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Murder in the Heartland

All Episodes 2017 - 2024
TV-14

  • 2018-01-11T02:00:00Zs at 2018-01-11T02:00:00Z on Investigation Discovery
  • 2017-11-30T02:00:00Z
  • 44m
  • 2d 1h 47m (69 episodes)
  • Phil Lott + 1 more, Ari Mark
  • United States
  • English
  • Crime, Documentary
Every episode documents a town and its people through a murder that tore through it. The townspeople not only become our storytellers, but they also hold the clues to the puzzle that has forever changed their lives and how they understand their home.

69 episodes

Series Premiere

2017-11-30T02:00:00Z

1x01 Fear Travels Fast

Series Premiere

1x01 Fear Travels Fast

  • 2017-11-30T02:00:00Z44m

In Aurora, Ind., the townspeople are horrified when beloved mother and hairstylist Leigh Jennings is killed in her own home.

2017-12-07T02:00:00Z

1x02 The Kind Sister

1x02 The Kind Sister

  • 2017-12-07T02:00:00Z44m

In Payette, ID, teacher Elizabeth Baune is the pillar of her community until she is stabbed to death in her own home; townspeople suspect her kindness may have been behind her death.

2017-12-14T02:00:00Z

1x03 The Wishing Well Mystery

1x03 The Wishing Well Mystery

  • 2017-12-14T02:00:00Z44m

In Germantown, OH, Alyce Seff's body is found in a wishing well, and the townspeople are shocked to learn the elderly landlady had as many enemies as she did friends; it will take police nine years to solve her case.

2017-12-21T02:00:00Z

1x04 Scared Silent

1x04 Scared Silent

  • 2017-12-21T02:00:00Z44m

The Native American community of Shawnee, OK, bands together when Marshall Dent goes missing. After weeks of searching, he is found in a shallow grave on sacred ground, leaving authorities scrambling to find the killer.

2017-12-28T02:00:00Z

1x05 Witch Hunter

1x05 Witch Hunter

  • 2017-12-28T02:00:00Z44m

Christmas is ruined when hikers in New Mexico stumble across Roxanne Houston's shallow grave; the murder rocks the community of Taos and tension builds between those with small town values and the outsider lifestyle on the Mesa.

Season Finale

2018-01-04T02:00:00Z

1x06 A Deceitful Heart

Season Finale

1x06 A Deceitful Heart

  • 2018-01-04T02:00:00Z44m

Michael Lee Smith's body is found shot and dumped on the side of the road. Police are forced to sift through lies as they attempt to track down the killer.

Season Premiere

2019-04-15T01:00:00Z

2x01 Branches Of Evil

Season Premiere

2x01 Branches Of Evil

  • 2019-04-15T01:00:00Z44m

In Hayti, MO, Tray Phelps is found beaten to death in his driveway; the townspeople are stunned to discover that a web of evil lurks just beneath the surface of the seemingly idyllic hamlet.

2019-04-22T01:00:00Z

2x02 The Friends You Keep

2x02 The Friends You Keep

  • 2019-04-22T01:00:00Z44m

Jill Walker finds her daughter, Emma, cold to the touch in her own bed. Quickly ruling out suicide, investigators search for a suspicious man in black caught on a neighbor's home surveillance camera.

2019-04-29T01:00:00Z

2x03 Deviant Deeds

2x03 Deviant Deeds

  • 2019-04-29T01:00:00Z44m

Hugo is hysterical after he finds his brother's girlfriend, Breanna Schneller, beaten and stabbed to death; the brothers appear to be devastated, but the discovery of Breanna's missing phone casts doubt on their alibis.

2019-05-28T01:00:00Z

2x04 Ashes To Alibis

2x04 Ashes To Alibis

  • 2019-05-28T01:00:00Z44m

In Post Falls, ID, devoted family man Bo Kirk vanishes, and his truck is found set ablaze; Bo's sister blames their estranged father, until released ATM security footage points to one of his co-workers who has piercing blue eyes.

