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The Shocking Stories Of The Cleveland Strangler And The Girl In The Box Will Be Told In New Oxygen Specials

Survivors will speak in both "Snapped: Notorious" specials from Oxygen about their ordeals.

By Becca van Sambeck

Two of the most disturbing and shocking true crime stories are being examined in specials coming to Oxygen this July.

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Oxygen, the home of high-quality true crime programming, features the in-depth investigations and firsthand survival accounts fans crave with these new two-hour specials premiering this summer. In “Snapped Notorious:  The Girl in the Box,” premiering Saturday, July 17 at 9:00 PM ET/PT, Colleen Stan relives what it was like to be kidnapped, imprisoned in a box and how she bravely escaped. Here's what to know:

20-year-old Colleen Stan was hitchhiking to visit a friend when she accepted a ride with Cameron Hooker, his wife Janice, and their baby in their van. She immediately realized she was in grave danger when Cameron put a knife to her throat, tied her up and forced her into a dark, silent wooden box.  For nearly a year, Stan is confined in the box under Cameron’s bed for 23-hours a day, only to be released to satiate his desire to torture her.  Colleen is held captive for seven years.  Eventually she saw a way out – and she took it. 

Then, on Saturday, July 24 at 9:00 PM ET/PT, “Snapped Notorious: The Cleveland Strangler” features five women who suffered vile abuse while trapped inside the home of a prolific serial killer from which they eventually escaped. Here's what to know:

 In 2009, police made a grisly discovery in the neighborhood of Mount Pleasant in Cleveland, Ohio. Eleven women who had disappeared were found murdered at the home of Anthony Sowell, a former Marine who came to be known as the Cleveland Strangler. However, six strong women managed to escape his abuse and attacks. In this two-hour special, five survivors will share details about the terror they experienced inside his house of horrors.  When Vanessa Gay, Gladys Wade, Tanja Doss, Shawn Morris and Melvette Stockwell saw freedom within their reach, there was no turning back. 

"Snapped Notorious:  The Girl in the Box" and “Snapped Notorious:  The Cleveland Strangler” are  produced by Catalina Content with Jeff Collins, Deborah Allen and Russell Heldt serving as executive producers. 

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