Murder Detectives: Case Files

Murder Detectives: Case Files

1997 - 2004, Crime, Reality, Other, Science
Documentary profiling forensic cases.

Episode Guide

  • Murder Detectives: Case Files - Out of the Target (Season 9 Episode 20)
    Season 9 Episode 20:

    Out of the Target

    The search to find a murderer four years after a woman's disappearance, with only a few splinters of bone as evidence.

  • Murder Detectives: Case Files - Vanished (Season 9 Episode 19)
    Season 9 Episode 19:


    A diligent murderer will go to extreme lengths to keep his crimes concealed, but forensic evidence can trip him up.

  • Murder Detectives: Case Files - Fatal Twist (Season 9 Episode 18)
    Season 9 Episode 18:

    Fatal Twist

    A field becomes a graveyard in Ohio's capital when a woman's body is discovered, but solving the murder turns out to be a challenge.

  • Murder Detectives: Case Files - Critical Evidence (Season 9 Episode 17)
    Season 9 Episode 17:

    Critical Evidence

    Even the littlest bits of evidence can lead to solving the case.

  • Murder Detectives: Case Files - Written in Blood (Season 9 Episode 16)
    Season 9 Episode 16:

    Written in Blood

    Finding out how blood can be the most telling evidence of a murder, and is often the only thing investigators have to link a killer to his victim.

  • Murder Detectives: Case Files - Sunken Clues (Season 9 Episode 15)
    Season 9 Episode 15:

    Sunken Clues

  • Murder Detectives: Case Files - Loved to Death (Season 9 Episode 15)
    Season 9 Episode 15:

    Loved to Death

    When a New Jersey woman disappears without a trace, police trail her husband to see if he'll incriminate himself.

  • Murder Detectives: Case Files - Stolen Youth (Season 9 Episode 14)
    Season 9 Episode 14:

    Stolen Youth

    When a 10-year-old vanishes, investigators must rely on forensics to fill in the blanks and track the missing child.

  • Murder Detectives: Case Files - For the Love of Money (Season 9 Episode 13)
    Season 9 Episode 13:

    For the Love of Money

    The naked body of a Swedish man is found; a father and son are accused of killing a woman; a police officer impostor disposes of her love rival.

  • Murder Detectives: Case Files - Price of Murder (Season 9 Episode 13)
    Season 9 Episode 13:

    Price of Murder

    Police suspect someone was hunting illegally and fatally shot a man found dead in the front seat of his car.

  • Murder Detectives: Case Files - Broken Trust (Season 9 Episode 12)
    Season 9 Episode 12:

    Broken Trust

    Authorities suspect an ICU nurse of murdering patients.

  • Murder Detectives: Case Files - Murderous Attraction (Season 9 Episode 11)
    Season 9 Episode 11:

    Murderous Attraction

    A woman is rushed to the hospital due to a massive seizure that caused her heart to stop beating; her husband admits to poisoning her.

  • Murder Detectives: Case Files - Raw Greed (Season 9 Episode 10)
    Season 9 Episode 10:

    Raw Greed

    Two men are found dead, beaten to death in the bar where they work; a local television station receives an anonymous letter about the murders.

  • Murder Detectives: Case Files - Out to Kill (Season 9 Episode 9)
    Season 9 Episode 9:

    Out to Kill

    An abandoned car brings heartache to a family and terror to a town; detectives fear that a missing boy has fallen prey to a pedophile.

  • Murder Detectives: Case Files - Silent Killers (Season 9 Episode 8)
    Season 9 Episode 8:

    Silent Killers

    A trucker disappears and police search extensively only to find what they feared in their own backyard; Two sudden deaths are not as coincidental as they appear.

  • Murder Detectives: Case Files - Killing Time (Season 9 Episode 7)
    Season 9 Episode 7:

    Killing Time

    When Hal cuts off his wife's money to stop her partying, she leaves him; investigators seek evidence to build a case and convict the killer of a motel clerk.

  • Murder Detectives: Case Files - Misplaced Loyalty (Season 9 Episode 6)
    Season 9 Episode 6:

    Misplaced Loyalty

    When firefighters are called to a home in the middle of the night, they discover a fire raging out of control and a mystery woman's charred body.

