Mrs. Hirsch is the mother of a family. Her husband goes crazy and kills both of their kids in front of her with a kitchen knife, and then slits his own throat, out of fear that the USA and the Soviet Union could engage in war. Mrs. Hirsch leaving her as only surviver and eye witness. She tries to tell Detectives Joe Bourquin and Steven Fine all she can while crying.
While Joe Bourquin says that the reason that many bad things have occurred are, by his beliefs, astrological and that most of those kinds of murders are media inspired, Steven Fine implies that "The media inspires boredom, not waking up on a Monday morning and butchering your kids...". Joe tries to ease him into not letting the case ruin the rest of his day.
Mrs. Hirsch and Mr. Hirsch (names unknown), had two kids named Clare and Dominique (as Mrs. Hirsch said to Detective Steven). Dominique, age 3, seems to have caused, partly, her father's madness, as she seemed to repeatedly said "Wah", which sounds like "war". Mrs. Hirsch said that she was only three and only repeated things.
After being questioned by the detectives, Officer Capaldi drove Mrs. Hirsch to the hospital.