Living on the Streets Can Be Murder
Season 03, Episode 10
Air Date February 16, 1996
Previous The Pressure of Murder
Next Murder Murder

Living on the Streets Can Be Murder is the tenth episode of Diagnosis Murder's third season which was first broadcast on February 16, 1996.

Plot Edit

Dr. Sloan investigates a free health clinic after several homeless people turn up dead... with missing organs.

Summary Edit

A homeless woman's corpse is found in the streets, but her liver was removed while she was still alive, as required for safe organ transplants. Her unusually well balanced diet allows tracing her to a shelter where homeless Walter Mason identifies her as his widowed friend Patsy. After another fatal 'organ-donation', Mark plays the part of a healthy homeless man. The sleuths find that the free clinic which examines the homeless in that area, run by Cheryl Dante and Tom Winston, is linked to Howard Mitchell's foundation's Beverly Hills private practice, where organs could be sold for a fabulous fortune. Steve finds Tom has a dirty record, Mark suggests a trap...