Unresolved

Unresolved

By Unresolved Productions

Every day, stories unfold that have no resolution. Unresolved is an immersive look at those stories, as host Micheal Whelan tries to determine why these stories - unsolved crimes and other unexplained phenomena - have no ending.

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Episodes

The Lake Oconee Murders

"We don't know where all the crime scenes were in this case and that's been a big problem."On the afternoon of 3 May 2014, 88-year-old Russell Dermond and his 87-year-old wife Shirley were expected over at a neighbor's home for a Kentucky Derby party. However, the elderly couple never showed up or called to apologize, something that was very unlike them.Hours passed. Then days. Nobody spoke with or saw the Dermonds, who were absent from their usual routines. Both were conspicuously absent not only through the weekend, but early into the next week. Finally, on Tuesday, a pair of neighbors decided to make a house call and check in on the missing pair, who hadn't been seen or heard from in nearly four days...Research, writing, hosting, and production by Micheal WhelanMusic composed and created by Micheal WhelanAdditional music includes "Unresolved Mysteries" by Ailsa Traves (podcast theme song, end credits)Learn more about this podcast at http://unresolved.meIf you would like to support this podcast, consider heading to https://www.patreon.com/unresolvedpod to become a Patron or ProducerBecome a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/unresolved--3266604/support.
20/05/241h 7m

The Be-Lo Murders

"Normally on just a robbery, if people cooperate, they get the money and go, and leave the victims unharmed. This was more of an execution-style killing."On the evening of 6 June 1993, things were calm in the small town of Windsor, North Carolina. Located in the state's Inner Banks region, Windsor was the type of town where everybody seemed to know everybody. Where residents felt safe leaving their front doors unlocked. At around 6:00 PM that Sunday, things were beginning to close up for the night, but inside one of the town's most popular grocery stores, a heinous act of violence took place.Nearly an hour later, dispatchers received a 9-1-1 call from a man inside the store, who claimed he'd been shot. Officers started to arrive minutes later, and began doing an aisle-by-aisle sweep of the store before locating a trail of blood leading to the back...Research, writing, hosting, and production by Micheal WhelanMusic composed and created by Micheal WhelanAdditional music includes "Unresolved Mysteries" by Ailsa Traves (podcast theme song, end credits)Learn more about this podcast at http://unresolved.meIf you would like to support this podcast, consider heading to https://www.patreon.com/unresolvedpod to become a Patron or ProducerBecome a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/unresolved--3266604/support.
12/05/2445m 15s

Scott Ratigan

"Somebody tragically killed him. We don't know who, we don't know why."At approximately 5:30 PM on 17 January 2020, authorities were called out to an apartment in Ballston, a Virginia neighborhood on the outskirts of Washington D.C. There, a young man had been discovered bloodied in his bedroom, and was believed to have gone into cardiac arrest. By the time medics arrived at the scene, however, the victim was already dead of an apparent homicide.Later, it would come to light that 24-year-old Scott Ratigan's potential killer had prepared extensively beforehand, donning dark clothing and a facial covering before arriving at the scene. Surveillance footage would capture some of this individual's movements in the time surrounding this crime, including their unusual manner of walking...To see the footage of the unknown subject on the Arlington County Police Department's YouTube channel, please do so at the following link:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=njY2yh_9HzgResearch, writing, hosting, and production by Micheal WhelanMusic composed and created by Micheal WhelanLearn more about this podcast at http://unresolved.meIf you would like to support this podcast, consider heading to https://www.patreon.com/unresolvedpod to become a Patron or ProducerBecome a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/unresolved--3266604/support.
08/05/2424m 58s

Terri 'Missy' Bevers

"I don't think she was at the wrong place at the wrong time. I feel like someone was after her." On the morning of 18 April 2016, early-rising gymgoers began to arrive at the Creekside Church of Christ in Midlothian, Texas, a suburb on the southern outskirts of Dallas. There, inside the church, they expected to find their instructor, 45-year-old Missy Bevers.Bevers, a married mother of three, had woken up early and gotten to the church a little after 4:00 AM, well ahead of her fitness students. However, she couldn't have known that someone else had been inside that church for at least half an hour. Having donned dark police equipment from head-to-toe, this unknown subject seemingly waited for Missy to arrive...To see the footage of the unknown subject on the Midlothian Police Department's YouTube channel, please do so at the following link:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YUISKYJsJqwResearch, writing, hosting, and production by Micheal WhelanMusic composed and created by Micheal WhelanLearn more about this podcast at http://unresolved.meIf you would like to support this podcast, consider heading to https://www.patreon.com/unresolvedpod to become a Patron or ProducerBecome a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/unresolved--3266604/support.
22/04/241h 9m

Havana Syndrome

"None of this has a reasonable explanation. It's just mystery after mystery after mystery."Beginning in 2016, U.S. diplomats in Cuba began to report a wide range of symptoms, everything from nausea and headaches to permanent hearing loss and brain damage. These symptoms came upon suddenly, seemingly preceded by a strange high-frequency noise. Many believed they'd been attacked, and theories would surface ranging from a sonic device to weaponized energy beams.In the years since, some have disputed the very nature of these allegations, and others have theorized that the entire story is a widely-reported case of mass hysteria. Yet the telling of these "anomalous health incidents" has transformed from a strange medical mystery into a thrilling political whodunnit...Research, writing, hosting, and production by Micheal WhelanMusic composed and created by Micheal WhelanLearn more about this podcast at http://unresolved.meIf you would like to support this podcast, consider heading to https://www.patreon.com/unresolvedpod to become a Patron or ProducerBecome a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/unresolved--3266604/support.
15/04/2455m 30s

"Joseph Benson"

"That's when we found out our suicide victim was alive. It looks like he placed the body in the trailer to cover his disappearance."Early on the morning of 3 February 1994, authorities responded to a fire at a campground roughly thirty miles east of Las Vegas, Nevada. There, they discovered that a trailer had been set on fire, and the trailer's occupant - a Staff Sergeant in the Marine Corps named Arthur Bennett - had seemingly perished in the flames.Years later, however, an arrest in southwestern Utah would cast doubt on the original assumption, when a man named "Joseph Benson" was arrested...Research, writing, hosting, and production by Micheal WhelanMusic composed and created by Micheal WhelanAdditional music includes "Unresolved Mysteries" by Ailsa Traves (podcast theme song, end credits)Learn more about this podcast at http://unresolved.meIf you would like to support this podcast, consider heading to https://www.patreon.com/unresolvedpod to become a Patron or ProducerBecome a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/unresolved--3266604/support.
01/04/2430m 5s

Mike DeBardeleben (Part Six: A Man Without Morals)

"I think this man's record and conviction do not fully apprise the court of this man's threat to society."Following his 1983 arrest, Mike DeBardeleben would stand trial for various offenses. First came a series of counterfeiting trials in Tennessee and North Carolina, which were then followed by a number of trials related to the violent crimes, abductions and assaults that DeBardeleben had carried out in Maryland, New Jersey, and Virginia. After receiving an almost-comical amount of time - 375 years plus two additional life sentences - DeBardeleben would slowly rot behind bars, before dying of pneumonia in January of 2011.Yet, despite so many of his secrets becoming known to the world, the mystery of Mike DeBardeleben's crime spree endures to this day...Research, writing, hosting, and production by Micheal WhelanMusic composed and created by Micheal WhelanAdditional music includes "Unresolved Mysteries" by Ailsa Traves (podcast theme song, end credits)Learn more about this podcast at http://unresolved.meIf you would like to support this podcast, consider heading to https://www.patreon.com/unresolvedpod to become a Patron or ProducerBecome a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/unresolved--3266604/support.
18/03/2441m 16s

Mike DeBardeleben (Part Five: Sadist)

"... Mike DeBardeleben is the best-documented sexual sadist since the Marquis de Sade. He's the one I used as the standard for all others."Awaiting trial for the litany of crimes he'd committed over several years, Mike DeBardeleben couldn't do anything as authorities continued to dig around in his background. They'd learned about all of his failures - his familial relationships, his schooling, his marriages, his business - but now began trying to figure out how that resulted in this career criminal, who stood accused of not just counterfeiting, but assault, rape, kidnapping, and murder.As investigators around the country began linking DeBardeleben to more than a dozen unsolved crimes, members of the FBI's Behavioral Science Unit began analyzing the strange counterfeiter. What they learned was that this was not just a run-of-the-mill criminal. Rather, he was one of the most sadistic individuals they'd ever observed...Research, writing, hosting, and production by Micheal WhelanMusic composed and created by Micheal WhelanAdditional music includes "Unresolved Mysteries" by Ailsa Traves (podcast theme song, end credits)Learn more about this podcast at http://unresolved.meIf you would like to support this podcast, consider heading to https://www.patreon.com/unresolvedpod to become a Patron or ProducerBecome a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/unresolved--3266604/support.
12/03/2438m 33s

Mike DeBardeleben (Part Four: Unsub)

"I'll tell you what's going down. I had an ex-old lady who really pissed me off and f***ed me over. I just want to get back at women."After his arrest in May 1983, the Secret Service began looking into the background of 43-year-old Mike DeBardeleben to determine what he had been up to. Agents knew that the "Mall Passer" had been counterfeiting and distributing his own bogus $20 bills, but evidence indicated he had been up to much more than that over many years, stretching back to over a decade beforehand.As investigators nationwide began charting DeBardeleben's path through the country, they discovered that it happened to correlate with a number of other crimes. And coincidentally, Mike DeBardeleben managed to match suspect descriptions in not only unsolved rape cases, but even homicides...Research, writing, hosting, and production by Micheal WhelanMusic composed and created by Micheal WhelanAdditional music includes "Unresolved Mysteries" by Ailsa Traves (podcast theme song, end credits)Learn more about this podcast at http://unresolved.meIf you would like to support this podcast, consider heading to https://www.patreon.com/unresolvedpod to become a Patron or ProducerBecome a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/unresolved--3266604/support.
04/03/2441m 59s

Mike DeBardeleben (Part Three: Accomplices)

"I feel that I have been unjustly tormented, degraded and shit upon by society... In order to regain an adequate self-image, I feel compelled to somehow restore my self-respect..."Shortly after his stint at Western State Hospital in Virginia, Mike DeBardeleben would begin a series of relationships with young women. All followed a series of repeated steps, centered around breaking down the women in question and making them dependent entirely upon Mike. This was usually accomplished through typical emotional abuser techniques, but also contained a significant element of physical and sexual abuse.Meanwhile, Mike's criminal behavior began to take shape in other troubling ways. First came simple schemes meant to take money from elderly women. After that came complex bank robberies. Then more violent crime followed. The women ensnared in Mike's life would become not only his wives, but also his captives. And in another sense, his accomplices...Research, writing, hosting, and production by Micheal WhelanMusic composed and created by Micheal WhelanAdditional music includes "Unresolved Mysteries" by Ailsa Traves (podcast theme song, end credits)Learn more about this podcast at http://unresolved.meIf you would like to support this podcast, consider heading to https://www.patreon.com/unresolvedpod to become a Patron or ProducerBecome a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/unresolved--3266604/support.
19/02/2431m 38s

Mike DeBardeleben (Part Two: Antisocial)

"From an early age, I can recall wanting to please my parents but being frustrated by some of their unrealistic demands..."Following the end of the lengthy "Mall Passer" investigation, the Secret Service attempted to unlock the secrets of the man they'd arrested, 43-year-old Mike DeBardeleben. However, as they attempted to track down the machine he'd used to print his counterfeit bills, investigators ended up uncovering evidence of even more heinous crimes.As they learned more about the man they'd arrested, federal agents discovered that there had been ample warning signs for years. Dating back to his childhood, DeBardeleben had been abused and neglected by both of his parents, and had grown up in an environment that left him (and his siblings) emotionally scarred. In adulthood, he'd even been diagnosed as sociopathic and antisocial...Research, writing, hosting, and production by Micheal WhelanMusic composed and created by Micheal WhelanAdditional music includes "Unresolved Mysteries" by Ailsa Traves (podcast theme song, end credits)Learn more about this podcast at http://unresolved.meIf you would like to support this podcast, consider heading to https://www.patreon.com/unresolvedpod to become a Patron or ProducerBecome a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/unresolved--3266604/support.
13/02/2431m 48s

Mike DeBardeleben (Part One: The Mall Passer)

"His technique was to go from shopping center to shopping center, passing phony notes at malls. You can pass $20 bills in a real hurry that way."In August 1979, a prominent counterfeiter attracted the attention of the U.S. Secret Service. Having created his own bogus $20 bills, this individual would begin to distribute them throughout the continental United States, using them in at least 44 states and netting more than $130,000 in the process.Over roughly four years, federal investigators attempted to determine who this individual was and whether he was part of a larger network. Dubbed the "Mall Passer" for his propensity to launder his counterfeit cash through shopping centers and malls, Secret Service agents finally saw their chance to capture this mysterious individual in May of 1983. But when the opportunity came, these agents discovered that there was much more to this counterfeiter than they ever could have imagined...Research, writing, hosting, and production by Micheal WhelanMusic composed and created by Micheal WhelanAdditional music includes "Unresolved Mysteries" by Ailsa Traves (podcast theme song, end credits)Learn more about this podcast at http://unresolved.meIf you would like to support this podcast, consider heading to https://www.patreon.com/unresolvedpod to become a Patron or ProducerBecome a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/unresolved--3266604/support.
05/02/2439m 35s

Diana Davis

"For us not to hear anything from her, we feel like something is definitely wrong. This has been a nightmare that won't end."On the evening of 29 July 2020, a silver Chevy Impala was found engulfed in flame in a Tacoma, Washington alleyway. This was a street that didn't receive much thru-traffic, so there weren't any security or surveillance cameras, making it the perfect place to torch a car and get away without being seen.Investigators would attempt to track down the owner of the vehicle, 50-year-old Diana Davis from nearby Auburn, but were unable to find her. Friends and family hadn't seen or heard from her since July 27th. As police would learn, Diana had last been seen in Tacoma, but had seemingly driven up to Seattle before going dark. Then, a week after her vehicle was discovered burning in an alleyway, Diana's remains were found roughly 70 miles to the east...Research, writing, hosting, and production by Micheal WhelanMusic composed and created by Micheal WhelanAdditional music includes "Unresolved Mysteries" by Ailsa Traves (podcast theme song, end credits)Learn more about this podcast at http://unresolved.meIf you would like to support this podcast, consider heading to https://www.patreon.com/unresolvedpod to become a Patron or ProducerBecome a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/unresolved--3266604/support.
22/01/2440m 21s

Preview: 'Strictly Arrogance' (Resolved)

This is a brief preview for the newest episode of my Patreon-exclusive show, Resolved, available now for all $5+ supporters. To learn more about this series and how you can listen, consider heading to:https://www.patreon.com/unresolvedpodThis episode can be found at the following link:https://www.patreon.com/posts/96624633Become a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/unresolved--3266604/support.
17/01/243m 18s

Shelbey Thornburgh-Crocker

"It seems as if the suspect committed the crime and then made sure to be gone as quickly as possible."On the evening of 4 November 2015, police were called out to a crime scene in Sharpstown, a neighborhood located in southwest Houston. The person who'd called 9-1-1 that night, identified as the victim's boyfriend, had discovered her nude body laying deceased in her bed just after 10:00 PM.As police would soon learn, the victim was 20-year-old Shelbey Thornburgh-Crocker, a young Texas native who lived at the Conquistador apartment complex where her body was found. As they dug deeper into her story, however, they discovered a link between her line of work and a potential serial killer... To view the footage of the unknown subject, please check out the link at the following:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=81JQ4Urhh5YTo learn more about this case and see screenshots of the unsub, please check out the FBI's website at the following link:https://www.fbi.gov/wanted/vicap/homicides-and-sexual-assaults/unknown-suspect---houston-texasResearch, writing, hosting, and production by Micheal WhelanMusic composed and created by Micheal WhelanAdditional music includes "Unresolved Mysteries" by Ailsa Traves (podcast theme song, end credits)Learn more about this podcast at http://unresolved.meIf you would like to support this podcast, consider heading to https://www.patreon.com/unresolvedpod to become a Patron or ProducerBecome a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/unresolved--3266604/support.
15/01/2433m 58s

The Colonial Parkway Murders (Update)

There has been an update in the Colonial Parkway Murders (episode #150 from 2020). On Monday, 8 January 2024, officials with the Virginia State Police held a press conference. During it, they announced that DNA had linked a previously-unidentified suspect, Alan Wade Wilmer Sr., to the deaths of David Knobling and Robin Edwards...To learn more about this story, read or listen to "The Colonial Parkway Murders" at the following link:https://unresolved.me/the-colonial-parkway-murdersResearched, written, hosted, and produced by Micheal WhelanMusic composed by Micheal WhelanIf you would like to support this podcast and others, consider heading to https://www.patreon.com/unresolvedpod to become a Patron or ProducerBecome a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/unresolved--3266604/support.
10/01/2436m 45s

Jack Froese

"Did you hear me? I'm at your house. Clean your fucking attic!!!"In June of 2011, 32-year-old Jack Froese died of a heart attack at his home in Dunmore, Pennsylvania. A father of two and a longtime musician, Jack made a strong impact in the lives of his friends and family during his short time here on Earth.Months later, those that had loved and cared for Jack during his life were still struggling to move on after his sudden and tragic loss. That was made difficult for some of them, however, when they began receiving emails from Jack...Research, writing, hosting, and production by Micheal WhelanMusic composed and created by Micheal WhelanAdditional music includes "Unresolved Mysteries" by Ailsa Traves (podcast theme song, end credits)Learn more about this podcast at http://unresolved.meIf you would like to support this podcast, consider heading to https://www.patreon.com/unresolvedpod to become a Patron or ProducerBecome a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/unresolved--3266604/support.
08/01/2421m 56s

The Warminster "Thing"

This is a re-broadcast of an older episode from 2018.On Christmas Day 1964, a housewife living just outside of Warminster, England reported an odd experience. She claimed to have heard an odd sound that reverberated across the countryside, described as "branches being dragged across gravel." A local newspaper would report this woman's finding several weeks later, but the woman's account was seemingly verified by dozens of other witnesses who all reported the same exact thing.Soon enough, the town of Warminster was besieged by UFO enthusiasts, who hoped to catch a glimpse of the phenomenon that the media had started calling "The Thing." Decades later, the mystery continues to linger...Written, hosted, and produced by Micheal WhelanLearn more about this podcast at unresolved.meIf you would like to support this podcast and others, consider heading to patreon.com/unresolvedpod to become a PatronMusic CreditsROZKOL - "Go Then There Are Other Worlds Than These"Borrtex - "Creeping"Pulse Emitter - "Moonlit Valley"ROZKOL - "Golden Sphere"Marcos H. Bolanos - "Radioheart"Percival Pembroke - "Untitled Nude No. 7"Other music created and composed by Ailsa TravesBecome a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/unresolved--3266604/support.
25/12/2334m 16s

Aron Christensen

"While hiking on the trail, both individuals stated they heard growling noises and saw the eyes of what they believed to be a wild animal..."On the morning of 19 August 2022, 49-year-old Aron Christensen set out on a solo hiking trip alongside his puppy, Buzzo. Already camping with a large group of friends, nobody thought twice about Aron setting out on a little solo trip amidst the festivities. An experienced outdoorsman, Aron promised to be back by the following night to help prepare dinner.By the following afternoon, though, the group that Aron had been with had started to grow concerned. That concern began to turn into fear when they noticed a cop car responding to a crime scene at the campground they'd been staying at. Shortly thereafter, they'd learn that a man's body had been found...The website Aron's family and friends set up:https://www.aronlarschristensen.com/The family's GoFundMe:https://www.gofundme.com/f/justice-for-aron-christensenBetween the Harvest and the Hunter's Moon by Supplemental Hearts:https://deerlodgepdx.bandcamp.com/album/between-the-harvest-and-the-hunters-moon-a-tribute-to-aron-christensenResearch, writing, hosting, and production by Micheal WhelanMusic composed and created by Micheal WhelanAdditional music includes Unresolved Mysteries by Ailsa Traves (podcast theme song, end credits)Learn more about this podcast at http://unresolved.meIf you would like to support this podcast, consider heading to https://www.patreon.com/unresolvedpod to become a Patron or ProducerBecome a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/unresolved--3266604/support.
19/12/2356m 41s

Morgan Violi

"It's the type of thing that literally tears your heart out."On 24 July 1996, seven-year-old Morgan Violi was playing outside of her home in Bowling Green, Kentucky. Amidst the high temperatures that day, Morgan and the other children in the vicinity were buzzing around the apartment complex, immersed in the dog days of summer vacation. But while Morgan played with a friend, a man in a maroon van nearby watched and waited.At around 12:35 PM, the man made his move. He drove up and first attempted to abduct Morgan's six-year-old playmate, but was unsuccessful. He then grabbed ahold of Morgan, threw her into the van, and sped off toward nearby Scottsville Road. In just a few seconds, Morgan Violi had been ripped out of her life, and decades later, her abductor remains unidentified...Please view and share the following:https://www.fbi.gov/wanted/seeking-info/morgan-jade-violiResearch, writing, hosting, and production by Micheal WhelanMusic composed and created by Micheal WhelanAdditional music includes "Flying Away" by Alan Spiljak (piano midsection), "Exodus Glacier" by Jasnazima (outro), and "Unresolved Mysteries" by Ailsa Traves (podcast theme song, end credits)Learn more about this podcast at http://unresolved.meIf you would like to support this podcast, consider heading to https://www.patreon.com/unresolvedpod to become a Patron or ProducerBecome a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/unresolved--3266604/support.
11/12/231h 6m

Cherletta Baber-Bey & Keyona Griffin

"The unusual part about it is how he's been able to just completely disappear..."On 13 March 2019, at approximately 10:29 AM, emergency dispatchers in Grand Rapids, Michigan received a 9-1-1 call from a cell phone. In the minute-long conversation that followed, the female caller whispered about someone trying to kill her, and urged for police to arrive quickly. Officers show up at the address she gave roughly seven minutes later, but observed no suspicious behavior so they soon left.A little over two hours later, officers were called back to the home located along Sheldon Avenue. Inside, they would discover the bodies of two women, members of the same family who lived together. Investigators would even find the murder weapon at the scene, a pistol stolen roughly two years prior. But missing entirely was one of the women's boyfriends, a man of many aliases who has been missing since that fateful Wednesday, alleged to still be hiding in plain sight...To learn more about Derrell Demon Brown, please view the following:https://www.usmarshals.gov/sites/default/files/media/document/15-Most-Wanted-Poster-Derrell-Brown.pdf Research, writing, hosting, and production by Micheal WhelanMusic composed and created by Micheal WhelanAdditional music includes "Exodus Glacier" by Jasnazima (outro) and "Unresolved Mysteries" By Ailsa Traves (podcast theme song, end credits)Learn more about this podcast at http://unresolved.meIf you would like to support this podcast, consider heading to https://www.patreon.com/unresolvedpod to become a Patron or ProducerBecome a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/unresolved--3266604/support.
04/12/2352m 12s

IX

COMING SOONBecome a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/unresolved--3266604/support.
04/11/232m 37s

UNKNOWN HORIZONS

Join Micheal and Jesse as they journey into the unknown, interviewing eyewitnesses to the paranormal, unsettling, and unexplained.To hear new episodes of UNKNOWN HORIZONS as they come out, please subscribe to the show on your podcast app of choice or head to the following link:https://www.spreaker.com/show/unknown-horizonsBecome a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/unresolved--3266604/support.
01/11/2353m 30s

