Forensic Files

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Forensic Files is a pioneer in the field of fact-based, high-tech, dramatic storytelling. This series of television programs delves into the world of forensic science, profiling intriguing crimes, accidents, and outbreaks of disease from around the world.

Episode Date
In 1984, hundreds of people in The Dalles, Oregon became ill with food poisoning. Local, state, and federal disease detectives slowly unraveled the medical mystery. Along with a unique strain of bacteria, they discovered a religious cult's bizarre plot to overthrow the government...using germ warfare. via Knit
Aug 13, 2018
Freeze Framed
The man suffered a slow, agonizing death over a period of days. His wife maintained he killed himself, but police were skeptical... especially when they learned her first husband died when he was only 38-years old, and she refused to consent to an autopsy. via Knit
Aug 09, 2018
Transaction Failed
When a dedicated, well-respected teacher disappeared, police had to determine if she'd gone on vacation without telling anyone or if she was the victim of foul play. Investigators turned to forensic science, hoping to find the answers they needed. via Knit
Aug 06, 2018
Tight-Fitting Genes
A behavioral profile is helpful in a murder investigation, but it's not a road map to the killer. One such profile caused the Baton Rouge Police Department to search for the wrong man. They might have made an arrest had it not been for a DNA picture of the suspect painted by a molecular biologist. via Knit
Aug 02, 2018
Office Visit
An Arizona surgeon is found stabbed to death. All signs point to a random attack until investigators uncover an unlikely suspect. Police work to unravel the mystery in a case of jealousy, rage, and the almighty dollar. via Knit
Jul 30, 2018
The medical examiner ruled the death an accident, but the detectives investigating the case thought the evidence at the scene indicated otherwise. It would take three years, an exhumation, and a second autopsy to determine who was right. via Knit
Jul 26, 2018
Partners In Crime
The autopsy on the badly burned body of Charles "Jack" Lynch led investigators to search for a couple of killers. via Knit
Jul 23, 2018
Dirty Little Secret
A couple embarks on a holiday but never return. Police suspect drugs are the reason behind their disappearance. Days later a random burglary breaks the case wide open. Police use ballistics and DNA to capture to unusual suspects. via Knit
Jul 19, 2018
Family Interrupted
A family interrupts a burglary in their suburban home. The gunman kills two and wounds two more. Police suspect the crime is related to a string of thefts in the area, but a closer look at the crime scene reveals the real motive and killer. via Knit
Jul 16, 2018
Planted Evidence
Denise Johnson was found dead in an Arizona forest with little forensic evidence around her. Could history be made in a courtroom with the utilization of plant DNA as evidence? via Knit
Jul 12, 2018
Beaten By A Hair
Early one morning, a woman went missing on her way to work. A strand of hair in her hairbrush led investigators to unravel the mystery. via Knit
Jul 09, 2018
Trail Of A Killer
A woman is murdered on a jogging trail in the middle of the day. The leads from cell phone records and search dogs go nowhere. Nine days later, a witness tells police about a chance encounter, and cigarette butts which may contain the killer's DNA. via Knit
Jul 05, 2018
Fate Date
Twenty-four hours after her face-to-face meeting with a man she met online, the woman and her soon-to-be-ex-husband were shot to death. Only the computer had been taken from her home, and with it, the means to identify the killer. via Knit
Jul 02, 2018
A Voice From Beyond
Police discover a decomposed body had been stuffed in a barrel 30 years earlier. An address book was found with the body. via Knit
Jun 28, 2018
The Killing Room
The story of how a routine missing-person case became a murder inquiry involving a love triangle. via Knit
Jun 25, 2018
Grave Evidence
Forensic scientists provide authorities with evidence that a death deemed accidental 20 years ago was actually murder. via Knit
Jun 21, 2018
Deadly Formula
A mother was convicted for the death of her four-month-old. An explanation for his death would come from his newborn brother. via Knit
Jun 18, 2018
No Safe Place
A wealthy man and his wife were attacked by three men outside their luxurious Louisiana home. He was shot dead and she was forced to open their hidden safe. The woman could not describe the men because they wore masks. To solve the case, police would have to find out who knew about the concealed safe, and who would benefit from the crime. via Knit
Jun 14, 2018
Best Foot Forward
The investigation of an exotic dancer's disappearance led police to an isolated 75-acre site where someone had been shot and cremated. The destruction of the remains was almost complete... almost, but not quite. Soft tissue attached to a piece of a foot provided enough DNA for a genetic profile, and positive identification of the victim. via Knit
Jun 11, 2018
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. via Knit
Jun 07, 2018
Gone Ballistic
When a real estate developer is shot to death, his wife becomes the prime suspect. Police have a wealth of evidence against her, but it's circumstantial. The case will turn on a .25 caliber bullet fired 20 years ago from the now-missing murder weapon. via Knit
Jun 04, 2018
Sniffing Revenge
A woman dies suddenly at home. Investigators are unable to determine the cause of death until they receive a call from the ex-wife of the dead woman's husband. The sensitive nose of a toxicologist ends up sniffing out murder. via Knit
May 31, 2018
Room With A View
The victim had been stabbed more than a hundred times and her bedroom was soaked with blood. While her body was positioned in a suggestive way, she hadn't been sexually assaulted. Was this a sex crime, or the random act of a man with an intense hatred of women? via Knit
