CSI: Crime Scene Investigation s05e14 Episode Script


BOLO out on the vehicle.
Missing Persons : Lori Kyman.
Husband said she went out with some girlfriends earlier this evening, and never came home.
- FOS.
- What's an FOS ? Friend of the sheriff.
How else do you get listed as a missing person so quickly ? Doors are locked.
No key in the ignition.
No sign of struggle or foul play.
Flat tire.
Couple of smudges on the trunk.
Pop it.
Okay, pop it.
So, she gets a flat.
There's no gas station around.
It's a Lexus, so there's no On-Star.
She must have had some kind of emergency roadside service.
I ran her cell phone log.
She made one call to her husband at 9:30.
Said she was coming home at 11:00; that's it.
Maybe some good Samaritan offered her a lift.
Yeah, and evidently didn't take her where she wanted to go.
Lori hadn't gotten out much since Joey was born.
She needed some time away from the baby, and from me.
Girls' night out.
We've been best friends since high school.
Where'd you go ? The Top Floor.
That's right next to O'Shea's.
Amy, why don't you and I go into the other room ? He's going to need his bottle soon.
I'll take care of it.
So, Mark, you were home alone with the baby last night ? No.
I I manage the steakhouse at the Tangiers.
I got home around 9:00.
My mother-in-law was taking care of Joey.
Your mother-in-law.
I'll need to speak with her.
Yeah, she's on her way over.
She's in love with her baby.
She wouldn't go anywhere without him.
- What about Mark ? - Mark loves Lori.
He would never hurt her.
When a wife disappears, it's protocol to look at the husband.
I promised I would never say anything.
Before the baby was born, she suspected he was cheating.
But then Joey came, and last night at the club, Lori said things were great.
Did anything unusual happen last night ? There was this one guy who kept moving in on Lori.
Could I ask you a question ? - It's critical.
- Okay.
- Am I your type ? - I'm married.
Yeah ? Nice try.
I think his name is Brad.
Does Lori always go out without a ring ? She had lost some weight.
It was being resized.
So, Lori calls you at 9:30 to check on the baby.
Said she missed him.
Said she was going to be home at 11:00.
I passed out on the couch waiting for her.
We stopped drinking at 10:00.
Left about an hour later.
What about the guy-- Brad ? He didn't get the hint.
He seemed harmless.
Horny but harmless.
I I woke up, must have been about 2:00.
I called her on her cell.
No answer.
And then I called Amy.
And then I called you guys.
So, you haven't left the house since you got home last night ? We only have one car right now.
- My lease ran out.
- Any news ? They found her car off Boulder Highway.
My God.
This is Diane, Lori's mom.
Diane, I want you to know we have every available officer - out looking for your daughter.
- Thank you.
- Where's Joey ? - He's with Amy.
You know, I just got a quick couple of questions.
Can you confirm you were here last night when Mark came home from work ? - Yes.
I was baby-sitting.
- What time was that ? I'd just put Joey down.
A little after 9:00.
And when did your daughter call ? About half an hour later.
- We both talked to her.
- 9:30.
That's all for now, thank you.
Excuse me.
What do I do ? I'd take care of your family, Mark.
And if Ms.
Sidle asks, volunteer your fingerprints and DNA.
I was making my 16:45 scan when I saw the body.
I confirmed he was deceased.
Then I called you guys.
- There's no ID on the vic.
- Lividity is set.
Rigidity is still present.
Dead no more than 24 hours.
Look at those claw marks.
His carotid artery is ripped to shreds.
He's got a high-powered rifle.
He's obviously a hunter ? Safe to say he was mauled by a wild animal ? Your call came in as "suspicious circs.
" Is there something else we should know about ? Yeah, that would be the other body.
Follow me.
It's a Kodiak.
It's nonnative to the continental US.
Shot twice in the head.
The stomach's been cut open.
That's a pretty deep cut.
You think the hunter was just trying to defend himself ? I didn't find a blade on the decedent.
And there's no way a person can come this close to a live bear.
Got some broken branches over here.
Directionality faces away from the victim and the animal.
Looks like someone even tore their pants.
Vic's wearing jeans and a nylon vest.
I bet somebody else was out here, and they were running for their life.
I had to see with my own eyes.
You're actually autopsying a bear.
It's called a necropsy.
And as the head ME, it falls under my purview.
I'll write an article for the journal.
They love this sort of stuff.
You have a cause of death on him ? I can confirm he was killed by an angry bear.
As for the bear-- two bullets to the head.
