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WTOP’s American Nightmare Series

It was a case nightmares are made of. A D.C. power couple, their 10-year-old son and housekeeper held hostage for nearly 24 hours and murdered inside a burning D.C. mansion. WTOP examines the complicated trail of evidence that police say led to finding their killer and why they say he committed such a brutal crime.

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S2 EP7 – Q&A Part 1

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Ten months after Prince George’s County Police Detective Bernie Nelson began using genealogy to track Sherry Crandell’s killer through his relatives – the research continues on a promising family tree.

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S2-E4 The War Room

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With no one in custody and no prime suspects, Prince George’s County police devise a plan to get DNA from the hundreds of men working at Prince George’s Hospital Center….