Forensic Files Episode Guide

Episode Guide

Forensic Files: Season 15 (2009 - 2011)

Forensic Files: Season 13 (2003 - 2009)

Forensic Files: Season 12 (2007 - 2008)

Forensic Files: Season 11 (2006)

Forensic Files: Season 10 (2009 - 2012)

Forensic Files: Season 9 (2004 - 2008)

Forensic Files: Season 8 (2003 - 2007)

Forensic Files: Season 7 (2002 - 2013)

Forensic Files: Season 6 (2001 - 2007)

Forensic Files: Season 5 (2001 - 2007)

Forensic Files: Season 4 (2004 - 2005)

  • Season 4 Episode 14: Slippery Motives

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

  • Season 4 Episode 13: With Every Breath

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

  • Season 4 Episode 12: Haunting Vision

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

  • Season 4 Episode 11: Core Evidence

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

  • Season 4 Episode 10: Accident or Murder?

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

  • Season 4 Episode 8: Ties That Bind

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

  • Season 4 Episode 7: Til Death Do Us Part

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

  • Season 4 Episode 6: Innocence Lost

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

  • Season 4 Episode 5: Cement the Cases

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

  • Season 4 Episode 3: Killing Room

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

  • Season 4 Episode 2: Invisible Intruder

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

Forensic Files: Season 3 (1998 - 2005)

  • Season 3 Episode 13: Out of the Ashes

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

  • Season 3 Episode 12: Broken Bond

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

  • Season 3 Episode 11: Speck of Evidence

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

  • Season 3 Episode 10: Crime Seen

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

  • Season 3 Episode 9: Beaten by a Hair

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

  • Season 3 Episode 8: Deadly Formula

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

  • Season 3 Episode 7: Grave Evidence

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

  • Season 3 Episode 6: Similar Circumstances

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

  • Season 3 Episode 5: Deadly Delivery

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

  • Season 3 Episode 3: The Talking Skull

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

  • Season 3 Episode 2: South of the Border

    The motive for the murder of an American tourist at a Mexican resort at first appeared to be robbery, until police found the evidence pointed to something much more sinister

  • Season 3 Episode 1: Without a Trace

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

Forensic Files: Season 2 (1997 - 2004)

  • Season 2 Episode 13: Deadly Parasites

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

  • Season 2 Episode 12: Micro-clues

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

  • Season 2 Episode 11: Postal Mortem

    Scientists prove the injured victim of a blast was actually the person who constructed and delivered the bomb

  • Season 2 Episode 10: Sealed With a Kiss

    A primary school teacher claims a colleague has resorted to a smear campaign to oust her from her position. The facts seem to bear out her allegations : but will DNA tests back up her story or tell an entirely different tale?

  • Season 2 Episode 9: Something's Fishy

    How a link was established between two poisoning cases, when traces of a chemical used to kill algae in fish tanks were discovered by investigators in both of the victims

  • Season 2 Episode 8: Charred Remains

    The use of forensic evidence to solve crimes, focusing on the discovery of a woman's charred remains which led police to uncover a tale of drugs, greed and murder

  • Season 2 Episode 7: Fatal Fungus

    How investigators traced a series of outbreaks of bleeding lungs in infants to a deadly black fungus which was growing in water-damaged houses in a Cleveland neighbourhood

  • Season 2 Episode 6: The Blood Trail

    A farmer fears someone is conducting a vendetta against him and his wife, but investigations reveal all is not as it seems

  • Season 2 Episode 5: Bitter Potion

    A woman's mysterious flu-like symptoms are diagnosed as something far more sinister, leading investigators to take an interest in one of her neighbours' passion for chemistry

  • Season 2 Episode 4: Sex, Lies and DNA

    How a man who killed his wife and set fire to her body on his boat was convicted of her murder, when incriminating blood samples were taken from the family home

  • Season 2 Episode 3: Killer Fog

    How experts investigated a thick fog's regular appearance over an American interstate - which led to a spate of fatal car crashes over a 15-year period - and found the trail seemed to end at the doors of a local paper plant

  • Season 2 Episode 2: The Dirty Deed

    The work of forensic teams in proving a missing couple's son was responsible for their disappearance, leading to the recovery of the body and the killer's conviction

  • Season 2 Episode 1: Common Thread

    The discovery of carpet fibres linked ten unsolved murders in Florida in 1984, but the police still couldn't crack the case until a 17-year-old girl managed to escape from her captor and provide the final clue to catch the killer

