The documented drama of an actual crime. travel step by step on a case from actual police files.
Joe Friday works with partner Ben Romero on the Missing Persons Bureau. Hanah Laski phones long distance to ask Joe Friday to look for her missing daughter, Juanita. With all the particulars and description given Joe gets busy checking out the girl.
At the hotel where she lives, Joe seems to have just missed her. The shower is running, and other signs of recently being occupied are in her room, but no Juanita. At her workplace, the cops question the coworkers. Again they seem to have just missed her. Other places of business, habit, and personal relationships are checked out, all with the similar result that Juanita is keeping a step ahead of the cops.
It’s all just too wierd, and Joe offers voiceover to recap the case, and other activities that are keeping them busy. An unsettling call comes in from the morgue. Has their gal been found? Christmas is drawing close, and Friday is determined to find Juanita before it gets here. Despite all the evidence and clues, she keeps out of the grasp of the cops. Is something wrong? Why is she being evasive?
A new lead comes in and it appears Juanita is working under an alias, but when the cops go to check it out, she mysteriously reappears where the chase began, at her hotel. Joe finally gets to confront her face to face, and learns her strange story. Listen in and you can learn it too.