The BEST Episodes of Swamp Murders
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Sep 21, 2021
Network: Investigation Discovery
Across the Deep South, heat, humidity and darn good hiding places provide a perfect backdrop for dark, despicable deeds. Murky waters take secrets to the grave in SWAMP MURDERS when bogs, bayous and decrepit docks surrounded by a tangle of marshland and moss-covered trees set the scene for mucky murder. From the swampy bayou of Louisiana to the Great Lake o' the Cherokees in Oklahoma and even rivers and lakes in Georgia, Texas, and Florida, SWAMP MURDERS proves that even muddied waters eventually bring secrets to the surface.Hot, humid swamps make great hiding places - for bodies that is. In Investigation Discovery's newest series, moss-covered trees, dead-end trails, creaky docks and mangrove forests are the ominous backdrops for the murkiest of mysteries in SWAMP MURDERS.
#1 - What Lies Beneath
Season 4 - Episode 9 - Aired Oct 18, 2016
Former beauty queen Jackie Johns' body is found floating in Missouri's Lake Springfield, and as officers pore over Johns' list of admirers, they soon discover the fine line between love and hate.
#2 - River Monster
Season 4 - Episode 3 - Aired Aug 30, 2016
When the torso of single mother Mary Stetson washes up along Manchester, NH’s Piscataquog River, police retrace her final steps. But every place along Mary’s path presents new mysteries, and people who aren’t as innocent as they first appear.
#3 - Double-Crossed
Season 5 - Episode 10 - Aired Oct 21, 2017
The body of 20-year-old transgender woman CeCe Dove is found floating in a pond 20 miles from her Cleveland home, and detectives consider motives personal and primal as they hunt down her ruthless killer.
#4 - Oasis of Death
Season 4 - Episode 10 - Aired Oct 18, 2016
Nineteen-year-old Raquel Rayas is found bleeding to death along California's Deep Creek Spillway, then she dies before detectives can learn anything from her, and they turn to a mysterious telephone number for help.
#5 - Gospel Girl
Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Jun 18, 2013
Alabama teen Edith McLeroy rebels against her conservative upbringing marrying the leader of a biker crew, cruising the highways as queen of the pack. But when her body is found in Louisiana, a mystery is sparked that will end up lasting 32 years.
#6 - In Too Deep
Season 4 - Episode 7 - Aired Oct 4, 2016
The body of 39-year-old Beverly Jackson is found in a car pulled from a Florida canal; the police explore the single mother's routine and relationships, but it will take the help of a hotline tipster to track down her killer.
#7 - Point of No Return
Season 5 - Episode 8 - Aired Oct 7, 2017
The lives of two Georgia teenagers are lost after shots ring out on a remote Florida beach; even with officers from two jurisdictions on the case, leads are scarce, then an unexpected call comes in and promises swift resolution.
#8 - Down the Canal
Season 4 - Episode 4 - Aired Sep 6, 2016
Jody Lynn Wolfe's body washes up on the banks of Dry Creek Canal in Fresno, Calif., and detectives learn more about the young teenager's life during the course of their investigation and realize her murder hits close to home.
#9 - We Miss You Darling
Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Jul 9, 2013
When a dependable 16-year-old girl misses her curfew, her family knows something is wrong. This episode recounts the murder of Carol Hutto through the eyes of Detective Tom Knapp.
#10 - Lost Highway
Season 5 - Episode 9 - Aired Oct 14, 2017
Twenty-two-year-old mother Shawn Williams heads to the store late one night and never comes home, then her body is found the following day along an Oklahoma river; investigators wonder if one of the men in Williams' life might be her killer.
#11 - Murder in the Ozarks
Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired Sep 23, 2015
A missing persons case in Ava, Mo., turns into a murder investigation when the 47-year-old victim's body is discovered nearby Cowskin Creek.
#12 - A Dark Place to Die
Season 4 - Episode 1 - Aired Aug 16, 2016
In Sheffield, Ala., 36-year-old Kimra Riley heads to a bar looking for fun but finds something far more sinister; later,. her body is found on the banks of the Tennessee River.
#13 - Mystery at Palm Beach
Season 5 - Episode 7 - Aired Sep 30, 2017
After 30-year-old Lloyd Tobin is gunned down on a lakefront beach in Texas, his family launches their own investigation to help police solve the case; then, more than 20 years later, closure comes from a surprising source.
#14 - Secret Rendezvous
Season 5 - Episode 2 - Aired Aug 26, 2017
Twenty-three-year-old Navy veteran Raul Mendoza is found murdered after a night out in Houston, and police get a tip from Mendoza's sister pointing to someone they have met before.
#15 - Shoeprints in the Mud
Season 4 - Episode 5 - Aired Sep 20, 2016
Fifteen-year-old Linda Strait fails to return home after a trip to the store, then her body is found near the Spokane River, and detectives will spend the rest of their careers searching for Strait's killer.
#16 - Love Squared
Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Jul 1, 2014
The kidnap and murder of Florida mother-of-two Heather Strong in February 2009. Detectives found her body a month later in a swampy overgrowth and the investigation that followed untangled a web of romance, obsession and betrayal that ultimately led to Strong's female killer
#17 - What Happened in the Woods
Season 5 - Episode 3 - Aired Sep 2, 2017
In Oklahoma, the body of 18-year-old Jarret Clark is found floating in a lake, bringing a party in the woods to a tragic end; agents interview campers and come across a key witness.
#18 - Deadliest Catch
Season 5 - Episode 5 - Aired Sep 16, 2017
After 32-year-old Mark Mueller's body is pulled from the shore of Lake Michigan, police wonder how his favorite fishing spot became a scene for murder; a burned-out car found miles away provides some answers.
#19 - The Wrong Turn
Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Jul 15, 2014
The rape and murder of 21-year-old Angela Crowley, whose strangled body was retrieved from a Florida canal in May 1986. In October 2013, moments before his execution, convict William Happ confessed to the crime following years of denial
#20 - Good Friday, Deadly Friday
Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired Aug 19, 2015
The disappearance of a woman from her broken-down car in Beaumont, Texas, is investigated. Her husband left to fetch them another ride; and when he returned, just a few minutes later, she was gone.
#21 - White Supremacist Killings
Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Jun 3, 2014
Bill, Nancy and her 8 year-old daughter Sarah live a happy life in the Arkansas Ozarks. When their bodies are pulled from the dark murky waters of the Illious Bayou, police are devestated by the sight. Who would slaughter a family?
#22 - One for the Road
Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired Sep 9, 2015
In Crox Springs, La., a young woman disappears from the parking lot of a roadhouse, and her frantic boyfriend suspects she has reconnected with an old flame with deadly consequences.
#23 - Out of the Swamp
Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired Aug 12, 2015
Near Asheville, N.C., a young mother is stabbed four times in the chest and left for dead in the French Broad River, but she survives long enough to seek out help and to leave a cryptic clue for detectives.
#24 - Murder on the Hudson
Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired Sep 16, 2015
In Albany, N.Y., a young woman disappears after storming out of the house to find her wayward boyfriend, then her body is found on the banks of the Hudson River.
#25 - Lethal Attraction
Season 5 - Episode 4 - Aired Sep 9, 2017
The body of 18-year-old Tina Hendricks is found floating in a Florida canal.