Under The Trestle is the true story of the most compelling murder case in Virginia history.In 1980, beautiful Gina Renee Hall, a Radford University freshman, went to a Blacksburg nightclub on a Saturday night to dance with friends. She was never seen again. Her abandoned car was found parked beneath a railroad trestle along the New River with blood and hair evidence in the trunk. The investigation led police to a secluded cabin on Claytor Lake, where there was evidence of a violent attack. Failed Virginia Tech football player Stephen Epperly was charged with murder, despite the fact that Gina's body was never found. Prosecutor Everett Shockley, then 29 years-old, embarked on a mission to gain a conviction in Virginia's first "no body" murder trial.This feature documentary film is based on Ron Peterson Jr.'s bestselling book and directed by Scott Mactavish, a Virginia native and director of MURPH: The Protector, an Oscar contender in four categories including Best Feature Documentary.The movie will be shot on-location in Radford and Pulaski County and feature interviews with law enforcement officials, media and witnesses who were there, and includes new information uncovered by the author and included in a special movie edition of the book.The film will be released in theaters in the New River Valley and Hampton Roads in 2024 and distributed globally to broadcasters, streaming platforms, DVD and BluRay later in the year.
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