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Forensic Files - Season 11, Ep 17: Internal Affair

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Jul 18, 2016

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  • >> Narrator: AN EMPLOYEE FROM
  • A LARGE BROKERAGE FIRM
  • DISAPPEARED.
  • HER COMPUTER REVEALED SHE WAS
  • LEADING A DOUBLE LIFE.
  • AND AMONG THE BITS AND BYTES
  • WERE THE CLUES TO HER FINAL
  • DESTINATION.
  • TO FRIENDS AND FAMILY,
  • 36-YEAR-OLD SHERRY DURALL HAD
  • AN ENVIABLE LIFE.
  • MARRIED WITH THREE YOUNG
  • CHILDREN, SHERRY HAD A
  • HIGH-PAYING JOB WITH A
  • STOCKBROKERAGE FIRM AND THE
  • RESPECT AND ADMIRATION OF HER
  • COLLEAGUES.
  • >> SHE WAS SELFLESS.
  • SHE WAS WARM.
  • SHE ALWAYS DID THINGS FOR OTHER
  • PEOPLE.
  • SHE CARED ABOUT OTHERS A LOT.
  • >> Narrator: SHERRY WAS ALSO A
  • PUNCTUAL EMPLOYEE.
  • SO WHEN SHE DIDN'T COME TO WORK
  • ONE DAY AND DIDN'T CALL, HER
  • CO-WORKERS WERE CONCERNED.
  • THEY CALLED HER HUSBAND, BOB,
  • WHO SAID SHERRY LEFT FOR WORK AT
  • THE USUAL TIME THAT MORNING,
  • AND HE DIDN'T KNOW WHERE SHE
  • WAS.
  • SO SHERRY'S FRIENDS CALLED
  • POLICE.
  • >> A COUPLE OFFICERS LOOK
  • AROUND, KNOCK ON THE DOOR.
  • NOBODY ANSWERS, BUT THEY FIND AN
  • UNLOCKED DOOR.
  • SO THEY GO INTO THE HOUSE, AND
  • THEY WALK THROUGH THE HOUSE.
  • EVERYTHING LOOKS ORDERLY.
  • EVERYTHING LOOKS TIDY.
  • >> Narrator: SHERRY'S CLOTHES,
  • JEWELRY, AND TOILETRIES WERE
  • STILL IN THE HOUSE.
  • >> IT SEEMED VERY UNUSUAL THAT A
  • WOMAN WITH THREE CHILDREN WOULD
  • JUST SUDDENLY DISAPPEAR.
  • >> Narrator: FOR THE NEXT TWO
  • DAYS, THERE WERE NO SIGNS OF
  • HER.
  • THEN POLICE GOT A CALL ABOUT A
  • RED VAN DRIVING ERRATICALLY.
  • THE LICENSE-PLATE NUMBER
  • IDENTIFIED THE VAN AS
  • SHERRY DURALL'S.
  • >> THE WITNESS SAID IT WAS
  • WEAVING IN AND OUT OF TRAFFIC,
  • SLOWING DOWN, SPEEDING UP TO A
  • POINT WHERE HE WOULDN'T LET THE
  • WITNESS PASS HIM.
  • >> Narrator: UNFORTUNATELY, THE
  • WITNESS DIDN'T GET A GOOD LOOK
  • AT WHO WAS DRIVING THE VAN.
  • FRIENDS DISTRIBUTED
  • MISSING-PERSON FLIERS
  • THROUGHOUT THE COMMUNITY.
  • AND A CONVENIENCE-STORE CLERK
  • RESPONDED, SAYING SHERRY WAS IN
  • HIS STORE THE DAY AFTER SHE
  • DISAPPEARED.
  • >> THE CLERK THERE WAS SURE THAT
  • SHE HAD SEEN HER ON SATURDAY
  • EVENING -- CAME IN, PURCHASED
  • GAS WITH CASH, AND THEN LEFT.
