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Special “48 Hours” Features New Details In Tiffany Sessions Disappearance

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MIAMI (CBSMiami) – New details may have solved the mystery of a Florida woman who vanished a quarter of a century ago.

On Monday, June 2nd, CBS will air a special edition of “48 Hours” which examines the disappearance of University of Florida student Tiffany Sessions.

It all began on February 9, 1989 when Tiffany, a junior at UF, went out for her daily power walk and never returned. Jim Eckert was one of the lead investigators in the case.

“We didn’t have a body. We didn’t have a weapon. We didn’t have a witness,” said Eckert. “This woman literally vanished off the face of the earth.”

At the time of Session’s disappearance, Sadie Darnell was just a young cop. Even though she was never actually assigned to the case, Sadie would mail and fax Pat words of encouragement.

Throughout the years, there were massive searches, false leads, a 250,000 reward and several extortion attempts.

But Pat Sessions never gave up. And neither did Sadie Darnell. So in 2006, when she was elected the first female sheriff in Alachua County, she set up a cold case unit and made solving the Tiffany Sessions case a priority.

“We need to lift up every rock, peel back every layer,” said Darnell.

She hired Detective Kevin Allen.

“And she told me very matter of factly, ‘I want this solved during my tenure here’,” said Allen.

Darnell also told Allen she wanted him to focus on one man, a convict by the name of Paul Rowles.

Click Here to see what Allen uncovered.

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