Web of Lies S5E10 Script

Swipe for Murder (2018)

A YOUNG MOTHER SEEKS COMFORT IN ONLINE DATING.

YOU LOOK KILLER IN THAT OUTFIT.

WELL, THANK YOU.

SHE WAS A RAY OF SUNSHINE.

BET YOU CAN TELL I DON'T GET OUT MUCH.

WHOO.

BUT IN A DANGEROUS WORLD.

NOT SO DISRESPECTFUL NOW, BITCH.

HOW COULD YOU LEAVE HER IN THAT AREA WITH NO PHONE?

NO ONE IS SAFE.

DO YOU HAVE ANY IDEA WHAT COULD HAVE HAPPENED TO HER THAT NIGHT?

YOU NAME IT UP, WHATEVER I CAN DO TO HELP.

AND EVERYONE IS A SUSPECT.

IT DOESN'T MATTER WHAT I KNOW AND WHAT I THINK, IT'S WHAT CAN YOU PROVE.

ASHLEY!

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BREAKFAST'S UP. WHO WANTS PANCAKES?

28-YEAR-OLD MOM ASHLEY PEGRAM...

WHAT Y'ALL WANT ON 'EM?

...HAS HER HANDS FULL WITH THREE KIDS --

13-YEAR-OLD HAILEY...

HAILEY, STOP HOGGING THE SYRUP.

...8-YEAR-OLD CAITLYN, AND 1-YEAR-OLD AARON.

SHE WAS A GREAT MOTHER, SHE REALLY WAS.

SHE TOOK REAL GOOD CARE OF HER CHILDREN.

WHAT'S WITH THE REST OF YOU SOLDIERS?

WE'RE QUIET TODAY.

ASHLEY AND THE KIDS HAVE ALWAYS LIVED WITH HER MOM, RAMA.

CAN YOU MIND HELPING FEED AARON?

NO PROBLEM, HONEY, YOU JUST CONCENTRATE ON GETTING JOHN OUT THE DOOR.

JOHN!

SO MUCH LOVE IN OUR HOUSE.

ASHLEY'S HAD A FEW TOUGH YEARS AFTER A MESSY DIVORCE BUT HAS A NEW MAN, JOHN MITCHELL.

HEY, NONE OF THAT IN MY HOUSE.

LET HIM GO.

SEE YOU LATER.

JOHN WAS THE LOVE OF HER LIFE.

DON'T BE LATE FOR DATE NIGHT.

JOHN'S THE FATHER OF ASHLEY'S LITTLE BOY, AARON, AND HAS FIT RIGHT IN WITH THE PEGRAM FAMILY.

I COULD SEE A RAY OF HOPE IN HER LIFE.

HE WAS A SPECIAL PERSON TO HER BECAUSE SHE --

I MEAN, SHE LIT UP, SHE LIT UP.

SHE WAS ALL DRESSED UP 'CAUSE THEY WERE GOING OUT TO DINNER.

I CAN'T HAVE ANY MORE OF THESE.

WELL, ASHLEY, KILLER LOOK ON YOU, GIRL.

WELL, THANK YOU.

I HOPE HE LIKES IT.

YOU KNOW, IF HE EVER GETS HERE.

IT'S PROBABLY JUST THE TRAFFIC, DON'T WORRY.

HOURS WENT BY AND STILL NO WORD FROM HIM, AND SHE'S LIKE -- I COULD JUST TELL THAT THIS LOOK IN HER EYE, SHE WAS CONCERNED.

AND THEN A POLICEMAN PULLED INTO THE YARD.

AND THEY CAME UP AND THEY ASKED HER IF SHE WANTED TO SIT DOWN.

JOHN HAS BEEN IN A HEAD-ON COLLISION WITH A TRUCK AND PARAMEDICS WERE UNABLE TO SAVE HIS LIFE.

SHE WAS JUST A MESS.

YOU KNOW, HE WASN'T COMING BACK.

IT JUST CRUSHED HER... CHANGED HER.

A BIG PART OF ASHLEY DIED THAT NIGHT.

SUNSHINE WAS GONE.

TWO MONTHS LATER, ASHLEY IS STILL GRIEVING BUT TRYING TO STAY POSITIVE.

I REMEMBER THAT SHE WANTED TO GET HER LIFE BACK TOGETHER AND BE HAPPY AGAIN.

ALRIGHT, WHEN YOU SUBTRACT THAT, WHAT DO YOU GET?

FIVE.

DON'T WORRY SWEETHEART, YOU'LL GET IT.

HELLO.

IT WAS ALL ABOUT HER KIDS.

BUT BEING A SINGLE PARENT IS TOUGH, AND ASHLEY'S BATTLE WITH HER GRIEF ISN'T GETTING ANY EASIER.

SHE HAD BEEN PRESCRIBED MEDICATION FOR DEPRESSION TO TRY TO NUMB EVERYTHING OUT.

ASHLEY TURNS TO DATING APPS TO GIVE HERSELF A BOOST.

AND SHE WANTED TO BE TOLD THAT SHE WAS BEAUTIFUL NOT BY HER MOTHER OR BY HER SISTER, BUT I GUESS BY SOMEBODY ELSE.

SHE SETS UP A PROFILE TO CHAT WITH LOCAL GUYS.

IT'S NOT LONG BEFORE SHE'S GETTING MESSAGES AND MEETING UP FOR A FRIENDLY DRINK.

