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Ashley White took a nap in 2015, leaving her children alone. When her 5-year-old son Noah is found dead in the family’s septic tank, the backlash was stronger than anyone could have imagined.

Episode Date
Septic Trailer
Available now from The Roanoke Times.
May 21, 2018
Small town angel
A rural Virginia county rallies together when a child goes missing in 2015. When the boy is found dead in a septic tank four days later, many rally together to condemn his parents.
May 14, 2018
Pulaski’s own
The people searching for Noah don’t know much about the child’s parents, other than Ashley White’s history with drug addiction. For many, that was enough.
May 14, 2018
The whole Ashley
Though Noah’s death is one of the most high profile cases in Pulaski County history, it wasn’t the first time his mother found herself at the center of tragedy.
May 14, 2018
Four days
The discovery of Noah’s body inside the family’s septic tank sets of a series of rumors about the way he got inside. But what does the evidence suggest?
May 14, 2018
A bad idea
Ashley White testifies she only left Noah for the length of a shower. She knows now that was a bad idea.
May 14, 2018
16,776 hours
It might seem like Noah’s death is unique and unprecedented. It isn’t. Children die in septic tanks each year, but unlike Paul and Ashley, few of their parents see the inside of a courtroom.
May 14, 2018
Remembering Noah
Noah’s preschool teacher Stacy Arnett gave a eulogy at his funeral. She wanted to make sure people remembered him as a joyful little boy instead of just a life cut short by tragedy.
May 14, 2018