actually in real life?
A. A residential
house - just not in Miami.
Where can I find it in real life?
A. The address
is 6260 Afton Place, in Hollywood,
That's on the
south side of Afton, just east of Vine Street, and about two blocks southwest
of the Sunset-Gower studio where they film the show.
added the flowering bougainvillea vine around the home's white columns.
And they added posters and a "post no bills" sign to the blank
wall on the south side of the building across the street (Production Group
Studios, at 1330 Vine St.)
previous seasons, I've usually had to hunt down the locations after viewing
the episodes, using clues from the various scenes. By the 5th season,
though, I'd developed a small group of fans, spies & tipsters who kept
an eye out for Dexter filming in their neighborhoods, and would
let me know in advance when something was about to film there.
reports, and my own personal reconnaissance around town, by the time the
first episode aired, I already knew most (but not all) of the filming locations,
and only needed to watch the episodes and match up the scenes with the
This group of
helpful fans includes Kerry,
Jeff, and others. My thanks to all of them.
tip came from Rick, who saw them filming
and let me know. (Thanks, Rick!)