Category Archives: Unusual Suspects

Investigation Discovery tells story of woman killed in murder-for-hire plot

JACKSON, MI – The story of Frances Craig, stabbed to death in a murder-for-hire plot gone awry, is to be featured next week on the Investigation Discovery series “Unusual suspects: Deadly intent.”

An episode featuring interviews with Craig’s family and friends and Jackson County law enforcement authorities is to air at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 25, Investigation Discovery announced in a Wednesday, Oct. 18, statement.

Craig, 28, was a young mother of two, working in a restaurant and a clothing store, living in a “new dream home” on Timbercrest Trail, just east of the Country Club of Jackson, the program notes, and died in her bedroom in the middle of the night.

Three men, charged after more than a year of investigation and a secret grand jury, are serving life sentences for the crime.

“Evidence points to some of those closest to the young woman, but determined investigators continue to uncover new leads that guide

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Hemet murder case gets TV spotlight after 30 years

Unusual Suspects / Investigation Discovery TVElizabeth “Betty” Crossman was murdered in Hemet in 1980. The suspect of the crime wasn’t convicted until 2013. ■ Kyle Selby / Reporter Elizabeth “Betty” Crossman, 67, was murdered in Hemet, California in 1980. Now, more than 30 years later, her story received the spotlight once again on Investigation Discovery’s TV series, “Unusual Suspects.” The seventh episode of Season 6 of “Unusual Suspects” entitled “Hometown Homicide” originally aired on March 2, 2014. Betty’s husband, Frank Crossman, found her naked and lifeless body on the bedroom floor of their Hemet home a little before 6 p.m. on Jan. 17, 1980. Betty’s clothing was found on the floor

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Andra Sachs, Brad Sachs: Menendez Brothers Inspired Ashton Sachs To Murder His Parents In California On ‘Unusual …

Andra Sachs and husband Brad Sachs were shot and killed in their home three years ago by Ashton Sachs, the California couple’s son. The murders were inspired by the Menendez brothers case. Unusual Suspects: Deadly Intent will air “Snake in the Grass,” an episode that will re-create the chilling events based on the real story. The Sachs murder case fascinated the public because it was rare to see this kind of murder in an upscale beach town.

 

Unusual Suspects: Deadly Intent episode “Snake in the Grass”

When an entrepreneur couple is found dead in their bed, investigators are looking for suspects in a home invasion until the evidence reveals the killer is closer to home.

 

2014: Days Before Valentine’s Day: Couple Murdered In Bed

According to Unusual Suspects, Detectives were called to a home in the San Juan Capistrano area for a fatal shooting that had occurred there. The beautiful mansion was

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1999 Springfield murder case featured on new TV program – The State Journal

An 18-year-old Springfield murder case is being retold in a television program that premiered on Investigation Discovery, a true-crime network, this week.

The season premiere of “Unusual Suspects: Deadly Intent” explores the 1999 killing of Lori Hayes, 25, of Auburn. The show first aired on Wednesday, but it will be rerun at 6 p.m. Saturday on the station, which is available on channel 471 on Comcast cable. The show also can be streamed by subscribers to the channel at www.investigationdiscovery.com.

Hayes’ vehicle was carjacked in the Parkway Pointe shopping area on Aug. 1, 1999. The vehicle was found later that day in the parking lot of a nearby movie theater; Hayes’ 9 1/2-month-old daughter was alone in the backseat. Hayes’ body was found in a cornfield west of Chatham the following day. She had been shot to death.

Dale W. Lash, 55, of rural Loami was

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Creepy Clowns, Trump ‘Election Night’, An ‘American Horror Story’ True Reaction For Many

Creepy clowns and Donald Trump “election night” was a true “American Horror Story” for many. Tonight American Horror Story: Cult ‘opens its seventh season with the hysteria of 2016, IGN reports today. Viewers expect this season’s American Horror Story: Cult will be the scariest of all. The trailer has been out for more than a week, and it’s grisly. The first episode, which is called “Election Night,” stars actress Sarah Paulson, according to the New York Times.

 

Does American Horror Story: Cult Mirror Trump’s Election Night?

In the trailer for American Horror Story: Cult, viewers hear the frightening screams of a woman who has just learned Donald Trump was elected president, marking the notorious election as the worst “Election Night” in history.

 

It’s a reaction many say mirrors their own feelings the morning after the election. For many Americans, waking up to the news that Donald Trump was elected president was a real-life

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Demi Helenius: Missing Oregon Woman’s Car Found After Landmark Worldwide Seminar Disappearance

Demi Helenius, also known as Demi Helenius-Culley, is an Oregon woman who vanished without a trace over the weekend. Now, police say her car has been found. The Washington County Sheriff’s office stated they need help finding the 23-year-old missing woman. Demi Helenius disappeared on the night of Saturday, August 5, after attending a Landmark Worldwide self-help conference at the Embassy Suites hotel in Portland, Oregon. Update: Demi Helenius was found safe in Roseburg.

 

According to police, Demi Helenius-Culley was last seen at the Landmark Worldwide conference, which ended at about 10 p.m. Landmark Worldwide Forum attendees say Demi went to lunch at 6:00 p.m. and never returned for the last half of the conference. Worried family members say Demi Helenius also failed to return home. All calls to her phone have gone unanswered. Losing communication with her family is unusual for Demi Helenius. She normally talks to someone by

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Brian Paul Landry: Darlene Saddler’s 2008 murder in Orange County featured on Investigation Discovery’s Unusual …

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.”

LMNO CEO Eric Schotz Launches New Production Company, Eyes History Project

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

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Missy Grubaugh, Luis Arroyo: ‘Betrayed’ On ID Covers Arlington, Texas, Murder Of College-Coed Found Dead In 1994 …

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.

Naked Body Found In Arlington Apartment Fire

According to

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