Cold Case Files

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  • TV-14
  • 2003
  • 10 Seasons
  • 8.1  (1,653)

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

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Suspicious Minds
10. Suspicious Minds
January 14, 2022
Just after the last day of school in 1984, 15-year-old Reesa Trexler is found murdered in her grandparents' home. For decades, a stalled investigation only fuels the town rumor mill, pointing an accusing finger at Reesa's 13-year-old sister, Jodie.
Murder by Moonlight
9. Murder by Moonlight
January 14, 2022
Easter Sunday of 1992, the body of missing woman Lisa Ziegert is found in a field. The investigation yields hundreds of leads but no true suspect. After more than two decades on ice, the case is revived when DNA phenotyping puts a face to the killer.
Ice Cold in Denver
8. Ice Cold in Denver
January 7, 2022
On a bitter morning in 1980, radio intern Helene Pruszynski is found brutalized in a snowy field. After 37 years of fruitless leads, investigators tap into a public genealogy website that leads them across the country to the killer they've been hunting.
Love and Hate
7. Love and Hate
January 7, 2022
Near what's known as the hanging tree, the mutilated body of Timothy Coggins is found in late 1983. The investigation is thwarted and the case freezes for over 30 years until a newly elected sheriff vows to bring the killers to justice.
The Devil in Disguise
6. The Devil in Disguise
September 24, 2021
23-year-old teacher Irene Garza was a former beauty queen and devout Catholic who vanished the evening before Easter after giving confession. Residents of her close-knit border town did their best to find her, but after a series of false leads, her body was found floating in a drainage canal clearly the victim of a violent sexual predator. At the time, a key witness hinted that a member of the Catholic clergy may have been responsible, but the clue remained buried for 42 years until a former priest comes forward with a damning confession from another man of the cloth that reveals a sinister coverup.
The Heartland Killer
5. The Heartland Killer
September 17, 2021
Women from small towns along the Mississippi River were killed in 1980s and the case remains unsolved up to this day.
The School Teacher
4. The School Teacher
September 17, 2021
When 25-year-old schoolteacher Christy Mirack is found brutally murdered in her Lancaster, Pennsylvania, apartment in 1992, there is no shortage of suspects. Frustration and fear mount as each person is ruled out, one by one, and eventually the case goes cold. Twenty-six years later, in 2018, cold case detectives get a break when a relative of the killer uploads DNA to a public genealogy website. This story features a rare interview with the victim's brother and the forensic genealogist who helped crack one of state's first cold cases to be solved by familial DNA technology.
Missing in Altoona
3. Missing in Altoona
September 3, 2021
When Sherry Leighty goes missing in 1999, her family is left wondering how a dedicated mother of three could vanish without a trace. A decade later, the cold case heats up when Sherry's sister launches a social media campaign to help solve her sister's mysterious disappearance. An online tip unearths the killer truth and a sinister family secret. Featuring an interview with Shelly Leighty, who never gave up on solving her sister's case, along with rare home video of Sherry and her family.
Devil at the Door
2. Devil at the Door
August 27, 2021
When 36-year-old computer programmer Lisa Valdez fails to show up for work, her apartment manager finds her brutally murdered in her tiny studio. Her body is riddled with stab wounds, the walls are covered in blood. Evidence shows the killer cut off her long, dark hair, taking it as an apparent trophy.
The Voice in the Lake
1. The Voice in the Lake
August 20, 2021
When 31-year-old real estate appraiser Mike Williams mysteriously vanishes while duck hunting in the Florida swamps in December of 2000, authorities suspect he accidentally drowned. For sixteen years Mike's disappearance remains a mystery. The case heats up when police receive a distress call from the victim's wife in 2016. Featuring interviews with detectives and the victim's mother as well as rare footage of the crime scene and recorded audio confessions with the accused, the episode explores how the disappearance unfolded into a sinister plot to cash in on millions of dollars of life insurance.
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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 Cold Case Files is a series that is currently running and has 10 seasons (181 episodes). The series first aired on June 30, 2003.

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Cold Case Files is available for streaming on the A&E website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Cold Case Files on demand at Apple TV+, Amazon Prime, Philo, Amazon, Hulu, Vudu, The Roku Channel Free, Sling, Google Play, Apple TV, A&E, Pluto TV, IMDb TV and Peacock.

  • Premiere Date
    June 30, 2003
  • IMDB Rating
    8.1  (1,653)