OXYGEN DELVES INTO TRUE STORIES OF STRONG WOMEN WHO ESCAPED UNSPEAKABLE CRIMES WITH "SNAPPED NOTORIOUS: THE GIRL IN THE BOX" PREMIERING SATURDAY, JULY 17 AT 9:00 PM ET/PT AND "SNAPPED NOTORIOUS: THE CLEVELAND STRANGLER" PREMIERING SATURDAY, JULY 24 AT 9:00 PM ET/PT
NEW YORK, NY - June 15, 2021 - Oxygen, the home of high-quality, true crime programming, features the in depth investigations and first-hand survival accounts fans crave with new two-hour specials premiering this summer. In "Snapped Notorious: The Girl in the Box," premiering Saturday, July 17 at 9:00 PM ET/PT, Colleen Stan relives what it was like to be kidnapped, imprisoned in a box and how she bravely escaped. On Saturday, July 24 at 9:00 PM ET/PT, "Snapped Notorious: The Cleveland Strangler" features five women who suffered vile abuse while trapped inside the home of a prolific serial killer from which they eventually escaped.
20-year-old Colleen Stan was hitchhiking to visit a friend when she accepted a ride with Cameron Hooker, his wife Janice, and their baby in their van. She immediately realized she was in grave danger when Cameron put a knife to her throat, tied her up and forced her into a dark, silent wooden box. For nearly a year, Stan is confined in the box under Cameron's bed for 23-hours a day, only to be released to satiate his desire to torture her. Colleen is held captive for seven years. Eventually she saw a way out - and she took it.
For a sneak peek of "Snapped Notorious: The Girl in the Box," visit: https://www.oxygen.com/snapped/season-99/videos/snapped-notorious-girl-in-the-box-airs-saturday-july-17th
In 2009, police made a grisly discovery in the neighborhood of Mount Pleasant in Cleveland, Ohio. Eleven women who had disappeared were found murdered at the home of Anthony Sowell, a former Marine who came to be known as the Cleveland Strangler. However, six strong women managed to escape his abuse and attacks. In this two-hour special, five survivors will share details about the terror they experienced inside his house of horrors. When Vanessa Gay, Gladys Wade, Tanja Doss, Shawn Morris and Melvette Stockwell saw freedom within their reach, there was no turning back.
For a sneak peek of "Snapped Notorious: The Cleveland Strangler," visit: https://www.oxygen.com/snapped/season-99/videos/the-bodies-of-11-women-are-found-at-the-home-of-anthony-sowell
In addition, Oxygen grabs the attention of true crime fans with new episodes of "Dateline: Secrets Uncovered" Thursdays at 8:00 PM ET/PT; "Snapped" Sundays at 6:00 PM ET/PT and "Accident, Suicide or Murder" Saturdays at 8:00 PM ET/PT this summer.
"Snapped Notorious: The Girl in the Box" and "Snapped Notorious: The Cleveland Strangler" are produced by Catalina Content with Jeff Collins, Deborah Allen and Russell Heldt serving as executive producers.
Oxygen is a multiplatform crime destination brand for women. Having announced the full-time shift to true crime programming in 2017, Oxygen remains one of the fastest growing cable entertainment networks with popular unscripted original programming that includes the flagship "Snapped" franchise, "Cold Justice," "Killer Couples," "Criminal Confessions," and breakout hit event series such as "The Disappearance of Natalee Holloway," "Dahmer on Dahmer: A Killer Speaks," and "Aaron Hernandez Uncovered." Available in more than 77 million homes, Oxygen is a network of NBCUniversal Entertainment & Lifestyle Group, a division of NBCUniversal, one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news and information to a global audience. Watch Oxygen anywhere: On Demand, online, or across mobile and connected TVs.