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Must-Watch True Crime Documentaries on Peacock

Check out these top true crime documentaries streaming now.

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Are you someone who likes to get to the bottom of a criminal case? Here at Peacock, we dive into true crime as much as you do. That’s why we’ve given you so much to choose from. There are thousands of true crime titles on our service, from 13 seasons of Dateline episodes, to popular series, hit movies, scripted Peacock Originals based on real events with A-list casts, and so much more. But here we’re focusing on the hard core: the documentaries. And while there are way too many to list, below are what we feel are some of the best true crime documentaries on Peacock.

John Wayne Gacy: Devil in Disguise

This Peacock Original docuseries tells the chilling story of one of the world’s most notorious serial killers told through the words of John Wayne Gacy, “The Killer Clown,” himself, alongside those who were forever changed by his unspeakable deeds in the Chicagoland area during the 1970s, and others who believe that the full truth about the case remains concealed to this day. Featuring exclusive footage and voices, the series unfolds across six episodes and explores why, more than 40 years after Gacy’s crimes were discovered, the case continues to grab headlines.

Watch John Wayne Gacy: Devil in Disguise on Peacock

The Murder of Gabby Petito: Truth, Lies and Social Media

The disappearance of 22-year-old video blogger Gabby Petito gripped America and caused the internet and social media to go into a frenzy. This definitive documentary reveals the truth behind the mass of global speculation and online theories. In exclusive interviews, Gabby’s own family sheds new light on the real Gabby Petito, while experts and journalists who covered the case tell the whole story in forensic detail.

Watch The Murder of Gabby Petito: Truth, Lies and Social Media on Peacock

Epstein’s Shadow: Ghislaine Maxwell

This three-hour Peacock Original documentary investigates the mysterious world of Ghislaine Maxwell, a British socialite and once heiress to the Maxwell fortune, whose life takes a sordid downturn when she meets Jeffrey Epstein — a serial sex offender. A glimpse into the complicated story of power, sex and money that leads to her arrest and trial.

Watch Epstein’s Shadow: Ghislaine Maxwell on Peacock

Monster in the Shadows

The May 2012 disappearance of teenager Brittney Wood in rural Alabama shocks the state, yet police investigations are not able to solve the mystery and a scandalous revelation about Brittney’s family causes her case to almost become forgotten in the public eye. With the help of the producers, Brittney’s mother Chessie continues the search, exploring theories ranging from Brittney being murdered by her uncle, who committed suicide two days after her disappearance, to human trafficking. Through gripping plot twists at the end of each episode, the horrific truth about Brittney’s entire family is revealed in this three-part Peacock Original docuseries.

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Murdered and Missing in Montana

This documentary examines three shocking cases of young Indigenous women whose mysterious deaths all occurred within a year period, on and around two Native American reservations in south-central Montana. With access to family members, tribal officials, law enforcement, and community activists, it offers unparalleled access to a situation shrouded in mystery.

Watch Murdered and Missing in Montana on Peacock

Sins of the Amish

Despite their reputation as peaceful, gentle people, Amish congregations are fraught with horrific abuse that the outside world rarely hears about. In this two-part Peacock Original, a group of survivors takes a stand against century-long traditions to speak out against oppression in the hopes of effecting change for future generations. Despite teachings that the Amish should never go outside the church for help, some women are brave enough to take their abusers to court.

Watch Sins of the Amish on Peacock

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