Report: Nanette Krentel case to be featured on true crime TV show

Report: Nanette Krentel case to be featured on true crime TV show
Nanette Krentel (Family Photo)

NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - Over a year has passed since Nanette Krentel’s body was found in her fire-destroyed home just north of Lacombe, where she lived with her husband Stephen Krentel -- the then fire chief of St. Tammany Parish’s Fire District 12. The coroner later ruled her death a homicide after her autopsy showed she was shot to death.

Krentrel’s death remains unsolved and will soon be the focus of an episode of People Magazine Investigates, a true crime show on the cable TV channel Investigation Discovery, according to our news partners | The Times-Picayune.

The episode will air on Nov. 5 and is titled “Somebody is Watching,” according to the show’s website, which describes the episode as:

“A fire chief’s wife is found burnt to death in her home. An autopsy reveals the cause of death was not the fire, but a gunshot to the head, shocking this small Louisiana town. This arson turned homicide leaves a killer to be found.”

Stephen Krentel resigned from the fire department on Sept. 1 of this year and has been ruled out as a suspect.

Another TV show -- “Crime Watch Daily" -- featured the case in February. Krentel’s family told | The Times-Picayune they hope the publicity will lead to someone coming forward with information that helps solve her murder.

“Anything is better than nothing,” Krentrel’s sister, Wendy Watson, told “Just to keep the story going. It’s definitely a good thing.”

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