Friday: Josh Mankiewicz Reports on the Search for a Missing California Mom Who Feared She Was in Danger

PLUS: Thursday’s Two-Hour ‘Dateline’ To Reveal Latest Developments In Murder Investigation Of Texas Doctor

All-New Dateline’sThe Dead of Night” Airs Friday, October 9 at 10 p.m./9 p.m. CT

This report was previously scheduled to air September 28 but was preempted due to sports.

THE STORY: When LaJoya McCoy, a mother of two, suddenly goes missing, police arrive to find a crime scene at her apartment. As detectives investigate, her friends and family reveal LaJoya feared she was being stalked.

REPORTED BY: Josh Mankiewicz

INTERVIEWS WITH: LaJoya’s Uncle David and Aunt Alicia Clark, LaJoya’s friend Eva Mendoza, Detective Eddie Brown and more.

WHERE: Monrovia, California

New Dateline’sLone Star Obsession” Airs Thursday, October 8 at 9 p.m./8 p.m. CT

THE STORY: When pathologist Joe Sonnier is found murdered in his home, investigators are stumped as to who would want him dead. But as they search for answers, police discover simmering jealousies and a love triangle. Dateline reveals the latest developments in the case during the two-hour broadcast.

REPORTED BY: Andrea Canning

INTERVIEWS WITH: Joe’s son Dallas Sonnier, Dallas’ childhood friend Phillip Prestwood, Joe's sister Missy Bartlett and more.

WHERE: Lubbock, Texas


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, Keith Morrison and Dennis Murphy. Airing Fridays at 10 p.m. ET/9 p.m. CT, Mondays at 10 p.m. ET/9 p.m. CT and Thursdays at 9 p.m. ET/8 p.m. CT, 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. Additionally, Dateline closed out 2019-2020 broadcast season 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