Who's Who in Neverland?
Season 1: Episode 2
Production Number: 45568
Original Air date: October 10, 1976
Air Time: 90 minutes (actually 75 min.)
Detailed Synopsis: When an author writing a potentially controversial story about her own life dies, her death is blamed on cirrhosis of the liver -- but Quincy has his own suspicions about the cause of death.
When famous Hollywood writer Margo Bentley gets a little nervous about the two chapter writing of a semi-fictional account of her life, she contacts agent Arthur. Arthur assures her, she has nothing to worry about in the first two chapters are knocked out!
Unfortunately the killer, who has been tracking her conversations at her beachfront motel enters her room while she's taking a shower and administers a poison, dangerous to the touch,which kills her. When she is found by the police at the Sunset Hotel, the crime scene appears to be a tussle between the prostitute and one of her johns. Crime scene photographers are told to take pictures of the bathroom and closet Regardless of how it appears. Quincy and Sam arrived on scene to collect samples And evidence Citing that the victim is a Female Caucasian , approximately 35 to 40 years of age. The condition of the body and evidence appears to suggest that she drank and passed out On the floor with a bottle of Vodka inches away from her hand. Lieut. Monahan and Lieut. Briill speak with the motel owner, noting that the victim registered under the name Barbara or Beverly Miller, but had no luggage, no purse, no ID or auto registration when the body was discovered. The police are not convinced, having discovered his lipstick and hair brush and some suggestive clothing items believing that she was a prostitute turning tricks. Before moving off, the killer uses a wire to listen in to the conversation and sure that the police are on the right track thinking this is a crime of passion.
At nearby Paradise Hotel, the killer teams up with an unknown male caucasian accomplice Kendall who wanted the job done. Both men argued over whether this job and the "Old man" in New York is considered complete, and whether they should move on with their plans. the accomplice believes that no one will be at the clear until the bodies are buried.
At 27 and back at LA CC, Sam shares His initial findings From the crime scene as death brought on by Fatal acute ethanol intoxication brought on by .... When Quincy Inquires how Sam concluded she was a prostitute, and he indicated that their were no baggage or clothing with the victim in the motel room. At Quince's insistance, he asks Sam to do a phosphate screening be conducted to confirm his Junior deputy's hunch. Both conclude that an autopsy will need to be conducted unless a family doctor shows to claim they knew the victim.
When the killer poses as Harold Fredericks, atty. at Law from Fredericks and Hackbart at 415 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, While Making funeral arrangements at Borgman & Thompson Furnal Home. Bud Miller and Emily Miller have had an arrangement to keep Fredricks on retainer for years.
Asten's ideas for a presentation are titled, "Police coroner aspects as the facilitate ... "
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Related Los Angeles County Coroner's Notes
x Margo Bentley (Later
Original Plot Summaries:The Death of a woman who was working on a sizzling romance clef about Hollywood movie circles is attributed to alcoholism until inconsistencies start cropping up. [pre-empts regular programming].The ABCs of medical investigation are put to the test when the author of a potentially explosive manuscript is found dead, and Quincy's exploration of the case leads him to a murdered literary agent.
Cast: Jack Klugman as Quincy, M.E., Lynette Mettey as Lee (credit only) (as Lynnette Mettey), Garry Walberg as Lt. Frank Monahan, Val Bisoglio as Danny Tovo, John S. Ragin as Dr. Robert Asten, Robert Ito as Sam Fujiyama, Joseph Roman as Sgt. Brill, Carol Lynley as Lynn Dressler, Joanna Barnes as Margo Bentley / Barbara Miller, Phyllis Newman as Mrs. Ellis, Monte Markham as Harold Fredericks / Mr. Castle, Dina Merrill as Claire Garner, Sheilah Wells as Secretary, Fred Sadoff as Arthur Ellis, Andy Romano as Derrick Kendal, Jan Shutan as Lorraine, Gloria Manon as Manager, Richard Libertini as Felsenfield, Jim Boles as Gus, Pitt Herbert as Waterman,Trent Dolan as Officer, Kelly Flynn as Boyd, Bobby Riha as Clerk, Roger Bowen as Babitch
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