SHE WOULD TRY TO FIND SOMEONE WHO WAS WILLING TO JUST TAKE HER AWAY FROM THE HOUSE AND BUY HER SOME DRINKS AND, YOU KNOW, GUYS WERE ALWAYS WILLING TO DO THAT.

HEY, I GOT YOUR MESSAGES. IT'S SO GREAT TO SEE YOU.

YOU A LIQUOR MAN?

BET YOU CAN TELL I DON'T GET OUT MUCH.

CAN I HAVE ANOTHER DRINK?

JUST LIKE AN ESCAPE TO JUST GET OUT AND DRINK AND TO TAKE HER MIND OFF OF JOHN.

WHOO.

ASHLEY HAS NO SHORTAGE OF ONLINE ADMIRERS.


ASHLEY AND KYLE, HER LATEST ONLINE DATE, WASTE NO TIME IN GETTING INTO THE PARTY MOOD.

LET'S GET A BEER.


WHAT THE HELL YOU DOING?

SORRY.

IF YOU CAN'T CONTROL YOUR DRINK, IT'S TIME YOU LEFT.

HEY, WHAT'S YOUR PROBLEM? I SAID SORRY.

YOU WANT TO TAKE CONTROL OF YOUR BITCH?

WHAT DID YOU JUST CALL ME?

I'M SORRY, WHAT IS THAT? WHAT DID YOU JUST SAY?!

GOD.

SO THAT'S HOW IT IS.

NOT SO DISRESPECTFUL NOW, BITCH.

ASHLEY PEGRAM IS AT A HOUSE PARTY WITH A GUY SHE MET ONLINE.

I'M SORRY. WHAT WAS THAT?

WHAT DID YOU JUST SAY?!

NOT SO DISRESPECTFUL NOW, BITCH.

NO, PLEASE, PLEASE.

GET THE HELL OUT OF HERE.

I DON'T WANT TO SEE YOUR FACE NO MORE.

ASHLEY DOESN'T REPORT THE GUN INCIDENT TO THE POLICE.

SHE DECIDES NOT TO SEE KYLE AGAIN AND CUT DOWN ON HER INTERNET DATING.

BUT SHE CAN'T GIVE IT UP COMPLETELY AND BEGINS CHATTING WITH ANOTHER GUY --

SHANE.

SHE ACTUALLY LIKED SHANE, HE WAS REAL NICE, REAL SWEET, GENTLEMAN, THERE WAS A SENSE OF EASE.

LIKE, "OKAY, THIS GUY SEEMS OKAY."

AFTER A FEW WEEKS OF DATING, THE COUPLE TRY A WEEKEND AWAY.

I SAID I'LL WATCH THE KIDS FOR YOU THE WEEKEND, AND SHE WAS SO EXCITED ABOUT GOING.

YOU KNOW YOU'RE LOOKING PRETTY GOOD IN THAT OUTERWEAR.

VERY SEDUCTIVE, RIGHT?

WELL, I WOULD SAY SO, YEAH.

HEY, ASHLEY?

YEAH?

HAVE YOU -- HAVE YOU SEEN MY WALLET?

NO.

NO? 'CAUSE IT WAS IN THE TENT.

I KNOW EXACTLY WHERE IT WAS, AND YOU WERE JUST IN THERE.

I'M SORRY, I DIDN'T SEE IT WHEN I WAS IN THERE.

WHY WOULD YOU STEAL MY WALLET?

EXCUSE ME?

I- I WOULD NOT STEAL YOUR WALLET.

I WOULDN'T DO THAT.

I CAN NEVER TRUST A THIEF.

I WOULD NOT DO THAT. YOU KNOW, JUST --

I CAN'T TRUST YOU, ASHLEY.

YOU KNOW WHAT? LET'S PACK THIS UP. WE'RE GOING.

SHANE. WE GOT NO FUTURE, US.

SHE WAS ALL UPSET WHEN SHE GOT HOME, SHE STARTED CRYING TO MOM.

YOU KNOW MOM WAS TRYING TO COMFORT HER.

I DON'T WANT TO BE ALONE ANYMORE.

WE'RE HERE.

MOM, I GOT TO TAKE THIS. OKAY, OKAY.

ASHLEY GETS A MESSAGE FROM A DIFFERENT ONLINE ADMIRER.


LIKE THE NEW SANDALS, MOM?

THEY'RE BEAUTIFUL, ASH.

YOU LOOK SO PRETTY TONIGHT.

I DO? YOU DO.

WELL, THANK YOU.

MY DATE'S HERE.

OKAY.

SEE YOU, MOM.

OKAY. OKAY, BYE.

BYE.

I WAS THINKING, "WELL, YOU LOOK SO PRETTY.

YOU KNOW, YOU LOOK PRETTY TONIGHT."

THE FOLLOWING MORNING, THERE'S NO SIGN OF ASHLEY AROUND THE HOUSE.

Hey, Mom.

HEY, HONEY, HAVE YOU SEEN ASHLEY?

No. Why?

SHE HADN'T COME HOME.

SHE'S LIKE, "YOU KNOW, I JUST HAVE THIS UNSETTLING FEELING."

I WAS LIKE, "WELL, I'LL JUST COME OVER AND, YOU KNOW, IF SHE DOESN'T SHOW UP HERE SOON WITHIN A FEW HOURS, I'LL JUST COME OVER AND I'LL LOOK THROUGH THE PHONE AND I'LL SEE IF I CAN FIND ANYTHING."

HEY, BRAD, IT'S BRANDY.

HAVE YOU SEEN ASHLEY?

OKAY, YEAH, I'M SURE SHE'S SOMEWHERE.

