Before the story airs: 'One unfortunate coincidence?'
Posted April 23, 2013
As a news organization, WRAL covers crime every day. Our goal is to not only educate the public, but also find justice. Months ago, we received a viewer tip that was hard to believe – three deaths, two counties, years apart. Yet, there were stunning connections.
The WRAL Investigates team spent several weeks poring over crime reports, search warrants and financial records. We brought the families of the victims together.
As we pieced together the puzzle, more and more pieces of evidence seemed to tie the cases together through one man. A series of suspicious fires and insurance claims only heightened the mystery. Is it all just one unfortunate coincidence? The families don’t think so.
Our intent with the story is not to convict. We plan to put as many facts on the table as possible and let our viewers form their own opinions. Perhaps connecting those facts at 5 p.m. this Thursday will prompt law enforcement to take a closer look at the cases.
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