Forensic Factor

Forensic Factor

About the show

Based on true crimes solved by an elite team of investigators, Forensic Factor details the trade secrets used by the world's best sleuths to nab the most elusive criminals, with re-enactments of crucial incidents and firsthand accounts from the experts providing depth and insight.

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Upcoming episodes

Sep 21st
900a

Fremont Bomber

In one violent evening, a series of bombs rocks the sleepy california city of fremont. The targets include both the chief and ex-chief of police. But as america’s leading explosive experts sift through the evidence, they discover a plan far more insidious than anyone could have imagined. Can police and forensic scientists stop the fremont bomber before he strikes again?
Sep 21st
1000a

Vanished

After the owner of a private school for asian students vanishes from his driveway, police scramble to find him. The search grows desperate as time begins to run out on the diabetic man who is desperately in need of his medication. Investigators soon have their answer – he has been kidnapped. Now, can they save him before it is too late?
Sep 21st
1100a

Betrayed

The discovery of an abandoned suitcase containing a young asian woman’s body leads north yorkshire police to london. But instead of answers, the mystery only deepens when they discover that a second woman is missing. The killer’s trail leads investigators and forensic scientists halfway around the world – only to discover that the key to unlocking the mystery has been under their noses all along.
Sep 21st
1200p

Summer of Hate

The murder of a gay couple in rural california has police stymied – who would want to hurt the well-liked pair? As investigators and forensic scientists dig deeper, they suspect that the killings are linked to a series of arsons that have destroyed several synagogues and an abortion clinic. The trail leads them to the sinister world of hate crimes -- and a chilling plan that must be stopped.
Sep 28th
900a

Promised Land

When a russian prostitute is found murdered, los angeles homicide detectives quickly find the case to be anything but routine. Following a tangled string of clues, investigators are drawn into the murky world of high-end prostitution, illegal alien smuggling and russian organized crime. Police must navigate their way through the dark underworld of los angeles – and hope that forensic science can nail the killer.
Sep 28th
1000a

Rampage

Four brutal murders in one bloody weekend devastate the small town of barrie, ontario. The prime suspects, three violent, escaped convicts, are on the loose. But while police conduct a massive manhunt, they begin to discover that the evidence isn’t adding up. As the frightened city demands answers, detectives and forensic scientists find themselves in a desperate race to find those responsible – before they can kill again.
Sep 28th
1100a

The Yosemite Park Murders

Carole sund, her daughter juli and friend silvina pelosso go missing while vacationing in yosemite national park. The theory is that they had a car accident. What begins as a search and rescue operation becomes a chilling case of murder when the bodies of two of the women are discovered in the trunk of their burned out rental car. An anonymous letter to the fbi leads authorities to the body of the third victim – sexually assaulted and murdered by a lake. Confusing and contradictory evidence keeps police off the trail of a sadistic killer until after he strikes again. When they finally catch cary stayner, the handyman at the motel where the women were murdered, he confesses that he used forensic science to mislead and manipulate investigators.
Sep 28th
1200p

The Hog Trail Murders

Between january 1994 and april 1996, in central florida, the bodies of four men are found in a wooded area known as the hog trails. All are severely decomposed, all are naked, and all have been genitally mutilated. Police realize they are chasing a serial killer, but the investigation is hampered by the fact that they are unable to identify any of the victims. Finally a fifth body yields a name, and soon puts authorities on the trail of nurse daniel conahan. Police are able to prove that conahan --a sexual sadist with a taste for bondage-- lured transients to the woods with promises of easy money posing for nude photographs. In the privacy of the wilderness, he tied them to trees and brutally murdered them.
Oct 5th
900a

House Hermit

April, 1992. An elderly couple is found dead in the trunk of their car at their home in upscale toronto. The investigation eventually leads authorities to the couple’s vacation home one hour north of the city. Police soon learn of the “house hermit”— a mysterious intruder breaking into area cottages and camping in them. He becomes the prime suspect in the murders, but though police finally identify him they cannot find him anywhere. That’s because he’s moved 3,000 miles away to vancouver, where he abducts and assaults three women before finally being caught red handed tstrangled one of his victims
Oct 5th
1000a

Dead Mans Hollow

A retired fireman on a morning bike ride notices a burning bundle in a farmer’s field…and recognizes the smell of burning human flesh. Investigators at the scene find an unrecognizable body, a distinctive lighter, 2 pairs of latex gloves and the box they came in, paper towels and torn scraps of an office memo. State of the art forensics, dogged police work, and some extraordinary turns of events lead police to the murder scene - the medical room of a ball bearings factory, and the arrest of a former armenian mafia thug turned english family man for the brutal murder of his cruel ex-boss.