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Name The Thirteen Unsubs
Type Serial Killers
Country of Origin Virginia, U.S.
Arizona, U.S.
One other U.S. state
Area of Operation U.S.
Appx no. of Members 13 (4 currently at large; 2 recaptured; 7 statuses unknown)
First Appearance "The Storm"

The Thirteen Unsubs (so named in this wiki) is a group of serial killers who escaped from prisons across the U.S. They were first mentioned in The Storm, and four currently remain at large as of The Crimson King.


There is currently no shared background between any of the members involved. They hail from three different states across the U.S.

Season ElevenEdit

The StormEdit

On September 28, 2016, the thirteen were freed through the machinations of a group of anarchists, as a way to divert the attention of law enforcement from their scheme to commit a terrorist attack against the U.S. At least one member, Peter Lewis, a serial killer by proxy captured by the BAU a year ago, was aware of the plan and even participated in it. He did so by testifying against Hotch, who was framed of conspiracy by the anarchists as part of their plan. At the end of the episode, the BAU receive word of the mass breakouts, and Hotch tells the rest of the team that they must recapture all of them.

Season TwelveEdit

The Crimson KingEdit

Between the events of The Storm and The Crimson King, eight out of the thirteen escapees have been recaptured by the BAU with the help of Luke Alvez, an agent with the FBI Fugitive Task Force. During a case, Peter abducts one of the remaining escapees, Daniel Cullen, whom he drugs and holds him captive in order for him to be killed by Brian Phillips, whom Peter drugged first. While Peter flees, Brian and Daniel are both arrested by police and the BAU, which leaves four of the escapees remaining.

Known MembersEdit


  • There is an extremely likely chance the thirteen will not be operating as a single group, with at least most of them operating independently, because they escaped from prisons in three different states. However, they are listed as a criminal organization since the BAU will be investigating them as one overall case.


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