Category: True Crime

DATELINE ‘Righteous Obsession’ Who killed Milton H. Sawyer Jr. ?

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?

TRUE CRIME Murder or suicide? Did attorney Susan Winters’s husband poison her?

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.

   

DATELINE Jennifer Dulos still missing – her suspected murderer, husband Fotis Dulos, 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.

   

HOMICIDE HUNTER Darlene Krashoc’s killer found 32 years later, Joe Kenda testified at the trial

“The most important part of homicide investigations is to never, ever give up,” former police detective Joe Kenda says as part of the lead-in to the Investigation Discovery special, Homicide Hunter: Never Give Up. There may be no better example among Kenda’s 387 cases than the rape and murder of 20-year-old G.I. Darlene Krashoc — a case that saw a conviction and life sentence 32 years later.

   

DATELINE ‘Shannon’s Story’ Her murderer gave his wife one of her rings

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.

DATELINE How did Anton Black die? Excessive police force may have led to asphyxiation according to cardiologist

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.”