Forensic Files: Season 1 (2001 - 2002)

  • Season 1 Episode 13: Raw Terror

    Investigation into the effects of badly prepared food and the spread of the potentially fatal E-coli virus, including the story of an 11-year-old who nearly died

  • Season 1 Episode 12: The List Murders

    How a man who murdered his family was traced after 18 years on the run, using the latest technology to create an artificially-aged sculptured model of his likeness

  • Season 1 Episode 11: Outbreak

    Scientists in South Dakota discover many residents have high levels of animal thyroid hormones in their systems - apart from one boy who doesn't eat meat

  • Season 1 Episode 10: Insect Clues

    How the work of entomologist David Faulkner helped track down the killer of Sandra Cwik, whose body was found in 1988, decomposing and riddled with maggots

  • Season 1 Episode 9: Deadly Neighbourhoods

    Investigations into whether buried poisons, electrical substations and other modern environmental agents could be responsible for outbreaks of cancer and leukaemia across America

  • Season 1 Episode 8: The Wilson Murder

    A doctor is found dead in a pool of his own blood and the prime suspect is a local handyman who is caught with the victim's credit cards, but his claims incriminate the victim's wife

  • Season 1 Episode 7: Legionnaire's Disease

    In 1976, 180 war veterans in Philadelphia were hospitalized with pneumonia-like symptoms and 29 died. The disease resurfaces every few years.

  • Season 1 Episode 6: Southside Strangler

    Advances in DNA profiling lead to the conviction of a serial rapist in Virginia, and pave the way for the man originally convicted of the crimes to be released

  • Season 1 Episode 5: Planted Evidence

    A molecular scientist in Arizona investigates seed pods found in a murder suspect's car - and finds they came from a tree near the crime scene

  • Season 1 Episode 4: The Footpath Murders

    Pioneering genetic fingerprinting techniques are used to hunt down a man who committed murders in 1983 and 1986

  • Season 1 Episode 3: The House That Roared

    Police investigate when a woman goes missing and bloodstains are discovered at her home

  • Season 1 Episode 2: The Magic Bullet

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

  • Season 1 Episode 1: The Disappearance of Helle Crafts

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

Forensic Files: Double Bill (2002)

  • 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.

  • 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.

Forensic Files: Other Episodes

  • Skeleton Key

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

  • Good as Gold

    Groundbreaking tests reveal the race, eye color and hair color of the person responsible for killing two young women on Halloween night.

  • Printed Proof

    Police investigate the possibility of a hate crime when two women go missing and are later found murdered.

  • Cold Hearted

    When two men appear to die of heart disease six years apart, police notice they have one thing in common, they were each married to the same woman.

    Sunday 21st September 12:30am EDT - HLN
  • Sole Searching

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

    Tomorrow at 6:30pm EDT - HLN
  • Material Witness

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

  • Flashover: The 1987 Kings Cross Underground Fire

    Arson investigators attempt to determine the cause of the 1987 fire at the Kings Cross Underground Station in London.

  • Critical Maneuver

    A paint chip and pieces of plastic help police solve the mystery behind a hit-and-run accident that killed a high school athlete.

    Saturday 20th September 10:30pm EDT - HLN
  • House Hunting

    Documentary examining an investigation into the murder of a successful estate agent, revealing how police used forensic hypnosis to help a witness recall every detail of a suspect's appearance, before making a composite sketch of the man they believed to be the killer

  • Frozen Assets

    How scientific and forensic techniques can help solve puzzling crimes. Detectives have to decide whether a businessman has been killed with malice aforethought or accidentally in the course of a bungled robbery

  • Smoking Out a Killer

    A college senior was found raped and murdered, two other students were killed in the same manner, forcing police to believe they had a serial killer.

  • Guarded Secrets

    A security guard disappears and a year later his remains are found.

  • Yes, in Deed

    A woman's body is found inside a burned mobile home and the autopsy reveals she was beaten, making this a murder.

  • In the Bag

    A killer places all the incriminating evidence to the murder in a plastic bag, hoping it will float down the river.

  • About Face

    A human skeleton is found and determined to be at least 18 months old, an inventive computer consultant gives her a face and name.

  • Driven to Silence

    After ten years a witness decides to do the right thing about the murder of a young hairdresser.

  • Disrobed

    A husband and wife are shot and their 16-year-old daughter was lucky to escape, or was it good planning.

  • Jean Pool

    Police are unable to link any of the potential suspects to the murder of a young college student until years later with better technology.

