Forensic Files Episode Guide

Episode Guide

Forensic Files: Season 14 (2010 - 2011)

  • Season 14 Episode 21: Expert Witness

    A young mother is sexually assaulted and killed in her home, the killer was meticulous in washing everything, but left behind a single hair.

  • Season 14 Episode 20: Funeral Services

    A mask is discovered near the crime scene and police are hoping that it will lead to the killer of a funeral director.

  • Season 14 Episode 19: Skeleton Key

    When a young woman disappears, police think an abusive ex-boyfriend is to blame.

  • Season 14 Episode 18: Auto-Motive

    A woman goes missing amidst a contentious divorce.

  • Season 14 Episode 17: Seeing Red

    A high school student disappears, then a prostitute is murdered causing police to believe they may be linked.

  • Season 14 Episode 16: Gone Ballistic

    A real estate developer is shot and his wife becomes the prime suspect, until the bullet is linked to a weapon reported missing 20 years ago.

  • Season 14 Episode 15: Trail of a Killer

    A community is shocked when police discover a woman raped and murdered in broad daylight on a public trail.

  • Season 14 Episode 14: Fate Date

    The killer removed the computer that links him to the murder of a woman and her soon-to-be ex-husband that he had met online.

  • Season 14 Episode 13: Low Maintenance

    A young college student is found dead in her apartment and the autopsy rules the death a homicide by an unknown male suspect.

  • Season 14 Episode 12: Social Circle

    Four young adults are murdered and the crime scene yields little results, until a neighbor reports seeing two people in black the night of the crime.

  • Season 14 Episode 11: Water Logged

    An Ohio woman and her two daughters go missing while vacationing in Florida; their corpeses are found floating in Tampa Bay with a hand-written note by one of the victims by. putting it on five billboards to helps them find the killer.

  • Season 14 Episode 10: Filtered Out

    Community searches deliver devastating results when a teenage girl goes missing, investigators begin hunting a killer.

  • Season 14 Episode 9: Textbook Murder

    A young bride-to-be is gunned down in her own home; the attack is personal and as investigators start digging, they uncover the man she loved was living a lie.

  • Season 14 Episode 8: A Touch Of Evil

    A dismembered body is dumped on the side of the New Jersey Turnpike and before police realize it, bodies are turning up between two states.

  • Season 14 Episode 7: Freeze Framed

    A man is found dead of an apparent slow suicide but information emerges which reveals that his wife may have had a more prominent role in his death, especially since her first husband died so young and she refused to consent to an autopsy.

  • Season 14 Episode 6: Home of the Brave

    A husband saves his wife and child from a burning trailer, but one month later she is killed in her sleep, all evidence leads to the husband.

  • Season 14 Episode 5: The Ari Squire Case

    A man perishes in a fire while working in his garage and his death is initially ruled an accident until a Forensic Odontologist changes the direction of the case.

  • Season 14 Episode 4: Three's a Crowd

    A church member is gunned down after leaving choir practice; witnesses see little and evidence is scarce, but investigators learn that she had been having affairs for years.

  • Season 14 Episode 3: Hell's Kitchen

    A woman has an accidental fall down a flight of stairs and looks to have hit her head, but the lack of blood splatter and misplaced shoes lead police to believe that the fall was staged.

  • Season 14 Episode 2: Hear No Evil

    Evidence that includes threatening emails, a missing person and an abandoned truck lead police to what they believe is a killer, but they don't have the body of the victim.

  • Season 14 Episode 1: Purebread Murder

    After years of suffering domestic abuse, a young woman is found murdered in her bathtub; the clues are all over but th eclincher is a hamburger bun; the Christina Sanoubane case.

Forensic Files: Season 13 (2008 - 2010)

Forensic Files: Season 12 (2007 - 2008)

Forensic Files: Season 11 (2006 - 2007)

Forensic Files: Season 10 (2005 - 2012)

  • Season 10 Episode 42: Enemy Within

    Police investigate the murder of a Kansas City lawyer in his own office, in the middle of the day. The killer left microscopic evidence which led directly to him

  • Season 10 Episode 41: Wood-be Killer

    Forensic officers use a brand new technique to catch a killer who attempted to conceal his tracks by incinerating the evidence.

