Disney’s ABC News has announced details on the next instalment of “20/20”, which tells the story of Tracie Hawlett and J.B. Beasley, two teenagers on the verge of their senior year in high school, who were last seen on a sweltering July night in 1999.

Tracie called her mother from a payphone to say they were on the way home from celebrating J.B.’s birthday — but the two never made it home. The girls’ bodies were discovered in the trunk of J.B.’s car, less than a mile from the payphone, with gunshot wounds to their heads. Despite exhaustive efforts, including attempts to identify unknown male DNA found on one of the girls, the involvement of multiple agencies, national TV appeals, and even attempts at hypnosis of eyewitnesses, the case eventually went cold. In 2019, the use of genetic genealogy led to a breakthrough, resulting in a shocking arrest. Could they have finally found the killer?

An all-new “20/20” features reporting from co-anchor Deborah Roberts and her exclusive jailhouse interview with Coley McCraney, who is serving time for the girls’ murders and appealing his conviction. Additional interviews include Carol Roberts, Tracie’s mother; Cheryl Burgoon, J.B.’s mother; Patti Simpson, J.B.’s guardian and dance teacher; Jeanette McCraney, Coley McCraney’s wife; Steve Marshall, Alabama attorney general; Emmett Massey, Dale County assistant district attorney; Marlos Walker, former Ozark chief of police; and Andrew Scarborough and David Harrison, McCraney’s defense attorneys.

ABC News’ “20/20” is the No. 1 award-winning primetime program anchored by David Muir and Deborah Roberts. A proven leader as a long-form newsmagazine for over 45 years, “20/20” features unforgettable, character-driven true-crime mysteries, exclusive newsmaker interviews, hard-hitting investigative reports and in-depth coverage of high-profile stories. Janice Johnston is the executive producer.

“Forever 17” will air on Friday, 10th May 2024 at 9:01-11:00 p.m. EDT, on ABC and it will be available the next day on Hulu and Hulu On Disney+. Selected previous episodes of “20/20” are also available to stream now on Hulu and Hulu On Disney+.

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Roger Palmer

Roger has been a Disney fan since he was a kid and this interest has grown over the years. He has visited Disney Parks around the globe and has a vast collection of Disney movies and collectibles. He is the owner of What's On Disney Plus & DisKingdom. Email: Roger@WhatsOnDisneyPlus.com Twitter: Twitter.com/RogPalmerUK Facebook: Facebook.com/rogpalmeruk

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