Watch The First 48: Missing Persons
- 2 Seasons
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.