"Perfect Crime" is a movie based on the murder of Shirley Gibbs Russell by her husband, Marine Corps officer Robert P. Russell. "Perfect Crime" aka "A Perfect Crime" debuted on the USA Network in 1997. The names and locations were changed for the film. It stars Jasmine Guy, Mitzi Kapture and Nick Searcy. The docudrama is directed by Robert Michael lewis.
When an officer's wife is murdered, a seasoned military investigator tries to solve the crime without a body and without physical evidence to tie the victim's husband to the crime, which almost makes for a perfect crime.
"Perfect Crime" was based on the murder of Captain Shirley Gibbs Russell, a woman who disappeared from the Quantico military base in Virginia in 1989. According to court documents, Shirley Gibbs Russell had separated from her husband at the time of her disappearance.
Military investigators had to prosecute without a body. Her husband, Robert Russell was convicted of her murder in 1991. He was sentenced to life in prison.
The movie is now available on Netflix and on DVD.