48 Hours July 29 2023 (CBS)

On Saturday July 29 2023 at 9:00 PM, CBS broadcasts the episode of “48 Hours”.

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9:00 PM, ET/PT – Could an item found in the medicine cabinets of millions of Americans have played a role in the death of a well-liked millionaire? Peter Van Sant and 48 HOURS report on the death of businessman Steve Clayton and the case against his wife Lana Clayton in an encore “The Eye Drop Homicide,” to be broadcast Saturday, July 29 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Lana Clayton said she found her husband at the bottom of a staircase in their South Carolina home. The businessman, who created a chain of physical therapy clinics, had been married to his wife for five years when he died. Initially, investigators reported that Steve Clayton died from a heart attack. However, Clayton’s nephew, Nick French, a police officer in a nearby town, began to notice something odd about Lana Clayton’s behavior when he rushed to the mansion to console her. Concerned about the nature of his death, the family asked for an autopsy and a toxicology test. The blood test revealed an unusual chemical – tetrahydrozoline, a common ingredient in many brands of eye drops – in Clayton’s blood that would shift the investigation into a new direction. In an instant, Lana Clayton, a nurse, went from grieving widow to suspect in her husband’s murder. (The makers of eye drops using tetrahydrozoline maintain that their products are safe when used as directed, are marked for external use only, and should never be swallowed.)

10:00 PM, ET/PT – On Oct. 10, 2019, Joseph Elledge, then 23, reported his wife, Mengqi Ji, missing. Elledge told Columbia, Mo., police that he believed his wife may have left him and their 1-year-old daughter for another man with whom he said she had an online relationship. But when police searched the couple’s apartment, they found a muddy pair of Elledge’s boots – evidence that would become essential months after Ji’s remains were found buried under a juniper tree. Elledge’s boots were found to have several juniper tree needles stuck to the soles. 48 HOURS correspondent Peter Van Sant reports on how DNA from those needles was linked to the tree directly above Ji’s shallow grave, providing prosecutors with the evidence they needed to help convict Elledge of her murder. An encore of “The Tree That Helped Solve a Murder” will be broadcast Saturday, July 29 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network, and streaming on Paramount+.

Investigative reports on crime and justice cases.

Airdate: 9:00 PM Saturday 29 July 2023 on CBS

Cast of 48 Hours

Main Cast
Erin Moriarty
Peter Van Sant
Richard Schlesinger
Maureen Maher
Tracy Smith
Jim Axelrod
Anne-Marie Green
Michelle Miller

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