Romance author Teresa Goren has finally been convinced of the truth: her lover, gigolo Wayne Jennings, loves her money, not her. That means their planned wedding is off, not to mention any hope Jennings has of getting his hands on her money. When Goren turns up dead, Jennings is suspected, but is apparently cleared by later evidence. But Lieutenant Columbo watches as Jennings turns his eye to Goren's sister, and begins wondering if he's really so innocent after all... Written by
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In the second pilot episode- Ransom For A Dead Man (TV episode 1971) Columbo refers to his next case whilst talking to the murderer. He says he has to go and investigate a "murder in Malibu". See more
About half way in Columbo is trying to add up the mileage Wayne drove, just before the "murder", he said that he just happened to notice the mileage speedometer, the speedometer doesn't display the mileage, it's the odometer that does. See more
Let 'im go. No law against shooting a dead body.