Forensic Factor V

Friday, April 17 at 10 p.m. ET/11 p.m. PT on Discovery Channel

Summer, 2001 and Southern Louisiana is held in the terrifying grip of a serial killer whose initial hot zone is the Louisiana State University area of Baton Rouge. The number of victims is growing and all are attractive, successful young women – women whose mainstream, low-risk lifestyle should never put them on the radar of a killer. But this is the hardest kind of serial killer to catch – impulsive, always changing his M.O. An unprecedented coalition of state and federal police agencies, including the FBI, will join forces to solve this disturbing, yet fascinating case. High-tech forensic science, particularly case-making DNA analysis, will turn the tables on this killer and finally put a face to the monster that haunts Southern Louisiana.

Friday, April 10 at 10 p.m. ET/11 p.m. PT on Discovery Channel

One by one, prostitutes in Spokane, Washington are being hunted down and discarded in remote wooded areas by a vicious serial killer. On each victim’s head, police find his macabre calling card – a plastic bag emblazoned with an ironic Smiley Face. Investigators soon realize they are dealing with the worst type of serial killer – an Average Joe with no criminal background and with the extraordinary ability to blend in with the community. With few clues to work with – and as the death toll continues to rise – investigators turn to ballistics experts, space age fingerprinting technology, and to a Forensic Botanist who believes he can solve the crime by reading plants and trees.

Friday, April 3 at 10 p.m. ET/11 p.m. PT on Discovery Channel

On the outskirts of Hamilton, Ontario, a jogger makes a gruesome discovery – the partially mummified remains of a human body. Using state-of-the-art forensics, police are able to identify the body as that of a suburban wife and mother of two. She has been brutally bludgeoned to death, but no missing person’s report has ever been filed. As police investigate, they discover evidence of domestic strife, including a love triangle and charges of assault. Determined to find the killer, police dig further into the victim’s life, doggedly tracking down a former lover to New York City, where they uncover another crime.

Real Intrigue. Real Mystery. Real Investigation.

Toronto, ON (March 17, 2009) – Based on gripping true stories solved by teams of professional investigators, FORENSIC FACTOR returns for the highly anticipated fifth season Friday, April 3 at 10 p.m. ET/11 p.m. PT on Discovery Channel. With new bone-chilling mysteries and in-depth interviews with elite forensic and crime scene experts, FORENSIC FACTOR V presents a riveting combination of terrifyingly real stories of violent crime and great behind-the-investigation insight.

With a new look and even more whodunit appeal FORENSIC FACTOR V engages, shocks and informs. Dramatic re-enactments of crucial incidents in each case compliment first hand accounts from investigators and scientists as they depict the twists and turns of these epic cases and the frustrations and advantages of modern police work.

FORENSIC FACTOR V is developed and produced by Exploration Production Inc. (EPI), a wholly owned subsidiary of Discovery Channel Canada. EPI is an award-winning producer and distributor of high-quality factual content, primarily in the form of episodic series and science magazines for television. Since its inception in 1993, EPI has produced more than 900 hours of television programming including more than 100 hours in High Definition. EPI programs have been telecast in more than 150 countries, in two-dozen languages, to potential viewing audiences of over 600 million conventional, cable and satellite subscribers.