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Ripped from the pages of one of the nation's top weekly magazines, People Magazine Investigates goes beyond the headlines to uncover the heart-wrenching stories of lives and families ripped apart. These are crime stories that transcended news and became part of popular culture. Interlaced within each episode are exclusive interviews with People's journalists and firsthand emotional interviews with those closest to the investigation revealing shocking twists, new evidence, and unexpected resolutions.

Monday 10:00 PM et/pt on Investigation Discovery
3 Seasons, 37 Episodes
November 7, 2016
Crime, Documentary & Biography, Drama
Cast: Steve Helling
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People Magazine Investigates Full Episode Guide

  • A girl is left to burn alive in Mississippi.

  • Gallaudet University is America's premier college for the deaf, but this haven for higher learning is turned upside down when two students are murdered in their dorm rooms. Investigators dive into campus life and reveal a serial killer in the making.

  • In 1992, a 19-year-old woman unknowingly survives a brutal assault by a serial killer.

  • Bags with body parts appear all over the Bay Area region. Investigations lead to a cult with a disturbing scheme.

  • In the fall of 1977, a Philadelphia woman goes missing. The police finally uncover the horrific truth about the woman's whereabouts. But capturing the killer proves even more difficult, as he manages to always stay one step ahead of the law.

  • In 1969 race riots in York, PA, claim 2 lives - an African-American mother of two 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.

  • A celebratory night turns deadly for the Whitaker family when 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.

  • Three women from three different decades meet their death or go missing under mysterious circumstances, and the authorities are forced to examine the one thing they had in common: they all fell in love with the same man.

  • In the summer of 1980, a popular teen goes for a run around her hometown in Maine. Days later, her savagely beaten body is found. But what happened remains a mystery for years, until her mother intervenes and forces police to reexamine the case.

  • The morning of his anniversary, Mike Williams goes duck hunting. When he fails to return home that afternoon, an all-out search commences. But it's only the beginning of a sordid mystery that will take close to 20 years to solve.

  • In 2002, a 12-year-old girl from Oregon City, Oregon, goes missing on her way to school and the whole town is clamoring to find her. The police investigation offers little in the way of leads and then the unthinkable happens, a second girl disappears.

  • A beautiful face can mask the ugliest of intentions.

  • In 1998, a gifted Philadelphia graduate student is found murdered in her bed. The hunt for her killer forces police to reevaluate a series of unsolved crimes, turning the city upside down.

  • Orange County, California, screams of terror ring out from the home of multi-millionaires. Police are left with a series of clues that take them on a chase to find a wealthy couple's killer and bring justice to the five children left orphaned.

  • A Washington community is shocked when PTA mom Mechele Linehan is arrested for murder from a decade earlier in Alaska. Details of a seedy and sordid past emerge.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • In Florida, friends and family are stunned after an esteemed criminal law professor is executed in his garage; investigators follow a series of leads taking them on a statewide hunt in search of the murderous masterminds.

  • A premiere fishing boat explodes into flames just off shore, stunning the small fishing town of Craig, Alaska; after fighting the flames, state troopers discover the remains of a young family and few clues as to could have set the ship blaze.

  • 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.

  • One summer night in 2007 comes as a nightmare for the Petit family when woken up by two strangers in their quiet, peaceful home of Cheshire, Conn. Suddenly this family of four finds themselves held hostage and in a fight for their lives.

  • When a young family suddenly vanishes from their Southern California dream home, friends and family are left with dozens of unanswered questions. Authorities suspect they fled the country, until an unlikely source uncovers the truth.

  • A young couple enjoys an impromptu camping trip in Leadore, Idaho, until their 2-year-old son suddenly vanishes. Investigators and private detectives work around the clock to find the missing boy, only to point the finger back at the parents.

  • In the 1970s a serial rapist is on the loose in northern California. And just 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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