Scotland Yard inspectors discuss the matter of murder, and a missing housewife. Calling on professor Harvey, the soft spoken man is asked questions about his wife, and her singing talent, or lack there of. With Mrs Harvey missing, a housekeeper has now set up residence in the home, and details emerge to indicate Mrs Harvey is dead rather than missing.
Clues are reviewed that paint a picture of marital unrest in the days leading up to the disappearance. When more questions are in order, the professor, and his housekeeper are both gone. The grounds get closer scrutiny, and debris is found that include a body. Reporters pick up the story, and soon witnesses who claim to have seen the fleeing Harvey come in.
The manhunt goes out even as far as to ships at sea, in the event Harvey is returning to the states. Is there any real proof Harvey killed his wife? Or even that the dismembered body is his wife?
The professor has slipped through their fingers, but the body has been positively identified. The chase is renewed, and the professor is caught up to, and is willing to go peaceably.
Note: Though the story is told without hints t characterization, time, or place, it implies a contemporary crime. however, compare this to an episode of Suspense – Home for Christmas, with Peter Lorre, and it’s eerily similar.
PS: there was a real crime that took place some 50 years before this show aired, where a professor killed his wife, ran off with a younger woman, were caught at sea, and she disguised herself as a boy while they travelled.
It just goes to show that reality often flavors, and is even the source of stories.