Murder In The Heartland The Search For Video X is a true crime documentary that premiered on Investigation Discovery on September 1, 2019. The documentary explores the brutal murder of 19-year-old Kenia Monge in Denver, Colorado, and the search for the surveillance video that captured her abduction.
On April 1, 2011, Kenia Monge went missing after a night out with friends in downtown Denver. Her friends reported her missing the next day, and her family and the police began a frantic search for her.
On April 7, 2011, Travis Forbes, a local handyman, came forward and confessed to killing Monge. He told the police that he had abducted her, sexually assaulted her, and then strangled her to death. Forbes led the police to Monge’s body, which he had buried in a shallow grave in a field.
The Search For Video X
During the investigation into Monge’s murder, the police discovered that Forbes had abducted her from a nightclub called 24K. The nightclub had surveillance cameras that had captured footage of Forbes and Monge leaving together.
However, when the police went to retrieve the footage, they discovered that the nightclub had erased it. The footage had been recorded over with new footage, and the police were left with no evidence of Monge’s abduction.
The police then began a search for a backup copy of the surveillance video, which they believed had been stored on a hard drive known as “Video X.” They searched Forbes’ home and several storage units that he had rented, but they were unable to find the hard drive.
The search for Video X became a crucial part of the investigation into Monge’s murder. The police believed that the video could provide valuable evidence against Forbes and potentially help them solve other crimes that he may have committed.
The police interviewed several of Forbes’ associates and family members, but no one knew the location of Video X. The police also offered a reward for anyone who could provide information about the hard drive’s whereabouts.
Finally, in August 2011, a woman named Lydia Tillman came forward and told the police that Forbes had given her a hard drive and asked her to store it for him. Tillman turned the hard drive over to the police, and they confirmed that it was Video X.
In February 2012, Travis Forbes pleaded guilty to the murder of Kenia Monge and was sentenced to life in prison without parole. The video footage from Video X was not used as evidence in the trial, as Forbes had already confessed to the crime.
However, the police used the footage to investigate other crimes that Forbes may have committed. They discovered that he had been responsible for several arson fires in the Denver area, including one that had killed a woman named Mary Ann Turner.
In October 2012, Forbes pleaded guilty to the arson and murder of Mary Ann Turner and was sentenced to an additional 48 years in prison.
Murder In The Heartland The Search For Video X is a gripping true crime documentary that highlights the importance of surveillance footage in criminal investigations. The documentary tells the tragic story of Kenia Monge’s murder and the search for the surveillance video that captured her abduction.
The documentary also shows the dedication and hard work of the police and investigators who worked tirelessly to solve the case and bring Travis Forbes to justice.
Murder In The Heartland The Search For Video X is a true crime documentary that explores the brutal murder of 19-year-old Kenia Monge in Denver, Colorado, and the search for the surveillance video that captured her abduction.
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