True crime net Investigation Discovery is prepping a six-part series that will follow an active investigation by a cold case task force in real time.
Produced by New York-headquartered Lucky 8 TV, Killer Unknown follows the Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office (TCSO) Cold Case Task Force as it opens 31 unsolved cases in Tulsa County, starting with the 1973 murder of 38-year-old Veda Woodson, and the 1998 murder of 16-year-old Dena Ann Dean.
In the early 70s, Woodson was driving home from work when her car broke down on the side of the road. A vehicle pulled up behind her, at which point Woodson was physically dragged from the car, raped and strangled to death. Woodson’s body was found the next day in a nearby field by her brothers.
Decades after Woodson’s disappearance, 16-year-old Dean vanished without a trace after failing to return home after curfew. Her body was found six days later in a local dump site where kids would often hang out. By then, Dean’s body was too decomposed to determine her specific cause of death.
Each episode of series will follow the task force as they re-evaluate the Woodson and Dean cases with fresh eyes, speaking with close associates and reviewing evidence through modern technology in the goal of finding new leads for the cases, and justice for the victims.
The TCSO Cold Case Task Force is comprised of veteran homicide detectives and specialized experts who volunteer their time and expertise in examining unsolved cases.
For Investigation Discovery, Lorna Thomas is senior executive producer; Sara Kozak is SVP of production; Kevin Bennett is general manager, and Henry S. Schleiff is group president, Investigation Discovery, Travel Channel, American Heroes Channel and Destination America.
Killer Unknown premieres Nov. 24 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on Investigation Discovery.