The first, nonfatal, was a straight-on shot.
Bears' foreheads are sloped, so the bullet ricocheted off the skull, leaving a copper jacket, which peeled away and embedded in the hide.
The fatal bullet entered through the ear, lodged in the brain.
I removed it already.
It's lead.
No copper jacket.
So, the copper jacket had to have come from his rifle.
But this is from a handgun.
So, he shot one bullet with his rifle and another with his pistol.
Except he didn't have a pistol.
Or a knife, for that matter.
And his stomach has been slashed open.
Yeah, and the gallbladder removed.
- Really ? - Postmortem.
I can't tell you why.
Hey, man.
I ran the vic's prints.
Didn't get a hit.
We found this guy 25 miles from civilization.
Where'd he come from ? We know someone else was out there.
Maybe he drove.
Check out this guy's watch.
It's pretty high-end.
Hunting's not exactly a poor man's sport.
US presidents still hold up dead ducks for photo ops.
But it just doesn't match with the guy's clothes.
They're kind of raggedy.
He's got dirt stains.
I could smell the BO from the guy's shirt from here.
Some hunters think soap and deodorant tip off their prey.
Truth is, body odor's much more pungent.
So, Robbins confirmed that our vic was killed by the bear.
- Okay.
Case closed.
- Not quite.
I spoke with the ranger.
There's no way that a Kodiak bear just wanders into Nevada, so whoever smuggled him in could be charged with homicide.
How's that ? The bear could be considered a lethal weapon.
- Screw.
- Excuse me ? Tire's valve stem was unscrewed.
- Two full turns.
- A slow leaker.
Print around the fender.
Yeah, I was at the Top Floor.
I hit on a lot of girls.
You can't arrest me for that, right ? Tell us about Lori Kyman.
Yeah, I remember a Lori.
Said she was married.
Yeah, right.
You dress up like that and go to a club you're looking to get some.
I found your fingerprints on her car's fender.
So ? I walked her back to her car.
I am a gentleman.
Is that when you messed with her tire ? Is that what this is about ? I don't get out much.
Why would you do that ? I was hoping it would go flat on her way back home, and I'd come along and fix it for her.
And then she'd be appropriately grateful, and what ? Sleep with you ? Seemed like a good idea at the time, yeah.
'Course I was tanked.
Okay, so Lori's tire went flat.
That's the thing: it didn't.
I mean, I followed her for like 20 minutes.
Way off Strip.
And, come on, how long can you follow someone for, right ? She never made it home.
I don't know anything about that.
We're going to need a sample of your DNA.
- Any objections ? - Excuse me.
Excuse me, Captain.
Found a dead female in Sutor.
Description matches Lori Kyman.
Make yourself comfortable.
Guy walking his dog found her.
Liver temp's 71 degrees.
So, given the ambient temperature, her T.
's roughly thirty-six to forty hours ago.
Bruises on the neck suggest strangulation.
No attempt to hide the body.
Maybe the suspect was in a hurry.
Or he just didn't give a damn.
Are you gonna tell the family ? Yeah, how do you tell a little boy he'll never know his mother ? She was dumped under a white birch.
Her hair was full of pollen and tree vegetation.
Red fibers and blue fibers on her dress.
White powder on both palms.
A brown hair with a follicular tag.
A person's entire identity balled up in a few nanograms of matter.
Assuming one's identity can be wholly quantified by our DNA.
Well, genetically, it can.
We're completely programmed as soon as the sperm hits the egg.
So we're defined at a cellular level ? - More or less.
- No.
Identity is the totality of our life experiences.
And our brain neurons process our relationship to the world and each other.
I stand corrected.
DNA is what we are, not who we are.
What we are never changes.
Who we are never stops changing.
Whether we like it or not.
What's up ? Well, when I fluoroscoped the bear, looking for other bullets, I noticed a microchip between his shoulder blades.
I see.
I removed it, called Animal Control to borrow a magnetic reader.
Check it out.
I tracked it down: Clark County Zoo.
Are you sure the bear came from our zoo ? Well, the microchip was registered to you.
- Take a look.
- God.
It's Tippy.
What happened ? You mean you didn't know he was missing ? We sold him to a broker a few weeks ago.
He said he found him a home at the Columbus Zoo.
- A broker ? - Animal broker.
Visitors want to see babies.
The brokers find other zoos to purchase our surplus adult animals.
You know, Tippy was so gentle, he'd eat grapes right out of my hand.
Well, we're going to need to see some paperwork.