Listen Now: The Vanished

The Vanished is a true crime podcast that explores the stories of those who have gone missing. The Vanished goes beyond conventional news reports to take a deep dive into the story of a different missing person each week. Host Marissa Jones brings you exclusive interviews with family members, friends, law enforcement and experts. What will The Vanished uncover next?Follow The Vanished on the Wondery app or wherever you get your podcasts. You can listen to The Vanished ad-free right now by joining Wondery Plus. Listen Now: http://wondery.fm/TU_VanishedBecome a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/unresolved--3266604/support.
11/10/234m 46s

'Mary & Bill: An Ohio Cold Case'

On this bonus episode, Micheal chats with producer/journalist Justin Glanville, host of the podcast Mary & Bill: An Ohio Cold Case. During their conversation, they chat about what drew Justin to this story, his personal connection to it, what he uncovered during his digging, and the current status of this 53-year-old cold case.Thanks to Justin for appearing on the show, and make sure to check out Mary & Bill: An Ohio Cold Case wherever you get your podcasts. You can also learn more by checking out the website created for this podcast/story at the following link:https://www.ideastream.org/2023-07-05/mary-bill-an-ohio-cold-caseHosted & produced by Micheal WhelanIf you would like to support this podcast and others, consider heading to https://www.patreon.com/unresolvedpod to become a Patron or ProducerBecome a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/unresolved--3266604/support.
08/10/2343m 27s

'The Mysterious Case of Rudolf Diesel'

On this bonus episode, Micheal chats with New York Times bestselling author Douglas Brunt about his first nonfiction book, The Mysterious Case of Rudolf Diesel. During their discussion, they chat about Rudolf Diesel and his invention of the Diesel engine, the impact both had upon the world, and the suspicious circumstances surrounding Diesel's disappearance in September of 1913.Thanks to Doug for appearing on the show, and make sure to check out the book at your local bookstore or library!To learn more, check out Douglas Brunt's website at the following link:https://douglasbrunt-author.com/Hosted & produced by Micheal WhelanIf you would like to support this podcast and others, consider heading to https://www.patreon.com/unresolvedpod to become a Patron or ProducerBecome a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/unresolved--3266604/support.
01/10/2330m 24s

Bardstown (Update)

There has been an update in the story of Crystal Rogers from Bardstown, Kentucky (episode #8 from 2016 and episode #88 from 2019). On Wednesday, 27 September 2023, FBI Louisville announced that Crystal's longtime boyfriend, 41-year-old Brooks Houck, had been charged with her murder. This comes right after a similar indictment was handed down earlier this month against 32-year-old Joseph L. Lawson, another Nelson County man that's alleged to have played a part in covering up the crime...To learn more about this story, read or listen to the "Crystal Rogers" episode at the following link:https://unresolved.me/bardstown-part-three-crystal-rogersResearched, written, hosted, and produced by Micheal WhelanIf you would like to support this podcast and others, consider heading to https://www.patreon.com/unresolvedpod to become a Patron or ProducerBecome a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/unresolved--3266604/support.
27/09/238m 18s

ANNOUNCEMENT

An end-of-season announcement and a personal note from MichealBecome a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/unresolved--3266604/support.
26/09/231m 46s

Hannah Rose Walker

"It's been a process of seeing how ineffective our system is."On the afternoon of October 12th, 2022, 31-year-old Hannah Walker went swimming in a scenic area near Trout Lake, Washington. Accompanied by a 67-year-old man named Jeremy, the two eventually got separated, and after waiting for some time, Jeremy called 911. A search effort would find Hannah's remains in the water, and officers initially made note of the odd circumstances at the scene.Hannah's family has struggled to determine what happened that fateful October afternoon, and have had to fight uphill to get any momentum or answers in her case. Nearly one year later, they have more questions than answers...Special thanks to Aia Walker for chatting with me for this episode. If you'd like to learn more about Hannah's story, please check out the website set up by Hannah's family at the following link:https://www.hannahrosewalker.com/Research, writing, hosting, and production by Micheal WhelanLearn more about this podcast at http://unresolved.meIf you would like to support this podcast and others, consider heading to https://www.patreon.com/unresolvedpod to become a Patron or ProducerBecome a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/unresolved--3266604/support.
11/09/2358m 29s

The Circleville Letters (Part Two)

"I thought whoever this person was, you know, certainly they wouldn't go to the extent of putting a real gun in there just to scare me."For several months, Mary Gillispie had been receiving taunting letters from an unknown writer, the contents of which alleged she'd been having an affair with her boss. These letters evolved over time, ultimately becoming a full-fledged harassment campaign against Mary, her family, and others in their small community of Circleville, Ohio.The harassment had gone on for years, and police were no closer to figuring out the author's identity than they had been when the first letters were received in 1977. But in February of 1983, things took an unexpected turn...Part 2/2Research & writing by Bethany BransonHosting & production by Micheal WhelanLearn more about this podcast at http://unresolved.meIf you would like to support this podcast and others, consider heading to https://www.patreon.com/unresolvedpod to become a Patron or ProducerBecome a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/unresolved--3266604/support.
28/08/2340m 22s

The Circleville Letters (Part One)

"This is your last chance to report him. I know you are a pig and will prove it and shame you out of Ohio. How is your little girl? Will she grow up to be like you?"There are hundreds of cities in the American Midwest just like Circleville, Ohio. But what makes it truly unique, what the town is most well-known for, is a strange letter-writing campaign that spanned two decades and may have left at least one person dead.The story began in March 1977 when the anonymous letter-writer penned a note to Westfall School District superintendent Gordon Massie, urging him to stop propositioning the female bus drivers that worked under him (an allegation that was never proven). In the weeks, months, and years to come, these letters would become much more threatening and broad in scope, seemingly aimed at random figures in the area that earned the author's ire...Part 1/2Research & writing by Bethany BransonHosting & production by Micheal WhelanLearn more about this podcast at http://unresolved.meIf you would like to support this podcast and others, consider heading to https://www.patreon.com/unresolvedpod to become a Patron or ProducerBecome a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/unresolved--3266604/support.
21/08/2334m 27s

Eastbound Strangler (Part Two)

"This fits the FBI definition of a serial killer. From the facts gathered during the investigation, it could have been a local person or it could have been a transient."In the days and weeks after the four victims' bodies were found miles outside of Atlantic City, those that knew them tried to find some answers. Since police were operating their own official investigation privately, these loved ones weren't able to find much in the way of personal resolution through it, so they decided to try and find answers their own way.Sadly, though, it seems like the victims' lifestyles had led them to become distrusting, sharing little information with anyone outside of their own immediate circle. Even then, the ones that knew the four victims well - that worked and lived alongside them in Atlantic City - weren't able to provide much helpful info...Part two of twoResearch, writing, hosting, and production by Micheal WhelanLearn more about this podcast at http://unresolved.meIf you would like to support this podcast and others, consider heading to https://www.patreon.com/unresolvedpod to become a Patron or ProducerBecome a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/unresolved--3266604/support.
07/08/2345m 27s

Eastbound Strangler (Part One)

"We had a bond. We were all one woman, trying to get ourselves together when we were lost... I believe that the person who got these girls out here was a person that they trusted."On 20 November 2006, two women were walking along a dirt access road in Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey, just outside of Atlantic City. The road - which ran parallel to the Black Horse Pike - stretched behind a handful of dingy motels known as havens for pimps, sex workers, dealers, and addicts. There, the two women stumbled upon a grisly sight: the body of a woman, just one of four that would be found dumped in that area.The four victims, all female, were still clothed but barefoot; their socks and shoes had been removed and were nowhere to be found. They were all laid facedown in several inches of water, and all were facing east, their bodies seemingly posed in a symbolic gesture from the killer...Part one of twoResearch, writing, hosting, and production by Micheal WhelanLearn more about this podcast at http://unresolved.meIf you would like to support this podcast and others, consider heading to https://www.patreon.com/unresolvedpod to become a Patron or ProducerBecome a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/unresolved--3266604/support.
24/07/2342m 15s

Preview: He Said, She Said (Resolved)

This is a brief preview for the newest episode of my Patreon-exclusive show, Resolved, available now for all $5+ supporters. To learn more about this series - and how you can listen - consider heading to:https://www.patreon.com/unresolvedpodThis episode can be found at the following link:https://www.patreon.com/posts/86248916Become a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/unresolved--3266604/support.
19/07/234m 2s

The Long Island Serial Killer (Update: Arrest)

There has been an update in the Long Island Serial Killer case (episodes #14-16 from 2016). On Friday, 14 July 2023, police officials announced the arrest of 59-year-old Rex Heuermann, an architect from Massapequa Park. A lifelong resident of Long Island, Heuermann has been charged with the murders of Melissa Barthelemy, Megan Waterman, and Amber Costello...To learn more about this story, read or listen to "The Long Island Serial Killer" series at the following link:https://unresolved.me/the-long-island-serial-killerResearched, written, hosted, and produced by Micheal WhelanIf you would like to support this podcast and others, consider heading to https://www.patreon.com/unresolvedpod to become a Patron or ProducerBecome a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/unresolved--3266604/support.
17/07/2340m 24s

The Ashley Madison Hack

"Whoever's responsible - no doubt they know that there are now lots of people wanting to put a bullet in their head. If it were me, if I was going to do something like this, I would make pretty darn sure that nobody could trace it back to me."On 19 July 2015, an anonymous group calling themselves the "Impact Team" announced via an online post that they'd managed to obtain a large cache of information from website Ashley Madison's parent company, Avid Life Media. The mysterious hacker(s) posted just a small fraction of the stolen data, along with a demand: for Avid Life Media to take down Ashley Madison, a website dedicated to facilitating infidelity, or else they'd release the rest of the data (which included user information).Over the next several weeks, the threat of this leak loomed large over users, while Avid Life Media insisted that they'd done enough to plug up their security holes. It wasn't until mid-August that the "Impact Team" made good on their threat...Research, writing, hosting, and production by Micheal WhelanLearn more about this podcast at http://unresolved.meIf you would like to support this podcast and others, consider heading to https://www.patreon.com/unresolvedpod to become a Patron or ProducerBecome a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/unresolved--3266604/support.
10/07/2349m 22s

Ken Rex McElroy

"When a person is set loose by the courts to go back to the community they have been preying on, what recourse do the citizens of that community have then?"On the morning of 10 July 1981, 47-year-old Ken Rex McElroy went to a tavern in Skidmore, Missouri. The pub quickly filled up with other local townspeople, many of whom had lived in fear of the other man for years. After finishing a drink, Ken began walking out to his pickup truck and was shot twice. He died at the scene.As the shooting took place right outside of the crowded tavern, there were later determined to be 46 potential witnesses to the murder, including Trena McElroy, Ken's young wife. Only one, Trena herself, would ever attempt to identify a culprit...Research & writing by Olivia ParadiceHosting & production by Micheal WhelanLearn more about this podcast at http://unresolved.meIf you would like to support this podcast and others, consider heading to https://www.patreon.com/unresolvedpod to become a Patron or ProducerBecome a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/unresolved--3266604/support.
26/06/2328m 59s

Susan & Jeffrey Klungness

"I don't know what's happened to the kid. I don't know if he's a victim. I don't know if he's a suspect. I don't know what he is."On the afternoon of 2 March 1996, Ronald Klungness returned to his home in Bonney Lake, Washington after a day of work. Greeted by an empty house, he resigned himself to a quiet dinner alone and then fell asleep in the living room. When he awoke just after 6:00 PM, he went looking for his family, only to discover his wife Susan's body in a back bedroom. Their 14-year-old son, Jeffrey, was nowhere to be found.In the weeks that followed, investigators would probe the mysterious circumstances of Susan's murder. Most mysterious, however, were the circumstances of teenaged Jeffrey's disappearance, having last been seen in the presence of a family friend with a violent past...Research, writing, hosting, and production by Micheal WhelanLearn more about this podcast at http://unresolved.meIf you would like to support this podcast and others, consider heading to https://www.patreon.com/unresolvedpod to become a Patron or ProducerBecome a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/unresolved--3266604/support.
12/06/2346m 57s

Laetitia Toureaux

"It's no use. She's beyond aid. She can't speak. Don't touch her. The thing to do is call the police."On 16 May 1937, 29-year-old Laetitia Toureaux boarded line 8 on the Paris metro, having arrived at the Porte de Charenton station just after 6:30 PM. With it being a warm Sunday in the Spring (and Pentecost, no less) the station was bustling with activity. For that reason, instead of sitting in the cramped second class cars, Laetitia purchased a ticket to sit in the completely empty first class car, a decision she didn't normally make.Roughly one minute after leaving the Porte de Charenton station, the metro pulled up at its next scheduled stop, Porte Dorée. A handful of first class passengers there boarded the train and were met by a horrific sight...Research & writing by Olivia ParadiceHosting & production by Micheal WhelanLearn more about this podcast at http://unresolved.meIf you would like to support this podcast and others, consider heading to https://www.patreon.com/unresolvedpod to become a Patron or ProducerMusic Credits:Matthew L. Fisher - Dark Traveler (Instrumental)Gideon Boley - Bloom (Piano Mix - Instrumental)Marko Maksimovic - Slow Piano (Instrumental)Risian - Out of this World (Instrumental)Center Of The Sea - Through the Past (Instrumental)J Scott Rakozy - Rose Petals (Instrumental)Become a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/unresolved--3266604/support.
29/05/2325m 19s

Heather Teague

"I can't describe what the look on her face did to me; it made me sick to my stomach. It was a look of sheer terror."On 26 August 1995, 23-year-old Heather Teague decided to sunbathe along the Kentucky side of the Ohio River, near Newbergh Beach. Having made loose plans to have a friend meet up with her, Heather found a secluded spot along the beach, took a dip in the water to cool off, then laid out on her towel to relax. Unbeknownst to her, there were multiple sets of eyes on her.Watching through a telescope across the river, Tim Walthall was able to clearly see Heather. He also noticed another man with shaggy hair and a beard hiding in some bushes nearby Heather, waiting. Moments later, the bearded man would produce a gun and abduct Heather in broad daylight...Research & writing by Bethany BransonHosting & production by Micheal WhelanLearn more about this podcast at http://unresolved.meIf you would like to support this podcast and others, consider heading to https://www.patreon.com/unresolvedpod to become a Patron or ProducerMusic Credits:P.C.III - OmnipresenceSoft And Furious - Melancholic EndingROZKOL - The Institute LaboratoriesOrganoid - CassiniDelaytape - Lonely Ambienthow the night came - IV - C6H807Noisyfilter - ReposeJasnazima - Exodus GlacierBecome a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/unresolved--3266604/support.
22/05/2353m 59s

Waco (Epilogue)

Some random thoughts of mine following the conclusion of our seven-part Waco seriesBecome a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/unresolved--3266604/support.
08/05/235m 29s

Waco (Part Seven: April 19, 1993)

"They do not see themselves as martyrs. They see themselves as agents of God's wrath on Earth."In the days leading up to April 19, 1993, high-ranking figures grew increasingly concerned that the Branch Davidians in Waco, Texas had no intention of surrendering anytime soon. FBI officials speculated that David Koresh's writing of a manuscript centered around the seven seals was just another delaying tactic, meant to buy him and his supporters additional time.While many cautioned the FBI to continue holding out - to let Koresh see through the writing of this manuscript - others were hesitant to let him have that time. Soon, the government would move forward with a plan to end the Branch Davidian holdout once and for all...Part 7/7Research, writing, hosting, and production by Micheal WhelanLearn more about this podcast at http://unresolved.meIf you would like to support this podcast and others, consider heading to https://www.patreon.com/unresolvedpod to become a Patron or ProducerMusic CreditsSpearfisher - "Memory and Forgetting"Henrik Meierkord - "Falten"Nathan Shubert - "Unspoken"Calismo - "Somber"All other music composed by Micheal WhelanBecome a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/unresolved--3266604/support.
01/05/231h 5m

Waco (Part Six: Flames Await)

"They were trying to have sleep disturbance and they were trying to take someone that they viewed as unstable to start with, and they were trying to drive him crazy. And then they got mad 'cos he does something that they think is irrational."On the morning of February 28th, 1993, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms attempted to serve a search warrant against David Koresh and the rest of the Branch Davidians living in a compound just outside of Waco, Texas. However, in doing so, the ATF had lit a powder keg that had been building up in size and potency for months, if not years.Having long expected this day to come, David Koresh attempted to find calm by establishing some kind of routine inside the compound. Meanwhile, a confused response began to form outside, as members of the FBI attempted to gain control of the quickly-devolving situation...Part 6/7Research, writing, hosting, and production by Micheal WhelanLearn more about this podcast at http://unresolved.meIf you would like to support this podcast and others, consider heading to https://www.patreon.com/unresolvedpod to become a Patron or ProducerMusic CreditsAtlas Gray - "Not Crazy (Instrumental)"All other music composed by Micheal WhelanBecome a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/unresolved--3266604/support.
17/04/2338m 17s

Waco (Part Five: Showtime)

"We fell right into the hands of Koresh and all those nuts. This is what he wanted, to make it appear that the government was going to kill his people. He wanted Armageddon. Our biggest mistake was that we made it so easy for him."In 1992, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms opened up an investigation into David Koresh and the rest of the Branch Davidians living in their compound near Waco, Texas. Hoping to find evidence of illegal weapons, the ATF began a series of undercover operations to obtain proof the following January.After nearly two months of surveillance and infiltration, the ATF gave the order to move forward with a plan to raid the Mount Carmel Center, which Koresh and the Davidians had recently transformed into a stronghold. The ATF's operation, codenamed "Showtime," would set the stage for the fiasco that followed...Part 5/7Research, writing, hosting, and production by Micheal WhelanLearn more about this podcast at http://unresolved.meIf you would like to support this podcast and others, consider heading to https://www.patreon.com/unresolvedpod to become a Patron or ProducerMusic CreditsHalf Light - "From Below (Instrumental)"Adi Goldstein - "Behind Clouds (Instrumental)"All other music composed by Micheal WhelanBecome a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/unresolved--3266604/support.
27/03/2349m 40s

Waco (Interlude: Ruby Ridge)

"If any adult in the area around the cabin is observed with a weapon after the surrender announcement had been made, deadly force could and should be used to neutralize the individual."The 1992 Ruby Ridge siege is a seminal event in American history, having become a symbol of government overreach and serving as a precursor to the Waco tragedy in 1993. It also served as a rallying cry for anti-government groups and militias throughout the 1990s, and led to an increase in violent rhetoric that lingers to this day.For that reason, we're going to take a slight detour in our ongoing coverage of the Branch Davidian saga to briefly touch upon this story, and learn about how it ultimately had an effect on the events unfolding down in Waco, Texas...Research, writing, hosting, and production by Micheal WhelanAll music composed by Micheal WhelanLearn more about this podcast at http://unresolved.meIf you would like to support this podcast and others, consider heading to https://www.patreon.com/unresolvedpod to become a Patron or ProducerBecome a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/unresolved--3266604/support.
20/03/2317m 2s

Waco (Part Four: The Sinful Messiah)

"We're doing what we're doing and nobody's going to stop us."In 1988, David Koresh and his followers returned to their old home just outside of Waco, where the Shepherd's Rod movement had settled decades prior. With his longtime nemesis George Roden gone, David was finally able to settle into his new role as the president of the church.As the Branch Davidians began the arduous process of rebuilding the Mount Carmel Center - and his authority swelled - David began implementing a series of changes that would ultimately bring his burgeoning kingdom crashing down around him...Part 4/7Research, writing, hosting, and production by Micheal WhelanAll music composed by Micheal WhelanLearn more about this podcast at http://unresolved.meIf you would like to support this podcast and others, consider heading to https://www.patreon.com/unresolvedpod to become a Patron or ProducerBecome a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/unresolved--3266604/support.
13/03/2350m 2s

Waco (Part Three: Rodenville)

"When they sent that letter out, I knew they were coming. They sent an article removing me as trustee, now they've come to finish the job and remove me from the land."In 1985, Vernon Howell left Mount Carmel with his followers, bound for destinations unknown. Over the next few years, they would struggle to find a place to build their permanent headquarters as they attempted to try and swell their ranks with new converts.Meanwhile, back in Waco, George Roden's erratic nature left him with a dwindling congregation. So he decided to risk a gambit in order to try and win them back. In 1987, he exhumed a body and issued a challenge to his rival, claiming that whoever was able to resurrect the long-deceased woman would be named the uncontested leader of the Branch Davidians. Vernon Howell - now using the name David Koresh - had other plans...Part 3/7Research, writing, hosting, and production by Micheal WhelanAll music composed by Micheal Whelan, except for "Man Man in Waco" by David Koresh, taken from one of his few studio recordingsLearn more about this podcast at http://unresolved.meIf you would like to support this podcast and others, consider heading to https://www.patreon.com/unresolvedpod to become a Patron or ProducerBecome a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/unresolved--3266604/support.
27/02/2335m 46s

Waco (Part Two: The Serpent's Root)

"In his younger years, he had a hard time. He was always looking for something. He had his rock-and-roll; he had his women. But it was never enough."Vernon Wayne Howell struggled to find a sense of stability early in life. Born to a single teenage mother in Texas in 1959, Vernon was abandoned to his maternal grandmother before his second birthday. His mother would take custody of him again later in his childhood, but it was alleged that her husband - Vernon's stepfather - was abusive toward him.Entering adulthood as a high school dropout, Vernon had a lot of issues that had yet to be addressed. After suffering a series of rejections in his personal life, he ended up turning toward the one constant in his life, faith. During his search there, he ended up coming across a group of like-minded individuals in central Texas, who viewed the Bible similarly to himself. Through them, Vernon would find the things that had been eluding him for years...Part 2/7Research, writing, hosting, and production by Micheal WhelanAll music composed by Micheal Whelan, except for "Instrumental Jam" by David Koresh, taken from a live recording in WacoLearn more about this podcast at http://unresolved.meIf you would like to support this podcast and others, consider heading to https://www.patreon.com/unresolvedpod to become a Patron or ProducerBecome a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/unresolved--3266604/support.
20/02/2332m 49s

Waco (Part One: The Shepherd's Rod)

"Our prayers for such an undertaking on behalf of God's people will be answered by whatever the results to this call might be."More than a century before David Koresh or the Branch Davidians became household names, the religious movements that led to their existence began growing out of the American Northeast. First came William Miller and the Millerites, a collapsed movement that ended up inspiring the Seventh-Day Adventists years later.In the early 20th century, an Adventist named Victor Houteff wrote a book titled The Shepherd's Rod, which he hoped would help reform the church. After being disfellowshipped for creating a "disloyal" and "divisive movement," Houteff ended up building his own church, the Davidians, nearby Waco, Texas...Part 1/7Research, writing, hosting, and production by Micheal WhelanLearn more about this podcast at http://unresolved.meIf you would like to support this podcast and others, consider heading to https://www.patreon.com/unresolvedpod to become a Patron or ProducerMusic Credits:Noisyfilter - "Repose"Acedis - "Illustrations"Mystery Mammal - "O Come O Come Emmanuel"Rest You Sleeping Giant - "Dead Waters"Graham Bole - "Gloci"Blue Dot Sessions - "Svela Tal"Percival Pembroke - "Music For Haunted Orbital Research Stations"Become a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/unresolved--3266604/support.
13/02/2347m 51s

Waco (Prelude: Interview with Jeff Guinn)

"There are no heroes or villains in this story, but neither are there saints or martyrs."Today's episode features an interview with author Jeff Guinn, author of the new book "Waco: David Koresh, the Branch Davidians, and a Legacy of Rage." In it, we chat about Jeff's work writing the book, as well as details about the Branch Davidians, David Koresh, and more.Please make sure to check out Jeff's book wherever you can, or learn more at Simon & Shuster:https://www.simonandschuster.com/books/Waco/Jeff-Guinn/9781982186104Become a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/unresolved--3266604/support.
30/01/2347m 23s

