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Investigation Discovery Presents DREW PETERSON: AN …

Investigation Discovery Presents DREW PETERSON: AN AMERICAN MURDER MYSTERY 8/27

On October 28, 2007, 23-year-old mother of four, Stacy Peterson, vanishes without a trace from her sleepy suburban Chicago home. All eyes turn to her seemingly upstanding husband, police sergeant Drew Peterson, who publicly protests his innocence and swears Stacy left him for another man. Now, 10 years after Stacy’s suspicious disappearance, Investigation Discovery (ID) delves into the dark and secret life of Drew Peterson, his short-lived marriage to Stacy, and the mysterious and questionable circumstances surrounding the death of his previous wife, Kathleen Savio, in DREW PETERSON: AN AMERICAN MURDER MYSTERY. The latest installment of ID’s breakout “AN AMERICAN MURDER MYSTERY” franchise, presented in partnership with Weinstein Television, Jupiter Entertainment and American Media, Inc. (AMI), DREW PETERSON: AN AMERICAN MURDER MYSTERY unravels the twisted web of lies, corruption and violence behind one of the most

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Investigation Discovery special unveiled

US factual giant Discovery Communications has unveiled a slate of shows for its Investigation Discovery network and is preparing to premiere its latest factual drama on its main channel.

Drew Peterson: An American Murder Mystery is a two-hour show that explores the life and disappearance of a mother of four and the police sergeant with whom she had a relationship.

The show is being produced by Weinstein Television, Jupiter Entertainment and America Media and will air on Investigation Discovery (ID) today at 20.00ET/PT.

ID has also greenlit Son of Sam: The Hunt for a Killer from Cream Productions and Absinthe Film Entertainment, marking the 40th anniversary of the capture of notorious New York serial killer David Berkowitz. The show will premiere on August 5.

Discovery’s latest factual drama Manhunt: Unabomber will premiere on its flagship channel on August 1.

Produced by Lionsgate and Kevin Spacey’s Trigger Street Productions, it tells the story of Ted Kaczynski

Read more at: http://www.c21media.net/investigation-discovery-special-unveiled/

This Alabama murder will be featured Sunday on Investigation Discovery

The Audrey Marie Hilley murder case will be featured this weekend on Investigation Discovery. 

One of Alabama’s most notorious murder cases will be the subject of the Investigation Discovery series American Monster this weekend.

The series will profile the case of Audrey Marie Hilley and the murder of her husband Frank Hilley Sunday, July 23, at 8 p.m.

Among those interviewed for the program will be Mike Hilley, Frank and Marie’s son; Frank’s sister Freeda Burns; retired FBI Special Agent Wayne Manis, and journalist Mike Stedham.

Crews were in Anniston in December filming scenes for the episode. 

Hilley’s first husband Frank died in 1975 after a sudden, unexplained illness that was thought to be hepatitis. Three years later, her only daughter Carol began exhibiting similar symptoms. At the same time, Marie was arrested for passing bad checks.

Doctors at UAB

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Investigation Discovery now filming ‘Crime’ in St. George

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — Investigation Discovery is bringing it back to 1950 — and using Staten Island to do it. 

The Ambassador Apartment Building in St. George serves as backdrop to the upcoming fifth season of the the I.D. network’s docu-series, “A Crime to Remember.” Cast and crew began filming at 5 a.m. Tuesday outside the building, which dates back to 1932. 

Crew blocked off the right-hand side of Fort Hill Circle, and the area in front of the building on Daniel Low Terrace, to make way for three vintage cars — one of them being a old-fashioned police car.

The area around and rooms inside Ambassador Apartments — including an alleyway behind the building and Fort Hill Circle — were used to film reenactments of historic crime on Tuesday. Sources couldn’t say if any local actors would be featured on the show but producers are attracted to the “old look” of the St. George area. 

The crew is set to

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Angie Zapata Tragedy Goes National on Investigation Discovery’s Murder Calls

The late Angie Zapata. A video and more below.

The 2008 murder of Angie Zapata, a transgender teen from Greeley, stands as both a horrifying example of violence targeting the LGBTQ community and a precedent-setting case for federal hate crime laws. Now, Angie’s story, which we’ve told in a shattering Westword feature and numerous followup posts, is going national by way of “Lost Angel,” an episode of the Investigation Discovery series Murder Calls that debuts tonight, July 10. See a preview below.

