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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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32:00 | Sep 10th

A mother disappears and her voicemails lead detectives to the body. But the case goes cold until over a decade later when an informant discloses critical clues to turn the suspect into a convicted murderer. Live better with NOOM! Sign up for your t...Show More

30:00 | Sep 4th

A man is shot point blank. And with no suspect, the only thing police know is that this murder was committed with intent. When the weapon is found years later, the case reopens and takes a closer look at a suspect who knew the victim best: His wife. ...Show More

1:00:00 | Aug 28th

A mother of three goes missing on Christmas eve in 1994, and suspicion surrounds her sudden disappearance. In 2004, her case is still unsolved, until her son opens up about a memory that’s been buried for a decade. Need help managing your business? ...Show More

39:00 | Aug 20th

A heinous murder goes cold... until 18 years later when a string of rapes across state lines force the perpetrator to face his crimes. Want to save money on car insurance? Try Progressive! Get your quote online at www.progressive.com and see how ...Show More

32:00 | Aug 13th

A brutal murder and suspected sexual assault of a 13-year-old goes cold... until 22 years later when detectives turn their attention to untested DNA from the crime scene. Want to save money on car insurance? Try Progressive! Get your quote online ...Show More

30:00 | Aug 6th

On a dark summer night, a young woman vanishes from her car. With no trace of her, the case goes cold... until years later when a stolen truck reveals a disturbing object inside. Want to create better eating habits? Try NOOM! Sign up for your tria...Show More

42:00 | Jul 30th

A heinous murder, an innocent victim, and an unsolved homicide investigation reopens a year after the crime when a new tip leads detectives to a teen with a disturbing history. The 2019 FabFitFun Fall Box is NOW ON PRESALE!! Get yours using coupon ...Show More

29:00 | Jul 23rd

A murder on Music Row leads detectives to investigate a crooked business that promises fame and fortune in the country music capitol, Nashville... but instead, delivers lies, extortion and bloodshed. Try ZipRecruiter FOR FREE at www.ziprecruiter.com...Show More

57:00 | Jun 27th

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. Want to live a healthier lifestyle? Try NOOM! Sign up for your trial today at www.noom...Show More

49:00 | Jun 20th

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

36:00 | Jun 14th

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

35:00 | Jun 4th

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? Download BEST FIENDS - America's favorit...Show More

42:00 | May 31st

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

42:00 | May 21st

On this episode, we'll cover 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 explore what makes this case so complicated, unpack the prevailin...Show More

40:00 | May 14th

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

34:00 | Apr 30th

A serial rapist is terrorizing Louisville, Kentucky, and despite his tell-tale MO - it will take investigators seven years to bring the perpetrator to justice. Download BEST FIENDS for free on the Apple App Store or Google Play! That's "friends" wit...Show More

40:00 | Apr 25th

When a 9-year-old girl is abducted from her own home and brutally murdered, shock waves spread throughout the community. Detectives refuse to give up until her killer is behind bars. RIGHT NOW - Get a low, fixed rate credit card consolidation loan a...Show More

31:00 | Apr 16th

Women are being murdered in Minnesota's twin cities, and police are desperate to catch the murderer who keeps calling to confess his crimes. Wanna get healthy?? Sign up for your trial of NOOM right now at www.noom.com/coldcase  Need a better tooth...Show More

35:00 | Apr 9th

In 2004, 58-year-old Phyllis New was found dead, the victim of an apparent home invasion. However, when a second murder comes to light, police suspect the killer might be right under their noses... NEED BIRTH CONTROL? Go to www.forhers.com/coldcase ...Show More

38:00 | Apr 2nd

Flight 191 crashed in Chicago in 1979, killing nearly 300 people on board. It was the deadliest plane accident in American history. A single mother, Diane Chorba, also died that day, but was she aboard flight 191, or was the crash the perfect cover-u...Show More

49:00 | Mar 26th

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

35:00 | Mar 19th

A young woman is murdered in her bed, and investigators' key witness soon becomes their prime suspect. NEED A BETTER TOOTHBRUSH? Go to www.getquip.com/coldcase to get your first refill pack for FREE with a quip electric toothbrush!

37:00 | Mar 12th

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32:00 | Mar 5th

A picture perfect marriage is shattered when the husband is shot and killed. But the woman who appears to be his grieving widow...soon becomes investigator's main suspect.

29:00 | Feb 26th

When an alleged rapist's remains are found 30 years after his disappearance, the PD calls in The Cowboys - a retired team of cold case investigators - to work the case.

39:00 | Feb 19th

Two little girls go missing in Akron under the exact same circumstances. When their bodies are discovered, the families and investigators are desperate to stop the killer before he strikes again. The 2019 Fab Fit Fun Spring Box is here! Sign up at ww...Show More

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

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

36:00 | 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

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 www.TakeCareOf.com an...Show More

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 getquip.com/coldcase to get your first r efill pack FREE with a...Show More

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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?

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

37:00 | 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

32:00 | 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

01:00 | May 26th, 2017

Cold Case Files The Podcast premieres June 5, 2017.