IDCON, is going virtual with IDCON: HOME TOGETHER





Tomorrow, ID’s beloved fan engagement event, IDCON, is going virtual with IDCON: HOME TOGETHER. With timely discussions reflecting on the state of our justice system during the Covid-19 pandemic, hear from ID’s true crime experts about ways to stay safe at home while we’re all staying home, and how to keep children safe online while their digital footprints are on the rise, Panels will also tackle the current controversial cases such as the killing of Ahmad Arbery, and will revisit headline-making and iconic cases like Jeffrey Epstein and Brittany Murphy.

IDCON: HOME TOGETHER will be fueled by fan questions, activations and special guest appearances throughout the two-hour event. Additionally, attendees will receive sneak peeks of upcoming programming for the network’s exclusive true-crime programming event, ID PRESENTS: NINE AT 9, kicking off on Memorial Day and featuring premium headline-making cases at 9 p.m. ET every night. ID Addicts can join the fifth annual IDCON: HOME TOGETHER on Thursday, May 21 beginning at 6 p.m. ET at IDCON2020.

Below is a panel overview, and please contact me with any questions or requests for interview. We hope to “see” you tomorrow for IDCON: HOME TOGETHER!

CRIMINALLY ADDICTIVE
Join our panel of experts, crime journalist Diane Dimond, legal analyst Ashleigh Banfield, and psychotherapist Dr. Robi Ludwig, as they discuss the Brittany Murphy and Jeffrey Epstein cases – headline-making stories that always seem to pose more questions than answers.

INSIDE JUSTICE
Take an inside look at how the justice system works – through convictions of the past and crimes of the present – with three unique perspectives. “48 Hours” correspondent Maureen Maher leads a discussion with former New York prosecutor Anna-Sigga Nicolazzi of “True Conviction,” and co-hosts of “Reasonable Doubt, retired homicide detective Chris Anderson and criminal defense attorney Fatima Silva.

FROM COUCH TO CAPTURE
Join crusaders of justice John Walsh and Callahan Walsh as they discuss their careers in crime-fighting and the meaningful work that they do, both with their series “In Pursuit with John Walsh” and with National Center for Missing & Exploited Children.

AT HOME WITH JOE
After 9 seasons with “Homicide Hunter,” it’s time to see a new type of Joe! Fans are invited to a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to hear from Joe Kenda himself from the comfort of his own home, and are encouraged to submit video questions with a chance for him to answer in his signature style!

In lieu of an attendance fee, ID is encouraging donations to nonprofits we support at the channel, including: the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC), National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV) , and One Love.



INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY ZOOMS NETWORK STARS TO YOUR LIVING ROOM




INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY ZOOMS NETWORK STARS TO YOUR LIVING ROOM FOR THE FIRST EVER VIRTUAL ENGAGEMENT EVENT IDCON: HOME TOGETHER

(Silver Spring, MD)— ID’s beloved fan engagement event, IDCON, is going virtual for 2020 with IDCON: HOME TOGETHER. For the first time ever, ID fans are welcome to pour their favorite beverage, cuddle up with their cat and join ID for a network fan event that takes you behind the scenes of your favorite TV channel – right from the comfort of your own couch. This year will focus on keeping us all safe at home together, while still offering the chance to interact with ID’s stars. Attendees will be encouraged to ask their burning fan questions and will be treated to surprises, activations and special guest appearances throughout the two-hour event. Additionally, attendees will receive sneak peeks of upcoming programming for the network’s exclusive true-crime programming event, ID PRESENTS: NINE AT 9, kicking off on Memorial Day and featuring premium headline-making cases at 9 p.m. ET every night. ID Addicts can join the fifth annual IDCON: HOME TOGETHER on Zoom on Thursday, May 21 from 6-8 p.m. ET, sign up at IDCON2020. In lieu of an attendance fee, ID is encouraging donations to nonprofit organizations that we support at the channel, including: the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC), National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV) , and One Love.

“Connectivity is something we’re all longing for right now, and we know how devoted our ID Addicts are to our network and stars,” said Henry Schleiff, Group President, Investigation Discovery, Travel Channel, Destination America and American Heroes Channel. “For the past five years, fans have come to us in New York City and now, as a special treat during these trying times, we are coming to all of you. No lines. No sold-out venue – just the ID stars you love, the true crime content you crave, and you, from the comfort of your own home.”

IDCON: HOME TOGETHER will consist of four sessions running from 6 p.m. ET on Thursday, May 21st, and is scheduled to go until 8 p.m. ET. The session schedule is as follows:

FROM COUCH TO CAPTURE
Join crusaders of justice John Walsh and Callahan Walsh as they discuss their careers in crime-fighting and the meaningful work that they do on “In Pursuit with John Walsh.” The series alone, which relies on help from an active and engaged audience, in its past two seasons has helped bring 15 featured fugitives to justice and five missing children home. The Walshes will also discuss the inspiring work that they do with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) and how their work keeps Adam Walsh’s legacy alive. Discussion will be moderated by SVP of production at ID, Sara Kozak.

INSIDE JUSTICE
Take an inside look at how the justice system works through three unique perspectives – retired homicide detective Chris Anderson (“Reasonable Doubt”), former New York prosecutor Anna-Sigga Nicolazzi (“True Conviction”), and criminal defense attorney Fatima Silva (“Reasonable Doubt”). What cases are they following now? How is the justice system adapting to change? How common are wrongful convictions? How is self-isolation changing the crimes committed today? Join ID for a conversation about convictions of the past and crimes of the present. Moderated by CBS’ “48 Hours” correspondent, Maureen Maher

CRIMINALLY ADDICTIVE
These are the stories that make headlines. The cases you think you know, but never really do. Join our panel of expert crime reporters, legal analyst Ashleigh Banfield, crime journalist Diane Dimond, and psychotherapist Dr. Robi Ludwig, as they discuss famous crimes that always seem to pose more questions than answers. From the purported suicide of Jeffrey Epstein to the suspicious death of Hollywood starlet Brittany Murphy, this is a discussion you won’t want to miss – and you won’t have to leave your own home to get the scoop. Moderated by Pamela Deutsch, Vice President of production for the “ID Mystery” franchise

AT HOME WITH JOE
After 9 seasons and 142 episodes, it’s time to see a new type of Joe! Fans of the long-running hit “Homicide Hunter” were devastated to hear that the series had come to an end this past January. But with a brand-new series coming to ID later this year, we have not seen the last of Joe Kenda. Fans are invited to a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to hear from Joe himself in the comfort of his own home – and we all know who will be operating the camera behind the scenes and hopefully make a special guest appearance! Fans are encouraged to submit video questions to Joe in advance – he might choose your question to answer in his own signature style! Moderated by Thomas Cutler, Vice President of production for “Homicide Hunter.”