  • Murder Detectives: Case Files - Fatal Impressions (Season 9 Episode 5)
    Season 9 Episode 5:

    Fatal Impressions

    A field in Ohio becomes a graveyard when a woman's body is discovered, but solving her murder means turning to a rare technique of fingerprinting.

  • Murder Detectives: Case Files - Shattered Vows (Season 9 Episode 4)
    Season 9 Episode 4:

    Shattered Vows

    Rescue workers scramble to save a couple trapped in a crashed car.

  • Murder Detectives: Case Files - Coroner Investigator (Season 9 Episode 3)
    Season 9 Episode 3:

    Coroner Investigator

    An in-depth look at the science of death; the firsthand techniques and methodology used by coroner investigators.

  • Murder Detectives: Case Files - Held Hostage (Season 9 Episode 3)
    Season 9 Episode 3:

    Held Hostage

  • Murder Detectives: Case Files - Blind Trust (Season 9 Episode 2)
    Season 9 Episode 2:

    Blind Trust

    Police search for a missing college-student; women are left for dead in the middle of the road.

  • Murder Detectives: Case Files - Hidden Obsessions (Season 9 Episode 1)
    Season 9 Episode 1:

    Hidden Obsessions

    A Miami river washes up a torso, leaving investigators baffled.

  • Murder Detectives: Case Files - Trial by Fire (Season 8 Episode 17)
    Season 8 Episode 17:

    Trial by Fire

    A house fire serves as a smokescreen for a more horrific crime.

  • Murder Detectives: Case Files - Forsaken Trust (Season 8 Episode 16)
    Season 8 Episode 16:

    Forsaken Trust

    A woman and her daughter become lost at sea.

  • Murder Detectives: Case Files - M.E.'s Casebook (Season 8 Episode 15)
    Season 8 Episode 15:

    M.E.'s Casebook

    In Florida, a killer's dumping ground is discovered; investigators must confirm the identity of charred bones if they hope to solve the brutal crime.

  • Murder Detectives: Case Files - Marked for Death (Season 8 Episode 14)
    Season 8 Episode 14:

    Marked for Death

    When killers leave no fingerprints, detectives look at the crime scene evidence, however insignificant it may seem, to identify and locate the killer.

  • Murder Detectives: Case Files - Undaunted (Season 8 Episode 13)
    Season 8 Episode 13:


    An office party takes a violent turn.

  • Murder Detectives: Case Files - Fatal Abductions (Season 8 Episode 12)
    Season 8 Episode 12:

    Fatal Abductions

    The mysterious abduction of a young mother in Colorado ends up a brutal homicide; with few clues and fewer suspects, the detectives go on the chase.

  • Murder Detectives: Case Files - Absent Witness (Season 8 Episode 11)
    Season 8 Episode 11:

    Absent Witness

    Investigators are relieved to find no one's caught in a house fire but first impressions can deceive; a hunter discovers the car of a missing woman.

  • Murder Detectives: Case Files - Crimes of Passion (Season 8 Episode 10)
    Season 8 Episode 10:

    Crimes of Passion

    Police rely on forensic science to reveal murder victims' pasts and expose those guilty of committing crimes of passion.

  • Murder Detectives: Case Files - Lethal Encounter (Season 8 Episode 9)
    Season 8 Episode 9:

    Lethal Encounter

    A sadistic serial killer is preying on women using cemeteries as his dumping ground and the body count is rising.

  • Murder Detectives: Case Files - For the Defense (Season 8 Episode 9)
    Season 8 Episode 9:

    For the Defense

    DNA evidence overturns convictions of three imprisoned men.

  • Murder Detectives: Case Files - At Close Range (Season 8 Episode 8)
    Season 8 Episode 8:

    At Close Range

    When a victim is shot at point-blank range, acquaintances are often suspected, but experience shows the most obvious suspect is not always guilty.

  • Murder Detectives: Case Files - Grave Secrets (Season 8 Episode 7)
    Season 8 Episode 7:

    Grave Secrets

    A search for a missing man uncovers a cold-blooded murder; a couple discovers a shallow grave under its new house.

  • Murder Detectives: Case Files - Random Targets (Season 8 Episode 6)
    Season 8 Episode 6:

    Random Targets

    Investigating the most frightening cases of multiple murder, when the killer chooses victims seemingly at random.

