Unusual Suspects

Sunday 10:00 PM on Investigation Discovery Premiered Jan 01, 2010 In Season


No Editor

User Score: 0

Episode Guide

    • Stone Cold Fusion
      Season 8 - Episode 13
      The murder of a leading cold fusion advocate is investigated.
    • Sin City Slaying
      Season 5 - Episode 8
      In 1992, single mother of three Martha Doney is found brutally stabbed in her Las Vegas home. Was she a victim of opportunity, or a target of jealous rage? Years later, modern technology brings the case to a surprising conclusion.
    • The Deacon's Demise
      Season 5 - Episode 7
      In 1992, a church deacon from Upland, CA is found murdered in Tijuana. Did a secret double life lead to the death of this married father of four? Years later, a fresh look at the case helps investigators unravel the complex plot to murder the deacon.
    • Driven to Murder
      Season 5 - Episode 4
      In February of 1992, a Maryland businessman is found shot on Federal land. A veteran US Parks detective follows a trail of clues up and down the eastern seaboard before unraveling the tragic events that led to murder.
    • Christmas Mourning
      Season 5 - Episode 2
      In Georgia, just days before Christmas, Beverly Eller is found murdered in her apartment. After years of tireless investigation, a critical piece of evidence helps investigators unravel the bizarre chain of events that led to Beverly's tragic murder.
    • Deadly Forest
      Season 5 - Episode 1
      In 1985, a popular high school girl is found murdered in the Angeles National Forest. Investigators run through a network of a classmates, rivals, and troublemakers to find her killer. Years later, a break in the cases exposes the shocking truth.
    • Deathbed
      Season 5 - Episode 6
      In 1972, a postal worker is found brutally murdered in his San Diego apartment. Investigators wade through suspect after suspect, from close friends to hardened criminals. Thirty-seven years later, old evidence points them to their killer.
    • Phantom Predator
      Season 5 - Episode 5
      When a serial rapist targets St. Louis in the 1990's, a multi-agency task force exhausts countless leads in their search for the mysterious predator. Years later, a concerned citizens helps investigators bring an unlikely culprit to justice.
    • When Evil Strikes
      Season 5 - Episode 11
      In 2004, a former marine goes missing from his North Carolina home. Investigators sift through a mountain of tips and small-town rumors before a surprise witness comes forward who may hold the key to the mysterious disappearance.
    • Down to the Wire
      Down to the Wire
      Season 9 - Episode 10
      A mother of three grown children is stabbed in her own home in the middle of the day. Digging back through her life for motive, detectives are led to some unlikely suspects. It takes years, and one bold wiretap, to uncover what really happened to her.
    • Death of an Angel
      Season 3 - Episode 8
      Summer of 1992, 18 year-old Angel Ormstrom leaves to run errands, but never comes home. Did she run away, or was she made to disappear? Five months later, a gruesome discovery brings the case to a twisted and tragic conclusion.
    • Final Curtain
      Final Curtain
      Season 9 - Episode 5
      Costa Mesa, Cal., is a beautiful place to live, but it comes at a cost. The murder of a young girl and the disappearance of a former Army soldier leads investigators down a dark path into the mind of an unassuming killer.
    • Deadly Accusation
      Season 6 - Episode 18

      After accusing her colleagues of sexual harassment, a Navy officer is murdered in her Virginia Beach apartment.

    • Death and Taxes
      Season 6 - Episode 19
    • Murder in the Mirror
      Season 6 - Episode 20

      An eighty-year-old matriarch is found dead in her Hubbardston, Michigan home.  Her death appears to have been an accident, but when investigators discover evidence of murder, the victim's friends and neighbors are under suspicion.

    • An Eye for Murder
      Season 6 - Episode 21

      A young Navy wife is found murdered in her Mayport, Florida home.

    • Absent Teacher
      Season 6 - Episode 22
    • Left Alone
      Season 6 - Episode 23

      In 1986, a 13-year-old Florida girl is sexually assaulted and murdered while staying at a friend's house.  With no sign of forced entry, police believe the victim knew her killer.  But it would take seventeen years and some advancements in DNA technology to bring the killer to justice.

    • Flames in Paradise
      Season 6 - Episode 24

      Two days before Christmas in 1998, a telemarketing manager is found shot to death and torched in his car in La Jolla, California.

    • Nightmare Field
      Season 6 - Episode 25

      Shortly after moving to Stockton, California, a young woman goes missing; two months later, her remains are found in a cornfield.

