In 1990, a 14-year-old girl ran away from her Texas home and disappeared; six months later, her body was found hundreds of miles away in an Illinois barn. Agents tracked down a trucker who they believed was responsible for over 50 murders. Investigators knew they had to stop this menace of the highways.
After a young woman went missing, police suspected that her well-connected, married ex-lover was responsible. However, when investigators couldn't find the murder weapon or even the woman's body, the FBI's only hope was to go undercover and turn brother against brother.
Powerful street gangs in Washington D.C. enforced their power with deadly violence. Law enforcement vowed to bring the entire gang to justice. The gang leader had fled to Africa, a hunt that ended in the 1994 Washington D.C. Metropolitan Police Headquarters shootout.
Masked bandits pulled off a daring bank robbery in the middle of the day. Without any evidence, FBI agents had to force their own luck in the four-year manhunt for the so-called "Hollywood" bank robber in Seattle, Washington.
When authorities in a small Washington town began investigating the disappearance of a young woman, they had no idea it would turn into a nationwide hunt for a sadistic sexual predator. The FBI was called in to help track down Darren Dee O'Neall, only to discover that other unsuspecting women across the Pacific Northwest had fallen victim to his charms.
The case of Vicki Lynne Hoskinson an 8-year-old girl who was knocked down and abducted by a stranger as she went to post a birthday card to her aunt in her local mailbox in Flowing Wells, Arizona in 1984. Within hours, police began to suspect a drifter with a history of abducting and molesting children who was out on parole.
On a cold afternoon in March 1989, Marine Captain Shirley Gibbs Russell failed to report for duty at the base in Quantico, Virginia. Friends and colleagues were certain she had not gone AWOL. FBI agents noticed her husband, former Marine Robert Peter Russell, was acting strangely. A blood-like stain in the couple's home disappeared before it was properly examined. There was no body, no witnesses, and no weapon.
New Jersey millionaire Frank Black flew to West Palm Beach, Florida to close a major business deal but never returned home. When the FBI was called in, agents learned of a mystery woman whom Black met while on his trip. Eventually they untangled a web of deceit that had led to a vengeful killing.
Follow the investigation of a New York gas station mogul that uncovered a mob operation of brutality, kidnapping and retaliation killings, leading FBI agents to infiltrate the crime ring. Intervention came too late for one cooperating witness.
The decapitation of a young African-American male led the Miami-Dade police and the FBI along a trail of murder. Authorities discovered that the man was a dissident member of a religious cult headed by a murderous man who called himself Yahweh ben Yahweh, or God, Son of God.
In 1995, a mother of three was murdered and her corpse burned in Los Angeles, California. Weeks later, a young woman was killed in Mississippi and another was killed in Florida. Agents hunted down a charismatic man named Glen Rogers who used charm and generosity to target women for his brutal attacks. He would eventually become known as "The Cross-Country Killer."
In 1987, a television producer was gunned down in his New York office. Four years later and thousands of miles away, a man told Los Angeles police he had been hired to murder two Chippendale's dancers. When the FBI was brought in, they linked the two crimes and uncovered a businessman willing to kill to protect his interests.
In Nyack, New York, an armored car robbery left one guard dead and another critically wounded. The FBI suspected domestic terrorists with a history of violent crime. Their investigation led them to the Black Liberation Army and the Weather Underground.
A California man was found dismembered in 1990 and the murder suspect, Danny Ray Horning, was caught six months later as he was robbing an Arizona bank. He was convicted and sentenced to life. But when he escaped from prison, the FBI launched an expansive manhunt for the killer through the American West.
A teenager was shot to death on a hunting ground in rural Virginia. His death was initially considered a tragic accident but investigators soon suspected foul play. Years later, a man contacted the FBI with a complex story of conspiracy and murder-for-hire.
On a warm summer night in 1990, the body of a suspected drug courier was discovered burning in a Minnesota alleyway. The FBI teamed up with local police to uncover a dangerous crime ring run by a vicious drug lord who used violence and intimidation to keep those around him quiet.
In the early 1990s drug gangs terrorized Harlem, New York neighborhoods. When a 10-year-old boy fell victim in the cross-fire, NYPD detectives and FBI agents clamped down on the problem. They formed a task force called C-11, designed to dismantle the gangs. In an environment of violence and fear it would be difficult to identify, arrest and convict those involved in the secretive and deadly world of big money drugs.