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Who Killed Barbara Hamburg? Her Son Seeks the Truth on ‘Murder on Middle Beach’

HBO’s Homicide on Center Seaside isn’t your typical true crime documentary. For starters, the filmmaker behind the four-part sequence isn’t simply an investigative documentarian making an attempt to determine who killed Barbara Hamburg. He’s additionally her son.

Barbara, a single mom, was discovered murdered on March 3, 2010, close to her house within the rich city of Madison, Conn. Her reason for loss of life? Blunt drive trauma and sharp drive damage. Her assassin? Nonetheless unknown, as Homicide on Center Seaside viewers discover out.

“It’s a narrative about my mother, and about me, and about my household than about who’s probably her assassin,” Madison just lately advised Refinery29. “I didn’t know the place this undertaking was going to finish up and on the time, it felt like this is likely to be the one alternative that I must ask direct inquiries to my relations to hopefully dispel lingering mistrust between them due to the unresolved nature of my Mother’s loss of life.”

We nonetheless don’t know who killed Barbara Hamburg.

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Jeffrey Hamburg, Barbara’s husband and Madison’s father, turned an individual of curiosity early within the murder investigation, because the New Haven Register reported in 2012. 

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The day her physique was discovered, Barbara was due in court docket to debate Jeffrey’s declare that he couldn’t afford his little one assist and alimony funds. And 6 years prior, she advised police that he acquired a minimum of $100 million in a world cash laundering-scheme, based on one of many newspaper’s sources. He additionally stole practically $100,000 from his youngsters’s belief accounts, based on an arrest warrant affidavit the Register cited. Nonetheless, his DNA didn’t match the DNA discovered on the scene.

One other idea, based on Refinery29, is that Barbara’s involvement in a neighborhood “gifting desk” pyramid scheme led to her homicide. In a gifting desk, contributors purchase in on the $5,000 “appetizer stage” and work their means as much as a $40,000 payout by persuading others to put money into the scheme.

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‘Homicide on Center Seaside’ is a one-of-a-kind documentary.

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In a press launch, HBO says Homicide on Center Seaside presents [Madison’s] sophisticated journey as a younger man decided to unravel an unspeakable crime and absolve the folks he loves, whereas on the lookout for solutions inside his fractured household and group.”

“Over the course of eight years, [Madison] interviewed his relations and lots of others, longing to study extra about his mom and gathering proof in hopes of fixing her homicide, sending him right into a deep net of buried familial secrets and techniques, connections to shadowy felony figures, and the uncovering of years-old resentments in his deceptively serene hometown,” HBO provides.

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“Whereas Madison wrestles with troubling revelations about his mom, essentially the most unsettling battle comes from Madison’s obligation to convey into query these inside his group and members of his circle of relatives.”

The docuseries addresses “the elephant within the room” for Madison’s household.

Madison advised Refinery29 that he at occasions fearful about his household’s reactions to the Homicide on Center Seaside.

“Persons are going to see this and there’s no means of avoiding the inherent exploitative nature of telling a narrative like this,” he defined. “As a result of with out battle there isn’t a arc. To do it proper, it must have nuance and it wants to deal with the elephant within the room, or else we are going to by no means get previous it.”

And although Madison won’t be nearer to realizing who killed his mother, he a minimum of found who wasn’t a suspect.

“The readability and transparency with what I used to be granted, it’s extremely relieving,” he added. “I simply want it was there from the start. I want the police simply advised me that they knew sure folks in my household didn’t do it and why. So we weren’t dwelling for a decade with this residual mistrust.”

Homicide on Center Seaside airs on Sundays at 10 p.m. EST on HBO and is streaming on HBO Max.

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