IDAHO FALLS — A national television network is airing an hour-long episode focusing on the Angie Dodge murder case and the conviction of Chris Tapp.
‘The DNA of a Killer: Who Killed Angie Dodge?’ is the title of the 48 Hours show that will air on CBS tonight at 9 p.m.
“Police have DNA evidence in a brutal murder, but can’t match a killer — so how did a public DNA database lead police to suspect a filmmaker of murder?,” an explanation for the episode reads on the show’s website.
Dodge was raped and stabbed to death in her apartment on I Street in June 1996. Tapp was charged and convicted of murder but maintained his innocence.
Last month, after serving 20 years in prison, he was released from custody in a case that garnered worldwide media attention.
CBS posted a 48 Hours preview video Thursday that shows interviews with Carol Dodge, Angie’s mother, Idaho Falls Police Chief Mark McBride, Idaho Falls Police Det. Pat McKenna and a man named Michael Usry.
Usry, a filmmaker working in Louisiana, says he became a suspect in Dodge’s murder after a DNA sample was traced to him.
The show is expected to take an in-depth look at the controversial case that has put east Idaho in the national spotlight.
Investigation Discovery and Dateline NBC correspondent Keith Morrison are also teaming up for two-show show called ‘Who Killed Angie Dodge? Keith Morrison Investigates’ that will air this summer.
EastIdahoNews.com will post a link to the entire show once it airs. Watch the preview in the player above.
Bill Dentzer, Idaho Statesman
Nate Eaton, EastIdahoNews.com