The Murder Tapes

The WORST episodes of The Murder Tapes

Every episode of The Murder Tapes ever, ranked from worst to best by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The worst episodes of The Murder Tapes!

Incorporating bodycam footage from the initial crime scene, surveillance video, and interrogation room recordings, homicide investigations unfold through dramatic real video footage providing an up-close perspective on homicide investigations.

Last Updated: 10/3/2022Network: Investigation Discovery
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The Bloody Footprint
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7.15
39 votes

#1 - The Bloody Footprint

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired 2/19/2020

Maurice Goins, a friendly neighbor who provides meals to other tenants in his apartment complex, is found murdered in his bedroom. The case goes cold, until Lakewood, Ohio police suddenly receive a tip and the investigation is thrown into overdrive.

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I Did It
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7.20
56 votes

#2 - I Did It

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 10/2/2019

Michelle Kinney is found murdered in her apartment in Dubuque, Iowa. Her neighbors are puzzled. She had no enemies - so who would do such a thing? Local detectives unveil a haunting truth, leading to a shocking confession from an unlikely murderer.

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Down by Fire
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7.24
46 votes

#3 - Down by Fire

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired 3/25/2020

Ryne Zahner is an inspiration to his high school math students in Arizona. His friends see him as one of the nicest people they know. When a hooded murderer guns him down after a night of partying, the entire community struggles to grasp his murder.

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The Smoke Shop
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7.25
16 votes

#4 - The Smoke Shop

Season 7 - Episode 6 - Aired 8/10/2022

Flagler County, Florida, Sheriff's Office investigates the shooting of an 18-year-old high school track star, Curtis Israel Gray. The case threatens to go cold before a source close to home delivers the prime suspect straight to the Sheriff's front door.

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Don't Go in There
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7.25
67 votes

#5 - Don't Go in There

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 9/25/2019

Beverly Puccio is found murdered in her home by her ex-boyfriend, who displays odd behavior; detectives use security and traffic cam footage to piece together the last night of her life, including an encounter with a mysterious stranger.

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The Truth is Dangerous
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7.33
42 votes

#6 - The Truth is Dangerous

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired 7/14/2020

Ty Underwood, a transgender woman, is found shot to death in her car, leaving detectives to wonder if she may have been a victim of a hate crime. Detectives use text messages, social media posts, and surveillance footage to track down her killer.

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Twisted Upside Down
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7.37
38 votes

#7 - Twisted Upside Down

Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired 8/4/2020

The streets of Kalamazoo, Michigan are awash with rumors about 69-year-old, William Gray. Is he dead? Is he alive? No one local police speak with seems to know for sure. Faced with a missing persons case, investigators are met with a wall of silence.

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The Girl in the Park
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7.38
32 votes

#8 - The Girl in the Park

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

A deceased female's brutally beaten and sexually assaulted body turns up in Farmington, New Mexico. With an unidentified victim and plenty of suspects, detectives struggle with one of the most challenging "whodunits" of their career.

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Fled on Foot
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7.40
25 votes

#9 - Fled on Foot

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

Police race to catch a killer, but first, they must keep the witness alive.

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The House on Lillian Street
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7.40
20 votes

#10 - The House on Lillian Street

Season 6 - Episode 3 - Aired 3/2/2022

Samantha Guthrie's parents desperately search for their missing child. As the police search reveals many players in this mystery, there is one common thread - the Lillian St. house. Police aim to find the truth of what occurred within those walls.

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Three Loud Booms
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7.41
22 votes

#11 - Three Loud Booms

Season 7 - Episode 1 - Aired 7/6/2022

A young man is shot dead in his own garage in Maricopa, Arizona in what looks like a planned ambush. Police must look into a romance gone wrong to find his killer, as well as the child that the two may share.Will they reach her in time?

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Lost in the Desert
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7.45
47 votes

#12 - Lost in the Desert

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired 2/5/2020

Steven Begay is a loving uncle whose nephews see as a protector, but his bloody body is found near a playground in New Mexico; a manhunt ensues leaving police with a major discovery that turns the case on its head.

