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. 

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Upcoming episodes

Oct 23rd
1200p

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.
Oct 24th
1200p

The Woodchipper Wife-Killer

In november 1986, a snowstorm rips through connecticut, leaving wife and mother helle crafts missing. Her husband, airline pilot richard crafts, evades suspicion for weeks by claiming that helle had left the country to visit her sick mother. Groundbreaking forensic work and an eyewitness to a gruesome scene involving an industrial-sized woodchipper, results in a conviction that shocks a community.
Oct 25th
1200p

Edward Delen Warren the Wilderness Murders

Us coastguardsman ricky dale hemphill and companion charla toma set out for a picnic along a river near brookings, oregon in the fall of 1979. A day later ricky is found murdered and charla is missing. A tip from a local hunter leads police to edward delen warren, a former convict in the area trying to set up a religious retreat. What police uncover is a bizarre plot that will soon spiral out of control.
Oct 26th
1200p

The Slave Master

Several women went missing from the kansas city area in the1980s and 1990s, three shortly after traveling to missouri to meet a man they had met online. Police came to believe one man was behind the disappearances. Their surveillance of conman john edward robinson led them to the gruesome discovery of the women's fate.
Oct 27th
1200p

The Happy Face Killer

A common-law couple was found guilty of the 1990 rape and murder of taunja bennett near portland, oregon. However, a letter signed with a happy face sent to a portland newspaper claimed responsibility for the murder of taunja and others. The happy face letter remained a mystery until keith jesperson was arrested on an unrelated murder charge. Investigators unraveled the truth, convicted jesperson of taunja’s murder, and freed the wrongfully convicted couple.
Oct 28th
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The Missing Mom

Stephen grant reported his wife, tara lynn grant, missing five days after he said she left their house in an unidentified black car. In michigan, the macomb county sheriff’s office focused on the mystery sedan, but attention soon turned to stephen himself, and a search of the family’s home revealed tara lynn’s dismembered body parts. Police tracked grant to a state park in northern michigan and arrested him in time to save him from freezing to death.
Oct 28th
700a

The Abducted Atheists

American atheist madalyn murray o'hair and her family vanished in august 1995, leaving behind an ominous note claiming a family emergency. When the irs started looking for some of the organization’s missing money, they instead found a former employee with the motive to commit murder. Fellow atheist david waters was convicted and the complex case was finally put to rest.
Oct 28th
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The Yosemite Park Murderer

On valentine's day weekend 1999, three tourists from yosemite national park disappeared and were found murdered a month later. At the time, handyman cary stayner was questioned but released due to lack of evidence. However, when another missing woman was found dead in yosemite park, authorities were able to pin stayner with all four murders.
Oct 30th
1200p

The Silent Sniper

In march 1992 claude hawkins was shot dead while he was fishing in coshocton county, ohio. Investigators found no evidence at the crime scene, but hawkins' murder mirrored multiple deaths in other nearby counties and a psychological profile pointed to thomas lee dillon as a suspect. Police arrested dillon on firearms charges, giving authorities time to gather enough evidence to charge him with the murders that had plagued the community.
Oct 31st
1200p

Doctor of Death

When emergency services arrived at the office of respected neurologist richard boggs following the report of a patient's death, they had their suspicions regarding the circumstances, but an autopsy found that the man died of natural causes. A few months later, after a million-dollar payout on the man's life insurance, a diligent insurance agent noticed an irregularity that ultimately caused california authorities to get to the bottom of the twisted case. In the end, three men, including the “dead” patient, were found guilty of murdering an innocent man for insurance money.