Yeah, I'll pull the file, but I remember the broker's name.
It's Ken Bovitz.
Out of Chicago.
He mailed me his broker's license and documentation.
The board approved the sale last fall.
They'll want to know what went wrong.
Yeah, so do we.
You giving the car a workout ? Well, you know how you said that the suspect admitted to following Lori, but when the tire didn't go flat, he gave up ? Grissom wants me to disprove his account.
How long has the wheel been going round and round ? Three hours and nine minutes.
She left the club around 11:00.
Time of death was between midnight and 1:00 a.
Lori died before the tire went flat.
I think I know why someone snagged that bear's gallbladder.
Apparently, in the southeast Asian community, some men believe it enhances their virility.
It contains some chemical called ursodeoxycholic acid.
These gallbladders are going for $500 a pop.
I talked to the zoo in Columbus.
They never heard of Tippy.
Any luck with the broker ? The Department of Agriculture never issued a license for a Ken Bovitz.
Documents are fake.
I sent them to QD for analysis.
We may have an ID on our hunter.
Uniforms found an abandoned Mercedes.
Plates came back to a Mr.
Ron Hollis, who had hunting permits that included tags for wild goats, deer, and bighorn sheep.
- And what about Kodiaks ? - No would be a no.
Hollis's wife's on her way to PD, so I'm gonna head over there right now.
To be honest, I haven't seen my husband in over a year.
You were separated ? He made it big in venture capital.
Retired at 32.
That's when we started having problems.
The officer said Rod died while hunting.
Can I ask what happened ? He was mauled by a bear.
Hollis, I have reason to believe there was somebody else out there with him.
- Any idea who ? - No.
In our circle of friends, he was the only one who owned a gun.
We used to fight about his sport.
I showed him studies about how the animals suffer, how even the best hunters don't always get center shots.
Well I guess brutality gets brutality.
COD is asphyxia due to manual strangulation.
Petechiae in the eyes and mouth and extensive bruising in the strap muscles of the neck.
Sexual assault ? No abrasions or contusions to the vagina.
No semen on the SART exam.
Is this a burn ? No tissue reaction means it's post-mortem.
If she were alive at the time, it'd have a red edge.
This one's bland.
Burn extends subcutaneously, so the skin made contact with something hotter than 150 degrees.
Talk to me, Hodges.
Well, you kind of inundated me with work.
I should be cranky.
But I don't get cranky.
Let's start with the white powder you found our victim's hands.
It's talcum power without the talc.
Excuse me ? Talcum powder can contain asbestos fibers.
Who wants to put asbestos on their baby ? So, today's baby powders are made from cornstarch, and are technically talc-free.
Did your victim have her baby with her at the club ? No, he was at home.
So maybe the baby powder was on her hands when she left the house.
Well, we know she was drinking, so she was probably peeing.
And unlike some of the men in this lab, whose initials are Greg Sanders, she probably washes her hands.
So the baby powder shouldn't even be there.
Tell me about the fibers we collected from her clothing.
Blue ones have a high twist rate and are composed of nylon and polyester olefins.
I'd say synthetic Berber.
And the red ones are under the scope.
From a car.
Vic's clothing was covered in them.
My guess, she was rolling around in someone's trunk.
- Can you be more specific ? - You bet.
It's Wilton wool.
Very high-end.
And given the unique shade of red, I'd say that you're looking at the world's fastest four-seat coupe : the Bentley Continental GT.
Thank you.
Yeah, I was here last night.
You park a Bentley ? Man, my memory's not so good since Well, I can't really remember.
You don't remember a Bentley ? Let me see what I got.
Yeah, here you go.
One Bentley.
Came in at 8:32.
Parked it in spot 19C.
Do you remember what the driver looked like ? Male ? Female ? Black ? Caucasian ? Young ? Old ? He have a hat on ? Sorry.
- Thanks for coming.
- Of course.
How can I help ? The other night at the club, I was wondering if you happened to notice anyone driving a Bentley.
That would be me.
Birthday gift from my father.
Would you mind if I took a look at it ? You want to see my car ? Why ? We found fibers from a Bentley on Lori's clothing.
Lori was in my car all the time, especially last week.
Mark was using hers.
The fibers we found are from the floor or a trunk.
It's in the lot.
I'll call my father.
He'll pick me up.
Did Lori use the ladies' room at the club ? Yeah.
We both did.
Do you know if she washed her hands ? Why are you asking me all these questions ? We're pursuing a lead.
Lori was like a sister to me.
