The story of the murder of Darlene Saddler, for which her daughter’s boyfriend, Brian Paul Landry was arrested and put on trial, is recreated in an episode of Investigation Discovery’s Unusual Suspects titled “Murder Down Memory Lane.”
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EXCLUSIVE: Eric Schotz, president and CEO of embattled LMNO Productions, has formed a new company, Anvil 1893 Entertainment. The company already is said to have a project set at History, a historical documentary. LMNO, which is involved in a very public falling out with Discovery Communications, will remain in business.
A source close to Schotz says that with Anvil, the nine-time Emmy winner is looking to expand into areas of programming beyond the reality TV fare that LMNO is known for, both in terms of genre and types of content. Anvil will produce a range of content – scripted and unscripted – for television, film (including feature documentaries) and digital platforms.
Articles of incorporation filed with the Secretary of State’s office show that Anvil was set up on August 1 – the same day Discovery Communications filed a countersuit against LMNO, accusing the reality TV show producer of keeping two
Missy Grubaugh was a 19-year-old student from Arlington, Texas, who was murdered by her neighbor, Luis Arroyo, 22 years ago. This week, her case will be highlighted on ID’s TV crime series Betrayed. Her devastating story will be told by family members and police officials who investigated the case.
The Investigation Discovery episode featuring Missy Elaine Grubaugh’s story is “The Devil You Know.” In that episode, police arrive at a Texas apartment complex and are met by a blazing fire that has destroyed several apartments in its path. Once they begin sifting through the ashes, they find the body of a college coed who they realize was murdered before the fire was set.
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Naked Body Found In Arlington Apartment Fire
2ND UPDATE, 1:07 PM: Discovery Communications has released a statement suggesting that the FBI’s probe of its dealings with its longtime show supplier LMNO Productions is focusing on LMNO’s business practices, not Discovery’s, as LMNO suggested in an earlier statement.
“Today, it has been reported publicly that federal authorities have executed a search warrant in connection with a criminal investigation at LMNO, one of Discovery’s long-standing production partners,” Discovery said. “Several months ago, law enforcement contacted Discovery to seek information in connection with an ongoing criminal investigation into LMNO’s business practices. Since that time, we have been cooperating fully with the authorities, including complying with a subpoena and providing records as legally required. We are not privy to the details of the government’s investigation of LMNO, but can confirm that Discovery did not initiate the investigation or file any kind of complaint with the authorities; instead the authorities
As we reported earlier, Discovery is being sued by production company LMNO over alleged criminal conspiracy. As a result, the network has terminated several shows, including Unusual Suspects, Killer Confessions, Hollywood Crime, The Coroner: I Speak for the Dead, and the TLC series 7 Little Johnstons, reports Deadline.
Discovery has also put out a termination notice for the popular TLC series The Little Couple.
Though the Investigation Discovery and TLC series are over for now, ID insists the first season of The Coroner: I Speak for the Dead will still premiere on July 18th as scheduled.
What do you think? Do you watch any of these Discovery series? Are you sad they may be over for good?
Sasha Merman, aka Alexander Merman, was a teacher and artist who was found dead in his Santa Monica, California, condo eight years ago. It took detectives four years to solve his murder. The killer was identified as his former friend and financial advisor Daniel Becerril, according to LA Times.The Merman-Becerril story will be on tonight’s Unusual Suspects on Investigation Discovery (ID). The episode, entitled “Final Lesson,” will recount how a savvy artist and teacher was duped by a con-man who stole money from him and ultimately killed him in his expensive condo. On the show tonight, you’ll most likely hear from people who knew Sasha Merman personally, as well as police officers who worked the case for years.
Sasha Merman was a great guy who had many friends. A well-respected artist and teacher, Sasha loved nothing more than art. He also liked helping people. Police say it was his
Stephanie Hummer, the missing Ohio State college coed who was later found dead in a field, will have her dramatic life and death profiled on Investigation Discovery’s hit TV series, Unusual Suspects. The episode that will reenact Stephanie Hummer’s case is called “End Of The Line,” which will chronicle how a vibrant college student disappeared after a Sunday afternoon walk, and the police hunt that took over a decade to find her killer. Expect the usual commentators to provide their perspectives, such as law enforcement and people close to the victim. Her killer, Jonathan Gravely, is serving time in an Ohio correctional facility.
Stephanie Hummer, 18, vanished from a back alley near her N. High Street and 13th Avenue dorm in 1994. She was last seen by some friends who said that she left the group to visit a friend in an apartment near the campus. The honors student was
Janean Brown’s murder story is headed to Investigation Discovery on Sunday for the documentary crime show Unusual Suspects. Janean Brown, also spelled Jenean Brown, vanished in Whitehouse, Ohio, and was later found dead in a shallow grave in the early 1980s. Her case went unsolved for years until evidence linked Andrew Gustafson to the killing, according to Cleveland-19 News. The Unusual Suspects episode is entitled “Drive With Danger,” and will feature interviews with people who knew the victim, as well as law enforcement officials.
Janean Brown’s case was in the news in 1983 after she went missing shortly after leaving her apartment around 3:15 a.m. A friend, Pam Purney, said earlier that night Janean Brown was at a nearby bar when she saw her boyfriend, 25-year-old Harol Estep, kiss another woman. Janean Brown left the bar angry and returned to her apartment. After she was
On Sunday, Investigation Discovery aired “Little Girl Gone,” an episode of the cable television series “Unusual Suspects” detailing the disappearance and subsequent murder investigation into the death of Dolana Clark, a 9-year-old girl who vanished from Great Falls in 1988.
Comments on the Tribune’s website included numerous accounts from those who remembered Dolana in life, and from those who were shocked by court testimony that detailed the circumstances of the spunky little girl’s death.
“It scared the hell out of the community because she just disappeared,” said retired Great Falls Police Department Detective John Cameron. “When