Cold Justice

Continuing Friday / 8:00pm Oxygen 60 min.
"Cold Justice" follows Texas prosecutor Kelly Siegler and Yolanda McClary, a crime-scene investigator for the Las Vegas Police Department, as they help local law-enforcement agencies in small towns across the country solve violent crimes that have sat cold because of lack of funding and proper forensic technology. (Source: TNT)

Season 4

9 Episodes

Sep 30 2017
Kelly and Steve Spingola take on a case in his home state of Wisconsin and must navigate a tangled family tree of witnesses and suspects to find the killer of a loving husband fatally shot in his cabin.
Sep 23 2017
Kelly and her team tackle one of their most emotional cases yet involving the murder of a beautiful college student killed in her bedroom while packing for a trip to visit her parents for Thanksgiving.
Sep 09 2017
In a crime that terrified a community, Kelly and Tonya Rider investigate the tragic stabbing death of an elderly woman in her own home just one week after she buried her husband.
Sep 02 2017
In Hope, Arkansas, Kelly and her team investigate the murder of a young mother who was brutally executed in her home. The clues to her killer’s identity may rest in the hands of her 10-year-old son who was in his bedroom at the time.
Aug 19 2017
Facing their oldest case yet, Kelly and team head to Mississippi to find out if the tragic death of a young man was a suicide, accident, or murder. It's a Cold Justice first when local law enforcement exhumes the body of the victim.
Aug 12 2017
Kelly and her team head to Oregon to investigate the mysterious disappearance of a man who vanished from home without a trace. There are seven suspects, missing gold coins and serious questions about what happened to Glenn Pennie.
Aug 05 2017
Kelly Siegler and Johnny Bonds aid local law enforcement and dig into their freshest case yet, the two-year-old disappearance of a professional photographer. DNA testing and cell phone data analysis could be the key to cracking the case.
Jul 29 2017
Mary Jane LeFlore of Huntsville, Texas, was last seen alive on July 19, 1991. Her skeletal remains and jewelry were found two years later, near State Highway 30. An attractive correctional officer, she was admired by fellow coworkers and prisoners alike. She had been having an affair with a coworker, to whom she revealed signs of abuse from husband Larry, also a correctional officer. Her husband was questioned at the time of her disappearance, and he admitted seeing her with another person in a car but was unable to follow them. In June 2017, Larry LeFlore was charged with her murder.
Jul 22 2017

Season 3

24 Episodes

Sep 18 2015
Sep 11 2015
Sep 04 2015
The team hopes to uncover the truth behind the mysterious death of a young man that occurred just a few years ago; investigators work with state police and firearms experts from across the country.
Aug 28 2015
The body of a mother and artist is found in her burning car, prompting the Cold Justice team's investigation 20 years later.
Aug 21 2015
The vanishing of a young mother in an allegedly abusive relationship is investigated.
Aug 14 2015
The Cold Justice team returns to Fort Myers, Fla., to put their investigative skills to work on a 22-year-old murder case of a woman found shot in the head, covered in bloody sheets and dumped behind a community rec center.
Aug 07 2015
A South Carolina couple is shot to death in their home with no signs of a robbery, leading the Cold Justice team into the remote areas of Spartanburg County to try to uncover their killer.
Jul 31 2015
The media went into a frenzy when a beautiful former dancer was cornered and shot in her West Palm Beach apartment, turning a baffling high-profile case into the next challenge for the Cold Justice team to try and tackle.
Jun 05 2015
When a bright-eyed college student is killed in his sleepy hometown of Cleveland, TN, the team must sort through his private past in order to find his killer.
May 29 2015
After a respected doctor in the community is brutally murdered and set on fire in his kitchen, the team must wade through the ashes of the tragic aftermath to try to bring his family justice.
May 15 2015
May 08 2015
When a daughter returns home from school to find her mother gone without explanation in 1981, the team must sift through clues that are now decades old, making this the oldest missing person's case the team has yet to face.
May 01 2015
Apr 24 2015
Apr 17 2015
Real-life crime series Cold Justice follows former prosecutor Kelly Siegler and former crime-scene investigator Yolanda McClary as they dig into small-town murder cases that have lingered for years without answers or justice. After a well-liked young man is found murdered and dumped in a Hialeah, Fla., alleyway, Kelly and Yolanda must piece together an intricate puzzle, to find out who is guilty of this savage killing.
Apr 10 2015
When a family with dreams of a better life moves from India to Florida, their lives are torn apart after the young mother abruptly disappears without a trace. In this episode, Kelly and Yolanda head to Fort Myers, Fla., to face the challenge of navigating through different languages and cultural traditions as they try to figure out what really happened to her.
Mar 06 2015
When a Little League coach from Arlington, Texas, is bludgeoned to death in his own bed, Kelly and Yolanda must figure out who would possibly want to kill such a beloved figure in the community.
Feb 27 2015
When an older man was found beaten and stabbed to death in 2006, the investigation into the mystery eventually went cold. In this episode, Kelly and Yolanda go to Bridgeport, W.V., to work on their first case in which the victim might actually be the investigation’s very best witness, since his daily diary might just help solve the crime.
Feb 20 2015
After a mysterious call to the operator, a beautiful young mother is found by her teenage daughter, brutally stabbed to death in their home. Kelly and Yolanda must try to find the killer of an innocent woman who appeared to have it all.
Feb 06 2015
In 1993, a 29-year-old mother and her six-year-old daughter were found strangled to death in their home. In this episode, Kelly and Yolanda head to Fort Wayne, Ind., and put all of their efforts into seeking out the person responsible for this tragic and heartbreaking double murder.
Jan 30 2015
In 2007, an upbeat, free-spirited 67-year-old grandmother was found burned to death in her home. It's now up to Kelly and Yolanda to head to Fairview Park, Ohio, to determine how the fire was started and who was responsible.
Jan 23 2015
Jan 16 2015
Season 3 opens with Kelly and Yolanda landing in a small Idaho town to investigate the 2004 stabbing death of a young woman.
Jan 09 2015

