Cold Case Files: Death of a Deacon/ A Wife’s Mission
Church deacon Phil Perry has been having an affair with Lisa Bragg, a member of his congregation. In April of 1992, just as Phil and his wife Christine have decided to divorce, the deacon goes missing. A few days later, San Bernardino Detective Robert Emmerson responds to a call about a body just across the border in Tijuana, Mexico. There, he finds the missing deacon, shot to death and left in the back seat of his white Chrysler.
With the missing person case now a homicide, Detective Emmerson begins an investigation and looks deeper into the life of Lisa Bragg and her husband, Karl Bragg. A call to US Customs and Border Patrol tells Detective Emmerson that Karl Bragg's Jeep passed through the California-Mexico border the day Phil Perry was reported missing.