48 Hours August 6 2022 10PM: “The Circleville Letters”

48 Hours August 6 2022 10PM: “The Circleville Letters” 14On Saturday August 6 2022 at 10PM ET/PT, CBS broadcasts an episode of 48 Hours where Richard Schlesinger goes inside the investigation of the disappearance of Jonelle Matthews – and the trial of former Idaho gubernatorial candidate Steven Dana Pankey, for her murder.

Scroll down to read a summary and to watch this week’s (8/6/2022) episode titled “The Circleville Letters”.

At 9PM ET/PT, CBS broadcasts a second episode of 48 Hours titled “Who Killed Jonelle Matthews?”.


48 Hours “The Circleville Letters” Summary

Has a forensic document expert unmasked the anonymous author of the infamous Circleville letters? For nearly two decades, an anonymous letter writer terrorized the small town of Circleville, Ohio, by sending threatening letters that exposed alleged secrets about neighbors and friends. Erin Moriarty and 48 HOURS investigate the true crime mystery behind the letters and interview experts about the documents in an encore of “The Circleville Letters,” to be broadcast Saturday, August 6 (10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network and streaming on Paramount+.

The sinister story has gripped part of Ohio for decades, with small-town intrigue, a flood of threatening letters, a booby trap and an attempted murder. Was the man many suspected of writing the letters actually the Circleville letter writer? That’s a question open for discussion. The mystery has caught the attention of more than a dozen podcasters and attracted television and print coverage. And it happened just 30 miles from where Moriarty was raised in Columbus, Ohio.

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