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People Magazine Investigates

Season 1 2016 - 2017

  • 2016-11-08T02:00:00Z on Investigation Discovery
  • 42 mins
  • 7 hours, 42 mins
  • United States
  • English
  • Crime

Investigation Discovery and People magazine partner to re-examine some of the most high profile crime cases in recent history. The one-hour series brings viewers tales of betrayal, buried secrets and unsung heroes, ripped from the pages of one of the nation's top weekly magazines. These stories transcended news and became part of pop culture, revealing shocking twists, new evidence, and unexpected resolutions. Interlaced within every episode are exclusive interviews with People's journalists, archival footage, re-creations, and firsthand accounts by those closest to the investigations.

11 episodes

1x01 The Long Island Serial Killer: The Lost Girls

  • Series Premiere

    2016-11-08T02:00:00Z — 42 mins

In the premiere of the true-crime series, the search for a missing escort leads the police on Long Island to discover the bodies of 10 women believed to have been murdered by the same killer.

The discovery of four women's bodies on Gilgo Beach is just the beginning, as investigators uncover multiple suspects and shocking theories while racing to identify the Long Island Serial Killer before he strikes again.

1x03 What Happened to Baby Lisa?

  • 2016-11-15T02:00:00Z — 42 mins

The mystery surrounding the disappearance of a 10-month-old girl from her Kansas City, Mo., home is examined. The family fears that she was abducted by a drifter, but the police suspect that someone within the family may be responsible.

1x04 Stranger Than Fiction

  • 2016-11-22T02:00:00Z — 42 mins

Police question suspects in the inner circle of Jackie Galloway, a woman found strangled and bound with ritualistic knots; a chance encounter with a prowler leads them to the shocking discovery of a budding serial killer.

1x05 Cabin 28: Horror in the Woods

  • 2016-11-29T02:00:00Z — 42 mins

A long-cold case that may be heating up is examined. In 1981 Keddie, Cal., the investigation into the murders of a woman and three teens hits a wall. Fast forward three decades and recently discovered evidence may be key to cracking case.

1x06 Hollywood Horror Story

  • 2016-12-06T02:00:00Z — 42 mins

Hikers discover the severed head of Hervey Medellin in the Hollywood Hills; the suspects include former lovers, drug cartel hit men and a porn star in this tale of lust, greed and butchery.

1x07 In the Name of Love

  • 2016-12-13T02:00:00Z — 42 mins

The 1995 murder of a 16-year old girl in Grand Prairie, Texas, goes unsolved for nine months, when a game of truth-or-dare leads to a startling confession.

1x08 JonBenet: The Untold Truth

  • 2016-12-20T02:00:00Z — 42 mins

An examination of the JonBenét Ramsey murder case. The 6-year-old beauty pageant winner was murdered in her family's home on Dec. 26, 1996. Included: whether she was killed in a kidnapping-gone-wrong, by a home intruder or by one of her own family.

1x09 The Grim Sleeper

  • 2016-12-27T02:00:00Z — 42 mins

A lone survivor is the only witness who can help police track down a serial killer known as the Grim Sleeper preying on women in South Central Los Angeles; after decades of searching, police hone in on an unlikely suspect.

1x10 The Darkest of Nights

  • 2017-01-03T02:00:00Z — 42 mins

In Craig, Ala., townspeople are shocked when police discover the charred body of beloved mother and wife Lauri Waterman; people have no idea who would want to kill her, then an unlikely witness reveals a sordid story of secrets and lies.

1x11 Jeffrey MacDonald: The Accused

  • 2017-01-10T02:00:00Z — 42 mins

A brutal 1970 home invasion claims the lives of Army surgeon Jeffrey MacDonald's wife and daughters, leaving him the lone survivor; authorities doubt his story of murderous hippies and believe MacDonald committed the crime himself.