TV Episodes Full List of Cold Case Files Episodes

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Below is a complete Cold Case Files episode list that spans the show's entire TV run. Photos from the individual Cold Case Files episodes are listed along with the Cold Case Files episode names when available, as are the dates of the original airing of the episode. Cold Case Files episodes from every season can be seen below, along with fun facts about who directed the episodes, the stars of the and sometimes even information like shooting locations and original air dates. This list is made up of different items, including “The Missing Hunters/The Flashlight Rapist” and “Smoky Mountain Mystery / A Drop of Blood.” Are you remembering a funny scene but can't think of the name that the Cold Case Files episode is from? Scroll below and you'll find what you're looking for.

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Presumed Dead/Tow Truck Killer Apr 23 1999 - Police solve a murder when divers find a skeleton in a car at the bottom of a river, and a dead dog's DNA helps crack open a 6-year-old case.

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Hour 1 Jan 01 1999 - In the first case in this episode Felicia Prechtl is found raped and murdered in Dallas, Texas/ The only thing the killer left behind was a fingerprint which was smudged. The fingerprint was ...more

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Answer in the Box/Maternal Instinct Jan 23 1999 - Answer in the Box Alison Parrott was a runner. Not only was she was runner she was a great runner, So much so that she had the local media interested in her, So when she got a call from a ...more

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Through the Eyes of a Child/The Killer Next Door Feb 06 1999 - George Morgan is serving time in an Illinois prison. For some unknown reason while he is serving his time he wants to talk about a cold case. The difference with George is he wants nothing in ...more

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The Missing Informant/Man's Best Friend Apr 30 1999 - Police solve a murder when divers find a skeleton in a car at the bottom of a river, and a dead dog's DNA helps crack open a 6-year-old case.

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Mark of Cain/Death on The Freeway Feb 19 1999 - James McCutcheon who makes his home in Florida is reported missing. His roommate Jim Drysdale has basically taken over James' life since his dissappearance. Using his car, taking over his ...more

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Justice Delayed/The Burning Secret Mar 26 1999 - A rapist is captured seven years after the crime, but when he is released on a technicality his victim is determined to fight back. Fifteen years after a fire claimed the lives of a father and ...more

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Texas Drifter/Fingerprint File/Rose Among Thorns Jan 15 1999 - Texas Drifter Two women in two separate towns in Texas who where raped. The rapist uses a knife to threaten these women then rapes them and leaves his DNA behind. Back when these happened DNA ...more

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Presumed Dead/The Tow Truck Killer Apr 23 1999 - One will take 10 years and one will take 17 years to solve but they do get solved. Dedication, science, luck, and even hypnosis is used to make sure justice is done for the dead. Presumed Dead ...more

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Diary Of A Serial Arsonist/Lost Clue Mar 05 1999 - Every 2 years, a group of fire investigators meet for a conference. While attending the conference in 1987 in Fresno, California, 3 suspicious fires break out near the conference. They were in 3 ...more

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Killer on the Strip/Doll Murder Mar 12 1999 - In the beautiful byways of West Palm Beach, along the canals a woman was fond dead in the canal. After some research they found that the woman was a prostitute. Even with all the evidence and ...more

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Hunter Homicides/Skulls Of Stanley Park Jan 29 1999 - In the first story line in this series called Hunter Homicides 2 hunter were out hunting in 1993 when they were robbed and murdered. Many years pass with this murder gone cold until 1997 when ...more

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One Night on the Bayou/Buckeye Midemeanor Feb 12 1999 - In Louisiana, in 1994, police find the body of a victim who's throat was slashed and body stabbed. With no evidence the case goes cold for many years until years later when a man is arrested for ...more

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The Tortured Truth/Portrait Of A Killer Apr 30 1999 - The accidental discovery of a human scalp leads to the conviction of a man for murder 18 years after the killing. And a teenager who likes to kidnap younger boys and break their bones, kills one ...more

