The WORST episodes of Dateline: Secrets Uncovered

Every episode of Dateline: Secrets Uncovered ever, ranked from worst to best by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The worst episodes of Dateline: Secrets Uncovered!

For more than 25 years, ``Dateline'' has brought viewers investigations into some of biggest mysteries in America. This entry in the franchise takes a second look at some of the most mysterious cases of recent history. Hosted by Emmy-winning journalist Craig Melvin, the show explores the stories through firsthand accounts told by people who are close to the crime, including investigators who dedicated their time to the cases and family members who are still trying to confront the tragedies that befell their loved ones.

Last Updated: 2/9/2024Network: OxygenStatus: Continuing
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The Story of Somebody
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#1 - The Story of Somebody

Season 12 - Episode 2 - Aired 1/17/2024

When Courtney Copeland is shot and killed, his mother investigates whether police detectives did enough to try to solve the case.

After the Party
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6.00
1 votes

#2 - After the Party

Season 12 - Episode 5 - Aired 2/7/2024

Four years after a 28-year-old dies after hosting a New Year's Eve party, a jury must decide if it was suicide or murder.

The Halloween Party
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6.40
5 votes

#3 - The Halloween Party

Season 10 - Episode 55 - Aired 5/25/2022

Chelsea had her costume ready; she was dressed as Poison Ivy, but she never imagined she would encounter evil that night.

The Case of the Missing D.A.
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2 votes

#4 - The Case of the Missing D.A.

Season 12 - Episode 4 - Aired 1/31/2024

A district attorney in Pennsylvania went missing in 2005 under mysterious circumstances seven years after he investigated sex-abuse allegations made against Penn State football coach Jerry Sandusky.

The Investigation
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6.50
2 votes

#5 - The Investigation

Season 12 - Episode 1 - Aired 1/10/2024

A Philadelphia murder reveals decades of misconduct in the city's criminal justice system and raises questions about whether police caught the right person.

Something Sweet
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6.67
6 votes

#6 - Something Sweet

Season 10 - Episode 57 - Aired 6/8/2022

On a warm August day, Ray Kotomski quenched his thirst with a cool drink. Kotomski was dead within hours. Investigators had to figure out what killed the happily retired Pennsylvania man, and also whether this was even a crime at all.

The Accused
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6.71
7 votes

#7 - The Accused

Season 9 - Episode 47 - Aired 3/4/2021

The crime was big news in a small town. Police were swift to key on a suspect. He was a local hero. It was a hunt for justice but was it also the hounding of an innocent man?

What Lies Beneath
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6.75
12 votes

#8 - What Lies Beneath

Season 10 - Episode 7 - Aired 4/29/2021

Investigators go to unexpected depths to solve the mystery of missing Lynn Friend, a devoted mother who had wedding plans when she vanished.

A Shot in the Dark
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6.79
14 votes

#9 - A Shot in the Dark

Season 7 - Episode 9 - Aired 6/28/2019

Under a Halloween Moon
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6.79
14 votes

#10 - Under a Halloween Moon

Season 8 - Episode 9 - Aired 12/13/2019

It is just before Halloween; Joel Lovelien and his fiancé head to a local bar packed with people in costume; Joel steps outside and walks into a troubling mystery.

A Perfect Spot
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6.83
6 votes

#11 - A Perfect Spot

Season 10 - Episode 58 - Aired 6/15/2022

They were a married couple meeting for a secret Valentine’s Day rendezvous. The secluded spot became a crime scene when Richard Schoeck was found shot dead there. Turns out, the rendezvous wasn’t the only secret in their lives.

The House on Sidney's Cove
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13 votes

#12 - The House on Sidney's Cove

Season 2 - Episode 13 - Aired 5/14/2018

The security cameras at the home of a wife and mother of three's home may hold the key to solving the mystery of her disappearance.

Return to Manitowoc County
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11 votes

#13 - Return to Manitowoc County

Season 5 - Episode 6 - Aired 11/5/2018

In Wisconsin, Steven Avery and his nephew, Brendan Dassey, are convicted of killing Teresa Halbach in a case that defies easy answers.

The Mystery on Albion Road
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6.92
12 votes

#14 - The Mystery on Albion Road

Season 10 - Episode 66 - Aired 8/10/2022

A young woman was found in the middle of the road, nearly dead. With little evidence to go on, investigators hoped to find out what happened from the victim herself. The problem was, she couldn't remember.

Deadly Secret
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7.00
10 votes

#15 - Deadly Secret

Season 11 - Episode 12 - Aired 1/4/2023

Before the Menendez brothers, the Bobbitts or even O.J., Pamela Smart was television's first true-crime fascination; Smart's husband was found murdered and when police began to investigate, they discovered that she was keeping a big secret.

The Face of Evil
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12 votes

#16 - The Face of Evil

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired 3/9/2018

As detectives struggle to find leads in the murder of a college student, the perpetrator strikes again.

House of Secrets
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14 votes

#17 - House of Secrets

Season 2 - Episode 12 - Aired 5/7/2018

A community is left in shock when a Cornell student and star athlete gets caught in the middle of a homicide investigation.

Someone Was Watching
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7.00
8 votes

#18 - Someone Was Watching

Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired 7/1/2018

In a plot straight out of an Alfred Hitchcock film, a woman peers into a neighbor's yard and catches a glimpse of something unsettling; she sets into motion a chain of events that will divide a family and a jury.

The Great Escape
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2 votes

#19 - The Great Escape

Season 3 - Episode 9 - Aired 8/20/2018

Dr. Mark Weinberger, a successful surgeon, hides a secret from his medical staff and from his adoring wife; after a malpractice suit and a death, the doctor vanishes, sparking an international manhunt and a family's fight for justice.

The Killing in Cobb County
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7.00
12 votes

#20 - The Killing in Cobb County

Season 8 - Episode 7 - Aired 11/29/2019

It is a story of obsession that boiled over into a brutal crime. Right away, one woman said she knew what happened. Yet, it took years to bring the alleged killer to trial and the verdict was far from the end of this case.

Deadly detour
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7.00
10 votes

#21 - Deadly detour

Season 8 - Episode 13 - Aired 1/10/2020

Diane McIver was a successful businesswoman who enjoyed a lavish lifestyle with her husband. Then she was gone. It was a mystery riddled with privilege and power, but investigators needed to answer a crucial question: was this an accident or murder?

A Family's Story
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5 votes

#22 - A Family's Story

Season 11 - Episode 24 - Aired 5/24/2023

Two years after the disappearance of his wife, Josh Powell kills his two sons and himself. Watch Josh's last in-depth TV interview. Plus, a 911 dispatcher discusses the emergency call placed by a social worker.

Deadly Liaisons
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6 votes

#23 - Deadly Liaisons

Season 11 - Episode 25 - Aired 5/31/2023

She was a small-town girl from rural Wisconsin; he was a Chicago superstar, a hometown hero with the legendary Bears; together, they were expecting their first child, but no one was expecting their tale to end in the deadly way that it did.

Recipe for Murder
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7.00
2 votes

#24 - Recipe for Murder

Season 12 - Episode 3 - Aired 1/24/2024

Keith Morrison reports on a dramatic undercover operation in Palm Beach, Fla., to save a wife and mother who has no idea she is in danger.

Toxic
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7.10
20 votes

#25 - Toxic

Season 8 - Episode 3 - Aired 11/1/2019

Kevin and Morgan Mengel are happy at first, but when the marriage goes bad, he goes missing; police wonder if he simply left, but a family's relentless pursuit leads to a stunning confrontation and, eventually, the truth.