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Motive for Murder

Two murders, months apart, in Houston. The young victims knew each other, but did they also know their elusive killer? Dateline’s Josh Mankiewicz takes you inside one of the most twisted and confounding cases he’s ever covered. From the team who brought you the #1 podcast The Thing About Pam comes the chilling story of the race to find a killer by unmasking the motive.

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Warning: This podcast is a series podcast

This means episodes are recommended to be heard in order from the very start. Here's the 10 best episodes of the series anyway though!

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1 - A Scream. Then Silence.

She was a small woman with a big voice. And then she was gone.


7 May 2020

Rank #1

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2 - Was it Love?

Investigators learn more about the men in Gelareh’s life.


7 May 2020

Rank #2

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5 - Something Hinky

A routine traffic stop leads to a break in the case.


28 May 2020

Rank #3

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4 - Baggage

An escape from danger becomes the beginning of the nightmare.


21 May 2020

Rank #4

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3 - The Twin Connection

A second murder raises perplexing questions for investigators.


14 May 2020

Rank #5