Cold Case Files is a reality legal show/documentary on the cable channel A&E Network and the rebooted series on Netflix. It is hosted by Bill Kurtis and the original series produced by Tom Golden. The show documents the investigation of many long-unsolved murders (referred to as "cold cases" in detectives' parlance) through the use of modern forensic science (especially recent advances in DNA techniques), and criminal psychology, in addition to recent breakthroughs in the case(s) involving previously silent witnesses.

Cold Case Files
Created byKurtis Productions, Ltd.
StarringBill Kurtis
Danny Glover
Country of originUnited States
No. of episodes135
Executive producer(s)Laura Fleury
Ari Mark
Phil Lott
Jason Blum
Running timeApprox. 45–50 minutes
Production company(s)Kurtis Productions, Ltd.
Blumhouse Television
AMPLE Entertainment
DistributorTrifecta Entertainment & Media
Original networkA&E
Original releaseJanuary 1, 1999 –
June 29, 2017
External links

On January 19, 2017, Blumhouse Television, AMPLE Entertainment and A&E revived the series for a ten-episode run. The well received reboot features highly cinematic recreations and music. The new episodes first began airing on February 27, 2017.[1] Actor Danny Glover took over for Kurtis as narrator for this new 10-episode series.[2] However, in addition to Danny Glover,[3] Bill Kurtis later returned to reprised his role as host of the series.[3]


According to A&E, the show has been widely praised by law enforcement agencies, and its investigative reports are commonly used in the training of detectives.[4]

Cold Case Files first aired as a sub-series of another A&E crime documentary program, Investigative Reports, also hosted by Bill Kurtis, which ran from 1991–2011. Reruns of the original 1997 series currently air on broadcast syndication in the United States, usually in lower-profile time slots, and on many RTV stations.

The Blumhouse Television, AMPLE Entertainment reboot has quickly gained popularity on Netflix.

Some episodes of the series have now been adapted into a podcast of the same name, "Cold Case Files," hosted by Brooke Gittings and featuring the voice of the original Cold Case files host, Bill Kurtis.

