Forensic Factor

Forensic Factor

About the show

Based on true crimes solved by an elite team of investigators, Forensic Factor details the trade secrets used by the world's best sleuths to nab the most elusive criminals, with re-enactments of crucial incidents and firsthand accounts from the experts providing depth and insight.

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Upcoming episodes

Jul 5th
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Murder Weapons

Weapons are the hallmark of violent crime, tools designed to harm – or kill. Forensic science has developed a world of techniques for tracking and identifying these devices. Blood spatter, explosive residue, ballistics and trauma wounds tell crime scene investigators their deadly story
Jul 6th
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Promised Land

When a russian prostitute is found murdered, los angeles homicide detectives quickly find the case to be anything but routine. Following a tangled string of clues, investigators are drawn into the murky world of high-end prostitution, illegal alien smuggling and russian organized crime. Police must navigate their way through the dark underworld of los angeles – and hope that forensic science can nail the killer.
Jul 6th
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The Cover Up

Fire, water, earth – killers call on all the elements in their attempt to cover up their crimes. But even a body burned to ashes, sunk deep into the sea or reduced to fragments will still tell its forensic tale.
Jul 7th
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Rampage

Four brutal murders in one bloody weekend devastate the small town of barrie, ontario. The prime suspects, three violent, escaped convicts, are on the loose. But while police conduct a massive manhunt, they begin to discover that the evidence isn’t adding up. As the frightened city demands answers, detectives and forensic scientists find themselves in a desperate race to find those responsible – before they can kill again.
Jul 7th
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Beauty Queen

Karyn slover is a pretty small town dreamer who’s finally got her big break: She’s been offered work as a model by an agency in los angeles. Now she can move away with her three-year old son, kolten, leaving her ex-husband, friends, and current boyfriend behind. She leaves her desk at the local newspaper at 5 pm, and is never heard from again.
Jul 8th
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The Yosemite Park Murders

Carole sund, her daughter juli and friend silvina pelosso go missing while vacationing in yosemite national park. The theory is that they had a car accident. What begins as a search and rescue operation becomes a chilling case of murder when the bodies of two of the women are discovered in the trunk of their burned out rental car. An anonymous letter to the fbi leads authorities to the body of the third victim – sexually assaulted and murdered by a lake. Confusing and contradictory evidence keeps police off the trail of a sadistic killer until after he strikes again. When they finally catch cary stayner, the handyman at the motel where the women were murdered, he confesses that he used forensic science to mislead and manipulate investigators.
Jul 8th
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A Deadly Affair

Caretaker larry mallory notices something unusual while on his way to work. Lying in the middle of the highway is a leg from a department store dummy. When he gets closer, mallory sees two crows feeding on it. The leg is not plastic, it is flesh, and it has been severed from a female human body with surgical precision. The discovery of four more body parts in the area touch off a murder manhunt that involves seven police forces in four countries
Jul 9th
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The Hog Trail Murders

Between january 1994 and april 1996, in central florida, the bodies of four men are found in a wooded area known as the hog trails. All are severely decomposed, all are naked, and all have been genitally mutilated. Police realize they are chasing a serial killer, but the investigation is hampered by the fact that they are unable to identify any of the victims. Finally a fifth body yields a name, and soon puts authorities on the trail of nurse daniel conahan. Police are able to prove that conahan --a sexual sadist with a taste for bondage-- lured transients to the woods with promises of easy money posing for nude photographs. In the privacy of the wilderness, he tied them to trees and brutally murdered them.
Jul 10th
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Bloody Valentine

The cry for help comes from oklahoma city’s most exclusive neighborhood. “My wife’s bleeding all over the place,” dr. John baxter hamilton tells the 911 operator. “I don’t know, she looks like somebody hurt her.” It’s valentine’s morning and socialite susan hamilton lies nude, smashed in a pool of blood. The science suggests a crime of both heated rage and cold calculation, a killer with the intelligence to cover his trail and the composure to mask his guilt.
Jul 10th
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No Body, No Crime

Millionaire frank black boards a commercial flight and disappears into thin air. The workaholic, busing magnate is never seen or heard from again. Authorities believe alan mackerley, blacks’ former business associate is the man behind the murder. But black’s body and the murder weapon are never recovered. At trial the defense raises doubts that black is even dead at all!! With no body and no murder weapon they argue the case is highly circumstantial.