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
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.
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?
A Return to the Scene
Nearly 40 years later we head back to the scene of the crime
Who is Robert James Adkins?
Investigators arrest a suspect in Ronda Blaylock's murder.
Who Killed Ronda?
Episode 3 of Murder in Pilot Mountain asks the question, Who Killed Ronda?
Who was Ronda Blaylock?
We get to know Ronda Blaylock and what made her so special to friends and family.
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.
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
His voice and the background noise is distracting. This formula heavy format is old and tired.