Episode 217 - Silent Witnesses - The Disappearance of Mengqi Ji

May 26, 11:00 PM

Join us, as we examine the mysterious disappearance of Mengqi Ji. A young mother and brilliant engineer who seemingly vanished into thin air. 

You’ll learn how investigators unraveled a shocking and complicated web of lies to discover the truth - a truly one-of-a-kind story about how a grove of Juniper trees solved a murder.

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Research & Writing:
Ryan Deininger

Aiden Wolf

CBS 48 Hours - The Tree that Helped Solve a Murder
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Missing Person Release
CBS News Timeline
Joe Elledge Appeal 
Probable Cause Murder
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AP - Missouri Man Describes What Happened the Night His Wife Died
AP - Prosecutor: Husband ‘Prime Suspect’ in wife’s disappearance
AP - Recordings to be heard at the trial in Chinese woman’s death
Columbia Missourian - Trial Day 1 
Columbia Missourian - Trial Day 2 
Columbia Missourian - Trial Day 3 
Columbia Missourian - Trial Day 4 
Columbia Missourian - Trial Day 5 
Columbia Missourian - Trial Day 6
Columbia Missourian - Trial Day 7 
Columbia Missourian - Trial Day 8 
Columbia Missourian - Trial Day 9 
Child Abuse Hearing (Audio) - Cell Phone recordings
Columbia Daily Tribune Thu, Nov 14, 2019 - Suspect in Missing Woman Case Denied Bond Reduction
Columbia Daily Tribune Sat, Nov 16, 2019 - Police Seek Help Locating Missing Woman
Columbia Daily Tribune Sun, Dec 08, 2019 - Officials Face Challenges in Search
Columbia Daily Tribune Nov. 9, 2021 - Joseph Elledge Admits to Burying Mengqi Ji’s Body
The Kansas City Star Sun, Mar 01, 2020