The BEST Episodes of Swamp Murders

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Sep 21, 2021

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.

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What Lies Beneath

#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.

star 8.19
42 votes
River Monster

#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.

star 7.90
49 votes

#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.

star 7.88
72 votes
Oasis of Death

#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.

star 7.83
48 votes
Gospel Girl

#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.

star 7.83
70 votes
In Too Deep

#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.

star 7.82
44 votes
Point of No Return

#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.

star 7.79
47 votes
Down the Canal

#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.

star 7.78
46 votes
We Miss You Darling

#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.

star 7.78
67 votes
Lost Highway

#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.

star 7.77
78 votes
Murder in the Ozarks

#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.

star 7.77
47 votes
A Dark Place to Die

#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.

star 7.74
101 votes
Mystery at Palm Beach

#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.

star 7.69
45 votes
Secret Rendezvous

#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.

star 7.65
91 votes
Shoeprints in the Mud

#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.

star 7.65
51 votes
Love Squared

#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

star 7.64
47 votes
What Happened in the Woods

#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.

star 7.60
50 votes
Deadliest Catch

#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.

star 7.59
46 votes
The Wrong Turn

#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

star 7.58
59 votes
Good Friday, Deadly Friday

#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.

star 7.58
66 votes
White Supremacist Killings

#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?

star 7.55
74 votes
One for the Road

#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.

star 7.54
46 votes
Out of the Swamp

#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.

star 7.52
64 votes
Murder on the Hudson

#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.

star 7.50
54 votes
Lethal Attraction

#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.

star 7.48
60 votes