12NewsArizona8 karma2019-05-07 17:06:34 UTC
It's a tough position because police don't usually like to release evidence and details on a case before an arrest is made to protect a potential trial. You don't really want to give the perpetrator what you have on them. But after years, since the case has gone cold, they hoped additional details might lead to new info.
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12NewsArizona8 karma2019-05-07 19:39:28 UTC
We investigate and look skeptically at all stories, but I decided to do this one because I've been covering it on the yearly anniversary ever since and wanted to dig deeper into it once I found out all the twists and turns. The complexity of it made it more interesting than just doing a yearly update.
12NewsArizona6 karma2019-05-07 17:33:25 UTC
Just enough time
12NewsArizona5 karma2019-05-07 19:16:41 UTC
It's extremely important to build relationships with police. Without a good relationship they wouldn't agree to do such in depth interviews. It's pretty rare to get the lead detective, mostly we would get the public information officer who has limited information about the case. However, just because they know me or our station doesn't mean we will go easy on them when questioning them. I don't think the lead detective realized I knew as much as I did before the interview.
12NewsArizona5 karma2019-05-07 17:46:40 UTC
Well, they used the right news software. But our Will McAvoy (aka Mark Curtis) doesn't run our newsroom and there's way less passionate speeches in the newsroom and on air. They dramatized a lot of the day-to-day stuff too.
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