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I also had seen the 20/20 episode, so I skipped this one.  For those who saw both, was there anything new revealed by Dateline?

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On 5/18/2019 at 7:11 PM, Fable said:

To me, the eye witness seemed a bit sketchy.  He said he remarked to his son about seeing a car broken down on the bridge.  Why didn’t he stop to see if someone needed help?  He also claimed that he recognized the person he saw walking as the girl from the missing person poster, so why didn’t he call the police with that information?  I didn’t find him credible at all. 

Eyewitness testimony is so suspect to me.  It really does need to be scrutinized.  The first thing I think is that the witness is mistaken OR they are lying.  Some people lie for no real reason.  Just attention, I guess.  I'm shocked when an eyewitness helps compile a sketch and it comes out right! 

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1 hour ago, SunnyBeBe said:

Just attention, I guess.  I'm shocked when an eyewitness helps compile a sketch and it comes out right! 

I don’t think I could do that with my family and closest friends! 

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OMG, Sunday's episode "Into the Night." Why a psycho, and poor Aundreah, if she manages to live free of psychological damage from that whole ordeal I don't know how. As if it wasn't bad enough her parents saddled her with a name people will mispronounce every time they read it.

Can't believe the guy's wife was never charged with anything, she seemed sketchy to me.

I don't want to start a thing, but why is it so many serial killers turn out to be heavily active in their church community? How many times have we heard neighbors and friends say "they were such nice people, they went to church every Sunday." Just saying.

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1 hour ago, iMonrey said:

I don't want to start a thing, but why is it so many serial killers turn out to be heavily active in their church community? How many times have we heard neighbors and friends say "they were such nice people, they went to church every Sunday." Just saying.

I guess the Devil made them do it...

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3 hours ago, iMonrey said:

I don't want to start a thing, but why is it so many serial killers turn out to be heavily active in their church community? How many times have we heard neighbors and friends say "they were such nice people, they went to church every Sunday." Just saying.

I think it's just one of those things people say while never saying the opposite so it stands out as a correlation.  No one ever says, "He seemed like a nice person, he never went to church." 

It's where you get stigma from things like the news always reporting that, "The killer had schizophrenia," while never reporting that, "The killer had heart disease., "  or any other disease.

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4 hours ago, iMonrey said:

I don't want to start a thing, but why is it so many serial killers turn out to be heavily active in their church community? How many times have we heard neighbors and friends say "they were such nice people, they went to church every Sunday." Just saying.

In addition to what others have said---it could be that a lot of people attend church.  And because of the stereotype/theory/belief that churchgoing=good, whether that's true or not, church provides cover.

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Geez, they are revisiting or rerunning the story about the lingerie-loving military officer in Canada who killed two women. Once they mentioned the town of Tweed, I knew I was hoodwinked into watching something I already knew about. 

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Regarding Fridays episode which I guess was new, it really made the Tucson police department look lame. I can't believe they couldn't get that guy sooner, and almost didn't get him at all except the wife grew a conscience (once she became the ex-wife of course) 10 years later.

Also not impressed with his firehouse pals who thought it was hilarious to call him "killer" and "cold case." Wish they would have gone back to them after he was convicted to see if they still found it so amusing. 

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2 hours ago, cooksdelight said:

Geez, they are revisiting or rerunning the story about the lingerie-loving military officer in Canada who killed two women. Once they mentioned the town of Tweed, I knew I was hoodwinked into watching something I already knew about. 

This is one of the most shocking stories we've ever had in Canada. I'm amazed it hasn't been fictionalized yet, although I'm not sure anyone would believe it. I'll probably watch it because the case is so unique and riveting, although I don't want any more details about the actual murderers. They were just too disturbing. 

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2 hours ago, Melina22 said:

This is one of the most shocking stories we've ever had in Canada. I'm amazed it hasn't been fictionalized yet, although I'm not sure anyone would believe it. I'll probably watch it because the case is so unique and riveting, although I don't want any more details about the actual murderers. They were just too disturbing. 

I ended up watching the episode again, as it is one that hits close to home. Jessica's mom and I grew up in the same hometown, close to Tweed. Roxanne is a few years older than me, but our brothers were friends. I haven't lived there since the late 70s, (in fact live across the country) and first heard of Jessica's disappearance when friends from my hometown posted her missing posters on Facebook. It seems like yesterday, and is just as shocking and horrific today as it was almost a decade ago. 

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The pictures of Russell Williams in lingerie never fail to give me a case of the serious creeps.  For some reason, I find them just as disturbing as any gruesome crime scene photos.

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This crime was new to me and the victims coming home and gradually realizing someone had been in their house creeped me out---I'm not easily spooked but our family was robbed once while we were away from home and I can remember how frightening it was to come in and when you'd open a cabinet or drawer, finding things gone or moved around.

I can't believe the guy went on for so long and accumulated so much evidence without anyone noticing.

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12 hours ago, TVbitch said:

Regarding Fridays episode which I guess was new,

I don't think it was new, even though that's what was posted.  Or maybe 48 Hours did it, but I'd seen something about this case before.  I watched this thinking there was going to be an update, but nope.

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19 minutes ago, car54 said:

 I can't believe the guy went on for so long and accumulated so much evidence without anyone noticing.

He was unique. He didn't fit the profile of your typical psychopath or serial killer. 

It's astonishing to watch his final interview. It's nothing like you see in movies. 

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1 hour ago, Ohmo said:

I don't think it was new, even though that's what was posted.  Or maybe 48 Hours did it, but I'd seen something about this case before.  I watched this thinking there was going to be an update, but nope.

I had too.  I really don’t know why all the true crime shows have to do the exact same cases.  There is plenty of cases that surely they could go find some other ones to cover. 

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