About Investigation Discovery
Investigation Discovery (ID) is the leading crime and justice network on television, delivering the highest-quality programming to approximately 80 million U.S. households. From harrowing crimes to in-depth investigations and heart-breaking mysteries behind these “real people, real stories,” ID is the #1 destination for true crime stories on television. For exclusive web content and bonus material, fans can follow ID on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook or check out the network’s true crime content anytime and anywhere through ID’s TV Everywhere offering, IDGO.

Investigation Discovery is part of Discovery, Inc. (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK), a global leader in real life entertainment, serving a passionate audience of superfans around the world with content that inspires, informs and entertains. Available in 220 countries and territories and 50 languages, Discovery delivers over 8,000 hours of original programming each year and has category leadership across deeply loved content genres around the world. For additional information about ID, please visit InvestigationDiscovery.com.



INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY PREMIERES NINE STRAIGHT NIGHTS OF THE GREATEST TRUE CRIME STORIES





INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY PREMIERES NINE STRAIGHT NIGHTS OF THE GREATEST TRUE CRIME STORIES, EVER, WITH ID PRESENTS: NINE AT 9 –
BEGINNING ON MEMORIAL DAY AND CULMINATING ON JUNE 2 WITH THE TRUTH BEHIND JOE EXOTIC: THE RICK KIRKHAM STORY

(Silver Spring, Md.) – Investigation Discovery, the #1 network for true-crime programming, is delivering its viewers nine back-to-back nights of riveting specials, filled with headline-making stories and iconic cases with ID PRESENTS: NINE AT 9. This extraordinary nine-night event begins with an exploration of the disturbed psyche of serial killer and cannibal, Jeffrey Dahmer, chillingly narrated from his police interview transcripts in JEFFREY DAHMER: MIND OF A MONSTER on Monday, May 25 at 9/8c. During this unique event, ID will provide the premiere of five intriguing new specials from its breakout hit series, AN ID MYSTERY, including: the controversial cause of death of Hollywood starlet, Brittany Murphy; the disappearance and probable murder of Heather Elvis; the unsolved murder of college student, Faith Hedgepeth; the heartbreaking missing person case of 7-year-old, Kyron Horman; and, the complex mystery surrounding the disappearance of Jennifer Dulos. On Sunday, May 31 at 9/8c, ID will present the world premiere of the much anticipated three-part expose, WHO KILLED JEFFREY EPSTEIN?, exploring the repugnant saga and questionable suicide surrounding the convicted sex trafficker. This unprecedented mystery and suspense programming event culminates with an explosive tell-all from the TV producer who was embedded with Joe Exotic from the beginning with THE TRUTH BEHIND JOE EXOTIC: THE RICK KIRKHAM STORY on Tuesday, June 2 at 9/8c.

“ID PRESENTS: NINE AT 9 is just what the doctor ordered: a prescription of powerful premieres of premium true crime content for our fans, every night, for nine straight nights, at 9 p.m. ET/CT on ID,” said Henry Schleiff, Group President of Investigation Discovery, Travel Channel, American Heroes Channel and Destination America. “Indeed, this schedule of exclusive headline-grabbing specials and new episodes of our biggest hit franchises may well be the most extensive line-up of premium true crime content, ever, on television – confirming ID Network as the #1 destination for stories of mystery and suspense.”

The complete lineup and schedule for ID PRESENTS: NINE AT 9 is as follows:

JEFFREY DAHMER: MIND OF A MONSTER
Premieres Monday, May 25 from 9-11 p.m.
From the transcripts of audio recordings from the extensive police interviews after Jeffrey Dahmer’s arrest, this two-hour special is chillingly narrated by the words of Dahmer himself. His twisted confession reveals new insights into what led Jeffrey Dahmer – known as the Milwaukee Cannibal – to rape, kill and dismember 17 young men between 1978 and 1991. In a heart-wrenching interview, his father, Lionel Dahmer, further details his attempts to get his son the help he so desperately needed. Home video footage from Dahmer’s childhood offers an intimate look into his relatively normal upbringing, putting Dahmer as an outlier of a typical serial killer’s psyche and shining a disturbing yet tragic revelation about his motives. Other notable interviews throughout the special include: Ronald Flowers, one of Dahmer’s victims who somehow avoided being murdered; Dr. Park Deitz, a forensic psychiatrist who spent considerable time with Dahmer; and an exclusive, never-before-seen interview with Nicole Childress, a witness who tried in vain to save one of Dahmer’s victims and lives with the guilt of that night forever.

BRITTANY MURPHY: AN ID MYSTERY
Premieres Tuesday, May 26 from 9-10 p.m. ET
Brittany Murphy is a rising star who had it all, beauty, fame, and success … but she also had secrets. When she is found dead in her Los Angeles home at just 32 years old, Hollywood and legions of fans are left in disbelief. While her autopsy reveals that she died of natural causes, many believe foul play is involved. Details of her life and death emerge after her husband, Simon Monjack, and mother, Sharon Murphy, embark on a bizarre media blitz, creating more questions than answers. Then, within months, Monjack perishes under strikingly similarly circumstances – in the same bed he and Brittany once shared, only this time, allegedly with Brittany’s mother sleeping beside him. In an exclusive final interview, the late Angelo Bertolotti, Brittany’s father, casts doubt on the conclusion that she died of natural causes and reveals bizarre allegations against other family members. Featured in the special are intimate interviews, in-depth access to forensic details and alternative explanations about the cause of death. BRITTANY MURPHY: AN ID MYSTERY revisits the case from a whole new angle to examine the truth behind Brittany’s heartbreaking demise.

