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

May 17th
200a

Deadly Disposal

Trace of Evil: Deadly Disposal is the story of the disappearance and murder of Jeffrey and Jeanette Navin and how tenacious investigators and extensive forensics eventually solved the mystery and brought their killers to justice.
May 17th
300a

THE MURDER OF RACHEL MANNING

In December 2000, 19-year-old Rachel Manning was found murdered in Milton Keynes. The main suspects were convicted; however, the convictions were overturned 7 years later. With new advances in forensics, the true culprit is finally caught in 2012 and brought to justice. Proving crimes always leave a traceÉ
May 18th
300a

THE M25 RAPIST

The attacks of the man known as the M25 rapist, triggered one of the biggest man-hunts in British history. But, as he continued his seemingly never-ending series of assaults, the perpetrator forgot that crime always leaves a trace.
May 19th
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.
May 20th
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.
May 21st
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.
May 22nd
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.
May 23rd
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.
May 23rd
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.
May 24th
200a

THE MURDER OF GEMMA McCLUSKIE

The body of Eastenders actress, Gemma McCluskie was discovered in the Regents canal, close to her home in East London in March 2012. Dogged detective work and detailed forensic examination eventually led police to her brother Tony, whose drugged state had caused him to decapitate and mutilate his sisters body.