On The Map

Motor Man and I aren’t big fans of tv. When I’m at home during the day, I never even turn it on.  In the evenings, sometimes Motor Man will “channel surf”, which usually results in him hitting the power off button on the remote.  There just isn’t much that interests us.

But, for the past few weeks, there has been a show that has definitely kept our attention.  It’s on Discovery, and the name of the series is Killing Fields. You may be familiar with it: cold cases are featured as the authorities revisit and attempt to solve them.

The most recent one, Murder Isle, was filmed in our county.  I recall hearing about the woman’s body found in a field just a few miles outside of town in 2004.

I’ve never been a crime drama fan, most likely that stems from losing my sister to domestic violence when I was a teenager.  But there’s just something fascinating to me about forensics.  Killing Fields Murder Isle is especially interesting to us because we see local landmarks and also recognize some of our law enforcement officers/investigators. And, although it’s for a sad reason, it seems to have put our area “on the map”, so to speak.

There have been a few occasions to “meet and greet” the cast recently, and Motor Man and I were able to attend one of those last week.

If you’ve happened to catch any of the shows, you may recognize these folks. This is Investigator Kris Coughlin.  He and Motor Man met several years ago (yes, Motor Man was on his side.)

I’d actually spoken with this next gentleman on the phone a few years ago, but we’d never met in person. This is Lt. Tommy Potter.

Investigator Randy Patrick.

And, last but not least, Investigator Susan Morgan.

These folks and many others have spent countless hours over the past 14 years attempting to solve this case.  Through this series, we’ve learned that technology involving DNA now is mind-boggling.

I’m told that it’s possible to view this series online, but I haven’t figured out exactly how to do that, perhaps it’s our server…?

The final episode is tomorrow night.  We’re certainly hoping that all the hard work has paid off and that someone is either in custody (or soon will be) for this horrible crime.

Oh, and count Motor Man and me among those who are so thankful for those in law enforcement.

~These Days Of Mine~


9 responses to “On The Map

  1. So glad you were able to go!! They look so charismatic, and their TV presence is great! The pictures turned out great and like you, hoping there is resolution.

  2. That is both fascinating and a bit creepy. But so good to meet some of those involved in the work and programme. I will have to see if I can get it here in Britain, but seems unlikely. I do follow forensic series as I spent some time working in a university forensics lab, but mainly working on Fire deaths not murders.

  3. I’ve been hearing a lot about this, will have to try to catch it from the beginning at some point.. the meet & greets and photo ops are always a good time !!

  4. What a great opportunity to see behind the scenes. Hope they are successful in solving the case, and we are VERY THANKFUL to those who put their lives on the line to keep us safe.

  5. So interesting! Like you, we don’t watch much TV. I rarely watch and hubby does a bit of channel surfing but doesn’t find much worth the time to watch. We’ll have to see if we can find this series online.

  6. I think that the puzzle solving aspect of real crime shows is what makes them interesting and I admire the people who toil sometimes for years trying to catch a killer. Of course any TV program that features your own area is interesting because of the things and people you recognise. We have had a TV show filmed in my town the past two winters but luckily a quirky comedy not true crime drama.

  7. I too discovered this series just this fall (after baseball season ended) and was able to catch up with “On Demand” on our cable and even watch the previous season, which took place in Louisiana. Great to see the Isle of Wight Sheriff’s team with you guys , I wonder if they will continue with more on the hunt for Carrie Singer’s killer next season.

  8. Shirley Matthews Dunn

    How exciting to meet these special people who put there life on the line everyday to try to put closure in people’s lives. Chuck and I have ago started watching.

  9. I too am fascinated by forensics so I watch everything I can relating to that including a lot of crime drama. It would be wonderful if they could indeed solve this crime that occurred in your area! I’m not familiar with this TV series but we don’t have cable so that’s probably why…….

    Hugs, Pam

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