Reid mentions Danielle van Dam and Samantha Runnion as examples of abducted children. Danielle was kidnapped from her bedroom at night by a neighbor named David Westerfield who murdered her and may have sexually abused her. Samantha Runnion was abducted and killed by Alejandro Avila while she was playing outside her home. Like the unsub in this episode, Avila used a "lost dog" hoax to lure Samantha. Avila and Westerfield were both convicted and sentenced to death and are currently awaiting execution.