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Season 21, Episode 01 The McGuire Diaries

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Sep 29, 2007
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The McGuire Diaries Sep 29, 2007 On May 5, 2004, John Runge of the Virginia Beach Police Department got a call from a fisherman stating that he had found a suitcase floating in the Chesapeake Bay. Five days later another suitcase washed up on the shores of Fisherman's Island; inside that suitcase was the torso of white male severed from the waist down. His head and arms were still attached. Later, a third suitcase with body parts was found by a fisherman and his wife. The victim was eventually identified from a sketch: William McGuire, from Woodbridge, N.J.

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Season 21, Episode 02 Storm of Murder

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Oct 13, 2007
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Storm of Murder Oct 13, 2007 Artists Dinerral Shavers and Helen Hill - he a musician, she an independent filmmaker - may not have known each other. But they both returned to New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina with a vision to revive the storm-ravaged city.

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Season 21, Episode 03 The Sugarland Conspiracy

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Oct 20, 2007
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The Sugarland Conspiracy Oct 20, 2007 An inexplicable attack on a family returning from a meal at a restaurant leaves the wife and youngest son dead. Police investigation reveals the murderer and leads to his prosecution. But the father appeals for clemency for the murderer.

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Season 21, Episode 04 Three Days Before Christmas

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Dec 10, 2011
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Three Days Before Christmas Dec 10, 2011 When 37-year-old Dr. Brian Stidham was found murdered in the parking lot outside his office on Oct. 5, 2004, it sent a chill through Tucson. Stidham had been stabbed 15 times.

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Season 21, Episode 05 A Time to Kill

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Nov 10, 2007
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A Time to Kill Nov 10, 2007 Tioga County in upstate New York is the kind of place where people go to escape the problems of the big cities. So when 35-year-old Michele Harris disappeared, it mystified State Police Captain Mark Lester. "A murder in Tioga County, it's a pretty rare occurrence… For an actual person to go missing and not be able to find 'em is extremely rare," he said. "And normally, you would expect at some point along this way we're gonna find her … And we still haven't been able to find her remains." In the early morning hours of Sept. 12, 2001, Michele's van was found at the end of her driveway. "There was a gut feeling I think right from the get-go that something was wrong," Lester told "48 Hours Mystery" correspondent Erin Moriarty.

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Season 21, Episode 06 Where's Maddie?

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Nov 17, 2007
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Where's Maddie? Nov 17, 2007 The 2007 disappearance of 4-year-old Madeleine McCann in Portugal is investigated.

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Season 21, Episode 07 Capture the Queen

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Dec 1, 2007
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Capture the Queen Dec 1, 2007 On July 4th, 1999, Brooke Leigh Henson was reported missing in the small, quiet town of Travelers Rest, S.C., prompting a police investigation to locate the young woman. There was a potential break in the case in 2006, when police got wind of a woman calling herself "Brooke Henson" in New York City. But as correspondent Peter Van Sant reports, as investigators dug deeper they uncovered an intricate web of lies, spun by a woman named Esther Reed.

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Season 21, Episode 08 An Invisible Enemy

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Dec 8, 2007
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An Invisible Enemy Dec 8, 2007 It was February 2002 when Cynthia Sommer, her husband, Marine Sgt. Todd Sommer, and their four children were coming home from a family weekend at an amusement park.

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Season 21, Episode 09 Death Without Mercy

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Aug 19, 2008
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Death Without Mercy Aug 19, 2008 In November 2005, quiet and sleepy Morgantown, W.Va., was left shaken when the body of James "Jimmy" Michael was discovered inside his burning home. As correspondent Susan Spencer reports, the death appeared suspicious to police from the get-go, and investigators soon focused on Michael's widow, Michelle.

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Season 21, Episode 10 The Socialite's Secret

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Jan 19, 2008
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The Socialite's Secret Jan 19, 2008 Linda Fishman, a wealthy Connecticut widow, decided to uproot her life and move to sunny Florida to pursue a fresh start. But Linda, described by her family and friends as generous and giving, was also looking for love. In early 2003, Linda was found murdered in her home, the house set on fire in an attempt to destroy crime scene evidence. Did Linda's generosity and her quest for love contribute to her murder? Correspondent Troy Roberts reports on the investigation.

