A man is found dead in the shower, and police have only two suspects, but to figure out who killed him and why is not as cut and dry as it may seem.
Secrets and Lies
Aired: June 10, 2019
A beloved entrepreneur is murdered in his office. A secret double life is quickly revealed, and despite mountains of suspicion, lies and motives, his killer is not who you’d assume.
Aired: June 3, 2019
Three members of a wealthy family are gunned down in their own home. But with little evidence to go on, investigators embark on a multi-year surveillance operation to see if they can prove their instincts are correct.
The Vanishing Cop
Aired: May 27, 2019
When a local police officer goes missing, it quickly becomes apparent that even those whose job it is to protect and serve are not immune from the wrath of jealousy.
Aired: May 20, 2019
A single mother is found dead in a hotel stairwell and detectives quickly uncover that she had a secret life that may have led to her demise.
Aired: May 13, 2019
Lust and greed are at the core of this case of a wife and mother who is found dead in her pool. Investigators are quick to uncover a web of affairs, lies, and fraud that lead them to her killer.
Scott Levine, Lanny Horwitz’s nephew, remembers his uncle as a thoughtful and engaging person who was always interested with what was going on in his life. He says that the murder of someone like Lanny, who was such an “involved family man,” is truly devastating for those that were close to him.
Lead Investigator Eric Frank discusses finding blood on one of the gates of the Horwitz’s guesthouse and the interest it arose amongst investigators at the time. Although it's possible that such DNA could, in rare instances, turn out to be unrelated to specific crime scenes, this particular blood to turned out to belong to Lanny Horwitz
Susan Weich, a former crime reporter for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, discusses the moment she arrived on the scene of insurance salesman Bob Eidman’s murder. Huddled among a scrum of fellow reporters waiting for police to deliver a statement, Weich recalls the surreal circumstance in which Eidman’s wife, Diane, started inquiring as to what the commotion outside her husband’s business was about. “We didn’t feel comfortable breaking the news [of her husband’s death] to her,” Weich says.
Pat McCarrick, a retired captain with the St. Charles Police Department, said he noticed that along with several spent rounds found on the ground of the crime scene, some live round were also discharged from the murder weapon. This meant that there was either an issue with the firearm, or the shooter was simply inexperienced.
When military wife Dina Kichler was raped and murdered in Florida in 1990, detectives had a prime suspect, but he tricked his way out of being charged. As Ice-T explains, it took eight years and a second murder in New Hampshire for detectives from two states to come together and put killer John Brewer behind bars for life.
Corey Parker had her whole life ahead of her when her younger stalker took her life — stabbing her 101 times. Ice-T traces detectives' efforts to snag a DNA sample from their prime suspect, a sly 18-year-old with a sexual obsession that turned murderous.
Biker Scooter Abrahamsen's night of sex and partying turned into his brutal murder at the hand of a prostitute he hired and her porn star boyfriend. Ice-T says what detectives called a "thrill kill" could only have been done by someone dead on the inside.
Police were baffled by the execution-style murder of merchant marine Lee Sehorne. Their investigation led them from a swingers club to a Latin Kings-connected killer paid by Sehorne's wife and her lover, looking to collect Lee's life insurance money. Ice-T calls it a "toxic cocktail of lust and greed."
Promising young law student Lauren Giddings is found in pieces behind her apartment. Ice-T lays out the trail of evidence that led police to a neighbor with a dangerous obsession, who went from secretly videotaping Giddings to a gruesome hacksaw murder.
Brittany Kilgore thought she was going on an innocent dinner cruise in the San Diego Harbor with friend's boyfriend. Instead, she was murdered by a master, mistress and their slave in a shocking BDSM torture session. Ice-T relates the twisted story that ended with one innocent woman dead and three murderers spending the rest of their lives behind bars.
Bob Eidman’s insurance business dealt with clients that many other firms wouldn’t do business with — particularly those that didn’t have access to traditional banking institutions — making his line of work a bit more risky since he had more cash on hand.
When investigators received phone records in connection with the murder of Bob Eidman, a long-distance number number from Independence, Missouri popped up most frequently. The man who authorities reached was named Drew Smith, who said he’d been expecting to hear from police for some time now. But what Smith would wind up telling investigators would wind up taking the investigation down a very different path.
Juanita Avitia worked for the Ewell family for years. During her time employed with the family, she remembers a happy and healthy family dynamic; for instance, she says she can’t recall Tiffany and Dana, sister and brother, ever fighting. “Just good people,” is how Avitia summed up the family. This is, of course, before tragedy struck the seemingly perfect household.
Dale Ewell, the father of convicted murder Dana Ewell, had a strong work ethic instilled in him from an early age. He made his money at first selling small aircraft nearby farmers by showing them the advantages owning a plane could do for their farming business.
Jeff Hammerschmidt, former deputy district attorney at the Fresno County DA’s Office, and Chris Curtice, a former homicide detective with the Fresno County Sheriff’s Office, discuss their rigorous method of reconstructing timelines using every piece of information they had on hand in order to determine who killed the members of the Ewell family.