Minor Character: New York
Casey Steele
Name Casey Steele
Gender Male
Birth Date March 19, 1960
City New York
Occupation Truck driver for the Zetas
Pathology Serial Killer
No. of Victims 3+ killed
2 attempted
1 abducted
1 assaulted
Status Incarcerated
Portrayed By Michael Massee
First Appearance Hammer Down

"If you two gentlemen don't have any more questions for me, I think I'd like to go to jail now."

Casey Steele is a serial killer who butchered women for the Zetas who appeared in the second part of the CSI Trilogy.


Not much is revealed about Casey's past apart from that he was born on March 19, 1960 and that he was convicted of robbery and assault in 2007. He also was a prominent member of The Zetas, a nation-wide human trafficking ring. He was responsible for collecting the abducted women and transporting them to various cities across the U.S.

Whilst he was transporting a woman named Madeline Briggs to New York, she managed to escape and attack Casey, this caused him to lose control of his truck and crash it. Neither of them were injured as a result of the crash, then he held Madeline at gunpoint and attempted to locate another car that he could escape in. He finds one and escorts Madeline into New York.

He then stops for medical tranquillizers, in order to sedate Madeline but the NY CSI team chase him down but he temporarily escapes again with Madeline. They then track him down to a junk-yard where he is chased down and arrested by Mac Taylor and Raymond Langston. However by this time, Madeline has been taken off Casey and is transported to Las Vegas whilst Casey, unwilling to reveal anything, is incarcerated for his murders and involvement with The Zetas.

Modus Operandi[]

Casey did not have a specific method of killing women but it was shown that he sedated them inside his truck and either stabbed them or shot them, in order harvest their organs or if they were being a nuisance towards him. He killed Dean Roven by crashing his truck into his car, as a result of an accident. He would later shoot police officers as a means of escaping.

Known Victims[]

  • Presumably killed and butchered numerous other unnamed women prior to his discovery
  • Unspecified dates in 2007:
    • Atlanta, Georgia: An unspecified charge of assault
    • Unspecified location: A victimless robbery
  • 2009:
    • November 2, Florida:
      • Northern Jacksonville:
        • Debbie Menzel (cut her open and removed her liver)
        • Tyler Goodman (minor accomplice; shot once in the head)
      • Miami: Madeline Briggs (abducted and taken to New York; passed on to another driver to take to Las Vegas; was eventually rescued)
    • New York City, New York:
      • November 4: Dean Rovan (accidentally killed; crashed his truck into his car)
      • November 5: The motel shooting:
        • Joseph Winston (attempted, but survived; was non-fatally shot)
        • Detective Don Flack (assaulted)
        • Unnamed policeman (attempted, but survived; was non-fatally shot)