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20/20 Announces ‘Dearly Departed’ Special

In 1981, authorities in the Houston area found a young couple who had been strangled and beaten to death. For 40 years, the victims remained nameless, joining thousands of other unsolved murders in the United States. A breakthrough in 2021 finally revealed the identity of the couple and deepened the mystery — what happened to their missing baby? In a new “20/20,” co-anchor David Muir reports on the decades-long hunt for answers, taking viewers inside the multistate investigation that reunited 42-year-old Holly Marie with her remaining biological family.

The two-hour program features exclusive interviews with Holly Marie, who reflects on meeting her long-lost family; her adoptive father, Phillip McGoldrick, whose story about Holly’s unusual adoption adds a new layer of mystery to her parents’ deaths; and footage of Holly’s reunion with her family. “20/20” also has an exclusive interview with lead investigator Rachel Kading, along with Brent DuPre and Mindy Montford of the Texas attorney general’s office, who provide critical insight into the investigation, and members of the Christ Family religious group that Holly’s parents had joined. The episode includes additional interviews with members of the investigative team from Florida and Texas, who remain committed to solving the murders. “20/20” airs Friday, Nov. 3 (9:01-11:00 p.m. EDT) , on ABC, next day on Hulu .

ABC News’ “20/20” is an 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. The two-hour “20/20” events air Fridays from 9:01-11:00 p.m. EDT on ABC and are available to stream on ABC News digital platforms and Hulu.

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