Web of Lies S2E5 Script

Job of a Lifetime (2015)

A CRAIGSLIST AD OFFERS A TANTALIZING LIFELINE TO UNEMPLOYED, SINGLE MEN.

RICHARD, I HAVE THE JOB.

IS IT THE CHANCE OF A NEW START...

YOU COULD ALMOST SMELL THE KIND OF DESPERATION IN PEOPLE'S E-MAILS.

...OR THE WORST DECISION THEY WILL EVER MAKE?

I GOT CAUGHT UP IN A TRAP... A BAD TRAP.

ONCE MORE, ON YOUR HEAD. DO IT NOW.

I WAS LESS THAN A SPLIT SECOND AWAY FROM DYING.

IT IS 2011, AND THE WORST OF THE GREAT RECESSION IS OVER.

BUT POCKETS OF DESPAIR REMAIN ACROSS MIDDLE AMERICA.

UNEMPLOYMENT IS STILL HIGH, AND SOME PEOPLE WILL TRY ALMOST ANYTHING TO GET WORK.

ONE OF THEM IS DAVID PAULEY.

RECENTLY DIVORCED, HE'S LOST HIS JOB AS A TRUCK DRIVER TO THE RECESSION.

AND NOW, HE'S BEEN FORCED TO MOVE IN WITH HIS BROTHER.

HE WAS QUITE DESPERATE TO TRY TO FIND WORK, TO BE ABLE TO SUPPORT HIMSELF AND BASICALLY WAS LOOKING FOR A WAY TO START HIS LIFE NEW.

UNABLE TO FIND A CONVENTIONAL, FULL-TIME JOB, DAVID TURNS TO THE INTERNET'S VAST ALTERNATIVE JOB MARKET...

CRAIGSLIST.

WITH ITS THOUSANDS OF JOBS, CRAIGSLIST CAN BE A LIFELINE FOR PEOPLE LIKE DAVID.

JOBS WITHOUT BENEFITS, TEMPORARY WORK, SEASONAL EMPLOYMENT... ANY WAY TO MAKE A BUCK.

DAVID WAS TRYING VERY HARD AND DOING EVERYTHING HE ABSOLUTELY COULD TO FIND WORK.

IN OCTOBER 2011, A JOB APPEARS ON THE SITE THAT IMMEDIATELY STANDS OUT.

THERE ARE THESE LITTLE JOBS THAT POP UP, SOMETHING THAT'S GOING TO LAST A DAY OR A FEW DAYS.

AND SUDDENLY, THIS AD POPS UP THAT SEEMS ALMOST TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE.

THE JOB IS LOCATED ON A FARM DEEP IN THE IDYLLIC OHIO COUNTRYSIDE.

IMAGINE YOU'RE A 50-YEAR-OLD GUY WHO HASN'T HAD A JOB IN QUITE A WHILE, HASN'T HAD A STEADY PAYCHECK, IS NOT...

DOESN'T HAVE A WIFE, ISN'T LIVING WITH YOUR KIDS, ALMOST DOESN'T HAVE A REASON TO GET UP IN THE MORNING.

IT INCLUDES HOUSING, SO YOU'RE NOT GOING TO BE PAYING THE RENT.

IT INCLUDES A SALARY, AND THE EXTRA SOMETHING THAT IT INCLUDES IS THE ABILITY TO FEEL LIKE A MAN.

YOU GET TO BE OUT ON THE LAND LIKE AN AMERICAN COWBOY, DOING WHAT YOU WANT.

IT SEEMS LIKE HEAVEN.

YOU CAN'T IMAGINE A BETTER SITUATION.

YOU WOULD CLICK ON IT IMMEDIATELY.

FOR DAVID PAULEY, IT'S THE OPPORTUNITY HE'S BEEN WAITING FOR.

DAVID CALLED ME, TELLING ME HOW EXCITED HE WAS THAT HE HAD FOUND A JOB LISTING ON CRAIGSLIST, THAT GOD HAD ANSWERED HIS PRAYERS BY SENDING HIM THIS JOB.

HE WASTES NO TIME IN APPLYING.

A DIALOGUE BEGINS WITH THE MAN OFFERING THE JOB, A MAN NAMED JACK.

HE WANTED SOMEONE WHO COULD JUST PICK UP AND TAKE OFF THE FOLLOWING DAY BECAUSE THIS JOB WAS FAR AWAY.

AND HE NEEDED THEM TO START RIGHT AWAY.

DAVID PAULEY IS NOT THE ONLY PERSON TO SEE THE AD.

400 MILES AWAY, IN SOUTH CAROLINA, LANDSCAPE GARDENER SCOTT DAVIS HAS ALSO BEEN SCANNING CRAIGSLIST.

AND THE SAME JOB ON THE OHIO FARM HAS CAUGHT HIS EYE.

SOUNDED LIKE PARADISE.

THE THOUGHT OF 688 ACRES AND JUST BEING OUT THERE, I LOVE IT... I LOVE THE IDEA OF IT, BEING OUT IN THE MIDDLE OF NOWHERE.

I'M NOT A CITY PERSON. I'M A COUNTRY BOY.

I LIKE BEING IN THE COUNTRY AND JUST BEING IN THE MIDDLE OF NOWHERE.

SCOTT IS LOOKING TO MOVE TO OHIO FOR THE WINTER TO BE CLOSER TO HIS SICK MOTHER.

HE APPLIES FOR THE JOB AND STARTS AN ONLINE CORRESPONDENCE WITH THE FARM OWNER, JACK.

HE WAS LOOKING FOR SOMEBODY... HE SAID IT OVER AND OVER AGAIN.

HE SAID, "YOU'RE SINGLE.

