Cold Case Files 5 | 1998
Examines "cold cases" -- homicides and other crimes that go unsolved. With a combination of timing, persistance and high tech police work, law enforcers are able to shed new light on crimes that have gone unsolved for decades. In Lewisburg, West Virginia, a mother is convicted of killing her five-year-old daughter 13 years ago. "Investigative Reports" speaks with Marybeth Davis, the mother and convicted killer, from her cell. Prosecutors believe she suffers from an illness that causes parents to harm their children to gain attention. Davis claims the disease is the equivalent of a witch hunt. In Vancouver, British Columbia, a skull is found in Stanley Park. Six years later, DNA positively identifies the skull as that of a 14-year-old boy who disappeared with a friend in 1991. The second skull is found and police try to piece together the puzzle.