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[01/03/20 - 07:07 AM]
MTV Goes Behind the Controversial Headlines with New Investigative Series "True Life Crime"
The eight-episode docuseries follows award-winning journalist and MTV News host Dometi Pongo as he investigates shocking and haunting crimes committed against young people, daring to ask unanswered questions that expose the truth.

[via press release from MTV]

MTV goes behind the controversial headlines with new investigative series "True Life Crime"

Uncover the shocking truths commercial-free on MTV and VH1 Wednesday, Jan 8th at 9PM ET/PT

(New York, NY - December 20, 2019) - Continuing the expansion of its Emmy(R) Award-winning "True Life" franchise, MTV takes on an investigative lens with "True Life Crime." The eight-episode docuseries follows award-winning journalist and MTV News host Dometi Pongo as he investigates shocking and haunting crimes committed against young people, daring to ask unanswered questions that expose the truth.

"True Life Crime" launches on MTV and VH1 on Wednesday, January 8th at 9PM ET/PT.

Cases that will be featured this season include:

· Tragic Accident or Calculated Murder? The Kenneka Jenkins Case - Chicago, IL

Hours after going on Facebook live, 19-year-old Kenneka Jenkins vanished from a birthday party at a hotel in Chicago. The next day, her body was finally found in a hotel freezer. The investigation incited a firestorm as young people all over the country scoured social media for answers. What happened to Kenneka Jenkins?

· Suicide or Sinister Scheme? The Sarah Stern Case - Neptune, NJ

Police discovered a car belonging to 19-year-old Sarah Stern abandoned on a bridge but she was nowhere to be found. They suspected suicide, but why would she withdraw thousands of dollars before she vanished? Sarah's ex-classmate goes undercover to reveal the truth and discovers a twist no one could have expected.

· Gang Target or Mistaken Identity? The Lesandro "Junior" Guzman-Feliz Case - Bronx, NY

15-year-old Lesandro "Junior" Guzman-Feliz leaves home to meet with a friend but ends up brutally murdered. The violent crime is recorded by security cameras and bystanders causing the story to go viral on social media driving a community to seek #JusticeForJunior.

· Runaway or Targeted Runner? The Jerika Binks Case - American Fork, UT

24-year-old Jerika Binks disappeared while out for a jog in a Utah canyon and no one hears from her again. As a recovering addict, did she relapse and runaway or was she another tragic victim of violence against women? A surprising discovery during the investigation changes everything.

· Skipping School or Silenced Forever? The Mujey Dumbuya Case - Grand Rapids, MI

16-year-old Mujey Dumbuya leaves her home to catch the bus for school and vanished. Days later, her body resurfaced in a wooded area 45 miles from her home. The search for her killer reveals a shocking twist that devastates her family, friends and investigators.

· The 5-million-dollar Hack

When 5 million dollars goes missing from dozens of unsuspecting victims, police uncover a massive case of identity theft committed by a 20-year-old hacker in order to bankroll his lifestyle of partying, lavish trips and designer clothing. This case reveals the extreme dangers facing everyone with a phone.

· The Kedarie Johnson Case- Burlington, IA

Shots ring out in the middle of the night and minutes later the body of 16-year-old Kedarie Johnson, a gender fluid teen, is discovered. Was Kedarie a target because of their gender identity or did the teen have a secret connection to the killer? The hunt for answers leads to a shocking discovery.

· Mom Gone Missing: Runaway or Murder Victim? The Hanna Harris Case- Lame Deer/Billings, MT

Hanna Harris, a 21-year-old mother went out to celebrate the Fourth of July with friends, but never returned home. Hours after, police discovered her car abandoned and five days later her body is found in a remote field. What happened to Hanna Harris?

For more, follow "True Life" on Facebook and visit "True Life" on MTV.com.

"True Life Crime" is produced by Left/Right, Karga 7 Pictures and Good Caper Content for MTV.

About MTV

MTV is the leading global youth media brand in 180 countries, reaching 450 million households in nearly 30 different languages across every platform. A unit of ViacomCBS Inc. (NASDAQ: VIACA, VIAC), MTV operations span cable and mobile networks, live events, theatrical films and MTV Studios.





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