Episodes
Published 06/27/24
In 1986, Sherri Mae Rasmussen was attacked, beaten and shot to death in her Los Angeles home. Her father, Nels Rasmussen, was convinced Sherri’s husband, John Ruetten, was not involved. For more than two decades, Nels tried to get the police to focus on John’s ex-girlfriend, Stephanie Lazarus, a decorated Los Angeles police detective. Detectives trailed Lazarus to obtain a DNA sample and the results were stunning: the DNA from Sherri’s bite mark and that of Stephanie Lazarus matched. “48...
Published 06/20/24
How to make sense of this incomprehensible tragedy? After the discovery of juror misconduct in the first trial, Megan is tried a second time. Detective Brian Byerson has also been in touch with Ashley Hargan weekly since her mother and sister were killed. She not only testified at trial; she made some dramatic moves after she discovered the truth. Get ad-free access to episodes of Blood is Thicker: The Hargan Family Killings by subscribing to 48 Hours Plus on Apple Podcasts or Wondery+ on...
Published 06/19/24
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. Erin Moriarty reports. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
Published 06/18/24
Three young women murdered and the hunt for a serial killer named Hannibal. Harold Dow reports. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
Published 06/17/24
On July 19, 2007, Timothy MacNeil, a prominent defense attorney, was shot to death in his San Diego home. The only witness was his 17-year-old stepdaughter, Brae Hansen, who was found tied up at the scene. She told police that a masked gunman had broken in and committed the murder but had left her alive. Further police interrogation of Hansen led to her arrest as a suspect, and she later implicated her brother, Nathan Gann, in the murder. “48 Hours" correspondent Tracy Smith reports. This...
Published 06/13/24
Detectives finally arrest a suspect in the Hargan family murders. But at trial, defense attorneys present a new theory for how the killings might have happened. According to one scenario based on a forensic specialist's digitally reconstructed crime scene, Helen could have reached the rifle trigger with her toe. And that theory might cast enough doubt to throw the entire case into question. Get early, ad-free access to episodes of Blood is Thicker: The Hargan Family Killings by subscribing...
Published 06/12/24
A crime scene investigator is gunned down in broad daylight. The harrowing scene is captured on surveillance video. Who pulled the trigger? Erin Moriarty reports. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
Published 06/11/24
A Texas family is gunned down in a deadly home invasion — but the shooter unknowingly leaves behind a witness. Erin Moriarty reports. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
Published 06/10/24
On June 2, 2007, the body of 36-year-old Hugues de la Plaza was found in his locked San Francisco apartment. He had been stabbed in the neck, chest and stomach. His apartment was covered in blood, and the scene seemed to have all the characteristics of a homicide, but there was no sign of a struggle, no sign of anyone else’s DNA at the scene, and no image of an assailant on nearby security cameras. “48 Hours" correspondent Maureen Maher reports. This classic "48 Hours" episode last aired on...
Published 06/06/24
Investigators think they know who killed the Hargan women, but can't seem to get a confession. Then, a representative from Capital One bank sent them recordings of some strange phone calls made the day before the shootings. Someone pretending to be Pamela Hargan called the bank wanting a wire transfer for hundreds of thousands of dollars. Those recordings would expose a motive. Armed with phone records and documents, detectives are ready to indict their suspect. Get early, ad-free access to...
Published 06/05/24
A photographer who was on "The Dating Game" became one of the nation's deadliest serial killers -- eight years after "48 Hours"' first report, new victims emerge. Peter Van Sant reports. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
Published 06/04/24
When Becky Bliefnick was murdered, an answer her husband gave on "Family Feud" years earlier raised eyebrows. Erin Moriarty reports. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
Published 06/03/24
Teenager Natalee Holloway disappeared on May 30, 2005 during a post-graduation trip in Aruba. Gerold Dompig, deputy chief of police in Aruba, said they did everything in their power to crack the case. But Natalee's mom, Beth Holloway Twitty, disagreed, and accused Aruban authorities of being slow in their investigation. “48 Hours" correspondent Troy Roberts reports. This classic "48 Hours" episode last aired on 3/25/2006. Watch all-new episodes of “48 Hours” on Saturdays, and stream on demand...
