Crime Stories

Crime Stories

About the show

This investigative series takes the viewers behind the scenes with those who record crime investigations up close - on film, on paper, and on tape. Along with police officers, the family and friends of the victims, defense lawyers and prosecutors share their recollections of the crimes and their consequences.  These first-hand accounts, coupled with dramatic re-enactments, news footage, clippings and photographs paint a comprehensive picture of the grim truth. 


Upcoming episodes

Feb 26th

Ivan Milat: The Backpacker Killer

In the early 1990s, the tourist hotspot of new south wales, australia became a place of fear when backpackers started going missing. Over the course of a year, the bodies of seven missing backpackers were found in belanglo state forest, 150 km from sydney. After an intense police investigation, local construction worker ivan milat was found guilty of these crimes.
Feb 27th

Richard Ramirez: The Nightstalker

In 1985, a brutal killer had southern californians fearing for their lives. Richard ramirez, known as “the night stalker”, entered homes in the dead of night to terrorize the people inside. After six months and 14 murders, ramirez was chased and beaten by a gang of citizens and finally arrested for his horrendous crimes.
Feb 28th

Dave Gore & Fred Waterfield: The Killing Cousins

On july 26, 1983, police in vero beach, florida received a report of a nude man firing shots at a naked girl on a residential street. When they arrived on the scene, officers found the body of a 17-year-old girl hidden in the trunk of a car. David alan gore surrendered to police and confessed to five other murders, also implicating his cousin fred waterfield in the crimes.
Mar 1st

Dean Corll: The Candy Man

On august 8, 1973, police in pasadena, texas received a phone call from a young man who had just committed murder. He claims that his victim, dean corll, was going to kill him just like he had done to so many others. Over the next 3 days, police will uncover the bodies of 27 boys who had all mysteriously disappeared. The most shocking part of the story, corll’s killer was also his accomplice.
Mar 2nd

Leo Fraser: The Rockhampton Rapist

In the late 1990s, a string of disappearances in rockhampton, queensland left police searching for a killer they couldn’t identify. The murder of a 9-year-old girl on her way home from school blew the case wide open when ex-con leonard fraser was arrested and convicted for her murder. Without the evidence to connect fraser to the other disappearances police have to rely on one of his fellow inmates to get the truth.
Mar 5th

The Blacktown Boys

When the body of a local beauty queen is found in a farmer’s field near sydney, australia, the entire country is riveted. Eyewitness accounts lead to john travers, an out of control kid leading a notorious gang that terrorized the area. Police work tirelessly on the case, wrapping up their investigation with multiple raids to bring in the loathsome crew.
Mar 6th

The Love Slave Murders

Gerald gallego, son of a convicted killer, and charlene gallego, honour student and musical prodigy, were a match made in hell. Preying mostly on young women, they raped and murdered ten people in counties across the western states between 1978 and 1980. The gallegos earned the odious title of the first husband and wife serial murderers.
Mar 7th

The Btk Strangler

In 1974, a man identifying himself as the btk (bind, torture, kill) strangler started a killing spree in kansas spanning the next two decades. He managed to kill ten people while eluding an intense manhunt by police. After a 13-year lull, he reemerged in 2004 through a disturbing letter to the media, that ultimately lead to his capture a year later.
Mar 8th

The Teenage Terrors -

Six days into 2004, an unidentified man is found stabbed to death just outside of the booming oil city of calgary, alberta. Just when the police appear to have no leads, a witness comes forward after seeing an article about the murder. The victim is identified as evan chu,* a local dj and security guard who has a penchant for helping wayward youth. School rumors and wiretaps lead police to three guilty teenagers.
Mar 9th

The Menthol Murderer

A week-long search for a missing 10-yr-old indiana girl ends sadly with her body being discovered in a nearby stream. The ensuing investigation puts police through the wringer as they are misled by false confessions and stories of secret meth labs. Dna evidence eventually pins the crime on anthony stockelman and the community is finally able to achieve justice.