In 1999, a jury found John Maloney, a former Green Bay arson investigator, guilty of murder - of strangling his ex-wife Sandy and setting her body on fire in their home.
The case has been been a source of controversy in the last 15 years, with law officials, some nonprofits and even "48 Hours'' debating whether Maloney actually did it.
That lineage of experts and media now branches out to Aphrodite Jones. The Fox News crime reporter-turned-TV personality has her own show on Investigation Discovery, a deep-cable offshoot of the Discovery Channel, called "True Crime with Aphrodite Jones." Discovery calls it "a true crime series for tabloid aficionados."
For the current season, she traveled to Green Bay to investigate the Maloney case. Frank Hermans and several actors with his Let Me Be Frank theater troupe were tapped for the show's dramatized re-enactments of the Maloney incident. Hermans played the coroner and Tom Verbrick was Maloney. Hermans' mother had a role as Sandy's mother, the first to find her daughter's remains at the scene.
"True Crime" also scouted locations around town, renting a house in Ashwaubenon to use for the Maloney home and fashioning the Bay Motel to look like Las Vegas.
Jones and her crew first contacted Janie Denis Strutt, owner of Forté Modeling Services in Green Bay, who then referred them to Hermans.
The episode is slated to air at 9 p.m. March 4 on Investigation Discovery.