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 18th
900a

The Smily Face Killer

One by one, prostitutes in spokane, washington are being hunted down and discarded in remote wooded areas by a vicious serial killer. On each victim’s head, police find his macabre calling card – a plastic bag emblazoned with an ironic smiley face. Investigators soon realize they are dealing with the worst type of serial killer – an average joe with no criminal background and with the extraordinary ability to blend in with the community. With few clues to work with – and as the death toll continues to rise – investigators turn to ballistics experts, space age fingerprinting technology, and to a forensic botanist who believes he can solve the crime by reading plants and trees.
Sep 18th
1000a

Pyro

A series of over sixty spectacular fires rips through california’s san joaquin valley, killing four people and devastating the landscape. An extensive investigation by the atf, police and forensic scientists reveals a common pattern among all the blazes, and to their horror, authorities soon realize that a serial arsonist is on the loose. As they painstakingly study the evidence from each crime scene, a single fingerprint leads them to one suspect. He is john leonard orr, a respected arson investigator for the glendale fire department in southern california and one of the worst serial arsonists of the 20th century.
Sep 18th
1100a

The Fifth Commandment

A double homicide in hudson, wisconsin leaves a small town reeling and two young detectives with little to go on. The victims are upright citizens, shot execution style, with no apparent motive. In agatha christie-like fashion, a tantalizing array of suspects emerge but after two years, there are still no arrests. Richard walter, the famed criminal profiler, becomes intrigued by the cold case and narrows the suspect list down until only one man is left standing. And no one can believe who that person is. A combination of expert crime scene analysis, computer forensics and the perpetrator’s own pathological urge to talk… the bereaved families finally see justice served.
Sep 22nd
500p

Leaving Las Vegas

Glamorous las vegas, nevada is famous for wealth, lady luck and second chances. But when homicide detectives discover the charred remains of a prominent business man, sin city reveals a darker side. With a long list of suspects and millions of dollars on the line, investigators are suddenly thrust into a dangerous world of high stakes deception fueled by passion, greed and revenge. A murder mystery where nothing is as it seems and anyone is capable of anything, only forensic science can expose the truth and catch the killer.
Sep 22nd
600p

Greetings From Yahweh

A series of bombings and bank robberies have left the usually serene city of spokane, washington reeling. Claiming responsibility for the reign of terror, is a deadly, almost invisible sect called the phineas priests who seem to strike at will. The phantom cell, driven by a perverted code of hate is considered be the most radical and dangerous in the entire white supremacist movement. Although the gunmen are masked and leave few clues, an fbi forensic photoanalysis team, working with high quality bank surveillance footage, slowly starts to get a clearer picture of the assailants. The question is, can they find them before they strike again?
Sep 22nd
700p

Picture Prefect

In small-town bartow, florida four bodies are found slaughtered in a factory. It’s the largest mass murder in county history. Each victim is somehow connected to the factory and the family business -- and each victim seems to have been executed by a professional assassin. When investigators finally zero in on a prime suspect, they are foiled by his picture-perfect alibi – security footage showing him 500 miles from the scene of the crime. With no hard evidence in sight – and with the bloodthirsty killer still on the loose – investigators turn to video forensic analysis, complex timeline reconstruction, and a most unexpected 3-year-old fingerprint.
Sep 22nd
800p

Million Dollar Murer

When horseshoe bay police discover a multi-millionaire playboy brutally slain in his posh texas mansion, they are immediately puzzled as to why anyone would sadistically murder the popular local resident. To solve their mystery – and find the killer –investigators are forced to navigate through a wide circle of friends – a circle that includes rich ceos, celebrity athletes, movie stars, and a bevy of sexy strippers. In their search for forensic clues, investigators dig deep in the heart of millionaire’s row, uncovering x-rated photos, shocking videos, and a mysterious object hidden deep in the victim’s body.
Sep 25th
900a

Shopping Spree Killer

An 86-year-old woman is stabbed and strangled in her home, within the secure walls of the upscale gated community of canyon lake, california. Before the body is cold, another elderly woman is brutally slain. Investigators can’t find a motive, and the violence against the frail victims is so shockingly over-the-top, they fear there’s a psychopathic serial killer on the loose. While the community cowers in fear, and people move their elderly parents out of canyon lake, police race to stop the killer in time. In their investigation, they dig deep for the scanty forensic evidence, befriend potential suspects, and are appalled by a callous post-kill ritual that becomes the murderer’s trademark.
Sep 25th
1000a

Thrill Kill

Days after christmas 2005, the desert city of phoenix, arizona is shocked by a drive-by shooting rampage that injures multiple people and leaves two men dead. Forensics determines that this isn’t the first time the shooters have struck. It appears that phoenix police have a unique serial killer team on their hands. But just as the trail of the bloody christmas shootings is going cold, the killers come back with a vengeance. In the heat of the summer, the city is tormented by the murderous duo who get their thrills stalking and shooting innocent people under the cover of night. A challenging investigation is made worse because the shooters use a gun that’s virtually untraceable forensically. As the bodies continue to pile up, detectives race to put the pieces together to find the two killers and end their reign of terror. When at last police get the serials shooters in their sights, they must endure an agonizing night of surveillance as they follow them on the hunt. Can detectives and forensic scientists ensure that both serial shooters are convicted and taken off the streets forever?
Sep 25th
1100a

Jack

A series of seemingly random shootings have terrorized the city of east point, georgia, just outside atlanta. Police are baffled as to the killer's motive, how he is choosing his victims and when he will strike again. Apart from leaving behind taunting messages, mysteriously signed "jack", the shooter leaves behind little evidence. And investigators are baffled as to why he always seems to be one step ahead of them. As the citizens of east point hide behind locked doors, the police use every forensic trick at their disposal to unmask this brazen killer and bring him to justice.