Hulu explores the mystery of where is Private Dulaney in gripping new docuseries

Private Leroy Dulaney mysteriously disappeared from his base in 1979 but what really happened to him?

A still taken from the Where is Private Dulaney docuseries on Hulu
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Where is Private Dulaney is a question that has plagued America since 1979, when Private Leroy Dulaney was first thought to have gone AWOL but was then discovered to have been murdered by a fellow Marine officer.

Now, the investigation kicked off by his disappearance and the true story behind it have become the subject of a new gripping docuseries on Hulu aptly titled Where is Private Dulaney?, which premiered on the streaming network today.

As made obvious by the documentary’s trailer, the story mainly unfolds following the account of Leroy's own mother, Carol Dulaney, who actually penned a letter to then-President Jimmy Carter asking him to help her find out what really happened to her son.



"In 1979, when Private Leroy Dulaney vanished from his post at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune in North Carolina, his mother, Carol Dulaney, took matters into her own hands and undertook an investigation to find out what really happened to Leroy," reads an official description of the three-part documentary. "The series documents Carol's quest for the truth, which led her to uncover a world of drugs, rumored satanic cults and a possible serial killer. The docu-series features first-hand accounts from Carol, her sons, Leroy’s wife Brenda, and an interview from prison with Leroy’s convicted killer."

The preview clip teases the identity of Leroy's murderer, also suggesting he was a satanic cult leader with ties to the drug market and extremely violent.

Expect the production to catch your attention immediately, as the first episode kicks off with Carol actually reading out the letter she wrote to Carter decades ago.

"Dear Mr. President," she's heard reading. "I'm writing you concerning my son who's a marine. He disappeared."


All three episodes of Where is Private Dulaney? are currently available for streaming on Hulu. This is a streaming service that is only available in the US through a Hulu membership or a Disney+ bundle with Hulu and ESPN.

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