The New Detectives
2023 02 07 5 00
Two men are found dead, beaten to death in the bar where they work. They had both sustained multiple blows to the head. A safe from the bar was missing, as well as the money from a cigarette machine that had been pried open. A local television station received an anonymous letter about the murders, though no fingerprints are obtained from it. Witnesses tell police of a man who frequents the bar, and investigators arrest him on unrelated charges. A search of his home and vehicle turn up several objects, including a tire iron, which lab tests conclude was the same object used to pry open the cigarette machine. Handwriting analysis also links the man to the letter. He is sentenced to consecutive life terms for the murders.
2023 02 07 6 00
A woman is rushed to the hospital due to a massive seizure that caused her heart to stop beating. Once stabilized, doctors are mystified, as the seizure has left the woman paralyzed and unable to speak. The woman’s husband, who regularly visited his wife, attracted the suspicions of the woman’s nurse. Those suspicions were realized after a doctor ordered several tests of the woman, one finding six times the lethal amount of arsenic in the woman’s system. Upon questioning, the woman’s husband, who had recently increased the amount of life insurance he had on his wife, admitted to poisoning her.
2023 02 07 7 00
A family moving into a new home opens a large drum on the property and finds the mummified remains of a woman dead for nearly 25 years. Forensics experts take samples of both the drum, and the remains of the woman inside, who was pregnant at the time of her death. Samples extracted lead investigators to the owner of an old plastics factory, the deceased’s former employer, who chooses to commit suicide in order to avoid police.
2023 02 08 5 00
Price of Murder
A security guard finds a man dead in the driver’s seat of his car, shot once in the back of the head. Authorities believe it may have been an accident, as illegal hunters frequented the area the man’s car was found. Police later receive a tip, linking the man’s wife and a friend to the murder; the motive was a large life insurance policy.
2023 02 08 6 00
A man calls 911 and reports that his 9-year-old daughter has disappeared from their front yard. Police search the neighborhood and surrounding area, but find no trace of the little girl. Searching the house for clues, police grow suspicious when they discover small amounts of the girl’s blood on her bed sheets. Investigators also come to find that the girl’s mother also disappeared without a trace several years earlier. Additional clues are found, all pointing to the young girl’s father as her killer, until finally, the child’s body is found, wrapped in a bag with her father’s prints all over it.
2023 02 08 7 00
Loved to Death
A russian woman is found nude and dead in the bathtub in her toronto apartment. Homicide detectives process the apartment, and transport the woman to the medical examiner’s office. An autopsy is performed, and a forensic odontologist is brought in, as teeth marks were discovered on the woman’s body. The teeth marks were analyzed, and samples were taken. The woman appeared to have several boyfriends, all of whom were questioned, and had teeth molds made to attempt to match to the bite marks on the woman’s body. A perfect match was found, the only evidence linking the man to the murder.
2023 02 09 5 00
Written in Blood
A man calls 911 claiming his wife fell down the stairs and died. Rescue workers respond, and do indeed find the woman dead at the base of the stairs. There is a large amount of blood on and around the body. The medical examiner concludes the woman died as a result of a blunt force trauma, and begins the search for a murder weapon. Blood spatter also proves the woman was beaten before she fell, or was placed at the base of the stairs. The man’s prints are found on a champagne bottle, but not the glasses, leading investigators to believe he beat his wife with the bottle. Blood spatter is found on most of the man’s clothing, proving he beat his wife to death.
2023 02 09 6 00
A man discovers skeletal remains lying just outside the african lion safari section of an ontario zoo. An anthropologist assisted forensics professionals in the autopsy to help determine cause of death. The team searching for the victim’s identity employed a bizarre technique of re-hydration to attempt to lift a fingerprint. Once the victim had a name, authorities would have to piece together the cause of death.
2023 02 09 7 00
A real estate agent is found beaten and strangled in the basement of a home that was for sale. Police and crime techs find boot and finger prints on the woman’s body. The agent’s car is searched; a pad with her name on it reveals a fingerprint. Some of the agent’s jewelry had been pawned, and investigators link fingerprints from the jewelry to those found on the victim, and a massive search is undertaken for the murderers.
2023 02 10 5 00
An 18-year-old girl is found raped and strangled in a harlem stairwell. Dna is collected from the victim’s body and is compared to that of other rape suspects being held in jail; it doesn’t match. Another girl with a similar description is found dead, and police feel they have a serial killer on their hands. A man’s name is found from the phone records of one of the victims, and authorities would have to attempt to obtain dna sample from the man to prove his guilt.