While Jim Brass is in surgery the team has two cases to tackle. The first involves a man, found decapitated on train tracks, with a 19-inch waist. Further investigation reveals that he wore a wasp corset, as was fashionable with gentlemen during the Civil War. The other crime scene is in a hotel room where a man is found in his boxers, dead, on the bed. Scattered around the room are evidence of a wild night of alcohol, drugs, and sex. Ellie, Brass's estranged daughter, comes to visit her father from LA.
Did You Know?
While investigating the death of a murder victim who wore a corset to achieve a "wasp" waist, Sara Sidle comments, "This corset ties from the back which means Mr. Carson couldn't have tied the laces by himself. He had to have help." Most 19th century corsets did have laces up the back and hooks up the front. Assuming the corset laces were long enough, however, the wearer could tie a corset on his or her own by loosening the laces, hooking the corset in the front, and then reaching back and pulling on the corset laces to cinch the waist. A second person's assistance to tighten a corset is quite helpful but not essential. See more
[Nick is looking for a victim's severed head
I think I found a toupee. Our vic may be bald.
Thanks. That will help me distinguish it from the other severed heads I find out here.
Written by Daniel Decatur Emmett See more