Pamela Fayed, a mother of two, was stabbed to death in broad daylight in a busy parking garage on July 28, 2008. She and her husband, Jim, were in the middle of a bitter divorce. But security video proved he couldn't have stabbed his wife.
When a mother of three is found dead a mile from her home, the investigation leads to an unlikely suspect.
Keith Morrison tells the story of Nancy Cooper, who went missing in a suburb of Raleigh, North Carolina. How did this go from a missing persons case to a homicide?
Ernest Scherer Jr., a real estate investor, and Charlene Abendroth, a lecturer at California State University, were found brutally beaten and stabbed at their Castlewood Country Club home in Pleasanton, California on March 14, 2008. Investigators piece together a case with circumstantial evidence and an unusually large set of coincidences.
They were a couple who seemed made for each other. Seemona Sumasar thought she had met Mr. Right, but how wrong she was. Nothing was as it seemed. Hope and promise had been replaced with deception and violence. Then, an elaborate plot to get revenge so twisted and devious, it nearly succeeded in fooling police and prosecutors. The alleged victim was now accused. Seemona landed in jail and lost just about everything. Was an innocent woman in prison for a crime she didn’t commit?
He was a high society hustler with a flair for spinning lies but was the con man also a killer? The murder happened decades earlier and now Christian Karl-Gerhartsreiter was living across the country under an alias with a recognizable last name, as Clark Rockefeller, but his cover was blown when he made headlines for kidnapping his daughter. Police in California immediately knew the face, but not the name. He was the prime suspect in the 1985 murder of his landlord. But to prove their case, detectives must retrace the phony Rockefeller’s steps along a decades-old trail of deceit.
When a Montana man bought his slice of heaven in the vast western wilderness, it would set off a chain of events that ended more like a nightmare, with one man shot dead and another charged with murder. How did this neighborly dispute turn deadly? Only two men were there and the man who shot first told his story, claiming it was kill or be killed. Did the dead man’s body tell a different story? A daughter was in a search for justice.
She was a free spirit who had yearned to make it in Hollywood. But she made headlines instead when she vanished. Brittany Tavar was generous, opening her life to anyone she thought needed her help. But after she disappeared her family discovered that her giving nature exposed her to more danger than they realized. There was a handsome boarder, the friend turned-enemy, or could’ve the free spirit just up and left on her own?
Sabine Buehler had moved to an island off sunny Florida for her own slice of heaven. When she vanished, her friends knew she hadn’t left on her own. But no one could imagine anyone wanting to hurt this happy woman. Her personal life was very complicated and a list of the “usual suspects” would end up leading police down a long and winding path in the sand.
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.
The fire department responds to a call of an apartment fire. Inside they find the body of 21-year-old Carolyn Casey. The investigation into what happened to this bright, young woman leads investigators down a dark path to a serial killer.
18-year-old Robert Davis faced police questioning about the killing of a young mother and her son, after two neighborhood teens accused him of helping them in the robbery-turned-murder. Though Davis denied any involvement, at the end of a 6-hour interrogation he confessed to the crime he claimed he didn’t commit. For more than a decade, his lawyer struggled to prove that Davis’ confession was false and coerced. Getting pardoned would take a miracle, until he got support from the most unexpected sources.
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 beloved firefighter is murdered just outside Sarasota, Florida, investigators discover a twisted tale of secrets, lies and infidelity.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The murder of a Hollywood stunt man leads investigators to a woman once married to a movie star mobster.
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?
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.
Dateline looks into the death of Stephanie Roller Bruner and the district attorney's effort to pin the case on her husband.
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?
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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 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.
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 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.
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.
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.
They were a married couple meeting for a secret Valentine’s Day rendezvous, but it wasn’t to be. That secluded spot became a crime scene when Richard Schoeck was found shot dead. Turns out, the rendezvous wasn’t the only secret in their lives.
"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.
She was a divorced mother excited about her next chapter in life. Then, five gunshots shattered her plans. Proving who murdered Joan Lockwood was a daunting task for police. An ominous killer was still out there and her family was living in fear.
Detectives believed two young children witnessed the unthinkable, the brutal murder of their mother. The prosecution’s case would be built around what they thought those kids observed, but was another version of events possible?
Kelli Bordeaux was just starting what she hoped to be a long career in the military, but fate had other plans. When she vanished, friends and family launched a frantic search, but it was stranger hell-bent on justice who uncovered the ugly truth.
Sandra Galas was born and raised in paradise. So how did something so ugly happen there? Police investigated two men in Sandra’s life, but the case went cold. Her father refused to give up, relentlessly pursuing the truth for more than a decade.
He was a single dad, a former firefighter dedicated to helping others. When he was found dead in his garage, police needed help. A neighbor’s security camera footage revealed a hooded figure, but who was it? Someone was hiding a deadly secret.
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.
A tech giant living in paradise. His neighbor found dead. Then, suddenly, the entrepreneur extraordinaire was on the run, taunting authorities and tantalizing the press. It was a riveting game of hide-and-seek, but were police chasing the right man?
Lauren Giddings was smart, charismatic and a newly-minted law school graduate. She had dreams of becoming a public defender, then she was brutally murdered. Her killer tried to pull off the perfect crime, but a secret recording exposed the truth.
At first, Mischele Lewis’ new boyfriend seemed almost too good to be true. She would learn her dream man did have secrets, but was he just playing spy games with her? A single mom goes on a dangerous mission of her own to find out the truth.
