Murder at the Motel: A Chance Encounter (A&E, June 19, 2024)

Murder at the Motel

The A&E series Murder at the Motel returns with a new episode, “A Chance Encounter,” airing on Wednesday, June 19, 2024, at 10:00 p.m. The episode examines the tragic death of US Navy veteran Edward Yesaitis, whose body was found at the Deluxe Plaza Hotel in Baltimore, Maryland, on January 5, 2016.

Edward Yesaitis, a US Navy veteran, was discovered deceased by the cleaning staff at the Deluxe Plaza Hotel in Northeast Baltimore. The brutal nature of his death is evident in the extent of his injuries, which include a crushed neck and skull, fractured ribs, a broken spine, and collapsed lungs. Homicide detectives are faced with the challenging task of identifying his attacker and ensuring justice is served.

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Detectives piece together the events leading up to the fatal beating, seeking to understand the motive behind such a vicious assault. They must act swiftly to prevent the case from going cold and bring closure to Edward’s loved ones.

“A Chance Encounter” contributes to the broader narrative of Murder at the Motel, which explores how motels, once iconic and family-friendly, have become associated with transience and anonymity, often providing a backdrop for tragic crimes. The series tells the personal stories of victims and the dedicated efforts of law enforcement through the perspectives of family and police officers.

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Murder at the Motel: A Chance Encounter airs on Wednesday, June 19, 2024, at 10:00 p.m. on A&E.

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