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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.

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A homicide involving a teenage daughter and her boyfriend who can't get out from underneath a mother's overbearing eye; once cops unravel the twisted web of lies, they uncover the shocking truth behind a premeditated murder plot.
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A dedicated mother disappears from suburban Los Angeles, leaving behind three kids and a husband she planned to divorce; law enforcement determines she's been the victim of a homicide but it takes them nearly two decades to unravel the mystery.
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The discovery of a burned body on the side of the road kick starts a furious race to find a killer.
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Four young adults are gunned down inside an affluent home in a suburb of Houston, Texas. Police investigate the quadruple homicide for three years, chasing down hundreds of leads, before arriving at a cold-blooded killer with a convoluted motive.
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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.
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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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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 murderous doctor has practiced his deadly hobby and avoided getting caught for a decade, but now the police are determined to track him down before he kills again.
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A homicide investigation ensues after a surgeon's wife goes missing, and remains unsolved after 15 years.
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Two prominent doctors, two towns apart, are entangled in a passionate rivalry for the same woman's affections.
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The cops hope to catch up to a group of high-school students when the group leader commits a double homicide; officers discover the teens have formed a makeshift vampire cult.
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A clerk, turned prolific serial killer, flies under the radar for years, but when law enforcement finally tracks him down, they discover he's far more demented than they ever could have imagined.
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Investigating the world's most notorious murders, going inside the minds and motives of the killers who committed them; experts from the FBI, Scotland Yard and leading homicide investigators review crime scene evidence.
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Four-dozen women are murdered in Washington State, and five of the victims found in the Green River.
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When a series of women are murdered in Baton Rouge, police draw a profile; one victim survives and tells detectives they're on the wrong trail.
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A killer terrorizes Wichita, Kansas, preying on random people and families, tying them up, and strangling them; police find a way to lure him to reveal his identity.
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A heartbroken millionaire marries a much younger woman, ending with a shotgun blast to the stomach and a lethal dose of poison.
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When a banker's soon-to-be ex-wife dies, it is passed off as an accidental fall, but after months of investigation it becomes clear that she was murdered.
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A killer who travels across the country murdering victims with pre-stashed weapons at random makes a grave mistake when he chooses a victim close to home.
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Cops suspect an ex-lover is the culprit when a woman is savagely murdered inside her rural Louisiana home, but after years of investigation, it becomes clear that her deranged neighbors were involved.

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