Million Dollar Cold Cases “can be solved”


Channel Seven has released further details on Million Dollar Cold Case, in which it is given exclusive access to the Homicide Squad Cold Case Team.

One million dollar rewards are on offer in the quest to solve some of Australia’s unsolved murders.

It isn’t clear if it is network or police rewards posting the money connected to the show, nor what determines how the money is to be paid out, nor which state police is involved. Should we start with the Deep Water crimes?

Channel Seven’s new series Million Dollar Cold Case is cracking open the files of unsolved murders that have frustrated police and devastated families for years.

At the core of every story is a victim without a voice. Through interviews, photos, archive vision and dramatisations Million Dollar Cold Case will connect the viewer with the people and events of each case.

A team of highly skilled investigators will guide us through every twist and turn of these compelling crimes as they review the evidence, identify key suspects, and interview witnesses and the victim’s families.

With one million dollar rewards on offer these cases will spark a nationwide conversation – all aimed at tracking down those responsible for the murders.

“We are of the opinion that these cases can be solved,” Detective Senior Sergeant Peter Trichias, of the Homicide Squad Cold Case Team says. “There are some witnesses out there that for one reason or other are reluctant to come forward and we’re hoping the passage of time and the offer of a one million dollar reward will be enough for that person to make a decision and come forward.”

The police have a message for the killers – you will be caught. Someone, somewhere, knows who did it.

Million Dollar Cold Case coming to Channel Seven in 2017.


  1. I think this will rate rather average similar to Ten’s ‘Wanted’ and that the million dollar ‘reward’ will not make a difference to the ratings. But if it leads to killers getting caught, that’s good!

    • Secret Squïrrel

      @tomothyd and @Nathan – I had to reread the headline because I read it as Million Dollar *Gold* Cases “can be solved”. Thought it was going to be about a supposedly-winning strategy for Deal or No Deal.

  2. How many ‘crazies’ will be attracted to the lure of $1 million plus their 15 minutes of fame.
    Would like to see this work for the victims but Seven will go for cheap sensationalism always.

  3. Probably the only show I’m really looking forward to from Seven next year. I’m going to put it out there…I think the ratings will be huge.

  4. “… nor which state police is involved” – DSS Trichias is with the Victoria Police cold case & missing persons squad, so it’s a safe bet that it’ll skew heavily Victorian.

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