  • THERE WAS AN INITIAL THOUGHT
  • THAT, "YEAH, SHE'S IN THE AREA,
  • AND THE VAN'S BEEN SEEN
  • TRAVELING ALONG THE FREEWAY."
  • >> Narrator: SHERRY'S HUSBAND
  • LOOKED AROUND THEIR HOME FOR
  • CLUES AND FOUND SOME INFORMATION
  • ON SHERRY'S COMPUTER THAT HE
  • TURNED OVER TO THE POLICE.
  • >> WE INVESTIGATED THAT AND
  • DISCOVERED THAT MRS. DURALL HAD,
  • IN FACT, PURSUED A RELATIONSHIP
  • OUTSIDE HER MARRIAGE.
  • >> Narrator: THERE WERE E-MAILS
  • AND INTERNET-CHAT-ROOM
  • CONVERSATIONS WITH A MAN NAMED
  • KEVIN JOHNSON.
  • AND IT WAS CLEAR THEIR
  • RELATIONSHIP WAS SERIOUS.
  • >> "I HAVE TRIED TO BE
  • INDIFFERENT TO YOU AND KEEP MY
  • FEELINGS IN CHECK.
  • I HAVE BEEN THINKING ABOUT THIS
  • A LOT AND FEELING BAD ABOUT
  • MY SELF RESPECT, SORT OF FEELING
  • LIKE A CALL GIRL MORE THAN A
  • FRIEND."
  • >> Narrator: THE CORRESPONDENCE
  • INCLUDED TALK OF THE TWO RUNNING
  • AWAY TOGETHER.
  • >> THEY TALKED ABOUT, "OH,
  • WOULDN'T IT BE GREAT TO GO TO
  • COSTA RICA?
  • THE COST OF LIVING THERE IS SO
  • MUCH CHEAPER."
  • >> Narrator: WHEN POLICE
  • INTERVIEWED KEVIN JOHNSON, HE
  • ADMITTED THE TWO HAD A BRIEF
  • AFFAIR BUT INSISTED HE HADN'T
  • SEEN HER FOR THE LAST SIX
  • MONTHS.
  • POLICE WEREN'T SO SURE.
  • >> Narrator: ONE WEEK HAD PASSED
  • SINCE SHERRY DURALL'S
  • DISAPPEARANCE.
  • SHE HADN'T CONTACTED HER
  • CHILDREN, HER HUSBAND, OR
  • KEVIN JOHNSON, THE MAN WITH WHOM
  • SHE HAD THE AFFAIR.
  • >> I KNEW THAT SHE WOULDN'T
  • LEAVE WITHOUT TELLING HER MOM OR
  • CALLING ME.
  • WE WERE THE TWO CLOSEST PEOPLE
  • TO HER.
  • SHE WAS TOO RESPONSIBLE OF A
  • MOTHER AND A PERSON TO DO THAT.
  • >> Narrator: THEN INVESTIGATORS
  • GOT THEIR FIRST SOLID LEAD.
  • THEY FOUND SHERRY'S VAN IN A
  • HOTEL PARKING LOT NEAR THE
  • SEATTLE AIRPORT.
  • >> THAT COULD HAVE BEEN A
  • THOUGHT THAT SHE PARKED THERE,
  • OR SHE MET SOMEBODY WHO CAME
  • INTO TOWN, OR SHE HOPPED ON A
  • PLANE AND TOOK OFF.
  • >> Narrator: BUT THERE WAS NO
  • RECORD SHE STAYED IN THE HOTEL
  • OR TOOK A FLIGHT OUT OF TOWN.
  • >> IT WAS VERY EMOTIONAL FINDING
  • THAT VAN...
  • AND NOT HER.
  • >> SHE WASN'T ANYWHERE NEAR THE
  • VEHICLE, AND SO WE FOUND A VAN,
  • BUT WE DIDN'T FIND OUR FRIEND.
  • AND THAT WAS REALLY DIFFICULT.
