It started with a racy photo found on a teenage boy’s phone. He said he had sex with his 33-year old female tutor in the picture but she tells a different story. The texts would tell the truth and a jury was forced to decide: was the 33-year old female tutor in the picture a victim or a predator?
Samantha Geldenhuys thought she had the perfect upbringing. A doting father and a loving mother. Then, reality caught up with her when she learned the man she knew as her father was actually no relation to her and her mother was an international fugitive. So who was Samantha really? Well, in the throes of a custody battle, her mother went on the run when she was just a baby, taking her clear across the world. Investigators would have to search three continents for nearly two decades before they got answers about what happened to baby Savanna.
A young woman living on her own was murdered in the middle of the night. It was crime that jolted a sleepy seaside community. A killer was walking among them. Young, fun and pretty, Corey Parker had plenty of admirers. Had one of them liked her too much? A strange co-worker, an adoring friend and a young man she called the night creeper were among the potential suspects. There was a pile of evidence but the truth would be revealed by a tiny telltale clue.
Heidi Allen was sweet, spirited and super smart. She took a job at a convenience store to earn cash for college and was working the early shift on Easter Sunday. Then, she vanished. A man confessed to her murder. Mystery solved? Maybe not. Years later, a horrifying story and an old case blown wide open. Two women teaming up to find out the truth uncovered an astonishing twist: a teenager with a secret identity. Did she also have a secret enemy?
For newlyweds Brian and Katherine Laird, Big Sky Country was a paradise. For one of them, it would also become a grave. Kathryn Laird was an intelligent, hard-working beauty who lived life to its fullest. So when her body was found in a river, the explanation that she took her own life didn’t make much sense. Was this a suicide or could it have been something far more sinister? In a desperate search for answers her family embarked upon a decades-long quest for the truth.
When a Montana man bought his slice of heaven in the vast western wilderness, it would set off a chain of events that ended more like a nightmare, with one man shot dead and another charged with murder. How did this neighborly dispute turn deadly? Only two men were there and the man who shot first told his story, claiming it was kill or be killed. Did the dead man’s body tell a different story? A daughter was in a search for justice.
Lindsay Buziak was a charismatic, young real estate agent who thought she'd just landed the assignment of her dreams: Helping a couple buy a million dollar home. But what seemed like a golden opportunity turned into a mysterious case of murder after Lindsay was killed in the luxurious house. The longer her curious death remained unsolved, the more investigators learned about Lindsay’s life - and the people in it.
She was a free spirit who had yearned to make it in Hollywood. But she made headlines instead when she vanished. Brittany Tavar was generous, opening her life to anyone she thought needed her help. But after she disappeared her family discovered that her giving nature exposed her to more danger than they realized. There was a handsome boarder, the friend turned-enemy, or could’ve the free spirit just up and left on her own?
He was a high society hustler with a flair for spinning lies but was the con man also a killer? The murder happened decades earlier and now Christian Karl-Gerhartsreiter was living across the country under an alias with a recognizable last name, as Clark Rockefeller, but his cover was blown when he made headlines for kidnapping his daughter. Police in California immediately knew the face, but not the name. He was the prime suspect in the 1985 murder of his landlord. But to prove their case, detectives must retrace the phony Rockefeller’s steps along a decades-old trail of deceit.
They were a couple who seemed made for each other. Seemona Sumasar thought she had met Mr. Right, but how wrong she was. Nothing was as it seemed. Hope and promise had been replaced with deception and violence. Then, an elaborate plot to get revenge so twisted and devious, it nearly succeeded in fooling police and prosecutors. The alleged victim was now accused. Seemona landed in jail and lost just about everything. Was an innocent woman in prison for a crime she didn’t commit?