- Additional Details
- Format: Closed-captioned, Color, DVD-Video, NTSC
- Rating: Not Rated
- Number of Discs: 1
- Run Time: 50 Minutes
- Region: Region 1
- Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
- Language: English
- Studio: A&E Home Video
- DVD Release Date: November 7, 2001
Police, reporters and family members help tell the story of a student who got fatally caught up in her subject.
Detroit, Michigan is better known today for its crime problem than as the home of America's automotive industry. Since the '70s, the communities surrounding the city have grown rapidly as people have sought to leave violence and danger behind. Muggings and murder are expected on the evening news--in the city. But when the byline is the suburbs, people's heads turn.
Tina Biggars had recently moved back to the suburban town of Farmington Hills to be close to her family. A bright, pretty young woman, she was doing research on the health of prostitutes. CITY CONFIDENTIALTM reveals how she got caught up in the lives of her subjects and joined their ranks, all the while maintaining a double life as a devout Catholic student dedicated to her longtime boyfriend. And when she met a drifter named Ken Trachinda, it all unraveled.
Through interviews with Tina's friends, co-workers and the officers and attorneys who investigated and tried the case, DETROIT: A CO-ED'S SECRET LIFE offers an inside look at the case that stunned a city numbed to crime.