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TV show featuring Iberville Parish detectives has fans clamoring for more

Something unexpected happened when Iberville Parish Sheriff Brett Stassi opened his agency’s doors to a Hollywood camera crew looking to film a true-crime reality show about investigations into unsolved murders.

Within two short seasons of “Killing Fields,” which aired on the Discovery Channel, Stassi saw the investigators of his Criminal Division who starred in the series become so popular and beloved that viewers have named children and pets after them.

And the camaraderie of the detectives that the show highlighted attracted a couple of fans in the law enforcement business to travel from other states to beg Stassi for a job.

“One drove from South Dakota just to meet us,” Stassi says, with a laugh. “He said he liked the way I run my department from what he watched on the show and he wanted a job. And he went back, packed up his family and now works here.”

The sheriff says it’s no

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Husband-and-Wife Private Detectives Investigate the Murder of Their Own Daughter




Jessie Whitehouse was shot in her home last fall, and IMPD hasn’t yet publicly identified a suspect.

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No one loved a good murder mystery more than Jessie Whitehouse. It was in the blonde-haired, blue-eyed, 30-year-old paralegal’s blood. Raised by a lawman-turned–private eye, and the granddaughter of a legendary Indianapolis Police Department detective, Jessie was weaned on the gritty details of the city’s most notorious homicide investigations. Her stepfather, Virgil Vandagriff, was a Marion County sheriff’s deputy who worked on nearly every bold-faced crime case in Indy for the last four decades, many of them known by shorthand titles: The Speedway Bomber. The Burger Chef Murders.

Read more at: http://www.indianapolismonthly.com/features/husband-wife-private-detectives-investigate-murder-daughter/

Husband-And-Wife Private Detectives Investigate The Murder Of Their Own Daughter




Jessie Whitehouse was shot in her home last fall, and IMPD hasn’t yet publicly identified a suspect.

July 2017Comments

No one loved a good murder mystery more than Jessie Whitehouse. It was in the blonde-haired, blue-eyed, 30-year-old paralegal’s blood. Raised by a lawman-turned–private eye, and the granddaughter of a legendary Indianapolis Police Department detective, Jessie was weaned on the gritty details of the city’s most notorious homicide investigations. Her stepfather, Virgil Vandagriff, was a Marion County sheriff’s deputy who worked on nearly every bold-faced crime case in Indy for the last four decades, many of them known by shorthand titles: The Speedway Bomber. The Burger Chef Murders.

Read more at: http://www.indianapolismonthly.com/features/husband-wife-private-detectives-investigate-murder-daughter/

‘Killing Fields’ Detectives Make An Arrest During The Season Finale [Spoilers]

On this season of Killing Fields, the Iberville Sheriff’s Department located in Plaquemine Parish, Louisiana, has been working two fascinating cold cases that were filmed in real time. On the first season of Killing Fields, fans of this wildly popular series became familiar with the case of Eugenie Boisfontaine, and during this season, the story of murder victims George Barrett and Curtis “Cochise” Smith was revealed.

Detectives Rodie Sanchez and Aubrey St. Angelo, along with Major Ronnie Hebert and a dedicated team of detectives, left no stone unturned in the effort to find the person responsible for killing Eugenie and leaving her body in a water-filled ditch. As they worked through several promising leads during the previous season of Killing Fields, they were able to narrow down their search and the focus centered in on Boisfontaine’s ex-husband. He refused to cooperate with the detectives and for now, they continue to look

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INTERVIEW: Major Ronnie Hebert leads detectives in Louisiana’s ‘Killing Fields’

Major Ronald “Ronnie” Hebert leads an investigating team on Discovery’s Killing Fields. Photo courtesy of Discovery Channel.

Discovery’s Killing Fields, which continues with new episodes Tuesdays at 10 p.m., features a cast of real-life characters who investigate violent crimes in Iberville Parish, Louisiana. The backdrop is the rugged bayou in this unique area of the United States, and the crimes depicted on the series are real and painful to the families and detectives searching for answers.

Major Ronald “Ronnie” Hebert heads an investigating team that includes a group of detectives and crime-scene experts who dig through evidence and chase leads to find some semblance of closure on homicides that have gone unsolved. On the new season, the team members are looking into a number of cases, including the tragic homicide of Eugenie Boisfontaine, a Louisiana State University student who died in 1997.

Hebert and

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Join the club: New Orleans police detectives recount haunting cases in new series

The five well-dressed people, all present or former police detectives, gather around the dining table in one of New Orleans’ beautiful old homes. The stories they share, however, are anything but pretty.

Welcome to “The Detectives Club: New Orleans,” a five-part series debuting on Investigation Discovery on Thursday night. In each episode, the detectives recount the homicide cases that most challenged, most affected and even haunted them over their many years on the force. Helping tell their stories are interviews with family and friends of the victims, along with re-enactments of the killings.  

Canadian Cate Beckett, whose episode is set to air Feb. 16, knew at a young age that police work would be in her future.

“I was totally hooked on ‘CHiPS’ and ‘Charlie’s Angels,'” Beckett, 45, said of the 1970s and ’80s shows she loved to

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EXCLUSIVE: ‘Killing Fields’ Season 2 Focuses on Detectives …

Killing Fields is back! And detectives Rodie Sanchez and Aubrey St. Angelo are still hard at work, trying to solve the 1997 homicide of former Louisiana State University student Eugenie Boisfontaine.

Shot in real time, the first season of Discovery Channel’s true-crime docuseries followed Sanchez as he partnered with St. Angelo to finally bring justice to Boisfontaine’s family 20 years later. Unfortunately, despite several breaks in the case, Boisfontaine’s murder remained unsolved by the end of the first six episodes.

“It was definitely a disappointment that we didn’t get further in the first season,” co-executive producer Tom Fontana (Homicide: Life on the Street) tells ET ahead of season two, which premieres Tuesday, Jan. 3. (Watch an exclusive clip from the premiere above.) “But in the second, we pick up

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