April 23, 1995. New Smyrna Beach, Florida. Eight-year old Dimitric Moore tells his mother, Ora Lee Moore, that is he going out to visit a friend, but he fails to return home that night. The following afternoon, Dimitric’s nude body is discovered inside the trunk of his mother’s car and his cause of death is determined to be asphyxiation. Months later, Ora is indicted for voluntarily manslaughter after she is accused of drowning Dimitric in her bathtub, but winds up being acquitted when she goes on trial for the crime. Rumours circulate that Dimitric may have actually been killed by some local neighbourhood kids before his body was placed in Ora’s trunk in order to frame her. Was Ora Lee Moore actually guilty of killing her own son? Or was Dimitric’s death the result of some violent bullying which escalated out of control? This week’s episode of “The Trail Went Cold” chronicles a controversial story about the death of an eight-year old boy which has yet to find a conclusive resolution after 25 years.
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The Trail Went Cold is produced and edited by Magill Foote.
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