Dani Alverez is the pretty, tattooed new driver for the Philly Medical Examiner's office. Her first delivery is Alex Grant. Paramedics suspect the guy overdosed, but a bullet hole is found in his upper abdomen. After Ethan leaves the exam room for just a minute, he returns to see that the body is gone. Megan finds the disoriented victim still very much alive and mumbling something about a carburetor. Hmph.
Alex believes he was shot by his roommate, Paul Crawford. Bud and Sam find Paul dead under a pile of garbage bags in the back of a trash truck. Unlike his roomie, Paul is truly deceased thanks to a gunshot wound to the chest. The victim worked for Councilwoman Jill Bennett, who assures the team that she is willing to use her political leverage to help find the killer.
Traces of artificial turf that came from a school on the trash truck's route are found on the victim. Blood is found in a dumpster across from a picture of Councilwoman Jill Bennett, who spent lots of taxpayer dollars to rebuild the school. Emily Burrows, the councilwoman's Chief of Staff, shows the team video of an angry man who came to see Paul. Sam recognizes the mystery lowlife as a local loan shark named Mike Vrantich.
Sam has a bit of a showdown with Mikey the loan shark's mom, who remembers her from the neighborhood. This scary lady gives Sam pause when she mentions her brother. Bud learns his partner's sibling was shot in a drive-by. They caught the killer, but Sam still has no idea why it happened. That's probably why she takes great joy in arresting longtime neighborhood lowlife Mike Vranitch.