DISAPPEARED IN THE DARKNESS: AN ID MYSTERY
Premieres Wednesday, May 27 from 9-11 p.m. ET
This two-hour special follows the aftermath of the disappearance and probable murder of Heather Elvis, a young woman from Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, whose case took the national media by storm. After beginning a relationship with an older, married man she meets through work, Heather begins receiving threatening texts. She eventually ends the affair but disappears after a mysterious rendezvous. Her ex-lover and his wife become the primary focus of the investigation, and soon a trail of dirty deeds is revealed: a kidnapping plot, a secret pregnancy, fraud, and ultimately obstruction of justice. With extensive archive and bombshell testimony from one of the defendants, this installment of the ID MYSTERY franchise explores the alternative theories and the hidden facts behind the question: what happened to Heather Elvis?

WHO KILLED THE CO-ED? AN ID MURDER MYSTERY
Premieres Thursday, May 28 from 9-10 p.m. ET
19-year-old University of North Carolina college student Faith Hedgepeth is found brutally murdered in her off-campus apartment after going out with her roommate the previous night. Evidence at the scene leads police to believe she knew her killer. The murderer left behind a cryptic note, the murder weapon and even DNA, but over six years later, the case is still not solved. As suspicions mount, a voicemail from the night of Faith’s death proves to be a promising lead for investigators. With groundbreaking new forensic technologies put to the test, investigators and Faith’s family are confident they will finally find out who killed Faith.

LITTLE BOY LOST: AN ID MYSTERY
Premieres Friday, May 29 from 9-10 p.m. ET
In 2010, 7-year-old Kyron Horman is dropped off at school in Portland, Oregon, but when the bus returns later that day, Kyron is not on it. Sparking a panicked search around the town led by Kyron’s mother and father, all eyes quickly fall to his stepmother, Terri Horman, the last person to see Kyron alive. Terri’s strange behavior and weak alibi lead investigators to believe that she is a person of interest in Kyron’s disappearance. Yet nearly a decade later, Kyron has never been found and no arrests have been made in the case. With heartbreaking interviews from Kyron’s family, including his mother, Desiree Young, this special examines all the details of this twisted case, casting light on each shred of evidence that could possibly lead to solving this tragic kidnapping.

20/20 ON ID INVESTIGATES: MY FATHER BTK
Premieres on ID on Saturday, May 30 from 9-11 p.m. ET
Kerri Rawson had an idyllic life growing up in Wichita, Kansas, with her father, mother and brother. During her childhood, a serial killer going by the name “BTK” was terrorizing the Wichita community. The moniker came from the way the killer would murder his victims. He broke into their homes where he would bind, torture and kill his victims. Kerri remembers her father assuring her that the serial killer taunting their hometown would not hurt her. Years later, a knock at the door and a visit from the FBI would lead Kerri to learn that the man who raised her was engulfed in a horrifying double life. Her father, Dennis Rader, was positively identified as the BTK Killer. This special installment of 20/20 features Kerri as she comes to terms with the horrific truth about her father.

WHO KILLED JEFFREY EPSTEIN?
Premieres Sunday, May 31 from 9-12 p.m. ET
On August 10, 2019, Jeffrey Epstein is found dying in his prison cell, a violent and dramatic end to the life of one of the nation’s most mysterious billionaires. The financier had close relationships with some of the world’s most elite political figures and celebrities, yet he remained a shadowy figure for most of his life. Dogged by accusations of sexual abuse of young girls, Epstein is eventually labeled a convicted sex offender but leveraged his considerable wealth and power for preferential treatment at every turn – until his earth-shattering arrest for sex trafficking in July 2019, and his death a month later. But when the official cause of death, suicide, is called into question, coupled with bizarre circumstances surrounding the night of his demise, conspiracy theories run wild. Suicide? Assassination? Will we ever know what really happened to Jeffrey Epstein? This three-part special takes a closer look at the life, crimes and questions surrounding the death of this enigmatic and controversial figure.

VANISHED IN NEW CANAAN: AN ID MYSTERY
Premieres Monday, June 1 from 9-10 p.m. ET
Jennifer Dulos seems to have a picture-perfect life. At 50 years old, she has built a beautiful life in affluent, safe, New Canaan, Connecticut, and keeps busy raising her five children. But when she disappears in 2019, the case quickly gains national attention and speculation. At the time of her disappearance, Jennifer is embroiled in a contentious divorce and custody battle with her estranged husband, Fotis Dulos. The investigation pivots to Fotis and his new lover as the culprits, and as more details unfurl, both are arrested. But before justice can be served, the story takes another tragic turn.

THE TRUTH BEHIND JOE EXOTIC: THE RICK KIRKHAM STORY
Premieres Tuesday, June 2 from 9-10 p.m. ET
In his self-proclaimed last interview regarding “Tiger King,” TV producer Rick Kirkham opens up in an explosive tell-all to expose the truths behind what he saw at the G.W. Zoo and his time with the eccentric figure, Joe Exotic. In this one-hour special, Kirkham shares insights into how his nightmare began, and how he faced his point of no return just three months after being hired to produce Exotic’s internet show. Kirkham knew he struck gold with the quirky cast of characters and captured all the content he could for his own reality show. But, after a fallout with Exotic, Kirkham found his entire collection of footage ravaged by an arson fire, a criminal act which has yet to be prosecuted. After yet another fire plagued his home in the U.S., Kirkham knew he had to flee for his safety and settled down in a small village in Norway to escape it all. Now, Kirkham is ready to reveal his side of the salacious saga once and for all and will unveil exclusive footage from some material that survived the fire.

