Unusual Suspects

Continuing Tuesday / 9:00pm Investigation Discovery US 45 min.
THE UNLIKELY CRIMINAL IS EXPOSED - The All-American boy next door. A church-going grandmother. A devoted brother. They were respected role models and trusted members of their community - until the day each of them was charged with a shocking crime. The series shines a light on some UNUSUAL SUSPECTS, showing that even the nicest neighbor can have a sinister side. From vengeful family members to a corrupt officer patrolling the roads, UNUSUAL SUSPECTS profiles those you would least expect to be capable of committing such dark deeds. Each one-hour episode of UNUSUAL SUSPECTS showcases some of the most baffling and challenging cases in contemporary law enforcement, and commends the unwavering investigations that led to the arrest of these unlikely culprits. Featuring in-depth interviews from some of America's top investigative forces, viewers find out how these illusive offenders evaded justice for years, and how persistent police work and a passion for justice ultimately got them caught.

Season 9

13 Episodes

A teenage girl has been missing for a month before she is found murdered in tranquil La Porte, Ind.; dogged investigators spend 15 years searching for the victim's killer.
Jan 10 2018
A couple is gunned down in their home in the middle of the night; evidence points to the couple's relatives, sending cops down a path that has dire results for a suspect.
Dec 27 2017
A farm foreman dies in what looks like a deadly accident, however, the ATF confirms the foreman's death came about as the result of a bomb, and the killer eventually gets brought down with the help of a little sunlight.
Dec 20 2017
A mother of three adult children is stabbed in her home in the middle of the day; detectives find a few unlikely suspects while scrutinizing the victim's life; however, it will take years and one bold wiretap to uncover what really happened.
Dec 13 2017
Police first rule a mother's death in a bath to be an accident, but when evidence doesn't add up, the case turns into a murder investigation; two more victims become connected to the murderer, whom cops must hunt down before he strikes again.
Dec 06 2017
In a Georgia suburb, a woman is killed while her best friend is hospitalized in a separate attack; investigators seek to uncover connections showing that some members of the victims' families are much closer than anyone knew.
Nov 22 2017
An unthinkable murder and miraculous story of survival take shape in a small Gulf Coast, Texas, town; a quiet night out for teenagers turns into every parent's nightmare when a killer stumbles upon his unsuspecting prey.
Nov 15 2017
A recent law school graduate goes missing weeks before the bar exam; family, friends and investigators collaborate to solve the mystery of her disappearance; a revelation puts her inner circle of friends under suspicion.
Nov 08 2017
In Costa Mesa, Calif., the murder of a young girl and the disappearance of a former U.S. Army solider lead investigators down a dark path as they delve into the mind of an unassuming killer.
Nov 01 2017
In Summit Township, Mich., a mother is gunned down in her home in the middle of the night; suspicion swirls around those closest to her until it is revealed that being in the wrong place at the wrong time can result in paying the ultimate price.
Oct 25 2017
A fun-loving New Jersey woman buys a home close to her family, then the wrong houseguest proves deadly, and police must dig through the victim's life to find an enemy who hides very close.
Oct 18 2017
In Southern California, police investigate the murders of married entrepreneurs who may have found out the hard way that no amount of money is worth losing one's life over.
Oct 11 2017
In Springfield, Ill., an infant girl is found in a sweltering sports utility vehicle, leading to the discovery that the baby's young mother has gone missing; a frantic search leads to an eerie sight at the edge of town.
Oct 04 2017