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Frenzy
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7.45
58 votes

#13 - Frenzy

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 9/18/2019

After coin collector Billy Shuler is found murdered, the case slowly unravels until someone comes forward to identify his killer.

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A Really Odd Situation
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7.45
20 votes

#14 - A Really Odd Situation

Season 6 - Episode 4 - Aired 3/9/2022

In Grand Rapids, Michigan, local mother Laurie Lundeberg is gunned down outside her home. Detectives must wrestle with not only finding out who committed this awful crime, but also why? On top of that, making matters worse, the killer strikes again.

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Fire in the Desert
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7.46
46 votes

#15 - Fire in the Desert

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired 2/26/2020

Albuquerque, N.M., mail carrier Marilyn Gandert disappears for days and no one knows where she has gone; when her body is found in the desert, detectives must find the murderer, and they only have a few witnesses beyond Marilyn's family members.

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Scene of the Crime
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7.47
94 votes

#16 - Scene of the Crime

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 9/4/2019

When Brad McGarry is discovered murdered in his Ohio basement, residents in this sleepy coal mining town are left in shock; detectives suspect robbery until a friend comes forward and points them in the direction of someone whom they least expected.

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Friends Like These
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7.47
17 votes

#17 - Friends Like These

Season 7 - Episode 2 - Aired 7/13/2022

The Titus County Sheriff's Office is stunned when a woman reports the kidnapping of her husband, Ernie. Police race to find him, but things are not as they seem. It's clear that in order to find Ernie, they must first figure out who is lying to them.

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One in the Chamber
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7.47
17 votes

#18 - One in the Chamber

Season 7 - Episode 3 - Aired 7/20/2022

A retirement community in Evansville, Indiana is rocked when Odie Carrier Jr. is found mortally shot in his own home. Puzzled even more by the surprising way he was killed, police must work quickly if they are going to find the person responsible.

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Blunt Force Trauma
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7.48
25 votes

#19 - Blunt Force Trauma

Season 6 - Episode 1 - Aired 2/16/2022

A woman of faith, Susan Hernandez seems last like the last person police would expect to find murdered in her basement. Searching for suspects, detectives turn over every stone in the hunt for Susan's killer, with a result that shakes the town to its core.

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Don't Look Back
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7.49
45 votes

#20 - Don't Look Back

Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired 7/28/2020

Karen Simek is a talented food service worker. When her body is found with a gunshot wound outside her office in the early morning hours, it leaves her family in shock and sparks a year-long investigation, which ultimately leads detectives to her killer.

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The Man in the Red Shirt
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7.50
26 votes

#21 - The Man in the Red Shirt

Season 6 - Episode 7 - Aired 3/30/2022

Forty-year-old Jamie Baker leaves behind her family when someone shoots and kills her with a bullet through the back. The mystery only deepens when police dig into her last moments and uncover what transpired the night of her death.

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Body in the Yard
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7.50
22 votes

#22 - Body in the Yard

Season 6 - Episode 8 - Aired 4/6/2022

When workers find a body on an abandoned property in western Ohio, it opens up a homicide investigation that sends shockwaves through the Amish community.

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The Body in the Truck
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7.50
16 votes

#23 - The Body in the Truck

Season 7 - Episode 4 - Aired 7/27/2022

Jonesboro, Arkansas police team up with the local Sheriff's Office to investigate the death of 56-year-old Steven McQuayafter his badly beaten body is found in the back of a pickup truck. When the results of the victim's toxicology report arrive, the entire investigation is thrown into a tailspin.

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Blind Love
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7.54
41 votes

#24 - Blind Love

Season 4 - Episode 4 - Aired 12/9/2020

Thirty-one-year-old, Gabriel Montanez is found shot in a liquor store parking lot in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Two men in hooded sweatshirts are seen fleeing from the scene. Police then make a shocking discovery that leads to the truth behind the homicide.

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Midnight on Autumn St.
star
7.56
16 votes

#25 - Midnight on Autumn St.

Season 7 - Episode 5 - Aired 8/3/2022

A late-night shooting at an apartment complex in Hot Springs, Arkansas, leaves a young man dead in a bad drug deal. Police question the person responsible for luring the victim to his death. Will this lead authorities to the person who pulled the trigger?

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