About Investigation Discovery
Investigation Discovery (ID) is the leading crime and justice network on television, delivering the highest-quality programming to approximately 80 million U.S. households. From harrowing crimes to in-depth investigations and heart-breaking mysteries behind these “real people, real stories,” ID is the #1 destination for true crime stories on television. For exclusive web content and bonus material, fans can follow ID on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook or check out the network’s true crime content anytime and anywhere through ID’s TV Everywhere offering, IDGO.

Investigation Discovery is part of Discovery, Inc. (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK), a global leader in real life entertainment, serving a passionate audience of superfans around the world with content that inspires, informs and entertains. Available in 220 countries and territories and 50 languages, Discovery delivers over 8,000 hours of original programming each year and has category leadership across deeply loved content genres around the world. For additional information about ID, please visit InvestigationDiscovery.com.



ID TO AIR ENCORE MARATHON OF ITS MOST FAMOUS CASES WITH THE ANTHOLOGY SERIES “WHO KILLED…?”




ID TO AIR ENCORE MARATHON OF ITS MOST FAMOUS CASES WITH THE ANTHOLOGY SERIES “WHO KILLED…?”

— Marathon Begins on Friday, April 24 at 8pm with WHO KILLED NATALIE WOOD? and Culminates on Sunday Morning with WHO KILLED CAYLEE ANTHONY? —

Investigation Discovery’s gripping anthology series WHO KILLED…? uncovers the mysteries behind America’s most iconic deaths and headline-making cases. Beyond the supposed facts of each infamous downfall awaits a secret world of lethal lies, deadly deceit and murderous motives. Each installment unwraps one now-infamous case, revealing the nefarious layers of intrigue and unexplored details with fresh testimony and searing archive. We know their faces and recognize their names, but while suspicions mount and conspiracy theories swirl, will we ever know how they died?

From child tragedies like Caylee Anthony, JonBenét Ramsey, or Madeleine McCann, to the mysteries surrounding the deaths of beloved women like Natalie Wood, Chandra Levy, or Laci Peterson, these names haunt our culture as we continue to search for justice and answers behind their untimely demise. Each installment of WHO KILLED…? features exclusive interviews and in-depth investigations to reveal new information to help draw conclusions – and hopefully new revelations – about the crimes.

Now ID, America’s #1 true crime network, is presenting the WHO KILLED…? marathon beginning Friday, April 24 at 8pm with WHO KILLED NATALIE WOOD? and a series of encore specials will run continuously through Sunday, April 26 at 3am, culminating with WHO KILLED CAYLEE ANTHONY? Episode descriptions and complete screening guide for WHO KILLED…? found below:

WHO KILLED NATALIE WOOD?
Airs Friday, April 24 from 8-9pm ET/encores Saturday, April 25 from 3am-4am ET
In the early morning hours of November 29, 1981, Hollywood star, Natalie Wood vanishes from the yacht of her actor husband, Robert Wagner, into the open waters off Catalina Island. Hours later, a search party finds Wood’s body floating outside of a cavern with the cause of death then declared to be, drowning. Police spring into action but have little information about the moments before she disappeared. What happened to one of Hollywood’s most famous rising stars? ID retraces the events that led to that fateful night, from her rise to fame to her tumultuous relationship with her famous beau, to exclusive interviews with those who were on the scene, hoping to finally uncover what really happened during her final moments.

WHO KILLED CHANDRA LEVY?
Airs Friday, April 24 from 9-12pm ET/encores Saturday, April 25 from 12am ET-3am ET
On May 1, 2001, 24-year-old Chandra Levy left her Washington, D.C., apartment and vanished without a trace. Police feverishly scoured the city for clues about the missing Capitol Hill intern’s whereabouts, but a powerful man hampered their search – Chandra’s alleged lover, U.S. Congressman Gary Condit. ID delves into the sex, lies and scandal behind one of our nation’s most salacious crimes, exploring the seedy underbelly of the D.C. elite that was exposed during the harrowing search for justice.

WHO KILLED STACY PETERSON?
Airs Saturday, April 25 from 4-6am ET
On October 28, 2007, 23-year-old mother of four, Stacy Peterson, vanishes without a trace from her suburban Chicago home. All eyes turn to her seemingly upstanding husband, police sergeant Drew Peterson, who publicly protests his innocence and swears Stacy left him for another man. ID delves into the dark and secret life of Drew Peterson, his short-lived marriage to Stacy, and the mysterious and questionable circumstances surrounding the death of his previous wife, Kathleen Savio. This two-hour special unravels the twisted web of lies, corruption and violence behind one of the most captivating missing persons’ cases in recent history.

WHO KILLED JONBENET RAMSEY?
Airs Saturday, April 25 from 6-9am ET
It was the crime that gripped the nation—a bright, beaming, 6-year old beauty queen is mysteriously murdered in her very own home the day after Christmas in 1996. Investigators navigated false leads, a heavily compromised crime scene and a maze of finger-pointing. Now, ID chronologically reexamines the evidence to challenge long-held beliefs at the center of this enduring mystery and sheds new light on the still-unsolved case of who killed JonBenét. As headlines and sensational breaking news chronicled the investigation’s every move, the country became transfixed by the child behind the pageant star, and the bizarre circumstances of her death. Featuring rarely-shared police interrogation tapes, unsealed documents and more than 500 family photos, this three-hour special delivers the definitive look at every angle of this tragic and controversial murder investigation.

WHO KILLED REBECCA ZAHAU?
Airs Saturday, April 25 from 9-11am ET
On July 11, 2011, 6-year-old Max Shacknai suffers a fatal fall in his father’s Coronado home while under the watch of his father’s girlfriend, Rebecca Zahau. Tragedy strikes a second time when just two days later, Rebecca’s body is found naked, bound and gagged, hanging from a balcony of the same mansion. Police suspect guilt over Max’s death drove Rebecca to take her own life, but a myriad of peculiar clues and troubling evidence suggest a more sinister possibility. Was Rebecca Zahau murdered?

