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Learn More About The Most Chilling Investigations Of All Time On Oxygen's Free App

Whether it's the suspicious death of a wealthy millionaire's girlfriend or the disappearance of a mom of five, these hard-hitting investigative series seek answers to some of the most enduring mysteries.

By Oxygen Staff

A true crime show can do something unique: It can bring resources and attention to cases that have yet to be solved and bring forward momentum on the path to justice.

There are many investigative series and specials on Oxygen's free app, like "Cold Justice," which re-investigates cold cases, "The Disappearance of Natalee Holloway," which attempts to uncover the truth of what happened to the missing woman, and the "Smiley Face Killers," which looks into whether a serial killer was on the loose across the Midwest. Here's what else you can find on the app:


Aaron Hernandez Uncovered

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This two-part special goes beyond the headlines and takes a deep dive into Hernandez's dual life through never-before-seen interviews, vivid eyewitness accounts, testimony never presented in trial, startling new medical revelations and a secret that tormented him - a secret that some may have gone to extremes to keep.

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The Case of Caylee Anthony

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“The Case of: Caylee Anthony” takes viewers past the media frenzy to what’s really important - the details of the case - and will present theories about what may have happened. Putting a new lens on this infamous case, Clemente and Richards have assembled the top minds in criminal justice, including former FBI special agent James Fitzgerald, FBI Special Agent Nick Savage, who worked Anthony’s reported abduction, and medical examiner Dr. Karl Williams.  Beginning with the 911 call that launched a nationwide search for Caylee, the team examines the key events in the little girl’s disappearance and mysterious death.

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The Forgotten West Memphis Three

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Hosted by investigative podcaster Bob Ruff, a former fire chief and creator of the Truth and Justice podcast, this in-depth special revisits the infamous West Memphis Three case. On May 5, 1993, three 8-year-old boys - Stevie Branch, Michael Moore and Christopher Byers - were brutally murdered in a West Memphis creek. Now, 25 years later, Ruff and his team are reexamining the case with groundbreaking new technology and investigative insights in the hope of uncovering new information and finally revealing the truth to the families of Stevie, Michael and Christopher, the “forgotten” West Memphis Three.

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Murder and Justice: The Case of Martha Moxley

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Hosted by former federal prosecutor and on-air legal analyst Laura Coates, the series re-explores the infamous murder of Martha Moxley by taking a 360-degree look at the case’s original evidence, testing new theories that examine potentially overlooked clues with help from some of the world’s preeminent crime experts. Through new and exclusive interviews with those connected to the case, including former LAPD Homicide Detective Mark Fuhrman, trial defense attorney Mickey Sherman and Robert F. Kennedy Jr., as well as conversations with Martha’s loved ones, Coates revisits the investigation and its aftermath in an attempt to understand the question that remains: Why has justice been so elusive for the Moxley family for so many years?

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Unspeakable Crime: The Killing of Jessica Chambers

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The investigation of Chambers' murder reveals this small-town cheerleader was a good girl with many secrets. However, the search for justice takes a turn when the authorities charge Tellis, who fiercely maintains his innocence, causing racial tensions to escalate in this rural community thrust into the national spotlight. The series documents the shocking jury decision of Tellis' trial earlier this year and what lies ahead for the Tellis and Chambers families in the upcoming retrial. In addition, Unspeakable Crime: The Killing of Jessica Chambers unfolds one of the most talked-about cases on the internet with unprecedented access to Chamber’s family members, including her parents, Lisa Daugherty and Ben Chambers; Tellis' mother, Rebecca Tellis, and sister, Laquinta Tellis; the first responders who may have heard Chambers utter her killer’s name; BuzzFeed News’ Katie J.M. Baker, who reported Jessica Chambers’ story and the frenzy behind an army of online armchair detectives trying to help find her killer; local journalist Therese Apel; and legal analyst Beth Karas, who has covered the case and trial extensively. But one question remains unanswered: Is the right man on trial - or is a murderer on the loose?

