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Forensic Files II

In the aftermath of violent crimes, unexplainable accidents and other strange occurrences, authorities search for answers in what was left behind. Listen as detectives, scientists and other experts sift through the clues, analyze the evidence and piece together data — all in hopes of finding the truth.

New Episodes drop each Thursday.


Introducing: The James Brown Mystery Forensic Files II
The Circus Singer 
In 2017, CNN reporter Thomas Lake receives a phone call from a circus singer who tells a wild, hard-to-believe story: James Brown didn’t die of natural causes in 2006; instead the Godfather of Soul was murdered. After months of calls from the circus singer, Lake decides to fly to Chicago to meet Jacque Hollander in person. There Jacque proves her connection to James Brown and shows Lake a videotape of a polygraph test she took in 1995 that was administered by a former FBI agent.
Nov 7, 2022
Tell No Tales Forensic Files II
A 70-year-old, retired veteran is found dead on his boat after a bad sea storm. Investigators later discover he was killed during an attempted robbery after winning $400 in Keno.
Nov 3, 2022
The Telltale Marks Forensic Files II
Patients at the VA Hospital in Clarksburg, WV keep dying after experiencing shockingly low blood sugar levels. An investigation into their deaths reveals an overnight nurse was injecting patients with lethal doses of insulin.
Oct 27, 2022
In Deep Forensic Files II
A Los Angeles based kidnapping, ransom, and murder ring run by Russian immigrants is exposed when a pair of retired scientists use sonar equipment to locate its victims at the bottom of a reservoir.
Oct 20, 2022
Lost Connection Forensic Files II
When an 18-year-old girl is abducted while talking on a pay phone, forensic evidence found on her clothing points police in the direction of a suspect who shockingly confesses that he didn't act alone.
Oct 13, 2022
Toxic Environment Forensic Files II
When a 23-year-old Marine collapses and dies, doctors initially believe a heart attack is to blame.  But when arsenic is found in some of his organs, prosecutors charge his wife with murder.  A quick-thinking attorney and toxicology testing uncover the truth and ensure that justice prevails.
Oct 6, 2022
First Impressions Forensic Files II
A young single mother is abducted from a gas station and later found stabbed to death near an oil field.  Detectives use shoe and tire impressions to weed out numerous suspects to find their killer.
Sep 29, 2022
Unraveled Forensic Files II
When a 79-year-old woman is found shot to death in her own home, investigators initially suspect her long-time husband and a violent neighbor with a penchant for threats.  But shell casings recovered at the scene and a high-tech database reveal the killer to be the last person anyone suspected.
Sep 22, 2022
Blanket Denial Forensic Files II
A 24-year-old old criminology student who left a SoHo bar intoxicated is found raped, murdered handcuffed, gagged, and wrapped in a blanket alongside a desolate road in East New York, Brooklyn. Police investigate everyone at the bar to find the killer.
Sep 15, 2022
Matter of Time Forensic Files II
An extremely successful California career woman keeps falling ill and doctors can’t determine why. When she dies, they still have no explanation, until they find a key figure in her life who has been lying about his past.
Sep 8, 2022
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