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Harrisonville murders on Investigation Discovery

On Wednesday, Dec. 6, at 7 p.m., true-crime network Investigation Discovery (ID) will be retelling the murders of Cara Jo Roberts and Nina Whitney in Harrisonville on its series, Unusual Suspects: Deadly Intent.

In the episode, life in Harrisonville is shaken to the core when young mother, Cara Jo Roberts, is found dead in her bathtub. As investigators work to catch a ruthless killer, he strikes again, killing

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Investigation Discovery Revisits the Petit Family Murders More Than 10 Years Later

It’s been more than ten years since Cheshire, CT residents Jennifer Hawke-Petit and kids Hayley and Michaela were murdered in cold blood by two men who broke into the family home in the middle of the night and held them hostage for hours. Only the father, Dr. William Petit Jr., survived after having been beaten with a baseball bat and tied to a pole in the basement.

On Monday night’s episode of People Magazine Investigates on Investigation Discovery, People Editor-in-Chief Jess Cagle and Jennifer’s sister, Cynthia Hawke-Renn, recounted a particularly disturbing moment — when Jennifer went to the bank to cash a $15,000 check hoping to pay off her family’s captors.

Petit Family Murders

Dr. William Petit, speaks to the media on Nov. 8, 2010, after a jury sentenced Steven Hayes. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)

Before taking the money, however, Jennifer managed

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The Petit Family Murders: How a Mom Tried to Her Loved Ones from Being Held Hostage

By all accounts, the Petits of Cheshire, Connecticut, were the model of the perfect family: An accomplished doctor and a pediatric nurse, well-liked in the community, raising two bright daughters — the elder one, 17, preparing to follow her father to Dartmouth, and the younger one, 11, already discovering a passion for cooking.

But that sweet tableau was shattered on July 23, 2007, when Jennifer Hawke-Petit and kids Hayley and Michaela were murdered in cold blood by two men who broke into the family home in the middle of the night and held them hostage for hours.

Only the father, Dr. William Petit Jr., survived, having been beaten and locked in the basement, emerging as the police arrived to find his house in flames and his family gone.

What began with a chance encounter ended with a horrifying tale of extortion, sexual assault and murder that shook a sleepy suburb

Read more at: http://people.com/crime/petit-family-murders-preview-people-magazine-investigates/

Petit Family Murders Featured on People Magazine Investigates …

By all accounts, the Petits of Cheshire, Connecticut, were the model of the perfect family: An accomplished doctor and a pediatric nurse, well-liked in the community, raising two bright daughters — the elder one, 17, preparing to follow her father to Dartmouth, and the younger one, 11, already discovering a passion for cooking.

But that sweet tableau was shattered on July 23, 2007, when Jennifer Hawke-Petit and kids Hayley and Michaela were murdered in cold blood by two men who broke into the family home in the middle of the night and held them hostage for hours.

Only the father, Dr. William Petit Jr., survived, having been beaten and locked in the basement, emerging as the police arrived to find his house in flames and his family gone.

What began with a chance encounter ended with a horrifying tale of extortion, sexual assault and murder that shook a sleepy suburb

Read more at: http://people.com/crime/petit-family-murders-preview-people-magazine-investigates/

The Petit Family Murders: How a Mom Tried to Save Her Loved Ones from Being Held Hostage

By all accounts, the Petits of Cheshire, Connecticut, were the model of the perfect family: An accomplished doctor and a pediatric nurse, well-liked in the community, raising two bright daughters — the elder one, 17, preparing to follow her father to Dartmouth, and the younger one, 11, already discovering a passion for cooking.

But that sweet tableau was shattered on July 23, 2007, when Jennifer Hawke-Petit and kids Hayley and Michaela were murdered in cold blood by two men who broke into the family home in the middle of the night and held them hostage for hours.

Only the father, Dr. William Petit Jr., survived, having been beaten and locked in the basement, emerging as the police arrived to find his house in flames and his family gone.

What began with a chance encounter ended with a horrifying tale of extortion, sexual assault and murder that shook a sleepy suburb

Read more at: http://people.com/crime/petit-family-murders-preview-people-magazine-investigates/

Mishawaka murders to be featured with Paula Zahn – WNDU

St. Joseph County Metro Homicide Commander Tim Corbett will appear on this Sunday’s edition of “On the Case with Paula Zahn.”

Back in 2007, Daniel Seltzer was about to be released from prison after serving time for the 1983 murder of George Lamphere.

Just days before his release, charges were filed against him for the 1981 murder of Gerald Gherardi.

Both victims were church organists, just miles away from each other, and both were found choked to death in their apartments.

Investigators used DNA evidence found on cigarette butts to link seltzer to Gherardi’s death.

The episode called “Deadly Hymn” premieres this Sunday on “Investigation Discovery” at 10 p.m.

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Cece Dove, Andrey Bridges: ‘Swamp Murders’—Missing Transgender Fatal Attraction Story Airs, Did Ohio Man Think …

Cece Dove, a transgender female murdered by Andrey Bridges in Ohio, will have her fatal attraction story featured on Swamp Murders on ID. CeCe Dove, who also went by the name Cemia Dove but named Carl Acoff Jr., at birth, died in an Olmsted Township apartment after going to meet with a man who allegedly believed Cece Dove was a real or biologically-born female. Swamp Murders focuses on missing person cases whose victims are later found dead in bodies of water. In the case of Cece ‘Cemia’ Dove, her body was found in 2013 in a pond or small lake.

 

Swamp Murders episode “Double Crossed” on Investigation Discovery

When the body of a 20-year-old male is found in a pond, police later connect the murder to a missing person case in Cleveland. After launching an investigation into the man’s secret life, they discover he lived his life as a woman. Did the

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Swamp Murders spotlights the rape and murder of young mother Shawn Williams

Karl Myers

Karl Myers was found guilty of raping and murdering Shawn Williams

This week Swamp Murders spotlights the murder of Shawn Williams, who went out to the store one evening and was never seen alive again.

April 1993 and young mother Shawn Williams went out on a late night trip to the local store, she was never seen alive again. The next day her body was found near the Oklahoma River and detectives begin to examine her personal life to see if there are any potential killers in her social circle.

Years later Karl Myers, who had already served time for assault and rape was found guilty of raping and killing Williams as well.

Police also suspect he sexually assaulted and killed three girl scouts in the late 1970s.

Myers died of natural causes 2012 aged 64 in Oklahoma State Penitentiary.

Swamp Murders airs Saturdays at 10:00 PM on

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Swamp Murders spotlights murder of sunbathing teens Megan Carr and Cherish DeSantis on Florida beach

Swamp Murders spotlights murder of two sunbathing teens Megan Carr and Cherish DeSantis

Megan Carr and Cherish DeSantis were murdered at a beach near Alligator Point

This week Swamp Murders looks at the tragic murder of two 16-year-old girls from Thomasville, shot in the head whilst they were sunbathing on a beach.

March 1992 and 16-year-old girls Megan Carr and Cherish DeSantis went for a drive to a Florida beach to spend the day getting some fresh air and catching some sun. Around 12.30 in the afternoon a local police officer walked down the beach with his family and spotted the girls. On the way back they noticed they had not moved, but did not think anything of it.

A few hours later the girls were found to have been shot in the head and must have already been dead when the officer walked passed.

The crimes

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