Discover the extraordinary stories behind the greatest crimes and trials in recent memory. The true stories have been carefully researched and reconstructed with actual archival footage of cases that have become almost legendary.
In June 2005, Dennis Lynn Rader appears in court. He works as an enforcement officer for the local authority, is a boy-scout leader and a prominent member of the Lutheran church. Then he's accused of the brutal murder of 10 people.
Cape Cod, is a place where people go to escape the grind of city life. Few could imagine anything really horrible happening in such an idyllic place. However, on January 26, 2002, perceptions are drastically altered.
A devoted mother Nina Sharanova, disappears in mysterious circumstances in Oakland, California. The last time she's seen alive is just before she drops off her children at the home of her ex-husband, Hans Reiser. Police suspect he may be involved.
In 1996 a ten year old boy, Zachary Ramsay, disappears on his way to school. The police suspect Nathaniel Bar-Jonah was a known paedophile from Massachusetts but with no hard evidence, they can do nothing.
Australian heiress Janie Shepherd goes missing from a smart area of London. One policeman's intuition leads him to suspect David Lashley, a known rapist, of abducting her, but before he can be questioned, Lashley is convicted of a different attack.
Peter Bergna and his wife Rinette were involved in a terrible accident. Peter drives their car off a mountain road and it plunges 800 feet. Rinette is killed, but miraculously Peter survives leaving police suspicious of his account of what happened.
Danny Rolling tortures his victims and as a calling card, he mutilates and poses their corpses to taunt police. A taskforce is set up which links Danny to the Gainesville murders in Florida, but it's four years before he finally comes to trial.