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Samuel Cavanagh
Samuel Cavanagh case file and photo
Vital Statistics
Gender Male
Status Deceased
Cause of death Shot twice in the chest
Spouse(s) Melanie Cavanagh (deceased)
Elizabeth Forte (affair)
Children Bela Cavanagh
Simone Cavanagh
Character Information
Appearances "A Chill Goes Through Her Veins" (photo only)
Portrayed by Unknown actor (photo only)

Samuel Cavanagh was a murderer who killed his wife, Melanie Cavanagh, and later became himself a murder victim.

Samuel and his wife had two daughters, Bela and Simone Cavanagh. However, he started having an affair with a coworker, Elizabeth Forte, while his wife reconnected with her ex-boyfriend in Philadelphia. Sam then killed Melanie 5 years earlier by blunt force trauma to her head, and then stuffed her in a freezer in a storage unit by coercing the help of his best friend, Charles Wyler.

Sam was killed 8 months before his wife's body was found at the construction site. He was shot twice in the chest with a small caliber gun outside a grocery store.

Sam's killer was implied to be Ben Davidson, Melanie's father, but he did not confess and asked for an attorney. Davidson was a retired cop who had unraveled the skein of his daughter's death.