Linda Malcom

"There are a lot of actions this killer took. Stabbing her 18 times, setting the house on fire.... They took additional measures that weren't necessary to kill her, a level of overkill."In the early morning hours of 30 April 2008, authorities in Kitsap County, Washington were contacted by residents in Port Orchard. There, along the 1100 block of Sidney Avenue, a fire had broken out, and just before 4:00 AM that Wednesday, the flames had become evident to sleeping neighbors.Firefighters quickly put out the flames and discovered the remains of the woman that lived inside, 47-year-old Linda Malcom. A Navy veteran, Linda had lived in the home for over a decade, and was prepared to move to nearby Bremerton just days later. Yet, before she could take this next step in her life, an unknown subject had stabbed her to death and then set her longtime home on fire...Special thanks to Jennifer Bucholtz and George Jared, who have taken on Linda's case as their next case to highlight. Jennifer and George have highlighted similar stories in the past, helping some cases find resolution, and hope to do the same for Linda's story. If you'd like to follow their progress, please follow along in their Facebook group, "Unsolved Murder of Linda Malcom," which can be found at the following link:https://www.facebook.com/groups/805715740615538If you know anything - or think you may know anything - you are encouraged to reach out to Jennifer and George, or can directly contact the Port Orchard Police Department at the following:Phone: (360) 876-1700Email: police@portorchardwa.govResearch, writing, hosting, and production by Micheal Whelan"Unresolved" themes composed by Ailsa TravesLearn more about this podcast at http://unresolved.meIf you would like to support this podcast and others, consider heading to https://www.patreon.com/unresolvedpod to become a Patron or ProducerBecome a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/unresolved--3266604/support.
23/01/231h 1m

Preview: The Bunker (Resolved)

This is a brief preview for the newest episode of my Patreon-exclusive show, Resolved, available now for all $5+ supporters. To learn more about this series - and how you can listen - consider heading to:https://www.patreon.com/unresolvedpodThis episode can be found at the following link:https://www.patreon.com/posts/77477215Become a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/unresolved--3266604/support.
20/01/232m 9s

"Omar m'a tuer"

"The dying woman who points at her own killer - it was like a bad novel by Agatha Christie."On Monday, 24 June 1991, 65-year-old Ghislaine Marchal had plans to meet up with a friend for lunch in the French town of Mougins. When she failed to respond to any phone calls or attempts to rouse her inside of her home, friends contacted her home's security company, and eventually, law enforcement.Police arrived at the property later that evening, and during their search, became interested in a an annex leading down to a cellar. There, behind a barricaded door, they'd find Ghislaine's body, along with a message written in blood...Research & writing by Olivia ParadiceHosting & production by Micheal Whelan"Unresolved" themes composed by Ailsa TravesLearn more about this podcast at http://unresolved.meIf you would like to support this podcast and others, consider heading to https://www.patreon.com/unresolvedpod to become a Patron or ProducerBecome a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/unresolved--3266604/support.
09/01/2325m 28s

The University of Idaho Murders (Update)

There has been an update in the University of Idaho Murders (episode #226 from just a few weeks ago). Earlier today, authorities announced that they had detained 28-year-old Bryan Kohberger, a graduate student from nearby Washington State University...To learn more about this story, listen to "The University of Idaho Murders" at the following link:https://www.spreaker.com/user/unresolvedproductions/the-university-of-idaho-murders-spreakerResearched, written, hosted, and produced by Micheal WhelanIf you would like to support this podcast and others, consider heading to https://www.patreon.com/unresolvedpod to become a Patron or ProducerBecome a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/unresolved--3266604/support.
31/12/2235m 50s

GirlsDoPorn (Update)

There has been an update in the GirlsDoPorn story (episode #156 from 2020). Earlier this week, officials in Spain arrested Michael James Pratt, the founder of GirlsDoPorn who became a fugitive back in 2019...To learn more about this story, read or listen to "GirlsDoPorn" at the following link:https://unresolved.me/girlsdopornResearched, written, hosted, and produced by Micheal WhelanIf you would like to support this podcast and others, consider heading to https://www.patreon.com/unresolvedpod to become a Patron or ProducerBecome a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/unresolved--3266604/support.
24/12/227m 52s

Maggie Long

"It takes a certain mentality, and a certain personality type, to commit an act like this. To burn a woman alive is not something many people are capable of doing."Early on the evening of 1 December 2017, authorities in Colorado were dispatched to a home located in Bailey, a small town southwest of Denver. There, at an isolated home in rural Park County, they came upon an active fire. A 9-1-1 call made a short time prior said that multiple people were inside the home causing damage, but by the time authorities arrived, the suspect(s) had fled and the house was on fire.Despite initial reports that no one was found inside the burning home, that would change in the days to come, as the homeowners attempted to track down their 17-year-old daughter. To this day, events surrounding her mysterious death remain clouded in mystery...If you know anything - or think you may know anything - please reach out to your nearest FBI field office or American Embassy/Consulate. You may be eligible for up to $75,000 in reward money, and can remain anonymous if you so choose. You can learn more and also contact the Maggie Long Task Force directly at the following:Telephone: (303) 239-4243Email: maggie.long.tips@state.co.usWebsite: https://www.fbi.gov/wanted/seeking-info/maggie-longResearch, writing, hosting, and production by Micheal Whelan"Unresolved" themes composed by Ailsa TravesLearn more about this podcast at http://unresolved.meIf you would like to support this podcast and others, consider heading to https://www.patreon.com/unresolvedpod to become a Patron or ProducerBecome a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/unresolved--3266604/support.
19/12/2246m 58s

The University of Idaho Murders

"Someone did this with a purpose of doing this. Not once, not twice, not three times but four. I don't know anything scarier than that."Early on the afternoon of 13 November 2022, police in Moscow, Idaho responded to a 911 call about an "unconscious individual" at 1122 King Road. Inside the home, located near the University of Idaho campus, officers would find four bodies in total: three young women that lived at the property (Madison Mogen, Kaylee Goncalves, and Xana Kernodle) and one young man (Ethan Chapin, Xana's boyfriend). All four victims had been killed in an apparent homicide, likely stabbed to death with the same knife, but specific details about the crime remain clouded in mystery. In the weeks since this event unfolded, police in Moscow have continued to search for the unknown subject that committed this crime, while attempting to protect the integrity of their investigation from rumor, gossip, and online chatter. Meanwhile, as authorities field criticism about their initial response to the story, an international spotlight continues to shine upon this small college town... If you know anything - or think you may know anything - please reach out to authorities at the following: - Telephone: (208) 883-7180- Email: tipline@ci.moscow.id.us- Website: fbi.gov/moscowidahoResearch, writing, hosting, and production by Micheal Whelan"Unresolved" themes composed by Ailsa TravesLearn more about this podcast at http://unresolved.meIf you would like to support this podcast and others, consider heading to https://www.patreon.com/unresolvedpod to become a Patron or ProducerBecome a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/unresolved--3266604/support.
12/12/221h 24m

Toyah Cordingley & The Delphi Murders (Double Update)

This week has seen significant updates for two stories previously covered on Unresolved:- Toyah Cordingley (episode #169 from 2021)- The Delphi Murders (episode #100 from 2019)Researched, written, hosted, and produced by Micheal WhelanLearn more about this podcast at http://unresolved.meBecome a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/unresolved--3266604/support.
04/12/2224m 41s

Douglas Cleaves

"Hey, don't shoot, I understand what's going on, don't shoot. We can work this out."Just after midnight on 19 October 1985, Douglas Cleaves was relaxing with his sister and two of his friends at his home in Anchorage, Alaska. The four had eaten dinner earlier that evening and were watching "Fame" when they heard a couple of loud knocks at the front door. Doug's sister, Susan, got up to get it. Standing at the door was a masked figure wearing a balaclava, combat gloves, and a tan-colored trench coat, who was holding what looked like a bolt-action hunting rifle. This unknown individual stormed inside and shot Doug five times, ignoring the man's pleas as he lay helpless on the ground, having lost his legs in a terrible accident just a few months prior...Special thanks to Susan Ludwig, Doug's sister, who has championed her brother's story for several years now. If you know anything about his still-unsolved murder, please reach out to one of the following numbers: - Anchorage Police Department: (907) 786-8900- Crime Stoppers: (907) 561-STOP- Unresolved: (831) 200-3550 or micheal@unresolved.meResearch, writing, hosting, and production by Micheal Whelan"Unresolved" themes composed by Ailsa TravesLearn more about this podcast at http://unresolved.meIf you would like to support this podcast and others, consider heading to https://www.patreon.com/unresolvedpod to become a Patron or ProducerBecome a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/unresolved--3266604/support.
21/11/2258m 19s

Toyah Cordingley (Update)

There has been a small update in the story of Toyah Cordingley (episode #169 from 2021). Just recently, Queensland officials announced a $1,000,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of Rajwinder Singh, who is believed to be hiding out in his native India...To learn more about this story, read or listen to "Toyah Cordingley" at the following link:https://unresolved.me/toyah-cordingleyResearched, written, hosted, and produced by Micheal WhelanIf you would like to support this podcast and others, consider heading to https://www.patreon.com/unresolvedpod to become a Patron or ProducerBecome a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/unresolved--3266604/support.
17/11/224m 49s

The Little Rock Slasher

"There is a strong possibility the person who did this continues to work and/or live in our community. He likely has familiarity with the area in which the victims were attacked."Between August 2020 and April 2021, four brutal knife attacks were reported in the Midtown neighborhood of Little Rock, Arkansas. The first two victims, Larry McChristian & Jeff Welch, were each murdered in residential neighborhoods in August and September of 2020. The third and fourth victims, Debra Walker and Marlon Franklin, were attacked separately in April of 2021. Only one, Debra Walker, survived, but was treated for more than fifteen stab wounds after being left for dead.Just weeks after the final two knife attacks, police in Little Rock - aided by the FBI's Behavioral Analysis Team - came forward with information pointing to a burgeoning serial killer. However, in the year-and-a-half since, this aspiring killer has gone quiet, and it remains undetermined whether he has moved on to new territory or is simply biding his time... To watch the surveillance footage of this unknown offender, please check out the following link at the Little Rock Police Department YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vvrw4NkD2Is Research, writing, hosting, and production by Micheal Whelan"Unresolved" themes composed by Ailsa TravesLearn more about this podcast at http://unresolved.meIf you would like to support this podcast and others, consider heading to https://www.patreon.com/unresolvedpod to become a Patron or ProducerBecome a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/unresolved--3266604/support.
14/11/2228m 58s

Estrella Carrera

"She said that he was crying and he was really nervous. He said they had a really bad fight and he had left her bleeding."On 11 May 2012, 26-year-old Estrella Carrera surprised everyone in her life when she announced that she was getting married to 30-year-old Arnoldo Jimenez. The two had a child together, but their tumultuous relationship had gone through several hiccups during the three years that they were together. However, the day after the wedding, Estrella failed to pick up her two kids from her father's home in Chicago. In the hours to come, family members would attempt to track down Estrella, and would try to find the person who'd seen her last... her new husband, Arnoldo.To learn more about Arnoldo Jimenez, please head to the following link at FBI.gov:https://www.fbi.gov/wanted/topten/arnoldo-jimenez Research, writing, hosting, and production by Micheal Whelan"Unresolved" themes composed by Ailsa TravesLearn more about this podcast at http://unresolved.meIf you would like to support this podcast and others, consider heading to https://www.patreon.com/unresolvedpod to become a Patron or ProducerBecome a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/unresolved--3266604/support.
07/11/2236m 34s

The Delphi Murders (Update)

There has been an update in the story of the Delphi Murders (episode #100 from back in May of 2019). On Friday, 28 October 2022, authorities announced a press conference to be held earlier today. In it, they withheld a lot of valuable information, but announced the arrest of 50-year-old Richard Allen, a native of Delphi that had been indicted on two counts of murder relating to the deaths of Liberty German and Abigail Williams...To learn more about this story, read or listen to "The Delphi Murders" at the following link:https://unresolved.me/the-delphi-murders Researched, written, hosted, and produced by Micheal WhelanIf you would like to support this podcast and others, consider heading to https://www.patreon.com/unresolvedpod to become a Patron or ProducerBecome a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/unresolved--3266604/support.
31/10/2227m 2s

Gary Sudbrink

"You're being impersonated by the other voice."On the evening of 8 February 1993, Gary Sudbrink was at his parent's home in New York, located on Long Island. The 27-year-old Air Force Captain had decided to make a surprise trip to visit his family and friends, and hadn't really told anyone of his intention before flying back home from Texas. However, late that evening, Gary's parents would receive a series of strange phone calls addressed directly to Gary. The caller on the other end spoke in a strange, mechanical voice and made a number of weird statements, alluding to Gary being impersonated by someone else... Research, writing, hosting, and production by Micheal Whelan"Unresolved" themes composed by Ailsa TravesLearn more about this podcast at http://unresolved.meIf you would like to support this podcast and others, consider heading to https://www.patreon.com/unresolvedpod to become a Patron or ProducerBecome a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/unresolved--3266604/support.
31/10/2233m 34s

Mary Anne Holmes

"Whoever did this couldn't be human."On the afternoon of 9 July 1995, the four-year-old daughter of Mary Anne Holmes ran to a neighbor's home in the small town of Thatcher, Arizona. Naked and bound with rope, the girl had been laying next to her mother's bloody body for several hours, questioning why she couldn't wake her up. Hours beforehand, an unknown killer had entered in through the unlocked back door of Mary Anne's home and subjected the single mother of two to a heinous assault that lasted hours. Decades later, their identity remains unknown...Research, writing, hosting, and production by Micheal Whelan"Unresolved" themes composed by Ailsa TravesLearn more about this podcast at http://unresolved.meIf you would like to support this podcast and others, consider heading to https://www.patreon.com/unresolvedpod to become a Patron or ProducerBecome a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/unresolved--3266604/support.
24/10/2227m 35s

Avi Keys

"Are you dead yet?"On 13 May 2004, four men drove out from Fairbanks, Alaska along the Steese Highway. High on methamphetamine, three of the men had been awake for days and were delirious by the time they pulled off onto a private road blocked by a no-trespassing sign. There, one of the men, Jason Fisher, murdered another, David Mason, in cold blood. The other two, Avi Keys and Josiah Thurneau, would help Fisher dismember and dispose of their friend's body. Eventually, after getting into some trouble for additional crimes, police in Alaska would begin to circle Jason Fisher for the unsolved murder. But by the time they had enough evidence to convict, one of their possible witnesses, Avi Keys, had vanished...Researched & written by Bethany BransonHosted & produced by Micheal WhelanOriginal music created by Micheal Whelan through Amper Music"Unresolved" themes composed by Ailsa TravesLearn more about this podcast at http://unresolved.meIf you would like to support this podcast and others, consider heading to https://www.patreon.com/unresolvedpod to become a Patron or ProducerBecome a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/unresolved--3266604/support.
17/10/2235m 36s

Loni Kai

"Fingertips cut off, face smashed in - whoever did it, there certainly was a violent rage."In the early morning hours of 26 August 2001, Loni Kai was seen walking through the streets of Hillsboro, Oregon. Having gone out earlier that evening, Loni was attempting to hitch a ride back to her home along SW Cornelius Pass Road. Just a few hours later, Loni's body was found in an overgrown field miles away, near the 27000 block of SW Farmington Road. Whoever had killed her had done so incredibly brutally and then quickly disposed of her body, likely with the help of someone else. Despite not naming any suspects publicly, detectives believe that Loni was killed because of her gender identity, making her the victim of a still-unsolved hate crime...Researched, written, hosted, and produced by Micheal WhelanOriginal music created by Micheal Whelan through Amper Music"Unresolved" themes composed by Ailsa TravesLearn more about this podcast at http://unresolved.meIf you would like to support this podcast and others, consider heading to https://www.patreon.com/unresolvedpod to become a Patron or ProducerBecome a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/unresolved--3266604/support.
10/10/2225m 17s

The Castration Murders

"We found drag marks and blood spatters leading from the highway to the trees. It looks like someone just drove up, dragged the body out of the car, dumped it and then drove away."In June of 1982, the body of 21-year-old Marty Shook was discovered in Daniel's Canyon, a mountain pass near Heber City, Utah. He had been shot once in the back of the head with a .38-caliber handgun, but most shockingly, had been castrated postmortem by his killer, with Wasatch County Sheriff's Det. Stevan Ridge describing the victim as "really carved up." Over the next several years, investigators would struggle to identify the killer(s) of Marty Shook, who had only been hitchhiking for two days before the discovery of his nude body. However, in 1988, following the submission of Marty's case into VICAP (Violent Criminal Apprehension Program), analysts discovered that he may have just been one victim of a sadistic serial killer... Researched, written, hosted, and produced by Micheal WhelanOriginal music created by Micheal Whelan through Amper Music"Unresolved" themes composed by Ailsa TravesLearn more about this podcast at http://unresolved.meIf you would like to support this podcast and others, consider heading to https://www.patreon.com/unresolvedpod to become a Patron or ProducerBecome a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/unresolved--3266604/support.
03/10/2256m 57s

Joshua Maddux

"Sometimes in life, our stories don't have happy endings. I'm sorry to say that this is one of those stories..."On the morning of May 8th, 2008, Joshua Maddux told his family he was going to go for a walk. It was a chilly-but-nice day, and a morning walk or hike was not at all unusual for the outdoorsy 18-year-old. Sadly, he never came home, and attempts to track him down proved fruitless for his loved ones. Years later, in 2015, demolition crews made a gruesome discovery: the skeletonized remains of Josh Maddux, approximately two blocks away from his family's home in Woodland Park, Colorado. His remains were inside the chimney of an abandoned cabin near the area's historic Thunderhead Ranch... Researched & written by Bethany BransonHosted & produced by Micheal WhelanOriginal music created by Micheal Whelan through Amper Music"Unresolved" themes composed by Ailsa TravesLearn more about this podcast at http://unresolved.meIf you would like to support this podcast and others, consider heading to https://www.patreon.com/unresolvedpod to become a Patron or ProducerBecome a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/unresolved--3266604/support.
11/09/2250m 15s

Kimberley Lockyer & Dale Worthman

“Shannon, you killed both of them... you're just one cold-hearted bastard. You're the one that done that, not me."Kimberley Lockyer and Dale Worthman were a young couple that lived together in their small Newfoundland town of Portugal St. Cove Philips. When they disappeared from their basement apartment on August 27th, 1993, it almost seemed like they had simply stepped out for a minute and fully intended on returning.Despite widespread searches throughout the region, no trace of the missing couple was found for over a decade. However, in 2006, the case would be turned upside down when a local man named Joey Oliver went to police and told them where the bodies of Kimberley Lockyer and Dale Worthman could be found...Episode researched & written by Olivia ParadiceEpisode hosted & produced by Micheal WhelanOriginal music created by Micheal Whelan through Amper MusicLearn more about this podcast at http://unresolved.meIf you would like to support this podcast and others, consider heading to https://www.patreon.com/unresolvedpod to become a Patron or ProducerBecome a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/unresolved--3266604/support.
28/08/2217m 54s

Eddie Politelli

"I don't think it will turn out to be someone who lives here. I think it was just a crime of opportunity."On the morning of 12 June 2006, Anthony Sposato arrived at his pizza shop, Mama Mia N.Y. Style Pizza and Pasta in Stevenson Ranch, California. As soon as he entered in through the front door, he could hear the voice of his longtime friend and coworker, 72-year-old Eddie Politelli, telling someone in the back, "Don't hurt me. I don't have anything."Because of Eddie's joking nature, Anthony immediately thought that the older man was goofing off with somebody. However, as Anthony took a few steps into the restaurant, the reality of the situation began to dawn on him that this was no joke... Anyone with information is encouraged to reach out to L.A. County Crimestoppers at https://lacrimestoppers.org or 1-800-222-8477. If you like, your information can be kept anonymous. Episode researched, written, hosted, and produced by Micheal WhelanOriginal music created by Micheal Whelan through Amper MusicLearn more about this podcast at http://unresolved.meIf you would like to support this podcast and others, consider heading to https://www.patreon.com/unresolvedpod to become a Patron or ProducerBecome a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/unresolved--3266604/support.
22/08/2232m 31s

Jeannette "Charlie" Atwater

"One of the theories is that it was somebody passing through and she just happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time. It could have been anyone that night. We can't find anything that singles out Charlie Atwater as a target."In the early morning hours of 16 January 2000, firefighters responded to a call on the outskirts of Billings, MT. The fire, which seemed to have been intentionally started in a gravel parking lot near the MetraPark Arena, had engulfed a vehicle within minutes of the 3:32 AM call being placed to emergency dispatchers.During the process of extinguishing the fire, firefighters had to force open the trunk of the burning vehicle, a 1987 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera. When firefighters looked inside, they were shocked to find the body of a local resident, whose distinguishing features had been burned away in the short-lived-yet-powerful blaze... Anyone with information is encouraged to reach out to the Yellowstone County Cold Case unit at (406) 869-3530. You can also send an email to mwallis@yellowstonecountymt.gov. Those that wish to reach out anonymously can do so at the following CrimeStoppers line: (406) 254-6660. Episode researched, written, hosted, and produced by Micheal WhelanOriginal music created by Micheal Whelan through Amper MusicLearn more about this podcast at http://unresolved.meIf you would like to support this podcast and others, consider heading to https://www.patreon.com/unresolvedpod to become a Patron or ProducerBecome a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/unresolved--3266604/support.
07/08/2229m 33s

The Long Island Serial Killer (Update - Extended)

This update episode features a discussion about the LISK case with author and filmmaker Jesse Pollack, and picks up from where Jesse and I left off back in May. We discuss how we started working on the case behind the scenes, our current frustrations with the handling of it, and much more. Learn more about this podcast at http://unresolved.meIf you would like to support this podcast and others, consider heading to https://www.patreon.com/unresolvedpod to become a Patron or ProducerBecome a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/unresolved--3266604/support.
31/07/2258m 29s

Point Pleasant (Revisited)

"Have no fear. We come from a country that is not nearly as powerful as yours. We mean you no harm."Throughout 1966 and 1967, weird encounters were reported all throughout the region of West Virginia surrounding Point Pleasant. These ranged from sightings of bright lights in the sky to more direct encounters with strange beings. Journalists attempted to make sense of the endless barrage of sightings, which seemed to draw closer and closer to Point Pleasant throughout 1967. But when it all culminated in the collapse of the town's Silver Bridge in December of that year, resulting in 46 deaths, people began to question if what they had seen was a dark omen... This episode is brought to you by "THE MOTHMAN TAPES," a found-footage horror movie made by myself and my friends over at 1289 Films (who have previously produced such films as "The Acid King" and "Homecoming"). With this film, we are hoping to mix together the strange accounts from Point Pleasant, West Virginia with a missing person crime saga to make a truly scary and immersive film experience. To learn more and watch a trailer, please check out the film's Indiegogo page at the following link:https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/the-mothman-tapes-a-found-footage-horror-film#/ Episode researched, written, hosted, and produced by Micheal WhelanLearn more about this podcast at http://unresolved.meIf you would like to support this podcast and others, consider heading to https://www.patreon.com/unresolvedpod to become a Patron or ProducerBecome a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/unresolved--3266604/support.
27/07/221h 5m