Investigate me all you want, but when you're done, you should take a look at Mark.
- I thought you said - I know what I said.
That was before she turned up dead.
And I'm not saying he did it, and Lori she never said anything.
It's just sometimes he can get rough.
And you know this because ? - You were the other woman.
- One of them.
I'm not proud of it.
Did Mark get rough with you ? That's why I ended it.
You started without me.
Actually, I finished without you.
Take a look.
Carpet's black.
Fibers on the vic's clothing were red.
Obviously, we can rule out this car.
I don't mean to pry, but you want to talk about what happened with you and Ecklie ? Not really.
I don't know if you know this about me, but I'm a good listener.
I blew up at Ecklie.
It was very unprofessional.
And very satisfying, and now I'm moving on.
Thanks for asking.
Joey just fell asleep, so please, keep your voices down.
All we need is a sample of baby powder.
This is Berber carpet, isn't it ? Yeah, Lori thought it'd be good for a boy's room.
I'd like to take a small sample.
-What's going on ? - Just collecting evidence.
You're coming after me ? Because I've cooperated.
I've let you swab my mouth and let you take my prints.
I love my wife.
I miss her.
DNA from Lori's shirt came back.
- It matches her husband.
- That could be probative.
Or casual transfer unrelated to the case.
I also picked up your trace results.
Baby powder on Lori's palms is consistent with the baby powder we found at the Kymans' residence.
According to her girlfriend, Lori washed her hands at the club.
Which suggests that Lori came home before she was killed.
Which contradicts the husband's account.
I hate to state the obvious, but maybe the husband is lying.
All right, well, let's say she came home first.
Mark killed her, drove her out to Sutor, and dumped the body.
One problem.
Mark doesn't have a car and the carpet fibers we found on Lori's clothing are inconsistent with her Lexus.
Or, maybe Lori came home, she and Mark had a fight.
Maybe she found out he was fooling around again.
She takes off, drives around.
Tire eventually goes flat.
She pulls over to the side of the road and a stranger comes along and abducts her.
A stranger driving a Bentley ? Hey, the rich are just as deviant as the poor.
- Hey, Dawson.
- Any progress on those bullets ? Well, the copper jacket came from your vic's rifle there.
A .
30-caliber Winchester, Model 70.
What about the fatal bullet ? That came from a .
357 Magnum revolver.
A .
357 ? Ran the baby through IBIS and get this : the gun was used in a '98 robbery.
The suspect was arrested but released on insufficient evidence and the gun was returned.
- You got a name for him ? - Aaron Colite, from Henderson.
Why don't you just stand up by the counter, sir ? Here's your warrant that we have here for your .
357 Magnum revolver.
We know you once used it in a '98 robbery.
Serial number ML5684.
We don't want you to get it.
Why don't you just point and show us where it is.
- What's this about ? - Where's the gun, sir ? Right under the TV.
Okay, Mr.
Colite, this gun is going into evidence.
Look, I was cleared in that robbery years ago.
Well, someone killed a Kodiak bear up in the Black Mountains the day before yesterday.
You wouldn't know anything about that, would you ? Yeah, I did.
I killed it.
Excuse me ? I killed it.
Look, I was I was out hunting.
Help ! Help me ! Stop ! Help ! By the time I shot the bear, the guy was already dead.
You mind if I have a look around ? Yeah, I do, actually.
You just admitted a felony of killing a bear.
Why didn't you report it ? I've been through the wringer with you guys once before.
I figured a guy was dead.
There was nothing I could do about it.
I took off.
Look, I've got a hunting license with tags.
I was out hunting deer.
Tried to save a guy's life.
- That's it.
- Whoa, Mr.
I just have one more question for you.
How long have you been storing gallbladders with your ice cream ? It ain't illegal to cut up a dead animal as long as it's already dead.
That's the law.
Could you lift your pants leg for me, please, sir ? For what ? Someone snagged their pant leg on a tree, probably cut themselves.
I wanted to see if it was you.
Take a look.
Wasn't me.
So Robbins sent the bear's blood to Tox.
It turns out there were elevated levels of Ketamine in its system.
- Barbiturates ? - Yeah.
I think I know what's going on here, Catherine.
They're called canned hunts.
- Going on all over the country.
- I'm sorry.
There's just no sport in that.
It's just sick.
Well, you got that right.
Point is, you don't have to go to Africa to hunt wild game anymore.
If you've got the money, Africa comes to you.
- And they drug the animals ? - To guarantee a kill, yeah.
