Season 1 (21)

5 Seasons | 119 Episodes

 1 Pilot
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Pilot

Aired on Jun 30, 2003

Looks at how law enforcers stick with cases for many years, using fresh evidence to win convictions or to free prisoners who were wrongfully jailed. We examine the unsolved murder of Hogan’s Heroes star Bob Crane, meet a Dallas criminalist who uses state-of-the-art fingerprint matching to catch a rapist and murderer, see how Phoenix police solve the murder of a missing Navajo girl 20 years later, and talk to O.J. Simpson defense attorney Barry Scheck about DNA and an Illinois rape case.

Episode 2 The Boy and the Monster/Secret in the Cellar
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The Boy and the Monster/Secret in the Cellar

Aired on Aug 02, 1999

From Wisconsin to Maine, go inside cold case units and watch as police use computer enhanced photographs, ground penetrating radar, forensic science and tough police interrogation to crack some of the oldest crimes in the books.

Episode 3 Texas Drifter/Fingerprints/Rose Among Thorns
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Texas Drifter/Fingerprints/Rose Among Thorns

Aired on Aug 03, 1999

In England, Juliet Rowe, a quiet community member and wife of a local grocery man, was gunned down in her kitchen. Ten years later her killer is arrested. The answer to unraveling this mystery brought English detectives overseas. In rural Texas, using a DNA data bank called CODIS, cold case detectives were able to catch a sexual serial stalker who preyed on young girls. In Griffin, Georgia, 36 year-old Beverly Eller is found brutally murdered Christmas Eve morning. Nine years later police get a hit on a fingerprint found at the murder scene.

Episode 4 The Answer In The Box/Maternal Instinct
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The Answer In The Box/Maternal Instinct

Aired on Aug 04, 1999

Police solve the killing of an 11-year-old track star 10 years later when they obtain the DNA evidence they need in a cigarette butt dropped by the suspect. Also, a mother is convicted of killing her 5-year-old daughter 13 years after the crime.

Episode 5 The Hunter Homicides / Skulls In Stanley Park
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The Hunter Homicides / Skulls In Stanley Park

Aired on Aug 05, 1999

DNA tests identify a skull of a 14-year-old boy who went missing 6 years earlier. When a second skull is found, investigators fear they have a serial killer in the area. In Florida, detectives trace a gun used in a 4-year-old murder.

Episode 6 Through The Eyes Of A Child / Killer Next Door
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Through The Eyes Of A Child / Killer Next Door

Aired on Apr 25, 2000

In Missouri, a part-time missionary is convicted, 38 years later, of killing her 5-year-old stepdaughter, and the skeleton of a Michigan boy, dead for 10 years, leads police to a serial killer.

Episode 7 One Night On The Bayou / Buckeye Misdemeanor
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One Night On The Bayou / Buckeye Misdemeanor

Aired on Jun 13, 2000

Alligators feasting on a human corpse help police to crack a murder investigation. Phoenix police discover that a preacher is the culprit in a 20-year-old murder.

Episode 8 The Mark Of Cain/Death On The Freeway
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The Mark Of Cain/Death On The Freeway

Aired on Jun 27, 2000

A man in Florida is reported missing and his roommate is the main suspect. Then, at first it looks like L.A.P.D. Sgt. George Arthur died in a car crash. But two days later, four bullets are found in his skull.

Episode 9 Terror In Telluride / Signature of a Killer
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Terror In Telluride / Signature of a Killer

Aired on Aug 08, 2000

A tipster’s phone call helps solve the murder of the heir to the U-Haul company fortune, and a grisly murder case is solved two decades later with the use of new fingerprint technology.

Episode 10 Diary of a Serial Arsonist / The Lost Clue
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Diary of a Serial Arsonist / The Lost Clue

Aired on Sep 19, 2000

A highly-regarded California arson investigator is suspected of setting a series of fires, and a man is convicted of raping and murdering his 68-year-old neighbor and stealing her Coke bottle and rare coin collections.

Episode 11 Killer on the Strip / The Doll Murder
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Killer on the Strip / The Doll Murder

Aired on Oct 03, 2000

In Palm Beach, a determined cop solves the murder of prostitute Lucy Pate five years later. In 1989, Susan Doll was found beaten, raped, and strangled. Investigators extracted DNA from a semen stain, but had no suspect to match it against – until 1995.

Episode 13 Justice Delayed / The Burning Secret
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Justice Delayed / The Burning Secret

Aired on Dec 26, 2000

A woman tracks down the man who raped her 7 years earlier, only to find out that the statute of limitations on rape is 6 years; and a detective keeps a murder investigation going for 16 years to proves a woman killed her husband in a satanic rite.

Episode 14 Reconstructing Murder / Fire Flicks
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Reconstructing Murder / Fire Flicks

Aired on Jan 09, 2001

In Wisconsin, advances in forensic clay modeling help investigators identify a murder victim whose skin was stripped from her head, neck, and legs. And in California, police track down two boys who enjoy satanic rituals and setting fires.

Episode 15 The Missing Informant / Man's Best Friend
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The Missing Informant / Man's Best Friend

Aired on Feb 20, 2001

Police solve a murder when divers find a skeleton in a car at the bottom of a river. A dead dog’s DNA helps crack open a six-year-old case.

Episode 16 Killer in the County
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Killer in the County

Aired on Mar 21, 2001

The killer of four women goes free until cold case detective John Little is brought in and finds key evidence on a coffee cup. This portrait of a ruthless murderer includes tapes of his chilling confessions.

Episode 17 Presumed Dead / The Tow Truck Killer
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Presumed Dead / The Tow Truck Killer

Aired on May 01, 2001

DNA evidence helps crack the case of a white supremacist who strangled his girlfriend and put her body in a refrigerator. Hypnosis helps solve the murder of a deputy sheriff.

Episode 18 Portrait Of A Killer/The Tortured Truth
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Portrait Of A Killer/The Tortured Truth

Aired on May 29, 2001

The accidental discovery of a human scalp leads to the conviction of a man for murder 18 years after the killing. And a teenager who likes to kidnap younger boys and break their bones, kills one and tortures another.

Episode 20 The Missing And The Dead
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The Missing And The Dead

Aired on Jul 24, 2001

When a passing motorist spots a fire along a country road in South Carolina and calls it in, police arrive to discover the badly burned and battered remains of a woman, her skull smashed in to ninety-seven fragments.

Episode 21 The South Side Rapist
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The South Side Rapist

Aired on Aug 28, 2001

A series of brutal rapes in St. Louis goes unsolved for many years until a fluke audit of a license plate number leads police to the culprit.

Episode 22 Frozen in Time / Little Girl Lost
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Frozen in Time / Little Girl Lost

Aired on Sep 04, 2001

Using a hair dryer to thaw a frozen corpse, detectives get to the bottom of a grisly murder. The discovery of a child’s skeleton in a Chicago garden puts police on the trail of an oddball family.

Episode 23 Family Secret / Blood Trail
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Family Secret / Blood Trail

Aired on Oct 30, 2001

Forty-one years after the crime, a woman implicates her brother in the murder of a policeman. A group of law enforcement professionals, who volunteer their expertise to crack difficult cases, find evidence that helps solve a Texas murder.

Episode 24 Bodies In The Bay/Till Death Do Us Part
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Bodies In The Bay/Till Death Do Us Part

Aired on Nov 19, 2001

A sunset boat ride in Florida leads to death for a vacationing woman and her two daughters. Police investigate a Texas man whose three wives all died in mysterious fashions.

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