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

Aug 19th
900a

Tuned Out

A woman is hit by a train in an industrial area east of LA. At first, it looks like suicide. But the evidence suggests murder. The autopsy reveals the cause of death as strangulation and a suspect is arrested. The prosecution’s case hinges on the Coroner’s testimony about some unusual markings on the victim’s neck … and what caused them.
Aug 19th
930a

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?
Aug 26th
900a

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?
Aug 26th
930a

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?
Sep 2nd
900a

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?
Sep 2nd
930a

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?
Sep 9th
900a

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?
Sep 9th
930a

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.
Sep 16th
900a

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?
Sep 16th
930a

(Pilot) - The Lady in Cement aka L.A. Coroner

The L.A. County Coroner’s office is both a fascinating and frightening place. LA Coroner will take viewers inside the LACC’s laboratories and research rooms. This behind-the-scenes setting will capture the flavor and feel of what members of the coroner’s team really do. Using state of the art technology the corner's team works relentlessly to crack some of their toughest cases