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)

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)

  • Season 7 Episode 42: Last Will

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

  • 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 24: The Metal Business

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

  • 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)

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 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

  • Water Hazard

    A flaw on a mailing envelope exposes a murderer.

  • Stand In
  • 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?

  • Oily in the Morning: The Nick Howard Case

    After an 18-year old vanishes and his car is found submerged, police use crash-test forensics, insurance policies and motor oil to determine the killer.

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  • 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?

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    Will blood spatters help solve a case which may not be what it appears to be? Find out how forensics pieced together the evidence to crack this case.

  • Crash Course: The Hollermann Car Crash

    A highway patrolman responds to a night-time traffic accident, thinking it's just another car crash - until the dawn of a new day sheds a whole new light.

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    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?

  • Shear Luck

    The murder of an Air Force sergeant's wife, whose body was found on a Philippines air base, is examined. How did forensics help solve the case?

  • 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.

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    Today at 6:30pm EDT - HLN
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  • Freedom of Information
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  • Mortal Sins
  • Picture Perfect
  • Covert Operation
  • In Her Bones
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  • Bad Blood; Badge of Deceit

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    Monday 6th April 6:30pm EDT - WFDCDT4
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