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Investigation Discovery debuts 'Dead on Arrival' September 3

Investigation Discovery debuts its latest series, "Dead on Arrival" September 3.
Investigation Discovery debuts its latest series, "Dead on Arrival" September 3.
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Have you ever thought of moving to the big city to chase your dreams? Well, you may want to think again after Investigation Discovery launches its new series, "Dead on Arrival." The channel announced the new series via a press release Monday for the new series, which premieres September 3.

"Dead on Arrival" takes the classic American story of the small town men and women who uproot their lives to take a shot at making it big in the big cities. Unfortunately for some, and all of those featured in this new series, these newcomers who quickly learn that the city streets are not only teeming with excitement and opportunity, but crime and violence, as well.

Each one hour episode of "Dead on Arrival" features one story interlaced with expert commentary from local authorities, true-crime experts, and psychologists, as well as first-person accounts from friends and families of the victims. The premiere episode features the tragic murder of young actress Rebecca Schaeffer.

Growing up in the quaint, friendly mountain town of Eugene, Oregon, Schaeffer was a bubbly sweetheart blessed with a natural beauty. After a few local modeling jobs, she received life-changing news; she had been offered the lead role in a new sitcom called “My Sister Sam.” The show was a smash, and Schaeffer was thrust into the harsh LA limelight, fending off back-stabbing agents, jealous colleagues and borderline obsessive fans. Little did she know, her journey to the dark side of fame has only just begun. Soon an encounter with the evil, twisted underbelly of Hollywood plunged her world into darkness and terror, and drew a dangerous stalker to her.

September's schedule also includes “Dance with the Devil,” about Columbus, Ohio native Catherine Woods, who dreamed of the lights of Broadway. And Amy Watkins of Topeka, Kansas aspired to help those in need in the Big Apple, but found herself in desperate need of help herself when her life was in danger.

Tune into Investigation Discovery September 3 for the premiere of "Dead on Arrival" at 10 p.m. ET.