Sometimes, news stories echo in our minds for years after they’ve occurred. With each season of Shattered, we select one of those complex, true stories and take an in-depth look.
In the season 3 of Shattered, host Jeremy Allen tells the story of a string of child murders that took place in the mid-1970s in Oakland County, Michigan. Over 40-years later the crimes remain unsolved. Allen has spoken to family members of the victims, investigators, and anyone he could find attached to the case. Shattered drills through the surface of the story, all the way down to its core. From millionaire cover-ups to a father’s undying love for his son. Egos, confusion and manipulation take over in a seemingly endless pursuit for answers.
Season 2 chronicles the story of Rick Wershe Jr., also known as White Boy Rick. At 14, Rick became the youngest FBI informant ever and helped bring down some of Detroit’s biggest drug dealers. Then the FBI abandoned him, and he became the dealer. Less than 2 years later, he was busted in connection with eight kilos of cocaine. Wershe has been in prison ever since. Hosted by WDIV investigative reporter Kevin Dietz, Shattered: White Boy Rick chronicles Wershe’s improbable life story.
In Season 1, host Jeremy Allen investigates the disappearance of Andrew, Alexander and Tanner Skelton. The boys’ father, John Skelton, is the main suspect. Almost a decade later, the mystery of what happened to the boys remains open, with their small Michigan hometown wondering - could a father have committed an unimaginable crime?
Host: Jeremy Allen
Jeremy Allen is a producer at WDIV Local 4, creating programming for news, sports and weather over the past 17 years. He’s a dad who enjoys time at home with his family, including three children and a smart, beautiful wife, who deserves a producer credit on a lot of his work. He’s lived in Metro Detroit his entire life with no plans of leaving.