Episode listEdit

Season 1 (1999)Edit

No. Title Original air date
1"Pilot Episode"January 1, 1999 (1999-01-01)
Cold Case #1: The murder of Felicia Prechtl by Karl Chamberlain
Cold Case #2: The murder of Surette Clark
Cold Case #3: The murder of Bob Crane
Cold Case #4: The exoneration of Ronnie Bullock
2"The Boy and the Monster/Secret in the Cellar"January 8, 1999 (1999-01-08)
"The Boy and the Monster": The murder of Doris Ann McLeod
"Secret in the Cellar": The murder of Pearl Bruns
3"The Texas Drifter/The Fingerprint File/'Rose' Among Thorns"January 15, 1999 (1999-01-15)
"The Texas Drifter": Rapist Lester Don Parks
"The Fingerprint File": The murder of Beverly Eller
"Rose Among Thorns": The murder of Juliet Rowe
4"The Answer in the Box/Maternal Instinct"January 23, 1999 (1999-01-23)
"The Answer in the Box": The murder of Alison Parrott
"Maternal Instinct": The murders of Seth and Tegan Davis by their mother Marybeth Davis
5"The Hunter Homicides/The Skulls Of Stanley Park"January 29, 1999 (1999-01-29)
"The Hunter Homicides": The murders of Don Hill and Gregory Allan Wood
"The Skulls Of Stanley Park": Skulls are found in 1953 belonging to still-unidentified boys in Stanley Park; in the 1990s, another two skulls, belonging to Ramsey Rioux and Kenneth Lutz, were found in Stanley Park
6"Through Eyes of a Child/The Killer Next Door"February 6, 1999 (1999-02-06)
"Through Eyes of a Child": The murder of Michelle Morgan
"The Killer Next Door": Serial killer John Rodney McRae
7"One Night on the Bayou/The Buckeye Misdemeanor"February 12, 1999 (1999-02-12)
"One Night on the Bayou": The murder of Lester B. Hansen
"The Buckeye Misdemeanor": The murder of Dale Sechrist
8"The Mark of Cain/Death on the Freeway"February 19, 1999 (1999-02-19)
"The Mark of Cain": The murder of James McCutcheon
"Death on the Freeway": The murder of police office George Arthur
9"Terror in Telluride/Signature of a Killer"February 26, 1999 (1999-02-26)
"Terror in Telluride": The murder of Eva Schoen
"Signature of a Killer": The murder Taylor Courtney by Larry Gibson
10"Diary of a Serial Arsonist/The Lost Clue"March 3, 1999 (1999-03-03)
"Diary of a Serial Arsonist": Serial arsonist John Leonard Orr
"The Lost Clue": The murder of Carmen Torres by Billy Bob Sutherland
11"Killer on the Strip/The Doll Murder"March 12, 1999 (1999-03-12)
"Killer on the Strip": The murder of Lucie Pate
"The Doll Murder": The murder of Susan Doll
12"Murder Illustrated/Blood Relations"March 19, 1999 (1999-03-19)
"Murder Illustrated": The murder of Peggy Hettrick
"Blood Relations": The murder of Kimberly Marie Kuntz
13"Justice Delayed/The Burning Secret"March 26, 1999 (1999-03-26)
"Justice Delayed": Serial rapist Reginald Miller
"The Burning Secret": The murders of Donald Morris and Christopher Styles
14"Reconstructing Murder/Fire Flicks"April 9, 1999 (1999-04-09)
"Reconstructing Murder": The murder of Mwivano Mwambashi Kupaza
"Fire Flicks": The story of two unnamed juvenile arsonists
15"The Missing Informant/Man's Best Friend"April 30, 1999 (1999-04-30)
"The Missing Informant": The murder of ATF informant Christine Elkins
"Man's Best Friend": The murder of Daniel Schraeder
16"Killer in the County"April 16, 1999 (1999-04-16)
"Killer in the County": Serial killer Faryion Wardrip
17"Presumed Dead/The Tow Truck Killer"April 23, 1999 (1999-04-23)
"Presumed Dead": The murder of Tracy Jo Shine
"The Tow Truck Killer": The murder of Deputy Sheriff William D. Simmons
18"Portrait of a Killer/The Tortured Truth"April 30, 1999 (1999-04-30)
"Portrait of a Killer": The investigation into the 1974 disappearance of Michelle Wallace is aided by NecroSearch, a volunteer team of victim advocates with technical investigation skills.
"The Tortured Truth": In Baraboo, Wisconsin, a teenager who likes to kidnap younger boys and break their bones, kills one, Christian A. Steiner, and tortures another, Thad Phillips.
19"Vanished"May 7, 1999 (1999-05-07)
"Vanished": The murders of Jennie Hicks, Jerilyn Towers, and Lynn Willette by James R. Hicks
20"The Missing and the Dead"May 14, 1999 (1999-05-14)
"The Missing and the Dead": The murder of Jean Marie "Annie" McLeod Tahan
21"Silent Witness/Innocence Lost"May 21, 1999 (1999-05-21)
"Silent Witness": The murder of Dr. Helena Margaret Greenwood
"Innocence Lost": The South Bay Rapist - Billy Lee Mayshack
22"Frozen in Time/Little Girl Lost"May 28, 1999 (1999-05-28)
"Frozen in Time": The murder of Denise Anette Huber
"Little Girl Lost": The murder of Holly Lee Blake
23"Family Secret/Blood Trail"June 4, 1999 (1999-06-04)
"Family Secret": The murder of a New Jersey police officer, Charles Bernoskie
"Blood Trail": The murder of Roger Scott Dunn
24"Bodies In The Bay/Till Death Do Us Part"June 11, 1999 (1999-06-11)
"Bodies In The Bay": The murders of Joan "Jo" Rogers and her two daughters
"Till Death Do Us Part": The murders of Sharon Reeves and Emilita Reeves.