Ray Gricar

"The state police used a helicopter to search for two hours along the banks of the Susquehanna River, near where his car was found, for any signs.... Investigators also used a bloodhound to try to pick up his scent, to no avail."On 15 April 2005, Ray Gricar called into his office and took a half-day off of work. The 59-year-old Ohio native worked as the District Attorney for Pennsylvania's Centre County, and despite having plenty to do that Friday, nobody thought twice about the esteemed prosecutor taking time off of work, as he had been complaining of fatigue for weeks. That evening, Ray would fail to contact his girlfriend, Patty Fornicola, who he lived and worked with. She called 911 at approximately 11:30 PM, resulting in a desperate search for any sign of Ray or his vehicle... Episode researched & written by Troy LarsonEpisode hosted & produced by Micheal WhelanOriginal music created by Micheal Whelan through Amper MusicLearn more about this podcast at http://unresolved.meIf you would like to support this podcast and others, consider heading to https://www.patreon.com/unresolvedpod to become a Patron or ProducerBecome a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/unresolved--3266604/support.
10/07/2233m 47s

Trevor Deely

"Hi, Glen, I've missed you there. Just on my way home, all going good. I'll talk to you tomorrow."In the early morning hours of 8 December 2000, Trevor Deely was walking back to his flat in Dublin's Ballsbridge neighborhood after attending an office Christmas party. CCTV footage would capture 22-year-old Trevor briefly stopping by his workplace - the Bank of Ireland Asset Management building along Leeson Street - and then again a short time later near the Baggot Street Bridge. However, in both pieces of footage, a suspicious man in dark clothing can be seen; in the last bit of footage, he appears to be following Trevor...To view the CCTV footage, please check out the following video hosted by the Garda Press Office: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RcYxruBEmFE Episode written, hosted, and produced by Micheal WhelanOriginal music created by Micheal Whelan through Amper MusicLearn more about this podcast at http://unresolved.meIf you would like to support this podcast and others, consider heading to https://www.patreon.com/unresolvedpod to become a Patron or ProducerBecome a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/unresolved--3266604/support.
26/06/2236m 52s

Lenoria Jones

"It's a difficult case. You've got no crime scene, no body, no witnesses. You basically have nothing but the hope somebody is going to talk."At approximately 9:40 AM on the morning of 20 July 1995, 45-year-old Berlean Williams called 911. In a rather-unaffected voice, she told the dispatcher that her niece and adopted daughter, 3-year-old Lenoria Jones, was missing, having disappeared from a Target in the Hilltop neighborhood of Tacoma, Washington.Despite searching the surrounding area for several hours, police were unable to locate any trace of the missing girl. As you'd expect, they'd begin to question the woman who'd reported the girl missing, but this would only create more questions than answers...Episode researched, written, hosted, and produced by Micheal WhelanOriginal music created by Micheal Whelan through Amper MusicLearn more about this podcast at http://unresolved.meIf you would like to support this podcast and others, consider heading to https://www.patreon.com/unresolvedpod to become a Patron or ProducerBecome a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/unresolved--3266604/support.
19/06/221h 9m

The Careaga Family (Update)

There has been an update in the story of the Careaga family (episode #207 from just a few weeks ago). Yesterday, on 6 June 2022, authorities announced the arrest of three men associated with the Bandidos Motorcycle Club, charging them with the murders of Johnny Careaga, Christale Carreaga, Johnathan Higgins, and Hunter Schaap...To learn more about this story, read or listen to "The Careaga Family" at the following link:https://unresolved.me/the-careaga-family Researched, written, hosted, and produced by Micheal WhelanMusic composed by Micheal Whelan through Amper MusicIf you would like to support this podcast and others, consider heading to https://www.patreon.com/unresolvedpod to become a Patron or ProducerBecome a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/unresolved--3266604/support.
07/06/2230m 42s

Danielle Imbo & Richard Petrone Jr.

"Tips throughout time have indicated logically that this is not a kidnapping case. We're looking very closely at a murder-for-hire scenario."On the evening of 19 February 2005, Danielle Imbo and Richard Petrone Jr. met up with some friends along Philadelphia's South Street. There, at a bar called Abilene, they hung out for a bit and watched a live band, then reportedly left in a good mood at about 11:45 PM.The following morning, no trace of either Danielle nor Richard could be found. Attempts to find them, as well as Richard's 2001 Dodge Dakota, have proven unsuccessful over the years. While there is no evidence pointing to their current whereabouts - nor their continued existence following the night of their disappearance - the FBI publicly suspected that the two had been targeted for a hit...Episode researched & written by Troy LarsonEpisode hosted & produced by Micheal WhelanOriginal music created by Micheal Whelan through Amper MusicLearn more about this podcast at http://unresolved.meIf you would like to support this podcast and others, consider heading to https://www.patreon.com/unresolvedpod to become a Patron or ProducerBecome a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/unresolved--3266604/support.
05/06/2234m 7s

The Careaga Family

"I'm dying right now. My family's shot. Hurry."On the evening of 27 January 2017, dispatchers in Kitsap County, Washington received a 911 call from 16-year-old Hunter Schaap. In the call, which lasted less than a minute, the teen pleaded with authorities to rush to the scene.By the time authorities arrived, the home that Hunter lived in with his family was engulfed in flame. After extinguishing the blaze, a search of the house found three bodies inside and evidence of multiple gunshots outside. Missing entirely from the scene was Hunter's father, Johnny Careaga, whose truck had also disappeared...Episode researched & written by Troy LarsonEpisode hosted & produced by Micheal WhelanOriginal music created by Micheal Whelan through Amper MusicLearn more about this podcast at http://unresolved.meIf you would like to support this podcast and others, consider heading to https://www.patreon.com/unresolvedpod to become a Patron or ProducerThis episode is sponsored by StoryWorth, which is an online service that helps you and your loved ones connect through shared stories and memories. Head to https://StoryWorth.com/Unresolved to help support this show and save $10 on your first purchase.Become a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/unresolved--3266604/support.
22/05/2229m 31s

The Pennsylvania Serial Bomber?

"We remain committed to keeping the community safe and urge the public if they see these devices on the street or see them being sold to call 911."On 4 October 2019, an explosion rocked a home on Market Street in Clearfield, Pennsylvania, a small town of not-quite 6,000 residents. A woman, 34-year-old Shanna Carlson, was killed in the blast and ensuing fire. The cause was an unidentified explosive device, which exploded with such force that Shanna had to be identified by a tattoo on her leg.While looking into that story (of which, sadly, not much information can be found) we ended up coming upon a far wider-reaching and more terrifying story: a potential serial bomber terrorizing families throughout Pennsylvania... To view the Google Earth map with relevant locations from this story marked, please head to the following: https://earth.google.com/earth/d/1ZdbTGRpBogQqrUfYeoBdfsI2PTadWLmd?usp=sharingEpisode researched & written by Troy LarsonEpisode hosted & produced by Micheal WhelanOriginal music created by Micheal Whelan through Amper MusicLearn more about this podcast at http://unresolved.meIf you would like to support this podcast and others, consider heading to https://www.patreon.com/unresolvedpod to become a Patron or ProducerThis episode is sponsored by Nutrafol. To save $15 on your first month's subscription and get free shipping, use the promo code "UNRESOLVED" at check-out at the following link: https://nutrafol.com/Become a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/unresolved--3266604/support.
15/05/2250m 52s

The Long Island Serial Killer (Update)

There has been an update in the story of Shannan Gilbert, the woman whose disappearance led to the discovery of the Long Island Serial Killer victims (episodes #14-16 from 2016). Authorities in Suffolk County have finally released the audio from Shannan's 911 call(s) on the night of her disappearance, which they have fought tooth-and-nail against releasing for the better part of a decade, fearing that it would impact their ongoing LISK investigation... while also claiming in the same breath that Shannan's death had nothing to do with this unidentified serial killer. To view the transcript, which I put together along with Jesse Pollack and Jeff Adamec back in 2020, please head to the following link: https://unresolved.me/lisk-update You can also download the file at the following Dropbox link:https://www.dropbox.com/s/6tc62llr0ahki0y/Shannan%20Gilbert%20Transcript.pdf?dl=0 Thanks to Jesse Pollack for chatting with me for this episode, and for editing it together while I tended to my daughter"Unresolved" theme song courtesy of Ailsa TravesIf you would like to support this podcast and others, consider heading to https://www.patreon.com/unresolvedpod to become a Patron or ProducerBecome a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/unresolved--3266604/support.
15/05/2239m 14s

Matthew "Jed" Hall (Update)

There has been an update in the story of Matthew "Jed" Hall (episode #138 from 2020). Authorities from Idaho Falls - along with the organization Adventures With Purpose - have announced the discovery of Jed's vehicle with what appears to be his remains. To learn more about this story, read or listen to "Matthew 'Jed' Hall" at the following link:https://unresolved.me/matthew-jed-hall To learn more about Adventures With Purpose, please head to the following link: https://adventureswithpurpose.comResearched, written, hosted, and produced by Micheal WhelanMusic composed by Micheal Whelan through Amper MusicIf you would like to support this podcast and others, consider heading to https://www.patreon.com/unresolvedpod to become a Patron or ProducerBecome a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/unresolved--3266604/support.
02/05/222m 52s

The I-70 Killer

"I think we are definitely dealing with a serial killer. He's not really getting much money out of the shops. We don't know why he's killing people."Between April and May of 1992, a series of shooting deaths took place in Midwest shops, located intermittently along Interstate 70. Four of the victims - Robin Fuldauer, Patricia Smith, Nancy Kitzmiller, and Sarah Blessing - were young brunettes. The other two - Patricia Magers and Michael "Mick" McCown - appeared to be outliers. For years, investigators have struggled to determine why the offender committed these crimes, with robbery and sexual assault not believed to be motives. And while the offender hasn't yet been caught, he has been linked to other crimes committed in Texas and Indiana, including a 2001 murder in which the offender was caught on surveillance footage...To view the surveillance footage of the offender from the 2001 murder of Billy Brossman in Terra Haute, Indiana, please view and share the clip from KMOV St. Louis linked below:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=14tW-boOvgU Episode researched & written by Troy LarsonEpisode hosted & produced by Micheal WhelanOriginal music created by Micheal Whelan through Amper MusicLearn more about this podcast at http://unresolved.meIf you would like to support this podcast and others, consider heading to https://www.patreon.com/unresolvedpod to become a Patron or ProducerBecome a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/unresolved--3266604/support.
01/05/2240m 10s

The Dayton Strangler

"The further the investigation is conducted the deeper the mystery becomes..."Almost exactly two years after the attacks in Cumminsville, Ohio came to an end, a nearly-identical fiend began assaulting and murdering women approximately fifty miles north, in Dayton. First came the murder of Dona Gilman in November of 1906, followed by the murders of Anna Markowitz and her boyfriend Abe Cohan approximately nine months later. Two more women would meet their fate in January of 1909 - Mary Forschner and Elizabeth Fulhart - before the offender's crimes came to a mysterious end... The map of the locations described in this episode can be viewed at the following Google Earth link. Please request permission if you have knowledge of this case and would like to add or change anything - we'd appreciate the help:https://earth.google.com/earth/d/1NuXytivpVUwcWWmc2nD-bI8L0YWjulDx?usp=sharingEpisode researched & written by Troy LarsonEpisode hosted & produced by Micheal WhelanOriginal music created by Micheal Whelan through Amper MusicLearn more about this podcast at http://unresolved.meIf you would like to support this podcast and others, consider heading to https://www.patreon.com/unresolvedpod to become a Patron or ProducerThis episode is sponsored by StoryWorth, which is an online service that helps you and your loved ones connect through shared stories and memories. Head to https://StoryWorth.com/Unresolved to help support this show and save $10 on your first purchase.Become a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/unresolved--3266604/support.
17/04/2243m 55s

The Cumminsville Ripper

"The girl's head rested in a big pool of blood. Her eyes were wide open. The teeth were missing, and her face completely covered with blood. In one hand was clasped a transfer."Throughout 1904, a series of assaults and murders would make headlines in the Cincinnati neighborhood of Cumminsville. There, in the area surrounding Spring Grove Cemetery, a beast of a man preyed upon vulnerable women traveling at night. Three women would fall prey to the killer - Mary McDonald, Lulu Mueller, and Alma Steinway - but dozens of others would report close calls or run-ins with the ripper, who seemed to commit his crimes within close proximity to the area's rail lines...The map of the locations described in this episode can be viewed at the following Google Earth link. Please request permission if you have knowledge of this case and would like to add or change anything - we'd appreciate the help:https://earth.google.com/earth/d/16_3lEH22SooBe66O-x0V62lM8ElFvlNK?usp=sharingEpisode researched & written by Troy LarsonEpisode hosted & produced by Micheal WhelanOriginal music created by Micheal Whelan through Amper MusicLearn more about this podcast at http://unresolved.meIf you would like to support this podcast and others, consider heading to https://www.patreon.com/unresolvedpod to become a Patron or ProducerThis episode is sponsored by StoryWorth, which is an online service that helps you and your loved ones connect through shared stories and memories. Head to https://StoryWorth.com/Unresolved to help support this show and save $10 on your first purchase.Become a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/unresolved--3266604/support.
10/04/2249m 54s

The I-65 Killer (Update)

There has been an update in the story of the I-65 Killer (episodes #125 & #126 from 2020). Police have announced the usage of genealogical testing to identify the culprit of the crime, Harry Edward Greenwell, who died of cancer in 2013. To learn more about this story, read or listen to "The I-65 Killer" at the following link: https://unresolved.me/the-i65-killerAlso, please check out the American Crime Journal articles about the victims, the offender, and the crimes at the following link: https://americancrimejournal.com/Researched, written, hosted, and produced by Micheal WhelanMusic composed by Micheal Whelan through Amper MusicIf you would like to support this podcast and others, consider heading to https://www.patreon.com/unresolvedpod to become a Patron or ProducerBecome a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/unresolved--3266604/support.
05/04/2243m 55s

MV Joyita

"The vessel would never sink unless she broke up... I just can't understand why everybody would have abandoned her."On 10 November 1955, Captain Gerald Douglas of the merchant ship Tuvalu sighted the MV Joyita in the South Pacific near Fiji. The Joyita had left Samoa in the first week of October and was five weeks overdue to arrive in the Tokelau Islands, a territory of New Zealand, and was nearly 800 miles off-course. When it had left port, there had been 25 people aboard the Joyita, 16 crew and 9 passengers, plus four tons of cargo. Yet the Tuvalu's boarding party found the ship barren and abandoned... Episode researched & written by Troy LarsonEpisode hosted & produced by Micheal WhelanOriginal music created by Micheal Whelan through Amper MusicLearn more about this podcast at http://unresolved.meIf you would like to support this podcast and others, consider heading to https://www.patreon.com/unresolvedpod to become a Patron or ProducerThis episode is sponsored by Nutrafol. To save $15 on your first month's subscription and get free shipping, use the promo code "UNRESOLVED" at check-out at the following link: https://nutrafol.com/This episode is also sponsored by Caliper CBD, one of the best places to find tasteless and effortless packets of CBD powder. Listeners of Unresolved can get 20% off of their order by heading to https://TryCaliper.com/Unresolved and using the promo code "UNRESOLVED" at check out.Become a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/unresolved--3266604/support.
20/03/2238m 28s

The Enfield Monster

“Nothing I know of is in season now, especially monsters. Anybody we know of out hunting monsters, especially with guns, will be put in jail. We’re afraid they’ll kill somebody.”Throughout 1973, residents in and near the communities of Murphysboro, Mt. Vernon and Edwardsville reported sightings of a monster. Locals gave the creature a number of colorful monikers, depending on where it was seen. The Big Muddy Monster. The Murphysboro Monster. The Pumphouse Monster. Perhaps today it’s best known by the name it was given earlier that year, in April, when it was reported down the road in Enfield, Illinois...Episode researched & written by Troy LarsonEpisode hosted & produced by Micheal WhelanOriginal music created by Micheal Whelan through Amper MusicLearn more about this podcast at http://unresolved.meIf you would like to support this podcast and others, consider heading to https://www.patreon.com/unresolvedpod to become a Patron or ProducerBecome a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/unresolved--3266604/support.
14/03/2226m 16s

Dana Chisholm

"She lived two very separate lives. We all think about the small-town girl who comes to the big city, meets predators who prey on her and that leads to her demise. But that is not the case here. Dana was very savvy."In the early morning hours of 27 February 1995, the parents of 25-year-old Dana Chisholm received a phone call from a man claiming to be an lieutenant with the Metropolitan Police Department. They were told that Dana - living more than 400 miles away from them in Washington D.C. - had been arrested for prostitution. Hours later, Dana's parents would reach out to the same officer, only to discover that he had not been who he said he was. Fearing that something had happened to their daughter, they'd ask officers with the Metro P.D. to check in on Dana...Episode researched, written, hosted, and produced by Micheal WhelanOriginal music created by Micheal Whelan through Amper MusicUnresolved theme song courtesy of Ailsa TravesLearn more about this podcast at http://unresolved.meIf you would like to support this podcast and others, consider heading to https://www.patreon.com/unresolvedpod to become a Patron or ProducerThis episode is sponsored by Caliper CBD, one of the best places to find tasteless and effortless packets of CBD powder. Listeners of Unresolved can get 20% off of their order by heading to https://TryCaliper.com/Unresolved and using the promo code "UNRESOLVED" at check out.Become a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/unresolved--3266604/support.
06/03/2226m 50s

Katie Janness

"There is a monster on the loose in the city of Atlanta."On the evening of 27 July 2021, 40-year-old Katie Janness set off on a walk with her dog, Bowie. As a bartender, Katie often kept odd hours, but had no reason to feel unsafe in her neighborhood of Midtown Atlanta, where she had lived for approximately 15 years. After Katie failed to make it home, however, her partner Emma set off to find her, using GPS to track Katie's cell phone to nearby Piedmont Park. There, near the 10th Street entrance, Emma was able to make out a distorted shape just through the park gates. What followed is the thing nightmares are made of...Episode researched, written, hosted, and produced by Micheal WhelanOriginal music created by Micheal Whelan through Amper MusicOutro song is "Away" by Katie Janness, and can be found (along with the rest of her music) at the following link: https://soundcloud.com/katie-janness/awayLearn more about this podcast at http://unresolved.meIf you would like to support this podcast and others, consider heading to https://www.patreon.com/unresolvedpod to become a Patron or ProducerThis episode is sponsored by Sundance Now, a new streaming service which is offering listeners of Unresolved a free 30-day trial with the promo code "unresolved." Just use "unresolved" when signing up for an account to get a free month at no cost.Become a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/unresolved--3266604/support.
20/02/2254m 52s

William Fenzau (Interview)

An interview with Lori Grande, sister of William Fenzau. If you have not already listened to the original episode, I recommend you do so before listening to this conversation, which touches and expands upon several facets of the story.Become a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/unresolved--3266604/support.
06/02/222h 4m

William Fenzau

"William stood strong in who he was. If the world didn't like that he was queer, fuck the world."On 7 June 2005, the body of William Fenzau was discovered in his Miami, Florida home. Having been stabbed dozens of times in the neck, chest, back, and arms, investigators initially theorized that more than one killer had been involved in the vicious attack.As detectives got to work trying to track down William's killer(s), producers and cameramen from A&E's "The First 48" followed closely. The program would end up covering the vast cast of characters that had come into William's life in the months before his death - many of whom were prominent figures in Miami's illicit methamphetamine market - but answers remain out-of-reach nearly two decades later...Special thanks to William's sister Lori Grande for agreeing to speak with me. This episode would not have happened without her encouragement and all of her hard work over the years. Episode researched, written, hosted, and produced by Micheal WhelanOriginal music created by Micheal Whelan through Amper MusicLearn more about this podcast at http://unresolved.meIf you would like to support this podcast and others, consider heading to https://www.patreon.com/unresolvedpod to become a Patron or ProducerThis episode is sponsored by Sundance Now, a new streaming service which is offering listeners of Unresolved a free 30-day trial with the promo code "unresolved." Just use "unresolved" when signing up for an account to get a free month at no cost.Become a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/unresolved--3266604/support.
23/01/221h 8m

The Annecy Shootings & Beatriz Mota (Double Update)

This week has seen significant updates for two stories previously covered on Unresolved: - The Annecy Shootings (episode #196 from December 2021)- Beatriz Mota (episode #147 from July 2020) Researched, written, hosted, and produced by Micheal WhelanMusic composed by Micheal Whelan through Amper MusicLearn more about this podcast at http://unresolved.meIf you would like to support this podcast and others, consider heading to https://www.patreon.com/unresolvedpod to become a Patron or ProducerBecome a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/unresolved--3266604/support.
13/01/229m 0s

The Morningside Murders

"The things they were involved with at the time... their problems could have come from anywhere."On the morning of 3 December 1974, Harriet Isom stopped by her son's home along Sioux City's quiet Morningside Avenue to check in on him. Billy Isom shared the aging, two-story home with his pregnant partner, Freta Bostic, and coworker/friend Jesse Hanni. Neither Billy nor Jesse had shown up for work in several days. Inside of the home, Harriet would discover the bodies of all three, which had been sitting undisturbed for more than a day. All three - who had just moved to Sioux City weeks beforehand - had been shot and killed for reasons that remain unclear to this day... Episode written, researched, hosted, and produced by Micheal WhelanOriginal music created by Micheal Whelan through Amper MusicTheme music created and composed by Ailsa TravesLearn more about this podcast at http://unresolved.meIf you would like to support this podcast and others, consider heading to https://www.patreon.com/unresolvedpod to become a Patron or ProducerBecome a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/unresolved--3266604/support.
09/01/2245m 19s

The Annecy Shootings

"I won't say it was professional, what I will say is it was tremendous savagery. And what is certain is that somebody wanted to kill."On the afternoon of 5 September 2012, an attack took place just off of the Route Forestière Domaniale de la Combe d'Ire, a quiet mountain road in southeastern France, near Lake Annecy. The attack claimed the lives of four people - Saad al-Hilli, his wife Iqbal al-Hilli, her mother Suhaila al-Allaf, and French cyclist Sylvain Mollier - and left the al-Hilli's two young daughters traumatized. In the years since, investigators have probed the victims' backgrounds in hope of finding a cause, but have been left empty-handed. The working theory is that the culprit was a "lone psychopath" who committed the crime for no real reason...Episode written & researched by Olivia ParadiceEpisode hosted & produced by Micheal WhelanOriginal music created by Micheal Whelan through Amper MusicTheme music created and composed by Ailsa TravesLearn more about this podcast at http://unresolved.meIf you would like to support this podcast and others, consider heading to https://www.patreon.com/unresolvedpod to become a Patron or ProducerBecome a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/unresolved--3266604/support.
26/12/2135m 17s

Preview: Resolved #16

This is a brief preview for the 16th episode of my Patreon-exclusive show, Resolved, which is available now for all $5+ supporters. To learn more about this series - and how you can listen - consider heading to https://www.patreon.com/unresolvedpodThis episode can be found at the following link: https://www.patreon.com/posts/59931087Become a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/unresolved--3266604/support.
15/12/216m 59s

"Clay the Serial Killer"

"I never sent the clues, I never left anything, you know, I wanted to add my little signature."On the morning of 13 August 1997, a mysterious man called into the syndicated radio program of popular shock-jock Howard Stern. This caller, who identified himself as "Clay," claimed to be an unidentified serial killer from the New Orleans area. Despite raising a lot of suspicions early on, this call quickly faded into relative obscurity after it happened, before being brought back to the attention of internet sleuths in 2019. As true crime aficionados began to dig into the details of the case, they realized that "Clay" might have been claiming responsibility for a still-unsolved series of crimes... Episode written & researched by Jesse PollackEpisode hosted & produced by Micheal WhelanOriginal music created by Micheal Whelan through Amper MusicTheme music created and composed by Ailsa TravesLearn more about this podcast at http://unresolved.meIf you would like to support this podcast and others, consider heading to https://www.patreon.com/unresolvedpod to become a Patron or ProducerThis episode is sponsored by Nutrafol. To save $15 on your first month's subscription and get free shipping, use the promo code "UNRESOLVED" at check-out at the following link: https://nutrafol.com/Become a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/unresolved--3266604/support.
12/12/2152m 3s

