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Based on the iconic, Emmy-nominated series on A&E, "Cold Case Files" explores some of the most difficult-to-solve murders, which stymied investigators and went cold, sometimes for decades. In fact, one-third of all murders in America remain open. But...Show More

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Under a Spell

30:00 | Feb 12th

In a dark corner of Miami, several women are found murdered and their bodies burned. A mysterious footprint, a bottle of gasoline, and a Santeria priestess help lead detectives to the serial killer. Check out TrueCar to experience a better way to se...Show More

License To Kill

29:00 | Feb 5th

In 1997, a couple moves into a brand new home in rural Ontario. During renovations, they discover a buried clue that is the key to solving a brutal double murder. Get LIAR LIAR by James Patterson - available now in hardcover - ebook - and audiobook ...Show More

The Family

34:00 | Jan 29th

When a 19-year-old girl goes missing, her family suspects the mafia is involved...but it will take another 16 years for her body to surface and nearly 20 years to bring the killers to justice. Get LIAR LIAR by James Patterson - available now in hard...Show More

The Deadly Stroll

38:00 | Jan 22nd

When three women go missing in Woonsocket, Rhode Island - investigators follow a trail that leads them to the state landfill in search of human remains. GET YOUR VITAMINS! For 50% off your first month of Care/of vitamins - go to an...Show More

Murder On The Menu

44:00 | Jan 15th

A young boy is the sole survivor when his family is massacred in their Minnesota home. Two decades later - he helps cold case detectives catch the serial killer responsible. To start your free wedding website and also get $50 off your registry - go t...Show More

Modus Operandi

42:00 | Nov 27th, 2018

On the south side of St. Louis, a series of sexual assaults appears to follow the exact same pattern - leading police to dub the perpetrator, "The South Side Rapist." The last step in his modus operandi...was to disappear completely. Go to www.third...Show More

The Case Went Cold

00:30 | Nov 20th, 2018

Cold Case Files is taking this week off while our investigators gather new evidence. We'll be back next week with set of leads, and maybe even a confession or two.

In The Care of a Killer

33:00 | Nov 13th, 2018

When a toddler dies under the care of a babysitter, everyone assumes it was the result of a tragic accident. That is until eight years later, when a second child dies in the care of the same babysitter. Read more about this case on the A&E Real Crime...Show More

A Wife's Mission

31:00 | Nov 6th, 2018

A woman's life is shattered when her house is broken into, she's assaulted, her husband is murdered, and her home is set aflame. To make matters worse, police consider her a suspect in her own attack and her husband's death. Years later, Lynn Lopez s...Show More

A Son Remembers

32:00 | Oct 30th, 2018

Leslie Powers opened a box of family photographs to discover a Great Aunt she never knew existed. A Great Aunt who was murdered, and whose case was never solved. That is, until Leslie starts asking questions, and gets police to re-open the case. Go t...Show More

A Map To Murder

32:00 | Oct 23rd, 2018

A serial killer targets women who live on the fringes of society - with little to no connection to the mainstream world. As victims, this makes them incredibly difficult to investigate. That is... until the killer inadvertently hands investigators ...Show More

A Detective's Promise

29:00 | Oct 16th, 2018

When an 18-year-old hitchhiker is found in a ravine, the autopsy reveals her killing is perhaps the most brutal the examiner has ever seen. Detective McManus is struck by this case, and so he makes a promise. He's going to find the person who committ...Show More

Lil Miss

36:00 | Oct 9th, 2018

'Lil Miss' Lisa Marie Kimmel was 18 years old in 1988. She was working at a restaurant and driving around in her new, shiny black Honda CRX. One weekend, she was on her way to visit her family in Casper, Wyoming, but she never made it home. What happ...Show More

Death of a Deacon

38:00 | Oct 2nd, 2018

Deacon Phil Perry was having an affair with a member of his congregation. Shortly after he told his own wife, his body was found in the trunk of a car in Mexico. He had been murdered. Who killed Deacon Phil Perry? And how did his body end up south of...Show More

Left For Dead

35:00 | Sep 25th, 2018

In 1995, a prostitute named Pamela Shelley was shot in the back eight times and left in a field. With minimal evidence, the case goes cold. But seven years later, new technology may provide the means for investigators to figure out who murdered Pamel...Show More

The Flaming Gorge Falls

36:00 | Sep 18th, 2018

In the summer of 1996, Bob Duke calls 911 after his wife and young son fall from a high cliff in the Flaming Gorge Reservoir in Green River, Wyoming. Their deaths are ruled an accident, but to investigators, the circumstances look suspicious. Three y...Show More


38:00 | Sep 11th, 2018

A six-year-old girl goes missing from her backyard. The only witness is a five-year-old, who says a strange man took the missing girl. Who was this man? And why was the girl taken? Go to to get your first r efill pack FREE with a...Show More

