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THE SERIES

Murder Matters, created by renowned craftsman Tommy MacDonald and his wife Rachel, features families of unsolved murder victims in America. Murder Matters celebrates the lives of each victim through a wide variety of DIY projects, either left undone by the victim or for their family’s needs. The heart of the series is the unique projects which put families and friends to work together. Working on a personal project creates opportunities for these individuals to tell stories of their lost loved ones and talk about the devastating effects of an unsolved murder. Episodes will also include the facts of each case explained by law enforcement agents and will close with the tip line for the proper authorities. Our objective is to humanize victims and let families know their murdered loved ones are not forgotten.

ADDITIONAL CONTENT

For live feeds and supportive content please visit our Murder Matters facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/Murder-Matters

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The Series Inspiration - Grace's Story

The inspiration behind Murder Matters was the tragedy surrounding Tommy’s older sister Grace. She was murdered in November of 1990, and her killer remains at large.

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Episode 01- Molly Bish

This episode features the disappearance and murder of Molly Bish, a teenage girl from western Massachusetts. Law enforcement expert, Ed Davis, shares the facts of the case. Tommy and Rachel hear Molly’s story told by the people who love her the most, cook Molly’s favorite food, and give her parent’s basement and former Molly Bish foundation headquarters a much needed facelift.

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THOMAS J. MACDONALD
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Thomas J. MacDonald is the former host, co-creator and co-executive producer of the WGBH series “Rough Cut-Woodworking with Tommy Mac”, a popular show tied to 4 Emmy nominations.  Tommy’s first television appearance occurred on “Home Again with Bob Vila”. He subsequently became a successful podcaster with www.bobvila.com. In 2008, he produced a ‘first of its kind’ interactive series online at www.thomasjmacdonald.com building several projects with people from around the globe.

Currently Tommy has teamed up with his wife, Rachel, to pursue a compassionate production project that helps surviving families of cold case murder victims in America.

THOMAS J. MACDONALD
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Thomas J MacDonald is a four time Emmy nominated executive producer and host  of a popular woodworking show distributed internationally from 2010 through 2016 and co-author of two books. Tommy  has always been on the leading edge of social media productions starting in 2006 on bobvila.com. He created the series Rough Cut that would eventually be aired on PBS. In 2008, Tommy produced the first interactive woodworking series online www.tommymac.us  building several projects with groups from around the globe. In 2010, Tommy concentrated his on line efforts to Facebook by sharing his extensive knowledge of home improvement and woodworking by remodeling several houses and building numerous woodworking projects. In 2016, he was  one of the first to take full advantage of live feed productions. Currently Tommy has teamed up with his wife Rachel to pursue the full production a passion project helping surviving families of cold case murder in America.

RACHEL R. MACDONALD
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Rachel R. MacDonald shares with Tommy her passion for creation and helping others. She is a talented artist, formally trained in fine art with a concentration in sculpture and painting at the Art Institute of Boston at Lesley University, where she hold a Bachelors degree. During her time at the art institute, Rachel spent time in Florence, Italy studying art restoration under the renowned restorer, Lorenzo Casamenti. Upon graduation, Rachel went to work as an art instructor and administrator at a local nonprofit arts and education center. She later went on to develop a nonprofit art outreach program, in collaboration with her grandfather, that served at risk children in the Brockton area of Massachusetts. Rachel also spent thirteen years as a personal trainer, working with special populations through adaptive exercise and helping clients with strength and weight loss goals. Rachel is dedicated to advocating for homicide victims through Murder Matters.

RACHEL R. MACDONALD
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Rachel R MacDonald is a talented artist, cook and personal trainer. She holds a bachelors degree in fine art with a concentration in sculpture and painting from the Art Institute of Boston at Lesley University. During her time at the art institute, Rachel spent time in Florence, Italy studying art restoration under the renowned restorer Lorenzo Casamenti. Upon graduation, Rachel went to work as an art instructor and administrator at a local arts and education center. She later went on to develop a nonprofit art outreach program, in collaboration with her grandfather, that served children in the impoverished Brockton area of Massachusetts. Recently Rachel returned to another one of her passions, working with special populations through adaptive exercise and helping clients with strength and weight loss goals as a personal trainer. Over the last twelve years she has held a variety of personal training certificates and is currently certified by the national accredited NSPA(National Strength Professionals Association). Since a very young age, Rachel has been an avid at home cook and developed many of her own recipes. She finds the most joy creating in her kitchen and studio, that she shares with her husband Tommy.

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