Forensic Files Episode Guide

Episode Guide

Forensic Files: Season 14 (2010 - 2011)

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.

    Tomorrow at 5:00am EDT - HLN
  • Season 8 Episode 41: Visibility Zero

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

  • Season 8 Episode 40: Deadly Curve

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

  • Season 8 Episode 38: Honor Thy Father

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

  • Season 8 Episode 37: Traces of Truth

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

  • Season 8 Episode 36: Duelling Confessions

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

  • Season 8 Episode 35: Grounds for Indictment

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

  • Season 8 Episode 34: Web of Seduction

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

  • Season 8 Episode 33: Death by a Salesman

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

  • Season 8 Episode 32: Over and Out

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

  • Season 8 Episode 31: Past Lives

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

  • Season 8 Episode 30: Flower Power

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

  • Season 8 Episode 29: Smoke in Your Eyes

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

  • Season 8 Episode 28: Bed of Deceit

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

  • Season 8 Episode 27: True Lies

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

  • Season 8 Episode 26: Letter Perfect

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

  • Season 8 Episode 25: Sign of the Zodiac

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

  • Season 8 Episode 24: Nailed

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

  • Season 8 Episode 23: Sphere of Influence

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

  • Season 8 Episode 22: Bound for Jail

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

  • Season 8 Episode 21: The Big Chill

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

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

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

  • Season 8 Episode 19: Breaking News

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

  • Season 8 Episode 18: Hair of the Dog

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

  • Season 8 Episode 17: Brotherhoods

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

  • Season 8 Episode 16: Private Thoughts

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

  • Season 8 Episode 15: Within Arm's Reach

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

  • Season 8 Episode 14: A Welcome Intrusion

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

  • Season 8 Episode 13: When the Dust Settled

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

  • Season 8 Episode 12: Order Up

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

  • Season 8 Episode 11: A Wrong Foot

    An obscure print found at a crime scene.

  • Season 8 Episode 11: A Wrong Foot

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

  • Season 8 Episode 10: Dinner and a Movie

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

  • Season 8 Episode 9: Shot of Vengeance

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

  • Season 8 Episode 8: All Wet

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

  • Season 8 Episode 7: Once Bitten

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

  • Season 8 Episode 6: Tourist Trap

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

  • Season 8 Episode 5: Shadow of a Doubt

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

  • Season 8 Episode 4: Sign Here

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

  • Season 8 Episode 3: Paintball

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

  • Season 8 Episode 2: The Music Case

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

  • Season 8 Episode 1: Dessert Served Cold

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

Forensic Files: Season 7 (2002 - 2006)

Forensic Files: Season 6 (2001 - 2004)

Forensic Files: Season 5 (2001 - 2002)

Forensic Files: Season 4 (2004 - 2005)

Forensic Files: Season 3 (1998 - 2004)

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

    A man kills two people with bombs in an effort to get investors off his back and is sentenced to life with no chance of parole.

  • 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?

    Tomorrow at 7:30pm EDT - HLN
  • 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)

Forensic Files: Other Episodes

  • Speck of Evidence

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

  • Stand In
  • Sole Searching

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

  • Hot on the Trail

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

  • Murder on the Menu

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

  • Picture This

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

  • Photo Finish; Sibling Rivalry

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

  • The Tamika Huston Case

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

  • Black Friday (The Robert Erik Denney Case)

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

    Tuesday 4th August 6:00pm EDT - HLN
  • The Kathy Augustine Case

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

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

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

  • Bioattack/A Bitter Pill to Swallow

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

  • The Cheater/Naked Justice

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

  • Pillow Talk

    An arson investigator's depressed wife burns to death.

  • Unholy Vows

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

  • Bad Blood; Badge of Deceit

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

  • A Tight Leash

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

  • Ring Him Up

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

  • If I Were You

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

  • Shoot to Kill

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

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