In 1995, 24-year-old Jonathan Schmitz was invited to Chicago for a March 6 taping on 'The Jenny Jones Show.' Schmitz would appear in an episode involving secret crushes. Also appearing on the same segment as guests were Scott Amedure and a female friend, Donna Riley.
The trio hailed from Lake Orion, Michigan, located about 30 miles north of Detroit. They knew each other, but no one could ever have imagined that a soon to be unfolding secret from this episode would lead to murder.