Forensic Files Episode Guide

Episode Guide

Forensic Files: Season 15 (2009 - 2013)

Forensic Files: Season 14 (2009)

Forensic Files: Season 13 (2003 - 2009)

Forensic Files: Season 12 (2007 - 2012)

Forensic Files: Season 11 (2006)

Forensic Files: Season 10 (2005 - 2012)

Forensic Files: Season 9 (2004 - 2008)

Forensic Files: Season 8 (2003 - 2007)

  • Season 8 Episode 40: Water Hazard

    Police investigate the murder of a man who died through ingesting cyanide. They find a clue in a mailing envelope which leads them to a dangerous killer

  • 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 38: Foreign Body

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

  • Season 8 Episode 37: Murder She Wrote

    A victim of depression is found dead in what appears to be a straightforward case of suicide - until the discovery of a note hidden in a china cabinet leads investigators to her killer

  • 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: Concrete Alibi: The Karyn Slover Case

    Concrete from a junk car lot leads investigators to the most unlikely of suspects in solving the case of a young mother who disappears.

  • 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: Saving Face

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

  • 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: The Gambler

    A triple murder in the town of Verona, Wisconsin, leads detectives into the shady world of high-rollers and off-shore gambling

  • 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: 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 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 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

    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: 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

  • 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 7: Ring Him Up

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

  • 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 6: Shell Game

    Criminals attempt to cover their tracks using fire. However, through the investigators' tenacity they find a small clue which leads them to the killers

  • 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: Chief Suspect

    The case of a murdered policeman's wife is reopened when a newly formed cold case unit take another look at the evidence, and they find critical clues to the killers identity

  • 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)

  • Season 7 Episode 41: Plastic Fire

    The story of a woman who was sentenced to life for killing her mother. Her chances of winning a retrial appeared slim, until an expert witness proposed a different theory

  • Season 7 Episode 40: The Sniper's Trail

    A random serial sniper is plaguing Virginia and Maryland, with no profile of their victims.

  • Season 7 Episode 39: Marathon Man

    When a man's body is found on a road near his family ranch, his wife tells police he went jogging, but the trail of evidence leads them back to his home

  • Season 7 Episode 38: House Call

    Police in St. Petersburg, Fla., use cell phone mapping, wiretapping and a host of forensic evidence to find a surgeon's killer.

  • Season 7 Episode 37: Breaking the Mould

    Respiratory problems in a three-year-old boy and signs of Alzheimer's disease in his father leave doctors baffled, but an expert on toxic materials believes their home may reveal the cause

  • Season 7 Episode 36: X Marks the Spot

    Police in St Louis reveal how a computer helped to capture a serial killer

  • Season 7 Episode 35: All Charged Up

    How a composite drawing of a suspect provided a lead in the hunt for a serial rapist responsible for multiple attacks in Philadelphia and Colorado

  • Season 7 Episode 34: Fire Proof

    How the latest forensic investigation techniques, such as behavioural profiling, hypnosis and sketch artistry, helped identify a serial arsonist in Seattle

  • Season 7 Episode 33: Scratching the Surface

    Despite the serial number being scratched off a gun used in a shooting crime, forensic scientists demonstrate how they were able to make the digits reappear using the latest technology and help police trace the weapon's owner

  • Season 7 Episode 32: Sleight of Hand

    The hunt for an elderly woman's murderer, which took 16 years after fingerprints and a trail of blood were found at the scene of the crime

  • Season 7 Episode 31: Sniffing Revenge

    The sudden death of a rich woman which baffled investigators, who could find no evidence of foul play, until the widower's ex-wife came forward to tell her story

  • Season 7 Episode 30: Tooth or Consequences

    The discovery of a charred tooth provides enough evidence to convict the prime suspect in a case involving a woman's disappearance

  • Season 7 Episode 29: A Bag of Evidence

    The abduction and murder of a nine-year-old girl from her home. Forensic investigators pieced together a trail which led to the arrest of the man who called the police

  • Season 7 Episode 28: Elephant Tracks

    The brutal murder of an elderly couple, which initially produced no suspects. However, years later, a pawn shop owner made a chance discovery which led police to the killer

  • Season 7 Episode 27: A Vow of Silence

    The disappearance of a Texan man's mail-order bride was initially seen as suspicious, but when police discovered his two previous wives died mysteriously, he was promptly arrested

