The team was gathered in the conferance room, Hotch was the last to arrive.
"What's going on Hotch?" Morgan asked
"We've got a new case, just got of the phone with det. Anderson at Fair Oaks police department
"Fair Oaks? That's Fairfax right?" Morgan stated
"That's right. The last couple of years they've never had any serious offences, just small crimes, up until now that is"
Hotch pointed the controller at the screen and images from the crime scenes appeared on the display.
"We've got 6 victims, 3 couples, all women. They were all about the same age, mid 30s and attractive.
The first couple.." Hotch clicked on the controller and a new image was shown.
" Lisa Reese and Stephanie Kyle was found 3 weeks ago. They were found naked, strangled and both victims had a transparent plastic bag over their head" Hotch clicked again
"The second couple, Sarah Kane and Alice Stevens were found 2 weeks ago, exactly the same, and the third couple, Joanna Roberts and Britany Langton were found last week" Hocth continued
"All victims were killed the same way and found in the same position as you can see on the pictures, which points to the same Unsub"
The pictures on the screen showed how all the couples lay in the exact same positon. One on their back and the other woman draped across the other forming an X.
"Were there any connections between the victims?" Rossi asked
"They didn't seem to know each other, that's the info I got from det. Anderson, however they all were last seen at a poplar gayclub called 'Rainbow room'. That's pretty much all we got. The crimescenes were clean, and by clean I mean CLEAN. They didn't find a single piece of evidence, nothing" Hotch answered
"The people who work at the gayclub, did they get any info there, anyhing?" JJ asked while flicking throuh the files
" and his officers did a very thorough questioning and it didn't give anything specific other than the staff recognised the women, they were regulars. One thing they all said they remembered was that all 3 couples were very affectionate towards each other, they seemed very much in love. Other than that there's nothing, the staff is clean, no records and there's never been any incidents at the club" Hotch explained
"So the only thing we know is that they all visited the Rainbow room shortly before they got murdered? That's not much to go by" Morgan said
"We can assume our Unsub picked out the victims at the club"
Prentiss stated "Do we have a profile?"
"Yes, our Unsub is a male, approximately in his late 30's. He's not someone you'll notice, he doesn't stand out. He's smart, highly educated and a local but he doesn't have any close friends. He was probably brought up in a religious home, a home that condemned homosexuality. He doesn't know the victims.
Something resently happend in his life that made him come to kill these women. I believe his wife left him for someone else, a woman. He can't kill her because he still love her, so he takes out his rage on other female couples. He'll go to the gayclub to watch them, the reason he picked these couples was for the affection they showed each other. He can't stand watch them together, it remind him of his wife unfaithfulness and it disgust him" Hotch finished
"So how exactly are we going to catch him?" Reid wondered
"We have nothing to go by, so we need to go undercover" Hotch stated
"Undercover?" Morgan asked lifting an eyebrow
Hotch looked very serious "Yes. I know this isn't something we usually do but we've got no choice, we have nothing and if we dont catch this guy soon there'll be two more victims within a week. This guy isn't going to stop until we catch him"
"So what do you have in mind?" Morgan asked
Emily got a funny feeling in her stomach, she looked at JJ who was watching Hotch intently. Please dont say what I think you're gonna say she thought
"I want Emily and JJ to go undercover on this." Emily and JJ looked shocked at Hotch, then at each other. Both had their mouth slightly opened as to say something but nothing came out. Morgan had a smug smile across his lips. Hotch carried on "I want you to go to the gayclub together, acting like a couple. The team will be close by and hopefully the unsub will notice you two and follow you out"
"Sir I...." Emily didn't know what to say. Hotch want me and JJ to act like a couple in a gayclub! God I don't know if I can do this She felt her heart starting to beat faster.
"I wouldn't ask you to do this if I thought there were any other way we could catch this guy, but I think this is our best chance. Look we'll leave you two alone for a bit so you can talk about it. I cant force you to do this but I'm asking you to" Hotch motioned for the others to follow him out leaving Emily and JJ alone.
Neither of them looked at each other. JJ felt nervous for some reason, she didn't know why
"So....how do you feel about this?" Emily asked slowly and turned er head to look at the younger agent. JJ looked at her and swallowed
"I don't know... I mean it looks like there's no other way to get to this guy so...." JJ hesitated
"I guess it's ok by me, but if you dont want to..." JJ rushed the last sentence
"No no, it's fine by me, it's just.... I dont know" Emily trailed off. She didn't even know what she was going to say. What's the matter with me? This is just JJ for godsake. Why does this feel so akward?
"What?" JJ asked, feeling a bit nervous to what Emily was gonna say
"Are you sure you're ok with this Jennifer? I mean we're going to go to a gayclub, acting like a couple and.... " Emily looked at JJ
"It's a bit akward right?.." JJ finished
"Yeah...kind of..." Emily said. JJ looked down. Emily thought she should say something
"Not because of you though..." JJ looked up and met Emilys eyes. For a moment they just looked at each other, JJ felt her heart beat speed up as she gazed into Emilys brown eyes. She forced herself to look away
"So... we're gonna do this?" She asked, slowly looking up meeting Emilys eyes again
"I'll go get Hotch" Emily said