"How do I solve homicides with no bodies, no evidence and no forensics?" asks special investigator Karsten von Hoesslin, who found himself in such a predicament while trying to piece together the truth behind a quadruple murder at sea. In 2014, cellphone footage from a mysterious address in Fiji goes viral. The 10-minute clip shows four men clinging to wreckage in the middle of the ocean. Then, one by one, the men are brutally shot and killed. No one knows exactly where it happened, why, or who committed these crimes. In "Lawless Oceans," von Hoesslin relentlessly pursues clues and angles, tracks down and interviews eyewitnesses, material witnesses and families of the victims, and seeks the support of fellow experts to determine who is responsible. Along the way -- painting a dark, grim picture of lawless international oceans -- he encounters drug smuggling, people trafficking, illegal fishing, and piracy.
Karsten Von Hoesslin
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Karsten follows a trail through pirate country in search of the victims' identities.
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Karsten hunts for the deckhands in the video who witnessed the killings. Will they talk?
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Karsten's investigation gets off to a rocky start in Taiwan; encountering a web of mystery in Fiji.
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On the hunt for Hoodlum, Karsten encounters threats from mysterious sources.
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Are drugs linked to these killings? Karsten heads to Mombasa to unmask Captain Hoodlum.
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Karsten tracks down more witnesses to the killings and investigates whether illegal fishing was the motive.