Where is Private Dulaney explores the 1979 murder of a North Carolina Marine and the sordid world of drugs and violence that may have been underlying the crime.
A three-part docuseries about the 1979 disappearance of Marine private Leroy Dulaney from Camp Lejune in North Carolina, and his mother Carol’s determination to find out the truth. Through interviews with Carol Dulaney, his brothers Greg and Michael, his widow Brenda and others, we get a picture of life in Weirton, WV, where Dulaney grew up, his path to the Marines, and how Carol got stonewalled by them after he disappeared.
The first episode introduces us to Carol, who married young to basically stay settled in one place and not move with her parents again; she had her three boys as her doctor advised her to get a hysterotomy. She divorced their dad and worked many jobs to support her kids. In other words, she’s a tough cookie. Leroy is her oldest son; he met and fell in love with Brenda when they were both in high school. He joined the Marines because the factories in town did not have the opportunities they once had.
We also hear from Marines from the time period when Leroy was there, 1977-79. Recruitment had flagged post-Vietnam War, and the Marines added more marginal recruits to their ranks. After going through basic training and marrying Brenda during his furlough, he was stationed at Camp Lejune. He went missing on 23 May 1979; the more Carol and Michael pressed to find out what happened, the more they are told that Leroy has gone AWOL. Even when they tracked down the last person he was with, and the man more or less admitted that he killed Leroy, the base commanders did not want to listen.
Where is Private Dulaney Series
Production & Filming Details
- Joshua Bennett.
- Justin Barnes … executive producer.
- Joshua Bennett … executive producer.
- Maro Chermayeff … executive producer.
- Tom Colabraro … producer.
- Jeff Dupre … executive producer.
- Mark Grande … executive producer.
- Beth Hoppe … executive producer.
- Rob Meyers … executive producer.
- Ali Pensyl … producer.
- Damien Drake.
- ABC News Studios.
- Show of Force.
- Versus Pictures.
- Hulu (2022) (USA) (all media).
- Release Date: 16 November 2022 (internet, US).
- Rating: Unknown.
- Running Time: 60 minutes.
- Country: US.
- Language: English.