Dexter Filming Locations: Trinity Walks a Dog

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The location: Trinity Walks a Dog.

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

    A. A residential street.

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 2 (of the 4th season), "Remains To Be Seen ".

    Arthur Mitchell, the Trinity Killer, is stalking his
    next victim, an innocent wife & mother whom he will eventually kill.

    He previously picked her out of a crowd at a seaside shopping center, and noticed that she liked dogs.

    In this scene, he arranges to "accidentally" meet her, by walking a dog on her street, while she is coming home with an armful of groceries.

    Turning on the charm, he helps her with the bags, acts pleasant, and walks her to her door, lulling her into a false sense of security.

    After they part, Trinity turns the dog loose, indicating that he had bought it simply as a lure
    for his victim.

    (The next time we see them together, he forces her to jump to her death) from the roof of a warehouse.

Q. What is it actually in real life?

    A. A residential street. But nowhere near Miami.

Q. Where can I find it in real life?

    A. This scene was filmed on the south side of the 6000 block of Selma Avenue, not far from the
    studio where "Dexter" is filmed, in
    Hollywood. You can recognize it by a number of Craftsman bungalows and the large, gnarled trees.

    The colorful house seen as the woman's home (another Craftsman bungalow) is at 6070 Selma Ave.

    For most of the shots, the camera is looking east, from in front of that house.

    Two streets north of Sunset Blvd, this is just one street north of Harold Way, where they filmed Wendell Owens' house (the youngest victim of The Skinner) in Season 3. It's also just around the corner from the "hooker motel" on La Baig Ave, from the same season.

    It's just northwest of the house where Dexter killed Freebo, as well as the Sunset-Gower Studio.

    Here is a Google StreetView panorama of the street.

    [ Warning: This is a private home.  Do not trespass on their property, knock on their door,
    or do anything else that might disturb the residents. ]

    Here is an aerial photo of the street. And here is a map link.

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

    A.  This was a hard one.

    At first, there didn't seem to be much to go on. There was no house number visible, for instance.

    But when I lightened the screencaps, I was able to pinpoint a number of clues: a broken sidewalk, a dented chain link fence, the Craftsman bungalows, gnarled trees, a hedge, and a stone & iron fence father back on the road.

    The dented fence would seem to rule out Trinity's Long Beach neighborhood, so I shifted my hunt to San Pedro and Hollywood, considering Hollywood being the most likely. But search as I might, I couldn't find it.

    Fortunately, a fan, Rick, came to our rescue.  He noticed something I had overlooked: visible evidence that there had been sewer work done on that street, leaving behind its own unique path (as can be glimpsed in the bottom photo above). Rick looked for this and when he found it, traced it back to Selma Avenue and spotted the house.

    (Great work, Rick!)

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