Two suspects living together were linked to a murder by bloodstained boots and a gun – items that belonged to the one who claimed he’d never met the victim. Police hoped the manufacturing code on beer bottles would prove who was telling the truth.
The teen’s parents weren’t really worried. She’d run away before, and they were sure she’d be back… but they were wrong. She was found on the side of the road, with her throat slit. Would a single hair lodged in a defensive wound lead to her killer?
A young college student is found dead in her apartment. There are no obvious signs of foul play, but skin cells under her fingernails yield DNA of an unknown male suspect, and petechial hemorrhages in her eyes prove this is a homicide.
Threatening emails, a missing person and an abandoned truck lead police to a home where they believe a murder was committed. The evidence is overwhelming and investigators are sure they have the killer. What they don’t have is the body of the victim.
A college co-ed simply vanishes, and her fellow students are concerned about her safety… and their own. Weeks later, when a body is discovered 700 miles away in the ashes of a barn fire, an alert police officer realizes the two crimes might be connected.
As she left choir practice, the woman was gunned down in the church parking lot. Her husband became the prime suspect â€“ particularly when police learned he found out just a month earlier that his wife had been cheating on him for three years.
Even though the victim was burned beyond recognition, police were able to create a composite sketch from his remains and identify him. But knowing who he was isn’t enough. Investigators still had to determine where he was killed and who wanted him dead.
The victim was brutally murdered. Police learn her fiancé was having affairs with other women, and he becomes the prime suspect… until a man comes forward who not only believes he owns the murder weapon, he also knows who used it.
Forensic Files® is a pioneer in the field of fact-based, high-tech, dramatic storytelling. This series of television programs delves into the world of forensic science, profiling intriguing crimes, accidents and outbreaks of disease from around the world.