There are isolated places in America that appear untouched by anyone. But underneath the surface, these beautiful landscapes reveal a much more sinister reality – a dumping ground for bodies and a home to countless unsolved murders. On Tuesday, January 5 at 10 PM ET/PT, Discovery Channel will premiere its first-ever true crime series titled Killing Fields and take viewers inside an active criminal investigation as it unfolds. Shot in real time, the series follows the hunt for the killer.
Killing Fields will go inside a case that went cold nearly two decades ago in the small community of Iberville Parish, Louisiana, located just 15 miles from the state capitol, Baton Rouge. In June 1997, Louisiana State University graduate student Eugenie Boisfontaine was last seen near LSU's lakes. Two months later, her body was found nearby in a watery ditch with evidence of blunt force trauma to her head. But who did it and why? Was it a single act of violence? Or was her murder part of a much bigger string of killings? Between 1997 and 2003, there were 60 cases of missing and murdered women in the area that went unsolved. And to make it even more complicated, the Baton Rouge area had multiple serial killers operating at the same time with two of the their victims living on the same street as Eugenie. Could these murders be connected?
Detective Rodie Sanchez was assigned to the case in 1997 and hasn't stopped thinking about it since. He makes the bold decision to come out of retirement and gets permission to re-open the case. Rodie is determined to solve the mystery and make good on a broken promise to Eugenie's mother: to find the person (or persons) responsible for killing her daughter. "You never forget your first murder or crime scene," Rodie said. "Once that gets in your blood, you want to be a cop for the rest of your life. I had a good life in law enforcement for over 30 some years. I missed it and thought about [this case] every day."
Joining Rodie in the chase is a young hot-shot detective, Aubrey St. Angelo, who has a knack for reading people and isn't afraid to ask the tough questions. However, the two can't solve this case alone – they are joined by top-notch detectives at the Iberville Parish Sheriff's office. With advancements in forensic science and DNA analysis, a lot has changed since 1997. But will this be enough to crack the case for good? And will Rodie be able to finally rest and move beyond the case that has forever haunted him?
A woman's body was dumped in the bayou, and left to decompose for three months. A retired detective comes out of retirement to help solve the case.
Series Premiere: January 05, 2016 Classification: Documentary Genre: Action | Crime Network: Discovery Channel Airs: Tuesday at 09:00 pm Runtime: 60 Minutes
KILLING FIELDS - Season 1 -- 7 Episodes
1x1 -- Jan 05, 2016 -- A Body in the Bayou 1x2 -- Jan 12, 2016 -- Buried Secrets 1x3 -- Jan 19, 2016 -- The Last Witness 1x4 -- Jan 26, 2016 -- The Manhunt 1x5 -- Feb 02, 2016 -- Family Matters 1x6 -- Feb 09, 2016 -- Judgment Day 1x7 -- Feb 16, 2016 -- The Case Continues
KILLING FIELDS - Season 2 -- 11 Episodes
2x1 -- Jan 03, 2017 -- The Hunt Continues 2x2 -- Jan 10, 2017 -- The Body in the Barrel 2x3 -- Jan 17, 2017 -- Smoking Gun 2x4 -- Jan 24, 2017 -- The Search Warrant 2x5 -- Jan 31, 2017 -- The Raid 2x6 -- Feb 07, 2017 -- Scene of the Crime 2x7 -- Feb 14, 2017 -- The Takedown 2x8 -- Feb 21, 2017 -- The Last Stand 2x9 -- Mar 07, 2017 -- The Body In Whiskey Bay 2x10 -- Mar 14, 2017 -- The Baton Rouge Serial Killer 2x11 -- Mar 21, 2017 -- The Killer Among Us
KILLING FIELDS - Season 3 -- 8 Episodes
3x1 -- Jan 04, 2018 -- Murder Isle: A Body in the Field 3x2 -- Jan 11, 2018 -- Murder Isle: Second Suspect 3x3 -- Jan 18, 2018 -- Murder Isle: A Second Murder 3x4 -- Jan 25, 2018 -- Murder Isle: Motive for Murder 3x5 -- Feb 01, 2018 -- Murder Isle: The Confession 3x6 -- Feb 08, 2018 -- Murder Isle: The Hunting Grounds 3x7 -- Feb 15, 2018 -- Murder Isle: Killer Among Us 3x8 -- Feb 22, 2018 -- Murder Isle: The Arrest