"YOU WON'T BE BRINGING YOUR GIRLFRIEND.

YOU KNOW, YOU'LL BE COMING BY YOURSELF."

JACK IS LOOKING FOR SOMETHING VERY SPECIFIC.

AND HE'S ALSO NOT LOOKING FOR OTHER THINGS.

HE WAS LOOKING FOR MEN.

AND HE WANTED MEN WHO WERE LIVING ALONE BECAUSE, AS HE PUT IT, HE WANTED PEOPLE TO BE ABLE TO START RIGHT AWAY.

EVENTUALLY, IN LATE OCTOBER, SCOTT IS OFFERED THE JOB AND STARTS PACKING, PREPARING FOR THE COLD WINTER IN OHIO.

HELLO.

YES, IT IS.

JACK?

YES, I CAN.

YEP.

DON'T WORRY, JACK.

I'LL BE THERE. YEP.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH, JACK.

YEP.

BYE-BYE.

AT AROUND THE SAME TIME, JACK OFFERS DAVID PAULEY AN IDENTICAL JOB ON THE OHIO FARM.

IT WAS, LIKE, THE ONLY GOOD NEWS HE'D HAD IN HIS LIFE FOR, YOU KNOW, PROBABLY MORE THAN A DECADE.

"GOD HAS SENT ME THERE."

YOU KNOW, THIS IS FINALLY A GOOD THING THAT'S HAPPENED.

RICHARD, I HAVE THE JOB.

I GOT THE JOB.

I FELT VERY HAPPY FOR HIM, AND I FELT LIKE HE FINALLY HAD FOUND HIS FRESH START.

HE WENT TO THE MEN'S PRAYER GROUP, AND THEY ALL JUST, YOU KNOW, THANKED JESUS.

LIKE, WE'D BEEN PRAYING FOR THIS THING.

AND FINALLY, JESUS HEARD OUR PRAYERS.

THAT'S HOW HE FELT ABOUT IT.

RICHARD.

CAN YOU GIVE ME A HAND HERE, BROTHER, JUST A COUPLE BOXES?

FROM NORFOLK, VIRGINIA, THE FARM IS 500 MILES NORTH IN NOBLE COUNTY, OHIO.

ON OCTOBER 22nd, 2011, DAVID SETS OFF ON WHAT WILL PROVE A LIFE-CHANGING JOURNEY.

THANK FOR EVERYTHING, BROTHER. APPRECIATE IT.

I HAD ASKED HIM AFTER HE MET HIS PROSPECTIVE EMPLOYER...

HEY, SISTER, HOW ARE YOU DOING?

...TO GIVE ME A CALL OR TEXT ME WITH AN ADDRESS WHERE I COULD REACH HIM.

YEP, I PROMISE. I PROMISE.

AND THEN, IN CLOSING OUR CONVERSATION, I SAID, AS I ALWAYS DID, "I LOVE YOU, BRO."

LOVE YOU TOO, NOW.

OKAY, I'LL CALL YOU.

AND HE SAID, "I LOVE YOU, SIS."

AND THOSE WERE THE LAST WORDS I HEARD FROM DAVID.

A FEW DAYS LATER IN EARLY NOVEMBER, SCOTT DAVIS LEAVES SOUTH CAROLINA FOR THE VERY SAME FARM JOB IN OHIO.

WITH HIS 68-YEAR-OLD SICK MOTHER LIVING JUST AN HOUR AND A HALF FROM THE FARM, HE HOPES IT'LL BE THE CHANCE TO SPEND MORE TIME WITH HER.

WELL, I JUST WENT AHEAD AND GOT IN MY TRUCK AND PROCEEDED TO COME UP TO THE STATE OF OHIO.

THE PLAN WAS THAT I NEEDED TO BE THERE SUNDAY MORNING AT 10:00 TO MEET JACK AND TO HAVE BREAKFAST.

THAT MIGHT BE HIM NOW.

YEAH. THAT'S THE GUY IN THE PICTURE.

HEY.

NICE MEETING YOU. GOOD TO MEET YOU TOO, SCOTT.

YOU TOO. HOW YOU DOING?

HE DID SEEM LIKE A DECENT PERSON THAT I'D WANT TO WORK FOR.

SO, HOW WAS THE TRIP UP?

I HAD AN EXCELLENT TRIP UP.

SORRY, THIS IS MY NEPHEW, BROGAN.

YOU'RE GOING TO ENJOY WORKING WITH BROGAN HERE.

HE'S GOT A GOOD, STRONG ARM.

DO YOU KNOW WHAT YOU WANT? UM, YEAH, I DO.

AND WE JUST KEPT TALKING BETWEEN TATTOOS AND CHILDREN AND MOTORCYCLES.

AND WE DID QUITE A BIT OF TALKING.

AND YOU GOT THE HARLEY ONBOARD.

IT'S ALL SHINED UP AND RARING TO GO.

HE STATED THAT HE WAS A CHRISTIAN MAN.

HE TOOK HIS NEPHEW WITH HIM TO CHURCH EVERY SUNDAY.

AND HE ALSO TALKED A FEW BIBLE VERSES THAT I DIDN'T KNOW VERY, VERY WELL.

AND HE SAID HE LIKED THE IDEA THAT I WAS COMING UP HERE TO HELP MY MOTHER.

SHE'LL BE FINE.

WELL, WE'LL ASK THE LORD TO PUT HIS HEALING HAND ON HER.

SO DEALING WITH CHRISTIAN PEOPLE, THEY'RE ALWAYS NICE, YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN?

THEY'RE JUST GOOD PEOPLE.

SO IT JUST... IT JUST SOUNDED GOOD.

SO THE FARM'S ONLY ABOUT EIGHT OR TEN MILES AWAY.

