In March 1985, Derek and Nancy Haysom were murdered in their home in Bedford County, Virginia.
Jens Söring ( age 18, the son of a German diplomat ) was studying at the University of Virginia, and was in a romantic relationship with Elizabeth Haysom, the victim’s daughter.
Six months later Jens and Elizabeth fled to Europe, and subsequently Jens confessed to the crime, claiming at trial it was a false confession to protect Elizabeth.
However relatively recent DNA tests show that two unknown men left blood at the scene, and lead to the conclusion that Jens was not present.
A full-length documentary film about the case, Killing for Love , was released in October 2016, and in June 2019, the case was covered in podcasts by Amanda Knox.