After discovering one of the missing women was friends with one of the women found dead, police redouble their efforts to find the missing woman. A person of interest is considered when the news of another missing girl sends Chillicothe into a panic.
When two bodies are found in the same area one year apart, people wonder if it could be a serial killer's dumping ground. Connections between two victims become clearer as one investigation is revisited.
While searching for the fifth missing woman, another body is found. With the help of an anonymous tip, police are onto a possible suspect within hours. The community digs in once again on the possibility of a serial killer.
The murder case-turned-national obsession thanks to the 2014 podcast SERIAL is revisited through exclusive new interviews. Hear from key players in the case as Adnan Syed, convicted of killing his ex-girlfriend Hae Min Lee, fights for a new trial.
On the surface, Chillicothe, Ohio is the epitome of quintessential Middle America. But this home in the heartland was catapulted into the national spotlight recently for a much darker claim to fame: a string of six young women have gone missing or been found dead in the past year and a half. The women, all in their 20s and 30s, are believed to have known each other and all have ties to the dark underbelly of this small town, leading the local community to fear a serial killer on the loose.
When Angelina Rodriguez’s husband, Frank, dies suddenly under mysterious circumstances, police chalk it up to a bad flu. But when the inconclusive coroner’s report delays Angelina’s insurance settlement, she starts pushing for a cause of death and claims that her husband’s death was no accident, he was poisoned. The police investigation reveals something far more sinister, Angelina’s past. Will this weeping widow be found guilty of her husband’s death?
Dennis Brooks has been a prosecuting attorney for 17 years in Northeast Tennessee where he grew up. Brooks is a veteran of over 100 jury trials, including 18 jury verdicts for first degree murder. He is a graduate of East Tennessee State University and completed law school at the University of Tennessee. During college he was a sportswriter at the Johnson City Press. In his free time, he enjoys working as a high school football and baseball official. He is married to Sandra Brooks and is the father of Cassie Brooks. He and his wife reside in Telford, Tennessee with their ten cats, three dogs and two pot-bellied pigs.
In a key moment in the trial, O.J. Simpson appears to struggle to put on one of the gloves recovered from the crime scene, claiming "They don't fit" which would lead Johnnie Cochran to famously quip in closing arguments "`If it doesn't fit, you must acquit.''