Season 2 (2000)Edit

No. Title Original air date
1 (25)"Operation Jambalaya/Footprints in the Snow"January 1, 2000 (2000-01-01)
"Operation Jambalaya": A New Orleans police officer goes undercover on a riverboat casino to gain a confession about the murder of Marilyn Allen at Camp Pendleton.
"Footprints in the Snow": A Wisconsin man, suspected of committing murder using a nunchukus, goes on trial nearly 10 years after the murder of Thomas "Tommy" Bolchen.
2 (26)"The South Side Rapist"January 8, 2000 (2000-01-08)
"The South Side Rapist": St. Louis rapist Dennis Rabbitt
3 (27)"Mark of a Killer/Dead Ends"January 15, 2000 (2000-01-15)
"Mark of a Killer": Suspected serial killer Alfred Swinton is convicted of murdering Carla Terry via bite marks on her body.
"Dead Ends": Murder of 18-year-old Jamie Ellen Weiss by soon-to-be husband, Billy Justin Charles.
4 (28)"The Baiting Game"January 22, 2000 (2000-01-22)
"The Baiting Game": The murder of Jerry Allen McClendon
5 (29)"Ticket to Nowhere/The Paper Route"January 29, 2000 (2000-01-29)
"Ticket to Nowhere": The murder of Diane Chorba
"The Paper Route": The murder of Bertha Neaman
6 (30)"Traces of Murder/The Bathtub Killer"February 5, 2000 (2000-02-05)
"Traces of Murder": The murder of Enrique Elizarbe
"The Bathtub Killer": The murders of Michelle LaFond and Dina Kichler
7 (31)"Pride and the Fall/The Nail File"February 12, 2000 (2000-02-12)
"Pride and the Fall": Donna Sundling Spangler’s fall from a cliff in the Grand Canyon leads police to uncover a series of grisly murders.
"The Nail File": The infamous 1984 Roy Rogers Restaurant slaying of Terry Brooks
8 (32)"In the Care of a Killer/Deadly Lies"February 19, 2000 (2000-02-19)
"In the Care of a Killer": Babysitter Tawny Sue Gunter is suspected of killing a toddler, Billy Deon Blankenship, III, in 1990 after a second child, Mariah Lynn Sisco, dies in her care in 1998.
"Deadly Lies": James Kent Hill is convicted of killing Frank Ross in 1986, after Ross's body was found in a lake.
9 (33)"Lady in the Box"February 26, 2000 (2000-02-26)
"Lady in the Box": The murders Betty Fran Gladden Smith, Janice Hartman, and one unknown victim
10 (34)"Crimes of the KKK"March 5, 2000 (2000-03-05)
"Crimes of the KKK": The murders of Vernon Dahmer and Willie Edwards
11 (35)"Murder on the Menu"March 12, 2000 (2000-03-12)
"Murder on the Menu": The murders of Alice, Susie, Wayne, and Patti Huling, Marlys Wohlenhaus, and Diane Edwards.
12 (36)"The Widow and the Wolf/Unicorns and Alligators"March 19, 2000 (2000-03-19)
"The Widow and the Wolf": A woman suspects that her boyfriend murdered her aunt, Gertrude McCabe, in 1983.
