|“||I'm gonna ask you one more time. How do you know...what the families will think?||”|
Many specific details about Drew's life prior to What Happens at Home are not revealed, but his records say that he was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico on October 28, 1975, and has a criminal record in the form of a few assault charges when he was younger. As an adult, he became an IT expert and worked internationally. At some point, he married a woman named Aubrey and had a daughter, Heather, with her. The family lived together in Oak Tree Hills, a gated community in Las Cruces, New Mexico. Though the marriage was functioning, she was unhappy with him being so distant. In 2010, he began killing women, eventually claiming the lives of two. As a detective living in the community investigated the murders together with the security staff, Drew became the prime suspect due to his habit of wandering the streets of the community alone at night while he was scouting for victims. In response, he killed Aubrey in order to throw suspicion off of himself. The ruse worked, leading to the investigators requesting the BAU's help. Because the demographics and socioeconomic status of the residents was essentially the same, they brought along cadet Ashley Seaver, who is the daughter of a serial killer, to consult them about how psychopaths function in their family life.
What Happens at Home
While the BAU question suspects, they talk to Drew, who successfully feigns grief and is able to hide who he is. When the BAU arrange for a meeting at the community church to observe the children of the families and the body language of the attendants, Drew uses that window of opportunity to strike again, killing a woman who fails to find out that there is a meeting taking place. After he gets back home, Ashley arrives to return his wife's laptop. Unaware that he is the killer, she tells him about how the killer's family will react to his arrest. He asks that she come inside to comfort his daughter as a ruse to learn more. Inside, he becomes increasingly pushy and inquisitive about how Ashley knows so much about a serial killer's family life. Realizing that he is the unsub, she answers a call from Hotch, confirming her suspicions to him. She sub-textually tells him where she is, revealing that she knows who Drew is to him. Drew then holds her at knifepoint against a wall in front of Heather and asks her to leave. Alone with Ashley, he continues questioning her. She reveals her background to him and tries to talk him down by sharing how much her father struggled to be different and how he said the best day of his life was when he was caught by the BAU. When he asks her whether she hates her father, Rossi arrives and brings Heather out while Hotch holds him at gunpoint. Despite her going out of earshot, Drew quietly apologizes to his daughter and charges at Hotch with the knife, and is shot and killed.
Drew targeted married Caucasian women (most of whom were blondes) who lived in the same gated community as him. He would dress up completely in black (to avoid easily being seen), strike during the night hours and sneak into their homes. His signature was killing his victims by ambushing them from behind and garroting them with a wire. He used his technical skills to modify his garage opener to open the victims' garage doors and enter that way. He would use a switchblade to pick open door locks. The more he killed, the bolder he became and the closer his victims were in proximity to other people. The first victim, for example, was killed while her family was out of town, while the second was killed while her husband and sons were camping outside in the backyard.
The unsub is a white male in his mid-to late-30s, and judging from the geographical profile, he also lives in the community. The tight security indicates that he is bold. He is organized, as he brought the weapon with him and took all of his supplies with him when he left. This indicates that he likely lives with a spouse or in a committed relationship. Physically, he would appear as non-threatening. He craves power and control and therefore most likely has a job or other activity that gives him that. It was later noted that law enforcement or some similar job would appeal to the unsub. Since he is so organized, he doesn't attack random houses. The fact that he is able to access the victims' homes through the garage doors (garage openers in the community only had a total of five different codes) suggests that he has enough technical skills to modify a garage opener and alter its code.
- Unspecified dates: A few unspecified assault charges
- September: Marjorie West (killed while her family was out of town)
- October: Jill Long (killed while her family was camping in the backyard)
- November 23: Aubrey Jacobs (his wife; killed while their daughter was sleeping in her bed)
- November 24:
- According to his arrest record, Drew's Social Security number is 965-27-0509.