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Ken Rex McElroy terrorized Skidmore, Missouri for decades. On July 10,1981, 60 people surrounded his truck and shot him dead. No one claimed to see a thing, with the town keeping quiet, local investigators have a tough case on their hands.
Ken's widow Trena comes forward with eyewitness testimony to put her husband's killers behind bars, investigators derail her at every turn. Ken's troubled background and controversial relationships come to light. Skidmore continues to stay silent.
Ken's murder wasn’t the first public act of violence in Nodaway County. They admit their history of prejudice towards those who don't fit in. Trena grasps for justice, but this crime may go unpunished.
Skidmore may be free of Ken Rex, but the violence didn’t stop with his death. 2000, Wendy Gillenwater is viciously murdered by her boyfriend. 2001, Branson Perry vanishes from his home in daylight. Rumors of drug involvement swirl around both cases.
Sheriff Espey is confident Branson Perry was a victim of homicide from drug world connections. Tragedy visits Skidmore when Bobbie Jo Stinnett is murdered at 8 months pregnant, her baby stolen from her womb. Skidmore works to help with the case.