The First 48: Missing Persons™ returns with new episodes on A&E, the network that brings viewers the hit series The First 48™.
Every 30 minutes, someone in Chicago vanishes. It’s the job of the Chicago Police Department’s Missing Persons Unit to find them and bring them home safely. The First 48: Missing Persons tracks this elite, dedicated squad of detectives as they scour the city’s streets and alleys.
If detectives don’t find the missing persons in the first 48 hours, their chances of finding them alive are cut in half. Under intense time pressure, detectives must create a portrait of the missing person — their habits and tendencies, friends and enemies — while managing the raw emotions of family conflict. Then detectives hit the streets to run down every lead, interview every witness and follow every hunch. They solve over 95 percent of their cases, the highest closure rate in the nation.
The First 48: Missing Persons continues to be the only series ever allowed unrestricted access to Chicago Police investigations as they unfold from the 911 call to the conclusion, giving viewers an unprecedented view of this exceptional group of men and women.
In Season 2, Missing Persons detectives tackle their most baffling, heart-rending cases ever. These investigations lead detectives beyond Chicago's elegant skyline, into the city's ethnic neighborhoods and unique subcultures. Detectives use every bit of their training, experience and gut instincts to unravel mysteries that are as complex - and human - as the city itself.
Detective Pam Childs and her team seek clues inside Chicago's tight Ukrainian community to find a missing immigrant whose daughter holds a terrible secret. After a 21-year-old vanishes, Sergeant Jeff Coleman and Detective Bill Joyner enter the world of "The Romans," an alternative family structure created by a group of gay men. When a woman threatens to kill her daughters and herself, Detective Childs faces one of the hardest decisions of her career. On the south side, Sergeant Gabriella Shemash and Jason Pullappally fear a missing 15-year-old has fallen victim to human traffickers. And Detective Bob Berent searches a warren of subterranean passages for a woman who checked into a downtown hotel... and never checked out.
Chicago Police Department
Youth Investigations/Missing Persons Section
National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
1-800-843-5678 (1-800-THE LOST)