Columbo: Death Lends a Hand

and the fella ran away with the money.
But, you see, they can't really
explain how the body was moved.

And, now, me - I don't know.
I, er... I think she knew the murderer.
- Why?
- (Phone)

- Excuse me.
- Yes.

All right. Be right in.
- Why?
- Her behaviour seems a little strange.

She went out to the beach house
on a weekday, which is unusual,

and she said to the caretaker
she had some thinking to do

and then she went for a walk.
The next morning, her body
was found on the other side of town.

- What are you getting at?
- I wish I knew. I don't know.

It's just that it sounds to me
like a woman that has a problem.

- Did she have any personal problems?
- My wife was a very happy woman.

Yeah, well, it's just
if she did have a problem,

I thought that maybe
it would be connected with the murder.

- But you've no proof of that.
- No, sir. No.

Lieutenant, I call the city room every half
hour to find out what you people are doing.

So far, not a word.
No arrest. Not even a promise of one.
Now you tell me you haven't a lead.
Well, I'm sorry, Mr Kennicut.
Looks like it's gonna be slow.

It doesn't have to be.
Lieutenant Columbo, this is Mr Brimmer.
- How do you do?
- Lieutenant.

- You've heard of Brimmer Associates?
- No, I haven't.

It's security and investigations.
You might say we're in the same business.

- Really?
- I was talking about you last night.

I ran into the commissioner at a party.
He speaks very highly of you.
Naturally, you're wondering
why Mr Brimmer's here.