48 Hours August 12 2023: “The ‘Unsolvable’ Murder of Roxanne Wood”

In February 1987, a tragic and heinous crime shocked a community. Terry Wood returned home from a night of bowling to a horrifying discovery: his wife, Roxanne, lifeless on the kitchen floor. The investigation revealed that Roxanne Wood had been sexually assaulted and her throat brutally slashed. Despite the initial efforts, the case went cold due to limited evidence and the technological constraints of the time.

Fast forward 34 years, and the unsolvable case found a new glimmer of hope through the determined efforts of investigative genetic genealogist Gabriella Vargas. Armed with advancements in technology, Vargas embarked on a mission to uncover the truth behind Roxanne Wood’s tragic death. A team consisting of an undercover police officer and a single cigarette butt would play crucial roles in breathing new life into the investigation.

In an encore presentation of 48 HOURS titled “The ‘Unsolvable’ Murder of Roxanne Wood,” correspondent Peter Van Sant delves into this remarkable story of persistence and cutting-edge forensic techniques. The episode is set to air on Saturday, August 12th, at 10:00 PM ET/PT on the CBS Television Network and will also be available for streaming on Paramount+. Viewers will witness how the collaborative efforts of dedicated individuals ultimately led to the long-awaited resolution of a decades-old mystery.

Airdate: 10:00 PM Saturday 12 August 2023 on CBS

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