Minor Character: Las Vegas
Name Gordon Daimler
Alias Adam van der Velk
Gender Male
City Las Vegas
Occupation Limo Driver
Pathology Serial Killer (originally)
Spree Killer (later)
Serial Rapist
No. of Victims 10 killed
1 abducted
1 assaulted
Status Incarcerated
Portrayed By David Alan Basche
First Appearance Cross Jurisdictions

"Rich men don't go to jail."
"You're not rich, Gordon."
-Gordon to Horatio

Gordon Daimler, a.k.a. "Adam van der Velk", was a prolific serial-turned-spree killer and rapist who appeared in the CSI: Crime Scene Investigation episode, Cross Jurisdictions, which also served as the backdoor pilot episode for CSI: Miami.

Season Two[]

Cross Jurisdictions[]

Daimler attended a swingers party where he killed the former Vegas Chief of Police Duke Rittle and abducted his wife, Mina Rittle and daughter, Sasha. When he got to Miami, he later killed Mina Rittle, placing her body in a car before dumping it into a canal. His actions prompted Las Vegas nightshift supervisor Gil Grissom to dispatch Catherine Willows and Warrick Brown to Miami where they met their Miami counterparts led by Horatio Caine. He suffered from diabetic ketoacidosis which gave the Las Vegas and Miami teams an edge in the investigation and later proved the key to his capture.

Modus Operandi[]

Daimler targeted wealthy married couples who stayed at the Shore Club and used his limousine driving service when they wanted him to take them to their homes. Breaking into their homes, he would kill the husbands first in quick manner. He would then spend two days with the wives, drugging them with diazepam to control them, and also raping and terrorizing them before killing them. He would also wrap plastic over their pelvises and chests and cover them in tupelo honey. The inspiration for doing this came from a nightclub called "The Hives". In Cross Jurisdictions, he killed most of his victims with Chief Rittle's handgun, though it's unknown how he killed his other victims. Before killing the Rittle father, he gagged him with to make him look like a suckling pig as a reference to the word "pig" being used as an insult to law enforcement due to him former job as a police chief.

Known Victims[]

  • Unspecified dates:
    • At least one unnamed couple in Pebble Beach
    • At least one unnamed couple in Aspen
    • At least one unnamed couple in The Hamptons
  • 2002:
    • May 3:
      • The Rittle family
        • Duke Rittle (bound and gagged with an apple, then shot in the back of the head with his own gun; killed in Las Vegas)
        • Mina Rittle (mother; abducted from Las Vegas, raped, tortured, and shot twice in the head; killed in Miami on May 5)
        • Sasha Rittle (daughter; abducted, and shot at five times, but missed; she escaped on May 5)
      • Jason Doyle (shot twice in the head)
    • May 7: The Corwins
      • Dylan Corwin (assaulted and attempted to trick the SWAT into killing him, but failed)
      • Sissy Corwin (shot in head)


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