"Secrets Exhumed"
SVU, Episode 14.14
Production number: 14013
First aired: 13 February 2013
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Written By
Julie Martin & Warren Leight

Directed By
Laura Belsey

FBI Agent Dana Lewis returns to partner with the SVU.


When FBI Agent Dana Lewis suspects that a 25 year-old rape-murder case in New York is connected to several unsolved cases across the country, she joins the SVU in investigating the crimes. As Lewis relentlessly pursues her prime suspect, Detectives Benson and Amaro have their doubts about his guilt.


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Munch: (looks at a warehouse full of boxes) It's not like a needle in a haystack. It's more like a piece of hay in a haystack.

Background information and Notes

  • This episode shares similarities with the Los Angeles, California murder of Sherri Rasmussen in 1986. The case involved a nurse, Sherri Rasmussen, who was murdered by a female police officer named Stephanie Lazarus, who had dated Sherri's husband John Ruetten. The case went unsolved for twenty-three years before Lazarus was arrested. [1] [2] [3]

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Episode scene cards

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Dade County
Correctional Facility
Miami, Florida
Wednesday, January 16

Williamsburg Hospital
18 North 6th Street
Brooklyn, New York
Thursday, January 17

Cold Case
Storage Room
344 Gold Street
Brooklyn, New York
Friday, January 18

Residence of
Jerome Howard
30 Pleasant Valley Avenue
Staten Island
Friday, January 18

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