This episode begins with the infamous ‘head on the beach’ case, which shocked the sleepy fishing town of Arbroath, making for grim, though sensational, reading across Britain. Forensics helped convict a callous killer and his impressionable accomplice, who murdered Jolante Bledaite for her £12,000 life savings. Without the back up of DNA evidence linking the culprits to the victim’s remains, the concept of ‘The Perfect Crime’ could have been a reality.
Next, the strange case of the husband who systematically over-medicated his ailing wife, although never raised in court, whilst keeping his ex-socialite lover and co-conspirator in the garden shed. They exchanged ‘love letters’ through the kitchen window whilst plotting and subsequently murdering Carol Jarvis in her bed.
Finally, the murder of John Kennedy who traded contraband cigarettes & tobacco from home. The robbery/killing had Police baffled until forensics connected a random glove to the perpetrator, already on a database for a previous assault. This turn of events sees the first incidence of Forensics presenting a suspect to the Police, rather than corroborating Police evidence.