CLEARWATER – Two Clearwater Police homicide detectives and one patrol officer were interviewed recently for an upcoming 48 Hours story on the Melissa Dohme case. The CBS news show on this case will air in a couple of months, according to a Clearwater police report.
The production crew met with Joseph Ruhlin, Thomas Dawe and Melissa Harris for the filming. Ruhlin and Dawe were detectives who helped investigate the case, while Harris was the first officer on the scene and flew the helicopter with Dohme after she was savagely attacked by her former boyfriend, the report said.
The story is expected to focus on Dohme’s amazing tale of survivorship – she was stabbed more than 30 times and was not expected to live,” the report said. “She not only survived, she has thrived afterward and spends much of her time using the incident as a platform against domestic violence.”