|Murder, She Wrote
Television Series, Mystery
1984 Ana Alicia plays Sgt. Hilda Dupont in episode: Northern Explosion.
We find Jessica Fletcher in an aircraft, on her way to Dawson Forks, for a connection flight to Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, with a lawyer (Peter Henderson) and a retired Ottawa policeman (Mr. McPherson). The plane is forced to lay over in Dominion, because of a loss of oil pressure. When Jessica arrives in town, she becomes caught up in a fight between the Hobart Creek band of native Indians, and the Aurora Hills Mining Co. (Mr. Shipley). Joe Quill, grandfather of George Quill, negotiates for the tribe, sending for the lawyer from Toronto. They have a seven day injunction before the council will vote. Meanwhile, Mr. Mcpherson bribes Shipley for money, because he has proof that Shipley was involved in a bank robbery, where a police officer was shot to death. That evening, Mcpherson is on his way to Shipley's house, when an explosion kills him. George Quill is accused, because he is thought to have taken dynamite from the mining company. Later Shipley is found dead, of a gun shot wound from his own gun. Sgt. Hilda Dupont meets her old flame the lawyer, and together with Jessica, set out to put the pieces together and solve the mystery. The only clue is a chip of yellow paint on the ground. Jessica realizes, it is the same as the paint on the batteries in the local store. The manager of the local hotel, where Jessica is staying, gives the most telling clues. A picture of her husband, who was the policeman, that was killed in the bank robbery, in Shipley's past. And a conversation on the phone, where Marie is heard saying, that she is dynamiting stumps on her land. When confronted by Jessica, Marie breaks down and confesses all to Jessica, Hilda, and Peter. Marie accidentally killed McPherson, thinking he was Shipley, because it was dark. She then went back and finished the job.