Eccentric heiress Elise Vogelsong's corpse is found burnt to a crisp, beyond positive identification, in her grand beach mansion, where none of the many valuables seems stolen, except a famous medal. Dr. Lance Reinhardt, who hides a dubious past, was treating her for early dementia, or helping someone fake that. Her cousin Curtis Wiley, an artist, was fighting for control over the family foundation, which mainly finances a veterans home, run by chaplain Johnny Griffin, from which a wife and volunteer, Lissie Calhoun, is missing. Rigsby meanwhile is depressed about Van Pelt having left, tries to follow Cho's advice to start dating but makes a mess of Internet appointments.
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Amanda Righetti was missing from this and the next 3 episodes, as she was on maternity leave. See more
You know what gave me second thoughts about Elise Vogelsong? She read too many murder mystery novels.
There you go. That's not police work. That's guessing.
You should try it sometime. Now I'm gonna pursue Red John. Ciao.