In 1999, three women went missing in Yosemite National Park, launching the largest search and rescue operation in California history. Two of the women are found in a burned car, and the third is only found when the killer sends a taunting note to the FBI. After a fourth woman is found beheaded near the park, the Bureau believes a serial killer may be on the loose and assigns an FBI profiler who uncovers the murderer’s darkest inner secrets. The FBI has shared key recordings and details from the operation led by 30-year FBI veteran/profiler Jeff Rinek. Rinek sits down with agent Kristy Kottis to discuss the pressure he felt working on this case. For three weeks in October 2002, citizens of the Washington, D.C., area are terrorized by an unknown sniper who seems to choose their victims at random. As the FBI investigators hunt for the murderer and law enforcement is inundated by a series of false leads, the investigation stalls and the killings continue. Will a series of cryptic clues left by the shooter help authorities end the killing spree? We follow three FBI agents, Melissa Thomas (a retired FBI Special Agent who worked for the counterterrorism squad in Washington, D.C., and the behavioral analysis department at Quantico), Whit Darnell (a retired Special Agent who worked on the FBI’s Hostage Rescue Team) and Keith Runk (a retired SWAT commander and assistant commander of the special operations division of the Maryland State Police). Agents Thomas, Darnell and Runk sit down with fellow agent Kristy Kottis to share the impact that this case had on all their lives.
Air Date: Oct 31, 2023