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‘Who Killed Robert Wone?’ Director Reveals He Slept At Crime Scene
Jared P. Scott spoke to Oxygen.com about making the Peacock docuseries, which details the killing of Washington D.C. lawyer Robert Wone.
The story of Robert Wone's killing has all the makings of a true whodunnit.
In the Peacock documentary "Who Killed Robert Wone?" director and executive producer Jared P. Scott walks viewers through the night of Aug. 2, 2006, when Wone, a Washington D.C. lawyer, was fatally stabbed in a home on Swann Street. At the time, Wone was spending the night at the house, occupied by his friends Joseph Price, Dylan Ward and Victor Zaborsky.
"Four people were in a house," Scott told Oxygen digital correspondent Stephanie Gomulka. "They were all alive when the lights were on; the lights go off and they come back on and one person is dead."
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When first responders arrived, they noticed bizarre details about the crime scene, like the lack of defensive wounds.
The men would later tell police that a masked intruder must have slipped inside the house and attacked a sleeping Wone, before disappearing out the back door.
In the wake of the murders, investigators combed the scene for any evidence of who could've been responsible, but ultimately found nothing.
All three men were eventually arrested and tried on charges of conspiracy, evidence tampering and obstruction of justice, but they were all acquitted. To this day, the investigation into Wone's killing remains unsolved.
Scott said that he believes the "answers lay inside the house" on Swann Street, where the crew filmed multiple scenes. This was able to happen thanks to the current homeowners, who Scott described as "very welcoming" and people who "wanted to help."
In the years since Wone's death, the home has undergone renovations, but the crew was able to show what the home looked like in 2006 by bringing in a miniature replica of the home that the FBI created during the investigation.
"So to have the real house and the model house, you get to work with those elements to try to figure out and play off this idea that the answer lays within these walls — that was a gift as a storyteller," Scott shared.
Scott even stayed a few nights at the home, describing the experience as "really meta."
But even after the hours spent inside the Swann Street residence, Scott found that the filmmakers were no closer to understanding what happened on Aug. 2, 2006.
"We just don't have the answers," he said.
To learn more about the case, watch "Who Killed Robert Wone?" streaming now on Peacock.
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