The Investigators

The Investigators

About the show

This documentary series unravels the complex nature of justice - how it is denied and how it is achieved. Created by a team of award-winning producers, each show presents a compelling true story about America and law enforcement.


Upcoming episodes

Apr 26th

Scoutmasters Secret

They believed and practiced the boy scout oath...and carried out their promise to obey without question. These were the boys of troop 103. But when one eagle scout, Heath Stocks, brutally murdered his parents and sister, dirty secrets began to unravel that would be as horrific as the murders themselves. What emerged was a secret world of sex, lies and deception, and the leader of it all, was scout master Jack Walls, Lonokes man of the year. When one young boy blew the whistle on him no one could believe it and so, an investigation was swept under the rug. It took years for the truth to come out... that Walls had been sexually molesting his scouts for years. Walls reeled them into his world, convincing them that he was the only person they could love and trust, and ultimately turning them against their families. Heath Stocks was one of those fact Heath was his favorite. It took the murder of Heath's family for the real story to come out. Today Walls is serving a life sentence plus 40 years without parole. Heath Stocks is serving three life sentences without parole.
Apr 29th

Lovers Leap

A wealthy Virginia couple's murder sparks a remarkable investigation in this true crime tale of love and betrayal. Elizabeth Haysom and her German boyfriend Jens Soering flee the United States just as detectives realize they are responsible for the murders. After giving up hope, their pursuers finally get a break and bring the two to justice.
Apr 30th

Wrong Man? Marty Tankleff, The

Marty Tankleff is serving a life sentence for murder. In 1988 he was arrested and charged with killing his parents in their Long Island, NY home. Court TV’s Jerry Palace investigates the case and raises doubts about the conviction. Palace visits Marty in prison and learns that he was tricked into confessing to the crimes. But Marty’s half sister thinks he did it, as does the homicide detective that got Marty to confess. Jerry also meets with Marty’s father’s lawyer who tells him that Marty could never have committed this crime. Is Marty Tankleff the Wrong Man? This episode of the System searches for the truth – and many of the answers will surprise you!
May 1st

Decoy Squad

Everyday, men and women police officers go undercover to make our cities safer. They pose as drug dealers, muggers, tourists and wealthy businessmen to capture scheming criminals. This episode of The Investigators goes undercover and behind the scenes with decoy cops to see how they prepare both physically and mentally for their undercover roles and learn how their special brand of teamwork makes their unit unlike any in law enforcement.
May 2nd

Trail of Deceit

When the body of a missing Sacramento lawyer is found in a vineyard, a nationwide hunt for his wife ensues. This episode of “The System” tells the story of Elisa McNabney an attractive and beguiling woman who had a string of aliases and life of crime in her past. After a two-month search and a federal warrant for her arrest, the police discovered her true identity and finally cornered her on a beach in Florida. She gives investigators a detailed account of her husband’s murder identifying her accomplice as her 22 year old lover, Sarah Dutra.
May 3rd

New Profilers, The

Long known for their work on serial murder cases, profilers are now being used to solve a variety of other crimes. They profile stalkers, pedophiles, terrorists, serial rapists, and help to track down missing persons in instances like the well-known Chandra Levy case. The Investigators takes you inside the world of the criminal profilers to see how these skilled professionals discover details about both perpetrators and victims who are not available for questioning. We will talk to the detectives assigned to the cases, go to the locations of the crimes and literally see what the profilers see. Finally, we’ll witness how the profilers’ collaboration with local law enforcement allows them to piece together evidence about the perpetrator and victim that wouldn’t have been possible though traditional methods.
May 6th


Southern California physicians Kenneth and Carolyn Stahl bodies are found on a desolate stretch of desert highway. A number of possible suspects in the high pressure investigation are pursued, at one point even a double suicide theory is advanced by police. For months the police investigation goes nowhere until homicide investigators uncover new phone records that reveal that life on easy street was a living hell for a devoted wife. Dr. Carolyn Stahl’s husband Doctor Kenneth Stahl, was having an affair with his young medical secretary Adriane Vasco. When detectives repeatedly grill Vasco she finally makes a startling confession. She and her lover plotted together to hire a hit man to assassinate Dr. Carolyn Stahl on her birthday, never imagining that Doctor Kenneth Stahl would end up dead alongside his doting wife.
May 7th

Trouble in Paradise

Child prodigy turns into a mass murderer. Did he go insane or is his defense a Machiavellian deception by a man with a degree in psychology who had experience working in mental facilities? Jeffrey Wallace claims insanity after going on a shooting spree in a tourist filled bar in Key West. The prosecution says Wallace has a background in psychology and is faking. Wallace killed a beloved bartender who was his boss when he was working there. Lots of moving testimony from living victims and Wallace is keen to talk about his personal demons. Death Penalty case.
May 8th

Murder in the Quarter

A young drifter is reported dead in New Orleans’ French Quarter but police can’t find a body or any evidence of murder. Without an identity, investigators go on their only clue. The victim is part of a group who’s obsessed with the 70's cult film “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” where members are called weekly to re-enact the dark vampire comedy. Although Cast members usually run more to acting out rather than to violence, it now seems things have changed.
May 9th

Devils Courthouse, The

A woman's car plunges off a steep cliff in a remote section of North Carolina. When state troopers rush to the scene, they find clues that reveal that the woman died before the crash and that she was trying to defend herself. Her grieving husband hires a private eye who discovers that the couple's neighbors may be involved. When the neighbors' boat mysteriously goes up in flames and disappears in murky water, things become crystal clear to the private eye and the twisted tale comes full circle.