  • >> Narrator: A FORENSIC
  • EXAMINATION OF THE VAN REVEALED
  • NO EVIDENCE OF FOUL PLAY.
  • AND THERE WERE NO FOREIGN
  • FINGERPRINTS.
  • EVEN MORE TROUBLING, SHERRY'S
  • PERSONAL BANK ACCOUNT HADN'T
  • BEEN TOUCHED SINCE HER
  • DISAPPEARANCE.
  • >> SHE JUST GOT A BONUS AT WORK,
  • AND SHE HAD JUST PUT THAT INTO
  • THE BANK, I THINK, THAT WEEK.
  • SO THE THEORY FROM ALL THE
  • CO-WORKERS WAS, "WELL, WHY WOULD
  • SHE BE PUTTING ALL THIS MONEY
  • AWAY AND THEN NOT LEAVE WITH IT
  • AND NOT TOUCH IT?"
  • >> Narrator: POLICE CONDUCTED
  • EXTENSIVE INTERVIEWS WITH
  • SHERRY'S FRIEND KEVIN JOHNSON.
  • HE INSISTED HE HAD NOTHING TO DO
  • WITH HER DISAPPEARANCE.
  • >> AND HE WAS LATER ABLE TO
  • PROVIDE SOME INFORMATION
  • WHAT HE WAS DOING ON THE DAY
  • THAT SHE WAS REPORTED MISSING.
  • >> Narrator: SHERRY'S CO-WORKERS
  • TOLD POLICE ABOUT A COMMENT SHE
  • MADE THE DAY BEFORE SHE
  • DISAPPEARED.
  • >> SHE SAID, "IF ANYTHING
  • HAPPENS TO ME, MY LIFE IS IN MY
  • DESK."
  • AND IN HER DESK, AMONG OTHER
  • THINGS, WAS A LONG LETTER -- A
  • DRAFT OF A LETTER THAT SHE'D
  • WRITTEN TO HER HUSBAND IN AN
  • EFFORT TO TRY TO EXPLAIN WHY SHE
  • FELT IT NECESSARY TO LEAVE HIM.
  • >> "MY SPIRIT IS CRUSHED.
  • I FEEL THAT YOU ARE TOO
  • CONTROLLING AND OBSESSIVE AND
  • JEALOUS, AND I JUST CAN'T LIVE
  • WITH THOSE PERSONALITY TRAITS
  • ANYMORE.
  • I CAN'T GO ON PRETENDING THAT
  • THERE IS NOTHING WRONG.
  • I AM UNBEARABLY UNHAPPY.
  • THE BOTTOM LINE IS, I DON'T LOVE
  • YOU ENOUGH TO STAY MARRIED."
  • >> Narrator: ALSO IN HER DESK
  • WERE BOOKS ABOUT DIVORCE.
  • >> SHE WAS PLANNING THE
  • SEPARATION, AND SHE HAD SAVED UP
  • SOME MONEY.
  • AND SHE HAD SPOKE TO A COUPLE OF
  • LAWYERS TO GET SOME ADVICE.
  • AND SHE WAS MAKING HER PLANS TO
  • MOVE ON TO HER NEW LIFE WITH HER
  • CHILDREN.
  • >> Narrator: AND SHERRY TOLD
  • FRIENDS THAT BOB HAD BEEN
  • ABUSIVE.
  • >> NO SIGN OF PHYSICAL VIOLENCE
  • AT ALL.
  • IT WAS MORE THAT SHE WASN'T
  • COMFORTABLE AROUND HIM.
  • HE WAS OBSESSIVE, CONTROLLING.
  • HE EMOTIONALLY CONTROLLED HER,
  • AND SHE JUST DID NOT FEEL GOOD
  • AROUND HIM.
  • >> HE WOULD APPARENTLY BE SORT
  • OF MONITORING HER WHEREABOUTS.
  • OCCASIONALLY, SHE WOULD GO OUT
  • TO LUNCH WITH SOME OF HER
  • FRIENDS.
  • MR. DURALL WOULD SHOW UP.
