I Was Murdered uses revolutionary murder-mystery format, May 5

Haunting voices from beyond the grave narrate their own murder investigations, offering clues to solve their untimely deaths.

I Was Murdered, premiering Thursday, May 5 at 8 p.m. ET/9 p.m. PT on Investigation Discovery, draws on The Lovely Bones novel and feature film technique to tell the story of a murder through the victim’s fictionalized narration.

Investigators and family members of these real life crimes are interviewed while the voice of the victim adds a personal and eerie storytelling element.

Unique voices profiled in this 13-part series include a woman who fell victim to an apparent robbery gone wrong or possibly a sinister lover; a hometown bar owner who may have slipped into a web of a deadly gang rivalry; and a minister’s wife who perished in a house fire, which may not have been accidental.


Highlights from I Was Murdered include:


I Was Murdered – “Daddy’s Princess”

Thursday, May 5 at 8 p.m. ET/9 p.m. PT

Ali Kemp, a beautiful 19-year-old college student with a bright future, returned home for the summer to work at the local swimming pool in Jackson County, Kansas. But one afternoon when Ali was nowhere to be found, her father made a gruesome discovery – Ali’s brutally beaten body was in the pool pump room. With her killer on the loose, investigators launch an intense manhunt. But despite DNA evidence and a reliable witness, police search for three years without success. Refusing to give up, Ali’s father comes up with an idea that leads to her killer’s arrest.


I Was Murdered – “Checkmate ”

Thursday, May 12 at 8 p.m. ET/9 p.m. PT

Ellen Robb lived a picture-perfect life in Upper Merion, Pennsylvania, with her husband and daughter. Suddenly, the quiet town is shaken when her husband, a respected university professor, finds Ellen brutally murdered in their own kitchen. At first glance, police suspect a robbery gone wrong. As the investigation continues police uncover a secret that Ellen had kept hidden for many years from friends and family. Armed with a new theory, the police make an arrest that shocks everyone in the community.


I Was Murdered – “Cold as Ice”

Thursday, May 19 at 8 p.m. ET/9 p.m. PT

On a warm California evening in the summer of 1991, 23-year-old grad student and music lover Denise Huber attended a concert. When she failed to return home and her car is found abandoned on the freeway, Denise’s parents begun to fear the worst. Despite a widespread search, Denise remained a missing person for three long years, but her parents refused to give up hope that one day she would return home. Then in 1994, an Arizona couple reported a mysterious moving van parked in a stranger’s yard. When the Arizona police investigated the van, what they discovered was both chilling and heartbreaking.

About the author