  • Murder Detectives: Case Files - Not Forgotten (Season 8 Episode 6)
    Season 8 Episode 6:

    Not Forgotten

    Diligence and cutting edge technology are paramount when catching homicide suspects who believe their crimes were forgotten years ago.

  • Murder Detectives: Case Files - Elements of Murder (Season 8 Episode 5)
    Season 8 Episode 5:

    Elements of Murder

    A murdered woman is found stuffed in the trunk of her car; a routine investigation reveals a wife may not have abandoned her family on purpose.

  • Murder Detectives: Case Files - Betrayed (Season 8 Episode 4)
    Season 8 Episode 4:


    Sometimes, when a death seems to be accidental, it is up to forensic scientists to reveal the deception lying just below the surface.

  • Murder Detectives: Case Files - Material Witness (Season 8 Episode 3)
    Season 8 Episode 3:

    Material Witness

    Police must rely on a single strand of animal hair to prove murder; a husband falls under suspicion when his wife disappears; a man is brutally killed.

  • Murder Detectives: Case Files - Toxic Death (Season 8 Episode 2)
    Season 8 Episode 2:

    Toxic Death

    When killers subdue their victims with sedatives and disguise the crime scene, identifying the true cause of death can be difficult.

  • Murder Detectives: Case Files - Murder for Hire (Season 8 Episode 1)
    Season 8 Episode 1:

    Murder for Hire

    In the search for a murder suspect, police arrest two conspirators involved in a deadly plot, who implicate the victim's ex-husband.

  • Murder Detectives: Case Files - Vidocq (Season 7 Episode 19)
    Season 7 Episode 19:


    The Vidocq Society provides investigators with fresh perspectives on cold cases.

  • Murder Detectives: Case Files - Stranger Than Fiction (Season 7 Episode 18)
    Season 7 Episode 18:

    Stranger Than Fiction

    When homicide investigators meet crime writers, it transpires that real life stories are often stranger than fiction.

  • Murder Detectives: Case Files - Wasted Youth (Season 7 Episode 17)
    Season 7 Episode 17:

    Wasted Youth

    A look at when teenagers resort to murder; investigators must see through guises of innocence to track down these young killers.

  • Murder Detectives: Case Files - In the Camera's Eye (Season 7 Episode 16)
    Season 7 Episode 16:

    In the Camera's Eye

    A store clerk is killed, suspect claims it was an accident; two people are found brutally murdered in a boarding house; fisherman finds woman's body.

  • Murder Detectives: Case Files - Predators and Parasites (Season 7 Episode 15)
    Season 7 Episode 15:

    Predators and Parasites

    Insects and parasites at a crime scene provide evidence of a victim's time of death and can unravel what appears to be a suspect's rock-solid alibi.

  • Murder Detectives: Case Files - Drawing Conclusions (Season 7 Episode 14)
    Season 7 Episode 14:

    Drawing Conclusions

    Forensic investigators use the latest techniques to draw conclusions from victims remains in hopes of finding the culprit.

  • Murder Detectives: Case Files - Proof of Innocence (Season 7 Episode 13)
    Season 7 Episode 13:

    Proof of Innocence

    When an innocent person is convicted of murder, discriminating DNA testing can provide proof of innocence when the appearance suggests otherwise.

  • Murder Detectives: Case Files - Tainted Blood (Season 7 Episode 12)
    Season 7 Episode 12:

    Tainted Blood

    Blood can speak volumes for a silent victim; revealing inconsistencies in a suspect's story, forensic detectives shine the light on killers who spill tainted blood.

  • Murder Detectives: Case Files - Buried Secrets (Season 7 Episode 11)
    Season 7 Episode 11:

    Buried Secrets

    When a makeshift cemetery is uncovered by a road, detectives realize a serial killer is at large and try to catch him before he strikes again.

  • Murder Detectives: Case Files - The Unforgotten (Season 7 Episode 10)
    Season 7 Episode 10:

    The Unforgotten

    Diligence and technology help catch perpetrators who believe their crimes have been forgotten.

