The BEST Episodes of Murder Comes to Town
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Oct 17, 2021
Network: Investigation Discovery
A sudden, brutal murder will traumatize any community, but when it strikes in a small close-knit town, the effect is devastating. From the rural backwaters of Appalachia to the lonely desert climes of the southwest, MURDER COMES TO TOWN uncovers the shocking murder mysteries that haunt small town America and the dark secrets that lie just beneath the surface of even the most idyllic community. Following the first person accounts of investigators and townsfolk, each hour-long episode unravels the wild rumors and terrifying truths behind an unthinkable crime and the dark legacy it leaves behind. Illustrated through moody, cinematic recreations, MURDER COMES TO TOWN follows police as they put together each clue and attempt to bring the perpetrator to justice
#1 - The Sinner and the Saint
Season 5 - Episode 9 - Aired Jul 31, 2018
When the sleepy town of Mooresburg, TN receives news that beloved teacher Margaret Jack Sliger is murdered on her farm, Hawkins County detectives are charged with finding the sinister perpetrator to bring their community justice.
#2 - He'd Do It Again
Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Jan 26, 2015
The case of Timothy Moore, whose body was found in a shallow grave in April 2011, five months after he had been reported missing from his home in Washington's Willapa Bay.
#3 - The Dangers of Success
Season 5 - Episode 6 - Aired Jul 10, 2018
Awakened by noises, a couple's worst nightmare becomes a reality as intruders shoot and kill their beloved daughter, Terri Ann McCoy; investigators work through leads and lies to discover the perpetrators are closer than they realized.
#4 - End of Watch
Season 5 - Episode 8 - Aired Jul 24, 2018
The town of Cleveland, OK experiences overwhelming heartbreak when its esteemed Sheriff is mysteriously gunned down in the night. As the community wrestles with its safety, law enforcement is determined to find justice for their fellow officer.
#5 - The Last Face She Saw
Season 5 - Episode 10 - Aired Aug 7, 2018
In Claypool Hill, Va., a popular pizza restaurant is turned into a horrific crime scene; the clues point to something more sinister than a robbery gone wrong, and authorities realize they must move fast to catch the killer.
#6 - Who's Missing Now
Season 4 - Episode 4 - Aired Mar 25, 2017
When beloved young waitress Zilpha Lowery goes missing, foul play is immediately suspected. Rumors of her fate drift through town and tie her to another mysterious disappearance. The question on everyone's mind: what evil has invaded Marion, N.C.
#7 - Coal Miner's Slaughter
Season 4 - Episode 3 - Aired Mar 18, 2017
A respected businesswoman in the placid town of Madisonville, Kentucky, is found bludgeoned and stabbed to death in her home. Detectives follow a long path to pursue her killer.
#8 - Stipps Hill Massacre
Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Jan 19, 2015
The September 2011 murders of Roy Napier, his estranged wife Angela, their two adult children and neighbour Henry Smith.
#9 - Lord of the Rockies
Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired Feb 23, 2015
The New Year's Eve 2000 murders of Carl and JoAnna Dutcher and their 15-year-old grandson Tony, in the tiny Rocky Mountain outpost of Guffey.
#10 - Hellfire in the Hollow
Season 5 - Episode 3 - Aired Jun 19, 2018
When a 21-year-old mother fails to return from night classes and her car is found burned, investigators immediately suspect foul play; however, no one is prepare for the web of lies that unravel due to her disappearance.
#11 - No Witnesses
Season 5 - Episode 2 - Aired Jun 12, 2018
When two young women fail to return home after a run to the local drive-thru, their concerned parents immediately start searching for them; however, it will be a fisherman who gives police their first clue that something evil has happened.
#12 - Friend or Foe
Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Feb 2, 2015
The case of 66-year-old Sharron Erickson, who was raped and murdered in the small Midwestern town of Colon, Nebraska in June 2003.
#13 - Cowboys from Hell
Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired Feb 16, 2015
The July 1999 murders of Diana Algar and her friend Jose Molina. Three letters scrawled across Algar's living room wall offered a key clue in a US-wide manhunt.
#14 - Answering the Call
Season 4 - Episode 5 - Aired Apr 1, 2017
When a brush fire is reported in rural Winchester, Tennessee, first responders are horrified to find the body of young Megan Sharp at the center of the blaze. Beaten, raped, burned, police race to bring justice before the attacker hunts down his next victim.
#15 - Trailing the Devil
Season 5 - Episode 1 - Aired Jun 5, 2018
A nightmare wreaks havoc on the village of Armada, Mich., where 14-year-old April Millsap is found murdered on the community's most popular bike trail; very little evidence leaves investigators running down clues to bring a monster to justice.
#16 - Something's Not Right
Season 5 - Episode 7 - Aired Jul 17, 2018
When a popular cheerleader goes missing in rural Arkansas, the small town is sent into a panic. After her sports car is found abandoned, investigators are sure something is not right but no one expects the horror that ensues.
#17 - My Dearest Diary
Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired Mar 2, 2015
The case of mother and daughter Angela and Ashley Hyke who went missing in July 2001, leaving candles burning and electric fans running in their home. Days later their bodies were found in shallow graves. Authorities quickly recognised that the key to identifying the murderer might lie in Angela's diary
#18 - Horror in the Heartland
Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Jan 5, 2015
The case of Patricia Kimmi, who disappeared from her home in Horton, Kansas, in November 2009.
#19 - Friendly Foes
Season 5 - Episode 4 - Aired Jun 26, 2018
In Galax, Va., the double homicide of a young woman and her 21-month-old daughter sends the town's tiny police force on a frenzied mission to stop unspeakable evil in its tracks.
#20 - Say it Ain't So
Season 4 - Episode 7 - Aired Apr 15, 2017
In Poteau, Oklahoma, the proprietor of a saloon goes missing, leaving behind a splash of blood and many unanswered questions
#21 - End of an Era
Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Feb 17, 2014
When a beloved local business owner is murdered while minding his store in idyllic Cumberland Gap, TN, no one wants to think that the killer could be one of their own. Could the killer have been a stranger or someone a little closer to home?
#22 - The Cost of Competition
Season 4 - Episode 9 - Aired Apr 29, 2017
In Resaca, Georgia, the home of carpet company owner Buddy Parker is raked with gunfire, killing Parker's beloved daughter, Tara Swilley.
#23 - The Nightmare After Christmas
Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired Feb 15, 2016
Rumors fly in the small town of Auburn, New Hampshire after well-known local George Jodoin is found murdered in his bed and the top three suspects are his close friends.
#24 - All-American Sweethearts
Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Jan 27, 2014
Eighteen-year-old Kelly Eckart disappears one night after finishing up her shift at a local hardware store. Hours later her car is discovered abandoned by the side of the road, still running, but Kelly is nowhere to be found.
#25 - Dorothy Did Right
Season 4 - Episode 10 - Aired May 6, 2017
In Georgiana, Ala., a beloved church lady is murdered, sending the townspeople into a tailspin; rumors fly as detectives struggle to separate fact from fiction.