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.
Seventeen-year-old Michele 'Missy' Avila is an attractive, popular high school student from the Los Angeles suburb of Arleta, CA. On October 1, 1985, Missy leaves home to hang out with friends at a nearby park, but by day's end, she has yet to return. Three days later, hikers discover Missy's battered body in the Angeles National Forest. With a close-knit family and plenty of friends, investigators wonder, who had motive to murder this lovely, well-liked girl? As the investigation ensues, detectives run through a network of classmates, rivals, love interests and troublemakers in their search for the culprit. Did Missy cross paths with a dangerous crowd? Was she the victim of some secret grudge? Years of dogged investigation are spent before a break in the case finally exposes the shocking truth behind Missy's murder.
In 1992, a church deacon from Upland, CA is found murdered in Tijuana. Did a secret double life lead to the death of this married father of four? Years later, a fresh look at the case helps investigators unravel the complex plot to murder the deacon.
Kenny Conrick was just eight years old when he was abducted, brutalised and murdered in Gary, Indiana in 1979. Who would want this innocent, gentle third-grader dead? Police quickly look at his mother's live-in boyfriend but when he passes a polygraph, detectives embark on a decade-long search for Kenny's killer.
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.