WHO KILLED SUSAN POWELL?
Airs Saturday, April 25 from 11am-1pm ET
When 28-year-old mother of two, Susan Powell, vanishes without a trace from her home in West Valley City, Utah, the community is stunned. All eyes turn to Susan’s husband of eight years, Josh, who claims to have no idea where his wife has gone. But Josh’s dismissive nature and odd behaviors throughout the investigation unsettle local police, who suspect he knows more about what really happened to his wife then he is letting on. Now, ID explores Susan’s harrowing disappearance with a two-hour special that takes viewers deep inside the investigation of Josh Powell. The investigation unravels a twisted tale of dysfunction, obsession and jealousy with an explosive conclusion that no one saw coming.

WHO KILLED MADELEINE MCCANN?
Airs Saturday, April 25 from 1-3pm ET
For Kate and Gerry McCann, the night of May 3, 2007 was the day their dream Portugal vacation turned into a living nightmare. This infamous night was when their 3-year-old daughter, Madeleine, vanished from their hotel room just yards from where the young parents were dining. Convinced she was kidnapped from her bed, the McCanns desperately plead for Madeleine’s safe return, sparking a worldwide manhunt. But as international authorities ramped up their efforts, a veil of suspicion was cast on everyone by law enforcement and loved ones alike. Now, this two-hour special follows Madeline’s shocking disappearance to examine what really happened to Madeleine McCann that fateful night.

WHO KILLED LACI PETERSON?
Airs Saturday, April 25 from 3-5pm ET
On Christmas Eve in 2002, 9-1-1 dispatchers in Modesto, California receive a particularly harrowing call from local resident Ron Grantski – his 27-year-old, expecting stepdaughter, Laci Peterson, is missing. Investigators and family frantically search for the pregnant woman, retracing Laci’s every move in hopes of finding the missing mother-to-be and her unborn son, Conner. Laci’s college sweetheart husband, Scott, chronicles the day for police; but when details of the timeline don’t quite add up, detectives turn their suspicions on him. This two-hour special delves into the mysterious disappearance of Laci and the disturbing dark side of Scott, the monster behind her murder.

WHO KILLED TRAVIS ALEXANDER?
Airs Saturday, April 25 from 5-8pm ET
Sadomasochistic sex, obsession, and jealousy gone wrong create a deadly combination as this twisted tale of WHO KILLED…? examines one of the most salacious and sensational crimes to rock the nation. This three-hour special delves into the explosive investigation and trial of Jodi Arias for the murder of Travis Alexander in a case that was almost too stunning to be believed. When 30-year-old Alexander is found brutally murdered in his Mesa, Arizona home, police are shocked – who would have wanted to harm the popular salesman with no known enemies? But soon, investigators receive a bizarre phone call that changes everything. The caller is Alexander’s mysterious ex-girlfriend – Jodi Arias. What happens next is too shocking to be real – but, it is.

WHO KILLED SHANANN WATTS?
Airs Saturday, April 25 from 8-9pm ET
How well can you truly know someone? Chris Watts appeared to have it all: a happy marriage, a beautiful home, and a growing family. But that image of perfection was shattered when his pregnant wife, Shanann, and two daughters, Bella and Celeste, went missing from their family home. Watts later confessed to their murders in a shocking recorded interrogation. ID delves into the psyche of a man who became a family annihilator – what would drive him to do the unthinkable? The special takes viewers through the initial missing persons case of all the way to the eventual murder investigation, arrest and shocking confession of Chris Watts.

WHO KILLED CAYLEE ANTHONY?
Airs Saturday, April 25 from 9-12pm ET / Encores Sunday, April 26 from 12am-3am ET
On July 15, 2008, Orlando police dispatchers receive a bizarre and stunning 9-1-1 call. The caller, Cindy Anthony, is frantic – her granddaughter has been missing for more than a month. Desperate to locate 2-year-old Caylee Marie Anthony, police begin an intense investigation… but authorities cannot overlook a key player in the case, Caylee’s own 22-year-old mother, Casey. Now, ID takes viewers deep inside the investigation into the murder of Caylee Anthony to shed new light on this tragic crime and shocking verdict. In a special three-hour event, ID rips opens the explosive case to reexamine the key players, puzzling actions and questionable motives behind one of the most captivating and controversial cases of all-time.



ID GREENLIGHTS SEQUEL TO “TAIL” OF BIG CATS AND CRIMINAL ACTS





FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 6, 2020

ID GREENLIGHTS SEQUEL TO “TAIL” OF BIG CATS AND CRIMINAL ACTS IN INVESTIGATING THE STRANGE WORLD OF JOE EXOTIC

Netflix’s Dramatic Story of Carole Baskin and Joe Exotic Continues as a True Crime Investigation Told Exclusively on ID

In a matter of weeks, Joseph “Joe Exotic” Maldonado-Passage has cemented his claim to the throne as the one and only Tiger King. But if ever there was a rival to Joe Exotic, it’s the world’s now most talked about woman, Carole Baskin, the equally indisputable tiger queen.

Now ID’s definitive sequel, INVESTIGATING THE STRANGE WORLD OF JOE EXOTIC, delves into the biggest mystery in true crime today, helmed by the biggest character in the world: Joe Exotic, himself.

Love her or hate her, Carole is now in the center ring of the big cat circus. Is she a selfless crusader and protector of animals, who found unimaginable strength despite the mysterious disappearance of her husband? Or are we witnessing Carole Baskin’s master plan finally take effect? Despite her claims of innocence, did she orchestrate the disappearance of Don Lewis to seize control of his fortune, consolidate power and lay waste to her foes? No one seems to be talking – except for one man – and that man is the center of ID’s upcoming investigative series.

“Viewers are understandably riveted by Netflix’s ‘Tiger King,’ but the millions of true crime fans around the world were left wanting more,” said Henry Schleiff, Group President ID, Travel Channel, American Heroes Channel and Destination America. “ID is the perfect place to find the inevitable sequel to this drama – featuring a missing husband, a hit man, and the illegal business of exotic animals. It’s time to let the cat out of the bag and address the lingering questions that viewers demand be answered.”