"Unicorns and Alligators": A man is suspected of killing 8 year-old Rima Traxler in 1985 and 12 year-old Kara Patricia Rudd in 1996.
13 (37)"Vintage Murder/Trouble in Paradise"March 26, 2000 (2000-03-26)
"Vintage Murder": Dawn Magyar is found raped and shot to death in 1973.
"Trouble in Paradise": The murder of Pegye Jann Bechler
14 (38)"The Perfect Murder/Death of the Innocents"April 2, 2000 (2000-04-02)
"The Perfect Murder": The murder of Kay Sybers
"Death of the Innocents": The remains of two infants born to Susan Connell are found in an abandoned mobile home.
15 (39)"The Unluckiest Man/The Deadly Triangle"April 9, 2000 (2000-04-09)
"The Unluckiest Man": Serial arsonist John Veysey murdered his wife, Patricia DeBruyne Kemp Veysey.
"The Deadly Triangle": The murder of Walter Brown
16 (40)"Cat and Mouse/Final Fare"April 16, 2000 (2000-04-16)
"Cat and Mouse": The murder of Alma Nappier
"Final Fare": The murder of cabbie John Orner
17 (41)"The Cuff Link/Graveyard Shift"April 23, 2000 (2000-04-23)
"The Cuff Link": The murder of Jeanette Kirby by David Draheim
"Graveyard Shift": The murder of Tracy Benge Sewell
18 (42)"The Good Samaritan/Gun Shy"April 30, 2000 (2000-04-30)
"The Good Samaritan": The murder of Horst Eppenbach, Sr.
"Gun Shy": The murder of Abby Niebauer
19 (43)"A Map To Murder/Life on the Run"May 7, 2000 (2000-05-07)
"A Map To Murder": Serial killer Maury Troy Travis
"Life on the Run":
20 (44)"Soft Kill/Unsolved"May 14, 2000 (2000-05-14)
"Soft Kill": Richard Evonitz is sought in connection of the rape and murders of multiple underage girls.
"Unsolved": The story of the unsolved abduction and murder of Cindy Wanner in 1991.
21 (45)"License To Kill/The Tell-Tale Mark/The Supermarket Mystery"May 21, 2000 (2000-05-21)
"License To Kill":
"The Tell-Tale Mark":
"The Supermarket Mystery":
22 (46)"The Original Night Stalker"May 28, 2000 (2000-05-28)
"The Original Night Stalker": The then unsolved "Golden State Killer" case
23 (47)"Cold Hit/Silent Kill"June 4, 2000 (2000-06-04)
"Cold Hit":
"Silent Hill":
24 (48)"Mommy's Rules"June 11, 2000 (2000-06-11)
"Mommy's Rules": Theresa Knorr is suspected in the murders of two of her daughters, and her third daughter finally convinces police to reopen two cold cases.
25 (49)"A Sealed Fate/Deadly Divorce"June 18, 2000 (2000-06-18)
"A Sealed Fate": Clyde Carl Wilkerson is convicted of murder as DNA links him to two 37-year-old cold cases.
"Deadly Divorce": Larry Britt is finally convicted of murdering his ex-wife 24 years earlier after DNA from blood found in his truck is matched to her.

