Elanna Esposito was a suspect in the murder investigation of her boyfriend, high school student Caleb Millhouse in To Pay A Deadly Price (Case #2 of Toomeswood). She also appeared as a quasi-suspect in A Devastation Of Love (Case #3 of Toomeswood and also made a minor appearance in the events of Too Young To Die (Case #4 of Toomeswood)
Elanna was a 17 year old cheerleader at Perleyville Secondary School.She sports a yellow hairband in her long curly brown hair that has a pink streak and dons a bruise on her shoulder, she also has green eyes, black eye shadow and dark pink lipstick. She sports a navy blue cheerleader dress with yellow and white accents and is seen holding yellow and blue pom-poms. She also sports a scar on her left eye. It is known that Elanna eats protein bars, works out and has an allergy to wheat.
Events of Criminal Case
Elanna became a suspect when the team found her locket and identified her photograph with her parents Miguel and Lorena.Not only the school's head cheerleader but also the victim's girlfriend and to Vanessa's surprise, wasn't too saddened by his death. She stated the only reason she dated the victim was to take her mind off her parents' divorce and her father having a new girlfriend.
Elanna was spoken to again after the team found and analyzed a pig statue she created of the victim's mother, she revealed that the victim was abusive towards her so she made the statue out of retaliation. She didn't hesitate to explain to the team all of the victim's actions towards her including but not limited to insulting her father and blaming her for her parents' divorce, lacing the victim's feminine products with chili peppers causing her to get an infecrion and drugging her tequila to use her as a football dummy.
Ultimately, Elanna was found innocent after the team incarcerated Brock Rothery for the murder. While she was not seen for the rest of the case, it is known that Elanna was forced by her mother to move back to Tijuana.
Elanna ultimately helped the team find a clue in incriminating her grandmother for the murder of her mother. When Jordan and the player went to check on her, she thanked the team for putting her grandmother behind bars. Later however, after she saw Otis Hausen escape from jail before her mother's car crash, she made a hard decision with a heavy heart. In order to protect Brenda from whatever harm may come, she decided to cut off all ties with her mentor; a decision which upset and frustrated Brenda.
After the team arrested the killer of a kindergartner, Elanna was taken hostage by escaped serial killer Alden Black. She was rescued by her father who shot Alden in the hand and reunited with Miguel.
- Elanna slightly resembles Giulietta Cappechi, a character in Criminal Case:Mysteries of the Past
- Elanna is one of the characters to appear as a clue