Veronica Day
Name Veronica Day
Gender Female
Birth Date 1979
Family Jennifer Conroy (mother; deceased)
Occupation Former dishwasher
Pathology Proxy Killer
Modus Operandi Proxy murder by shooting
No. of Victims 6 killed by proxy
Status Incarcerated
Portrayed By Mariana Klaveno
First Appearance "The Time is Now"

Veronica Day is a serial killer by proxy who appeared in the Season One episode "The Time is Now".

Background Edit

Veronica was given up by her birth mother, Jennifer Conroy, at birth and placed in the foster system. She bounced between homes until she was 14 and was arrested as a runaway when she was 17. She tracked down Conroy to Sacramento and, lying about her age, got a job as a dishwasher at the diner where Conroy worked as a waitress. She intended to try and reconnect with her mother, but before she could do so Jennifer was killed by an unknown assailant in 1996, who shot her in the head with a shotgun. In 2001, she became a serial killer by proxy, manipulating teenage boys into killing their parents the same way her mother was killed. After her final murder, the parents' daughter, Rachel Lidge, who the son thought was at a sleepover, saw Veronica in the room, but was left alive, she was arrested for all three double murders by proxy and also for killing her mother. Though she was found guilty of murdering her mother and sentenced to death, none of the boys she manipulated into committing murder would admit to her involvment and she was never found guilty of them. However, to make sure Veronica was found guilty the current DA purposely suppressed evidence, an eyewitness account stating that a dark-haired man had ran from the crime scene just after the gunshot was fired, and made her out to be the one who killed Jennifer. Jack Fickler, who was a profiler at the time, based his profile on that she killed her mother herself and then manipulated others into doing the same.

The Time Is Now Edit

Profile Edit

Veronica was profiled as suffering from narcissistic personality disorder. Her lack of empathy and delusions of grandeur result in an inflated sense of self-importance. When she lost her mother, she decided didn't want anyone else to have a happy family. She wants redemption for something she did as a child and for someone to see the good in her is the part that's been seeking forgiveness.

Modus Operandi Edit

Veronica targeted families with teenage sons. She would manipulate the sons into killing their parents by shooting them with a shotgun while they were asleep and then write the phrase "The Time Is Now" on the wall in the victims' blood, which was her signature. Cooper later figured that the phrase referred to her failing to try and reconnect with her mother when she had the chance.

Known Victims Edit

The following are victims by proxy

  • Unspecified dates in 2001:
    • Mr. and Mrs. Oswalt
    • Mr. and Mrs. Madison
    • Mr. and Mrs. Lidge (killed by Peter Lidge)