The First 48

New Episode Thurs 9P
Season 2 (8)

21 Seasons | 327 Episodes

Episode 1 A Serial Killer Calls
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A Serial Killer Calls

Aired on Jan 06, 2005

Homicide detectives led by Sgt. Doug Niemeier are drawn into a deadly cat-and-mouse game with a serial killer who calls 911 to direct them to bodies he’s hidden around Kansas City. Niemeier and his team must race against time to stop the elusive killer before he kills again.

 2 Murder on the Interstate / House of Santeria
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Murder on the Interstate / House of Santeria

Aired on Jan 13, 2005

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 the murder of a doctor found hogtied in his house.

 3 Hostile Takeover / Shot in the Back
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Hostile Takeover / Shot in the Back

Aired on Jan 20, 2005

In Miami, homicide Sgt. Altarr Williams goes on a hunt for a mysterious van seen leaving the scene of a brutal murder. Then, Det. Emiliano Tamayo and his partners must ID a nameless victim gunned down in Little Havana.

Episode 4 Hunt for Teeth / Coyote Blue
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Hunt for Teeth / Coyote Blue

Aired on Feb 03, 2005

In Kansas City, KS, Capt. John Cosgrove and his team of homicide detectives must track down a man suspected of beating his best friend to death with a cinder block–before he can flee the country; Dets. Greg Lawson and Mike York are hot on the trail of their murder suspect they know only as “Teeth.”

Episode 5 Deadly Betrayal
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Deadly Betrayal

Aired on Mar 03, 2005

With Hurricane Jeanne threatening Miami, Sgt. Joe Schillaci and Det. Olga Rome must solve the murder of the owner of a popular strip club. The club’s surveillance video reveals three men ambushing the victim. Schillaci and Rome soon realize this was an inside job–the victim was betrayed by one of his workers. They must race against time to catch the killers before their investigation is halted by the approaching hurricane.

Episode 6 Downstream Drifter / Murder in Room 162
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Downstream Drifter / Murder in Room 162

Aired on Apr 10, 2005

Detectives race to find the identity of a murder victim; a hotel’s surveillance cameras may have recorded the images of killers.

Episode 7 Twisted Honor / Vultures
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Twisted Honor / Vultures

Aired on Apr 14, 2005

In Phoenix, Det. Dave Barnes must track down desperate lovers on the lam to solve a savage shotgun murder. And in San Antonio, Det. Tom Froelick and his team find a body of a woman in a wooded area and learn that she was last seen alive with a mysterious stranger.

 8 Silence in the Grove / Show Stopper
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Silence in the Grove / Show Stopper

Aired on Apr 21, 2005

In Miami’s Coconut Grove, Sgt. Joe Schillaci and his team try to solve a near-impossible case of four men shot while sitting in their car. The shooting left an innocent passenger dead…but the three survivors refuse to name names. And when Det. Emiliano Tamayo and his rookie partner Det. Kevin Ruggerio find a local celebrity murdered in his apartment, they realize the key to the case is the victim’s cell phone missing from the scene. As they work the murder around the clock, Ruggerio learns he must make a personal sacrifice to solve the case.

 9 Devil's Candy
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Devil's Candy

Aired on May 12, 2005

Soon after discovering a bullet-ridden body in Overtown section of Miami, Sgt. Joe Schillaci learns the murder may spark a bloody turf war between rival heroin dealers in the neighborhood. Schillaci realizes, to prevent further bloodshed, he must infiltrate the world of heroin dealers and get them to reveal the killer’s identity. But going undercover means Schillaci must confront his own traumatic past as a street narcotics cop–when he gunned down a man during a buy-and-bust operation gone wrong.

Episode 10 Fallen / Texas Burning
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Fallen / Texas Burning

Aired on Jun 09, 2005

In Miami, a young man’s body is found next to a high-rise, a victim of an apparent suicide. But the investigation takes a twist when Sgt. Joe Schillaci discovers signs of a struggle on the victim’s body. The man was seen with a mysterious woman only hours before his death–but the woman has disappeared. Is she the killer–or yet another victim? Detectives in Dallas find two burned up bodies in opposite sides of town on the same night. The investigation leads to a motel where they find a bloody room and the possible murder scene. Were the two victims killed by the same killer?

Episode 11 Murder in the Driveway / Double Shooting in the Beans
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Murder in the Driveway / Double Shooting in the Beans

Aired on Jul 21, 2005

In a case of young man shot dead in Little Haiti, Miami Detective Ervens Ford and his team learn the suspected killer is a member of a notorious gang. The team must hunt him down, before he flees the country. And when two teenagers are brutually gunned down in the Pork-n-Beans project, Sgt. Pepi Granado and Det. Freddy Ponce learn there’s a witness who saw the murders go down. To solve the case, they must get the witness to reveal what he knows.

Episode 12 Roadside Burning / Blood Ties
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Roadside Burning / Blood Ties

Aired on Apr 07, 2005

In Dallas, a motorist passing along a highway discovers a man’s body with a knife wound to the chest and his genitals burnt up; the shocking riddle of this scene propels the detectives on an odyssey through a rowdy world of Texas prostitutes and drugs. And when a hard working Mexican migrant supporting his young family is found dead in an apartment complex parking lot, detectives can’t find a motive. As their investigation deepens, the detectives must navigate through a complex web of family ties to identity the killer… and catch him before he can flee across the border to Mexico.

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