The First 48

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Season 15 (16)

21 Seasons | 319 Episodes

Episode 1 Heartless
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Heartless

Aired on Feb 28, 2014

In New Orleans, the brutal murder of a mother and her two children sends Detective Darrell Doucette on the hunt for a suspect the victims may have known.

Episode 2 Run and Gun / Lonesome Highway
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Run and Gun / Lonesome Highway

Aired on Mar 07, 2014

In New Orleans, Detective Maggie Darling is on the hunt for the killers who gunned down a recent high school graduate. Then in Dallas, Detective Steve David races to identify a woman found shot and dumped on the side of the highway before the killer’s trail goes cold.

 3 The Rookie / Cornered
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The Rookie / Cornered

Aired on Apr 10, 2014

When a father is robbed and shot in the street, Cleveland Detective Kathy Cruz faces her first case as lead and discovers that her suspect is one of Ohio’s most dangerous criminals. Then in New Orleans, Detective Justin Rice struggles to find a witness when a neighborhood is scared silent in the brazen daytime shooting of an innocent man.

Episode 4 The Graveyard Shift
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The Graveyard Shift

Aired on Apr 17, 2014

In Cleveland, the murder of an innocent store clerk is caught on tape, and when Detectives discover the suspects’ violent history, they pull out all the stops to track down the gunmen before more blood is shed.

Episode 5 Abandoned By The Bayou
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Abandoned By The Bayou

Aired on Apr 24, 2014

In New Orleans, when a mother of five is found bound and executed in a vacant lot, Detectives Mike McCleery and Bob Bachelder race to piece together the final hours of her life to catch her vicious killer–before he strikes again.

Episode 6 Murder on Maiden Lane
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Murder on Maiden Lane

Aired on Dec 10, 2015

In Atlanta, a young father is gunned down by a brutal robbing crew and Detective Tracy Lewis discovers on her first case that she may be chasing the wrong suspect.

 6 Million Dollar Question
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Million Dollar Question

Aired on May 01, 2014

A Cleveland man is shot multiple times and left to die in an alley; police detectives risk their lives to untangle the web of lies surrounding the investigation.

Episode 7 Trust No One / Risky Business
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Trust No One / Risky Business

Aired on May 08, 2014

In Cleveland, after a beloved neighbor is murdered in his own home, Detective Art Echols is on the hunt for a killer who may be closer than he thinks. Then in Dallas, after a robbery that left one man dead and another severely wounded, Detective Steve David needs to track down two killers before they strike again.

Episode 8 Killer Connection / Bloody Birthday
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Killer Connection / Bloody Birthday

Aired on May 29, 2014

In Dallas, a young father is shot dead outside a bar, and the killer is caught is caught on video. But can detectives find someone to ID him? Then, in Cleveland, a mother of six is gunned down on her birthday, leaving her family devastated and the homicide team desperate to figure out who pulled the trigger.

Episode 10 Deadly Secret / Behind Closed Doors
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Deadly Secret / Behind Closed Doors

Aired on Jun 26, 2014

In Dallas, when a young father is gunned down in front of his house, Detective Steve David discovers that the victim had a secret that may have led to his murder. Then, in Cleveland, a mother is found strangled and burned in her kitchen, but Detectives Nate Sowa and Ray Diaz have no witnesses and little evidence to track down her killer.

Episode 12 Cold Betrayal
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Cold Betrayal

Aired on Jul 10, 2014

In Cleveland, a man is gunned down at home in front of his family just a few days before Christmas. Detectives Tom Armelli and Bob Ford must delve into the dangerous business of drug dealing to hunt down the killers.

Episode 13 Graveyard Love
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Graveyard Love

Aired on Jul 17, 2014

In New Orleans, a man is ambushed in front of his grandmother’s house. Detectives Jeffrey Vappie and Tim Bender suspect a woman close to the victimthe victim may have arranged the shooting, but they need hard evidence to prove it–and quickly, before it’s too late.

Episode 15 Bad Medicine
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Bad Medicine

Aired on Aug 14, 2014

New Orleans Detective Ryan Vaught investigates a gruesome and horrific murder: a grandmother and her four-year-old grandson shot in her bedroom, leaving the grandmother dead and the four-year-old struggling to survive.

Episode 16 The Case That Haunts Me - A 10th Anniversary Special
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The Case That Haunts Me - A 10th Anniversary Special

Aired on Aug 21, 2014

This special, two hour program features several well known First 48 detectives retelling the most haunting cases from their careers. Through interviews, dramatic recreations, and real case materials, these true crime stories from Memphis, Minneapolis, and Broward County will bring the viewer closer than ever to the personal and professional challenges faced by some of the most veteran First 48 investigators.

Episode 18 Shattered Glass
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Shattered Glass

Aired on Sep 25, 2014

In New Orleans, when a young mother is found beaten to death in her home, Detective Greg Johnson must fight to prove he has enough evidence against her killer, before he walks free.

Episode 22 Murder in Treme
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Murder in Treme

Aired on Oct 16, 2014

In New Orleans, when a woman is slashed to death, the investigation into her murder leads Detectives Chuck Ward and Rob Barrere to a house of horrors, and they discover the killer may be someone they least expected.

Episode 23 Red Brick / Last Kiss
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Red Brick / Last Kiss

Aired on Oct 23, 2014

After a number of women are murdered in East Cleveland, residents fear there may be a serial killer on the loose. When a grandmother is strangled and left to die on a vacant lot Detectives Bob Ford and Tom Armelli need to find out if her killing is related to the others. In Dallas, a young father is shot to death in his girlfriend’s arms, in the back of his car. Detective Leo Gonzalez must find the killer before more bloodshed occurs.

Episode 25 Dark Waters
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Dark Waters

Aired on Nov 17, 2014

New Orleans Detective Ryan Vaught takes on his most challenging case yet when a young married couple goes missing and one of them is found floating in a river, drowned to death.

 97 School Ties / Friend or Foe
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School Ties / Friend or Foe

Aired on Jul 17, 2014

Miami Detectives Fernando Bosch and Rick Martinez are investigating the murder of a man shot dead on the street in the middle of the day. The victim’s girlfriend was there and may know the identity of the killer. In Cincinnati, detectives Kurt Ballman and Jeff Schare investigate the murder of a 17-year-old boy who had been shot in the head while he was sleeping. They have to find out if the victim’s friend, who fled the scene, is a scared witness or the shooter.

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