Cold Justice

The WORST episodes of Cold Justice

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Texas prosecutor Kelly Siegler and Yolanda McClary, a crime-scene investigator for the Las Vegas Police Department, help local law-enforcement agencies in small towns across the country solve violent crimes that have sat cold because of lack of funding and proper forensic technology.

Last Updated: 5/26/2022Network: Oxygen
A Mother's Dying Wish
40 votes

#1 - A Mother's Dying Wish

Season 5 - Episode 15 - Aired 3/16/2019

In Florida, Kelly and Steve make it their goal to unravel the mysteries surrounding the death of a 21-year-old woman, who disappeared after a party in Hernando County, only to be discovered years later in an orange orchard.

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Blind Love (Seagraves TX)
80 votes

#2 - Blind Love (Seagraves TX)

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired 10/22/2013

In the small town of Seagraves, Texas, Rocky Bryant was universally loved. You couldn’t find anyone to say a bad word about him. Instead, people would regale you with stories of his great sense of humor, big smile, and giant heart. Rocky worked for the local feed plant for more than 20 years, and his coworkers were his biggest fans. Rocky made coffee for his crew every morning, and always started his day with a joke. But on March 25, 2008, what started as a normal workday quickly turned into a nightmare. Approximately 30 minutes after clocking in, Rocky was found brutally beaten in the dry feed building. As Rocky was being loaded into the ambulance, his old friend Deputy Shane Scott arrived, responding to the call. “They got me good, Shane. They got me good,” was all Rocky could say about his attack, before being whisked off to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead a few hours later. Deputy Scott has never stopped searching for whoever did this to his friend.

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Out in the Cold
29 votes

#3 - Out in the Cold

Season 6 - Episode 6 - Aired 11/13/2021

The "Cold Justice" team tackles the mysterious 1986 murder of a young Native American mother whose skull was found in the woods. Her daughter is desperate to know if her father was involved.

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Texas Tragedy
43 votes

#4 - Texas Tragedy

Season 5 - Episode 16 - Aired 3/23/2019

The Jasper County Sheriff's Department assist Kelly and Johnny Bonds as they sort through family drama and doomsday rumors to help a daughter unravel the mystery surrounding the 2012 disappearance of her 56-year-old mother.

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Death Among Him (2)
38 votes

#5 - Death Among Him (2)

Season 5 - Episode 12 - Aired 2/23/2019

Kelly and Tonya head to Carbon County, Wyoming to look into the mysterious deaths of two women, Thora and Debra. Although they died 13 years apart, the circumstances of their deaths raised questions as the women shared some curious connections. Working alongside the county coroner’s office, Kelly and the team make an eerie discovery with another mysterious death with similarities to Thora’s death. With multiple crime scenes and details to dissect, Steve Spingola and Dr. Pinneri join the case to help determine if the three victim’s deaths were accidents, suicides or homicides.

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A Deadly Inheritance
109 votes

#6 - A Deadly Inheritance

Season 4 - Episode 3 - Aired 8/5/2017

Kelly and her team head to Oregon to investigate the mysterious disappearance of a man who vanished from home without a trace. There are seven suspects, missing gold coins and serious questions about what happened to Glenn Pennie.

Small Town Tragedy (Thatcher AZ)
83 votes

#7 - Small Town Tragedy (Thatcher AZ)

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 10/8/2013

Mary Anne Holmes was a young and vibrant single mother of two. She escaped an abusive ex and moved to Thatcher, and was working hard to fit into her new, close-knit community through school and church. One Saturday, after hosting a yard sale at her house, she and her two young daughters fell asleep in the living room, as always. The next morning, four-year-old Ashleigh ran across the street to her neighbor’s house naked, her hands bound. She wanted to know why her mommy wouldn’t wake up. While neither Ashleigh nor her 18-month-old sister Sara were harmed, their mother, Mary Anne, was brutally abused and murdered, right in front of her babies. To this day, Ashleigh and the town of Thatcher have searched for answers. Was this a sick stranger passing through town? Someone who happened upon the house that day? Or could it have been someone close to Mary Anne?

