Beauty pageants are the ultimate fairytale for many young women, but luscious lips and curvaceous hips spell out danger for the pageant darlings featured on Investigation Discovery's all-new series Beauty Queen Murders. They were all so young, so beautiful, and held so much promise - and they were all killed before their time in the spotlight was up. Because while their perfectly made-up eyes were fixed on winning a title, they caught the attention of not only the judges but a murderer waiting in the wings.
"Beauty Queen Murders reveals the not-so-pretty side of the typical pageant queen fantasy," said Henry Schleiff, Group President of Investigation Discovery, Destination America, and Military Channel. "For these American sweethearts, winning a sash and crown may have empowered them to reach for the stars, but it couldn't defend them against the fatal lure of a dangerous admirer."
The quiet town of Nixa, Missouri is shaken to its core when the local beauty queen and town sweetheart, Jackie Johns, goes missing. When the twenty-year-old turns up dead in a nearby lake, police are left with a town full of suspects.
In the desert oasis of Rosamond, California, the ever-charming Tana Woolley wins the title of Miss Rosamond of 1978. But just weeks after moving out on her own, the 18-year-old is brutally murdered.
When Florida pageant queen & aspiring model Elizabeth Kenyon goes missing after a photo shoot, her family and friends can't help but assume the worst. As more beauty queens begin disappearing, police fear there's a serial killer out there.
In a small college town in Arkansas, rising beauty pageant start Nona Dirksmeyer is found viciously murdered. When investigators find the presumed killer with blood on his hands, it seems to be an open and shut case. But looks can be deceiving.
On tiny Whidbey Island, Washington, beauty queen Peggy Sue Thomas seems to be a perfect wife and mother. But when her best friend’s husband is shot to death, Peggy finds herself on center stage of a murder investigation.
Nevada tomboy - turned-beauty queen - Sheila Jo Harris, moves to a new town to continue her beauty pageant career. The 18-year-old has yet to settle into her new apartment when she is found brutally murdered.