8 episodes

On August 26, 1980, 14-year-old Ronda Blaylock disappeared shortly after leaving her high school. In the days to follow, her family and friends searched for her in the area of her hometown in Rural Hall, North Carolina, hoping to bring her home alive. Shockingly, Ronda’s partially clothed body was found three days later in a town called Pilot Mountain, with deputies saying she’d been raped and brutally stabbed to death. As an appalled community wrapped their minds around the vicious crime, detectives released information on a suspect. The killer, however, remained at large. More than three decades later, a group of seasoned detectives took over the case. Together, they re-examined old evidence, submitted new evidence and reinvented how the case was investigated. Nearly 40 years after her death, all roads led to a 62-year-old man, who was living mere miles away from the sheriffs office. This is Murder in Pilot Mountain: A 40-year Mystery. 

Murder in Pilot Mountain: A 40 Year Mystery FOX8 WGHP-TV

    • True Crime
    • 3.7 • 164 Ratings

On August 26, 1980, 14-year-old Ronda Blaylock disappeared shortly after leaving her high school. In the days to follow, her family and friends searched for her in the area of her hometown in Rural Hall, North Carolina, hoping to bring her home alive. Shockingly, Ronda’s partially clothed body was found three days later in a town called Pilot Mountain, with deputies saying she’d been raped and brutally stabbed to death. As an appalled community wrapped their minds around the vicious crime, detectives released information on a suspect. The killer, however, remained at large. More than three decades later, a group of seasoned detectives took over the case. Together, they re-examined old evidence, submitted new evidence and reinvented how the case was investigated. Nearly 40 years after her death, all roads led to a 62-year-old man, who was living mere miles away from the sheriffs office. This is Murder in Pilot Mountain: A 40-year Mystery. 

    A Convoluted Conclusion

    A Convoluted Conclusion

    Ronda's loved ones prepared for Christmas celebrations, news of a plea deal surfaced. Days before the holiday, the family gathered inside a courtroom to learn Adkins' fate. The outcome wasn't what they'd hoped for.

    • 25 min
    Introducing Who Killed Officer Martin?

    Introducing Who Killed Officer Martin?

    Greg Martin was a good officer, why would he make such a crucial mistake that would make it nearly impossible to find his killers?

    • 2 min
    A Return to the Scene

    A Return to the Scene

    Nearly 40 years later we head back to the scene of the crime

    • 16 min
    Who is Robert James Adkins?

    Who is Robert James Adkins?

    Investigators arrest a suspect in Ronda Blaylock's murder.

    • 15 min
    Who Killed Ronda?

    Who Killed Ronda?

    Episode 3 of Murder in Pilot Mountain asks the question, Who Killed Ronda?

    • 23 min
    Who was Ronda Blaylock?

    Who was Ronda Blaylock?

    We get to know Ronda Blaylock and what made her so special to friends and family.

    • 19 min

Customer Reviews

3.7 out of 5
164 Ratings

164 Ratings

Gnip77 ,

Okay- poorly edited and narrated

Does the commentator have aspirations of being a weatherman? The background music, odd cadence of his speech, and over-detailed descriptions of the weather are distracting. There Is no substantial conclusion either.

Kaliapad ,

Don’t bother

This one is an example of true crime at its worst. The tragedy of this young girl’s death is glossed over and by the end I felt dirty for listening. Not worth your time- her story should have been told with a lot more sensitivity and respect. I’m very sad for this family

Abby813 ,

Awful

His voice and the background noise is distracting. This formula heavy format is old and tired.

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