These HBO Documentaries Will Scratch Your True-Crime Itch

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These two new true-crime HBO documentaries revisit notorious cases.

Atlanta’s Missing and Murdered: The Lost Children

From 1979 to 1981, a serial killer terrorized Atlanta, murdering 20-plus children. The crimes went unsolved, but a 23-year-old man was eventually convicted of killing two adults, and police suspected he also murdered the children. This true-crime docuseries uncovers new evidence in the recently reopened cases.

How a Grieving Father Is Uncovering Mexico’s Mass Graves

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The Art of Political Murder

Between 1960 and 1996, some 200,000 people died during Guatemala’s civil war. Afterward, the Catholic Church tasked Bishop Juan José Gerardi with writing a report on the atrocities. His findings were critical of the government—and two days after making them public, in 1998, Gerardi was murdered. A young investigative team then set out to uncover his killer.


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