Episode Description : In 1992, St. Louis, Missouri is terrorised by a serial rapist targeting the city's south side. Physical evidence is collected from multiple victims, but after hundreds of DNA tests for comparison, investigators are no closer to catching their culprit. A multi-agency task force follows up on hundreds of leads, interviewing peeping toms, sex offenders, and even law enforcement officers in hopes of rooting out the sexual predator. As years pass and investigators exhaust every lead, more victims come forward. Finally, in 1998, a concerned citizen reports a suspicious man fleeing in a white van. It's the break investigators have been waiting for. Within a week, the frenzied search for the notorious South Side Rapist leads to an unlikely culprit that no one saw coming.
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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.