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Season 17 / Episode 5 and airs on 15 December 2017 02:00
A&E brings the critically acclaimed Real-Life series, THE FIRST 48, one of the most watched non-fiction investigative series on cable and AFTER THE FIRST 48, back for more action-packed drama.
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. The series follows the nation's top police departments and this season will include the homicide detectives of New Orleans, LA, who will be joining top detectives from Miami, Louisville, Charlotte, Birmingham, and Harris County, TX. (source: www.aetv.com)
A serial killer of prostitutes based Kansas City taunts the police by calling several times to give them the locations of women he's killed. The police have to do a lot of old fashion detective work with lack of physical evidence over a period of 10 to 12 days.
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 and learn that the key to the case may lie with the voodoo-like Santeria shrines found at the crime scene.
In Miami, Homicide Sgt. Altarr Williams goes on an adrenaline-charged 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; the case takes a shocking turn when they discover the victim's background.
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.
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.
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.
In San Antonio, TX, Det. Tim Angell and his partners find a nameless man beaten to death floating in a creek; they must race to identify the victim and find anyone who may have known him. And in Phoenix, Det. Mike Polk and his team painstakingly reconstruct the final hours of a man found dead hogtied in a hotel room.
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.
Both cases are in Miami, FL. At a housing area called "The Grove," fifteen shots are fired at a car: three of the four men inside are shot, one fatally. Sgt. Joe Schillaci is tasked with solving this case; he decides to "force" the drug dealers in the area to help, by turning up the heat in the area. Tips flood in! In "Showstopper," Det. Emillano Tamayo and his rookie partner Ruggerio are assigned to a case of the death of a local singer. Robbery seems to be the motive; even his car is gone. The only clue? A missing cell phone which has been used since the murder. Finding it will lead to the killer.
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.
In Miami, Sgt. Joe Schillaci finds a young man's body next to a high-rise, a victim of an apparent suicide. But his investigation takes a twist when he discovers signs of a struggle on the victim's body. Schillaci soon learns the man was seen with a mysterious woman only hours before his death but the woman has disappeared. She may be the killer or yet another victim.
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.
In Miami, a beloved father is gunned down outside his apartment, leaving his son and the Homicide team wondering who would want him dead.
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