Season 8

13 Episodes

The leading advocate for the controversial science of cold fusion is beaten to death and investigators run the full gamut of suspects, from corporate executives to drug-crazed burglars, to find his killer.
Apr 10 2016
In Santa Monica, California, a man who killed an art teacher remains at large for years as detectives use every trick in the book to hunt him down.
Apr 03 2016
After a college freshman is found raped and murdered, a rookie police officer manages to catch her killer.
Mar 27 2016
When an arrest is made in the contract killing of a California businessman, police discover that's just the beginning of the story.
Mar 20 2016
The police manage to track down the killer of a disabled Denver woman and they attempt to establish whether or not she was killed for money or if there was a more personal motive for her death.
Mar 13 2016
After a young girl describes her mother's killer as being a ninja, police attempt to work out the truth behind the child's description as they put the murderer behind bars.
Mar 06 2016
Like in one of his old Hollywood westerns, a former actor is gunned down in Yuma, AZ and police chase leads across the Southwest until they finally get their man.
Feb 28 2016
When a well-liked teenage boy is found stabbed to death in his Salt Lake City, UT home, detectives leave no stone unturned in their quest to solve the murder that rocked this normally tranquil town.
Feb 21 2016
A friendly night out ends in a shallow grave for a beautiful young woman and her killer evades police for decades.
Feb 14 2016
The killer of a young North Carolina woman keeps police guessing until he slips up and detectives get what they need to put him behind bars.
Jan 31 2016
When an eight-year old Ocean Shores, WA girl is found strangled to death, a local woman is instrumental in helping detectives bring the girl's brutal killer to justice.
Jan 24 2016
A young woman is found murdered in her Portland, OR apartment on Christmas Day and investigators soon learn the terrifying truth about her vicious killer.
Jan 17 2016
When a popular young woman turns up murdered in Lancaster County, PA, investigators must piece together the last few moments of her life to determine who killed her.
Jan 10 2016

Season 7

13 Episodes

After an all-night study session in a university lab, math student Deborah Wilson is found strangled, missing her shoes and socks. Years later, Philadelphia investigators unearth the shocking obsession that drove a killer to take her life.
Apr 05 2015
n 1988, a nine year-old girl goes missing in Great Falls, Montana. Years after the case goes cold, a chance bus stop encounter breathes new life into the investigation, leading detectives to the horrifying truth behind the girl's disappearance.
Mar 29 2015
In 2011, Dalene Carlson goes missing, just weeks after relocating to Stockton, California. As investigators search for the missing 23 year-old, a shocking discovery in a nearby cornfield sets them on the trail of a vicious killer.
Mar 22 2015
In December of 1998, the body of telemarketing manager David Stevens is found in a torched car in La Jolla, California, the victim of homicide. Detectives encounter a rogue's gallery of suspects and outlandish leads on their way to finding the killer.
Mar 15 2015
In 1986, 13 year-old Mollie Pittman is attacked and murdered in the Orlando home of family friends. With no sign of a break-in, investigators wonder, did Mollie know her killer? Seventeen years of dogged investigation reveal the terrifying truth.
Mar 08 2015
In 1993, an elementary school teacher goes missing after her first day at a new job. Over the next two months, investigators sift through clues, piecing together the heartbreaking truth behind the young educator's sudden disappearance.
Mar 01 2015
In December of 1990, young Navy wife and mother Dina Kichler is found brutalized and strangled in her Mayport, Florida apartment. Investigators work through a list of the victim's admirers before closing in on the killer.
Feb 22 2015
When a beloved matriarch is found murdered in her Hubbardston, Michigan home, investigators cast a suspicious eye on friends and neighbors, determined to solve the small town's first homicide.
Feb 15 2015
When a successful tax attorney is found strangled to death on his Ft. Pierce, Florida property, detectives scrutinize jealous boyfriends, deadbeat tenants, and delinquent clients on their way to finding their killer.
Feb 08 2015
When a Naval Officer is apparently raped and stabbed by a coworker, a mysterious VHS tape suggests the victim may have been silenced to prevent a scandal. Dogged investigation and cutting edge forensic science reveals a shocking murder plot.
Jan 25 2015
In 2005, a 28 year-old photographer and college student is found murdered in his Arlington, Texas apartment. Investigators suspect that the victim's generosity and willingness to help those in need may have lead a killer to his door.
Jan 18 2015
When a 16 year-old ballet dancer is assaulted and murdered in her home, Portsmouth, Virginia detectives mine dark family secrets and high school social circles to bring an obsessed killer to justice.
Jan 11 2015
Days before Thanksgiving, a small Philly suburb is rocked by the murder of 67 year-old Alice Hufnagle. Investigators run down a litany of suspicious characters on the road to unmasking the beloved matriarch's killer.
Jan 04 2014

