In the early morning hours of Sept. 29, 2012, Shauna Tiaffay checked out of her job as cocktail waitress at the Palms Casino Hotel in Las Vegas and headed home. When she got there someone was waiting for her, someone who brutally beat the 46-year-old mother to death with a hammer.
The murder shocked the community and put co-workers on edge. But what happened that fateful morning to Shauna Tiaffay? The investigation would uncover an earlier robbery at her townhouse, and a strange clue the robber left behind.
"48 Hours" correspondent Peter Vant Sant investigates in "Vengeance in Vegas," airing Saturday, Oct. 17 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on CBS.
In this week's podcast, lead homicide detectives Dan Long and Terri Miller of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department discuss the case with Van Sant -- it's an investigation that took them from the streets of Vegas to the Nevada desert looking for clues in the bizarre and horrific murder.