When her husband disappeared, she began to form a close bond with Dale, and following Windom's return in 1985, she was allegedly kidnapped by three men and was forced into prostitution and heroin addiction.
Following this, she was moved to a safehouse, where her husband decided not to stay, thus sparking an affair between Caroline and Dale. However, within days, the lovers were stabbed by Windom, and Caroline died, as her aorta had been severed.
- The Autobiography of F.B.I. Special Agent Dale Cooper: My Life, My Tapes states Caroline's death to have occurred in 1979. However, in Twin Peaks (which takes place in 1989), Cooper states her death to have occurred "four years ago."