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Death At The Mansion: Rebecca Zahau

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Rebecca Zahau, a vibrant young woman, was found dead, hanging naked, bound and gagged, in the courtyard of her billionaire boyfriend's Coronado mansion on July 13, 2011, just two days after his six-year-old son suffered a fatal accident while under Rebecca's care. Rebecca's cause of death was ruled as a suicide, leading to years of endless public intrigue and speculation. This captivating new series follows an elite team of investigators, including former prosecutor Loni Coombs, crime journalist Billy Jensen and forensic criminologist Paul Holes as they take another look at this mysterious case.

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The Disappearance Of Natalee Holloway


On May 30, 2005, 18-year-old Natalee Holloway disappeared on the island of Aruba. Her case resulted in a worldwide media frenzy, yet Natalee’s body was never found, and her father, Dave Holloway, has never stopped searching for answers. Now, 12 years later, he's following what he believes to be the most credible lead to date: a detailed firsthand account from a man who claims to know the whereabouts of his daughter’s remains, and the hope of finally getting a conviction of Joran van der Sloot. In the new Oxygen crime series The Disappearance of Natalee Holloway, viewers will follow Dave and T.J. Ward, the family’s longtime private investigator, in the latest and perhaps final chapter of the decade-long pursuit to uncover what really happened to Natalee.

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The Disappearance of Maura Murray


When bright, young nursing student Maura Murray vanished on February 9, 2004, witnesses heard what they thought was a car crash and then saw Maura outside her vehicle on the side of the road, but moments later, when police arrived on the scene, she was gone. With rare access to Maura’s family and friends - many who have remained silent for years, including father Fred Murray and siblings Julie, Kathleen and Kurt - Maggie enlists the help of former US Marshal Art Roderick as they investigate one of the most complicated and mysterious cold cases of the last quarter-century. Maggie explores numerous theories by meeting with the people who have dedicated countless hours in searching for the truth, including Lance Reenstierna and Tim Pilleri, the duo behind the wildly popular Missing Maura Murray podcast, as well as true crime author James Renner, whose book and website about Maura’s disappearance sparked tremendous controversy. From retracing Maura’s last known steps to following various leads, the series will take viewers on a journey of what really happened and tackle the many unanswered questions: Was this case mishandled? Did Maura choose to disappear or was she a victim of foul play?

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The Disappearance of Crystal Rogers

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What begins as an exploration into the mysterious circumstances surrounding Crystal Rogers, a mother of five, vanishing from the tiny town of Bardstown, Kentucky, quickly spirals into the dissection of multiple unsolved homicides haunting this idyllic heartland community. Presumed dead and the victim of foul play, it has been over two years and there have been no arrests made in Crystal’s case. Additionally, Crystal’s father, Tommy Ballard - who was conducting his own 16-month investigation into his daughter’s disappearance - was shot down and killed, leaving behind a box of clues. This series will follow Emmy Award-nominated reporter Stephanie Bauer and veteran homicide detective Dwayne Stanton, who has worked on celebrity cases and more than 750 homicide investigations, as they relentlessly unearth new leads, insights and information.

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Cold Justice

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Watch as Kelly Siegler and team assist in two new arrests on unsolved homicide cases. "Cold Justice" returns to uncover more mysteries and investigations.

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The Disappearance of Phoenix Coldon

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Phoenix Coldon, a young African American woman, vanished on December 18, 2011. Her SUV was found abandoned in the middle of the road in a crime-ridden and depressed part of East St. Louis. Her car was reportedly still running with the key in the ignition; her glasses, purse, shoes and ID were all inside, but there was no sign of Phoenix. In the days and weeks that followed, Phoenix's parents pleaded with law enforcement to help find their daughter, but the investigation was slow to start and the media paid little attention to her story. The Disappearance of Phoenix Coldon follows investigative reporter Shawndrea Thomas and retired Deputy Chief of Police Joe Delia as they attempt to unravel the mysterious unsolved case in the hope of finding justice for Phoenix. With rare access to those closest to the case, Shawndrea and Joe meet face-to-face with Phoenix’s parents, family members and friends, many of whom have never spoken publicly. Following a series of startling revelations that lead them across the country, Shawndrea and Joe investigate the facts and expose truths and fabrications as they uncover exciting new leads. The Disappearance of Phoenix Coldon promises to take viewers on an emotional journey for answers and finally give this young woman the exposure she deserves.