YEAH, SHE'LL BE FINE.

THANKS, CALL ME IF YOU SEE HER. OKAY.

WHAT ABOUT ANDREW? CAN YOU TRY ANDREW PLEASE?

BRANDY CONTACTS ALL OF HER SISTER'S FRIENDS.

HEY, ANDREW, IT'S BRANDY.

HAVE YOU SEEN MY SISTER?

OKAY, NOT SINCE THE OTHER DAY, ALRIGHT, LOOK, YOU'LL CALL ME IF YOU DO?

OKAY, THANKS.

BYE.

BUT NO ONE HAS SEEN THE MOTHER OF THREE SINCE SHE LEFT FOR HER LATEST ONLINE DATE.

HELLO. I'D LIKE TO REPORT MY SISTER MISSING.

HER NAME'S ASHLEY PEGRAM.

HE SAID THAT A DETECTIVE WOULD BE CONTACTING ME ON MONDAY, AND I WAS LIKE, "NO.

WE HAVE TO WAIT A WHOLE WEEKEND?"

LIKE, THAT'S GONNA BE HARD.

HE SAID LIKE, "SHE'LL PROBABLY SHOW UP OR CALL OR SOMETHING."

BY SUNDAY MORNING, ASHLEY HAS BEEN MISSING FOR 36 HOURS.

BRANDY DECIDES SHE IS GOING TO TAKE MATTERS INTO HER OWN HANDS.

CAN I SEE YOUR PHONE, MOM? YEAH.

SHE WAS USING IT TO SEND MESSAGES, RIGHT?

YEAH, SURE, SHE USED IT ON FRIDAY NIGHT JUST BEFORE SHE WENT OUT.

OKAY.

BRANDY KNOWS ASHLEY WENT TO A LOCAL PARTY WITH A GUY SHE MET ONLINE.

SO I WAS KIND OF PLAYING DETECTIVE THAT WEEKEND.

BRANDY DISCOVERS ASHLEY'S DATE GOES BY THE NAME E-MONEY BON.

AND I SAW WHERE THEY HAD A CONVERSATION.

HE SAID, "I'M SORRY THAT I LEFT YOU AT A GAS STATION, I HOPE YOU MADE IT HOME OKAY."

SO WHEN I SAW THAT, I WAS LIKE, "MY GOSH.

THIS GUY LEFT HER AT A GAS STATION SOMEWHERE AND SHE HASN'T BEEN HOME SINCE."

I WAS REALLY CONCERNED THAT MAYBE SHE HAD GOTTEN TO A CAR WITH SOMEONE ELSE OR MAYBE SHE GOT RAN OVER BY A CAR, OR MAYBE SOMEONE, LIKE, ABDUCTED HER?


HELLO?

HELLO. I'M LIKE, "WHERE'S MY SISTER AT?"

WHAT HAPPENED?

DO YOU HAVE ANY IDEA WHAT WOULD'VE HAPPENED TO HER THAT NIGHT?

To be honest, I'm really, really sorry.

I MEAN, SHE WAS GETTING VERY DIFFICULT, SO I HAD TO KICK HER OUT.

AND HE SAID, "I TRIED TO ASK HER WHERE HER ADDRESS WAS AND SHE JUST WOULD NOT GIVE ME A SOLID ANSWER WHERE TO GO, SO AT THAT POINT, I WAS JUST --

I HAD HAD ENOUGH AND I JUST PUT HER OUT."

YOU NEED TO TELL ME EVERY BIT OF INFORMATION YOU KNOW.

OF COURSE, ANYTHING YOU WANT.

YOU NAME IT, WHATEVER I CAN DO TO HELP.

HE SEEMED VERY POLITE ON THE PHONE.

AND I WAS LIKE, "OKAY, YOU JUST DESCRIBE TO ME EXACTLY WHERE YOU LEFT HER SO I CAN DRIVE THERE, MAYBE SEE IF I CAN FIND A SHOE OR ANYTHING."

OKAY, I'M DRIVING TOWARD THE SUNOCO STATION.

IT WAS ON THE LEFT-HAND SIDE?

Just keep heading towards the Sunoco station.

OKAY, I'M PULLING IN RIGHT NOW.

OKAY, I'M AT THE SUNOCO STATION.

That's where I left her.

WHERE NOW?

I SAID, "WAS SHE HEADED TO THE RIGHT, THE LEFT?

WHAT WAS SHE DOING?"

HE SAID, "SHE WAS JUST SORT OF STANDING THERE."

LISTEN, EDWARD, I REALLY APPRECIATE IT.

WE GOT TO STAY IN CONTACT, OKAY?

YOU'RE THE LAST ONE THAT SAW HER.

Okay, we'll talk soon. I'm happy to help.

OKAY.

ON SUNDAY EVENING, BRANDY SPENDS THE NIGHT AT HER MOM'S HOUSE, HOPING TO BE THERE WHEN ASHLEY COMES HOME.

SHE'S GONNA COME BACK, I KNOW.

ASHLEY? ASHLEY.

ASHLEY. ASHLEY?

AND SHE FLEW OUT THE DOOR.

AND I WAS WAITING TO HEAR IT WAS ASHLEY.

AND I RAN OUT THERE AND I WAS LIKE, "ASHLEY.

I THINK ASHLEY'S HOME."

AND I RAN OUT THERE AND I WAS LIKE, "ASHLEY.

BREAKFAST'S UP.

ASHLEY PEGRAM, 28-YEAR-OLD MOTHER OF 3...

