Columbo: Dead Weight

They were joyriding in a car they hot-wired.
And it turned out this car belonged
to a Roger Dutton

and he's a marine colonel, Mrs Stewart.
It could be that he was the man
that you saw in the general's house.

You did a lot of investigating
for a man who asked me
if I wore glasses, or if I had been drinking.

That's just part of the job.
Anyway, I found out this Colonel Dutton

booked a passage
on an 8pm flight to Switzerland.

But then, he never showed up
to take the plane.

I still don't get the connection.
You see, this Colonel Dutton,
he was in the Marine Matériel Command.
That's a procurement officer.
But he had a lot of dealings
with General Hollister.

And he suddenly took leave
and then he just disappeared.

Now, if you could identify
the officer in this photograph

as the man that General Hollister shot,
then I think a lot of these pieces
would fall into place.

I can't be sure.
- That photograph is three years old...
- It all happened so quick. I can't be sure.

I see. Uh-huh. OK.
We haven't found the body yet,
so why don't you just keep that?

- Er...
- Maybe we'll come back to you, yes?

All right. Good night, Mrs Walters.
Good night, Mrs Stewart.

You know what strikes me?
You're the one that downgrades yourself.

One dinner with General Hollister
and you begin to doubt your senses.