Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

Season 10 - Episode 19: Selfish

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

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When Ruth Walker bursts in to HQ, saying her granddaughter is missing, she points the team in the direction of her daughter Ashlee (played by Hilary Duff), who she says has recently returned from a girls' weekend in Atlantic City; when she did, there was no sign of the child and a smell of fresh meat in her car.

As Benson and Stabler approach Ashlee, finding her hosing down the boot of her car, she dismisses her mother's claims and says that her daughter is with a new babysitter, Maria. But when they get to Maria’s address, there is no sign of either.

At a park they find Maria with a pushchair carrying a doll, not a baby. They take her in for questioning and find her to be of unsound mind; financial checks show that she recently bought a shovel on her credit card. Following this latest lead, the team recover a body, but not all is as it seems. Is this a case of murder, or is the city council ultimately responsible for the tragic death of a child?

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