OKAY.

SO I THINK, IF YOU'RE AMENABLE, WE'LL HOP IN MY CAR AND...

HE TOLD ME THAT THE ROAD HAD WASHED AWAY.

WE GOT A LITTLE BIT OF A PROBLEM THERE LAST NIGHT WITH THE RAIN.

AND HE SAID THAT WE WERE GOING TO HAVE TO DO SOME ROADWORK BEFORE WE COULD GET MY TRAILER DOWN THE ROAD BECAUSE THE ROAD WAS NOT VERY WIDE AT ALL.

I DON'T USUALLY WORK ON SUNDAY.

I'M SURE THE LORD WILL FORGIVE US THIS ONCE.

VERY GOOD.

LET ME JUST THROW IN A FEW DOLLARS.

NOT A PROBLEM.

IT'S ALL LOOKED AFTER. LET'S GO.

READY.

AND WE LEFT MY TRUCK AND TRAILER DOWN THERE.

SO I GOT IN THE CAR WITH HIM AND HIS NEPHEW.

THE FARM IS A HALF HOUR'S DRIVE DEEP INTO SOME OF OHIO'S MOST REMOTE BACKCOUNTRY.

WE WENT DOWN THE ROAD, AND THE ROADS WENT FROM A TWO-LANE HIGHWAY TO A TWO-LANE GRAVEL ROAD TO A ONE-LANE DIRT ROAD.

BUT SCOTT HAS NO IDEA OF WHAT ACTUALLY LIES AHEAD.

SCOTT DAVIS IS HEADING UP TO THE OHIO FARM WHERE HE'S DUE TO START WORK AS A CARETAKER.

HE'S BEING ACCOMPANIED BY THE FARM OWNER, JACK, AND HIS NEPHEW, BROGAN.

SO WHAT DO YOU THINK?

DO YOU LIKE THIS AREA?

BEAUTIFUL.

WE GOT DOWN IN THERE DEEPER.

AND HE SAID, "SEE, EVERYTHING'S JUST AS I SAID IT WAS."

I SAID, "I CAN SEE THAT."

FARM'S BEEN IN THE FAMILY FOR, DECADES.

WE COME UP HERE ON THE WEEKENDS.

AND FAMILY'S HERE AND PEACE AND QUIET.

YOU DON'T HEAR A SOUND FROM ANYWHERE.

LOOKS LIKE A GOOD AREA TO HUNT DEER.

EVENTUALLY, THEY TURN ONTO A LONELY AND ISOLATED STRETCH OF ROAD THAT FEELS LIKE MILES FROM ANYWHERE, CLOSE TO WHERE THE ROAD NEEDS REPAIRING.

SO, YOU READY TO START EARNING YOUR KEEP?

I SURE AM.

BROGAN, PULL UP HERE WHERE WE GOT THE DEER THE OTHER DAY.

HE LOOKED AT HIS NEPHEW. HE SAID, "REMEMBER WHERE I GOT THAT DEER LAST WEEK?"

HE SAID, "GO AHEAD AND STOP. STOP THERE."

HE SAYS, "WE'LL GET OUT."

ALL RIGHT.

ME AND JACK GOT OUT OF THE CAR.

AND HE TOLD HIS NEPHEW, SAID, "GO ON UP THERE UP THE ROAD AND SEE IF IT'S WORSE UP THERE."

HE SAYS, "THEN, TURN AROUND AND COME BACK."

WE'RE JUST DOWN HERE A BIT.

TOOLS ARE JUST DOWN IN HERE A WAYS.

WE'LL PICK THEM UP.

SOUNDS GOOD.

SO WE STARTED WALKING TOWARDS THE WOODS.

AND HE SAID, "OKAY, WE GOT TO GO UP HERE."

HE SAYS, "IT'LL BE UP HERE."

I SAID, "ALL RIGHT." SO I'M FOLLOWING HIM.

I NOTICE THAT THE BRUSH IS GETTING A LITTLE BIT THICKER.

AND IT WAS. IT WAS GETTING A LOT THICKER.

OUT IN THOSE WOODS, IT IS SO DEATHLY QUIET, YOU CAN HEAR YOURSELF BREATHE.

I MEAN, THERE'S NOTHING OUT THERE FOR MILES.

IT'S OUT IN THE MIDDLE OF NOWHERE.

JUST A LITTLE FURTHER ON HERE.

THIS PART'S BECOME PRETTY OVERGROWN.

LET'S GO BACK TO THE ROAD.

AND WE'LL GO IN ANOTHER PATHWAY.

I KNEW IMMEDIATELY WHAT IT WAS.

WHEN I HEARD THAT GUN CLICK, I KNEW EXACTLY WHAT THAT WAS.

I KNOW THAT SOUND VERY, VERY WELL.

BAM... RIGHT NOW, YOU KNOW SOMETHING'S GOING ON.

AND THE HAIR ON THE BACK OF MY NECK STOOD UP.

I SAID, "THERE'S BIG TROUBLE HERE.

SOMETHING DEFINITELY WENT WRONG."

I SPUN AROUND WITHIN A SPLIT SECOND.

AND I LOOK IN HIS EYES. I SEE NOTHING.

I STUCK MY ELBOW UP TO BLOCK MY HEAD, AND I GOT SHOT IN THE ARM.

AND THAT'S ONE SPLIT SECOND.

I MEAN, IF I WOULDN'T HAD SPUN AROUND AND GOT IT IN THE ELBOW, I WOULDN'T BE SITTING HERE TODAY.

I WOULD BE WORMS. I WOULD BE JUST BE DONE.

COME ON, MAN.

HE CONTINUOUSLY KEPT FIRING AT ME.

