Nona Dirksmeyer is a young beauty queen. Smart and talented, her future is bright. But just days before her 20th birthday, Nona is murdered in her apartment. Police quickly decide their primary suspect is the young man who found her – her boyfriend, Kevin. After all, his bloody palm print is at the crime scene. Case closed? Not by a long shot. In Dateline’s latest original podcast series, Keith Morrison tells the story of three trials, two suspects, and one small town where things are not always what they seem.
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1 - Death of a Beauty Queen
The murder of 19-year-old Nona Dirksmeyer shakes the community of Russellville, Arkansas to its core.
2 - The Night of the Visitation
Investigators focus on a man with Nona’s blood on his hands.
3 - The Talk of the Town
When police name a suspect, the court of public opinion all but convicts him.
4 - Ozark
A jury holds the fate of Nona’s boyfriend in its hands.
5 - Receipts
A new suspect says he has an alibi, but can he prove it?
6 - Another Night in December
Nearly 13 years to the day after Nona’s murder, a woman has a chilling encounter with a predator in the night.
This story breaks my heart. The ineptitude of the investigators is astonishing then again the same state botched the Memphis 3 investigation 30 years ago. Thankfully the boyfriend was acquitted. The jurors are infuriating.
Mom and Step Dad
I’m hate to say this about people that lost someone, but listening to the mom and step dad’s ignorance blows my mind away.
Keith Morrison is the ABSOLUTE BEST!!
This was a sad case on so many levels.. Frost and Dipert are horrible men! This poor kid Jones gets shafted and was innocent and the perv Dunn that was guilty got away with it. I could listen to Morrison narrate the phone book! He’s phenomenal!