Dramatic reenactments of true stories of professional and amateur detectives solving real-life mysteries. Segments also include interviews with the actual participants.
A pharmacist goes undercover to expose a ring of drug-dealing doctors; a flaming automobile with a corpse inside is a clue in a bizarre murder story; and a mother who lost her child when emigrating to the United States searches for her son in hopes of being reunited after forty years.
An eleven-year-old boy provides the police with significant clues in the search for his missing mother; a device for washing bean sprouts is the unlikely bait when police try to bust an Asian drug ring; and eight adult siblings, adopted as children, seek to reunite.
The mystery of a humming sound emanating from the waters of a houseboat marina in Northern California; two Seattle residents poisoned by cyanide-laced capsules spurs an investigation that reveals a murder plot; a man sentenced to 55 years in prison begins a letter-writing campaign to prove his innocence.
A convicted felon about to go to prison takes his 20-month-old daughter from her mother; a detective on her frist homicide case tracks a murderer; and a sheriff comes up with creative ways to lure fugitives out of hiding.
Stolen high-tech telephones transmit the whereabouts of the thieves who took them; an eavesdropper listens in on a terrifying murder plot; and a son searches for his estranged mother after 44 years.
A man's search for the hit-and-run driver who killed his sister; a police search for a missing cockatiel and $8,000 worth of stolen household items.