Sins and Secrets

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Sins and Secrets
Genre Documentary
Narrated by Bill Graves
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 4
No. of episodes 45
Executive producer(s) Stephen Land
Thomas Cutler
Producer(s) Greg Francis
Editor(s) Shane Day
Running time 40 to 44 minutes
Production company(s) Jupiter Entertainment
Original network Investigation Discovery
Picture format 480i (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Original release February 17, 2011 (2011-02-17) – present
External links

Sins and Secrets (also styled Sins & Secrets) is an American documentary television series on Investigation Discovery that debuted February 17, 2011.[1] Each program profiles a notorious crime by detailing the city or community where the crime took place, often focusing on details from the personal lives of individual investigators.[2] The show has been compared to the A&E series City Confidential.[2]


Season 1 (2011)[edit]

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Title Original air date
1 1 "Knoxville" February 17, 2011 (2011-02-17)
The 2007 murders of Channon Christian and Christopher Newsom during a carjacking ignite racial tensions in Knoxville, Tennessee.
2 2 "New Orleans" February 24, 2011 (2011-02-24)
Vince Marinello was a sportscaster in New Orleans, Louisiana who got caught for the 2006 shooting death of his third wife, Mary Elizabeth.
3 3 "Nantucket" March 3, 2011 (2011-03-03)
Beth Lochtefeld is found murdered in 2004 in her Nantucket, Massachusetts home, and police tie the crime to her ex-boyfriend, Tom Toolan.
4 4 "Shreveport" March 10, 2011 (2011-03-10)
The 2001 disappearance of Vol "Bubba" Dooley, III, of Shreveport, the son of former Bossier Parish Sheriff Vol Dooley, is linked to his estranged wife Jocelyn. Former Sheriff Dooley, District Attorney Schuyler Marvin, and Marvin's cousin, Judge John Cecil Campbell, appear as themselves.
5 5 "Albuquerque" March 17, 2011 (2011-03-17)
While investigating the murder of Girly Chew Hossencofft in 1999, Albuquerque, New Mexico police make shocking discoveries.
6 6 "Aspen" March 24, 2011 (2011-03-24)
Kathy Denson was a prominent furrier in Aspen, Colorado who was accused of shooting her ex-boyfriend, Cody Boyd, to death in 2002.

Season 2 (2012)[edit]

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Title Original air date
7 1 "Lexington" January 12, 2012 (2012-01-12)
University of Kentucky football player Trent DiGiuro is gunned down at a party in Lexington, Kentucky in 1994 by his rival, Shane Ragland.
8 2 "Anchorage" January 19, 2012 (2012-01-19)
An unexpected confession nine years after the 1996 murder of Kent Leppink in Anchorage, Alaska points to the dead man's then-fiancee.
9 3 "Fayetteville" January 26, 2012 (2012-01-26)
United States Air Force captain Marty Theer is gunned down by his wife's lover outside of his wife's Fayetteville, North Carolina office in 2000.
10 4 "Tampa" February 2, 2012 (2012-02-02)
When Tampa, Florida bartender Sandra Rozzo is murdered in her garage in 2003, police suspect her ex-boyfriend, but he points to his wife.
11 5 "Cleveland" February 9, 2012 (2012-02-09)
Cleveland, Ohio doctor Yazeed Essa poisons his wife Rose Marie with cyanide in 2005 and then tries to pass her death off as a car crash.
12 6 "Key West" February 16, 2012 (2012-02-16)
A botanist in Key West, Florida is found murdered in his home in 2006, and police uncover evidence of an alternative lifestyle in their investigation.
13 7 "Newry" February 23, 2012 (2012-02-23)
Julie Bullard's Newry, Maine bed and breakfast becomes a massacre site when the bodies of four people are found behind the inn in 2006.
14 8 "Ocean City" March 1, 2012 (2012-03-01)
A Memorial Day vacation in Ocean City, Maryland turns deadly for Geney Crutchley and Josh Ford when they meet Erika and Benjamin Sifrit in 2002.
15 9 "Chicago" March 8, 2012 (2012-03-08)
Chicago, Illinois resident Becky Klein suddenly disappears in 2007, and police investigate the woman's lesbian lover, Nicole Abusharif.
16 10 "Rome" March 15, 2012 (2012-03-15)
A church deacon in Rome, Georgia is stabbed to death at his workplace in 2004, and the community is shocked to learn the motive behind the murder.
17 11 "Missoula" March 22, 2012 (2012-03-22)
When a Missoula, Montana husband is shot dead in 2007, his wife claims that his mistress had been stalking their family, but police uncover the truth.
18 12 "Mio" March 29, 2012 (2012-03-29)
Two decades after the disappearances of two hunters from Mio, Michigan in 1985, an informant comes forward to police and identifies the killers.
19 13 "Charleston" April 5, 2012 (2012-04-05)
Charleston, South Carolina resident Kate Waring goes missing in 2009, and when her remains are found, the town is stunned by her killers' identities.

