Rod Demery’s Mother was Murdered When he was Three Years Old; The Case Went Unsolved — Until He Solved it 35 Years Later
Murder has been a part of Rod Demery’s life for as long as he can remember. When he was just 3 years old, his mother was murdered. Then, when Demery was in his twenties, his brother was convicted of murder and sentenced to life in prison. Instead of succumbing to the cycle, he resolved to do everything in his power not to repeat the mistakes of the past, and pursued a career in criminal justice. In his 14 years with the violent crimes unit in Shreveport, LA, Demery had a stellar 100% rate in solving the dozens of cases in which he was the lead detective (including the murder of his own mother).
Demery’s impressive clearance rate, coupled with his fierce determination and no-holds-barred approach to get a confession, made him a legend in the department – but also an outsider. Friends, family, and love interests all found themselves playing second fiddle to his detective work. But Demery continues to be driven by his one mission in life: to find justice and resolution for the families of murder victims, just like his own.
In Investigation Discovery’s new series, Murder Chose Me, Rod Demery reflects on his years as a homicide detective and some of the most notorious cases of his career. Rod discusses with Ric how murder chose him for the job, his thoughts on race relations, and the interrogation tactics which led him to have a 100% solve rate by way of confession.