Forensic Files II

By HLN

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In the aftermath of violent crimes, unexplainable accidents and other strange occurrences, authorities search for answers in what was left behind. Listen as detectives, scientists and other experts sift through the clues, analyze the evidence and piece together data — all in hopes of finding the truth.

New Episodes drop each Thursday.

 


Episode Date
First Impressions
1278

A young single mother is abducted from a gas station and later found stabbed to death near an oil field.  Detectives use shoe and tire impressions to weed out numerous suspects to find their killer.

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Sep 29, 2022
Unraveled
1278

When a 79-year-old woman is found shot to death in her own home, investigators initially suspect her long-time husband and a violent neighbor with a penchant for threats.  But shell casings recovered at the scene and a high-tech database reveal the killer to be the last person anyone suspected.

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Sep 22, 2022
Blanket Denial
1277

A 24-year-old old criminology student who left a SoHo bar intoxicated is found raped, murdered handcuffed, gagged, and wrapped in a blanket alongside a desolate road in East New York, Brooklyn. Police investigate everyone at the bar to find the killer.

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Sep 15, 2022
Matter of Time
1285

An extremely successful California career woman keeps falling ill and doctors can’t determine why. When she dies, they still have no explanation, until they find a key figure in her life who has been lying about his past.

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Sep 08, 2022
Mix Matched
1278

A Texas ex-con resolves to live a clean life after his release from prison. When he’s later arrested and convicted for a bloody murder, he insists he’s innocent. From behind bars, he’s determined to use forensic science to prove his case.

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Sep 01, 2022
Dog Proof
1280

Three Indiana construction workers are found shot dead at a work site. Detectives find few suspects, but have one key clue: one of the killers stepped in dog feces during the murders. If detectives can find his shoes, they’ve got their man.

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Aug 25, 2022
Last Dance
1276

A young Texas teenager and her boyfriend are brutally attacked on Valentine’s Day. She is found dead while her boyfriend escapes. The case goes cold for nearly 50 years before a new forensic test exposes a family man with a dark secret.

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Aug 18, 2022
Words Matter
1276

An Illinois mother and her two young children are brutally murdered in their beds. Lurid threats are spray painted all over the walls of the crime scene. Detectives discover death threats sent to the family, exposing an unlikely killer.

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Aug 11, 2022
Marked For Murder
1279

Someone targets members of law enforcement in a peaceful Texas county. Numerous suspects emerge and murders continue as detectives race against time. Finally, a single bullet casing uncovers the bizarre reason the killer wanted revenge.

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Aug 04, 2022
Sole Mate
1283

When a beautiful college student is stabbed to death in her Knoxville apartment, suspicion immediately falls on her roommate. A bloody shoe print left by the killer exposes a murderer with no history of violence and no reason to kill.

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Jul 28, 2022
Pulp Friction
1280

A massive explosion claims the life of a California farmhand. Authorities think it’s an accidental death, but analysis of debris shows it’s a bomb. Investigators have few suspects until they hear ominous rumors about a jealous rage.

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Jul 21, 2022
Smoking Gun
1278

A hearing impaired 77-year-old on a road trip is attacked by a thief and shot to death. Why? Because the man cannot hear his assailant’s demands. Random murders are among the hardest crimes to solve but investigators are determined to bring this killer or killers to justice. Can advances in ballistics testing crack the case?  

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Jul 14, 2022
Grave Justice
1279

On a brutally cold winter night in 1984, a young woman is found viciously murdered on the side of a rural Wisconsin driveway. The victim, Traci Hammerberg, had been out with friends for a night of drinking and partying. What happened? Detectives initially have plenty of suspects, but the investigation would remain unsolved. Until nearly three decades later, when forensics from an unrelated crime helps breaks the case.

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Jul 14, 2022
Incendiary
1278

An early morning house fire kills the only doctor in the small town of Iaeger, West Virginia. Who - or what - could have led to this? An arson investigation quickly leads to the arrest of Jason Lively, the son of the doctor’s long-time nurse. But when Jason’s alleged accomplice walks free, the prosecutor is worried this might have been a miscarriage of justice.  

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Jul 07, 2022
Matching Palms
1268

He is a criminally charged sex offender and a murderer who attacks in a terrifying rage. This predator manages to evade capture for years, but he leaves a critical piece of evidence behind – his palm print. Detectives are determined to do whatever it takes to put a name and a face to the print.

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Jul 07, 2022
Full Circle
1278

In 1990, three sex workers are brutally murdered and left along the banks of the Spokane river. A serial killer was on the loose—and detectives had few clues. Animal hairs, fibers and a fingerprint were found, but for years the perp was never identified. More than 20 years later there’s a break in the case - and an arrest is finally made, but no one could have ever imagined who was behind this sinister crime.

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Jun 30, 2022
Personal Penmanship
1279

A deeply religious librarian, wife and mother named Gail Fulton is shot execution style in the quiet suburbs of Michigan. Surveillance video reveals it was trio of killers that took her down. Is there more to Fulton’s background? Eventually, detectives get a break: a handwritten note. But will it provide enough clues to catch the mastermind behind this horrific killing?

