Lance Heflin, most identified for producing numerous America’s Most Wanted iterations and 48 Hours, has died.

The producer’s spouse, Jan Evans and sons Patrick and Walker, confirmed Heflin’s dying on Facebook. His household shared that Heflin died Sunday, November 15 and that his dying was not linked to the COVID-19 virus.

“Lance was particular to every of us in his personal means, bringing pleasure and laughter to our lives,” the Facebook put up from Heflin’s household learn.

Born in Independence, Missouri on November 21, 1952, Heflin began his producing profession with the TV sequence 48 Hours in 1988. The CBS sequence, created by Howard Stringer, highlighted numerous true crime tales and stunning prison circumstances. Heflin served as a producer on 48 Hours till 1989.

1994 marked the start of his work for America’s Most Wanted. Like 48 Hours, the Fox crime sequence highlighted harmful crime tales and featured interviews with fugitives, witnesses and victims. Heflin started his America’s Most Wanted work as a producer on the Stuart Lee von Adelman model and till he graduated to govt producer for the show’s John Bertsch and America Fights Back iterations. During the span of Heflin’s decades-long producing profession, America’s Most Wanted reunited greater than 30 kidnapped kids with their households.

He served as govt producer on America’s Most Wanted: America Fights Back from 1989 to 2011. However throughout his America’s Most Wanted profession, Heflin additionally produced numerous TV motion pictures and sequence together with If Looks Could Kill, Smart (*67*) and The 56th annual Drama Desk Awards.

In 1995 he obtained a Primetime Emmy nomination, which he shared with John Walsh, Jay A. Bakernik and Mitchel C. Resnick for Smart (*67*).

Heflin is survived by his spouse of 40 years and and their sons. The household created a Facebook group in remembrance of the late producer. Donations could be made in Heflin’s identify to The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children at A “Celebration of Life” could occur later in 2021, the household shared.



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