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Episode 4: Her Last Debt

On Thanksgiving weekend 1987 a quiet townhouse community in suburban Arlington, Virginia, just outside Washington, D.C., is rocked by the bondage strangulation murder of magazine editor Sue Tucker in her home. A hundred miles north of the state capital in Richmond, Arlington only saw a handful of murders a year but officers there had encountered a killing exactly like this before -- three years earlier and just a couple miles away. This episode continues the story of the South Side Strangler serial killings.


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Episode 3: Escalation

The Cho family immigrated to the U.S. from South Korea in search of the American Dream. Instead they found a Southern Nightmare. Fifteen-year-old Diane Cho was a typical 1980s teenager, arguing with her little brother, hanging out with her friends at the mall and dating a boy behind her parents’ backs. She would become the youngest victim of the South Side Strangler, raped and murdered in her bedroom while her parents and brother were sleeping in the next rooms. This episode features interviews with Diane’s mother and brother, as well as her friends.



Episode 2: Powder Keg 

A promising young neurosurgery resident at the Medical College of Virginia, Dr. Susan Hellams was breaking ground at a time when there were very few women in her field. She was also fated to become the South Side Strangler's second victim. And with the revelation that a serial killer was on the loose in Richmond, the city erupted into fear.