The 1984 cold case of the kidnapping and murder of 12-year-old Jonelle Matthews was finally solved after three decades. Tonight’s episode of Dateline explores how investigators finally cracked the case.
On September 13, 2006 the body of college student Mindy Morgenstern was found drenched in Pine Sol.
One week before she went missing nine 2015, 31-year-old mother of two LaJoya McCoy posted on Facebook about her excitement over a new man. She gushed about how he had made her breakfast and had a rooftop pool. Could this man have had something to do with her death?
On February 19, 1982, a cold and snowy day in Brighton, NY, James Krauseneck killed his sleeping wife Cathy (29) with a single ax blow. Then, he left her dead body and their three-year-old daughter alone in the house while he went about his usual work day at Eastman Kodak Co. For almost 40 years he got away with the brutal crime.
On August 2, 2018, in Elizabeth City, NC antique shop owner Milton H. Sawyer Jr. was found dead in his bathroom. Milton and his wife Angel ran The Treasure Hunter, which dealt in not only antiques, but gold, coins, and jewelry as well. The morning he was murdered Angel showed up at a neighbor’s house covered in blood. Did she have something to do with his brutal demise?
Some cases never have clear answers, and that’s the situation with the tragic death of Susan Winters. Susan was a Las Vegas, NV attorney who died at age 48 on January 3, 2015. Her husband Gregory “Brent” Dennis, a psychologist, told police she had committed suicide by ingesting opioids and antifreeze. Later, however, her death was ruled a homicide. The couple’s two daughters also believe that their mother died by suicide.
Jennifer Dulos dropped her five children off at their private school on May 24, 2019, in New Canaan, Connecticut and was never seen again. She was in the middle of a divorce from her husband Fotis Dulos, who detectives believe murdered her in her home. Her body has never been found and Fotis killed himself after being charged with her murder.
On Friday, September 9, 2016 in Royce City, TX a woman called 911 asking for help with her husband, who had been shot in the head. She was hyperventilating and in clear distress. When officers arrived the woman, Chacey Poynter, said she had only seen a shadow.
On March 26, 1994, the 19-year-old Emory University student Shannon Melendi went missing. She was last seen a softball game in DeKalb County, GA, where she was scorekeeping. Butch Hinton, the umpire at that game, was convicted of her kidnapping and death a decade later despite the fact that her body was never found. Tonight’s Dateline delves further into the crimes of Butch Hinton.
Over the course of two decades, Sonia Risken is suspected of being involved in the murders of two husbands, both while visiting the Phillippines to see Sonia’s family. On April April 26, 2007, Sonia met the same fate as her husbands when she was gunned down in her Lomita, CA home. Who killed “Black Widow” Sonia Risken?
On September 15, 2018, 19-year-old black man Anton Black died in his front yard in Maryland after police held him down for six minutes. His mother was watching from the door, and now she’s determined to let the world know how her son died at the hands of police officers. His father has said that his son was “George Floyd before George Floyd.”
Tonight’s Dateline is about the mysterious death of 49-year-old Diane Kyne, who was murdered in September 2010 in her home in Florida. Her husband and son were both present at the scene of the crime, and both insisted that the other one was the murderer. What really happened to Diane Kyne?