Josh Mankiewicz reflects on one of his most memorable episodes: the case of 36-year-old Iraq War veteran Maribel Ramos who calls 911 to reveal she is scared for her safety. When she later disappears, investigators have to figure out who exactly she was afraid of.
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Trouble at the 7-11 Ranch
40:28When a Colorado rancher mysteriously disappears, his friends know something isn’t right and spend years fighting for answers. Josh Mankiewicz reports.
Queen of the County
43:01In this Dateline classic, the matriarch of a prominent pecan growing family in San Saba, Texas goes missing and her caretaker is murdered. Josh Mankiewicz reports. Originally aired on NBC on April 23, 2015.
Secrets from the Grave
40:35In 1985, Scott Purk calls 911 to report that his pregnant wife, Meg Purk, has died by suicide. The case is closed until a suspicious house fire 24 years later leads police to question what really happened that day. With no eyewitnesses or physical evidence, the detectives begin the search for answers. Josh Mankiewicz reports.
And Then There Were Three
42:06Just days before Christmas, high school senior Michelle Martinko is found stabbed to death in her car after visiting the mall. It would take almost 40 years for investigators to identify the killer – and when they did, Martinko’s family and friends were stunned. Dennis Murphy reports.
Down the Back Staircase
1:25:26In this Dateline classic, novelist and former mayoral candidate Michael Peterson finds his wife, Kathleen, dead at the bottom of the back staircase in their North Carolina mansion. Dennis Murphy reports. Originally aired on NBC on April 7, 2017.
The Rise & Fall of Oscar Pistorius
41:54Oscar Pistorius, nicknamed “Blade Runner,” is an international celebrity when he shoots and kills his girlfriend just 8 months after competing in the London Olympics. Charged with murder, he tells police it was a tragic mistake and that he was acting in self-defense as he believed he was firing at an intruder. Keith Morrison reports on the aftermath of the judge’s verdict and the ensuing court battle.
Secret Lives: Behind the Scenes
40:53Andrea Canning reflects on one of her most memorable episodes: When Jen Ramsaran disappears, police comb through her online presence to see if they can find any clues. Did she escape the real world for a fantasy world?
The Mansion on Ocean Boulevard
40:34In this Dateline classic, when two tragic deaths occur within one week of each other in a wealthy area in California, families begin to wonder what happened inside a beachfront mansion. Josh Mankiewicz reports. Originally aired on NBC on November 9, 2018.
Death in the Driveway
41:03Police in a quiet Southern town, find a prominent lawyer brutally murdered and his girlfriend bound in duct tape. Who could have done it? Andrea Canning reports.
Mystery in Orange County: Behind the Scenes
41:08Josh Mankiewicz reflects on one of his most memorable episodes: the case of 36-year-old Iraq War veteran Maribel Ramos who calls 911 to reveal she is scared for her safety. When she later disappears, investigators have to figure out who exactly she was afraid of.