Unusual Suspects


Unusual Suspects
THE UNLIKELY CRIMINAL IS EXPOSED - The All-American boy next door. A church-going grandmother. A devoted brother. They were respected role models and trusted members of their community - until the day each of them was charged with a shocking crime. The series shines a light on some UNUSUAL SUSPECTS, showing that even the nicest neighbor can have a sinister side. From vengeful family members to a corrupt officer patrolling the roads, UNUSUAL SUSPECTS profiles those you would least expect to be capable of committing such dark deeds. Each one-hour episode of UNUSUAL SUSPECTS showcases some of the most baffling and challenging cases in contemporary law enforcement, and commends the unwavering investigations that led to the arrest of these unlikely culprits. Featuring in-depth interviews from some of America's top investigative forces, viewers find out how these illusive offenders evaded justice for years, and how persistent police work and a passion for justice ultimately got them caught.

Genre: Documentary, Drama

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  • Watch Unusual Suspects Season 5

    • Episode 2

      2. Christmas Mourning

      aired: Sun, Apr 7, 2013

      In Georgia, just days before Christmas, Beverly Eller is found murdered in her apartment. After years of tireless investigation, a critical piece of evidence helps investigators unravel the bizarre chain of events that led to Beverly's tragic murder.

    • Episode 1

      1. Deadly Forest

      aired: Sun, Mar 31, 2013

      In 1985, a popular high school girl is found murdered in the Angeles National Forest. Investigators run through a network of a classmates, rivals, and troublemakers to find her killer. Years later, a break in the cases exposes the shocking truth.

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    • Episode 13

      13. Maritime Murder

      aired: Sun, Dec 9, 2012

      In 1982, a Naval Officer dies from a mysterious illness. When toxicology reports reveal he was poisoned, Naval Investigators sift through a ship of thousands, and countless theories before the truth behind the victim's painful death is revealed.

    • Episode 12

      12. No Mercy

      aired: Sun, Dec 2, 2012

      In 2001, a mother of triplets is found strangled in her Puyallup, Washington home. Was she the victim of dangerous obsession, or a classic love triangle? As investigators piece together the victim's final moments, a shocking killer is revealed.

    • Episode 11

      11. Killings in Kentucky

      aired: Sun, Nov 25, 2012

      On a winter morning in 1993, a beloved veterinarian and his wife and son are viciously gunned down in their rural Kentucky home. Investigators leave no stone unturned as the bitter truth behind this tragic, triple-slaying is revealed.

    • Episode 10

      10. City Under Siege

      aired: Sun, Nov 18, 2012

      In 2006, a 20-year-old female is brutally gunned down while walking home from her shift at a Scottsdale, AZ nightclub. Could her death be connected to a violent shooting spree plaguing the area? A tip reveals the gunman's shocking identity.

    • Episode 9

      9. Unusual Suspects

      aired: Sun, Nov 11, 2012

      June, 1993, a California mother-of-two is found strangled in her home. Was she silenced by her estranged husband? An obsessed coworker? A fledgling serial killer? Undaunted, a veteran detective uncovers evidence that brings a killer to justice.

    • Episode 8

      8. Murder on the Menu

      aired: Sun, Oct 28, 2012

      April, 2004, the dismembered body of a chef is found in trash bags along a highway. Detectives grill everyone from a bitter, estranged wife to a blade-happy sous-chef. Finally, the bones give investigators the twisted answer to a bloody puzzle.

    • Episode 7

      7. A Bike Ride to Murder

      aired: Sun, Oct 21, 2012

      In 1991, the brutalized body of a San Diego girl is found in a weed-choked canyon. Could a close encounter with a church-going couple reveal a dark secret and the identity of a child killer? Detectives unearth a shocking truth no one can believe.

    • Episode 6

      6. Gruesome Discovery

      aired: Sun, Oct 14, 2012

      In 1994, the brutalized body of a young mother is found in a 55-gallon trash barrel. Did she get caught in a love triangle, or did a coworker's obsession go to far? When the shocking truth is untangled, a vicious killer faces final justice.

    • Episode 5

      5. Mother's Day Murders

      aired: Sun, Oct 7, 2012

      In 1985, a young military wife and two of her three little girls are viciously murdered in their home. In a twisted case filled with unusual suspects, the man who gets convicted goes free. But nothing is what it seems.

    • Episode 4

      4. Blood Trail

      aired: Sun, Sep 30, 2012

      In 1999, Theresa Wesolowski of Germantown, WI is found with 46 stab wounds. Unraveling the complex mystery, investigators find a tiny clue that finally nails the killer, hiding in plain sight.

    • Episode 3

      3. Wolf in Sheep's Clothing

      aired: Sun, Sep 23, 2012

      In 1995, 8 year-old Maria Piceno of Lemoore, CA is abducted near her home. When her body is recovered, the search for a missing girl turns into a hunt for a vicious killer. Could one woman's searing memories be the key to a shocking truth?

    • Episode 2

      2. The Perfect Suspect

      aired: Sun, Sep 16, 2012

      Between1993 and 1996, the rape and murder of three Arkansas women puts local detectives on the trail of a sadistic killer. In their hunt for the truth, investigators learn that nothing in these cases is cut and dry.

