Discovery Channel in Lubbock to shoot murder case documentary - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock


Discovery Channel in Lubbock to shoot murder case documentary

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - A documentary crew is in Lubbock to film a piece about the Summer Baldwin and Joanna Rogers murders.

In May 2004 Joe Bill Rogers' daughter, Joanna, went missing.

He faced the nightmare of her murder when investigators found her body in a landfill in October 2006.

Wednesday, Rogers must relive the tragedy while a film-crew from the Investigation Discovery Network make a documentary about the murder conviction of Rosendo Rodriguez.

"To show about how inter-departmental and agency cooperation makes things work and also is to give a little applause to the people that actually perform the work," is what Rogers says the documentary is about. 

The Los Angeles documentary crew came to Lubbock to shoot for a show called "Solved". It will show a behind the scenes look at the case that brought investigators here to the Abernathy Landfill where several agencies including the Sheriff's Office, Lubbock Police Department, and city landfill worked together to find Roger's body.

"We put things together determining what we were looking for, and you know, off we went planning how we were gonna do it, and what we equipment we needed," said Landfill Foreman Bryan Chapa.

Joe Bill Rogers and those who worked on the case are excited about the documentary.

"I think it's a good thing," Rogers said.

While the memory is painful, Rogers looks forward to seeing the story of his daughter's case captured on film.

Rogers says the documentary should air sometime this fall.

The film crew is in Lubbock until Sunday.

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