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May 4, 2021

New ‘20/20,’ With Reporting by Anchor David Muir, Reveals Shocking New Details About the Abduction and Murder of Riley Fox Through Newly Obtained Recordings and Documents

May 4, 2021

 

NEW ‘20/20,’ WITH REPORTING BY ANCHOR DAVID MUIR, REVEALS SHOCKING NEW DETAILS ABOUT THE ABDUCTION AND MURDER OF RILEY FOX THROUGH NEWLY OBTAINED RECORDINGS AND DOCUMENTS

 

‘20/20’ Has Exclusive Interviews With FBI Agents Who Solved the Case and Helped Expose Overlooked Clues

 

‘20/20’ Airs Friday, May 7 (9:01-11:00 p.m. EDT), on ABC

 

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Seventeen years after the murder and abduction of 3-year-old Riley Fox in suburban Chicago, a new two-hour “20/20,” featuring reporting by Anchor David Muir, has newly obtained recordings and documents that reveal shocking new details about the case. The two-hour program reports on how the mystery unraveled, including how authorities mistakenly zeroed in on Riley’s father, Kevin Fox, as the prime suspect, and raises questions about false confessions and mistakes that may have botched the first investigation. “20/20” has exclusive interviews with Lori Warren and Jeremy Resar, the FBI Agents who stepped in and solved the case. Warren and Resar discuss why they wanted to seek justice for Riley and the true killer’s startling confession, in which he revealed several key clues the initial investigators didn’t pursue. “20/20” also features new interviews with Melissa Fox Hodgen, Riley’s mother, and Kathleen Zellner, Kevin Fox’s defense attorney. Muir’s interviews with Kevin and Melissa Fox and Zellner were conducted over more than a decade of ABC News’ reporting on the case. The “20/20” two-hour special airs Friday, May 7 (9:01-11:00 p.m. EDT), on ABC.

 

ABC News’ “20/20” is an award-winning primetime program anchored by David Muir and Amy Robach. A proven leader as a long-form newsmagazine for over 40 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. The two-hour “20/20” events air Fridays from 9:01 – 11:00 p.m. ET on ABC and are available to stream on ABC News digital platforms and Hulu. David Sloan is senior executive producer, and Janice Johnston is executive producer.

 

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