A wife and mother of three is found dead in her bathtub in sleepy Boone, Iowa. Is it an accident, or something else? Dark secrets of secret lives and addictions are revealed as the investigation unfolds.
Four days after beautiful real estate agent Beverly Carter disappeared, a grisly discovery: an elbow sticking out of a shallow grave at a cement plant. It took years to figure out how she wound up dead, with no enemies. But the story that unraveled would shock even seasoned detectives.
Dominique "Nique" Leili was last seen at her home casually smoking a cigarette in 2011. The next day she was gone. It took her husband two days before he told anyone she was missing. Recordings from security cameras around the house had been erased. Did that point to murder?
Gifted student, Charlie Tan, was on his way to success after being accepted to the Ivy League school, Cornell. No one could believe when a weekend visit to his parents’ house wound up in gunfire. Could this young man headed for greatness have killed his own dad?
The case made national headlines: A toddler left in the car for seven hours while his dad was at work. Was this a heartbreaking accident? Police said it was murder. Could any parent ever do this on purpose?
Stranger than fiction - A mom suddenly vanished. A dad under suspicion. There was no body, no weapon, no eyewitness and surprises along the way. Now, after all the twists and turns of four murder trials, the final verdict is in.
They were a married couple meeting for a secret Valentine’s Day rendezvous, but it wasn’t to be. That secluded spot became a crime scene when Richard Schoeck was found shot dead. Turns out, the rendezvous wasn’t the only secret in their lives.
Melissa Lewis disappeared leaving signs of a struggle and a strange orange mist behind her. Later, her boss went missing and left behind an even bigger mess, including a missing fortune. Two crimes leaving one lingering mystery.
A recent high school graduate is miraculously found alive after she and her friend are brutally attacked just outside of Corpus Christi, Texas. Who could have committed such a horrific attack?
On a warm August day, Ray Kotomski quenched his thirst with a cool drink. But that drink contained a secret, a potion so sinister Kotomski would be dead within hours. Not only did investigators have to figure out what killed the happily retired Pennsylvania man, but whether this was a crime at all. Was it murder or suicide? Even police were surprised by all the twists and turns this investigation would take.
A bright and beautiful honor student invites a friend to sleep over. The next morning the teen is dead. Turns out, this was no ordinary slumber party. Stories surface of a dangerous experiment. Clues would take the investigation to a different country, uncover a sinister industry and reveal more than one culprit. The findings could keep a deadly danger from making its way into your home.
Jessie Blodgett gave her all to everything she did and then someone took it all away. After performing in a play, Jessie came home, said goodnight to her mother and went to bed. But the next day, her mom found her dead in her bed. Police were calling it murder. Who would want to kill this talented young woman? And was it somehow connected to reports of an attacker on the loose? The investigation took an unexpected turn before police were able to arrest the culprit.
In the hot and dangerous Middle East, she held her own in the company of men. A captain and a commander whose devotion never wavered. So no one could believe it when this decorated officer was found dead in her own home. Did this soldier have enemies off the battlefield? In a place where loyalty is prized, one clue would reveal a breathtaking betrayal.
She was a pretty freshman and he was a popular senior. It was an accusation that dominated the headlines: Sexual assault at an elite New England prep school, a place where young dreams are nurtured -- where young adults are taught to live meaningful lives, and are sometimes groomed for greatness. But even in places of power and privilege, teens face the same temptations and dilemmas, and one wrong choice can ruin it all. What had happened that night and who was telling the truth?
A Florida woman was brutally murdered in her own bed. Then, two separate, frantic 9-1-1 calls: one from her husband and the other from her son, each accusing the other of the same horrific crime. Police knew one of them had to be spinning an incredible tale but what story would the evidence tell?
They had a charmed life by the beach. A picture perfect home in a sunny California neighborhood, good friends, devoted family. That’s what made what happened seem so startling. Jason Harper was found murdered in his bedroom and his wife and kids were missing. It didn’t take long for investigators to discover who killed Jason but discovering why would prove much harder.
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?