A Look Inside "A Time To Kill"

By Candace Chapman

July 22, 2010 Updated Nov 8, 2007 at 7:37 PM EDT

6 years later and still a mystery.

What happened to 35 year Michele Harris of Tioga County.

The CBS program "48 Hours Mystery" will explore the case this Saturday.

Action News spoke with reporter Erin Moriarity to bring you an inside look at "A Time To Kill."

"Tioga County in Upstate New York. When I say Norman Rockewell at its best, I mean that, it's a small rural community."

"A murder in Tioga County, it's pretty rare."

"What about a disappearance? Even more so."

"Why the title for this piece, A Time To Kill?"

"A number of people raise the question. It's kind of really a question we've raised, whether 9/11 was a time that was kind of a cover use for someone doing away with Michele," says reporter Erin Moriarty.

"Cal Harris denied he had anything to do with Michele's disappearance."

"I think most people believe that she is dead. Um, of course it doesn't necessarily mean who killed her," says Moriarty.

"Compare this mystery to others you've worked on as far as twists and turns and ultimately, a missing and supposed victim."

"In terms of twists and turns, I don't think there's another case like this. One of the reasons why we picked this particular case was because it was a bodyless prosecution, there was very little evidence. We tend to pick hours like that because we take a look at the evidence, both pro and con, what exists and what doesn't exist," says Moriarty.

"In fact in this particular case, we have things in the hour that I don't think have really been reported," says Moriarty.

And what makes that a little more provocative is we usually air this when the trial is over and we thought we were, but as we all know the trial is over, yet its not over," says Moriarty.

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