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People Magazine Investigates

People Magazine Investigates

Idea Channel 2016

Uncover the heart-wrenching true stories behind crimes that transcended headlines and became part of popular culture. Exclusive first hand interviews reveal shocking twists, new evidence, and unexpected resolutions.

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The 10 Best Episodes of People Magazine Investigates

People Magazine Investigates - S5E6

#1 - The Hollywood Ripper


Season 5 - Episode 6

When Ashley Ellerin is found murdered in her Hollywood bungalow, police zero in on the Hollywood heartthrob she was supposed to have a date with the night she was killed. The case takes a shocking turn as detectives realize Ashley is not the only victim, and discover they are on the hunt for a serial killer. The assailant's victim count grows until one woman manages to fight back so fiercely that he leaves behind critical blood evidence. But will they be able to finally catch him?

The episode was rated from 15 votes.

People Magazine Investigates - S5E11

#2 - Red Christmas


Season 5 - Episode 11

On December 10, 2003, police receive a mysterious 911 call at a home in the tony Walnut Estates in Mansfield, Texas. Police are dispatched to investigate and when they enter the home they encounter a horrific scene: the bloodied bodies of homeowners Rick and Suzy Wamsley. The couple was highly regarded around the neighborhood and thought to have the perfect family life so detectives are left with a big question mark: Who and why would anyone want to kill the Wamsleys? When detectives launch an investigation to find out, the myth of the Wamsleys' perfect life begins to unravel. It turns out underneath the polished exterior, there are deep, dark secrets.

The episode was rated from 16 votes.

People Magazine Investigates - S5E8

#3 - The Price of Fame


Season 5 - Episode 8

In the spring of 2001, former child actor and Baretta star Robert Blake just married Bonny Lee Bakely, the mother of his new baby girl. The couple are out to dinner in Los Angeles when Bakely is murdered in the passenger seat of the couple's car, execution style. Blake seems devastated, but as police investigate, they uncover a tale of a troubled marriage of convenience and a fight for custody that may have led to one of Hollywood's most infamous murders.

The episode was rated from 19 votes.

People Magazine Investigates - S5E5

#4 - Blood Ties


Season 5 - Episode 5

On a snowy night in January 1980, college student Helene Pruszynski disappears after reaching her final bus stop. When her body turns up in a snowy field, police launch a long and frustrating investigation that pushes family and detectives to the brink of hopelessness. Their hope is revived when they discover that cutting-edge forensic genealogy may hold the key to finding Helene's murderer.

The episode was rated from 20 votes.

People Magazine Investigates - S5E7

#5 - Little Girl Gone


Season 5 - Episode 7

In the summer of 2003, the Iron Range of northern Minnesota is a peaceful community where parents let their kids play outside on their own without a second thought. But when five-year-old LeeAnna Warner vanishes without a trace, investigators do a deep dive into the quaint community and realize that some of the familiar faces in the neighborhood may be hiding some disturbing secrets that may never fully be uncovered.

The episode was rated from 17 votes.

People Magazine Investigates - S5E9
#6 - A Crimson End
Season 5 - Episode 9

When a woman is found dead in her historic house on Horseshoe Lake, police chase her killer to the water where he drowns. But when the body is recovered, people are shocked to realize this story started 25 years earlier when two other family members were found murdered by the same man.

The episode was rated from 18 votes.
People Magazine Investigates - S5E12
#7 - Bible Belt Massacre
Season 5 - Episode 12

The episode was rated from 15 votes.
People Magazine Investigates - S5E4
#8 - The Delphi Killer
Season 5 - Episode 4

A quiet rural town is rocked when two middle-school girls go on a hike and are later found murdered. But when police discover one of the girls may have recorded her killer with her cellphone, the race is on to find the mysterious man.

The episode was rated from 23 votes.
People Magazine Investigates - S4E8
#9 - Nine Years in the Shadows
Season 4 - Episode 8

In 1988, a young woman is found murdered in her Modesto, Calif., home, leading police to investigate the strife and infidelity in her marriage. A surprising witness eventually comes forward.

The episode was rated from 38 votes.
People Magazine Investigates - S5E1
#10 - Highway of Horrors
Season 5 - Episode 1

College student Tammy Zywicki vanishes in 1992 after her car breaks down on the highway. Family and friends scramble to find her, but when her body is found 500 miles from where she vanished there are very few clues pointing to her killer. Police struggle with dead-end leads and suspects who don't pan out. New DNA technology promises to finally crack the case decades later. As her family clings to the last of their hope, the fear is that it may be too little too late for justice.

The episode was rated from 13 votes.

Last updated: nov 28, 2021



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