  • Season 10 Episode 40: Wired for Disaster

    Forensic officers assist their police counterparts to recreate a bomb - which led to the death of a woman - to see if they can catch her killer

  • Season 10 Episode 39: To the Viktor

    Forensic officers assist police to discover whether the deaths of three individuals on separate continents were caused by the same killer.

  • Season 10 Episode 38: High n dry

    When a woman is found dead in her bathroom, forensic officers assist the police in determining whether she committed suicide or was unlawfully killed

  • Season 10 Episode 37: Hot on the Trail

    How scientific and forensic techniques can help solve puzzling crimes

  • Season 10 Episode 36: Murder on the Menu

    Detectives question the staff of a historic restaurant when the head chef is found dead.

  • Season 10 Episode 35: Sole Searching

    With very little else to go on, investigators find that a show impression puts them on the right track to finding a killer in Lansing, Mich.

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  • Season 10 Episode 34: Bump in the Night

    A man is murdered in his sleep, no fingerprints are left behind, but a shoe impression outside leads to the killer.

  • Season 10 Episode 33: Penchant for Poison

    How three seemingly unrelated deaths proved to be the work of one murderer. The killer had been careful by using poison that had no taste or odour. However, investigators realised it would have a unique chemical signature and were able to demonstrate the link

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  • Season 10 Episode 32: Sunday School Ambush

    Robert Andrew and his wife Brenda were gunned down in their garage in an upscale neighbourhood in Oklahoma City. Can forensics help to find Robert's killer?

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  • Season 10 Episode 31: Garden of Evil

    When a popular DJ is found murdered in a local garden, the cops race to find answers. With no other leads police turn to a blood spatter expert.

  • Season 10 Episode 30: Material Witness

    Evidence leads directly to a killer when a teenager goes missing and a month later her body is found.

  • Season 10 Episode 29: Moss, Not Grass

    Finding the killer of a woman who was found dead on a golf course in the Bahamas. The distinctive grass on the course provided enough evidence to lead the police to two suspects

  • Season 10 Episode 28: Elemental Clue

    Investigating the cases of two women from the same town who were murdered in the same way. Police fear a serial killer is on the loose - and find tiny clues which lead them to the same man

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  • Season 10 Episode 27: Summer Obsession

    Police investigate a seemingly accidental drowning in an affluent suburb of Philadelphia. The case becomes focused on one person who had a motive for murder

  • Season 10 Episode 26: Cop Out

    Police investigate the murder of a college student who appeared to have known his killer. Hairs and microscopic cells help officers unravel a web of lies

  • Season 10 Episode 25: Signed, Sealed and Delivered

    Officers suspect an act of revenge when a bomb explodes in the family home of a witness who testified against two men convicted of shooting and killing a passenger in a moving car

    Tomorrow at 12:00am EDT - HLN
  • Season 10 Episode 24: Unholy Alliance: The Natalie Mirable Case

    Woman disappears from grocery store parking lot in Boulder, Colo.; investigators find extraordinary clues in a pair of bloody gloves, unique tire tracks, and ordinary grass and pine needles.

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  • Season 10 Episode 23: 'Prints' Among Thieves

    Investigating the murder of a millionaire, who flaunted his wealth and had little personal security. The evidence seemed to indicate robbery, but investigators were unsure

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  • Season 10 Episode 22: Clean Getaway

    Investigating the rape and murder of a woman at the dry-cleaners she worked at. Police had eyewitnesses but when their descriptions were not clear, they turned to forensics

  • Season 10 Episode 21: Writers Block

    A brilliant young architect became ill and died just before she was to testify in a criminal trial. Find out how forensics used the evidence to crack this case.

  • Season 10 Episode 20: Four on the Floor

    A Navajo woman is found dead in a remote desert area in New Mexico. She had suffered blunt force trauma to the head from a sledgehammer- but who would do this?

  • Season 10 Episode 19: Gold Rush

    The police investigate when they receive a call from a man, who claims his girlfriend shot and killed herself. The autopsy reveals that the wound could not have been self-inflicted

  • Season 10 Episode 18: Oily in the Morning: The Nick Howard Case

    When police recovered the submerged car of missing man, they found no body; the investigation that followed uncovers a deadly obsession and the motive for murder.