    • No Good Deed
      Season 6 - Episode 17
    • Last Dance
      Season 6 - Episode 16
    • Little Boy Lost
      Season 5 - Episode 10
      In 1985, the body of an 11 year-old boy is found, days after he disappeared from his father's Flint, Michigan home. A mother's tireless pursuit of justice leads investigators to a crucial clue and the devastating truth behind her son's death.
    • Manufacturing Murder
      Season 5 - Episode 9
      In 1997, four bodies are found in a Bartow, Florida factory, all with close ties to company management. Was it a robbery gone wrong, or premeditated quadruple homicide? Dogged investigation reveals an intricate murder plot and a devious mastermind.
    • The Last Resort
      Season 5 - Episode 12
      In 2000, the manager of a Florida hotel is doused with acid in broad daylight. He dies from his wounds 11 days later. Investigators must contend with bum tips, false identities and a nationwide manhunt before the shocking culprit is revealed.
    • Dangerous Fortune
      Season 5 - Episode 13
      In 2005, a fortuneteller and her daughter are brutally murdered in their Westminster, CA home. Ritualistic elements leave investigators baffled until a paper trail leads them to their coldblooded culprit.
    • Dead End Trail
      Season 6 - Episode 11
      The murder of a Southern Illinois University student is investigated.
    • Final Curtain
      Final Curtain
      Season 9 - Episode 11
      Costa Mesa, Cal., is a beautiful place to live, but it comes at a cost. The murder of a young girl and the disappearance of a former Army soldier leads investigators down a dark path into the mind of an unassuming killer.
    • Death Comes Calling
      Season 6 - Episode 14
      An elderly couple are murdered in Lake Oswego, Ore.
    • Deadly Desire
      Season 6 - Episode 15
      A grandmother is murdered in her home in a Philly suburb.
    • Nightclub Nightmare
      Season 6 - Episode 12
      Investigating a daytime robbery at a nightclub in Arlington, Texas, that resulted in an employee's death.
    • Little Girl Gone
      Season 6 - Episode 26

      The skeletal remains of a Montana girl are discovered a year after she went missing; years later, a chance encounter at a bus stop renews the search for her killer.

    • Field of Nightmares
      Field of Nightmares
      Season 9 - Episode 1
      On a summer day in Springfield, Ill., an infant daughter left in a sweltering SUV is the only sign of a young mother that's gone missing. A frantic search leads to an eerie sight at the edge of town, and a killer who may have more secrets to expose.
    • Sinister Secret
      Season 6 - Episode 10
      The murder of a Wyoming teenager is investigated.
    • Fatal Impact
      Fatal Impact
      Season 9 - Episode 11
      A farm foreman is killed in what looks like a deadly accident. The ATF, however, confirms this was no accident It was a bomb with an intended target. Trying to misdirect police, the killer is eventually brought down with the help of a little sunlight.
    • Final Lesson
      Season 8 - Episode 12
      The hunt for the killer of an art teacher is chronicled.
    • Snake in the Grass
      Snake in the Grass
      Season 9 - Episode 2
      Police looking into the murders of a married team of sun-drenched Southern California entrepreneurs investigate whether the couple may have found out the hard way that no amount of money is worth losing sleep—or your life—over.
    • Dance With the Devil
      Dance With the Devil
      Season 9 - Episode 3
      A New Jersey woman with a thirst for fun takes the plunge and buys a home close to her family. The wrong houseguest will prove deadly though, as police dig through her life to find an enemy that is hiding very close.
    • Nightcrawler
      Season 9 - Episode 4
      In Summit Township, Mich., a mother is gunned down in her home in the middle of the night. Suspicion swirls around those close to her before a plot unravels to reveal how being in the wrong place at the wrong time can lead to paying the ultimate price.
    • A Taste for Blood
      A Taste for Blood
      Season 9 - Episode 9
      A young mother's body is found in the bath in what appears to be an accident. The evidence doesn't add up, however, and the case turns into a murder investigation. Two more victims are connected to the killer, who cops must catch before he strikes again.
    • Tangled Up in Red
      Tangled Up in Red
      Season 9 - Episode 8
      One woman is killed and her best friend hospitalized in two separate attacks in a normally quiet Georgia suburb. Investigators digging for the truth uncover connections that show some members of these two families were much closer than anyone thought.
    • Terror Under the Moonlight
      Terror Under the Moonlight
      Season 9 - Episode 7
      An unthinkable murder and miraculous story of survival take shape in a small Gulf Coast Texas town. A quiet night out between teenaged friends turns into every parent's nightmare when a killer stumbles upon his unsuspecting prey.
    • Devil Went Down to Georgia
      Devil Went Down to Georgia
      Season 9 - Episode 6
      A recent law graduate goes missing weeks before the bar exam. Family, friends and investigators collaborate to uncover the mystery of where she went, and who put her there. A revelation puts her inner circle under suspicion until the killer is revealed.
    • End of the Line
      Season 8 - Episode 11
      A rookie cop investigates the rape-murder of a first-year college coed.
    • Kill Now, Pay Later
      Season 8 - Episode 10
      The murder of a California businessman is linked to a contract killer.
    • Silent Night
      Season 7 - Episode 2

      A woman is murdered in her Portland, Oregon apartment on Christmas Day.

