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His targets come from all walks of life and somehow seem to disappear without a trace only to be found later, the victims of a grisly game involving torture and ultimately death.
— Skidmore introduces his audience to the Jigsaw Case[src]

Rich Skidmore is a fictional character from the Saw franchise as well as the main character of the Full Disclosure Report. He was portrayed by the actor of the same name.

Biography

Full Disclosure Report

Rich Skidmore was the host of the documentary series Full Disclosure Report, which delved into unsolved crimes, including the case of the infamous serial killer known to the public only as Jigsaw. One year after the beginning of this series of murders, Skidmore hosted a broadcast which primarily focused on the killer's early crimes and the investigative work of the police. In order to shed some light on these shocking events, Skidmore and his team talked to relatives of the victims, police detectives as well as concerned residents who lived in the town where the murders occured. While doing so, Skidmore addressed multiple different aspects of the case, including some details about the murders and victims themselves and the police force's failings in finding any useful evidence.

However the most important aspect of the broadcast was an incident taking place in a night about one year earlier, when four people who were in some form connected to the case mysteriously vanished. Those were Adam Stanheight, a freelance photographer, Dr. Lawrence Gordon, a renowned oncologist, David Tapp, a discharged detective formerly working on the case, and Zep Hindle, an orderly working at the same hospital as Gordon. On the same night, Dr. Gordon's wife and daughter were held hostage in their own house for more than 18 hours by Zep. However, she was able to free herself and her daughter. When the police arrived, witnesses told them about two men fleeing the scene. One was Zep Hindle, who had tied up the Gordons in their house. The other one was David Tapp, who had been observing the house and had saved the family as Zep was about to kill them.

In an attempt to piece together the incidents, Rich Skidmore and his team interviewed relatives of Alison Gordon, who could give them details about her captivity. Additionally, Skidmore told his viewers about other events connected to the four persons missing, including Detective Tapp's raid on Jigsaw's hideout, during which his partner, Detective Steven Sing, had been killed, which led to Tapp's discharge and his obsession with Lawrence Gordon being the one responsible for the killings. Finally, Rich Skidmore ended his broadcast, promising his audience to keep them up to date, while hoping that the killer known as Jigsaw would soon be apprehended. (Full Disclosure Report)

Personality

Rich Skidmore was a passionate TV host, dedicated to offering his audience detailed and authentic coverages about the crimes his show focused on. While on camera, Skid was an experienced and self-confident orator, striving to deliver his viewers an objective view on his reports.

Appearances and References

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