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Season 21, Episode 11 In Too Deep

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Jan 22, 2008
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In Too Deep Jan 22, 2008 A murder case involving a college student is investigated.

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Season 21, Episode 12 Fight for the Truth

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Jan 26, 2008
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Fight for the Truth Jan 26, 2008 Marty Tankleff was only a teenager when he was convicted of murdering his parents. He spent more than half his life in remote New York state prisons, a far cry from his privileged childhood on New York's Long Island. Marty initially confessed, but quickly recanted. He fought for years for his innocence, especially as new witnesses surfaced that could potentially exonerate him. Correspondent Erin Moriarty, who has covered this case for years, reports on this rollercoaster of a legal case.

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Season 21, Episode 13 Trigger Point

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Jan 29, 2008
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Trigger Point Jan 29, 2008 In 2004, a woman named Jenny Eisenman shot her estranged husband Drew in her apartment. The soft-spoken elementary school teacher claimed she had suffered abuse at the hands of her husband for years, and that the shooting was in self-defense. But prosecutors say Jenny was a woman scorned and shot her husband out of anger. Was Jenny - described by many as gentle and caring - a victim or, as prosecutors asserted, a woman capable of cold-blooded murder? Correspondent Richard Schlesinger reports.

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Season 21, Episode 14 No Way Out

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Feb 8, 2009
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No Way Out Feb 8, 2009 After Hurricane Katrina had passed over southeastern Louisiana in August 2005, many people thought the region had been spared from the most severe damage. But the worst was yet to come: the region's protective levees started to fail, and entire communities were overwhelmed by floodwaters. Thousands had evacuated the region, but others stayed behind to ride out the storm, including the residents and staff of St. Rita's Nursing Home in St. Bernard Parish. The wall of water and its aftermath left 35 of the residents dead, and prompted negligent homicide and other charges against the owners of the nursing home. They faced the possibility of spending the rest of their life in prison. Would and should the owners be held responsible for their decision not to evacuate? Correspondent Harold Dow reports.

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Season 21, Episode 15 Who Killed the Beauty Queen?

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Feb 9, 2008
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Who Killed the Beauty Queen? Feb 9, 2008 On Dec. 15, 2005, the small town of Russellville, Ark., was rocked by the news that 19-year-old college student and aspiring beauty queen Nona Dirksmeyer had been found murdered inside her apartment. Nona's boyfriend Kevin Jones says he had been trying to reach her numerous times by phone but that his calls and messages had gone unanswered. Eventually, he and his mother decided to stop by Nona's apartment, where they discovered Nona's body. As correspondent Richard Schlesinger reports, Nona had been murdered, beaten to death and left in her blood-spattered living room.

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Season 21, Episode 16 The Secret Life of Paige Birgfeld

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Feb 16, 2008
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The Secret Life of Paige Birgfeld Feb 16, 2008 After young mother Paige Birgfeld disappears, the investigation into her whereabouts exposes a surprising double life.

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Season 21, Episode 17 The Long Road

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Mar 10, 2008
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The Long Road Mar 10, 2008 The 1986 wedding pictures of Dyke and Karen Rhoads show a predictably joyous young couple, ready for a wonderful life together in the small town of Paris, Ill. Karen was 24 when they married, and had a job as an office assistant at a factory; Dyke worked in landscaping. There was no hint that just months after their wedding their lives would come to a violent end. As correspondent Susan Spencer reports, in the early morning hours of July 6, 1986, a fire engulfed their home.

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Season 21, Episode 18 Stolen Dreams

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Mar 15, 2008
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Stolen Dreams Mar 15, 2008 Stephen Trantel was a Wall Street insider who seemed to have it all: a beautiful family, a nice home in an upscale Long Island community, and fancy cars. But what those closest to him didn't know was that he was living a secret life. And as correspondent Richard Schlesinger reports, that secret life began to unravel on one November day in 2003 after what was supposed to be just a day of fishing.

