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Richard jumped out of his skin when the door to the interview room that was now empty crashed open. “Get up!” yelled Vera.

“What?”

“Did I stutter? On your feet, moneybags!” Vera yelled. He pushed the table against the wall and kicked the chair out from under Richard forcing him upward. Then Vera slapped a pair of handcuffs on him. “Your wife gave you up! You are under arrest for the murder of Rosita Trejo!”

“That’s not possible!” insisted Richard.

“You have the right to remain silent; anything you say and do can be used against you in a court of law!—“

“I didn’t kill that girl! I don’t know what the hell you are trying to pull here, but you can’t make spouses testify against each other!” Richard shouted.

“Who says we ‘made’ her do anything? She’s over in the next room singing like Streisand! Keeping secrets is exhausting work; she just couldn’t do it anymore!” Vera insisted. “She told us about her drug history, she told us about the bribes, and she told us that she saw you push Rosita off of that balcony when she figured out that you set up her friends!”

“She’s lying, I never touched that girl! That never happened!” Richard yelled.

“You don’t think she would sell you out! You’re talking to another member of the failed marriage club!” Vera informed.

“I wonder why! Besides, we’ve been together for almost fifty years!” Richard replied.

“Maybe, but I saw it when they brought you in! Trust me, I know what a marriage looks like when it stops being about love! But divorce was off the table for both of you! She would have robbed you blind, and her past would have most definitely ended up as the headline on the society pages!” Vera explained. “There was no way out, until now! She set it up perfectly! You go to prison, and she gets everything!”

“I didn’t kill that girl, I swear! I don’t know how she fell; I didn’t find out about it until after it happened…”
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Cold Case Soundtrack: “Bad Night” www.youtube.com/watch?v=UoCf6glHjC0

“I walked out to the rear of the mansion where I saw her grief-stricken family hovering over a corpse. Cops in the area were attempting to push them back and section off the area. Gus Meyers was among them, and I motioned to him. ‘It looks like the owner is about ready to give a statement,’ he said.

“I walked Gus back to the front of the house where we joined Audrey and Jeffrey. ‘Obviously, this will require an increase in our usual rate, but can you make this go away?’

“’This is more than our usual arrangement, Richard. This isn’t just some bag of powder; this is a body. I’ve already taken a witness statement—‘

“’Your witness is the grieving father who doesn’t know what he saw. It shouldn’t be too hard to discredit it,’ I responded. ‘I’ve been good to you over the years, haven’t I? Make this disappear, and make the charges against her friends disappear too. The fewer times our address appears on the news, the better.’

“’Dad, what are you doing?’ Jeffrey asked.

“I walked up to my family. ‘This was an accident, right? Do you want to screw us all, including yourself, over an accident? Son, I know this is difficult, but you need to learn something tonight. The Aldren name needs to stand for strength and stability, not gossip. Rash decisions in times like these can have dire consequences.’ Then I turned to my wife. ‘Speaking of screwing us all, do you realize that you may have done that tonight? Pack a bag, you’re going on vacation soon.’.”

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Vera slowed his breathing. “Jeffrey brought Rosita to your attention.’

“He said he saw them fighting, and that she went over the edge. Judge me all you want; I protected my own that night. What the hell would you have done in my situation?” asked Richard.

“If it was really an accident, I would have called an ambulance instead of my lackey in the police department. As it is , you’re looking at bribery, evidence tampering, and about 32 years worth of obstruction of justice. Get comfortable in those handcuffs Mr. Aldren,” Vera replied as he dragged Richard out of the room.
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“Well, it looks like we got a confession from your husband,” said Scotty to Audrey in interrogation.

Audrey stood up from the table. “So, I’m free to go.”

Scotty blocked the entrance to the door. “Not quite. He confessed to the bribery and the corruption. The only thing he didn’t confess to, pushing Rosita off of that balcony.”

“No, he had a very different story in mind for that. He said someone brought this whole ugly incident to his attention—“

“I did it!” Audrey yelled suddenly. “I killed the girl! She came to me in a fit over her friends getting arrested! We had a fight! She wouldn’t stop screaming in my face! I was not about to be disrespected in my own house, so I pushed her off the balcony! You don’t have to investigate further! I killed her!”

Scotty took a step forward. “Why would we investigate further? You were all about denial before. Now your husband mentions some witness, and suddenly you’re ready to do time—“

“My husband really is a bastard! I can’t believe he told you that!” yelled Audrey.

There was a sudden knock at the door as Stillman poked his head inside. “Scotty, we have something!”

Scotty walked out into the hall. “I was about to get a damn confession in there! This better be important!”

“The forensic techs just finished Audrey’s cell phone history! She sent this text message right before we picked her up!” Stillman explained.

He handed Scotty a piece of paper and Scotty read it. “She’s still covering things up.” He reentered the interrogation room and slammed the paper down on the table. “Why did you call your son?”

“What?” asked Audrey.

“Every text message has a time stamp! You sent this message to a number registered to your son right before we brought you in for questioning: ‘GET OUT OF TOWN, NOW’ with about ten exclamation points! That’s a hell of a lot of emphasis for one message! So what are you not telling us?” Scotty demanded.