    • New Years Evil
      Season 7 - Episode 1

      A young Pennsylvania woman goes missing on New Year's Eve and is later found burned to death.

    • Shattered Dreams
      Shattered Dreams
      Season 9 - Episode 12
      A couple is gunned down in their home during the night. Evidence points to the couple's relatives, sending cops down a path that has dire results for a suspect. Police get the killer, but at a severe cost to everyone associated with the victims.
    • Barefoot Homicide
      Season 6 - Episode 27

      A college student is found strangled to death and barefoot at the bottom of a stairwell near a computer laboratory. Nine years later, Philadelphia detectives identify her killer.

    • Ashes to Ashes
      Season 7 - Episode 3
      The strangulation death of an 8-year-old girl in Ocean Shores, Wash., is investigated.
    • Vicious Voyeur
      Season 7 - Episode 4
      The investigation into the murder of a young North Carolina woman is recounted.
    • Drive With Danger
      Season 7 - Episode 5
      A young woman's night out ends in tragedy; and her killer eludes justice for decades.
    • Housebound Homicide
      Season 8 - Episode 9
      The search for the killer of a Denver woman with disabilities takes 10 years.
    • Murder Down Memory Lane
      Season 8 - Episode 8
      A 5-year-old girl's description of her mother's killer as a "ninja" helps the police put the killer behind bars.
    • Last Curtain Call
      Season 8 - Episode 7
      The investigation into the shooting death of a former actor in Yuma, Ariz., is recounted.
    • Knives and Lies
      Season 7 - Episode 6
      The stabbing death of a well-liked teenager in his Salt Lake City home is investigated.
    • Absent Teacher
      Absent Teacher
      Season 6 - Episode 22
      A school teacher disappears after her first day on the job.
    • Betrayal of Trust
      Season 1 - Episode 2
      A husband and wife are found shot to death on a deserted stretch of highway; A young woman is thrown from a bridge near a freeway exit ramp.
    • Hiding in Plain Sight
      Season 2 - Episode 5
      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.
    • Who Wanted Them Dead?
      Season 2 - Episode 4
      In 2004, affluent Coral Gables couple, John & Susan Sutton, are attacked at home. Susan doesn't survive. Investigators look at an adulterous business partner and an angry client before cell phone records lead to a shooter with ties to the family.
    • Little Girl Lost
      Season 2 - Episode 3
      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 the conclusion.
    • Getting Even
      Season 2 - Episode 2
      In 1985 when welder Danny Paquette is killed in his front yard by a long-distance rifle shot, there is no shortage of suspects. Many people had issues with Danny. But ultimately the solution falls much closer to home than anyone expected.
    • Terror in Gulfport
      Season 2 - Episode 6
      In 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.
    • Blood on the Badge
      Season 2 - Episode 7
      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 multi-agency task force shines a new light on the old case, illuminating a culprit who defies belief.
    • Murder in the Mansion
      Season 2 - Episode 11
      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.
    • Death of a Freshman
      Season 2 - Episode 10
      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 thirty years go by before a stunning confession cracks the case.
    • Cop Killer
      Season 2 - Episode 9
      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.
    • Where's Becky
      Season 2 - Episode 7
      "Went 2 Talk 2 Rob" 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.
    • Never Came Home
      Season 2 - Episode 1
      In 1996, teenaged Joey Martin sneaks out of his bedroom window to watch a comet from a cabin in the woods-and disappears. Despite multiple leads, there is no sign of Joey until 2008 when a young detective uncovers the shocking story of Joey's fate.
    • A Mother's Conviction
      Season 1 - Episode 3
      A young boy is killed and his mother is convicted of the crime. Years later, she is set free by a confession from a most unexpected source.
    • Burned
      Season 1 - Episode 9
      A series of California fires puts investigators on the hunt for a serial arsonist. After years of dogged investigation, an unpopular theory points to a disturbing culprit.
    • Overkill
      Season 1 - Episode 11
      In rural Wisconsin, a local eccentric is murdered in his home; A serial killer targets the elderly in Lake Elsinore, California.
    • Murder in Biloxi
      Season 1 - Episode 5
      A judge and his wife are murdered in their Biloxi home. In a city rife with corruption, the suspects range from common criminals to powerful politicians.