  • Murder Detectives: Case Files - Military Justice (Season 7 Episode 9)
    Season 7 Episode 9:

    Military Justice

    When murder occurs within the US Navy and Marine Corps, the Naval Criminal Investigative Service takes on the investigation.

  • Murder Detectives: Case Files - Deadly Smile (Season 7 Episode 8)
    Season 7 Episode 8:

    Deadly Smile

    Police use high-tech forensic techniques to capture the killer.

  • Murder Detectives: Case Files - Patterns of Guilt (Season 7 Episode 7)
    Season 7 Episode 7:

    Patterns of Guilt

    Sometimes forensic detectives must evaluate everyday items with an eye for detail to establish patterns of guilt.

  • Murder Detectives: Case Files - Deadly Intentions (Season 7 Episode 6)
    Season 7 Episode 6:

    Deadly Intentions

    When murder victims are killed by people they know, forensic examiners must expose the deception and reveal a killer's deadly intentions.

  • Murder Detectives: Case Files - Blood Lust (Season 7 Episode 5)
    Season 7 Episode 5:

    Blood Lust

    After a girl finds her sister dead in her bedroom, a series of similar murders occurs and detectives think a serial killer may be on the loose.

  • Murder Detectives: Case Files - Silent Witness (Season 7 Episode 4)
    Season 7 Episode 4:

    Silent Witness

    A missing daughter has been on a date; a decapitated woman's body is discovered by a fisherman; a reported suicide involves toxic liquid.

  • Murder Detectives: Case Files - Scent of the Kill (Season 7 Episode 3)
    Season 7 Episode 3:

    Scent of the Kill

    Although killers can try to cover their tracks, evidence is hard to conceal when a special breed of investigative dog picks up the scent.

  • Murder Detectives: Case Files - Stolen Identity (Season 7 Episode 2)
    Season 7 Episode 2:

    Stolen Identity

    A woman identifies a dead body as that of her missing sister, Annie, but Annie is still alive; a look at murderers who kill to acquire a new identity.

  • Murder Detectives: Case Files - Deadly Aim (Season 7 Episode 1)
    Season 7 Episode 1:

    Deadly Aim

    A woman is found shot dead two miles from her car; a couple in California is gagged and shot; investigators attempt to trace the murderers.

  • Murder Detectives: Case Files - Dead in the Water (Season 6 Episode 12)
    Season 6 Episode 12:

    Dead in the Water

    Discovering how scientists can search beneath water for proof of homicide, with cases including a woman found floating in a pond tied to a car jack.

  • Murder Detectives: Case Files - Fatal Error (Season 6 Episode 11)
    Season 6 Episode 11:

    Fatal Error

    Tiny evidence helps bring to justice a murderer who stabbed two young women to death; the search for the identity of a woman found decapitated.

  • Murder Detectives: Case Files - Cold-Blooded (Season 6 Episode 10)
    Season 6 Episode 10:


    A young woman's body is found in the trunk of a car; forensic clues lead to the killer of a 19-year-old boy; a police officer does the unthinkable.

  • Murder Detectives: Case Files - Written in Bone (Season 6 Episode 9)
    Season 6 Episode 9:

    Written in Bone

    A forensic anthropologist links a man to human remains found in the Mississippi River; a professor uses bones and equations to solve a murder.

  • Murder Detectives: Case Files - To Kill Again (Season 6 Episode 8)
    Season 6 Episode 8:

    To Kill Again

    The disappearance of an elderly vagrant leads police to the drug-dependent landlady who has killed seven victims for their social security checks.

  • Murder Detectives: Case Files - Invisible Death (Season 6 Episode 7)
    Season 6 Episode 7:

    Invisible Death

    Discovering how toxicologists look for clues in blood and tissue to bring murders to light, including the case of a wife poisoned by cyanide.

  • Murder Detectives: Case Files - Left at the Scene (Season 6 Episode 6)
    Season 6 Episode 6:

    Left at the Scene

    A killer preys on gay male prostitutes; a husband is linked to his wife's murder; dog hair links strangled murder victims to the same suspect.

  • Murder Detectives: Case Files - For Love or Money (Season 6 Episode 5)
    Season 6 Episode 5:

    For Love or Money

    Investigators use forensics to solve relationship tragedies.