  • Season 10 Episode 17: Picture This

    The case of a missing Californian teenager, who was presumed to have run away. However, her body turned up in a ditch 20 miles away

  • Season 10 Episode 16: Deadly Valentine

    Investigators determine how blood splatter evidence could prove that an obstetrician murdered his wife, despite his claims from him that he found her dead when he returned home

  • Season 10 Episode 15: Tight-Fitting Genes

    The light of day and DNA picture painted by molecular biologist reveals new clues about a nighttime traffic accident.

  • Season 10 Episode 14: A Leg up on Crime

    The decomposed body of a young woman is discovered in a canal. Police find a shoe print at the crime scene which will lead them to the most unlikely of killers.

  • Season 10 Episode 13: Crash Course: The Hollermann Car Crash

    A patrol officer is shocked by the amount of blood at a traffic accident and is shocked by the coroner's ruling until an anonymous phone call re-ignites the case.

  • Season 10 Episode 12: Cereal Killer

    How the police used evidence to track down the killer of a young boy who disappeared during a house fire and whose body was found 50 miles away from home

  • Season 10 Episode 11: Strong Impressions

    The wife of an Air Force officer was found dead in her bed, with a plastic laundry bag near her face. How did forensics piece together limited evidence?

  • Season 10 Episode 10: Tagging a Suspect

    The explosion of a pickup truck, which killed the driver and injured a passenger is investigated. But how did forensics help cops catch the person responsible?

  • Season 10 Episode 9: Shear Luck

    The wife of a serviceman was brutally murdered in the Philippines in 1991, investigators must reassemble a 5-1/4 computer disk cut to pieces with pinking shears to find the murderer.

  • Season 10 Episode 8: Army of Evidence

    The case of a mother-of-two and army wife found dead in her bedroom. There were messages left near her body, and a gun in her hand. Her death was initially ruled a suicide, until investigators learned she had almost died in a house fire three years earlier and decided to take another look at the evidence to deduce whether murder was a possibility

  • Season 10 Episode 7: One for the Road

    An investigation into the disappearance of a woman in Key West, Florida, that yielded nothing but a pair of sandals which may have belonged to her. Then two important pieces of video surfaced, and police began to wonder if they should be searching for a missing person or a killer

  • Season 10 Episode 6: Headquarters

    When hunters find a skull in a Texas canyon, police find bits of clothing, a woman's shoe, some small bones and a strand of hair; once they discover her identity, it was time to find the killer.

  • Season 10 Episode 5: Soiled Plan

    Police instigated an intense search when the mother of two children went missing and, less than a day later, they found her body. How did forensics help detectives?

  • Season 10 Episode 4: Up in Smoke

    Examining evidence to determine how a fire broke out in the home of an elderly couple and whether their son was to blame, despite his pleas of innocence

  • Season 10 Episode 3: Plastic Puzzle

    How modern investigation techniques coupled with broken shards from a car headlight helped in the case of a hit-and-run death of a Michigan cyclist, leading officers to both the vehicle and its driver

  • Season 10 Episode 2: Marked for Life

    A cold case from 1957, in which a man committed several crimes in one night - including murder. California police followed numerous leads but eventually the case turned cold. Almost 50 years later, with the help of advances in computer technology and handwriting analysis, investigators made a breakthrough

  • Season 10 Episode 1: Trial by Fire

    A case in which a house erupted in flames, killing one person and injuring another. The survivor blamed a kerosene heater; the evidence at the scene did not support her story, and she was charged with arson and murder. Later, a renowned fire inspector checked the evidence and discovered the real culprit

Forensic Files: Season 9 (2004 - 2005)

  • Season 9 Episode 30: Walking Terror

    Police are puzzled when a man who brutally stabbed his wife and tried to drown her in their swimming pool appears to have no recollection of the attack

  • Season 9 Episode 29: Stake Out

    The kidnapping of a prominent banker's wife leads forensic experts to discover that extraordinary clues can be revealed by the examination of ordinary office equipment

  • Season 9 Episode 28: South of the Border

    The motive for the murder of an American tourist at a Mexican resort at first appeared to be robbery, until police found the evidence pointed to something much more sinister

  • Season 9 Episode 27: For Love or Money

    The will of a wealthy tycoon reveals instructions regarding what to do if he was to die in violent circumstances, prompting suspicion he may have known he was in danger

  • Season 9 Episode 26: Fishing for the Truth

    A two-man shrimp boat sinks when a fast-moving, violent storm struck the Louisiana coast; a deckhand is considered a hero for trying to save the drowned captain, until his body is found.

