The unsolved 1997 murder of Louisiana State University graduate student Eugenie Boisfontaine motivates Detective Rodie Sanchez to come out of retirement and re-open the case. Shot in real time, ``Killing Fields'' -- Discovery Channel's first-ever true-crime series -- follows Sanchez as he hopes to make good on a broken promise to Eugenie's mother: to find the person (or persons) responsible for killing her daughter. Will advancements in forensic science and DNA analysis since 1997 be enough to crack the case for good? And will Rodie be able to finally rest and move beyond the case that has forever haunted him? Joining the investigation is Aubrey St. Angelo, a hot-shot detective who asks tough questions, and law-enforcement personnel in Iberville Parish, La.
The Iberville Parish Sheriff's Office continues to investigate the homicide case of Eugenie Boisfontaine. Now, detectives continue to comb through evidence to search for clues of a motive.
In addition to the unsolved killing of Eugenie Boisfontaine, Rodie has a second cold case he's preparing to investigate. The subject of that investigation is Curtis "Cochise" Smith, a young black man from Iberville Parish who went missing in 1991.
Detectives continue searching for physical evidence related to the John Doe in the barrel. Awaiting DNA results from a tooth found on the body, detectives sift through remaining pieces of the barrel in hopes of finding other clues to crack the case.
With no body and only a confession, the detectives continue to search for physical evidence linking Tommy Francise to the homicide of Curtis 'Cochise' Smith.
With a search warrant in hand, the sheriff's office gears up to serve the warrant and search Tommy's home.
In 2002, one of Detective Rodie Sanchez's confidential informants named George Barrett was killed in his home. Rodie always suspected George's employer, Tommy Francise, but he could never prove it.
The team is feeling confident that they have enough evidence to make an arrest and put Tommy Francise behind bars. Later, they prepare and present their case to DA's office.
In the Season 2 finale, Tommy Francise is in custody and has been charged with two counts of second-degree murder for the homicides of Curtis "Cochise" Smith and George Barrett.
The body of a Caucasian 20-something female is found partly submerged on the banks of Whiskey Bay. Major Hebert and Detective Bradford race to the scene, deem it a homicide, and race against the clock to ID the victim and hunt down her killer.
The sheriff’s office returns to Whiskey Bay to conduct a sweep of the waters looking for dead bodies. A known body dumping ground, Whiskey Bay was also reported to be the preferred dumpsite of an infamous serial killer, Derrick Todd Lee.