Cold Case Files

Season 3 Episode 5

Daddy Knows Best/Dawn of the Dead

Aired Unknown Jan 29, 2001 on A&E

Episode Recap

Marlene Majors has a husband, 2 children and a boyfriend when she goes missing. Bill, Marlene's husband simply tells everybody that she just left. But Marlene's boyfriend doesn't believe it. Police find evidence in Marlene's diary that Bill was convicted of abusing 2 other boys back in 1976. It seems he was up to his old tricks again. Only with his own children this time. But without hard proof the police have to let Bill go. Bill packs up his kids and moves to Rhode Island. He begins a new life there but cannot let go of his past behaviors. Bill's new wife calls police when she has had enough of Bill's behavior. Watch and see what happens to Bill to bring his own


A 911 caller reports a dead body outside of a gas station. It is Stephen Paul the cashier on his first night on the job. The leads that police have prove to be useless. With nothing more to go on the police let the case go cold until one day when a man in prison begins to talk and gives police enough information to find out who Stephen's killer really was.