Carrie Elaine Olson goes missing and the current boyfriend and ex-boyfriend are suspects. Circumstantial evidence starts mounting and pointing to one suspect.
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.
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.
The investigation into the disappearance of a young mother in the Pacific Northwest leads authorities to an estranged husband, an ex-boyfriend and a suspicious neighbor.
A family many saw as 'perfect' in an All-American town experiences a tragedy that shakes their faith and family. Karen Duenas is found dead in her bedroom. The family is convinced a crazed killer is on the loose, but detectives wonder if it could have been something else.
Twin sisters, Jasmiyah and Tasmiyah, find their mother murdered in their Georgia home. As police begin to investigate, they discover that the sisters may know something that could turn this case upside down.
In a quiet Southern town, on a cold and rainy night, police find a prominent lawyer brutally murdered and his girlfriend bound in duct tape. Who could have done it?
When Raven Abaroa comes home to find his wife stabbed to death, detectives began digging into the couple's complicated past. Josh Mankiewicz reports.
Just days after a couple ties the knot, the beautiful young bride is found beaten to death in an empty warehouse parking lot in Miami. As detectives begin to investigate, suspicious details of the newlywed’s lifestyle are uncovered.
When two teenage cousins, Nicholas Brady and Haile Kifer, don’t show up for Thanksgiving dinner in their hometown of Little Falls, Minnesota, their families fear the worst has happened.
Dateline updates the case of Eric Glisson who was convicted of a 1995 murder in the Bronx, along with five other people. He served nearly two decades in jail before being released because the sole witness against him was found to be unreliable. Since his release Glisson has tried to reconnect with his family, has welcomed the birth of a new baby daughter, and has filed a lawsuit against both the state and city of New York for his wrongful conviction.
After college student Angie Samota was stabbed to death, police had no shortage of suspects. A crucial clue narrowed their list to one name, but it would be years before technology and a tenacious friend came together to help unravel this mystery.
Marie Singleton was a single mom who fell hard for Andre Jackson, a single dad raising his two kids. The couple married and seemed happy. Then Marie vanished and investigators discovered secrets. Was her disappearance related to her undercover job? The FBI covertly investigates possible treason. Her husband is suspected, but never arrested. This begins a 20-year odyssey to find her killer.
Twenty-one-year-old Ohio State student Reagan Tokes disappears after working an evening shift at a Columbus, Ohio restaurant. Her friends and family mount a desperate search to find her. Reagan’s family receives the heartbreaking news that she is dead. Investigators question those closest to her including her ex-boyfriend.
A 59-year-old father is found dead in his home, they assume it's related to his ongoing health issues. But then, the coroner reveals he didn’t die of natural causes. Keith Morrison reports.
Brigida Uto, a young military wife, mother and teacher, is plagued with some mysterious symptoms -- weight loss, nausea, fatigue and hair loss. Doctors race against the clock to determine the cause of this life threatening illness.
On November 4, 2014 Pam Zimmerman's children wake up in their Bloomington, Illinois home to find that their Mom did not return home the night before.
A popular and attractive young woman, Robin Hoynes is murdered while working at a fast food franchise in 1984. There are few clues, except a strange and un-explainable piece of foam found at the crime scene.
Wisconsin, 2017: Teresa Halbach, murdered in 2005, was the victim in the Netflix 10-part documentary Making a Murderer (MaM), which became a Netflix binge-watching phenomenon in 2015. Steven Avery and Brendan Dassey were convicted in 2007 to life in prison for the murder. This updates the case with surprising information not included in MaM. Lead investigator Tom Fassbender, who interrogated Dassey and some believe produced a false confession, is on camera for the first time defending his actions and the prosecution's evidence.
The father of an Alabama teenager calls the police after he returns home to find his son had thrown a party, leaving the place trashed; 11 minutes after the deputy leaves the house, another 911 call is placed reporting a shooting at the residence.
On a July morning in 1991, Kathy Heckel kisses her children goodbye and goes to work at a papermill in Lock Haven, Pennsylvania. The kids have no idea that it would be the last kiss they’d get from their mom: Kathy Heckel never comes home.
Cassy Farrington, a young woman living in Silver City, New Mexico, is missing. Cassy Farrington is found dead in her bathtub. Police arrive on the scene-- but just hours later, they release the crime scene, leaving her family to look for clues. More than four years after Cassy Farrington's death, her accused killer goes on trial for murder. Her family attends and prays for justice.
Heather Bogle, a single mother, was last seen clocking out from her job at Whirlpool. Her family worries when she fails to pick her daughter up from daycare. A day after Heather is reported missing, her car is found abandoned in an apartment complex parking lot. Investigators make a gruesome discovery, finding her body in the trunk.
Emma Walker is an honor roll student, a talented cheerleader and beloved by all. One morning in November 2016, Emma’s mother tries to wake her for school but something is wrong. As police investigate the death of 16-year-old, Emma Walker, they discover a string of strange incidents in the days before her murder.
A divorced, bisexual Texan mother of two, with a new man in her life, goes missing as Hurricane Harvey approaches.
When a hard-charging boss in Arizona is shot to death, police uncover a complex web of bruised egos in his professional life and a trail of broken hearts in his personal life.
A Kentucky man is convicted of murdering his co-worker; the mystery is considered solved until a stunning disclosure years later turns the closed case upside down.
Authorities first believed Mike Williams drowned or was possibly eaten by alligators until his mother pressed law enforcement to reopen the case.
When a young woman is found dead near a soccer field in Indiana, detectives try to piece together a puzzle that leads them to an unexpected suspect.