  • Season 9 Episode 25: Silk Stalkings

    Examining the case of a flight attendant's murder, and how meticulous analysis of biological evidence helped prove it was part of a series of killings

  • Season 9 Episode 24: Northern Exposure

    The application of modern technology to crime-fighting, revealing how fingerprinting and red carpet fibres near a corpse led police straight to a murderer

  • Season 9 Episode 23: Saving Face

    A look at how detectives used DNA samples to solve the mystery of three women who disappeared without a trace

  • Season 9 Episode 22: Seeds for Doubt

    How the latest forensic techniques helped detectives solve the case of a well-respected nurse who was killed in a car accident

  • Season 9 Episode 21: Point of Origin

    How a discarded cigarette and a scrap of paper provided the forensic team with vital evidence to expose the identity of an arsonist in California

  • Season 9 Episode 20: Muddy Waters

    A Colorado hunter shot three times and killed was the victim of a crime, not an accident; police suspected two murder weapons, and two killers, but forensic evidence pointed them closer to home.

  • Season 9 Episode 19: Deadly Matrimony

    Police become suspicious of a man who reported his wife missing 15 years after doing the same thing with his first wife.

  • Season 9 Episode 18: Badge of Betrayal

    Experts use forensic technology to track down a killer after a tiny fibre is discovered on a victim's clothing

  • Season 9 Episode 17: Buried Treasure

    Fifteen years after a man disappears, using a metal detector, police find evidence which proves what had happened.

  • Season 9 Episode 16: Cries Unheard

    Police try to identify the killer of a 19-year-old girl who had multiple suspects with motives using evidence recovered from the suspect's trash.

  • Season 9 Episode 15: Pinned by the Evidence

    A man is charged with the murder of a wrestling champion. Six years later, a forensic animator testifies on his behalf.

  • Season 9 Episode 14: Over a Barrel

    How forensic scientists used material from a dentist's office to uncover ballistics evidence which had been overlooked in an investigation 10 years earlier

  • Season 9 Episode 12: The Financial Downfall

    At first investigators think a beautiful young woman's fatal fall from a cliff overlooking the Pacific Ocean was an accident, but forensic examination of photos arouses suspicion that foul play was involved.

  • Season 9 Episode 11: Making the Collar

    When an English girl is found murdered nine months after going missing, forensic investigators piece together a portrait of her killer.

  • Season 9 Episode 10: Head Games

    The team employ the skills of a forensic psychiatrist and the results of ballistics tests to solve a murder case

  • Season 9 Episode 9: Stick 'em Up

    How scientists used forensic evidence to solve a murder case, taking clues from a missing piece of tape and tips from some concerned citizens

  • Season 9 Episode 8: Bad Medicine

    Investigators must find the cause of arsenic poisoning in a young woman.

  • Season 9 Episode 7: Cloak of Deceit

    How the forensic clues found on the clothes of three robbers led to their conviction for an apparently successful crime

  • Season 9 Episode 6: Burning Desire

    Forensic scientists search the ashes of a blaze for clues to determine how the fire was started, and discover it may not have been ignited by a cigarette as was first thought

  • Season 9 Episode 5: News at 11

    Police dogs track a killer's scent to a crime scene, leading them to believe the murderer could be one of the onlookers

  • Season 9 Episode 4: No Corpus Delicti

    A pawn ticket, a plant and a global positioning satellite help investigators unravel a murder case in which there's no body to be found.

  • Season 9 Episode 3: In Harm's Way

    An Alaskan trooper finds a woman's body beside a frozen road, but evidence is scant even after a suspected murder weapon is found.

  • Season 9 Episode 2: Hunter or Hunted?

    A forensic document examiner, a slingshot and an unusual physics experiment help investigators find another killer

  • Season 9 Episode 1: Road Rage

    After a girl is found dead along a road, the obvious suspect stumps police with an alibi but tire tracks might provide a clue.

Forensic Files: Season 8 (2003 - 2004)

  • Season 8 Episode 42: Flashover: The 1987 Kings Cross Underground Fire

    Arson investigators attempt to determine the cause of the 1987 fire at the Kings Cross Underground Station in London.

  • Season 8 Episode 41: Visibility Zero

    The derailment of the Sunset Limited was the deadliest train crash in US history.

