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Glenville State College
Public Relations Department
GLENVILLE, WV - In his previous career, Glenville State College Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice Dr. Ken Lang served as a homicide detective for the Baltimore County Police Department. Now, one of his previous cases is being featured on a new series that is set to air on the Investigation Discovery channel.
In the early morning hours of Christmas Eve in 2005, Lang was dispatched to a gruesome discovery – a burned body on the side of I-83 in Baltimore County, Maryland. He recalls finding a “dump scene” where the victim of a shooting had been dumped and burned in an effort to destroy evidence.
The investigation took Lang, who was the lead detective on the case, to Harrisburg, Pennsylvania where he coordinated with local officials there. Together they identified two suspects and charged them in February 2006. The case went to trial two years later. After that trial, the case was featured in the “Dollars and Sense” episode of Forensic Files, mainly due to the fact that it involved every genre of forensic evidence known at the time.
Fast forward to 2017 when Jupiter Entertainment was in the market to produce a new show, Murder Decoded.
“The production company located forensic-rich cases that fit their mold and my case was one of those. They interviewed me in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania in November 2017 where they also filmed my segment for the case,” Lang said. “The show uses the lead detective as the narrator, interjecting video and other interviews in and out at various points. Murder Decoded solely focuses on the forensics used to solve the case,” he added.
The episode of Murder Decoded that features Lang is titled “Revenge with a Bullet” and will premiere on Saturday, April 27 at 10/9c on Investigation Discovery.
Episodes of Murder Decoded tell the forensics-driven stories of committed investigators, from finding the tiniest trace evidence, to using cutting-edge science to understand its relevance. The investigators featured in the program work to decipher which clues mean nothing and which ones will put a killer behind bars and bring justice to victims’ loved ones.
New episodes of the program air on Saturdays at 10/9c. Investigation Discovery programming is available in both high definition and standard definition, as well as anytime and anywhere through the network’s TV Everywhere offering, IDGo.
Lang is no stranger to sharing stories relating to some of his previous homicide cases. He has published a series of true crime books that recount his experiences including Walking Among the Dead: True Stories from a Homicide Detective, Standing in Death’s Shadow: More True Stories from a Homicide Detective, and Death Comes Uninvited.