The BEST Episodes of Murder Calls

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Sep 18, 2021

Investigation Discovery's true-crime storytelling is often rooted in its award-winning visuals, but it's audio from actual 911 calls that sets the tone in Murder Calls. Each hour-long episode tracks a criminal investigation in which detectives must decipher the contents and subtext of an emergency call. As the case moves forward, the 911 audio ultimately leads investigators to the truth.

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The Devil's Voice

#1 - The Devil's Voice

Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired May 24, 2018

Two girls disappear from neighboring counties, and they are later found murdered; one family receives multiple taunting calls from the killer; investigators work to track him down and succeed after discovering a clue delivered by the killer himself.

star 8.11
38 votes
Torched Heart

#2 - Torched Heart

Season 3 - Episode 10 - Aired Jul 5, 2018

A frantic woman calls 911 saying an intruder just entered her home and shot her husband; when a local fire chief dies from his injuries, first responders work tirelessly to find out who killed one of their own.

star 7.97
37 votes
Shane's Last Stand

#3 - Shane's Last Stand

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Feb 20, 2017

A young man calls 911 claiming he injured himself when his gun misfired, and the dispatcher realizes there's more to his story than meets the eye.

star 7.82
22 votes
Big Sky Murder

#4 - Big Sky Murder

Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired Jun 14, 2018

A frantic woman calls 911 when she finds her husband shot to death; the investigation reveals allegations of harassment from the victim's ex-lover and eventually uncovers a complex trail of deceit, in a murder that was years in the making.

star 7.76
25 votes
Death Comes Knocking

#5 - Death Comes Knocking

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Jun 19, 2017

In a distressing 911 call, a woman reports someone is breaking into her home, then the dispatcher hears a scream and a gunshot; investigators soon connect the case to a previous home invasion and race to solve the crimes.

star 7.73
67 votes
Hearts of Darkness

#6 - Hearts of Darkness

Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired May 17, 2018

A dying man calls 911 to say he's been shot in the heart and his son has been shot dead; after the shooter escapes into the night, the detectives must navigate a complex group of suspects to uncover a tangled web of rage and revenge.

star 7.71
41 votes
The Slender Man

#7 - The Slender Man

Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired Apr 26, 2018

When a young woman is shot dead in front of her son, horrified witnesses call 911 and describe the shooter as a slender man who disappeared into nearby trees; though clues are scarce, investigators finally uncover the killer's shocking identity.

star 7.64
39 votes
Lost Angel

#8 - Lost Angel

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Jul 10, 2017

Two distraught women call 911 when they discover their sister brutally murdered. Soon, detectives uncover a stunning surprise and struggle to find a killer whose self-hatred drove him to commit the ultimate sin, in a precedent-setting case.

star 7.61
46 votes
Death At The Door

#9 - Death At The Door

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Feb 6, 2017

A former cop calls 911, struggling to explain he's been shot multiple times and his girlfriend has been abducted. Investigators race to save the caller--they need his help to find the missing woman and the gunman, who might be a drug cartel hitman.

star 7.61
89 votes
Under Siege

#10 - Under Siege

Season 3 - Episode 12 - Aired Jul 19, 2018

After a doctor is shot at his ranch during a chaotic assault, investigators follow a trail of vehicles, surveillance footage and telephone records to discover a plan hatched by a band of brothers.

star 7.56
9 votes
The Dark Horse

#11 - The Dark Horse

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Jan 30, 2017

A woman returns home to find her husband unconscious and bleeding on the floor of their horse barn. A 911 operator coaches her through CPR, but it's too late. Finding clues in the call itself, police unearth a sick plot to kill a beloved father.

star 7.53
89 votes
Wolf in Sheep's Clothing

#12 - Wolf in Sheep's Clothing

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Jan 1, 2017

The stories behind terrifying 911 calls are detailed in this true-crime series, beginning with a young father's call that he accidentally shot himself while working on a farm. While he's on the phone, however, a second shot is heard, revealing that the shooting was no accident.

