Academy Award-nominated and Emmy-winning documentarian Joe Berlinger has teamed up with Spike to shed new light on a growing number of unsolved murders that have cast a dark shadow over a small Ohio town. Gone: The Forgotten Women of Ohio is an eight-part docuseries premiering on Spike Saturday, July 22 at 9 PM. The series will take viewers through Joe Berlinger’s personal quest to solve these crimes and investigate accusations of police mishandling in real time as the case continues to unfold.
"As a father of daughters of my own, I could not help but be drawn to wanting to help solve this mystery and to find out why these families felt that they were not getting the justice they deserved," said Berlinger.
Despite the fact that these women are mothers, wives, and daughters of area residents, many of the victims' family members are extremely frustrated. They believe that local law enforcement have dragged their heels on solving these crimes because the victims were involved with either drugs or prostitution. Law enforcement maintains they have been doing everything possible to solve these murders.
At press time, authorities have discovered four of the original six bodies. The investigation has expanded to additional cities in the region, and the body count continues to grow. Stay tuned for more information on the series and the widening police investigation into these crimes.