True Crime Comes to Discovery with “Killing Fields”

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Retired Detective Rhodes Sanchez and Detective Aubrey St. Angelo at burning sugar cane field.

Discovery is set to debut its first-ever true crime series: Killing Fields. Premiering tomorrow, January 5 at 10/9c, the series takes viewers inside an active criminal investigation in a hunt for a murderer.

In June 1997, Louisiana State University graduate student Eugenie Boisfontaine went missing. Two months later, her body was found nearby in a watery ditch with evidence of blunt force trauma to her head. Detective Rodie Sanchez was assigned to the case, but ultimately, questions of who was responsible and why it happened couldn’t be definitively answered – and the case went cold.

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Retired Detective Rhodes Sanchez and Detective Aubrey St. Angelo looking at notes.
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Detective Leslie Bradford at gun range.

Nearly two decades later, Sanchez has come out of retirement and re-opened the case in the hopes that he will find the person (or persons) responsible. Sanchez is joined by detective Aubrey St. Angelo as well as top-notch detectives at the Iberville Parish Sheriff’s office. Are advancements in forensic science and DNA analysis enough to expose new leads?

Behind the unscripted series working together as co-executive producers are Emmy Award-winning producer Tom Fontana and Academy Award-winning director Barry Levinson.

Tune in to the series premiere tomorrow, January 5 at 10/9c on Discovery.