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Investigation Discovery and People magazine partner to re-examine some of the most high profile crime cases in recent history. The one-hour series brings viewers tales of betrayal, buried secrets and unsung heroes, ripped from the pages of one of the nation's top weekly magazines. These stories transcended news and became part of pop culture, revealing shocking twists, new evidence, and unexpected resolutions. Interlaced within every episode are exclusive interviews with People's journalists, archival footage, re-creations, and firsthand accounts by those closest to the investigations.

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After a young couple goes missing, detectives find a clue leading them to a strange storage container in the middle of 95 acres, and what's inside unlocks the secrets of a monster hiding in plain sight.
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In San Francisco, Kevin Collins, 10, disappears on his way home, galvanizing the residents to find him; with few leads to go on, Kevin's case sheds light on hundreds of other children who have vanished without a trace in the United States.
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Hikers discover the severed head of Hervey Medellin in the Hollywood Hills; the suspects include former lovers, drug cartel hit men and a porn star in this tale of lust, greed and butchery.
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In Craig, Ala., townspeople are shocked when police discover the charred body of beloved mother and wife Lauri Waterman; people have no idea who would want to kill her, then an unlikely witness reveals a sordid story of secrets and lies.
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A young couple's toddler vanishes while the family is enjoying an impromptu camping trip in Leadore, Idaho; investigators and private detectives work around the clock to find the missing boy, only to come back to his parents.
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In 1992, a 19-year-old woman is brutally assaulted outside of Desert Hot Springs, Calif.; miraculously, she escapes but lives in constant fear that her assailant will find her again one day, not realizing she has survived a serial killer.
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In the summer of 2000, bags full of body parts start appearing all over the San Francisco Bay Area; investigators follow the trail of grisly clues to a secret cult carrying out a sinister scheme.
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Gallaudet University is the premier college for the deaf in the United States, but this haven of higher learning is turned upside down after two students are murdered in their dormitory rooms.
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So-Cal surfer and tech entrepreneur Chris Smith dreams of making a tidy sum of money and surfing off into the sunset; it seems as though his dreams have come true, but all is not as it appears.
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In 1980, Tim Hack and Kelly Drew go missing from a small Wisconsin town, then their bodies are found in a field; a woman comes forward nearly 40 years later to help solve the so-called "Sweetheart Murders" of Hack and Drew.
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Sherri Rasmussen and John Ruetten are enjoying newlywed life until one morning when Sherri calls into work sick; that night, John returns home to find his wife murdered; years later, detectives discover Sherri's killer was too close for comfort.
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On June 6, 1992, Suzie Streeter and Stacy McCall attend parties celebrating their high school graduation; by morning, the teenagers have gone missing, along with Suzie's mother, Sherrill Levitt; the case leads police on a nationwide search.
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A celebratory night turns deadly for the Whitaker family as they are gunned down at home; when investigators uncover a conspiracy, it will test one man's ability to forgive as he fights to save the criminal mastermind from the death penalty.
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In York, Pa., race riots claim the lives of an African-American mother and a young, white police officer; their deaths are largely forgotten until 30 years later when their cold cases are reopened, revealing the city's dark past.
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In Grand Prairie, Texas, a game of truth-or-dare leads to a startling confession in the 1995 shooting death of 16-year-old Adrianne Jones.
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In 1998, a gifted Philadelphia graduate student is found murdered in her bed, triggering a hunt for her killer.
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In 1981, a woman and three teenagers are murdered in a cabin in the remote town of Keddie, Calif., and no one is ever brought to justice; now, new evidence may hold the key to finally cracking this case.
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In 1969, a woman is found murdered in Los Angeles, but her identity is a mystery; for decades, police investigate hoping to put a name to the face and find her killer; the one lead that comes up over and over leads them to Charles Manson.
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On a Mississippi back road, a 19-year-old woman is set on fire and left to burn alive; her last words lead detectives down a road of dead ends and the case goes cold until a special agent taps into her location data and finds a suspect.
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In the 1970s, a serial rapist is on the loose in northern California; then, as his reign of terror over the community wanes, police discover he isn't just a serial rapist, he's a serial murderer, and he's been killing people all over California.
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Six-year-old beauty queen JonBenét Ramsey is found murdered in her Boulder, Colo., home in 1996, and investigators try to determine whether she was killed by an intruder or by a member of her own family.

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From the moment a homicide is reported, a file is assembled to document every facet of the investigation -- crime scene photos, notes and observations, forensic reports, witness interviews, suspect profiles -- and continues to grow with new information until an arrest is made and conviction attained. Investigation Discovery opens these "murder books" to tell haunting tales buried within the pages. Hourlong episodes take viewers back in time with details of decades-old cold cases using actual archival footage, crime-scene evidence and first-person interviews with lead investigators, unraveling the mystery and uncovering what broke the cases open.
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"Betrayed" reveals chilling stories of chasing the American dream and how the veneer can dramatically crumble, ending in murder at the hands of a trusted family member, co-worker, lover, or friend. The cases of deception are told through the lens of the fictionalized, first-person perspectives of the victims. As investigators, family, and friends peel back the layers and facts of each case, the otherworldly narrator already knows where the trail ends. The narrator guides viewers through various relationships, raising suspicions about who will commit the ultimate betrayal.
"Accident, Murder, or Suicide" investigates the deaths that are just a little bit too mysterious. It explores the unbelievable true stories in this hourlong program. Each episode retraces the investigation from the start to the end. Investigators take viewers through the twists, turns, and unexpected surprises as they dissect the red flags, show evidence, and point out the strange behavior that puts everything into question.
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In this eight-episode series, viewers hear directly from detectives who investigated cases that haunt them to this day. These true-crime stories -- from mysterious vanishings to twisted family murders -- are the "unforgettable cases that disrupt law and order, and keep authorities up at night," says Investigation Discovery.
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Investigation Discovery joins forces with reporters from People magazine to tell stories of the destructive effects cults have on members and their families. Lured by false promises, everyday people are caught up in terrifying webs of abuse, deception and manipulation, building to pivotal moments when blind worship leads to violence and even death. Each hourlong episode offers an in-depth exploration of a twisted American cult, from world-famous Jonestown to smaller but equally disturbing sects of depravity. People's journalists interview survivors who managed to escape a cult, exposing stories of power-crazed leaders who use mind control, sex, and daily rituals to dominate followers.