The vital countdown is on. Miami, Dallas, Vegas, Phoenix, Memphis, Detroit, Kansas City, and San Antonio - murders are committed in these cities every day. But it is the first 48 hours of an investigation that determine the odds on whether the murderer is ever caught and brought to justice. As soon as the yellow crime scene tape goes up, the detectives race against the clock to find leads before they go cold. Gritty and fast-paced, The First 48 raises real-life suspense to a pitch never before seen on television, plunging viewers into the tense, high-stakes world of homicide investigations with unprecedented access to crime scenes, forensic processing, interrogations and more in these seven fan-voted favourite episodes from the series.
A Serial Killer Calls In Kansas City, a killer is compelled to taunt the police about his grisly deeds, calling 911 and directing them to his victims. The First 48 documents every move that Sgt. Doug Niemeier and his team make in this deadly cat-and-mouse game. Deadly Attraction In his final case as a homicide investigator, Sgt. Joe Schillaci teams up with Detectives Mayree Morin and Olga Rome to solve the baffling murder of a man found murdered in his bed. The team soon learns the killer may be a worker for a travelling carnival and they must infiltrate the murky world of "Carnies" to track down the elusive killer...before he leaves town with the show. Inner Demons / Kids with Guns In this episode, Miami detectives find a man murdered outside his own apartment. While hunting for the killer, they uncover the victim's inner life, revealing a man torn between who he is and what he believes. And in Memphis, a tragic triple shooting leaves two young men dead and one fighting for his life in the hospital. Detectives soon find out that the shooter and his partner may be kids, too. With their only witness in critical condition, they race against the clock to catch the killers before they strike again. Loved to Death / Unmasked In this hour, Miami detectives Fernando Bosch and Ricky Martinez are called to a wealthy high-rise condo where they find a bathroom covered with blood. Investigators follow a bloody trail that leads them out of the building and into a hair-raising manhunt. Then, in Memphis, Tennessee, Sergeant Caroline Mason and her team respond to a convenience store shooting, where surveillance cameras captured the last few moments of a man's life. Will the footage contain enough clues to point them to the killer? Murder on the Interstate / House of Santeria This episode heads to Miami, where homicide Sgt. Joe Schillaci and his squad must solve a murder of an innocent college student during a hectic Memorial Day weekend. In another case, Sgt. Carlos De Los Santos and his team tackle the murder of a doctor found hogtied in his house and learn that the key to the case may lie with the voodoo-like Santeria shrines found at the crime scene. The Witness / The Trunk Miami detectives Ricky Martinez and Fernando Bosch investigate the double homicide of a husband and wife. As they race against the clock to find the killer, they discover that their best witness in the case tragically also has the most at stake. And in Memphis, Sgt. Ron Collins and his team must solve the mystery behind a car discovered on the edge of town. The car's owner had given the keys to her boyfriend three days earlier and he has been missing ever since. Now there is blood dripping from the trunk. Blood in the Snow / Swope Park Killing This episode journeys into the underbelly of Kansas City to solve a pair of mysterious murders. Blood in the Snow follows the efforts of a veteran, three detective team to find the killer of a young woman discovered in a snowy cul-de-sac with two bullet holes in her head. And in The Swope Park Killing, another investigation takes a 180-degree turn when detectives receive a shocking tip.
Bob Ermatinger, Gil Garza, Tim Harshbarger, Joe McNulty, Armando Pérez, Charles Sherek, Troy Banks, Sallie Dillian, Laura Fulginiti