Season 2

18 Episodes

Kathy Taylor, 23, was a happy, vibrant young woman with her whole life ahead of her. In October 1973, she married the dashing, gregarious 22-year-old Earl Taylor. The couple had a short courtship, fell in love and quickly wed. On April 2, 1975, Earl reportedly returned home from some errands and called out for Kathy, but got no reply. He told police he found his wife submerged in the bathtub, an electric clock radio sunk beneath her. She was declared dead from an apparent electrocution and drowning, although questions have lingered about how Kathy died and why. To this day, Kathy'’s 82-year-old mother Maxine and sister Bonnie still are searching for the truth. Last winter, the Cold Justice team helped Vigo County Sheriff'’s Office Captain John Moats and Detective Eric Fell in the investigation of the 1998 murder of Erika Case, and in January, Clint Mackey, who'’d been a prior '“person of interest',” was arrested for Erika'’s murder after giving a detailed confession. Cold Justice and the Vigo County Sheriff's Office are teaming up once again, and Captain Moats hopes they'’ll be able to resolve what really happened to Kathy. After almost 40 years, this will be the oldest case the Cold Justice team has taken.
Aug 15 2014
Alma Noffsinger, 29, was an attractive, fun-loving mother of three young children. She was recently divorced from her second husband, Steve, and the two were in a custody battle over the child they had together. Throughout Alma'’s marriage to Steve, she maintained a good relationship with her first husband, David, the father of her two older children. David'’s new girlfriend was reportedly unhappy with their close contact. On Dec. 17, 1981, a neighbor noticed that Alma'’s front door had been open all morning. Concerned, she walked inside Alma'’s house, calling out for her when, to her horror, she came upon a lifeless Alma lying face-down in her bed. There was blood all over the room. Now, almost 33 years later, after being approached by Alma'’s family, newly elected Paulding County Sheriff Jason Landers has re-opened Alma'’s case and assigned two seasoned investigators to it, Deputy Robert Garcia and Lt. Brion Hanenkrat. During the past months, they'’ve formed a close relationship with Alma'’s family and have vowed to put whoever is responsible behind bars.
Aug 08 2014
Robin Stone, 17, was a good student with a close-knit family, but then she found out she was pregnant. Robin told her parents that the father was a boy from school she had been dating. On August 27, 1991, Robin was 7-months pregnant when she received a call. She told her mom she was going to help a classmate with homework. It was the last time her mom saw her alive. Robin'’s car was found later that evening near Luburgh Lake in Guernsey County, but there was no sign of her. A missing persons investigation quickly got under way, but it wasn'’t until December 28, 1991, that hunters stumbled upon Robin'’s remains near the lake. Her body was so badly decomposed that they were unable to determine the cause of death. When Sheriff Michael McCauley was elected in 2000, he put a renewed focus on cold case investigations and assigned Detective Sam Williams to re-open Robin'’s case. Detective Williams was around the same age as Robin and was attending high school in the next town when she was killed. He remembers the impact it had on the community and is determined to get justice for Robin and her family.
Aug 01 2014
On November 20, 1987, Margie Pointer dropped off her 5-year-old son at her babysitter's house but never returned to pick him up. Her car was found in a Holiday Inn parking lot, a place she would often park to carpool to work. Witnesses saw Margie having breakfast with an unknown male at the hotel restaurant. She and the man supposedly were holding hands, but at one point, she pulled her hand away as if he upset her. Margie and the man left the restaurant together, and that was the last time she was seen alive. Margie’s husband was working overseas in Japan, and it was rumored that she was having an affair. Police officials were left with no evidence and no body, and the investigation went cold. On March 18, 2004, a forest-thinning crew stumbled upon her remains in the Cloudcroft woods about 20 miles from her home. Her body was identified through dental records, but no official cause of death was determined. Lieutenant Roger Schoolcraft from the Alamogordo, N.M., Police Department reopened Margie's case after the remains were found and has been obsessed with it since. He hopes that with the Cold Justice team's help, he'll be able to solve it.
Jul 25 2014
In this special episode, "America’s Most Wanted" host John Walsh interviews the Cold Justice investigative team, who gives behind-the-scenes insights into the investigations. Exclusive updates on past cases will show how some of the family members and cops are doing today. Also, Kelly and Yolanda will answer questions from the Cold Justice fans.
Jul 18 2014