    • Episode 1

      1. Pure Evil

      aired: Sun, Sep 9, 2012

      In 1995, the body of a Chicago woman is found dumped on a Wisconsin highway. Was she the victim of a lover's spat turned deadly? Did she run afoul of local criminals? Investigators uncover the shocking truth behind the victim's tragic end.

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    • Episode 13

      13. Bathtub Killer

      aired: Sun, May 27, 2012

      In 1996, two women are murdered in the same Texas apartment complex. Authorities follow every lead but the case goes cold. Three years later, DNA evidence, and a seemingly unrelated crime lead authorities to the sadistic "Bathtub Killer."

    • Episode 12

      12. Random Act of Madness

      aired: Sun, May 20, 2012

      A Maine father of four is found shot to death after going out for a beer. Is he the victim of a family squabble? Did he run afoul of local crooks? Years later, an unrelated cold case and a guilty conscience help bring the killer to justice.

    • Episode 11

      11. Deadly Denial

      aired: Sun, May 13, 2012

      When a Kentucky woman is murdered in her home, detectives theorize the gun advocate knew her attacker. Investigators scrutinize family, friends, and boyfriends old and new before a shaky alibi and forensic evidence point to the killer.

    • Episode 10

      10. Elemental Murder

      aired: Sun, May 6, 2012

      When a hardworking waitress ingests a lethal dose of poison, a nationwide panic ensues. Everyone is a suspect, until one of the most bizarre sting operations in Florida history leads detectives to the implausible poisoner.

    • Episode 9

      9. Hotel Homicides

      aired: Sun, Apr 29, 2012

      Between 1993 and 1997 three women are murdered in three Des Moines, Iowa hotels. Hampered by the sheer volume of suspects and the infancy of forensic testing, it takes years of dogged investigation to bring a sadistic killer to justice.

    • Episode 8

      8. Death of an Angel

      aired: Sun, Apr 22, 2012

      Summer of 1992, 18 year-old Angel Ormstrom leaves to run errands, but never comes home. Did she run away, or was she made to disappear? Five months later, a gruesome discovery brings the case to a twisted and tragic conclusion.

    • Episode 7

      7. Murderous Intentions

      aired: Sun, Apr 15, 2012

      A day after Katrina hits the Gulf Coast, a Lafayette man is shot by masked burglars. Police work through a list of suspects, to no avail. Three years later, crime scene evidence leads investigators to the opportunistic culprits.

    • Episode 6

      6. Left For Dead

      aired: Sun, Apr 8, 2012

      In 1997, Sarasota couple Henry Caneva & Janet Scott are attacked in their home. Henry doesn't survive. Investigators work down a list of suspects, but it will take an unrelated domestic disturbance call to bring the case to a close.

    • Episode 5

      Clairemont Killer

      aired: Sun, Apr 1, 2012

      In 1990, the murders of six females put San Diego investigators on the trail of a vicious serial killer. As all suspects come up clear, reports of a man loitering outside a health club bring the case to a shocking conclusion.

    • Episode 4

      Innocent Bystandard

      aired: Sun, Mar 25, 2012

      In 2002, a Brunswick, NY couple are found murdered in their apartment. Girlfriend Arica is an innocent bystander, but boyfriend Sam is a drug dealer with dangerous enemies. In the end, a bloody print at the scene leads to a killer who defies belief.

    • Episode 3

      Murder On Miguel Lane

      aired: Sun, Mar 11, 2012

      In 1985, the homicide of three Arlington, TX teens shocks the community. Investigators focus on an ex-boyfriend, teen satanists, and a drug addict with a grudge, but a shaky alibi and forensic evidence lead to a killer with close ties to the victims.

    • Episode 2

      A Monsterous Act

      aired: Sun, Mar 4, 2012

      In 1994, 20 year-old Missy Grubaugh is killed in her apartment. Police focus on a list of suspects - a thieving former roommate, a threatening coworker, a sex offender boyfriend. In the end, a late-night call to the victim brings the case to a close.

    • Episode 1

      The Perfect Family

      aired: Sun, Feb 26, 2012

      In the dark of night, a Pennsylvania family are brutally murdered in their home. Only their 20 year-old daughter survives. Investigators wonder, who would kill this seemingly perfect family? The answer will shock their community for years to come.

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    • Episode 11

      11. Murder in the Mansion

      aired: Sun, Oct 23, 2011

      When tycoon Andrew Kissel is stabbed to death in his Greenwich mansion, detectives are faced with a long list of suspects. Practically everyone who knew the victim has a motive for murder. Ultimately, a secret money trail reveals the guilty party.

    • Episode 10

      Death of a Freshman

      aired: Sun, Oct 16, 2011

      Soon after Mardi Gras in Mobile, Alabama, an 18-year-old freshman is found shot to death in the woods behind campus. Detectives take a hard look at several suspects, but thirty years go by before a stunning confession cracks the case.

    • Episode 9

      9. Cop Killer

      aired: Sun, Oct 9, 2011

      When San Diego Police Officer Kirk Johnson is found shot to death in his service vehicle, evidence points to a fellow law enforcement officer. Detectives reluctantly begin to investigate their own when an astonishing tip leads to an unlikely killer.

