Steady viewing figures and overall strong ratings promise yet another successful renewal for a sixth season – ID has yet to release a statement
Basic info and plot
Swamp Murders is an American true-crime detective television series that chronicles the stories behind dead bodies found in swamps. Produced by Atlanta-based Crazy Legs Production and Ashley Crary, Eugenie Vink and Tom Capello, the documentary style series debuted on the Investigation Discovery channel back in 2013, and the most recent fifth season of Swamp Murders premiered on August 19th, 2017 with seven brand new episodes.
Originally released in June 2013, Swamp Murders goes behind the scenes of real life crime investigations with a particular focus on the bodies found in the swampy bayous of Louisiana, the Great Lakes of the Cherokees in Oklahoma and other rivers and lakes across Georgia, Texas and Florida. Each week, the show tells stories of high profile grisly murders in the murky marsh-lands and recreates the events using actors and people who live in the area where the crime took place. Profiling cases that sometimes take decades to solve, this docu-series pieces together the mystery through careful re-enactments and first hand interviews with people who were actually involved — attorneys, law enforcement, families, friends and journalists who covered these real cases.
When the body of 20-year-old transgender female CeCe Dove is found floating in a suburban pond 20 miles from her Cleveland home, detectives consider motives personal and primal as they hunt down her ruthless killer.
Twenty-two-year-old mother Shawn Williams heads to the store late one night and never comes home, then her body is found the following day along an Oklahoma river; investigators wonder if one of the men in Williams' life might be her killer.
The lives of two Georgia teenagers are lost after shots ring out on a remote Florida beach; even with officers from two jurisdictions on the case, leads are scarce, then an unexpected call comes in and promises swift resolution.
After 30-year-old Lloyd Tobin is gunned down on a lakefront beach in Texas, his family launches their own investigation to help police solve the case; then, more than 20 years later, closure comes from a surprising source.
After the body of 18-year-old Sharyn Kills Back is found in a storm drain, Arlington, Texas, detectives are left with few leads; then, a tip comes in 20 years later, and detectives band together to bring her killer to justice.
After 32-year-old Mark Mueller's body is pulled from the shore of Lake Michigan, police wonder how his favorite fishing spot became a scene for murder. It's not until his burned-out car is found miles away that officers finally get some answers.
When the body of 18-year-old Tina Hendricks is found floating in a Florida canal, officers home in on a local bar. But with many admirers fawning over Tina that final night, it will take the help of witness testimonies to sort out friend from foe.
A party in the woods ends in tragedy when the body of 18-year-old Jarret Clark is found floating in a lake. With many people camping in the Oklahoma wilderness that night, it's only a matter of time before agents come across a key witness to the crime.
When a night out ends in bloodshed for 23-year-old Navy veteran Raul Mendoza, Houston police have a lot of questions on their hands. But a tip from Raul's sister soon reveals that someone police have met before may hold the answers.
After the body of wealthy Richard Hodges is found along the Missouri River, police find his mother has been killed inside their home; as detectives get to work, they wonder if a secret in Hodges' life might have been behind the murders.
Nineteen-year-old Raquel Rayas is found bleeding to death along California's Deep Creek Spillway, then she dies before detectives can learn anything from her, and they turn to a mysterious telephone number for help.
Former beauty queen Jackie Johns' body is found floating in Missouri's Lake Springfield, and as officers pore over Johns' list of admirers, they soon discover the fine line between love and hate.
After a baby is found abandoned along Ohio's Scioto River, police discover the child's mother has been murdered, and then they uncover secrets about someone in the young mother's past while investigating the case.
A submerged car pulled from a Florida canal brings a startling discovery: the body of 39-year-old Beverly Jackson. Police explore the single mom's work route and relationships, but it will take the help of a hotline tipster to track down her killer.
After 53-year-old Barbara Hefner disappears from her Georgia residence, her body is found floating in nearby Folly Lake; during the investigation, police officers uncover a a recent inheritance and a secret affair.
An innocent trip to the store ends in tragedy when the body of Linda Strait is found along the Spokane River. But with no eyewitnesses, detectives have their work cut out for them. They'll spend the rest of their careers searching for the ruthless killer.
In Fresno, CA the body of Jody Lynn Wolfe washes up along the banks of Dry Creek Canal. Detectives can't imagine who could do this to the young teen. But the more they learn about Jody's life, the more they begin to realize this murder hits close to home.
When the torso of single mother Mary Stetson washes up along Manchester, NH's Piscataquog River, police retrace her final steps. But every place along Mary's path presents new mysteries, and people who aren't as innocent as they first appear.
In the marshy waters of Florida's Indian River, a local judge makes a grisly discovery: the body of a young woman, bound and floating in the water. Now police are searching for the person who brought 22-year-old Misty Morse to her watery grave.
36-year-old Kimra Riley heads to a Sheffield, Alabama bar looking for fun and soon finds something far more sinister. Two months later, her body is found tangled up on the banks of the Tennessee River. Can police bring justice to this single mom's family?
When a young woman leaves home to join up with a Goth community in Manchester, NH, her mom figures it's just a phase. But when she later disappears from a roadside bar, it's clear that something truly sinister has happened. The Goth girl -- is gone.
