Watch Murder in the Heartland

Every episode documents a town and its people through a murder that tore through it. The townspeople not only become our storytellers, but they also hold the clues to the puzzle that has forever changed their lives and how they understand their home.

Wednesday 10:00 PM et/pt on Investigation Discovery
2 Seasons, 16 Episodes
November 29, 2017
Crime, Documentary
7.9/10
Cast: R Scott Hoffman, Fabian Jaime
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Murder in the Heartland Full Episode Guide

  • In Moscow, Idaho, an elderly couple frantically performs CPR on their young neighbor after a pop of gunfire interrupts their bedtime routine; investigators follow fresh footprints from the scene, only to learn the killer may already be behind bars.

  • Carol Lapaglia waits 25 years to marry the love of her life, Jack Parkes; six weeks before their wedding in Kennedy Township, Pa., she finds him shot to death in their living room.

  • In Monroe, Ohio, an affluent retirement community is baffled after Barbara Howe simply vanishes one night; the police soon find Barbara's body in the trunk of her car, and her throat has been slit.

  • In Noble, Okla., a dog drops a human skull onto its owners' front porch on Christmas Day; after six years and no leads, the police must navigate the twists and turns of the victim's past to find justice.

  • Successful business owner MaryAnn Clibbery is brutally murdered at the remodeling business she owned in Loves Park, Illinois.The murder shocks the town. Then a suspicious bag found floating on the ice in the river unlocks the secrets of her brutal slaying.

  • Christmas will never be the same for the two local residents of Noble, Oklahoma whose dog drops a human skull onto their front porch. After six years and no leads, the police must navigate the twists and turns of the victim's past to find redemption.

  • Hugo is hysterical when he finds his brother's girlfriend and roommate Breanna Schneller beaten with an iron and stabbed to death on the floor. The brothers appear devastated, but the discovery of Breanna's missing phone casts doubt on their alibis.

  • Jill Walker finds her daughter murdered.

  • In Hayti, Mo., Tray Phelps is found beaten to death in his driveway; the townspeople are stunned to discover that a web of evil lurks just beneath the surface of the seemingly idyllic hamlet.

  • A town in Michigan becomes scandalized when a partially nude corpse turns up; police sift through lies and alibis as they search for the killer.

  • Christmas is ruined when hikers in New Mexico stumble across Roxanne Houston's shallow grave; the murder rocks the community of Taos and tension builds between those with small town values and the outsider lifestyle on the Mesa.

  • In Shawnee, Okla., Marshall Dent goes missing on Christmas Eve, and the Native American community bands together; after weeks of searching, they find Dent in a shallow grave on sacred ground, and authorities scramble to find his killer.

  • In Germantown, Ohio, Alyce Seff's body is found in a wishing well, and the townspeople are shocked to learn the elderly landlady had as many enemies as she did friends; it will take police nine years to solve her case.

  • In Payette, Idaho, teacher Elizabeth Baune is the pillar of her community until she is stabbed to death in her own home; townspeople suspect Baune's kindness may have been behind her death.

  • In Aurora, Ind., the townspeople are horrified when beloved mother and hairstylist Leigh Jennings is killed in her own home.

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