Episode Description : Seventeen-year-old Michele 'Missy' Avila is an attractive, popular high school student from the Los Angeles suburb of Arleta, CA. On October 1, 1985, Missy leaves home to hang out with friends at a nearby park, but by day's end, she has yet to return. Three days later, hikers discover Missy's battered body in the Angeles National Forest. With a close-knit family and plenty of friends, investigators wonder, who had motive to murder this lovely, well-liked girl? As the investigation ensues, detectives run through a network of classmates, rivals, love interests and troublemakers in their search for the culprit. Did Missy cross paths with a dangerous crowd? Was she the victim of some secret grudge? Years of dogged investigation are spent before a break in the case finally exposes the shocking truth behind Missy's murder.
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Series Storyline : THE UNLIKELY CRIMINAL IS EXPOSED - The All-American boy next door. A church-going grandmother. A devoted brother. They were respected role models and trusted members of their community - until the day each of them was charged with a shocking crime.The series shines a light on some UNUSUAL SUSPECTS, showing that even the nicest neighbor can have a sinister side. From vengeful family members to a corrupt officer patrolling the roads, UNUSUAL SUSPECTS profiles those you would least expect to be capable of committing such dark deeds. Each one-hour episode of UNUSUAL SUSPECTS showcases some of the most baffling and challenging cases in contemporary law enforcement, and commends the unwavering investigations that led to the arrest of these unlikely culprits. Featuring in-depth interviews from some of America's top investigative forces, viewers find out how these illusive offenders evaded justice for years, and how persistent police work and a passion for justice ultimately got them caught. Just when you thought you knew who did it, a tip comes in that changes the direction of the case and shifts suspicion. Unusual Suspects is an American documentary television series on Investigation Discovery. The series debuted on June 21, 2010. The series showcases many of the most shocking and difficult cases in law enforcement history, and also sheds light on the investigations that led to the arrest of the culprits.