    • Happy Face Killer
      Season 1 - Episode 12
      A mild-mannered grandmother accuses her boyfriend of the murder of a local woman. Five years later, someone else claims responsibility for the crime and the murders of six other women.
    • Missing Executive
      Season 1 - Episode 8
      When high-ranking oil executive Sidney Reso is kidnapped, an intensive manhunt turns up few clues. Cryptic letters and phone calls send investigators racing to catch the kidnappers, hoping to bring Reso home alive.
    • Lovers and Liars
      Season 1 - Episode 10
      A young couple is gunned down on a lover's lane in Georgia; A husband and wife are shot to death in their suburban Chicago home before the killer sets the house on fire.
    • Will to Murder
      Season 1 - Episode 4
      A killer posing as a delivery man, guns down an affluent couple in their own home; A recent victim of robbery is found shot to death in her car.
    • Cold-Blooded
      Season 1 - Episode 13
      A young woman vanishes when a flat tire forces her to pull over; Keeping an eye on his neighbor's property brings a man face to face with his killer.
    • The Killer Nearby
      Season 1 - Episode 1
      A suburban housewife is abducted from her home and savagely murdered; After turning his life around, a young man is killed when he crosses local gang members.
    • Millionaire's Murder
      Season 1 - Episode 7
      The murder of a wealthy widow sends shock waves through a small town. The victim's own records are the key to finding the killer.
    • Monster in Spokane
      Season 1 - Episode 6
      A serial killer plagues Spokane, Washington, claiming the lives of more than a dozen victims. The reexamination of an old clue finally helps investigators zero in on the murderer.
    • The Perfect Family
      Season 3 - Episode 1
      In the dark of night, a Pennsylvania family are brutally murdered in their home. Only their 20 year-old daughter survives. Investigators wonder, who would kill this seemingly perfect family? The answer will shock their community for years to come.
    • A Monsterous Act
      Season 3 - Episode 2
      In 1994, 20 year-old Missy Grubaugh is killed in her apartment. Police focus on a list of suspects - a thieving former roommate, a threatening coworker, a sex offender boyfriend. In the end, a late-night call to the victim brings the case to a close.
    • Murder on Miguel Lane
      Season 3 - Episode 3
      In 1985, the homicide of three Arlington, TX teens shocks the community. Investigators focus on an ex-boyfriend, teen satanists, and a drug addict with a grudge, but a shaky alibi and forensic evidence lead to a killer with close ties to the victims.
    • Murder on the Menu
      Season 4 - Episode 8
      April, 2004, the dismembered body of a chef is found in trash bags along a highway. Detectives grill everyone from a bitter, estranged wife to a blade-happy sous-chef. Finally, the bones give investigators the twisted answer to a bloody puzzle.
    • A Bike Ride to Murder
      Season 4 - Episode 7
      In 1991, the brutalized body of a San Diego girl is found in a weed-choked canyon. Could a close encounter with a church-going couple reveal a dark secret and the identity of a child killer? Detectives unearth a shocking truth no one can believe.
    • Gruesome Discovery
      Season 4 - Episode 6
      In 1994, the brutalized body of a young mother is found in a 55-gallon trash barrel. Did she get caught in a love triangle, or did a coworker's obsession go to far? When the shocking truth is untangled, a vicious killer faces final justice.
    • Mother's Day Murders
      Season 4 - Episode 5
      In 1985, a young military wife and two of her three little girls are viciously murdered in their home. In a twisted case filled with unusual suspects, the man who gets convicted goes free. But nothing is what it seems.
    • Unusual Suspects
      Season 4 - Episode 9
      June, 1993, a California mother-of-two is found strangled in her home. Was she silenced by her estranged husband? An obsessed coworker? A fledgling serial killer? Undaunted, a veteran detective uncovers evidence that brings a killer to justice.
    • City Under Siege
      Season 4 - Episode 10
      In 2006, a 20-year-old female is brutally gunned down while walking home from her shift at a Scottsdale, AZ nightclub. Could her death be connected to a violent shooting spree plaguing the area? A tip reveals the gunman's shocking identity.
    • Burning Fury
      Season 5 - Episode 3
      In 1988, a 29 year-old man is found tortured and murdered in his burnt-up apartment in Sunset Beach, CA. As two decades pass, friends, rivals, roommates and criminals are scrutinized before investigators close in on a surprising and sadistic killer.
    • Maritime Murder
      Season 4 - Episode 13
