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Robert Bremmer
Name Robert Bremmer
Gender Male
Family Denise Bremmer (wife; deceased)
Rose Bremmer (stepdaughter; deceased)
Occupation Café owner
Pathology Serial Killer
Serial Rapist
Abductor
Modus Operandi Stabbing, preceded by torture
No. of Victims 5+ killed
1 indirectly killed
2 attempted
1 assaulted
Status Deceased
Portrayed By Jeffrey Meek
First Appearance Out of the Light

"It's okay, Rosie. Things are gonna get better."

Robert Bremmer was a delusional serial killer, rapist, and abductor who appeared in Season Six of Criminal Minds.

BackgroundEdit

A happy, ordinary café owner from Wilkesboro, North Carolina, Bremmer's private life was revealed to involve physically (and likely sexually) abusing his stepdaughter, Rose, while her mother and his wife Denise was hospitalized for depression. When Denise found out, she attempted to run away with Rose several times before, but Bremmer always kept catching them during the act. She, either desperately or in a delusional act, tried to poison her daughter in order to put her out of her misery. Denise eventually became more mentally unstable and, in 1991, in a last attempt to escape, drove herself and Rose into a lake as a result, killing both of them in the process. Haunted, Bremmer moved to Lake Worth began abducting and torturing women that reminded him of Rosie before killing them. It is also assumed that he raped the women as well. He killed in this process for at least a decade. Sometime prior to Out of the Light, he found out about Marcus Talbot, an art teacher who sneaked looks at girls while they were in the bathroom and taking pictures of them, leading him to make a decision to frame him in case local police found out about his killings. This eventually led to the abduction of both Marcy Owens and Angela Proctor, the latter of which happened to be at the scene and was apparently taken out of necessity.

Out of the LightEdit

Angela was seen running in the forest, occasionally looking back to see if Bremmer was pursuing her. After a long run through the woods, Angela climbs a slope, manages to get to the top, and starts running again, only to fall off a cliff and land on a road. She is found by a local sheriff and taken to the hospital. Bremmer later digs up the corpse of one of his victims and takes her skull. Angela later dies at the hospital, but not before she tells Reid, "He has Marcy." Bremmer is later seen telling Marcy that Angela is dead, and that she is all alone now. Bremmer is then seen returning from work and proceeds to torture Marcy. After doing so, he comforts her when she starts crying, and when Marcy tries to tell him of her personal life in hopes of getting him to release her, he angrily seizes her hair and orders her to not lie to him. Meanwhile, the BAU suspects Talbot of killing Bremmer's victims and arrest him for questioning. When Reid and Morgan find the corpse of the victim that Bremmer dug up earlier, which was buried at Talbot's property, they realize that Talbot is being framed and decide to let him go.

When he realizes that the police are onto him, Bremmer decides to execute his endgame, taking Marcy to his car and driving towards a local lake, intending to drive into the water to emulate the deaths of Rose and Denise. However, there is a police roadblock, so Bremmer draws his blade, tells Marcy to be quiet, and prepares to wait for a policeman to investigate the car. However, when the BAU arrive, he abandons his current plan and drives around the roadblock and into the lake. Morgan dives in after the car and attempts to take Marcy out of the car, but Bremmer grabs Marcy's ankle. However, Hotch, having dived in as well, swims up in front of Bremmer and shoots twice through the windshield, then fires a third shot into Bremmer's forehead at close range, killing him instantly. Marcy nearly dies, but is saved by Morgan, who performed CPR. Talbot is later seen whistling merrily and hanging a photo of Marcy being held captive by Bremmer in his darkroom, while a file with Bremmer's name sits on a table, implying that Bremmer may have been giving Talbot photos of his victims for the latter's personal viewing and classes (which may have then led to his decision to target him as a patsy for his murders).

Modus OperandiEdit

Bremmer would abduct women who reminded him of Rose in secluded locations and take them to his barn. He would torture them with a sharp instrument, presumably as means of punishment, and rape them repeatedly before fatally stabbing them when he became tired of them. Afterwards, he would bury them in shallow graves at a secluded area in the nearby woods and spray ammonia over them to ensure plants would grow and cover them. He would later attempt to drown Marcy in a lake. A personal signature was the odd weapon he used to torture his victims; while it is never named onscreen, he used it when handling stained glass in his work.

ProfileEdit

Bremmer abducted women who reminded him of his stepdaughter, Rose. He kept his victims dehydrated to keep them weak. Like this unsub, 80% of sexual sadists have a dozen or more victims in their past. They led normal lives, but eventually developed God-complexes. They usually have a ruse for abducting their victims as well. It is a theory that if he knew Angela escaped, he may had taken forensic countermeasures to make the authorities think she went in the opposite direction to throw them off.

Known VictimsEdit

  • Unspecified dates, Wilkesboro, North Carolina: Rose Bremmer (his stepdaughter; abused and most likely raped)
  • 2001(?)-2011, Lake Worth, North Carolina: At least five unidentified women, including:
    • An unidentified woman (dug her corpse up and buried it in a different location)
    • An unidentified woman (her body was found in 2008)
  • 2011, Lake Worth, North Carolina:
    • April 26: Angela Proctor and Marcy Owens (abducted, raped, and tortured both):
      • May 4 (escaped): Angela Proctor (presumably incidental; she escaped, but was severely injured after falling off a cliff and later died at the hospital)
      • May 7 (rescued): Marcy Owens (later attempted to drown in a lake; was rescued)
    • May 7: Officer Ted (intended to kill at a road block, but had to give up when the BAU arrived)

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