Can the dead speak? Yes...but only to those who know how to listen. In this riveting documentary, Dr. Michael Baden, one of the country's most celebrated forensic pathologists, reveals the stories behind the cases of unnatural or suspicious death that he helped solve. In more than 20,000 autopsies over the past 32 years, Dr. Baden has uncovered the secrets of the dead and brought killers to justice, earning him the nickname, 'detective of death.'
Forensic pathologists recount cases where their amazing expertise helped bring killers to justice.
The strangled corpse of a pregnant woman turns up in a chunk of ice floating in the Hudson; a man is poisoned to death by a lethal chemical that is almost impossible to obtain. The mysteries surrounding these and other cases might have remained unsolved were it not for the efforts of the forensic pathologist. These 'detectives of death' give the dead the voice they need to reveal who, or what, lead to their ultimate demise.
The mysteries of the dead are uncovered in this installment of the hit documentary series. This time around, forensic pathologists and other specialists search for answers in several tough cases: a severed hand is found on a riverbank; the bodies of a mother and her infant are discovered after the spring thaw; the only clue to a doctor's mysterious death is a bite mark; and a young bride disappears years after her husband's first wife supposedly killed herself.
The dead reveal their secrets once again in this 'Autopsy' special in which forensic experts show how they uncovered the truths behind bodies. Segments in this edition include: a Boy Scout leader who was freed from prison thanks to some unhatched maggot eggs; a shocking double homicide in classic Hitchcock tradition; a beloved doctor whose rapes might have gone unpunished had it not been for a persistent victim; an algae killer used in fish tanks that provides the clue to a series of mysterious poisoning murders; and an examination of the original Siamese twins.
The 'detectives of death' are back to investigate another intriguing slate of bizarre criminal cases in this eighth installment in the popular documentary series that takes a riveting look at the world of forensic pathology through top autopsy experts. This edition explores six seemingly unsolvable cases that were cracked thanks to specialists including HBO's own forensic muse Dr. Michael Baden. Included in this special: a twisted case of sibling sabotage involving a serial rapist/killer in Toronto; a strange mystery where saliva turned a suicide investigation into a homicide conviction; the sordid story of a convicted rapist whose claims of innocence are taken seriously when his DNA turns up on a victim while he sits in jail; a bloody murder that is sniffed out by a canine Sherlock Holmes; the case of a medical examiner whose perfect murder was foiled a decade after the fact; and a "final answer" to the question, "Who was the Black Widow?"
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