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Posted on Wed, May 1, 2013 : 10:47 a.m.

Investigation Discovery true crime series seeks local footage from the 1960s

By Jenn McKee

The production team behind a six part true crime anthology series, “The Bad Old Days” - slated to air on Investigation Discovery in the fall of 2013 - are seeking archival footage and home movies shot in the Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti area in the 1960s.

The reason? The series, which details real-life murder cases of the 1950s and ‘60s, will in one episode highlight the "Michigan Murders" (’67-’69), wherein local women were terrorized, and the police rooted out one of the nation’s first nationally known serial killers, John Norman Collins.

The series’ format combines interviews, scripted scenes and archival footage.

“Our creative team wants to strive for an authentic and intimate look at the time period and of Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti,” series associate producer Rebecca Morton said in an email. “We would like to weave this material into the scripted scenes.

Those with archives or footage to share should contact Morton at

Jenn McKee is an entertainment reporter for Reach her at or 734-623-2546, and follow her on Twitter @jennmckee.


tom swift jr.

Wed, May 1, 2013 : 4 p.m.

You know, if you're going to post pictures of murder victims, take the time to find out the names.

Bob Needham

Wed, May 1, 2013 : 4:10 p.m.

We've taken those photos out. Thank you for raising this.