  • Season 7 Episode 26: Palm Print Conviction

    How investigators managed to lift a handprint from the body of a murder victim using superglue fumes, and so gained enough evidence to catch her killer

  • Season 7 Episode 25: Dressed to Kill

    The disappearance of a six-year-old girl. Investigators initially accepted a confession from her father, who failed the polygraph test, but 10 years later, the truth was discovered

  • Season 7 Episode 24: Extreme Makeover
  • Season 7 Episode 23: Cold Storage

    How forensic teams solved a case in which the friends of a talented dancer came under suspicion from the girl's parents following her disappearance

  • Season 7 Episode 22: Frozen in Time

    The disappearance of a teenage girl who vanished while returning from a concert. Police found her abandoned truck with one tyre blown, but had to wait three years to find her body

  • Season 7 Episode 21: Telltale Tracks

    A case involving an abandoned car in Philadelphia. Police found the driver's body the next day, and unusual marks on her corpse led investigators to her killer

  • Season 7 Episode 20: A Ghost in the Machine

    How a Presbyterian minister's wife was discovered to have ingested large doses of different medications, leading investigators to suspect she was the victim of a murder plot

  • Season 7 Episode 19: Sip of Sins

    Forensic scientists use DNA testing to reveal the sinister truth about a respected Sunday school teacher in a murder investigation

  • Season 7 Episode 18: A Bitter Pill to Swallow

    A mother-to-be discovers her fiance may be to blame for the severity of the side-effects associated with her pregnancy

  • Season 7 Episode 17: Chief Evidence

    The murder of a couple during a suspected drug deal baffles police when the pair are found to be clean of any narcotics, until their pet dog gives investigators a new lead

  • Season 7 Episode 16: Within a Hair

    The investigation into sexual assaults on four women in Indiana during the summer of 1996. A man was arrested and convicted for the crimes, but new evidence casts doubt on his guilt

  • Season 7 Episode 15: Partners in Crime

    The murderers who burned their victim's body to try to cover their crime, but failed to conceal 24 stab wounds found during forensic examinations

  • Season 7 Episode 14: A Leg to Stand On

    Phoenix police pursue a murderer-mutilator with little more to go on than the severed leg of a victim; anthropology, toxicology and DNA testing all come into play.

  • Season 7 Episode 13: A Touching Recollection

    An 18-year-old girl's abduction from her home. Determined to prove the identity of her kidnapper, she deliberately left DNA at the crime scene

  • Season 7 Episode 12: Scout's Honor

    The study of insects provides experts with vital clues as to when a murder took place and whether the man accused is actually guilty

  • Season 7 Episode 11: A Clutch of Witnesses

    A case in which two witnesses reported seeing a truck drive over an apparently unconscious man. They retreated to the safety of a bar, but when police arrived, they found nothing

  • Season 7 Episode 10: Without a Prayer

    The disappearance of Madalyn Murray O'Hair, the founder of organisation American Atheists. Investigators have a number of suspects, until a mutilated body helps reveal the culprit

  • Season 7 Episode 9: A Shot in the Dark

    A bizarre case in which a woman was shot dead. Investigators initially suspected her husband of the crime, but forensic evidence gave the story a surreal twist

  • Season 7 Episode 8: Bioattack

    A mass food poisoning in Oregon in 1984, where investigators tracked the outbreak to a cult who intended to use germ warfare to overthrow the American government

  • Season 7 Episode 7: Purr-Fect Match

    How cat hair helped police identify a killer, after forensic investigators traced the feline fur discovered in a car along with the body of a woman

  • Season 7 Episode 6: A Bite Out Of Crime

    The manhunt launched as police tried to catch a serial rapist. When their original suspect was brought into custody, investigators lacked enough evidence to prove their case

  • Season 7 Episode 5: The Alibi

    When a teenage student is murdered and left in a deserted field, the authorities ask 51 of her friends to agree to DNA testing; shockingly, the evidence implicates her best friend Ken, yet he has an alibi for the night of the crime.

  • Season 7 Episode 4: Who's Your Daddy?