I WAS TRYING TO GO IN-BETWEEN TREES AND ANYTHING THAT I THOUGHT, IN MY MIND, WOULD SAVE ME FROM THOSE BULLETS.

I KEPT RUNNING, AND I KEPT HEARING SHOTS.

I WAS TRYING TO KEEP THE COUNT IN MY HEAD.

I THOUGHT I HEARD FIVE, BUT I DIDN'T KNOW IF HE HAD MORE CLIPS... THOUGHT I HEARD SIX.

BUT AT THAT POINT, I JUST I COULD HAVE HEARD ANYTHING.

DAMN.

DAMN.

BROGAN!

BROGAN!

I KEPT RUNNING.

AND WHEN I SAID I JUST KEPT RUNNING, AT THIS POINT, I'M EXHAUSTED.

I'M WORE OUT.

AND I KEPT FALLING DOWN AND FALLING DOWN.

ANYWAY, PROBABLY ABOUT 15 MINUTES WENT BY.

FINALLY, I MADE IT BACK OUT TO THE ROAD.

I WAS HOPING THAT ONE OF THEM PEOPLE THAT WE'D SEEN ON THE HORSES OR A DIRT BIKE OR SOMEONE WOULD BE COMING DOWN THAT ROAD... ANYTHING.

BROGAN, THE GUN JAMMED.

WHAT DO YOU MEAN, THE GUN JAMMED?

I TURNED AROUND, AND I LOOKED. AND I SEEN HIM.

HE WAS PROBABLY 100 YARDS AWAY.

AT THIS POINT, HE WAS FRUSTRATED, AND HE JUST KEPT FIDDLING WITH THAT GUN.

I DON'T KNOW IF HE'S TRYING TO RELOAD, TRYING TO FIX WHAT WAS WRONG WITH IT.

THERE HE IS.

GO GET HIM.

CHECK OVER THERE.

COME ON. MOVE.

GET IN THERE, MAN.

OVER THERE, UNDER THAT TREE.

DON'T JUST LOOK, GET OVER THERE.

COME ON.

FIND HIM.

AT THIS POINT, I WAS EXHAUSTED.

I COULDN'T RUN NO MORE IF I TRIED.

I JUST... I WAS DONE.

COME ON.

AND OFF IN THE DISTANCE, I COULD HEAR THEM TRYING TO LOOK FOR ME.

BROGAN.

GET OVER THERE AND CHECK IT OUT.

COME ON. MOVE.

THERE WAS A BIG, OLD TREE THERE.

AND INSIDE OF IT WAS WASHED OUT TO WHERE I COULD GET MYSELF IN THERE AND NOT BE SEEN VERY WELL.

DID YOU CHECK?

HE'S NOT THERE, ALL RIGHT.

I'M SITTING DOWN THERE. I'M FIGURED, "I'M DONE."

OVER THERE, THERE'S A STUMP.

THE ONLY THINGS I'M THINKING TO MYSELF IS, "THIS IS A HELL OF A WAY TO DIE."

COME ON.

BUT THE BIGGEST THING WAS I JUST COULDN'T BELIEVE THAT I WAS NEVER GOING TO BE ABLE TO SEE MY MOM AGAIN.

AND I... THAT WAS...

THAT WAS ONE OF THE HARDEST THINGS THAT I HAD TO COPE WITH.

BLEEDING PROFUSELY, TOO TERRIFIED TO MOVE, SCOTT STAYS HIDDEN.

IT WAS PROBABLY ABOUT FIVE HOURS OF ME SITTING THERE.

I HEARD SOMETHING COMING ALONG THROUGH THE WOODS.

IT WAS A HUMAN.

I KNOW IT WAS A HUMAN. IT WASN'T AN ANIMAL.

THIS WAS ON TWO LEGS.

AND I COULD HEAR THIS GUY WALKING TOWARDS ME.

I COULD HEAR IT, AND THEN IT WOULD STOP.

I WOULD HEAR IT, AND IT WOULD STOP.

AND I WOULD SAY IT WAS PROBABLY...

I WOULD HEAR IT, THEN IT WOULD STOP.

THEN, IT WAS PROBABLY ABOUT 20 FEET AWAY FROM ME.

I HEARD IT, AND IT STOPPED.


AND WHEN THAT PERSON STARTED HEADING BACK THE OTHER WAY, MY CELL PHONE STARTED TO GO DEAD.

IT WENT BLA-DOOP.

I WAS LIKE, "ARE YOU KIDDING ME?"

AND I THOUGHT FOR SURE THAT WAS IT.

I JUST PUT MY HEAD DOWN AND SAID, "LORD, I'M GONNA BE HOME IN A MINUTE,"

BECAUSE I FIGURED THEY WOULD HAVE COME OVER THE TOP OF THAT HILL AND SHOOT ME.

IN THE REMOTE OHIO WOODS, SCOTT DAVIS HIDES, SHOT IN THE ARM AND BLEEDING HEAVILY.

HE'S BEING STALKED BY A MAN NAMED JACK.

AND SCOTT'S CELL PHONE HAS JUST BEEPED A LOW-BATTERY WARNING.

I DIDN'T SEE NO WAY OF GETTING OUT AT THAT POINT

'CAUSE I WAS LIKE A RAT IN A HOLE.

HE HAD ME.

I WAS SCARED TO DEATH.

ANYBODY THAT'S BEEN THAT SCARED KNOWS WHAT I'M TALKING ABOUT.

IT'S HEART-WRENCHING.

IT RIPS YOU UP ON THE INSIDE, AND... IT'S SO HARD.

THAT, I KNOW.


I WAS THERE ABOUT FIVE MORE MINUTES.

