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Season 7: Episode 8 - SCARED STIFF

SCARED STIFF: Our CSI: NY Team investigates the death of a young woman in a part of Central Park that is known for having paranormal activity. The young woman appears to have been "scared to death" with no signs of trauma to the body that would indicate cause of death. The case takes another strange turn when Mac discovers a second female body in the park and gives chase to a hooded man who was trying to dig up the body after 15 years. The second victim, Roni Parker, is the sister of NYPD Chief Ted Carver (played by John Larroquette) who never reported Roni missing. Chief Carver tells Mac, Roni disappeared all the time and he thought she would one day return for her kids who he raised since her disappearance. The first female victim is found to have the DNA of a deceased ex-con on her body and mortician's make-up in her hair. The team traces the evidence to a closed family-run funeral home where the son of the original owner had a disturbing fascination with dead female bodies. He used to lure women to the funeral home, drug and gas them and then dress them to fit his fantasy. He always let the woman go but this time; our victim woke up, still in a hallucinogenic state and ran away. The anti-depressants he gave her, mixed with the gas, caused her to suffocate and die in the park. Mac and the team realize the case of Chief Parker's sister is unrelated to the first victim but Mac is unsettled by Chief Carver's demeanor during their investigation. When Mac learns that someone has been using Roni’s identity for the last 15 years, he knows something isn't right since anyone who stole her identity for so long likely knew she was dead. The investigation into Roni Parker's death will continue in a future episode.