Season 3 (2001)Edit

No. Title Original air date
1 (50)"Cop Killer/Evil Twin"January 1, 2001 (2001-01-01)
2 (51)"The Zodiac Killer"January 8, 2001 (2001-01-08)
3 (52)"The Accidental Killer/Little Sister Lost"January 15, 2001 (2001-01-15)
4 (53)"The Merry Widow/The Bad Cop"January 22, 2001 (2001-01-22)
"The Merry Widow" describes how a woman arranges the murder of her husband to obtain insurance money. "The Bad Cop" covers an attempt by a former state trooper to disguise a murder as a suicide.
5 (54)"Daddy Knows Best/Dawn of the Dead"January 29, 2001 (2001-01-29)
"Daddy Knows Best" reveals a child-molesting father who killed his wife and nearly got away with it. "Dawn of the Dead" pursues the murder of a gas attendant on his first day at work in San Jose, California.
6 (55)"The Killer's Tattoo"February 5, 2001 (2001-02-05)
7 (56)"The Green River Killer"February 12, 2001 (2001-02-12)
8 (57)"A Hitchhike to Murder/Never Forgotten"February 19, 2001 (2001-02-19)
9 (58)"The DNA Link/The Secret Slide"February 26, 2001 (2001-02-26)
10 (59)"Death Before I Do/Hollywood Homicide"March 5, 2001 (2001-03-05)
"Death Before I Do": After being tipped to the police by his fiancé, Michael Schultz is convicted for raping and strangling Cindy Berger. "Hollywood Homicide": After almost getting away with two murders, Kenneth Dean Hunt is convicted of raping and killing two elderly women, Myra Davis and Jean Orloff, 10 years apart.
11 (60)"Blood Money/Precious Doe"March 12, 2001 (2001-03-12)
12 (61)"Unholy Bible/A Daughter's Justice"March 19, 2001 (2001-03-19)
13 (62)"Officer Down/Secret Twin"March 26, 2001 (2001-03-26)
14 (63)"Weepy-Voiced Killer/The Mr. Big Sting"April 2, 2001 (2001-04-02)
15 (64)"Blood on the Badge/Bump in the Night"April 9, 2001 (2001-04-09)
16 (65)"The Lady Killer/A Husband's Secret"April 16, 2001 (2001-04-16)
17 (66)"Mistaken for a Killer/A Woman Scorned"April 23, 2001 (2001-04-23)
18 (67)"The Missing Hunters/The Flashlight Rapist"April 30, 2001 (2001-04-30)
David Tyll and Brian Ognjan vanished after failing to return from a hunting trip in 1985.
19 (68)"Cowboys on the Case/Office Politics"May 7, 2001 (2001-05-07)
20 (69)"The Flaming Gorge Falls/Caught in the Mail"May 14, 2001 (2001-05-14)
A man is suspected of killing his family by pushing them off a cliff in 1996. A 13-year old girl is murdered in Seattle in 1982 and DNA on an envelope may lead to her killer.
21 (70)"Murder Checks In/Killer in the City"May 21, 2001 (2001-05-21)
"Murder Checks In": Three women raped and killed in Iowa hotels are the work of a serial killer with keys. "Killer in the City": A frightened Bronx woman is stabbed 39 times, but the suspect claims self-defense.
22 (71)"The Shopping Cart Killer"May 28, 2001 (2001-05-28)
23 (72)"The Hitmakers/Favor for a Friend"June 4, 2001 (2001-06-04)
24 (73)"Lil Miss/Skeletons in the Closet"June 11, 2001 (2001-06-11)
25 (74)"Innocent Prey/The Punishment"June 18, 2001 (2001-06-18)
Police in Portland, Oregon play a wild hunch that pays off in the capture of a serial rapist. After 26 years, investigators finally solve the murder of a 6-year-old girl in Harbor Springs, Michigan, who had been forced to take a cold-water bath as punishment for painting her nails with pink polish without permission.