  • SO HE, IN EFFECT -- SHE
  • DESCRIBES A SITUATION WHERE YOU
  • ALMOST HAVE A HUSBAND STALKING
  • HIS OWN WIFE.
  • >> Narrator: DURING POLICE
  • QUESTIONING, BOB DURALL ADMITTED
  • THERE WERE PROBLEMS IN HIS
  • MARRIAGE.
  • AS FOR HIM BEING INVOLVED IN
  • SHERRY'S DISAPPEARANCE, HE SAID
  • THAT WAS RIDICULOUS.
  • POLICE ASKED BOB WHAT HAPPENED
  • ON THE NIGHT BEFORE SHE
  • DISAPPEARED.
  • BOB SAID THEY WENT TO DINNER AT
  • A LOCAL RESTAURANT.
  • WHEN THEY GOT HOME, SHERRY SPOKE
  • WITH HER SISTER-IN-LAW.
  • >> MRS. DURALL APPEARED PERHAPS
  • SLIGHTLY TIPSY AND TOLD HER THAT
  • SHE WAS GOING TO BED AND THAT
  • HER HUSBAND, ROBERT DURALL, HAD
  • MADE HER A DRINK.
  • >> Narrator: SHERRY'S
  • SISTER-IN-LAW TOLD POLICE THAT
  • SHE WAS VERY SUSPICIOUS BECAUSE
  • BOB SELDOM SERVED HIS WIFE --
  • USUALLY, IT WAS THE OTHER WAY
  • AROUND.
  • >> BECAUSE THEY SAID THAT IT WAS
  • EXTRAORDINARILY ATYPICAL FOR
  • MR. DURALL TO EVER MAKE HIS WIFE
  • A DRINK OF ANY KIND OR TO SERVE
  • HER ANY KIND OF FOOD OR DRINK.
  • >> Narrator: AND SHERRY'S BEST
  • FRIEND HAD ONE FINAL INSIGHT --
  • IT WAS A DREAM SHE HAD ABOUT
  • SHERRY THE NIGHT BEFORE SHE
  • DISAPPEARED.
  • >> I WOKE MY HUSBAND UP AT
  • 12:30, 1:00 IN THE MORNING, AND
  • I SAID, "OH, I HAD THE WORST
  • DREAM ABOUT BLOOD EVERYWHERE,"
  • AND COULDN'T GET BACK TO SLEEP.
  • AND I FEEL LIKE THAT WAS A
  • MESSAGE BEING PASSED TO ME LIKE,
  • "DO SOMETHING WITH THIS," YOU
  • KNOW.
  • >> Narrator: THE INFORMATION
  • FOUND IN SHERRY DURALL'S DESK AT
  • WORK PAINTED A REVEALING PICTURE
  • OF HER MARRIAGE AT THE TIME OF
  • HER DISAPPEARANCE.
  • SO INVESTIGATORS DECIDED TO
  • SEARCH BOB DURALL'S WORK
  • COMPUTER, TOO.
  • BOB WAS IN CHARGE OF THE
  • COMPUTER SYSTEM AT THE
  • KING COUNTY HOUSING AUTHORITY.
  • AS A GOVERNMENT AGENCY, BOB'S
  • COMPUTER WAS GOVERNMENT
  • PROPERTY, SO INVESTIGATORS
  • SEIZED IT AND TURNED IT OVER TO
  • GORDON MITCHELL, AN EXPERT IN
  • THE GROWING FIELD OF COMPUTER
  • FORENSICS.
  • MITCHELL COPIED BOB DURALL'S
  • HARD DRIVE TO EXAMINE THE
  • INFORMATION ON IT WITHOUT
  • ALTERING THE ORIGINAL DATA.
  • >> THIS IS AN IMPORTANT PROCESS
  • WHERE THEY CAN ACTUALLY
  • DISCOVER, IS THERE SOMETHING
  • GOING ON HERE, OR IS BOB JUST A
  • NICE GUY?
