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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
In 1997, Sarasota couple Henry Caneva & 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.
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.
Summer of 1992, 18 year-old Angel Ormstrom leaves to run errands, but never comes home. Did she run away, or was she made to disappear? Five months later, a gruesome discovery brings the case to a twisted and tragic conclusion.
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 years of dogged investigation to bring a sadistic killer to justice.
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.
When a Kentucky woman is murdered in her home, detectives theorize the gun advocate knew her attacker. Investigators scrutinize family, friends, and boyfriends old and new before a shaky alibi and forensic evidence point to the killer.
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.
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."
In 1995, the 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.
Between1993 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.
In 1995, 8 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?
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.
In 1994, the brutalized 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.