Forensic Files

Forensic Files

Crime14 SeasonsTVPG
Retracing the steps of real investigations with interviews and dramatic re-creations as experts draw on forensic science to solve baffling crimes and other mysteries.
  • Frozen Assets
    Episode 121 mins
    Police get a big break when Mother Nature aids their investigation into the murder of a woman at her business.
  • House Hunting
    Episode 221 mins
    Eyewitness to real estate agent's murder is put under forensic hypnosis in an attempt to help him recall the killer's face.
  • Shoot to Thrill
    Episode 321 mins
    Police launch a search for a killer after a teenager returns home to find his father's body in a pool of blood.
  • Political Thriller
    Episode 421 mins
    Pathologist examining the death of a politician who was running for re-election finds tiny puncture wounds at the autopsy.
  • Double Cross
    Episode 521 mins
    A Naval officer who threatened to go public with tales of on-the-job sexual harassment and assault is brutally murdered, but when investigators find the allegations could be part of an elaborate scheme for money, they turn to forensic science.
  • Dancing With the Devil
    Episode 621 mins
    A few drops of blood are the only clues a man's female killer leaves behind, but years later and hundreds of miles away investigators hear an intriguing story about an exotic dancer who got away with murder.
  • Last Dance
    Episode 721 mins
    After police identify a murder victim thanks to her butterfly necklace, they discover several co-workers had vendettas against the victim.
  • Constructive Criticism
    Episode 821 mins
    The brutal murder of a construction site foreman looks like the work of a disgruntled employee, but forensic science points to an unlikely suspect.
  • Home Evasion
    Episode 921 mins
    A shooting victim mutters the name of her apparent assailant before dying, but fingerprint comparisons, handwriting analysis, ballistics and DNA testing show someone else close to home is the true killer.
  • Window Watcher
    Episode 1021 mins
    A woman tells investigators that a man broke into her home wearing only underwear and gloves, killed her boyfriend, and raped and terrorized her.
  • Stranger in the Night
    Episode 1121 mins
    After a Delaware man's mother is found dead, he tells a story that's so improbable police think it can't possibly be true.
  • Kidnapping
    Episode 1221 mins
    A family vacation turns into a terrifying search for a missing wife and baby, then becomes a manhunt for a killer who committed a horrific crime.
  • Sands of Crime
    Episode 1321 mins
    A DNA dragnet catches a killer eight years after the kidnapping, rape and murder of a college coed in Oklahoma.
  • Sworded Scheme
    Episode 1421 mins
    A college student turns up dead and her boyfriend becomes a prime suspect when blood splatters are discovered on his wall.
  • Calculated Coincidence
    Episode 1521 mins
    A nosy neighbor with a disturbing obsession becomes a suspect in a woman's murder at an upscale apartment complex; police discover an incredible link to an unrelated murder thousands of miles away.
  • Unmasked
    Episode 1621 mins
    Texas police hunt frantically for a brutal rapist. No one knows where he'll strike next, but given the increasingly violent nature of his crimes, he must be found soon.
  • Fashion Police
    Episode 1721 mins
    When detectives find a mismatched button in relation to a woman's death, they know they can follow the clue back to the killer.
  • Church Dis-service
    Episode 1821 mins
    A woman heads home after church, but never makes it there alive, triggering a homicide investigation.
  • Seedy Intentions
    Episode 1921 mins
    Volunteers and police spend weeks searching for a missing girl. A psychic later leads them to a field where the body was found.
  • DNA Dragnet
    Episode 2021 mins
    Forensic investigators try to stop a killer who is apparently responsible for two slayings in a community in South Carolina.
  • Smiley Face
    Episode 2121 mins
    When DNA proves that a man who practically admits to a brutal attack is innocent, police wonder why he was willing to take the blame.
  • Dirty Laundry
    Episode 2221 mins
    When a businessman is murdered, motives and suspects are plentiful. Was it simply a disgruntled employee or client? Or do some racy photos hold the clue to the crime?
  • Drowning Sorrows
    Episode 2321 mins
    A family break turns into a nightmare when the wife is found face-down in a lake. With no idea whether it was murder, an accident or suicide, police turn to a new forensic technique.
  • As Fault
    Episode 2421 mins
    When friends see a woman in the back of a car flailing her arms and screaming, they assume she is having fun, but when they later come upon a jacket and a pool of blood, they realize they witnessed an abduction in progress.
  • Family Ties
    Episode 2521 mins
