Four days after beautiful real estate agent Beverly Carter disappeared, a grisly discovery: an elbow sticking out of a shallow grave at a cement plant. It took years to figure out how she wound up dead, with no enemies. But the story that unraveled would shock even seasoned detectives.
A wife and mother of three is found dead in her bathtub in sleepy Boone, Iowa. Is it an accident, or something else? Dark secrets of secret lives and addictions are revealed as the investigation unfolds.
In January of 2014, a loving mother was found dead in her burning home near Paducah, Kentucky. What first appeared to be a terrible accident, turned into a lurid tale of deception and murder.
At first it looked like a home invasion gone wrong at the house Ralph Candelario shared with his second wife… a robbery that resulted in the murder of Pam. But when police learned the antique dealer's first wife had disappeared, they took a closer look.
When Nailah Franklin disappeared after graduating college, her friends refused to believe anything bad could have happened. She just met a handsome, well-dressed man with a Bentley. Had Nailah fallen in love, or fallen into a web of lies?
David Laut took home the bronze medal for shot putting in the 1984 Olympics. So in 2009, when this hometown hero was shot to death in his own backyard, police began looking for a wanton criminal. What they found was something far more sinister.
A kindergarten teacher and mother of two finds a new lease on life after shedding hundreds of pounds. When she vanishes from her home, investigators uncover a disturbing connection between her weight loss and her mysterious disappearance.
German foreign exchange student and soccer player Diren Dede’s dream of studying in America came true when he began his junior year at a Montana high school. But when he decides to play a reckless teenage game, the consequences turn deadly.
It started with a racy photo found on a teenage boy’s phone. He said he had sex with his 33-year old female tutor in the picture but she tells a different story. The texts would tell the truth and a jury was forced to decide: was the 33-year old female tutor in the picture a victim or a predator?
An Army veteran in Orange County, CA vanishes before her college graduation. A massive search turns up nothing, but detectives do find a clue: a cryptic 911-call that helps uncover the truth and exposes a twisted story of unrequited love.
A Florida woman was brutally murdered in her own bed. Then, two separate, frantic 9-1-1 calls: one from her husband and the other from her son, each accusing the other of the same horrific crime. Police knew one of them had to be spinning an incredible tale but what story would the evidence tell?
Samantha Geldenhuys thought she had the perfect upbringing. A doting father and a loving mother. Then, reality caught up with her when she learned the man she knew as her father was actually no relation to her and her mother was an international fugitive. So who was Samantha really? Well, in the throes of a custody battle, her mother went on the run when she was just a baby, taking her clear across the world. Investigators would have to search three continents for nearly two decades before they got answers about what happened to baby Savanna.
A look at the crimes committed by Charles Manson and his followers in 1969, including archival footage and interviews with those close to the events.
A detective comes face to face with a serial killer when she promises to get justice for the mother of a victim whose body turns up at an Anaheim trash facility.
When a woman returns two days after being reported abducted, authorities believe it's a hoax until a similar crime forces them to take another look.
Annie Kasprzak has a second chance at a happy life after being adopted by her case worker. Then, one night in March 2012, Annie vanishes. Her parents find a note in her room that reveals a secret Annie has been hiding.
After teenagers Rachel Shoaf and Sheila Eddy are convicted of murdering their 16-year-old friend, Skylar Neese, Skylar's parents discuss the night she disappeared; Rachel Shoaf's therapist, Patricia Bailey, shares her thoughts.
When a beloved firefighter is murdered just outside Sarasota, Florida, investigators discover a twisted tale of secrets, lies and infidelity.
Pittsburgh girl Meghan Verikas falls in love with a successful Houston doctor. But things aren’t quite the fairytale they seem, and Meghan quickly learns there’s more to Leon Jacob’s story than meets the eye.
A young woman is shot in her home just outside Salt Lake City, Utah. Was it an accident? Or something far more sinister?
A look at the case of con man John Meehan, including interviews with his wife and her daughter, his ex-wife, law enforcement officers, and the Los Angeles Times reporter who shined a spotlight on the story.
When a young mother disappears after leaving her infant in the care of her local pastor and his wife, Florida detectives search for her for five years, uncovering a web of secrets and lies.
On Black Friday, police are called to the scene of a brutal murder. The victim is beloved by her friends, girlfriends, and co-workers. She had no enemies - or did she?
Dennis Murphy reports on the mysterious death of a young mother in Ohio and the ensuing investigation that spans years and multiple states.
Ira and Susan Bernstein seem to have it all: a big house, money and a growing family. But things get complicated when a new love interest enters the picture.
When film executive Gavin Smith vanishes, Los Angeles detectives search for clues amid reported sightings and suspicious circumstances. The case takes a dramatic turn when Gavin’s wife reveals painful secrets.
