Blood is Thicker: The Hargan Family Killings

Blood is Thicker: The Hargan Family Killings

CBS News

Millionaire businesswoman Pamela Hargan and her youngest daughter Helen are found dead in their family home in McLean, Virginia. The strange and haunting crime scene puzzled investigators – was it a murder-suicide or was it staged to look like one? There was conflicting evidence all around. 48 Hours correspondent Peter Van Sant examines the suspenseful case in this 6-episode series, Blood is Thicker: The Hargan Family Killings. Detectives try to untangle mixed motives from mother-daughter discord, to sibling rivalry, jealousy and a family fortune. Find out if blood is really thicker when it comes to the Hargan family.

Categories: Society & Culture

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How to make sense of this incomprehensible tragedy? Detective Brian Byerson has been in touch with Ashley Hargan weekly since her mother and sister were killed. She not only testified at trial; she made some dramatic moves after she discovered the truth. Get early, ad-free access to episodes of Blood is Thicker: The Hargan Family Killings by subscribing to 48 Hours Plus on Apple Podcasts or Wondery+ on the Wondery app. The series is widely available everywhere else you get your podcasts. Subscribe to 48 Hours+: Subscribe to Wondery+: See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at

Previous episodes

  • 7 - The Aftermath: 6 
    Wed, 12 Jun 2024
  • 6 - Toe on the Trigger: 5 
    Wed, 05 Jun 2024
  • 5 - The Impersonator: 4 
    Wed, 29 May 2024
  • 4 - A Killer in Plain Sight: 3 
    Wed, 22 May 2024
  • 3 - The Boyfriend: 2 
    Wed, 15 May 2024
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