  • Murder Detectives: Case Files - Missing (Season 6 Episode 4)
    Season 6 Episode 4:


    Detectives are led down the Missouri River looking for a missing woman. And forensic experts must identify a murder victim and catch a killer from a few shreds of tape.

  • Murder Detectives: Case Files - In the Line of Fire (Season 6 Episode 3)
    Season 6 Episode 3:

    In the Line of Fire

    Investigating the tragic cases of innocent people ruthlessly killed by bombers, snipers and spree killers.

  • Murder Detectives: Case Files - Trails of Evidence (Season 6 Episode 2)
    Season 6 Episode 2:

    Trails of Evidence

    Demonstrating how a simple clue, such as dirt on shoes or a tiny piece of plastic, can place a suspect at a crime scene.

  • Murder Detectives: Case Files - False Witness (Season 6 Episode 1)
    Season 6 Episode 1:

    False Witness

    A police officer lies to cover his guilt in a murder and arson investigation; a husband makes his estranged wife's murder look like a car accident; a man stages his wife's suicide.

  • Murder Detectives: Case Files - Flames of Justice (Season 5 Episode 13)
    Season 5 Episode 13:

    Flames of Justice

    Arson detectives retrieve important clues from scorched rubble that often lead them to the culprit.

  • Murder Detectives: Case Files - A Federal Offense (Season 5 Episode 12)
    Season 5 Episode 12:

    A Federal Offense

    Investigators and scientists at the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms crack difficult cases using forensics.

  • Murder Detectives: Case Files - Till Death Do Us Part (Season 5 Episode 11)
    Season 5 Episode 11:

    Till Death Do Us Part

    Forensic detectives investigate the thin line between love and hate as they track the vicious histories of deadly lovers and their evil spouses.

  • Murder Detectives: Case Files - Murder by the Numbers (Season 5 Episode 11)
    Season 5 Episode 11:

    Murder by the Numbers

    Profiling three cases in which investigators used forensic science to track down and convict serial killers.

  • Murder Detectives: Case Files - Blood Money (Season 5 Episode 10)
    Season 5 Episode 10:

    Blood Money

    Forensic detectives probe murders in which the killers were motivated by greed.

  • Murder Detectives: Case Files - Family Plots (Season 5 Episode 9)
    Season 5 Episode 9:

    Family Plots

    Forensic scientists investigate family plots for clues when blood relations turn to violence and murder.

  • Murder Detectives: Case Files - Cold Cases (Season 5 Episode 8)
    Season 5 Episode 8:

    Cold Cases

    Science provides clues when the trail goes cold.

  • Murder Detectives: Case Files - Partners in Crime (Season 5 Episode 7)
    Season 5 Episode 7:

    Partners in Crime

    Examining three cases in which people partnered up to commit murder.

  • Murder Detectives: Case Files - Broken Vows (Season 5 Episode 6)
    Season 5 Episode 6:

    Broken Vows

    Investigators employ forensic science to nab the coldblooded spouses who put an end to their marriages through murder.

  • Murder Detectives: Case Files - Presumed Dead (Season 5 Episode 5)
    Season 5 Episode 5:

    Presumed Dead

    Investigators try to catch a killer when the victim is presumed dead but cannot be found.

  • Murder Detectives: Case Files - Tainted Trust (Season 5 Episode 4)
    Season 5 Episode 4:

    Tainted Trust

    Investigating the use of poison in three murder cases, including those involving arsenic and potassium chloride.

  • Murder Detectives: Case Files - Natural Witness (Season 5 Episode 3)
    Season 5 Episode 3:

    Natural Witness

    This edition explores three murder cases in which natural clues were vital in the investigations.

  • Murder Detectives: Case Files - Scattered Clues (Season 5 Episode 2)
    Season 5 Episode 2:

    Scattered Clues

    Securing murder convictions through the gathering of trace evidence, including blood testing, DNA, fiber analysis and fingerprinting.

  • Murder Detectives: Case Files - Remnant of Blame (Season 5 Episode 1)
    Season 5 Episode 1:

    Remnant of Blame

    A father is suspected of murdering his family in hopes of claiming his disabled son's trust fund worth over a million dollars.

