Episodes
The Circus Singer  In 2017, CNN reporter Thomas Lake receives a phone call from a circus singer who tells a wild, hard-to-believe story: James Brown didn’t die of natural causes in 2006; instead the Godfather of Soul was murdered. After months of calls from the circus singer, Lake decides to fly to Chicago to meet Jacque Hollander in person. There Jacque proves her connection to James Brown and shows Lake a videotape of a polygraph test she took in 1995 that was administered by a former FBI...
Published 11/03/22
Published 04/29/22
In the aftermath of violent crimes, unexplainable accidents and other strange occurrences, authorities search for answers in what was left behind. Listen as detectives, scientists and other experts sift through the clues, analyze the evidence and piece together data — all in hopes of finding the truth. Listen to Forensic Files II wherever you get your podcasts. To learn more about how HLN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
Published 04/29/22
After Ron DeFeo Jr. finds his parents and younger siblings dead in their Amityville, New York, home, police begin to search for the killer. Host Donnie Wahlberg and local journalist Joel Martin revisit that horrific evening in 1974, the crime scene and the investigation — all in hopes of answering a question heavy on residents’ minds: “Who would murder an entire family in the dead of night?” To learn more about how HLN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
Published 03/23/22
While Earl Morris was vacationing in California, he learned that his wife had gone missing from their home in Arizona.  The search for Ruby Morris involved dozens of investigators, scientists, and even the coast guard.  To learn more about how HLN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
Published 12/31/20
A woman was reported missing, presumed dead. A clue inside the suspect’s watchband and a popular television show helped solve the case. To learn more about how HLN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
Published 12/28/20
A 1986 case of sexual assault and serial murder marked the first time DNA was used as evidence in a court of law. To learn more about how HLN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
Published 12/24/20
Three seemingly unrelated deaths proved to be serial murders.   The killer had been careful; he used poison which has no taste or odor.  Fortunately for investigators, it also had a unique chemical signature.    To learn more about how HLN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
Published 12/21/20
A twelve-year-old girl claimed she had been abducted and sexually assaulted.  She recounted what happened in such a flat, unemotional voice that police found it difficult to  believe her.  Fibers on her clothing would prove she was telling the truth, and help police to find her attacker. To learn more about how HLN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
Published 12/17/20
Two suspects living in the same apartment were linked to a murder by a gun and a pair of bloodstained boots – items that belonged to the one who claimed he'd never even met the victim. Investigators hoped the manufacturing code stamped on six beer bottles would be distinctive enough to prove who was telling the truth, and who was a cold-blooded killer. To learn more about how HLN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
Published 12/14/20
It's usually easy to determine how a criminal entered the crime scene. But in this case, it was far from clear. It looked like the killer vanished into thin air...and perhaps he had. To learn more about how HLN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
Published 12/10/20
Early one morning, a woman went missing on her way to work.  A strand of hair in her hairbrush led investigators to unravel the mystery. To learn more about how HLN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
Published 12/07/20
Twenty-four years after the death of a 15-year-old in California, forensic scientists discover enough microscopic evidence to finally bring the killer to justice. To learn more about how HLN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
Published 12/03/20
The media dubbed him the “Last Call Killer” because he targeted men in gay bars who were obviously intoxicated.  His MO involved dismembering the bodies and wrapping the parts in plastic bags, which he then carefully washed to remove all incriminating evidence.  He eluded capture for almost ten years... and then new technology revealed fingerprints no one knew were there. To learn more about how HLN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
Published 11/30/20
Bruce Miller was shot to death in the office of the business he owned. When a computer expert examined the computers owned by the victim’s wife and by her lover, he found the evidence needed to convict the person responsible for the crime. To learn more about how HLN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
Published 11/26/20
A serial killer in Arlington, Va., leaves the same clues behind at each crime scene. To learn more about how HLN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
Published 11/23/20
A young mother is murdered after years of domestic abuse.  There are clues at the scene:  bloody footprints and DNA from the victim’s rape kit.  But the evidence which will  conclusively tie the killer to the crime is on a freshly baked hamburger bun.  To learn more about how HLN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
Published 11/19/20
One warm summer afternoon, the town of Verona, Wisconsin, faced its first triple homicide. To solve the case, investigators had to delve into the world of high rollers and offshore betting. With the help of forensics, they were able to bring down a killer who gambled, and lost. To learn more about how HLN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
Published 11/16/20
A little girl disappears from a Christmas party. To learn more about how HLN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
Published 11/12/20
Women in a small Louisiana city live in fear of a rapist who leaves no clues to his identity.  But computer technology and behavioral science combine to give police a new forensic tool: geographical profiling. To learn more about how HLN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
Published 11/09/20
When a woman is found murdered in a bar. Investigators believe the best evidence is the bite mark found on the victim. A postman is convicted of murder, but he maintains his innocence. Ten years later, improved technology yields new information. To learn more about how HLN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
Published 11/05/20
Children at a Texas hospital seem to be dying at a higher rate than at any other US hospital.  Investigators look to a suspicious nurse. To learn more about how HLN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
Published 11/02/20
A girl was found dead in her backyard. Her parents claimed she was attacked and killed by the family dogs, but police disagreed. To learn more about how HLN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
Published 10/29/20
When a mother and her child are abducted during a carjacking, the crime is reported within minutes. Police know they have a small window of opportunity to find them... and the clock is ticking. To learn more about how HLN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
Published 10/26/20
Arson is suspected when a Seattle policeman's house burns down. To learn more about how HLN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
Published 10/22/20