The San Fernando Massacres (Part Two)

"(Tamaulipas) is one of the places where clearly state, federal, and local authorities are not in control. It's tragic, it's unfortunate, but it's a reality."Throughout 2010 and 2011, the Los Zetas and Gulf Cartel battled for control of Tamaulipas, while cities like San Fernando - right in the middle of this contested territory - suffered the consequences. The federal government attempted to help, but were unable to stop the unchecked violence from spreading outside of the state.As an investigation into the heinous migrant massacre carried on, authorities began to make additional discoveries in the area around San Fernando...Episode hosted, produced, and research/writing by Micheal WhelanOriginal music created by Micheal Whelan through Amper MusicOutro music: "Informed and Prudent" by Yi NantiroLearn more about this podcast at http://unresolved.meIf you would like to support this podcast and others, consider heading to https://www.patreon.com/unresolvedpod to become a Patron or ProducerBecome a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/unresolved--3266604/support.
05/12/2145m 20s

The San Fernando Massacres (Part One)

"Now there is fear for everything you do. The fear of going out, to drive, to get out of the car, to go to a party. We no longer trust anyone."In 2010, 18-year-old Luis Freddy Lala Pomavilla began heading north from his native Ecuador, towards the United States. There, he hoped to reunite with his parents living in New Jersey, and made a deal with a notorious coyote to take him across several borders.Sadly, though, the bus that Luis Freddy was on - along with at least 72 other undocumented migrants - began crossing through Tamaulipas in August of 2010. At the time, this Mexican state had become ground zero for an escalating conflict between the prominent Gulf Cartel and their vicious adversaries, the Los Zetas...Episode hosted, produced, and research/writing by Micheal WhelanOriginal music created by Micheal Whelan through Amper MusicOutro music: "Informed and Prudent" by Yi NantiroLearn more about this podcast at http://unresolved.meIf you would like to support this podcast and others, consider heading to https://www.patreon.com/unresolvedpod to become a Patron or ProducerBecome a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/unresolved--3266604/support.
21/11/2147m 34s

RERELEASE: The Acid King

In July of 1984, a story originating from Long Island, New York began to make headlines throughout the world.The body of 17-year-old Gary Lauwers was found in a shallow grave in the Aztakea Woods, just outside of the sleepy harbor village of Northport. Police would quickly narrow in on the person they believed to be responsible for this violent crime: 17-year-old Ricky Kasso, who they alleged had participated in a cult ritual during the commission of this vile act.While the story would fade from the headlines, its legacy would live on, becoming an omen of the Satanic Panic craze yet to come later that decade...Special thanks to Jesse Pollack, Dan Jones, and Anthony Zenkus for speaking with me. Jesse and Dan are co-directors on the documentary film The Acid King, which Anthony not only helped produce but experienced firsthand. I'm so glad that they were able to speak to me, and I owe a huge thanks to Jesse and Dan for not only being good friends, but for putting together such a good flick (and for contributing so much to this episode).Their documentary, "The Acid King," is being released this Tuesday (November 9th) via Wild Eye Releasing. It will be available through most VOD apps/websites, and I cannot recommend it enough for fans of this show.Written, hosted, and produced by Micheal WhelanMusic courtesy of Jesse Pollack ("The Acid King")Learn more about this podcast at http://unresolved.meIf you would like to support this podcast and others, consider heading to https://www.patreon.com/unresolvedpod to become a Patron or ProducerThis episode is sponsored by Raycon. To help support this show, save 15% when you purchase your next pair of great-sounding & comfortable headphones at https://BuyRaycon.com/unresolvedBecome a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/unresolved--3266604/support.
07/11/2143m 56s

The Gatton Murders

"I thought they were sleeping in the sun. After I got a bit closer I saw the clothing of the girls was disarranged, and then I could see the ants crawling all over them..."On the evening of 26 December 1898 (Boxing Day) a trio of siblings departed their farmhouse in rural Queensland, headed for a dance nearby in the small town of Gatton. The following morning, their brother-in-law headed out on a horse to find them or the cart they had borrowed. He eventually found tracks from the cart, which ventured in and out of a nearby paddock for hundreds of yards. After minutes of searching, he caught a glimpse of what looked like piles of clothing lying perfectly still beneath the hot summer sun...Episode written & researched by Maggie CoomerEpisode hosted & produced by Micheal WhelanOriginal music created by Micheal Whelan through Amper MusicTheme music created and composed by Ailsa TravesLearn more about this podcast at http://unresolved.meIf you would like to support this podcast and others, consider heading to https://www.patreon.com/unresolvedpod to become a Patron or ProducerBecome a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/unresolved--3266604/support.
31/10/2140m 13s

The Dupont de Ligonnès Affair

“He’s vain, proud. He doesn’t want to lose face. He doesn’t want his children to find out he’s got no money, that he’s ruined.”On 7 April 2011, the patriarch of the aristocratic Dupont de Ligonnès family, Xavier, packed up his car with several large bags and set off for parts unknown. His home in Nantes, France - where he lived with his wife and four children - would remain still and quiet for days after. Eventually, police were called to check in on the home, after a series of mysterious letters and emails were received by the family's loved ones and acquaintances. Days later, a heinous discovery would be made on the family's property, but by then, Xavier was long gone...Episode written & researched by Olivia ParadiceEpisode hosted & produced by Micheal WhelanOriginal music created by Micheal Whelan through Amper MusicTheme music created and composed by Ailsa TravesProducers: Roberta Janson, Sara Moscaritolo, Travis Scsepko, Ben Krokum, Quil Carter, Jo Wong, Laura Hannan, Steven Wilson, Damion Moore, Scott Meesey, Scott Patzold, Aimee McGregor, Sydney Scotton, Thomas Ahearn, Marion Welsh, Patrick Laakso, Meadow Landry, Tatum Bautista, Denise Grogan, Teunia Elzinga, Ryan Green, Sally Ranford, James Herington, Jacinda Class, Stephanie Joyner, Rebecca O'Sullivan, James Weis, Kevin McCracken, Brooke Bullek, Shane Robinson, Lauren Nicole, Stacey Houser, and Sara RosarioLearn more about this podcast at http://unresolved.meIf you would like to support this podcast and others, consider heading to https://www.patreon.com/unresolvedpod to become a Patron or ProducerBecome a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/unresolved--3266604/support.
17/10/2148m 34s

Therese Vanderheiden-Walsh

"Don't look anything like yourself. We'll meet you at the station. Leave everything behind that might remind you of your past life, including pictures and credit cards and your driver's license. Forget who you are."On 22 June 1990, five-year-old Therese Vanderheiden-Walsh was abducted from a daycare center in Kaneohe, Hawaii. From the jump, authorities believed that her estranged mother, Merle Vanderheiden, was responsible. However, Merle proved elusive for authorities to track down, utilizing her prior counter-intelligence training from the U.S. military to evade federal agents. To make matters even more complicated, investigators feared that Merle had been aided by a shadowy organization known as the "Children of the Underground"...Episode hosted, researched, written, and produced by Micheal WhelanOriginal music created by Micheal Whelan through Amper MusicTheme music created and composed by Ailsa TravesProducers: Roberta Janson, Sara Moscaritolo, Travis Scsepko, Ben Krokum, Quil Carter, Jo Wong, Laura Hannan, Steven Wilson, Damion Moore, Scott Meesey, Scott Patzold, Aimee McGregor, Sydney Scotton, Thomas Ahearn, Marion Welsh, Patrick Laakso, Meadow Landry, Tatum Bautista, Denise Grogan, Teunia Elzinga, Ryan Green, Sally Ranford, James Herington, Jacinda Class, Stephanie Joyner, Rebecca O'Sullivan, James Weis, Kevin McCracken, Brooke Bullek, Shane Robinson, Lauren Nicole, Stacey Houser, and Sara RosarioLearn more about this podcast at http://unresolved.meIf you would like to support this podcast and others, consider heading to https://www.patreon.com/unresolvedpod to become a Patron or ProducerThis episode is sponsored by Raycon. To help support this show, save 15% when you purchase your next pair of great-sounding & comfortable headphones at https://BuyRaycon.com/unresolvedBecome a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/unresolved--3266604/support.
03/10/2133m 19s

The Burger Chef Murders

1978 was a challenging year for the Indianapolis, Indiana enclave of Speedway. In a town that boasted less than two homicides in collective memory, a sudden bizarre string of crimes that year left residents shaken. First, a 65-year-old woman had been shot in the head and killed in her own garage. Then, in September, a series of small explosions known as the Speedway Bombings rocked the town for a full week, injuring two people and leaving everyone a bit twitchy. However, these incidents were nothing compared to the horrific murders of four Speedway teenagers working at a fast-food restaurant called Burger Chef on November 17, 1978. The subsequent botched police investigation has made the case one of the most notorious unsolved murders in Indianapolis history, and now, 40 years later, police are still looking for answers…Episode written & researched by Maggie CoomerEpisode hosted & produced by Micheal WhelanOriginal music created by Micheal Whelan through Amper MusicLearn more about this podcast at http://unresolved.meIf you would like to support this podcast and others, consider heading to https://www.patreon.com/unresolvedpod to become a Patron or ProducerBecome a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/unresolved--3266604/support.
19/09/2125m 1s

Henryk Siwiak

"Bad people attacked and killed many people in New York on this day. Other bad people killed your father this same day. He wasn't alone."On the morning of September 11th, 2001, 46-year-old Henryk Siwiak fled from a construction site in lower Manhattan. The Polish immigrant made his way back to his apartment in Far Rockaway Beach, spoke to his family, and made plans to begin a second job that evening.Siwiak, a desperate father of two looking to send cash back home to his family in Poland, made plans to take the A Train to an area of New York he'd never been to. There, sadly, Siwiak would become the city's only unsolved murder from this fateful day...Episode written & researched by Jesse PollackAdditional writing & research by Micheal WhelanEpisode hosted & produced by Micheal WhelanOriginal music created by Micheal Whelan through Amper MusicLearn more about this podcast at http://unresolved.meIf you would like to support this podcast and others, consider heading to https://www.patreon.com/unresolvedpod to become a Patron or ProducerBecome a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/unresolved--3266604/support.
12/09/2129m 11s

The Silent Twins (June & Jennifer Gibbons)

“We said we weren’t going to speak to anybody. We stopped talking altogether—only us two, in our bedroom upstairs.”Born in April of 1963, June and Jennifer Gibbons were twins born to a pair of immigrants that relocated to the U.K. during their childhood. There, however, the twins - who already suffered from a speech impediment - were treated unfairly because of the color of their skin and bullied significantly by their peers. Over the next several years, June and Jennifer would begin to close off communication with everyone other than themselves, beginning an unhealthy and toxic relationship that would eventually lead to their confinement in mental hospitals - and ultimately, a mysterious death...Episode written & researched by Olivia ParadiceEpisode hosted & produced by Micheal WhelanOriginal music created by Micheal Whelan through Amper MusicTheme music created and composed by Ailsa TravesProducers: Roberta Janson, Travis Scsepko, Ben Krokum, Quil Carter, Steven Wilson, Laura Hannan, Jo Wong, Damion Moore, Scott Meesey, Marie Vanglund, Scott Patzold, Astrid Kneier, Aimee McGregor, Sara Moscaritolo, Sydney Scotton, Thomas Ahearn, Marion Welsh, Patrick Laakso, Meadow Landry, Tatum Bautista, Denise Grogan, Teunia Elzinga, Sally Ranford, James Herington, Ryan Green, Rebecca O'Sullivan, Jacinda Class, Stephanie Joyner, James Weis, Kevin McCracken, Brooke Bullek, Lauren Nicole, Matthew Traywick, Sara Rosario, and Stacey HouserLearn more about this podcast at http://unresolved.meIf you would like to support this podcast and others, consider heading to https://www.patreon.com/unresolvedpod to become a Patron or ProducerBecome a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/unresolved--3266604/support.
29/08/2137m 20s

The Short Family

"We presume that she was kidnapped, abducted from her own home after her parents were killed and taken against her will."On 15 August 2002, the bodies of 50-year-old Michael Short and 36-year-old Mary Short were found in their southern Virginia home. Each had been shot in the head once while sleeping. However, missing from the scene entirely was the couple's 9-year-old daughter, Jennifer. Over the next several weeks, a panicked search would ensue throughout the region, hoping to uncover any trace of the missing child. An unusual suspect would emerge shortly thereafter, but questions continue to linger nearly two decades later...Episode hosted, researched, written, and produced by Micheal WhelanOriginal music created by Micheal Whelan through Amper MusicTheme music created and composed by Ailsa TravesProducers: Roberta Janson, Travis Scsepko, Ben Krokum, Quil Carter, Steven Wilson, Laura Hannan, Jo Wong, Damion Moore, Scott Meesey, Marie Vanglund, Scott Patzold, Astrid Kneier, Aimee McGregor, Sara Moscaritolo, Sydney Scotton, Thomas Ahearn, Marion Welsh, Patrick Laakso, Meadow Landry, Tatum Bautista, Denise Grogan, Teunia Elzinga, Sally Ranford, James Herington, Ryan Green, Rebecca O'Sullivan, Jacinda Class, Stephanie Joyner, James Weis, Kevin McCracken, Brooke Bullek, Lauren Nicole, Matthew Traywick, Sara Rosario, and Stacey HouserLearn more about this podcast at http://unresolved.meIf you would like to support this podcast and others, consider heading to https://www.patreon.com/unresolvedpod to become a Patron or ProducerBecome a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/unresolved--3266604/support.
15/08/2149m 1s

PFC LaVena Johnson

“Women serving in the U.S. military are more likely to be raped by a fellow soldier than killed by enemy fire in Iraq.”On 19 July 2005, Private First Class LaVena Lynn Johnson was found dead in a contractor’s tent on an Army base in Balad, Iraq. The Army officially ruled her death a suicide, but when her father, Dr. John Johnson, saw LaVena’s body and spoke with the doctor who performed her autopsy, something didn’t quite add up. He started asking questions.What followed were years of administrative red tape and agonizing heartache for the Johnson family. Despite everything, Johnson refused to take the Army’s flaccid excuses at face value, and he wasn’t going to stop until he discovered the truth...Researched & written by Maggie CoomerHosted & produced by Micheal WhelanOriginal music created by Micheal Whelan through Amper MusicTheme music created and composed by Ailsa TravesProducers: Roberta Janson, Travis Scsepko, Ben Krokum, Gabriella Bromley, Bryan Hall, Quil Carter, Steven Wilson, Laura Hannan, Jo Wong, Damion Moore, Scott Meesey, Astrid Kneier, Aimee McGregor, Sara Moscaritolo, Sydney Scotton, Thomas Ahearn, Marion Welsh, Patrick Laakso, Meadow Landry, Tatum Bautista, Denise Grogan, Teunia Elzinga, Sally Ranford, Rebecca O'Sullivan, Ryan Green, Jacinda Class, Stephanie Joyner, James Weis, Kevin McCracken, Brooke Bullek, Lauren Nicole, Shane Robinson, Matthew Traywick, Sara Rosario, and Stacey HouserLearn more about this podcast at http://unresolved.meIf you would like to support this podcast and others, consider heading to https://www.patreon.com/unresolvedpod to become a Patron or ProducerBecome a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/unresolved--3266604/support.
01/08/2128m 5s

"Fallen Angel"

In the waning days of 2003, a mysterious entity would begin a short-lived campaign of terror.Using the name "Fallen Angel," this mysterious group or individual sent two letters - one without a destination and the other addressed to the White House - which demanded an end to upcoming trucking regulations. Included in the two envelopes were sealed vials containing ricin, a dangerous poison created from castor beans. Months later, trace amounts of ricin would be found in the Washington D.C. mailroom of the Senate Majority Leader, and many believed "Fallen Angel" to be responsible. However, whoever they were, their identity and true motive remains unknown to this day...Episode hosted, researched, written, and produced by Micheal WhelanOriginal music created by Micheal Whelan through Amper MusicTheme music created and composed by Ailsa TravesProducers: Roberta Janson, Travis Scsepko, Ben Krokum, Gabriella Bromley, Bryan Hall, Quil Carter, Steven Wilson, Laura Hannan, Jo Wong, Damion Moore, Scott Meesey, Astrid Kneier, Aimee McGregor, Sara Moscaritolo, Sydney Scotton, Thomas Ahearn, Marion Welsh, Patrick Laakso, Meadow Landry, Tatum Bautista, Denise Grogan, Teunia Elzinga, Sally Ranford, Rebecca O'Sullivan, Ryan Green, Jacinda Class, Stephanie Joyner, James Weis, Kevin McCracken, Brooke Bullek, Lauren Nicole, Shane Robinson, Matthew Traywick, Sara Rosario, and Stacey HouserLearn more about this podcast at http://unresolved.meIf you would like to support this podcast and others, consider heading to https://www.patreon.com/unresolvedpod to become a Patron or ProducerBecome a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/unresolved--3266604/support.
25/07/2147m 12s

Robert Wone

On the evening of 2 August 2006, a 32-year-old lawyer named Robert Wone was finishing up work at his office at Radio Free Asia in Washington D.C. That evening, instead of commuting back to his home in Oakton, Virginia, Robert decided to crash with a college friend of his: another young lawyer named Joseph Price, who happened to live in D.C. The two had been longtime friends, and Price was well-liked by both Robert and his wife, Kathy. However, within two hours of arriving at Joseph's $1.2 million townhouse, Robert was dead, and the circumstances surrounding his death were baffling...Researched & written by Maggie CoomerHosted & produced by Micheal WhelanOriginal music created by Micheal Whelan through Amper MusicTheme music created and composed by Ailsa TravesProducers: Roberta Janson, Travis Scsepko, Ben Krokum, Gabriella Bromley, Bryan Hall, Quil Carter, Steven Wilson, Laura Hannan, Jo Wong, Damion Moore, Scott Meesey, Marie Vanglund, Scott Patzold, Astrid Kneier, Aimee McGregor, Sara Moscaritolo, Sydney Scotton, Thomas Ahearn, Marion Welsh, Patrick Laakso, Meadow Landry, Tatum Bautista, Denise Grogan, Teunia Elzinga, Sally Ranford, Rebecca O'Sullivan, Ryan Green, Jacinda Class, Stephanie Joyner, James Weis, Kevin McCracken, Lauren Nicole, Matthew Traywick, Sara Rosario, and Stacey HouserLearn more about this podcast at http://unresolved.meIf you would like to support this podcast and others, consider heading to https://www.patreon.com/unresolvedpod to become a Patron or ProducerBecome a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/unresolved--3266604/support.
18/07/2141m 12s

The Cleveland Torso Murders

Between 1934 and 1938, at least 13 men and women were murdered in or around Cleveland’s Kingsbury Run.Dubbed “the Cleveland Torso Killer,” “the Mad Butcher of Kingsbury Run,” and less commonly “The Headhunter,” the murderer was known for expertly decapitating and dismembering his victims before dumping their body parts in various areas around Cleveland’s eastside. As Cleveland’s Public Safety Director, famed Prohibition-era detective Eliot Ness drove an exhaustive investigation during which over 5000 people were interviewed. Though he was sure he found the person responsible, he never made an arrest. Eighty years later, the case remains officially unsolved...Researched & written by Maggie CoomerHosted & produced by Micheal WhelanOriginal music created by Micheal Whelan through Amper MusicTheme music created and composed by Ailsa TravesProducers: Roberta Janson, Travis Scsepko, Ben Krokum, Gabriella Bromley, Bryan Hall, Quil Carter, Steven Wilson, Laura Hannan, Jo Wong, Damion Moore, Scott Meesey, Marie Vanglund, Scott Patzold, Astrid Kneier, Aimee McGregor, Sara Moscaritolo, Sydney Scotton, Thomas Ahearn, Marion Welsh, Patrick Laakso, Meadow Landry, Tatum Bautista, Denise Grogan, Teunia Elzinga, Sally Ranford, Rebecca O'Sullivan, Ryan Green, Jacinda Class, Stephanie Joyner, James Weis, Kevin McCracken, Lauren Nicole, Matthew Traywick, Sara Rosario, and Stacey HouserLearn more about this podcast at http://unresolved.meIf you would like to support this podcast and others, consider heading to https://www.patreon.com/unresolvedpod to become a Patron or ProducerThis episode is brought to you by Caliper CBD, who are offering Unresolved listeners a 20% discount on their first order. To take advantage of this deal, make sure to use the promo code "unresolved" at http://trycaliper.com/unresolved.Become a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/unresolved--3266604/support.
11/07/2135m 32s

Preview: Resolved #15

This is a brief preview for the 15th episode of my Patreon-exclusive show, Resolved, which is available now for all $5+ supporters. To learn more about this series - and how you can listen - consider heading to https://www.patreon.com/unresolvedpodThis episode can be found at the following link: https://www.patreon.com/posts/53432183Become a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/unresolved--3266604/support.
08/07/213m 33s

Linda Pikuritz

"In my 10 years in law enforcement, never have I see a slaying of this type nor has anyone on my staff... This was a brutal slaying done by a very sick individual."On 12 October 1978, 12-year-old Linda Pikuritz rode her bike from her family's home in Port Charlotte, FL to a convenience store about one mile away. This was a trip that Linda had been making regularly for months. But on this night in particular - right before Friday the 13th - Linda never returned home.Firefighters battling a brush fire in an uninhabited region of nearby Murdock made a horrifying discovery a few hours later, which sent shockwaves through this quiet community. Years later, an arrest was made, but justice was never served...Episode hosted, researched, written, and produced by Micheal WhelanOriginal music created by Micheal Whelan through Amper MusicTheme music created and composed by Ailsa TravesProducers: Roberta Janson, Ben Krokum, Gabriella Bromley, Travis Scsepko, Bryan Hall, Quil Carter, Steven Wilson, Laura Hannan, Damion Moore, Amy Hampton, Scott Meesey, Jo Wong, Marie Vanglund, Scott Patzold, Astrid Kneier, Aimee McGregor, Sara Moscaritolo, Sydney Scotton, Ruth Durbin, Thomas Ahearn, Marion Welsh, Patrick Laakso, Meadow Landry, Tatum Bautista, Rebecca O'Sullivan, Denise Grogan, Jared Midwood, Michele Watson, Ryan Green, Kevin McCracken, Jacinda Class, Stephanie Joyner, Teunia Elzinga, Cherish Brady, Lauren, and Sally Ranford.Learn more about this podcast at http://unresolved.meIf you would like to support this podcast and others, consider heading to https://www.patreon.com/unresolvedpod to become a Patron or ProducerThis episode is sponsored by BetterHelp, who offer online counseling services. Listeners of Unresolved can save 10% on their first month with the discount code "UNRESOLVED." Head to https://BetterHelp.com/unresolved and fill out the introduction questionnaire to let BetterHelp assess your needs and pair you up with a counselor that you'll love.Become a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/unresolved--3266604/support.
30/05/2157m 50s

"Mary Anderson"