    The murder of a young prostitute who was found dead in an Ohio waterway. Investigators faced an uphill battle to find her killer, as DNA evidence had washed away and a number of policemen featured on the woman's client list

  • Season 7 Episode 3: Reel Danger

    Although a group of teenage thugs are suspected of attacking two boys on a fishing trip, there is no solid evidence; murky fishing hole, however, provides some answers.

  • Season 7 Episode 2: Forever Hold Your Peace

    The story of a woman who was raped and murdered in a pizza restaurant. A man was jailed after confessing to the crime, but, eight years later, a new confession reopened the case

  • Season 7 Episode 1: The Cheater

    The real-life detective series ventures into the music world and asks how an American hit single from 1966 -The Cheater, by Bob Kuban and the In-Men foreshadowed the demise of their lead singer, Walter Scott.

Forensic Files: Season 6 (2001 - 2004)

Forensic Files: Season 5 (2001 - 2002)

Forensic Files: Season 4 (2004 - 2005)

  • Season 4 Episode 14: Slippery Motives

    The police grow suspicious of a man when his wife drowns in the bath and an autopsy reveals a series of bruises on her body

  • Season 4 Episode 13: With Every Breath

    How the FBI worked with Navajo medicine men to identify what had caused the deaths of children from their reservation

  • Season 4 Episode 12: Haunting Vision

    The disturbing tale of an American woman who experienced visions of her mother being killed by her father 30 years previously, although it was uncertain whether the events actually occurred

  • Season 4 Episode 11: Core Evidence

    A baby's death prompts a police investigation when she is discovered to have died from E-coli poisoning and the trail of bacteria is traced to contaminated apple juice

  • Season 4 Episode 10: Accident or Murder?

    A housewife is found dead at the foot of a flight of stairs, but the police initially rule out foul play : until her husband claims the life insurance and takes up with a new woman

  • Season 4 Episode 8: Ties That Bind

    Using forensic techniques, investigators try to uncover the murder of two boys who were killed in a similar way three months apart

  • Season 4 Episode 7: Til Death Do Us Part

    How police became suspicious when they discovered traces of thallium in a deceased man's body, causing them to re-examine his 'accidental' death

  • Season 4 Episode 6: Innocence Lost

    The case of a young girl's abduction, solved by police when fibres left at the scene were matched with those recovered from the car of their prime suspect

  • Season 4 Episode 5: Cement the Cases

    A man confesses to his wife's bizarre murder, but the police are unconvinced. It needs the intervention of a dentist and a forensic geologist to find the real killer

  • Season 4 Episode 3: Killing Room

    How faint blood splatters found on a wall during the search for a missing man alerted police to a love triangle gone tragically wrong

  • Season 4 Episode 2: Invisible Intruder

    An unusual murder case in which a woman was injured and her two children were killed, though the assailant left little evidence of his presence

Forensic Files: Season 3 (1998 - 2005)

  • 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 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: 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 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 (1997 - 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: Double Bill (2002)

  • 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.

  • 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.

Forensic Files: Other Episodes

  • Sole Searching

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

  • Garden of Evil

    A blood spatter expert helps police investigate the slaying of a DJ found dead in a garden.

  • Material Witness

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

  • 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.

  • Pressed for Crime

    With a long list of suspects, forensic experts are clear on one thing in this brutal murder, the killer knew his victim.

  • Screen Pass

    Three fingerprints on a window screen are enough for a print examiner to uncover the work of a serial killer.

  • Sharper Image

    When a young girl is found dead, police quickly make an arrest, but could cutting-edge technology from NASA prove the wrong man is behind bars.

  • Message in a Bottle

    A used tissue, 12 years after the murder of a young Missouri woman, may be what cracks the case with a suspect list a mile long.

  • Ticker Tape

    A device intended to save lives proves to be the only witness to a mans death.

  • If I Were You

    A daughter suspects something is wrong when everything from her fathers home is missing.

  • Ring Him Up

    The disappearance of a college co-ed goes unsolved for 10 years, until new testing sheds a different light.

  • Shell Game

    A clue no bigger than a thumbtack leads investigators to a trio of killers.

  • Water Hazard

    A flaw on a mailing envelope exposes a murderer.

  • Stand In
  • High n dry

    A man becomes the prime suspect in his wife's death after forensic science raises questions about her apparent suicide.

  • 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.

  • A Wrong Foot

    An obscure print found at a crime scene.

