While touting itself as a mecca for progressive expansion, early 1980s Atlanta has a dark secret. Over two years, at least twenty-nine black children, teens, and young adults have been systematically abducted and murdered from low income neighborhoods. As the mothers of the victims beg law enforcement to take action, the investigation languishes while the country looks on. Suspects include the KKK, the police and known pedophiles. The nightmare is seemingly over when Wayne Williams, a young black man, is arrested and the majority of the crimes are attributed to him. But was he simply a scapegoat? In this 3-part special we explore the case from those closest to it while highlighting the enduring questions surrounding this tragic chapter in Atlanta’s history.
Crime-mystery series that zeroes in on a critical, lost gap of time during the day of a homicide. Once that gap’s pieced back together, it breaks the case wide open.
Horrifying memories can play back in an endless loop for people who have lost a loved one to murder; these painful recollections may also contain critical clues that can help detectives piece together the final hours of a victim’s life.
Baffling crimes and the clues that lead to the killer. Chilling reenactments of the victim’s last days and the toll the deaths took on family and friends along with interviews and commentary from the real life detectives that tracked down the killer and crack the case.
Dr. Michelle Ward goes behind bars to interview violent murderers and offer insight into what drives people to kill. From her early doctorate research on psychopathy, to her ongoing study of criminal behavior, she possesses a unique ability to push murderers to the limit, getting them to admit things they wouldn’t confess to anyone else. She is trained to go beyond excuses and get to the psychological core of why people commit heinous acts – and she does it alone in a room, face-to-face with coldblooded killers.
The six-part series will offer viewers an inside look into the motivations behind hostage situations, the history between abductees and their captors, and the moments that led to standoffs with law enforcement officials. Through authentic audio recordings from police negotiation tapes, re-enactments and expert testimony, the series will provide insight into the actions required by law enforcement to safely de-escalate tense situations and save the lives of innocent bystanders.
Lead by District Attorney Steven Wolfson, the Clark County DA’s Office is a diverse and dedicated group of prosecutors who rarely ever hear the words “Not Guilty” as they pursue justice for the millions of people who live and visit “Sin City.”
Amid the untouched backdrop of Alaska, people go missing at an eerily high rate. It’s a place where people can go to get away from everything, where you can live off the grid and hide in plain sight. For a murderer, it provides the perfect cover to commit the perfect crime. often incorrectly refer to as Alaska:ice cold killers
Bringing audiences inside the work of one man who has truly seen it all in his 25 years on the job – Graham Hetrick. A seasoned coroner in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, this eight part series features an inside look at shocking murder cases and complex forensic investigations: while detectives search for clues among the living, Hetrick uncovers the secrets of the dead.
If you looked into the eyes of a killer, would you know? In American Monster, you find out. For the first time, viewers get closer than ever to some of America’s most shocking and surprising crimes. Filled with never-before-seen footage of these devils in disguise, from home movie shots of them playing with their kids to musical performances at high school, from the church cook-out to the wedding video, American Monsterinterweaves twisting-turning stories of astonishing crimes, with ‘behind-the-scenes’ footage of killers at their seemingly most innocent.
When night falls and you’re the only one at home, the coziest of houses can transform into a sinister, unfamiliar labyrinth. A noise in the yard or an unfamiliar shadow down the hall can send shivers down the spine, especially when you discover there is someone else in the house. In the suspense-filled new series Home Alone, a quiet suburban house becomes the setting for unimaginable horror. Highlighting stories of revengeful exes who refuse to disappear, the victims find that the walls around them are no longer a safe sanctuary.
Hidden amongst the rolling mountains and deep forests of the pacific northwest sits a breeding ground for one of the deadliest terrains in the world. Known as a serial killer’s playground, this land once dubbed “Wonderland” due to its grandeur and summer beauty, washes away into nine dreary months of rain that bring gray skies and a falling mist that drives the demons among us to kill. These are The Wonderland Murders.
Each episode of this true-crime series begins with the grisly discovery of a body and the onset of an intense investigation. When police think they’ve solved the case, shocking twists sends each investigation into the depths of evil.
“The Perfect Murder” brings viewers some of the most diabolical, perplexing murder cases to land on detectives’ desks – the kind of cases that make or break careers and provide fodder for Hollywood mystery movies. These ingenious killers are every detective’s worst nightmare. Whether by planting false evidence, or writing anonymous letters to police, these murderers will stop at nothing to stay one step ahead and get away with the perfect murder. In this program, we focus on the investigation, as detectives slowly put the pieces together to unravel the twisted truth. As detectives uncover new evidence, and turn to new suspects, we flashback through stylized reenactment, to depict each possible theory of what may have happened. For the killer, it’s THE PERFECT MURDER. Detectives hit dead end after dead end, and wrong suspects are discarded. But one new clue can lead to another and the cold case suddenly gets hot. Truth is, it’s the perfect murder… until it’s not.
A world of true crime with an authentic Americana tone, style and attitude. Each episode brings a gripping tale of betrayal and murder, told by friends, family and neighbors. It’s stories of crime from America’s heartland.
Sex, lies and murder – what happened to Travis Alexander? This three-part special examines the most salacious murder case in American history. We explore the investigation and trial that captivated the nation with interviews from central figures.