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DATELINE NBC TO AIR FRIDAY BROADCAST ON A NIECE’S SEARCH FOR ANSWERS AFTER HER AUNT VANISHES WITHOUT A TRACE

Dateline’s Before the Storm” Airs Friday, June 5 at 10 p.m./9 p.m. CT

THE STORY: Crystal McDowell, a mother of two, vanishes as Hurricane Harvey strikes. Her cousin Jade seeks answers for her disappearance, and after a major break in the case, it is clear that Crystal is the victim of something sinister.

REPORTED BY: Dennis Murphy

INTERVIEWS WITH: Crystal McDowell’s niece, investigators on the case and more.

WHERE: Baytown, Texas

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Dateline NBC is the longest-running series in NBC primetime history and is in its 28th season. Dateline is anchored by Lester Holt and features correspondents Andrea Canning, Josh Mankiewicz, Keith Morrison and Dennis Murphy. Airing Fridays at 10 p.m. ET/9 p.m. CT, Dateline is the #1 Friday newsmagazine and reaches more than 16 million people every week through its broadcast, and millions more through its social media platforms and podcasts. Additionally, Dateline closed out 2019 as the #1 Friday newsmagazine across the board. David Corvo is the senior executive producer, and Liz Cole is the executive producer.

Claudia Meyer-Samargia
NBC News
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