Forensic Files Episode Guide

Episode Guide

Forensic Files: Season 10 (2009 - 2011)

Forensic Files: Season 9 (2004 - 2008)

Forensic Files: Season 8 (2004 - 2007)

Forensic Files: Season 7 (2002 - 2013)

Forensic Files: Season 6 (1998 - 2007)

  • Season 6 Episode 58: 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 6 Episode 57: 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 6 Episode 56: 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 6 Episode 55: 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 6 Episode 54: 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 6 Episode 53: 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 6 Episode 52: 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

  • Season 6 Episode 51: '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

  • Season 6 Episode 50: 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 6 Episode 49: 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

  • Season 6 Episode 48: Four on the Floor

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

  • Season 6 Episode 47: 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 6 Episode 46: Oily in the Morning

    When the police recover a submerged car belonging to a man reported missing, they are perturbed to discover a pair of broken glasses on the floor but no body

  • Season 6 Episode 45: 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 6 Episode 44: 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 6 Episode 43: 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 6 Episode 42: Tight-Fitting Genes

    How the reconstruction of DNA by molecular biologists aided the Baton Rouge Police Department in catching a suspect

  • Season 6 Episode 41: A Leg up on Crime

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

  • Season 6 Episode 40: 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 6 Episode 39: Strong Impressions

    The death of an Air Force Officer's wife appears to be a tragic accident, but closer inspection of the scene reveals more sinister circumstances

  • Season 6 Episode 38: Tagging a Suspect

    Tiny pieces of plastic - the size of grains of sand - provide police with clues after a bombing in which a man was killed

  • Season 6 Episode 37: Army of Evidence

    The case of a woman who appeared to have committed suicide, only for a re-opened investigation to deduce murder was a possibility

  • Season 6 Episode 36: Shear Luck

    Officers find themselves having to reassemble a computer disk cut up with pinking shears in order to solve a brutal murder case

  • Season 6 Episode 35: Headquarters

    The discovery and identification of a human skull found in a Texas canyon, which led police to launch a manhunt when it was reconstructed

  • Season 6 Episode 34: Picture Perfect
  • Season 6 Episode 33: Soiled Plan

    An insight into how the latest techniques helped to find the murderer of a woman whose body was found 20 years ago

  • Season 6 Episode 32: 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 6 Episode 31: 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 6 Episode 30: 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 6 Episode 29: 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 6 Episode 28: Grave Evidence

    Insight into an incident in 1976 where the key witness had claimed his skeet-shooting partner had been shot accidentally

  • Season 6 Episode 27: Plastic Puzzle

    How modern techniques helped the police identify a car that knocked down a cyclist and killed him, leading them to its driver

  • Season 6 Episode 26: 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 6 Episode 25: 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 6 Episode 24: Marked for Life

    Police use handwriting analysis to track down a man who went on a crime spree in California nearly 50 years ago

    Sunday 27th July 4:30am EDT - Cable News Network
  • Season 6 Episode 23: Trial by Fire

    The story of a woman who was charged with arson and murder until a renowned fire inspector checked the evidence and discovered the real culprit

  • Season 6 Episode 22: 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 6 Episode 21: Road Rage

    In another suspected murder case, a mark on a victim's body leads the forensic investigating team to the killer

  • Season 6 Episode 20: 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

  • Season 6 Episode 19: 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 6 Episode 18: 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 6 Episode 17: 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 6 Episode 16: With Every Breath

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

    Thursday 31st July 8:00pm EDT - Discovery Fit and Health
  • Season 6 Episode 15: 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 6 Episode 14: Fishing for the Truth

    A deckhand's heroic story of how he tried to save his captain's life after their small boat sank in a storm comes under suspicion when the man's body is found

