Before her death, Deidre Moller had worn an expensive gold Lady Elgin wristwatch. It was a birthday present from her husband, Hugo after a fight. He incidentally gave it to her as a make-up gift. Hugo would perform similar gestures after fights, which ended with Hugo physically striking Deidre, such as giving her a golden butterfly brooch.
Events of L.A. Noire
Deidre's murder was investigated by Detectives Cole Phelps and Rusty Galloway. Phelps examined Deidre's body and found marks on her right wrist, indicating that a watch had been forcibly removed. Phelps proceeded to Moller Residence and questioned Michelle Moller for leads. During which, Phelps found an empty Lady Elgin watch case and learned of the watch's origins from Michelle, indicating that Hugo and Deidre's marriage was in trouble and there were incidents of domestic violence. Phelps began to suspect Hugo for murdering Deidre, motivated by domestic violence, but would later charge Eli Rooney. However during the investigation, Phelps failed to recover the watch along with Deidre's wedding and engagement rings.
Later while tracking down the Black Dahlia Killer, Phelps investigated a lead at the Hall of Records. Upon reaching the top of the chandelier, Phelps found another excerpt of the Shelly poem along with Deidre's watch, confirming that neither Hugo or Rooney were responsible for Deidre's murder.