Kirby Smith, 50, was an avid dirt-track racer who had been building cars since he was a teenager, and he could fix almost any engine. He was widely known as a good, generous guy who devoted himself to his family. His son, 21-year-old Dustin, followed closely in his footsteps, always eager to help him at his shop, Kirby's Speed Shop. Kirby's older daughter, 26-year-old Heather Brooks, was married and had just had a baby boy. In 1996, Kirby remarried Becky Smith, and the two had a child together. They separated in 2002. In the days around his murder, they were in the midst of a contentious divorce. Kirby had re-entered the dating world and joined Match.com. On March 7, 2004, while working late at his shop, Kirby sat down at his computer to scroll through some potential dates, but no one knows what happened after that. Around 7:30 the next morning, one of his employees found Kirby's bloody body next to the computer. Kirby had been shot once through the shoulder and once through the back of his head with a High Point 9mm. Sgt. Randy Long is a seasoned investigator who's been with the Columbus Police Department for 26 years. He's become close to Kirby's children, Dustin and Heather, and has vowed never to give up trying to bring Kirby's killer to justice.
Jul 11 2014
Diann Hoelscher, 39, seemingly had it all: The petite blonde was beautiful, had two adorable children, an adoring husband and a clothing design business. On February 4, 1986, Diann drove from her San Antonio home to Houston to sell some of her high-end fabrics, but she never made it back. On February 13, Diann's husband, Joseph, reported his wife missing. The same day, 30 miles outside Houston, a witness saw a man in a red-and-white pickup truck throw Diann's briefcase into a drainage ditch in an oil field. Three months later, Diann's vehicle was found abandoned in a mall parking lot in Houston. As the years went by, Diann's family and friends began to accept that they might never find out what happened, and the case went cold. That changed in December 2013, when the University of North Texas used DNA testing to confirm that an unidentified skeleton, found in 1997, was Diann. With the discovery of her body, interest in the nearly 30-year-old case was reignited, with Lieutenant Heather Owens of the Waller County Sheriff's Office taking the lead. The tenacious investigator refuses to let this case fall by the wayside and is determined to put Diann's killer behind bars.
Jun 27 2014
Alma Henderson, 41, was a happy, hardworking, single, loving mother of five. On April 7, 1988, Alma decided to go out with some friends to the Oasis Club. She never came home. After not showing up to work the next morning, her daughter Kasy filed a missing persons report. A couple days later, police found Alma's car in the Holiday Inn parking lot. Alma was in the backseat, dead from a single gunshot wound to the back of her head. There have been conflicting accounts about whom Alma was last seen with. Now, 25 years after her murder, her killer remains unidentified. Sergeant Fred Wesselski is driven to get this case resolved and has made a lot of progress. He's hoping that with the help of Kelly and Yoalnda, he finally will be able to bring Alma's killer to justice. This case hits close to home for Kelly -- Bay City is where she grew up, and when she was younger, she'd often go to the Oasis Club with friends.
Jun 20 2014
On the morning of March 3, 1983, a ranch-hand discovered the bodies of Steven Fisher, 20, and his girlfriend Melisa Gregory, 17, at Steven's on-site trailer. Their head wounds were so severe that their faces were unrecognizable. The medical examiner had to use fingerprint and dental records to confirm their identities. Although Steven had been in a relationship with Melisa for about nine months, Steven still was married to Teresa Supino Fisher. Their marriage was rocky from the start and was rife with domestic violence disputes involving Steven, Teresa, Melisa and Teresa's father and brothers. Teresa and her twin brother Timothy Supino admitted to visiting Steven at his trailer at about 11 p.m. on the night before the bodies were discovered, making them the last known people to see Steven and Melisa alive. Is this simply a coincidence or is there more to their story? Could the rumors of drug trafficking at the ranch be true, and is that the real story behind these murders? The sheer brutality of the "Copper Dollar Ranch" murders rocked this small-town Iowa community to the core, and that it remains unsolved is even more unsettling. The Jasper County Sheriff's Office has revisited the case time and time again, but 30 years later, the families of Steven Fisher and Melisa Gregory are still waiting for answers.
Mar 28 2014
Carolyn Jansen, 43, was living in Aurora, Colo., trying to make a fresh start after spending years in an unhappy marriage. In 2001, she got a job working at a local diner while she built her direct-sale beauty products business. Then, in the early months of 2002, Carolyn suddenly went missing. More than three years later, on June 28, 2005, in a suburban neighborhood outside Denver, Richard Johnson had been noticing a foul odor coming from the back of his house, which he assumed was caused by some neighborhood cats. He started to clean out his storage shed, and after moving a few boxes around, he came upon a plastic container that had a horrible smell. He opened the container, and inside was a quilt covered with insects, a skeletonized foot and long brown hair. The body inside was later identified as being that of Carolyn Jansen. The medical examiner found a fracture over Jansen's left eye, and her death was ruled a homicide by blunt impact to the head. Richard told the Aurora Police Department that the box belonged to his friend, Jon ''JD'' Harrington, who had asked him to store some of his things at his house. JD denied having anything to do with Carolyn's death and told the police while he Carolyn were roommates for a short time, he hadn’t seen her in years.