HAILEY, STOP HOGGING THE SYRUP.

...HAS BEEN MISSING FOR TWO DAYS...

YOU LOOK SO PRETTY TONIGHT.

I DO?

...SINCE SHE WAS DROPPED OFF BY HER DATE AT A GAS STATION AFTER A PARTY.

AT LAST IT LOOKS LIKE SHE'S HOME.

ASHLEY?

Brandy; I RAN OUT TO THE CAR, AND THEN I SAW IN THE CAR IT WAS JUST SHANE IN THE CAR.

WHAT'S GOING ON?

I CAME TO APOLOGIZE TO ASHLEY.

I FOUND MY WALLET.

SO YOU HAVEN'T HEARD FROM ASHLEY?

NO.

I CAME TO SAY SORRY.

WE HAVEN'T SEEN HER IN TWO DAYS.

I, I HAVEN'T SEEN HER SINCE CAMPING.

BUT THE FAMILY KNOWS SOMEONE ISN'T TELLING THE TRUTH.

DORCHESTER COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE ASSIGNS THE CASE TO DETECTIVE ANDY MARTIN.

THANK YOU FOR COMING IN.

HAS ASHLEY EVER DONE ANYTHING LIKE THIS BEFORE?

I MEAN, DISAPPEARED? NO, SIR.

THEY WERE SOLID INDIVIDUALS, AND SO WHEN THEY WERE CONCERNED, YOU FELT THERE PROBABLY WAS A REASON TO BE CONCERNED.

SHE WENT OUT, SHE WAS ON A DATE WITH EDWARD BONILLA.

THAT'S RIGHT.

OKAY. HAVE YOU SPOKEN TO HIM?

SURE, HE'S BEEN REAL HELPFUL, TALKED US THROUGH DROPPING HER OFF AND EVERYTHING.

HE SAID THAT HE HAD DROPPED HER OFF, THAT SHE WAS DRUNK AND HARD TO HANDLE, AND HE JUST GOT HER OUT OF THE CAR AND LEFT HER.

SO THAT WAS THE FIRST BIT OF INFORMATION.

BESIDES EDWARD BONILLA, HAS THERE BEEN ANYONE ELSE IN ASHLEY'S LIFE?

WELL, SHE WAS SEEING A GUY CALLED SHANE, BUT THEY HAD A BIG FIGHT.

YEAH, AND HE CALLED HER A THIEF.

AT THE END OF THAT, THEY WERE DONE TALKING, AND SHE WAS REAL UPSET.

BUT THEN HE SHOWED UP LAST NIGHT JUST COMPLETELY OUT OF THE BLUE, WONDERING WHERE SHE WAS AND ALL.

SEEMED STRANGE.

THEY HAD GOTTEN INTO AN ARGUMENT, SO THERE'S A LOT OF INFORMATION THERE TO BE GATHERED.

This is detective Andy Martin, Dorchester County sheriff's office.

I'm investigating the disappearance of Ashley Pegram.

SO, SHANE, YOU AND ASHLEY WERE NOT GETTING ALONG?

YEAH, WE ARGUED BEFORE SHE DISAPPEARED.

I'D CALLED THINGS OFF. I WAS UPSET.

AND THE LAST TIME YOU SAW HER WAS WHEN YOU DROPPED HER OFF, WAS THAT CORRECT?

RIGHT.

SO WHERE WERE YOU ON THE NIGHT OF APRIL 3rd?

WORKING.

DO YOU HAVE SOMEONE THAT CAN VERIFY THAT?

SURE, SURE, YEAH, ANYTHING I CAN DO TO HELP, I'M HAPPY TO DO SO.

THANK YOU.

UNTIL SHANE'S ALIBI CHECKS OUT, HE'LL REMAIN ON THE DETECTIVE'S RADAR.

SOMEBODY'S GONNA TELL ME YOU'RE AT WORK, SON.

YOU CHECK IT AND YOU MOVE ON, YOU CHECK A LOT OF PLACES.

CHECK A LOT OF BOXES.

ASHLEY HAS NOW BEEN MISSING FOR FIVE DAYS.

DETECTIVE MARTIN NEEDS TO SPEAK TO EDWARD BONILLA --

THE LAST PERSON SEEN WITH HER BEFORE SHE DISAPPEARED.

WHAT'S YOUR RELATIONSHIP WITH ASHLEY?

ME AND ASHLEY, WE STARTED TALKING ABOUT TWO WEEKS AGO ON A DATING APP, AND WE MET UP FOR THE FIRST TIME FRIDAY NIGHT.

OKAY, WHERE DID YOU GO?

MY BROTHER -- HE WAS HAVING A PARTY OVER AT GOOSE CREEK, AND WE WENT TOGETHER.

EDWARD BONILLA REPEATS WHAT HE TOLD BRANDY, HE AND ASHLEY WENT TO A PARTY TOGETHER AND HE LEFT HER AT THE GAS STATION ALIVE AND WELL.

WHAT DO YOU DO FOR WORK?

I MEAN, HOW DO YOU GET BY?

HE IS SO HELPFUL AND CONVERSIVE AND JUST WANTING TO GIVE A LOT OF INFORMATION.

DETECTIVE MARTIN ASKS EDWARD TO SHOW HIM EXACTLY WHERE HE LEFT ASHLEY.

OKAY, SO THIS IS WHERE YOU DROPPED HER OFF?

YES, SIR, SO WE STOPPED RIGHT HERE AND THIS IS WHERE SHE GOT BACK IN THE VEHICLE.

