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1999

26 Jan. 1999
Women Who Kill
Though women kill in less violent ways, they're equally as deadly as men.
 
2 Feb. 1999
A Taste of Poison
Those who poison must first put their victims at ease and earn their trust.
 
23 Mar. 1999
Grave Discoveries
The passage of time can convince people to talk and coupled with new technologies can help to solve old cases.
 
30 Mar. 1999
Texas Rangers
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.
 
6 Apr. 1999
Bad Medicine
How forensics can be used to crack drug rings.
 
13 Apr. 1999
Unlikely Sources
Some of the best clues com from the least likely places. Baffling crimes betrayed through evidence provided by insects, beer bottles and other seemingly meaningless objects.
 
27 Apr. 1999
True Crime
How forensics can be used to crack drug rings.
 
18 May 1999
Coroner's Casebook
Two noteworthy coroners describe their job and its importance in solving cases.
 
5 Oct. 1999
Remnant of Blame
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.
 
1999
Partners in Crime
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.
 
19 Oct. 1999
Scattered Clues
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.
 
1999
Natural Witness
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.
 
16 Nov. 1999
Tainted Trust
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.
 
14 Dec. 1999
Presumed Dead
What does it take to prove murder if the victim cannot be found? Forensic investigators must go to great lengths to catch the killer when the victim is only presumed dead.
 
21 Dec. 1999
Broken Vows
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.
 
1999
Family Plots
Every family has its secrets and sometimes blood relations lead to bloodshed. When murder becomes a family affair, investigators must turn to science to uncover family plots.
 

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