Mar 14 2014
Vicki Hollingsworth was born and raised in the picturesque mountain town of Chattanooga, Tennessee. She was a loving mother to her adorable nine-year old son Wesley and four-year old daughter Kujorah. She had lots of friends, and worked full time at the Chattanooga Housing Authority. In 1996 she married Lebron Hollingsworth, in what started as whirlwind romance. Their marriage quickly soured, and in July of 1997 Vicki told Lebron that she could no longer live with him. She moved herself and her kids into her parent's house a few miles away while she searched for a new place to live. Although they were separated, Vicki continued to pick him up every morning at 5 a.m. to take him to work. On the morning of August 18th, 1997, Vicki left at 5 a.m. and never returned. By 9am, her co-workers and family knew something was terribly wrong, and called Chattanooga Police to assist. Days, weeks, and months passed by without a single trace of Vicki; it was as if she had completely vanished. Then on May 29, 1999 -- almost two years later -- a local woman discovered her dog had brought a chilling and terrifying item into their yard: a human skull. Dental records later identified the skull as Vicki's. The rest of her remains were found in a nearby wooded area called Billy Goat Hill. 16 years later, her killer has yet to be found.
Mar 07 2014
Lydia Gutierrez was a beautiful, vibrant, and loving mother to her three young boys: ages 8, 3, and 2. She was a single mom that supported her kids by working at a local restaurant, where she was beloved by both her customers and co-workers alike. On the afternoon of August 12, 2010, Lydia had spent most of the day at home with her two youngest boys, while her oldest son was at school. It was the kind of day she loved most, where she could just relax and spend some quality time playing with her two babies. Later that afternoon, her eight-year-old arrived home from school, only to find a chaotic mess of confusion and tears. His two little brothers had been trying to get their Mom's attention, but she wasn't waking up. When the young boy was finally able to digest the scene before him, he gathered his little brothers and ran to their neighbor’s house where they called 911. The Gallatin PD arrived soon after, and Lydia was pronounced dead at the scene. She had a plastic bag over her head and had been stabbed to death; two knives were still in her neck. Sgt. Chris Shockley of the Gallatin PD is an experienced Detective and was one of the original investigators on this case. This murder bothers him more then any other he’s investigated, and he remains devoted to bringing Lydia's killer to Justice, no matter how long it takes.
Feb 28 2014
Bud and Litina Matlock were young, in love, married, and living happily together in the town of Malvern, Arkansas. Bud coached youth basketball at the local Boys & Girls Club, and was trying to be a great father and husband. His wife Litina was a sweet and loving partner who was focused on caring for their children and creating a good home. On the early evening of November 18 , 2002, Bud had just finished up a meeting at the Boys & Girls Club. While he was still out, intruders came inside their house where they found Litina cooking dinner and folding clothes. They forced her to her knees and shot her once behind the ear, killing her instantly. Soon after, Bud, unaware of what was happening, pulled into his driveway with their 2 year old son Latron in a car seat in the back. As he opened his car door bullets rained down on him from his own porch. Bud managed to get out of the car and get a running start down the road, but he didn’t make it very far before he was shot in the back of the head - he died right there on the street. Mercifully, all the bullets missed baby Latron and he was unharmed, but orphaned. There were instantly many suspects, as the rumors around town began swirling that evening. Although one of the more complex cases the CJ team has ever seen, Chief Donnie Taber and Assistant Chief Jim Bailey and the entire Malvern PD have never given up finding Bud and Litina’s killers, and bringing them to justice.
Feb 21 2014
Erika Case was a smart, precocious, 19-year-old who had graduated high school and was working part-time at the local mall in West Terre Haute, IN. It was a Saturday night, September 5, 1998, and she and her big sister Mary Case were house sitting for a family friend. After Mary left for her night nursing shift at the local hospital, Erika’s good friend Isaiah Dooley came by the house with his friend Clint Mackey For the next few hours they all swam in the pool, drank alcohol and ate pizza. Early the next morning Mary finished up her nursing shift and drove back to the house. When she walked inside she found Erika lying on the living room floor, covered in blood, dead; she had been stabbed at least 33 times. When the Vigo County Sherriff’s officers first questioned Isaiah and Clint, they both made conflicting statements as to who saw her last, but both of the boys asserted that when they left the house Erika was alive and well. Erika’s murder has had a huge impact on the small, peaceful, suburban community of West Terre Haute and while there have been lots of rumors around town, no one has ever been able to determine what actually happened that evening or who is responsible for Erika’s murder.
Feb 14 2014
