Category: Dateline

JonBenet 2016: New Dateline, A&E, Investigation Discovery specials reexamine cold case on its 20th anniversary

The JonBenet 2016 investigations are in full swing, thanks to the JonBenet Ramsey murder's 20th anniversary and a string of new evidence in the cold case. But has the JonBenet case been solved? Is there enough evidence to bring a new case to trial? Read on for a complete rundown of all the new TV specials and interviews regarding the JonBenet case, and a look at some of the more compelling evidence these specials have unearthed.

Dateline: The Accomplice examines David Sweat and Richard Matt’s prison escape

The story of David Sweat and Richard Matt’s prison escape is almost like the plotline of The Shawkshank Redemption. Last year David Sweat (34) sawed a hole in the back of his prison cell at the Clinton Correctional Facility, and began making nightly explorations in the tunnels underneath. Eventually, both he and fellow inmate Richard Matt (48) escaped, but were unable to remain free for long: Richard Matt was shot and killed during a police showdown, and David Sweat was captured by police.


Secrets at the Sunshine Hotel: the murder of Vern Holbrook

Tonight’s Dateline, “Secrets at the Sunshine Hotel” delves into the grizzly 2013 attack of 78-year-old Yakima, Washington real estate broker Vern Holbrook. The man was lured to a vacant home by a couple posing as home buyers. Luis Gomez-Monges and Adriana Mendez left their three children behind in the car when they followed Holbrook into his home, and the struck him from behind. He was found badly beaten, and with his throat cut, but was still alive.

Holbrook passed away several months later, but it became clear that there were other people involved in his murder, including family.