It appeared to be a murder. But was it? The clues led police to a conclusion straight out of Hollywood -- CSI, to be exact. Season Four, Episode 3. "Homebodies," if you're interesting in pulling out that DVD box set of Season Four.
In that episode the character Frank Maddox -- played by the great character actor M.C. Gainey -- dispatches himself in a particularly imaginative way. It's got something to do with balloons.
And it was balloons that led New Mexico investigators to a solution in the death of Thomas A. Hickman, 55, the Richland Hills businessman.
Read Staff Writer Candace Carlisle's report here.
-- Lance Murray