The BEST episodes of Murder in the Heartland (2017)

Every episode of Murder in the Heartland (2017) ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Murder in the Heartland (2017)!

Every episode documents a town and its people through a murder that tore through it. The townspeople not only become our storytellers, but they also hold the clues to the puzzle that has forever changed their lives and how they understand their home.

Last Updated: 1/29/2023Network:Investigation Discovery
Share:
Scared Silent
star
8.31
35 votes

#1 - Scared Silent

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 12/20/2017

In Shawnee, Okla., Marshall Dent goes missing on Christmas Eve, and the Native American community bands together; after weeks of searching, they find Dent in a shallow grave on sacred ground, and authorities scramble to find his killer.

Watch Now:Amazon
Death Before Marriage
star
8.18
28 votes

#2 - Death Before Marriage

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired 7/8/2019

Carol Lapaglia waits 25 years to marry the love of her life, Jack Parkes; six weeks before their wedding in Kennedy Township, Pa., she finds him shot to death in their living room.

Watch Now:Amazon
Ashes to Alibis
star
8.10
31 votes

#3 - Ashes to Alibis

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired 5/27/2019

In Post Falls, Idaho, devoted family man Bo Kirk vanishes, and his truck is found set ablaze; Bo's sister blames their estranged father, until released ATM security footage points to one of his co-workers who has piercing blue eyes.

Watch Now:Amazon
Driven to Murder
star
8.09
22 votes

#4 - Driven to Murder

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired 12/29/2020

After locals smell what can only be the scent of charred meat, police find burned remains in an abandoned mining pit in the small town of Hibbing, Minnesota. Before they can investigate who committed the crime, first they must identity the body.

Watch Now:Amazon
Farming for a Motive
star
8.00
14 votes

#5 - Farming for a Motive

Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired 5/4/2021

A small-town farm becomes a hotbed of suspicion when a farmhand is killed.

Watch Now:Amazon
Orders of Protection
star
8.00
6 votes

#6 - Orders of Protection

Season 6 - Episode 5 - Aired 12/14/2022

A tip comes in from an unexpected Willard, Mo., resident that leads to the final resting ground of missing newlyweds Russell and Rebecca Porter.

Watch Now:Amazon
The Farmer's Daughter
star
7.97
29 votes

#7 - The Farmer's Daughter

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired 12/8/2020

Bubbly college student and waitress, Mindy Morgenstern, is found strangled and stabbed in her own apartment. Family, friends, and the entire town of Valley City, North Dakota help law enforcement identify who could have committed this violent crime.

Watch Now:Amazon
The Kind Sister
star
7.94
36 votes

#8 - The Kind Sister

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 12/6/2017

In Payette, Idaho, teacher Elizabeth Baune is the pillar of her community until she is stabbed to death in her own home; townspeople suspect Baune's kindness may have been behind her death.

Watch Now:Amazon
Caught in the Act
star
7.94
16 votes

#9 - Caught in the Act

Season 3 - Episode 9 - Aired 5/11/2021

Baseball loving wife and mother, Diane Fortenberry, is found unconscious on the floor of her burglarised home. Hours later, at the hospital, Diane succumbs to her injuries, and the entire resort town of Osakis, Minnesota, aids law enforcement.

Watch Now:Amazon
Branches of Evil
star
7.90
29 votes

#10 - Branches of Evil

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired 4/14/2019

In Hayti, Mo., Tray Phelps is found beaten to death in his driveway; the townspeople are stunned to discover that a web of evil lurks just beneath the surface of the seemingly idyllic hamlet.

Watch Now:Amazon
Deviant Deeds
star
7.86
28 votes

#11 - Deviant Deeds

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired 4/28/2019

Hugo is hysterical after he finds his brother's girlfriend, Breanna Schneller, beaten and stabbed to death; the brothers appear to be devastated, but the discovery of Breanna's missing phone casts doubt on their alibis.

Watch Now:Amazon
Love on the Rocks
star
7.83
24 votes

#12 - Love on the Rocks

Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired 1/5/2021

In Montrose, Colorado, rock quarry owner and mother, Irene Trujillo, suddenly goes missing. When her daughter's search for their mum comes up empty, 911 is called. Those closest to Irene, including her employees, are suspected of foul play.

