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.

Motive for Murder Dateline NBC

    • True Crime
    • 4.1 • 119 Ratings

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.

    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

4.1 out of 5
119 Ratings

119 Ratings

Madderslew ,

Very good - Too long between release of episodes

It’s really good but despite the narrator attempting to be sensitive to those involved it does appear to be very sensationalised which makes the listener question their moral interest in the death(s). Having said that it does leaving you wanting to know more.

I just wish there wasn’t so long between the episodes being released.

All in all 4/5

mrs single ,

Brilliant but shocking

Loved this, story is shocking though. Just about to listen to final episode, hope he rots in hell

Gingerpoppy ,

Great Listen

Another fabulous podcast from Dateline. This one starts gently in pace but draws you in with each episode, so much so that you can get quite shout-ey if anyone interrupts - sorry Stuart. Unpredictable events, well presented and researched with great narration from the master journalist and interviewer Sir M. Just the best.

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