In 1989, Tiffany Sessions was a 20-year-old college student at the University of Florida in Gainesville. When she returned to school after her junior year Christmas break, she set out to lose weight by taking long walks. One day before heading out, Sessions told her roommate, Kathleen Frezza, that she was going to take off her jewelry. She joked with Frezza, “but I’m keeping my watch on…if somebody comes after me, they’re gonna have to fight me for the watch.” That was the last time anyone saw Sessions.
In 2013, Detective Kevin Allen reopened the investigation into the disappearance of Sessions. Allen discovered another college student, Beth Foster, had gone missing just one mile from where Tiffany disappeared, three years later. A psychopath named Paul Rowles was linked to Foster’s death but by the time Allen reached Rowles he was in a coma, dying of lung cancer. 48 Hours will air their investigation of “The Lost Daughter” on August 8 (9pm, CBS).