A new documentary has arrived on Netflix, andCatching Killers looks like it could become our next true crime obsession.
The series focuses on the investigators involved in some of the most infamous serial killer cases of all time.
It sees those tasked with hunting down some of the most depraved criminals revisit their investigations and share shocking details with the viewer.
The new doc explores the physiological impact cases have on the people involved, with one investigator struggling to keep his emotions in check.
‘When you see something like that, it has some effect on you,’ he says. ‘If it doesn’t, in my opinion, you’re not human.’
‘I’m going to be honest with you, walking up to this crime scene after 30 years… the sad part is that somebody lost their life right here a few feet from us, it just kind of rushes over you,’ another adds.
The cases explored in the four-part series include the murders of women in Green River near Seattle, as well as a spree of killings of young men in 1990 Florida, as well as the so-called Happy Face Killer in Oregon in the early 90s.
The series also looks at how technology, or the lack of it, impacted the investigations, with one detective saying: ‘DNA was not advanced enough at this point to develop a DNA profile.’
The official synopsis reads: ‘The investigators behind infamous serial killer cases reveal the harrowing, chilling details of their extraordinary efforts in this true-crime series.
‘Catching Killers will take viewers deeper into the intricacies of a crime scene. Right from the site, to the body to the earliest signs like the smell of decaying flesh, the show will explore it all.’
It continues: ‘Dangerous killers, shocking crimes, relentless detectives are to be expected.’
Catching Killers is available to stream now on Netflix.