This is the investigation you didn’t get to see, revealing the secrets only Joe knows, the exclusive footage that has never been shown and the search to answer the one question every person in America is asking themselves right now: although she’s denied it, is Carole Baskin responsible for the disappearance of her husband, Don Lewis?

But neither the mystery nor the investigation stops there. What skeletons is Joe still hiding within his untold past? Is his conviction truly justified? Who is Jeff Lowe and what does the FBI really know? What secrets lie hidden within Doc Antle’s walls?

INVESTIGATING THE STRANGE WORLD OF JOE EXOTIC is being produced by Conveyor Media with Theresa McKeown & Colin Whelan as Executive Producers and Rebecca Sirmons as Co-Executive Producer.

About Investigation Discovery
Investigation Discovery (ID) is the leading crime and justice network on television, delivering the highest-quality programming to approximately 85 million U.S. households. From harrowing crimes to in-depth investigations and heart-breaking mysteries behind these “real people, real stories,” the always revealing network challenges our understanding of culture, society and the human condition. The #1 network for women in all of cable, ID’s programming is available in both high definition (HD) and standard definition (SD), as well as anytime and anywhere through the network’s TV Everywhere offering, IDGO. For exclusive web content and bonus material, fans can follow ID on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook or check out the network’s true crime blog, CrimeFeed.

Investigation Discovery is part of Discovery, Inc. (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK), a global leader in real life entertainment, serving a passionate audience of superfans around the world with content that inspires, informs and entertains. Available in 220 countries and territories and 50 languages, Discovery delivers over 8,000 hours of original programming each year and has category leadership across deeply loved content genres around the world. For additional information about ID, please visit InvestigationDiscovery.com.



FROM MOVIE MOGUL TO HOLLYWOOD HORROR STORY: THE NEW SERIES ID BREAKING NOW




FROM MOVIE MOGUL TO HOLLYWOOD HORROR STORY: THE NEW SERIES ID BREAKING NOW DISCLOSES UNTOLD DETAILS BEHIND THE CONVICTION OF HARVEY WEINSTEIN
New Series, ID BREAKING NOW, Reveals How an Untouchable Entertainment Tycoon Got Away with Unimaginable Crimes for Decades

(New York, NY) – The news story broke around the world and created a movement that changed everything. Hollywood’s worst kept secret was out, and insiders were reeling. Many knew that Harvey Weinstein was a sexual predator and a creep, but when he was finally held accountable, the world was thinking: How did this go on for so long? Carefully detailed reporting and exhaustive investigations led to a watershed moment of sexual harassment activism, serving as the catalyst that spawned the most culturally recognizable women’s rights movements of the decade.

Harvey Weinstein may be behind bars, but the stories of the women he harmed will no longer be locked up. In the new series ID BREAKING NOW, Investigation Discovery (ID) will uncover, for the first time, unknown details behind today’s most heinous crimes, beginning with Hollywood’s most hated man, Harvey Weinstein. HARVEY WEINSTEIN: ID BREAKING NOW premieres on Sunday, April 12th at 10/9ct, only on Investigation Discovery.

“Weinstein was a monster, masked as a mogul, and as we developed this series which will investigate society’s most heinous criminals, he was at the top of our list,” says Henry Schleiff, Group President of Investigation Discovery, Travel Channel, American Heroes Channel and Destination America. “Using a unique breaking news style, our team will share unseen documents, forensic evidence and heartbreaking personal accounts that further expose Weinstein’s reign of terror in Hollywood.”

Weinstein has had his day in court, and the time to listen to his story is over. Now it is time for the survivors to speak out. In this hour-long special, viewers will hear from actress Rosanna Arquette, plus Rowena Chiu, Weinstein’s former assistant who was bound by a non-disclosure agreement that previously silenced her. Additionally, Tarale Wulff and Katherine Kendall, aspiring actresses, who gave evidence in the trial, share their stories in intimate, in-depth interviews included alongside a one-on-one with Amber Gutierrez, the woman who wore the wire that captured the infamous audio that helped to lead to Weinstein’s conviction and sentencing.

Raw and exposed, these women have felt the consequences of sharing their truth and have accepted the burden but, this episode does not stop there. For the first time on US television, Seth Freedman, the man who was Weinstein’s spy, speaks out and reveals the hit list of people Weinstein wanted silenced. This documentary interviews Weinstein’s lawyers, operatives and cronies, exposing just how far this monster went to keep a secret that he knew was bound to get out. Weinstein thought he ruled the world, until the world turned against him, and now everything is coming out in HARVEY WEINSTEIN: ID BREAKING NOW.

HARVEY WEINSTEIN: ID BREAKING NOW is produced for Investigation Discovery by ITN Productions. At ITN Productions Sarah-Jane Cohen and Ian Russell are executive producer and Richard Sanders is producer. For Investigation Discovery Thomas Cutler is executive producer and vice president of production, Sara Kozak is senior vice president of production, Kevin Bennett is general manager and Henry Schleiff is Group President of Investigation Discovery, Travel Channel, American Heroes Channel, and Destination America.

ABOUT INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY (ID)
Investigation Discovery (ID) is the leading crime and justice network on television and the #1 network for women in all of cable. Delivering the highest-quality programming to approximately 80 million U.S. households, ID is also available via the network’s TV Everywhere offering, IDGo. For exclusive web content and bonus material, fans can follow ID on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook or check out the network’s true crime blog, CrimeFeed.

Investigation Discovery is part of Discovery, Inc. (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK), a global leader in real life entertainment, serving a passionate audience of superfans around the world with content that inspires, informs and entertains. Discovery delivers over 8,000 hours of original programming each year and has category leadership across deeply loved content genres around the world. Available in 220 countries and territories and nearly 50 languages, Discovery is a platform innovator, reaching viewers on all screens, including TV Everywhere products such as the GO portfolio of apps; direct-to-consumer streaming services such as Eurosport Player, Food Network Kitchen and MotorTrend OnDemand; digital-first and social content from Group Nine Media; a landmark natural history and factual content partnership with the BBC; and a strategic alliance with PGA TOUR to create the international home of golf. Discovery’s portfolio of premium brands includes Discovery Channel, HGTV, Food Network, TLC, Investigation Discovery, Travel Channel, MotorTrend, Animal Planet, Science Channel, and the forthcoming multi-platform JV with Chip and Joanna Gaines, Magnolia, as well as OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network in the U.S., Discovery Kids in Latin America, and Eurosport, the leading provider of locally relevant, premium sports and Home of the Olympic Games across Europe.



