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Alex Zorgen
Name Alex Zorgen
Gender Male
Family Kyle Zorgen (son with Donna; deceased)
Pathology Abductor
Unclassified Killer
Human Trafficker
Proxy Killer
Modus Operandi Abduction
Varied proxy murder
Shooting (once)
No. of Victims 1 killed
1 abducted and raped
8 hostages
50+ killed by proxy
Status Incarcerated
Portrayed By Brian Howe
Uncredited actor ("X")
First Appearance "X"
Last Appearance "The Hunt"

"You know what's so great about the Internet? It's therapy for sick minds. Before, you thought you were alone, but click and you realize you've got a family."

Alex Zorgen is a rapist and the leader of a human trafficking ring. He appeared in Season Ten of Criminal Minds.


Little is known about Alex, other than he decided to start a human trafficking ring catering to serial killers and other like-minded criminals. During or before 1993, he started the ring, employing one of his first victims, a woman named Donna Mangold, to help him manage it. He raped and tortured her repeatedly, eventually causing her to develop Stockholm syndrome after years of captivity. She gave birth to his son, which they named Kyle, and when he became of age, Alex employed him to assist him in managing the ring as well.

Season TenEdit


Alex is first seen driving a van also containing Donna and Kyle in the southwestern U.S. They approach a female jogger, who Donna asks for directions. When the woman gets close enough, Kyle leaps out of the van and drags her into the van, to which Alex drives off. He then puts the same woman up on his auction website, where a client spots her photo and decides to purchase her when she is open for bidding.

The HuntEdit

"Where's Kate? I'd be much more willing to talk with Kate."

At some point, Alex realized that Kate Callahan was investigating a murder attributed to one of his clients and was getting closer to discovering the group after the Steven Parkett case. As a result, he plotted revenge against her by sending Kyle to stalk and eventually abduct Kate's niece Meg and her best friend Markayla Davis. After Donna and Kyle abduct the girls and bring them to Alex, Markayla manages to escape and flees into the nearby woods. Frustrated that she escaped, Alex takes out his anger on Kyle by shooting and killing him. Later on, he cuts Meg's hair and dyes it to disguise her, and then proceeds to take her picture and post it on the bidding site.

She is purchased and sold to one of the group's regular customers, Colin Dupley, who agrees to dispose of her, like his other victims. However, the BAU is able to find Alex through one of his buyers, Miles Hendrick, and arrest him and Donna. While he is being interrogated by Hotch and Rossi, Alex taunts them by saying they will never find Meg. He eventually admits that the only reason he took Meg wasn't to get back at Kate, but because he couldn't get Kate herself. Alex wasn't seen afterward, though his revenge scheme fails after JJ informs Donna that Kyle (her son with Alex, who she loved and cared for so much) had been killed by Alex. From this information, she breaks down and tells them who has Meg. The team finds Dupley's location, shoots him, and rescues Meg in time.

Modus OperandiEdit

See section on the Human Trafficking Ring article


No official profile of Alex was made by the BAU, as they were focused on the ring as a whole. However, he was briefly described as the leader and broker of the ring who is a master manipulator capable of putting on an innocent facade and has managed to find the perfect cover for his crimes: his clients. During his interrogation, he was described as a sexually diverse thrill-seeker constantly searching for new ways to become sexually satisfied.

Known VictimsEdit

  • Unspecified date and location in 1993: Donna Mangold (abducted, raped and tortured repeatedly, and subjugated into obedience; was rescued on May 1, 2015)
  • At least fifty unnamed victims, all abducted in unspecified dates and locations and sold to clients who later murdered them. Known ones are:
    • 2008:
      • February 8: B. Cork
      • April 3: P. Perkins
      • May 11: B. Hatchett
      • July 20: M. Kuljuis
      • August 12: J. Geary
      • August 19: S. Marshall
      • August 25: M. Aubery
      • November 8: J. Whit
      • November 9: R. Buffonlino
      • November 14: J. Van Over
    • 2009:
      • February 3: L. Gaffney
      • February 7: O. Ly
      • May 3: K. Ksarris
      • June 27: D. Barfield
      • July 20: J. Ryan
      • October 1: R. La Porte
      • October 14: K. Veo
    • 2010:
      • February 9: R. Henson
      • April 17: T. Joy
      • June 22: H. Alexander
      • July 5: J. Lee
      • July 10: M. Bruner
      • July 19: P. Phung
      • August 1: R. Thompson
      • September 17: H. Tarrizzo
      • October 17: V. Harrison
      • October 18: J. Marie
    • 2011:
      • January 11: D. Davidson
      • January 20: N. Dudzak
      • February 28: R. Schueuerman
      • June 8:
        • T. Hill
        • A. Seeger
      • June 9: F. Levy
      • July 18: G. Datton
      • December 15: R. Rosett
      • December 27: G. Sack
    • 2012:
      • April 24: D. Dreyer
      • June 3: V. Jeffereds
      • July 30: H. Alridge:
      • November 16: R. Luchow
    • 2013:
      • January 23: J. Beattle
      • March 7: V. Ruskin
      • April 27: T. Baseman
      • June 9: C. Pittman
      • November 9: D. Jewell
    • 2014:
      • April 13: R. Young
      • May 6: J. Yarner
      • June 20: D. Johnson
      • July 8: T. Briggs
      • November 16: I. Woolf
  • Unspecified dates:
    • Riverside, California: Kim Eakle (sold to and killed by Steven Parkett)
    • Modesto, California: Eileen Banks (abducted in Modesto, California; sold to and killed by Miles Hendrick)
    • Oakton, Virginia: Three unnamed women (abducted; all were rescued on May 1, 2015)
    • Unspecified locations: Two unnamed women (sold to an unnamed client; both were rescued on May 1-2, 2015)
  • 2014:
    • Late September, San Diego, California: Angie Stanton (sold to Steven Parkett and tortured by him; escaped him and was rescued)
    • October 2, southwestern U.S.: Unnamed woman (abducted and sold to an unnamed client; status afterwards unknown)
  • May 1, 2015:
    • Washington, D.C.: Meg Callahan and Markayla Davis (both abducted by Paige and Kyle and held captive by him):
      • Meg Callahan (sold to Colin Dupley; was rescued)
      • Markayla Davis (later escaped)
    • Oakton, Virginia: Kyle Zorgen (his son and accomplice; shot twice in the chest)


  • Alex is similar to a few unsubs in the show's past:
    • John Curtis, a.k.a. "The Replicator", a serial killer who appeared throughout Season Eight. Like Curtis, Alex's crimes spanned throughout the season he appeared in and he was particularly antagonistic towards a new member of the BAU.
    • Lucy. Both were the leaders of human trafficking rings who abducted someone related to investigators closing in on their criminal enterprises (Lucy abducted an FBI agent assisting SSA Andi Swann, while Alex abducted Kate's daughter).
    • Jason Clark Battle, a serial killer who appeared in Season Three. Both stalked members of the BAU in some way and launched some sort of personal attack against them after they began independent investigations into their crimes (although Battle attacked Garcia directly while Alex chose to psychologically torture Kate by abducting Meg).
    • Malcolm Ford, a killer who appeared in Season Seven. Both abducted a relative of a member of the BAU, raped and tortured a woman they abducted in a span of several years, and used the sons they fathered with said women as leverage against them.


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