"The ritual of her death is probably not too different from how she lived her life. She is very careful, methodical. She goes to great lengths to hide how she dies, but none of us, no matter what we do, can disappear without a trace."On 9 October 1996, a woman checked into Seattle's Hotel Vintage Park, a boutique hotel located a stones throw away from the city's many tourist attractions. Under the name "Mary A. Anderson," she paid for a single room for two nights using cash.Two days later, staff members would find the woman's body inside of room 214, peacefully lying on the bed. However, as authorities began looking into the woman's bizarre death, they discovered a baffling mystery...If you would like to learn more about Othram Inc. and King County's collaboration to ID this woman, make sure to check out their crowdfunding page at the following:https://dnasolves.com/articles/mary_anderson/ Thanks to Bethany from the podcast Milk and Murder for contributing some audio for this episode. Learn more about her podcast at https://milkandmurder.com/ Also thanks to my friend and podcasting compatriot Jesse Pollack for introducing me to this story. If you haven't already, make sure to check out his books (The Acid King & Death on the Devil's Teeth), his documentary (The Acid King), and his podcasts (True Crime Movie Club, Podcast 1289, and Devil's Teeth).Episode hosted, researched, written, and produced by Micheal WhelanOriginal music created by Micheal Whelan through Amper MusicTheme music created and composed by Ailsa TravesProducers: Roberta Janson, Ben Krokum, Gabriella Bromley, Travis Scsepko, Quil Carter, Bryan Hall, Steven Wilson, Laura Hannan, Damion Moore, Amy Hampton, Scott Meesey, Marie Vanglund, Scott Patzold, Jo Wong, Astrid Kneier, Aimee McGregor, Sara Moscaritolo, Sydney Scotton, Thomas Ahearn, Marion Welsh, Patrick Laakso, Ruth Durbin, Meadow Landry, Sally Ranford, Tatum Bautista, Rebecca O'Sullivan, Denise Grogan, Jared Midwood, Michele Watson, Kevin McCracken, Ryan Green, Jacinda C., Stephanie Joyner, Teunia Elzinga, Cherish Brady, and LaurenLearn more about this podcast at http://unresolved.meIf you would like to support this podcast and others, consider heading to https://www.patreon.com/unresolvedpod to become a Patron or ProducerThis episode is sponsored by BetterHelp, who offer online counseling services. Listeners of Unresolved can save 10% on their first month with the discount code "UNRESOLVED." Head to https://BetterHelp.com/unresolved and fill out the introduction questionnaire to let BetterHelp assess your needs and pair you up with a counselor that you'll love.Become a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/unresolved--3266604/support.
16/05/2126m 59s

Paul Skiba, Sarah Skiba, and Lorenzo Chivers

"I know he's not coming home. I know something horrible has happened to him."On 7 February 1999 in Westminster, Colorado, 38-year old Paul Skiba, his 9-year-old daughter Sarah Skiba, and his employee, 36-year old Lorenzo Chivers, all disappeared from the yard of Paul's moving company, Tuff Movers. Presumed to have been murdered, there's been no sign of this unfortunate trio since their mysterious disappearance over 20 years ago...To learn more about Private Investigators For the Missing, please check out the GoFundMe at the following link:https://www.gofundme.com/f/investigations-for-the-missing Research & writing by Olivia ParadiceHosting and production by Micheal WhelanOriginal music created by Micheal Whelan through Amper MusicTheme music created and composed by Ailsa TravesProducers: Roberta Janson, Ben Krokum, Gabriella Bromley, Travis Scsepko, Quil Carter, Bryan Hall, Steven Wilson, Laura Hannan, Damion Moore, Amy Hampton, Scott Meesey, Marie Vanglund, Scott Patzold, Jo Wong, Astrid Kneier, Aimee McGregor, Sara Moscaritolo, Sydney Scotton, Thomas Ahearn, Marion Welsh, Patrick Laakso, Ruth Durbin, Meadow Landry, Sally Ranford, Tatum Bautista, Rebecca O'Sullivan, Denise Grogan, Jared Midwood, Michele Watson, Kevin McCracken, Ryan Green, Jacinda C., Stephanie Joyner, Teunia Elzinga, Cherish Brady, and LaurenLearn more about this podcast at http://unresolved.meIf you would like to support this podcast and others, and gain access to ad-free content, bonus episodes, and more, consider heading to https://www.patreon.com/unresolvedpod to become either a Patron or ProducerBecome a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/unresolved--3266604/support.
09/05/2138m 0s

Annette Sagers & Korrina Malinoski

"Dad, mom came back. Give the boys lots of kisses and hugs, and also you too - Love, Annette."On the morning of 4 October 1988, 11-year-old Annette Deane Sagers was last seen standing at a bus stop near her home in Mount Holly, South Carolina. Annette's stepfather Steven reported her missing that afternoon, after it was determined that she never arrived at school that morning. Despite Annette reportedly leaving behind a note explaining her absence, she has not been seen or heard from in over 30 years. Neither has her mother, Korrina, who disappeared approximately eleven months before Annette... Research & writing by Olivia ParadiceHosting and production by Micheal WhelanOriginal music created by Micheal Whelan through Amper MusicTheme music created and composed by Ailsa TravesProducers: Roberta Janson, Ben Krokum, Gabriella Bromley, Travis Scsepko, Quil Carter, Bryan Hall, Steven Wilson, Laura Hannan, Damion Moore, Amy Hampton, Scott Meesey, Marie Vanglund, Scott Patzold, Jo Wong, Astrid Kneier, Aimee McGregor, Sara Moscaritolo, Sydney Scotton, Thomas Ahearn, Marion Welsh, Patrick Laakso, Ruth Durbin, Meadow Landry, Sally Ranford, Tatum Bautista, Rebecca O'Sullivan, Denise Grogan, Jared Midwood, Michele Watson, Kevin McCracken, Ryan Green, Jacinda C., Stephanie Joyner, Teunia Elzinga, Cherish Brady, and LaurenLearn more about this podcast at http://unresolved.meIf you would like to support this podcast and others, and gain access to ad-free content, bonus episodes, and more, consider heading to https://www.patreon.com/unresolvedpod to become either a Patron or ProducerThis episode is sponsored by BetterHelp, who offer online counseling services. Listeners of Unresolved can save 10% on their first month with the discount code "UNRESOLVED." Head to https://BetterHelp.com/unresolved and fill out the introduction questionnaire to let BetterHelp assess your needs and pair you up with a counselor that you'll love.Become a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/unresolved--3266604/support.
02/05/2129m 52s

Shelton Sanders

"How do I explain getting rid of a body?" On 19 June 2001, 25-year-old Shelton Sanders disappeared en route to his family's home in Rembert, South Carolina. Shelton, who lived with his family, worked and went to school in Columbia, and had spent the evening with his friends, planning a bachelor party.In the immediate aftermath of Shelton's disappearance, it became clear that an individual that had been with Shelton that evening was the primary suspect. But despite him eventually standing trial for Shelton's murder, questions remain unanswered twenty years later...Special thanks to Wilveria Sanders, Shelton's sister, for agreeing to speak with me for this episode. If you would like to learn more about Shelton's case and show your support, please follow along at the social media links below:https://twitter.com/FindingShelton https://www.facebook.com/findingsheltonsanders/ https://www.instagram.com/findingsheltonsanders/ Episode hosted and produced by Micheal WhelanOriginal music created by Micheal Whelan through Amper MusicTheme music created and composed by Ailsa TravesProducers: Roberta Janson, Ben Krokum, Gabriella Bromley, Steven Wilson, Quil Carter, Travis Scsepko, Laura Hannan, Bryan Hall, Damion Moore, Scott Meesey, Amy Hampton, Scott Patzold, Marie Vanglund, Astrid Kneier, Aimee McGregor, Jo Wong, Sara Moscaritolo, Sydney Scotton, Thomas Ahearn, Marion Welsh, Patrick Laakso, Rebecca O'Sullivan, Meadow Landry, Tatum Bautista, Sally Ranford, Kevin McCracken, Ruth Durbin, Michele Watson, Jared Midwood, Teunia Elzinga, Ryan Green, Jacinda C., Stephanie Joyner, Cherish Brady, and LaurenLearn more about this podcast at http://unresolved.meIf you would like to support this podcast and others, consider heading to https://www.patreon.com/unresolvedpod to become a Patron or ProducerThis episode is sponsored by Magic Spoon, who are offering listeners of Unresolved $5 off of their order. To take advantage of this special offer, please head to magicspoon.com/unresolved and use the offer code "unresolved" at checkout.This episode is also sponsored by BetterHelp, who offer online counseling services. Listeners of Unresolved can save 10% on their first month with the discount code "UNRESOLVED." Head to https://BetterHelp.com/unresolved and fill out the introduction questionnaire to let BetterHelp assess your needs and pair you up with a counselor that you'll love.Become a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/unresolved--3266604/support.
18/04/2144m 57s

Short Stories #3 (Gloria Ramirez & The Street of Dreams Murders)

This episode contains two separate, unrelated stories from the Patreon archive.In February of 1994, 31-year-old Gloria Ramirez was admitted to the hospital in Riverside, CA with bizarre symptoms. Several of the doctors and nurses treating her came down with similar symptoms, and were unable to save Gloria, who ultimately perished from this bizarre sickness. In May of 1995, 62-year-old Graig Anderson and his 60-year-old wife Anita were executed inside of their home along Puyallup, WA's "Street of Dreams." Years later, their brutal deaths remain unsolved and unexplained. Episode researched, written, hosted, and produced by Micheal WhelanOriginal music created by Micheal Whelan through Amper MusicTheme music created and composed by Ailsa TravesProducers: Roberta Janson, Ben Krokum, Gabriella Bromley, Steven Wilson, Quil Carter, Travis Scsepko, Laura Hannan, Bryan Hall, Damion Moore, Scott Meesey, Amy Hampton, Scott Patzold, Marie Vanglund, Astrid Kneier, Aimee McGregor, Jo Wong, Sara Moscaritolo, Sydney Scotton, Thomas Ahearn, Marion Welsh, Patrick Laakso, Rebecca O'Sullivan, Meadow Landry, Tatum Bautista, Sally Ranford, Kevin McCracken, Ruth Durbin, Michele Watson, Jared Midwood, Teunia Elzinga, Ryan Green, Jacinda C., Stephanie Joyner, Cherish Brady, and LaurenLearn more about this podcast at http://unresolved.meIf you would like to support this podcast and others, consider heading to https://www.patreon.com/unresolvedpod to become a Patron or ProducerThis episode is sponsored by Magic Spoon, who are offering listeners of Unresolved $5 off of their order. To take advantage of this special offer, please head to magicspoon.com/unresolved and use the offer code "unresolved" at checkout.Become a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/unresolved--3266604/support.
11/04/2141m 17s

The Alaskan Avenger

"My silent understanding that I was worthless, a throw away... The foundations laid in my youth never went away."In June of 2016, 41-year-old Jason Vukovich found the addresses of local sex offenders, assaulting and robbing them inside of their own homes. Attacking late at night - armed with a hammer - Jason told one of his victims that he was "an avenging angel" that was there to "mete out justice for the people" he had hurt.Now behind bars, Jason has come to know a younger sister he never knew he had, who has become his most ardent supporter. Together, they vow to use every legal avenue at their disposal to continue fighting Jason's extended sentence...Special thanks to Angelina Lozano, Jason's sister, for chatting with me for this episode. If you would like to learn more about Jason's story, check out Angelina's social media pages ("Free Jason Vukovich" on FB, Twitter, or Instagram) or check out Angelina's GoFundMe at the following link:https://www.gofundme.com/f/the-jason-vukovich-fund?utm_source=customer&utm_campaign=p_cp+share-sheet&utm_medium=copy_link_allEpisode hosted and produced by Micheal WhelanOriginal music created by Micheal Whelan through Amper MusicTheme music created and composed by Ailsa TravesProducers: Roberta Janson, Ben Krokum, Gabriella Bromley, Steven Wilson, Quil Carter, Travis Scsepko, Laura Hannan, Bryan Hall, Damion Moore, Scott Meesey, Amy Hampton, Scott Patzold, Marie Vanglund, Astrid Kneier, Aimee McGregor, Jo Wong, Sara Moscaritolo, Sydney Scotton, Thomas Ahearn, Marion Welsh, Patrick Laakso, Rebecca O'Sullivan, Meadow Landry, Tatum Bautista, Sally Ranford, Kevin McCracken, Ruth Durbin, Michele Watson, Jared Midwood, Teunia Elzinga, Ryan Green, Jacinda C., Stephanie Joyner, Cherish Brady, and LaurenLearn more about this podcast at http://unresolved.meIf you would like to support this podcast and others, consider heading to https://www.patreon.com/unresolvedpod to become a Patron or ProducerBecome a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/unresolved--3266604/support.
04/04/2139m 49s

The Wade Boggs Challenge (Holiday Special)

In honor of April Fool's Day and MLB Opening Day I bring you a very special bonus episode about the man, the myth, and the legend... Wade Boggs.Music CreditsMystery Mammal - "All Your Organs Get A Laugh"Kevin MacLeod - "Take Me Out to the Ballgame"Become a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/unresolved--3266604/support.
01/04/2110m 6s

Rachanda Pickle

"At this point, we're hoping that she did run away and that she's safe and sound somewhere. What we're afraid of is that someone came up to the house, found her alone here and took her."On 10 July 1990, 13-year-old Rachanda Pickle was last seen inside her mother and stepfather's home in Santiam Junction, Oregon. This was an incredibly small community located roughly halfway between Sweet Home and Sisters, at the junction of Highways 20 & 22. While tipsters would claim to see the missing teen all along the west coast, investigators have been unable to locate Rachanda after more than three decades. However, the case has been linked to a handful of other disappearances and murders in the area, and guilt has been laid at the feet of her stepfather, John Arthur Ackroyd...Episode hosted, researched, written, and produced by Micheal WhelanOriginal music created by Micheal Whelan through Amper MusicTheme music created and composed by Ailsa TravesProducers: Roberta Janson, Ben Krokum, Gabriella Bromley, Steven Wilson, Quil Carter, Travis Scsepko, Laura Hannan, Bryan Hall, Damion Moore, Scott Meesey, Amy Hampton, Scott Patzold, Marie Vanglund, Astrid Kneier, Aimee McGregor, Jo Wong, Sara Moscaritolo, Sydney Scotton, Thomas Ahearn, Marion Welsh, Patrick Laakso, Rebecca O'Sullivan, Meadow Landry, Tatum Bautista, Sally Ranford, Kevin McCracken, Ruth Durbin, Michele Watson, Jared Midwood, Teunia Elzinga, Ryan Green, Jacinda C., Stephanie Joyner, Cherish Brady, and LaurenLearn more about this podcast at http://unresolved.meIf you would like to support this podcast and others, consider heading to https://www.patreon.com/unresolvedpod to become a Patron or ProducerBecome a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/unresolved--3266604/support.
28/03/2140m 2s

The South County Bomber

"I would not consider him a sociopath because the thing he is doing is almost bizarre, and on a psychotic level..."Between October and November of 1977, a series of car bombs would kill and injure multiple people in eastern Missouri. The victims were middle-class individuals living in apartment buildings in southern St. Louis County, who appeared to have no connection to one another. As federal investigators began to look into these separate-yet-similar explosions, they began to question whether someone close to the victims was attempted to disguise their true motivations. However, as they'd find, the truth would remain shielded by this culprit's chaotic nature...Episode hosted, researched, written, and produced by Micheal WhelanOriginal music created by Micheal Whelan through Amper MusicTheme music created and composed by Ailsa TravesProducers: Roberta Janson, Ben Krokum, Gabriella Bromley, Steven Wilson, Quil Carter, Travis Scsepko, Laura Hannan, Bryan Hall, Damion Moore, Scott Meesey, Amy Hampton, Scott Patzold, Marie Vanglund, Astrid Kneier, Aimee McGregor, Jo Wong, Sara Moscaritolo, Sydney Scotton, Thomas Ahearn, Marion Welsh, Patrick Laakso, Rebecca O'Sullivan, Meadow Landry, Tatum Bautista, Sally Ranford, Kevin McCracken, Ruth Durbin, Michele Watson, Jared Midwood, Teunia Elzinga, Ryan Green, Jacinda C., Stephanie Joyner, Cherish Brady, and LaurenLearn more about this podcast at http://unresolved.meIf you would like to support this podcast and others, consider heading to https://www.patreon.com/unresolvedpod to become a Patron or ProducerThis episode is sponsored by BetterHelp, who offer online counseling services. Listeners of Unresolved can save 10% on their first month with the discount code "UNRESOLVED." Head to https://BetterHelp.com/unresolved and fill out the introduction questionnaire to let BetterHelp assess your needs and pair you up with a counselor that you'll love.Become a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/unresolved--3266604/support.
21/03/2143m 27s

Rev. Carol Daniels

"I've prosecuted over 50 murders. This is the most horrific crime scene I've ever witnessed."On 23 August 2009, pastor Carol Daniels drove from her home in Oklahoma City to the Worthy Temple in Anadarko, which she had been presiding over for the better part of the previous decade. Despite the church no longer having an active congregation, Carol made this lengthy trip every Sunday just in case anyone felt compelled to worship. Less than two hours later, Carol's mutilated body would be discovered inside of her locked church. Authorities began their investigation in earnest that afternoon, but it remains unknown who killed this beloved mother and grandmother...Episode hosted, researched, written, and produced by Micheal WhelanOriginal music created by Micheal Whelan through Amper MusicTheme music created and composed by Ailsa TravesProducers: Roberta Janson, Ben Krokum, Gabriella Bromley, Steven Wilson, Quil Carter, Travis Scsepko, Laura Hannan, Bryan Hall, Damion Moore, Scott Meesey, Amy Hampton, Scott Patzold, Marie Vanglund, Astrid Kneier, Aimee McGregor, Jo Wong, Sara Moscaritolo, Sydney Scotton, Thomas Ahearn, Marion Welsh, Patrick Laakso, Rebecca O'Sullivan, Meadow Landry, Tatum Bautista, Sally Ranford, Kevin McCracken, Ruth Durbin, Michele Watson, Jared Midwood, Teunia Elzinga, Ryan Green, Jacinda C., Stephanie Joyner, Cherish Brady, and LaurenLearn more about this podcast at http://unresolved.meIf you would like to support this podcast and others, consider heading to https://www.patreon.com/unresolvedpod to become a Patron or ProducerThis episode is sponsored by BetterHelp, who offer online counseling services. Listeners of Unresolved can save 10% on their first month with the discount code "UNRESOLVED." Head to https://BetterHelp.com/unresolved and fill out the introduction questionnaire to let BetterHelp assess your needs and pair you up with a counselor that you'll love.Become a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/unresolved--3266604/support.
07/03/2142m 32s

Elizabeth Barraza

"It was very quick, it was very calculated, very cold-blooded (in) how it was done... I do believe that more than one person was involved in this..."On the morning of 25 January 2019, 29-year-old Elizabeth Barraza was gunned down in her own driveway. Her husband, Sergio, had departed for work just four minutes earlier, and Elizabeth - who had begun preparing for a garage sale - had called out for work that morning. In the two years since this bizarre and tragic act of violence, investigators have publicly theorized that this was either an incredibly personal crime or a professional hit. However, there seems to be no ascertainable motive for anyone to have targeted Elizabeth...Episode hosted, researched, written, and produced by Micheal WhelanOriginal music created by Micheal Whelan through Amper MusicTheme music created and composed by Ailsa TravesProducers: Roberta Janson, Ben Krokum, Gabriella Bromley, Steven Wilson, Quil Carter, Travis Scsepko, Laura Hannan, Bryan Hall, Damion Moore, Scott Meesey, Amy Hampton, Scott Patzold, Marie Vanglund, Astrid Kneier, Aimee McGregor, Jo Wong, Sara Moscaritolo, Sydney Scotton, Thomas Ahearn, Marion Welsh, Patrick Laakso, Rebecca O'Sullivan, Meadow Landry, Tatum Bautista, Sally Ranford, Kevin McCracken, Ruth Durbin, Michele Watson, Jared Midwood, Teunia Elzinga, Ryan Green, Jacinda C., Stephanie Joyner, and Cherish BradyLearn more about this podcast at http://unresolved.meIf you would like to support this podcast and others, consider heading to https://www.patreon.com/unresolvedpod to become a Patron or ProducerThis episode is sponsored by Kefla Organics. To save 20% on your next purchase of CBD products, make sure to head to the following site and use the offer code 'unresolved20' at checkout: https://keflaorganics.com/Become a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/unresolved--3266604/support.
28/02/2144m 0s

The Unknown Person

"...the Unknown Person considers himself to be the director of a play and Canadian authorities are but actors subject to his direction."In April of 2013, following an investigation into a "black money" scam, Toronto Police Services arrested 32-year-old Herman Emmanuel Fankem, a French citizen that had overstayed his visitor's visa and supposedly gotten caught up in an organized crime ring. However, as police began to dive into this man's backstory, they discovered that his passport was a total forgery. In the years since, this man has refused to divulge any information about himself to authorities, and appears to be fully uncooperative - if not combative. For that reason, his identity continues to remain a total mystery...Episode hosted, produced, and research/writing by Micheal WhelanOriginal music created by Micheal Whelan through Amper MusicTheme music created and composed by Ailsa TravesProducers: Roberta Janson, Ben Krokum, Gabriella Bromley, Steven Wilson, Quil Carter, Travis Scsepko, Laura Hannan, Bryan Hall, Damion Moore, Scott Meesey, Amy Hampton, Scott Patzold, Marie Vanglund, Astrid Kneier, Aimee McGregor, Jo Wong, Sara Moscaritolo, Sydney Scotton, Thomas Ahearn, Marion Welsh, Patrick Laakso, Rebecca O'Sullivan, Meadow Landry, Tatum Bautista, Sally Ranford, Kevin McCracken, Ruth Durbin, Michele Watson, Jared Midwood, Teunia Elzinga, Ryan Green, Jacinda C., Stephanie Joyner, and Cherish BradyLearn more about this podcast at http://unresolved.meIf you would like to support this podcast and others, consider heading to https://www.patreon.com/unresolvedpod to become a Patron or ProducerThis episode is sponsored by BetterHelp, who offer online counseling services. Listeners of Unresolved can save 10% on their first month with the discount code "UNRESOLVED." Head to https://BetterHelp.com/unresolved and fill out the introduction questionnaire to let BetterHelp assess your needs and pair you up with a counselor that you'll love.Become a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/unresolved--3266604/support.
21/02/2138m 5s

Toyah Cordingley

"Finding her body has burnt an indelible image in my mind. It is something a father should never have to suffer."On the morning of 22 October 2018, family and friends of missing 24-year-old Toyah Cordingley would scour the area around Wangetti Beach, a quiet and secluded stretch of sand not too far away from Toyah's hometown of Cairns. There - partially buried in sand dunes - Toyah's body would be found, having endured "visible, violent injuries" before her death. In the years since, police officials have remained tight-lipped about the specific details of their sprawling investigation. But it is believed that they have formulated a good case around the only named suspect, who fled the country just hours after Toyah's death...Special thanks to Hysteria Magazine for letting us borrow the audio from their Red Jumpsuit Apparatus' 29th November 2018 show at The Triffid in BrisbaneEpisode hosted, produced, and research/writing by Micheal WhelanOriginal music created by Micheal Whelan through Amper MusicTheme music created and composed by Ailsa TravesProducers: Roberta Janson, Ben Krokum, Gabriella Bromley, Steven Wilson, Quil Carter, Travis Scsepko, Laura Hannan, Bryan Hall, Damion Moore, Scott Meesey, Amy Hampton, Scott Patzold, Marie Vanglund, Astrid Kneier, Aimee McGregor, Jo Wong, Sara Moscaritolo, Sydney Scotton, Thomas Ahearn, Marion Welsh, Patrick Laakso, Rebecca O'Sullivan, Meadow Landry, Tatum Bautista, Sally Ranford, Kevin McCracken, Ruth Durbin, Michele Watson, Jared Midwood, Teunia Elzinga, Ryan Green, Jacinda C., Stephanie Joyner, and Cherish BradyLearn more about this podcast at http://unresolved.meIf you would like to support this podcast and others, consider heading to https://www.patreon.com/unresolvedpod to become a Patron or ProducerBecome a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/unresolved--3266604/support.
14/02/2154m 0s

