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The First 48

2004-Present Docu-Series

Any homicide detective will tell you that the first forty eight hours after any murder case are the most important. It is at that time that the conditions are most opportune to investigate and shut the case for good by nabbing the suspects and bringing the perpetrator to justice because at that moment, the crime scene is fresh and the perpetrator has not had much time to make good their escape. ‘The First 48’ concentrates on the investigator in those crucial moments as they piece together the crime scene in a race against time.

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The First 48 The Stranger/ Prince of Darkness

In Cincinnati, Dets. Matt Thompson and Doug Lindle investigate the double homicide of a hairdresser and his elderly neighbour. When they discover one of the victim's cars is missing, they follow a trail of clues they hope will lead to the killer.

6:00 PM on A&E Canada

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The First 48 Down a Dark Hallway

In Tulsa, detectives struggle to find a lead when a beloved grandfather is gunned down in his own home.

6:00 PM on Crime + Investigation Canada

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The First 48 Abandoned by the Bayou

In New Orleans, when a mother of five is found bound and executed in a vacant lot, detectives race to piece together the final hours of her life to catch her vicious killer.

7:00 PM on A&E Canada

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The First 48 Bridge of Lies

In Tulsa, a homeless man is beaten and stabbed to death, leading detectives to witnesses that live under the bridge where he was discovered.

8:00 PM on A&E Canada

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The First 48 Soldier Down/ Blood Vendetta

In Atlanta, a young father is gunned down in cold blood at an abandoned car wash. As Det. Dwayne Sutton starts to track down the shooter, he learns the trail may lead to the Bloods gang. A Gulf War veteran is found shot to death in a park.

9:00 PM on A&E Canada

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The First 48 The Standoff

Tulsa Homicide responds when a father of three is gunned down at his job by suspects who end up in a standoff with police.

10:01 PM on A&E Canada

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The First 48 Deadly Favor/ Just Kids

Detectives investigate the shooting death of an elderly New Orleans man found dead outside his home. Atlanta detectives must ID the young man and woman caught on a store camera committing a murder in broad daylight.

11:04 PM on A&E Canada

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The First 48 Devil's Trail

In Tulsa, detectives have little to go on when they find the naked body of an unknown homeless woman who was assaulted, strangled to death and thrown into a dumpster.

12:00 AM on Crime + Investigation Canada

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The First 48 Bridge of Lies

In Tulsa, a homeless man is beaten and stabbed to death, leading detectives to witnesses that live under the bridge where he was discovered.

12:03 AM on A&E Canada

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The First 48 Down a Dark Hallway

In Tulsa, detectives struggle to find a lead when a beloved grandfather is gunned down in his own home.

1:00 AM on Crime + Investigation Canada

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