48 Hours Mystery

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  • TV-14
  • 2004
  • 36 Seasons
  • 7.5  (2,331)

"48 Hours Mystery" is a television show that airs on CBS every Saturday evening at 9PM Central and Mountain time. The documentary explores such topics as unexplained conspiracies, unresolved crimes, and strange occurrences.
Interviews with experts, witnesses, and other professionals contribute to the credibility of the show. From crimes of passion to strange disappearances, reliable sources are always used to create an objective viewpoint. If investigating a mysterious murder and the only piece of evidence is a fingerprinted doorknob left by the suspect, then reporters might have an interview with a Forensic Fingerprint Expert. Other popular sources that are consulted on the show include attorneys, doctors, high-ranking officials, and family members who were close to the suspect or victim. Whatever the story, the goal of the show is always to present credible evidence in a non-biased manner to help viewers reach their own conclusions.

The show explores a diverse range of topics and themes, making each episode unique and interesting. One show might focus on the disappearance of a successful CEO during a business trip, while another encourages viewers who have any information regarding a career con artist on the lamb to file a report with the local authorities. Whatever the subject covered, viewers tune in each week because they can count on the show to learn something new.

The show also occasionally gives tribute to events that have shaped America, for better or for worse. Among such anniversaries celebrated by "48 Hours Mystery" have been 9/11 and the Virginia Tech tragedy. The purpose of the show is to give a factual account of the event while consulting sources and experts which might give new light on the subject.

By exploring a wide range of topics and themes, "48 Hours Mystery" takes TV journalism to a new and exciting level. From interviews with expert witnesses to conversations with family members involved, the show dissects each case in a manner that allows viewers to form their own educated opinion and think for themselves. For this reason, the show has prospered for over twenty years now with an even brighter future still ahead.

48 Hours Mystery is a series that is currently running and has 36 seasons (814 episodes). The series first aired on September 8, 2004.

