Deputy Chief Johnson and her team investigate the rape and murder of 13-year-old Marta Alvarez, a Mexican illegal who disappeared after school two days before her body was found. Her mother Carmen and Carmen's cousin Alejandro Gutierrez work as a domestic and a gardener, respectively, for the Phillips family in whose house, it turns out, the murder took place. Suspicion falls upon Wayne Mathers, a registered sex offender reportedly seen in the area at the time. With evidence mounting up, the killer flees to Mexico where they will not extradite him unless the US waives the death penalty. Brenda and Fritz travel to Mexico to try and talk the culprit into returning voluntarily, but after receiving a flat refusal to do so, Brenda puts her backup plan into action - grant the killer exactly what he asks for.
garykmcd / revised and corrected by statmanjeff
Did You Know?
Lt. Tao shows Mrs. Phillips and her son Austin pictures from the California Sex Offender Locator. Although the interface shown on camera is not the actual one, the locator is part of sex offender registry operated by the California Attorney General's office under the terms of Megan's Law. California's Megan's Law was named for Megan Kanka, a young girl from New Jersey murdered by a child sex offender living across the street without her family's knowledge. Although controversial, state Megan's Laws have set up registries such as California's to make information about the location of sex offenders previously available only to law enforcement accessible to the public. See more
During the close up of the victim during the autopsy one can see her pulse beating in her neck. See more
Deputy Chief Brenda Leigh Johnson
Look, I don't like this kind of investigation any more than the rest of you, but I want to go to sleep at night knowing that we've buried the killer and not his crimes. Thank you.