Texas, 2001: Diane Holik is strangled in her home. Family and friends are slowly eliminated until it is likely a stranger murder. Then multiple women report a man behaving strangely while looking at properties for sale or rent.
New York, 2011: Garrett Phillips, 12, is found strangled. His white mom names black ex-boyfriend Nick Hillary as most likely to kill Garret. Nick is targeted. Despite having only circumstantial evidence, the D.A. proceeds with the case.
Tennessee, 2006: Bob McClancy, a Vietnam vet, is found dead of a drug overdose. Bob had PTSD from being a soldier and a cop. His wife Martha Ann soon starts dating Bob's best friend. Suspicions abound and a complex con gradually unravels.
Florida, 2012: Kim Dorsey is found stabbed and bludgeoned to death in her home in a gated community in an especially brutal assault. Starting with her husband, a litany of suspects are investigated including a sound system repair person. The question is: how close-to-home is the murderer?
New York, 2011: Tom Kolman, a supervisor, is found dead in his car. Tom's a relatively healthy 40-year-old, so investigators rule out a health condition as the cause of death. But there's no obvious cause of death. Until the toxicology reports come back: Tom had Midazolam in his system, a sedative only available to medical professionals. This opens the door for the investigation.
California, 2000: Michelle O'Keefe is found dead in her car in a parking lot. Raymond Lee Jennings, a security guard patrolling the parking lot, says he saw her after she was shot. He seems to know things only the killer would know. But, due to lack of any forensic evidence (and even blood evidence that seems to rule him out), he isn't arrested until nearly six years later. A cautionary tale on the recent trend of too-heavy reliance on circumstantial evidence follows.
Missouri, 2011: Betsy Faria is found stabbed. Her husband Russ is convicted of the murder. He gets a re-trial four years later in 2015 and the case is featured in Dateline's 'Return to Game Night.' This time, the trial is decided only by a judge and Russ is found innocent. But a person who contributed so much to the state's case, Pam Hupp, would have surprises of her own.
California, 2014: Erin Corwin, a marine wife, lives safely on a marine base. Or so she thinks. She goes missing after visiting Joshua Tree, a vast national park in the Mojave desert. Her husband Jon is suspected first, of course, but he seems to be genuine in his grief for his lost spouse. During the investigation, a web of infidelity, lies and intrigue reveals itself.
When a captivating woman is found dead in her garage, detectives in Frisco, Texas uncover a series of suspects - all of them connected in different ways to her complicated and secretive life. Josh Mankiewicz reports.
New York, 2001: Michele Harris, wife of millionaire car dealer Cal Harris, goes missing on 9/11/2001 but police can't find a body or a murder weapon. The case is featured on Dateline's 'The Mystery at Empire Lake.' Cal is charged with murder after four years. A mistrial is declared twice due to shocking circumstances. What verdict will the third trial bring? Florida, 2009: Dalia Dippolito plots to kill her husband Michael Dippolito. The police record the exchange with an informant after setting up a sting. She claims she and the informant, her former lover Mohammed ...
California, 2011: Michelle Le, a nursing student, goes missing. Police believe that someone close to her did it. After four months, a body is found in a remote canyon area. It's Michelle. But, even before this, police have already made an arrest.