  • Season 8 Episode 40: Deadly Curve

    An investigation into who was responsible for a deadly car accident.

  • Season 8 Episode 38: Honor Thy Father

    A murdered teenager's parents accept responsibility for the killing, and claim they were acting in self-defence - but an FBI electronic surveillance device proves otherwise

  • Season 8 Episode 37: Traces of Truth

    A high school gym teacher gives his friend a ride home - and never returns; his wife and friend receive letters, saying he needed to start a new life; foul play is suspected but there is no body.

  • Season 8 Episode 36: Duelling Confessions

    A teenage girl is killed, and her boyfriend confesses to the crime. When another man turns himself in as well, a further 40 years are needed to solve the case

  • Season 8 Episode 35: Grounds for Indictment

    A man is killed and another seriously injured in a drive-by shooting. The police have plenty of circumstantial evidence but nothing concrete : until they examine soil taken from the suspect's tyre treads

  • Season 8 Episode 34: Web of Seduction

    Part one of two. Police investigating a fatal shooting discover no forensic evidence at the dusty and unkempt scene of the crime, but a trawl of computers belonging to the victim's wife and her lover soon yields the information they need

  • Season 8 Episode 33: Death by a Salesman

    Police investigating a brutal murder in a quiet neighbourhood fail to find any witnesses, but forensic evidence helps them apprehend their suspect in less than 12 hours

  • Season 8 Episode 32: Over and Out

    Police are mystified as to why a young man and his mother should be the targets of a pipe bomb - until the remnants of a postage label point them in the right direction

  • Season 8 Episode 31: Past Lives

    Investigators call in the experts when the wife of a wealthy car-crash victim makes a $7million insurance claim - and a chilling trail of fraud and deceit is soon uncovered

  • Season 8 Episode 30: Flower Power

    A discarded sweet wrapper and a number of tiny seeds are used by forensic scientists to provide evidence in a murder investigation

  • Season 8 Episode 29: Smoke in Your Eyes

    The bodies of two women are found in the aftermath of an apartment fire, and a small sample of blood helps police investigate their suspicions about the case

  • Season 8 Episode 28: Bed of Deceit

    A retired police officer is found murdered in his bed and his wife claims his death was suicide. However, a bank surveillance tape calls her explanation into question

  • Season 8 Episode 27: True Lies

    The murder of Kathleen Lipscomb, whose body was found on a deserted road outside San Antonio in 1986. Investigators believe a diary found years later could solve the case

  • Season 8 Episode 26: Letter Perfect

    An apparently healthy man dies mysteriously in his sleep, and toxicology tests reveal signs of foul play, causing police to suspect a 'suicide note' holds the key to the case

  • Season 8 Episode 25: Sign of the Zodiac

    A serial killer announces his intention to kill one person from each sign of the zodiac, until handwriting analysis gives investigators the clues they need

  • Season 8 Episode 24: Nailed

    A witness in a sexual assault case is murdered just before her appearance in court, leaving forensics to decide whether it was the defendant who killed her

  • Season 8 Episode 23: Sphere of Influence

    A woman's disappearance in Alaska doesn't arouse suspicions of foul play, until she is discovered shot dead. An eyewitness's evidence reveals more

  • Season 8 Episode 22: Bound for Jail

    Two decades after a woman's murder, investigators glean incriminating evidence including an old hat and a tiny shard of steel

  • Season 8 Episode 21: The Big Chill

    A woman is prescribed lithium to treat a mental disorder. When she dies, investigators must decide whether the side effects drove her to suicide

  • Season 8 Episode 20: All the World's a Stage

    A homicide detective claims his dead wife accidentally shot herself in the head, but his suspicious colleagues turn to a forensic scientist and a ballistics expert to establish what really happened.

  • Season 8 Episode 19: Breaking News

    America's first DNA databank case succeeds in identifying the rapist and murderer of a TV news producer

  • Season 8 Episode 18: Hair of the Dog

    A rare gun and a victim's beloved dog help investigators trying to solve a multi-year long murder case where most of the witnesses were admitted drug users.

  • Season 8 Episode 17: Brotherhoods

    A gay couple are murdered, leading investigators to a white supremacist organisation connected with hate crimes

  • Season 8 Episode 16: Private Thoughts

    Murder-suicide is suspected when police discover a family dead in their home until investigators start digging deeper.