The Metcalf Sniper Attack

"... the most significant incident of domestic terrorism involving the (power) grid that has ever occurred."In the early morning hours of April 16th, 2013, a group or individual would attack an electrical substation just outside of San Jose, California. Armed with at least two rifles, this mysterious entity would open fire on the station's transformers, destroying more than a dozen and causing more than $15 million in damages. Years later, federal officials still have no idea who perpetrated this bizarre attack on America's power grid - or why. Episode hosted, produced, and research/writing by Micheal WhelanOriginal music created by Micheal Whelan through Amper MusicTheme music created and composed by Ailsa TravesProducers: Roberta Janson, Ben Krokum, Gabriella Bromley, Steven Wilson, Quil Carter, Travis Scsepko, Laura Hannan, Bryan Hall, Damion Moore, Scott Meesey, Amy Hampton, Scott Patzold, Marie Vanglund, Astrid Kneier, Aimee McGregor, Jo Wong, Sara Moscaritolo, Sydney Scotton, Thomas Ahearn, Marion Welsh, Patrick Laakso, Meadow Landry, Tatum Bautista, Sally Ranford, Kevin McCracken, Ruth Durbin, Michele Watson, Jared Midwood, Teunia Elzinga, Ryan Green, Jacinda C., Stephanie Joyner, and Cherish BradyLearn more about this podcast at http://unresolved.meIf you would like to support this podcast and others, consider heading to https://www.patreon.com/unresolvedpod to become a Patron or ProducerThis episode is sponsored by BetterHelp, who offer online counseling services. Listeners of Unresolved can save 10% on their first month with the discount code "UNRESOLVED." Head to https://BetterHelp.com/unresolved and fill out the introduction questionnaire to let BetterHelp assess your needs and pair you up with a counselor that you'll love.Become a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/unresolved--3266604/support.
07/02/2142m 54s

Preview: Resolved #14

This is a brief preview for the fourteenth episode of my Patreon-exclusive show, Resolved, which is available now for all $5+ supporters. To learn more about this series - and how you can listen - consider heading to https://www.patreon.com/unresolvedpodThis episode can be found at the following link: https://www.patreon.com/posts/47136496Become a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/unresolved--3266604/support.
05/02/216m 29s

The Santa Rosa Hitchhiker Murders (Part Five)

Between 1972 and 1973, at least seven women were murdered in California's Sonoma County. The discovery of three bodies in July of 1979 - after years of inactivity in this case - would bring about a new wave of speculation in the press. Despite investigators hoping that these discoveries could help provide answers for the numerous unsolved cases, all they did was end up creating even more questions.In the decades since, investigators have pondered whether this case could be connected to some of the most infamous names in all of true crime, Ted Bundy and the Zodiac among them. But nearly half-a-century later, all of these murders remain unsolved...Part 5/5Episode hosted, produced, and research/writing by Micheal WhelanOriginal music created by Micheal Whelan through Amper MusicTheme music created and composed by Ailsa TravesProducers: Roberta Janson, Ben Krokum, Gabriella Bromley, Steven Wilson, Quil Carter, Travis Scsepko, Laura Hannan, Damion Moore, Amy Hampton, Bryan Hall, Scott Meesey, Scott Patzold, Marie Vanglund, Astrid Kneier, Aimee McGregor, Sydney Scotton, Sara Moscaritolo, Jo Wong, Thomas Ahearn, Marion Welsh, Patrick Laakso, Meadow Landry, Tatum Bautista, Sally Ranford, Kevin McCracken, Michele Watson, Teunia Elzinga, Jared Midwood, Ryan Green, Ruth Durbin, Stephanie Joyner, Jacinda C., Jennifer Henshaw, Elissa Hampton-Dutro, and Cherish BradyLearn more about this podcast at http://unresolved.meIf you would like to support this podcast and others, consider heading to https://www.patreon.com/unresolvedpod to become a Patron or ProducerThis episode is sponsored by BetterHelp, who offer online counseling services. Listeners of Unresolved can save 10% on their first month with the discount code "UNRESOLVED." Head to https://BetterHelp.com/unresolved and fill out the introduction questionnaire to let BetterHelp assess your needs and pair you up with a counselor that you'll love.Become a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/unresolved--3266604/support.
24/01/2155m 1s

The Santa Rosa Hitchhiker Murders (Part Four)

"We had no crime scene, just a body. What are you going to do?"In July of 1979 - more than four years after the hitchhiker murders from Sonoma County had come to an end - a couple of grisly discoveries were made in the surrounding area. One came from the outskirts of Santa Rosa, Rincon Valley, while the other was made approximately 80 miles northwest, just outside of Willits. Both discoveries would raise more questions than answers, and end up expanding not only the the chronology of the case, but the overall scope. Part 4/5Episode hosted, produced, and research/writing by Micheal WhelanOriginal music created by Micheal Whelan through Amper MusicTheme music created and composed by Ailsa TravesProducers: Roberta Janson, Ben Krokum, Gabriella Bromley, Steven Wilson, Quil Carter, Travis Scsepko, Laura Hannan, Damion Moore, Amy Hampton, Bryan Hall, Scott Meesey, Scott Patzold, Marie Vanglund, Astrid Kneier, Aimee McGregor, Sydney Scotton, Sara Moscaritolo, Jo Wong, Thomas Ahearn, Marion Welsh, Patrick Laakso, Meadow Landry, Tatum Bautista, Sally Ranford, Kevin McCracken, Michele Watson, Teunia Elzinga, Jared Midwood, Ryan Green, Ruth Durbin, Stephanie Joyner, Jacinda C., Jennifer Henshaw, Elissa Hampton-Dutro, and Cherish BradyLearn more about this podcast at http://unresolved.meIf you would like to support this podcast and others, consider heading to https://www.patreon.com/unresolvedpod to become a Patron or ProducerThis episode is sponsored by Kefla Organics. To save 20% on your next purchase of CBD products, make sure to head to Kefla's website and use the offer code 'unresolved20' at checkout.Become a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/unresolved--3266604/support.
17/01/2140m 49s

The Santa Rosa Hitchhiker Murders (Part Three)

"The only way to connect this is if we have some kind of freak who travels the whole city."In 1975, a confidential FBI report - which was published the same year that a psychological profile was created for an unknown killer from Sonoma County - purported that the murders of hitchhikers from Santa Rosa were linked to at least eight others from the surrounding area.These eight additional murders, which spanned as far north as Yuba County and as far south as Monterey County, all unfolded at the same time as the Santa Rosa crimes and seemed to be centered around the San Francisco Bay Area. And while they all varied in unique ways, they seemed to share a number of similarities...Part 3/5Episode hosted, produced, and research/writing by Micheal WhelanOriginal music created by Micheal Whelan through Amper MusicTheme music created and composed by Ailsa TravesProducers: Roberta Janson, Ben Krokum, Gabriella Bromley, Peggy Belarde, Quil Carter, Laura Hannan, Travis Scsepko, Damion Moore, Brittany Norris, Amy Hampton, Steven Wilson, Scott Meesey, Marie Vanglund, Kevin McCracken, Scott Patzold, Bryan Hall, Astrid Kneier, Aimee McGregor, Sydney Scotton, Sara Moscaritolo, Sue Kirk, Jo Wong, Thomas Ahearn, Marion Welsh, Patrick Laakso, Meadow Landry, Tatum Bautista, Teunia Elzinga, Michele Watson, Ryan Green, Stephanie Joyner, Dawn Kellar, Jacinda B., Elissa Hampton-Dutro, Sharon Manetta, Ruth Durbin, Cherish Brady, and Jennifer HenshawLearn more about this podcast at http://unresolved.meIf you would like to support this podcast and others, consider heading to https://www.patreon.com/unresolvedpod to become a Patron or ProducerBecome a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/unresolved--3266604/support.
10/01/2132m 52s

The Santa Rosa Hitchhiker Murders (Part Two)

"There are plenty of places to hide a body and I've no doubt there are some around we haven't found."Throughout 1973, detectives from California's Sonoma County would continue to investigate a bizarre string of deaths that had started the year prior. All of the victims were young women that were last seen hitchhiking in the area around Santa Rosa, Sonoma's largest city.That year, the discovery of four additional bodies would be reported, all of whom appeared to have been targeted by the same killer. As police struggled to figure out the identity of this supposed serial offender, authorities publicly theorized that he was "playing games" with them...Part 2/5Episode hosted, produced, and research/writing by Micheal WhelanOriginal music created by Micheal Whelan through Amper MusicTheme music created and composed by Ailsa TravesProducers: Roberta Janson, Ben Krokum, Gabriella Bromley, Peggy Belarde, Quil Carter, Laura Hannan, Travis Scsepko, Damion Moore, Brittany Norris, Amy Hampton, Steven Wilson, Scott Meesey, Marie Vanglund, Kevin McCracken, Scott Patzold, Bryan Hall, Astrid Kneier, Aimee McGregor, Sydney Scotton, Sara Moscaritolo, Sue Kirk, Jo Wong, Thomas Ahearn, Marion Welsh, Patrick Laakso, Meadow Landry, Tatum Bautista, Teunia Elzinga, Michele Watson, Ryan Green, Stephanie Joyner, Dawn Kellar, Jacinda B., Elissa Hampton-Dutro, Sharon Manetta, Ruth Durbin, Cherish Brady, and Jennifer HenshawLearn more about this podcast at http://unresolved.meIf you would like to support this podcast and others, consider heading to https://www.patreon.com/unresolvedpod to become a Patron or ProducerBecome a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/unresolved--3266604/support.
27/12/2039m 16s

The Santa Rosa Hitchhiker Murders (Part One)

In the final days of 1972, a spotlight would begin to shine upon California's Sonoma County.That year, a handful of young women had gone missing or been murdered in the area around Sonoma's most populated city, Santa Rosa. All had reportedly been hitchhiking at the time of their disappearance or death, and a few were last seen getting into the cars of strangers. Decades later, police believe that there might have been a killer stalking these young victims throughout the area, whose identity remains unknown nearly five decades later...Part 1/5Episode hosted, produced, and research/writing by Micheal WhelanOriginal music created by Micheal Whelan through Amper MusicTheme music created and composed by Ailsa TravesProducers: Roberta Janson, Ben Krokum, Gabriella Bromley, Peggy Belarde, Quil Carter, Laura Hannan, Travis Scsepko, Damion Moore, Brittany Norris, Amy Hampton, Steven Wilson, Scott Meesey, Marie Vanglund, Kevin McCracken, Scott Patzold, Bryan Hall, Astrid Kneier, Aimee McGregor, Sydney Scotton, Sara Moscaritolo, Sue Kirk, Jo Wong, Thomas Ahearn, Marion Welsh, Patrick Laakso, Meadow Landry, Tatum Bautista, Teunia Elzinga, Michele Watson, Ryan Green, Stephanie Joyner, Dawn Kellar, Jacinda B., Elissa Hampton-Dutro, Sharon Manetta, Ruth Durbin, Cherish Brady, and Jennifer HenshawLearn more about this podcast at http://unresolved.meIf you would like to support this podcast and others, consider heading to https://www.patreon.com/unresolvedpod to become a Patron or ProducerThis episode is sponsored by BetterHelp, who offer online counseling services. Listeners of Unresolved can save 10% on their first month with the discount code "UNRESOLVED." Head to https://BetterHelp.com/unresolved and fill out the introduction questionnaire to let BetterHelp assess your needs and pair you up with a counselor that you'll love.Become a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/unresolved--3266604/support.
20/12/2045m 5s

The Acid King

In July of 1984, a story originating from Long Island, New York began to make headlines throughout the world. The body of 17-year-old Gary Lauwers was found in a shallow grave in the Aztakea Woods, just outside of the sleepy harbor village of Northport. Police would quickly narrow in on the person they believed to be responsible for this violent crime: 17-year-old Ricky Kasso, who they alleged had participated in a cult ritual during the commission of this vile act.While the story would fade from the headlines, its legacy would live on, becoming an omen of the Satanic Panic craze yet to come later that decade...Special thanks to Jesse Pollack, Dan Jones, and Anthony Zenkus for speaking with me. Jesse and Dan are co-directors on the upcoming documentary film The Acid King, which Anthony not only helped produce but experienced firsthand. I'm so glad that they were able to speak to me, and I owe a huge thanks to Jesse and Dan for not only being good friends, but for putting together such a good flick (and for contributing so much to this episode).Written, hosted, and produced by Micheal WhelanMusic courtesy of Jesse Pollack ("The Acid King")Producers: Roberta Janson, Ben Krokum, Gabriella Bromley, Peggy Belarde, Quil Carter, Laura Hannan, Travis Scsepko, Damion Moore, Brittany Norris, Amy Hampton, Steven Wilson, Scott Meesey, Marie Vanglund, Kevin McCracken, Scott Patzold, Bryan Hall, Astrid Kneier, Aimee McGregor, Sydney Scotton, Sara Moscaritolo, Sue Kirk, Jo Wong, Thomas Ahearn, Marion Welsh, Patrick Laakso, Meadow Landry, Tatum Bautista, Teunia Elzinga, Michele Watson, Ryan Green, Stephanie Joyner, Dawn Kellar, Jacinda B., Elissa Hampton-Dutro, Sharon Manetta, Ruth Durbin, Cherish Brady, and Jennifer HenshawLearn more about this podcast at http://unresolved.meIf you would like to support this podcast and others, consider heading to https://www.patreon.com/unresolvedpod to become a Patron or ProducerThis episode is sponsored by SimpliSafe. To claim your free home security camera and take advantage of their free 60-day risk-free trial, please head to https://simplisafe.com/unresolved and let them know Unresolved sent you.This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp, who offer online counseling services. Listeners of Unresolved can save 10% on their first month with the discount code "UNRESOLVED." Head to https://BetterHelp.com/unresolved and fill out the introduction questionnaire to let BetterHelp assess your needs and pair you up with a counselor that you'll love.Become a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/unresolved--3266604/support.
13/12/2045m 15s

Diane Augat

"Did someone cut her up, piece by piece? That's what I think about."On April 10th, 1998, 40-year-old Diane Augat walked away from her sister's home in Hudson, FL. She would be spotted in the surrounding area over the next few days, but a couple of shocking discoveries would lead investigators to believe Diane had met foul play.First came a mysterious voicemail received by Diane's parents, which indicated the mentally ill woman was being held against her will. Then came the discovery of her severed finger, along a popular highway, just days later...Researched, written, hosted, and produced by Micheal WhelanOriginal music created by Micheal Whelan through Amper MusicProducers: Roberta Janson, Ben Krokum, Gabriella Bromley, Peggy Belarde, Quil Carter, Laura Hannan, Travis Scsepko, Damion Moore, Brittany Norris, Amy Hampton, Steven Wilson, Scott Meesey, Marie Vanglund, Scott Patzold, Bryan Hall, Astrid Kneier, Aimee McGregor, Sydney Scotton, Sara Moscaritolo, Sue Kirk, Jo Wong, Thomas Ahearn, Marion Welsh, Patrick Laakso, Meadow Landry, Kevin McCracken, Tatum Bautista, Teunia Elzinga, Michele Watson, Ryan Green, Stephanie Joyner, Dawn Kellar, Elissa Hampton-Dutro, Sharon Manetta, Ruth Durbin, and Jennifer HenshawLearn more about this podcast at http://unresolved.meIf you would like to support this podcast and others, consider heading to https://www.patreon.com/unresolvedpod to become a Patron or ProducerThis episode is sponsored by BetterHelp, who offer online counseling services. Listeners of Unresolved can save 10% on their first month with the discount code "UNRESOLVED." Head to https://BetterHelp.com/unresolved and fill out the introduction questionnaire to let BetterHelp assess your needs and pair you up with a counselor that you'll love.Become a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/unresolved--3266604/support.
06/12/2028m 11s

The Con Queen of Hollywood (Update)

There has been an update in the Hollywood Con Queen story (episode #137 of Unresolved). Hargobind Tahilramani was taken into British custody on November 26th of this year (2020), and authorities are just now releasing information about his arrest...To learn more about this story, read or listen to "The Con Queen of Hollywood" at the following link: https://unresolved.me/the-con-queen-of-hollywood Researched, written, hosted, and produced by Micheal WhelanMusic composed by Micheal Whelan through Amper MusicIf you would like to support this podcast and others, consider heading to https://www.patreon.com/unresolvedpod to become a Patron or ProducerBecome a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/unresolved--3266604/support.
03/12/205m 56s

The Volga Maniac (Update)

There has been an update in the Volga Maniac case (episode #139 of the podcast). Russian authorities have taken 38-year-old Radik Tagirov into custody, and he has reportedly confessed to more than two dozen murders...To learn more about this story, read or listen to "The Volga Maniac" at the following link: https://unresolved.me/the-volga-maniac Researched, written, hosted, and produced by Micheal WhelanMusic composed by Micheal Whelan through Amper MusicIf you would like to support this podcast and others, consider heading to https://www.patreon.com/unresolvedpod to become a Patron or ProducerBecome a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/unresolved--3266604/support.
01/12/204m 48s

Preview: Resolved #13

This is a brief preview for the thirteenth episode of my new Patreon-exclusive show, Resolved, which is available now for all $5+ supporters. To learn more about this series - and how you can listen - consider heading to https://www.patreon.com/unresolvedpodThis episode can be found at the following link: https://www.patreon.com/posts/44443420Become a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/unresolved--3266604/support.
30/11/207m 0s

The Waverly Stranglings

"Whoever this person or persons are that killed these girls, you know, they've had to have told somebody..."Known primarily as the seat of Bremer County, as well as the location of Wartburg College - a private Lutheran liberal arts school - Waverly is surrounded by dozens of miles of rural terrain. Between 1971 and 1976, a trio of shocking murders would rock this small town in northeastern Iowa. Now, nearly fifty years later, very few remember the victims that have since become known as the 'Waverly Three'...--------------------Researched, written, hosted, and produced by Micheal WhelanOriginal music created by Micheal Whelan through Amper MusicTheme music created and composed by Ailsa TravesProducers: Roberta Janson, Ben Krokum, Gabriella Bromley, Quil Carter, Laura Hannan, Damion Moore, Amy Hampton, Scott Meesey, Steven Wilson, Travis Scsepko, Scott Patzold, Marie Vanglund, Astrid Kneier, Aimee McGregor, Bryan Hall, Sydney Scotton, Sara Moscaritolo, Sue Kirk, Thomas Ahearn, Marion Welsh, Seth Morgan, Jo Wong, Alyssa Lawton, Patrick Laakso, Kevin McCracken, Meadow Landry, Tatum Bautista, Michele Watson, Teunia Elzinga, Ryan Green, Dawn Kellar, Stephanie Joyner, gravityheadzero, Elissa Hampton-Dutro, Ruth Durbin, Sally Ranford, and Sharon ManettaLearn more about this podcast at http://unresolved.me--------------------If you would like to support this podcast and others, consider heading to https://www.patreon.com/unresolvedpod to become a Patron or ProducerThis episode is sponsored by Harry's, which is offering listeners of Unresolved $5 off of a trial set, which includes a 5-blade razor, a weighted handle, foaming shave gel w/aloe, and a travel cover. Head to the following link to take advantage of this special offer: https://Harrys.com/unresolvedThis episode is sponsored by BetterHelp, who offer online counseling services. Listeners of Unresolved can save 10% on their first month with the discount code "UNRESOLVED." Head to https://BetterHelp.com/unresolved and fill out the introduction questionnaire to let BetterHelp assess your needs and pair you up with a counselor that you'll love.Become a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/unresolved--3266604/support.
29/11/2036m 51s

Teekah Lewis

"I turned my head for less than a minute and she was gone. Someone had to pick her up and run out the door."On the evening of January 23rd, 1999, two-year-old Teekah Lewis was abducted from the New Frontier Lanes bowling alley in Tacoma, WA. Teekah's family had been watching the child walk back-and-forth from the arcade just feet away from them, and in the 10-15 seconds that the child was unsupervised that night, she would disappear. Almost immediately, police suspected foul play. Within days, they had become reasonably certain that this was a rare case of stranger abduction...Researched, written, hosted, and produced by Micheal WhelanOriginal music created by Micheal Whelan through Amper MusicTheme music created and composed by Ailsa TravesProducers: Ben Krokum, Gabriella Bromley, Quil Carter, Laura Hannan, Damion Moore, Amy Hampton, Scott Meesey, Steven Wilson, Travis Scsepko, Scott Patzold, Marie Vanglund, Astrid Kneier, Aimee McGregor, Bryan Hall, Sydney Scotton, Sara Moscaritolo, Sue Kirk, Thomas Ahearn, Marion Welsh, Seth Morgan, Jo Wong, Alyssa Lawton, Patrick Laakso, Kevin McCracken, Meadow Landry, Tatum Bautista, Michele Watson, Teunia Elzinga, Ryan Green, Dawn Kellar, Stephanie Joyner, gravityheadzero, Elissa Hampton-Dutro, Ruth Durbin, and Sally RanfordLearn more about this podcast at http://unresolved.meIf you would like to support this podcast and others, consider heading to https://www.patreon.com/unresolvedpod to become a Patron or ProducerThis episode is sponsored by SimpliSafe. To save 30% on your home security order (and claim your free security camera) please head to https://simplisafe.com/unresolved and let them know Unresolved sent you.Become a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/unresolved--3266604/support.
22/11/2043m 16s

The Phantom Marine

William Willard Langston was declared dead on Iwo Jima. His wife and son moved on without him... then a man claiming to be him appeared in his hometown. The people who knew William his entire life were certain it was him. But as soon as he had arrived, he vanished. On this new podcast from Unresolved Productions, New York Times bestselling author Chris DeRose attempts to decipher this bizarre and perplexing mystery.Become a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/unresolved--3266604/support.
15/11/2032m 7s

Preview: Resolved #12

This is a brief preview for the twelfth episode of my new Patreon-exclusive show, Resolved, which is available now for all $5+ supporters. To learn more about this series - and how you can listen - consider heading to https://www.patreon.com/unresolvedpodThis episode can be found at the following link: https://www.patreon.com/posts/43878404Become a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/unresolved--3266604/support.
14/11/203m 44s

