The First 48 - Season 1

The First 48 Season 1

Season 1 : Episode 1

Gangs of Little Havana/Execution in Coconut Grove

Premiere Date: Jun 03 2004 TV14

A wall of silence from a frightened community hampers efforts to solve a brutal murder; and a mother of two is shot execution-style in her kitchen in an affluent neighborhood. In a visual style more like drama than reality show, we tail Miami homicide investigators as they race time to solve these murders. Who're the suspects? Are the detectives right? With cliffhangers at each break, both cases in this gritty episode will keep viewers guessing until the end.

Season 1 : Episode 2

Overkill/Left for Dead

Premiere Date: Jun 10 2004 TV14

Miami homicide detectives race against time in the critical first hours of investigation to find the evidence necessary to charge two suspects in a brutal murder case; and police find a man who's been shot and left for dead, but with no evidence, witnesses, or even a name for their victim, the detectives have got their work cut out for them. Find out if these driven detectives can make their cases.

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Season 1 : Episode 3

Blood in the Snow/Swope Park Killing

Premiere Date: Jun 17 2004 TV14 V-L

In Kansas City, two veteran detectives tackle a mysterious case of a young woman brutally murdered in a snowy cul-de-sac; and a female homicide sergeant and her all-male team investigate the murder of a man shot and dumped in a bucolic park. As these detectives race against time during the critical first hours of their investigations, they must enter a dark subculture of drugs, guns, and buried safes.

Season 1 : Episode 4

Double Murder on Haskell/Back Alley Revenge

Premiere Date: Jun 24 2004 TV14 V-L

When a couple is found shot to death, Kansas City investigators track down two suspects and must convince one of them to give up the other--his own father; and detectives must rely on inhabitants of a drug-ridden area to help solve a murder, hoping that the word on the street will crack the case.

Season 1 : Episode 5

Body in the Park/Ruby Street Shooting

Premiere Date: Jul 01 2004 TV14 V

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.

Season 1 : Episode 6

Killing Spree

Premiere Date: Jul 29 2004 TVPG V-L

Police try to convince the frightened residents of a Miami housing project known as the "Pork and Beans" to help them track down the man who's been terrorizing the community. But after the third murder in a month, no one even calls 911. Sergeant Joe Schillaci heads the homicide team that must crack the mystery and convince the frightened residents to come forward with information that will help them catch the predator before he kills again.

Season 1 : Episode 7

On Ice/Body in the Canal

Premiere Date: Aug 05 2004 TVPG V

The brutal murder of a young worker at a Phoenix ice rink turns into a cat-and-mouse game as Detective Steve Orona and Detective Alex Femenia track a cunning killer. And when a body is found floating in the Arizona canal, Detective Tommy Kulesa and Detective Paul Dalton must solve a double mystery--who's the victim and who's the killer? Our cameras were with the detectives of Phoenix's expert homicide team from the first moments of their investigations to their dramatic and stunning resolutions.

Season 1 : Episode 8

Fire in the Rain/Family Feud

Premiere Date: Aug 12 2004 TV14 V

When a partially torched body of a prostitute is discovered, police must work quickly to determine the Jane Doe's identity. And Sergeant Joann Kinney races against time to find two shooting victims who may still be alive. For homicide detectives, the clock starts ticking the moment they are called. Their chance of solving a case is cut in half if they don't get a lead in EM The First 48 /EM . Follow detectives during these critical hours as they race against time to find the suspect.

Season 1 : Episode 9

Desert Bones/Party's Over

Premiere Date: Aug 19 2004 TV14

Detectives Dillian and Jewell join forensic anthropologist Laura Fulginiti to determine the identity of a female skeleton found in the desert. And the shooting of a teenager at a high-school party puts Detectives Rodriguez and Kulesa on the trail of a shooter wearing a ski mask.

Season 1 : Episode 10

At Death's Door/Wrong Side of the Tracks

Premiere Date: Aug 26 2004 TV14 V

Miami homicide detective Mayree Morin and her team, who find a man who's been shot assassination-style at least a dozen times, must move fast to find the killer before he slips away. And the murder of a celebrated doctor's son leads veteran detective Ervens Ford and his rookie partner Kevin Ruggiero down a shady path of halfway houses and strip clubs.

Season 1 : Episode 11

Stripper's Revenge/Dead on Arrival

Premiere Date: Dec 31 1969

Hours after a jealous stripper vows revenge, her two-timing boyfriend is shot and killed. But the girlfriend is not the shooter, and it's up to Detective Tom Kulesa of Phoenix PD to unravel the mystery. And when a young father is dragged screaming from his bed in the middle of the night and gunned down in his doorway, Detective Mike Polk must figure out fact from fiction in witnesses' stories before the killers' trail grows cold.

Season 1 : Episode 12

At Close Range/Murder in Motor City

Premiere Date: Sep 16 2004 TV14 V

When Phoenix homicide Detective Tom Kulesa realizes a potential witness to a double murder has gone missing, he must race against time to stop another vicious killing; and in Detroit, Sergeant Jo Ann Kinney must turn to forensics to solve the murder of a man found dead in a brand new Cadillac Escalade.

Season 1 : Episode 13

Silent Witness/Halley Street Slayings

Premiere Date: Nov 18 2004 TV14

In Miami, when a hard-working store worker is cut down in a hail of gunfire, a veteran Sgt. Pepi Granado and his team must turn to a silent witness--the store's video surveillance system, which caught the entire murder on tape; and in Detroit, Sgt. Jo Ann Kinney and Detective Ed Williams tackle the case of a young couple found brutally killed in their house and learn that the victims knew their killer. They must track down reluctant witnesses deep in the narcotics game...before their killer has a chance to get away.

Season 1 : Episode 14

The First 48: Forensic Evidence

Premiere Date: Mar 18 2010 TV14

Homicide detectives use cutting edge technology and computer graphics to collect and analyze evidence as they race against time to catch the killers. In Rochester, Investigator Cathy Lucci meets partner Dave Salvatore at the scene of her first homicide case. A 49-year-old male has been brutally stabbed and left to die with a blanket covering him. There are a few suspects and many questions. Who was angry enough to stab a man 46 times and concerned enough to cover him with a blanket? In Cleveland, Detectives Hank Veverka and Kathleen Carlin find the body of a 34-year-old male, shot to death behind an abandoned building. His pockets are turned out, his shoes are off, and his cell phone is missing, all suggesting a robbery. But when detectives learn his identity and discover that he was found nowhere near where he lives, they wonder what brought him to the neighborhood where he was killed.