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)

  • Season 10 Episode 42: Enemy Within

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

  • Season 10 Episode 41: Wood-be Killer

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

  • Season 10 Episode 40: Wired for Disaster

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

  • Season 10 Episode 39: To the Viktor

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

  • Season 10 Episode 38: High n dry

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

  • Season 10 Episode 37: Hot on the Trail

    The hunt for a serial arsonist in Washington, DC. The perpetrator was a careful operator, but there were clues in the ashes that led forensic scientists to the culprit

  • Season 10 Episode 36: Murder on the Menu

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

  • Season 10 Episode 35: Sole Searching

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

  • Season 10 Episode 34: Bump in the Night

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

  • Season 10 Episode 33: Penchant for Poison

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

  • Season 10 Episode 32: Sunday School Ambush

    How the latest scientific and forensic techniques helped solve the case of Robert Andrew, who was shot dead in his Oklahoma City garage in November 2001. It transpired his Sunday school teacher wife Brenda knew more about the attack that she was prepared to reveal

  • Season 10 Episode 31: Garden of Evil

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

  • Season 10 Episode 30: Material Witness

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

  • Season 10 Episode 29: Moss, Not Grass

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

  • Season 10 Episode 28: Elemental Clue

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

  • Season 10 Episode 27: Summer Obsession

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

  • Season 10 Episode 26: Cop Out

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

  • Season 10 Episode 25: Signed, Sealed and Delivered

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

  • Season 10 Episode 24: Unholy Alliance: The Natalie Mirable Case

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

  • Season 10 Episode 23: 'Prints' Among Thieves

    Investigating the murder of a millionaire, who flaunted his wealth and had little personal security. The evidence pointed toward a robbery, but detectives were not convinced

  • Season 10 Episode 22: Clean Getaway

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

  • Season 10 Episode 21: Writers Block

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

  • Season 10 Episode 20: Four on the Floor

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

  • Season 10 Episode 19: Gold Rush

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

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

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

  • Season 10 Episode 17: Picture This

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

  • Season 10 Episode 16: Deadly Valentine

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

  • Season 10 Episode 15: Tight-Fitting Genes

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

  • Season 10 Episode 14: A Leg up on Crime

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

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

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

  • Season 10 Episode 12: Cereal Killer

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

  • Season 10 Episode 11: Strong Impressions

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

  • Season 10 Episode 10: Tagging a Suspect

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

  • Season 10 Episode 9: Shear Luck

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

  • Season 10 Episode 8: Army of Evidence

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

  • Season 10 Episode 7: One for the Road

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

  • Season 10 Episode 6: Headquarters

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

  • Season 10 Episode 5: Soiled Plan

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

  • Season 10 Episode 4: Up in Smoke

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

  • Season 10 Episode 3: Plastic Puzzle

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

  • Season 10 Episode 2: Marked for Life

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

  • Season 10 Episode 1: Trial by Fire

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

Forensic Files: Season 9 (2004 - 2005)

Forensic Files: Season 8 (2003 - 2004)

Forensic Files: Season 7 (2002 - 2006)

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 - 2004)

  • Season 3 Episode 13: Out of the Ashes

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

  • Season 3 Episode 12: Broken Bond

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

  • Season 3 Episode 11: Speck of Evidence

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

  • Season 3 Episode 10: Crime Seen

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

  • Season 3 Episode 9: Beaten by a Hair

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

  • Season 3 Episode 8: Deadly Formula

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

  • Season 3 Episode 7: Grave Evidence

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

  • Season 3 Episode 6: Similar Circumstances

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

  • Season 3 Episode 5: Deadly Delivery

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

  • Season 3 Episode 4: Foreign Body

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

  • Season 3 Episode 3: The Talking Skull

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

  • Season 3 Episode 2: Knot for Everyone

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

  • Season 3 Episode 1: Without a Trace

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

Forensic Files: Season 2 (2004)

  • Season 2 Episode 13: Deadly Parasites

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

  • Season 2 Episode 12: Micro-clues

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

  • Season 2 Episode 11: Postal Mortem

    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?

  • 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 find blood splatters, through chemical testing, when a man reports his wife missing.

  • Season 1 Episode 2: The Magic Bullet

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

  • Season 1 Episode 1: The Disappearance of Helle Crafts

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

Forensic Files: Other Episodes

  • Speck of Evidence

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

  • Stand In
  • Sole Searching

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

  • Hot on the Trail

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

  • Murder on the Menu

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

  • Picture This

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

  • Photo Finish; Sibling Rivalry

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

  • The Tamika Huston Case

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

  • Black Friday (The Robert Erik Denney Case)

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

    Tomorrow at 12:00am EST - 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.

    Today at 10:30pm EST - WFDCDT4
  • 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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