January 12, 1996
Karen McCann's daughter has been brutally raped and murdered while preparing for her step-sister's birthday party at home. Karen calls her daughter Julie to check on birthday preparations when she hears her brutal attack. The line goes dead, and Karen is stuck in traffic. She becomes hysterical trying to get home to her daughter. When she arrives home it is too late. Julie can't seem to shake the urge to find her daughter's killer. The police arrest a suspect Robert Doob, but they can't keep him in jail. Julie suspects that he is her daughter's killer and follows him on a number of occasions. She is convinced he's the killer when he confronts her small daughter at the school yard. Julie starts communicating with vigilantes and sets out for revenge.