  • >> Narrator: MITCHELL FOUND
  • EVIDENCE THAT BOB DELETED
  • CERTAIN FILES, BUT THEY WERE
  • STILL ON THE HARD DRIVE.
  • THAT'S BECAUSE COMPUTERS DON'T
  • ERASE FILES -- THEY JUST MARK
  • THE SPACE OCCUPIED BY THOSE
  • FILES FOR RE-USE.
  • >> THAT'S PART OF WHY COMPUTERS
  • TAKE SO LONG TO START UP AND
  • SHUT DOWN.
  • FILES ARE BEING CREATED AND
  • FILES ARE BEING DELETED.
  • A LOT OF THE DELETED FILES ARE
  • SIMPLY INFORMATION LEFT IN
  • PLACE.
  • >> Narrator: THE DELETED
  • INFORMATION REVEALED THAT BOB
  • WAS DATING WOMEN HE MET ON THE
  • ONLINE DATING SERVICE match.com
  • AND WAS DOING SO AT THE SAME
  • TIME HIS WIFE, SHERRY, WAS
  • DATING KEVIN JOHNSON.
  • BOB'S PROFILE ON THE DATING
  • WEBSITE WAS ALSO REVEALING.
  • >> MR. DURALL PORTRAYED HIMSELF
  • AS A MAN WHO WAS LIVING
  • SEPARATELY FROM HIS WIFE AND WHO
  • WAS COMPLETELY UNBURDENED BY ANY
  • OTHER ROMANTIC OR PERSONAL
  • ATTACHMENTS AND WAS OPEN TO A
  • RELATIONSHIP WITH THE
  • APPROPRIATE WOMAN.
  • >> Narrator: IN E-MAILS TO
  • PROSPECTIVE DATES, BOB EXPLAINED
  • WHY A DIVORCE WAS IMPOSSIBLE.
  • >> TO ONE YOUNG WOMAN,
  • MR. DURALL SAID THAT HE REALLY
  • DID NOT WANT TO PURSUE A DIVORCE
  • WITH HIS WIFE BECAUSE IT WOULD
  • BE EXPENSIVE AND MESSY.
  • HE ACTUALLY WENT SO FAR AS TO
  • SAY THAT HE WOULD BE BETTER OFF
  • IF HIS WIFE WERE DEAD.
  • >> Narrator: IN ANOTHER E-MAIL,
  • BOB SAID HE HAD A PLAN TO
  • RESOLVE HIS UNSATISFACTORY
  • MARRIAGE.
  • AND WHAT WAS THAT PLAN?
  • BOB'S INTERNET SEARCH ENGINE
  • REVEALED HE LOOKED FOR
  • INFORMATION ON ALL SORTS OF
  • DIABOLICAL SCHEMES.
  • >> WE WERE SHOCKED TO SEE THESE
  • SEARCHES ON THINGS LIKE
  • "POISON," "HERBS," "DEATH,"
  • SOMETHING ABOUT SEDATION OF
  • PEOPLE, ALSO ABOUT SMOTHERING.
  • BUT THE MOST GRAPHIC ONE WAS
  • ACTUALLY A SEARCH THAT DURALL
  • DID ON THE WORDS "KILL SPOUSE."
  • >> I WAS STUNNED.
  • I WAS STUNNED.
  • THE CONTRAST BETWEEN THE
  • APPARENTLY VERY HIGH-LEVEL,
  • FUNCTIONING MAN AND THE SORT OF
  • ALMOST...
  • JAW-DROPPING STUPIDITY OF THE
  • EVIDENCE THAT HE LEFT BEHIND WAS
  • REALLY STAGGERING.
  • >> Narrator: INVESTIGATORS
  • NOW HAD PROBABLE CAUSE TO SEARCH
  • THE DURALLS' HOME.
  • AND THEY WENT STRAIGHT TO THE
  • MASTER BEDROOM.
