Friday Crime Stories: Missing tot boy miraculously found alive, soaking wet in briar patch after nearly 3-day search!

PLUS: Renters facing eviction allegedly kill, stuff landlord in crawlspace

Little Casey Hathaway wandered a dense, swampy North Carolina forest for 2 days before he was rescued by searchers late Thursday. The 3-year-old disappeared while playing in his grandmother’s backyard on Tuesday afternoon.

Nancy celebrates the boy’s rescue with a panel including victims’ advocate Marc Klaas — founder of Klaas Kids Foundation, Los Angeles psychoanalyst Dr. Bethany Marshall, private investigator Vincent Hill — author of “Playbook to a Murder,” and ABC 11 TV Durham reporter David Deitert.

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Did a bear help save boy missing for nearly 3 days? Family says 3-year-old Casey Hathaway told them he was protected by a bear

Nancy also dives into the murder of a landlord who was allegedly murdered by three renters he was attempting to evict.

David Stokoe, a 40-year-old father of four, was found dead in a crawlspace of the apartment. The expert panel includes Atlanta juvenile judge & lawyer Ashley Willcott, forensics expert Joseph Scott Morgan — author of “Blood Beneath My Feet,” psychologist Caryn Stark, and Crime Stories reporter Robyn Walensky.

Realtor father of four young children MURDERED over eviction dispute with tenants, body dumped in crawl space: Police

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[Feature Photo: Casey Hathaway/Police Handout]