THE UNLIKELY CRIMINAL IS EXPOSED
- The All-American boy next door. A church-going grandmother. A devoted brother. They were respected role models and trusted members of their community - until the day each of them was charged with a shocking crime.
The series shines a light on some UNUSUAL SUSPECTS, showing that even the nicest neighbor can have a sinister side. From vengeful family members to a corrupt officer patrolling the roads, UNUSUAL SUSPECTS profiles those you would least expect to be capable of committing such dark deeds.
Each one-hour episode of UNUSUAL SUSPECTS showcases some of the most baffling and challenging cases in contemporary law enforcement, and commends the unwavering investigations that led to the arrest of these unlikely culprits. Featuring in-depth interviews from some of America's top investigative forces, viewers find out how these illusive offenders evaded justice for years, and how persistent police work and a passion for justice ultimately got them caught.
In 1996, teenager Joey Martin leaves home through a bedroom window to join friends for beers and to catch a glimpse of a rare comet that was due to pass through the Northern sky, but he disappears. Police do not find any concrete leads up until 2008, when a new detective uncovers a shocking story.
In 1985, when welder Danny Paquette is killed in his front yard by a long-distance rifle shot, there is no shortage of suspects. Lots of people hated Danny. But ultimately the solution falls much closer to home than anyone expected.
When 10-year-old Katie Collman is murdered in a small Indiana town, a shocking confession catapults this crime into national news. Was Katie murdered to keep her quiet about something she saw? An unusual clue leads investigators to an unexpected conclusion.
In 2004, affluent Coral Gables couple John and Susan Sutton are attacked at home. Susan doesn't survive. Investigators look at an adulterous business partner and an angry client before mobile phone records lead to a shooter with ties to the family.
FBI office manager Melissa Mooney is found murdered in her home. After taking a hard look at several promising suspects, the case goes cold. Two years later, a reexamination of the case leads to an unlikely killer who was hiding in plain sight.
1984: Terrifying screams pierce the Florida night. A day later, a woman's body is found, stabbed to death. Detective Larry Tosi faces a host of suspects, but when the killer is caught, no-one will be more shocked than Tosi himself.
"Went 2 Talk 2 Rob." These are the last words 15-year-old Becky Stowe writes before she slips out, never to be seen again. Did she run away, or did her boyfriend Rob make her disappear? Two years go by before the truth about Becky is finally revealed.
In 1985, an LA County Sheriff is gunned down in his vehicle. Investigators drill down the slain cop's list of enemies with no results. In 1999, a multiagency task force shines a new light on the old case, illuminating a culprit who defies belief.
When San Diego Police Officer Kirk Johnson is found shot to death in his service vehicle, evidence points to a fellow law enforcement officer. Detectives reluctantly begin to investigate their own when an astonishing tip leads to an unlikely killer.
Soon after Mardi Gras in Mobile, Alabama, an 18-year-old freshman is found shot to death in the woods behind campus. Detectives take a hard look at several suspects, but 30 years go by before a stunning confession cracks the case.
When tycoon Andrew Kissel is stabbed to death in his Greenwich mansion, detectives are faced with a long list of suspects. Practically everyone who knew the victim has a motive for murder. Ultimately, a secret money trail reveals the guilty party.