Leigh Jennings Murder Profiled On “Murder In The Heartland”

Posted On December 04, 2017

By Mike Perleberg

Dearborn County Sheriff’s Department crime scene investigator Wally Lewis is featured in a new episode of Investigation Discovery’s Murder in the Heartland. Photo courtesy Investigation Discovery.

(Aurora, Ind.) – A 2012 murder in Aurora is the subject of an episode of Investigation Discovery’s series Murder in the Heartland.

The murder of Leigh Jennings was the focus of the season premiere of the true crime series on Wednesday, November 29.

Leigh Jennings, 67, was murdered in her Aurora home in 2012. File photo.

The 42-minute episode titled “Fear Travels Fast” features Jennings’ neighbors, Dearborn County Sheriff’s Department investigators, Jennings’ co-worker, and other local figures tied to the real-life story. Filmed in Aurora, the episode also shows a number of familiar landmarks and neighborhoods.

The episode’s description: “Aurora, Indiana hadn’t seen a murder in decades until Leigh Jennings was killed in her own home. Residents are horrified when the beloved mother and hairstylist is found dead. In a case where everyone liked the victim, anyone could be the killer.”

You can view the entire episode online at www.investigationdiscovery.com.

Leigh Jennings’ killer, Charles Robert “Steve” Stephenson, was convicted and sentenced to life in prison in 2013.


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