Connie Vernon

The evil Connie Vernon

Connie Vernon (Carrie Snodgress; 1945-2004) is the main villainess from "If a Body Meet a Body," episode 2.18 of Murder, She Wrote (airdate March 9, 1986). She is the wife of town financial advisor Henry Vernon, and she was shown in the beginning of the episode at Henry's funeral, with Connie claiming that he had died beside her in a motel heading to Farnsdale.

However, when the coffin was accidentally knocked over, the body inside was revealed to be someone other than Henry Vernon. It was also later revealed that Henry had been scamming the townspeople out of their money, and that Connie was in on the scam. Connie was at Amos Tupper's home watching TV when she was contacted by Henry to head back home to discuss their plans after the body was revealed to be someone else's. Henry panicked and planned to leave town with his ill-gotten gains, but once his back was turned, Connie grabbed a length of pipe and struck Henry on his head, killing him.

After the murder, Connie placed her husband's body inside Stu Bennett's van and moved it inside the home of Henry's former mistress, Phyllis Walters, planning to frame her for the murder. Connie was revealed as the killer when she was caught by Jessica Fletcher looking for the face of Henry's watch. After the reveal, Connie confessed to everything, but pointed out that she hadn't thrown away the pipe; which was proven when she took the pipe from her collection of flower pots and moved towards Jessica. The villainess was stopped by Amos, who handcuffed and arrested Connie.

Trivia Edit

  • Carrie Snodgress returned to Murder, She Wrote in another villainous role, playing Irene Macinoy in Season Ten's "Love and Hate in Cabot Cove."
  • Carrie Snodgress is perhaps best remembered for playing villainess Joan Freeman in Murphy's Law.
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