But in our case, both the hunter and the prey ended up dead.
Something went wrong.
Filling out reports ? They tell me it's my job.
- You doing okay ? - Yeah.
I did a DMV search.
There are only five Bentleys with red interior registered in Clark County.
Two are leased.
Two are privately owned.
I ran the ROs.
Nothing suspicious.
PD is following up.
What about the fifth one ? Well, that one is owned by a boutique rental car agency.
I subpoenaed the rental history.
Diane Hoyt, Lori's mother, had the car for the last two weeks.
She returned it the day after Lori disappeared.
Where is it now ? If you've added up every cent I've made in my entire life, I still wouldn't be able to afford half this car.
Yeah, but why would you want it ? The insurance premiums are sky-high.
- Not to mention theft, scratches.
- It's art.
And I'd have every girl in the neighborhood after me.
Not when they saw your apartment.
You've been to Greg's apartment ? Who hasn't ? Red carpet.
Same as the interior.
- Recently vacuumed.
- We got better vacuums.
You found pods in the victim's hair, right ? Same shape, size, color.
Too bad we can't ID this pod and tie it to that tree.
Who says we can't ? Plant DNA is no different than human DNA.
In fact, a plant genome is larger.
I'm on it.
If we can prove the pod came from that dump site, - you know what that means ? - Lori's mother is a viable suspect.
Why are you asking my client about a rental car ? It may be probative to our investigation of her daughter's death.
I'll answer anything they want.
I backed my car into a telephone pole.
So I put it in the shop.
I had to rent a car.
At a grand a day, a Bentley's a little extravagant.
- I usually rent a Taurus.
- It's a fantasy car.
Ever since Amy got hers, I've wanted one, so I splurged.
Was the vehicle ever out of your possession ? You mean, did I let anybody drive it ? - That's what I mean, yeah.
- Lori and Mark both did.
But I was always with them.
Hoyt, did you drive your car to Sutor, Nevada ? - No.
- Where are you going with this ? We found a pod on the hood of the vehicle, which affirmatively matched the plant material we found in Lori's hair.
All of which came from the same tree in Sutor.
Okay, but my client returned the Bentley the day before yesterday.
It was washed and then rented again, so perhaps that individual drove through Sutor on his or her way out of town.
Or, as you know, that "pod" could be weeks or months old.
We also collected a number of errant hairs from the vehicle.
Several are consistent with Mark and Lori's DNA and also Joey's, but not yours.
Okay, I'm sorry.
You don't have a DNA sample of my client's for comparison purposes.
No, but we have her daughter's.
You're not Lori's biological mother, are you ? I'm her stepmom.
That's not a secret.
I couldn't have children of my own.
Ever since Lori's father died a few months ago, she's all I had.
Look, Mark is devastated.
I really should get back to my grandson.
Before you go, could we take a DNA sample ? You do not have to do that.
Yeah, but if she has nothing to hide, it's no big deal.
- Could you open your mouth ? - All right, that's it.
We're finished here.
Let's go.
What are you thinking ? We have nothing to arrest her on.
And we have unexplained evidence placing Lori back at the house after her night out.
That's why I like the husband.
Maybe they're in it together.
Well, when two people of the opposite sex conspire to kill one of their partners, sex or money is almost always involved.
Now, Lori's friend, Amy, did say Mark was a player.
Hello, Mrs.
I had this boyfriend back in college, and when he got his first Harley, well, let's just say we sat face-to-face and went for a ride.
A Bentley is a lot more comfortable than a bike.
Document was forged by taking an official license issued by the Department of Agriculture and scraping away the top layer of information.
Document was then photocopied, and the bogus info was typed in.
Take a look.
A simple forgery, but it doesn't get us any closer to our suspect.
Actually, it does.
See, a couple years back, some photocopier companies started imbedding their machines with serial numbers less than a millimeter in size and visible only under a blue LED light.
Of course.
- I see it.
- It's as good as fingerprint.
And you think the broker's documentation was forged here on my copier ? We know it was.
Tracy, tell us about canned hunts.
Uh, a wild animal is released into a controlled area where a hunter pays a fee to kill it.
The promoters guarantee a trophy, so no kill, no pay.
They're illegal in Nevada.
- Is that what happened to my bear ? - Aaron Colite worked here, right ? Yeah.
- You fired him ? - About six months ago.
We let a lot people go.
Well, the evidence places Aaron at the crime scene.
Wait, so you're thinking he forged the broker's document and took Tippy under false pretenses ? No.
