The Cold Case team is assigned to a very disturbing case of a sinister serial killer who kidnaps women and whacks off their heads - and he might be closer to home than they realize.
A headless corpse is found in the woods. The victim is identified and the ex-husband who used to assault his wife is charged with the murder. Later several similar corpses are found by the hounds; all the victims are women who disappeared in November and all were shot. While trying to find connections between the victims the team learns that all of them tried making denouncements for having been attacked but to no avail.
- The discovery of nine headless bodies leads Rush to an unlikely suspect, and a shocking ending in this episode where the unthinkable becomes reality.
Lily reopens the investigations into the disappearances of nine women after the decomposed remains of one of the women is found.