  • THEY FOUND A SPOT ON THE CARPET
  • THAT LOOKED LIKE IT HAD BEEN
  • CLEANED.
  • THEY SWABBED IT WITH
  • PHENOLPHTHALEIN...
  • AND IT TURNED PURPLE -- AN
  • INDICATION IT WAS BLOOD.
  • UNDER THE BED WERE TWO SQUARES
  • OF CARPET THAT HAD BEEN CUT OUT
  • AND REPLACED.
  • UNDERNEATH WERE LARGE POOLS OF
  • BLOOD THAT HAD BEEN CLEANED WITH
  • WATER AND DETERGENTS.
  • >> IF A CLEANING SOLVENT WAS
  • USED, IT DIDN'T WORK VERY
  • EFFECTIVELY.
  • >> Narrator: AROUND THE BED,
  • ALMOST INVISIBLE TO THE NAKED
  • EYE, INVESTIGATORS FOUND THE
  • MOST INCRIMINATING EVIDENCE.
  • >> IT WAS JUST HUNDREDS AND
  • HUNDREDS OF VERY, VERY SMALL,
  • RED DOTS ON THE HEADBOARD, ON
  • THE WALL ABOVE THE HEADBOARD, IN
  • THE CORNERS AND ON THE BUREAU
  • AND ON THE DOORJAMB TO THE
  • BATHROOM.
  • >> Narrator: THE BLOOD NEAR THE
  • FLOOR DIDN'T HAPPEN DURING THE
  • BEATING.
  • >> THAT'S BLOOD THAT WAS JUST
  • COUGHING OUT OF THE LUNGS
  • THROUGH THE MOUTH, AND THAT WAS
  • DOWN VERY LOW TO THE GROUND, SO
  • SOMEONE WAS COUGHING UP BLOOD
  • VERY CLOSE TO THE GROUND IN THE
  • AREA OF WHERE THIS LARGE POOL OF
  • BLOOD UNDERNEATH THE BED HAD
  • BEEN.
  • >> Narrator: INVESTIGATORS
  • CONCLUDED THE BLOOD ON THE WALLS
  • AND CEILING WAS MEDIUM-VELOCITY
  • BLOOD SPATTER...
  • CONSISTENT WITH SOMEONE SWINGING
  • A BLOODY OBJECT.
  • SCIENTISTS COMPARED THE DNA FROM
  • THE BLOOD IN THE BEDROOM TO THE
  • DNA PROFILES OF SHERRY'S
  • PARENTS AND DISCOVERED THAT THIS
  • WAS SHERRY'S BLOOD.
  • INVESTIGATORS ALSO FOUND A
  • BLOODSTAIN ON THE DOORWAY
  • LEADING TO THE GARAGE.
  • AND IN BOB'S CAR WAS A RECEIPT
  • FOR A SPECIALTY CLEANING
  • PRODUCT.
  • AND POLICE ALSO SOLVED ANOTHER
  • MYSTERY -- WHERE WERE THE
  • DURALLS' CHILDREN ON THE NIGHT
  • OF THE MURDER?
  • >> PERFECT OPPORTUNITY FOR
  • HIM -- HIS YOUNGEST CHILD WAS
  • GONNA BE GONE THAT EVENING.
  • HIS OTHER TWO WERE AT CAMP, AND
  • THEY WERE GONNA BE ALONE IN THE
  • HOUSE THAT NIGHT.
  • >> Narrator: ...GIVING BOB ALL
  • NIGHT TO CARRY OUT HIS PLAN.
  • BUT WHERE WAS HER BODY?
  • >> Narrator: 41-YEAR-OLD
  • BOB DURALL SAT IN PRISON
  • AWAITING TRIAL FOR HIS WIFE'S
  • MURDER.
  • TO POLICE, HE DENIED IT.
  • BUT TO HIS GOD, HE SAID
  • SOMETHING ELSE.
  • >> IN THE JAIL CELL, HE WAS
  • OBSERVED AND OVERHEARD
  • APPARENTLY ASKING GOD TO FORGIVE
  • HIM FOR WHAT HE HAD DONE.
