On Homicide detail. The owner of a fur store has been killed, and it’s up to Joe Friday to trap his man. On the crime scene, Joe and Ben gather clues, and the facts of the case. Mrs Scribber seems to be in shock, and has hardly uttered a word. Will she open up at all to tell Joe Friday anything about the incident? Motive for the killing is unclear, but a timeline begins to form.
Forensics technicians make sense of the crime scene evidence to explain what kind of struggle took place. Will near by shop owners have anything to tell about the happenings at the fur shop? A blonde with a bottle of wine, is seen going in, then later coming out with a fur coat. Miss Shepherd admits to being in the store to get her coat out of hock, but claims nobody else was there, and she left without incident.
The search of the other shop owners for information continues, but seems to lead no where. Albert Scribber’s missing car has turned up, but will it yield any clues? Canvassing of the neighborhood begins. Will someone return to the car? It doesn’t take long for a drunk blonde to enter the picture, or much work to tie evidence to her and the crime.