Take a tour through the Black Museum of Scotland Yard, and let Orson Wells tell about a few of the displays. Today he settles on an ordinary, heavy steamer trunk. On a shipping dock, a trunk was left unclaimed, and the police were sent for to deal with that large piece of unclaimed luggage.
The trunk wasn’t the only unidentified thing about the situation, a body inside is also unidentified. The police go to work on looking at laundry marks on the deceased person’s clothes. What other bits of information might they find to clue them in on the woman, and her killer? The woman was a house servant, and her last steps are retraced. Join the Scotland Yard investigators as they put the timeline together like a jigsaw puzzle.
Clues lead to deadends, but others pry the lid off a matter that might lead to a love triangle. Witnesses have identified a man with a trunk, but how is he tied into the murder? The cops redouble their efforts to scrutinize the trunk, and use the crime lab forensics to locate every little shred of evidence. It’ll take some brain power to put it all together to get the answers, but it’ll also be a matter of digging up the hard evidence to prove who the murderer is. Orson Wells chalks the success up to meticulous police routine.