  • >> Narrator: PROSECUTORS DIDN'T
  • NEED TO FIND SHERRY'S BODY IN
  • ORDER TO GO TO TRIAL.
  • NO ONE COULD HAVE SURVIVED THE
  • AMOUNT OF BLOOD LOSS FOUND IN
  • SHERRY'S BEDROOM.
  • BUT FOR THE SAKE OF HER FAMILY,
  • PROSECUTORS APPROACHED
  • BOB DURALL'S ATTORNEYS WITH AN
  • OFFER.
  • >> WE HAD SAID WE WOULD
  • ENCOURAGE MR. DURALL TO LEAD US
  • TO THE LOCATION OF THE BODY OF
  • HIS WIFE, AND THAT WE WOULD NOT
  • USE EVIDENCE THAT HE HAD
  • REVEALED THE WHEREABOUTS IN
  • TRIAL.
  • >> Narrator: SURPRISINGLY, BOB
  • AGREED AND LED INVESTIGATORS TO
  • THE CASCADE MOUNTAINS, ABOUT AN
  • HOUR'S DRIVE AWAY.
  • THERE, AT THE BASE OF A STEEP
  • RAVINE, THEY FOUND SHERRY'S
  • BODY IN A PLASTIC BAG UNDER A
  • PILE OF ROCKS.
  • THE AUTOPSY REVEALED SHERRY DIED
  • OF BLUNT-FORCE TRAUMA, JUST AS
  • THE FORENSIC EVIDENCE SUGGESTED.
  • PROSECUTORS BELIEVE BOB WAS AS
  • UNHAPPY IN THE MARRIAGE AS
  • SHERRY WAS BUT CONCLUDED A
  • DIVORCE WOULD BE TOO EXPENSIVE.
  • >> HE DID NOT WANT TO INCUR THE
  • COSTS OF CHILD SUPPORT OR OF A
  • DIVORCE AND DIVISION OF THE
  • PROPERTY.
  • MRS. DURALL'S PARENTS WERE
  • FAIRLY WEALTHY.
  • MR. DURALL DIDN'T WANT TO LOSE
  • HIS INHERITANCE.
  • >> Narrator: ON THE NIGHT OF THE
  • CRIME, PROSECUTORS THINK BOB
  • DRUGGED SHERRY TO MAKE HER
  • DROWSY, ALTHOUGH TOXICOLOGY
  • TESTS AT THE AUTOPSY WERE
  • INCONCLUSIVE.
  • THE EVIDENCE PROVES BOB HIT
  • SHERRY ON THE HEAD REPEATEDLY
  • WITH A BLUNT OBJECT...
  • CREATING THE BLOOD SPATTER ON
  • THE FLOOR, WALLS, AND CEILING.
  • BOB WRAPPED HER BODY IN PLASTIC,
  • THEN CARRIED HER BODY TO THE
  • GARAGE, LEAVING THE BLOOD SMEAR
  • ON THE DOOR.
  • HE DUMPED HER BODY IN THE RAVINE
  • NEAR THE CASCADE MOUNTAINS AND
  • RETURNED HOME TO CLEAN UP THE
  • CRIME SCENE.
  • THE EVIDENCE SHOWS THAT BOB
  • TRIED TO CLEAN UP THE BLOOD IN
  • THE BEDROOM BUT COULDN'T COME
  • CLOSE TO REMOVING IT ALL.
  • >> SO, YOU'VE GOT A GUY WHO
  • FANCIES HIMSELF AN
  • EXTRAORDINARILY CLEVER AND
  • CRAFTY FELLOW, WHO'S DONE MONTHS
  • OF RESEARCH ON HOW TO COMMIT A
  • MURDER, AND THEN HE COMMITS A
  • MISTAKE THAT A SIXTH GRADER
  • WOULD LAUGH AT.
