By the time a passerby found her half-clothed body on the slope of Greens Bayou, Inez Deaton had already been missing for days.
The 20-year-old mother had walked next door to use the phone and vanished, like the smoke from her killer's cigarette.
For more than two decades, no one really knew
what happened: How her nude corpse ended up near the deserted car wash.
Why she'd been stabbed 11 times with an ice pick. Who left her posed by
the water like a broken mannequin.
But then in 2003, police picked up a man in Florida.