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"Killing Fields" (TV show) is a crime series on Discovery Channel.

The series reveals the deep history attached to isolated and idyllic areas in America that are killing fields — locations where crimes have occurred and have gone undetected due to their geography and outside elements that have erased the scene of the crime. The series uses the most up-to-date scientific advancements and technologies to find the truth and bring resolution to what lurks just below the surface.

This series takes viewers inside an active criminal investigation as it unfolds. Shot in real time, the series follows the hunt for the killer.

The series 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?

"Killing Fields" is produced for Discovery Channel by Sirens Media, a Leftfield Entertainment Company. The series is co-executive produced by Emmy Award-winning producer Tom Fontana ("St. Elsewhere," "Homicide: Life on the Street," "Oz" and "The Philanthropist") and Academy Award-winning film director Barry Levinson ("Rain Man," "Diner," "Bugsy," "Wag the Dog" and "Good Morning, Vietnam"). For Sirens Media, executive producers are Rebecca Toth Diefenbach, Valerie Haselton Drescher, Lucilla D'Agostino and Siobhan Walshe. For Discovery Channel, Denise Contis and Joseph Schneier are executive producers with Max Micallef as coordinating producer.



KILLING FIELDS (TV SHOW): FACTS

Network: Discovery Channel
Genre: Reality
Runtime: 60 mins.
Premiere Date: January 5, 2016
Seasons: 1
Production Company: Sirens Media





"Killing Fields" (TV show) scene with Rhodes Sanchez and Aubrey St. Angelo 'Killing Fields' Traces Criminal Case as It Unfolds — Premiering Tuesday, January 5, the new Discovery Channel series, shot in real time, goes to idyllic areas in America where crimes have occurred and have gone undetected due to their geography and outside elements that have erased the scene of the crime. Read more...

 
 
 
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