Could It Be Her
He's a cop with a haunting past. Five years ago, when he was 23 and this girlfriend was 20, she disappeared on her way home from work one cold winters night. They had an argument on the phone about her walking home after her bus stopped a few stops early and couldn't go on due to snow. She called her boyfriend to let him know that she was walking and she'd be late because of this so not to worry. He offered to pick her up. She refused not wanting him to go to all the trouble. He finally caved, but wasn't happy. She was stubborn though and he decided it was safe enough and that he didn't want to have a fight about it when he'd taken the time to plan a meal to celebrate their anniversary and to propose to her. So he waited.
And she never showed.
Five years old and she's still missing. No body was ever found and no one was arrested and charged with her murder. Most people including her family have given up and believed that she was killed. After all, it's being five years with no sightings. He couldn't cope and though he is still a cop, he's moved home, to another state to try and get over her, but he hasn't. He's turned to alcohol to try and cope with the guilt and the memories, but it makes things worse. One night he is out, off duty when he drives into the red light district, thinking maybe if he can just concentrate on another girl then things will be okay and he'll forget about her.
And despite it being illegal, he picks up a prostitute. Having being drinking, he doesn't notice that she looks just like his missing girlfriend. He takes her to a motel nearby and he has his way with the girl for the night (as that is what he paid for, to have her the night). In the morning, he wakes up sober, grabs a shower and lets her take a shower. When she comes out, he notices for the first time who she looks like and it makes him wonder if she is really his missing girl. The only thing is, she doesn't remember her past or him.
Is it her and the mystery going to be solved as to what happened or is it a look-a-like and just wishful thinking? And what happens to their relationship. Especially with him being a cop and being hopeful it's her, he wants to get her out of harms way and into a better life, whether she's his missing girl or not. But she's too scared, especially as her pimp is waiting for her return and she knows the punishment all too well for what happens if you don't go back to them with satisfied customers, or return at all.