It appeared the victim had accidentally fallen and hit her head at the bottom of the stairs. But the odd position of her shoes and the absence of blood spatter led police to suspect the scene had been staged… and Luminol proved they were right.
The victim had been stabbed more than a hundred times; her bedroom was blood-soaked. While her body was positioned in a suggestive way, she hadn’t been sexually assaulted. Was this a sex crime, or the random act of a man with an intense hatred of women?
The convenience store safe was empty and the clerk, missing. Hours later, her bound, half-naked body was discovered in nearby woods. Almost two decades would pass before advances in forensic science gave police the proof they needed to convict a killer.
The woman in the back of the truck was flailing her arms, screaming. They thought she was doing something dangerous for the fun of it. But when they found a jacket near a pool of blood, they knew what they’d seen wasn’t a joy ride; it was an abduction.
When a real estate developer is shot to death, his wife becomes the prime suspect. Police have a wealth of evidence against her, but it’s circumstantial. The case will turn on a .25 caliber bullet fired 20 years ago from the now-missing murder weapon.
A woman attends evening church services… then disappears. Eyewitnesses see her getting into a van, but their descriptions of the vehicle don’t match. Three days later her body is discovered, and the search for the driver of that van intensifies.
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.