The New Detectives looks at several crimes investigated by the Texas Rangers including the murder of Billy Staton who tape recorded his own death, the rape and murder of seventy-two year old Lydia Schumacher by Charles Supak Jr., and a body discovered in Cooke County that eventually leads to Terry Brown a truck driver and multiple murderers.
The solutions to the most atrocious crimes often hinge on the smallest of clues. Even with advanced technology, vision still remains one of the most important tools for forensic investigators. They must train their eyes to find the full story of a murder written in a single scrap of evidence.
There's an old saying that a burden shared is a burden halved. But when people team up to commit murder, the weight of their guilt remains just as heavy. Investigators must rely on forensic science to capture partners in crime.
There's never a good reason for murder but some killers are especially cruel - choosing their victims at random or with no apparent motive and then expertly covering their tracks. These crimes may seem unsolvable, but telling clues remain. It's up to investigators to follow the trail of evidence to capture these deadly killers.
The great outdoors may offer clues to solving heinous crimes. Seed germination and the presence of certain insects provide vital information about the murders. But it takes the skilled eyes of the forensic entomologist and botanist to decipher the clues nature provides.
Poison is the subtlest murder weapon, and poisoners are sometimes the most brutal of killers, gaining their victims' trust and harming them over time to disguise the murder. Investigators must see through the unusual circumstances to bring these murders to light.
When lovers turn on each other or marriages fail, some coldblooded spouses find a gruesome way to gain an uncontested divorce: murder. Forensic scientists must piece together the mystery of love gone awry to catch these killers.