Last November, 8-year-old Maddie Clifton vanished from her Jacksonville, Fla., home. After a frantic citywide search, she was discovered hidden in the waterbed of a 14-year-old boy who lived across the street. Josh Phillips was put on trial, convicted of first-degree murder, and sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole. But the question remains: Why did he do it? 48 Hours
finds out.The Search For Maddie:
For seven days, parents Steve and Sheila Clifton held out hope, and with the help of dozens of volunteers searched desperately for their daughter.
Behind The Facade: Correspondent Peter Van Sant
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