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Ripped from the pages of one of the nation's top weekly magazines, People Magazine Investigates goes beyond the headlines to uncover the heart-wrenching stories of lives and families ripped apart. These are crime stories that transcended news and became part of popular culture. Interlaced within each episode are exclusive interviews with People's journalists and firsthand emotional interviews with those closest to the investigation revealing shocking twists, new evidence, and unexpected resolutions.

Monday 10:00 PM et/pt on Investigation Discovery
2 Seasons, 14 Episodes
November 7, 2016
Crime, Documentary & Biography, Drama
7.4/10
Cast: Rick Papandrea, Lawrence Moran, Darrell Philip, Melissa Goggans
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People Magazine Investigates Full Episode Guide

  • When a young family suddenly vanishes from their Southern California dream home, friends and family are left with dozens of unanswered questions. Authorities suspect they fled the country, until an unlikely source uncovers the truth.

  • A young couple enjoys an impromptu camping trip in Leadore, Idaho, until their 2-year-old son suddenly vanishes. Investigators and private detectives work around the clock to find the missing boy, only to point the finger back at the parents.

  • In the 1970s a serial rapist is on the loose in northern California. And just as his reign of terror over the community wanes, police discover he isn't just a serial rapist, he's a serial murderer and he's been killing people all over California.

  • The Jeffrey MacDonald case is retold. He was implicated of the 1970 killings of his wife and two kids in their home at Fort Bragg, N.C., but asserted the crime was committed by deadly hippies.

  • The 2004 killing of a beloved lady in Craig, Alaska, leaves the police perplexed until a surprising witness comes forward.

  • A serial killer referred to as the Grim Sleeper is wanted in South Central L.A.

  • An investigation of the JonBenét Ramsey homicide case. The 6-year-old beauty pageant front runner was killed in her family's house on Dec. 26, 1996. Included: whether she was murdered in a kidnapping-gone-awry, by a home intruder or by one of her own kin.

  • In Grand Prairie, Texas, a round of truth-or-dare prompts a startling confession in the 1995 killing of 16-year-old Adrianne Jones.

  • The 2012 finding of a severed head in the Hollywood Hills is examined.

  • An old cold case that may be heating up is investigated. In 1981 Keddie, Cal., the examination into the killings of a woman and three teens hits a wall. Move forward 30 years and newly found evidence may be key to cracking case.

  • An investigation into a female's murder leads authorities to a blooming serial killer.

  • The mystery surrounding the vanishing of a 10-month-old baby from her Kansas City, Mo., home is investigated. The family worries that she was taken by a drifter, but the cops suspect that someone within the family may be to blame.

  • The hunt for a serial killer on Long Island who dumped the remains of his victims on Gilgo Beach.

  • In the premiere of the true-crime show, the hunt for a missing escort guides the police on Long Island to find the bodies of 10 women believed to have been killed by the same person.

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