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Silent Witness/Innocence Lost May 21 1999 - The murder of scientist Helena Greenwood, who was helping to develop DNA forensic technology when she died, is solved 12 years later with the help of DNA evidence. And a Los Angeles County ...more

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The Missing and the Dead May 14 1999 - When a passing motorist spots a fire along a country road in South Carolina and calls it in, police arrive to discover the badly burned and battered remains of a woman, her skull smashed in to ...more

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Reconstructing Murder/Fire Flicks Apr 09 1999 - In Wisconsin, advances in forensic clay modeling help investigators identify a murder victim whose skin was stripped from her head, neck, and legs. And in California, police track down two boys ...more

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Bodies In The Bay/Cold Hit Jun 11 1999 - A sunset boat ride in Florida leads to death for a vacationing woman and her two daughters, and police investigate a Texas man whose three wives all died in mysterious fashions.

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Frozen in Time/Little Girl Lost May 28 1999 - Using a hair dryer to thaw a frozen corpse, detectives get to the bottom of a grisly murder. And the discovery of a child's skeleton in a Chicago garden puts police on the trail of an ...more

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Terror in Telluride/Signature of a Killer Feb 26 1999 - Shoot outside her bedroom, Eva Shoen was shot to death. Living in Telluride, on the mountain side. Eva was married to the son of the billion dollar Shoen family who owned the U-Haul empire. With ...more

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Vanished May 07 1999 - The story of serial killer James Rodney Hicks, who left a trail of bodies and kept police, prosecutors, and the FBI quite busy working on his cases for over 20 years. Hicks murdered his wife, ...more

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Murder Illustrated/Blood Relations Mar 19 1999 - Nine years after police had to release the teenage suspect in a woman's murder due to lack of evidence, they find a new lead in the case. Twenty years after a young woman is murdered while ...more

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Killer in the County Apr 16 1999 - Time is not always on the killer's side. He never knows where or when. Bt somebody is inevitably going to find something out and find out who committed the crime. Even if you have changed for ...more

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Family Secret/Blood Trail Jun 04 1999 - Forty-one years after the crime, a woman implicates her brother and cousin in the murder of a New Jersey policeman. And members of the Vidocq Society, a group of law enforcement professionals ...more

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The Boy and the Monster/Secret in the Cellar Jan 08 1999 - The Boy and the Monster In Wisconsin in the winter of 1991 a young woman's body was found naked, badly beaten and to make it harder to identify her, her fingertips were cut off. After months of ...more

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Man in the Shadows/The Hitchhiker Apr 02 1999 -

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Cat and Mouse/Final Fare Apr 16 2000 - A police investigator discovers a letter written 16 years earlier that provides clues to a woman's murder. And a firearms expert supplies the evidence that South Carolina authorities need to put ...more

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Mommy Rules Jun 11 2000 - A mother is suspected in the murders of two of her daughters, when her third daughter finally convinces police to reopen two cold cases.

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License to Kill/The Tell-Tale Mark/The Super... May 21 2000 - A quarter of a century after the murders of two nurses, Canadian police suspect that a former Toronto cop committed the crimes. A blow to the head of a garbage collector in San Jose leaves ...more

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Crimes of the Klan Mar 05 2000 - Klan leader Sam Bowers goes on trial for ordering the murder of an African-American storeowner 32 years prior, and investigators reopen the unsolved case of an African-American truck driver who ...more

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The Cuff Link/Graveyard Shift Apr 23 2000 - Police solve an old murder case with a painstaking examination of the tool mark on the plastic flex cuff that bound the victim's hands, and a 15-year-old murder case is finally cracked open when ...more

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Cold Hit/Silent Kill Jun 04 2000 - A thumbprint connects two separate murders and it is later discovered that the suspect had a strange fetish for women's lingerie. Then, an elderly woman is found murdered in her bed and the only ...more

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The South Side Rapist Jan 08 2000 - A series of brutal rapes in St. Louis goes unsolved for many years until a fluke audit of a license plate number leads police to the culprit.