Marisol Gonzalez was a top student at Mingus Union High School, had lots of friends and a close-knit family that loved her. In the summer before her junior year, she began dating one of her neighbors and classmates, Cecilio Criuz. Marisol hadn’t gone out with many boys, but she was taken in by Cecilio’s seemingly heartfelt affection and eventually fell for him - he was her first love. However, she quickly came to realize that she was far from the only one that he loved, and they broke up. Soon after, she found out she was pregnant. With the love and support of her family and friends, she decided she was going to have the baby. Many months later, on March 25, 1997 around 10pm, Marisol - now full term in her pregnancy – told her sister she was waiting for a call from Cecilio, and went outside with the cordless phone. That was the last time she was seen alive. Around 6am the following morning, her body was found in an alleyway a block away from her house. She had been shot one time in the face. To this day, Marisol’s family, friends and the entire Cottonwood Community are shocked and devastated by her murder and that of her unborn child Andrew -- and they desperately want justice.
Feb 07 2014
Charlie and Kathy Hayes were both born and raised in La Porte, TX, a small town outside of Houston. They dated throughout high school, but after graduation went their separate ways. One day, many years later, the two spotted each other while stopped at a red light in La Porte’s town center. They resumed their romance soon after and eventually got married. Music was big part of both their lives, and after they moved in together Charlie converted their garage into a music studio where their southern rock-and-roll band would practice. Charlie played lead guitar and Kathy sang. Then, in the early morning of September 27th 1997, the La Porte, PD were called to the Hayes home by Charles’ teenage daughter Tiffenie. When the officers arrived, they found Charlie sitting in a chair, his head covered with blood, and more spattered throughout the room. His wife, Kathy, was found lying face down on the ground in the hallway with her head bashed in, dead at the scene. Charles was flown to a nearby hospital, and died shortly after he arrived. There was no forced entry into the house and nothing had been stolen. The weapon, a claw hammer, was found lying in a nearby concrete culvert the next day. Their killer has never been found. Lt. Tammy McBeath and Detective Danny Jones have been with the La Porte PD for over 25 years, and have never given up seeking justice for Charles and Kathy and their families.
Jan 31 2014
Willie Louise Kellum was loved by everyone in the small, rural community of Camp Hill, AL. Every Sunday she would attend the Mt Lovely Baptist Church where she was surrounded by her many friends and her large family of daughters, nieces, nephews, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. At 78 years old, Miss Louise had a dry wit and boundless energy as she continued to work well into her retirement as a cook at the local Head Start Program, a job she had happily worked for over 40 years. The program focuses on child development and serves many low-income families in the tri-county area. Miss Louise loved spending time with the children from all over the community; it was a genuine passion for her. The morning of February 21, 2005 started off as a fairly uneventful day. Miss Louise ran a few errands, including a stop at the local grocery store, which was the last place she was seen alive. Later that evening, her grandson who was living with her at the time, found Miss Louise lying unconscious in his room and called 911. When the Camp Hill Police arrived at her home they found Miss Louise, with a cord wrapped around her neck and bruises all over her body. Her murder rocked the entire community, as she was loved by so many. Chief Roosevelt Finley of the Camp Hill Police Department knew Miss Louise well and her murder bothers him more than any other he’s investigated. He has vowed not to rest until he finds her killer.
Jan 24 2014
Tracy Lynn Allen was known as a free spirited and spunky gal - she worked as a care giver at a nursing home, liked to collect Indian art, and was a devoted mother to her two young daughters, ages three and six. Tracy had recently gotten out of a volatile marriage with Garland Allen, but after their divorce the two remained in close contact. One early evening, in May of 2001, Tracy went out, while her neighbor baby-sat for their two young daughters. Later that night Garland arrived at the neighbor’s front door - he told her that Tracy was back at his house, and she had asked him to pick up their daughters. Garland then drove off with the girls, and dropped them off at his mother’s house. He told his mom that Tracy had run away with another man and had left him with the young girls. A few days later Garland surrendered custody of his kids to his mom, and then left town. It has been over 12 years since Tracy’s disappearance and no one has ever seen or heard from her again. They say the first 48 hours after a disappearance are the most crucial for police. The chances of finding the missing person drop dramatically after that. This case isn't cold - it’s frozen. It will be one of the most difficult cases Kelly, Yolanda, and team has ever taken on - as they hope to help the tenacious Detective Bill Perkins from Altus PD, find out what truly happened to Tracy - and hopefully bring some answers and closure to her family.
Jan 17 2014