DEADLY RECALL RETURNS WITH ITS MOST MEMORABLE CASES




THE SHOW INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY VIEWERS CAN’T FORGET – DEADLY RECALL RETURNS WITH ITS MOST MEMORABLE CASES
Det. Postiglione uses his incredible memory to solve incomprehensible homicides in the new season premiering April 15th at 10/9p.m. CT

(New York, NY) – Det. Pat Postiglione’s career has been labeled “unforgettable,” and that’s for more than one reason. Not only does his case repertoire include hundreds of high-profile crimes, his personal memory is unbeatable. Some call it photographic, some call it unnervingly specific, but what everyone knows is that when Det. Postiglione sees a crime scene, it will be with him for life. Now Investigation Discovery (ID) is pulling six new cases out of Nashville PD’s vault, sharing more stories of Det. Postiglione’s vital memory and unflagging devotion to uncovering the truth. In season one, viewers could not forget Det. Postiglione’s investigations, but this season, every case is a crime to remember. DEADLY RECALL’s second season premieres on Wednesday, April 15th at 10/9p.m. CT, only on Investigation Discovery.

“This show began as a series about Det. Postiglione’s unfathomable memory, but it has evolved into so much more,” says Henry Schleiff, Group President of Investigation Discovery, Travel Channel, American Heroes Channel and Destination America. “Our viewers can’t get enough of these compelling mysteries and how Det. Postiglione uses his unique faculties to deduce the often seemingly hidden intricacies of a crime scene to solve the case.”

This season will include six of Det. Postiglione’s most well-known cases, including the shocking murder of an NFL star, a triple homicide just steps from a college campus, and the unknowing discovery of not one, but two serial killers on the loose. By piecing together clues from the crime scene, Det. Postiglione uses his sharp memory and Sherlock-Holmes-style reasoning to find what everyone is waiting for: the true culprit.

Episodes for DEADLY RECALL season two include:

AIR MCNAIR – premieres April 15th at 10/9 p.m. CT
Pat learns that one of Nashville’s celebrities, former Tennessee Titan quarterback and public hero Steve McNair, has been found dead in his condo. The body of a young female was also present in an apparent double homicide. With a high-profile case on its hands there is only one detective the Chief of Police wants on the case, and that is Det. Pat Postiglione.

TRUCK STOP – premieres April 22nd at 10/9 p.m. CT
In the middle of the night, Pat is called to the scene of a homicide at The North First Street Truck Stop. Police found the body of the victim just past what the truckers call “Party Row,” and quickly identify her by the bracelet with her name on it: Sara Hulbert. Pat and his team comb through surveillance footage, searching for any evidence of the crime. That’s when Pat recognizes an unlikely pattern, leading to a race against the clock to apprehend an active killer before he murders again.

CRIS-CROSS – premieres April 29th at 10/9 p.m. CT
On a lazy summer morning, two college friends are gunned down in their apartment just outside of Fisk University. Pat is immediately called to the scene. Through questioning he learns about one of the victims’ girlfriend. When he finally tracks her down, Pat finds she is a homicide victim as well. This immediately sparks a compare-and-contrast of the two crime scenes, but with no murder weapon, Pat is left to rely on unorthodox clues from abnormal sources.

RING – premieres May 6th at 10/9 p.m. CT
It’s 1987 and Pat is a young detective just starting on the general homicide unit. During the night shift, he is called to the scene of a murder. A young mother, Vanessa Rucker, was murdered with her children in the other room, and her body was found in a position that signals sexual assault. Without much evidence or clear suspects, the case is put in the hands of the Murder Squad, an elite unit of homicide investigators and still goes cold. Almost one year later, Pat is promoted to the Murder Squad and given another opportunity to solve the case that haunts him to this day.

CHECK LIST – premieres May 13th at 10/9 p.m. CT
Late in the morning, the manager of the Esquire Inn goes to check on the status of the guest in room 23. They were due to check out, but the inn’s staff has not heard from them. After a few unanswered knocks, the manager opens the door to a gruesome discovery: the deceased body of a young woman, beaten and left naked at the foot of the bed. Pat is called to the scene and commits the room to memory. The case goes on for a year, and Pat fears he will never get justice for the victim and her family. Never giving up, one piece of evidence blows the whole case wide open.

STOPWATCH – premieres May 20th at 10/9 p.m. CT
Pat is called to the Days Inn off Interstate 24 to the brutal homicide of the night clerk. He’s greeted by the Metro PD robbery division, signaling that greed was at play in this homicide. He finds the victim killed with a single gunshot to her back. After uncovering critical footprints and finding the murder weapon, he follows the evidence of the case across multiple states, leading him to vital comparisons that reveal the profile of the killer.

DEADLY RECALL is produced for Investigation Discovery by Joke Productions. At Joke Productions Joke Fincioen, Biagio Messina, Jeff Kuntz and Sharon Farrell are executive producers. For Investigation Discovery Tim Baney is executive producer, Sara Kozak is senior vice president of production, Kevin Bennett is general manager and Henry Schleiff is group president of Investigation Discovery, Travel Channel, American Heroes Channel, and Destination America.

ABOUT INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY (ID)
Investigation Discovery (ID) is the leading crime and justice network on television and the #1 network for women in all of cable. Delivering the highest-quality programming to approximately 80 million U.S. households, ID is also available via the network’s TV Everywhere offering, IDGo.For exclusive web content and bonus material, fans can follow ID on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook or check out the network’s true crime blog, CrimeFeed.

