Two Lakeland Police Department homicide cases will be highlighted on the Discovery Channel program “Stolen Voices, Buried Secrets”.
This is a true crime show where the murder is told in first person by the victim. The victim is all knowing but never reveals the killer. Instead, viewers must piece together the who-dunnit based on clues from investigators and family/friends. Two cases from the Lakeland Police Department will be highlighted with the first one showing on July 16th, “Hook, Line & Sinker” and the second on September 10th, “Morning Ambush.
Both shows will air on Investigative Discovery Channel at 10:00pm on channels:
135 – Brighthouse
123 – Fios
623 – Fios HD
Hook, Line, And Sinker – Air date – July 16th at 10:00pm
For Teresa Comfort, growing up in a small Florida town was ideal. Teresa just knew she would live in her hometown all her life. The sunshine, beaches and getting together with friends made her smile. But after one night on the town with friends, her life is cut short.
The next morning, Teresa's body is found in her car, submerged in a lake. She has been brutally attacked. Immediately family and friends suspect Teresa's boyfriend. However, when his alibi checks out, investigators are left fishing for clues. Then an unexpected tip comes in, leading investigators to their biggest catch of the day.
Morning Ambush - Air Date - September 10th at 10:00pm
Growing up in the North Carolina countryside, Robert Taylor loved nothing more than being outdoors and working with his hands. But when work dries up, Robert heads to sunny Florida, making a whole new life for himself.
But it's cut short during his routine bike ride to work. Robert is ambushed and shot multiple times. Weeks pass in the investigation as detectives follow up on all tips, but they lead nowhere. Two years later, family and friends wonder if they will ever find out who killed Robert, until a guilty conscious drives his killer to make a shocking confession.
Captain Thomason and Sergeant Gross, along with several other department members will be appearing in both episodes.
-posted by Ann Dinges, PIO