  • Season 8 Episode 15: Within Arm's Reach

    A man accused of shooting his estranged wife maintains she committed suicide, and the investigators must establish which of the two versions best fits the evidence

  • Season 8 Episode 14: A Welcome Intrusion

    A man is hailed as a hero after shooting an intruder found killing his wife, but forensic evidence spins the case in a surprising new direction.

  • Season 8 Episode 13: When the Dust Settled

    Forensic examiners use a sound test, an electron microscope and a nightgown to explain how a union official was murdered in his bedroom without his wife in the next room hearing a thing

  • Season 8 Episode 12: Order Up

    A man is found shot dead in his home, and investigators suspect his wife, who claims she was away on a camping trip with her lover at the time of her husband's death

  • Season 8 Episode 11: A Wrong Foot

    An obscure print found at a crime scene.

  • Season 8 Episode 11: A Wrong Foot

    A single footprint puts forensic investigators on the trail of a killer after two injured victims fail to identify their attacker

  • Season 8 Episode 10: Dinner and a Movie

    The forensics team are called in to investigate the murder of a pregnant woman, the circumstances of which bear a suspicious resemblance to scenes in a film recently shown on TV

  • Season 8 Episode 9: Shot of Vengeance

    When a nurse exhibits signs of flu, doctors are baffled : until it turns out she has been deliberately infected with HIV

  • Season 8 Episode 8: All Wet

    A woman's 'accidental' drowning bears suspicious similarities to another death, casting doubt on the prime suspect's alibi

  • Season 8 Episode 7: Once Bitten

    The story of a postman convicted of murder because of a bite mark on the victim. Ten years into his sentence, fresh evidence leads to another trial

  • Season 8 Episode 6: Tourist Trap

    A bite mark leads police to convict a postman during an investigation into a spate of robberies which resulted in a number of tourists being killed and injured

  • Season 8 Episode 5: Shadow of a Doubt

    When the prime suspect in a woman's murder produces a solid alibi, a time-stamped video tape showing his activities on the day of the killing is analysed for authenticity

  • Season 8 Episode 4: Sign Here

    How a forensic handwriting expert found clues pointing to the murderer of a woman seen being bundled into a car

  • Season 8 Episode 3: Paintball

    New forensic science and microscopic paint particles found in a vacuum cleaner bag help identify a girl's killer 24 years after the crime was committed.

  • Season 8 Episode 2: The Music Case

    A girl's death is linked to a spate of burglaries when CDs similar to those owned by the victim are found among a cache of stolen goods

  • Season 8 Episode 1: Dessert Served Cold

    A team of toxicologists investigate the death of a man whose girlfriend's suspicious behaviour led police to believe he was murdered

Forensic Files: Season 7 (2002 - 2006)

Forensic Files: Season 6 (2001 - 2004)

Forensic Files: Season 5 (2001 - 2002)

Forensic Files: Season 4 (2004 - 2005)

Forensic Files: Season 3 (1998 - 2004)

  • Season 3 Episode 13: Out of the Ashes

    How police forensic teams used blood found at a murder scene to capture the killer of an 18-year-old woman, who was killed by her boyfriend when she refused his sexual demands

  • Season 3 Episode 12: Broken Bond

    An investigation into the cause of a baby's sleep disorder, which mysteriously stopped when it was taken away from its mother

  • Season 3 Episode 11: Speck of Evidence

    How police solved the case of a missing nine-year-old when they recovered a fragment of paint from a convicted child molester's car

  • Season 3 Episode 10: Crime Seen

    How DNA evidence finally exonerated a prisoner after he had been wrongly sentenced to three life sentences for rape and sodomy by a Virginia court in 1984

  • Season 3 Episode 9: Beaten by a Hair

    How a partial thumb print and single wig fibre led to detectives discovering what happened to a 23-year-old woman who disappeared without a trace, revealing a tale of murder, madness and mistaken identity

  • Season 3 Episode 8: Deadly Formula

    Detectives learn that a genetic disorder caused the deaths of a woman's children, resulting in an overturned conviction.

