Rachel and Rosen's next stop is the police station, where the local high school football coach is just finishing yelling at the sheriff. After he leaves, the two Rs introduce themselves to the sheriff, and even an upside-down DCIS badge is enough to get them into the bullpen. The sheriff shares a little info about the victims: a realtor who's the father of a local football star; a bank manager; and the aforementioned Mr. Howard, the school guidance counselor. The sheriff also offhandedly mentions another recent, accidental death that's totally unrelated -- another kid named Chris who crashed into a telephone pole. But Rosen, who knows nothing in a one-hour show is unrelated, wants the kid exhumed. The sheriff doesn't seem to dig the idea. Aaand, now I'm fired.
So straight over to home of the vehicular fatality's mother, Jessica. Rosen mentions being a father while Rachel realizes that it was just the kid and his mom. Must've been her super-senses and all the family photos of just the two of them. Apparently the dead kid's dad died of cancer when the kid was twelve, and Chris and the mom had a near-Gilmore Girls-level relationship ever since. As for whether there had been any recent changes in Chris's life, apparently he'd tried out for the football team but was too small to be anything but equipment manager, a gig that the coach made a living hell. But then from what we've seen of the coach, he does that to everyone. Rachel's getting weepy as Jessica goes on about how the whole team showed up at the funeral, and even gets a supportive hug from her. Which, luckily, is what it takes to get the mom to agree to the exhumation.
On the way out, Rosen remarks on Rachel's recent emotional fragility, which is probably a result of her own mom cutting her off, like that's not a good thing. But Rachel wants to concentrate on finding the cause of Chris's death, and wants to start with the coach. Or rather, the sheriff, who hates the coach. Not that that sets him apart.
They arrive back at the police station at night, to find it seemingly abandoned. Rachel senses decay and one heartbeat coming from the back, and follows Rosen back toward the holding cells, which don't seem to be holding much of anyone. Calling the sheriff's name, they keep walking until Rosen steps in a puddle of blood, and the sheriff jumps out all melty-like and grabs Rachel. Rosen's no high school football jock, so he's not able to pull the large victim away until after he's vomited all down Rachel's front, in a pure gross-out moment that will have no payoff whatsoever. Rosen asks the sheriff who did this, but the sheriff's last words are just vague regrets. Which in this case are even less useful than vague regrets usually are.