  • All Butt Certain

    A young girl beaten after watching her grandmother killed, identifies the wrong person, years later trying to change her statement.

  • Shattered Innocence

    Investigators see through the crime scene staging to learn what really happened.

  • Dog Day Afternoon

    A canine behaviorist uses the family dogs in finding to murder of their owner.

  • Freedom Fighter

    A convicted arsonist claims his innocence and sets out to prove it.

  • Pressed for Crime

    Forensic experts are clear on one thing, the killer knew his victim.

  • Screen Pass

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

    Sunday 21st September 2:30am EDT - HLN
  • A Cinderella Story

    A pair of tennis shoes are found near a victim who had been stabbed on the beach, less than ten yards from her hotel.

  • Catch 22

    A woman shot in her driveway had recently rejected a co-worker half her age.

  • Insignificant Others

    When a man's wife kills herself 14 years after his college sweetheart committed suicide, police start to get suspicious.

    Sunday 21st September 2:00am EDT - HLN
  • Sole Survivor

    After a Michigan State University grad student disappears and is presumed dead, a professor of geological sciences helps police get the 'dirt' on her killer.

  • The Day the Music Died

    Ten years after the murder of a rock singer, forensic scientists use evidence collected to finally bring her killer to justice.

  • Transaction Failed

    An ATM transaction allows Texas detectives to pinpoint a suspect in the slaying of a teacher, but a shoelace stolen from the victim's home proves to be the tie that binds her killer to the crime.

    Sunday 21st September 1:30am EDT - HLN
  • Message in a Bottle

    Will a used tissue, 12 years after the murder of a young woman, be what cracks the case.

    Saturday 20th September 11:30pm EDT - HLN
  • Insulated Evidence

    A man is found strangled and burned in his San Antonio apartment and the killer thinks he has destroyed all the evidence.

    Sunday 21st September 12:00am EDT - HLN
  • Two in a Million

    An ammunition box and fluorescent fibers reveal the betrayal that led to the murder of a millionaire's family.

  • Blanket of Evidence

    A wax bullet, white blanket and olive colored carpeting, tell a lot about the murder of a young woman found in a ravine.

  • Step by Step

    When a man dies after falling down the stairs, a witness says one thing and the evidence says another.

  • Ticker Tape

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

    Saturday 20th September 11:00pm EDT - HLN
  • Small Town Terror

    How the bombs were made leads investigators in Colorado to find the perpetrator.

  • Skirting the Evidence

    A woman is abducted and a month later found dead, then a tip leads investigators in the right direction.

  • Fresh Heir

    Twenty years after an unsolved murder, new forensic science is able to identify the killer.

  • Muffled Cries

    A killer is careless when using a murder weapon that is unique and easily traceable.

  • A Tight Leash

    Police find clues in letters sent to frighten the victim.

  • If I Were You

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

  • Killer Impression

    A tipster on a 16-year-old murder is also found dead in the same manner.

  • Ring Him Up

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

  • Water Hazard

    A flaw on a mailing envelope exposes a murderer.

    Saturday 20th September 9:30pm EDT - HLN
  • Stand In
  • A Wrong Foot

    An obscure print found at a crime scene.

  • Bioattack/A Bitter Pill to Swallow

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

  • The Metal Business

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

  • Disrobed

    Parents are murdered in their bedroom and their daughter is a suspect.

  • Deadly Rebellion

    A young woman was murdered and the police found a foreign hair on her thumb.

  • Freedom Fighter

    After a man is convicted of arson and murder, he sets out to prove his innocence.

  • 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.

  • Shoot to Thrill

    A man discovers his father has been shot dead in their Minnesota home. Freshly fallen snow reveals an unidentified set of shoe prints, which seem to belong to the killer, but police investigators soon uncover a web of deception, greed and murder-for-hire

  • Shattered Innocence

    Investigators see through the crime scene staging to learn what really happened.

  • About Face

    A human skeleton is found and determined to be at least 18 months old, an inventive computer consultant gives her a face and name.

  • Sunday School Ambush

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

  • 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

  • Visibility Zero

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

  • Deadly Curve

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

  • Last Will

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

  • X Marks the Spot

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

  • Sign Here

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

  • Brotherhoods

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

  • Horse Play

    A woman dies in a horseback-riding accident, but investigators find facts that make her husband a murder suspect.

  • All Wet

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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Bump and Run

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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • House Call

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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Pillow Talk

    An arson investigator's depressed wife burns to death.

  • Shoot to Kill

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

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