The First 48: Missing Persons

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  • 2011
  • 2 Seasons
  • 7.5  (143)

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.

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Seasons
The Good Mother
8. The Good Mother
February 7, 2013
A 74-year-old woman goes missing after a doctor's appointment.
3:10 To Yuma/Harm's Way
7. 3:10 To Yuma/Harm's Way
January 31, 2013
A woman disappears after threatening suicide; a gang member is suspected in a man's disappearance.
Family Matters
6. Family Matters
January 24, 2013
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.
Lost Anniversary / Checked Out
5. Lost Anniversary / Checked Out
January 17, 2013
Detectives Ayanna Corbin and Mike Cochran investigate the disappearance of a man, whose wife didn't report him missing for two full days.
Deleted/Cruel Streets
4. Deleted/Cruel Streets
April 5, 2012
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.
In the Wind
3. In the Wind
March 29, 2012
When Latashia Nevitt mysteriously disappears on her way to a convenience store, Sgt. Jeffrey Coleman and partner Bill Joyner investigate with frustrating results.
Desperate Measures/The Big City
2. Desperate Measures/The Big City
March 22, 2012
A mother of four children goes missing and leaves behind a suicide note.
A History of Violence
1. A History of Violence
March 15, 2012
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.
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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 to Watch The First 48: Missing Persons

The First 48: Missing Persons is available for streaming on the A&E website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch The First 48: Missing Persons on demand at Apple TV+, Amazon Prime, Philo, Amazon, Apple TV, A&E and Pluto TV.

  • Premiere Date
    June 2, 2011
  • IMDB Rating
    7.5  (143)