  • Murder Detectives: Case Files - Coroner's Casebook (Season 4 Episode 15)
    Season 4 Episode 15:

    Coroner's Casebook

    Respected coroners share their views on crime solving.

  • Murder Detectives: Case Files - True Crime (Season 4 Episode 14)
    Season 4 Episode 14:

    True Crime

    Crime writers combine perspectives of law enforcement and journalism.

  • Murder Detectives: Case Files - Unlikely Sources (Season 4 Episode 13)
    Season 4 Episode 13:

    Unlikely Sources

    How baffling crimes have been solved through evidence provided by insects, beer bottles and other seemingly meaningless objects.

  • Murder Detectives: Case Files - Bad Medicine (Season 4 Episode 12)
    Season 4 Episode 12:

    Bad Medicine

    Drug trafficking poses challenges to forensic scientists.

  • Murder Detectives: Case Files - Texas Rangers (Season 4 Episode 11)
    Season 4 Episode 11:

    Texas Rangers

    The job of the ranger evolves from protecting against Indian attacks to becoming a part of the highway patrol.

  • Murder Detectives: Case Files - Grave Discoveries (Season 4 Episode 10)
    Season 4 Episode 10:

    Grave Discoveries

    A Cleveland woman is killed, evidence that is 40 years old is reviewed; two homicides, one suspect.

  • Murder Detectives: Case Files - A Taste of Poison (Season 4 Episode 9)
    Season 4 Episode 9:

    A Taste of Poison

    Poisoners rely on their victims' trust.

  • Murder Detectives: Case Files - Women Who Kill (Season 4 Episode 8)
    Season 4 Episode 8:

    Women Who Kill

    Female killers tend to choose less violent methods.

  • Murder Detectives: Case Files - Electronic Witness (Season 4 Episode 7)
    Season 4 Episode 7:

    Electronic Witness

    Detectives follow the electronic crumbs left behind by cell phones, surveillance cameras and ATMs to track criminals.

  • Murder Detectives: Case Files - Body Count (Season 4 Episode 6)
    Season 4 Episode 6:

    Body Count

    Detectives piece together clues about serial killers.

  • Murder Detectives: Case Files - Deadly Compulsion (Season 4 Episode 5)
    Season 4 Episode 5:

    Deadly Compulsion

    Forensic science links paid killers to their employers.

  • Murder Detectives: Case Files - Dead Wrong (Season 4 Episode 4)
    Season 4 Episode 4:

    Dead Wrong

    Crime scene clues reveal the circumstances of the crime.

  • Murder Detectives: Case Files - Lasting Impressions (Season 4 Episode 3)
    Season 4 Episode 3:

    Lasting Impressions

    Criminals always leave behind clues whether the crime scene is clean or chaotic.

  • Murder Detectives: Case Files - Lethal Obsessions (Season 4 Episode 2)
    Season 4 Episode 2:

    Lethal Obsessions

    Methods used to track down a brutal killer in the Pacific Northwest.

  • Murder Detectives: Case Files - Traces of Guilt (Season 4 Episode 1)
    Season 4 Episode 1:

    Traces of Guilt

    How the smallest of clues can help solve the biggest cases.

  • Murder Detectives: Case Files - Living in Terror (Season 3 Episode 10)
    Season 3 Episode 10:

    Living in Terror

    Forensic experts read the clues left behind in a bombing investigation.

  • Murder Detectives: Case Files - From the Ashes (Season 3 Episode 9)
    Season 3 Episode 9:

    From the Ashes

    Arson investigators piece together the truth.

  • Murder Detectives: Case Files - Infallible Witness (Season 3 Episode 8)
    Season 3 Episode 8:

    Infallible Witness

    The tools of detection are at the forefront of technology; investigating the groundbreaking techniques being employed to catch deadly killers.

  • Murder Detectives: Case Files - Out of the Grave (Season 3 Episode 7)
    Season 3 Episode 7:

    Out of the Grave

    Detectives use bone shards to find a murderer years after the disappearance of a woman.

  • Murder Detectives: Case Files - Tools of Death (Season 3 Episode 6)
    Season 3 Episode 6:

    Tools of Death

    How a tool used to commit a crime can often be the same tool used to solve it.

