Homicide Detail. A 9 year old boy is missing, and foul play is suspected.
After a stop at the crime lab, the cops hit the trail in looking for clues. When a neighborhood search is organized, only a patch of blood stains can be found.
Mom seems to think her boy could be going through a phase of independence, and is just playing harmlessly somewhere. That still doesn’t mean she isn’t worried. When Joe suspects that guns are involved, a Christmas present is found missing, a .22 calibre rifle.
Details keep unfolding, and the matter goes from bad to worse. The boy is found, and his story of his rifle puts a damper on any Christmas cheer. A story of safety, and appropriate gifts for kids.