2019-06-03T01:00:00Z

2x05 Bad For Business

2x05 Bad For Business

  • 2019-06-03T01:00:00Z44m

MaryAnn Clibbery is brutally murdered at the remodeling business she owned in Loves Park, IL; then, a suspicious bag found floating in an icy river unlocks the secrets of her brutal slaying.

2019-06-10T01:00:00Z

2x06 No Giving Up

2x06 No Giving Up

  • 2019-06-10T01:00:00Z44m

When Marty finds his big brother Mike Rust's home in disarray with a motorcycle missing, the Saguache, CO, community leaves no stone unturned searching for one of their own. The case of the missing mountain biking pioneer, living off the grid in Colorado, went cold for years, but the local rumor mill heats up.

2019-06-17T01:00:00Z

2x07 Shallow Grave

2x07 Shallow Grave

  • 2019-06-17T01:00:00Z44m

In Noble, OK, a dog drops a human skull onto its owners' front porch on Christmas Day; after six years and no leads, the police must navigate the twists and turns of the victim's past to find justice.

2019-06-24T01:00:00Z

2x08 If Walls Could Talk

2x08 If Walls Could Talk

  • 2019-06-24T01:00:00Z44m

In Monroe, OH, an affluent retirement community is baffled after Barbara Howe simply vanishes one night; the police soon find her body in the trunk of her car, with her throat slit.

2019-07-09T01:00:00Z

2x09 Death Before Marriage

2x09 Death Before Marriage

  • 2019-07-09T01:00:00Z44m

Carol Lapaglia waited 25 years to marry the love of her life, Jack Parkes; six weeks before their wedding in Kennedy Township, PA, she finds him shot to death in their living room.

Season Finale

2019-07-16T01:00:00Z

2x10 Nothing Random

Season Finale

2x10 Nothing Random

  • 2019-07-16T01:00:00Z44m

In Moscow, ID, an elderly couple frantically performs CPR on their young neighbor after a pop of gunfire interrupts their bedtime routine; investigators follow fresh footprints from the scene, only to learn the killer may already be behind bars.

Season Premiere

2020-12-09T02:00:00Z

3x01 The Farmer's Daughter

Season Premiere

3x01 The Farmer's Daughter

  • 2020-12-09T02:00:00Z44m

Bubbly college student and waitress, Mindy Morgenstern, is found strangled and stabbed in her own apartment. Family, friends, and the entire town of Valley City, ND, help law enforcement identify who could have committed this violent crime.

2020-12-16T02:00:00Z

3x02 Money Can't Buy You Love

3x02 Money Can't Buy You Love

  • 2020-12-16T02:00:00Z44m

When a local resident of Dunlap, TN, is picking up cans, he makes the shocking discovery of a murder victim's body floating in the river. Authorities must discover first who the deceased is and then who could have committed the horrendous crime.

2020-12-23T02:00:00Z

3x03 Beautiful Mess

3x03 Beautiful Mess

  • 2020-12-23T02:00:00Z44m

When twenty-something Patricia Richmond is found tied up, and murdered in her future in-laws' home, the resort town of Steamboat Springs, CO, is at a loss. Who would have taken this bride-to-be's life in such a brutal way?

2020-12-30T02:00:00Z

3x04 Driven to Murder

3x04 Driven to Murder

  • 2020-12-30T02:00:00Z44m

After locals smell what can only be the scent of charred meat, police find burned remains in an abandoned mining pit in the small town of Hibbing, MN. Before they can investigate who committed the crime, first they must identity the body.

2021-01-06T02:00:00Z

3x05 Love on the Rocks

3x05 Love on the Rocks

  • 2021-01-06T02:00:00Z44m

In Montrose, CO, rock quarry owner and mother, Irene Trujillo, suddenly goes missing. When her daughter's search for their mum comes up empty, 911 is called. Those closest to Irene, including her employees, are suspected of foul play.

