For over 20 years, young college-aged men have been going missing, only to turn up dead in local waterways. Police think these cases are tragic accidents, but a small group of investigators has long believed there’s something else at work…something much more sinister that all leads back to one huge question: Are the Smiley Face Killers real?
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Episode Source Material
- E. Side search begun for Fordham Junior
- Search grows for missing Bx. Student
- Body of Missing Fordham Student Is Found Off Pier
- Student’s kin prepare for life without him
- Autopsy Shows a Fordham Student Drowned
- Body of Scot Radel found in Mississippi River
- Police: ‘We did make a mistake’; Jenkins died after being thrown from bridge in 2002; suspect in custody
- Another look at similar deaths
- Could student drownings be work of serial killer?
- Retired Cops Suspect a Gang Behind Serial Drownings
- Killer Gang Drowns 40: Sleuths
- The Grin Reaper Mystery
- FBI Statement Regarding Midwest River Deaths
- Scot Radel’s death reviewed
- Smiley face killers may be stalking college men
- Behind the Midwest Smiley Face Killers
- Transcript of Larry King Live
- No signs of foul play in Quincy man’s death in Charles River
- How to Detect GHB in Your Drink
- Case Studies In Drowning Forensics
- No serial killer loose in Boston, police say, as another man vanishes
- Here Are 6 Of The Alleged Victims Of The ‘Smiley Face Killings’
- Is a Serial-Killer Gang Murdering Young Men Across the U.S.?
- The Insane Details of the Smiley Face Killers Theory
- The Most Recent Alleged Smiley Face Killers’ Victims Highlight How Long This Theory Has Been Around
- Retired Detectives Say Gang Of Serial Killers Is Responsible For At Least 70 ‘Accidental’ Drownings
- Smiley Face Killers: The Hunt For Justice episodes 1 & 3
- Former Boston Police Officer Finds Smiley Face Graffiti Near Site Of Suspicious Death
- Fordham Murder Case Resurfaces After 22 Years
- The ‘Smiley Face Killer’ Theory That Connects 40 College Students’ Deaths
- How Long Does GHB Stay in Your System?
- Why Three Investigators Blame a Rash of Drowning Deaths on a Gang of Killers
- What Happened to Josh Guimond, Still Looking For Answers 17 Years Later
- NY Bars that are no longer with us…
- Drowning the Smiley Face Murder Theory
- Smiley Face Killers Victim Zero, Patrick McNeill
- Who Are the Smiley Face Killers? Does the Gang Exist?
- McNeill Report
- Mystery Deaths Haunt 4 Families After Vanishing Without A Trace, 4 Young Men’s Bodies Show Up
- Teen’s Body Found