      In 1982, a Naval Officer dies from a mysterious illness. When toxicology reports reveal he was poisoned, Naval Investigators sift through a ship of thousands, and countless theories before the truth behind the victim's painful death is revealed.
    • No Mercy
      Season 4 - Episode 12
      In 2001, a mother of triplets is found strangled in her Puyallup, Washington home. Was she the victim of dangerous obsession, or a classic love triangle? As investigators piece together the victim's final moments, a shocking killer is revealed.
    • Killings in Kentucky
      Season 4 - Episode 11
      On a winter morning in 1993, a beloved veterinarian and his wife and son are viciously gunned down in their rural Kentucky home. Investigators leave no stone unturned as the bitter truth behind this tragic, triple-slaying is revealed.
    • Blood Trail
      Season 4 - Episode 4
      In 1999, Theresa Wesolowski of Germantown, WI is found with 46 stab wounds. Unraveling the complex mystery, investigators find a tiny clue that finally nails the killer, hiding in plain sight.
    • Wolf in Sheep's Clothing
      Season 4 - Episode 3
      "In 1995, 8 year-old Maria Piceno of Lemoore, CA is abducted near her home. When her body is recovered, the search for a missing girl turns into a hunt for a vicious killer. Could one woman\'s searing memories be the key to a shocking truth?
    • The Perfect Suspect
      Season 4 - Episode 2
      "Between 1993 and 1996, the rape and murder of three Arkansas women puts local detectives on the trail of a sadistic killer. In their hunt for the truth, investigators learn that nothing in these cases is cut and dry.
    • Murderous Intentions
      Season 3 - Episode 7
      A day after Katrina hits the Gulf Coast, a Lafayette man is shot by masked burglars. Police work through a list of suspects, to no avail. Three years later, crime scene evidence leads investigators to the opportunistic culprits.
    • Left for Dead
      Season 3 - Episode 6
      In 1997, Sarasota couple Henry Caneva & Janet Scott are attacked in their home. Henry doesn't survive. Investigators work down a list of suspects, but it will take an unrelated domestic disturbance call to bring the case to a close.
    • Clairemont Killer
      Season 3 - Episode 5
      In 1990, the murders of six females put San Diego investigators on the trail of a vicious serial killer. As all suspects come up clear, reports of a man loitering outside a health club bring the case to a shocking conclusion.
    • Innocent Bystandard
      Season 3 - Episode 4
      In 2002, a Brunswick, NY couple are found murdered in their apartment. Girlfriend Arica is an innocent bystander, but boyfriend Sam is a drug dealer with dangerous enemies. In the end, a bloody print at the scene leads to a killer who defies belief.
    • Hotel Homicides
      Season 3 - Episode 9
      Between 1993 and 1997 three women are murdered in three Des Moines, Iowa hotels. Hampered by the sheer volume of suspects and the infancy of forensic testing, it takes years of dogged investigation to bring a sadistic killer to justice.
    • Elemental Murder
      Season 3 - Episode 10
      When a hardworking waitress ingests a lethal dose of poison, a nationwide panic ensues. Everyone is a suspect, until one of the most bizarre sting operations in Florida history leads detectives to the implausible poisoner.
    • Pure Evil
      Season 4 - Episode 1
      "In 1995, the body of a Chicago woman is found dumped on a Wisconsin highway. Was she the victim of a lover\'s spat turned deadly? Did she run afoul of local criminals? Investigators uncover the shocking truth behind the victim\'s tragic end.
    • Bathtub Killer
      Season 3 - Episode 13
      In 1996, two women are murdered in the same Texas apartment complex. Authorities follow every lead but the case goes cold. Three years later, DNA evidence, and a seemingly unrelated crime lead authorities to the sadistic "Bathtub Killer."
    • Random Act of Madness
      Season 3 - Episode 12
      A Maine father of four is found shot to death after going out for a beer. Is he the victim of a family squabble? Did he run afoul of local crooks? Years later, an unrelated cold case and a guilty conscience help bring the killer to justice.
    • Deadly Denial
      Season 3 - Episode 11
      When a Kentucky woman is murdered in her home, detectives theorize the gun advocate knew her attacker. Investigators scrutinize family, friends, and boyfriends old and new before a shaky alibi and forensic evidence point to the killer.
    • Forget Me Not
      Forget Me Not
      Season 9 - Episode 14
      A beloved teenage daughter is missing for a month before being discovered murdered in tranquil La Porte, Ind. Dogged investigators spend 15 years searching several states, only to find a killer close to home.