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Forensic Files Season 8 Episodes

27 Episodes 2003 - 2003

Episode 1

Chief Evidence

Wed, Mar 19, 2003 25 mins

The murder of a suburban couple is detailed. Investigators first believe the slayings were the result of a drug deal gone bad. However, no drugs are found in the house and the victims' blood isn't present on the clothing of the suspects. The couple's dog eventually leads authorities to the murderer.

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Episode 2

Telltale Tracks

Wed, Mar 26, 2003 25 mins

The murder of a coed in Philadelphia is investigated. The police find unusual marks on her body that lead to the killer.

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Episode 3

Dessert Served Cold

Wed, Apr 2, 2003 25 mins

The death of a Massachusetts man from an apparent heart attack is detailed. The police re-open the case upon hearing rumours that his girlfriend spiked his dessert with LSD. The result: a near decade-long battle between competing teams of toxicologists. One claims the man died from natural causes; the other asserts he was poisoned.

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Episode 4

The Music Case

Wed, Apr 9, 2003 25 mins

The case of a woman found dead in her home leaves investigators stumped.

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Episode 5


Sat, Apr 12, 2003 25 mins

The investigation into the abduction and murder of a teen girl is detailed. The police believed they had caught the killer, but he was freed on a technicality. Investigators were able to nab the culprit 24 years later because of a stored vacuum-cleaner bag that contained microscopic paint particles.

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Episode 6

Sign Here

Wed, Apr 23, 2003 25 mins

The search for an abducted woman leads investigators to a rental car, but the signature on the rental paperwork is a forgery. Forensic science is used to identify the signature despite the killer's attempts to falsify it.

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Episode 7

Shadow of a Doubt

Wed, Apr 30, 2003 25 mins

A woman is murdered two days before testifying against a man who allegedly assaulted her. The suspect seems to have an air-tight alibi: a time-stamped videotape that indicates he was fishing at the time of the murder.

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Episode 8

Marathon Man

Wed, Jun 4, 2003 25 mins

A man's body is found near his family's horse farm. His wife claims he went jogging, but investigators doubt her story.

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Episode 9

All Wet

Wed, Jun 4, 2003 25 mins

A death in Pennsylvania leads to a homicide investigation in North Carolina after similarities between the cases emerge.

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Episode 10

Tourist Trap

Wed, Jun 4, 2003 25 mins

A rash of 1993 high-profile tourist attacks in Florida are investigated, with crucial evidence coming from a bite mark left on a victim.

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Episode 11

Once Bitten

Sat, Jun 7, 2003 25 mins

Relating the case of Ray Krone, dubbed the "Snaggletooth Killer" by the Arizona media. He was wrongly convicted in the 1991 murder of a Phoenix bar employee, not once, but twice. After serving 10 years in prison, DNA testing proved him innocent; and enabled authorities to locate the actual killer, who confessed to the crime.

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Episode 12

Shot of Vengeance

Wed, Jun 25, 2003 25 mins

An unexpected murder plot is uncovered when a woman's flu-like symptoms worsen.

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Episode 13

Dinner and a Movie

Wed, Jul 23, 2003 25 mins

A pregnant woman's murder is investigated. The police find an unlikely source of information for the case: an HBO movie.

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Episode 14

A Wrong Foot

Wed, Jul 30, 2003 25 mins

A murder in Peoria, Ill., is investigated. An obscure clue leads to the killer.

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Episode 15

Order Up

Wed, Aug 6, 2003 25 mins

The murder of a businessman leaves the investigators stumped; the prime suspect's alibi is questioned.

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Episode 16

When the Dust Settled

Wed, Aug 13, 2003 25 mins

The murder of a union official who was shot execution-style while he slept in his bed causes the police to contemplate an IRA connection due to the victim's work on behalf of a Northern Ireland charity. However, when that leads nowhere, investigators turn their attention back to his wife, who claims she didn't hear the gunshots despite sleeping in the next room.

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Episode 17

Within Arm's Reach

Mon, Aug 25, 2003 25 mins

An alleged suicide is investigated. A police officer claims his estranged wife shot herself after they argued. Investigators rely on a ballistics report and other forensic evidence to verify or disprove the husband's story.

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Episode 18

A Welcome Intrusion

Wed, Aug 27, 2003 25 mins

After police find a woman and her attacker, both dead, authorities label the woman's husband a hero for subduing the assailant. Four years later, however, the forensic evidence points in a different direction.

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Episode 19


Thu, Aug 28, 2003 25 mins

The brutal slayings of a young couple are investigated. Shell casings, paint chips and glass shards lead the police to suspect a white supremacist.

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Episode 20

Hair of the Dog

Fri, Aug 29, 2003 25 mins

The police are forced to rely on a murder victim's canine for help when their investigation turns up little evidence in the case.

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Episode 21

Breaking News

Wed, Sep 10, 2003 23 mins

The murder of a TV news producer leaves investigators stumped when their two prime suspects are both cleared. Three years later, Virginia's DNA Databank provides a hit---and leads to the conviction of the culprit.

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Episode 22

The Big Chill

Sat, Sep 13, 2003 25 mins

For years, a woman suffered from what appeared to be the unpleasant side effects of lithium, a drug prescribed to treat bipolar disorder. Her search for help led her to numerous doctors and hospitals, and resulted in a 4000-page medical file. When she died, investigators had to determine if her death was due to natural causes, suicide, or murder.

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Episode 23

Bound for Jail

Wed, Oct 1, 2003 25 mins

The investigation into the 1986 slaying of a female jogger in a suburban Lansing, Michigan park is recounted. Fifteen years later, the police identified a suspect and charged him with the murder in April 2001.

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Episode 24

Sphere of Influence

Wed, Oct 8, 2003 25 mins

The investigation into the murder of an 11-year-old girl, who had been missing for 10 days, is recounted.

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Episode 25

Bio Attack

Wed, Nov 12, 2003 25 mins

An outbreak of food poisoning in 1984 Oregon leads authorities to a religious cult.

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Episode 26

Sign of the Zodiac

Wed, Dec 3, 2003 25 mins

For six years, a serial killer prowled the streets of New York City. He wrote letters to police and The New York Post, indicating he would kill twelve people, one for each astrological sign. Forensic astronomy, handwriting analysis, and DNA extracted from the flap of an envelope gave investigators a profile of the killer, and a stroke of luck enabled them to find him.

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Episode 27

Letter Perfect

Wed, Dec 10, 2003 25 mins

A possible suicide is investigated.

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