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.
  • Missing in Time
    Episode 122 mins
    A tiny clue inside a suspect's watchband and a popular television show help solve the case of a woman's disappearance.
  • Missing Pearl
    Episode 222 mins
    One year after Maine resident Pearl A. Bruns' disappearance, forensic technology helps to find her body and determine who was responsible for her death.
  • Man's Best Friend?
    Episode 322 mins
    When 4-year-old April Renee Tucker is found dead in her backyard, her parents tell the police that neighborhood dogs attacked and killed her, but the injuries on her body don't match their account of what happened.
  • Hand Delivered
    Episode 422 mins
    San Diego police investigate the murder of a missing person whose hands turn up in a dumpster; an anonymous letter, containing details only the killer would know, offers clues to solving the case.
  • Fire Dot Com
    Episode 622 mins
    A mother puts her hope in the internet and an independent investigation to clear her name after authorities charge her with murdering her 17-month-old son in a fire considered to be intentionally set.
  • Mistaken for Dead
    Episode 722 mins
    When a man dies unexpectedly in the office of a noted California doctor, police begin what they think will be a routine investigation, but discoveries of false identities and insurance fraud raise questions about the doctor's role.
  • Frozen Evidence
    Episode 822 mins
    A forensic scientist uses his skills to preserve a footprint left in snow to help authorities nab two men suspected of robbing an Ontario couple and shooting the husband in the head.
  • Soft Touch
    Episode 922 mins
    Fingerprints taken from a piece of cloth help solve the rape and murder of a 22-year-old woman in Henrico County, Va.
  • Church Disappearance
    Episode 1022 mins
    The FBI profiles a suspect in the kidnapping and murder of a 6-year-old girl during an evening church service; a witness leads authorities to the likely killer, but then becomes a victim herself.
  • Photo Finish
    Episode 1122 mins
    Photographs found in a dumpster lead to the killer of Los Angeles model Linda Sobek; the man claims he did not intentionally kill her despite evidence to the contrary.
  • Whodunit
    Episode 1222 mins
    A murder mystery theater performance in Easton, Md., turns into a real-life mystery when a body is found after the performance ends.
  • Horse Play
    Episode 1322 mins
    When a woman dies in a horseback riding accident, police uncover a web of lies in her husband's background after his suspicious behavior prompts a closer look.
  • Treads and Threads
    Episode 1422 mins
    A serial killer in Tampa, Fla., taunts police by strangling prostitutes and leaving their bodies in plain sight, but tire marks and fibers lead to the culprit.
  • Killer's Cattle Log
    Episode 1522 mins
    Missouri police are thrust into a bizarre web of homeless drifters and cattle auctions when they are called to retrieve a dead body.
  • Skin of Her Teeth
    Episode 1622 mins
    A killer wants to outwit the police and keep the identity of his victim secret so he removes the teeth; however, lab tests on the skull reveal not just the horrific nature of the murder, but the identity of the victim too.
  • Line of Fire
    Episode 1722 mins
    When a fundamentalist group is accused of robbing banks, authorities know they are dealing with experienced criminals and overwhelming evidence, but the defense is very well-funded.
  • Bad Blood
    Episode 1822 mins
    When a young doctor is accused of sedating and sexually assaulting two of his female patients, DNA tests show him to be innocent, but the women persist with their claims; seven years later, a private investigation leads to a surprising discovery.
  • Pure Evil
    Episode 1922 mins
    The search for the killer of two teenagers in Texas shows a behavioral study on how most serial killers also have a history of abusing animals.
  • Root of All Evil
    Episode 2022 mins
    When a farmer's wife disappears, the tests of a plant pathologist and a dendrochronologist lead to a surprising revelation.
  • Where the Blood Drops
    Episode 2122 mins
    A son who is convinced of his mother's innocence in the death of his father enrolls in law school to try and clear her name.
  • Punch Line
    Episode 2222 mins
    Despite a patient's claim that the cut to his hand had been caused by a dumpster, the doctor treating the injury recognizes it as something else -- and soon becomes the chief witness in a murder case.
  • Sibling Rivalry
    Episode 2322 mins
    The pornography empire cultivated by brothers Artie and Jim Mitchell crumbles when one turns up dead and his brother confesses to shooting him; investigators question whether the shooting was premeditated.
  • Pastoral Care
    Episode 2422 mins
    When prison guard Donna Payant's body is discovered at a landfill, a medical examiner uses a "signature" clue to link her death to a murder the same examiner investigated 10 years earlier.
  • Bagging a Killer
    Episode 2522 mins
    When a 9-year-old girl vanishes on her way to school, the entire community helps with the search; detectives believe her mother may be involved, and a hidden fingerprint seals the case.
  • Double Trouble
    Episode 2622 mins
    The investigation of a murder case in New Jersey is stalled until a similar attack occurs on a state trooper in Maine.
  • Cats, Flies and Snapshots
    Episode 2722 mins
    A young woman goes missing without leaving many clues, but the advanced technology on offer makes it possible for cat hairs and insects to help build an image of the abductor.
  • Naked Justice
    Episode 2822 mins
    Blood spatter analysis and an investigation lead police to the truth when a pregnant woman is found dead in her home.
  • Treading Not So Lightly
    Episode 2922 mins
    A mother is determined to discover what happened when her daughter is injured in a hit-and-run accident.
  • Shopping Spree
    Episode 3022 mins
    Forensic science and deductive reasoning determine what happened to a mother and daughter while they were on a shopping spree.

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