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High School Sweethearts (La Porte, TX)
110 votes

#8 - High School Sweethearts (La Porte, TX)

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired 1/31/2014

Charlie and Kathy Hayes were both born and raised in La Porte, TX, a small town outside of Houston. They dated throughout high school, but after graduation went their separate ways. One day, many years later, the two spotted each other while stopped at a red light in La Porte’s town center. They resumed their romance soon after and eventually got married. Music was big part of both their lives, and after they moved in together Charlie converted their garage into a music studio where their southern rock-and-roll band would practice. Charlie played lead guitar and Kathy sang. Then, in the early morning of September 27th 1997, the La Porte, PD were called to the Hayes home by Charles’ teenage daughter Tiffenie. When the officers arrived, they found Charlie sitting in a chair, his head covered with blood, and more spattered throughout the room. His wife, Kathy, was found lying face down on the ground in the hallway with her head bashed in, dead at the scene. Charles was flown to a nearby hospital, and died shortly after he arrived. There was no forced entry into the house and nothing had been stolen. The weapon, a claw hammer, was found lying in a nearby concrete culvert the next day. Their killer has never been found. Lt. Tammy McBeath and Detective Danny Jones have been with the La Porte PD for over 25 years, and have never given up seeking justice for Charles and Kathy and their families.

Home Alone
108 votes

#9 - Home Alone

Season 4 - Episode 5 - Aired 8/19/2017

In Hope, Arkansas, Kelly and her team investigate the murder of a young mother who was brutally executed in her home. The clues to her killer’s identity may rest in the hands of her 10-year-old son who was in his bedroom at the time.

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Small Town Predator
31 votes

#10 - Small Town Predator

Season 5 - Episode 20 - Aired 3/21/2020

Kelly and Johnny team up to tackle the 1988 murder of a woman whose headless body was found at a cemetery after a night at a local bar. The patrons of the bar could hold the key to identifying her killer and getting her family justice.

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Off the Beaten Path (Spartanburg, SC)
68 votes

#11 - Off the Beaten Path (Spartanburg, SC)

Season 3 - Episode 17 - Aired 7/31/2015

A South Carolina couple is shot to death in their home with no signs of a robbery, leading the Cold Justice team into the remote areas of Spartanburg County to try to uncover their killer.

Single Working Mom (Galatin, TN)
90 votes

#12 - Single Working Mom (Galatin, TN)

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired 2/28/2014

Lydia Gutierrez was a beautiful, vibrant, and loving mother to her three young boys: ages 8, 3, and 2. She was a single mom that supported her kids by working at a local restaurant, where she was beloved by both her customers and co-workers alike. On the afternoon of August 12, 2010, Lydia had spent most of the day at home with her two youngest boys, while her oldest son was at school. It was the kind of day she loved most, where she could just relax and spend some quality time playing with her two babies. Later that afternoon, her eight-year-old arrived home from school, only to find a chaotic mess of confusion and tears. His two little brothers had been trying to get their Mom's attention, but she wasn't waking up. When the young boy was finally able to digest the scene before him, he gathered his little brothers and ran to their neighbor’s house where they called 911. The Gallatin PD arrived soon after, and Lydia was pronounced dead at the scene. She had a plastic bag over her head and had been stabbed to death; two knives were still in her neck. Sgt. Chris Shockley of the Gallatin PD is an experienced Detective and was one of the original investigators on this case. This murder bothers him more then any other he’s investigated, and he remains devoted to bringing Lydia's killer to Justice, no matter how long it takes.

Beyond the Grave
97 votes

#13 - Beyond the Grave

Season 4 - Episode 4 - Aired 8/12/2017

Facing their oldest case yet, Kelly and team head to Mississippi to find out if the tragic death of a young man was a suicide, accident, or murder. It's a Cold Justice first when local law enforcement exhumes the body of the victim.

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Home Town Hero (Blessing TX)
120 votes

#14 - Home Town Hero (Blessing TX)

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 9/17/2013

Born and raised in the small town of Palacios, Texas, Charlene Corporon was considered a nice “Southern lady” by all who knew her. She owned the most successful agricultural business in town, where she worked with lots of friends and relatives, including her son, Gary. Charlene and Gary developed a combative relationship after Gary’s father and Charlene’s husband, Willy, died in a tragic accident. Gary was allegedly verbally abusive and physically abusive towards Charlene. One morning, Charlene’s boyfriend called her house looking for her and Gary answered saying, “Charlene doesn’t look too good.” When the police got to the house, she was dead, having been shot in the head with a .22. Could her own son have murdered her? Or was her troubled boyfriend the killer in this case? For Matagorda County and the small rural towns within, murders are rare, let alone an unsolved one. The town hopes that native Kelly Seigler, and her team of highly-experienced investigators, can finally crack this cold case.

