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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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The disappearance of a wealthy retiree in South Florida quickly turns from a missing person's case to a full blown homicide investigation focused around an unexpected perpetrator and her convoluted plan to get away with murder.
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A serial predator targets men at gay bars, leaving a trail of dead bodies along the southeastern United States. Cops struggle to play catch up, until the perpetrator leaves behind a key piece of evidence at a crime scene.
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Advancements in technology allow police to locate a South Los Angeles killer from the 1980s who resurfaced after being dormant for 14 years.
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A local businesswoman's disappearance launches a homicide investigation when police find microscopic evidence in her home and car.
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A promising young attorney is shot and killed in a jealous rage by an obsessed, on-again off-again girlfriend.
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Mother and son drifters crisscross the United States, pulling off every scam and con imaginable; when these criminal masterminds graduate to multiple homicides, they're finally caught by the long arms of the law.
aired 4 days ago
Nearly three years pass before the mastermind who murdered three members of an affluent family inside their home is found.
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The murder of a husband and his pregnant wife leaving a child birthing class leaves police thinking it was a random shooting until they find the real perpetrator weeks later.
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A serial killer with a history of serial rape terrorizes Tampa, Florida's red light district, targeting women of night at random, getting away with murder for months, only to be brought to justice by the one victim he let go.
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A seasoned killer's bloodlust cannot be controlled and he won't stop killing until he's paid back society for his eight years behind bars.
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An Olympic hero shoots his girlfriend at his home in the middle of the night, claiming he mistaken her for an intruder.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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The murder of a man inside his suburban Los Angeles home sets off a chain reaction of murder, conspiracy, and furious cover ups, which ultimately point back to a mastermind who's in it for the money.
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A serial killer crisscrosses California until his inner demons lead him to show up at a local Sheriff's Department with a victim's body part in his jacket pocket.
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A female enforcer murders her landlord and a fellow tenant after she is hired to take care of troublesome renters in return for free lodgings.
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A state employee abducts women in Southwestern New Mexico to keep them captive in his homemade torture chamber, the toy box, for years, until one of his victims escapes.
aired 7 days ago
A beautiful brunette's corpse is left in the high desert within a burned-out luxury car.
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Severed body parts begin to appear across the countryside of England, striking terror in London and forcing police to piece together the human jigsaw puzzle in order to catch the perpetrator.
aired 8 days ago
A drug abuser out on a joy ride kidnaps then kills an innocent coed in Oregon; investigators spend months attempting to solve what they believe is a missing person's until the perpetrator strikes again 1400 miles away.

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