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The First 48: Missing Persons is an American reality TV show filmed in downtown Chicago, Illinois. During this reality series, cameras follow Chicago police detectives that are part of the elite missing persons unit in the inner city. During each episode, two missing person cases are featured. Each missing person case begins with the initial missing person report and ends exactly 48 hours later.

As seen in the show, the first 48 hours of any missing person case are vital to locating the person. In fact, statistics prove that if a solid lead is not discovered in the first 48 hours, chances are slight that the missing person will be located alive, or at all.

Bill Mondy narrates the show as Chicago police detectives work feverishly to locate the missing persons featured in the episode. Some detectives stay in the station to cover paper trails and get phone tips. Meanwhile, other detectives hit the streets and begin checking up on any leads. Sometimes, the detectives find themselves in less than desirable locations, and questioning individuals who rather not cooperate with the police. No matter what the detectives face, they relentlessly follow any lead during the first 48 hours in order to find the people who are missing.

Different Chicago missing persons detectives are featured throughout the season. However, many detectives are regularly featured on the show. Recurring police detectives who appear on show The First 48: Missing Persons include Pam Childs, John Smith, Nanette Ansley, Bob Berent, Selles Morris, Laura Skrip, Joe Struck and Ayanna Corbin.

The First 48: Missing Persons is a series that is currently running and has 2 seasons (15 episodes). The series first aired on June 2, 2011.

Where do I stream The First 48: Missing Persons online? The First 48: Missing Persons is available for streaming on A&E, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch The First 48: Missing Persons on demand at Apple TV+, Amazon Prime, Philo, Amazon, The Roku Channel, iTunes, A&E online.

2 Seasons, 15 Episodes
June 2, 2011
Cast: Bill Mondy
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The First 48: Missing Persons Full Episode Guide

  • A 74-year-old woman goes missing after a doctor's appointment.

  • A woman disappears after threatening suicide; a gang member is suspected in a man's disappearance.

  • Jeff Coleman and Bill Joyner investigate the curious case of missing person Maurice "JacJac" Blandin. They become acquainted with Chicago's subculture of black gay males.

  • Detectives Ayanna Corbin and Mike Cochran investigate the disappearance of a man, whose wife didn't report him missing for two full days.

  • When an aspiring model disappears, Det. Joe Gentile becomes suspicious of an online predator. And Det. Pam Childs races to find a missing man with mental disabilities before he becomes a victim of street violence.

  • When Latashia Nevitt mysteriously disappears on her way to a convenience store, Sgt. Jeffrey Coleman and partner Bill Joyner investigate with frustrating results.

  • When a young woman and her babies go missing, detectives discover that a second woman and her baby have vanished, too, and one man may be responsible for both disappearances. Detectives Lorna Conley, Nannette Ansley, and Pam Childs must use all their skills to solve the potential double kidnapping.

  • Detectives slam the streets in search of a talented 30-year-old who has vanished, just weeks after earning his second Masters degree. Was it an accident . . . or something more sinister?

  • With Mother's Day approaching, the son and daughter of a 48-year-old Iraqi immigrant discover their mother had vanished. She has no ID and no money, and her children believe she may have delusions that she can return to Baghdad. Meanwhile, Detectives Pam Childs and Joe Struck hit the streets in search of a 48-year-old woman. Her two grown daughters fear she is the victim of foul play.

  • Detectives are desperate to find a missing 17-year-old girl and her 2-year-old baby. Meanwhile, a potentially deadly blizzard bears down on Chicago as Detectives race through the city searching for an 86-year-old man.

  • Detectives Pam Childs and Selles Morris look for a 14-year-old girl who has been taken by a 19-year-old possible gang member. Meanwhile, Detective Pat Riley looks for a 66-year-old man with neurological problems on the hottest day of the year.

  • Detectives search for a missing man whose family has been threatened. Next, amid a summer of gang violence on Chicago's streets, Detectives Mario Gonzalez and Hector Crespo search for a teenager with a rare sleep disorder.

  • Detectives search for a straight "A" college student who was last seen on surveillance footage walking toward the lakefront and then vanished. Later Detective Morris searches for an alleged gang member who vanished after a bad drug deal and Detective Skrip has just minutes to save the life of a woman who threatens to jump from a bridge.

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