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ABC 20/20: “Gainesville Serial Killer” Preview | April 9 2021
April 9 @ 9:00 PM - 11:00 PM EDT
This Friday (April 9, 2021) an all-new episode of ABC: 20/20 reports on serial killer Danny Rolling whose reign of terror left five Florida college students dead over four days
The two-hour April 9 edition of ABC: “20/20” reporting on the Gainesville serial killer airs at 9PM ET. Episodes are available the next day at ABC.com and on Hulu. The series is also available to stream on ABC News digital platforms.
Check out the preview below for this week’s episode from ABC.
The Gainesville serial killer – now, witness this true crime story like you’ve never seen. All-new emotional interviews & the haunting piece of evidence that changed everything. Our new 20/20 airs Friday at 9|8c on ABC. https://t.co/ZGewROXCaQ pic.twitter.com/9W36dFi2X5— 20/20 (@ABC2020) April 5, 2021
College students’ excitement to begin a new school year in Gainesville, Florida, quickly turned to terror when five students were horrifically murdered within days of each other. Now, over 30 years after the Gainesville student murders dominated headlines, a new two-hour “20/20” features an exclusive interview with Cindy Dobbin. She opens up about her tip to authorities that led them to serial killer Danny Rolling, responsible for at least eight murders, including the Gainesville crimes and a triple homicide in Shreveport, Louisiana.
Dobbin reveals how a call to Crime Stoppers cracked open the case, why she suspected Rolling and how she was certain he was also responsible for the then-unsolved Shreveport murders. “20/20” features the first interview with Scott Grissom, whose father, sister and son were victims of Rolling in Shreveport. Grissom reflects on losing his relatives and the pain he still feels over 30 years later. “20/20” also has interviews with family members of the Gainesville victims and authorities who worked on the case.
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ABC News’ “20/20” is an award-winning primetime program anchored by David Muir and Amy Robach. David Sloan is senior executive producer and Janice Johnston is executive producer.