We kick off 2018 on After Hours AM/The Criminal Code — True Crime Wednesdays 9-11pE with hosts Joel Sturgis, Eric Olsen, and secret weapon, forensic psychologist Dr. Clarissa Cole — with a preview of season 3 of Discovery’s hit True Crime cold case series KILLING FIELDS with exec producer Faith Gaskins. We speak with Faith at 10pE; at 9pE, Clarissa, leads us through the bran new year’s weirdest True Crime headlines.
On Thursday, January 4 at 9 PM ET/PT, Discovery will head to Isle of Wight County, Virginia to investigate a brutal cold case in the third season of the network’s hit true-crime series KILLING FIELDS, this time subtitled “Murder Isle.”
Isle of Wight is an isolated Virginia farmland community near the Chesapeake Bay, but the quiet community was marked by a gruesome homicide its residents cannot forget. In the summer of 2004, 28-year-old Carrie Singer was found beaten to death and half naked in a field. But who would have wanted her dead? And why could they never connect any DNA with the actual crime?
The mysterious case never went anywhere. However, it has haunted lead investigator Randy Patrick for over a decade. Utilizing the latest cutting-edge technology, the Isle of Wight County Sheriff’s Office has decided to re-open the case with the hope to find some real answers. Under the command of Lieutenant Thomas Potter, Randy works with a team of skilled investigators, including Detectives Bert Nurney and Susan Morgan. Lieutenant Potter also assigns rookie Detective Kris Coughlin to be Randy’s partner for the case, and he adds a fresh perspective to the 13-year-old mystery.
As the detectives dive in, they immediately come face-to-face with the challenges of their environment. The wildlife and natural elements at the site where Carrie was found took a huge toll on her body, making it difficult to collect and analyze important evidence at the time. Carrie was not only a victim at the hands of man, but also a victim of the field where she was found.
Shot in real time, the team works around-the-clock to re-examine critical evidence from the crime scene with incredible technology that didn’t exist at the time of Carrie’s death. In a stunning twist, detectives receive information about a second homicide from the same time period possibly connected to the case. Could Carrie’s death in fact be linked to a double homicide?
For 13 years, Randy has been looking for closure – not only for himself, but most importantly, for Carrie’s family. Now that the case is re-opened, Randy is willing to put his personal life on hold, including his retirement, to find the answer. But this time around, he might just find it.
KILLING FIELDS is produced for Discovery Channel by Sirens Media.
Faith is a story producer at Sirens Media and is an exec producer of Killing Fields. A native of Spartanburg, SC, now living in New York, she has produced or exec produced for TV series including Fire Island, Mob Wives, The Last Alaskans, Dr. Oakley, Yukon Vet, The Real Housewives of New Jersey, Vice, To Catch a Smuggler, I’m Getting Married And…, Hunting a Serial Bomber, I Married the Beltway Sniper, Witness to Waco: Inside the Siege, and Some Assembly Required.