  • Season 3 Episode 7: Grave Evidence

    A car accident which killed a young man develops into a sinister case when detectives believe it was murder. The results of the investigation devastate three families

  • Season 3 Episode 6: Similar Circumstances

    The police investigation into the kidnap of Robert and Paula Sims' baby daughter, which uncovered a similar incident that had taken place three years previously

  • Season 3 Episode 5: Deadly Delivery

    A bomber who appeared to be targeting members of the legal profession was tracked down after the police asked the FBI to draw up a psychological profile of the offender

  • Season 3 Episode 4: Foreign Body

    A Californian doctor claims to have proof that the human form of BSE can be contracted through eating infected beef

  • Season 3 Episode 3: The Talking Skull

    Insight into how forensic work revealed that human remains found on a campsite belonged to a pregnant woman who had been missing for five years, ultimately leading to the arrest and conviction of the victim's husband : a Scout leader

  • Season 3 Episode 2: Knot for Everyone

    A series of murders near Sacramento, Calif., where prostitutes were gagged and molested, their clothes cut in random patterns and their hair cut off.

  • Season 3 Episode 1: Without a Trace

    The puzzling deaths of two dinner guests in Nebraska in 1978 which confounded police until they realised both victims had consumed lemonade laced with poison - the discovery of which led them to an embittered killer

Forensic Files: Season 2 (2004)

  • Season 2 Episode 13: Deadly Parasites

    Discovering the largest water-borne outbreak of gastrointestinal illness in the US, when adverse weather conditions contaminated Lake Michigan with manure from Wisconsin's dairy herds

  • Season 2 Episode 12: Micro-clues

    How police used scientific techniques to detect where a boy was murdered, enabling them to link the case to a man arrested for another vicious killing

  • Season 2 Episode 11: Postal Mortem

    Scientists prove the injured victim of a blast was actually the person who constructed and delivered the bomb

  • Season 2 Episode 10: Sealed With a Kiss

    A primary school teacher claims a colleague has resorted to a smear campaign to oust her from her position. The facts seem to bear out her allegations : but will DNA tests back up her story or tell an entirely different tale?

  • Season 2 Episode 9: Something's Fishy

    How a link was established between two poisoning cases, when traces of a chemical used to kill algae in fish tanks were discovered by investigators in both of the victims

  • Season 2 Episode 8: Charred Remains

    The use of forensic evidence to solve crimes, focusing on the discovery of a woman's charred remains which led police to uncover a tale of drugs, greed and murder

  • Season 2 Episode 7: Fatal Fungus

    How investigators traced a series of outbreaks of bleeding lungs in infants to a deadly black fungus which was growing in water-damaged houses in a Cleveland neighbourhood

  • Season 2 Episode 6: The Blood Trail

    A farmer fears someone is conducting a vendetta against him and his wife, but investigations reveal all is not as it seems

  • Season 2 Episode 5: Bitter Potion

    A woman's mysterious flu-like symptoms are diagnosed as something far more sinister, leading investigators to take an interest in one of her neighbours' passion for chemistry

  • Season 2 Episode 4: Sex, Lies and DNA

    How a man who killed his wife and set fire to her body on his boat was convicted of her murder, when incriminating blood samples were taken from the family home

  • Season 2 Episode 3: Killer Fog

    How experts investigated a thick fog's regular appearance over an American interstate - which led to a spate of fatal car crashes over a 15-year period - and found the trail seemed to end at the doors of a local paper plant

  • Season 2 Episode 2: The Dirty Deed

    The work of forensic teams in proving a missing couple's son was responsible for their disappearance, leading to the recovery of the body and the killer's conviction

  • Season 2 Episode 1: Common Thread

    The discovery of carpet fibres linked ten unsolved murders in Florida in 1984, but the police still couldn't crack the case until a 17-year-old girl managed to escape from her captor and provide the final clue to catch the killer

Forensic Files: Season 1 (2001 - 2002)

  • Season 1 Episode 13: Raw Terror

    Investigation into the effects of badly prepared food and the spread of the potentially fatal E-coli virus, including the story of an 11-year-old who nearly died

  • Season 1 Episode 12: The List Murders

    How a man who murdered his family was traced after 18 years on the run, using the latest technology to create an artificially-aged sculptured model of his likeness

  • Season 1 Episode 11: Outbreak

    Scientists in South Dakota discover many residents have high levels of animal thyroid hormones in their systems - apart from one boy who doesn't eat meat

