Investigation Discovery is headed back to the morgue. This week, the network announced season two of The Coroner: I Speak for the Dead will premiere in July.
The docuseries follows Graham Hetrick, a long-time coroner who uncovers “the secrets that every body holds, providing information crucial to solving homicide cases and giving a voice to those who can no longer speak.”
Season two of The Coroner: I Speak for the Dead premieres on Investigation Discovery on July 17th at 10 p.m. ET/PT.
Read more details below:
(Silver Spring, Md.) – They say that death is in the details, and coroner Graham Hetrick knows this to be true. In Investigation Discovery’s THE CORONER: I SPEAK FOR THE DEAD, Hetrick shares the most compelling homicide cases from his 26 years as the Coroner of Dauphin County, Pa. It’s Hetrick’s job to administer the medical legal death investigation process, enabling homicide detectives to fully reveal the story of how and why someone died. Through complex forensic analysis, he and his team uncover the secrets that every body holds, providing information crucial to solving homicide cases and giving a voice to those who can no longer speak. Hetrick returns with more clues to unravel in the 10-episode second season of THE CORONER: I SPEAK FOR THE DEAD, premiering Monday, July 17 at 10/9c on Investigation Discovery.
“Graham is not only among the most respected experts and gifted investigators in his field, but one whose distinctive voice and storytelling flair provide a needed emotional warmth in the cold world of forensics,” said Henry Schleiff, Group President of Investigation Discovery, American Heroes Channel, and Destination America. “We are excited to take viewers behind the operating curtain for another season of THE CORONER, revealing Graham’s unique ability to ‘speak for the dead’ and, hence, deliver justice for those to whom it would otherwise be denied.”
Through compelling interviews, dramatic re-enactments, and storytelling by Hetrick himself, each episode of THE CORONER: I SPEAK FOR THE DEAD recounts one of Hetrick’s cases starting from the moment he is called to the scene of the crime. Hetrick lets viewers in on every aspect of his investigation until he determines the cause of death and, ultimately, helps law enforcement deliver justice for the victim and their family.
In the season two premiere, “First Cut is the Deepest,” airing Monday, July 17 at 10/9c, Hetrick works to solve the case of a beloved family man who has been stabbed to death in his Harrisburg, Pa., home. After career Army soldier Sam Gore is found by his pregnant fiancée, Hetrick uses his expertise in blood spatter analysis to deduce that not only was the killer able to get into close proximity to Gore, but the stab wounds might indicate a trained killer. Now it’s up to Hetrick and homicide detectives to put the puzzle pieces together and figure out who in Gore’s inner circle held a deadly grudge.
The following three episodes in season 2 of THE CORONER: I SPEAK FOR THE DEAD include:
· “Touch Me and Die” airs Monday, July 24 at 10/9c
Thirty-two-year-old Bob Curley is admitted to the E.R. in Hershey, in excruciating pain, suffering from hallucinations and significant hair loss. Unfortunately, despite their best efforts, doctors are unable to save him. Curley is young and in good health, so doctors are baffled as to what caused his death, until they get the results of a shocking toxicology report. Curley has been poisoned with a substance banned for commercial use in the United States since the 1960s. Now it’s up to Dauphin County Coroner Graham Hetrick to use a rare forensic technology method to determine exactly when Bob was poisoned, and who was responsible.
· “Internal Trauma” airs Monday, July 31 at 10/9c
Eighty-six-year-old Goldie Snyder, a fixture in Harrisburg’s fishing community, is found brutally murdered and sexually assaulted in the bait shop she opened with her late husband in the 1940s. Dauphin County Coroner Graham Hetrick and his team are called in to investigate. The nature of Synder’s wounds indicates to Graham that her killer was someone with intense rage who had likely killed before and, unless they stop him, will kill again.
· “Clues from the Body” airs Monday, August 7 at 10/9c
When the badly decomposed body of Marcus Garner is found with bullet wounds in a dilapidated Harrisburg garage, Dauphin County Coroner Graham Hetrick is immediately called to the scene. Graham must use a science called forensic entomology – and the common housefly – to develop not only a timeline for the murder but the identity of the person who murdered this street-smart family man.
THE CORONER: I SPEAK FOR THE DEAD is produced for Investigation Discovery by Radley Studios with Brandon Hill, Chad Itskowitz, and Christian Thompson as executive producers, Carolyn Day as executive producer and showrunner, and Diana Nolan as co-executive producer. For Investigation Discovery, Tim Baney is executive producer, Jane Latman is executive vice president of development, Sara Kozak is senior vice president of production, Kevin Bennett is general manager, and Henry Schleiff is Group President.
About Graham Hetrick
Hetrick’s interest in building a career around death is rooted in childhood, heavily influenced by his father’s example in running a family funeral home. In addition to being a coroner, Hetrick is a thantologist, medicolegal death investigator, forensics consultant, grief counselor and former funeral director at the business built by his father – Hetrick-Bitner Funeral Home in Harrisburg, Penn. He has advanced training in blood pattern analysis, crime scene management, forensic sculpting, and shallow grave recovery. He is also an adjunct professor at the Harrisburg University of Science and Technology, teaching courses on forensics and anatomy. Hetrick is a member of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences, the American College of Forensic Examiners, the Pennsylvania Coroner’s Association, the Pennsylvania Homicide Investigators Association, and The National Coroner/Medical Examiner Advisory Board.”
What do you think? Have you seen The Coroner: I Speak for the Dead? Will you watch season two?