Season 1

8 Episodes

In the small town of Seagraves, Texas, Rocky Bryant was universally loved. You couldn’t find anyone to say a bad word about him. Instead, people would regale you with stories of his great sense of humor, big smile, and giant heart. Rocky worked for the local feed plant for more than 20 years, and his coworkers were his biggest fans. Rocky made coffee for his crew every morning, and always started his day with a joke. But on March 25, 2008, what started as a normal workday quickly turned into a nightmare. Approximately 30 minutes after clocking in, Rocky was found brutally beaten in the dry feed building. As Rocky was being loaded into the ambulance, his old friend Deputy Shane Scott arrived, responding to the call. “They got me good, Shane. They got me good,” was all Rocky could say about his attack, before being whisked off to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead a few hours later. Deputy Scott has never stopped searching for whoever did this to his friend.
Oct 22 2013
In the early morning hours of January 24, 1988, 49-year-old mother of six Isabel Cordle fell asleep on her couch watching TV. Sometime before 6:00 A.M., someone sneaked up on her while she slept and hit her on the head with a hatchet four times. She died on the couch, never waking from her slumber. Her husband found her the next morning as he prepared to go to work and called 911. When the police arrived, Isabel’s husband and three of her children were upstairs, scared and confused. Police not only found trails of blood, they also found what could have been the murder weapon: a hatchet, propped up on a tree outside, right by the door. Why would the murderer leave the hatchet in plain sight? Were they trying to set someone up? Or did the murderer leave it there and then run back in the house?
Oct 15 2013
Mary Anne Holmes was a young and vibrant single mother of two. She escaped an abusive ex and moved to Thatcher, and was working hard to fit into her new, close-knit community through school and church. One Saturday, after hosting a yard sale at her house, she and her two young daughters fell asleep in the living room, as always. The next morning, four-year-old Ashleigh ran across the street to her neighbor’s house naked, her hands bound. She wanted to know why her mommy wouldn’t wake up. While neither Ashleigh nor her 18-month-old sister Sara were harmed, their mother, Mary Anne, was brutally abused and murdered, right in front of her babies. To this day, Ashleigh and the town of Thatcher have searched for answers. Was this a sick stranger passing through town? Someone who happened upon the house that day? Or could it have been someone close to Mary Anne?
Oct 08 2013
Eric Baxter grew up in the small town of Dickson, Tennessee. At 32-years-old, he was running a successful chain of grocery stores that he owned with his mother. He was popular with customers and employees alike. On the night of August 20, 1998, Eric’s mother arrived home to find her son lying bloody on the hallway floor with multiple gunshot wounds to the head and chest. She was devastated by Eric’s death, and spent the rest of her life trying to figure out who would commit such a horror on her fun-loving son. The killing also shook the small Dickson community, which had rarely seen any murders. To this day, Eric’s death remains their only unsolved murder case.
Oct 01 2013
