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Raped, murdered and dumped in Florida canal: Tina Hendricks death features on Swamp Murders

An actor playing Tina Hendricks' sister on Swamp Murders

An actor plays Tina’s sister after realizing she hasn’t come home on Swamp Murders

Investigation Discovery’s docuseries Swamp Murders tonight looks at the chilling case of 18-year-old Tina Hendricks, who was raped and murdered before her corpse was dumped in a Florida canal.

The episode includes interviews with those close to the case including family members who talk through the tragic events of the night she disappeared, with actors recreating the horrific events.

Tina was last seen alive leaving the Post Time II lounge in Leesburg, Florida, with a man after a night out.

Her sister immediately knew something was wrong when she woke up the following morning and found Tina nowhere to be seen.

Her corpse was found in Leesburg’s Herlong Park by a fisherman on June 29, 1989.

Detectives honed in on the bar to try and figure

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‘The Coroner: I Speak For the Dead’ Exclusive: Saw Blade May Hold Key To Gruesome Death (VIDEO)

Coroner Graham Hetrick looks for trace evidence caught in the saw blade on The Coroner: I Speak For the Dead on Discovery ID

“The Coroner: I Speak For the Dead” is all new tonight, Monday August 14 on Investigation Discovery. The coroner in question is Graham Hetrick, who in the course of this series shares his most compelling homicide cases from his 26 years as Coroner of Dauphin County, Pennsylvania.

In the EXCLUSIVE sneak peek posted below, Hetrick explains how the weapons used on a body can indicate it was a crime of passion. WARNING, the images are graphic, and may disturb some viewers.  Since Hetrick’s job is to determine the cause of death, he believes that he alone can speak for the deceased. It is his decision and his signature on death certificates.

‘The Coroner: I Speak For the Dead’ Exclusive: Saw Blade May Hold Key To Gruesome Death (VIDEO)

“The Coroner: I Speak For the Dead” is all new tonight, Monday August 14 on Investigation Discovery. The coroner in question is Graham Hetrick, who in the course of this series shares his most compelling homicide cases from his 26 years as Coroner of Dauphin County, Pennsylvania.

In the EXCLUSIVE sneak peek posted below, Hetrick explains how the weapons used on a body can indicate it was a crime of passion. WARNING, the images are graphic, and may disturb some viewers.  Since Hetrick’s job is to determine the cause of death, he believes that he alone can speak for the deceased. It is his decision and his signature on death certificates.

In this episode, aptly titled “Love in Pieces” the body of Dale Bloom is discovered in his Harrisburg, PA home, and Dauphin County Coroner Graham Hetrick believes multiple weapons were used. Now Graham must read the language of Dale’s wounds to

Read more at: http://tvruckus.com/2017/08/14/coroner-speak-dead-exclusive-saw-blade-may-hold-key-gruesome-death-video/

Kenneth ‘Ken’ Manzanares: Death Cruise Full Of Mystery, Murder, And Laughter Aboard Alaskan Ship

Kenneth ‘Ken’ Manzanares took his wife, Kristy Manzanares, aboard the Emerald Princess cruise ship to celebrate their almost-20-year wedding anniversary. It turned out to be a family-cruise nightmare. Cruise ship passengers thought it was a murder mystery dinner event, but Kristy Manzanares was no actress. The Utah ‘princess’ wife was dead, and her husband, Kenneth Manzanares, was the killer.

 

TV Crime Sky brought you the story of the Emerald Princess cruise tragedy days ago after it was revealed that a Utah woman had died aboard the luxury ship.

 

That woman was identified as thirty-nine-year-old Kristy Manzanares, a real estate agent in Utah. The latest investigation reveals her husband, Kenneth Manzanares, killed her because she laughed at him. Law enforcement officials arrested the man.

 

Passengers aboard the lavish Alaskan cruise said they heard the piercing screams, and nothing about the screams seemed normal, a witness told investigators.

Some passengers believed the events were part of

Read more at: http://tvcrimesky.com/2017/07/29/kenneth-ken-manzanares-death-cruise-full-of-mystery-murder-and-laughter-aboard-alaskan-ship/429

3 years after son’s death, mother of SIUC student thanks special prosecutor after suspect indicted

CARBONDALE • In an open letter to her Facebook friends and followers, the mother of a 19-year-old found dead in a patch of Carbondale woods in 2014 thanked the investigating agency and prosecutors who filed murder charges against the man believed to have been the last to see her son alive.

The post was written by Lovely Varughese, the mother of Pravin Varughese, a Southern Illinois University criminal justice student who was found dead Feb. 18, 2014, in a wooded area near Buffalo Wild Wings, some days after he was reported missing on Feb. 13.

On Thursday, a Jackson County grand jury returned an indictment for two counts of felony murder, first degree, against Gaege Bethune of Eldorado, Ill.. The 22-year-old Bethune, believed to be one of the last people to see Varughese, said, in one account, that the two fought and that Varughese got out of his car

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3 years after her son’s death, Lovely Varughese thanks special prosecutors after suspect indicted on murder charges

Lovely Varughese, mother of Pravin Varughese speaks Friday, Feb. 13, during a news conference on the death anniversary of of her son at the V.F.W. in Murphysboro. 

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Investigation Discovery Churns Out Five New Mysteries, ‘Murder By Numbers,’ ‘Kiss Of Death,’ ‘Guilty Rich,’ ‘Gone …

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Investigation Discovery is churning out a new set of crime series for summer. In this approved list straight from Investigation Discovery’s press release for the 2017 slate, ID addicts can look forward to the following five thrilling new TV shows.
Murder By Numbers will premiere on Wednesday, July 12. It is a revealing new series that traces detectives’ steps in solving a crime, involving multiple victims. It airs at 10/9 p.m. Central.

GONE premieres on Monday, July 24. Cases appearing on this dramatic television crime series will

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Killer faked own death with victim’s body: Bizarre case on Six Degrees of Murder

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Killer Ari Squire, who staged his own death with his victim’s body

A bizarre murder case where the killer staged his own death with his victim’s body — in a bid to claim millions in life insurance — features tonight on Investigation Discovery’s Six Degrees of Murder series.

Ari Squire, 39, killed 20-year-old Justin Newman after luring him to his home on the promise of a construction job.

He then swapped clothes and wallets with his victim, who resembled Squire, before pinning his body under a truck at his home in Lake Barrington, Illinois, and setting it on fire.

Squire bought blue contact lenses and brown hair dye to try and look more like Newman, before going on the run.

It’s thought Squire was trying to cash in on a $5million

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Investigation Discovery video probes 2014 death of SIU student

CARBONDALE — A popular true-crime television network has sparked renewed interest in the case of a Southern Illinois University Carbondale student who was found dead in the woods three years ago.

Investigation Discovery, which is owned by Discovery Communications LLC, on Wednesday released an eight-minute video on its Facebook page that details the circumstances surrounding the death of Pravin Varughese, a 19-year-old criminal justice major at SIU who disappeared the night of Feb. 12-13, 2014. His body was found five days later in a wooded area off the 1400 block of East Main Street.

Reached by phone on Thursday, Varughese’s mother, Lovely Varughese, of Spring Grove, said Investigation Discovery had contacted her about her son’s case.

“When they came and heard everything, they knew this was going to be something they had to do,” Lovely Varughese said.

She said the network plans to air an hour-long segment on one of

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