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The Alley (Hialeah, FL)
79 votes

#15 - The Alley (Hialeah, FL)

Season 3 - Episode 9 - Aired 4/10/2015

Real-life crime series Cold Justice follows former prosecutor Kelly Siegler and former crime-scene investigator Yolanda McClary as they dig into small-town murder cases that have lingered for years without answers or justice. After a well-liked young man is found murdered and dumped in a Hialeah, Fla., alleyway, Kelly and Yolanda must piece together an intricate puzzle, to find out who is guilty of this savage killing.

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Hit and Run  (Globe AZ)
82 votes

#16 - Hit and Run (Globe AZ)

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 9/24/2013

Rachelle Escalante was a vibrant 17 year-old who had just finished her junior year at Miami High School. She loved her friends, loved to play sports, and while she was known to be fun-loving and generous -- if pushed into a corner -- she would not back down from a fight. July 6, 1988, was a hot summer day and Rachelle went to a party with many of her friends from high school. After an argument broke out at the party, Rachelle stormed off by foot. That same evening, Patrol Officers Lee Kinnard and Ray Hernandez were driving home when, in the distance, they saw what they thought was a dog moving slowly across the road. But, as they got closer, they realized it was actually a young woman crawling. They quickly stopped the car, got out, ran to the woman, and witnessed Rachelle gasp for her last breath of air, then die in front of them. Rachelle had been the victim of a hit-and-run. Could jealousy over a guy have pushed one of Rachelle’s schoolmates to take revenge, or did Rachelle have other enemies who may have wanted her dead?

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Digging for Answers
28 votes

#17 - Digging for Answers

Season 5 - Episode 23 - Aired 4/11/2020

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Hatchet (Bellevue OH)
78 votes

#18 - Hatchet (Bellevue OH)

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired 10/15/2013

In the early morning hours of January 24, 1988, 49-year-old mother of six Isabel Cordle fell asleep on her couch watching TV. Sometime before 6:00 A.M., someone sneaked up on her while she slept and hit her on the head with a hatchet four times. She died on the couch, never waking from her slumber. Her husband found her the next morning as he prepared to go to work and called 911. When the police arrived, Isabel’s husband and three of her children were upstairs, scared and confused. Police not only found trails of blood, they also found what could have been the murder weapon: a hatchet, propped up on a tree outside, right by the door. Why would the murderer leave the hatchet in plain sight? Were they trying to set someone up? Or did the murderer leave it there and then run back in the house?

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Family Betrayal
43 votes

#19 - Family Betrayal

Season 5 - Episode 17 - Aired 3/30/2019

A family is determined to find the culprit behind their loved one's death three years after discovering the body of a missing mother, so Kelly works with police in Idaho Falls to unravel the mysteries surrounding the 2007 investigation.

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Death Among Him (1)
36 votes

#20 - Death Among Him (1)

Season 5 - Episode 11 - Aired 2/16/2019

Kelly and Tonya head to Carbon County, Wyoming to look into the mysterious deaths of two women, Thora and Debra. Although they died 13 years apart, the circumstances of their deaths raised questions as the women shared some curious connections. Working alongside the county coroner’s office, Kelly and the team make an eerie discovery with another mysterious death with similarities to Thora’s death. With multiple crime scenes and details to dissect, Steve Spingola and Dr. Pinneri join the case to help determine if the three victim’s deaths were accidents, suicides or homicides.