Season 4 (2002)Edit

No. Title Original air date
1 (75)"Love Triangle/2nd Story Rapist"January 1, 2002 (2002-01-01)
2 (76)"The Calling Card/Carol's Diary"January 8, 2002 (2002-01-08)
"The Calling Card": Donald Sigsbee is convicted of killing Regina Reynolds after accidentally leaving his business card near the scene of her body. "Carol's Diary": 16-year-old Carol Hutto's homicide is a cold case for over 20 years until James Kuenn confesses under the threat of DNA evidence.
3 (77)"Beauty Queen Killer/The Fingerprint"January 15, 2002 (2002-01-15)
4 (78)"Friend of the Family/Remains of Murder"January 22, 2002 (2002-01-22)
"Friend of the Family": After 18 years, Manny Pacheco is convicted of murdering his 11-year-old friend, Angela Wong. "Remains of Murder": James Crummel reports finding the remains of 13-year-old Jamey Trotter during a hike, and six years later police arrest him for abducting, molesting, and murdering Jamie 15 years earlier.
5 (79)"Under a Spell/Justice for Lisa"January 29, 2002 (2002-01-29)
"Under a Spell": Francisco del Junco confesses to killing and torching four homeless women. "Justice for Lisa": After 23 years, Stephen Robert Smith confesses to killing 6-year old Lisa after DNA links him to the murder.
6 (80)"A Man Scorned/The Dungeon"February 5, 2002 (2002-02-05)
"A Man Scorned": Archie Talley is convicted of murdering Elizabeth Herrington, after seeing her with his ex-lover. "The Dungeon": John Jamelske kidnapped multiple women and held them in a concrete bunker behind his home.
7 (81)"A Killer Named Korn/The Night Watchman"February 12, 2002 (2002-02-12)
"A Killer Named Korn": Donald Korn is convicted of the 1974 rape and murder of Mildred Ruth Doench, and the assault and rape of Dorothy Hendren in 1975. "The Night Watchman": Security guard Dimas Garcia is murdered by a local car thief, Steven Peace.
8 (82)"The Bedroom Basher"February 19, 2002 (2002-02-19)
A serial killer is suspected of killing five women in Orange County, California in 1978 and 1979, and of another crime that a man was falsely convicted of.
9 (83)"Baby for Sale/The Barrel"February 26, 2002 (2002-02-26)
10 (84)"The Bitemark/Justice for Eglena"March 5, 2002 (2002-03-05)
"The Bitemark": Forensic dentistry is the key to solving a teen's murder, using a photo of a bite mark on the arm of child killer Wayne Garrison. "Justice for Eglena": 15-year old Eglena Deleon is murdered by Guadalupe Sandoval less than a block from a Diez y Seis de Septiembre celebration.
11 (85)"Sex, Lies and Murder"March 12, 2002 (2002-03-12)
The episode describes the investigations that lead to the arrest of John Edward Robinson, the "Internet slave master".
12 (86)"The Monster/A Cousin's Promise"March 19, 2002 (2002-03-19)
"The Monster": Charles Vines is caught raping a 16-year old, and his DNA links him to the rape and murders of two elderly women. "A Cousin's Promise": Darlene Hines's murderer, James Mertini, is only sentenced to five years in prison.
13 (87)"A Brother's Burden/The Midnight Attacker"March 26, 2002 (2002-03-26)
14 (88)"The Well/The Deadly Ex"April 2, 2002 (2002-04-02)
An elderly man is murdered and tossed into his well in 1996, and his stolen guns lead to his killers. When a young mother's body is found beaten to death in her car's trunk in October 1988, her ex-husband is suspected of the crime.
15 (89)"Déjà Vu/Secret in the Well"April 9, 2002 (2002-04-09)
16 (90)"The Tourniquet/Burning Desire"April 16, 2002 (2002-04-16)
"The Tourniquet": The murders by Anthony Allen Shore. "Burning Desire": After being linked by fingerprints to the death of Andrea Born, Kevin Mitchell points a finger at his friend, J. L. Travis, as the murderer.
17 (91)"Manhunt"April 23, 2002 (2002-04-23)
18 (92)"The Family/The Clue That Stuck"April 30, 2002 (2002-04-30)
A Mexican crime family is suspected of a teen girl's murder; DNA on a duct tape is "The Clue That Stuck."
19 (93)"Man in the Shadows/The Hitchhiker"May 7, 2002 (2002-05-07)
20 (94)"A Confession for Carmen/The Girls"May 14, 2002 (2002-05-14)
21 (95)"A Sister Lost/Rumors of Murder"May 21, 2002 (2002-05-21)
22 (96)"Smoky Mountain Mystery/A Drop of Blood"May 28, 2002 (2002-05-28)
23 (97)"Rear Window/The Peeper"June 4, 2002 (2002-06-04)
"Rear Window": A 23-year-old fails to show up for work, and police find her body. A suspect emerges, but getting a DNA sample requires finesse. "The Peeper": A neighborhood with a peeping Tom is shocked when a man is murdered and assaulted. Clues include DNA and a footprint. Fourteen years later the assailant is caught during another 'peep' job.
24 (98)"The Closers/Caught by an Eyelash"June 11, 2002 (2002-06-11)
"The Closers": Edmund Marr is suspected of killing Elaine Graham, but isn't convicted until 22 years later. "Caught by an Eyelash": James Suknaich is connected to the murder of prostitute Kiva Bible by a single eyelash found on Bible's sock.
25 (99)"Kidnapped"June 18, 2002 (2002-06-18)
The parents of Chad Choice, a missing 8-year-old boy in Tyler, Texas, receive a grisly package containing his skull.