Crimes of the Klan

38:00 | Sep 4th, 2018

Vernon Dahmer was a shop owner in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, and President of the local chapter of the NAACP. At midnight on January 10th, 1966, two truckloads of Klansmen drove to his house and firebombed it. Vernon's family never stopped seeking jus...Show More

Déjà Vu

41:00 | Aug 28th, 2018

In the fall of 1996, a 25-year-old school teacher was found murdered in the bathtub of her Arlington, Texas apartment. Three months later, a 22-year-old woman was found murdered in the bathtub of her Arlington, Texas apartment - located in the very s...Show More

The Golden State Killer: Part 2

42:00 | Aug 21st, 2018

On April 24, 2018, 72-year-old Joseph DeAngelo was arrested and charged with eight counts of first-degree murder. But who is Joseph DeAngleo? And why does law enforcement suspect he is The Golden State Killer? Please helps us out, and enter to win a ...Show More

The Golden State Killer

44:00 | Aug 14th, 2018

It began with a string of burglaries in the 1970s. Then, a series of sexual assaults. And finally, a dozen murders or more. At least three different crime sprees in California over the course of two decades have now been attributed to one suspect. Th...Show More

The Barrel

30:00 | Aug 7th, 2018

A Long Island man is preparing to sell his house when he discovers a 55-gallon barrel hidden in his crawlspace. It has seemingly been there for decades - at least for as long as he's owned the home. But when he pries off the lid, he quickly realizes ...Show More

Cold Case Files - Season 3 TRAILER!

01:30 | Aug 6th, 2018

Tuesday August 14 - Season 3 of Cold Case Files The Podcast kicks off with a very special first episode on the Golden State Killer.

A Sister Lost

40:00 | May 29th, 2018

A thirteen-year-old girl vanishes, seemingly out of thin air, while her brother is standing just feet away. She was never seen again, and her disappearance would haunt her brother or thirty years. That is until another victim comes forward, and her t...Show More

The Bedroom Basher

35:00 | May 22nd, 2018

After pregnant Diana is attacked in her home, she nearly dies. Despite a severe head injury, she believes she can identify her attacker - her husband, Kevin. Kevin insists he is innocent, and that his wife was attacked by a boogeyman. His story sound...Show More


42:00 | May 15th, 2018

Ensign Andrew Muns disappeared from the Navy ship he was serving on during the Vietnam War. His disappearance was officially ruled a desertion, but Andrew's sister, and investigators, never believed that story. They believed he was murdered. And they...Show More

Murder He Wrote

38:00 | May 8th, 2018

In July of 1988, the owner of a taxi company in Michigan was shot by a disgruntled employee. He survived, until a year later when he was shot once again. The identity of his second attacker would remain a mystery for fifteen years, until an exchange ...Show More

A Killer's Dream

30:00 | Apr 30th, 2018

For over 20 years, Kirsten was haunted by the unsolved murder of her mother when she was eight years old. And while Kirsten's nightmare drove her to keep working with Cold Case detectives and never stop believing her mother's case would be solved, it...Show More

A Brother's Burden

34:00 | Apr 24th, 2018

There were three Evans brothers: the cop, the truck driver, and the troublemaker. When a rumor surfaces connecting one of the three brothers to a murder case eighteen-years cold, the boundaries of loyalty, morality, and trust between siblings are tes...Show More

The Sting Operation

34:00 | Apr 17th, 2018

In the spring of 1977, a small town convenience store in Arkansas becomes the site of a robbery and a murder. What makes this case unique, is that the victim was seventy-one years old - and a cop. Solving his case would take a chat with a serial kill...Show More

The Interrogation

44:00 | Apr 10th, 2018

After a young girl is murdered in her home while the rest of her family slept, the police investigation zeroes in on the girl's teenage brother. But by focusing so closely on the brother, did investigators miss another suspect?

Unholy Secret

33:00 | Apr 3rd, 2018

In Toledo, Ohio in 1980, a woman's body was found in a chapel, covered only by an altar cloth. She had been stabbed 31 times. The woman's name? Sister Margaret Ann Pahl. Somebody had murdered a nun.

The Tourniquet

34:00 | Mar 27th, 2018

It's the late 90's in Houston, Texas and a serial killer is on the loose, having already strangled at least three women to death. His signature? A ligature tied around the neck, and tightened with a tourniquet.

A Confession for Carmen

31:00 | Mar 20th, 2018

In a big city like Philadelphia, it's easy for an unsolved murder to slip into the cold files and be forgotten. But in this case, one victim's boyfriend was set on doing everything possible to make sure people didn't forget, and that police didn't st...Show More

Smoky Mountain Mystery

33:00 | Mar 13th, 2018

After nearly two decades of silence, a man known as the Smoky Mountain Gypsy comes forward with information that could lead police to solve not one, but two different murders, which had never before been connected.

