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Butch Cassidy DNA Results

Christof consults with a DNA expert to validate a bone of Butch Cassidy.

Mission Declassified Investigations

Veteran investigative journalist Christof Putzel takes on a range of cases on Mission Declassified. From the escape from Alcatraz to the Isabella Gardener Museum Art Heist, check out the clips below for a small sample of Christof's investigations.

Alcatraz Fugitives

Christof investigates the whereabouts of famous Alcatraz fugitives.

About The Show

For over 20 years, investigative journalist Christof Putzel has traveled the world uncovering some of the most hard-hitting stories of our time. He's exposed illegal weapons rings in Mexico, Big Tobacco's exploits in Asia and child labor camps in the Congo by using declassified government files and local sources to bring these shocking stories to light. Now Christof relies on these same tools to solve history's most legendary, and notorious, mysteries. New information is the lifeblood of any investigation, and for a seasoned investigator such as Christof, the millions of newly declassified documents are a treasure trove of potential new leads and clues that could finally unlock decades of headline-making cold cases.

About The Host

Christof Putzel

Christof Putzel has won two DuPont Awards and the Livingston Award for Young Journalists, an Overseas Press Club Award, and has been nominated for five News & Documentary Emmys. As an investigative journalist, he often uses FOIA (and the declassified documents it yields) to get to the bottom of many of his biggest stories. Putzel used declassified documents to expose an illegal U.S. weapons ring smuggling firearms across the border to the cartels in Mexico..

All About Christof

Season 1, Episode 7

The Black Dahlia Murder

Christof digs into the most infamous -- and gruesome -- unsolved murder case in Los Angeles history. He uncovers an investigation derailed by corruption and finds a confession pointing him to a new suspect in the Philippines.

Sunday
May 12
3pm | 2c
Season 1, Episode 8

The Lost Treasure of Dutch Schultz

Christof joins the decades-long hunt for the buried millions of notorious gangster Dutch Schultz. With rare documents, exclusive interviews and cutting-edge tech, Christof tracks the Prohibition-era mob boss to find his ill-gotten haul of cash, gold and jewels.

Sunday
May 12
10pm | 9c
Season 1, Episode 8

The Lost Treasure of Dutch Schultz

Christof joins the decades-long hunt for the buried millions of notorious gangster Dutch Schultz. With rare documents, exclusive interviews and cutting-edge tech, Christof tracks the Prohibition-era mob boss to find his ill-gotten haul of cash, gold and jewels.

Monday
May 13
12am | 11c
Season 1, Episode 9

Butch Cassidy's Buried Secrets

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.

Sunday
May 19
10pm | 9c
Season 1, Episode 9

Butch Cassidy's Buried Secrets

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.

Monday
May 20
12am | 11c
Season 1, Episode 5

The Axeman of New Orleans

Christof tries to unmask the Axeman of New Orleans, a crazed murderer responsible for one of the deadliest unsolved killing sprees in American history. He uncovers a connection with organized crime and finds that this gruesome executioner may not have acted alone.

Tuesday
Aug 6
8am | 7c
Season 1, Episode 3

The Lindbergh Kidnapping

Christof investigates the Lindbergh kidnapping, a story that made his grandfather's journalism career. Now, using his grandfather's notes and recently declassified FBI files, Christof tracks down surprising new leads to Germany and even the Nazi Party.

Tuesday
Aug 6
9am | 8c
Season 1, Episode 1

Escape from Alcatraz

Three prisoners escaped from Alcatraz in 1962. Officially, they died in the surrounding waters, but FBI files say otherwise. Christof Putzel braves those same waters to hunt down inside information before going on a manhunt to Brazil.

Tuesday
Aug 6
10am | 9c
Season 1, Episode 9

Butch Cassidy's Buried Secrets

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.

Tuesday
Aug 6
11am | 10c
Season 1, Episode 2

The Hunt for D.B. Cooper

Christof jumps from a plane and digs up rare FBI files as he follows shocking 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.

Tuesday
Aug 13
8am | 7c
Season 1, Episode 8

The Lost Treasure of Dutch Schultz

Christof joins the decades-long hunt for the buried millions of notorious gangster Dutch Schultz. With rare documents, exclusive interviews and cutting-edge tech, Christof tracks the Prohibition-era mob boss to find his ill-gotten haul of cash, gold and jewels.

Tuesday
Aug 13
9am | 8c
Season 1, Episode 4

Boston's Unsolved Art Heist

Christof investigates the robbery of the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, the largest art heist in history. In pursuit of the stolen masterpieces, he follows leads from dangerous members of organized crime that take him from Boston to Florida and France.

Tuesday
Aug 13
10am | 9c
Season 1, Episode 6

Decoding America's UFO Secrets

Christof heads to the woods of the UK and snowy fields of Canada to determine what the truth is behind UFO sightings. He soon uncovers a much bigger story behind what secrets the government is hiding.

Tuesday
Aug 13
11am | 10c