Investigators follow a trail of video evidence to track down a killer on ‘Dateline’

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(NBC News) – Tonight on a new two-hour “Dateline,” a story seven years in the making.

After Todd Chance is murdered, police follow a trail of video evidence as they work to track down his killer.

Andrea Canning speaks exclusively with Todd’s wife, elementary school principal Jenea Chance.

Here is a preview of Andrea Canning’s report:

Look carefully, and ask yourself whether you can trust your own eyes. Is this video of a man? A woman? A murderer?

ANDREA CANNING: Did you think that was the killer in the video?

SARAH CHANCE: I don’t know.

Is it the same person here – and here – and here? Or not? Hard to say. And yet…

ANDREA CANNING: Everything hinged so much on these videos.


‘Everything’ included a murder trial that would be years in the making. And a mystery that began with a body in an almond grove just west of Bakersfield, California.

Watch “Dateline” tonight at 9 p.m. on NBC4.

About “Dateline”

“Dateline NBC” is the longest-running series in NBC primetime history and is in its 29th season. Dateline is anchored by Lester Holt and features correspondents Andrea Canning, Josh Mankiewicz, Natalie Morales, Keith Morrison and Dennis Murphy.

Dateline is the #1 Friday newsmagazine and reaches more than 17 million people every week through its broadcast, and millions more through its social media platforms and podcasts.

The stories range from compelling mysteries to powerful documentaries and in-depth investigations. When major news breaks, they go to the scene, putting the pieces together to bring the viewer the full picture. And in every story they tell, they help the real people who lived the events share their journeys with the viewer.

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