Murder in the Bayou

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Season 1 episodes (5)

1 Chapter One - A Body in a Canal
Between 2005 and 2007, the bodies of four young women are discovered in and around the town of Jennings, Louisiana, deep in the heart of Cajun country. All four are from the poorer south side of town. An arrest for one of the murders is made, but the suspects are released a short time later without explanation. Premiere.
2 Chapter Two - Death on Me
The body count in Jennings continues to grow, with four more victims discovered over the next year. Police state that the women lived "high risk lifestyles", and all were known by one of the original suspects, Frankie Richard. And yet, police seem unable to solve the crimes. After local journalist Scott Lewis breaks the story, the case gains national attention, and investigative journalist Ethan Brown becomes intrigued. Allegations of police misconduct arise. Something isn't adding up.
3 Chapter Three - An Unholy Union
The more time investigative reporter Ethan Brown spends in Jennings, the clearer it becomes to him that this is not the work of a serial killer at all. Ethan examines law enforcement's investigation into the homicides and comes across a number of alarming details. Numerous members of the law enforcement community have ties to the victims and the initial suspect, Frankie Richard.
4 Chapter Four - A Precarious Place
Jennings is situated right off Interstate 10 between Houston and New Orleans, placing it on the path of a major drug route. Investigative reporter Ethan Brown discovers that several of the murder victims were known to be police informants as well as drug users, which put them in a precarious place.
5 Chapter Five - God Don't Sleep
Over a decade has passed since the Jeff Davis 8 murders and the families of the victims are still searching for answers. Ethan Brown looks further into what exactly the victims may have known and what has stopped these cases from being solved. His search leads him to a shuttered motel called the Boudreaux Inn, a site of sex and drug trade activity at the time of the murders. Finale

About this show

Based on a best-selling book, this five-part true crime docu-series investigates the unsolved murders of 8 women whose bodies were discovered in drainage canals and on desolate back roads in and around Jennings, Louisiana. In examining the lives of the young victims the series uncovers secrets of this troubled town. These discoveries lead to even more shocking accusations by victims' relatives and friends of corruption, bad actors and institutional injustices that have left the town still searching for truth.
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deborah elliott
May 2, 2020
Excellent documentary series! Compassionate, no nonsense, justifiably critical of law enforcement, courageous in asking serious questions about corruption, well worth watching because these issues are occuring all across our country! It's not just Louisiana.
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