CBS News chief investigative and senior national correspondent Jim Axelrod and 48 HOURS investigate the murder of a single Ohio mother and the unusual police investigation into what happened in “Good Cop/Bad Cop: Solving the Murder of Heather Bogle” to be broadcast Saturday, Oct. 19 (10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.
Her murder kicked off a year-long investigation in which the lead detective doggedly pursued three innocent people – Omar Satchel, Kayree Jeffrey and Keyona Bor – while the real killer walked free. It’s a case that wrecked the life of an innocent woman, that Detective Sean O’Connell pursued and delayed justice for Bogle’s family, who were struggling to deal with what happened to their loved one. And it’s a story that ultimately turns on good police work following bad work.
Bogle was 28 when she left the Sandusky County, Ohio, Whirlpool plant and headed out after an overnight shift. She then vanished and was later found a mile away from the plant brutally murdered and stuffed in the trunk of her car.
“I don’t think anybody had a clue about the mystery, the intrigue and the story that was gonna come out of the opening of that trunk,” says Sandusky County Sheriff Chris Hilton.
Detective O’Connell, investigators would later learn, ignored potentially exculpatory evidence that could have eliminated Satchel, Jeffrey and Bor as suspects. O’Connell would eventually become the subject of a criminal investigation himself.
“He attempted to indict people for murder that had absolutely nothing to do with it,” Hilton tells Axelrod.
Hilton ordered the investigation to begin from scratch, which included key GPS information from Bogle’s phone. That led them to the home of Daniel Myers – someone who worked with Bogle. They discovered evidence in his trailer that made them believe Myers was a sexual predator. After his arrest, the prosecutor says 10 women came forward and alleged he raped them.
Loriann Haley tells Axelrod, she doesn’t believe Bogle was Myers’ only murder victim. If Bogle wasn’t his first, who was?
Axelrod and 48 HOURS piece together an in-depth profile of Myers and his history and report the story through interviews with Hilton, O’Connell, Bor and others. 48 HOURS is also in court for emotional testimony.
48 HOURS: “Good Cop/Bad Cop: Solving the Murder of Heather Bogle” is produced by Liza Finley and Richard Fetzer. Atticus Brady is the editor. Anthony Batson is the senior broadcast producer. Patti Aronofsky is the senior producer. Nancy Kramer is the executive story editor. Judy Tygard is the executive producer.