“Does it matter, you already have my confession? It’s my fault! That night would not have happened if it wasn’t for me! It’s my problem at the heart of this!” insisted Audrey. “Lock me up!”
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Vera and Miller approached Jeffrey’s home in a squad car. Jeffrey was about to place a red suitcase into his black SUV. “Drop the suitcase, Mr. Aldren!” Vera shouted.

“Detectives—“

“It’s over, Jeffrey!” Miller insisted. “The lies, the cover-ups, it’s all on the record! Your family confessed!”

Jeffrey dropped the suitcase. “What did they tell you?”

“Basically, they told how they’ve been protecting you alt this time,” Miller informed.

“Hell, your mother was willing to confess for you until we found this text message sent from her to you. I’m guessing you recognize, and that we’ll find a digital copy of it on your phone,” said Vera showing him the printed message. “Why do you need to leave town, Jeffrey? Why does your mother still blame herself so much for Rosita’s murder that she is willing to do time for you?”

“You’re father told us a different story about you coming to him and saying how you witnessed your mother pushing Rosita off of that balcony. Was she even in the room that night?” asked Miller.

“You’re damn right she was in the room! So if she’s willing to take responsibility for this, let her! That accident wouldn’t have happened if it wasn’t for her!” insisted Jeffrey.

“Your family likes to use that word ‘accident’ a lot to describe cold blooded murder!” Vera replied.

“No, it was an accident! I never wanted to hurt Rosie!” Jeffrey insisted.

“If that’s true, why didn’t you come clean back then?” asked Miller.

“I wanted to come clean back then, but my dad … he just got in my head and convinced me that I was doing the right thing by covering it up!” Jeffrey responded. He leaned back against the car and ran his hands over his face. “It’s so ironic; I used to get so mad at my family for all of the lying and the secrets. But I ran away, and I was about to go on the run again. I’ve been keeping secrets about my family for so long’ I’ve been keeping what happened to Rosie a secret for thirty-two years. … I’m no better than them.”

“Actually, I don’t think that’s true; you just called her ‘Rosie’,” insisted Vera.

“What?”

“The whole time your parents were being interviewed they kept referring to her as ‘that girl’; she was nothing to them but a relative of an employee. But you used her name; you saw her as more than that. Hell, you chose an entirely different life because of her,” Miller explained.

“I’ll tell you another way you’re different from your parents. They were the adults that night; you were just a scared kid. A judge will take that into consideration, but not if you run,” Vera informed.

“You said you wanted to come clean before. Well, here’s your chance,” Miller said.

Jeffrey sighed. “It was classic Aldren family drama that night; Rosie just got caught in the middle of it…”
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“Jocelyn had just finished bragging to me about the plan she came up with to frame Rosita’s friends. I went looking for Rosie figuring she had a right to know. It was going to be the end of all the secrets then and there

“When I couldn’t find her downstairs I snuck upstairs. I started whispering for her. ‘Rosie? … Rosie! … You know what will happen if you are caught up here!’

“Then I heard a voice, but it wasn’t Rosie. It was my mother on the phone at the end of the hall. Initially afraid of getting caught myself, I ducked into a closet where I ended up overhearing everything. ‘I need another bag! … Well, some stuff happened at my house … I don’t care how much more it costs! You know I’m good for it! … I don’t care what you have to do; just get me more powder TONIGHT!’

“’Powder?’ said another voice suddenly. I don’t know where she came from, but suddenly there was Rosita. I could see her through the crack in the door.

“’Rosita, what the hell are you doing up here?’

“’Those drugs were yours?’

“’You’re party is downstairs, Rosita! You know the rules; you can’t be up here!’

“’You had Fredo and Marissa sent to jail, made me out to look like a rat, and you’re telling me about rules!’

“’Do I look like I had anything to do with that? I didn’t!’

“’Liar!’ Rosie ran down the hall with my mother chasing after her. That’s when I left the closet and followed them into my room.

“’You do not disrespect me in my house and run away!’ my mother yelled.

“’Disrespect? This was supposed to be my special night, and I just found out that you are the reason it was destroyed!’ Rosie shouted. Then she took a piece of paper from my nightstand; I recognized it as the ‘KEEN-say’ paper from earlier. ‘What does this say?’

“’Mom? What are you going to do?’ I asked.

“’Jeffrey? Have you two been up here together?’

“’Don’t change the subject; what is this word?’ Rosie asked as she shoved the paper into her face.

“’What does that have to do with anything?’

“’Rosie, please, you’re just making it worse!’ I tried to tell her. I had seen my mother in withdrawal before; I knew how crazy it made her.

“’What does it say?’

“’’Quincy’! What does it matter?’

“Rosie took a few steps backward closer to the window. ‘My sister was right. You don’t know our people at all; we’re not even people to you!’

“’What does that mean? Seriously, I want to know what the maid’s daughter has found to criticize about me!’

“’You may have taken this night from me, but there’s one thing you can’t take away! Him!’ Rosie yelled pointing at me.

