Osakis murder case to be featured on Discovery Channel streaming service

murder in the heartland

The life and death of Diane Fortenberry of Osakis, Minn., will be featured in an episode of the Investigative Discover Channel’s series, “Murder in the Heartland.” Diane Fortenberry, 51, was killed on May 20, 2011, when she returned to her family’s home in rural Osakis during her lunch break and caught Alexandria’s Jeffery Brooks in the middle of a robbery. He was sentenced in June 2012 to serve 35 years in prison.

The episode will be available starting Tuesday, Feb. 9, on the new Discovery+ subscription-based streaming app. “Murder in the Heartland” explores murder cases through the collective point of view of a Middle American town and its residents, according to the show’s website. Every story documents a town and people in the heart of the country, and the crime that tore through it.