Investigation Discovery is part of Discovery, Inc. (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK) a global leader in real life entertainment, serving a passionate audience of superfans around the world with content that inspires, informs and entertains. Discovery delivers over 8,000 hours of original programming each year and has category leadership across deeply loved content genres around the world. Available in 220 countries and territories and nearly 50 languages, Discovery is a platform innovator, reaching viewers on all screens, including TV Everywhere products such as the GO portfolio of apps; direct-to-consumer streaming services such as Eurosport Player, Food Network Kitchen and MotorTrend OnDemand; digital-first and social content from Group Nine Media; a landmark natural history and factual content partnership with the BBC; and a strategic alliance with PGA TOUR to create the international home of golf. Discovery’s portfolio of premium brands includes Discovery Channel, HGTV, Food Network, TLC, Investigation Discovery, Travel Channel, MotorTrend, Animal Planet, Science Channel, and the forthcoming multi-platform JV with Chip and Joanna Gaines, Magnolia, as well as OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network in the U.S., Discovery Kids in Latin America, and Eurosport, the leading provider of locally relevant, premium sports and Home of the Olympic Games across Europe. For more information, please visit corporate.discovery.com and follow @DiscoveryIncTV across social platforms.



ID INVESTIGATES INFAMOUS SAGA IN THE WEST MEMPHIS THREE: AN ID MURDER MYSTERY





ID INVESTIGATES INFAMOUS SAGA IN THE WEST MEMPHIS THREE: AN ID MURDER MYSTERY

–Three-Hour Special Event Premieres Sunday, April 5 at 9/8c, Exclusively on ID –

(Silver Spring, Md.) – West Memphis, Arkansas, is an American town not much different than any other. But when the parents of three young boys realize their sons are missing on the evening of May 5, 1993, the police uncover a triple homicide that turns into one of the most chilling cases in recent history. Police discover the bodies in what looks like a ritualistic murder scene, and with a demonic presence looming, the people of West Memphis suspect evil is living among them. Investigators quickly seize three teen suspects they believe are Satanists. The trio, later nicknamed the “West Memphis Three,” seem like the obvious suspects, but with no evidence connecting them to the cult-like killings, are they truly guilty or just easily targeted outsiders? The small-town murders that transform into a decade-long, global saga are detailed in THE WEST MEMPHIS THREE: AN ID MURDER MYSTERY premiering Sunday, April 5 at 9/8c with accompanying digital series THE WEST MEMPHIS THREE: THE MISSING PIECES releasing immediately after.

“Even now, the case of the West Memphis Three still lingers as many questions remain unanswered, and confusion looms over a mystery that fueled America’s Satanic Panic,” said Henry Schleiff, Group President of Investigation Discovery, Travel Channel, American Heroes Channel and Destination America. “As speculation continues to haunt the case, this installment of the ID Murder Mystery franchise gives an inside look into the widespread panic, celebrity activism and shocking trials that lead to a surprising conclusion.”

This latest installment of ID’s MURDER MYSTERY franchise delves deep inside the investigation of this triple homicide, taking a closer look at the flimsy evidence against the teens and possible motivations behind the murders. When police begin to feel the burden of solving the crimes, a circle of friends labeled as “goths” emerge as suspects: Damien Echols, Jason Baldwin and Jessie Misskelley. Misskelley breaks the case wide open with what looks to be a full confession, and the victims’ parents and community demand convictions for the brutal crimes. As preparation for the trials begin, a missing piece of potential evidence from a nearby fast-food restaurant cripples the case, and the public begins to question whether the West Memphis Three are actually guilty, or if they are being targeted just for wearing black and listening to heavy metal music. Through one-on-one interviews with those closest to the case, including an interview with one of the defendants, Jason Baldwin, this special uncovers how the three teens were convicted and later released. With courtroom footage, interrogation room audio tapes and emotional interviews with family members, THE WEST MEMPHIS THREE: AN ID MURDER MYSTERY looks at the case from all angles and shines a light on the worldwide movement that rose in hopes of liberating the trio, begging the question: if the West Memphis Three didn’t do it, who did?

Along with the televised special, ID will release the accompanying digital series WEST MEMPHIS THREE: THE MISSING PIECES exclusively on IDGo. Paired with the television series, this digital episode features true-crime vlogger Griffin Arnlud as he discusses how the involvement of artists such as Eddie Vedder, Johnny Depp, Henry Rollins and Natalie Maines helped turn the tide of public opinion and ultimately free the West Memphis Three. Later, true-crime vlogger Stephanie Harlowe explores a few of the still-popular theories that attempt to explain the crime. The hope is that a new lead or a confession will finally bring peace and justice for the families of the boys. Using analysis and expert storytelling, both hosts explore what is really missing from this phenomenal case.

THE WEST MEMPHIS THREE: AN ID MURDER MYSTERY is produced for ID by Jupiter Entertainment with Patrick Reardon, Harrison Land and Tim McConville as Executive Producers. For Investigation Discovery, Pamela Deutsch is Senior Executive Producer, Sara Kozak is Senior Vice President of Production, Kevin Bennett is General Manager, and Henry Schleiff is Group President of Investigation Discovery, Travel Channel, American Heroes Channel and Destination America.

About Investigation Discovery
Investigation Discovery (ID) is the leading crime and justice network on television, delivering the highest-quality programming to approximately 85 million U.S. households. From harrowing crimes to in-depth investigations and heart-breaking mysteries behind these “real people, real stories,” the always revealing network challenges our understanding of culture, society and the human condition. The #1 network for women in all of cable, ID’s programming is available in both high definition (HD) and standard definition (SD), as well as anytime and anywhere through the network’s TV Everywhere offering, IDGO. For exclusive web content and bonus material, fans can follow ID on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook or check out the network’s true crime blog, CrimeFeed.

Investigation Discovery is part of Discovery, Inc. (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK), a global leader in real life entertainment, serving a passionate audience of superfans around the world with content that inspires, informs and entertains. Available in 220 countries and territories and 50 languages, Discovery delivers over 8,000 hours of original programming each year and has category leadership across deeply loved content genres around the world. For additional information about ID, please visit InvestigationDiscovery.com.