2021-01-13T02:00:00Z

3x06 Ozark Enchantment

3x06 Ozark Enchantment

  • 2021-01-13T02:00:00Z44m

In hopes of making it big in the Ozarks, Joy Dishneau set her sights on becoming a small business owner. But when she is found murdered in her own shop, all of her employees become suspects.

2021-01-20T02:00:00Z

3x07 Mother of It All

3x07 Mother of It All

  • 2021-01-20T02:00:00Z44m

A lively slumber party turns into a nightmare when a loving mother, Dianne Watts, her young daughter, and her daughter's friend, are murdered. The town of McMinnville is turned upside down, knowing there is a killer amongst them.

2021-05-05T01:00:00Z

3x08 Farming for a Motive

3x08 Farming for a Motive

  • 2021-05-05T01:00:00Z44m

A farmhand In Rapelje, Montana finds her co-worker murdered. As authorities look for the murderer, all of the employees on the pig farm become suspects.

2021-05-12T01:00:00Z

3x09 Caught in the Act

3x09 Caught in the Act

  • 2021-05-12T01:00:00Z44m

Baseball-loving wife and mother, Diane Fortenberry, is found unconscious on the floor of her burglarized home. Hours later, at the hospital, Diane succumbs to her injuries, and the entire resort town of Osakis, MN, aids law enforcement.

2021-05-19T01:00:00Z

3x10 Unbrotherly Behavior

3x10 Unbrotherly Behavior

  • 2021-05-19T01:00:00Z44m

After a long battle with cancer, David Weedman is found dead in his home with a gunshot wound; his family believes his death is not a suicide - and they may be right. Investigators soon turn their focus to David's best friends.

3x11 Serial Killer in the Making

  • 2021-05-26T01:00:00Z44m

Nurse Lorie Kirkley goes missing from her home in what appears to be a burglary gone wrong. Soon the entire town of Valparaiso comes under suspicion, as the police belive there may be more to it than a robbery gone wrong.

2021-06-02T01:00:00Z

3x12 Officer Down

3x12 Officer Down

  • 2021-06-02T01:00:00Z44m

The small town of Higginson, Arkansas, only has two full-time police officers. When one of them is gunned down on duty, everyone in the community wants answers.

Season Finale

2021-06-09T01:00:00Z

3x13 Dangerous Obsession

Season Finale

3x13 Dangerous Obsession

  • 2021-06-09T01:00:00Z44m

Young mother Casey Morgan is found dead inside her home, and police must unravel her dating history with the help of her friends and neighbours to unmask the killer.

Season Premiere

2021-12-29T02:00:00Z

4x01 To Kill a Cowboy

Season Premiere

4x01 To Kill a Cowboy

  • 2021-12-29T02:00:00Z44m

Emmett, Idaho, a cowboy town where a person's word is everything, is shaken forever when a murderer beats local saddle maker D.L. Carpenter to death. Investigators and locals band together and uncover layers of betrayal and deceit.

2022-01-05T02:00:00Z

4x02 Deadly Entanglement

4x02 Deadly Entanglement

  • 2022-01-05T02:00:00Z44m

A missing grocery clerk, 20-year-old Christina Ross, sets the town of Neenah, WI, in a panic after a gruesome discovery. An unlikely resident comes forward with information that leads detectives to the people in her tangled love life.

2022-01-12T02:00:00Z

4x03 Groomed for Murder

4x03 Groomed for Murder

  • 2022-01-12T02:00:00Z44m

Tourist town Traverse City, Michigan, is turned upside down when 18-year-old Kalee Bruce lies bludgeoned to death at her workplace. Investigators feel the pressure to get this killer off the streets before they strike again.

4x04 Betrayal Begins With Trust

  • 2022-01-19T02:00:00Z44m

When childhood friends Phillip Brewer and Jody Fortuna go missing, their families and friends fear the worst. The small town of Gillette, WY bands together with detectives to solve this mystery of jealousy and deception.

