Clavo Cruz

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Clavo Cruz
Name Clavo Cruz
Gender Male
Family Ramon Cruz (half-brother; incarcerated)
Antonio Cruz (adoptive father; deceased)
Dona Marta Cruz (mother)
Joseph Trevi (biological father)
Pedro Salvado (cousin)
Occupation Spree Killer
Drug Dealer
Diamond Smuggler
Cop Killer (once)
Status Deceased
Portrayed By Gonzalo Menendez
First Appearance Blood Brothers

Clavo Cruz is a spree killer who first appears in season 2 of CSI: Miami.

Season Two Edit

Blood Brothers Edit

Clavo started out as an arrogant criminal who killed a model with his Lamborghini to protect his brother Ramon, who had accidentally drowned the model's roommate. When the team tried to arrest Clavo, it was revealed that the brothers' father was General Antonio Cruz, an ambassador from the Baracas, an area which was under diplomatic immunity from the United States. Therefore, they could neither arrest Clavo nor could they use any of his possessions as evidence.

His older brother, Ramon, was able to be arrested, as the woman he drowned was on Canadian soil (the Canadian Embassy), had Canadian blood, and because he flew the Bahamian flag in international waters, leaving him unprotected and arrestable in the Bahamas.

Season Three Edit

Identity Edit

Clavo reappears after being traced to the murder of a woman who was found after being swallowed and then regurgitated from a boa constrictor. Then, a partygoer is killed when he overdoses on drugs supplied by Clavo. He continues to taunt Caine, using the line "We never close", a line Caine had spoken after arresting Ramon.

A blood test of General Cruz, the alleged father of Ramon and Clavo, revealed that although Clavo and Ramon had the same mother, Dona Marta Cruz, they had different fathers, making Clavo an adoptive son of General Cruz. When Caine reveals Marta’s infidelity to the family, the General becomes infuriated. Caine then reminds the General that he can disown Clavo and thus rescind his immunity at any time. Antonio immediately rescind his immunity and Clavo was arrested and incarcerated.

Season Five Edit

No Man's Land Edit

From prison Clavo orchestrates an attack on a weapons truck which results in the murder of two cops. Clavo stabs a prison guard while being interrogated by Horatio about the incident.

While at the courthouse, he had one of his men fire a rocket stolen from the tuck at the building he was in, injuring several people, including Alexx Woods. Clavo then managed to escape in the confusion.

He led Horatio to believe he kidnapped an innocent women. He forced Horatio to withdraw money put into his account in exchange for the woman he kidnapped and after it was done he claimed he left her in the trunk of a car in a parking lot.

He later lures Horatio and Eric into a parking lot to find a hostage, who turns out not to be there; it's later revealed that she is actually an accomplice. In the ensuing gun battle with his cohorts, one of his men managed to shoot Eric in the leg. Horatio quickly pulled Eric out of the line of fire and used a car to shield themselves. After Horatio managed to successfully finish off the last of Clavo's men, a security guard shoots Eric in the head because Clavo offered him $100,000 to do so. Eric was rushed to the hospital where he remained in critical condition.

Man Down Edit

Clavo later arrived at his step-father's house where he shot him in revenge for abandoning him. Antonio then died seconds later in Horatio's arms.

Later on, Clavo's real father is revealed, and as it turns out, Clavo had smuggled illegal blood diamonds into Miami, and his escape from jail was intended to help his father sell them to underground dealers. One of the dealers is raided and shut down after the plain sight of illegal child labor by Natalia and Ryan.

After being disowned by his biological father and having nothing to live for, Clavo approaches Horatio with his gun drawn, knowing Horatio would shoot him; effectively committing suicide by cop.

Modus OperandiEdit

Clavo had varied methods of killing when he killed his victims, such as hitting with a car and stabbing. He later shot his victims with a gun he took from a bailiff. His proxy victims were also killed differently (i.e., strangled by a snake Clavo brought into the country, drug overdosing, bombing, and shooting).

Known VictimsEdit

  • September 21, 2003: Tess Kimbel (ran her over with his car)
  • February 5, 2007:
    • Unnamed corrections officer (stabbed to death)
    • Unnamed bailiff (injured by the courthouse explosion, then personally killed for his gun)
    • Cathy Gibson (abducted and left her to die in the ocean; was rescued)
    • Antonio Cruz (his adopted father; shot to death)

Victims by ProxyEdit

The following were either killed by Clavo's men or because of circumstances surrounding him

  • February 14, 2005:
    • Tanya Fhumn (strangled by a snake that Clavo ordered to be brought into the country)
    • The party overdosing (one fatality; drugs supplied by Billy Palmero):
      • Kevin
      • Two unnamed partygoers (overdosed, but survived)
  • 2007:
    • February 4: The weapons truck bombing (two fatalities):
      • Officer Matt Cranby (killed in the explosion rigged by Richard Williams)
      • Officer Chris Ryder (shot once in the chest by Pedro Salvado)
    • February 5:
      • The courthouse explosion (no fatalities):
        • Alexx Woods (injured)
        • Numerous unnamed people (all injured)
      • The parking lot shooting (no fatalities):
        • Horatio Caine
        • Eric Delko (attempted, but barely survived; shot in the leg by an unnamed sniper and in the head by Stan Keeler)

Known Accomplices Edit

  • Richard Williams
  • Pedro Salvado (cousin)
  • Cathy Gibson (former; left her in the beach to die, was resuced)
  • Joseph Trevi (former; abandoned Clavo once he had his diamonds)
  • Stan Keeler (incarcerated for attempted murder of Eric Delko)


1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 #
Season 2 X - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - N/A 1
Season 3 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - X - - - - - - - - - N/A 1
Season 5 - - - - - - - - - - - - - X X - - - - - - - - - N/A 2
Total 4

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