When a victim is gunned down at point-=blank range, police often assume that an acquaintance is to blame, since it's less-likely for a stranger to commit an assault at close range. However, experience shows the most obvious suspect is not always guilty.
In most cases, the killer and victim share a personal history. But when a victim is caught in a stranger's deadly grasp, a crime may go unsolved for years. It takes an arsenal of forensic tools to expose the killer behind a Lethal Encounter.
A woman's estranged spouse is often the key witness in a murder investigation. When the body of a missing person is found and identified, family members and friends can provide crucial information to the investigation.