2022-01-26T02:00:00Z

4x05 Deadly Double Life

4x05 Deadly Double Life

  • 2022-01-26T02:00:00Z44m

Secrets emerge in a quiet neighborhood when young mother Stacey Shoemaker is shot dead. The once tight-knit cul-de-sac in Wagoner, OK, is now full of suspicions, finger-pointing, and fear.

Season Finale

2022-02-02T02:00:00Z

4x06 Invitation to Be Killed

Season Finale

4x06 Invitation to Be Killed

  • 2022-02-02T02:00:00Z44m

Locals stay quiet to protect their own when a new resident of Hartford, KY, is found tied up and floating in a toolbox in a creek.

Season Premiere

2022-05-03T01:00:00Z

5x01 Whispered Warnings

Season Premiere

5x01 Whispered Warnings

  • 2022-05-03T01:00:00Z42m

The community of Kankakee, Illinois, comes together to aid police in uncovering the vile killer of up-and-coming model, Sarah Washington, who was shot dead in broad daylight.

2022-05-10T01:00:00Z

5x02 An Affair With Murder

5x02 An Affair With Murder

  • 2022-05-10T01:00:00Z42m

Ruiz Stone, a woman working for a plant in Camden, AR, goes missing; when a local stumbles upon her abandoned van, her family fears the worst, and some speculate she fled town with a lover, but detectives reveal something far more sinister.

2022-05-17T01:00:00Z

5x03 Murder on Beer Can Alley

5x03 Murder on Beer Can Alley

  • 2022-05-17T01:00:00Z42m

A local in Algona, IA, stumbles upon a smouldering truck with the body of a young mother inside; investigators and family trace the last movements of Nicole Berte to uncover her killer.

2022-05-24T01:00:00Z

5x04 Homicide Hotel

5x04 Homicide Hotel

  • 2022-05-24T01:00:00Z42m

An unknown assailant strangles overnight desk clerk Mary Klatt during her shift in the town of Blue Earth, MN. After the incident, the townsfolk struggle to come to terms with the harsh reality of someone wanting to harm Mary.

2022-05-31T01:00:00Z

5x05 Truth Will Kill

5x05 Truth Will Kill

  • 2022-05-31T01:00:00Z42m

Anita Dunn vanishes from her home in the neighborhood of Belle Center, MO, without a trace. Hoping to find her before it's too late, the community aids investigators in an exhaustive search.

Season Finale

2022-06-07T01:00:00Z

5x06 Murder is Unpleasant

Season Finale

5x06 Murder is Unpleasant

  • 2022-06-07T01:00:00Z42m

22-year-old Liz Syperda is reported missing by her roommate, shocking the community of Mount Pleasant, IA. Some wonder if Liz merely left town without telling anyone, but family and friends know something far more disastrous occurred.

Season Premiere

2022-11-17T02:00:00Z

6x01 Who Killed Angie Lee?

Season Premiere

6x01 Who Killed Angie Lee?

  • 2022-11-17T02:00:00Z42m

A young mother's murder engulfs an Ohio town under a cloud of suspicion.

2022-11-24T02:00:00Z

6x02 Hunting a Killer

6x02 Hunting a Killer

  • 2022-11-24T02:00:00Z42m

In rural Missouri, a hunter is found slain in his car near the popular deer trails; this could be a hunting accident gone wrong, or something more sinister.

2022-12-01T02:00:00Z

6x03 Toddler's Terrible Tale

6x03 Toddler's Terrible Tale

  • 2022-12-01T02:00:00Z44m

In the small town of Twinsburg, OH, Charlene Puffenbarger's 3-year-old son is the only witness to her brutal murder. Investigators continue to follow every tip that comes in, and an unexpected source leads them to the killer.

2022-12-08T02:00:00Z

6x04 Irreplaceable Gems

6x04 Irreplaceable Gems

  • 2022-12-08T02:00:00Z44m

When an Ohio couple is found dead in their ransacked home, detectives turn to the community for help.

