James Landis

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James Landis
Gender: Male   Male
Status: Arrested.
Portrayed by: Todd Allen
 First Appearance
  ●   NCIS: Ravenous (episode).
 Last Appearance
  ●   NCIS: Ravenous (episode).
List of Appearances

James Landis was a Park Ranger who worked at Shenandoah National Park and who was later revealed to also be a serial killer responsible for the deaths of twenty-six victims, Landis having begun his killing spree in 2000.

Like other serial killers, Landis blended perfectly into his environment, never once raising any suspicions.

When he was eventually cornered, he attempted to kill Leroy Jethro Gibbs but eventually beat Gibbs before intending to flee to safety.

Gibbs, unwilling to let Landis escape used his rifle to shoot him in the ass, leaving Landis weakened while also giving McGee and DiNozzo an opportunity to arrest him.

Modus OperandiEdit

Landis usually targeted men and/or women heading into the park for a stay and during the time he was tasked with signing them in as well as accompanying them, he would usually kill them by any methods possible such as drowning or stabbing his targets before leaving their bodies to be exposed to the elements while also rendering them unrecognizable.

Those he captured, Brunette petite Caucasian women in their twenties, were locked up in a cabin for ten days while torturing them before killing them and dumping their remains elsewhere.

His plan worked to such a degree that some of the victims's remains were never recovered although some remains that were found were only discovered a few years or some months after their deaths.


Like all serial killers, Landis comes across as charming, good-looking and confident.

He is also a psychopath, incapable of feeling any guilt, remorse or regret for his crimes and seems to get some sort of twisted or quite possibly, sexual pleasure from the killings he commits which suggests that he might also be a sadist.


  • Sharon Braddock
  • Bethany Wilson
  • Tracy Roberts
  • Unnamed male
  • Unnamed male
  • Twenty unnamed victims
  • Petty Officer Benjamin Reilly- (fatally stabbed with a knife and left his body to be eaten by a bear).
  • Jessica Fagan- (tied up, intended to kill).
  • Wesley Rowan- (knocked unconscious to cover his tracks).
  • Leroy Jethro Gibbs- (attempted).
  • Anthony DiNozzo- (attempted).
  • Timothy McGee- (attempted).

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