Dexter Filming Locations: Norma Rivera's apartment

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The location: Norma Rivera's apartment

Q. What is it supposed to be on the show?

    A. The interior of an apartment.

Q. Where is it supposed to be on the show?

    A. Somewhere in Miami.

Q. When did we see it on the show?

    A. In Episode 4, of Season 8, "Scar Tissue".

    We see Dexter enter a crime scene, as part of a police investigation.  He's inside a home, armed with a camera, as shoots photos of the bloodied body of a dead woman lying on the floor.

    The victim is Norma Rivera, a housekeeper in Biscayne Bay.

    Dexter tells his fellow cops that it appears that she was beaten to death, probably by someone she knew.

    While they're there, Batista tells Quinn that he passed his sergeant's test.

    Miller tells Masuka that there was "a little hottie" asking for him back at the station.  (That turns out to be Masuka's long-lost daughter.)

Q. What is it actually in real life?

    A. The interior of an apartment.

Q. Where can I find it in real life?

    A. This is a room inside an apartment building at 1208 Gordon Street, in Hollywood.

    That is a block south of the Sunset-Gower studio where they film Dexter, and one in a long line of Gordon Street properties where they have filmed over the last eight years.

    Later, in Episode 5, Quinn & Miller go to the crime site and talk to a witness who can place the son of a wealthy man at the scene, at the time of the murder.  It's supposed to be the exterior of this room, but in reality, that exterior apartment scene was shot miles away in Long Beach.

    Here is a Google StreetView of the apartment building:

    [ Warning: These private apartments.  Do not trespass on their property,
    knock on their doors, or do anything that might disturb the residents. ]

Here is an aerial photo of the location.  Here is a Google StreetView.
  And here is a map link.

Q. How the heck did you figure out where it was?

    A.  In the early seasons, I usually had to hunt down the locations after viewing the episodes, using clues from the various scenes.  By the now, though, I've developed a small group of fans, spies & tipsters who kept an eye out for Dexter filming in their neighborhoods, and let me know in advance when something is about to film there.

    Between those reports, my own personal reconnaissance around town, and a few new resources I discovered, by the time the new first episode airs, I already know most (but not all) of the filming locations, and only need to watch the episodes and match up the scenes with the correct locations.

    This group of helpful fans includes Rick, Ellen, Suzi, Elaine, Mia, Julie, Kerry, Joel, Eric, Jeff, & others. My thanks to all of them.

    I got this tip from Rick.  And although it was strictly an interior, I was able to verify it by matching up the distinctive windows.
    (Thanks, Rick!)

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