  • Season 6 Episode 13: 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 6 Episode 12: 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 6 Episode 11: 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 6 Episode 10: 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 6 Episode 9: 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 6 Episode 8: 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 6 Episode 7: 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 6 Episode 6: 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 6 Episode 5: 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 6 Episode 4: Covert Operation
  • Season 6 Episode 3: 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 6 Episode 2: Deadly Formula

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

  • Season 6 Episode 1: 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

Forensic Files: Season 5 (2002 - 2007)

Forensic Files: Season 4 (2002 - 2006)

Forensic Files: Season 3 (2002 - 2004)

Forensic Files: Season 2 (2001 - 2004)

  • Season 2 Episode 21: Pastoral Care

    How the death of a female prison guard led to an investigation which revealed clues to a murder from 10 years earlier

  • Season 2 Episode 20: Sibling Rivalry

    A look at the case of a leading pornographer who shot his brother. Investigators study the recording of the emergency call to find out why

  • Season 2 Episode 19: Punch Line

    How a doctor discovered suspicious injuries when a villain sought advice for a cut hand

  • Season 2 Episode 18: Where the Blood Drops

    A murder suspect's son who enrolled at law school and studied until he discovered the evidence needed to clear his mother's name

  • Season 2 Episode 17: Double Trouble

    The similarities between an attack on a Maine State Trooper and the murder of a woman in New Jersey speed up the investigation into the killer's identity.

  • Season 2 Episode 16: Pure Evil

    How a combination of behavioural science and intuition helped catch the killer of two teenagers in Texas

  • Season 2 Episode 15: Killigraphy

    Detectives think the marks on a victim's body implicate a man in his wife's murder, but medical detectives have an alternative theory about how the scars were caused

  • Season 2 Episode 14: Bad Blood

    Documentary about a 35-year-long experiment conducted in Alabama, in which 420 healthy black men were infected with syphilis and denied treatment so medical staff could monitor the effects of the disfiguring disease

  • Season 2 Episode 13: Line of Fire

    The defence lawyer for a gang of bank robbers proves to be well organised in court, forcing police to rely heavily on forensic evidence

  • Season 2 Episode 12: Photo Finish

    A professional photographer is linked to a missing model after vital evidence is uncovered by a park ranger

  • Season 2 Episode 11: Church Disappearance

    The disappearance of a six-year-old girl from a church service leads investigators to a taxi driver who was in the area at the time

  • Season 2 Episode 10: Soft Touch

    How technology enables fingerprint evidence to be taken from fabrics such as curtains : a scientific advance which proved vital in identifying a woman's killer

  • Season 2 Episode 9: Frozen Evidence

    Investigators race against time to preserve evidence of a criminal's footprints found in the snow

  • Season 2 Episode 8: Whodunnit

    How scientists uncovered a trail of deceit and medical trickery in their bid to learn the truth about a badly burned body

  • Season 2 Episode 7: Mistaken for Dead

    The investigation of a man's death in a doctor's office reveals an insurance fraud involving stolen bodies and false identities

  • Season 2 Episode 6: Death Play

    A Shakespearean play forces a girl to reveal the truth about the death of her father, who was thought to have died from a heart attack

  • Season 2 Episode 5: Man's Best Friend

    How a girl's parents were jailed for her murder despite their claim that she was killed by the family dogs. Five years later, forensic scientists spot vital evidence

  • Season 2 Episode 4: Missing Pearl

    How forensic techniques helped find the body of a missing woman after a trail of blood petered out

  • Season 2 Episode 3: Missing in Time

    A man becomes the prime suspect when his wife is missing presumed dead after a domestic dispute - but new evidence comes to light suggesting he may have been framed

  • Season 2 Episode 2: Video Diary

    The killer in a petrol station shooting is identified when cutting edge technology and forensic experts are brought together in the analysis of poor quality CCTV footage

  • Season 2 Episode 1: Journey to Justice

    A prosecutor uses a ground-breaking video reconstruction in court to demonstrate how a drink-driving accident occurred

Forensic Files: Season 1 (2001 - 2012)

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.

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