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The Baiting Game/The Killer's Tattoo Jan 22 2000 - Investigators in Virginia, probing the murder case of a sailor, seek the help of a forensic anthropologist from the "body farm" in the Great Smoky Mountains. Dr. William Bass became an ...more

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A Map To Murder/Life on the Run May 07 2000 - After a long manhunt, cops finally close in on a serial killer with the help of the Internet and information supplied by a subsidiary of Microsoft. And a drug trafficker jumps bail, goes into ...more

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Soft Kill/Unsolved May 14 2000 - Police run down more than 11,000 leads before coming up with a suspect in the murders of three Virginia girls; and the abduction and strangulation of a California woman continues to baffle ...more

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Murder On The Menu Mar 12 2000 - A boy's toy Batmobile car provides an important clue for detectives struggling to make a case against a serial killer who stalks and kills waitresses.

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Operation Jambalaya/Footprints in the Snow Jan 01 2000 - A New Orleans police officer goes undercover on a Baton Rouge riverboat to gain a confession from one of the ship's maintenance workers who is suspected of murder. And a Wisconsin man, suspected ...more

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Lady in the Box Feb 26 2000 - The murder of an Ohio woman in 1974 is solved more than 20 years later after police get a crucial clue--the woman's husband was seen building a coffin-shaped box about the time the woman

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In the Care of a Killer/Deadly Lies Feb 19 2000 - The suspicious death of 2-year-old Billy Blankenship is solved when police force his babysitter to re-enact the circumstances of his death. Then, a murder case is solved when the dead man's body ...more

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The Widow and the Wolf/Unicorns and Alligators Mar 19 2000 - After the murder of her aunt goes cold, a woman helps launch Citizens Against Homicide, an advocate group that brings awareness to cases that have gone unsolved. And police solve a young girl's ...more

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The Unluckiest Man/The Deadly Triangle Apr 09 2000 - Fire investigator Jack Malooly helps crack the case of an arsonist and killer who set a series of fires to collect insurance money; and a prison inmate tells a homicide detective that he can't ...more

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Pride and the Fall/The Nail File Feb 12 2000 - A woman's fall from a cliff in the Grand Canyon leads police to uncover a series of grisly murders, and investigators smoke out a killer when they find crucial DNA evidence on his cigarette

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The Perfect Murder/Death of Innocents Apr 02 2000 - It takes nine years and the work of cutting-edge forensic toxicologists to solve the murder of a medical examiner's wife. Then, a determined Alabama sheriff reopens the case of the deaths of two ...more

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Ticket to Nowhere/The Paper Route Jan 29 2000 - A 13-year-old girl's mother is murdered and 20 years later she helps bring the killer to justice; and a dogged policeman gets to the bottom of the brutal murder of a 63-year-old newspaper ...more

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Mark of a Killer/Dead Ends Jan 15 2000 - A killer's bite marks and a jailhouse snitch lead to a murder conviction in a case gone cold for eight years, and Bill Kurtis joins a group of super sleuths trying to solve the slaying of ...more

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Traces of Murder/The Bathtub Killer Feb 05 2000 - A killer helps convict himself when he boasts about his crime to prison cellmates; and New Hampshire investigators probing the murder of a pregnant woman found raped, strangled, and dumped into ...more

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Vintage Murder/Trouble in Paradise Mar 26 2000 - Police doggedly reopen a rape-murder case 25 years after the crime and find enough DNA evidence on the suspect's cigarette butts to bring him to justice. And a confession made to a ...more

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The Good Samaritan/Gun Shy Apr 30 2000 - New DNA technology and the national DNA databank help police hunt down a rapist-killer 11 years after he committed his crimes, and a detective's painstaking recreation of a woman's shooting ...more

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The Original Night Stalker May 28 2000 - In the 1980s, a serial killer prowled the posh streets of Orange County. Police were unaware of the serial attacks until 1996, when DNA revealed the killer's secret and they linked four murders ...more