Rachelle Escalante was a vibrant 17 year-old who had just finished her junior year at Miami High School. She loved her friends, loved to play sports, and while she was known to be fun-loving and generous -- if pushed into a corner -- she would not back down from a fight. July 6, 1988, was a hot summer day and Rachelle went to a party with many of her friends from high school. After an argument broke out at the party, Rachelle stormed off by foot. That same evening, Patrol Officers Lee Kinnard and Ray Hernandez were driving home when, in the distance, they saw what they thought was a dog moving slowly across the road. But, as they got closer, they realized it was actually a young woman crawling. They quickly stopped the car, got out, ran to the woman, and witnessed Rachelle gasp for her last breath of air, then die in front of them. Rachelle had been the victim of a hit-and-run. Could jealousy over a guy have pushed one of Rachelle’s schoolmates to take revenge, or did Rachelle have other enemies who may have wanted her dead?
Sep 24 2013
Born and raised in the small town of Palacios, Texas, Charlene Corporon was considered a nice “Southern lady” by all who knew her. She owned the most successful agricultural business in town, where she worked with lots of friends and relatives, including her son, Gary. Charlene and Gary developed a combative relationship after Gary’s father and Charlene’s husband, Willy, died in a tragic accident. Gary was allegedly verbally abusive and physically abusive towards Charlene. One morning, Charlene’s boyfriend called her house looking for her and Gary answered saying, “Charlene doesn’t look too good.” When the police got to the house, she was dead, having been shot in the head with a .22. Could her own son have murdered her? Or was her troubled boyfriend the killer in this case? For Matagorda County and the small rural towns within, murders are rare, let alone an unsolved one. The town hopes that native Kelly Seigler, and her team of highly-experienced investigators, can finally crack this cold case.
Sep 17 2013
Mother 1x02
Mattie Williams was an active member of her church and was known throughout the community as a loving mother. On the morning of Monday, August 28, 2006, a friend of Mattie’s went by her home after receiving no response to repeated attempts to reach her. The friend noticed some blood on the outside wall of Mattie’s house and quickly called the police, who found no trace of Mattie inside. News of Mattie’s disappearance spread quickly throughout the community, as many church friends and family quickly gathered to search for her. She was found six hours later, stabbed and bludgeoned to death, in a lonely, wooded area about three miles from her home. It was a complete shock to the entire community. Her killer -- or killers -- have never been found.
Sep 10 2013
Pam Shelly was a loving mother of two. Shortly after splitting from her husband, she reconnected with Ronnie Hendrick, an old family friend. They fell in love, and she moved with her kids from Arkansas to Texas to live with him. Ronnie and Pam had a passionate but volatile love affair, which eventually became combative. One day, after a heated argument, Ronnie reportedly pushed Pam’s daughter, Kayla. Pam became enraged and jumped to her daughter’s defense. Pam and Ronnie fought before she finally told him she was leaving him for good. After packing up her and the kids’ things, Pam was putting on make-up in the bathroom when her daughter said she heard a scream and ran to find Pam on the floor with a bullet wound to her head. Pam later died in the hospital, and her case was ruled a suicide. But Pam’s children and Carl Bowen, a detective at the time of the incident, have always believed that Ronnie committed murder.
Sep 03 2013