Watch On The Case With Paula Zahn

On the Case With Paula Zahn is a crime and justice show hosted by Emmy Award-winning journalist Paula Zahn. The show documents some of the most shocking and heinous crimes and mysteries that have taken place over the last several decades. Zahn uses her over thirty years of investigative and reporting experience to dissect each case and shed light on all of the facts, regardless of where they lead. Some of the recent cases explored include, "Last Rites," which investigates stabbing and strangling of a nun and "A Tell Tale Call," which sheds light on the murder of a young woman who works at a dating service.

Each case is explored in-depth from a variety of angles. On the Case conducts interviews with law enforcement officials who work the cases, prosecutors, the victim's family members, forensic doctors - and, sometimes, the accused. When interviewed, the accused never admit guilt but staunchly protest their innocence to Zahn regardless how damning the evidence.

Zahn, who serves as the show's narrator, outlines the crime from beginning to end. The story begins with the crime, followed by the background of the victims. Family members relay in heart-wrenching detail the victim's life, family, their goals, dreams, and how it was all taken away in the blink of an eye. Police and forensic personnel discuss their investigative tactic, and how they are able to tie the perpetrator to the crime. In some cases actual crime scene footage and pictures are shown. Prosecutors and defense attorneys are interviewed to give their spin on the case and why the feel the accuser is either guilty or innocent.

The last segment of the show usually features excerpts from the perpetrator's trial. When the guilty verdict is returned, friends and family members collapse with measured relief. Although the loved ones can never escape the heartbreak of having their loved ones taken away, they can take some solace in the fact that the perpetrators will never see the light of day again.

Sunday 10:00 PM et/pt on Investigation Discovery
1 Season, 284 Episodes
October 18, 2009
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7.2/10
Cast: Paula Zahn
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On The Case With Paula Zahn Full Episode Guide

  • After a woman disappears from her home, police work tirelessly to track her last known movements, following a trail of videotape.

  • After an FBI agent's daughter disappears from an airport parking lot, law enforcement officers from across the country rally to help; however, the case quickly evolves into one of the bureau's most difficult and heartbreaking homicide investigations.

  • A young girl disappears on her way home from school, and the police investigate a series of terrifying calls her family received before she went missing.

  • A young woman's body is found at a popular campsite in the Rocky Mountains, marking the beginning of a terrifying murder mystery.

  • A detective was caught in a shoot out in a hotel in downtown Atlanta.

  • When an Air Force Major is found beaten to death just outside his home police wonder whether it was a random act of violence or if his top-secret job at a nearby military base could have been the motive for his murder.

  • After Wendi Brant, 45, is found murdered at her horse ranch, investigators study the crime scene and realize that Brant must've been killed by someone she knew and trusted.

  • Police uncover a trail of terrifying clues while investigating a couple's disappearance; they come to suspect that the couple has fallen victim to a carefully laid trap in the classified pages of the newspaper.

  • A young schoolteacher is savagely murdered in the doorway of her own home.

  • An unlikely pair of investigators strive to solve Elaine Fogle's murder after the case goes cold for four decades.

  • When a young woman's car is found abandoned on a bridge, police must consider three possibilities, including suicide, foul play or an intentional disappearance.

  • A teenager vanishes during a bike ride through Point Defiance Park in Tacoma. Wash.; the investigation into her disappearance leads police to fear that a serial killer is on the loose in Tacoma.

  • When police find a beautiful young woman run over by her own car it marks the beginning of a terrifying murder mystery.

  • When a young woman is savagely murdered in her own home, police and her family must find the clue hidden inside the blood-stained crime scene that will lead them to her killer.

  • Three terrifying murders are connected together by one common thread. After years of frustration and heartbreak, can investigators from three states work together to find the deadly predator responsible for all the crimes?

  • An elected community official is found stabbed to death in his Washington, D.C., home.

  • A young woman disappears on a cold night in Breckenridge Colorado, beginning one of the state's darkest mysteries.

  • When a young woman is found shot to death in her home, police are baffled; then a cryptic letter from a mysterious source sends the investigation down a twisting road to the truth.

  • A woman and her teenage daughter are savagely murdered in their own home; police find clues at the crime scene, including a bloody bare footprint and an unharmed 3-year-old girl with a heartbreaking story.

  • A teenage couple out on a date are ambushed by a gun-wielding madman; the lone survivor's heartbreaking account may hold the key to bringing a cold-blooded killer to justice.

  • A loving mother is found gunned down just steps from her front door. Police in her small town are baffled, and as the investigation unfolds the sense of confusion boils into outrage.

  • Police investigate a residential house fire and discover it was intentionally set to cover-up a savage murder.

  • A teenage girl disappears on her way to visit friends. As police retrace her last known movements they uncover a terrifying possibility, the 16-year-old my have been kidnapped by an international human trafficking ring.

  • Two sisters are found murdered in a heart-breaking double homicide. The evidence police discover paint a grim picture of the crime but will it lead them to the killer?

  • After a four-year-old girl finds her mother's lifeless body, police must try to unravel a puzzling mystery. A murder investigation in which they must rule out multiple solid suspects before they arrive at the unlikely killer.

  • When a hero firefighter is found savagely murdered in his own home, the trail of evidence police find takes them on a twisting and tension filled journey to justice.

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