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The Disappearance Of Susan Cox Powell

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Oxygen Media presents the tragic case of Susan Cox Powell, a missing mom who dominated headlines nearly a decade ago. In this groundbreaking four-hour series, the definitive story of Susan’s devastating final years is revealed - unveiling alarming new developments, scandalous never-before-seen videos and rare interviews with family members - offering a closer-than-ever look at one of the most shocking cases in recent memory.

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The Witnesses

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This compelling two-episode investigative special follows the stories of four former Jehovah’s Witnesses as they recount details of the sexual abuse they endured during their time within the organization. The Jehovah’s Witnesses religion has long relied on its own governing body to set the course by which its followers live their lives. By examining the organization’s policies and practices, the special explores whether those procedures operate to conceal the identities of potential child predators. For half a decade, Trey Bundy - investigative journalist from The Center for Investigative Reporting (CIR) - has been working to empower the public to protect children within the insular institution, reporting the stories of survivors of sexual abuse.

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Serial Killers

Dahmer On Dahmer: A Serial Killer Speaks

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Twenty-five years ago, Milwaukee resident Jeffrey Dahmer was tried and convicted of 17 gruesome murders, shaking the public’s perception of evil to its core. The shocking nature of his crimes - luring young men into his home, where he drugged, sexually violated, killed and eventually consumed his victims - unmasked a madman walking in the shadows and launched the question: How did a once mild-mannered, handsome young man become one of history’s most terrifying and unexpected serial killers? During his time behind bars, one of the nation’s leading investigative journalists, Nancy Glass, secured both exclusive access and the first televised interview with Dahmer, developing a candid relationship in which he divulged the darkest details of his life and crimes. Oxygen Media’s two-night special “Dahmer on Dahmer: A Serial Killer Speaks” offers a fresh look at the infamous serial killer’s life through the eyes of the woman who became his closest confidant. With new interviews from pivotal figures in the case, the series sheds light on the grizzly and complicated investigation.

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Murders At The Boarding House

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When the Sacramento Police Department receives a missing persons report from a concerned social worker, they send Detective John Cabrera to the boarding house where the individual was last seen. The elderly landlady, Dorothea Puente, is friendly and cooperative, but when Cabrera discovers human remains in the backyard, Puente falls under suspicion of murder. Now, with police getting closer to unearthing the rest of the bodies, the old lady gives Cabrera the slip and goes on the run.

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Smiley Face Killers: The Hunt for Justice

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When college-age men began showing up dead in bodies of water across the country, many of the deaths initially appeared to be accidental drownings. But a team of retired NYPD detectives led by veteran Detective Kevin Gannon believe there may be a more sinister explanation for the deaths after noticing in nearly all the cases smiley face graffiti has been found near the body. In the first season of this Oxygen series, Gannon and his team of skilled detectives work with the victim’s families and top forensic experts to re-examine the suspicious deaths and the circumstances around each fatality to determine whether the cases could be connected to a larger theory they refer to as The Smiley Face Killers.

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Lover's Lane Murders


Virginia’s Colonial Parkway, a dark and isolated lovers’ lane, was the scene of four brutal double murders between 1986 and 1990, with a new young couple meeting their untimely death each year. Chilling and eerie similarities connected the four cases, but no one has ever been arrested for the crimes. Now, a team of former FBI special agents led by former FBI Profiler Jim Clemente intends to change that, with the goal of bringing a monster to justice and providing answers to the victims’ families.

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