Murders go unsolved. Killers slip through the cracks. With the passage of time, families lose hope and another unsolved homicide file settles into obscurity. The pattern is familiar, but changing, thanks to the efforts of a special breed of detectives. Cold Case Files tells the story of their work.

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The Final Fare

A taxi driver is dispatched on his last call of the night outside Fort Jackson, South Carolina. Hours later, the driver's body is found face down by the side of the road, and forty years will pass before the murderer is brought to justice.

Nacole's Killer: Part 2

In part two of this special edition of Cold Case Files follows detectives as they pursue every lead and work to solve the 1995 rape and murder of 14-year-old Nacole Smith, one of Atlanta's most notorious unsolved crimes.

Nacole's Killer: Part 1

This special two-part edition of Cold Case Files offers an inside look at an active cold case investigation as detectives work to solve the 1995 rape and murder of 14-year-old Nacole Smith, one of Atlanta's most notorious unsolved crimes.

Skeletons in the Closet

A scrapyard owner makes a gruesome discovery, which leads investigators to question a mother who may be killing her children.


A young woman is shot to death during a jewelry store robbery in 1980, but without the ability to test DNA evidence the case goes cold until the killer strikes again two decades later.

Mr. Big Sting

When a convenience store clerk is murdered in cold blood, an investigator goes undercover as a mafia boss in an elaborate sting that will snare a killer.

The Closers

A woman drops her daughter off at daycare then disappears. Without any evidence or clues, Los Angeles investigators have no leads until an anonymous tipster gives the detectives a name that may crack the case.

The Punishment

Despite several mysterious and concerning clues, the drowning death of 6-year-old Sally Cheesboro is deemed a tragic accident. Over two decades later, Sally's sister is all grown up and determined to keep a promise she made to her baby sister.

The Bad Cop

When Kimberly White – the estranged wife of a former state trooper – is found shot to death, her ex-husband swears that she took her own life. But as the investigation unfolds, the trooper's story doesn't quite add up.

A Wife's Mission

A woman's life is shattered when her house is broken into, she's assaulted, her husband is murdered, and her home is set aflame. To make matters worse, police consider her a suspect in her own attack and her husband's death. Years later, Lynn Lopez seeks to clear her name, and get justice for her husband.


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