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The Murder Tapes

The Murder Tapes

  • Premiered: 
    August 28, 2019
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  • Network: ID
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Documentary
  • Type: Live Action
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  • Subject Matter: Crime
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Plot Synopsis

THE MURDER TAPES is a one-hour crime docuseries that uses every conceivable form of taped footage involved in a homicide case, sharing up-close perspectives from those at the scene and showing the aftermath of a murder in in a raw and unfiltered form. Viewers see and hear it all -- from the initial crime scene investigations via body cam, to home security tapes, to the interrogation room footage that reveals heart-pounding confessionals. The tapes capture the reactions from loved ones and families in real time, record investigators' first impressions of the scene, and show exactly how theories begin to arise. Evidence accumulates and emotions surge, but the tapes keep rolling. Investigators know it takes time to find all the footage they need, but the revelations are worth the effort. Throughout the series, real tapes are woven in with present-day interviews from friends, family and law enforcement directly involved in the case. Viewers see the case at its beginning and follow it to the end.

The sophomore season of THE MURDER TAPES premiered on Wednesday, February 5, 2020 at 9pm ET/PT on Investigation Discovery. In the season opener, "Lost in the Desert," Steven Begay is a loving uncle whose nephews see as a protector. So, the irony could not be greater when his bloody body is found near a playground in New Mexico. A manhunt ensues, leaving police with a major discovery that turns the case on its head.
On Wednesday, March 25, 2020 at 9pm ET/PT, Investigation Discovery premiered the Season 2 finale of THE MURDER TAPES. In the season ender, "Down by Fire," Ryne Zahner is an inspiration to his high school math students in Arizona. His friends see him as one of the nicest people they know. When a hooded murderer guns him down after a night of partying, the entire community struggles to grasp his murder.

Production & Distribution

  • Produced by Blackfin