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.
Upcoming TV Listings for The First 48
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.
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.
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.