YEAH.

BUT IF YOU KEEP DRIVING THAT WAY, I CAN SHOW YOU EXACTLY WHERE I PUT HER OUT.

OKAY.

WE TURNED LEFT ON MAPLE ROAD.

HE GOES DOWN. HE GOES, "I PUT HER RIGHT HERE."

STOP, STOP, RIGHT HERE.

AT THE ENTRANCE OF ANOTHER RESIDENTIAL AREA WHERE PEOPLE LIVE.

THIS IS WHERE I DROPPED HER OFF.

I WANTED TO TAKE HER HOME, BUT SHE WASN'T MAKING NO SENSE.

OKAY, I MEAN, EDWARD, THIS IS REALLY IMPORTANT.

ARE YOU SURE?

YES, I'M SURE.

OKAY.

IN THE BEGINNING, HIS CORRESPONDENCE WAS HE LEFT HER AT THE GAS STATION, THE SUNOCO AT 26 AND COLLEGE PARK.

SO, HIS STORY HAD CHANGED.

WITH NO SIGN OF ASHLEY FOR SIX DAYS, HER FAMILY SEARCHES THE FIELDS CLOSE TO WHERE SHE WAS DROPPED OFF.

ASHLEY!

I REMEMBER STANDING ON TOP OF MY EXPLORER, SO I COULD LOOK OUT INTO THIS FIELD AND ACTUALLY SEE MORE.

ASHLEY!

WE WAS LOOKING FOR SOMETHING OF HERS, SOME SHOE MAYBE.

OKAY, YOU GUYS LOOK OVER HERE.

OKAY.

ANYTHING THAT WAS HERS.

ASHLEY!

ASHLEY!

ASH!

MA, YOU SMELL SOMETHING?

THAT SMELLS BAD.

HAILEY, STAY BACK.

OKAY. ALRIGHT.

SOMETHING SMELLS LIKE IT'S BEEN KILLED.

IT'S LIKE, "NO."

I'M THINKING IN MY HEAD, "WHAT IF THAT'S HER?"

IT'S JUST A DEER.

IF WE DON'T FIND ANYTHING, SHE'S OKAY, YOU KNOW?

I MEAN, THEN YOU BRING BACK YOUR HOPE.

HOPE'S THERE, HOPE'S ALIVE.

IT'S BEEN 10 DAYS SINCE ASHLEY WAS LAST SEEN.

DETECTIVE MARTIN TAKES HIS SEARCH BACK TO WHERE EDWARD BONILLA ORIGINALLY SAID HE DROPPED ASHLEY OFF -- THE GAS STATION.

VERY EASY TO CONFIRM.

YOU KNOW, THEY'VE GOT CAMERAS.

MARTIN HUNTS THROUGH THE SURVEILLANCE FOOTAGE FOR ANY SIGN OF ASHLEY.

HE HITS PAY DIRT WHEN HE SEES ASHLEY WALKING IN TO THE GAS STATION AT JUST AFTER MIDNIGHT ON THE FOURTH OF APRIL.

I WAS SO HAPPY.

I KNOW WHERE YOU'RE AT.

THIS IS MY LAST KNOWN FIX OF YOU.

SO WE HAVE A STARTING POINT.

BONILLA STAYS IN THE VEHICLE AND SHE WALKS UNAIDED INTO THE BUSINESS.

SHE GOES DOWN THE LITTLE PASSAGEWAY TO WHERE THE LADIES RESTROOM IS.

SHE GOES BACK OUT.

ENTERS THE VEHICLE, THEY DRIVE OFF.

AT 12:12 A.M., ASHLEY AND EDWARD LEAVE THE GAS STATION.

THE FOOTAGE SEEMS TO CONFIRM EDWARD'S REVISED ACCOUNT.

THE FOCUS RETURNS TO ASHLEY'S EX-BOYFRIEND SHANE.

I HAVE SOME QUESTIONS ABOUT SHANE YORK.

WAS HE AT WORK ON FRIDAY APRIL THE 3rd?

HE WAS? YOU'VE BEEN A GREAT HELP.

HAVE A GOOD EVENING. THANK YOU.

AND I TRULY WAS DONE AT THAT POINT.

SOMEONE MUST KNOW WHAT HAS HAPPENED TO THE MISSING MOM.

DETECTIVE MARTIN RETRACES ASHLEY'S STEPS ON THE NIGHT SHE WENT MISSING, STARTING WITH THE HOSTS OF THE PARTY.

I'M HERE INVESTIGATING THE MISSING PERSONS OF ASHLEY PEGRAM.

YOU RECOGNIZE HER?

YEAH, SHE WAS HERE WITH EDWARD.

SHE CONFIRMED THAT ASHLEY WAS THERE, AND THAT THEY HAD PLAYED PING-PONG IN THE GARAGE.

SHE CONFIRMED THE TIME THAT THEY LEFT.

AND HOW DO YOU KNOW EDWARD BONILLA?

HE'S MY BOYFRIEND'S STEPBROTHER.

THEY WORK TOGETHER.

THEY WORK TOGETHER?

THEY WORK TOGETHER AT COBBLE FLOORING.

THEY DO A LOT OF KITCHEN REFITS.

THE ALARM BELLS GO OFF FOR DETECTIVE MARTIN AS HE RECALLS HIS EARLIER INTERVIEW WITH EDWARD.

WHAT DO YOU DO FOR WORK?

I TWISTED MY ANKLE AND I HAVEN'T BEEN ABLE TO WORK FOR A WHILE NOW.