Watch Now:Amazon
Serial Killer in the Making
star
7.82
17 votes

#13 - Serial Killer in the Making

Season 3 - Episode 11 - Aired 5/25/2021

Several chilling clues are staged at the home of a missing cardiac nurse.

Watch Now:Amazon
If Walls Could Talk
star
7.80
30 votes

#14 - If Walls Could Talk

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired 6/23/2019

In Monroe, Ohio, an affluent retirement community is baffled after Barbara Howe simply vanishes one night; the police soon find Barbara's body in the trunk of her car, and her throat has been slit.

Watch Now:Amazon
Mother of It All
star
7.76
21 votes

#15 - Mother of It All

Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired 1/19/2021

A lively slumber party turns into a nightmare when a loving mother, Dianne Watts, her young daughter, and her daughter's friend, are murdered. The town of McMinnville is turned upside down, knowing there is a killer amongst them.

Watch Now:Amazon
No Giving Up
star
7.75
28 votes

#16 - No Giving Up

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired 6/9/2019

In Saguache, Colo., mountain bike pioneer Mike Rust disappears from his home, and his remains are not found until seven years later.

Watch Now:Amazon
The Friends You Keep
star
7.74
34 votes

#17 - The Friends You Keep

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired 4/21/2019

Jill Walker finds her daughter, Emma, cold to the touch in her own bed; quickly ruling out suicide, investigators search for a suspicious man in black caught on a neighbor's home surveillance camera.

Watch Now:Amazon
Fear Travels Fast
star
7.73
44 votes

#18 - Fear Travels Fast

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 11/29/2017

In Aurora, Ind., the townspeople are horrified when beloved mother and hairstylist Leigh Jennings is killed in her own home.

Watch Now:Amazon
An Affair With Murder
star
7.69
13 votes

#19 - An Affair With Murder

Season 5 - Episode 2 - Aired 5/9/2022

A woman working for a plant in Camden, Arkansas, goes missing; when a local stumbles upon Ruiz Stone's abandoned van, her family fears the worst, and some speculate Ruiz fled town with a lover, but detectives reveal something far more sinister.

Watch Now:Amazon
Shallow Grave
star
7.69
32 votes

#20 - Shallow Grave

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired 6/16/2019

In Noble, Okla., a dog drops a human skull onto its owners' front porch on Christmas Day; after six years and no leads, the police must navigate the twists and turns of the victim's past to find justice.

Watch Now:Amazon
Bad for Business
star
7.67
30 votes

#21 - Bad for Business

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired 6/2/2019

MaryAnn Clibbery is brutally murdered at the remodeling business she owned in Loves Park, Ill.; then, a suspicious bag found floating in an icy river unlocks the secrets of her brutal slaying.

Watch Now:Amazon
Killer Casino
star
7.67
9 votes

#22 - Killer Casino

Season 6 - Episode 6 - Aired 12/21/2022

Neighbourly casino runner, Lori Bray, is found dead in the woods in the small town of Laurel, Montana. The community has to wonder if it was a consequence of her good nature at work or if someone from her past came back to bite.

Watch Now:Amazon
Witch Hunter
star
7.63
30 votes

#23 - Witch Hunter

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 12/27/2017

Christmas is ruined when hikers in New Mexico stumble across Roxanne Houston's shallow grave; the murder rocks the community of Taos and tension builds between those with small town values and the outsider lifestyle on the Mesa.

Watch Now:Amazon
Toddlers Terrible Tale
star
7.60
15 votes

#24 - Toddlers Terrible Tale

Season 6 - Episode 3 - Aired 11/30/2022

In the small town of Twinsburg, Ohio, Charlene Puffenbarger's 3-year-old son is the only witness to her brutal murder; as investigators continue to follow every tip that comes in, an unexpected source leads them to the killer.

Watch Now:Amazon
Hunting a Killer
star
7.59
17 votes

#25 - Hunting a Killer

Season 6 - Episode 2 - Aired 11/23/2022

Detectives must uncover the truth about a hunter found slain in his car.

Watch Now:Amazon

Want to see the rest of the rankings?

Episode Ninja is a small business run by one person.
Pro memberships help fund servers and new feature development!