Season 6

13 Episodes

The summer of 1980 marks the first time a resident of Oswego, OR has been killed. Long-time residents and beloved grandparents, Casper and Otillia Volk have been found stabbed to death in their home. Were these working class retirees the victims of a burglary-gone-bad or were the Volk's targeted by someone they knew?
Apr 20 2014
A daring, daytime robbery of a nightclub in Arlington, TX goes terribly wrong when the gunman shoots three club employees. The 21-year-old bookkeeper, Jennifer Burns, is killed while the others are critically wounded. The suspect list swells when police determine it was an inside job.
Apr 13 2014
In the summer of 1981, Southern Illinois University student Susan Schumake is discovered murdered on a popular campus trail. The 21-year-old co-ed was last seen leaving her job at the radio station just before someone grabbed, raped and strangled her to death. Did she fall victim to a paroled rapist working on campus or did a fellow student bring her life to a tragic end?
Mar 30 2014
On a cool September evening in Lander, WY, 13-year-old Teri Jo Bradish disappears from a group home for at-risk youths. The next morning, her nude, defiled body is found abandoned off the side of a highway. Who took the vibrant Teri Jo on that final, deadly ride? Was it another teen from the home or did she fall victim to a serial sexual predator?
Mar 23 2014
The evidence at the crime scene suggests that 15-year-old Nanine Grimes fought bravely as her attacker stabbed her to death. Her desperate struggle provides Thorton, CO police with a sample of the killer's blood. But the limits of 1980s forensic science leaves detectives struggling to determine who would want Nanine dead?
Mar 16 2014
In March of 2000, the body of 28-year-old Alaskan Native Genevieve Tetpon was found wrapped in a sleeping bag and dumped on the side of the road. At first, police believe she's the latest victim of a serial rapist-killer who's been targeting Native women. But there's one piece of evidence that has detectives wondering if there isn't something more to this case.
Mar 09 2014
On January 17, 1980, in the desert community of Hemet, CA, a local businessman comes home to a nightmare. His new wife, Elizabeth Crossman, has been brutally raped and murdered in their home. The heinous crime speaks to an act of rage, but the scene suggests a robbery gone wrong. Could the culprit be the stranger seen lurking near the Crossman's home or one of the near-by construction workers?
Mar 02 2014
Kenny Conrick was just eight years old when he was abducted, brutalised and murdered in Gary, Indiana in 1979. Who would want this innocent, gentle third-grader dead? Police quickly look at his mother's live-in boyfriend but when he passes a polygraph, detectives embark on a decade-long search for Kenny's killer.
Feb 23 2014
In September of 1997, Topanga, CA is devastated by the brutal murder of local ranch-owner, Jean Schwartz. As a 26-year resident, Jean was a beloved fixture of the close-knit community, making the search for her killer all the more challenging. Could one of her neighbours be capable of such a brutal act, or had the violence of nearby Los Angeles invaded the idyllic, mountain enclave?
Feb 16 2014
When business traveller Greg Fleniken is found dead in his hotel room, all signs point to a heart attack. Then an autopsy reveals that, despite any obvious bruising, he's been beaten to death. Who inflicted the bizarre injuries that claimed Greg's life? How they committed the deadly attack without being seen or heard has police baffled?
Feb 09 2014
In 1987, the idyllic Kentucky town of Central City is shocked when the beaten body of Corrinna Mullen is found in the trunk of her car. The brutal crime strikes particularly close to home since the 20-year-old worked at police headquarters. Was the young mother simply in the wrong place at the wrong time or did her job with the police make her a target?
Jan 26 2014
In 1989, Indianapolis, IN high school student Amy Weidner is brutally killed while she stays home sick from school. Items from her home are stolen, but police believe Amy wasn't the victim of a burglary-gone-bad. They suspect this was a targeted, vicious murder. But who want this popular, honour student dead?
Jan 19 2014
In January of 2008, 19-year-old Brianna Denison goes to sleep on a friend's couch. The next morning, she's gone. A bloody pillow found at the scene suggests the beautiful college sophomore has been abducted, but no ransom note ever comes. When a week long search finally finds her strangled body in an open field, police must determine if she's been killed by an ex-boyfriend or complete stranger. Until the mystery is solved, investigators must consider every citizen a suspect. After months of interviews and separating fact from rumour, detectives use forensic science and persistent police work to zero in on a cold-blooded killer.
Jan 12 2014

