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I Turned in My Serial Killer Father: How April Balascio Discovered Her Dad Murdered at Least 5

One day in 1980, when April Balascio was 11 years old, her father, Edward Wayne Edwards, woke up the household and told his wife and kids to start packing. They were leaving Watertown, Wisconsin, where they’d lived for about a year — and they were leaving immediately.

The scenario wasn’t unfamiliar: The Edwards family was nomadic, roaming from town to town every six months to a year, at their father’s whim, and often without warning.

“He’d tell us the we had to move in secret because he was protecting us, because there were people who wanted to hurt him or us,” Balascio, now 48, tells PEOPLE.

It would be decades before Balascio, beginning with her own online investigation in March 2009, discovered it was her father who was actually running from the law — that the man who walked her down the aisle had also murdered at least five people.

Thanks in part to

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American Heroes Channel Recalls The Tragic Events Of April 1995 In “Oklahoma City Bombing: As We Watched”

On April 19, 1995, the deadliest domestic terror attack on U.S. soil occurred at the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City. The bombing, carried out by Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols, left 168 people dead and more than six hundred injured. Now, American Heroes Channel (AHC) and ABC News’ Lincoln Square Productions have joined forces to revisit the tragic events in OKLAHOMA CITY BOMBING: AS WE WATCHED. The one-hour special, premiering Sunday, August 13 at 10/9c, transports viewers back to that spring day with compelling news footage of the days and weeks following the attack.

At 9 a.m. on April 19, 1995, McVeigh and Nichols parked a Ryder truck containing a 4,800-pound bomb near the freight entrance of the building and detonated the bomb. Damage from the explosion spread blocks away from the building, and could be heard from miles away. AS WE WATCHED uses archival footage from ABC

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Scene of the Crime, The Real Story: Newsmagazines to Premiere in April on ID

In two original newsmagazines coming to Investigation Discovery (ID) this April, Tony Harris and Maria Elena Salinas rely on their instincts and expertise as two of America’s leading journalists to reveal the deeper stories behind crimes that shook communities. In SCENE OF THE CRIME, investigative filmmaker Tony Harris ventures deep into small-town America to pull back the curtain on the often-nefarious players and foreboding places at the center of crimes that happened there. SCENE OF THE CRIME WITH TONY HARRIS sneak peeks Sunday, April 9 at 11/10c on ID, immediately following CASEY ANTHONY: AN AMERICAN MURDER MYSTERY, then continues in its regular timeslot of Sundays at 10/9c beginning Sunday, April 16. Then, in THE REAL STORY, join Univision News anchor Maria Elena Salinas as she digs for the true stories behind national headline-making crimes in search of new evidence, unheard perspectives, and updates to the cases. THE REAL STORY WITH

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April Millsap tragedy to be shared with national audience

There have been numerous print interviews, long days in a courtroom and moments of solace at the garden in Armada named for her late daughter, but now Jennifer Millsap is in New York taping a program for a national cable television station.

Millsap and her good friend, Jean Fitzell Persely, both of Armada, recently traveled to New York City, New York, to film the taping of an episode of “On the Case with Paula Zahn” for the Investigation Discovery Channel. The cable network focuses on true crime stories told in a documentary-style format.

Millsap was contacted by the show’s producers several months ago, and once dates were set she was ready to share the story of the tragic loss of her only child, 14-year-old April Millsap, who was murdered along the Macomb Orchard Trail in July 2014. James VanCallis, 34, of Goodells, was convicted of the crime in February and sentenced to

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ID to premiere its first true crime series ‘Killing Fields’ on 17 April

MUMBAI: Discovery’s Hindi channel ID – Investigation Discovery will premiere its first true crime series titled ‘Killing Fields’ and take viewers inside an active criminal investigation as it unfolds.

The series will explore the menacing reality of America where beautiful landscapes hide a much more grim reality.

The show will premiere on 17 April and will air every Sunday at 8 pm, only on ID.

The show will go inside a case that went cold nearly two decades ago in the small community of Iberville Parish, Louisiana, located just 15 miles from the state capitol, Baton Rouge. In June 1997, Louisiana State University graduate student Eugenie Boisfontaine was last seen near LSU’s lakes. Two months later, her body was found nearby in a watery ditch with evidence of blunt force trauma to her head.

But who did it and why? Was it a single act of violence? Or was her murder part of a

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Investigation Discovery Runs With Season 5 of "I (Almost) Got Away With It," Beginning Wednesday, April 11

Investigation Discovery Runs With Season 5 of I (ALMOST) GOT AWAY WITH IT, Beginning Wednesday, April 11

On Wednesday, April 11, Investigation Discovery hits the ground running with season five of its hit series I (ALMOST) GOT AWAY WITH IT. For these perpetrators, the stories may be different, but the motives are always the same: to stay out of prison and live life on the lam. The people profiled in I (ALMOST) GOT AWAY WITH IT evaded justice for years, sometimes decades, by using their families, fake identification and even violence to avoid capture. Each episode features prison interviews with the slick culprits, who divulge how they survived on the run, how they stayed under the radar, and how they almost got away with it. The 13-episode fifth season of I (ALMOST)

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Investigation Discovery Runs With Season 5 of I (ALMOST) GOT AWAY WITH IT, Beginning Wednesday, April 11

Investigation Discovery Runs With Season 5 of I (ALMOST) GOT AWAY WITH IT, Beginning Wednesday, April 11

On Wednesday, April 11, Investigation Discovery hits the ground running with season five of its hit series I (ALMOST) GOT AWAY WITH IT. For these perpetrators, the stories may be different, but the motives are always the same: to stay out of prison and live life on the lam. The people profiled in I (ALMOST) GOT AWAY WITH IT evaded justice for years, sometimes decades, by using their families, fake identification and even violence to avoid capture. Each episode features prison interviews with the slick culprits, who divulge how they survived on the run, how they stayed under the radar, and how they almost got away with it. The 13-episode fifth season of I (ALMOST)

Read more at: http://www.thefutoncritic.com/news/2012/04/02/investigation-discovery-runs-with-season-5-of-i-almost-got-away-with-it-beginning-wednesday-april-11-192205/20120402id01/