    An attack on a couple's home leaves the husband dead, the wife gravely injured and their son as a prime suspect; hundreds of miles away, a DNA sample may lead to the killer.
  • Trouble Brewing
    Episode 2621 mins
    Detectives think they've solved a murder when they find the weapon and victim's blood in a man's flat, but the evidence may have been planted.
  • Holy Terror
    Episode 2721 mins
    Detectives search for the bombers of two churches in Illinois, hoping that the materials used in the remnants of the handmade bombs will offer the clues to catch the culprits.
  • Needle in a Haystack
    Episode 2821 mins
    Initially, there were no clues in the murder of Florida college student Michelle Herndon, until a small needle mark was found on the victim's arm.
  • Room With a View
    Episode 2921 mins
    A woman is stabbed a hundred times and her body positioned in a suggestive manner. This could be a hate crime against women.
  • Dollars and Sense
    Episode 3021 mins
    Police are able to create a composite sketch of a man burnt beyond recognition. But tracking the killer is more challenging.
  • Hair Line
    Episode 3121 mins
    By cutting a strand of a murdered man's hair into sections, forensics reveal a record of his last six months alive, and find he was frequently ingesting huge amounts of arsenic.
  • All That Glitters Is Gold
    Episode 3221 mins
    A bullet-riddled car, a missing driver, and no witnesses. An ambush or a random attack? The clue was something so tiny, it was measured in millionths of a meter.
  • Deadly Rebellion
    Episode 3321 mins
    Teenager is found half-naked with her throat slit. A single foreign hair found on her thumb may finger the killer.
  • Sign of the Crime
    Episode 3421 mins
    Unsettling evidence is found in the rubble from a fire in a Seattle woman's apartment that is soon followed by another blaze just 100 feet from the first, with clues indicating a serial killer is at work.
  • Covet Thy Neighbor
    Episode 3521 mins
    Weeks after a student vanishes, the body of an unknown female is found in the ashes of a fire 700 miles away; an alert policeman realizes the crimes could be connected.
  • Writing on the Wall
    Episode 3621 mins
    Investigators face a growing list of suspects after a beautiful flight attendant is brutally murdered in her own home.
  • Hundreds of Reasons
    Episode 3721 mins
    Forensics investigate a clever inside job, in which finger prints, CCTV and DNA testing provide the keys to catching a thief and killer.
  • Cold Feet
    Episode 3821 mins
    Florida authorities rely on DNA evidence to try to nail the killer of a woman who was abducted from her late-night job at a convenience store, raped and strangled.
  • Separation Anxiety
    Episode 3921 mins
    A wild fire in a secluded parking lot leads police to discover a dreadful homicide, with the suspect's image caught by security cameras.
  • Office Visit
    Episode 4021 mins
    After a prominent Arizona surgeon is found stabbed to death outside his office, investigators uncover an unlikely suspect with deep pockets and an even deeper hatred for the doctor.
  • Palm Saturday
    Episode 4121 mins
    A killer leaves equally incriminating evidence at the scene when he meticulously wipes away his fingerprint and shoe impressions.
  • Shoe-in for Murder
    Episode 4221 mins
    Police don't have a basis for comparison to match shoe impressions, blood drops and DNA evidence from a murder scene.
  • Family Interrupted
    Episode 4321 mins
    A masked gunman kills two members of a family and wounds two others after they interrupt his burglary at their upscale suburban home.
  • Runaway Love
    Episode 4421 mins
    After a woman is found dead at a yacht club in California in an apparent case of love gone wrong, investigators discover her home life was as dramatic as films made in nearby Hollywood.
  • Watchful Eye
    Episode 4521 mins
    The brutal murder of a state park employee over $2,000 rattles her co-workers and tourists while leaving police to sift through hundreds of leads.
  • Waste Mis-Management
    Episode 4621 mins
    When evidence shows a woman's rape and murder, police must find the killer as well as the victim.
  • Dirty Little Secret
    Episode 4721 mins
    A week after a couple disappears from the beach, police get a mysterious lead from a robbery.
  • Lights Out
    Episode 4821 mins
    Fifteen years later, DNA technology leads to justice for a murdered woman and her savagely beaten 4-year-old daughter.
  • Pet Rock
    Episode 4921 mins
    A quiet waitress who hasn't been to work in two days vanishes without a trace; police suspect a date gone wrong.
  • Best Foot Forward
    Episode 5021 mins
    The search for a missing exotic dancer led police to an isolated 75-acre site where someone had been shot and cremated, thus destroying all evidence... almost; piece of a foot provided enough DNA for a genetic profile and positive ID.

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