Rod Blake: Well, hello. I'm Rod Blake, chief investigator for the Nevada state troopers. You know, to a killer, everyone is expendable - strangers, friends in general, the peace officer who's after him in particular. Sometimes they get pretty tricky. I'm thinking of one who not only moved the body, but moved the whole scene of the crime. Oh, this? It's a spearfishing gun. I found it out in the desert near Tonopah and I thought that made it interesting. I'll be back in a moment to tell you about the "Hills of Homicide".
[looking at stock certificates pinned to the wall of a trailer at the scene of a murder]
Sheriff Logan: Uranium stocks, penny stocks. Now, if there were a gun around, the solution would be simple. They just couldn't stand looking at their life savings good for nothing except wallpaper and ended it all.
Rod Blake: Naw, it's not that, Bill. They certificates are put on with thumbtacks. If they were already worthless they would have pasted them on. I think their whole dream of the future is pinned to the wall where they could look at it. I think they were a happy couple.
Sheriff Logan: What is that, a harpoon?
Rod Blake: Junior grade. Skin divers use them for spearfishing.
Ed Munger: You're crazy. You're trying to frame me. It was not premeditated murder!
Rod Blake: It was premediated something or you'd have used your real name.