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A murder is committed. The police follow all the leads, question every suspect in the case, and collect all the evidence, yet they reach a dead end and the case goes cold. Five, ten, or even twenty years go by and the victim

A&E
8 Seasons, 147 Episodes
January 1, 1999
Documentary & Biography
8.2/10
Cast: Bill Kurtis
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Cold Case Files Full Episode Guide

  • Two unsolved murders of loved ones plague a family; detectives uncover a hidden crime scene that may help solve the 13-year-old cold case.

  • A 17-year-old girl from a small Kentucky town goes missing, then is found strangled two weeks later; a police investigation into the crime uncovers a terrible family secret.

  • When 18-year-old Shannon Siders' body is found in the woods, everyone in the small town of Newaygo, Michigan, becomes a suspect - but no one is convicted of the crime. It takes 22 years for a special cold case unit - along with the help of the entire town - to solve Shannon's murder.

  • The longest running cold case of a law enforcement officer in the United States was the murder of Sheriff's Lt. Joe Clark - shot execution style in his own home. Given his tough stance on drug crime, detectives become convinced his death is the beginning of a drug war. It takes 33 years for them to discover the truth.

  • A college student disappears from his graveyard shift at a gas station; new forensic technology and the discovery of an illegal drug ring in a squeaky-clean town helps police solve the case two decades later.

  • One family faces two unsolved murders of loved ones and authorities finally uncover the missing clue that leads to solve the case 13 years after the murders occurred.

  • A killer writes a book about his con-man past that becomes the key to solving a case from almost three decades before of two high school sweethearts and three other cold cases, leading authorities to believe the culprit could be the Zodiac Killer.

  • A look at the work of college students who take on the cases of jailed murderers who claim they're innocent.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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