OKAY.

WHY WOULD YOU LIE ABOUT YOUR EMPLOYMENT STATUS?

UNLESS YOU HAD ACCESS TO SOMETHING YOU DIDN'T WANT ME TO KNOW ABOUT?

THANK YOU VERY MUCH. YOU'VE BEEN MOST HELPFUL.

THANK YOU, HAVE A GOOD DAY.

YOU TOO.

MARTIN CHASES UP THE NEW LEAD WITH A CALL TO EDWARD'S EMPLOYERS.

THIS IS DETECTIVE ANDY MARTIN OF DORCHESTER COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE.

CAN YOU CONFIRM YOU HAVE AN EDWARD BONILLA WHO WORKS FOR YOU?

Sure, we have an Edward Bonilla working for us.

AND HAS HE BEEN OFF OF WORK WITH AN INJURY, SOME SORT OF AN ANKLE INJURY?

No, he's been steady, no injuries.

I UNDERSTAND HE WORKS FOR HIS BROTHER.

IN WHAT CAPACITY, SIR?

They remove old flooring, and they'll haul in the new stuff in our van and lay it.

SO HE HAS A WORK VAN TO HAUL MATERIALS?

AND WHERE IS THAT VEHICLE NOW, SIR?

AND HE GOES, "THAT'S KIND OF FUNNY YOU ASKED ME THAT, BECAUSE IT'S A VAN HE KEEPS AT HIS HOUSE AND DRIVES TO WORK SITES, BUT FOR SOME REASON, HE BROUGHT IT BACK HERE THE OTHER NIGHT AND LOCKED IT BEHIND THE GATE."

WHY WOULD YOU DO THAT?

SO I ASKED THE BUSINESS OWNER, I SAID, "WOULD YOU PLEASE SECURE THAT VEHICLE?

NO ONE IS TO TOUCH IT BUT ME."

HE SAID, "WELL, EDWARD CALLED AND SAID HE LEFT SOMETHING INSIDE THE VAN AND HE WOULD NEED TO GET IT."

AND I SAID, "NO."

I NEED TO GET A UNIT OUT TO COBBLE FLOORING NOW.

EDWARD BONILLA MUST NOT GO NEAR THAT VEHICLE.

EDWARD BONILLA'S VAN COULD LEAD POLICE STRAIGHT TO ASHLEY PEGRAM.

UP TO THIS POINT, I KNOW HE'S MY SUSPECT.

HE IS LYING, BUT THAT'S NOTHING UNTIL I HAVE THE VAN.

UP TO THIS POINT, I KNOW HE'S MY SUSPECT.

THERE'S BEEN NO SIGN OF MISSING MOM ASHLEY PEGRAM FOR 12 DAYS.

WHOO.

POLICE NOW HAVE REASON TO SEARCH A VAN DRIVEN BY THE MAN SHE WAS LAST SEEN WITH, EDWARD BONILLA.

BUT FOR SOME REASON, HE BROUGHT IT BACK HERE THE OTHER NIGHT AND LOCKED IT BEHIND THE GATE.

WHY WOULD YOU DO THAT?

A POLICE UNIT HAS BEEN DISPATCHED TO THE VAN'S LOCATION.

THEY HAD SECURED ROAD ACCESS, THEY SECURED THE GATE.

NO ONE WAS TOUCHING THAT VAN.

GENTLEMEN, LOOK, I NEED TO GET INSIDE.

I NEED TO GET MY PHONE.

SIR, COME ON!

I GET THERE. BONILLA'S SITTING IN A LARGE S.U.V.

GOOD AFTERNOON, MR. BONILLA, HOW YOU DOING TODAY?

GOOD, DETECTIVE, HOW YOU DOING?

GOOD.

YOU TOLD ME YOU DIDN'T WORK.

HE SAID I JUST GOT THIS JOB YESTERDAY.

I LOOKED OVER AT THE BUSINESS OWNER.

IS THAT CORRECT?

NO, EDWARD'S BEEN WITH US FOR EIGHT OR NINE MONTHS NOW.

COME ON, HE'S KIDDING.

YOU'RE FREE TO LEAVE IN YOUR VEHICLE.

JUST LETTING YOU KNOW, YOU'RE NOT GOING ANYWHERE IN THAT VAN.

WITHOUT ANY HARD EVIDENCE, DETECTIVE MARTIN LETS EDWARD BONILLA GO.

THEY NEED TO TAKE A CLOSER LOOK AT WHAT BONILLA WAS SO DESPERATE TO HIDE INSIDE THE VAN.

HOPEFULLY, WE WERE THE FIRST ONES THAT WERE THERE.

WE WERE ABLE TO JUST BARELY LOOK INTO IT THROUGH THE WINDOWS.

I WENT TO THE SIDE DOOR BECAUSE THAT'S WHERE I WOULD LOAD A BODY THROUGH.

ADAM, WHAT'S THAT LOOK LIKE?

WE DID SEE SOME KIND OF, LIKE, SPLATTER INSIDE THE VAN.

WE DON'T HAVE ANY CHEMICALS TO PUT ON THE FLOOR OR ANYTHING.

IT JUST -- IT LOOKED LIKE BLOOD.

DETECTIVE MARTIN WILL HAVE TO WAIT FOR FORENSIC CONFIRMATION, BUT WITH A DISCOVERY OF WHAT HE THINKS IS BLOOD, IT'S TIME TO ARREST BONILLA.

AS SOON AS I PULL UP, HE IS DRAGGING A SUITCASE ON WHEELS DOWN THE SIDEWALK.

