On the Case with Paula Zahn

The BEST episodes of On the Case with Paula Zahn

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Led by Emmy Award-winning journalist Paula Zahn, ON THE CASE features in-depth interviews and original reporting that go beyond the headlines in search of fascinating mysteries from within our nation's justice system. Each episode is highlighted by Zahn's riveting exclusive interviews, which draw out different viewpoints from the people personally connected to tragedies that rocked their local community and the investigations that attempted to piece together the truth.

Last Updated: 5/19/2022Network: Investigation Discovery
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A Murder At Echo Lake
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8.75
4 votes

#1 - A Murder At Echo Lake

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired 1/3/2010

A lawyer calls the emergency services after he and his wife are forced off the road and shot, but police suspect the case is not as simple as it seems

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The Boy Next Door
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8.75
4 votes

#2 - The Boy Next Door

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired 1/17/2010

A teenage girl is murdered in her backyard, but the case goes cold. After more than 30 years police make an arrest, but do they have the right man?

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Run Bambi Run
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8.67
3 votes

#3 - Run Bambi Run

Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired 1/2/2011

The case of former policewoman Laurie Bembenek, who murdered her her husband's ex-wife in 1982. Her escape from prison in 1990 turned her into a national celebrity across America

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Profile of a Killer
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8.60
5 votes

#4 - Profile of a Killer

Season 7 - Episode 1 - Aired 12/16/2012

Award-winning journalist Paula Zahn goes beyond the headlines in search of fascinating mysteries from within America's justice system

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A Brand New Dress
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8.58
12 votes

#5 - A Brand New Dress

Season 21 - Episode 7 - Aired 1/17/2021

An argument among sisters over a new dress leads a young girl to leave her house to calm down. But when she never returns, the desperate search to find her begins.

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A Lamb Amongst Wolves
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8.50
2 votes

#6 - A Lamb Amongst Wolves

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired 5/9/2010

The case of a 19-year-old college student murdered on the street in Brooklyn, New York after a night of partying. The mother of the man convicted of killing him went undercover to try to prove that her son did not receive a fair trial

A Complicated Relationship
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8.50
6 votes

#7 - A Complicated Relationship

Season 22 - Episode 2 - Aired 4/11/2021

A beloved mother of four disappears just days after her stepdaughter vanishes. Police must investigate if their complicated relationship has led to tragedy.

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It Won't End Well
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8.50
6 votes

#8 - It Won't End Well

Season 22 - Episode 4 - Aired 4/25/2021

A young woman's strange encounter with a man outside her home becomes the thread that unravels a terrifying murder mystery.

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Clearing the Docket
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8.50
6 votes

#9 - Clearing the Docket

Season 22 - Episode 5 - Aired 5/2/2021

A teenager vanishes during a walk to the store on a cold winter night. The next morning police find her lifeless body in a snowbank six miles away.

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Follow That Car
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8.50
6 votes

#10 - Follow That Car

Season 22 - Episode 6 - Aired 5/9/2021

When a loving father is found murdered execution-style in his own home, investigators must follow the trail of his missing car to find his cold-blooded killer.

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Twin Killing
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8.40
10 votes

#11 - Twin Killing

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired 5/2/2010

The murder of prestigious and popular Huntsville Alabama doctor Jack Wilson. His wife Betty and her twin sister Peggy Lowe quickly became suspects and were dubbed 'the black widows'. They were arrested in May 1992, and though Peggy was acquitted, Betty was sentenced to spend the rest of her life in prison with no chance of parole

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Newlywed Murders
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8.33
9 votes

#12 - Newlywed Murders

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired 1/10/2010

Two men are convicted of murdering a newlywed couple. One faces the death penalty. Did they really do it or were they victims of small town corruption?

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Long South Truth
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8.33
21 votes

#13 - Long South Truth

Season 17 - Episode 2 - Aired 7/22/2018

It takes decades for investigators to follow the evidence to the long-sought-after truth behind the terrifying abduction and murder of 20-year-old Leslie Long, a young mother of three.

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Cali-Doe
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8.33
6 votes

#14 - Cali-Doe

Season 22 - Episode 7 - Aired 5/16/2021

When a young girl is found murdered in Caledonia NY, police struggle to identify her. The tragedy leads the town make her one of their own, with the name Cali-Doe.

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Evidence Lost, Justice Found
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8.29
7 votes

#15 - Evidence Lost, Justice Found

Season 22 - Episode 8 - Aired 5/23/2021

A young woman riding her bicycle is forced off the road and murdered. Police chase her killer for decades until an overlooked clue ultimately leads to justice.

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A Storm of Rage
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8.24
17 votes

#16 - A Storm of Rage

Season 21 - Episode 9 - Aired 1/31/2021

A beautiful young mother vanishes just hours before the deadliest hurricane in Texas history. The investigation forces her loved ones to weather a storm and then survive a tempest.

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Never the Same
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8.23
22 votes

#17 - Never the Same

Season 18 - Episode 9 - Aired 4/28/2019

A woman and her teenage daughter are savagely murdered in their own home; police find clues at the crime scene, including a bloody bare footprint and an unharmed 3-year-old girl with a heartbreaking story.

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Out of the Ashes
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8.20
5 votes

#18 - Out of the Ashes

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired 12/20/2009

The journalist investigates the case of a man jailed for murder, who is trying to prove he was framed

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A Face and a Voice
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8.20
15 votes

#19 - A Face and a Voice

Season 17 - Episode 17 - Aired 11/18/2018

When a young teacher is murdered in her home, police must rely on the eyewitness testimony of a young neighbor who saw her killer lurking outside her window.

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A Wolf in Sheep's Clothing
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8.20
5 votes

#20 - A Wolf in Sheep's Clothing

Season 22 - Episode 1 - Aired 4/4/2021

A compassionate and friendly woman's dream vacation turns into a deadly nightmare when she crosses paths with a wolf in sheep's clothing.

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The Depths of Evil
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8.18
17 votes

#21 - The Depths of Evil

Season 17 - Episode 13 - Aired 10/14/2018

While searching for a missing mother, police discover evidence that puts them on the trail of a deadly sexual predator.

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A Jewel Stolen
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8.18
17 votes

#22 - A Jewel Stolen

Season 21 - Episode 3 - Aired 12/13/2020

When a young mother is found murdered in her own home, investigators must untangle a web of lies using wiretaps and secret recordings to ultimately pick up the trail of her cold-blooded killer.

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Alone With Evil
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8.17
18 votes

#23 - Alone With Evil

Season 17 - Episode 18 - Aired 11/25/2018

A young mother is strangled to death during her overnight shift at an office building.

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Good Morning, Goodnight and Goodbye
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8.15
26 votes

#24 - Good Morning, Goodnight and Goodbye

Season 18 - Episode 5 - Aired 3/24/2019

When a 16-year-old girl disappears on her way to visit friends, the police retrace her last known movements and uncover a terrifying possibility that she may have been kidnapped by an international human trafficking ring.

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Crime and Injustice
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8.15
20 votes

#25 - Crime and Injustice

Season 21 - Episode 1 - Aired 11/29/2020

The murder of a 19-year-old college student marks the beginning of one of the most tormenting investigations in US history, one that forced everyone involved to question the meaning of the word justice.

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