Season 5

13 Episodes

In 2005, fortune teller Ha Jade Smith and her adult daughter Anita Vo are the victims of a brutal double homicide in their Westminster, CA home. Investigators wonder, which was the primary target? Was daughter Anita targeted by a jilted lover, or was Ha Jade the prey of an angry client from her fortune telling business? Both victims were found with white paint covering their head and hands. Could this be the macabre calling card of a ritualistic serial killer? After weeks of investigation, detectives follow a trail of clues that leads to a cold-blooded culprit.
Jun 30 2013
In July of 2000, 63-year-old Leonard Houda is doused with a cooler of acid in a grocery store parking lot. After suffering agonising burns over more than half his body, he dies in the hospital 11 days later. Investigators are left to wonder, what could have prompted such a vicious attack in broad daylight? Prior to his untimely death, Leonard was manager of a small beachside hotel in Lauderdale-By-The-Sea, Florida. Was there a connection between the attack and the recent acts of vandalism on the hotel property? Was the assault payback for some unpaid debt? Detectives must contend with bum tips, false identities, and a motley crew of eccentric characters before the shocking mastermind behind the attack is revealed.
Jun 23 2013
In October of 2004, family and co-workers grow concerned when 32-year-old factory worker, Jonathan Blackwell goes missing from his North Carolina home. Hopes are high for a safe return until the former marine's car is found torched in a remote field. Shifting gears from their missing persons case, investigators dig into Blackwell's life in search of a potential killer. Did the son of Blackwell's ex-girlfriend harbour a secret grudge? Did rumours of an affair drive an angry husband to exact unwarranted revenge? After countless interviews and a mountain of tips, a surprising witness may hold the key to Jonathan Blackwell's sudden disappearance.
Jun 16 2013
In April of 1985, 11-year-old Christopher Alan Brown goes missing from his father's home in Flint, Michigan. As family and the community at large launch a full-scale search for the missing boy, investigators consider every possible scenario. Did he run away of his own free will, or was he snatched off the street by sexual predator on the prowl? Three weeks after his disappearance, Alan's body is found in the nearby Flint River. Some believe an accidental drowning is the cause, but the boy's mother and a dedicated investigator see things differently. Years later, a mother's tireless pursuit of justice leads to the discovery of a crucial clue, and to the devastating truth behind her son's death.
Jun 09 2013
In December of 1997, the bodies of three men and one woman are discovered in a Bartow, Florida manufacturing plant. One victim is a partner in the factory. The other three are the adult children of a second partner. All were shot, execution-style. The investigators are left to wonder; was this a robbery gone horribly wrong, or was there a more personal motive at play? In the months prior, multiple employees had been fired. They all had axes to grind with management, but was it enough to commit quadruple homicide? Or was this a random act of violence by a local bar fly who seems to know a little more than he should about the crime? After months of investigation, a crucial alibi crumbles, revealing an intricate murder plot and its devious mastermind.
Jun 02 2013
On the night of March 9, 1992, 52-year-old Martha Doney is discovered in her Las Vegas home, assaulted and brutally stabbed. Homicide detectives work around the clock to find justice for the single mother of three. Could the killer be someone close- the ex-husband who shared a tumultuous relationship with the victim, or the hot-tempered boyfriend who left town within hours of the crime? Was Martha the victim of a robbery gone wrong, or was an act of kindness used as a ruse for murder? Investigators believe they know the answer, but without solid evidence, no arrest is made. Years later, modern technology breathes new life into the investigation, bringing the case to a surprising conclusion.
May 26 2013
In 1992, a church deacon from Upland, CA is found murdered in Tijuana. Did a secret double life lead to the death of this married father of four? Years later, a fresh look at the case helps investigators unravel the complex plot to murder the deacon.
