Cold Case Files

  • Score 9.3
  • Premiered: Jan 1999
  • Episodes: 139
  • Followers: 14
  • Rank #6814
  • Ended
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  • Monday at 7


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Season 5 Discuss
Finding BTK
Air date
Dec 01, 2005
The story of the hunt for one of the most notorious serial killers in recent American history--the BTK killer, who terrorized the Wichita, Kansas, area for years. After committing at .. show full overview
Obsession: Dave Reichert and the Green River Killer
Air date
Dec 15, 2005
In this special 100th edition of Cold Case Files, we look at the biggest serial murder case in U.S. history - the 20-year hunt for the Green River Killer. Dave Reichert, the detective .. show full overview
Death to a Deacon/A Wife's Mission
Air date
Jan 14, 2006
When an adulterous church deacon is found shot to death in the back seat of his car, it looks like police may have stumbled upon a multi-party murder plot. And, a wife remains a key .. show full overview
Snatched/A Detective's Promise
Air date
Jan 21, 2006
The dogged work of an Alberta, Canada, detective finally pays off when he tracks down the man who raped and murdered a 6-year-old girl 10 years earlier. And when police search for the .. show full overview
The Sunday Morning Slasher
Air date
Feb 04, 2006
Law enforcement officials fear they may have to release a serial killer from prison until a 24-year-old murder case gives them a chance to lock him up for good.
Caught on Tape/A Son Remembers
Air date
Feb 18, 2006
A video tape made at an ATM machine helps police in Louisville, KY, to nab a man suspected of raping 13 women. And a DA investigator in Georgia helps crack a murder case that his father, a police chief, first worked on 30 years before.
On the Case: Nacole's Killer
Air date
Mar 11, 2006
This special edition of Cold Case Files offers an inside look, rarely seen, at an active cold case investigation. We follow Det. Vince Velazquez of Atlanta and Capt. Russell Popham of .. show full overview
Killer on Campus/Bow Hunter
Air date
Apr 02, 2006
Thirty-two years after the killing of University of Michigan law student Jane Mixer, police use DNA found on her pantyhose to finally track down the killer. And psychologists help solve .. show full overview
Something Snapped/A Killer's Dream
Air date
Apr 09, 2006
On a summer night in 1987 a mother worries and waits for her 19-year-old daughter to come home. But Diana never comes home and she's found raped and strangled near the Hudson River. .. show full overview
Daddy Dearest/A Pastor's Wife
Air date
May 06, 2006
Nine years after the murders of a mother and her teenage daughters, a wiretapped conversation between the suspected killer and his sister helps police to crack the case. And the baffling .. show full overview
A Killer's Skin / Where's Peggy?
Air date
Jun 03, 2006
Police in Albany, N.Y., get a surprise when a killer they think targets only older women is suspected in the murder of an elderly man. And the contents of a secret storage shed holds the .. show full overview
Innocence Stolen/Danger at the Door
Air date
Jul 08, 2006
A district attorney uses a clever technique--a "John Doe indictment"--to give law enforcement officials the time they need to track down the Schoolgirl Rapist from Rochester, N. Y. And .. show full overview
The Interrogation/The Slide
Air date
Jul 15, 2006
A 14-year-old boy is charged with the murder of his sister, but his public defender believes the police coerced the boy's confession and that the real killer is still on the loose. And .. show full overview
The Taunt / Death in Deadwood
Air date
Jul 29, 2006
A serial rapist seals his own fate when he sends a taunting letter to police, who use the DNA extracted from the saliva in the envelope's seal to track him down. And when a man is found .. show full overview
A Child Remembers
Air date
Aug 12, 2006
Our cameras follow Detective Manny Reyes as he investigates the 1990 murder of a Fort Worth, Texas woman. Reyes talks to the woman's two sons, who believe that her husband, Bobby, was .. show full overview
The Black Dahlia
Air date
Sep 09, 2006
Bill Kurtis examines one of the most infamous cold cases in Los Angeles history -- the 1947 murder of actress Elizabeth Short, who was found nude and cut in half in an empty lot. Though .. show full overview
The Deadly Stroll / Unholy Secret
Air date
Sep 23, 2006
In Rhode Island, policewomen go undercover in as street walkers to nab the man suspected of murdering three prostitutes. And a dagger-shaped letter opener is the key piece of evidence .. show full overview
A Deadly Affair / The Sting Operation
Air date
Sep 30, 2006
After 19 years, Kansas detectives reopen the case of a banker found beaten to death in his bed--and the chief suspect is his cheating wife. And a man with a guilty conscience helps .. show full overview
NCIS / Exhuming the Truth
Air date
Oct 07, 2006
After U.S. Navy sailor Andrew Muns disappears in 1968, the Navy claims that Muns went AWOL from his ship. But his sister works tirelessly for over 30 years to prove that Muns was really .. show full overview
Cross Country Connection / Eyes at the Window
Air date
Oct 21, 2006
DNA found on a marijuana joint in Florida in 2005 helps to solve the 1988 rape and murder of a California woman. And a cold case of murder in Illinois heats up when a jailhouse lawyer turns jailhouse snitch.
Murder He Wrote/Caught By the Past
Air date
Oct 21, 2006
Guns found dumped in a pond outside of Atlantic City, N.J., help police to solve the 15-year-old murder of Detroit cab company owner. And the rape and murder of an Atlanta TV station .. show full overview
Abandoned Houses / A Son's Memory
Air date
Oct 28, 2006
Detectives are baffled when two young girls are raped, murdered, and dumped in an abandoned house in Akron, Ohio. And a 26-year-old mother of three disappears on Christmas Eve in 1995, .. show full overview
Evidence Kit
Air date
Oct 28, 2006
A member of the Chicago Police Department launches the Women's DNA Initiative to fund the testing of rape kits; a deputy district attorney in Sacramento County, Calif., uses a DNA grant to find a killer.
A Knock at the Door / Shattered
Air date
Nov 18, 2006
The killing of a woman in a Virginia hotel room goes unsolved for a quarter of a century before investigators are finally able to zero in on the likely killer. And, when a 25-year -old .. show full overview
A Deadly Pattern/A Desperate Housewife
Air date
Nov 18, 2006
When a woman is found murdered in her mobile home, police make two shocking discoveries--her husband may not only have been the killer, but he may have also killed his first wife 31 .. show full overview
Left for Dead/On the Case
Air date
Nov 18, 2006
A detective in California tracks down a prostitute's killer with the help of a key piece of evidence--fingerprints lifted off two beer bottles found at the murder scene. And two .. show full overview
The Execution of Michael Johnson
Air date
Jul 26, 2007
Bill Kurtis narrates this look at the last 48 hours before the scheduled execution of Michael Johnson, convicted in the senseless killing of Jeff Wetterman 11 years earlier. Our cameras .. show full overview
5x28 Season finale
Innocence Files
Air date
Sep 20, 2007
A look at the work of college students who take on the cases of jailed murderers who claim they're innocent. With exclusive, behind-the-scenes access to Innocence Projects at the .. show full overview

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