A college student is eager to drive home to see her parents but never makes it there, then her body surfaces in the Oconee River, and detectives come to realize someone has been lying to them.
While her husband is away, a vivacious Army Medic enjoys a night out at a dive bar near Fort Bragg, NC. But she never makes it home. And though dogs pick up her scent in a nearby swamp, her fate baffles police. Until a local PI takes up the case.
When the Stewart family wakes up one morning, their 47-year-old mom Kathy is nowhere to be found. The last they knew -- she went for a walk in downtown Ava, MO. But when her murdered body is found in nearby Cowskin Creek, the town erupts in fear.
In Albany, NY, a young woman storms out of the house to track down her wayward boyfriend. And disappears into the night. But when her body is found washed up on the mucky banks of the Hudson River, detectives realize they have a killer on the loose.
A young woman's night of partying at a roadhouse in Crox Springs, LA takes a sinister turn when she vanishes from the parking lot. Her desperate boyfriend suspects she made a deadly connection with an old flame -- and the nearby Atchafalaya Swamp.
On the morning of her 50th birthday, a woman is found facedown in Suqualena Creek near Meridien, MS -- apparently drowned. But it's no accident. Her daughter and her best friend are both distraught. But as detectives learn, both are hiding secrets.
When a Lakota tribe teen disappears after a night out in the mostly-white town of Mobridge, SD, deep racial tensions erupt. And after her body is found in the mucky shallows of the Missouri River, detectives are stonewalled on both sides of the divide.
When their car breaks down at the mall in Beaumont, TX, a young husband tells his wife to wait while he fetches their other ride. But when he returns minutes later -- she's mysteriously vanished. Does the nearby Big Thicket Swamp hold the answers?
Outside Asheville, NC, a young mother is stabbed four times in the chest and left for dead in the French Broad River. But she lives long enough to seek out help -- and leave a cryptic clue for detectives. Who could have done such a thing -- and why?
Kathy Goble is a beloved mother of two and popular sales woman at a high end men's store in Charleston West Virginia. When she doesn't show up to work on a spring day in 2010, her co-workers and family know something's up. What happened to Kathy Goble?
15 year-old Allison Tornensis is a teenager from the small town of Quilcene, Washington. One week later, her body washes up on the murky shores of the Little Quil River. Who in this tiny town of 500 murdered Allison?
The headless body of 34-year-old Beverly McGowan turns up near the swampy shores of the Everglades. The murder takes detectives on a 12-year manhunt for an elusive and ruthless suspect.
Angela Crowley's body turns up partially clothed and strangled on the murky banks of Barge Canal. Detectives discover shocking secrets about Angela's friends and boyfriends as they unravel the mystery of who stalked and killed the innocent 21 year-old.
14-year-old Gina Marie's body is discovered in a marsh near an orange grove brutally raped and strangled. What follows is four decades of a game of cat and mouse. Will Gina's Marie Justi's killer ever be held accountable?
Heather Strong is a responsible, well-loved mother of two. Detectives find her body rotting in a swampy overgrowth and the investigation that follows untangles a web of romance and friendship that led to obsession, betrayal...and ultimately murder.
Kenneth Richardson is a family man and a minister who knows the Bible by heart. When his body is found on the grimy banks of a boat ramp, detectives discover an arrow was the weapon of choice. Who would hunt a preacher for prey, and why?
When the body of a teenage girl is found dumped on the muddy banks of the Trinity River, Texas police identify her as 13 year-old Krystal Baker. 16 years pass before Krystal's killer is brought to justice.
In Florida, when Andrea White suddenly disappears, leaving her four children behind, her concerned friends and family contact police. As detectives investigate, they uncover a twisted, two-faced killer with a double life.
Bill, Nancy and her 8 year-old daughter Sarah live a happy life in the Arkansas Ozarks. When their bodies are pulled from the dark murky waters of the Illious Bayou, police are devestated by the sight. Who would slaughter a family?
16-year-old Carol Hutto is a dependable friend, daughter and sister. She's a good student, loves wrestling and hanging out with friends. So when she misses her curfew one evening, her mother knows something awful has happened.
Bobby and Patricia Sexton have three daughters and live on her grand parent's property in Jacksonville, Texas. But when Bobby doesn't come home one evening, his worried wife Patricia files a missing person's report. Over a month later, police discover Bob
In Noel, Missouri, a bank is robbed of $71,000 and the President, Dan Short is nowhere to be found. Could Short have robbed his own bank? Five days later, a body is found in the swampy shallows of the Great Lake o'the Cherokees.
Alabama teen Edith McLeroy rebels against her conservative upbringing marrying the leader of a biker crew, cruising the highways as queen of the pack. But when her body is found in Louisiana, a mystery is sparked that will end up lasting 32 years.
When two women are discovered in the depths of Georgia's Flint River, detectives wonder if a serial killer is afoot. But when they connect the two victims, investigators follow their lead to the discovery of two more corpses, and a whole slew of betrayal.
When 19-year-old Kathy Bonney, model daughter, fails to return home, concerned father Tom Bonney turns to police. That same day, her body is pulled from Virginia's Great Dismal Swamp. Turns out, Kathy wasn't as angelic as her family was led to believe.