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Van Holtzman
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Vital Statistics
AKA Holtzman
Gender Male
Status Deceased
Cause of death Shot by Richard Castle
Significant
Other(s)
Mrs. Holtzman (Wife)
Two unnamed children
Parents Unnamed father and mother (Deceased)
Character Information
Appearances "Hollander’s Woods"
Portrayed by Wallace Langham

Dr. Van Holtzman was a respectable and well-known asylum doctor and professional psychiatrist who was also the personal shrink of Noah Lewis and secretly, a psychopathic serial killer, who targeted women and would carve ritualistic symbols on his victims' cheeks.

He acted as a personal antagonist to Richard Castle as he was behind a traumatizing event which would haunt Castle for years and motivate him to become a writer.

During a final confrontation with Castle, Detective Kate Beckett was able to slip Castle her gun and he shot Van Holtzman to death. A news report later stated that the police began digging up his property in search of the bodies of his numerous victims.

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