May 19 2013
In January of 1972, US Postal worker and part-time bouncer Gerald Jackson is found brutally murdered in his San Diego apartment. His identification, car and stereo are missing, and evidence suggests the victim was attacked in his sleep. Was Gerald the victim of a robbery gone wrong, or did someone bear a deadly grudge? The investigation heats up when Gerald's missing car and stereo turn up in a town near the Mexican border, but there isn't enough to warrant an arrest. In 2008, old evidence and new forensic technology brings the cold case back to life. More than three decades after his tragic murder, Gerald Jackson's killer is finally brought to justice.
May 12 2012
In 1992, St. Louis, Missouri is terrorised by a serial rapist targeting the city's south side. Physical evidence is collected from multiple victims, but after hundreds of DNA tests for comparison, investigators are no closer to catching their culprit. A multi-agency task force follows up on hundreds of leads, interviewing peeping toms, sex offenders, and even law enforcement officers in hopes of rooting out the sexual predator. As years pass and investigators exhaust every lead, more victims come forward. Finally, in 1998, a concerned citizen reports a suspicious man fleeing in a white van. It's the break investigators have been waiting for. Within a week, the frenzied search for the notorious South Side Rapist leads to an unlikely culprit that no one saw coming.
Apr 28 2013
On a cold February night in 1992, the body of Maryland businessman J. Schuyler 'Sky' Alland is found on a remote stretch of federal land. He's been shot, execution-style, and his luxury sedan is missing. Due to the location, the US Park Police is assigned to the case. Who had motive to murder the self-made millionaire? Was it a crime of passion, or a professional hit? Veteran detective Tim Squires follows a trail of clues up and down the eastern seaboard, encountering a cast of shady characters, all with secrets to hide. Dogged investigation unravels a series of escalating lies that drove one individual to commit murder.
Apr 21 2013
On Oct. 24, 1988, fire fighters discover the stabbed and brutalised body of 29-year-old Robert Haugen in his burnt-up apartment in Sunset Beach, CA. In spite of the blaze, physical evidence is recovered from the scene. By all accounts, the victim was a well-liked local with ties to the community, but the vicious nature of the crime suggests a killer with a serious grudge. Did Robert run afoul of some local drug dealers, or was he the victim of someone closer? Nearly two decades later, a claim of abuse in Las Vegas reveals a connection to Robert's murder. Finally, a surprising culprit with a sadistic dark side is brought to justice.
Apr 14 2013
In late December of 1988, 36-year-old Beverly Eller is found brutally murdered in her apartment in Griffin, Georgia. The crime scene is shocking, but the killer left few clues behind. Investigators learn everything they can about Beverly, sifting through countless tips and rumours in search of a break. By all accounts, Beverly planned to have dinner with her boyfriend on the night of her murder. Did a lovers' spat turn deadly? Was Beverly the latest victim of a serial murderer plaguing the area? After years without an arrest, a critical piece of evidence surfaces that ties an unlikely suspect to the crime. Dedication and good police pay off as investigators unravel the bizarre chain of events that led to Beverly's tragic murder.
Apr 07 2013
Seventeen-year-old Michele 'Missy' Avila is an attractive, popular high school student from the Los Angeles suburb of Arleta, CA. On October 1, 1985, Missy leaves home to hang out with friends at a nearby park, but by day's end, she has yet to return. Three days later, hikers discover Missy's battered body in the Angeles National Forest. With a close-knit family and plenty of friends, investigators wonder, who had motive to murder this lovely, well-liked girl? As the investigation ensues, detectives run through a network of classmates, rivals, love interests and troublemakers in their search for the culprit. Did Missy cross paths with a dangerous crowd? Was she the victim of some secret grudge? Years of dogged investigation are spent before a break in the case finally exposes the shocking truth behind Missy's murder.
Mar 31 2013

