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28 Episodes Of "Forensic Files" That Are So Creepy You'll Scream

Investigate your way through this true crime list.

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1. Season 8, Episode 7 — "Last Will"

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This episode follows the case of Sharon Smith. She died shortly after writing her last will, which her killer later sent to her parents.

2. Season 14, Episode 17 — "Seeing Red"

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Summer Baldwin was a young mother whose body was found in a suitcase in a Texas landfill. The suitcase lead investigators to a suspect, but they knew the case ran deeper when a second victim's decomposing body was also found in a suitcase.

3. Season 6, Episode 18 — "Bad Blood"

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This bizarre episode followed the case of Dr. John Schneeberger, who managed to evade prosecution by going to extreme levels to cover up DNA evidence. It was his victim's perseverance that finally led to the truth.

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4. Season 7, Episode 21 — "Without a Prayer"

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This episode focuses on three deaths, including that of Madalyn Murray O'Hair, founder of American Atheists. Investigators caught a break in the case thanks to a serial number on an artificial hip.

5. Season 14, Episode 11 — "Water Logged"

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The triple murder of Joan Rogers and her daughters is covered in this episode. It was a handwritten note in their car that led investigators to their murderer.

6. Season 1, Episode 12 — "The List Murders"

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In 1971, the bodies of the List family were discovered in their home, having been strategically placed by the family patriarch along with a note. He adopted a new identity and was able to evade authorities for 18 years.

7. Season 13, Episode 37 — "Writing on the Wall"

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When a young woman was found dead in her home, detectives had to determine whether the name written on the wall with blood was put there by the victim, or by the killer as a ruse.

8. Season 7, Episode 28 — "Cold Storage"

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Tracy Jo Shine disappeared in 1987, but it wasn't until 2000 that investigators were able to catch a break in the case that led them to her whereabouts.

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9. Season 13, Episode 11 — "Stranger in the Night"

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In this episode, a man accused of killing his mother fights to prove his innocence by sharing an incredulous story about a stranger he met that same night whom he believed to be the real killer.

10. Season 11, Episode 34 — "If I Were You"

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This case follows a woman who reported her father missing even though he continued to pay his bills on time. It was her determination that led investigators to uncover the sinister plan of a murderer going to great lengths to hide his crime.

11. Season 9, Episode 30 — "Cereal Killer"

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Police in a small town went to great lengths to find a missing boy following a house fire. His body's discovery leads investigators to a killer who left plenty of clues along the way.

12. Season 13, Episode 22 — "Smiley Face"

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A woman who survived a brutal attack leads investigators to link her case to a string of assaults. It ultimately helps them find the perpetrator, whose signature was to leave a smiley face at the scene.

13. Season 7, Episode 8 — "Bio-Attack"

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This episode focuses on the 1984 case of mass food poisoning taking place in an Oregon town. The case takes bizarre twists and turns, ultimately tying the crime to a local cult that sought to overpower the city's government.

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14. Season 6, Episode 15 — "Killer's Cattle-log"

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An elderly couple is at the center of the strange and sinister string of murders in this episode. Detectives were able to make a connection between the killers and their victims through a list of transactions made at cattle auctions.

16. Season 5, Episode 10 — "Nursery Crimes"

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This episode follows the case of the Texas nurse suspected of killing up to 60 infants and children while on duty. She would inject victims and cause medical crises.

17. Season 8, Episode 12 — "Shot of Vengeance"

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In this episode, a woman diagnosed as HIV-positive uncovers the truth about how she became infected and who was responsible for intentionally injecting her with the virus.

18. Season 5, Episode 15 — "Time Will Tell"

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A man going as far as impersonating his victim's identity is the least horrifying aspect of this international crime case.

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19. Season 8, Episode 25 — "Sign of the Zodiac"

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The case of the New York zodiac killer is followed in this episode. The killer murdered eight people at random with seemingly no personal connection to them. Through time, the killer made mistakes that led investigators to DNA evidence that finally identified him.

20. Season 6, Episode 16 — "Skin of Her Teeth"

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A killer went as far as removing the teeth of his victim in order to hide her identity but investigators were able to catch a break thanks to lab tests done on her skull.

21. Season 10, Episode 9 — "Shear Luck"

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This episode follows the murder of a woman living in the Philippines on an Air Force base with her husband. The crime taking place outside of the base proved to be incredibly tricky, but not impossible to solve.

22. Season 1, Episode 8 — "The Wilson Murder"

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This episode follows the case of twin sisters accused of plotting to kill one of the sisters' husbands. They were consequently tried separately and while the sister-in-law is acquitted, his wife is convicted of murder. It is a case that still baffles investigators.

23. Season 3, Episode 1 — "Without a Trace"

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No one could figure out how a seemingly healthy infant started presenting liver problems and unexplained bleeding. These symptoms ultimately lead to his death and when other family members began falling ill, investigators had to work rapidly to prevent another tragedy.

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24. Season 9, Episode 4 — "Point of Origin"

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The case of a serial arsonist in southern California is followed in this episode. A fingerprint is finally recovered from one of the sites and investigators are baffled when they find out who is responsible. The man is believed to have burned thousands of homes.

25. Season 14, Episode 1 — "Purebread Murder"

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A woman is found stabbed to death in her bathtub and it is thanks to a hamburger bun on the floor that investigators are able to find the killer.

26. Season 10, Episode 24 — "Penchant for Poison"

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After a woman falls ill, doctors discover that she has been poisoned with arsenic. This leads police to uncover that her late husband had also ingested the poison and altered his determined cause of death. The case then led investigators to unravel a murder plot linked to two other mysterious deaths.

27. Season 13, Episode 47 — "Dirty Little Seacret"

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This episode covers the disappearance of a couple vacationing at the beach during Memorial Day weekend. As investigators traced back the steps of their last known whereabouts, they uncovered a devious secret tied to another couple.

28. Season 5, Episode 4 — "A Voice From Beyond"

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This case follows the discovery of a decomposed body found stuffed in a barrel. The mummified remains of the pregnant woman laid undisturbed in a crawlspace for 30 years. Forensic science was able to identify her as Reyna Marroquin and led investigators to her killer.

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