The First 48 takes viewers behind the scenes of real-life investigations as it follows homicide detectives in the critical first 48 hours of murder investigations, giving viewers unprecedented access to crime scenes, interrogations and forensic processing.
Sgt. Joe Schillaci teams up with Dets. Mayree Morin and Olga Rome to solve a baffling murder of a man found murdered in his bed. Schillaci and his team soon learn the killer may be a worker for a traveling carnival.
A brutal stabbing in Little Havana has Detective Carlos Castellanos following a trail of bloody footprints the killer left. And a young man is found gunned down in a parking lot, and a trail of blood at the scene indicates a second victim.
In Miami, homicide detective Fernando Bosch is faced with what appears to be the murder of an innocent tourist from Ohio. And a homeless man is brutally stabbed defending a local restaurant owner.
In Las Vegas, detectives are called out on a nightmare of a case: a beautiful young woman was assaulted and murdered in her own apartment. And in Miami, detectives must track down an enormous handgun that was used to gun a man down.
In Miami, when a young father-to-be is gunned down in broad daylight, detectives are sure they know who did it. In Phoenix, detectives respond to a call of a foul odor coming from an apartment.
In Memphis, a store clerk is shot during a robbery at a convenience store. In Miami, detectives are confronted with a dead victim and a wounded man at two crime scenes just blocks apart.
In Miami, Sgt. Mo Velazquez and Detective Freddy Ponce discover an unidentified victim in the back seat of a torched rental car. The investigation takes a bizarre turn, as detectives uncover a kidnapping and robbery plot involving a crew of drug dealers.
Two patrol officers driving on a service road to the Black Canyon freeway find a man lying dead in the road. In Miami, detectives are investigating the death of a man found in front of a bar on a little Havana sidewalk.
In Memphis, Sgt. Tony Mullins and his team are investigating the death of an unidentified man found naked on a porch. In Phoenix, Det. Jason Schechterle responds to the homicide of man shot outside of his truck.