AND THEN I HEARD THEY'RE GOING BACK THE OTHER WAY AND JUST KEPT WALKING AND WALKED OUT THE OTHER WAY.

I COULD HEAR IT WHEN THEY GOT TO THE GRAVEL ROAD.

I COULD HEAR THEM WITH THEIR FEET SCUFFLING ON THE GRAVEL ROAD.

AND THAT WAS THE LAST I HEARD ANY MORE NOISES.

FINALLY, WITH DARKNESS FALLING QUICKLY, SCOTT DECIDES TO MAKE A BREAK FOR IT.

THERE WAS NO MORE STRENGTH.

I HAD LOST SO MUCH BLOOD.

I JUST KEPT GETTING WEAK AND WEAK AND WEAK.

SO, IT WAS PRETTY BAD.

AFTER THAT, I DON'T REALLY REMEMBER MY FEET TOUCHING THE GROUND.

THEY SAID IT WAS SEVERAL MILES FROM WHERE I WAS TO WHERE THE HOUSE WAS.

I DON'T REMEMBER AT ALL.

AND THIS LITTLE GRANDMA CAME TO THE DOOR, AND SHE LOOKED AT ME.

AND SHE SAID, "WHAT HAPPENED?"

I SAID, "I'VE BEEN SHOT."

I SAID, "COULD YOU ME A FAVOR AND CALL THE SHERIFF FOR ME?"

AND THEN, SHE SAYS, "I CERTAINLY WILL."

THANK YOU. OKAY.

FINALLY, EIGHT HOURS AFTER IT BEGAN, SCOTT DAVIS BELIEVES HIS NIGHTMARE IS ACTUALLY OVER.

THE AREA WHERE I WAS HEADED, NOT ONLY IS IT RURAL, IT'S EXTREMELY RURAL, EVEN FOR NOBLE COUNTY.

THERE'S PROBABLY ONLY A HOUSE OR TWO WITHIN MAYBE 10 SQUARE MILES.

THAT CERTAINLY PIQUED MY INTEREST TO FIGURE OUT, WHY DO I HAVE SOMEBODY WHO'S SAYING THEY'VE BEEN SHOT?

GOOD EVENING, SIR.

WHY, IN SUCH A RURAL AREA, ARE WE HAVING THIS TYPE OF CRIME?

WHAT HAPPENED HERE, SIR?

I WAS A MAINTENANCE MAN.

THIS GUY NAMED JACK HIRED ME.

WHEN SHERIFF HANNUM REACHES SCOTT, HE HAS A HARD TIME MAKING SENSE OF HIS STORY.

AND WHEN I TURNED AROUND, HE HAD A GUN.

AND WE WERE IN THE BACK 40 THERE.

OKAY, OKAY.

HE BEGAN EXPLAINING HOW HE HAD BEEN IN NOBLE COUNTY FOR A JOB INTERVIEW.

AND THESE FELLAS TOOK HIM INTO THIS REMOTE AREA.

AND THE NEXT THING HE KNOWS, HE'S BEING SHOT.

SO, YOU'RE NOT FROM AROUND HERE? NO, SIR.

YOU'RE COMING UP FOR A JOB? THAT'S RIGHT.

MY VERY FIRST THOUGHT WAS, "YEAH, YEAH, YEAH.

THIS IS A DOPE DEAL THAT'S GONE WRONG."

HE STARTED ASKING A BUNCH OF QUESTIONS.

HE SAYS, "YOU'RE HERE TO BUY DOPE."

I SAID, "I AIN'T HERE TO BUY DOPE."

HE POINTED IT AT ME, AND HE...

BUT HE RAN ME FOR WANTS OF WARRANTS.

HE RAN ME FOR EVERYTHING.

BUT HE JUST KEPT SAYING I WAS A DOPE DEALER.

HE DIDN'T BELIEVE MY STORY AT ALL.

HE SAYS, "THAT JUST SEEMS SO FAR-FETCHED.

YOU'RE GOING TO COME ALL THE WAY HERE AND GET SHOT LOOKING FOR A JOB."

WHAT KIND OF JOB DID YOU COME UP FOR, ANYWAY?

AND YOU'VE GOT TO ADMIT, WHEN SOMEBODY SAYS, "YEAH, I CAME FOR A JOB INTERVIEW, AND MY PROSPECTIVE EMPLOYER SHOT ME."

OKAY, WE'LL SEE ABOUT THAT.

MEANTIME, 800 MILES NORTH IN WEST BATH, MAINE, DAVID PAULEY'S TWIN SISTER, DEB BRUCE, IS SERIOUSLY CONCERNED ABOUT HER BROTHER.

I JUST FELT LIKE SOMETHING WASN'T RIGHT.

MORE THAN TWO WEEKS HAVE PASSED SINCE DAVID LEFT VIRGINIA FOR THE VERY SAME CRAIGSLIST FARM JOB THAT SCOTT DAVIS ACCEPTED.

LOVE YOU TOO, NOW.

DAVID HASN'T BEEN HEARD FROM SINCE.

CALL IT INTUITION.

CALL IT A TWIN CONNECTION.

BUT AFTER ABOUT A WEEK, I STARTED GETTING WORRIED AND VERY CONCERNED.

IT WASN'T LIKE DAVID NOT TO CALL ME.

WHEN THE STORY OF THE SHOOTING OF SCOTT DAVID HITS THE MEDIA, DEB MAKES THE SHOCKING CONNECTION TO HER OWN MISSING BROTHER.

WHEN I SAW THE ARTICLE ABOUT SCOTT DAVIS, THE MAN THAT HAD BEEN SHOT, I FELT SICK.

I STARTED TO SHAKE.

