Cold Case Files 1999 | TV Show Watchlist
Detectives reconstruct investigations of cases that took years to solve, discussing forensic evidence and crime scenes.
Premiered: January 1, 1999
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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.
A detective in California tracks down a prostitute's killer with the help of a key piece of evidence. And two persistent cold case detectives use DNA to investigate the 1990 murder of a woman and the death of a man killed in a car crash in 1988.
Guns found dumped in a pond help police to solve the 15-year-old murder of Detroit cab company owner. And the rape and murder of an Atlanta TV station receptionist goes cold for 20 years before DNA links a man to the crime.
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.
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A 12-year-old girl is murdered in her home, and her brother is charged. Overlooked evidence is examined years later and suggests a transient is responsible. Next, a woman is found dead, the apparent victim of a sexual assault. A suspect is quickly arrested (more…)
Examining the crimes of rapist Keith Laster, who was convicted in 2005 of raping four Rochester, N.Y., girls in 1995 and 1997. Also: the 2005 conviction of Manuel Bracamontes for the 1991 murder of 9-year-old Laura Arroyo in Chula Vista, Cal.
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- Premiered: January 1, 1999
- Rating: TV-PG
- Premise: Detectives reconstruct investigations of cases that took years to solve, discussing forensic evidence and crime scenes. (more)