Season 3 (2012)[edit]

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20 1 "Palm Beach" April 12, 2012 (2012-04-12)
Dalia Dippolito was a Palm Beach, Florida woman who, after failing to get her husband's probation revoked, attempted to hire a hit man in 2009.
21 2 "Somerset" April 19, 2012 (2012-04-19)
Sam Catron was a sheriff from Somerset, Kentucky who was murdered in 2002 as a result of a plot by two drug dealers and a former deputy.
22 3 "Farmington Hills" April 26, 2012 (2012-04-26)
Nancy Seaman was an elementary schoolteacher from Farmington Hills, Michigan who attacked her husband with a hatchet in 2004.
23 4 "Auburn" August 26, 2012 (2012-08-26)
The community and university of Auburn, Alabama is stunned and horrified when Lauren Burk, a college freshman, is found murdered in 2009.
24 5 "Kansas City" September 2, 2012 (2012-09-02)
John Edward Robinson was a serial killer who murdered several women on his property in Kansas City, Missouri until he was apprehended in 2000.
25 6 "Charlotte" September 9, 2012 (2012-09-09)
Rae Carruth was a wide receiver for the Carolina Panthers when he was charged with killing his pregnant girlfriend in Charlotte, North Carolina in 1999.
26 7 "Fresno" September 16, 2012 (2012-09-16)
Larissa Schuster was a Fresno, California biochemist who killed her estranged husband, Tim, in 2003 by dissolving his body in hydrochloric acid.
27 8 "Nashville" September 23, 2012 (2012-09-23)
Jim Cannon was a successful attorney living in Nashville, Tennessee, until he was found strangled to death in 2008 and his estranged wife is suspected.
28 9 "Catalina Island" September 30, 2012 (2012-09-30)
After Stephen Williams' body is discovered off the coast of Catalina Island, California in 2006, police tie his savage murder to a greedy stockbroker.
29 10 "Hilo" October 14, 2012 (2012-10-14)
The peaceful town of Hilo, Hawaii is shocked when 23-year-old Dana Ireland is brutally kidnapped, sexually assaulted, and murdered on Christmas Eve 1991.
30 11 "Iaeger" October 21, 2012 (2012-10-21)
A local physician and politician, Doc Whitley, ends up the victim of a robbery and a deadly arson fire in the small town of Iaeger, West Virginia in 2005.
31 12 "Plattsburgh" October 28, 2012 (2012-10-28)
When furniture store owners are found stabbed to death in Plattsburgh, New York in 2005, police wonder who had a motive to kill the couple.
32 13 "Boone" November 4, 2012 (2012-11-04)
When an Appalachian State University grad student vanishes in 1989, police in Boone, North Carolina have few leads until another co-ed disappears.
33 14 "Omaha" November 11, 2012 (2012-11-11)
A twisted love triangle and murder conspiracy are revealed after an Omaha, Nebraska father is murdered in 2009 after what initially appears to be a burglary.
34 15 "Palo Alto" November 18, 2012 (2012-11-18)
A Palo Alto, California real estate broker's roller-coaster relationship with her boyfriend, a hookah lounge owner, goes up in flames in 2009.
35 16 "Carthage" November 25, 2012 (2012-11-25)
A wealthy Carthage, Texas widow goes missing in 1997, and when her body is discovered, police investigate Bernie Tiede, who was stealing from her.

Season 4 (2013)[edit]

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Title Original air date
36 1 "Bloodshed on the Bayou" April 15, 2013 (2013-04-15)
37 2 "Happy Valentine's Slay" April 22, 2013 (2013-04-22)
38 3 "Sweet Talker, Midnight Stalker" April 29, 2013 (2013-04-29)
39 4 "Bible Belt Bloodshed" May 6, 2013 (2013-05-06)
40 5 "Bleed All About It" May 13, 2013 (2013-05-13)
41 6 "With this Ring, I Thee Kill" May 20, 2013 (2013-05-20)
42 7 "The Murder Inn" May 27, 2013 (2013-05-27)
43 8 "To Have and to Kill" June 3, 2013 (2013-06-03)
44 9 "Dressed to Kill" June 10, 2013 (2013-06-10)
45 10 "Murder, Lies & Bondage Ties" June 17, 2013 (2013-06-17)


  1. ^ Gorman, Bill (February 1, 2011). "Investigation Discovery New Series Slated: 'Sins And Secrets,' 'The Injustice Files,' 'Cuff Me If You Can,' 'Nothing Personal,' 'FBI: Criminal Pursuit'". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved June 15, 2013. 
  2. ^ a b Matt Zoller Seitz (February 17, 2011). ""Sins and Secrets": The perfect antidote to the sleazy crime show". Salon Media Group. Retrieved June 15, 2013.