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The Puzzling Death of Susann Sills
45. The Puzzling Death of Susann Sills
May 18, 2024
On Nov. 13, 2016, Dr. Eric Scott Sills, a renowned California fertility doctor, called 911 and reported finding his wife and business partner unresponsive at the bottom of the stairs. An initial investigation revealed some evidence that was consistent with an accidental fall. But other evidence pointed to something more sinister. What role, if any, did the family dogs play?
The Day My Mother Vanished
44. The Day My Mother Vanished
May 11, 2024
Nicki Myers Bates was just 7 years old in 2006 when her mother vanished and the man her mom lived with told police he watched her die. That man, William Greer, went on the run, evading authorities for years. Nearly two decades later, Bates is still desperately trying to find her mother's remains.
The Detective's Wife
43. The Detective's Wife
May 4, 2024
Police investigate one of their own when a detective becomes a suspect in the shooting death of his wife. "48 Hours" contributor Nikki Battiste reports.
Kristen Trickle: Autopsy of the Mind
38. Kristen Trickle: Autopsy of the Mind
April 27, 2024
In the early morning hours of Halloween 2019 in Hays, Kansas, Colby Trickle called 911 and said he woke up to his ears ringing and saw his wife, Kristen Trickle, bleeding next to him in the bed. Responding officers found Kristen Trickle, 26, clinging to life. What happened was a mystery.
Death By Eyedrops
37. Death By Eyedrops
April 20, 2024
In October 2023, Jessy Kurczewski went on trial for the intentional homicide of Lynn Hernan, along with two counts of felony theft for stealing from Hernan. Five years earlier, Kurczewski called the police and told them she found Hernan dead, sitting in her recliner, in the living room of her Pewaukee, Wis., condo. Kurczewski told investigators she had been helping take care of her friend, who had been struggling with health problems. Almost three years later, she was charged with poisoning that friend with eye drops.
The Disappearance of Maddi Kingsbury
36. The Disappearance of Maddi Kingsbury
April 13, 2024
When a 26-year-old mother of two, Madeline "Maddi" Kingsbury, from Winona, Minn., went missing, her distraught sister headed to TikTok and pleaded with the public to help find her. For 68 days, Megan Kingsbury documented her sister's disappearance.
The Conspiracy to Murder Jennifer Dulos
35. The Conspiracy to Murder Jennifer Dulos
April 6, 2024
On May 24, 2019, Jennifer Farber Dulos dropped off her five children at school, drove to her Connecticut home, and was never seen again. Dulos' estranged husband, Fotis Dulos, was charged with her murder, but after he died by suicide the focus turned to his girlfriend, Michelle Troconis. On March 1, 2024, Troconis was found guilty of conspiring with Fotis Dulos to murder Jennifer Dulos and covering it up.
The Troubled Case Against Jane Dorotik
34. The Troubled Case Against Jane Dorotik
March 30, 2024
In 2001, a California mother and wife, Jane Dorotik, was convicted of murdering her husband but always maintained her innocence. From prison, Dorotik spent years filing motions asking for new testing of evidence, which was eventually done. Dorotik and her legal team say they discovered serious problems with some of that evidence.
Who Poisoned Angela Craig?
33. Who Poisoned Angela Craig?
March 23, 2024
James Craig was a well-known dentist, who with his wife Angela Craig, was raising six children in Aurora, Colo. But on March 6, 2023, Angela Craig reported feeling sick and her husband took her to the hospital. Doctors could not determine why Angela was so sick. Two hectic weeks later, after being put on life support, Angela Craig was dead. Her autopsy revealed she had been poisoned and police claim the evidence pointed to her husband.
Lamar Johnson: Standing in Truth
32. Lamar Johnson: Standing in Truth
March 16, 2024
Lamar Johnson was 21 in 1995 when he was charged with the murder of a friend, Markus Boyd. Johnson said he was several miles away with his girlfriend and daughter, but he was convicted and sentenced to life in prison primarily based on the testimony of Greg Elking, who picked Johnson out of a police lineup. Nearly three decades later, Johnson's conviction was vacated after Elking recanted his identification of Johnson. Now, Johnson tells the story of his fight to prove his innocence and Elking explains why he lied at Johnson's trial.
The Monica Sementilli Affair
31. The Monica Sementilli Affair
March 9, 2024
Well-known beauty executive Fabio Sementilli was sitting by his swimming pool when he was brutally stabbed to death. His body was discovered by his then 16-year-old daughter Isabella on Jan. 23, 2017. Prosecutors say his wife, Monica Sementilli, was secretly having an affair with racquetball instructor Robert Baker. Baker defends Monica Sementilli.
The Menendez Brothers' Fight for Freedom
30. The Menendez Brothers' Fight for Freedom
March 2, 2024
Investigative reports on crime and justice cases.
The People v. Kouri Richins
29. The People v. Kouri Richins
February 24, 2024
In the early morning hours of March 4, 2022, Kouri Richins says she found her husband, Eric Richins, unresponsive in their bed. First responders tried to save him, but it was too late for the father of three. Weeks later, police said Richins' death was caused by an overdose of fentanyl. The grieving widow from Utah was arrested and charged with murder shortly after she wrote a children's book to help their kids cope with grief.
The Assassination of Jeff German
28. The Assassination of Jeff German
February 17, 2024
A Las Vegas journalist is stabbed to death while investigating claims a boss was toxic. Did his reporting make him a target? "48 Hours" correspondent Peter Van Sant reports.
Justice for Amie Harwick
27. Justice for Amie Harwick
February 10, 2024
It's been almost four years since prominent L.A. therapist Amie Harwick was murdered on Feb. 15, 2020. For the first time, the man who tried to save her opens up about what happened.
Who Took Our Dad? The Abduction of Ray Wright
26. Who Took Our Dad? The Abduction of Ray Wright
February 3, 2024
Investigative reports on crime and justice cases.
Capturing Moriah Wilson
25. Capturing Moriah Wilson
January 27, 2024
A promising young athlete is murdered. Her suspected killer disappears and an international manhunt by U.S. Marshals begins.
For the Love of Cayley Mandadi
23. For the Love of Cayley Mandadi
January 20, 2024
After their daughter
Shootout at the Shaughnessys'
22. Shootout at the Shaughnessys'
January 13, 2024
