Who killed Deborah Jeane Palfrey? Hill Harper investigates the DC Madam on HLN

Deborah Jeane Palfrey
Footage of “DC Madam” Palfrey on How It Really Happened with Hill Harper on HLN

How It Really Happened with Hill Harper on HLN tonight investigates one of the biggest scandals to rock Washington, D.C. — the arrest and subsequent mysterious death of the infamous “DC Madam” Deborah Jeane Palfrey.

Author and actor Hill’s riveting docuseries explores crime and tragic events that have an air of suspicion or mystery.

Tonight’s one-hour episode, titled DC Madam: The Woman Who Knew Too Much, will investigate the revelation that top lawmakers and government officials were among the customers of Palfrey’s escort service Pamela Martin & Associates.

Not only was “the list” of clients all the talk, it was the suspicious death of Palfrey — who threatened to expose their names — that made the news.

Hill shows Palfrey, dubbed the “DC Madam” by the media, interviewed on one occasion where she has trouble making any direct eye contact.

And we hear recordings of when her mother found her dead on her property.

A transcription of Blanche Palfrey’s 911 call after she found her dead
Blanche Palfrey discovered Deborah’s body. But was it a suicide?

Conspiracists and those who claim to know more about “the list” say it was murder and not suicide.

Before her death, a two-year investigation conducted by the United States Postal Inspection Service and the IRS netted a raid on Palfrey’s California, home, while they also froze her bank accounts.

Indictments were leveled at Palfrey for money laundering, illegal mail use, and prostitution-related racketeering.

It was claimed that Palfrey’s D.C. escort service was in actuality a high-end prostitution ring that she had run from California since 1993.

But she denied this, claiming her business provided a “legal, high-end erotic fantasy service” and that she did no wrong.

But the compelling twist was that the business’s alleged customers were the power elite of Washington, D.C. who had everything to lose if they were discovered in this tawdry scandal.

In 2007, she went to ABC News and turned over a list of nearly 10,000 phone records spanning four years. ABC refused to reveal the names, and Palfrey accused the network of caving in.

Now Hill Harper will dig deep and reveal new information that has surfaced and reexamine the details on the HLN produced internally by CNN.

Watch an exclusive preview from the episode below:

How It Really Happened with Hill Harper airs Friday at 9 p.m. ET on HLN

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3 years ago

THIS IS TOTAL BS. Note Joey Jackson was an admitted “outsider”. Yet this show talked to him but not me? Here’s an email I just shot him “Joey: When doing the Palfrey “documentary”, did you ever ask yourself why no one connected to this show every thought to talk to the one person still living who was her best friend, spoke to her daily, and has emails, call logs, texts, etc., clear up to hours before her death? That’s me – Jody Williams http://www.hightechmadam.com and founder of http://www.sexworkersanonymous.net These people connected to her, including Montgomery Sibley KNEW I was her closest and dearest friend. Yet no one speaks to me when doing this so called “documentary” about her death? Gee I wonder why . . . . Did you even know Palfrey? Did you speak to her hours before she was found dead as I was? Did you know her mother was lying to the press about it being suicide because she was in fear the killers would come back for her? Probably not. And even in death, Palfrey couldn’t get the truth out. ” Wikipedia has my IP address blocked by the way so I can’t leave any comments about their bogus reporting either about her story or her murder.

1 year ago

I’m just shocked. I literally came across this story yesterday while browsing through famous people buried in Pinellas County. I had no idea about any of those. I’ve always thought it would be interesting to be a detective but never pursued an education in it so I do my own research as a hobby and hope to one day expose the truth for someone that’s silenced by murder. Regardless of the escort business, there is no excuse these nosey Nellie’s threw her out there to be eaten alive and later murdered to save some perverted senators reputation and and to keep the rest of what hasn’t been exposed hush hush. I currently live in Palm Harbor, I was born and raised in Indiana, moved here in 2010 and enjoy doing research on “settled” stories that don’t sit right with me. This story just didn’t sit right with me and my gut told me to did dig dig for Deb. Feel free to reach out to me Jody! I want to break Deb free of this accusation and give her the reputation she deserves as a child of God.