Smiley Face Killers 101: Who Was Dakota James?
While investigating the Smiley Face Killers murder theory, retired NYPD detectives Anthony Duarte and Kevin Gannon visit Dakota James' family.
Smiley Face Killers 101: Where in the Ohio River Was Dakota James' Body Dumped?
While investigating the Smiley Face Murder theory, detectives Anthony Duarte and Mike Donovan search the area where Dakota James's body may have been dumped in the Ohio River.
Smiley Face Killers 101: Retired NYPD Detectives Investigate Suspicious Drowning Deaths
The series follows an active private investigation spearheaded by retired NYPD Detective Kevin Gannon and his veteran team of investigators as they work with victims’ families and top forensic experts to further investigate and question that the country’s most notorious string of mysterious, accidental drownings aren’t accidents, but homicides; and they could all be connected to a larger theory of The Smiley Face Killers.
Timeline of the Smiley Face Killer Theory Investigation
The drowning deaths of college-aged men left an impression on Kevin Gannon, a retired NYPD Detective. Gannon and a team of investigators began looking into the cases. Here is a look at the timeline of the Smiley Face Killer Theory Investigation.
The Families Seeking Justice
Mothers of Todd Geib and Lucas Homan, potential victims of the Smiley Face Killer, discuss their desire for closure and justice for their sons.
The Dakota James Case
Pam James and Kevin Gannon discuss the case of Pam’s son, Dakota James, who went missing in January 2017 in downtown Pittsburgh. His death was ruled an accidental drowning by police.
Resistance to Serial Cases
Kevin Gannon describes his experience as a law enforcement investigator and the challenges police investigators may face when confronting a potential serial murder case.
Proving Homicide First
Kevin Gannon and “Doc” Gilbertson discuss that challange of proving that the Smiley Face Killer deaths were homicides before establishing a pattern and the Smiley Face Theory.