This was the only episode in the entire history of the series where the initial victim was a non-person.
Byron Jennings, who played Richard Brandson, is the real-life husband of Carolyn McCormick, who played Dr. Elizabeth Olivet on both a recurring and contract basis throughout the series.
Jill Hennessy's identical twin sister, Jacqueline Hennessy, filled in for her as Claire Kincaid in the courtroom scenes when Jill became unavailable as a result of conflicts in the shooting schedules between this episode and the Homicide: Life on the Street episode "For God and Country", the crossover episode with "Charm City".
This episode appears to be ripped from the headlines of the Helen Vorhees Brach case.
The title of this episode, "Corpus Delicti", is a legal term meaning 'the body of the crime', and refers to the general rule that makes it difficult, and possibly unlawful, to convict a person when the crime itself is difficult to establish. Many people mistakenly believe that it refers to the body of the victim.