May 28, 2018
Shoe-in for Murder
A 12 year-old is the only witness to her mother's death and is unable to provide many details. Little did they know 12 years later, forensic evidence would lead the investigation right back to where it started. via Knit
May 24, 2018
Sealed With a Kiss
An investigation into threatening letters sent to a popular elementary school teacher. via Knit
May 21, 2018
Needle in a Haystack
There was no apparent reason for the young, healthy college student to be dead. But when the medical examiner found the tiniest of clues during the autopsy, investigators were able to unravel the mystery of betrayal and revenge. via Knit
May 17, 2018
Dirty Laundry
The victim was a self-made man who never minced words. Perhaps he was murdered by a disgruntled client or employee. Perhaps the racy photos in his safe held the clue to solving the crime. Or perhaps with the help of the IRS, investigators could follow the money and find the killer. via Knit
May 14, 2018
Textbook Murder
The victim was brutally murdered. Police learn her fiance was having affairs with other women, and he becomes the prime suspect...that is until a man comes forward who not only believes he owns the murder weapon, he also knows who used it. via Knit
May 10, 2018
Finger Pane
A serial killer was on the loose and police had to find him before he struck again. Their most promising lead was an unusual one: a bloody fingerprint on the body of one of the victims. via Knit
May 07, 2018
Seeing Red
The victim was discovered in a landfill, stuffed into a suitcase. She resembled another woman, missing for 18 months. Sure they were dealing with a serial killer, police faced the daunting task of combing through 225,000 tons of trash to find her body. via Knit
May 03, 2018
Weakest Link
The body of a young girl was discovered on isolated farm land near Delano, California. She had no ID, but police found mailbox and house keys in the pocket of her jeans. With no other clues, they checked the mailboxes of every apartment building in Delano... and their persistence paid off. via Knit
Apr 30, 2018
Sign of the Crime
In little more than a month, two women who lived in the same apartment complex were brutally murdered. The similarities of the crime scenes led police to conclude they were dealing with a serial killer who harbored an intense hatred of women... and they had to find him before he struck again. via Knit
Apr 26, 2018
The Talking Skull
A mapmaker was surveying the grounds of a boy scout ranch when he came across a human skull. via Knit
Apr 23, 2018
Social Circle
Four young adults are brutally murdered in an affluent Texas neighborhood, and the crime scene yields little evidence. The next door neighbors see two young people dressed in black walking nearby, and their descriptions are used to create composite drawings which become a key element in solving the crime. via Knit
Apr 19, 2018
Palm Saturday
A couple is found dead in their Washington home and all signs point to a professional hit. A palm print and two distinct shoe impressions help police separate fantasy from reality and expose a fatal flaw in one state's inmate release procedures. via Knit
Apr 16, 2018
Pet Rock
The woman hadn't shown up for work in two days, and her boss reported her missing. When her body was found, the evidence pointed to suspects who claimed they had nothing to do with the crime. The victim, herself, would help police to prove they were lying. via Knit
Apr 12, 2018
Northern Exposure
Hikers near Anchorage, Alaska discovered a body wrapped in sheets which were edged in orange stitching. Authorities hydrated the fingers and obtained a fingerprint, enabling them to identify the victim. Clinging to the sheet, they also discovered a tuft of red carpet fibers -- threads of evidence which led them straight to the killer. via Knit
Apr 09, 2018
The List Murders
For 18 years, a man who murdered his entire family eluded the FBI. Investigators used art and forensic science to find the killer. via Knit
Apr 05, 2018
Filtered Out
When a teenaged girl goes missing, no one knows if she ran away or if she was the victim of foul play. Everyone's worst fears are confirmed when a body is found at the bottom of an isolated ravine. Police scour the crime scene, hoping to find enough evidence to identify the killer. via Knit
Apr 02, 2018
Catch 22
A woman was ambushed in her driveway and shot to death. During their investigation, police learned that a co-worker half her age was in love with her, and that she'd spurned his advances. They now had to determine if love had turned into obsession... and a motive for murder. via Knit
Mar 29, 2018
Dressed To Kill
A possible false confession forces investigators to reopen the case of a missing six year old. A decade later, a fresh look at new evidence leads them to someone hiding in plain sight. via Knit
Mar 26, 2018
Water Logged
The bodies of three women were found floating in Tampa Bay. The water washed away any evidence, but police hoped a handwritten note found in the victims' car would lead to the killer - so they posted huge copies of the note on five highway billboards. via Knit
Mar 22, 2018
A Cinderella Story
The victim had been sexually assaulted and stabbed to death on the beach, just ten yards from the hotel where she was staying. A pair of men's tennis shoes was discovered near her body. Police were sure that if they found the man who fit the shoes, they would also find the man who committed the crime. via Knit
Mar 14, 2018
Hack Attack
A mysterious computer crash pushes a thriving manufacturing company to the brink of collapse, jeopardizing the jobs of hundreds of employees. There is no apparent cause and no obvious clues. Forensic investigators must determine if the crash was the result of a computer defect, human error, or sabotage. via Knit
Mar 13, 2018