An elderly woman is found dead in her apartment and there is evidence of a burglary. The victim's granddaughter tells the detectives that she had hired a live-in caregiver but she is nowhere to be found. When the caregiver is tracked down she claims to have been fired days earlier by the granddaughter. Written by
Did You Know?
Edna Hodge, Mrs. Bower's neighbor, is played by actress Jan Miner. She also played Madge the Manicurist in Palmolive dishwashing liquid commercials for over 20 years. See more
Laura and Fr. Frawley say that the Catholic Church doesn't allow Christian burials for people who died by their own hand. That is no longer the case; Canon law was changed in 1983 (ten years before this episode was made) to allow suicide victims to be given Christian funerals. See more
Starvation is a natural cause in Somalia. In New York, it's murder two.
Remade as Law & Order: UK: Mortal