Season 4

13 Episodes

In 1982, a Naval Officer dies from a mysterious illness. When toxicology reports reveal he was poisoned, Naval Investigators sift through a ship of thousands, and countless theories before the truth behind the victim's painful death is revealed.
Dec 09 2012
In 2001, a mother of triplets is found strangled in her Puyallup, Washington home. Was she the victim of dangerous obsession, or a classic love triangle? As investigators piece together the victim's final moments, a shocking killer is revealed.
Dec 02 2012
On a winter morning in 1993, a beloved veterinarian and his wife and son are viciously gunned down in their rural Kentucky home. Investigators leave no stone unturned as the bitter truth behind this tragic, triple-slaying is revealed.
Nov 25 2012
In 2006, a 20-year-old female is brutally gunned down while walking home from her shift at a Scottsdale, AZ nightclub. Could her death be connected to a violent shooting spree plaguing the area? A tip reveals the gunman's shocking identity.
Nov 18 2012
In June, 1993, a California mother-of-two is found strangled in her home. Was she silenced by her estranged husband? An obsessed coworker? A fledgling serial killer? Undaunted, a veteran detective uncovers evidence that brings a killer to justice.
Nov 11 2012
In April, 2004, the dismembered body of a chef is found in trash bags along a highway. Detectives grill everyone from an estranged wife to a blade-happy sous-chef. Finally, the bones give investigators the twisted answer to a bloody puzzle.
Oct 28 2012
In 1991, the brutalized body of a San Diego girl is found in a weed-choked canyon. Could a close encounter with a church-going couple reveal a dark secret and the identity of a child killer? Detectives unearth a shocking truth no one can believe.
Oct 21 2012
In 1994, the brutalised body of a young mother is found in a 55-gallon trash barrel. Did she get caught in a love triangle, or did a coworker's obsession go to far? When the shocking truth is untangled, a vicious killer faces final justice.
Oct 14 2012
In 1985, a young military wife and two of her three little girls are viciously murdered in their home. In a twisted case filled with unusual suspects, the man who gets convicted goes free. But nothing is what it seems.
Oct 07 2012
In 1999, Theresa Wesolowski of Germantown, WI is found with 46 stab wounds. Unraveling the complex mystery, investigators find a tiny clue that finally nails the killer, hiding in plain sight.
Sep 30 2012
In 1995, eight-year-old Maria Piceno of Lemoore, CA, is abducted near her home. When her body is recovered, the search for a missing girl turns into a hunt for a vicious killer. Could one woman's searing memories be the key to a shocking truth?
Sep 23 2012
Between 1993 and 1996, the rape and murder of three Arkansas women puts local detectives on the trail of a sadistic killer. In their hunt for the truth, investigators learn that nothing in these cases is cut and dry.
Sep 16 2012
In 1995, the naked body of a Chicago woman is found dumped on a Wisconsin highway. Was she the victim of a lover's spat turned deadly? Did she run afoul of local criminals? Investigators uncover the shocking truth behind the victim's tragic end.
Sep 09 2012

