Shortly after World War II, two 20-something lovers with troubled backgrounds left a Maine fishing village on foot to start life anew, together, somewhere far away. At the same time, an older, friendly bachelor was vacationing, exploring the western U.S. by car, alone. They crossed paths in Nevada, and each impulsively acted to fulfill their own desires, to achieve certain ends. The lone traveler generously picked up the penniless hitchhikers, drove them about eight hours to the city in which he had a cabin reservation and let them crash there with him overnight. The next day, the couple lured him to a remote, forested spot in Hirschdale, California and committed what the local newspapers dubbed the diabolical "Sex Lure Slaying." After, the duo partied in Reno and Las Vegas. That's just one piece of this bizarre and compelling story, filled with twists. From childhood to death, THE ENDS chronicles the true events that occurred before, during and after the lives of these ordinary people converged.