TRACE OF EVIL

About the show

A look at how advances in technology have revolutionised detective work, as seen through a number of high-profile cases. Comprised of key witness testimonies, interviews, reconstructions, and archive footage.

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Upcoming episodes

Jan 20th
300a

THE ABDUCTION OF ALICIA KOZAKIEWICZ

How the Pittsburgh Police Force and the FBI raced against time to locate missing 13-year-old Alicia Kozakiewicz. Abducted by 38-year-old Scott Tyree, Alicia was raped and tortured over a number of days, however law enforcement harnessed cyber forensics to locate her whereabouts and bring her home.
Jan 21st
300a

BABY DOE

The tragic story of a child, born into addiction and neglect, who was lost to the system and almost lost entirely, if it were not for the huge advancements made in forensic composites, the art of reconstructing an identity through drawing.
Jan 22nd
300a

THE WORLDÕS END MURDERS

Explores one of the longest running and most dedicated investigations in modern British history. It tracks the advances in forensic technology that eventually led to the murders being solved, finally giving justice to the victimsÕ families after 37 years.
Jan 22nd
1000a

MURDERED FOR LOVE

When the bludgeoned body of Paul Gault was discovered lying in a pool of blood in an upstairs bedroom of his house, Northern Ireland police began to uncover the facts behind a brutal murder. However, what at first seemed like a random attack soon led to a complicated investigation.
Jan 22nd
1100a

THE MURDER OF DAVID JACKSON

In June 1988, 24-year-old David Jackson left his home in Pembroke Pines, Florida, to buy beer and cigarettes. He was never seen again. For 15 years his disappearance remained unsolved, until the dogged determination of one investigator broke the case wide open.
Jan 22nd
1200p

THE CARDIFF SLASHER

The story of the brutal murder of Lynette White Ð how her death led to the longest murder trial in British history at the time and how determined police work and familial DNA eventually led police to her killer.
Jan 22nd
100p

THE SATURDAY NIGHT STRANGLER

By September 1973, with three murders in just 3 months, South Wales Police realized they were looking for WalesÕ first documented serial killer. This is the story of the twenty-eight-year investigation that finally uncovered the perpetrator.
Jan 23rd
300a

THE CRAIGSLIST KILLER

The story of how a most unlikely killer was stopped in his tracks, as he embarked on a crime and murder spree, due to digital forensics, police work and a good old-fashioned stake-out.
Jan 24th
200a

THE SERIAL KILLER OF BATON ROUGE

The story of Derrick Todd Lee, who has been linked to the murders of at least 7 women between 1992 and 2003. Investigators on the cases in question and family members of one of his victims tell the story of his crimes and how he was ultimately brought to justice by DNA testing.
Jan 24th
300a

THE BUTCHER OF LOUISIANA

The story of how a serial killer in Baton Rouge was caught from a simple tIre mark that he left at the scene of one of his crimes.