MR. BONILLA?

MR. BONILLA, CAN I HAVE A WORD WITH YOU?

WHAT'S GOING ON?

TURN AROUND AND PUT YOUR HANDS BEHIND YOUR BACK.

TURN AROUND.

I ARREST MR. BONILLA, LOCKED HIM UP, SO I WOULD KNOW WHERE HE WAS AT.

CRIME-SCENE TECHNICIANS ANALYZE THE RED STAINS FOUND IN BONILLA'S WORK VAN USING CHEMICALS THAT ILLUMINATE BLOOD TRACES UNDER ULTRAVIOLET LIGHT.

IT LIT UP WITH BLOOD.

A SAMPLE OF THE BLOOD IS SENT TO THE LABS FOR DNA ANALYSIS.

28-YEAR-OLD ASHLEY PEGRAM HAS NOW BEEN MISSING FOR TWO WEEKS.

BUT HER FAMILY IS STILL HOLDING ON TO HOPE.

THESE CARNATIONS ARE SO PRETTY, AND I KNOW ASHLEY WILL LOVE THEM.

THEY LOOK BEAUTIFUL, MOM.

WHAT IF THERE'S SOME KIND OF LITTLE TWIST TO THIS?

AND SHE'S GONNA COME HOME AND WE'RE GONNA FIND HER.

AND EVERYTHING'S GONNA BE BACK TO NORMAL.

THIS WILL JUST ALL BE A BAD DREAM.

SHE'S GONNA LOVE THIS WHEN SHE COMES HOME.

YEAH.

YOU GOT TO JUST GET THROUGH THE DAY AS BEST YOU CAN.

AND AT NIGHT, WHEN IT REALLY COMES AROUND TO BOTHER YOU, YOU CRY YOUR WAY THROUGH IT.

WITH EDWARD BONILLA IN CUSTODY, THE BLUE SONATA THAT HE DROVE ASHLEY TO THE GAS STATION IN IS IMPOUNDED.

IT'S NOT LONG BEFORE THE FORENSIC TEAM DISCOVER TRACES OF BLOOD IN THE TRUNK.

OKAY, LET'S SEARCH FOR THE SONATA AND THE WHITE WORK VAN.

NOW DETECTIVES MUST FIND THE CONNECTION BETWEEN THIS CAR AND THE WHITE WORK VAN AND HOW BONILLA USED THEM ON THE NIGHT ASHLEY DISAPPEARED.

WE HAD THE CAMERA FOOTAGE THAT WAS SHOWING HIS WHEREABOUTS THROUGHOUT THE NIGHT.

BONILLA IS SEEN LEAVING THE GAS STATION WITH ASHLEY AT JUST AFTER MIDNIGHT.

OVER AN HOUR LATER, AT 1:21 A.M. BUT ONLY SIX MILES FROM THE GAS STATION, A LICENSE PLATE READER PHOTOGRAPHS BONILLA'S CAR HEADING TOWARDS HIS HOUSE.

AT 2:35 A.M., BONILLA'S WHITE WORK VAN IS CAPTURED HEADING IN THE OPPOSITE DIRECTION, AWAY FROM HIS HOME.

OKAY. WHERE THE HELL IS HE GOING?

I KNOW THAT HE CHANGED VEHICLES.

FOR SOME REASON, HAS DROPPED OFF HIS SONATA AND MOVED OVER INTO HIS WORK VAN.

IT'S STILL DARK AT 6:12 A.M. WHEN THE SAME SURVEILLANCE CAMERA RECORDS BONILLA'S WHITE WORK VAN RETURNING HOME.

THERE IS A 4-HOUR GAP IN BONILLA'S TIMELINE THAT IS UNACCOUNTED FOR.

AT THIS TIME HERE, I REALLY FEEL THAT HE KILLED THE CHILD.

BUT I NEEDED SOMETHING.

I NEEDED A BODY. I NEEDED EVIDENCE.

THE DNA RESULTS THAT COULD FORENSICALLY PROVE THAT ASHLEY WAS IN BOTH VEHICLES ARE FINALLY IN.

HOW'S IT GOING, GUYS?

THIS IS IT, THIS IS A PIVOTAL MOMENT.

THIS IS HER BLOOD.

NOW WE KNOW WE'RE DEALING WITH A HOMICIDE.

DOESN'T MATTER WHAT I KNOW, WHAT I THINK.

IT'S WHAT CAN YOU PROVE?

DOESN'T MATTER WHAT I KNOW, WHAT I THINK.

ASHLEY PEGRAM, A MISSING MOTHER OF THREE, MAY HAVE MET AN UNTIMELY END AT THE HANDS OF AN ONLINE SUITOR, EDWARD BONILLA.

HOW'S IT GOING, GUYS?

DETECTIVES ARE SET TO DISCOVER IF BLOOD FOUND IN HIS VAN AND CAR IS HERS.

LOOK AT THAT, CAPTAIN.

DNA MATCH ON BOTH VEHICLES.

I KNEW MY VICTIM HAS BEEN IN TWO PLACES.

THAT CAR, THIS VAN.

INVESTIGATORS BUILD A CASE AGAINST BONILLA, BUT THERE'S A PROBLEM.

THIS IS MY FIRST CASE EVER HAVING NO BODY.

AND THERE WAS SO MUCH EVIDENCE THAT PROBABLE CAUSE EXISTS.

YOU'RE WAY PAST REASONABLE SUSPICION THAT SOMETHING HAPPENED HERE.

