"20/20" GETS RARE ACCESS INSIDE A POLICE INVESTIGATION FROM START TO FINISH
AS THEY UNLOCK A 10-YEAR MURDER MYSTERY OF AN OREGON TEENAGER
Jim Avila's Report Airs on "20/20," Friday, July 29 on ABC
And: "Everybody Loves Raymond's" Creator Phil Rosenthal and Stars Ray Romano and Patricia Heaton Talk to "20/20" About Rosenthal's Hilarious Documentary, "Exporting Raymond"
"20/20" goes inside a police investigation as they help unlock a murder mystery that has haunted a community for 10 years. In the summer of 2000, 15-year-old Leah Freeman went missing in Coquille, Oregon. For weeks the police chief treated it as a missing person case, until Leah's decomposed body was found a few miles out of town. Speculation swirled over who the killer could be. Ten years later, new Police Chief Mark Dannels made it his personal goal to find Leah's killer. Since Jim Avila's original report aired in October 2010, there has been a trial and, just last week, a manslaughter conviction. The report includes new interviews with Leah's mom and the DA who tried the case based solely on circumstantial evidence. "20/20" airs FRIDAYJULY 29 (10:00-11:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.
Also: "Everybody Loves Raymond" was a smash hit television show in the U.S., but what happened when Sony Pictures Television asked series creator Phil Rosenthal to go to Russia to oversee their adaption of his beloved creation? Rosenthal, along with the original sitcom stars Ray Romano and Patricia Heaton, explain to "20/20's" Chris Connelly that what made Raymond's hen-pecked character in "Everybody Loves Raymond" funny and relatable in America doesn't seem to quite translate - or translate at all - in the masculine culture of Moscow. Rosenthal turned his comic adventures struggling with Russian writers, a head of comedy who didn't think the show was funny, a director who wouldn't listen to Rosenthal's notes and an over-the-top costume designer into an award-winning documentary, "Exporting Raymond," which is available on Blu-ray and DVD on Tuesday, August 2nd.
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"20/20" is anchored by Elizabeth Vargas and Chris Cuomo. David Sloan is executive producer.