  • Murder Detectives: Case Files - Lethal Dosage (Season 3 Episode 5)
    Season 3 Episode 5:

    Lethal Dosage

    Toxicologists examine blood and tissue to uncover unnatural deaths.

  • Murder Detectives: Case Files - Seeds of Destruction (Season 3 Episode 4)
    Season 3 Episode 4:

    Seeds of Destruction

    Plants can help establish the time and place of death.

  • Murder Detectives: Case Files - Shreds of Evidence (Season 3 Episode 3)
    Season 3 Episode 3:

    Shreds of Evidence

    Even the tiniest piece of hair or carpet fiber can lead investigators to the doorstep of a suspect.

  • Murder Detectives: Case Files - Bodies of Evidence (Season 3 Episode 2)
    Season 3 Episode 2:

    Bodies of Evidence

    An examination of how killers decide to dispose of their victim's remains.

  • Murder Detectives: Case Files - Fatal Compulsion (Season 3 Episode 1)
    Season 3 Episode 1:

    Fatal Compulsion

    A panel discussion about serial killers, with psychologists who study them and police detectives trained to catch them.

  • Murder Detectives: Case Files - Deadly Target (Season 2 Episode 13)
    Season 2 Episode 13:

    Deadly Target

    The work of ballistics experts who perform the analysis when a gun is found in close proximity to a murder victim.

  • Murder Detectives: Case Files - Trial of the Century (Season 2 Episode 12)
    Season 2 Episode 12:

    Trial of the Century

    The role of forensics in the O.J. Simpson trial.

  • Murder Detectives: Case Files - Witness to Terror (Season 2 Episode 11)
    Season 2 Episode 11:

    Witness to Terror

    Flight data recorders sometimes raise more questions than answers.

  • Murder Detectives: Case Files - Signed in Blood (Season 2 Episode 10)
    Season 2 Episode 10:

    Signed in Blood

    The role of handwriting analysis in determining the authenticity of suicide notes.

  • Murder Detectives: Case Files - Death Grip (Season 2 Episode 9)
    Season 2 Episode 9:

    Death Grip

    Computers have almost eliminated the need for traditional finger printing.

  • Murder Detectives: Case Files - Short Fuse (Season 2 Episode 8)
    Season 2 Episode 8:

    Short Fuse

    Crime labs are essential in slowing down the occurrence of letter bombs.

  • Murder Detectives: Case Files - Burning Evidence (Season 2 Episode 7)
    Season 2 Episode 7:

    Burning Evidence

    How forensic detectives are able to reconstruct crimes from burned remains.

  • Murder Detectives: Case Files - Without a Trace (Season 2 Episode 6)
    Season 2 Episode 6:

    Without a Trace

    Computer databases help locate missing persons.

  • Murder Detectives: Case Files - Faces of Tragedy (Season 2 Episode 5)
    Season 2 Episode 5:

    Faces of Tragedy

    Forensic artists form a face from an unknown skull.

  • Murder Detectives: Case Files - Web of Clues (Season 2 Episode 4)
    Season 2 Episode 4:

    Web of Clues

    Forensic entomology.

  • Murder Detectives: Case Files - Double Helix (Season 2 Episode 3)
    Season 2 Episode 3:

    Double Helix

    Examining what DNA can mean in today's world of crime solving.

  • Murder Detectives: Case Files - Camera Clues (Season 2 Episode 2)
    Season 2 Episode 2:

    Camera Clues

    Police photographers capture vital crime scene images on film.

  • Murder Detectives: Case Files - Mind Hunters (Season 2 Episode 1)
    Season 2 Episode 1:

    Mind Hunters

    Forensic scientists help solve crimes.

  • Murder Detectives: Case Files - Deadly Chemistry (Season 1 Episode 3)
    Season 1 Episode 3:

    Deadly Chemistry

    How forensic experts identify poisons is cases of mysterious death.

  • Murder Detectives: Case Files - Dead Men Do Talk (Season 1 Episode 2)
    Season 1 Episode 2:

    Dead Men Do Talk

    Forensic experts can be used to solve crimes centuries after they occurred.

  • Murder Detectives: Case Files - Soldier, Soldier (Season 1 Episode 1)
    Season 1 Episode 1:

    Soldier, Soldier

    Forensic experts uncover the stories behind the deaths of military personnel.