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Lady in the Box (Aurora, CO)
76 votes

#21 - Lady in the Box (Aurora, CO)

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired 3/14/2014

Carolyn Jansen, 43, was living in Aurora, Colo., trying to make a fresh start after spending years in an unhappy marriage. In 2001, she got a job working at a local diner while she built her direct-sale beauty products business. Then, in the early months of 2002, Carolyn suddenly went missing. More than three years later, on June 28, 2005, in a suburban neighborhood outside Denver, Richard Johnson had been noticing a foul odor coming from the back of his house, which he assumed was caused by some neighborhood cats. He started to clean out his storage shed, and after moving a few boxes around, he came upon a plastic container that had a horrible smell. He opened the container, and inside was a quilt covered with insects, a skeletonized foot and long brown hair. The body inside was later identified as being that of Carolyn Jansen. The medical examiner found a fracture over Jansen's left eye, and her death was ruled a homicide by blunt impact to the head. Richard told the Aurora Police Department that the box belonged to his friend, Jon ''JD'' Harrington, who had asked him to store some of his things at his house. JD denied having anything to do with Carolyn's death and told the police while he Carolyn were roommates for a short time, he hadn’t seen her in years.

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One of Our Own
136 votes

#22 - One of Our Own

Season 4 - Episode 1 - Aired 7/22/2017

Mary Jane LeFlore of Huntsville, Texas, was last seen alive on July 19, 1991. Her skeletal remains and jewelry were found two years later, near State Highway 30. An attractive correctional officer, she was admired by fellow coworkers and prisoners alike. She had been having an affair with a coworker, to whom she revealed signs of abuse from husband Larry, also a correctional officer. Her husband was questioned at the time of her disappearance, and he admitted seeing her with another person in a car but was unable to follow them. In June 2017, Larry LeFlore was charged with her murder.

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If I Can't Have You No One Can
102 votes

#23 - If I Can't Have You No One Can

Season 4 - Episode 7 - Aired 9/9/2017

Kelly and her team tackle one of their most emotional cases yet involving the murder of a beautiful college student killed in her bedroom while packing for a trip to visit her parents for Thanksgiving.

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Billy Goat Hill (Chattanooga, TN)
97 votes

#24 - Billy Goat Hill (Chattanooga, TN)

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired 3/7/2014

Vicki Hollingsworth was born and raised in the picturesque mountain town of Chattanooga, Tennessee. She was a loving mother to her adorable nine-year old son Wesley and four-year old daughter Kujorah. She had lots of friends, and worked full time at the Chattanooga Housing Authority. In 1996 she married Lebron Hollingsworth, in what started as whirlwind romance. Their marriage quickly soured, and in July of 1997 Vicki told Lebron that she could no longer live with him. She moved herself and her kids into her parent's house a few miles away while she searched for a new place to live. Although they were separated, Vicki continued to pick him up every morning at 5 a.m. to take him to work. On the morning of August 18th, 1997, Vicki left at 5 a.m. and never returned. By 9am, her co-workers and family knew something was terribly wrong, and called Chattanooga Police to assist. Days, weeks, and months passed by without a single trace of Vicki; it was as if she had completely vanished. Then on May 29, 1999 -- almost two years later -- a local woman discovered her dog had brought a chilling and terrifying item into their yard: a human skull. Dental records later identified the skull as Vicki's. The rest of her remains were found in a nearby wooded area called Billy Goat Hill. 16 years later, her killer has yet to be found.

Kirby's Speed Shop (Columbus, GA)
57 votes

#25 - Kirby's Speed Shop (Columbus, GA)

Season 2 - Episode 13 - Aired 7/11/2014

Kirby Smith, 50, was an avid dirt-track racer who had been building cars since he was a teenager, and he could fix almost any engine. He was widely known as a good, generous guy who devoted himself to his family. His son, 21-year-old Dustin, followed closely in his footsteps, always eager to help him at his shop, Kirby's Speed Shop. Kirby's older daughter, 26-year-old Heather Brooks, was married and had just had a baby boy. In 1996, Kirby remarried Becky Smith, and the two had a child together. They separated in 2002. In the days around his murder, they were in the midst of a contentious divorce. Kirby had re-entered the dating world and joined On March 7, 2004, while working late at his shop, Kirby sat down at his computer to scroll through some potential dates, but no one knows what happened after that. Around 7:30 the next morning, one of his employees found Kirby's bloody body next to the computer. Kirby had been shot once through the shoulder and once through the back of his head with a High Point 9mm. Sgt. Randy Long is a seasoned investigator who's been with the Columbus Police Department for 26 years. He's become close to Kirby's children, Dustin and Heather, and has vowed never to give up trying to bring Kirby's killer to justice.