7 Seasons | 119 Episodes
KidnappedAired on Dec 01, 2005
A kidnapper grabs 8-year-old Chad Choice from his home in Texas, then torments his parents with two ransom demands. The case goes cold until the parents receive a chilling package in the mail that contains a letter–and a skull.
Murder Checks In / Killer In the CityAired on Sep 07, 2004
Police hunt for a man who killed three women in three different hotels, not far from one another in Des Moines, Iowa. And police get a killer to confess when they tell him prosecutors will show photos of the gruesome crime scene.
The Hitmakers / Favor for a FriendAired on Sep 21, 2004
A scheme to bribe a country music magazine to manipulate the charts leads to murder in Nashville and a 13-year hunt for the killer; and a murderer’s plan to hide his gun is foiled when the man who buried the evidence for him spills the beans to cops.
Lil' Miss / Skeletons in the ClosetsAired on Oct 05, 2004
An eerie note left on a grave helps solve a 12-year-old case of murder, and an exhaustive questioning of a mother helps police unravel the mysterious deaths of three of her children.
Innocent Prey / The PunishmentAired on Oct 19, 2004
Police play a wild hunch that pays off in the capture of a serial rapist. And after 26 years, investigators finally solve the murder of a 6-year-old girl who had been forced to take a cold-water bath as punishment for painting her nails with pink polish without permission.
Love Triangle / Second Story RapistAired on Oct 26, 2004
A phone-sting operation produces a big surprise and helps police nab the killers of a San Diego man several years after the case went cold. And a California DA uses an unprecedented legal strategy in the 6-year-old hunt for a rapist.
The Missing Hunters / The Flashlight RapistAired on Nov 08, 2004
Police suspect brothers J.R. and Coco Duvall beat two Michigan hunters to death, chopped up the bodies, and fed them to pigs; and a serial rapist, who holds a mini-flashlight in his mouth to blind victims, is nabbed when he drops it during an attack.
The Calling Card / Carol's DiaryAired on Nov 09, 2004
Business cards found at a murder scene plus 38 years of advances in DNA technology reveal the killer of a 19-year-old New York woman. And, the lead suspect in a 22-year-old murder confesses after police take DNA samples from him.
Cowboys on the Case/Office PoliticsAired on May 07, 2001
Four retired law enforcement officers, known as the Cold Case Cowboys, help track down the killer of a man wanted for rape and robbery; and police must wait for advancements in DNA technology before they can put away a man who harassed and killed a coworker.
Beauty Queen Killer / The FingerprintAired on Nov 16, 2004
Forensic testing helps police solve the 20-year-old murder of a California beauty queen; and two hairs pulled from a bandana used in a double murder is the evidence that police need to put the killer behind bars.
Friend of the Family / Remains of MurderAired on Jan 22, 2002
The killer of an 11-year-old girl is brought to justice when his ex-girl friend tells police he confessed the crime to her. And a mysterious set of bones puts police hot on the trail of a man who killed a teenaged boy 17 years before.
Under a Spell / Justice for LisaAired on Jan 29, 2002
A Miami undercover operation nabs the man who beat four black prostitutes, and set them aflame. And DNA helps solve the cold case of a man who posed as a fisherman to get a 6-year-old girl’s attention, then raped and killed her.
A Man Scorned / The DungeonAired on Dec 13, 2004
Police suspect a gay man murdered a woman because she became too friendly with his boy friend. And a man goes on a monstrous crime spree, abducting five women over 15 years and forcing each to spend months and even years as his sex slave
A Killer Named Korn / Night WatchmanAired on Dec 21, 2004
The conviction of a man found guilty of sexually assaulting and stabbing an Ohio woman to death is overturned because his Miranda rights were violated when he was arrested. And police spend 13 years looking for the killer of a Houston security guard who was shot 11 times when he tried to stop a car theft.
The Flaming Gorge Falls / Caught in the MailAired on Feb 01, 2005
A man suspected of the cold case murder of his wife and son hatches a new plot to kill his mother and father; and detectives solve the 20-year-old murder of a teenager by tricking her killer into licking an envelope, then extracting DNA from the saliva.
The Bedroom BasherAired on Feb 22, 2005
A California jury convicts Kevin Green of raping and bludgeoning his wife, despite his claims of innocence. But 15 years later, police nab a serial killer known as the Bedroom Basher and discover that Green may have been wrongly jailed after all.
Baby for Sale / The BarrelAired on Mar 08, 2005
When a Nevada couple demands the return of a baby they had sold to another couple, the burned body of the baby turns up in Arizona. Then, a man discovers a barrel in his crawlspace that contains the body of a woman who has been dead for decades.
The Bitemark / Justice for EglenaAired on Mar 22, 2005
A forensic dentist helps police nab a child killer by showing that the teeth marks on the killer’s arms matches the teeth of the murdered boy. And telltale blood stains on a blue bandana solve the 10-year-old case of a teenage girl murdered.
"Sex, Lies and Murder"Aired on Mar 12, 2002
Police in Overland Park, Kansas, hunt for over 15 years for a serial killer who lures women to Kansas for sadomasochistic sexual trysts at hotels.
The Monster / A Cousin's PromiseAired on Apr 19, 2005
After an Arkansas man confesses to the brutal murders of two women, police are shocked when the DNA evidence shows that he isn’t the killer. And a DNA profile on a scarf helps solve the 21-year-old case of an Ohio woman who was raped and strangled.
A Brother's Burden / Midnight AttackerAired on May 10, 2005
A police officer helps solve an 18-year-old murder case when he finds the prime suspect-his older brother. And a biker with a bloody finger is the clue that police need to put away a rapist who assaulted 31 women over six years.
The Well / The Deadly ExAired on May 24, 2005
A pawned gun and a stolen pick-up truck are the clues that investigators need to solve an elderly man’s murder. And a tip from a prison informant cracks open the 15-year-old case of a man who had his ex-wife killed.
Deja Vu / Secret in the WellAired on May 31, 2005
A new fingerprint identification system helps detectives track down a killer after three years of searching. And a Georgia investigator gets to the bottom of a 16-year-old murder case when he discovers the victim’s body — in the bottom of a well.