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True Crime, NC

18 EpisodesProduced by FOX8 WGHP-TV Website

A tobacco farmer murders his six children and wife then turns the gun on himself. What drove him to such madness? A 19-year-old murder mystery, someone executed Michael and Mary Short then kidnapped their 9-year-old daughter, only to later kill her too. So who killed Jennifer Short? A newborn baby l… read more

18 Episodes | 2019 - 2021

Who Killed Jennifer Short Trailer

August 16th, 2019


On August 15, 2002 in the quiet town of Oak Level, Virginia someone shot and killed Michael and Mary Short in what investigators called an execution …

A Brutal Crime

August 21st, 2019


On August 15, 2002, an employee found Michael and Mary Short murdered in their Oak Level, VA home. Their 9-year-old daughter had disappeared, leaving …

A Nationwide Search

August 28th, 2019


While deputies investigate the murders of Michael and Mary Short, a frantic nationwide search has begun for 9-year-old Jennifer. Investigators admit …

Heartbreaking Discovery

September 5th, 2019


The search for Jennifer Short ends with a heartbreaking discovery. More than 30 miles away, off a quiet rural road, near a creek bed, the …

Wild Twists and Turns in the Case

September 13th, 2019


A body exhumed, an arrest in another country, and finally seven years after the murders clues are released to the public. The wild twists and turns in the case have family members angry and confused. Adding to their …

"Whoever Did This was Just Evil"

September 23rd, 2019


Family members are disappointed and frustrated with an investigation that seems to be going nowhere. It's been ten years since authorities released any new information about the Short family murders. The FBI is still …

Lives Changed Forever

September 27th, 2019


Dozens of people gather each August for a memorial ride to remember Jennifer Short . While the murder and kidnapping took place 17 years ago, the emotions are still raw. What happened that day changed the rest of the …

Searching for a Killer during COVID-19

September 28th, 2019


A year after we started looking into the Short murders, investigators try a new tactic. The pandemic has slowed things down, but authorities say they are still actively searching for killer and finding out the answer …

Introducing Deadly Secrets: The Lawson Family Murder

January 1st, 2020


On Christmas day, 1929 a rural North Carolina tobacco farmer brutally murdered six of his children, his wife and then killed himself. The horrific …

Christmas Day 1929

January 15th, 2020


Why did a poor North Carolina tobacco farmer kill his wife, six of his kids and himself on Christmas Day, 1929? Despite 90 years of rumors and …

Those Left Behind

January 22nd, 2020


After Charlie Lawson killed seven members of his family and then himself on Christmas Day, 1929 the story began to spread, making headlines around the country. The curious began to descend on the Lawson's tobacco farm …

The Hauntings

January 29th, 2020


Decades after Charlie Lawson killed his family, people are still drawn to the mystery. Local historians and collectors now search for anything …

Introducing True Crime, NC

June 11th, 2021


A tobacco farmer murders his six children and wife then turns the gun on himself, what drove him to such madness? A 19-year-old murder mystery, …

Time Moves On

July 26th, 2021


Time moves on for Nancy Harvey's family, but it doesn't mean they've healed. They still remember January 25, 2013 vividly and seven years later they still have the same questions, who brutally murdered their mother and …

The Secret Surveillance Video

August 2nd, 2021


After the brutal killing of Nancy Harvey at her business Atlanta Car Company in 2012, it seemed investigators didn’t have many clues to go on. But three years later, a bombshell came in the form of surveillance video. …

A Family Crisis

August 16th, 2021


Nancy Harvey's brutal murder left her family reeling. Her granddaughter needed answers, her son and daughter-in-law, just days away from welcoming …

" A Very Heinous Crime"

August 23rd, 2021


On a cold, snowy, North Carolina morning, an employee discovered the brutally murdered body of Nancy Harvey inside her used-car business. …

Introducing Who Killed Grandma Nancy?

August 24th, 2021


Nancy Harvey was the kind of person who would do anything for anyone. A devoted mother and grandmother, she played hard but worked even harder. Nancy …

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