North Mission Road

About the show

1104 North Mission Road is the home of the Los Angeles County Coroner. Here, up to 20,000 cases are investigated annually to determine the identity, cause and manner of death. North Mission Road is a television series with unprecedented access to the Coroner’s massive files, presenting the city's most compelling cases. Each episode follows the highly trained professionals of the L.A. County Coroner Department as they use the latest in forensic medicine and investigative techniques to solve a variety of challenging mysteries.

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Upcoming episodes

Oct 27th
300a

Who Killed Superman?

He could change the course of mighty rivers and bend steel in his bare hands, but actor George Reeves was no Superman. His life was sadly mortal and his death, in 1959, remains one of Hollywood’s most enduring mysteries. Officially, LA police and LACC listed the cause of death as suicide. But was it?
Oct 27th
330a

Desert Rave

A young student was found dead at a party. To the investigator’s surprise, the victim’s blood tested positive GHB, also known as Liquid Ecstasy or the “Date Rape” drug. Will investigators and the district attorney be able to find the murderer and for the first time, successfully prosecute him for a death by GHB?
Oct 27th
400a

One Way Ticket aka Laura Orson

A 63 year old doctor was found dead in her apartment. The crime scene was puzzling to detectives: her clothes were stuffed into garbage bags and there was hardly any furniture. The LAPD detectives quickly identify five suspects and the investigation eventually focuses on one, but suspect has an alibi. The suspect was in a bus on his way to Austin, Texas. How will the LAPD and the LACC find out if he was indeed the killer?
Oct 27th
430a

Killer Parking aka Bullock

A parking dispute in downtown Los Angeles ends with 14 gunshots and a dead victim. Conflicting and changing stories cloud the investigation of the homicide. Before the case goes to trial, the witness changes her story yet one more time. Her questionable credibility will force the prosecution to rely on the autopsy findings from LACC to convince the jury. Will the prosecutor be able to get a conviction?
Nov 3rd
300a

Terror In Topanga aka Schwartz

The residents of a placid semi-rural canyon are shocked when 73 year old ranch owner, Jean Schwartz’s body is found by the side of a dirt road. The autopsy reveals she was strangled and criminalists discover green matter under her fingernails. A young ranch hand, the nephew of a close family friend, is a suspect, but will police and the LACC be able to prove beyond a doubt that he killed her?
Nov 3rd
330a

Mariachi Mystery aka De la Cruz

The burned body of a young aspiring singer is found in a dumpster. After an intense 10-month investigation, based on DNA recovered from the body, detectives arrest one of the victim’s employers with a record of strangling and sexual assaults. However, the defendant admits that he had consensual sex with the victim, but adamantly denies taking any part in her murder. With the prosecution up against a wall, can the experts from NMR help convince a jury that the victim had indeed been raped?
Nov 3rd
400a

Crime of Passion aka Flamenco/Fernandez

A young, beautiful teenage dancer is stabbed to death in her own apartment. Investigators from LACC and LAPD discover a number of clues: two knives, one broken; bloody shoeprints; and several fingerprints on a juice bottle. The investigators quickly identify her ex-boyfriend as a suspect. His car is found near the Mexico border with blood on the steering wheel. The prosecutor has some solid evidence but without a strong motive it will be tough to get a conviction. He turns to the experts at NMR to avenge the senseless killing of a promising young dancer.
Nov 3rd
430a

Posed for Murder aka Harrington

The body of a partially clothed strangled young woman is found in an LA park. Little to no evidence is found at the crime scene and 12 days later another body is found. When detectives are convinced they have a serial killer on their hands, two more bodies are found. With limited evidence, can the experts at North Mission Road help find the killer?
Nov 10th
300a

Frontier Justice

When a mummified body turns up at an amusement park in long beach, california, investigators from the la coroner’s are called in to solve a very curious mystery.
Nov 10th
330a

Follow the Footprints

Popular owners of a family restaurant are found dead in their home. Footprints lead police to a workman’s home…where they find the shoes that may have made them and a knife that’s missing its tip. Can the experts at NMR help match the clues to the suspect?