Killing Fields Episode 3 Review
Thursday’s episode of Killing Fields opened with Randy Patrick paying a visit to former Sheriff Charlie Phelps. Phelps remembers the crime scene and that the body was only dumped 300 yards from the road and short distance from the deserted road.
Phelps believes the murderer could be a local. The area the body was dumped could’ve only been done by someone who knew the area.
The media films a segment with Lt. Potter. They believe the murderer was panicked and it was a ‘dump and go’ in the 100 acres of field she was found in.
In 2004, the investigators didn’t have the sort of technology they do now and the site was searched only using the naked eye.
Today the team brings in ground penetrating radar. The radar hits on 15-to-18 metal objects that are buried 12 inches or less under ground. They begin to dig.
They find a metal pipe and although the 1-to-2 inch diameter is right and fits the murder weapon, the length is too long.
They next bring in a drone with FLIR technology. FLIR shows the heat of an object. They first find a propane tank 7-to-8 feet into the woods. They later find a trailer hitch 10-feet into the woods. It’s the right size.
Bert Nurney sprays the hitch with luminol and then turns off the lights and uses a blacklight. Only a small speck lights up. It’s not blood so it’s not the murder weapon.
Randy blames the case for the dissolution of his marriage and not getting to see his daughters growing up. He has since made amends with his family.
Johnnie Tynes Sr. son Trabion Tynes calls police says he has information on his dads murder. Johnnie was murdered 6 days prior to Carrie Singer. The murder site was only 4 or 5 miles from Carrie’s.
Trabion said a Jason Denson could be to blame for his dad’s murder. Johnnie was found with his head bashed in and naked from the waist down. There was no forced entry. Whoever murdered Johnnie–they think was someone he knew.
Trabion tells Lt. Potter Carrie was seen at his father’s residence. Unfortunately he doesn’t recall how she got there. He then starts describing the dump site Carrie was found. Including mentioning the King James motel. The place Carrie was last seen.
Which raises some eyebrows.
Potter calls Patrick with the news they decide to go back to Tynes Sr. murder site. Coughlin cuts the lock on Tynes trailer door. Potter is disturbed to learn Trabion had at one time moved back into the trailer his father died in. The rest of the scene is Patrick detailing the murder scene for his colleagues.
Bert, Potter and Patrick begin sifting through old evidence from Tynes case. A pillow case is of interest to them. Bert compared the blood stain in the pic to the pillowcase. He says Tynes was having sex and was hit in the back of the head.
Kris Coughlin meanwhile pays a visit to Johnnie Tynes Jr. He is restoring a boat he has just bought. Coughlin asks if he remembers anything. At first Jr seems to not want to talk. It seems it’s too much for him to relieve his father’s murder.
He says the night his father died was the only night he never called him. Jr found out about the murder through his sister Shameka. Jr also tells Coughlin Carrie and his father were sexually involved. Detectives now think it’s possible the same man killed both Singer and Tynes.