star 7.53
173 votes
Tears for My Mother

#13 - Tears for My Mother

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired Apr 19, 2018

A man calls 911 claiming he found his ex-girlfriend dead, but his behavior on the call leads police to wonder if he could be involved; investigators gather evidence to convict a killer whose unchecked rage left a young son motherless.

star 7.51
39 votes

#14 - Deadlift

Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired Jun 7, 2018

A terrified neighbor calls 911 after witnessing a young mother being gunned down in her driveway; police work to uncover a complex conspiracy that ripped the loving mother from her three children, just to keep dark secrets hidden.

star 7.42
33 votes
Silent Witness

#15 - Silent Witness

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Jul 3, 2017

A panicked woman calls 911 to say a stranger forced his way into her home and shot her boyfriend in front of their children; detectives untangle a twisted web of jealousy to find out who killed this young father and why.

star 7.42
52 votes
If I Can't Have You

#16 - If I Can't Have You

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Jun 26, 2017

A man calls 911 screaming for help but is too terrified to give his address, and police scramble to find him; as detectives investigate, they uncover a shocking tale of torture and revenge that demonstrates the deadliness of unrequited love.

star 7.41
58 votes
Down By The River

#17 - Down By The River

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Jan 23, 2017

In a harrowing call, a terrified woman tries to give police clues: there's a gun, she's near a river, and her kids are at risk. After police find her body, they learn a stomach-churning truth about a killer who's been a predator for years.

star 7.41
105 votes
Hanging by a Thread

#18 - Hanging by a Thread

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Feb 13, 2017

A man finds his wife with a cord around her neck and makes a heartbreaking 911 call, pleading for someone to save his beloved; then this story of love and loss is complicated by a missing phone, crime scene clues and a mystery man.

star 7.40
87 votes
Seeing Red

#19 - Seeing Red

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Jan 15, 2017

A series of bizarre 911 calls in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area feature a serial killer nicknamed the Weepy-Voiced Killer due to his whining voice.

star 7.40
132 votes
Last Call

#20 - Last Call

Season 3 - Episode 11 - Aired Jul 12, 2018

A traumatized man calls 911 after seeing his friend shot and killed right before his eyes; with a surprisingly long list of suspects, investigators must sort through layers of lies, jealousy and mistrust to uncover the shooter.

star 7.36
25 votes
No Good Deed Goes Unpunished

#21 - No Good Deed Goes Unpunished

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired May 3, 2018

A woman calls 911 to say she's found her son unconscious in his home; when police arrive, they realize he's dead; the victim's hands are bound, and he's been strangled; at first, it seems like a burglary gone bad, but police soon discover otherwise.

star 7.29
35 votes
Unholy Ghost

#22 - Unholy Ghost

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Jun 12, 2017

Church parishioners call 911 when they find their priest stabbed to death, then police uncover an earlier 911 call made by the priest himself and track a missing cell phone to find his killer.

star 7.27
73 votes
The Silencer

#23 - The Silencer

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired May 10, 2018

With the help of a neighbor, an injured woman calls 911 saying an intruder broke into her boyfriend's home and shot them both; police respond to find the boyfriend executed; they must decipher strange evidence left behind to identify the killer.

star 7.24
37 votes
Death Mask

#24 - Death Mask

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Jul 17, 2017

A concerned man calls 911 to say he's on the phone with his girlfriend, and she's in trouble. When police respond, her two frightened sons answer the door. Their mom has been beaten severely. Detectives soon unveil a tale of obsession and violence.

star 7.20
75 votes
Shadow of Death

#25 - Shadow of Death

Season 3 - Episode 9 - Aired Jun 21, 2018

Calling 911, a woman whispers that intruders have broken into her home and attacked her husband; police arrive to find the husband dead and the killers gone; investigators struggle to expose the twisted mastermind behind the crime.

star 7.19
31 votes