A couple's anniversary celebration ends in murder during what appears to have been a home invasion, but investigators believe the suspect might be connected to the victim.
Newlywed Dalia Dippolito returns home from the gym to find a crime scene – and awful news.
The murder of a Hollywood stunt man leads investigators to a woman once married to a movie star mobster.
Kate Snow sits down for an exclusive in-depth interview with Andrea Constand, the first woman to pursue charges against Bill Cosby that ultimately led to his conviction.
A popular, superstar high school athlete, Jimmy Keene, seemed to have it all growing up in the river city of Kankakee, Illinois. But then, he began selling drugs and moved to Chicago, where his business boomed but a danger lurked 150 miles south that would change his life forever.
Dateline examines the murder of Ben Novack Jr. the wealthy heir to Miami's famous Fontainebleau Hotel. The police investigation into the murder causes a rift between his wife and step-daughter.
It was a brutal and baffling crime: a husband shot dead in his own bed. No one else in the house was hurt, not even his wife, who was sleeping beside him. Investigators were suspicious, but there were more surprises in store.
On a hot summer day in 1994 convicted murderer Randolph Dial escapes from prison, taking the deputy warden's wife with him. But was she a kidnapped hostage or a willing accomplice?
Dateline looks into the death of Stephanie Roller Bruner and the district attorney's effort to pin the case on her husband.
A former homecoming queen taking her first steps into adult life is brutally murdered; the investigation centers on two men and a mysterious black bag that seems to come out of nowhere.
It was a mystery that stumped investigators for years; a college student disappears after a night out clubbing; her mother thought she was at a sleepover with friends and it takes an eagle-eyed detective to find the truth buried in a pile of lies.
A young mom, married to her high school sweetheart, vanishes; did she leave her family to start a new life or was there another reason for her disappearance; decades later her grown son faces a dark truth at the core of this mystery.
Newlyweds Paul and Linda Curry come down with a mysterious illness. Paul recovers, but Linda is hospitalized and the strange symptoms won't go away.
Tim Permenter calls 911 to report a horrible discovery; his girlfriend Karen Pannell, a one-time model and flight attendant, has been murdered in her kitchen. On the wall next to her body is a message written in her own blood: the letters R O C. What does it mean?
Family man Jack Jessee is murdered in his home, but the case goes cold until a dogged detective unravels a conspiracy and pins down the perpetrators.
An in-depth interview with Charles Manson's former parole officer; rarely seen video of Manson; interviews with victims' family members, and others close to the case.
When a high-school boy goes missing in 1982, police believe he ran away, but his family fears he was murdered.
Just off California's fabled Catalina island, weekend boaters make a grim discovery-- a body floating in the water. The victim turns out to be a well-known radio personality. What happened to Steven B. Williams?
Michelle Young was married to her college sweetheart and pregnant with their second child when she was murdered. In the search for her killer, detectives uncovered a marriage riddled with secrets but cracking this complicated case took years.
A loft apartment in downtown Salt Lake City, Utah, is home to an eclectic group of residents. When a wealthy businessman starts working with two of them a chain of events is set in motion that leaves one of them dead, another arrested for murder.
A beautiful young mother, Karmen Smith is murdered. Her 5 year old son, Nick, is also attacked and fights for his life. Their upstairs neighbor Lottie Spencer alerts the police that she believes she knows who did it—her teenage stalker Waseem Daker.
Aasha Davis moved to Hollywood with big dreams. Her sister Lesley followed for support. Then, Lesley went missing and Aasha was desperate to find her. In a town built on deception, police came up with a high-stakes plan to smoke out their suspect.
On Nantucket Island, Mass., a couple's connection is instantaneous, but their summer romance takes a tragic turn; it seems like an open-and-shut case, but there's a surprise in store.
When a man claims to have found his wife dead in the bathtub, the woman's daughters suspect there may be more to the story.
31-year-old Matthew Podolak was a healthy, happy amatuer hockey player, a fisherman, and a family man… a mysterious illness sends him to the emergency room, and with his life in the balance, his family hopes for answers.
A young couple moves to California’s goldrush country, looking for new opportunities. But what they find is a life-altering tragedy.
A random post on a social networking site changes everything about a case that put two brothers in prison for more that two decades.
Early one frigid morning, in a small rural New York town, a house burns to the ground, and a woman is found dead in the debris. It's called an accident, but is it?
Kay Mortensen took pride in preparing for every threat, so when he was found dead at home, those who knew him were stunned. The killing put two of Kay's loved ones behind bars and in danger.
Jodi Arias and Travis Alexander had chemistry right from the start. Then he was killed, and she was arrested. The trial riveted millions, exposing Jodi’s secrets. Yet, it did not solve one mystery: exactly who was this woman behind the veil of lies?
