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There is no Next Episode of Forensic Files planned.
When a Seattle policeman's house goes up in flames, fire experts suspect arson - possibly committed by someone with a vendetta against the officer. One month later, in an ironic twist, the officer whose home was torched, arrests a low-level drug dealer, who confesses to the arson! But when the suspect vanishes, investigators start to question the authenticity of the so-called confession.
A mother and her two young daughters are found brutally murdered and sexually violated. The crime scene has no shortage of evidence, but investigators cannot find a conclusive link to their prime suspect. To solve the puzzle, an FBI analyst designs a unique experiment, in which pubic hairs found at the scene are used to establish not only that the perpetrator was in the home, but that he was there when the crime was committed.
Details the murder of Krista Harrison, the 11-year-old victim of Robert Anthony Buell.
When the decomposed body of a young girl is discovered, police have no clues to her identity. But days earlier, a stabbing victim told them she thought she might have witnessed a murder. Police think the cases might be related, and to prove it, turn to bug larvae found on the body and a surprise piece of evidence: a tiny wad of chewing gum found near the victim's body.
Years after WWII, the role of a high-ranking religious figure in a series of war crimes is uncovered by a 40-year-old piece of evidence.
In this international case of extortion, murder, and stolen identities, a Canadian financier assumes the name of a co-worker as part of a money-laundering scheme. The man later turns up dead in an ocean with an anchor tied around his torso. The only clues to his real identity are a Rolex watch and a maple leaf tattoo. Neither item is as helpful to cracking the case as the 10 lb. anchor to which he was tied.
What does a prosecutor do when he has evidence linking a habitual drunk driver to a hit-and-run in which a child is killed, and he needs to make the crash clear to jurors? In this case, he combines the talents of an accident reconstruction expert with a video specialist to create graphic demonstration of the moment of impact. This was the first case in which video in the courtroom withstood an appeal, and helped make video testimony viable in other cases.