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On Forensic Files eagle-eyed technical experts prove there is no such thing as a perfect crime as they assemble the pieces every criminal leaves behind. Dramatic crime re-creations and, sometimes, part of the investigations are a staple of the series. Some of the re-creations include alternate versions of the crimes, which are disproved by science. The show's episodes follow each case from the initial investigation until it reaches its legal resolution.
Details the death of Walter Scott (Walter Notheis Jr.), lead singer for the 1960s band Bob Kuban and the In-Men, who disappeared in 1983.
In 1988, the body of a young woman was discovered in an Ohio river under ice. Most of the evidence found at the crime scene -- like hairs, fibers and fingerprints -- had been washed away. But the victim's six year-old son unwittingly told investigators all they needed to know about the killer without saying single a word. The clue was in his genes.
An examination of the Crystal Faye Todd case. In 1991, the 17-year-old was brutally murdered in Horry County, South Carolina.
While standing outside of a motorcycle gang's clubhouse, two witnesses watched in horror as a truck intentionally ran over an unconscious man -- not once, but twice. Fearing for their safety, the witnesses ran into the clubhouse; when they looked outside, both the truck and the victim were gone.
When a severed leg is found in a dumpster, investigators are faced with the challenge of identifying the victim. Conventional methods -- fingerprinting, comparison with dental records, reports of missing persons -- are useless.
It takes a long time and a very hot fire to cremate a human body and destroy all evidence. But the coroner who performed the autopsy on the badly burned body of Charles Lynch found telltale evidence. Not only had the victim been burned, he'd also been stabbed twenty-four times with two different knives. Police search for more than one murderer.
The 1991 disappearance of Newport Beach, California resident Denise Huber stumps investigators. Three years later, Arizona residents call police to report a suspicious neighbor, who has kept a Ryder rental truck in his driveway, which they suspect is stolen.
The 1987 disappearance of Tracy Jo Shine is recalled. The investigation went cold until 2000, when a special cold case squad discovered that the woman's ex-boyfriend had bragged about killing her.
When six-year-old Michelle Door disappeared without a trace, her father became the prime suspect. He failed a polygraph test and even confessed to the murder of his daughter, but his confession was later discounted.
The murders of an elderly couple leave police stumped. That is, until two years later when they get a huge break. A jeweler looking through old newspaper clippings recognizes a necklace the female victim wore as having been pawned in her own shop.
The investigation into a suspicious death hits a dead end when the autopsy indicates that no foul play was involved. But a telephone tip and the sensitive nose of a forensic examiner indicate otherwise.
The suspect in a crime eludes arrest for 16 years because the police can't tie him to it. That changes, however, when investigators learn the culprit is left-handed, putting a new spin on old facts.
In Miami, Florida, a sniper opened fire from the rooftop of a manufacturing plant, killing one employee and injuring two others in the parking lot below.
The use of the computers by law enforcement is detailed in this look at a series of crimes in St. Louis that stumped the local police and the FBI.
A murder investigation in St. Petersburg, Florida, crosses jurisdictions from New York and Jamaica. The police rely heavily on cell phone mapping, wiretapping and a host of forensic evidence to reveal a suspect to the crime.
A man's body is discovered near his family's horse ranch. His wife claims he went jogging, but investigators doubt her story.
Details the case of the Beltway sniper attacks, a 3-week shooting spree which left 10 people dead in the Washington, D.C. area.
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