CSI finds different parts of a dismembered body in multiple boxes behind a thrift store. The CSI team is trying to piece everything together in order to identify the John Doe. They learn that the victim had choked to death. The killer tied the victim to the bed and forced the ashes of the victim's dead wife down his throat. After he had been asphyxiated, the killer dismembered his body in the bath tub and then put the body parts in different bags and boxes at the thrift store.
The lead suspect in this case is John Doe's ex-girlfriend who had lived with him. After more digging, the CSI team learns that it was actually John Doe's 12 year old daughter who had killed him. She was angry after being neglected by both of her parents by many years. After she had finally formed a close, mother-daughter like bond with her father's girlfriend, she suddenly ends the relationship. The young girl is so angry that she decided to kill her father so that she could live with his ex-girlfriend and feel loved like she had never been with anyone else.