Lauren Winter (born March 16, 1976) is a temporary prostitute trying to earn money for her and her son to move out of town. Her son was kidnapped by the Origami Killer and drowned in five inches of rain water. Lauren noticed after a day of playing with his friends, her son Johnny did not return home with all of the other children. Four days later he turned up dead on a deserted wasteland. The husband of Lauren left her after Johnny was born and never turned up again. Lauren is visited by Scott Shelby and acts very hostile towards him asking questions about her, now dead, son. She later partners with Scott, seeking the Origami Killer and preventing any further deaths.