Why did the guy who gave Scully "everything she wanted to know about skinning people" think that a case from the 1960s should have been excluded?
Especially considering there were 3 others exactly like it at the same time.
Doggett: Can I see that light a second? (He pokes Terrance Pruit's cheek. The man moves) Holy god, he's still alive! Somebody get in here and get him down! We need a medic in here! (to Terrance Pruit) Can you hear me? Do you understand? Who did this to you? Do you know who did this to you?
Dr Mueller: In all my days, I never saw anything as inhuman as this. (He's looking through the case file and autopsy photos)
Scully: Sir, I haven't located police records from the investigation. Was there ever a suspect who was charged or arrested in this case as far as you know?
Dr Mueller: No suspects, no investigation for that matter.
Scully: I don't understand.
Dr Mueller: The victim was a John Doe — a nobody. Carl Hobart, the county sheriff, figured he was a drifter. Hobart said he didn't want to stir up the community.
Scully: And no one called him on that?
Dr Mueller: I tried... the sheriff had other things on his mind, I suppose.
Scully: Why do you say that?
Dr Mueller: Well, it wasn't long after that he put a bullet through his head. What are you thinking, doctor? This is some copycat murder 40-odd years later?
Scully: If so, it's the most perfectly executed that I've ever seen. And why copy an obscure murder that nobody's ever even heard of?
Dr Mueller: A string of murders.
Scully: I'm sorry?
Dr Mueller: I thought you knew. John Doe... was only the first.
Doggett: FBI! Stop right there! (Ed Kelso runs. Doggett chases him out of the house and through the backyard before tackling him) What part of 'stop right there' did you not understand?
Scully: Excuse me. Dr Mueller? Dr Bertram Mueller?
Dr Mueller: Yes?
Scully: My name is Dana Scully. I'm with the FBI. I want to ask you some questions about a John Doe you did an autopsy on in 1960.
Dr Mueller: You honestly expect me to recall some case from way back when? I'm 84 years old.
Scully: Sir, this particular victim was skinned alive.
A doctor in the episode is named Sackheim after a producer/director on The X Files.
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