Forensic Files

1996 • truTV
225 reviews
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Best of Season 1 episodes (7)

1 The Disappearance of Helle Crafts
In this classic episode of Forensic Files, the longest running true crime series in television history, a Connecticut flight attendant went missing and was never seen again. Police suspected her husband was guilty of murder and they were able to prove it – even though they never found the woman’s body. Originally aired as Season 1, Episode 1.
2 The Magic Bullet
A fifteen-year-old boy died from a mysterious gunshot wound to his head while he was sitting in the lobby of his father’s gun club. Ballistics, laser technology, made-to-scale models and the latest in forensic animation showed that bullet had followed a tragic course after a misfire at the outdoor range. Originally aired as Season 1, Episode 2.
3 The House That Roared
A woman disappeared and her husband became the prime suspect -- especially after police found a huge bloodstain on the carpet of their bedroom. When they sprayed the bedroom with Luminol, they discovered it was awash with blood spatter. Complex DNA testing proved it was the wife’s blood. Now all they had to do was find her body. Originally aired as Season 1, Episode 3.
4 Planted Evidence
Early one morning in a deserted area outside of Phoenix, a motorcyclist discovered the body of a young woman. She had been beaten, bound, strangled and possibly raped. The nearby plants would tell investigators more about the killer than any other single piece of evidence. Originally aired as Season 1, Episode 5.
5 The Wilson Murder
On the night of May 22, 1992, Betty Wilson returned home after a meeting. She walked up the stairs to the bedroom and discovered her husband, lying in a pool of blood. Jack Wilson had obviously been murdered... but how? And by whom? Even the experts couldn’t agree. Originally aired as Season 1, Episode 8.
6 Insect Clues
Between 1985 and 1988, 18 people were choked, molested and left for dead in the remote desert mountains of California. The only witnesses were the insects – and they also proved to play an important role in solving the crimes and bringing the killer to justice. Originally aired as Season 1, Episode 10.
7 Outbreak
Alarmingly high levels of thyroid hormones pump through the systems of South Dakota residents. Investigators study one large family whose 12-year-old son did not get sick. The tip-off: he's a vegetarian. It seems that when drug companies started manufacturing synthetic thyroid hormones, they stopped buying thyroid tissue from butchers who did not trim these parts, but rather sold them as 'extra lean beef.' The outcome: the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture bans meat plants from using meat in or near the gullet for beef and pork products. Originally aired as Season 1, Episode 11.

About this show

Forensic Files profiles intriguing crimes, accidents, and outbreaks of disease from around the world. Follow coroners, medical examiners, law enforcement personnel and legal experts as they seek the answers to baffling and mysterious cases, which have been ripped from the headlines. Forensic Files puts a new spin on the “whodunit” genre and will satisfy the most ardent true-crime buffs.

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225 reviews
Yoko Koko
March 9, 2020
I will lay down and watch this show for months without realizing that time is passing by. What makes this show unique is its ability to partially reproduce the real event and even show the crime scene without making it like a movie.
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Mike Marcucci (Mr.Weebster)
January 28, 2018
Great show! Can't stop watching it. Peter Thomas, the narrator, does an excellent job. R.I.P Peter Thomas of Forensic Files. 1925 - 2016
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Tanya Makela
April 6, 2021
I watch peter daily on peacock and love his voice and i have all seasons and my channel has not changed probably in 3 years i watch them over and over same goes with snapped and dateline all i do is switch back and forth they just comfort me is all i can say
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