|Modus Operandi||Varied (usually stabbing)|
|No. of Victims|| 5 killed|
|Portrayed By||David Ramsey|
|First Appearance||"Fear and Loathing"|
"What I'm saying is that it's so beautiful. Ally, I... I just can't... let it live. You ever feel that way? Like there's something so beautiful... so beautiful you can't let it live to show you... to remind you of how ugly you are?"
A freelance musician, Terrance worked as a security guard at the failing recording studio A&L in Mount Vernon, New York. For reasons unspecified, Terrance murdered both Keisha Andrews and Vickie Williams, recording their voices in the studio beforehand under the guise of a music producer. To keep the authorities off his trail, Terrance made the deaths look like random hate crimes by painting swastikas on the bodies. Prior to that, he had attempted to kill a girl named Gail, but failed when she didn't fall for his ruse. In Fear and Loathing, he goes out to meet talent-show winner Sandra Davis in the park one night, Terrance is confronted by her ex-boyfriend Ken, who he shoots in the chest. Approaching the hysterical Sandra after killing Ken, Terrance demands she get in his car and, when the girl runs, Terrance chases her and beats her to death, inflicting several post-mortem stab wounds to the body. After killing Sandra and dragging her body to the curb, Terrance paints a swastika on Ken's car. Having been unable to get a recording of Sandra's voice, Terrance drove around her house on a few occasions, but eventually moved on, killing another girl named Naomi Dade. Terrance later takes Ally Hadley to the studio sometime after Naomi's death, recording her singing before drugging her. As Ally grows disoriented, Terrance begins ranting and beating her, but is incapacitated when the girl kicks him in the groin before running outside. Finding Ally weakly asking for help from a police officer, Terrance convinces the cop that Ally is his younger cousin, that she had snuck out, and gotten high on something. Claiming that he is going to take Ally home, Terrance begins to leave with her but is surrounded by the police and BAU and is arrested by Morgan.
The unsub is a sexually-motivated killer who finds release in something he takes from his victims, in his case their voice. He is physically a black male statistically between the ages of twenty to thirty-five. The victims he chose are female students with no behavioral problems, a low-risk lifestyle. He is intelligent and a smooth talker, being able to make people around him feel at ease and easily gain the confidence of his targets. He may not have a lot of education, but he knows how to trick impressionable young girls. Because all of the girls are singers, he may be connected in some way to the music industry. He has a vehicle that is big enough to transport a body, which should be clean, not too old, nice enough to make a girl feel comfortable, and not too flashy; he doesn't want to attract attention to himself, so the vehicle is probably a large dark sedan. His ritual was interrupted when he killed Sandra Davis, and because he was not able to get his souvenir from her, it is likely that he will visit her home or any place she frequented.
Modus Operandi Edit
Under the guise of being a music producer, Terrance would approach his victims at places such as churches and talent shows, offering them his card. When the girls arranged a meeting with him, Terrance would have them perform at A&L Studios, keeping a recording of their singing as souvenirs, and drug them with a GHB-laced water bottle before brutally beating them. Terrance would then finish his victims off by stabbing them in the chest, dumping the body in a public place, and painting a swastika on their face to make the murder look like a hate crime afterwards. During the park killings, he shot Ken Newcombe, who was Caucasian, in the chest with a handgun in order to get him out of the way, and beat Sandra Davis to death, stabbing her post-mortem.
Real-Life Comparison Edit
Terrance appears to have been partially based on Wayne Williams, a double murderer and the suspected perpetrator of a series of murders of at least twenty-eight African-American children and adults. Both were African-American, targeted and killed African-Americans (though Terrance targeted mostly women while Williams targeted mostly male children and adults), around the same age, and did some work in the music business.
Known Victims Edit
- Gail (intended; she didn't fall for his ruse)
- Keisha Andrews
- Vickie Williams
- The double homicide at a local park:
- Ken Newcombe (incidental; shot him in the chest with a handgun)
- Sandra Davis (brutally beaten to death and stabbed post-mortem without recording her voice)
- Naomi Dade
- Ally Hadley (attempted, but survived; was drugged and brutally beaten)