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Aiden Burn is a fictional character on the CBS crime drama CSI: NY portrayed
CSI: NY character
by Vanessa Ferlito.
Aiden is a Brooklyn native who has the ability to adapt to new situations very
quickly and has a love and drive for her job similar to that of Sara Sidle on CSI:
Crime Scene Investigation.
She is dismissed from the team in season two, episode 2 ("Grand Murder at
Central Station") after becoming obsessed with a rape case concerning her
friend Regina Bowen. Regina had previously been raped by a man named D.J.
Pratt, but had not sought to press charges against him at the time, in spite of the
forensic evidence that linked him to the crime. Regina is raped by Pratt a second
time later on, and she seeks out Aiden's help. Unfortunately for Regina, Pratt left
no evidence of the assault this time, but Regina is adamant about pressing
charges against him.
Aiden pulls the evidence gathered from the first rape, which includes one of
Pratt's hairs. She breaks the seal on the packet containing Pratt's hair and Vanessa Ferlito as Aiden Burn
contemplates planting it at the alleged scene. Though Aiden does not actually Aiden Burn
plant the hair, the fact that she breaks the seal on the evidence packet earns
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her a severe reprimand from her supervisor, Detective Mac Taylor. Intent on
Job CSI Level 2
preserving the integrity of the crime lab, Mac feels that he had no other option
Rank Detective Third Grade
than to fire Aiden. Aiden understands Mac's decision, even agreeing with it,
Seasons 1, 2
because she admits to not knowing if she would resist similar temptation in the
future. Before she leaves, she gets Mac to promise that he will eventually bring Portrayed by Vanessa Ferlito
Pratt to justice. Aiden's dismissal from the team leaves a vacancy that is filled by First appearance "MIA/NYC NonStop"
Lindsay Monroe, a transfer from Bozeman, Montana ("Zoo York"). Last appearance "Heroes"
After her dismissal from the crime lab, Aiden is apparently working on getting her
private investigator's license while continuing to search for evidence that would conclusively tie Pratt to the Regina Bowen
case. In the penultimate season 2 episode, "Heroes", Aiden, after shadowing Pratt for months, is lured, ambushed, and
brutally murdered by him, her body incinerated inside a stolen car. However, knowing that her time is drawing short, she
leaves behind critical evidence that she knows will help her former colleagues to close in on Pratt and finally see him
Aiden's death devastates Mac and the rest of the team, particularly Detective Danny Messer. Though she at one time had
joked that she was way out of his league, Aiden and Danny shared a very close relationship.
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Quotes · CSI franchise ·
Creators Anthony E. Zuiker · Carol Mendelsohn · Ann Donahue ·
Mac Taylor · Jo Danville · Danny Messer · Lindsay Monroe · Sid Hammerback · Adam Ross · Sheldon Hawkes · Don Flack ·
Aiden Burn · Stella Bonasera · Recurring characters ·
Episodes Season 1 · Season 2 · Season 3 · Season 4 · Season 5 · Season 6 · Season 7 · Season 8 · Season 9 ·
Crossovers "MIA/NYC NonStop" · "Felony Flight" / "Manhattan Manhunt" · "Cold Reveal" · CSI: Trilogy ·
Tie-ins Comic: Bloody Murder · Novels: Dead of Winter, Blood on the Sun, Deluge, & Four Walls · Video game: CSI: NY – The Game ·
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