True Grime: Crime Scene Clean Up

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True Grime: Crime Scene Clean Up was a documentary series on Investigation Discovery that premiered on July 19, 2011. The series followed Neal Smither, owner of Crime Scene Cleaners, and his crew as they clean up a grisly crime scene. [1]


After the first three episodes, the series was cancelled.


The series was shot on location in Oakland, CA.


Only three episodes were created:

Road Rage: World Premiere: Tuesday, July 19, 2011 Crime Scene Cleaners tackle the car of a woman whose boyfriend was killed in a road rage incident. [2]

Running Ragged: World Premiere: Tuesday, July 26, 2011 The crew is running ragged trying to clean up a decomposing body in a hoarder's house. Rookie cleaner Mike Downer worries about his job security and working a lot of gruesome late night calls. [2]

New Blood: World Premiere: Tuesday, August 2, 2011 The crew is dispatched to disinfect the site where a decomposing body has been discovered. [2]

Crime Scene Cleaners

Smither started his company after being inspired by a scene from the film Pulp Fiction. At the time, there were very few businesses equipped to clean the aftermath of murders, suicides and decomposing bodies; the responsibility of clean up would fall on the victims family.

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