Published 05/30/24
When detectives started investigating the deaths of Helen and Pamela Hargan, they came to a much different conclusion than the first responders on the scene. With newfound evidence surrounding the rifle at the scene, Helen and Pamela's cell phones, and Carlos Gutierrez's call to 911, detectives realized this was not a murder-suicide; it was a double homicide. But who could have killed the mother and daughter? Police began to zoom in on a single, shocking suspect. Get early, ad-free access to...
Published 05/29/24
Host Anne-Marie Green sits down with the 48 Hours correspondents and producers as they look back on the latest season of 48 Hours. Hear about the team’s most memorable moments, their most challenging stories, and their biggest takeaways. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
Published 05/28/24
Millionaire Forrest Fenn hid a gold-filled chest somewhere in the Rockies and wrote a poem with cryptic clues. Tens of thousands searched for it and five people died trying. A story of obsession. Tony Dokoupil reports. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
Published 05/27/24
Every summer for the past seven decades, 50 high school seniors—one from every state—descend on Mobile, Alabama to take part in one of the country’s most lucrative scholarship competitions for teen girls.  The Competition takes you behind the scenes of the Distinguished Young Women (DYW) program, and follows seven girls as they experience the highs and lows of competing for two weeks, away from home and under the most high-stress circumstances. Some girls enter for the money, some for...
Published 05/25/24
In 2006, Sonia Rios was dubbed by local media as the "The Black Widow of Lomita," after her second husband, Navy officer Larry Risken, was fatally shot while visiting her family in the Philippines. Sonia's first husband, U.S. Marine Earl Bourdeau, was fatally shot in the head 19 years earlier. Then in 2007, Sonia Rios was also murdered under suspiciously similar circumstances. “48 Hours" correspondent Peter Van Sant reports. This classic "48 Hours" episode last aired on 8/1/2009. Watch...
Published 05/23/24
On the day that Helen Hargan and her mother Pamela were found dead, Helen Hargan's boyfriend Carlos spent hours convincing 911 dispatchers to send help to the Hargan house. By the time police arrived, it was too late. Police were given two versions of the morning: one where Helen was scared for her life, and one where she was likely the killer. But Carlos' story, along with the weapon placement at the crime scene, would blow a hole in the theory that the Hargan killings were a...
Published 05/22/24
Correspondent Tracy Smith and Producer Gayane Keshishyan Mendez discuss the case of Susann Sills, a mother of twins who was found dead at the bottom of a staircase in the home she shared with her husband, a renowned fertility doctor. The team discusses the 911 call made by Dr. Sills, the police interview with a woman investigators believed he was courting, and the defense’s unusual theory that the family dogs were involved in Susann's death. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy...
Published 05/21/24
The wife of a fertility doctor is found dead at the bottom of a staircase. Did her dogs play a role in her death or was the scene staged to cover a murder? Correspondent Tracy Smith reports. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
Published 05/20/24
Holly Dunn tells her account of the August 29, 1997 attack on the railroad tracks by the University of Kentucky. Chris Maier was killed and Holly Dunn, who was stabbed, beaten and raped, miraculously survived her injuries. Fourteen months after Holly’s attack, Dr. Claudia Benton was murdered inside her Houston, TX area home, located near railroad tracks. Lexington Detective Craig Sorrell received a call from ViCAP, a national crime registry database, linking the crimes. Through fingerprint...
Published 05/16/24
Pamela Hagan lived in a quiet, wealthy Virginia suburb, surrounded by family: her daughters Megan, Helen, and her granddaughter lived with her in her million-dollar home. From the outside, the Hargan women had it all. But even though there was love, there were also grievances. When Pamela and Helen were found dead in an apparent murder-suicide, detectives had to ask: what was going on inside the Hargan household? Get early, ad-free access to episodes of Blood is Thicker: The Hargan Family...
Published 05/15/24
Go behind the scenes with Correspondent Peter Van Sant and Producer Judy Rybak as they discuss the decades long manhunt for William Greer, a man charged with killing his girlfriend Tammy Myers. Hear about what it was like interviewing U.S. Marshals and their clever name for their pursuit: Operation Catch A Toe. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
Published 05/14/24