    • Episode 8

      Where's Becky

      aired: Sun, Sep 25, 2011

      In 1985, an LA County Sheriff is gunned down in his vehicle. Investigators drill down the slain cop's list of enemies with no results. In 1999, a multi-agency task force shines a new light on the old case, illuminating a culprit who defies belief.

    • Episode 7

      Where's Becky

      aired: Sun, Sep 25, 2011

      "Went 2 Talk 2 Rob" are the last words 15-year-old Becky Stowe writes before she slips out, never to be seen again. Did she run away or did her boyfriend Rob make her disappear? Two years go by before the truth about Becky is finally revealed.

    • Episode 6

      Hiding in Plain Sight

      aired: Sun, Sep 11, 2011

      In 1984, terrifying screams pierce the Florida night. A day later, a woman's body is found, stabbed to death. Detective Larry Tosi faces a host of suspects, but when the killer is caught, no one will be more shocked than Tosi himself.

    • Episode 5

      5. Hiding in Plain Sight

      aired: Sun, Sep 11, 2011

      FBI office manager Melissa Mooney is found murdered in her home. After taking a hard look at several promising suspects, the case goes cold. Two years later, a reexamination of the case leads to an unlikely killer who was hiding in plain sight.

    • Episode 4

      Driven to Murder

      aired: Sun, Sep 4, 2011

      In 2004, affluent Coral Gables couple, John & Susan Sutton, are attacked at home. Susan doesn't survive. Investigators look at an adulterous business partner and an angry client before cell phone records lead to a shooter with ties to the family.

    • Episode 3

      Little Girl Lost

      aired: Sun, Aug 28, 2011

      When 10-year-old Katie Collman is murdered in a small Indiana town, a shocking confession catapults this crime into national news. Was Katie murdered to keep her quiet about something she saw? An unusual clue leads investigators to the conclusion.

    • Episode 2

      Getting Even

      aired: Sun, Aug 21, 2011

      In 1985 when welder Danny Paquette is killed in his front yard by a long-distance rifle shot, there is no shortage of suspects. Many people had issues with Danny. But ultimately the solution falls much closer to home than anyone expected.

    • Episode 1

      Never Came Home

      aired: Sun, Aug 14, 2011

      In 1996, teenaged Joey Martin sneaks out of his bedroom window to watch a comet from a cabin in the woods-and disappears. Despite multiple leads, there is no sign of Joey until 2008 when a young detective uncovers the shocking story of Joey's fate.

  • Watch Unusual Suspects Season 1

    • Episode 13

      Season 1, Episode 13

      aired: Mon, Sep 6, 2010

      A young woman vanishes when a flat tire forces her to pull over; Keeping an eye on his neighbor's property brings a man face to face with his killer.

    • Episode 12

      12. Happy Face Killer

      aired: Mon, Aug 30, 2010

      A mild-mannered grandmother accuses her boyfriend of the murder of a local woman. Five years later, someone else claims responsibility for the crime and the murders of six other women.

    • Episode 11

      11. Overkill

      aired: Tue, Aug 23, 2011

      In rural Wisconsin, a local eccentric is murdered in his home; A serial killer targets the elderly in Lake Elsinore, California.

    • Episode 10

      10. Lovers and Liars

      aired: Mon, Aug 16, 2010

      A young couple is gunned down on a lover's lane in Georgia; A husband and wife are shot to death in their suburban Chicago home before the killer sets the house on fire.

    • Episode 9

      9. Burned

      aired: Mon, Aug 9, 2010

      A series of California fires puts investigators on the hunt for a serial arsonist. After years of dogged investigation, an unpopular theory points to a disturbing culprit.

    • Episode 8

      Season 1, Episode 8

      aired: Mon, Aug 2, 2010

      When high-ranking oil executive Sidney Reso is kidnapped, an intensive manhunt turns up few clues. Cryptic letters and phone calls send investigators racing to catch the kidnappers, hoping to bring Reso home alive.

    • Episode 5

      Season 1, Episode 5

      aired: Mon, Jul 12, 2010

      A judge and his wife are murdered in their Biloxi home. In a city rife with corruption, the suspects range from common criminals to powerful politicians.

    • Episode 4

      4. Will to Murder

      aired: Mon, Jul 5, 2010

      A killer posing as a delivery man, guns down an affluent couple in their own home; A recent victim of robbery is found shot to death in her car.

    • Episode 3

      3. A Mother's Conviction

      aired: Mon, Jun 28, 2010

      A young boy is killed and his mother is convicted of the crime. Years later, she is set free by a confession from a most unexpected source.

    • Episode 2

      2. Betrayal of Trust

      aired: Tue, Jun 21, 2011

      A husband and wife are found shot to death on a deserted stretch of highway; A young woman is thrown from a bridge near a freeway exit ramp.

    • Episode 1

      1. The Killer Nearby

      aired: Mon, May 31, 2010

      A suburban housewife is abducted from her home and savagely murdered; After turning his life around, a young man is killed when he crosses local gang members.

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