“I stepped into the room with a warning, ‘Rosie, stop! You don’t know what you’re dealing with!’

“’We kissed tonight! It was my first kiss; not even you with all of your money can take that away from me!’

“’You came on to my son! You common piece of poor gutter trash! I let you take over my house with your Mexican birthday party, and this is how you repay me!’ my mother yelled. Rosie backed up closer to the window, and my mother charged at her. Then she grabbed hold of Rosie’s shoulders and pushed her up against the door that lead to the outside balcony. But the door wasn’t closed all the way, and soon my mother had her leaning against the edge of the balcony. ‘I will not be disrespected in my house by the maid’s daughter!’

“I ran toward the struggling pair shouting, ’Damn it, mom! I hate when you get like this! Let her GO!’ I inserted myself between the two of them and tried to push them apart.

“But in doing so I caught Rosie in the chin with my elbow. It bent her backwards. Her foot slipped, and the next thing I heard was a scream. ‘WOOOAH!—‘ before she slammed into the ground.

“I broke free from my mother shouting, ‘Rosie!’

“But Rosie wasn’t moving, and neither was I. I stood there paralyzed just staring back at her lifeless body. I guess that’s why I didn’t question it when my mother cooled down and said, ‘Get your father; he’ll know what to do.’

“So I just ran from the room. I still remember running down the stairs in a total panic saying, ‘This is bad. This is bad. This is bad,’ over and over again.”


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Jocelyn looked on as Kat Miller placed Jeffrey Aldren in handcuffs. He would be charged with failure to report an accident, and they pushed to try him as a juvenile.

At the station, John Stillman lead Audrey past a cell that now contained Richard clinging to the bars to a cell of her own. They would also be charged with failure to report an accident and would face additional charges of bribery and evidence tampering.

Lilly Rush walked Rosita Trejo’s file box down to file storage. She placed the box back on one of the shelves and marked it ‘CLOSED’.

Scotty Valens met the Trejo family outside their home. As he explained the final moments that lead to Rosita’s death, Lucy ran past them dropping Little Rosie in the grass. Maria and Cecilia bent down to retrieved the doll, and that was when they both caught a glance at the ghost of Rosita Trejo before she faded from view.

Scotty met Lilly at the bar for First Thursdays later that night. They shook hands briefly as if there was nothing between them. Then Lilly joined Kat and her former partner, Chris Lassing, while Scotty joined John, Nick Vera, and Andrew Darius who were already seated at the bar throwing back shots of whiskey.

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AFTER THE SHOW

Of all the episodes that I had written, this is probably the one I replay the most. I am surprisingly proud of this episode, and yet I can't even take full credit for it. The name Rosita Trejo came from the very first original episode of the Cold Case Virtual Season 8. Then the project disbanded without anything happening with this case. With little detail to play off of, I felt I had to give this case some closure.

When I saw that I was approaching episode 15, I figured that this would be the perfect place to do just that. I knew that the number 15 had some significance in Spanish culture, particularly with regard to the quinceanera. The quinceanera is an elaborate celebration held on a girl's 15th birthday in Spanish culture; it is most comparable to the Sweet 16 in America or the Baht Mitzvah in Jewish culture. From my research I can assure you that the ceremonies featured in this episode are real, but, as I have never actually witnessed a quinceanera, I don't know the actual specifics of ceremonies such as the changing of shoes or presentation of the final doll. I also know that every country has their own variation on the quinceanera, so I am fully prepared for anyone of Spanish origin who comes across this episode to tell me everything I got wrong.

With little detail to play off of, I was left to develop my own case idea. I figured we were dealing with a wealthy family that could afford live-in maid service, and, when all else fails, what have politicians gotten away with? What is more dangerous then a wealthy family with secrets? In this day and age, I think we can all assume that all of the major families in our society (the Trumps, the Clintons, the Bushes, the Obamas) have a Chappaquiddick in their past--that being the lake in Massachusetts where Ted Kennedy crashed his car back in 1969. Setting this case in the Aldren family mansion against the back drop of Rosita's quinceanera gave this the perfect feel for this family's Chappaquiddick.

I approached the music for this episode differently than most. I figured any individual could have their own personal song requests at a party, so I was able to choose from a variety of music genres here. Having Rosita choose modern music for her party as opposed to more traditional Latin music also seemed like a good source of mild conflict for the Trejo family. Thus, choosing songs was actually easier for this episode; that is until I came to the end. I have a rule about not matching beginning or ending songs from previous episodes, but I could not find a better song to go out on. I wish I had a precedent for Cold Case using a beginning song in one episode as an end song in another, but I ultimately decided that this song violated no rule. I chose to go out on Supertramp's "Take the Long Way Home" because of that line: "If your the joke of the neighborhood, why should you care if your feeling good". The Aldren's would surely had been the gossip of the neighborhood once these secrets came out. Parts of the song also seemed to mirror the strained marriage and Jeffrey's 32-year absence from his family. Frankly, I think this song makes more sense as an end song as opposed to where it was originally used.
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