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Oxygen debuts a new original series “Final Moments” on Sunday, April 3 at 7/6, with two back-to-back episodes. Produced by Dick Wolf’s Wolf Entertainment and ITV America’s Good Caper Content, the series delves into heart-wrenching crimes by taking a chilling look at victims’ last moments alive.
“Final Moments" dives deep into heartbreaking crimes through the lens of real footage, pictures and the social media of our victims, giving viewers direct insight into their last moments alive,” said, Stephanie Steele, SVP of Unscripted Current Production, NBCUniversal Television and Streaming. “The series provides authentic investigative access that our viewers will love, in addition to a deeper emotional connection to our victims via the unforgettable final moments of their lives.”
Each hour-long episode tracks a different investigation, in which law enforcement’s efforts to solve a case hinge on dissecting the victim’s final moments, using their last interactions with family and friends, surveillance footage, text messages, and social media posts to build a timeline.
The series premiere follows the days leading up to 56-year-old Charles Butler’s disappearance, as he joyfully records himself walking around NYC and sends videos of his whereabouts to his children. Butler mysteriously vanishes following a night on the town with his new girlfriend. When his children receive confusing texts, they immediately know something is wrong. Police canvas the city looking for any signs of Butler, and what they find of his last moments is shocking.
In the second episode at 8:00 pm, one hot summer day, 17-year-old social media star Alexis Murphy vanishes. Investigators discover that moments after she posted her final tweet, she was captured on surveillance footage at a local gas station. Will her tweets and the newfound footage lead them to Alexis?
Other cases covered in the 8-episode season include:
THINGS YOU CAN’T UNSEE: When soon-to-be college Freshman Heather Maples is discovered murdered in her own bed, investigators discover a remarkable clue preserved at the scene. Will clues in Heather’s active social life help detectives unravel her Final Moments?
A FATAL SHOPPING TRIP: 18-year-old Kelsey Smith goes shopping for a present for her boyfriend, but when she never returns home, her family starts to worry. Surveillance from the store reveals a mysterious figure tracking her movements. Is he connected to her disappearance?
MURDER AT THE CREEK: After asking to drop off a book off at a friend’s house, 15-year-old Danielle Locklear never returns home. A cryptic clue leads investigators to a teen hangout spot, a secluded creek. Is this location the key to unraveling Danielle’s Final Moments?
A CONVENIENT CRIME: While 24-year-old Willard Grandstaff toils away at his convenience store job, he dreams of what the future holds. But, on September 27, 2004, his standard overnight shift becomes his last. Who killed Willard Grandstaff?
SHE NEVER SHOWED: In 2013, college sophomore Alyssiah Wiley is spotted on surveillance footage leaving Eastern Connecticut University campus…then she disappears. Authorities follow a digital trail of clues – to unravel her Final Moments and find her.
THE STREETS ARE TALKING: 24-year-old Lamont Adair has just earned the shot to play professional basketball in China. But when he’s gunned down in broad daylight, the community goes silent. What secrets will investigators find in Lamont’s Final Moments?
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