Cold Case Files

  • 1999
  • TV Show
  • TV-PG

Detectives reconstruct investigations of cases that took years to solve, discussing forensic evidence and crime scenes.

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Bonus: Steve and Tina
00:39 — A detective explains Steve's abuse of Tina in this bonus clip from "She Never Came Home."
Bonus: Bucky's Claim
00:42 — Bucky is not an example of a truthful witness in this bonus clip from "A Family Secret."
Bonus: Shotgun Testing
00:51 — Officers test shotguns to try to match the barrel of the murder weapon in this bonus clip from "Officer Down."
Bonus: The Carpet Cleaner
00:51 — A neighbor spots a van being cleaned in this bonus clip from "A Family Secret."
Bonus: The Telephone
00:56 — The murder weapon comes into play in this bonus clip from "A Killer Slips Away."
Bonus: Death Notification
00:59 — Brad's brother remembers how his mom found out about Brad's death in this bonus clip from "The Night Shift."
Bonus: Asleep in the Cop Car
00:33 — Detectives are shocked when Steve falls asleep in their squad car in this bonus clip from "She Never Came Home."
Bonus: The House with the Creek
01:24 — Detectives learn of a site where Shannon was supposedly held in this bonus clip from "Circle of Friends."
Bonus: The Intersection
00:58 — Shauna's mom revisits the corner where Shauna was taken in this bonus clip from "Little Girl Lost."
Bonus: Ruble's Interview
00:53 — Special Agent Jenkins was surprised by Ruble's behavior in his interview in this bonus clip from "Officer Down."
Evidence Never Lies
01:30 — Investigators comb through evidence hoping to gain new insight in this clip from "A Killer Slips Away."
Fingerprint on an Old Jar of Mayo
01:00 — Using new technology, an investigator is able to isolate a single finger print on a 25-year-old jar of mayonnaise in this clip from "A Killer Slips Aw (more…)
Searching for Fingerprints
01:04 — An officer who inspects Jessica's car is less than careful when searching her vehicle, compromising fingerprint evidence, in this clip from "A Family (more…)
She Left Her Cell Phone
01:34 — Jessica's family suspects the worst when they discover her cell phone and one shoe left behind in her car in this clip from "A Family Secret."
Social Media Manhunt
01:03 — Investigators collaborate with an independent investigator and scour social media for tips in this clip from "Circle of Friends."
Mapping the Crime Scene
00:38 — Investigators use laser mapping technology to map the crime scene and determine where the killer was standing when the crime was committed in this cli (more…)
Investigators Interview the Suspect
00:51 — Investigators interview the murder suspect, whose behavior during the interview increases officers' suspicion in this clip from "Officer Down."
Witnesses Draw Their Own Sketch
00:57 — Witnesses work with a police sketch artists to identify the suspect. Unimpressed with the sketch artist's interpretation of their descriptions, the wi (more…)
Brad's Diaries
01:51 — The Perry family discovers Brad's personal journal, which offers the case new insight into the victim's world in this clip from Season 1, Episode 5, " (more…)
Finding a Hair Sample
01:15 — A murder suspect attempts to avoid giving hair fiber evidence by shaving himself from head to toe, but a determined nurse finds two nipple hairs to te (more…)
Cold Case Files Season 1
Bill Kurtis hosts "Cold Case Files," in which forensic evidence is used to re-examine real criminal cases that have long been considered cold.
Terror In Telluride / Signature of a Killer
44:05 — A tipster's phone call helps solve the murder of the heir to the U-Haul company fortune, and a grisly murder case is solved two decades later with the (more…)
Operation Jambalaya / Footprints in the Snow
45:37 — A New Orleans police officer goes undercover on a Baton Rouge riverboat to gain a confession from one of the ship's maintenance workers who is suspect (more…)

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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)

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