An Unthinkable Plan: The Susan Smith Story

At 9 p.m. on October 25th, 1994, a wailing woman turned up on the front porch of a home, telling the owner she'd been carjacked and her sons, 3-year-old Michael and 14-month-old Alex, were still in the car. Police arrived soon after and began their...


At 9 p.m. on October 25th, 1994, a wailing woman turned up on the front porch of a home, telling the owner she'd been carjacked and her sons, 3-year-old Michael and 14-month-old Alex, were still in the car. Police arrived soon after and began their investigation. That was the beginning of the unthinkable plan Susan Smith hatched to get rid of the one thing she thought was keeping her from having her man: her children. The heartbreaking story of the disappearance of Michael and Alex Smith, and the 9-day search for the boys that ended in tragedy.