Forensic Files

The WORST episodes of Forensic Files

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

American reportage-style crime series that zooms in on startling true crimes and, in particular, how these crimes are solved.

Last Updated: 5/6/2022Network: truTV
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Window Watcher
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6.86
36 votes

#1 - Window Watcher

Season 13 - Episode 10 - Aired 12/12/2008

The woman's story seemed farfetched: A man wearing only underwear and gloves broke into the house, stabbed her boyfriend to death, and raped and terrorised her for hours afterwards. But the evidence at the scene supported her story, and investigators turned for help to the FBI and their criminal profilers.

Window Watcher
star
6.86
36 votes

#2 - Window Watcher

Season 13 - Episode 10 - Aired 12/12/2008

The woman's story seemed farfetched: A man wearing only underwear and gloves broke into the house, stabbed her boyfriend to death, and raped and terrorised her for hours afterwards. But the evidence at the scene supported her story, and investigators turned for help to the FBI and their criminal profilers.

Window Watcher
star
6.86
36 votes

#3 - Window Watcher

Season 13 - Episode 10 - Aired 12/12/2008

The woman's story seemed farfetched: A man wearing only underwear and gloves broke into the house, stabbed her boyfriend to death, and raped and terrorised her for hours afterwards. But the evidence at the scene supported her story, and investigators turned for help to the FBI and their criminal profilers.

Window Watcher
star
6.86
36 votes

#4 - Window Watcher

Season 13 - Episode 10 - Aired 12/12/2008

The woman's story seemed farfetched: A man wearing only underwear and gloves broke into the house, stabbed her boyfriend to death, and raped and terrorised her for hours afterwards. But the evidence at the scene supported her story, and investigators turned for help to the FBI and their criminal profilers.

Purr-fect Match
star
6.89
35 votes

#5 - Purr-fect Match

Season 7 - Episode 7 - Aired 2/12/2002

A woman vanished from her home on Prince Edward Island. Her abandoned car was found in a field; inside, the windows were spattered with blood. During the search for her body, police found a plastic bag containing a pair of sneakers and a bloody leather jacket. On the jacket were white hairs that investigators discovered had come from a cat. Forensic testing on a cat had never been done before anywhere in the world. This case made history: It was the first time that animal DNA was used to solve a crime.

Purr-fect Match
star
6.89
35 votes

#6 - Purr-fect Match

Season 7 - Episode 7 - Aired 2/12/2002

A woman vanished from her home on Prince Edward Island. Her abandoned car was found in a field; inside, the windows were spattered with blood. During the search for her body, police found a plastic bag containing a pair of sneakers and a bloody leather jacket. On the jacket were white hairs that investigators discovered had come from a cat. Forensic testing on a cat had never been done before anywhere in the world. This case made history: It was the first time that animal DNA was used to solve a crime.

Purr-fect Match
star
6.89
35 votes

#7 - Purr-fect Match

Season 7 - Episode 7 - Aired 2/12/2002

A woman vanished from her home on Prince Edward Island. Her abandoned car was found in a field; inside, the windows were spattered with blood. During the search for her body, police found a plastic bag containing a pair of sneakers and a bloody leather jacket. On the jacket were white hairs that investigators discovered had come from a cat. Forensic testing on a cat had never been done before anywhere in the world. This case made history: It was the first time that animal DNA was used to solve a crime.

Purr-fect Match
star
6.89
35 votes

#8 - Purr-fect Match

Season 7 - Episode 7 - Aired 2/12/2002

A woman vanished from her home on Prince Edward Island. Her abandoned car was found in a field; inside, the windows were spattered with blood. During the search for her body, police found a plastic bag containing a pair of sneakers and a bloody leather jacket. On the jacket were white hairs that investigators discovered had come from a cat. Forensic testing on a cat had never been done before anywhere in the world. This case made history: It was the first time that animal DNA was used to solve a crime.

Blanket of Evidence
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6.90
20 votes

#9 - Blanket of Evidence

Season 11 - Episode 38 - Aired 4/4/2007

Two women, both murdered in the same state park. Indiana police feared it was the work of a serial killer until the forensic evidence pointed them in two different directions. Originally aired as Season 11, Episode 38.

Blanket of Evidence
star
6.90
20 votes

#10 - Blanket of Evidence

Season 11 - Episode 38 - Aired 4/4/2007

Two women, both murdered in the same state park. Indiana police feared it was the work of a serial killer until the forensic evidence pointed them in two different directions. Originally aired as Season 11, Episode 38.

Blanket of Evidence
star
6.90
20 votes

#11 - Blanket of Evidence

Season 11 - Episode 38 - Aired 4/4/2007

Two women, both murdered in the same state park. Indiana police feared it was the work of a serial killer until the forensic evidence pointed them in two different directions. Originally aired as Season 11, Episode 38.

