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Some of the world's most notorious murders are the subject of "It Takes a Killer," which investigates the crimes from the perspective of the killers, trying to get inside their minds and determine their motives. Leading homicide investigators and experts from such agencies as the FBI and Scotland Yard take a look at the evidence pulled from crime scenes and profile the killer's behavior to try to piece together the details of each murder, explaining when, why and how each criminal committed the crime. For the wannabe detectives watching the show, the experts also reveal how the crime was solved -- which often requires authorities to think like a killer.

Latest episodes

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When cops investigate the slaying of a casino worker in Las Vegas, they uncover a murder conspiracy that was months in the making.
aired 155 days ago
A serial killer uses Louisiana's capital city as his private hunting ground, leaving a trail of dead women over a three-year span; cops struggle to stop him, until he leaves a survivor who picks him out of lineup and brings him to justice.
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The clock is ticking as police in northern Minnesota rush to rescue a kidnapped college student; it takes NASA technology for law enforcement to uncover the identity of the abductor, who turns out to be a serial predator.
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A church-going mother with no known enemies suddenly disappears from Northeastern Texas; as cops investigate, they uncover a serial predator from the shadows and rush to stop him before he kills again.
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The murder of a respected college professor sends shockwaves through suburban Richmond, Virginia; cops investigate the homicide nonstop until evidence reveals a cold-blooded killer's premeditated plot.
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The discovery of a Jane Doe underneath a New Jersey bridge kick starts an intensive investigation to figure out who she is and how she died.
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Police follow the trail of a young Southern California woman who vanishes without a trace for years until a random encounter turns them onto a chilling discovery and an even colder criminal.
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A serial predator terrorizes Southeastern Louisiana, strangling men to death and disposing of their bodies like trash for nearly a decade until a potential victim escapes his clutches, and then leads police right to the killer's doorstep.
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In Southern California, law enforcement hunt for a serial killer who is targeting elderly women within a few mile radius; after weeks of searching, a survivor comes forward with a description that blows the case wide open.
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After the murder of a grandmother in the suburbs of Cincinnati, it takes nearly a year, a microscopic clue, and a piece of jewelry as unique as a fingerprint for law enforcement to bring the murderer to justice.
aired 259 days ago
A merciless triple homicide in New Orleans, Louisiana leaves law enforcement with puzzling clues, but as they piece together the mystery, they quickly realize there is more to the murders than a robbery gone wrong.
aired 263 days ago
A bloodbath inside a Beverly Hills mansion sparks a high publicized investigation; after months working the case, law enforcement uncovers the secrets of a family so deep in turmoil that a cold-blooded murder plot was hatched to bring it down.
aired 266 days ago
A damaged man turns Cleveland, Ohio into a hunting ground as part of a twisted plot to exact revenge on the women who hurt him.
aired 273 days ago
When women in a working class Rhode Island town begin mysteriously disappearing, cops investigate and discover the dark obsession of a serial killer nobody suspected.
aired 273 days ago
A recent widower is brutally murdered inside his North Dakota home; law enforcement quickly uncover evidence that reveals the homicide is part of a desperate plan from a person almost too close for suspicion.
aired 287 days ago
A soccer mom moonlighting as an escort disappears from Western Colorado, and it takes homicide detectives nearly seven years to unravel what proves to be a cold-blooded murder and a horrific cover up.
aired 301 days ago
A husband and wife are savagely attacked in their upstate New York home by an axe-wielding murderer; the wife survives, but loses her memory of the attack, so police must rely on the evidence.
aired 308 days ago
Police in rural Minnesota investigate the murder of a missing woman whose dead body was dumped next to an abandoned farmhouse.
aired 315 days ago
A deranged man terrorizes New York City in the late 1970s, leaving a trail of dead and wounded in his wake until a series of letters, a reluctant witness, and a parking ticket lead to his capture.
aired 322 days ago
After a brutal killing at a construction site, homicide detectives track down a suspect who they've been eyeing from the beginning.
aired 329 days ago
When police stop investigating the disappearance of a family of atheists, an intrepid journalist picks up the torch and hunts down a mastermind hell-bent on revenge who resulted to kidnapping, extortion and murder.

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