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Cold Case Files

Season 4 2002

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  • 2002-01-02T00:00:00Z on A&E
  • 45 mins
  • 18 hours, 19 mins (25 episodes)
  • United States
  • English
  • Documentary, Mystery, Crime
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25 episodes

4x01 Love Triangle/2nd Story Rapist

  • Season Premiere

    2002-01-02T00:00:00Z — 42 mins

A phone-sting operation produces a big surprise and helps police nab the killers of a San Diego man several years after the case went cold. And a California DA uses an unprecedented legal strategy in the 6-year-old hunt for a rapist.

4x02 The Calling Card/Carol's Diary

  • 2002-01-09T00:00:00Z — 42 mins

Business cards found at a murder scene plus 38 years of advances in DNA technology reveal the killer of a 19-year-old New York woman. And, the lead suspect in a 22-year-old murder confesses after police take DNA samples from him.

Forensic testing helps police solve the 20-year-old murder of a California beauty queen; and two hairs pulled from a bandana used in a double murder is the evidence that police need to put the killer behind bars.

The killer of an 11-year-old girl is brought to justice when his ex-girl friend tells police he confessed the crime to her. And a mysterious set of bones puts police hot on the trail of a man who killed a teenage boy 17 years before.

4x05 Under a Spell/Justice for Lisa

  • 2002-01-30T00:00:00Z — 43 mins

A Miami undercover operation nabs the man who beat four black prostitutes, and set them aflame. And DNA helps solve the cold case of a man who posed as a fisherman to get a 6-year-old girl's attention, then raped and killed her.

4x06 A Man Scorned/The Dungeon

  • 2002-02-06T00:00:00Z — 44 mins

Police suspect a gay man murdered a woman because she became too friendly with his boy friend. And a man goes on a monstrous crime spree, abducting five women over 15 years and forcing each to spend months and even years as his sex slave.

The conviction of a man found guilty of sexually assaulting and stabbing an Ohio woman to death is overturned because his Miranda rights were violated when he was arrested. And police spend 13 years looking for the killer of a Houston security guard who was shot 11 times when he tried to stop a car theft.

4x08 The Bedroom Basher

  • 2002-02-20T00:00:00Z — 45 mins

A California jury convicts Kevin Green of raping and bludgeoning his wife, despite his claims of innocence. But 15 years later, police nab a serial killer known as the Bedroom Basher and discover that Green may have been wrongly jailed after all.

4x09 Baby for Sale/The Barrel

  • 2002-02-27T00:00:00Z — 44 mins

When a Nevada couple demands the return of a baby they had sold to another couple, the burned body of the baby turns up in Arizona. Then, a man discovers a barrel in his crawlspace that contains the body of a woman who has been dead for decades.

4x10 The Bitemark/Justice for Eglena

  • 2002-03-06T00:00:00Z — 43 mins

A forensic dentist helps police nab a child killer by showing that the teeth marks on the killer's arms matches the teeth of the murdered boy. And telltale blood stains on a blue bandana solve the 10-year-old case of a teenage girl murdered.

4x11 Sex, Lies and Murder

  • 2002-03-13T00:00:00Z — 44 mins

Police in Overland Park, Kansas, hunt for over 15 years for a serial killer who lures women to Kansas for sadomasochistic sexual trysts at hotels.

4x12 The Monster/A Cousin's Promise

  • 2002-03-20T00:00:00Z — 45 mins

After an Arkansas man confesses to the brutal murders of two women, police are shocked when the DNA evidence shows that he isn't the killer. And a DNA profile on a scarf helps solve the 21-year-old case of an Ohio woman who was raped and strangled.

A police officer helps solve an 18-year-old murder case when he finds the prime suspect-his older brother. And a biker with a bloody finger is the clue that police need to put away a rapist who assaulted 31 women over six years.

4x14 The Well/The Deadly Ex

  • 2002-04-03T00:00:00Z — 45 mins

A pawned gun and a stolen pick-up truck are the clues that investigators need to solve an elderly man's murder. And a tip from a prison informant cracks open the 15-year-old case of a man who had his ex-wife killed.

4x15 Deja Vu/Secret In The Well

  • 2002-04-09T23:00:00Z — 45 mins

A new fingerprint identification system helps detectives track down a killer after three years of searching. And a Georgia investigator gets to the bottom of a 16-year-old murder case when he discovers the victim's body -- in the bottom of a well.

4x16 The Tourniquet/Burning Desire

  • 2002-04-16T23:00:00Z — 45 mins

DNA evidence found on a murder victim whose body had been dumped in a Dairy Queen drive-thru leads to the arrest of Houston's notorious tourniquet killer.

4x17 Manhunt

  • 2002-04-23T23:00:00Z — 43 mins

A look at the case of James Allen Selby, a serial rapist who eluded police for years while attacking 11 women in five states - Oklahoma, Nevada, California, Arizona, and Colorado.

4x18 The Family / The Clue That Stuck

  • 2002-04-30T23:00:00Z — 45 mins

A detective vows not to shave until he solves the murder of a young Oregon woman. It takes three years and a string of Mexican Mafia informants to crack the case and allow the dedicated detective to shave his beard. And in a California case, investigators track down a killer with the help of DNA found on the duct tape used to wrap the murder victim's head.

After running DNA tests on more than 50 suspects, Ohio police finally get a lead on a serial rapist suspected of attacking at least 14 women. And a cigarette butt found at a murder scene helps investigators to smoke out the killer 29 years later.

A forensic scientist's painstaking examination of a rape kit helps solve the 15-year-old murder of a teenage girl. And when California investigators probe the murder of a 71-year-old man, they get help from the top suspect's former therapist.

4x21 A Sister Lost/Rumors of Murder

  • 2002-05-21T23:00:00Z — 44 mins

A high school janitor is suspected in the murder of a young girl, but with only circumstantial evidence to go on, police must let the case go cold. And a woman asks police to reopen the 24-year-old case of her cousin's disappearance.

A North Carolina man looking to clear his conscience gives police the information they need to solve a murder. And Indiana police are baffled by the murder of an 86-year-old woman, found dead in her bedroom.

4x23 Rear Window / The Peeper

  • 2002-06-04T23:00:00Z — 44 mins

The brutal stabbing murder of a Florida woman is solved when police find crucial DNA evidence in spit left on a pavement. And a man is put away for rape and murder when his footprint matches the footprint he left at the crime scene 18 years before.

4x24 The Closers/Caught by an Eyelash

  • 2002-06-11T23:00:00Z — 43 mins

A bloody dagger and a phone tap help detectives solve a 20-year-old murder case. And DNA taken from an eyelash found on a dead prostitute's body brings a killer to justice.

4x25 Kidnapped

  • 2002-06-18T23:00:00Z — 44 mins

A kidnapper grabs 8-year-old Chad Choice from his home in Texas, then torments his parents with two ransom demands. The case goes cold until the parents receive a chilling package in the mail that contains a letter--and a skull.

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