WE WENT FORWARD WITH THE HOMICIDE CHARGE BECAUSE THERE WAS OVERWHELMING EVIDENCE.

NOW, DO I NEED THE BODY?

NO, BUT DO I WANT THE BODY? YES.

AGAIN, HERE WE ARE.

I SAID, "YOU DID THIS.

I KNOW YOU DID THIS, YOU KNOW YOU DID THIS."

I SAID, "YOU WILL BE CONVICTED.

AND MOTHER'S DAY IS COMING UP.

AND IF JUST OUT OF SPITE, YOU DON'T LET ME KNOW WHERE THAT CHILD IS SO THAT I CAN RETURN HER BY MOTHER'S DAY, THAT JURY WILL GIVE YOU THE DEATH PENALTY."

YOU WILL GET THE DEATH PENALTY, EDWARD.

AS SURE AS HELL, I PROMISE YOU THAT.

STUNNING DETECTIVES, A WEEK LATER, BONILLA'S ATTORNEY REVEALS AN APPROXIMATE LOCATION FOR ASHLEY'S BODY.

BONILLA DESCRIBES A REMOTE AREA IN HARLEYVILLE, 30 MILES FROM ASHLEY'S HOME.

DETECTIVE MARTIN?

I THINK WE'VE GOT SOMETHING HERE.

AND RIGHT THERE IN FRONT OF ME WAS WHAT I BELIEVED TO BE A HUMAN SKELETON WAS STICKING ABOVE THE SOIL.

I THINK WE'VE FOUND ASHLEY.

I NEED ALL UNITS OUT HERE, FORENSICS, EVERYTHING.

THE DECAYED BODY'S WRISTS AND ANKLES ARE BOUND AND A BRA IS TWISTED AROUND THE NECK.

DENTAL RECORDS LATER CONFIRM IT IS ASHLEY PEGRAM.

I...

WHEN I KNEW THE IDENTITY, WHEN I HAD THE IDENTIFICATION, I WENT HOME.

AND I GOT MY WIFE, AND WE WENT BY A FLOWER SHOP AND I BOUGHT SOME LILIES AND I TOOK THEM TO MRS. RAMA CHANCE.

HE TELLS THE NUMBER OF THE STARS.

HE CALLS THEM ALL BY THEIR NAMES.

THE LORD LIFTED UP THE MEEK.

HE CASTETH THE WICKED DOWN...

...ONTO THE GROUND.

HAVE YOU FOUND HER, THEN?

I THINK SO, MA'AM.

AND I TOLD HER.

SHE'S NO LONGER IN THE WOODS, UNLOVED, ALONE.

I MEAN, YOU'VE HEARD OF HEARTACHES?

I'VE EXPERIENCED A HEARTACHE.

AND IT'S AN HONEST-TO-GOD ACHE.

MY WHOLE WORLD DID A FLIP-FLOP, ALL OF US.

BECAUSE, YOU KNOW, THAT'S MY LITTLE SISTER.

WHEN THE FORENSIC EVIDENCE FROM THE AUTOPSY SHOW NECK FRACTURES AND HEAD TRAUMA, IT PROVES ASHLEY WAS A VICTIM OF A SUSTAINED ATTACK.

SO HERE'S WHAT I BELIEVE HAPPENED.

THEY'RE IN THAT SONATA, THEY STOPPED SOMEWHERE.

I BELIEVE AT THAT POINT, HE SEXUALLY ASSAULTED HER.

HE HURTS HER BECAUSE THERE'S BLOOD IN THE TRUNK.

BONILLA FORCES A STILL-BREATHING ASHLEY INTO THE TRUNK OF HIS BLUE SONATA AND DRIVES TO A BACK STREET NEAR THE GAS STATION.

HE TOOK HER OUT OF THE TRUNK OF THE CAR, LAID HER ON THE SIDE OF THE FRONTAGE ROAD AND WENT HOME TO GET HIS WORK VAN BECAUSE THE WORK VAN HAD MORE GAS.

HE GOES BACK IN HIS WORK VAN.

HE LOADS HER INTO HIS WORK VAN.

I BELIEVE THEY WERE DRIVING DOWN THE ROAD AND SHE MOANED.

IT'S TOO LATE NOW FOR ME TO LET YOU GO.

I'VE ALREADY SEXUALLY ASSAULTED YOU.

I'VE ALREADY HURT YOU AND THOUGHT YOU WERE DEAD.

I'VE ALREADY PICKED YOU UP AND PUT YOU IN THE TRUNK OF A CAR.

NOW SHE'S DEAD AND HE TOOK HER BODY OUT INTO THE WOODS.

AND THAT'S HOW HE GOT RID OF HER.

EDWARD BONILLA IS CONVICTED OF FIRST-DEGREE MURDER, BUT IT'S NO CONSOLATION TO ASHLEY'S FAMILY.

I CAN'T TELL YOU HOW YOU WORK YOUR WAY THROUGH IT BECAUSE I HAVEN'T LEARNED TO DO THAT YET.

I MEAN, HE NOT ONLY THREW AWAY HER LIFE, HE THREW AWAY MY LIFE WITH HER.

HE THREW AWAY THE CHILDREN'S MOTHER.

GROWING UP, SHE WAS REALLY ALL I HAD.

THE BEST FRIEND, SOMEONE I'M SUPPOSED TO GROW OLD WITH, WATCH OUR KIDS GROW UP.

HOW WOULD ANYBODY FEEL? YOU KNOW?

IT'S JUST HEART-BREAKING.