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The First 48

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CrimeReality18+2004 - Present19 SeasonsReturning: Date TBATags:Documentary

The First 48 follows detectives from around the country during these first critical hours as they race against time to find the suspect. Gritty and fast-paced, it takes viewers behind the scenes of real-life investigations with unprecedented access to crime scenes, autopsies, forensic processing, and interrogations.

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Below you'll find every episode from all 19 season of The First 48.
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Season 1

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Season 01, Episode 01 Body in the Park; Ruby Street Shooting

S01 E01

Jun 4, 2004
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Body in the Park; Ruby Street Shooting Jun 4, 2004 LOCATION: MIAMI In the opening episode, investigators in Miami attempt to solve two brutal shootings committed at point-blank range. In the first case, GANGS OF LITTLE HAVANA, the team finds a young man lying dead on the sidewalk in Little Havana near an area noted for gangland violence. From the outset the murder appears to be the latest tragedy in the turf war between two gangs. At first the investigating team is hampered by a wall of silence from a frightened community. But hour by hour the full story of what happened begins to emerge. In the second case, EXECUTION IN COCONUT GROVE, it appears that a convenience store owner in Coconut Grove had invited someone she knew into her home and was then shot twice in the head. The detectives quickly discover that the victim also sold jewelry, and a ransacked room suggests that the murder could be the result of a robbery gone wrong. Or is that what the murderer hoped the detectives would think? With no obvious suspects, a major forensic operation gets underway with the house examined inch by inch for fingerprints in the hope of putting a name and a face on the killer.

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Season 01, Episode 02 Gangs of Little Havana; Execution in Coconut Grove

S01 E02

Jun 11, 2004
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Gangs of Little Havana; Execution in Coconut Grove Jun 11, 2004 LOCATION: MIAMI In the first case, OVERKILL, Miami homicide sergeant Joe Schillaci and his team of investigators are dispatched to a brutal case of overkill. A young man has just been gunned down in broad daylight on a crowded street. He's been shot numerous times to the head, not far from a busy apartment complex filled with children. It's in a part of town where drug dealers and thugs rule the streets. Detectives have just 48 hours to find a witness willing to talk before threats and intimidation take hold of the neighborhood. In the second case, LEFT FOR DEAD, an unidentified man has been found shot and brutally beaten in an empty parking lot. When he dies in the hospital hours later, a cigar-chomping veteran detective Manny De La Torriente and his rookie partner Jose Rodriguez must act quickly to unravel the mystery. But with an unidentified victim and no physical evidence, investigators have their work cut out for them.

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Season 01, Episode 03 Overkill; Left for Dead

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Jun 18, 2004
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Overkill; Left for Dead Jun 18, 2004 Two murder cases in Kansas: detectives investigate the murder of a woman in a cul-de-sac and a man shot and dumped in a park.

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Season 01, Episode 04 Double Murder on Haskell; Back Alley Revenge

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Jun 25, 2004
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Double Murder on Haskell; Back Alley Revenge Jun 25, 2004 In Kansas City, detectives investigate a shooting death and must convince a son to give up his father; and investigate a murder in an area known for its drug problems.

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Season 01, Episode 05 Body in the Park/Ruby Street Shooting

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Jul 2, 2004
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Body in the Park/Ruby Street Shooting Jul 2, 2004 In Philadelphia, Sergeant Irma Labrice and Detectives Leon Lubiejewski and Michael Gross don't have much time to find a murder suspect, and they don't have much to go on--the victim's body was burned beyond recognition. Meanwhile, on the other side of town, Detective Bill Kelhower and his team must gather enough physical evidence to crack a murder case because the witnesses to the crime aren't talking.

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Season 01, Episode 06 Killing Spree

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Jul 30, 2004
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Killing Spree Jul 30, 2004 Fear has a way of making good people uncooperative. In a neighborhood where a murder is committed, the residents' memories seem to disappear and their mouths become silent. Detectives pursue a serial killer terrorizing residents of a Miami housing project who are too frightened to offer information to help the police.

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Season 01, Episode 07 On Ice; Body in the Canal

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Aug 6, 2004
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On Ice; Body in the Canal Aug 6, 2004 The detectives must track down the killers of an Ice Rink employee and a body floating in the canal. The detectives have a tough job ahead of them as they try to find the elusive murderers.

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Season 2

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Season 02, Episode 01 Murder on the Interstate; House of Santeria

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Jan 7, 2005
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Murder on the Interstate; House of Santeria Jan 7, 2005 LOCATION: KANSAS CITY, MO In this episode of The First 48, homicide detectives are drawn into a deadly cat-and-mouse game by a cunning serial killer terrorizing Kansas City, Missouri. The game begins when Sgt. Doug Niemeier and his squad find the bodies of two women killed weeks apart stacked up in an abandoned garage. Soon the killer begins calling 911 to direct the detectives to other bodies hidden around Kansas City. As body count continues to climb, Niemeier and his squad must race against time to track down their elusive foe, before he kills again... and again.

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S02 E02

Jan 14, 2005
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Hostile Takeover; Shot in the Back Jan 14, 2005 LOCATION: MIAMI In Miami, homicide Sgt. Joe Schillaci and his squad must solve a murder of an innocent college student during a hectic Memorial Day weekend; and Sgt. Carlos De Los Santos and his team tackle a 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.

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Season 02, Episode 03 A Serial Killer Calls

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Jan 21, 2005
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A Serial Killer Calls Jan 21, 2005 Miami investigators hunt for a van which was seen leaving the scene of a murder. Elsewhere, Detectives uncover the shocking background of a victim who was shot in the back. Will the perpetrators of these crimes be brought to justice?

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Season 02, Episode 04 Hunt for Teeth; Coyote Blue

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Feb 4, 2005
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Hunt for Teeth; Coyote Blue Feb 4, 2005 Talk about taking a bite out of crime. With little to go on many times, detectives must solve cases with nothing more then a wing and an prayer. The detectives are hot on the trail of a suspect they fear will flee the country and elsewhere the hunt for a criminal called "Teeth" continues. Kansas City detectives pursue a man suspected of beating his friend to death using a cinder block.

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Season 02, Episode 05 Downstream Drifter; Murder in Room 162

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Mar 4, 2005
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Downstream Drifter; Murder in Room 162 Mar 4, 2005 LOCATION: SAN ANTONIO / PHOENIX In San Antonio, TX, Detective Timm Angell and his partners find a nameless man beaten to death floating in a creek; they must race to identify the victim and find anyone who may have known him. And in Phoenix, Detective Mike Polk and his team painstakingly reconstruct the final hours of a man found dead hogtied in a hotel room; the case takes a dramatic turn when they learn the killers may have been captured by the hotel's surveillance cameras.

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Season 02, Episode 06 Roadside Burning; Blood Ties

S02 E06

Aug 5, 2005
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Roadside Burning; Blood Ties Aug 5, 2005 With Mother Nature threatening the investigation, investigators must work quickly to solve a murder. A silent witness…a surveillance camera has seen the truth.

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Season 02, Episode 07 Deadly Betrayal

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Apr 11, 2005
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Deadly Betrayal Apr 11, 2005 A body found on fire by the side of the Highway leads the police to investigate the victim's secret life. Meanwhile, the secrets of a Mexican migrant worker unfold as the police investigate.

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