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Investigation Discovery Brings Viewers to the Edge of the Water for Season Two of THE LAKE ERIE MURDERS

The Series Following Mysteries and Murders Near the Great Lakes Returns Sunday, February 9 at 10/9c

February 5, 2020

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- The Series Following Mysteries and Murders Near the Great Lake Returns Sunday, February 9 at 10/9c on ID -

(Silver Spring, Md.) – Longtime residents of the area know that when it comes to Lake Erie, there can be something sinister in the water. Ominously named for its violent and unpredictable nature, Lake Erie borders four states and parts of Canada – and is home to some dark and deadly crimes. The breakout hit, THE LAKE ERIE MURDERS, returns with 10 new episodes, each representing a darkness that stands in stark contrast to the tranquil towns and beautiful beaches on the shores of Lake Erie. Season Two returns Sunday, February 9 at 10/9c on Investigation Discovery, the #1 network for true-crime and mystery programming. 

The premiere episode of THE LAKE ERIE MURDERS features the 1992 murder of 11-year-old Shauna Howe from Oil City, Pennsylvania. Shauna disappeared on her way home from a Girl Scout Halloween party, and alarm bells are immediately raised in the quiet, close-knit town. Shauna’s friends and family mount a search to find the beloved little girl, but their hopes are shattered after Shauna’s body is found in a creek. Amid the fear and panic, several subjects emerge, leading investigators to uncover startling information and expose shocking small-town secrets.

Other episodes of THE LAKE ERIE MURDERS include:

The Vanishing Teens – Milford, MI

Premieres Sunday, February 16 at 10/9c

In the fall of 1991, rural Michigan is plunged into paranoia and fear when four local teenage girls vanish without a trace. One evening in the small town of Milford, a distraught 911 call comes in from a teenage boy saying a masked man has just abducted his girlfriend, Cynthia. Detectives are determined to find answers and are stunned when the investigation reveals a disturbing history of abductions. Investigators race to unravel a series of clues that may connect four cases. Could this be the work of multiple predators, or could one person be behind these chilling crimes?

Unholy Communion – Rome, NY

Premieres Sunday, February 23 at 10/9c

A devoted fiancé worries when his beautiful partner, Anne, fails to show up for a dinner date. When he goes to her house to investigate, he finds a scene that shatters his dreams and changes his life forever: Anne has been murdered along with her 8-year-old daughter, Crystal. As Anne and Crystal's heartbroken family and community scramble for answers, several shocking suspects emerge, including a possessive ex-husband and the mysterious partner of one of Anne's close friends. The investigation unravels dark secrets and unmasks harrowing perversions that have lain dormant in their peaceful community.

Black Sabbath – Toledo, OH

Premieres Sunday, March 1 at 10/9c

On Holy Saturday morning, one day before Sister Margaret Ann Pahl turned 72, the devout nun enters the chapel of Mercy Hospital for the last time. Minutes later, she’s found murdered. As Sister Pahl's heartbroken family and close-knit sisterhood mourn her violent death, police mount an investigation that unearths shocking lies and sadistic secrets, confounding the community's ideas of good and evil.

Heartbreak Hotel – Detroit, MI

Premieres Sunday, March 8 at 10/9c

When Art takes his kind-hearted wife to work at the airport, he does not yet know that this will be his final farewell to his wife, Nancy Ludwig. The next day, Art receives a devastating call that changes his life forever: 43-year-old Nancy has been discovered dead in her hotel room. As Nancy's distraught friends and family call for answers, several suspicious men emerge as possible culprits, including a conspiracy theorist and a man who impersonates an airline pilot. It takes the discovery of links to another heinous killing to blow the case, and the devastating truth, wide open.

Night Shift Nightmare – Genesee, MI

Premieres Sunday, March 15 at 10/9c

Wanda Musk, an independent 19-year-old, goes missing while working the nightshift at the local gas station. Hours later, her body is discovered in a field just miles from where she was last seen alive. In the wake of the vicious killing, Wanda's ex-boyfriend is investigated amid rumors of a stormy breakup and a troubled local teen piques the interest of police. As days turn to weeks without resolution, the community becomes consumed by paranoia and fear that the murderer might strike again.

Trail of Frozen Tears – Akron, OH

Premieres Sunday, March 22 at 10/9c

Pretty pre-teen Rosie Davenport is reported missing after failing to return home from a friend’s house. Eight days later her body is discovered in the basement of an abandoned house. While distraught friends and family react with disbelief, for investigators, the murder is eerily similar to an unsolved killing one year earlier. Could police have a serial killer on their hands?

Killer Night Out – Whitehouse, OH

Premieres Sunday, March 29 at 10/9c

Bright and beautiful nurse’s aide Janean Brown prepares for a night out on the town, unaware that it will be her last. The following day, her body is found in a drainage ditch. As Janean’s distraught friends, family and community seek answers, unexpected suspects emerge, including a boyfriend with whom she quarreled in her final hours. A riveting investigation reveals a darker account of the night she died than anyone could have imagined.

Trail of Fear – Hilton, NY

Premieres Sunday, April 12 at 10/9c

Just days after Thanksgiving, the body of beloved local woman Viola Manville is discovered on an abandoned railroad track. The discovery sends shockwaves through the small, close-knit town. As suspects are ruled out and potential leads dry up, Viola's family begins to lose hope of finding justice. But when 4-year-old Kali Poulton vanishes from her own front yard in the neighboring town, a call comes through that exposes sordid secrets hidden for decades.

Cabin Fever – Caledon, Ontario

Premieres Sunday, April 19 at 10/9c

When married pensioners Ian and Nancy Blackburn fail to turn up for an annual maple tree tapping celebration, their family knows something is wrong. Searching the Blackburn house for clues, their nephew realizes the family’s worst nightmare: his aunt and uncle’s bodies have been found in the trunk of their own car. As distraught friends and family mourn the loving and kind-hearted couple, fears and suspicions begin to mount in the small provincial town, where a slew of break-ins seem to mirror the circumstances of the horrible deaths. The whirlwind investigation unmasks a monster hiding in plain sight.

THE LAKE ERIE MURDERS is produced for Investigation Discovery by Talos Films with Julian P. Hobbs and Elli Hakami as Executive Producers. For Investigation Discovery, Liz Massie is Executive Producer, Sara Kozak is SVP of Production, Kevin Bennett is General Manager and Henry Schleiff is Group President, Investigation Discovery, Travel Channel, American Heroes Channel and Destination America.

About Investigation Discovery

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