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Season 21, Episode 19 A Long Way from Home

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Apr 12, 2008
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A Long Way from Home Apr 12, 2008 48 Hours investigates the case of Amanda Knox a 20-year-old honors student from the University of Washington who is staying in Perugia, Italy. She and her boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito are accused of murdering Amanda's roommate Meredith Kercher.

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Season 21, Episode 20 The Letter

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Oct 25, 2009
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The Letter Oct 25, 2009 In December 1998, police in Pleasant Prairie, Wis., were called to the Lake Shore Drive home of Mark and Julie Jensen. Inside, Mark had found his wife's body lying in her bed. Initially, investigators thought suicide was a strong possibility. But a letter written by Julie before her death pointed police in a different direction. Was the husband somehow involved in his wife's death, as the letter hints? Or did Julie poison herself and pen the letter to implicate Mark in a twisted plot gone wrong, as his parents allege?

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Season 21, Episode 21 Deadline for Justice

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Apr 19, 2008
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Deadline for Justice Apr 19, 2008 n 2002, a young television reporter named Jennifer Servo was found murdered inside her apartment just weeks after moving to Abilene, Texas. Police have not yet been able to make an arrest but have vowed not to give up until the case is closed. That determination - not giving up - had a big impact in another case: the 1991 murder of Patty Scoville in Vermont. While police had DNA evidence, they did not have a database to compare their evidence to. As correspondent Harold Dow reports, it would take years, and intense lobbying by Patty's parents, to establish the database, which would eventually provide a crucial break in the case.

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Season 21, Episode 22 The Last Take

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Apr 26, 2008
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The Last Take Apr 26, 2008 Christa Helm, an aspiring Hollywood actress, was murdered on Feb. 12, 1977, when she was stabbed and bludgeoned outside her agent's home in West Hollywood. Christa enjoyed the Hollywood life and parties, and according to her daughter hung out with lots of famous people, like Joe Namath, Mick Jagger, Warren Beatty and even the Shah of Iran. But as correspondent Maureen Maher reports, Christa also kept a "love diary," as well as tape recordings of her encounters with the rich and famous. Did the diary and recordings play a role in her murder? Or was she just a victim of a random crime? Investigators are still trying to solve the mystery.

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Season 21, Episode 23 The Preacher's Wife

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May 10, 2008
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The Preacher's Wife May 10, 2008 A reverend's wife is found dead. Was it suicide or was he playing God? Erin Moriarty reports.

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Season 21, Episode 24 Point Blank

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May 17, 2008
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Point Blank May 17, 2008 A man's obsession may have led to his own death, but a jury shocks everyone with its astonishing decision. "48 Hours" correspondent Harold Dow reports.

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Season 21, Episode 25 Betrayal

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Jun 3, 2008
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Betrayal Jun 3, 2008 California computer whiz Hans Reiser seemed to have it all-a beautiful Russian wife, two children, and a successful career. But the seemingly perfect life hit turbulence when several years into the marriage his wife Nina had an affair with one of his friends. The couple eventually separated and would become embroiled in a nasty custody fight. Fast forward to September 2006, Labor Day weekend, when Nina dropped the children off at their father's house and mysteriously vanished in the hours that followed. Nina's body has never been found. Was her husband-or someone else-somehow involved in her disappearance? Correspondent Maureen Maher reports.

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Season 21, Episode 26 The Secret Life of Paige Birgfeld

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Jun 10, 2008
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The Secret Life of Paige Birgfeld Jun 10, 2008 Authorities uncover a young mother's secret life while investigating her disappearance.

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Season 21, Episode 27 Stolen Beauty

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Jul 1, 2008
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Stolen Beauty Jul 1, 2008 Tara Grinstead, an 11th-grade history teacher in Ocilla, Ga., disappeared without a trace in October 2005. Three months later, another young woman, Jennifer Kesse, also vanished in Orlando, Fla. There were some similarities in the cases, leading investigators to wonder: are these disappearances somehow linked?

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Season 21, Episode 34 The Craigslist Killer: The Final Chapter

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Sep 19, 2009
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The Craigslist Killer: The Final Chapter Sep 19, 2009 More shocking than the crimes is the person accused. Explosive new details.

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