Detectives arrive at the scene of an accident to find that the driver has been transported to the hospital. In the backseat of the minivan they find a male victim dead from a gunshot wound to the neck.
Det. Sowa and Lt. Timm piece together the series of events. They actually have two scenes to investigate. They are working the scene of the accident while other detectives work the scene where their victim was actually shot.
"We will do everything possible to find out exactly what happened and who did this." - Det. Nate Sowa
Det. Ray Diaz, Sowa's partner, works the second crime scene. Detectives find six 9mm casings. Det. Tim Entenok interviews a witness at the second crime scene who is able to provide descriptions of the minivan and one of the individuals at the scene during the shooting.
Detectives find six 9mm casings.
Det. Tim Entenok interviews a witness at the second crime scene who is able to provide descriptions of the minivan and one of the individuals at the scene during the shooting.
In Harris County, Texas, investigators are called to the scene of a terrible crime.
Investigators respond to a call about a woman who was bound, beaten and burned alive.
Dep. Jason Brown is shocked by the brutality of the scene.
Due to the fire, investigators must wait to see if any evidence can be recovered. Their victim, Melissa Birch, suffered burns over 80% of her body and is clinging to life at the hospital.
Investigators are able to recover the victim's clothes from the rubble, but little else.
Dep. Brown calls in a BOLO (Be-On-the-Look-Out) on the car belonging to Melissa's roommate, "Joker," hoping he may have information that could help the investigation.
Back in Cleveland, clear skies rapidly turn to snow.
Detectives Sowa and Diaz go to pick up the driver of the crashed minivan, who has been released from the hospital.
A monitor screen shows detectives as they interview the driver of the minivan. "What happened on Sunday?" asks Det. Nate Sowa. "Tell us the whole thing."
Det. Tim Entenok watches the interview, hoping they get the information they need to break the case.
The Violent Fugitive Task Force searches a house in Cleveland looking for their suspect.
FOLLOW-UP: Three months after filming with Melissa, she is still recovering from her injuries. She says the hardest part of her recovery has been relearning how to do everyday activities with only one hand.
FOLLOW-UP: Pictured here with her sister, Amy, Melissa says she is fortunate to have the love and support of her family who she says "have never left my side."
FOLLOW-UP: Melissa also has great news; she is expecting a child! While the pregnancy means she will have to postpone a few more surgeries, she feels blessed to have the chance to become a mother.