2022-12-15T02:00:00Z

6x05 Orders of Protection

6x05 Orders of Protection

  • 2022-12-15T02:00:00Z44m

A tip comes in from an unexpected Willard, MO, resident that leads to the final resting ground of missing newlyweds Russell and Rebecca Porter.

2022-12-22T02:00:00Z

6x06 Killer Casino

6x06 Killer Casino

  • 2022-12-22T02:00:00Z44m

Neighborly casino runner Lori Bray is found dead in the woods in the small town of Laurel, MT.

Season Premiere

2023-03-16T01:00:00Z

7x01 Killer on the Res

Season Premiere

7x01 Killer on the Res

  • 2023-03-16T01:00:00Z44m

When someone stabs Trina Langenbrunner to death and leaves her on a road in Cloquet, MN, her family, community, and law enforcement work together for over 12 years to find her killer.

2023-03-23T01:00:00Z

7x02 The Killing Kind

7x02 The Killing Kind

  • 2023-03-23T01:00:00Z44m

After James Skinner turns up dead in his own bedroom, the agricultural community of Brownstown, IL, enters into a paranoid spiral, unsure who would want to kill this beloved local rodeo rider and cattle rancher.

7x03 Last Shift at Pirate's Cove

  • 2023-03-30T01:00:00Z44m

College junior Emily Murray, a popular religious studies major, goes missing late one night after quitting her job at a local bar; a month later, someone finds her body in a remote trailer, leading police to another gruesome discovery.

2023-04-06T01:00:00Z

7x04 The Gravel Pit Murders

7x04 The Gravel Pit Murders

  • 2023-04-06T01:00:00Z44m

In Howard City, MI, detectives investigate a night of horror that ends with the shooting of beloved couple Robert and Norma Bean in a gravel pit; local tips provide alarming new clues, revealing the shocking timeline of their final hours.

2023-04-13T01:00:00Z

7x05 An Unfaithful Truth

7x05 An Unfaithful Truth

  • 2023-04-13T01:00:00Z42m

When law enforcement finds local electrician James Nibbe dead after a home invasion, they must dig beneath the surface of Lake Crystal, MN, to root out the killer.

2023-04-20T01:00:00Z

7x06 Field of Bad Dreams

7x06 Field of Bad Dreams

  • 2023-04-20T01:00:00Z42m

The grotesque murder of a beloved citizen, Betsy Ball, shatters the quiet farm community of Vinton, OH.

Season Premiere

2023-11-16T02:00:00Z

8x01 New Mom's Night Out

Season Premiere

8x01 New Mom's Night Out

  • 2023-11-16T02:00:00Z43m

An inexperienced police department handles the tragic murder case of young mother Jessica Currin, leading to critical errors and false accusations. The case goes cold until Jessica's father protests the state of Kentucky to re-investigate.

2023-11-23T02:00:00Z

8x02 Death of a Ladies Man

8x02 Death of a Ladies Man

  • 2023-11-23T02:00:00Z44m

The shooting of local ladies' man Jim Cornwell outside his home takes July Fourth festivities on a tragic turn; after multiple suspects tied to Jim's romantic life emerge, a confession arises that shatters the image of an Ozark community.

2023-11-30T02:00:00Z

8x03 Mother's Intuition

8x03 Mother's Intuition

  • 2023-11-30T02:00:00Z44m

Brandi Mathews goes missing, and only her mother seems interested in searching for her; when her remains turn up over two years later, police dig into Brandi's work and romantic partners to find her killer.

2023-12-07T02:00:00Z

8x04 Solving the Unsolvable

8x04 Solving the Unsolvable

  • 2023-12-07T02:00:00Z41m

When Robin Baxter is found dead floating in the Ohio River, the entire town of New Albany, IN, bands together to find who's responsible; it takes over 20 years of crossing off suspects before an elusive clue cracks the case open.

2023-12-14T02:00:00Z

8x05 Something Happened to Her

8x05 Something Happened to Her

  • 2023-12-14T02:00:00Z42m

Popular high school student Riley Crossman disappears, igniting a statewide search; investigators discover her body, and they have their hands full when the students and residents of Berkeley Springs become suspects.