We spoke to your distributor.
Your copy machine was only installed two months ago.
We think you created the false document.
We suspect that Aaron figured out a way to make a buck, and he asked for your help.
So Aaron organizes this canned hunt.
A few days ago, you guys meet up with Rod Hollis up at Lake Mead.
Rod, Rod, Rod, Rod ! Right there.
You see him ? Yes ! I got him ! Yep, you got him.
Hollis probably thought that he had killed the bear, and he raced over to claim his trophy.
Help ! Help ! Help me ! Help ! His shot only stunned the bear.
It was Aaron's shot that killed it.
You can't prove I was there.
Would you lift up your pants legs, please, sir ? What ? I have the judge on speed dial.
You want to save me some time here ? Help ! Help ! Help me ! I got this gardening.
We subpoenaed Aaron's bank records.
Rod Hollis sent Aaron a check for $16,000.
Aaron sent you a check for $8,000.
That's a 50-50 split.
You're looking at grand larceny and obtaining property under false pretenses.
That's about 20 years right there.
I'm recommending to the DA that he add another charge: second degree murder for the death of the hunter.
We found your client's semen mixed with a vaginal contribution from Diane Hoyt in the back of her rental car.
You said you had nothing to do with Lori's murder.
Would you like to revise that statement ? I met Diane two weeks ago at Rain.
Banged the cougar that night, but I had no idea she was anybody's mother.
So you haven't spoken to her since ? Well, that's the whole point of banging a cougar you never got to see 'em again.
One lie after another.
Are you questioning my client's veracity ? These are your client's cell phone records.
Semen in the car was enough to get a warrant.
On the night that Lori was murdered, he called Ms.
Hoyt on her cell phone at 11:23 p.
No, I don't know him.
You've never seen or spoken to this man ? No, not that I remember.
Do you remember the men you have sex with ? Ms.
Curtis, that is uncalled for.
Here's the deal.
Lori left the club around 11:00.
By your client's own admission, he followed her for about 20 minutes, waiting for the tire to go flat.
When it didn't, you called her mother.
It was all a setup.
Brad was going to strike up a conversation with Lori at the club, and on her way home, abduct her.
And then, one or both of you were going to kill her.
But when you got his call you went to Plan B.
I left Lori's house, drove home and went to bed.
You never left.
Mark fell asleep in the living room, and you waited for Lori to come home.
Lori's body was too heavy for you to carry, so you called for help on Mark and Lori's phone.
You got her call at 1:17 a.
Coroner puts Lori's death at some time between 12:00 and 1:00 a.
Well, which means I didn't kill her, like I told you.
Brad, be quiet.
I never thought you did kill her, but you did help get rid of the body, and that is conspiracy after the fact.
Now, Mark would've heard something, and if he's claiming he didn't, I'd be looking at him.
The living room's at the other end of the house.
- He was asleep.
- Prove it.
I don't need to.
We found something of Lori's on the rental exhaust pipe: her skin.
Your client's on record.
The vehicle was never out of her possession.
You drove back to the house, picked up Lori's Lexus, drove back into town.
Tire went flat off Boulder Highway.
You can't prove that.
When we suspected Brad's involvement, we printed the interior of the Lexus.
Your prints are on the steering wheel.
Is there a deal to be made ? Why did Diane Hoyt want Lori dead ? I don't know.
The lady paid me 2,000 bucks.
Said she was having a fight with her daughter and wanted to make good Only Lori wouldn't return her calls, so it was my job to get 'em together.
When she called me and asked me for my help later that night, she said she'd pay me $2,000 more.
I know why she did it.
While you two were at PD, I called the family lawyer.
He faxed over a copy of Lori's father's trust.
Estate's worth $50 million.
- He left it all to Lori ? - No, to her son.
Lori was the trustee with a stipend of $2.
5 mil a year.
If anything were to happen to Lori, guess who takes her place ? - Her stepmom.
- Yup.
Listen, you guys, I'll catch up later.
She's fitting in pretty well ? You got a minute ? Sure.
You did a nice job on the case.
I I just wanted you to know that I've enjoyed working with you.
Well, I've enjoyed working with you as well.
No, it's time I made a change.
I don't like the direction the lab's headed.
You mean Ecklie ? You can't pay any attention to him.
No, you got a good team, but I was a supervisor.
My demotion was undeserved, and every day I'm here, I'm reminded of that.
What ? Well, someone once said, "What we are never changes, but who we are never stops changing.
" Let's have dinner, shall we ?