  • 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 Metal Business

    Toxicologists discover the cause of a 62-year-old businessman's failing health where doctors were unable to diagnose the condition

  • 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

  • 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.

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  • 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.

  • Pet Rock

    A quiet waitress who hasn't been to work in two days, vanishes without a trace; police suspect a date gone wrong.

  • Palm Saturday (The Brian & Beverly Mauck Case)

    All signs point to a professional hit after an attractive young couple is found slain at home in Graham, Wash.

  • Office Visit (The Dr. Brian Stidham Case)

    After a prominent Arizona surgeon is found stabbed to death outside his office, investigators uncover an unlikely suspect with deep pockets and an even deeper hatred for the doctor.

  • Separation Anxiety

    A wild fire in a secluded parking lot leads police to discover a dreadful homicide, with the suspect's image caught by security cameras.

  • Runaway Love (The Barbara Mullenix Case)

    After a woman is found dead at a yacht club in California in an apparent case of love gone wrong, investigators discover her home life was as dramatic as films made in nearby Hollywood.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Lights Out

    Cold case detectives are baffled by the murder of a young housewife.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Dirty Little Seacret

    A couple embarks on a traditional holiday but never return.

  • 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.

  • The Effie Ratley Case

    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.

  • The Tara Munsey Case

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

  • The Susan Fassett Case

    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.

  • 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.

  • Shoe-in for Murder (The Crystal Perry Case)

    A 12-year-old is the only witness to her mother's death and is unable to provide investigators with many details in Maine.

  • Waste Mis-Management (The Glenda Furch Case)

    The absence of a woman's body complicates a murder investigation.

  • Family Interrupted (The Bart Whitaker Case)

    A masked gunman kills two members of a family and wounds two others after they interrupt his burglary at their upscale suburban home.

  • 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.

  • Watchful Eye (The Carrie Nelson Case)

    The brutal murder of a state park employee over $2,000 rattles her co-workers and tourists while leaving police to sift through hundreds of leads.

  • Best Foot Forward

    The search for a missing exotic dancer led police to an isolated 75-acre site where someone had been shot and cremated thus destroying all evidence...almost; piece of a foot provided enough DNA for a genetic profile, and positive ID.

  • All That Glitters Is Gold

    How the latest scientific and forensic techniques can help solve puzzling crimes, focusing on the kidnapping and murder of 20-year-old student Megan Barroso in Moorpark, California. Vital clues were discovered when the victim's bullet-riddled car was found on a motorway

  • Cold Feet (The Julie Stoverink Estes Case)

    Police use the latest scientific and forensic techniques to identify the killer of a convenience-store clerk whose bound, half-naked body was found in woods following a robbery at the shop almost twenty years previously

  • Covet Thy Neighbor (The Olamide Elizabeth Adeyooye Story)

    Weeks after a student vanishes, the body of an unknown female is found in the ashes of a fire 700 miles away; an alert policeman realizes the crimes could be connected.

  • Deadly Rebellion (The Joshua Ashbrook Case)

    After a habitual runaway is found dead, with a single foreign hair found, police suspect people she would turn to in a crisis.

  • Writing on the Wall (The Karen Pannell Case)

    Investigators face a growing list of suspects after a beautiful flight attendant is brutally murdered in her own home.

  • Hair Line (The Eric Miller Case)

    After a young scientist dies from a mystery illness, investigators discover evidence in his hair that might help identify his killer.

  • Holy Terror (The Illinois Church Bombings)

    A rare type of wire, a rhinestone dog collar and a hypnotist help detectives investigating a string of church bombings in Illinois.

  • Dollars and Sense

    Man is found burned beyond recognition almost 100 miles from his home, and although police were able to identify his remains, they still had to determine the where, who and why.

  • Sign of the Crime (The Renee Powell/Barbara Powell Case)

    Unsettling evidence is found in the rubble from a fire in a Seattle woman's apartment that is soon followed by another blaze just 100 feet from the first, with clues indicating a serial killer is at work.

  • Hundreds of Reasons (The Stephen Holmes Story)

    Forensics investigate a clever inside job, in which finger prints, CCTV and DNA testing provide the keys to catching a thief and killer.

  • Guarded Secrets

    Security guard who disappeared from his post was found a year later in a remote camp site; a decade later, a phone call and a paint smear on his boot helped scientists determine what happened during his final moments.

