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

Mar 9th
300a

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.
Mar 9th
1000a

The Whelan Family Murders

Trace of Evil - The Murders of Sharon, Zarah and Nadia Whelan is the story of how Sharon Whelan was attacked and killed in her home on Christmas Eve, how the killer made the cold and calculated decision to also end her two daughters lives and how a multi-discipline forensics investigation uncovered his horrific actions and brought him to justice.
Mar 9th
1100a

The Murder of Imette St. Guillen

Trace of Evil: The Murder of Imette St Guillen explores the hours and events leading up to her horrific death, the large-scale police investigation that identified her killer and how the powerful strands of forensics were able to link him to other victims.
Mar 9th
1200p

Murder in The Mountains

Trace of Evil: Murder in the Mountains is the story of the brutal and tragic death of Phyllis Murphy, how her family and the community never thought they’d see justice and how after almost two decades modern forensic technology eventually led police to her murderer
Mar 9th
100p

Bare Bones

Trace of Evil: Bare Bones is the story of an everyday custody battle, how the circumstances drove a family apart and how dogged detective work and the revolutionary science of DNA forensics eventually solved a seemingly unsolvable crime.
Mar 10th
300a

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.
Mar 11th
300a

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.
Mar 12th
300a

THE CONSUMMATE MURDER

The story of Irish woman Rachel OÕReilly, her savage murder and the groundbreaking investigation that put her remorseless killer behind bars.
Mar 13th
300a

UNRAVELLING THE MURDER OF JANET COMMINS

The story of a brutal murder, how the victimÕs death led to a terrible injustice and how a new, dedicated police team and DNA profiling eventually caught the killer, 40 years after the crime was committed.
Mar 14th
300a

THE BODY IN THE CANAL

The story of a barbaric murder and how smart police work and a broad forensic investigation not only identified the victim, but ultimately led to the people responsible.