|Portrayed By||Justin Louis|
"But this is the biggest story of my life, and it's mine. I mean, it's... it's an exclusive."
Roy Colson is a notable character who appeared in Omnivore.
Roy was one of the many reporters covering the murders of The Reaper, a prolific serial killer active in Boston in the late nineties. Sometime after he stopped killing, due to a secret deal made between him and Tom Shaunessy, the lead investigator on the case, Roy wrote a book about The Reaper titled The Night of the Reaper, which Hotch described as "a good book" that treated the police fairly and the victims with respect. All of its proceedings went to the victims' families. In it, he posited that the perpetrator stopped killing because he died or went to prison on an unrelated charge. During his research, he befriended George Foyet, the only survivor of The Reaper.
When The Reaper returned in 2009, Hotch revealed in confidence that the murder was probably the work of the real Reaper. After the next murder, The Reaper sent a paper detailing the deal he made to Shaunessy to Roy. It was confirmed by Hotch, who also asked him not to write about it or The Reaper's return. After The Reaper commits a massacre on the bus, Hotch changes his decision, approving him to write a story, but Roy promised not to write anything about the deal until The Reaper was caught.
The same night, he planned to meet George again at one of his many residences to interview him. Meanwhile, Hotch and the BAU had figured out that George was The Reaper after Morgan is attacked by him. They went to the residence where he was meeting Roy, whom he was forcing at gunpoint to write an article correcting the mistake he made in The Night of the Reaper about him being dead or incarcerated for another crime. The BAU and SWAT then stormed in and talked down George by remarking that he wouldn't be able to experience the fame from the media would give if he died. George gives in to his narcissism, saving Roy. He hasn't been seen or mentioned since then.