Tonight’s explores the gruesome October 2005 murder of a Georgia teacher and beauty queen that went unsolved for twelve years. The case remained cold until true crime podcast stirred up interest about Tara Grinstead’s murder last year. Now two arrests have been made in connection with the crime.
The Danielle Locklear murder was widely believed to be a “crime of passion” when her killers were found guilty at trial. But the heat-of-the-moment strangling that left a fifteen-year-old girl dead also left her family searching for answers in spite of their legal victory.
32-year-old Robin Spielbauer was a mother of two, a divorcée — and, largely unbeknownst to her, involved in a love triangle that would eventually culminate with her murder along a quiet stretch of road in Amarillo, Texas. The investigation into the “Helium Road murder” — or “The Pink Gun Mystery,” as the Dateline episode devoted to the Robin Spielbauer Amarillo murder case calls it — quickly focused on that love triangle, but spent two years looking at the wrong participant.