Keith Bryan was a beloved fire chief, a pillar of his community. Then he was shot in his home, leaving police to wonder who would want to hurt the local hero? Turns out, someone was living a secret life, and it was about to be exposed.
Nona Dirksmeyer was a young beauty queen with a boyfriend she adored. They were planning a future together. Then, Nona was brutally killed. The crime shook her hometown and exposed someone with a secret past. But did the evidence add up to murder?
It's Friday the 13th and something sinister is about to happen: a chilling double murder in an upscale home; the evidence seems to tell a clear story until investigators discover a marriage filled with secrets and a story that doesn't add up.
A quiet night is shattered when intruders terrorize a Florida couple and their young son, killing one of them; investigators question the initial story; a tip leads them to another family with dark secrets, and that's when bonds are tested.
They were two beautiful families living out their dreams, but gunshots in a parking lot revealed an ugly truth. Investigators uncovered three lives tangled in a love triangle. There were many secrets, but which one was the key to solving the mystery?
Deede Keller has a loving family, a tight circle of friends and a new man in her life; when she vanishes, disturbing clues point investigators to a suspect with a dark secret; the case provides a twist that leaves the courtroom astonished.
When a woman is found dead in her home, it is ruled a suicide. But when a new investigation begins, police question if this is a case of murder.
Diana Lovejoy and her husband welcomed a baby boy, but then, their marriage crumbled. A bitter custody battle followed. Fearing for her safety, Diane turned to a man skilled in self-defense but, it turns out, someone else was in grave danger.
When a father goes missing and his body is found in a field several miles away, the investigation reveals multiple suspects -- including members of his own family.
The parents of missing South Carolina woman Heather Elvis, Debbi and Terry Elvis, open up to NBC News’ Andrea Canning about the search for their daughter.
When a young woman fails to show up to work and her mother rushes to her home to try to find her, what she discovers begins an investigation that leads to a suspect no one imagined.
Looking back at O.J. Simpson's infamous Bronco car chase and subsequent standoff with the LAPD SWAT team, 25 years after the murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman.
When two tragic deaths occur within one week of each other in a wealthy city in California, families begin to wonder what happened inside a beachfront mansion.
A soon-to-be bride is caught in the middle of a twisted murder plot that has detectives questioning if she played a role in it.
A young woman's murder remains unsolved until someone comes forward to reveal her own harrowing story.
A young woman's murder remains unsolved until someone comes forward to reveal her own harrowing story.
Bill and Shirley Carter lived the simple life on their farm in rural Iowa. But one June morning, a violent encounter on that very farm would tear their family apart.
A soldier, just back from Afghanistan, is gunned down on the side of the road in Kentucky. Detectives quickly uncover a secret that could solve the case. Andrea Canning reports.
When a young woman finds out that her boyfriend might have shot and killed a college football player out of revenge, she struggles with coming forward to officials, fearing she could lose her life.
Rapper Meek Mill interview; exploring controversies surrounding the criminal justice system, including the parole system, wrongful convictions, challenges faced by law enforcement, alleged police abuse and more.
"Anatomy of a Capture" offers an in depth description of the capture of Saddam Hussein. "Richard Engel" talks about reaction from Tikrit, Iraq. "Judgement Day" examines how Saddam Hussein will likely face trial for war crimes. "Condoleezza Rice" talks to the National Security Adviser about the capture. "A Soldier's Story" talks to a former Gulf War prisoner of war about his reaction to the capture. "Still Missing" looks at the on going hunt for weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. "Raghida Dergham" discuss reaction to the capture in the Arab world. "The Ace of Spades" looks at worldwide reaction to the capture.
Former DEA agent Andrew Hogan details his search for Mexican drug lord Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán with never-before-seen videos and photographs.
The friends of a a Georgia father accused of murdering his ex-wife come together to prove he is innocent, while prosecutors count on his young children to testify against him.
A teenager is convicted of encouraging her boyfriend to kill himself; exclusive interviews with those on both sides of the case.
Tex and Diane McIver were an Atlanta power couple. She was a successful business woman. He was a lawyer with big political ties. One night and one turn changed their lives forever.
Joan Bradford, a beloved wife and mother is executed in her own home in suburban Los Angeles. It looks targeted, but who could want her dead?
When a young Army medic based at Ft. Bragg, N.C., goes missing, police can't solve the case despite having a suspect until an unorthodox private investigator steps in to help.
The tight, close-knit community of Kauai, Hawaii is a blend of tropical paradise and small town America. But the murder of Sandra Galas, a young, beautiful, mother has locals wondering who among them is a killer.
A Halloween turns tragic when a fiancée is killed at a bar. The investigation proves difficult when it's discovered all suspects were in costume.
When well-liked school superintendent Keith Reed fails to show up at a conference, family and colleagues descend on his house. Alarm bells start to ring when they discover most of the superintendent’s personal things – all but his cell phone -- are there.