Season 3

13 Episodes

In 1996, two women are murdered in the same Texas apartment complex. Authorities follow every lead but the case goes cold. Three years later, DNA evidence, and a seemingly unrelated crime lead authorities to the sadistic "Bathtub Killer."
May 27 2012
A Maine father of four is found shot to death after going out for a beer. Is he the victim of a family squabble? Did he run afoul of local crooks? Years later, an unrelated cold case and a guilty conscience help bring the killer to justice.
May 20 2012
When a Kentucky woman is murdered in her home, detectives theorise the victim may have known her attacker. Investigators scrutinise family, friends, and boyfriends old and new before a shaky alibi and forensic evidence point to the killer.
May 13 2012
When a hardworking waitress ingests a lethal dose of poison, a nationwide panic ensues. Everyone is a suspect, until one of the most bizarre sting operations in Florida history leads detectives to the implausible poisoner
May 06 2012
Between 1993 and 1997 three women are murdered in three Des Moines, Iowa hotels. Hampered by the sheer volume of suspects and the infancy of forensic testing, it takes seven years of dogged investigation to bring a sadistic serial killer to justice.
Apr 29 2012
In the summer of 1992, 18 year-old Angel Ormstrom leaves to run errands and never comes home. Did she run away, or was she made to disappear? Five months later, a gruesome discovery brings the case to a tragic conclusion.
Apr 22 2012
A day after Katrina hits the Gulf Coast, a Lafayette man is shot by masked burglars. Police work through a list of suspects, to no avail. Three years later, crime scene evidence leads investigators to the opportunistic culprits.
Apr 15 2012
In 1997, Sarasota couple, Henry Caneva and Janet Scott, are attacked in their home. Henry doesn't survive. Investigators work down a list of suspects, but it will take an unrelated domestic disturbance call to bring the case to a close.
Apr 08 2012
In 1990, the murders of six females put San Diego investigators on the trail of a vicious serial killer. As all suspects come up clear, reports of a man loitering outside a health club bring the case to a shocking conclusion.
Apr 01 2012
In 2002, a Brunswick, NY couple are found murdered in their apartment. Girlfriend Arica is an innocent bystander, but boyfriend Sam is a drug dealer with dangerous enemies. In the end, a bloody print at the scene leads to a killer who defies belief.
Mar 25 2012
In 1985, the homicide of three Arlington, TX teens shocks the community. Investigators focus on an ex-boyfriend, teen satanists, and a drug addict with a grudge, but a shaky alibi and forensic evidence lead to a killer with close ties to the victims.
Mar 11 2012
In 1994, 20-year-old Missy Grubaugh is killed in her apartment. Police focus on a list of suspects-a thieving former roommate, a threatening coworker, a sex offender boyfriend. In the end, a late-night call to the victim brings the case to a close.
Mar 04 2012
In the dark of night, a Pennsylvania family are brutally murdered in their home. Only their 20-year-old daughter survives. Investigators wonder, who would kill this seemingly perfect family? The answer will shock their community for years to come.
Feb 26 2012

Season 2

11 Episodes

When tycoon Andrew Kissel is stabbed to death in his Greenwich mansion, detectives are faced with a long list of suspects. Practically everyone who knew the victim has a motive for murder. Ultimately, a secret money trail reveals the guilty party.
Oct 23 2011
Soon after Mardi Gras in Mobile, Alabama, an 18-year-old freshman is found shot to death in the woods behind campus. Detectives take a hard look at several suspects, but 30 years go by before a stunning confession cracks the case.
Oct 16 2011
When San Diego Police Officer Kirk Johnson is found shot to death in his service vehicle, evidence points to a fellow law enforcement officer. Detectives reluctantly begin to investigate their own when an astonishing tip leads to an unlikely killer.
Oct 09 2011
In 1985, an LA County Sheriff is gunned down in his vehicle. Investigators drill down the slain cop's list of enemies with no results. In 1999, a multiagency task force shines a new light on the old case, illuminating a culprit who defies belief.
Oct 02 2011
"Went 2 Talk 2 Rob." These are the last words 15-year-old Becky Stowe writes before she slips out, never to be seen again. Did she run away, or did her boyfriend Rob make her disappear? Two years go by before the truth about Becky is finally revealed.
Sep 25 2011
1984: Terrifying screams pierce the Florida night. A day later, a woman's body is found, stabbed to death. Detective Larry Tosi faces a host of suspects, but when the killer is caught, no-one will be more shocked than Tosi himself.
Sep 18 2011
FBI office manager Melissa Mooney is found murdered in her home. After taking a hard look at several promising suspects, the case goes cold. Two years later, a reexamination of the case leads to an unlikely killer who was hiding in plain sight.
Sep 11 2011
In 2004, affluent Coral Gables couple John and Susan Sutton are attacked at home. Susan doesn't survive. Investigators look at an adulterous business partner and an angry client before mobile phone records lead to a shooter with ties to the family.
Sep 04 2011
When 10-year-old Katie Collman is murdered in a small Indiana town, a shocking confession catapults this crime into national news. Was Katie murdered to keep her quiet about something she saw? An unusual clue leads investigators to an unexpected conclusion.
Aug 28 2011
In 1985, when welder Danny Paquette is killed in his front yard by a long-distance rifle shot, there is no shortage of suspects. Lots of people hated Danny. But ultimately the solution falls much closer to home than anyone expected.
Aug 21 2011
In 1996, teenager Joey Martin leaves home through a bedroom window to join friends for beers and to catch a glimpse of a rare comet that was due to pass through the Northern sky, but he disappears. Police do not find any concrete leads up until 2008, when a new detective uncovers a shocking story.
Aug 14 2011

