TV episodes The Best Forensic Files Episodes  

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List of the best Forensic Files episodes, as voted on by other fans of the series. Crime show fans wil also enjoy the best Cold Case Files episodes and the best true crime TV shows. With so many memorable episodes of the show, it's hard to trust just one person's opinion of what the top Forensic Files episodes of all time are. Fans of Forensic Files are extremely passionate about the show, and there is often debate over which episodes are better than others. That's why this list exists- so you can vote for your favorites and we can find out once and for all what everyone thinks the best episode is.

Since its 1996 debut on TLC as Medical Detectives, Forensic Files broadcast 400 episodes in 15 seasons with four new episodes in 2016. 

List features episodes like "Burning Ambition" and "Killer Fog." What is the best Forensic Files episode of all time? Look below and find out. Forensics fans can use this guide for which episodes to watch. 

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Last Will is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Forensic Files Episodes
Last Will Forensic Files - Season 7 Seventeen-year-old Shari Faye Smith was abducted in broad daylight, in front of her own home. The kidnapper tormented her family with phone calls, leading them to believe Shari was alive -- and ...more

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Invisible Intruder is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Forensic Files Episodes
Invisible Intruder Forensic Files - Season 4 For more than a decade, women in a small Louisiana city lived in fear of a serial rapist. Fortunately, computer technology and behavioral science combined to give police a new forensic tool: ...more

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Something's Fishy is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Forensic Files Episodes
Something's Fishy Forensic Files - Season 2 Two people in Seattle, Washington died after taking an over-the-counter pain reliever; lab analysis of the pills showed they were tainted with a lethal concentration of cyanide. The ...more

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Burning Ambition is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Forensic Files Episodes
Burning Ambition Forensic Files - Season 5 In this classic episode of Forensic Files, the longest running true crime series in television history, a Seattle policeman’s home is destroyed by an arsonist. One month later, the officer ...more

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Speck Of Evidence is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Forensic Files Episodes
Speck Of Evidence Forensic Files - Season 3 On September 17, 1984, in a suburb of Tucson, Arizona, eight-year-old Vicki Hoskins left home on her pink bicycle to mail a letter for her mother. She never returned, but her slightly damaged ...more

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Hell's Kitchen is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Forensic Files Episodes
Hell's Kitchen Forensic Files - Season 13 It appears a victim had accidentally fallen and hit her head at the bottom of the stairs. But the odd position of her shoes and the absence of blood spatter leads police to suspect the scene had ...more

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Grave Danger is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Forensic Files Episodes
lolololololo added Grave Danger Forensic Files - Season 11 A young man was killed in a mysterious car crash, but the evidence at the scene led investigators to believe it was not an accident. Forensic science revealed what really happened, and the truth ...more

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Signed, Sealed, Delivered is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Forensic Files Episodes
Signed, Sealed, Delivered Forensic Files - Season 10 Two men were convicted of intentionally shooting and killing a passenger in a moving car, their friend was granted immunity for testifying against them, and the case was closed.

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Death Play is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Forensic Files Episodes
Death Play Forensic Files - Season 6 Marie Robards suffered the devastating loss of her father while she was still in high school. The death was ruled the result of cardiac arrest. One year later, she won a part in her high school ...more

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The List Murders is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Forensic Files Episodes
Bill Hatzis added The List Murders Forensic Files - Season 1 For 18 years, a man who murdered his entire family successfully eluded the FBI. This episode describes how investigators used art and forensic science to catch a killer.

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Deadly Rebellion is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Forensic Files Episodes
Deadly Rebellion Forensic Files - Season 13 The body of a teen with a history of running away is discovered half-naked on the side of a road. Her throat has been slit. Police hope a single foreign hair found in a defensive wound on the ...more

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Cries Unheard is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Forensic Files Episodes
Cries Unheard Forensic Files - Season 9 Was it suicide or was it murder. Find out how this quadrople love triagle unfolds. Watch Forensic Files to get the answer.

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In the Bag is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Forensic Files Episodes
In the Bag Forensic Files - Season 12 After shooting his victims in the head, the killer staged the scene, placed the incriminating evidence into a plastic bag and tossed it into the river. Instead of floating downstream, it became ...more

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Root of All Evil is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Forensic Files Episodes
Root of All Evil Forensic Files - Season 6 A woman's body used for soil enhancement. Only the soil experts can tell.

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The Alibi is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Forensic Files Episodes
Meghan McNamara added The Alibi Studio 57 - Season 3

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The Common Thread is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Forensic Files Episodes
The Common Thread Forensic Files - Season 2 The year was 1984, and a serial killer was on the loose in Florida. Eight women had been found dead. At each crime scene, investigators found tiny red fibers, fibers they hoped would lead them ...more

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Political Thriller is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Forensic Files Episodes
Political Thriller Forensic Files - Season 12 When a politician died mysteriously during a hard-fought reelection campaign, the medical examiner could neither isolate the cause of death, nor explain the tiny puncture wounds discovered ...more

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Skeleton Key is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Forensic Files Episodes
Skeleton Key Forensic Files - Season 14 The woman was missing for a month. Police find her car but no evidence of foul play… only a fingerprint and a set of keys. There’s a code on one of they keys, which they hope will unlock not ...more

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Dog Day Afternoon is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Forensic Files Episodes
Dog Day Afternoon Forensic Files - Season 12 A woman was murdered in her home, and the only witnesses to the crime were the family dogs. An expert in canine behavior was convinced the killer knew both the victim and the animals, and he was ...more

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Trail of a Killer is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Forensic Files Episodes
Trail of a Killer Forensic Files - Season 14 A community is shocked when police discover a woman raped and murdered in broad daylight on a public trail. Police sift through dozens of potential leads, but cannot match evidence to anyone ...more

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Family Ties is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Forensic Files Episodes
Family Ties Forensic Files - Season 13 An assailant breaks into a couple's home with an axe; he kills the husband and critically injures his wife. Nothing was taken, so this wasn't a robbery. Can a DNA profile from skin cells ...more

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Good as Gold is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Forensic Files Episodes
Good as Gold Forensic Files - Season 12 Two women are murdered on Halloween, and increasingly sophisticated DNA analysis is the key to convicting the criminal.

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Bitter Brew is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Forensic Files Episodes
Bill Hatzis added Bitter Brew Forensic Files - Season 11

It was one of the most brazen crimes of the 20th century. Adolph Coors III, chairman of the Coors Brewing Company, was kidnapped and held for ransom prompting one of the most intense manhunts in United States history.

It was one of the most brazen crimes of the 20th century. Adolph Coors, chairman of the Coors Brewing Company, was kidnapped and held for ransom… prompting one of the most intense manhunts in ...more

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The Dirty Deed is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Forensic Files Episodes
The Dirty Deed Forensic Files - Season 2 In this classic episode of Forensic Files, the longest running true crime series in television history, Eileen and Derrick Severs disappeared from their home in the small village of Hambleton in ...more