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"Blood Relatives" takes a look at the many hidden secrets that a family can hide from the rest of the community, when a family member commits a crime so cold blooded that all bets are off when it comes to family ties. These stories rang from a family's black sheep taking one last step before one great final fall, to heirs ready to cash in on an inheritance early, because of a myriad of overwhelming financial debts by way of murder. Other shocking tales about sibling rivalry turning deadly after so many years of hiding jealousy, to teenage sons and daughters who feel the need to dispose of parental figures, because of some petty reason or another in the mind of the offenders. The same can also be said when an abusive parent finally goes completely out of control with rage that results in the death of a child.

Tales of outright infidelity, hatred, anger, envy, abuse and other horrible things that can be hidden behind closed doors. Behind the facade of respectability is a web of sordid secrets and lies that could only lead to the family in question to be totally destroyed from within, because of these dark secrets hidden from the community at large. The illusion that many people think and see when they see what seems to be the perfect family is quite often not the truth in many criminal cases after a crime involving the family is committed.

Murder is often the only option left in a desperate situation when there is nothing else left as a choice to remedy the problem within a certain home. Law enforcement always start the investigation with the immediate family, after the motive of the crime is discovered that involves a relative in the family, it is safe to say that many secrets lie just beneath the surface. Twisted secrets that families try to hide are often exposed after a relative dies from causes that aren't natural.

Thursday 10:00 PM et/pt on Investigation Discovery
6 Seasons, 62 Episodes
June 7, 2012
Crime, Drama, Family
7.8/10
Cast: Brenda Strong
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  • On Thanksgiving, police officers are sent out on a welfare check and uncover an unthinkable triple homicide. To unmask the killer, detectives must uncover a victim's secrets and examine a hidden world of disinheritance, rage, and dark accusations

  • In Queens, NYPD detectives discover a bullet-pierced body stuffed into the trunk of a car and quickly find themselves drawn into a dark tale of brotherhood, backstabbing, and betrayal.

  • In Logan, Ohio, investigators receive word someone has been kidnapped from their job at the bank driven off in a car that resembles a police cruiser. Eventually, detectives discover a very personal connection between the victim and the kidnappers.

  • In Pueblo, Colorado, police are called to a horrific scene after a fire reveals charred fragments of a human corpse. As detectives work to track down the killer, their investigation uncovers cracks in the foundation of a large, multi-generational family.

  • In Ore City, Texas, firefighters extinguish a burning truck, only to reveal the charred remains of a human corpse inside. It soon becomes apparent this was no accident and that there's something very evil at play.

  • Police are confronted with a grisly Valentine's Day surprise when a bullet-riddled body is found in a family home. With the usual suspects all sporting alibis, detectives follow a trail of secrets, manipulation, and betrayal to arrive at the truth.

  • Southern Oregon is a campers' paradise...but for one local businessman's family a weekend in the woods will become a nightmare. Open marriages and forbidden relationships will lead to someone's watery grave.

  • The Pacific Northwest may be full of gloomy weather, but one local family sees only rainbows. Three generations of an established household appear to have it all until a stash of guns and a secret video reveals the face of a diabolical killer.

  • The Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina make a perfect backdrop--for murder. Pillars of the community are pulled into a nightmare when affairs, abuse and embezzlement lead to someone losing their head.

  • Montgomery, Alabama's upper crust social circle is about to play host to an uninvited party guest. Murder is on the menu when one family's distrust and finger pointing lead detectives on a cross-country trek for a killer.

  • In quiet, little Honesdale, Pennsylvania one family endures heartache, teen pregnancy and addiction, but keeps moving forward. It's only when someone from the past disturbs the delicate balance is murder in the midst.

  • Orange County, California is known for sun, sand and surf...and murder. A local family that has pulled itself from rags to riches will soon find it's luck has run out when murder comes knocking.

  • The suburbs of Detroit provide a comfortable backdrop for locals to build a life. One family though is quickly headed for disaster when affairs, lies, and explosive arguments lead someone to an early grave.

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