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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.

Latest Episodes

S2 EP8 – Q&A PART 2

In part 2 of our interview with Tiffany, Luke and Darren Crandell, and Prince George’s County Detective Bernie Nelson, Det. Nelson takes us deeper into the world of genealogy. We…

S2 EP7 – Q&A Part 1

Join host Paul Wagner for Part 1 of a 2 part in-depth conversation with Tiffany, Luke and Darren Crandell, along with Prince George’s County Police Detective Bernie Nelson. Detective Nelson…

S2 EP 6 – The Link

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.

S2 EP5 – A Break in the Case

Prince George’s County Police Detective Bernie Nelson turns to genealogy after seeing another Maryland cold case solved after 28 years. Can the murder of Sherry Crandell be solved the same…

S2-E4 The War Room

In the days after Sherry Crandell was viciously raped and murdered in January 1998, the police in Prince George’s County, Maryland, set up what they called a ‘war room’ to…

S2 EP3 – THE DRAGNET

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….

S2 E2 THE INVESTIGATION

As Prince George’s County Police detectives investigate the murder of nurse Sherry Crandall, they learn of a witness to the attack. A fact police kept deep in their files for…

S2 E1 The Murder

In 1998, a nurse was found brutally raped and strangled in the Maryland hospital where she worked. Despite DNA evidence and a fingerprint of the killer left behind at the…

Season 2 Trailer

The brutal rape and murder of 50-year-old Sherry Crandell inside the Maryland hospital where she worked rocked the D.C. region in 1998. It’s been more than 23 years since Sherry’s…

S1-EP13 22 Hours: The Appeal

An update in the case after nearly two years: Daron Wint’s lawyers have filed an appeal seeking to throw out his conviction and asking for a new trial. Hosts Megan…