SCOTT DAVIS' ACCOUNT OF THE JOB BEING A 688-ACRE FARM, TAKING CARE OF CATTLE... EVERYTHING MATCHED COMPLETELY.

Noble County police.

YES, HELLO.

MY NAME IS DEB BRUCE.

How may I direct your call?

I JUST READ YOUR STORY ABOUT THE SHOOTING IN YOUR AREA.

I HAVE TO SPEAK WITH SOMEONE.

MY BROTHER IS MISSING, AND I THINK IT MAY HAVE SOMETHING TO DO WITH THIS.

THE STORY THAT SHE RELAYED TO ME WAS VIRTUALLY THE SAME AS MR. DAVIS HAD TOLD.

WITH DEB BRUCE'S CALL, NOBLE COUNTY POLICE ARE NOW FACED A CONFUSED, MULTI-STRANDED CASE.

TWO MEN HAD GONE TO WORK ON THE MYSTERIOUS FARM.

ONE HAS BEEN SHOT.

THE OTHER IS MISSING.

WHAT IS REALLY GOING ON?

FOR INVESTIGATORS, IT'S VITAL TO DISCOVER THE TRUTH BEHIND THE CRAIGSLIST AD.

WE'RE FACING AN ENORMOUS MYSTERY HERE.

THIS IS NOT THE KIND OF STORY THAT A SMALL-TOWN SHERIFF HEARS EVERY DAY.

WE HAD A REPORT OF SCOTT DAVIS BEING SHOT.

NOW, WE HAVE THIS MAN THAT'S MISSING.

MY MIND STARTED WORKING PRETTY HARD ON DIFFERENT SCENARIOS AND THINGS THAT MAY HAVE HAPPENED.

AND THEN YOU BEGIN TO WONDER, "WHAT ELSE DON'T WE KNOW?"

IN NOBLE COUNTY, OHIO, POLICE ARE INVESTIGATING A BAFFLING CASE INVOLVING TWO VICTIMS.

THE FIRST, SCOTT DAVIS, CLAIMS HIS NEW EMPLOYER, JACK, TRIED TO KILL HIM.

THE OTHER, DAVID PAULEY, HAS BEEN MISSING FOR TWO WEEKS AFTER BEING HIRED FOR THE SAME JOB.

WE BEGAN TO SEARCH THE AREA IMMEDIATELY NEAR WHERE SCOTT DAVIS SAID HE HAD BEEN SHOT.

WE CONTINUED TO SEARCH THE AREA AND DISCOVERED SOMETHING VERY DISTURBING...

...WHAT APPEARED TO BE A HAND-DUG GRAVE.

WELL, DO YOU WANT TO CALL IT IN?

UPON EXCAVATING THE SITE, WE LOCATED THE BODY AND SOME JEWELRY.

I RECEIVED A PHONE CALL FROM JASON MACKIE ASKING IF DAVID WORE A LEATHER BRACELET WITH A SILVER CLASP.

AND I CONFIRMED THAT IT WAS DAVID'S.

HE ASKED TO MAKE SURE THAT I WASN'T HOME ALONE AND TOLD ME THAT THEY HAD FOUND DAVID'S BODY.

INVESTIGATORS FIND DAVID PAULEY'S BODY JUST A SHORT DISTANCE FROM WHERE SCOTT DAVIS SAID HE HAD BEEN SHOT.

WHAT'S MORE, JUST A FEW HUNDRED YARDS AWAY, THEY DISCOVER SOMETHING EQUALLY ALARMING.

THERE WAS NO MISTAKING THAT THAT WAS A GRAVE.

AND IT WAS VERY EVIDENT THAT THAT GRAVE WAS INTENDED FOR SCOTT DAVIS.

WHAT THEY DISCOVER IN THE WOODS MAKES IT CLEAR SCOTT DAVIS MUST BE TELLING THE TRUTH.

IT MEANS POLICE MUST HUNT DOWN A METICULOUS KILLER WHO COULD STRIKE AGAIN AT ANY MOMENT.

PROBLEM IS, THERE IS NEITHER A RANCH NOR A LARGE FARM IN THE AREA ANYWHERE CLOSE TO THAT DESCRIBED IN THE CRAIGSLIST JOB POSTING.

HE SAID HE WAS GOING TO COME HERE AND MANAGE A RANCH.

WELL, WE DON'T HAVE A RANCH IN NOBLE COUNTY.

WE HAVE MANY FARMS, BUT WE DON'T HAVE A RANCH.

AND SO A 600-ACRE FARM WAS...

EVEN BY OUR STANDARDS, THAT'S A PRETTY BIG FARM.

DOES THE FARM EVEN EXIST?

AND WHO IS JACK, THE SO-CALLED EMPLOYER WHO ADVERTISED ON CRAIGSLIST?

AS POLICE LAUNCH A STATE-WIDE MURDER INVESTIGATION, THEIR FIRST STEP IS TO RETRACE SCOTT DAVIS' JOURNEY OUT TO THE BACKWOODS OF OHIO FIVE DAYS EARLIER.

MR. DAVIS TOLD ME HE HAD EATEN BREAKFAST ON SUNDAY MORNING.

SO IF HE WAS THERE, MAYBE THERE'S A VIDEO OF IT.

SURE ENOUGH, THE DINER WHERE SCOTT MET HIS NEW EMPLOYER AND HIS NEPHEW HAS A SURVEILLANCE CAMERA.

FOR THE FIRST TIME, POLICE HAVE AN IMAGE OF JACK AND HIS ACCOMPLICE, BROGAN.

BUT THE FOOTAGE DOES NOTHING TO REVEAL THE MEN'S TRUE IDENTITIES OR WHERE THEY ARE NOW.