The Clue That Stuck

32:00 | Mar 6th, 2018

In an ocean-side town in California, a woman is strangled to death in her home and her head is wrapped in duct tape. Police are at a loss for evidence, but there is one eye-witness: the victim's four-year-old son.

Killer on Campus

31:00 | Feb 27th, 2018

In the spring of 1969, Jane Mixer becomes one of several young women murdered around the University of Michigan. Police think there may be a serial killer, but does Jane fit the pattern? And years later, how does the DNA of a 4-year-old end up found ...Show More

Where's Peggy?

31:00 | Feb 20th, 2018

After a mother hears about allegations that her physically abusive boyfriend has sexually abused her daughter, she goes mysteriously missing for over a decade. A trunk, a storage unit, and a Cold Case detective's dogged determination help solve the m...Show More


41:00 | Feb 13th, 2018

In 1991, an eight-year-old boy is kidnapped from home while his mother is at church. Police believe the kidnapper is someone close to the family, but rule out all the obvious suspects. Despite years going by, ransom notes, and briefcase full of cash,...Show More

Death in Deadwood

34:00 | Feb 6th, 2018

In a town most famous for the death of legendary gunfighter Wild Bill Hickok, police try to solve a murder not in the 1880s, but the 1980s. This murder involves a man named David Crockett, another named "Outlaw," a bus full of hippies, and a very lar...Show More

Man in the Shadows

33:00 | Jan 30th, 2018

Police in Columbus, Ohio spend more than a decade hunting a man who terrorized a neighborhood known as Linden. In the process, he became one of the most prolific rapists in U.S. history.

The Bow Hunter

33:00 | Jan 23rd, 2018

In 1993, Charles Murray, an experienced hunter, went missing on the first day of bow hunting season. His family fears that something terrible had happened were quickly realized. But who was it that found Charles out in the middle of the woods? And wh...Show More

The Black Dahlia

38:00 | Jan 16th, 2018

This week marks the 71st anniversary of one of the most infamous cold cases in America - the gruesome murder of Los Angeles actress Elizabeth Short, more commonly known as The Black Dahlia. We'll go explore what makes this case so complicated, unpack...Show More

A Cousin's Promise

32:00 | Jan 9th, 2018

On a fall day in 1978, an apartment manager in Reynoldsburg, Ohio takes a call. On the other end of the line is a frantic tenant who says water is pouring out of her ceiling. The super calls a maintenance man who forces his way into the apartment abo...Show More

Mommy's Rules

38:00 | Jan 2nd, 2018

The bodies of two teenage girls are discovered. One set on fire, the other stuffed in a box and thrown in a lake. Both are Jane Does. Both have been murdered. Eight years later, a third woman comes forward and reveals their identities, and how she es...Show More

The Girls

34:00 | Dec 26th, 2017

Jack Irwin is a 71-year-old war veteran who lives by himself in San Bernardino, CA. That is until two young women - Marcia Ann Johnson and Judy Gellert - embed themselves into Jack's affairs, and his finances. Jack's neighbors become concerned, and w...Show More

The Shopping Cart Killer

51:00 | Dec 19th, 2017

Detectives track a serial killer and predator through the projects of East Harlem, who keeps finding new and creative ways to dispose of bodies, and elude police.

A Killer's Skin

42:00 | Dec 12th, 2017

After a pair of attacks on older and middle-aged women, police believe they are on the trail of a sexual predator turned murderer. But when a third victim shows up who doesn't fit the profile, the investigation is forced to take a hard turn.

Finding BTK

40:00 | Dec 5th, 2017

Bind. Torture. Kill. That was the mantra of one of America's most notorious serial killers. After killing at least seven people in the Wichita, Kansas area during the 1970s, BTK disappeared for nearly three decades. Then in 2004 he re-surfaced, and u...Show More

Burning Desire

33:00 | Nov 28th, 2017

A California Highway Patrol officer spots a fire in an olive orchard and pulls off to investigate. He finds a woman's body, shot and set ablaze. It doesn't take police long to develop a theory on who did it, but why, where, how, and who else all rema...Show More

Sex, Lies, and Murder

48:00 | Nov 21st, 2017

John Robinson is a con artist. He has a history of scamming vulnerable women, convincing them that he has the best of intentions, and then taking their money. But over the course of nearly three decades, it isn't just the money going missing, it's al...Show More

A Drop of Blood

29:00 | Nov 14th, 2017

Indiana police are baffled by the murder of an 86-year-old woman, found dead in her bedroom with a pillow and a footstool on top of her head. With few leads and no conceivable motive the case remains unsolved for years, until a single piece of eviden...Show More

