| "This isn't enough evidence."|
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|Minor Character: Miami|
|Birth Date||April 29, 1984|
Corrupt law enforcement officer
|No. of Victims||1 killed|
|Portrayed By||Taylor Cole|
|First Appearance||Sinner Takes All|
Samantha "Sam" Owens was a Crime Scene Investigator who was introduced in season 10 of CSI: Miami. Sam is portrayed by Taylor Cole.
Sam messes up a critical part of the evidence by leaving a bloody wooden shard under the microscope too long, destroying any DNA that could be extracted from it which would incriminate Esteban Navarro. Natalia Boa Vista tells Sam she should just quit now. Walter then sees her quitting her job and encourages her to stay by saying mistakes are part of the job. However, it turned out to be a bad idea because it later on resulted in her murdering Josh Avery and framing Ryan for it.
With a newfound determination, she decides not to quit and goes to take another look at all the evidence. She discovers the vomit on the victim's clothing wasn't the victim's, but the killer's instead, which broke the case wide open, redeeming herself in the process for now.
It's revealed that she was the one who had killed her ex-boyfriend and had left Ryan Wolfe unconscious next to the body, which deeply hurt Ryan as he had romantic feelings for her. She was incarcerated for murder.
- March 25, 2012:
- Josh Avery (hit in the head with a glass bottle)
- Ryan Wolfe (accidentally left for dead and framed for Josh Avery's murder by not coming forward and admitting it was her)