SO INVESTIGATORS GO BACK TO THE SOURCE, TO CRAIGSLIST.

LOCAL FBI OFFICE WAS WORKING VERY HARD ON THE INTERNET, THE E-MAILS AND THE AD THAT HAD BEEN PLACED ON CRAIGSLIST AND HAD ACTUALLY LOCATED AN ADDRESS IN THE AKRON AREA WHERE AT LEAST SOME OF THE THINGS HAD BEEN POSTED.

JACK'S ONLINE COMMUNICATION WITH SCOTT DAVIS HAS LEFT AN INDELIBLE DIGITAL FOOTPRINT.

BY ANALYZING EVERY E-MAIL AND EVERY TEXT THEY EXCHANGED, THE FBI TRACES JACK TO A CELL PHONE REGISTERED IN THE NAME OF RICHARD BEASLEY.

THROUGH MODERN TECHNOLOGY, WE WERE ABLE TO TRACK JACK VERY QUICKLY TO THAT PHONE NUMBER.

ARMED WITH THAT NUMBER, WITH FBI ASSISTANCE, POLICE USE GPS TECHNOLOGY TO PINPOINT HIS EXACT LOCATION TO A STREET IN AKRON.

JACK!

POLICE, TURN AROUND. HANDS IN THE AIR.

DROP THE CANE. DO IT NOW.

DOWN ON ONE KNEE.

ONE, TWO, THREE.

ARMS TO SIDE, PALMS IN THE AIR.

DO IT NOW.

ONCE MORE, ON YOUR HEAD. DO IT NOW.

ARMS TO THE SIDE, PALMS UP.

YOU'RE UNDER ARREST.

PLEASE TAKE A SEAT ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE TABLE.

TURNS OUT RICHARD BEASLEY IS ALREADY KNOWN TO POLICE AND WANTED FOR SKIPPING BAIL ON DRUG-DEALING CHARGES.

SO, HOW CAN I BE OF ASSISTANCE TO YOU GENTLEMEN?

RICHARD BEASLEY WAS A WANTED FUGITIVE WHO HAD BEEN ON THE RUN FOR SEVERAL MONTHS AT THAT POINT.

WE'D LIKE TO DISCUSS WITH YOU THE ATTEMPTED MURDER OF SCOTT DAVIS.

SORRY, GENTLEMEN, I HAVE ABSOLUTELY NO COMMENT.

TAKE A SEAT ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE TABLE, PLEASE.

WHEN BEASLEY REFUSES TO ANSWER QUESTIONS, POLICE TURN TO BROGAN RAFFERTY, WHO WAS APPREHENDED SHORTLY AFTER RICHARD.

IT'S SOON CLEAR THAT BROGAN IS GUARDING A SECRET EVEN DARKER THAN THEY IMAGINED.

SO TELL ME HOW YOU MET UP WITH MR. BEASLEY.

WELL, I MET HIM THROUGH MY DAD.

UPON INTERVIEWING BROGAN, WE LEARNED THAT HE HAD WENT TO CHURCH WITH JACK.

JACK HAD BEEN KIND OF A FAMILY FRIEND FOR MANY YEARS.

AND HE TOOK AN INTEREST IN ME.

AND THEY HAD A REAL KIND OF FATHERLY, EMOTIONAL BOND THAT JUST KIND OF GOT NURTURED IN CHURCH.

AS BROGAN OPENS UP, DETECTIVES REALIZE SOMETHING VERY TWISTED HAD BEGUN TO GROW BETWEEN HIM AND BEASLEY.

BROGAN DESCRIBED IT AS A RELATIONSHIP WHERE, "I WILL DO ANYTHING FOR YOU, AND YOU'LL DO ANYTHING FOR ME."

BROGAN TELLS THAT HE DUG SOME DITCHES TO PUT SOME PIPE IN AT THIS FARM.

BUT HE VERY QUICKLY ADMITS THAT HE WAS INVOLVED IN SOMETHING VERY SINISTER.

DOWN IN THE WOODS, I REALIZED THE FOOTSTEPS BEHIND ME STOPPED.

AND I LOOKED BACK.

AND THEN, WELL, HE SHOT HIM RIGHT IN THE BACK OF THE HEAD.

BROGAN BEGINS TO CONFESS TO HIS INVOLVEMENT IN THE KILLING OF DAVID PAULEY AND THE SHOOTING OF SCOTT DAVIS.

ONCE I SAW THAT GUN...

HE REVEALS THAT THE FARM IN THE WOODS DOESN'T EVEN EXIST.

IT WAS JUST AN INVENTION OF BEASLEY'S, PART OF AN ELABORATE CON TO LURE PEOPLE SO HE COULD KILL THEM AND THEN ROB THEM.

SCOTT DAVIS HAD A LOT OF POSSESSIONS AND HIS TRUCK.

AND THE WAY BEASLEY TALKED ABOUT IT WAS LIKE, "IT WOULD GET ME THROUGH THE WINTER."

THAT'S HOW HE SAID IT.

"THERE'S $30,000 IN THERE.

CAN SELL THAT STUFF, AND IT WOULD GET ME THROUGH THE WINTER."

BUT THAT IS NOT ALL BROGAN HAS TO TELL THE POLICE.

SO SCOTT HAS ESCAPED.

THEY'VE FOUND THE DEAD BODY.

THEY'RE INVESTIGATING.

THEY THINK THE STORY'S WRAPPED UP.

DETECTIVE, THERE'S SOMETHING ELSE I NEED TO TELL YOU.

BUT THEN, IT TURNS OUT THERE'S MORE TRAGEDY IN THE WORKS AS THE INVESTIGATION IS UNFOLDING THAT THEY DON'T EVEN KNOW ABOUT YET.

