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Seasoned investigative reporter Christof Putzel has a resume filled with hard-hitting stories, including identifying an illegal U.S. weapons ring smuggling firearms across the border to the cartels in Mexico, and exposing the tobacco industry's exploitation of children in Asia. In this series, Putzel employs his tried and true information-gathering method -- using declassified government documents -- to explore legendary and notorious mysteries. Each hourlong episode sees Putzel decoding documents to discover new, or simply missed, clues and connections that could finally unlock decades-long cold cases, among them the Lindbergh kidnapping and the identity of hijacker DB Cooper.

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Christof uncovers new clues about the true fate of Wild West outlaws Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid; he travels to the highlands of Bolivia and the mountains of Utah to dig up evidence that may finally solve this 100-year-old mystery.
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Christof joins the decades-long hunt for the buried millions of notorious gangster Dutch Schultz; armed with rare documents and cutting-edge tech, Christof follows the fugitive mob boss' trail from Saratoga Springs, N.Y., to Miami.
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Christof digs into the Black Dahlia murder, one of the most infamous unsolved murder cases in Los Angeles history; he uncovers an investigation derailed by corruption and finds a confession pointing him to a new suspect in the Philippines.
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Christof investigates the Lindbergh kidnapping, a story that made his grandfather's journalism career; using his grandfather's notes and recently declassified FBI files, Christof tracks down surprising new leads to Germany and even the Nazi Party.
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Christof investigates UFO sightings in the United Kingdom and Canada; he soon uncovers a much bigger story about governmental secrets.
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A century ago, New Orleans is terrorized by an ax murderer; now, Christof discovers new leads that could point to some of the earliest mafia hits; his research into the Axeman of New Orleans takes him from the Big Easy to Sicily and Los Angeles.
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Christof jumps from a plane and digs up rare FBI files as he follows new leads that take him from the Pacific Northwest to Las Vegas and Utah in his quest to find the real identity of hijacker D.B. Cooper.
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Christof investigates the robbery of the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, which is the largest art heist in history; in pursuit of the stolen masterpieces, he follows leads from members of organized crime that take him to Florida and France.
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Christof Putzel hunts down inside information regarding three prisoners who escaped from Alcatraz in 1962; while authorities are certain that the men drowned in the waters surrounding Alcatraz Island, FBI files say otherwise.

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