Season 5 (2006)Edit

No. Title Original air date
1 (100)"Obsession: Dave Reichert and the Green River Killer"December 15, 2005 (2005-12-15)
2 (101)"Finding BTK"December 22, 2005 (2005-12-22)
A special on the BTK Killer who murdered 10 people in Wichita, Kansas between 1974 and 1990.
3 (102)"Death of a Deacon/A Wife's Mission"January 14, 2006 (2006-01-14)
4 (103)"Snatched/A Detective's Promise"January 21, 2006 (2006-01-21)
5 (104)"The Sunday Morning Slasher"February 4, 2006 (2006-02-04)
Police in Michigan hope to link Carl Watts to two murders in 1974 and 1979 before he is released from a Texas prison.
6 (105)"Caught on Tape/A Son Remembers"February 11, 2006 (2006-02-11)
7 (106)"On the Case: Nacole's Killer"February 18, 2006 (2006-02-18)
Atlanta police detectives attempt to solve the 1995 rape and murder of Nacole Smith.
8 (107)"Killer on Campus/The Bow Hunter"April 2, 2006 (2006-04-02)
A college student is murdered in a cemetery in 1969. A hunter is murdered in 1993.
9 (108)"Something Snapped/A Killer's Dream"April 7, 2006 (2006-04-07)
10 (109)"Daddy Dearest/A Pastor's Wife"May 6, 2006 (2006-05-06)
"Daddy Dearest": Estanislao Gonzalez is convicted nine years after murdering his wife and two teenage daughters. "A Pastor's Wife": Pastor Rick Pulley convicted of killing his wife after scratches on his body connect him with her disappearance.
11 (110)"A Killer's Skin/Where's Peggy?"June 3, 2006 (2006-06-03)
"A Killer's Skin": Violent serial killer Raymon McGill is convicted of over a dozen rape-murders spanning over a decade, after accidentally leaving skin cells at the site of a robbery. After he is convicted, police discover there may be an accomplice. "Where's Peggy": Peggy Reome's body is found in a storage unit in Clay, New York, 14 years after she was reported missing.
12 (111)"Innocence Stolen/Danger at the Door"July 8, 2006 (2006-07-08)
"Danger at the Door": Laura Arroyo
13 (112)"The Interrogation/The Slide"July 15, 2006 (2006-07-15)
14 (113)"The Taunt/Death in Deadwood"July 29, 2006 (2006-07-29)
A rapist/murderer's taunting postcard provides DNA to identify him. Deadwood, South Dakota uses the FBI fingerprint database to locate "Outlaw," an elusive hippie who bashed David Rose to death with a 70 pound boulder in 1982.
15 (114)"On the Case: A Child Remembers"August 12, 2006 (2006-08-12)
One detective checks into a rapist/murderer's background, which includes the death of an 11-year-old girl and photos of children. The detective finds out if there are more than the victims the killer has been convicted of. The same detective meanwhile reopens an unsolved domestic killing which ends with the uniting of siblings who didn't know each other existed.
16 (115)"The Black Dahlia"September 9, 2006 (2006-09-09)
The 1947 murder of actress Elizabeth Short, the oldest unsolved case in L.A..
17 (116)"The Deadly Stroll/Unholy Secret"September 23, 2006 (2006-09-23)
18 (117)"A Deadly Affair/The Sting Operation"September 30, 2006 (2006-09-30)
"A Deadly Affair" leads to a dead husband in Olathe, Kansas, unsolved for over 20 years. "The Sting Operation" catches a drugstore robber who killed an officer in Beebe, Arkansas.
19 (118)"NCIS/Exhuming the Truth"September 7, 2006 (2006-09-07)
Federal agents reopen the 1968 disappearance of a navy ensign who was labeled a deserter. An Illinois college student is raped and murdered in 1981.
20 (119)"Cross Country Connection/Eyes at the Window"October 21, 2006 (2006-10-21)
DNA links sexual assaults in Florida to a woman murdered in California in 1988.
21 (120)"Abandoned Houses/A Son's Memory"October 28, 2006 (2006-10-28)
22 (121)"A Knock at the Door/Shattered"November 18, 2006 (2006-11-18)
23 (122)"A Deadly Pattern/A Desperate Housewife"November 18, 2006 (2006-11-18)
24 (123)"Murder He Wrote/Caught by the Past"October 21, 2006 (2006-10-21)
A Michigan taxi company owner is murdered outside his home in 1989.
25 (124)"Evidence Kit"October 28, 2006 (2006-10-28)
26 (125)"Left for Dead/On the Case"November 18, 2006 (2006-11-18)
"Left for Dead": Fingerprints on a beer bottle connect two suspects, Andre Robinson and Adrian Sutherland, to the murder of a prostitute, Pamela Shelley. "On the Case": Two Kansas City police detectives solve the separate homicides of Linda Winfield and John Sehanchuk using DNA evidence.