The Killer's Tattoo

35:00 | Nov 7th, 2017

A murdered man in his 70's, a tube of hydrocortisone cream, a stolen identity, and a plea deal involving the Super Bowl. What do all of these things have in common? They're connected by a tattoo of a bouquet of roses, inscribed with the name, "Phylli...Show More

The Barrel

30:00 | Oct 31st, 2017

A man on Long Island is preparing to sell his house when he discovers a 55-gallon barrel hidden in his crawlspace. It has seemingly been there for decades, at least for as long as he's owned the home. But when he pries off the lid, he quickly realize...Show More


38:00 | Oct 24th, 2017

From 1999 to 2002, eleven young girls and women were sexually assaulted in a similar way. Despite these cases spanning across five states, in all of them, the same man kept popping up as a suspect. The problem wasn't figuring out who had committed th...Show More

Baby For Sale

42:00 | Oct 17th, 2017

When the burned body of an infant is found in the Arizona desert, investigators search for the child's identity and come up empty-handed. Four years later, officers in another county respond to a tip about a couple who sold their baby daughter in an ...Show More

Sunday Morning Slasher

48:00 | Oct 10th, 2017

While police in Michigan and Texas search for what they believe to be two separate killers, women are being strangled, stabbed, and sometimes left alive. When one man is found guilty in Texas, a legal loophole forces Michigan investigators to race to...Show More

Secret in the Well

36:00 | Oct 3rd, 2017

In the fall of 1987, Fred Wilkerson disappeared. He didn't leave a note. There was no sign of foul play. And yet his son, Tim, knew in his heart what the whole town came to suspect - that Fred had been murdered. Sixteen years later, investigators tak...Show More

The Green River Killer

49:00 | Sep 26th, 2017

In the 1980s the police discovered no fewer than 44 bodies along the Green River near Seattle, making the Green River Killer the most prolific serial killer in U.S. history. The investigation would become the largest ever performed in King County and...Show More

A Family Cursed

40:00 | Aug 15th, 2017

Everyone in the family knew that Zilpha was the cool aunt, but to Jeremiah she was more. They had a special bond, almost like brother and sister. So in the Fall of 1992 when Jeremiah disappeared, Zilpha knew something was very wrong. Then just eight ...Show More

A Killer Slips Away

52:00 | Aug 8th, 2017

Lily and Alonzo knock on Anna Mae's door. They've come to take their elderly sister shopping. Instead, her door flies open and a young woman runs past them - covered in blood. Alonzo tries to grab her but she literally slips through his fingers. Insi...Show More

A Family Secret

30:17 | Aug 1st, 2017

A Kentucky teenager goes missing before school. Her bed is unmade, her car is in the driveway, and in the front seat is her purse, one shoe, and her cell phone with the numbers "9" and "1" entered on the screen. Her disappearance ignites a manhunt, a...Show More

Circle of Friends

29:49 | Jul 25th, 2017

When a teenager goes missing in a small town investigators are desperate to identity a culprit, but few are willing to talk. Following a series of several dead ends and false leads, officers struggle to uncover who killed Shannon Siders.

Officer Down

31:33 | Jul 18th, 2017

A police lieutenant goes into his kitchen to get a snack, then his wife hears shattering glass and finds her husband has been killed. He was shot in the back of the head. Lt. Joe Clark was a beloved member and protector of the community. So who would...Show More

The Night Shift

34:19 | Jul 11th, 2017

A college student in Utah is brutally murdered while working the graveyard shift at a local gas station. His death shakes this small Mormon community to its core, but all police have to go on are some bloody dollar bills, and two eye-witnesses who sk...Show More

Killings on Christmas Eve

32:26 | Jun 27th, 2017

When an elderly couple is robbed and brutally murdered in a quiet logging community, accusations fly. No stone is left unturned, but the killer never surfaces, leaving the family of Ed and Minnie Maurin with nothing but unanswered questions and cripp...Show More

Little Girl Lost

27:27 | Jun 20th, 2017

In 1992, Halloween was cancelled in Oil City, Pennsylvania. Just days before, an 11-year-old was kidnapped and brutally murdered. The small town is rocked when Shauna Howe's body is discovered under a bridge, and investigators scramble to figure out ...Show More

Sweethearts, Silenced

31:12 | Jun 13th, 2017

A teenage couple disappears from a wedding in rural Wisconsin. Did they simply run off or was it something more sinister? When their bodies surface two months later, the town is turned upside down by the shocking brutality of the crime. Investigators...Show More

She Never Came Home

29:08 | Jun 6th, 2017

A fourteen-year-old girl walks home from school to avoid bullies on the bus. On the way through "The Culvert," she's murdered, and the police are left with nothing but questions. What happened that led her to take that shortcut? What's the deal with ...Show More

Cold Case Files Teaser

01:00 | May 26th, 2017

Cold Case Files The Podcast premieres June 5, 2017.