7 episodes

Two murders, months apart, in Houston. The young victims knew each other, but did they also know their elusive killer? Dateline’s Josh Mankiewicz takes you inside one of the most twisted and confounding cases he’s ever covered. From the team who brought you the #1 podcast The Thing About Pam comes the chilling story of the race to find a killer by unmasking the motive.


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    • 4.4 • 609 Ratings

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Two murders, months apart, in Houston. The young victims knew each other, but did they also know their elusive killer? Dateline’s Josh Mankiewicz takes you inside one of the most twisted and confounding cases he’s ever covered. From the team who brought you the #1 podcast The Thing About Pam comes the chilling story of the race to find a killer by unmasking the motive.


Listen to all episodes of Motive for Murder now completely free, or subscribe to Dateline Premium to listen ad-free: DatelinePremium.com

Listen on Apple Podcasts
Requires subscription and macOS 11.4 or higher

    1 - A Scream. Then Silence.

    1 - A Scream. Then Silence.

    She was a small woman with a big voice. And then she was gone. 

    • 22 min
    2 - Was it Love?

    2 - Was it Love?

    Investigators learn more about the men in Gelareh’s life.

    • 30 min
    3 - The Twin Connection

    3 - The Twin Connection

    A second murder raises perplexing questions for investigators.

    • 25 min
    4 - Baggage

    4 - Baggage

    An escape from danger becomes the beginning of the nightmare.

    • 20 min
    5 - Something Hinky

    5 - Something Hinky

    A routine traffic stop leads to a break in the case.

    • 25 min
    6 - Straight To Hell

    6 - Straight To Hell

    A conversation with a killer and the motive for murder is revealed.

    • 48 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
609 Ratings

609 Ratings

Vereecke ,

Always the best story tellers

No one tops dateline or their commentators. Simply the best !

Jenn187 ,

Loved it

This is a fascinating case and it’s told so well.

kerryroxanne ,

Great narrators

If you're a fan of true crime this is among the best. No annoying banter, no silly setup. Just straight up news.

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