  • Vanished

    The police struggle to believe a girl who claims she was abducted and sexually assaulted from her unemotional recounting of the tale - until fibres from her clothes prove the story

  • Live Wire

    When a man is killed with a bomb investigators search for every piece of evidence until they find a clue that identifies the murderer

  • A Novel Idea

    A man calls the police to his house where his wife has fallen down the stairs, but the amount of bloodstains at the scene prompts investigators to treat the death as suspicious

  • Shattered Dreams

    Investigators solve a double murder with the help of evidence obtained from a fingertip torn from a latex glove

  • Undertaken

    The detectives rely on their tenacity to make a conviction when a medical examiner rules a death was accidental, and three years later the answer is revealed

  • Sunday School Ambush

    Investigators unravel a twisted tale of lust, greed and deception after a woman claims her husband was gunned down by intruders.

  • To the Viktor

    Investigators on both sides of the Atlantic seek links between three homicides that look like professional executions.

  • Penchant for Poison

    Arsenic poisoning is found to be the cause of a woman's mysterious illness.

  • All Fall Down
  • Weakest Link

    The body of a young girl is found on farmland in Delano, California, but a mailbox key is the only clue to her identity - prompting the police to search every building in the area

  • Nice Threads

    A woman is found dead on her bedroom floor, the only clue is a bloodstained sheet. Breakthrough forensics enable police to identify the killer.

  • Going for Broke

    Investigators probe the case of a stockbroker who has failed to return home, and soon uncover proof that he has been murdered

  • Just Desserts

    A known criminal's driver's license is found at the crime scene of a double murder, but collected DNA point investigators in another direction.

  • Dockter Visit

    A World War Two veteran is killed in his home, baffling the police - until a lucky break leads them to a shady character with a sweet tooth and a distinctive pair of boots

  • Dark Waters

    A man is the victim of a hit-and-run in a sailing accident, and when the police appeal for witnesses an unlikely person admitts to being a passenger on the killer's boat

  • Wood-be Killer

    Fire wood found a a crime scene helps investigators locate a killer.

  • Wired for Disaster

    A 29-year-old woman is killed by a bomb that was planted in her doorway.

  • Capitol Crimes

    A medical examiner rules that a death was accidental despite detectives who thought otherwise, then it takes three years, an exhumation and a second autopsy to determine who was right.

  • Key Evidence

    Tiny fibres and an asthma inhaler lead investigators to the gunman responsible for shooting an off-duty police officer

  • Freedom of Information
  • Mortal Sins
  • Naughty or Nyce

    A woman is killed in what appears to be a road accident, but footprints around the vehicle, and bloodstains both inside and outside it, lead investigators to suspect foul play

  • 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

  • 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

  • Visibility Zero

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

  • Covert Operation
  • 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

    Today at 11:00pm EST - HLN
  • 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

  • Writers Block

    The case of an architect who died just before she was due to testify in a criminal trial. Investigators are seeking a motive

    Tomorrow at 1:30am EST - HLN
  • 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.

    Tomorrow at 1:00am EST - HLN
  • Tight-Fitting Genes

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

    Today at 8:30pm EST - HLN
  • 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

  • Unholy Alliance

    Police investigate the disappearance of a young woman, who they feared was the latest victim in a string of similar incidents until forensic analysis proved otherwise

  • 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

    Tomorrow at 4:00am EST - HLN
  • '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

    Today at 11:30pm EST - HLN
  • 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

  • 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

    Tomorrow at 4:30am EST - HLN
  • Four on the Floor

    When forensics investigate the murder of an American woman, they suspect a serial killer might be on the loose

  • 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

  • Picture Perfect
  • A Leg up on Crime

    Looking at how shoe prints aided the police in catching the killer of two people found in a canal

  • In Her Bones
  • Hunter or Hunted?

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

  • Making the Collar

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

  • 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.

  • 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

  • Head Games

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

  • Brotherhoods

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

  • Last Will

    Authorities are able to apprehend a kidnapper because he allowed his victim to write a will on a telltale pad of paper.

  • All Wet

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

  • Sign Here

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

  • Unholy Vows

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

  • Pillow Talk

    An arson investigator's depressed wife burns to death.

  • Bump and Run

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

  • 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

  • Shoot to Kill

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

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