Cold Case Files

Cold Case Files

About the show

Bill Kurtis hosts this series of nonfiction cases being re-examined after being considered cold. With the use of forensic advances and new evidence, police and detectives attempt to solve old crimes and unanswered questions. 

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Upcoming episodes

Jan 24th
200p

Snatched and a Detectives Promise

Bill kurtis hosts this series of nonfiction cases being re-examined after being considered cold. With the use of forensic advances and new evidence, police and detectives attempt to solve old crimes and unanswered questions.
Jan 25th
200p

The Sunday Morning Slasher

Bill kurtis hosts this series of nonfiction cases being re-examined after being considered cold. With the use of forensic advances and new evidence, police and detectives attempt to solve old crimes and unanswered questions.
Jan 26th
200p

Caught on Tape and a Son Remembers

Bill kurtis hosts this series of nonfiction cases being re-examined after being considered cold. With the use of forensic advances and new evidence, police and detectives attempt to solve old crimes and unanswered questions.
Jan 27th
200p

On the Case: Nacoles Killer

Bill kurtis hosts this series of nonfiction cases being re-examined after being considered cold. With the use of forensic advances and new evidence, police and detectives attempt to solve old crimes and unanswered questions.
Jan 28th
200p

On the Case: A Child Remembers

Bill kurtis hosts this series of nonfiction cases being re-examined after being considered cold. With the use of forensic advances and new evidence, police and detectives attempt to solve old crimes and unanswered questions.
Jan 29th
800p

Evidence Kit

Bill kurtis hosts this series of nonfiction cases being re-examined after being considered cold. With the use of forensic advances and new evidence, police and detectives attempt to solve old crimes and unanswered questions.
Jan 29th
900p

Killings on Christmas Eve

It's Christmas time in the tiny town of Chehalis, Washington. Friends and family of Ed and Minnie Maurin are expecting to attend the elderly couple's annual holiday party but when guests arrive to the Maurin house no one is home. Multiple witnesses report seeing their well-known car driving along the highway, yet no one can locate the couple. The next day their car is found in a parking lot - empty but for copious amounts of blood. The couple's family launches a massive manhunt and their grandparents are found three days later, shot by the side of a logging road in the forest. Detectives determine the couple was kidnapped at gunpoint and forced to withdraw money from their bank account. They look for suspects who might know that the couple had more than a little cash - including their grandchildren - but their suspects can't be pinned to the crime. The case goes cold.
Jan 29th
1000p

A Killer Slips Away

Shortly after she became a widow, Anna Mae Florence's loving family moved her from Alabama to Columbus, so their vibrant and funny aunt and sister could be closer to her brothers, sisters, and their children in her later years of life. Anna Mae's family installed her in an apartment complex with other seniors, where they felt she would be safe and happy, but their good intentions turned to tragedy when she was brutally attacked in her home. When her brother and sister show up to take her out for a day of shopping they hear her screaming inside. They kick open the door and a younger woman, covered in blood runs past them and quickly out of sight. Anna Mae lay on the floor inside, struggling, and later she dies at the hospital. Detectives are sure they'll find the killer when a witness comes forward with details of the crime that implicate a local woman involved in drugs. But when the witness suddenly disappears, the case goes cold.
Jan 29th
1100p

A Family Cursed

When Zilphia and Reba Lowery's young nephew, Jeremiah, goes missing the family is frantic. With little help from the police, who believe he is a runaway, they desperately search for clues to his whereabouts. But things become even worse when Zilphia goes missing, too - and then 6 months later her skeletal remains are found in the woods. Just before her death Zilphia had confided in her sister, Reba, that she believed Jeremiah's father, Eddie, had killed his own son and that she'd confronted Eddie with her belief. This makes Eddie a prime suspect in both Jeremiah's disappearance and Zilphia's murder, in Reba's eyes. She pleads with the police to go after Eddie for the murder of her sister and the disappearance of her nephew, but when detectives can't connect Eddie to the crime, the case goes cold.
Jan 30th
1200a

Little Lost Girl

It's the night before Halloween when a call comes into the Oil City, Pennsylvania, PD. ¿The caller claims to have just seen a little girl snatched from the street by a man and taken away in a red car. Then, a second call comes in. This time it's from a worried mother; her 11-year-old-daughter, Shauna Howe, has not come home from the costume party she attended earlier in the evening. This begins the three-day search for a missing child - a search that ends in the discovery of her body, thrown from the railway trestles just outside of town. Police canvass the town, searching for a pedophile in the town - or in Shauna's family -- but they fail to find a viable suspect and the case goes cold. Shauna's death casts a shadow of fear over the small town; the innocence of children trick-or-treating on Halloween is lost. The holiday is cancelled