  • Season 1 Episode 10: Insect Clues

    How the work of entomologist David Faulkner helped track down the killer of Sandra Cwik, whose body was found in 1988, decomposing and riddled with maggots

  • Season 1 Episode 9: Deadly Neighbourhoods

    Investigations into whether buried poisons, electrical substations and other modern environmental agents could be responsible for outbreaks of cancer and leukaemia across America

  • Season 1 Episode 8: The Wilson Murder

    A doctor is found dead in a pool of his own blood and the prime suspect is a local handyman who is caught with the victim's credit cards, but his claims incriminate the victim's wife

  • Season 1 Episode 7: Legionnaire's Disease

    In 1976, 180 war veterans in Philadelphia were hospitalized with pneumonia-like symptoms and 29 died. The disease resurfaces every few years.

  • Season 1 Episode 6: Southside Strangler

    Advances in DNA profiling lead to the conviction of a serial rapist in Virginia, and pave the way for the man originally convicted of the crimes to be released

  • Season 1 Episode 5: Planted Evidence

    A molecular scientist in Arizona investigates seed pods found in a murder suspect's car - and finds they came from a tree near the crime scene

  • Season 1 Episode 4: The Footpath Murders

    Pioneering genetic fingerprinting techniques are used to hunt down a man who committed murders in 1983 and 1986

  • Season 1 Episode 3: The House That Roared

    Police investigate when a woman goes missing and bloodstains are discovered at her home

  • Season 1 Episode 2: The Magic Bullet

    A 15-year-old boy is shot in the head in the lobby of a gun club, and ballistics, laser technology and forensic animation are used to solve the case

  • Season 1 Episode 1: The Disappearance of Helle Crafts

    The mysterious disappearance of a woman who discovered her husband had been having an affair. Did she return to her native Denmark, or is there a more gruesome explanation?

Forensic Files: Other Episodes

  • Speck of Evidence

    A speck of bicycle paint and a speck of nickel tie a suspect to the murder of a 9-year-old.

  • Stand In
  • Sole Searching

    A shoe impression leads investigators on the right track to finding a killer.

  • Hot on the Trail

    An arsonist is on the loose in Washington, D.C.

  • Murder on the Menu

    Detectives question the staff of a historic restaurant when the head chef is found dead.

  • Picture This

    When a grounded teenager disappears from her California home, police suspect that she is a runaway until her body is found several days later.

  • Photo Finish; Sibling Rivalry

    Police find photographs in a big trash bin leading them to a model's murderer; computer animation helps investigators determine whether a shooting was premeditated.

  • The Tamika Huston Case

    When a young woman disappears, police think an abusive ex-boyfriend is to blame.

  • Black Friday (The Robert Erik Denney Case)

    A woman's murder goes unsolved for almost two years until a tiny drop of saliva revives the police investigation.

  • The Kathy Augustine Case

    Authorities delve into the facts surrounding the suspicious death of a prominent politician who apparently died of a heart attack during her campaign for office.

  • All Fall Down
  • Mortal Sins
  • Freedom of Information
  • Covert Operation
  • Picture Perfect
  • In Her Bones
  • Bump and Run

    An abandoned car is found with the engine running and the driver's door open.

  • Bioattack/A Bitter Pill to Swallow

    Alarmed by the severity of her morning sickness, a pregnant woman suspects foul play; disease detectives investigate a suspicious case of mass food-poisoning in Oregon.

  • The Cheater/Naked Justice

    A song called 'The Cheater' foreshadows a singer's demise; investigators analyze blood to determine if a gunshot wound was self-inflicted.

  • Pillow Talk

    An arson investigator's depressed wife burns to death.

  • Unholy Vows

    War criminals who moved to the United States are captured many years later thanks to forensic technology.

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  • Bad Blood; Badge of Deceit

    An accused rapist has blood taken from his arm on several occasions, but the results are misleading; after more than a decade, geographical profiling enables police to catch a rapist.

  • A Tight Leash

    A stalker who was able to steal his victim's alarm code and personal photos is caught out by his threatening letters

  • Ring Him Up

    New scientific testing sheds light on a ten-year-old case involving a missing college student

  • If I Were You

    A daughter uncovers a mystery surrounding her father when she realises something is wrong with him, even though she lives more than a 1,000 miles away

  • Shoot to Kill

    How the latest scientific and forensic techniques can help solve puzzling crimes

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