Season 1

13 Episodes

A young woman vanishes when a flat tire forces her to pull over; Keeping an eye on his neighbor's property brings a man face to face with his killer.
Sep 06 2010
A mild-mannered grandmother accuses her boyfriend of the murder of a local woman. Five years later, someone else claims responsibility for the crime and the murders of six other women.
Aug 30 2010
In rural Wisconsin, a local eccentric is murdered in his home; A serial killer targets the elderly in Lake Elsinore, California.
Aug 23 2010
A young couple is gunned down on a lover's lane in Georgia; A husband and wife are shot to death in their suburban Chicago home before the killer sets the house on fire.
Aug 16 2010
Burned 1x09
A series of California fires puts investigators on the hunt for a serial arsonist. After years of dogged investigation, an unpopular theory points to a disturbing culprit.
Aug 09 2010
When high-ranking oil executive Sidney Reso is kidnapped, an intensive manhunt turns up few clues. Cryptic letters and phone calls send investigators racing to catch the kidnappers, hoping to bring Reso home alive.
Aug 02 2010
The murder of a wealthy widow sends shock waves through a small town. The victim's own records are the key to finding the killer.
Jul 26 2010
A serial killer plagues Spokane, Washington, claiming the lives of more than a dozen victims. The reexamination of an old clue finally helps investigators zero in on the murderer.
Jul 19 2010
A judge and his wife are murdered in their Biloxi home. In a city rife with corruption, the suspects range from common criminals to powerful politicians.
Jul 12 2010
A delivery man guns down an affluent couple, with their only son barely escaping. The investigation reveals a greedy relative with a motive too close to home. And when a recent victim of burglary is found shot to death in her car, the investigation uncovers a killer the victim trusted without question - the police officer who came to her aide.
Jul 05 2010
A young boy is killed in the middle of the night, and his own mother is convicted of the crime. Years later, an author investigates a convicted murderer for her upcoming novel, and gets a confession that re-opens that case file and eventually, sets the mother free.
Jun 28 2010
A husband and wife are found shot to death on a deserted stretch of highway. Phone records help detectives uncover a murder-for-hire plot that went horribly wrong, and discover that one of their victims is also their prime suspect. Next, when a 20-year-old woman is found murdered near a freeway exit ramp, the residents of San Diego demand justice. But when a trusted police officer is identified for the crime, the community is shaken to its core.
Jun 21 2010
A 40-year-old mother disappears from her home in the middle of the night, and police chase multiple leads before coming up empty. Almost a year goes by until they investigate a very unlikely suspect - a high-school neighbor with an affinity for older women. Then, a teenage boy is murdered in his home and detectives believe his campaign against teen gang activity led to his death. But the community is horrified when police arrest one of their "model citizens" for ordering the hit.
May 31 2010