Sometimes the most beautiful places
hide the darkest secrets
Episode 1: The Hunter
Multiple National Parks
In a matter of four months that stretched between late 2007 and early 2008, drifter Gary Michael Hilton went on a killing rampage in national parklands across three states on America’s East Coast that left a 4-victim body count for authorities to piece together. He used the cover and isolation of park trails and campgrounds to stalk and murder his victims. However, even after his arrest, authorities became convinced that his murderous crimes could go back much further than anyone ever thought.
Episode 2: The Hitchhiker
Glacier National Park
In 1983, one man’s kind gesture to give a hitchhiker and his dog a ride into Glacier National Park, ends in murder and a manhunt that spanned from California, to Canada and eventually Mexico. Scott David Steel’s hopscotch pattern of crimes throughout the 1980’s and 2000’s leads investigators down a dark road of robbery, renegade behavior and remorselessness that spanned almost 40 years.
Episode 3: The Hikers
Shenandoah National Park
The case of who murdered Julie Williams and Laura Winans at their campsite by a peaceful mountain stream inside Shenandoah National Park in 1996 still remains a mystery. The brutality of this couple’s slaying has baffled state and federal investigators for 24 years. Several key suspects have emerged over the years, but still no one is behind bars for these women’s murders. The nature of the crimes have the classic signatures of a sociopathic serial killer, but without help from the public, the case continues to grow cold.
Episode 4: The Predator
Yosemite National Park
In the winter and summer of 1999, a serial killer struck four times in the span of six months inside Yosemite National Park. His spree of brutal murders left FBI agents and local law enforcement searching for leads across the state of California. Taunting letters from the perpetrator revealed clues about this killer’s twisted mind. Authorities and the victims’ families could never have imagined that this sinister slayer, Cary Stayner, whose family name was once known across the nation, was operating right beneath their noses.
Episode 5: The Survivalist
Grand Teton National Park
A man trying to pull off an intricate and complex double life in Idaho commits an unspeakable triple murder, then takes off into the wilderness of Grand Teton National Park. Investigators realize catching their killer will take outsmarting him in the vast forests and mountains he knows like the back of his hand. After years of searching, this killer remains at large…but is Gerald Bullinger still in the woods alone, or has he conned his way back into another alternate identity?
Episode 6: The Passenger
Banff National Park
In May 1990, the resort town of Banff, Alberta Canada was gearing up for a busy tourist season, but the horrific stabbing of a young female taxi driver brings everything to a screeching halt. The perpetrator remains on the loose for nearly two years. Detectives in a race against the clock to find their killer never expected this monster would have the face of a teenager.
Delia D’Ambra – Host
Delia D’Ambra is an investigative journalist from North Carolina who started her career in journalism in 2014. She has worked in both the broadcast news industry and is currently a producer and host for audiochuck. Delia specializes in re-investigating cold case homicides and unsolved crimes. She is an outdoors enthusiast and is currently on a mission to visit every national park in North America.
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