The Dateline NBC episode ‘Finding Sarah Goode’ investigates the disappearance and murder of 21-year-old single mom Sarah Goode. In June 2014, after a party, Goode went missing for two days before her body was found in woods near her Long Island home in Medford, New York. Goode had been stabbed 42 times and semen was found on her body. The semen matched the DNA of Dante Taylor, 21, whom she met at the party. According to prosecutors, she had rejected Taylor’s sexual advances. (Taylor’s defense attorney argued they had consensual sex but someone else attacked Goode.) Taylor was found guilty of first- and second-degree murder and attempted rape in 2016. He was sentenced to life in prison without parole.
State Supreme Court Judge John Collins said at Taylor’s sentencing: “You may make marks on the cell block on your walls in the cage in which you will live and they will have no significance. You may circle dates on the calendar but they will mean nothing because there is no date for you to get out. There shall be no hope for you.” Dateline airs Fridays at 9pm on NBC.