  • SO HE'S A VERY PECULIAR MAN --
  • A VERY DANGEROUS MAN WHO, IN
  • SOME WAYS, WAS HIS OWN WORST
  • ENEMY.
  • >> Narrator: POLICE THINK IT WAS
  • BOB, DRIVING SHERRY'S VAN TO THE
  • HOTEL PARKING LOT, WHEN THE
  • WITNESS REPORTED SEEING IT.
  • AND THEY THINK THE STORE CLERK
  • WAS SIMPLY MISTAKEN WHEN HE
  • CLAIMED SHERRY WAS IN HIS STORE
  • THE DAY AFTER HER DISAPPEARANCE.
  • >> WE PULLED THE VIDEOTAPE FROM
  • THE STORE THAT EVENING, AND
  • SHERRY WAS NOWHERE ON THE TAPE.
  • >> Narrator: AT BOB DURALL'S
  • TRIAL, DESPITE LEADING POLICE TO
  • SHERRY'S BODY, HE PLED NOT
  • GUILTY AND TOOK THE STAND IN HIS
  • OWN DEFENSE.
  • HE TOLD AN INCREDIBLE TALE OF
  • TWO MEN WHO KILLED SHERRY AND
  • FORCED HIM TO DISPOSE OF HER
  • BODY.
  • THEY SAID THEY'D KILL HIM AND
  • THE CHILDREN IF HE WENT TO THE
  • POLICE.
  • >> ACTUALLY, I WAS HAVING A HARD
  • TIME TRYING NOT TO LAUGH,
  • BECAUSE I THOUGHT IT WAS SO
  • RIDICULOUS OF A STORY THAT,
  • AFTER TWO YEARS IN JAIL, YOU
  • WOULD THINK HE WOULD COME UP
  • WITH A BETTER...A BETTER STORY.
  • BUT, IN REALITY, I THINK THAT HE
  • WAS PUTTING HALF THE STORY
  • TOGETHER DURING THE TRIAL.
  • >> Narrator: IN THE END,
  • THERE WAS SIMPLY TOO MUCH
  • FORENSIC EVIDENCE.
  • THE COMPUTER FORENSICS AND BLOOD
  • SPATTER TOLD THE STORY.
  • AFTER ONLY TWO HOURS OF
  • DELIBERATION, BOB DURALL WAS
  • FOUND GUILTY OF FIRST-DEGREE
  • MURDER AND SENTENCED TO 46 YEARS
  • IN PRISON.
  • >> I WILL IMPOSE A TOTAL OF 560
  • MONTHS.
  • >> Narrator: DESPITE SPENDING
  • MONTHS RESEARCHING AND PLANNING
  • HIS WIFE'S MURDER, HE STILL
  • WASN'T ABLE TO GET AWAY WITH IT.
  • >> I THINK THE FORENSIC EVIDENCE
  • WAS EVERYTHING -- THE DIRECTION
  • OF THE BLOOD, THE PATTERNS, HOW
  • THEY WENT OUT AROUND THE ROOM.
  • >> LIKE IN MANY CASES, THE
  • EVIDENCE WAS REALLY
  • OVERWHELMING -- NOT JUST A
  • SINGLE THING, BUT MANY, MANY
  • ITEMS THAT HELPED US FEEL
  • CONFIDENT ABOUT WHAT WE WERE
  • DOING.
  • >> MR. DURALL, WHO WAS
  • PROFESSIONALLY INVOLVED IN THE
  • USE OF COMPUTERS -- THE EXTENT
  • TO WHICH HE LEFT EVIDENCE OF
  • PREMEDITATED MURDER ON HIS WORK
  • COMPUTER IN SUCH A SORT OF
  • BLATANT WAY, REALLY CONTINUES TO
  • BOGGLE MY MIND.

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When a woman went missing, friends and family were determined to find her. Their worst fears were confirmed weeks later when her body was discovered. Blood evidence and computer forensics helped investigators to catch the killer, and convince the jury of his guilt. Originally aired as Season 11, Episode 17.

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