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Emmy-winning investigative reporter Chris Hansen brings his journalistic skills and criminal insight to this newsmagazine series, digging into the depths of unlawful behavior and bringing life to some of America's most chilling, heart-wrenching homicide cases. Mirroring his breakthrough reporting for "Dateline NBC," especially exposing hundreds of sexual predators who targeted teenagers online, "Killer Instinct" harnesses Hansen's passion for uncovering the truth and shedding new light on homicide cases. Using access to key witnesses, loved ones and law enforcement officials, Hansen deconstructs the cases before putting pieces back together. He adds insight drawn from visiting crime scenes, interviewing key players and uncovering archived material.

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In Akron, Ohio, the investigation into the 1999 disappearance of Hannah Hill spans nearly 13 years before her family gets justice; Chris Hansen examines the heartbreaking case of a young woman's trust being betrayed.
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The body of 20-year-old Sophia Arnold is found on the banks of the Mississippi River; police interview two men whose stories don't match up; Chris Hansen strives to discover which suspect murdered Arnold and why.
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David Campbell is tortured, strangled to death and dumped in a pond; Chris Hansen explores three motives for his murder, including love, money and revenge.
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The brutal shooting of Stephen Perret looks like a mob hit, and police have little evidence, but soon discover Stephen made a call just before he was murdered; Chris tracks down the person Stephen called, who reveals the identity of his killer.
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Detectives searching for wealthy scientist Walter Sartory believe someone kidnapped him to ransom him for his fortunes; Chris Hansen discovers investigators were in a race against time to find Walter before it was too late.
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In Henrico, Va., detectives investigate the mysterious death of an antiques dealer in a case that spans nearly 20 years; Chris Hansen follows the trail of forensic evidence, suspects and multiple confessions to find the victim's killer.
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After being terrorized and threatened by a friend's partner, Susan Bauer is found murdered in her own home; it appears to be an open-and-shut case for detectives; however, Chris Hansen discovers there is more to this story than first meets the eye.
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Detectives identify four suspects in poker club owner Paul Horn's shooting murder; Chris Hansen investigates which one took the ultimate gamble and pulled the trigger.
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College senior Susannah Chase gets attacked yards from her home just a few days before Christmas; Chris Hansen travels to Boulder, Colo., to discover the shocking truth behind her murder.
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Tammy Tatum gets brutally murdered right near her one-year-old daughter, Sadie; now 24, Sadie reveals to Chris Hansen the shocking truth -- that the killer was someone she knew her entire life.
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In Taunton, Mass., Jimmy Madonna finds his father, James, shot to death in his vehicle at an industrial park on the day before Thanksgiving.
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Suffering from mental disabilities, Josh Bailey carves out a decent life for himself, then he disappears, leading his parents to fear he's fallen in with the wrong crowd; Chris Hansen travels to Chapel Hill, N.C., to uncover the true story.
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In St. Augustine, Fla., Jesse Whitley is a small-time scoundrel who drives off on a stormy night, never to return, then his body is found floating in the St. Johns River.
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In Canyon, Texas, teenager Fred Moseley disappears while home alone over a long weekend, then his new car is found abandoned on the outskirts of town and his shotgun has gone missing; Chris Hansen investigates a mystery that lasted 10 years.
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Chris Hansen reveals what happened to Yale University medical researcher Annie Le who vanished on her way to her laboratory in 2009.
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In Planada, Calif., young mother Ana Ceja drives off with her 3-month-old son and never comes back, then police find her empty car in an orchard, a discarded car seat and a corpse burned beyond recognition.
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Florida retiree Jean Schwarzkopf is a woman of means who enjoys the company of younger men, then she is found murdered in her own home.
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Chris Hansen investigates the death of well-known drag queen Anthony Lee who was gunned down while cooking dinner at a friend's house.
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In California's Simi Valley, 20-year-old Megan Barroso disappears while heading home from a party, then her abandoned car is found riddled by bullets from an AK47 on Highway 23.
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In Mount Vernon, Ohio, Matthew Hoffman kidnaps a 13-year-old girl and holds her hostage for four days after killing her family; police discover Hoffman's bizarre obsession with trees and leaves after entering his home.
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In Green River, Wyo., Roger Brauburger and Bob Duke are longtime friends, then Duke's wife and young son die in a fall from a cliff, and Brauburger goes to the authorities with information leading to his friend's arrest for murder.

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