Motives & Murders: Cracking the Case
When the mutilated body of 17-year-old Lori Billingsley is found in a ditch on the outskirts of town, it's obvious a sadistic killer is on the loose in Oregon. But when the case goes cold, it's her sister who is determined to get justice for Lori.
Interrogating A Suspect In The Murder Of A 17-Year-Old Girl
Deep in Southern Louisiana, the bodies start piling up in a series of deadly home invasions. There's a curious link between the victims and a similar MO, and before long a combined task force is on the hunt for a serial killer.
Brother-In-Law Questioned In Louisiana Woman's Death - Did He Owe Her Money?
In a sleepy New Hampshire town, a man answers a knock at the door and is shot dead through the screen. Investigators are stumped. That is, until they uncover a seething grudge and a culprit closer to home than anyone could have imagined.
Family Man Shot Dead Through His Screen Door, Stumping Investigators
A high school senior is murdered in her family's Minnesota farmhouse, but with little evidence the case soon goes cold. Years later, a fresh set of eyes spots an overlooked clue, but cold case detectives will need more to convict the killer.
Who Murdered A High School Senior In Her Family's Midwest Farmhouse?
A respected widow is beaten to death in her Salt Lake City home. Investigators suspect the victim knew her killer, but it will take 20 years before a set of children's fingerprints can put him at the scene of the crime.
Respected Widow Beaten To Death - Did She Know Her Killer?
When 18-year-old Lisa Monzo is murdered in San Lorenzo, California, investigators look for a connection to other unsolved murders in the area. But it will take several years and help from an unlikely source before they can track down her killer.
18-Year-Old Girl Murdered Before Opening Night Of Her Play
18-year-old Debra Ann Dill had just quit high school to get married to a local police officer. Dill leaves one night for a date with her fiancé, but the next morning, her body is discovered next to her car. Twelve state police investigators are assigned to the case, but after interviewing hundreds of people, the case goes cold. That is, until 15 years later when a phone call from a Connecticut prison changed everything.
A Cold Case Investigator Explains How The Process Really Works
Kimberly Dunkin's body is found with a single gunshot to the head. At first, investigators suspect she was the victim of a gang war. It will take 15 years, a deck of playing cards, and a lucky break before the case finally begins to unravel.
How A Deck Of Cards Can Be Used To Help Solve Cold Cases
While building their dream home, Matthew Monahon discovers his pregnant wife Kelsey hogtied on the floor and clinging to life. When she dies days later, a $300,000 life insurance policy casts him as the number one suspect.
What Happens When There's A Lack Of Forensic Evidence In A Murder Case?
31-year-old bartender Deborah Fielding’s body is dumped in an Orlando park. And as detectives connect the dots, a spate of seemingly random beatings, carjackings, and murders tells the story of a one-man crime spree.
Homicide Investigators Explain What Helps Determine If A Killer Is A Stranger
The body of Marilyn Habian, a popular teacher with a passion for dance, is found in the basement of her home. There are no witnesses or signs of forced entry, but evidence from the crime scene suggests Habian caught the perpetrator in the act before she was shot in the heart.
A Ballet Teacher Is Found Murdered, But Her Strong Spirit Lives On
On her last day as a high school freshman, 14-year-old Jessica McHenry vanishes. The victim of a shocking and brutal murder, her badly burned body is found in a field just outside of town. While her sleepy community deals with the aftermath, police hunt for a monster.
Returning To The Crime Scene Where 14-Year-Old Jessica Was Found Murdered
14-year-old Gloria Pointer is snatched off the street, assaulted and murdered on her way to school. Detectives work the case day and night, but a lucky break nearly 30 years later will put the culprit behind bars. Now her mother, Yvonne Pointer is dedicated to serving others.
Mom Whose 14-Year-Old Daughter Was Murdered Now Works With Inmates
Modern cold-case detectives have plenty of high-tech tools at their disposal. But their hard work may not only expose a killer; it can sometimes reveal missteps and missed opportunities in the original investigation.
Being a Cold Case Detective Gives You Advantages That Others Didn't Have
In 1999, 19-year-old journalism student, Brook Baker, is murdered in her apartment sending shock waves through the once peaceful Vincennes, Indiana, and setting in motion a desperate police investigation.
Cracking the Case:She Was Murdered Because The Killer Liked Doing It
A hard-working single mom is murdered in a Michigan town where violent crime rates are nearly four times the national average. And while a TV celebrity leads a major media campaign, the search is on for a mysterious man known only as ‘B’.
Cracking the Case (Season 3):Star Jones Gets The Media Involved In Her Friend's Missing Case