Blanket of Evidence
star
6.90
20 votes

#12 - Blanket of Evidence

Season 11 - Episode 38 - Aired 4/4/2007

Two women, both murdered in the same state park. Indiana police feared it was the work of a serial killer until the forensic evidence pointed them in two different directions. Originally aired as Season 11, Episode 38.

A Shot in the Dark
star
6.91
34 votes

#13 - A Shot in the Dark

Season 7 - Episode 9 - Aired 2/26/2002

When a woman is found dead of a gunshot wound, police conclude that she was murdered by her husband. Investigators theorized the couple had argued, and during the ensuing struggle, the husband shot his wife in the back and then staged the scene to make it look like a suicide. Forensic scientists were able to piece together the clues and determine what really happened. In doing so, they proved once again that truth is sometimes stranger than fiction.

A Shot in the Dark
star
6.91
34 votes

#14 - A Shot in the Dark

Season 7 - Episode 9 - Aired 2/26/2002

When a woman is found dead of a gunshot wound, police conclude that she was murdered by her husband. Investigators theorized the couple had argued, and during the ensuing struggle, the husband shot his wife in the back and then staged the scene to make it look like a suicide. Forensic scientists were able to piece together the clues and determine what really happened. In doing so, they proved once again that truth is sometimes stranger than fiction.

A Shot in the Dark
star
6.91
34 votes

#15 - A Shot in the Dark

Season 7 - Episode 9 - Aired 2/26/2002

When a woman is found dead of a gunshot wound, police conclude that she was murdered by her husband. Investigators theorized the couple had argued, and during the ensuing struggle, the husband shot his wife in the back and then staged the scene to make it look like a suicide. Forensic scientists were able to piece together the clues and determine what really happened. In doing so, they proved once again that truth is sometimes stranger than fiction.

A Shot in the Dark
star
6.91
34 votes

#16 - A Shot in the Dark

Season 7 - Episode 9 - Aired 2/26/2002

When a woman is found dead of a gunshot wound, police conclude that she was murdered by her husband. Investigators theorized the couple had argued, and during the ensuing struggle, the husband shot his wife in the back and then staged the scene to make it look like a suicide. Forensic scientists were able to piece together the clues and determine what really happened. In doing so, they proved once again that truth is sometimes stranger than fiction.

Sip of Sins
star
7.00
28 votes

#17 - Sip of Sins

Season 7 - Episode 19 - Aired 2/15/2003

In Wichita Falls, Texas, police had four unsolved murders-- the worst crime spree in the small town's history. For more then a decade, the killer successfully eluded police. But a discarded coffee cup in a trash bin solved the mystery.

Sip of Sins
star
7.00
28 votes

#18 - Sip of Sins

Season 7 - Episode 19 - Aired 2/15/2003

In Wichita Falls, Texas, police had four unsolved murders-- the worst crime spree in the small town's history. For more then a decade, the killer successfully eluded police. But a discarded coffee cup in a trash bin solved the mystery.

Sip of Sins
star
7.00
28 votes

#19 - Sip of Sins

Season 7 - Episode 19 - Aired 2/15/2003

In Wichita Falls, Texas, police had four unsolved murders-- the worst crime spree in the small town's history. For more then a decade, the killer successfully eluded police. But a discarded coffee cup in a trash bin solved the mystery.

Sip of Sins
star
7.00
28 votes

#20 - Sip of Sins

Season 7 - Episode 19 - Aired 2/15/2003

In Wichita Falls, Texas, police had four unsolved murders-- the worst crime spree in the small town's history. For more then a decade, the killer successfully eluded police. But a discarded coffee cup in a trash bin solved the mystery.

Cold Hearted
star
7.00
44 votes

#21 - Cold Hearted

Season 12 - Episode 3 - Aired 10/10/2007

A young fireman's untimely death raised suspicions. When a young policeman died the same way it was no coincidence. Scientists if tiny crystals were the cause.

A Clean Getaway
star
7.00
23 votes

#22 - A Clean Getaway

Season 10 - Episode 22 - Aired 10/21/2005

An employee of a dry-cleaner was raped and murdered in the store, and investigators thought themselves fortunate to have two eyewitnesses.

Naughty or Nyce
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7.00
51 votes

#23 - Naughty or Nyce

Season 11 - Episode 1 - Aired 7/19/2006

A pharmaceutical tycoon's mail-order bride is found in her SUV in a half-frozen creek. Could a few flecks of sawdust and a shoe print determine whether a death is an accident or a homicide?

Cold Hearted
star
7.00
44 votes

#24 - Cold Hearted

Season 12 - Episode 3 - Aired 10/10/2007

A young fireman's untimely death raised suspicions. When a young policeman died the same way it was no coincidence. Scientists if tiny crystals were the cause.

A Clean Getaway
star
7.00
23 votes

#25 - A Clean Getaway

Season 10 - Episode 22 - Aired 10/21/2005

An employee of a dry-cleaner was raped and murdered in the store, and investigators thought themselves fortunate to have two eyewitnesses.