Season 6 (2017)Edit

No. Title Original air date
1 (126)"Little Girl Lost"February 27, 2017 (2017-02-27)
Halloween in a small town is cancelled indefinitely when a young girl named Shauna Howe is kidnapped and killed on her way home from a costume party. Note: First appearance of Danny Glover as narrator.[3][5]
2 (127)"Killings on Christmas Eve"March 6, 2017 (2017-03-06)
The Cold Case of Minnie and Ed Maurin who were murdered on Christmas Eve in 1985.
3 (128)"She Never Came Home"March 13, 2017 (2017-03-13)
The case of a gruesome stabbing death of a bullied teenager, Tina Faelz, remains unsolved for 27 years.
4 (129)"Sweethearts, Silenced"March 16, 2017 (2017-03-16)
High School Sweethearts Tim Hack and Kelly Drew (both 19) are reported missing after a night of dancing in Wisconsin. Their bodies are found days later in the woods.
5 (130)"A Family Cursed"March 20, 2017 (2017-03-20)
Two unsolved murders of loved ones, Zilpha Lowery and Jeremiah Pittman, plague a family; detectives uncover a hidden crime scene that may help solve the 13-year-old cold case.
6 (131)"The Night Shift"May 25, 2017 (2017-05-25)
College student Brad Perry shows up to work his graveyard shift at the gas station and is never seen alive again.
7 (132)"Officer Down"June 1, 2017 (2017-06-01)
The murder of Sheriff's Lt. Joe Clark was the longest-running cold case in the United States involving a law enforcement officer.
8 (133)"Circle of Friends"June 8, 2017 (2017-06-08)
When 18-year-old Shannon Siders' body is found in the woods, everyone in the small town of Newaygo, Michigan, becomes a suspect--but no one is convicted of the crime.
9 (134)"A Family Secret"June 15, 2017 (2017-06-15)
A 17-year-old girl, Jessica Dishon, from a small Kentucky town goes missing, then is found strangled two weeks later; a police investigation into the crime uncovers a terrible family secret.
10 (135)"A Killer Slips Away"June 29, 2017 (2017-06-29)
Two decades after a close-knit family's loving aunt, Anna Mae Florence, is stabbed in her home, detectives return to the crime scene and discover a pivotal clue hidden in plain view.

Awards and nominationsEdit

Emmy Award:

  • Outstanding Nonfiction Series (2005) nomination: Michael Harvey (executive producer), Laura Fleury (executive producer), Tania Lindsay (supervising producer), Michael West (supervising producer), Mary Frances O'Conner (producer), Bill Kurtis (host)[6]
  • Outstanding Nonfiction Series (2004) nomination: Laura Fleury (executive producer), Michael Harvey (supervising producer), Mike West (producer), Bill Kurtis (host)[7]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Petski, Denise (19 January 2017). "'Cold Case Files' True Crime Series Getting Reboot On A&E". Deadline. Retrieved 15 June 2017.
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  4. ^ About Cold Case Files, A&E Television Networks website.
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  6. ^ [1], IMDB 2005 Primetime Emmy Awards
  7. ^ [2], IMDB 2004 Primetime Emmy Awards

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