A sudden, brutal murder will traumatize any community, but when it strikes in a small close-knit town, the effect is devastating. From the rural backwaters of Appalachia to the lonely desert climes of the southwest, MURDER COMES TO TOWN uncovers the shocking murder mysteries that haunt small town America and the dark secrets that lie just beneath the surface of even the most idyllic community. Following the first person accounts of investigators and townsfolk, each hour-long episode unravels the wild rumors and terrifying truths behind an unthinkable crime and the dark legacy it leaves behind. Illustrated through moody, cinematic recreations, MURDER COMES TO TOWN follows police as they put together each clue and attempt to bring the perpetrator to justice
In Poteau, Oklahoma, the proprietor of a saloon goes missing, leaving behind a splash of blood and many unanswered questions
The deaths of Alabama country store owner Billy Triplett and his wife Debbie in June 2001. Locals suspected their fate must have been connected with his illegal side-business of retailing alcohol. However, when word of a bloodstained stash of money reached investigators, they were shocked to realise the identity of the person wishing to conceal it
When a 21-year-old mother fails to return from night classes and her car is found burned, investigators immediately suspect foul play; however, no one is prepare for the web of lies that unravel due to her disappearance.
In Galax, Va., the double homicide of a young woman and her 21-month-old daughter sends the town's tiny police force on a frenzied mission to stop unspeakable evil in its tracks.
Lightning strikes twice in the desert town of Socorro, N.M., where Crystal Houston is found murdered just 14 months after her older sister, Stephanie, is killed in a suspicious accident.
Awakened by noises, a couple's worst nightmare becomes a reality as intruders shoot and kill their beloved daughter, Terri Ann McCoy; investigators work through leads and lies to discover the perpetrators are closer than they realized.
The town of Cleveland, OK experiences overwhelming heartbreak when its esteemed Sheriff is mysteriously gunned down in the night. As the community wrestles with its safety, law enforcement is determined to find justice for their fellow officer.
When the sleepy town of Mooresburg, TN receives news that beloved teacher Margaret Jack Sliger is murdered on her farm, Hawkins County detectives are charged with finding the sinister perpetrator to bring their community justice.