HE TOLD ME THAT HE NEEDED A NEW NAME.

HE NEEDED TO SWITCH.

JUST WHEN THEY THINK HE'S DONE, BROGAN RAFFERTY BEGINS TELLING DETECTIVES ABOUT SOMETHING ELSE THAT HAPPENED IN THE OHIO WOODS...

AND THAT SO HAPPENED TO BE MR. GEIGER.

...INVOLVING A MAN NAMED RALPH GEIGER WHO BEASLEY HAD MET SIX MONTHS EARLIER.

RALPH GEIGER HAD BEEN A HANDYMAN FOR MOST OF HIS LIFE.

AND THEN THINGS WENT DOWNHILL WITH THE RECESSION.

AND SO HE WAS OUT OF LUCK.

HE HAD TO GIVE UP HIS HOUSE, AND HE WAS LOOKING FOR WORK.

ALREADY ON THE RUN FROM POLICE, BEASLEY WAS LOOKING FOR A NEW IDENTITY AND OFFERED GEIGER A JOB ON THE FARM.

HE'S NEVER SEEN AGAIN.

AFTER KILLING RALPH, JACK THEN ASSUMED RALPH GEIGER'S IDENTITY.

HE HAD BEEN WORKING UNDER THE NAME RALPH GEIGER.

HE HAD BEEN GOING TO THE DOCTOR, RECEIVING CARE IN RALPH GEIGER'S NAME.

AND HE HAD ACTUALLY CHANGED HIS APPEARANCE TO BE MORE OF THAT OF RALPH GEIGER.

LATER, GEIGER'S BODY IS ALSO FOUND IN THE WOODS BURIED IN A SHALLOW GRAVE.

WHEN HIS DEATH WENT UNNOTICED, BEASLEY REALIZED HE COULD PREY ON THE DESPERATE VICTIMS OF THE RECESSION AND GET AWAY WITH IT.

AND BROGAN HAS YET ONE MORE SHOCKING REVELATION TO CONFESS.

EVEN AFTER THE PLANNED MURDER AND ROBBERY OF SCOTT DAVIS HAD GONE WRONG, BEASLEY HAD CONTACTED ONE OF THE EARLIER APPLICANTS, OFFERING HIM THE POSITION OF CARETAKER AT THE FARM.

TIMOTHY KERN WAS A GUY WHO LIVED IN OHIO, A SWEET GUY WHO WAS KIND OF A ROCKER.

HE WORKED AS A DJ.

HE'D BEEN IN A BAND FOR A WHILE.

AND HE HAD BEEN DOWN ON HIS LUCK, AND HE HAD SPENT HIS LAST YEARS IN FAIRLY DESPERATE SHAPE.

AT TIMES, HE WOULD EVEN BE LIVING IN HIS CAR.

AND HE TOO WAS DESPERATE FOR WORK.

AS HE ALWAYS DID, BEASLEY MET KERN FOR BREAKFAST.

BUT INSTEAD OF GIVING HIM A JOB, TIM KERN WAS LURED TO WOODS AT THE BACK OF THIS ABANDONED MALL NEAR AKRON, OHIO.

TIM CAME WITH JUST TWO PLASTIC BAGS AND $5 IN HIS WALLET.

BUT THEY KILLED HIM ANYWAY.

FOUR VICTIMS ENTICED BY CRAIGSLIST BECAUSE THEY WERE DESPERATE FOR WORK AND HAD FEW FAMILY TIES.

RICHARD BEASLEY IS ACTUALLY READING VERY ACUTELY A SOCIAL CHANGE IN AMERICA.

IT'S A RARE CRIME WHERE YOU DECIDE, YOU KNOW, THE PEOPLE MOST EASY TO KILL IS A MIDDLE-AGED WHITE GUY.

A MAN OF MANY MASKS, BEASLEY HAD USED THE INTERNET AS A TOOL TO HIDE HIMSELF AND SELECT HIS IDEAL VICTIMS.

WE ALL THINK OF OUR INTERNET PROFILES AS PRESENTED VERSIONS OF OURSELVES.

AND THEN YOU CAN SEE HOW YOU CAN SLIDE FROM PRESENTED VERSION OF YOURSELF TO COMPLETE LIE.

AND FOR A KILLER, IT BECOMES THE PERFECT TOOL.

AND YOU CAN CREATE WHATEVER IDENTITY YOU WANT TO.

RICHARD BEASLEY DESTROYED SO MANY LIVES.

AND TODAY, THE VICTIMS' FAMILIES FINALLY GOT THE JUSTICE THEY'VE BEEN WAITING FOR.

RICHARD BEASLEY, THE MAN WHO CALLED HIMSELF JACK, IS CONVICTED OF THREE COUNTS OF AGGRAVATED MURDER AND SENTENCED TO DEATH.

BEASLEY, A SELF-PROCLAIMED PREACHER, LURED VICTIMS THROUGH A FAKE CRAIGSLIST AD.

BROGAN RAFFERTY, THE YOUNG MAN BEASLEY HAD TAKEN UNDER HIS WING AT CHURCH AND WHO HE HAD SEDUCED INTO MURDER, IS SENTENCED TO LIFE WITHOUT PAROLE.

TO BROGAN, I SAY, "I FORGIVE YOU,"

BECAUSE I DON'T BELIEVE HE WOULD EVER BEEN A PART OF THAT.

YOU KNOW, IT'S A SHAME THAT HIS LIFE'S RUINED.

AND I JUST HOPE THAT SOMEDAY THAT HE'LL BE ABLE TO MAKE A GOOD MAN OF HIMSELF IN PRISON.

HE'S GOING TO BE THERE THE REST OF HIS LIFE.