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

Dec 10th
300a

Mapping a Murder

On June 29, 2015, Dr. Teresa Sievers, a well-known and loved holistic doctor, was discovered beaten to death with a hammer inside her Bonita Springs, Florida home. Her husband, Mark Sievers, was with her family in Connecticut. Following a huge number of leads, detectives ended up in Illinois where the case began to unfold, with three people eventually arrested for the crime.
Dec 11th
200a

An Unconscionable Murder

On 5th February, 2012, emergency services were called to a fire in Liswerry, South Wales. When firefighters entered the burnt-out flat, they found the charred body of 19-year-old, Nikitta Grender, lying on a bed and immediately suspected foul play. The autopsy confirmed their suspicions - Nikitta had been the victim of an horrific assault, she had been raped and stabbed, killing both her and her unborn daughter, Kelsey-May. The crime left the community and nation reeling.
Dec 11th
300a

Monsterous Murder in Morena

29th February 1992, the body of 84-year-old, Angela Kleinsorge, was discovered sexually assaulted and stabbed to death inside her home in Bay Park, San Diego. The crime rocked the community and a major police manhunt was launched. But, despite a number of strong suspects and solid leads, the case went cold and remained that way for over a quarter of a century.
Dec 12th
200a

The Fridge Killer

In February 1995, Police in Reno, Nevada were called to investigate a suspicious dumpster bin and made a startling discovery, the badly beaten body of a middle-aged female, tied up and wrapped in a sleeping bag. Detectives soon identify the deceased person as 45-year-old, missing school teacher, Kathy Powell. After a detailed investigation, Detectives track down her killer - an ex-cop with an extremely checkered history. As they probe his background further, they uncover horrific crimes that involve numerous victims.
Dec 12th
300a

Deadly Sleep

"On July 19, 2004, Salt Lake City Police received a frantic 911 call from Mark Hacking. His wife, Lori was missing. She had left that morning to go for a jog before work, in the Memory Grove and City Creek Canyon area, but she hadn’t shown up at work and hadn’t returned home. None of her colleagues or friends had heard from her either. Her car was discovered at the park entrance, but after a detailed search of the area, Lori was nowhere to be found. Could she have been abducted?A major investigation was launched with huge media appeals for information. 27-year-old Lori was pregnant and the story gained nationwide attention. However, the suspected abduction investigation was quickly upgraded to a suspected homicide investigation."
Dec 13th
300a

Greens Prairie Murder

December 1981, Police in Brazos County, Texas responded to a 911 call at a rural property in Bryan-College Station. As police moved around to the back of the property, they made a horrifying discovery, the battered body of Virginia Freeman, a well-known and liked real estate agent. Virginia, also known as Ginger, had been showing an unknown client the property at the time of her murder. For locals and the police there was a combination of shock and horror. Why had something like this happened to Virginia Freeman? And why in a quiet area like Bryan-College Station? Despite the best efforts of the local investigators the case went cold, until a revolutionary new forensic technology finally helped detectives make a breakthrough.
Dec 14th
300a

The Zombiecon Shooting

On Oct. 17, 2015 a shooter fired into the crowd of 20,000 attending Zombiecon, a halloween festival held in Downtown Fort Myers, Florida. Numerous people were injured and one person, Expavious Tyrell Taylor, was killed. Fort Myers Police Department (FMPD) were faced with the incredibly challenging task of trying to identify the shooter in a crowd that was dressed as Zombies, many wearing masks and carrying fake, but realistic, looking weapons.
Dec 15th
300a

Conned to Death

April 2007, police in the quiet suburb of Pleasant Grove, Utah received a distressing 911 call. Local physician Martin MacNeill had arrived home to find his wife, Michele, unconscious in the bathtub. The police and autopsy reports concluded that Michele’s death was accidental and of natural causes, but Michele’s daughter, Alexis, believed otherwise.
Dec 16th
300a

Terror on Thanksgiving

When Kelsey Berreth vanishes on Thanksgiving in 2018, her mother calls police having not been able to contact her in more than a week. An extremely unusual occurrence for a family who talked almost every day. When police interview her husband, he tells them that he was looking after their daughter after they both agreed to separate. However, blood in her house and cell phone records indicate that there was more to Kelsey's disappearance than first appeared, as investigators turn to forensics to solve their case.
Dec 17th
300a

The Murder of Susannah Chase

On 21st December, 1997, a young woman was discovered lying in an alley in Boulder, Colorado, she had been the victim of a brutal assault and died within days from her injuries. A major murder investigation was launched, but in spite of solid forensic evidence recovered from the scene, no suspect was identified and detectives quickly ran out of leads.