Investigation Discovery has announced a new true crime series that will debut next month, and the first episode will focus on the 2008 death of toddler Caylee Anthony. Crime Scene Confidential will make its debut on Investigation Discovery on Tuesday, March 8 at 9:00 central time. New episodes will break each Tuesday and will be available to stream on discovery+ the same day.
With the current popularity of true crime documentaries and podcasts, the new series should be successful for Investigation Discovery.
C.S.I. Alina Burroughs has been a Crime Scene Investigator in Orange County, Florida for 12 years, and has worked on cases such as that of Caylee Anthony and the Pulse nightclub shootings in 2016. In Crime Scene Confidential, Burroughs will revisit cases from around the country, re-checking forensic evidence in the hopes of solving crimes and helping families achieve closure.
Episodes of Crime Scene Confidential will include often emotional interviews and discussions with victims’ family members and loved ones, and there will also be hard-hitting conversations with people who are suspects in the cases. Burroughs’ empathy and compassion help her understand how the crimes have inflicted trauma on those left behind.
The three episodes of Crime Scene Confidential announced so far are set in Florida, Philadelphia and Mississippi.
Episode one: My Search for Caylee Anthony airs on Tuesday, March 8, when Burroughs will re-examine the clues and evidence gathered from possibly her most notorious case. This one was especially grim, since it involved the death of a three-year-old. The episode will review the trial of Caylee’s mother Casey Anthony, and will include interviews with detectives who investigated the crime, Chief Medical Examiner Dr. Jan Garavaglia (Dr. G), and Caylee’s grandmother Cindy Anthony, who first reported the child missing.
Episode two: Justice for Michelle airs March 15. In December of 1992, 24-year-old Michelle Witherell was found on the ground three stories below her balcony, and died shortly after. Her husband claimed she fell from the balcony, but there were enough inconsistencies in his story to raise questions. Burroughs will dive into the conflicting forensic evidence to try and figure out if it was an accident, suicide or murder.
Episode three: Cracking Brian’s Case will air on March 22, and looks into the death of Brian Hughes. Computer whiz Brian was found dead in the living room of the house he shared with wife Elicia and their two daughters. Elicia claimed she was awakened by the sound of gunshots, and found her husband dead on the living room floor. Burroughs takes a look at the ballistics to try and determine once and for all if Brian’s wife is guilty of his murder.
Additional episodes of Crime Scene Confidential will also air on Investigation Discovery, and those dates, descriptions and titles will be released at a later time.
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