Former Westword staffer Melanie Asmar, who currently covers Denver Public Schools for the education news website Chalkbeat, dug deep into Angie’s story, live blogging the April 2009 trial of Allen Andrade, the man who killed her, and contextualizing the case and its importance in the May 2009 article “Who Was Angie Zapata? Her Murderer’s Trial Didn’t Tell the Whole Story.”

As Asmar wrote, those

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Investigation Discovery to air Monday new documentary on Angie Zapata murder in Greeley

The 2008 murder of Angie Zapata in Greeley will air at 8 p.m. Monday on the Investigation Discovery’s series, “Murder Calls.”

The show features the real-life 911 call of Zapata’s two sisters as they discover her body, in a small apartment in downtown Greeley. At the scene, family members reveal a stunning surprise, then work with detectives to identify the culprit. The investigation leads police to a killer whose self-hatred drove him to commit the ultimate sin, in a precedent-setting case for federal hate crime laws, according to a news release.

Angie Zapata, 18, died July 17, 2008, after being beaten to death in her apartment. Allen Andrade, 32, of Thornton, was convicted of first-degree murder, with a hate-crime sentence enhancer, on April 22, 2009.

Police believed Andrade beat Zapata with a fire extinguisher from her apartment, then fled later in

Read more at: http://www.greeleytribune.com/news/local/investigation-discovery-to-air-new-documentary-on-angie-zapata-murder-monday/

St. Louis-area 1977 murder explored on Investigation Discovery show – Belleville News

Velda Rumfelt, 16, was last seen walking down Main Street in Brentwood, Missouri, in 1977. The next day she was found dead in a field, having been raped and strangled.

Her death remained a mystery for 30 years, until DNA from two other 1970s murders in St. Clair County were able to link Gregory Bowman to the crime.

Now, “On the Case with Paula Zahn” is rehashing the events of Rumfelt’s death, talking to friends and family about what it was like to lose a child in such a horrible way. The episode aired July 2 but can be viewed online with a cable service provider subscription, or as a rerun on TV at 7 a.m. July 8 on Investigation Discovery — often abbreviated ID.

Bowman was charged with Velda’s death in 2007, after DNA he had offered to police in 2001 to clear himself of two St. Clair County

Read more at: http://www.bnd.com/news/local/article159636384.html

Cleveland murder case on Investigation Discovery series

CLEVELAND, Ohio — The true-crime cable channel Investigation Discovery will examine the 2014 Cleveland murder of Michael Days on the episode of “Murder Calls” premiering at 10 p.m. Monday, July 3. The episode includes re-enactment scenes with actors, as well as interviews with several people connected to the murder investigation.

The program’s description, provided by Investigation Discovery, says it begins with “the real-life 911 call a woman makes as she says a man forced his way into her Cleveland home, shot her boyfriend (Michael Days) in front of their kids, and fled. To find out who killed this young father and why, detectives will have to untangle a twisted web of jealousy, deceit and murder.”

Days, 31, was shot and killed at his West 46th Street home on Nov. 12, 2014. Although the subsequent trial was widely covered by Cleveland media, “Murder Calls” treats the outcome as a mystery followed to a

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True-Crime Network Investigation Discovery’s Hit Forensic Series The Coroner: I Speak For The Dead Returns

(Silver Spring, Md.) – They say that death is in the details, and coroner Graham Hetrick knows this to be true. In Investigation Discovery’s THE CORONER: I SPEAK FOR THE DEAD, Hetrick shares the most compelling homicide cases from his 26 years as the Coroner of Dauphin County, Pa. It’s Hetrick’s job to administer the medical legal death investigation process, enabling homicide detectives to fully reveal the story of how and why someone died. Through complex forensic analysis, he and his team uncover the secrets that every body holds, providing information crucial to solving homicide cases and giving a voice to those who can no longer speak. Hetrick returns with more clues to unravel in the 10-episode second season of THE CORONER: I SPEAK FOR THE DEAD, premiering Monday, July 17 at 10/9c on Investigation Discovery.

“Graham is not only among the most respected experts and gifted investigators in his

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