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CRIMINAL
Baleman
Name Steven Baleman
Alias Steve
Gender Male
Birth Date 1970
Family Annie Baleman (wife)
Two unnamed children
Occupation Realtor
Pathology Serial Rapist
Ephebophile
Serial Killer (later)[1]
Abductor
Modus Operandi Rape
Strangulation (later)
No. of Victims 1-3 killed
2 raped
1 abducted
Status Incarcerated
Portrayed By George Newbern
First Appearance Soul Mates

"Do you think I'd hurt her? That I'd betray you? Or is that because of what you did to me?"

Steven "Steve" Baleman is an ephebophilic serial rapist-turned-killer who appeared in Soul Mates. He is one half of a predatory killing team along with William Harris.

BackgroundEdit

Nothing much is revealed about Steven's past, only that he is married to Annie, had two children with her, and they have a rather rocky relationship. He is also known to be the owner of a local real estate agency, Sandy Palms Realty. At one point, he raped a woman named Connie Mayers. Though she reported it, he wasn't caught. He and his partner, William, met at a local block party, where the two instantly bonded over a disturbing conversation.

Soul MatesEdit

Steven is first seen in William's flashbacks of their meeting and subsequent murders. After that, Steven is next seen consoling William's wife Sharon after Andrea's new car is egged and splattered with paint. Andrea is suspicious of Steven, but her mother defends him, saying that he is the only one on the block that has been helpful while William was in custody. It is during this time that Missy DeWald's corpse is found, with bite marks that are matching Steven's teeth. The BAU suspects that Steven, being the submissive partner, is becoming more confident in William's absence, as there is no evidence of bite marks on their mutual victims. These bite marks were also present on Connie Mayers. Andrea would then follow Steven after a brief conversation with him later on. He inadvertently leads her to a local warehouse, where he realizes she is following her and abducts her. William would show up later on, wired by the BAU, and demand to know why he kidnapped his daughter. The team speculates that William was willing to be wired in order to see Steven one last time. After their brief reunion, both men are arrested and Andrea is returned home safely.

ProfileEdit

The unsub is a white male in his forties, who is a strong and confident anger-excitation offender who has a family like William. He is uncertain of what will happen to William, which will cause a manifestation in mood swings. Based on the language indicated in the messages and his evident knowledge of the area, he was most likely born and raised in Florida. He and William would most likely have a signal of some sort that would tell them when they would kill a victim; if this signal is an audible one, he would have to be living close to William in order to hear it. He either has a steady job or has his own business and has lived in Sarasota for his entire life.

Modus OperandiEdit

No in-depth details, other than rape and strangulation, were mentioned about case of death. The victims were always black and white college girls who the two abducted (except for Missy DeWald, who attended a local high school). They would abduct the girls on different times of the day, bind their arms and legs together, cover their mouths with duct tape, and put them in a car. They brought the victims to an abandoned warehouse, where they took turns raping them before killing them two days later. They would then dump the bodies in random locations. Whenever Steven raped his victims without William, he had a habit of choking and biting his victims while wearing a mask.

Known VictimsEdit

  • 2008:
    • Unspecified date: Connie Mayers (raped and bit only prior to Soul Mates)
    • November-December:
      • Kim Groves (raped only)
      • Unnamed victim (raped; was also killed by either him or Harris)
      • Unnamed victim (raped; was also killed by either him or Harris)
  • January 11, 2009:
    • Missy DeWald (abducted on the previous day; bit, killed and presumably raped)
    • Andrea Harris (William's daughter; abducted; was rescued)

AppearancesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. Because only one victim can be positively attributed to him, with the perpetrator of the other two murders up in the air, Steven isn't individually classified as a serial killer. However, he is considered a serial killer alongside William.

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