A gunfight in the dead of night. The targets fire back. Their son in the crosshairs of suspicion. "48 Hours" contributor Jim Axelrod reports.
Kassandra's Secret
20. Kassandra's Secret
January 6, 2024
A young woman vanishes. Eerie surveillance video captures a man in a hat. Investigators learn the two are linked by a secret.
The Suspicious Death of Megan Parra
13. The Suspicious Death of Megan Parra
January 6, 2024
On June 28, 2014, in the small town of Cottonport, La., 29-year-old Megan Parra was discovered in her home by her parents, Missy and Steve Ducote, with a gunshot wound to her head. Parra's husband, Dustin Parra, showed up minutes later and tried to save her. It was too late. She was taken off life support the next day. Her death was ruled a suicide, but Steve Ducote was convinced there was foul play.
The Journals of Maria Muñoz
12. The Journals of Maria Muñoz
December 16, 2023
In the early morning of Sept. 22, 2020, police officer Gregorio De La Cruz responded to a call at a home in Laredo, Texas. At the top of the stairs of the house, Joel Pellot, dressed in surgical scrubs, was performing CPR on his wife, Maria Muñoz. Paramedics and police jumped in to help, but at 3:58 AM, less than three hours after Joel Pellot had called 9-1-1, 31-year-old Maria Muñoz was declared dead inside their home. Was Maria's death a suicide, an accident or a murder? Authorities turned to her journals for help.
Andreen Mcdonald: A Millionaire Vanishes
11. Andreen Mcdonald: A Millionaire Vanishes
December 9, 2023
How a yellow hammer nailed a suspect in the case of a missing businesswoman. "48 Hours" correspondent Peter Van Sant reports.
Death at the Front Door: Who Shot Heidi Firkus?
10. Death at the Front Door: Who Shot Heidi Firkus?
December 2, 2023
At 6:30 in the morning of April 25, 2010, Heidi Firkus called 911 after her husband, Nick Firkus, said an intruder was breaking into their home. She was shot and killed and Nick Firkus told investigators that his gun discharged when he struggled with the intruder.
Stephen Smith - A Death In Murdaugh Country
9. Stephen Smith - A Death In Murdaugh Country
November 25, 2023
Years before South Carolina legal scion Alex Murdaugh was convicted for the murders of his wife and son, there was another mystery in Murdaugh country – the death of Stephen Smith, a 19-year-old gay man. After his body was found on a country road on July 8, 2015, the medical examiner ruled it a hit and run. For years, his mother Sandy Smith wanted a second opinion. Now, 48 HOURS reports on a new investigation into the case. Early on, rumors that the Murdaughs were somehow involved in Smith's death spread through town. The Murdaugh name comes up dozens of times in the case file. The investigation seemingly went nowhere, and no suspects were named in Smith's death. In late 2016, the case went cold. It was reignited in June 2021 after the murders of Paul and Maggie Murdaugh. During that investigation, the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED) announced it had uncovered a new lead in Smith's death and would be taking over the case. But it has not said what that evidence is.
The Hunt for Sarah Yarborough's Killer
8. The Hunt for Sarah Yarborough's Killer
November 18, 2023
On Dec. 14, 1991, 16-year-old honor student Sarah Yarborough was on her way to drill team practice at Federal Way High School outside Seattle, Wash. She never made it. She was found murdered just a hundred yards away from her car on the school's campus. Correspondent Natalie Moralesspeaks to key people who were involved in bringing Yarborough's killer to justice, including the first television interviews with Sarah's family and friends, and a woman who had been attacked by the same man years earlier.
Murder by Clown
7. Murder by Clown
October 28, 2023
How a killer dressed like a clown murdered a mom and almost got away with it. "48 Hours" correspondent Peter Van Sant reports Saturday, Oct. 28 at 10/9c on CBS and streaming on Paramount+.
Unmasking the Zombie Hunter
6. Unmasking the Zombie Hunter
October 21, 2023
Angela Brosso, 21, and Melanie Bernas, 17, were separately killed while riding their bikes along the Phoenix Canal. These murders became widely known as the Phoenix Canal Murders," says Briana Whitney, the true-crime reporter for CBS affiliate KPHO-TV in Phoenix. Investigators got a break 21 years after the murders when, thanks to DNA and genetic genealogy, they zeroed in on 42-year-old Bryan Patrick Miller, a divorced father raising his teenage daughter. Investigators soon found out that Miller had an alter ego. He was a local celebrity known for participating in parades and festivals as the "Zombie Hunter," a zombie-slaying comic book hero armed with a larger-than-life Gatling gun. Detectives just needed a sample of Miller's DNA to make the case or eliminate him as a suspect. That quest took them to a local Chili's.
Jade Janks and the Secret Photos
5. Jade Janks and the Secret Photos
October 14, 2023
It was New Year's Day 2021 when the San Diego Sheriff's Department got a call from a man saying his friend, an area woman named Jade Janks, might have killed her stepfather, Tom Merriman. In a story only on 48 HOURS.
Who Wanted Nicki Lenway Dead?
4. Who Wanted Nicki Lenway Dead?
October 7, 2023
Nicole "Nicki" Lenway, a crime scene investigator for the Minneapolis Police Department, was gunned down in broad daylight and left for dead in a parking lot and the shooting was captured on camera. In her first television interview, Lenway.
The Game Show and the Murder
3. The Game Show and the Murder
September 30, 2023
Tim Bliefnick, a former contestant on the game show "Family Feud," was arrested, charged and convicted for the February 2023 murder of his estranged wife, Becky Bliefnick. Now, in his first TV interview after a jury found him guilty.
The Night of the Idaho Student Murders
2. The Night of the Idaho Student Murders
September 16, 2023
New information about the case against Bryan Kohberger for the Nov. 13, 2022, deaths of four University of Idaho students.
The Gilgo Beach Serial Killings
1. The Gilgo Beach Serial Killings
September 16, 2023
The bound bodies of four women are found along a desolate stretch of beach. Disturbing new details about the architect police say is a serial killer. "48 Hours" correspondent Erin Moriarty reports.
Where to Watch 48 Hours Mystery
48 Hours Mystery is available for streaming on the CBS website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch 48 Hours Mystery on demand at Paramount+, CBS, Amazon Prime and Apple TV.
  • Premiere Date
    September 8, 2004
  • IMDB Rating
    7.5  (2,331)