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Dead of Winter

Dead of Winter

  • Premiered: 
    January 16, 2019
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  • Network: ID
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Docudrama
  • Type: Live Action
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  • Subject Matter: Crime
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Plot Synopsis

In winter, the world is at its most merciless. As snow falls and darkness descends, people retreat into their homes and brace against the cold. This is a time of isolation and of fear. DEAD OF WINTER is a one-hour docuseries that tells haunting true tales of murder set in the starkest conditions. From a body frozen in the snow, to a woman who vanishes in icy wilderness, each mystery unfolds in winter's eerie silence. DEAD OF WINTER has a special premiere on Wednesday, January 16, 2019 at 11pm ET/PT on Investigation Discovery, and then moves to its regular timeslot -- Thursdays at 10pm -- the following day, January 17.

Episodes include:

"The Empty Chair" (Wednesday, January 16, 2019 @ 11pm): The day after a snowstorm, high school freshman Shaun Ouillette vanishes. His mother searches for three desperate weeks. But when an anonymous letter leads detectives into the frozen woods, they make a discovery that will tear the small town apart.

"40 Years Winter" (Thursday, January 17, 2019 @ 10pm): After Christmas shipping, 18-year-old Linda Velzy vanishes into upstate New York's frozen landscape. The primary suspect refuses to talk to detective, so Linda's father hatches a desperate plan. But temperatures are dropping and time is running out.

"Winter's Bone" (Thursday, January 24, 2019 @ 10pm): Days before Christmas, a pastor finds bartender Robbie Schmidt strangled in the snow. Robbie's family is shocked when suspicion falls on his closest friend, but as winters come and go, detectives fear they will never catch the killer.

"The Widows of Winter" (Thursday, January 31, 2019 @ 10pm): Seventy-four-year-old widow Virginia Johannessen is shot dead in her home; then, another widow is murdered on the same street; as police unravel the truth, they discover they've made a chilling mistake.
On Thursday, February 21, 2019 at 10pm ET/PT, Investigation Discovery premiered "Midnight Mass," the season finale of DEAD OF WINTER. In the middle of a cold January night, a family of four is murdered in their home. As fear grips the small town of Evansville, Indiana, detectives launch a desperate manhunt for a deranged killer. But will they be too late?

Production & Distribution

  • Produced by Red Marble Media