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CBS4's Kelly Werthmann interviewed Steve Pankey, the suspect in the case, where he claims he was framed.
- Tomorrow night, the CBS show "48 Hours" investigates the kidnapping and murder of a girl in Greeley more than 35 years ago. Jonelle Matthews was just 12 years old when she disappeared in 1984. We've been covering the story on CBS 4 ever since. The case was cold for decades, until the girl's body was found two years ago and police started to question a new suspect. Our own Kelly Werthmann is part of this new episode tomorrow night.
- In a matter of days, the search was all over the news. But not because police were talking.
STEVEN PANKEY: Don't spit in my face. Don't accuse me.
- It was Steven Pankey who started talking.
STEVEN PANKEY: I never met Jonelle Matthews.
- To just about anyone who would listen.
STEVEN PANKEY: I've never met anybody in her family.
- Including CBS affiliate KMVT.
STEVEN PANKEY: Make sure the viewers hear that I voluntarily gave my DNA. I offered to take a polygraph.
- Police won't directly confirm any of that.
KELLY WERTHMANN: I'm Kelly Werthmann. Here's a look at today's top stories.
- Kelly Werthmann is a reporter and anchor for Denver's CBS station, KCNC. She also interviewed Pankey over FaceTime.
STEVEN PANKEY: If I gave my DNA, that would be kind of like a knockout blow.
KELLY WERTHMANN: He really wanted to make himself clear that he was framed.
Did you kill Jonelle Matthews?
STEVEN PANKEY: Absolutely not.
- You can see the full "48 Hours" episode on the Jonelle Matthews case tomorrow night at 9:00, right here on CBS 4 in Denver.