Steve McQueen dies.
Burglary at a Walgreen's turns up Julie Purcell's fingerprints.
Hays finds himself standing in front of the burned down Purcell house in the middle of the night.
LaGrange is cleared by alibi.
Suspects, including Brett Woodard, are brought in for questioning.
Hays is told by Alan Jones that Julie's fingerprint was a full match.
Hays asks Henry to track down some people, including West.
Dan is Lucy Purcell's brother, and Will and Julie's uncle. He stayed in Will's room awhile before the kids' abduction, and left Playboy Magazines there.
West tends to defer to his partner, Hays, when it comes to hunting down clues.
Documentary investigator asks Hays about "what happened with Julie and her father" in 1990.
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West and Hays talk to a witness who says he saw a man and woman in a nice brown sedan.
Julie and Will's grandmother implies Julie might not be Tom Purcell's biological daughter.
The full note says: "Do
not worry. Julie is in a good place and safe. The children shud [sic] laugh. Do not look. Let go."
Hays and West interview Amelia Reardon and Freddy Burns about kids.
West gives deposition about Purcell case.
The detectives visit Hoyt Foods plant
to discuss the reward they put out for information about Julie.
Documentary director says multiple witnesses who saw the brown sedan were never interviewed.
Amelia gets more information about Julie's fingerprints by flirting with the local police.
Church pastor tells West and Hays that Julie was expecting an "aunt" to visit.
Wayne Hays gives deposition to Arkansas State Police about Purcell case.
Hays finds image of what could be 21-year-old Julie Purcell on Walgreen's security footage.
Freddy Burns' fingerprints found on Will's bike, he's brought in for questioning.
Hays records audio of himself to help him focus for a TV interview.
Wayne Hays and Amelia eventually married and had two children, Henry and Rebecca, but Rebecca is now estranged from her father. Amelia died sometime before 2015.
Tom Purcell reports his kids, Will and Julie, as missing.
Hays is a state police detective from Northwest Arkansas who served in the Vietnam War as a long-range reconnaissance patrol. West calls him "Purple Haze."
Someone gives Julie Purcell a straw doll on Halloween night.
Hays finds two straw dolls and the body of Will Purcell in a cave inside the park.
Hays and West interview Dan O'Brien at the funeral.
Hays finds bag of toys in the woods along with the spot where Will died.
Amelia brings home uncorrected proof copies of her book on the Purcell case.
Lucy Purcell dies of drug overdose outside of Las Vegas.
Hays has disturbing vision of Amelia asking if he's worried they'll find "what [he] left in the woods."
A note is sent to the Purcells saying "Julie is in a good place and safe."
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West gets tip on convicted pedophile named Ted LaGrange ("Robert Hebert") from Vice.
Henry reminds Hays that his daughter, Rebecca, never liked being home.
Julie and Will didn't have any aunts.
Purcell case reopened, unknown person's file for conviction to be overturned.
Will, 12, and his little sister Julie, 10, went riding bikes but never came home. Will told their dad they were meeting a school friend at the playground, but later the friend tells police they never made plans of the sort.
West and Hays discover notes written to Julie and kept in Hoyt Foods bag.
One of the officers asks Hays if he's having memory problems.
We learn that Amelia wrote a nonfiction book about Hays and the investigation
and it went on to become a bestseller.
Wayne Hays and Roland West are put on the case.
A true crime documentary crew interviews Hays about the Purcell case.
The straw dolls are revealed to be from a church-going woman.
West is put in charge of task force re-investigating Julie's abduction, and he hires Hays.
The head of the Ozark Children's Outreach Center tells West and Hays that they cleared the reward with the county prosecutor's office, but the detectives weren't warned ahead of time.
We learn that Henry is a police officer just like his dad.
Freddy says Will was looking for Julie when they saw him.
Christening photo of Will found, it matches the pose his body was in.
Woodard is followed to his house by a mob and he prepares for attack.
Hays and Amelia stake out the Walgreen's where Julie's prints were found.
Doctor tells Hays he should adjust his lifestyle due to a disease affecting his memory.
Documentary director tells Hays that Dan O'Brien's remains were found in
This new witness says the man was black and the woman was white, and that he also saw Will and Julie around a few times.
She says she sold a batch of them to a black man with a scarred eye.
Hays and Amelia have a bad fight after she comes home from her day of investigating.
She says O'Brien resurfaced in 1990 but then went missing again.