2023-12-21T02:00:00Z

8x06 Locker Room Secret

8x06 Locker Room Secret

  • 2023-12-21T02:00:00Z44m

When Harlem Globetrotters trainer Tom Bashline is murdered, the town of Frederick, CO, is stunned; detectives question his fiancee, her son and a burglary suspect, but as the investigation deepens, secrets emerge about the local celebrity.

2023-12-28T02:00:00Z

8x07 Killer Creature

8x07 Killer Creature

  • 2023-12-28T02:00:00Z42m

Suspects arise after the stabbing of a beloved mother in her Tomahawk, WI, home; when another stabbing occurs the next day, detectives race to place her exes, a high school and a taco joint under the microscope.

Season Premiere

2024-03-21T01:00:00Z

9x01 Uncomfortable Truths

Season Premiere

9x01 Uncomfortable Truths

  • 2024-03-21T01:00:00Z42m

Beth Kutz leaves work in Poynette, WI, and never comes home. Her disappearance sets off a firestorm of searches for this mother of two by the small-town community while investigators unearth the uncomfortable truths behind this beloved family.

2024-03-28T01:00:00Z

9x02 Murder on the Mountain

9x02 Murder on the Mountain

  • 2024-03-28T01:00:00Z41m

After a young father goes missing from work, the small town of Challis, ID, is abuzz with tales of infidelity and finger-pointing, leaving investigators to decipher what is fact and what is fiction.

2024-04-04T01:00:00Z

9x03 Summer's Deadly Fling

9x03 Summer's Deadly Fling

  • 2024-04-04T01:00:00Z41m

The burnt body of Sara Summer, a mother of three, turns up in a cornfield. News of this grim discovery sends the people of the quiet town of Trenton, TN, fearing for their safety while investigators search for clues to hunt down her killer.

2024-04-11T01:00:00Z

9x04 Spring Breaking Up

9x04 Spring Breaking Up

  • 2024-04-11T01:00:00Z41m

Tynesha Stewart, a college freshman at Texas A&M and niece of former NFL football players Jason and Aaron Glenn, is reported missing during spring break; as details of her private life emerge, police uncover jealous boyfriends and turmoil at home while making a discovery that will haunt Bordersville forever. [also shown as S6:E11]

2024-04-18T01:00:00Z

9x05 Living Among Liars

9x05 Living Among Liars

  • 2024-04-18T01:00:00Z41m

When missing dental assistant and mother Sharon Ray is found dead in a well, the town of Grand Rivers, KY, joins together to find who did this; loved ones wonder if Sharon was living a lie when those closest to her become prime suspects. [also shown as S6:E12]

2024-04-25T01:00:00Z

9x06 Marriage into Mayhem

9x06 Marriage into Mayhem

  • 2024-04-25T01:00:00Z41m

After a cattle rancher turns up dead in his trailer home, the minuscule town of Driscoll, ND, points fingers at everyone in the small population. Left with little evidence, it takes over a decade to hone in on his executioner. [also shown as S6:E13]

2024-05-02T01:00:00Z

9x07 Family or Feud

9x07 Family or Feud

  • 2024-05-02T01:00:00Z42m

After teenager Jessica Dishon is murdered in Shepherdsville, KY, police must sort through her past relationships, jealous friends, and an old family feud to find the killer. [also shown as S6:E14]

2024-05-09T01:00:00Z

9x08 Money is a Motive

9x08 Money is a Motive

  • 2024-05-09T01:00:00Z42m

Casey, IL looks to their own citizens when they find out a house fire didn't kill Scott Collins, it was murder; secrets revealed about his life aren't enough to lead to his killer, it's his German Shepherd, who holds the key to solving his case.

2024-05-16T01:00:00Z

9x09 Episode 9

9x09 Episode 9

  • 2024-05-16T01:00:00Z44m

Casey, Ill. looks to their own citizens when they find out a house fire didn't kill Scott Collins.

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