Dateline: Unforgettable—What happened the night Nicole VanderHeyden was killed?

In the upcoming episode of the popular and engrossing true-crime series Dateline: Unforgettable, an investigation into the terrifying murder story of Nicole VanderHeyden, a 31-year-old teacher and mother of three from Green Bay, Wisconsin, will take place. VanderHeyden was a mother of three at the time of her death.

Oxygen, a well-known destination for true-crime programming, will broadcast Episode 11 of Season 2 on the evening of Tuesday, August 16, 2022, at 8:00 PM Eastern Time. The following is an excerpt from the episode’s official synopsis, which is titled “Justice for Nikki”:

On May 20, 2016, a dangerous individual named George S. Burch, who was forty years old at the time, is said to have battered and strangled to death a teacher in the state of Wisconsin named Nicole VanderHeyden, who was 31 years old at the time. Ever since Oxygen announced the upcoming episode of Dateline: Unforgettable Season 2, people have been eager to understand what transpired on the day that VanderHeyden passed away and why it was important to her.

Dateline: UnforgettableWhat transpired the night Nicole VanderHeyde was murdered?

According to reports, Nicole VanderHeyden was in a committed relationship with her 35-year-old lover, Douglass Detrie, at the time of the tragic murder that will be covered in Dateline: Unforgettable Season 2 Episode 11 later this year. Douglass Detrie will be featured in the episode.

They had a child together, who was only six months old when she passed away; the pair lived together in their house in Ledgeview, Wisconsin, and they also had a child together at the time of her passing away. In the beginning, the couple had a healthy relationship and gave the impression to their friends and family that they were the ideal couple. On the other hand, things between the two become more and more strained over the course of time.

They were always engaging in intense arguments and physical altercations with one another. It was alleged that the pair started having doubts about their relationship. On May 20, 2016, Douglass and Nicole decided to have a night out with some of their closest friends, so they decided to hire a babysitter to watch over their child while they were out. They wanted to see a glam-rock band at a local club.

After their intense disagreement at the pub, Nicole left her boyfriend behind and proceeded to another bar called Sardine Can by alone. Allegedly, she did not return home that evening after going out.

Who killed Nicole VanderHeyden?

That very same evening, a different man by the name of George S. Burch provided Nicole with a ride home. At the time of the incident, the man’s age was forty years old. Burch imposed himself on her against her will, and when she fought back and refused to cooperate with him, he severely beat her and then strangled her till she died.

The man then proceeded to leave her body in a field that was approximately three miles distant from the victim’s house in Wisconsin. A farmer eventually came across her mutilated remains and was able to identify them.

As a result of problems in their relationship, her boyfriend, Douglass Detrie, was initially considered a suspect in her murder; however, it was eventually determined that George S. Burch was the one who took her life and squandered the opportunity she had to live a full life. He was given a life sentence on March 1, 2018, and is currently imprisoned at the Wisconsin Secure Program Facility to serve out the remainder of his term.

Watch Dateline: Unforgettable Season 2 Episode 11, which will have its world premiere on August 16, 2022 at 8:00 PM Eastern Time (ET) only on Oxygen.

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