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Erik Powell was a transient and murder victim of crazed former FBI Special Agent Windom Earle.


After a power outage at the Twin Peaks Sheriff's Department, Powell's body was found in Sheriff Truman's office, gagged, with his finger pointing to a chessboard.[1]

His body was examined by Doctor Will Hayward and FBI Special Agent Dale Cooper. A black pawn was found in his mouth and a stab wound under his sternum. Cooper determined this to be the work of Windom Earle.[2]

Two days after the discovery of his body, his identity was confirmed to be a vagrant named Erik Powell, whose surname was shared with Caroline Earle's maiden name.[3]

Behind the scenes[]

Powell was portrayed by Craig MacLachlan, the brother of Kyle MacLachlan, who portrays Agent Cooper.