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.
  • Forever Hold Your Peace
    Episode 122 mins
    Eight years after a man confessed to the murder of a young woman, another man claims that he committed the crime, and investigators must use forensic evidence to determine the true killer.
  • Reel Danger
    Episode 222 mins
    Although a group of teenage thugs are suspected of attacking two boys on a fishing trip, there is no solid evidence until a murky fishing hole provides some answers.
  • The Alibi
    Episode 322 mins
    In a small South Carolina town in 1991, 17-year-old Crystal Faye Todd, a popular high school student, is raped, murdered and dumped in a deserted field; with few leads, authorities test the DNA of several friends, and one match shocks everyone.
  • Purr-fect Match
    Episode 522 mins
    In a groundbreaking case using animal DNA, investigators use forensic testing on a cat to help them solve the case of a woman who vanished from her home on Prince Edward Island.
  • Palm Print Conviction
    Episode 622 mins
    Investigators build a makeshift tent around a woman's body and use super glue fumes to lift the killer's palm print from the victim's skin.
  • Chief Evidence
    Episode 722 mins
    The murder of a young Seattle couple puzzles investigators until the victims' dog, Chief, leads police to the killer.
  • Telltale Tracks
    Episode 822 mins
    An abandoned, still-running car leads investigators to a body with unusual marks and a DNA trail that lead to the killer.
  • Within a Hair
    Episode 922 mins
    A man is arrested and convicted for a series of sexual assaults in Indiana; years later, forensic developments reveal new facts about the case.
  • A Bitter Pill to Swallow
    Episode 1022 mins
    A handsome young doctor's fiancee experiences severe illness after revealing that she is pregnant, and launches her own investigation to determine if the doctor is somehow responsible.
  • The Metal Business
    Episode 1122 mins
    When a 62-year-old man opens a car restoration business and becomes seriously ill, his doctors cannot find the cause, but forensics can; identification of a highly toxic metal in the victim's blood leads to his poisoner.
  • Elephant Tracks
    Episode 1422 mins
    A jeweler's search through old sales records helps police find likely suspects in the murder of elderly couple Edward Kowalzck and Gertrude Thompson.
  • Who's Your Daddy
    Episode 1522 mins
    When young prostitute's body turns up in an Ohio waterway, authorities have one tiny clue which could point to her killer, but face huge challenges due to her policemen clients and DNA evidence being washed away.
  • Bio-Attack
    Episode 1622 mins
    A look into the 1984 Oregon food poisonings, where detectives track down the outbreak to a cult which aims to use germ warfare to take down the government.
  • A Shot in the Dark
    Episode 1722 mins
    A woman is found dead from a gunshot wound and police suspect her husband, however, forensic teams prove what really happened and the truth is stranger than fiction.
  • Breaking the Mold
    Episode 1922 mins
    When a young boy has serious respiratory problems and his father shows signs of early Alzheimer's disease, a chance encounter with a stranger kicks off an investigation into the cause.
  • Without a Prayer
    Episode 2022 mins
    After American Atheists founder Madalyn Murray O'Hair disappears, the discovery of a mutilated body helps police catch the culprit.
  • A Clutch of Witnesses
    Episode 2122 mins
    Two people witness a truck driving over an unconscious man and flee into a nearby bar, but when the police turn up, the truck, the man and the witnesses are gone.
  • A Leg to Stand On
    Episode 2222 mins
    A trash collector finds a severed human leg in a trash bin but police cannot use conventional methods of victim identification; investigators turn to toxicology and DNA tests to find the murder-mutilator.
  • Partners in Crime
    Episode 2322 mins
    A coroner finds telltale clues on the badly burned body of a murder victim, sending police in pursuit of a couple of killers.
  • Sip of Sins
    Episode 2422 mins
    A seemingly model citizen turns out to be a serial killer.
  • Ghost in the Machine
    Episode 2522 mins
    Police find fragments of deleted computer files leading them to suspect a woman's suicide is really murder.
  • Cold Storage
    Episode 2722 mins
    A family suspects their teenage daughter's new friends were involved in her disappearance.
  • Scout's Honor
    Episode 2822 mins
    Insect evidence helps to solve the mystery of a woman found dead near a river bank.
  • A Touching Recollection
    Episode 2922 mins
    A girl who is abducted and then released soon afterwards uses her knowledge of forensics to lead police to the kidnapper.
  • Dressed to Kill
    Episode 3022 mins
    When a 6-year-old disappears, her father becomes the prime suspect; he fails a polygraph test and even confesses, but 10 years later, the investigation gets turned on its head.
  • Dessert Served Cold
    Episode 3122 mins
    Experts debate whether an apparent heart attack victim died from natural causes or alleged poisoning by his girlfriend.
  • The Music Case
    Episode 3222 mins
    When a 12-year-old was found dead in her home, police were left clueless until a string of burglaries months later. A trail of stolen goods may help solve a murder.
  • Paintball
    Episode 3322 mins
    When 15 year-old Marlene Miller was murdered, it would take 24 years and several retrials before forensic scientists discovered the evidence to bring her killer to justice.
  • A Bag of Evidence
    Episode 3422 mins
    A garbage bag leads police to a child's killer.
  • Sign Here
    Episode 3522 mins
    Detectives use a forged signature to find a woman's abductor.
  • Shadow of a Doubt
    Episode 3622 mins
    A woman is killed two days before she was scheduled to testify against a man accused of assaulting her and the prime suspect has an alibi.
  • Tooth or Consequences
    Episode 3722 mins
    An investigation into the disappearance of a young woman uncovers a tooth that helps police solve a crime without a body.
  • Scratching the Surface
    Episode 4022 mins
    Forensic scientists try to find a way to "lift" the serial number from a shotgun that's their only clue in a case.
  • Fire Proof
    Episode 4122 mins
    Investigating the worst arson spree in U.S. history -- a rash of more than 75 fires near Seattle.
  • All Wet
    Episode 4222 mins
    A death in Pennsylvania is strikingly similar to one in North Carolina.
  • Tourist Trap
    Episode 4322 mins
    A bite mark is all the evidence needed to convict a suspect who was robbing tourists in Florida.
  • Once Bitten
    Episode 4522 mins
    Technology able to analyze human bite-marks yields information on a woman's death.
  • Shot of Vengeance
    Episode 4622 mins
    When a nurse starts experiencing a variety of flu-like symptoms, she discovers that she is HIV-positive; she learns that her infection was not accidental.
  • House Call
    Episode 4722 mins
    Police in St. Petersburg, Fla., use cell phone mapping, wiretapping and a host of forensic evidence to find a surgeon's killer.
  • Plastic Fire
    Episode 5022 mins
    A woman wins her release after being imprisoned for allegedly killing her mother in a car fire.
  • Dinner and a Movie
    Episode 5122 mins
    time of death becomes pivotal when a pregnant woman is found murdered in her air-conditioned bedroom.
  • Last Will
    Episode 5222 mins
    Authorities are able to apprehend a kidnapper because he allowed his victim to write a will on a telltale pad of paper.

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