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Jun 30, 2022
The Orange Shorts
1283

A mortally wounded woman crawls to call 911. Her husband who wants a divorce she will not give him gets a hard look from police. But he says he has an airtight alibi for the exact time of the murder. The intricate forensic science of ballistics is brought to bear to and draws a direct connection to an unexpected conclusion.  

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Jun 23, 2022
The Reunion
1280

A murder victim’s final moments are caught on tape. The crime scene looks like a clear robbery-murder. Text evidence at first points to a jilted lover, but will his alibi check out? Now police identify a second suspect with a possible motive of deadly revenge. Forensic technology and DNA evidence combine in an attempt to make the case.  

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Jun 23, 2022
Knots
1277

A building manager finds the violated and lifeless body of a young woman in the bathtub of her first apartment. When questioned, an ex-con living downstairs lies to police. But the lies alone do not prove murder and the case goes cold. Then a new forensic tool examines the old evidence. Will science point to a hidden suspect and crack the case?  

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Jun 16, 2022
Heavy Metal
1280

In 1982, 37-year-old Navy lieutenant Lee Hartley is murdered while deployed out to sea. Cause of death? Arsenic poisoning. Investigators discover Lee had more than his fair share of enemies aboard the ship. But it takes years before investigators discover what really happened to Lee and who, ultimately, was behind this brutal murder.

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Jun 16, 2022
Ten of Hearts
1286

A 20-year-old woman sets out on her bike and never returns. Her body found just a few miles from her house in Snohomish County, Washington, with a gunshot wound to the head. Who would do such a thing? Years go by without any hard evidence or leads, until a new generation of investigators and modern technology breaks the case and finally puts a face to the killer.

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Jun 09, 2022
The Rise
1291

A single mom looking for love vanishes without a trace. Foul play is tragically confirmed when a large pickup truck toolbox opens to her body stuffed inside. Homicide detectives investigate men she matched on dating sites, another man she met at work, and finally, a lover with a secret and violent past. Can forensic evidence connect the dots and lead to justice under the law?

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Jun 09, 2022
The Ink Beads
1278

51-year-old father and teacher Bill Sparkman is found hanging naked from a tree with the letters “FED” scrawled on his chest. With barely any evidence to work with, investigators turn to these letters for answers… which leads to a surprising conclusion that no one saw coming.

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Jun 02, 2022
The Obsession
1283

The mysterious murder of young teacher’s aide leaves a hole in the heart of her small community in Agawam, Massachusetts. As the rumor-mill about suspects churned, the actual perp slipped further away. But generations of investigators and a scientific breakthrough leads to a shocking end to a tragic case.

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Jun 02, 2022
Last Gasp
1285

After a young mom is found brutally murdered in her home, investigators find startling clues on her cell phone that could lead to her killer.

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May 26, 2022
Inside Pocket
1280

An insurance agent is shot execution style in his office in broad daylight but the killer left no fingerprints and there was no murder weapon found at the scene...then investigators discover a critical clue invisible to the naked eye that cracks the case.

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May 26, 2022
The Car Accident
1280

A healthy, young mother mysteriously dies after a minor traffic accident triggering an investigation to find out what caused her death.

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May 19, 2022
Church Lady
1286

A gruesome discovery in a small town church sends investigators on a search for a killer.

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May 19, 2022
The Barn
1287

When a popular handyman in a New Hampshire town is found murdered investigators follow forensic clues to a shocking conclusion.

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May 12, 2022
Family Tree
1283

After the brutal slaying of a young couple on a road trip, the victims’ families begin receiving disturbing letters.

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May 12, 2022
The Letter
1287

The sudden and mysterious death of a health conscious woman triggers an investigation into what killed her.  

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May 05, 2022
Killer Disguise
1286

A young mother is murdered in a crowded parking lot in broad daylight.

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May 05, 2022
Human Sawdust
1283

A suitcase leads to the gruesome discovery of a nearly perfect crime. 

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Apr 28, 2022
The Ambush
1286

A mysterious murder in an upscale community is solved by cell phone forensics.

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Apr 28, 2022
Portrait Of A Serial Killer
1282

A serial killer terrorizes a small Texas town.

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Apr 21, 2022
The Green Pen
1284

When a Yale student mysteriously vanishes days before her wedding investigators comb a secure research lab for clues.

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Apr 21, 2022
Killer Snapshot
1284

An amazing new forensic tool turns a cold case around.

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Apr 14, 2022
The Black Hole
1283

Investigators search for clues after a body is discovered in a watery grave.

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Apr 14, 2022
On The Rocks
1284

The naked body of a young woman is discovered in a remote area, leading forensic investigators on a search for clues to her identity and the identity of her killer.  

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Apr 07, 2022
Buried Secrets
1283

A fire leads investigators to re-examine an unusual death.

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Apr 04, 2022