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Cold Case Files

Based on the iconic, Emmy-nominated series on A&E, this show 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 thanks to dogged investigators and breakthroughs in forensic technology, these cases become part of the rare 1% of cold cases that are ever solved. Hosted by Brooke Gittings ("Convicted" and "Actual Innocence") and featuring the voice of original Cold Case Files host, Bill Kurtis.

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Sweethearts, Silenced

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 struggle to piece together scraps of evidence and sparse leads to bring justice to the victims' families. In their decades-long search for the killer, officers will uncover more than one monster before finally answering the question: who killed Tim Hack and Kelly Drew?

37mins

13 Jun 2017

Rank #1

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Most Notorious: The Shopping Cart Killer

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.com/coldcase Download BEST FIENDS - America's favorite 5-star mobile puzzle game - FOR FREE on the Apple app store or Google Play! That's "friends" without the "R" - BEST FIENDS!

57mins

27 Jun 2019

Rank #2

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The Well

An elderly man, loved by his community, is found dead at the bottom of a well. But the case goes cold until the murder weapon is found, three years later. Don't miss the new NETFLIX limited series KILLER INSIDE: THE MIND OF AARON HERNANDEZ on January 15th!

32mins

7 Jan 2020

Rank #3

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A Sister Lost

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 trauma unlocks the mystery of what happened to the missing child. Use the code "COLD" for $10 off your first box at FabFitFun.com Go to GetQuip.com/ColdCase and get your first refill pack FREE!

40mins

29 May 2018

Rank #4

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Daddy Dearest

Nine years after a mother and her teenage daughters are murdered... the killer’s sisters helps crack the case. Want better skin? Use PLEXADERM! Go to www.tryplexaderm.com and use code "COLDCASE" for 50% off plus an additional $10 off! Or call 800-685-1292. Need better deodorant? Use NATIVE! For 20% off your first purchase, visit www.nativedeodorant.com and use promo code COLDCASE during checkout!

38mins

4 Dec 2019

Rank #5

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Circle of Friends

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.

29mins

25 Jul 2017

Rank #6

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A Brother's Burden

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 tested.Spruce up your living space by going to Havenly.com/ColdCase and get 25% off your design package.Never overpay on quality clothes. Get free shipping on your first order when you go to Everlane.com/ColdCase.

34mins

24 Apr 2018

Rank #7

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Murder On The Menu

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 to www.ZOLA.com/coldcase Start off 2019 strong by going to www.ZipRecruiter.com/coldcase to hire the right people! 

44mins

15 Jan 2019

Rank #8

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Officer Down

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 want him dead? Was it related to the drug rings he relentlessly pursued? What could police learn from the shotgun shell recovered at the scene? And what does it all have to do with a blue Ford Pinto?

31mins

18 Jul 2017

Rank #9

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A Killer Slips Away

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. Inside, they find Anna Mae dead on the floor. Who was this mysterious young woman? Why did she kill an innocent senior? And what does it all have to do with a jar of mayonnaise?

52mins

8 Aug 2017

Rank #10

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Snatched

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 QUIP electric toothbrush! Get free shipping AND free returns with SimpliSafe's 2 month risk-free trial at SimpliSafe.com/casefile 

38mins

11 Sep 2018

Rank #11

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A Knock At The Door

The killing of a woman in a Virginia hotel room goes unsolved for a quarter of a century before investigators are finally able to zero in on the killer. Own iconic luxury items at unreal values with The RealReal! Shop in-store, online, or download the app, and get 20% off select items with the promo code "REAL" - Visit www.therealreal.com Want deodorant you can trust? Use NATIVE! For 20% off your first purchase, visit www.nativedeodorant.com and use promo code "COLDCASE" during checkout!

40mins

22 Oct 2019

Rank #12

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Rear Window

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 code "COLD" for $10 off your first box at www.fabfitfun.com Want to save money on car insurance? Try Progressive! Get your quote online at www.progressive.com and see how much you could be saving. Discounts not available in all states and situations.

42mins

30 Jul 2019

Rank #13

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Favor for a Friend

A husband and wife fall victim to a seemingly random shooting... and the key piece of evidence stays buried for more than a decade. Own iconic luxury items at unreal values with The RealReal! Shop in-store, online, or download the app, and get 20% off select items with the promo code "REAL" - Visit www.therealreal.com Catch the anticipated series return of TRUE HOLLYWOOD STORY - Sundays at 10 - only on E!

26mins

29 Oct 2019

Rank #14

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The Taunt

A serial rapist seals his own fate when he sends a taunting letter to police. Own iconic luxury items at unreal values with The RealReal! Shop in-store, online, or download the app, and get 20% off select items with the promo code "REAL" - Visit www.therealreal.com Live better with NOOM! Sign up for your trial today at www.noom.com/coldcase - Track meal habits, visualize portion sizes, and see calorie density at a glance!

35mins

13 Nov 2019

Rank #15

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Danger At The Door

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 at www.lightstream.com/coldcase HIRING? Go to www.ziprecruiter.com/coldcase 

40mins

25 Apr 2019

Rank #16

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A Family Cursed

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 months later, Zilpha disappeared, too. Was it just a strange coincidence that two people from the same family disappeared within the same year? Or did these two cases have a terrible connection?

40mins

15 Aug 2017

Rank #17

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Trouble In Paradise

When Pegye Bechler goes missing in a mysterious boating accident, all signs point towards her husband, Eric. Without a body, the case goes cold until Eric’s new girlfriend teams up with investigators to bring the right man to justice. Eat well with DAILY HARVEST! Go to www.dailyharvest.com and enter promo code "COLDCASE" to get $25 off your first box!  Don't miss the new NETFLIX limited series KILLER INSIDE: THE MIND OF AARON HERNANDEZ on January 15th!

27mins

14 Jan 2020

Rank #18

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Vintage Murder

A sudden memory flash leads detectives to a killer’s door and closes a case 25 years in the making. Own iconic luxury items at unreal values with The RealReal! Consign with The RealReal today and earn up to 85% commission plus site credit. Visit www.therealreal.com Get your FabFitFun fall box NOW! Use coupon code "COLD" for $10 off your first box at www.fabfitfun.com 

30mins

19 Nov 2019

Rank #19

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The Calling Card

A hitchhiker is murdered, and a mysterious stack of business cards leads police on a 38-year hunt for her killer. Want better skin? Use PLEXADERM! Go to www.tryplexaderm.com and use code "COLDCASE" for 50% off plus an additional $10 off! Or call 800-685-1292. Take care of your teeth with QUIP! Go to www.getquip.com/ccf to get your first refill FREE!

30mins

10 Dec 2019

Rank #20