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Season 14, Ep. 10

A body discovered in a public green space leaves detectives puzzled - and a community of unhoused folks lobbing blame at each other. As Deputy Brandon investigates, he encounters increasingly wilder stories about what might have happened. A bloody axe, Satanic rituals, and an astonishing discovery made at the bottom of a burn barrel, all come into play to as Brandon delves into this most unusual case.

The detective: Deputy Brandon

Deputy Brandon has been in law enforcement for 17 years; 9 of them as a detective. He was a member of his county's major assault death investigation unit and a neighboring county's major crime team. He's investigated more than 60 murders, as well as major assaults, rapes, robberies, and other felony crimes. He is currently employed with his county Sheriff's office.

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