Nonnie Dotson

On the afternoon of November 19th, 2006, Nonnie Dotson would disappear into thin air.The 33-year-old single mother of one, who was a First Lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force, was visiting friends and family in Littleton, Colorado. Having gone out the night before, Nonnie was hoping to meet up with some friends one last time before flying home the next day. After leaving her brother's home that Sunday afternoon, Nonnie would never be seen alive again. Despite investigators looking into several suspicious individuals close to her - and tracing her cell phone to a field not too far away - there has been no sign of her in the 14 years since...Researched, written, hosted, and produced by Micheal WhelanOriginal music created by Micheal Whelan through Amper MusicTheme music created and composed by Ailsa TravesProducers: Roberta Janson, Ben Krokum, Gabriella Bromley, Peggy Belarde, Quil Carter, Laura Hannan, Damion Moore, Brittany Norris, Amy Hampton, Steven Wilson, Scott Meesey, Travis Scsepko, Marie Vanglund, Scott Patzold, Astrid Kneier, Aimee McGregor, Bryan Hall, Sydney Scotton, Sara Moscaritolo, Sue Kirk, Thomas Ahearn, Jo Wong, Seth Morgan, Marion Welsh, Patrick Laakso, Alyssa Lawton, Kevin McCracken, Meadow Landry, Tatum Bautista, Teunia Elzinga, Michele Watson, Ryan Green, Stephanie Joyner, Dawn Kellar, gravityheadzero, Elissa Hampton-Dutro, Ruth Durbin, and Sally RanfordLearn more about this podcast at http://unresolved.meIf you would like to support this podcast and others, consider heading to https://www.patreon.com/unresolvedpod to become a Patron or ProducerThis episode is sponsored by BetterHelp, who offer online counseling services. Listeners of Unresolved can save 10% on their first month with the discount code "UNRESOLVED." Head to https://BetterHelp.com/unresolved and fill out the introduction questionnaire to let BetterHelp assess your needs and pair you up with a counselor that you'll love.Become a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/unresolved--3266604/support.
08/11/2044m 40s

Alan Berg

On June 18th, 1984, a prominent talk-show host was gunned down in front of his Colorado home.Alan Harrison Berg was a 50-year-old radio host from Chicago, who had gained prominence in the Denver area for his outspoken, abrasive behavior. A Jewish man, Alan was proud of his heritage but was very vocal about his atheistic, liberal beliefs - and that upset a great many people. Among the people that were offended by the things Alan said on his program were members of a white supremacist group that called themselves The Order. Based out of the Pacific Northwest, The Order would set their sights on Alan, believing that his death might spark their long-awaited race war...Researched, written, hosted, and produced by Micheal WhelanOriginal music created by Micheal Whelan through Amper MusicTheme music created and composed by Ailsa TravesProducers: Roberta Janson, Ben Krokum, Gabriella Bromley, Peggy Belarde, Quil Carter, Laura Hannan, Damion Moore, Brittany Norris, Amy Hampton, Steven Wilson, Scott Meesey, Marie Vanglund, Scott Patzold, Astrid Kneier, Travis Scsepko, Aimee McGregor, Sydney Scotton, Sara Moscaritolo, Sue Kirk, Thomas Ahearn, Bryan Hall, Seth Morgan, Marion Welsh, Kevin McCracken, Jo Wong, Patrick Laakso, Alyssa Lawton, Meadow Landry, Tatum Bautista, Teunia Elzinga, Michele Watson, Ryan Green, Stephanie Joyner, Dawn Kellar, Elissa Hampton-Dutro, Ruth Durbin, and Sally RanfordLearn more about this podcast at http://unresolved.meIf you would like to support this podcast and others, consider heading to https://www.patreon.com/unresolvedpod to become a Patron or ProducerThis episode is sponsored by Harry's, which is offering listeners of Unresolved $5 off of a trial set, which includes a 5-blade razor, a weighted handle, foaming shave gel w/aloe, and a travel cover. Head to the following link to take advantage of this special offer: https://Harrys.com/unresolvedThis episode is sponsored by BetterHelp, who offer online counseling services. Listeners of Unresolved can save 10% on their first month with the discount code "UNRESOLVED." Head to https://BetterHelp.com/unresolved and fill out the introduction questionnaire to let BetterHelp assess your needs and pair you up with a counselor that you'll love.Become a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/unresolved--3266604/support.
01/11/201h 9m

GirlsDoPorn

In 2013, a website featuring amateur pornography began making headlines across the United States - and later, the world. Founded by New Zealander Michael Pratt in 2006, GirlsDoPorn was billed early on as "a reality website that features 18-21 year old females making their very first adult videos." For the next decade, Pratt would attempt to build an empire, recruiting his childhood friend Matthew Wolfe in 2011 and aspiring actor Ruben "Andre" Garcia later that same year to help him achieve his goals.But by 2016, dozens of women featured on the site would turn against these three and the other employees of GirlsDoPorn, revealing that they had built nothing more than a criminal enterprise centered around fraud, deceptive practices, and malice...Researched, written, hosted, and produced by Micheal WhelanOriginal music created by Micheal Whelan through Amper MusicTheme music created and composed by Ailsa TravesProducers: Roberta Janson, Ben Krokum, Gabriella Bromley, Peggy Belarde, Quil Carter, Laura Hannan, Damion Moore, Brittany Norris, Amy Hampton, Steven Wilson, Scott Meesey, Marie Vanglund, Scott Patzold, Astrid Kneier, Travis Scsepko, Aimee McGregor, Sydney Scotton, Sara Moscaritolo, Sue Kirk, Thomas Ahearn, Bryan Hall, Seth Morgan, Marion Welsh, Jo Wong, Patrick Laakso, Alyssa Lawton, Meadow Landry, Tatum Bautista, Teunia Elzinga, Michele Watson, Ryan Green, Stephanie Joyner, Dawn Kellar, Elissa Hampton-Dutro, Ryan Durbin, and Sally RanfordLearn more about this podcast at http://unresolved.meIf you would like to support this podcast and others, consider heading to https://www.patreon.com/unresolvedpod to become a Patron or ProducerThis episode is sponsored by BetterHelp, who offer online counseling services. Listeners of Unresolved can save 10% on their first month with the discount code "UNRESOLVED." Head to https://BetterHelp.com/unresolved and fill out the introduction questionnaire to let BetterHelp assess your needs and pair you up with a counselor that you'll love.Become a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/unresolved--3266604/support.
25/10/201h 19m

Short Stories #2 (Tony Harrelson & Robert Pillsen-Rahier)

This episode contains two separate, unrelated stories that haven't been reported on much in the past.In October of 2009, 46-year-old Tony Harrelson was shot and killed in Camp Hill, Alabama. A truck driver for the U.S. Postal Service, Tony is believed to have fallen prey to a gunman who had been robbing postal workers throughout eastern Alabama between 2008 and 2009. In July of 1990, 15-year-old Robert Pillsen-Rahier would disappear while spending time at the Cheyenne Mesa Adolescent Treatment Facility in Colorado Springs. While investigators never found any evidence of foul-play, Robert's mother continues to believe that employees of the facility know more than they ever told police.Episode researched, written, hosted, and produced by Micheal WhelanOriginal music created by Micheal Whelan through Amper MusicTheme music created and composed by Ailsa TravesProducers: Roberta Janson, Ben Krokum, Gabriella Bromley, Peggy Belarde, Quil Carter, Laura Hannan, Damion Moore, Brittany Norris, Amy Hampton, Steven Wilson, Scott Meesey, Marie Vanglund, Scott Patzold, Astrid Kneier, Travis Scsepko, Aimee McGregor, Sydney Scotton, Sara Moscaritolo, Sue Kirk, Thomas Ahearn, Bryan Hall, Seth Morgan, Marion Welsh, Jo Wong, Patrick Laakso, Alyssa Lawton, Meadow Landry, Tatum Bautista, Teunia Elzinga, Michele Watson, Ryan Green, Stephanie Joyner, Dawn Kellar, and Elissa Hampton-DutroLearn more about this podcast at http://unresolved.meIf you would like to support this podcast and others, consider heading to https://www.patreon.com/unresolvedpod to become a Patron or ProducerBecome a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/unresolved--3266604/support.
18/10/2029m 54s

Matt Stewart

In the early morning hours of June 9th, 2009, a violent home invasion would take place in Mooresville, North Carolina. Just after midnight, Matt and Angel Stewart were sleeping when an unknown individual opened fire on them from their bedroom doorway. Angel grabbed the couple's young son, who was also asleep in the room, and began running to a neighbor's house; while 31-year-old Matt - who had already been shot - jumped out of bed and heroically attacked the gunman. Hours later, Matt's body would be found inside of the home, having become the victim of a mysterious and violent crime. But more than a decade later, questions continue to linger about what really happened that evening and why...Special thanks to Freddie Wilson from the Unforgotten podcast for chatting with me, and for all of the research he has done on this case (without which, this episode would not have been possible). To learn more about his work, check out the Unforgotten podcast on your app of choice, or by heading to the following link: https://www.unforgottenpodcast.com/Researched, written, hosted, and produced by Micheal WhelanOriginal music created by Micheal Whelan through Amper MusicTheme music created and composed by Ailsa TravesProducers: Roberta Janson, Ben Krokum, Gabriella Bromley, Peggy Belarde, Quil Carter, Laura Hannan, Damion Moore, Brittany Norris, Amy Hampton, Steven Wilson, Scott Meesey, Marie Vanglund, Scott Patzold, Travis Scsepko, Aimee McGregor, Sydney Scotton, Sara Moscaritolo, Sue Kirk, Thomas Ahearn, Bryan Hall, Seth Morgan, Marion Welsh, Jo Wong, Patrick Laakso, Alyssa Lawton, Meadow Landry, Tatum Bautista, Teunia Elzinga, Michele Watson, Ryan Green, Stephanie Joyner, Dawn Kellar, and Elissa Hampton-DutroLearn more about this podcast at http://unresolved.meIf you would like to support this podcast and others, consider heading to https://www.patreon.com/unresolvedpod to become a Patron or ProducerThis episode is sponsored by BetterHelp, who offer online counseling services. Listeners of Unresolved can save 10% on their first month with the discount code "UNRESOLVED." Head to https://BetterHelp.com/unresolved and fill out the introduction questionnaire to let BetterHelp assess your needs and pair you up with a counselor that you'll love.Become a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/unresolved--3266604/support.
11/10/201h 10m

The Northern Bank Robbery

Some listeners told me that they had trouble with some of the volume levels in this episode, so I have uploaded a different audio file which - hopefully - won't have the same issues. Sorry for the inconvenience!On the evening of December 20th, 2004, two Northern Bank executives carried out the largest heist in British history.Just before 6:00 PM, Assistant Branch Manager Kevin McMullan told all but one of the staff members to go home early. Once they’d left, Kevin McMullan and the other staff member, Chris Ward, went down to the vault and began to place £50 notes into a large sports bag. They carried it up past the unsuspecting security guards and out onto the busy street. A short distance from the bank, a man in a baseball cap was waiting for them. The man took the bag before explaining that they had to return to the bank where they would receive further instructions... Researched & written by Gabriella BromleyHosted & produced by Micheal Whelan Original music composed by Micheal Whelan through Amper MusicOther music courtesy of The Gateless Gate via the Free Music ArchiveProducers: Roberta Janson, Ben Krokum, Gabriella Bromley, Peggy Belarde, Quil Carter, Laura Hannan, Damion Moore, Brittany Norris, Amy Hampton, Steven Wilson, Scott Meesey, Marie Vanglund, Scott Patzold, Sue Kirk, Aimee McGregor, Sydney Scotton, Travis Scsepko, Thomas Ahearn, Bryan Hall, Marion Welsh, Patrick Laakso, Seth Morgan, Alyssa Lawton, Jo Wong, Tatum Bautista, Meadow Landry, Ryan Green, Teunia Elzinga, Dawn Kellar, Stephanie Joyner, and Elissa Hampton-Dutro. Apologies for no end credits this week - ran into a time crunch. I'll double-thank y'all next week, though! Learn more about this podcast at http://unresolved.meIf you would like to support this podcast and others, consider heading to https://www.patreon.com/unresolvedpod to become a Patron or ProducerThis episode is sponsored by BetterHelp, who offer online counseling services. Listeners of Unresolved can save 10% on their first month with the discount code "UNRESOLVED." Head to https://BetterHelp.com/unresolved and fill out the introduction questionnaire to let BetterHelp assess your needs and pair you up with a counselor that you'll love.This episode is also sponsored by Harry's, which is offering listeners of Unresolved $5 off of a trial set, which includes a 5-blade razor, a weighted handle, foaming shave gel w/aloe, and a travel cover. Head to the following link to take advantage of this special offer: https://Harrys.com/unresolvedBecome a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/unresolved--3266604/support.
04/10/2051m 53s

The Investor Murders (Part Two: Trials & Tribulations)

On September 10th, 1984 - two years after Alaska's largest unsolved murder - authorities announced that they had a suspect in custody.John Kenneth Peel was a 24-year-old living in Bellingham, Washington - who seemed to be the perfect match for the killer. In addition to matching the suspect profile, Peel had a complicated prior relationship with the victims, and had both the means and motive to commit the crime. However, the case presented by state officials over the next several years would reveal large gaps in the narrative they had spent years (and millions of dollars) weaving, leaving behind several questions that remain unanswered to this day... Part 2/2Episode hosted, produced, and research/writing by Micheal WhelanOriginal music created by Micheal Whelan through Amper MusicTheme music created and composed by Ailsa TravesProducers: Roberta Janson, Ben Krokum, Gabriella Bromley, Peggy Belarde, Quil Carter, Laura Hannan, Damion Moore, Brittany Norris, Amy Hampton, Steven Wilson, Scott Meesey, Marie Vanglund, Scott Patzold, Astrid Kneier, Aimee McGregor, Sydney Scotton, Sara Moscaritolo, Sue Kirk, Travis Scsepko, Thomas Ahearn, Seth Morgan, Marion Welsh, Patrick Laakso, Alyssa Lawton, Jo Wong, Meadow Landry, Rebecca Miller, Tatum Bautista, Teunia Elzinga, Jacinda B., Ryan Green, Stephanie Joyner, and Dawn KellarLearn more about this podcast at http://unresolved.meIf you would like to support this podcast and others, consider heading to https://www.patreon.com/unresolvedpod to become a Patron or ProducerThis episode is sponsored by BetterHelp, who offer online counseling services. Listeners of Unresolved can save 10% on their first month with the discount code "UNRESOLVED." Head to https://BetterHelp.com/unresolved and fill out the introduction questionnaire to let BetterHelp assess your needs and pair you up with a counselor that you'll love.Become a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/unresolved--3266604/support.
27/09/2056m 40s

The Investor Murders (Part One: A Tragedy In Craig, AK)

On the afternoon of September 7th, 1982, it was discovered that a ship - anchored in a lonely harbor about one mile outside of Craig, Alaska - had caught fire. Hours later, after the flames had been extinguished, emergency personnel would discover the bodies of at least four people, which had been burned beyond recognition. It was initially theorized that as many as nine people could have been on board at the time of the fire (whose origins remained clouded in doubt) but it would take months to determine the true cost of this tragedy. As arson investigators began to look over the crime scene, it became apparent that this was no accident; the fire had been intentionally started by someone looking to cover up the largest mass murder in Alaskan history...Part 1/2Episode hosted, produced, and research/writing by Micheal WhelanOriginal music created by Micheal Whelan through Amper MusicTheme music created and composed by Ailsa TravesProducers: Roberta Janson, Ben Krokum, Gabriella Bromley, Peggy Belarde, Quil Carter, Laura Hannan, Damion Moore, Brittany Norris, Amy Hampton, Steven Wilson, Scott Meesey, Marie Vanglund, Scott Patzold, Astrid Kneier, Aimee McGregor, Sydney Scotton, Sara Moscaritolo, Sue Kirk, Travis Scsepko, Thomas Ahearn, Seth Morgan, Marion Welsh, Patrick Laakso, Alyssa Lawton, Jo Wong, Meadow Landry, Rebecca Miller, Tatum Bautista, Teunia Elzinga, Jacinda B., Ryan Green, Stephanie Joyner, and Dawn KellarLearn more about this podcast at http://unresolved.meIf you would like to support this podcast and others, consider heading to https://www.patreon.com/unresolvedpod to become a Patron or ProducerThis episode is sponsored by BetterHelp, who offer online counseling services. Listeners of Unresolved can save 10% on their first month with the discount code "UNRESOLVED." Head to https://BetterHelp.com/unresolved and fill out the introduction questionnaire to let BetterHelp assess your needs and pair you up with a counselor that you'll love.This episode is also brought to you by SimpliSafe, the easiest and most cost-affordable way to help secure your home. To help support this show and learn more about SimpliSafe, visit https://SimpliSafe.com/unresolved.Become a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/unresolved--3266604/support.
20/09/2041m 37s

The Colonial Parkway Murders

The Colonial Parkway is a historic and scenic road that links together the three points of Virginia's Historic Triangle: Jamestown, Williamsburg, and Yorktown.Located roughly halfway between Richmond and Virginia Beach, the Colonial Parkway spans approximately 22 miles in southeastern Virginia and is an incredibly beautiful drive during daytime hours. At night, however, it can become haunting - surrounded by darkened patches of woods - and without any lights to illuminate the road.This duality is perfectly expressed in the history of the Parkway itself, which is an incredibly scenic and vibrant piece of American history, but also happens to be ground zero for one of the nation's most brutal crime sprees... which remains clouded in doubt and tragedy more than three decades later. Episode researched, written, hosted, and produced by Micheal WhelanOriginal music created by Micheal Whelan through Amper MusicTheme music created and composed by Ailsa TravesOther music used for this episode is listed below, and has been made available by the Free Music ArchiveProducers: Maggyjames, Roberta Janson, Ben Krokum, Peggy Belarde, Quil Carter, Victoria Reid, Gabriella Bromley, Laura Hannan, Damion Moore, Amy Hampton, Steven Wilson, Scott Meesey, Marie Vanglund, Scott Patzold, Astrid Kneier, Lori Rodriguez, Aimee McGregor, Danny Williams, Sydney Scotton, Sara Moscaritolo, Sue Kirk, Thomas Ahearn, Seth Morgan, Marion Welsh, Patrick Laakso, Kelly Jo Hapgood, Alyssa Lawton, Jared Midwood, Travis Scsepko, Meadow Landry, Rebecca Miller, Tatum Bautista, Jo Wong, Erin Pyles, Teunia Elzinga, Consuelo Moreno, Jacinda B., Ryan Green, Stephanie Joyner, and Dawn KellarLearn more about this podcast at http://unresolved.meIf you would like to support this podcast and others, consider heading to https://www.patreon.com/unresolvedpod to become a Patron or ProducerThis episode is sponsored by Harry's, which is offering listeners of Unresolved $5 off of a trial set, which includes a 5-blade razor, a weighted handle, foaming shave gel w/aloe, and a travel cover. Head to the following link to take advantage of this special offer: https://Harrys.com/unresolvedMusic Credits:Daniel James Dolby - "Longing"Magna Ingress - "Anahata II: The Longing"Soft And Furious - "Melancholic Ending"BOPD - "New England Is Interesting"Sara Ofonso - "Underwater I"ROZKOL - "Hell Slime"Chris Zabriskie - "I Used to Need the Violence"DR - "Afanassij Iwanowitsch Towstogub And His Wife Pulcherija Iwanowna Towstogubicha - Part 2"Blear Moon - "Cold Summer Landscape"Become a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/unresolved--3266604/support.
30/08/201h 31m

True Crime Movie Club - D.C. Sniper

As you probably guessed from the episode title, this is not a new episode of Unresolved. I'm taking this weekend off to finish up the Unresolved season 5 finale, but didn't want to leave you all hanging. So, this week, I am uploading an episode of another podcast I appear on: the D.C. Sniper episode of the wonderfully silly podcast "True Crime Movie Club." This is a podcast that I first appeared as a guest on a few months back, but have become a frequent co-host on.This podcast is very different from Unresolved, and features a decent amount of adult language and juvenile humor from myself and my co-hosts. If you like what you hear, listen to this episode and then subscribe to the podcast True Crime Movie Club to hear more. If not, then just stay tuned for the season finale of Unresolved coming out next week.To listen to additional episodes of True Crime Movie Club, please subscribe on your podcast app of choice or follow the link to the show's page on Spreaker: https://www.spreaker.com/show/true-crime-movie-clubTo follow along on social media, just search for 'True Crime Movie Club' or 'TCMCPodcast' on Instagram or Twitter, or by heading to the following link: https://twitter.com/tcmcpodcast?lang=enBecome a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/unresolved--3266604/support.
23/08/201h 13m

"Adam" (Torso In The Thames)

On 21st September 2001, a man discovered the dismembered remains of a young boy floating in the River Thames. Investigators would begin the lengthy process of identifying the victim, who was missing his head and limbs, and was found wearing only a pair of bright orange shorts. Through cutting edge forensic testing, they would discover how long he had been in the UK and where he likely came from, but very little when it came to specifics.However, over the next several years, police would uncover the unidentified boy's links to nefarious characters all over Europe, who were linked to a large-scale human trafficking ring based out of West Africa... Researched & written by Gabriella BromleyHosted & produced by Micheal Whelan Original music composed by Micheal Whelan through Amper MusicTheme music created and composed by Ailsa TravesProducers: Roberta Janson, Ben Krokum, Victoria Reid, Gabriella Bromley, Peggy Belarde, Quil Carter, Laura Hannan, Damion Moore, Amy Hampton, Steven Wilson, Scott Meesey, Marie Vanglund, Scott Patzold, Astrid Kneier, Lori Rodriguez, Aimee McGregor, Sydney Scotton, Sara Moscaritolo, Sue Kirk, Thomas Ahearn, Travis Scsepko, Seth Morgan, Marion Welsh, Patrick Laakso, Alyssa Lawton, Meadow Landry, Rebecca Miller, Jo Wong, Tatum Bautista, Erin Pyles, Teunia Elzinga, Jacinda B., Ryan Green, Stephanie Joyner, and Dawn KellarLearn more about this podcast at http://unresolved.meIf you would like to support this podcast and others, consider heading to https://www.patreon.com/unresolvedpod to become a Patron or ProducerThis episode is brought to you by SimpliSafe, the easiest and most cost-affordable way to help secure your home. To help support this podcast and learn more about SimpliSafe, visit https://SimpliSafe.com/unresolvedThis episode is also sponsored by the mobile puzzle game Best Fiends, which is available to download for free on the Apple App Store or via Google Play. To learn more, head to the game dev's website at https://bestfiends.com/Become a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/unresolved--3266604/support.
16/08/2052m 47s

Preview: Resolved #11

This is a brief preview for the eleventh episode in my new series, Resolved, which is available now on Patreon. To learn more about this series - and how you can listen - consider heading to https://www.patreon.com/unresolvedpodThis episode can be found at the following link: https://www.patreon.com/posts/40458519Become a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/unresolved--3266604/support.
14/08/207m 11s

The OKC Butcher

In April of 1976, three men would wander into an abandoned building, which they soon discovered to be a house of horrors.Inside of the home were the dismembered remains of a young woman, whose identity would elude investigators for the better part of two decades. This killer, who seemed to have shown no shame in committing this vile act of butchery, was eventually given a nickname fitting their savagery years later after police tied them to at least two other acts of obscene violence. Because of the victims that they targeted, however, their crimes haven't received much attention in the decades since, and many details of their crime spree remain closely guarded by the killer, whose identity remains unknown today... Episode researched, written, hosted, and produced by Micheal WhelanOriginal music created by Micheal Whelan through Amper MusicTheme music created and composed by Ailsa TravesProducers: Maggyjames, Roberta Janson, Ben Krokum, Peggy Belarde, Quil Carter, Victoria Reid, Gabriella Bromley, Laura Hannan, Damion Moore, Amy Hampton, Steven Wilson, Scott Meesey, Marie Vanglund, Scott Patzold, Astrid Kneier, Lori Rodriguez, Aimee McGregor, Danny Williams, Sydney Scotton, Sara Moscaritolo, Sue Kirk, Thomas Ahearn, Seth Morgan, Marion Welsh, Patrick Laakso, Kelly Jo Hapgood, Alyssa Lawton, Jared Midwood, Travis Scsepko, Meadow Landry, Rebecca Miller, Tatum Bautista, Jo Wong, Erin Pyles, Teunia Elzinga, Consuelo Moreno, Jacinda B., Ryan Green, Stephanie Joyner, and Dawn KellarLearn more about this podcast at http://unresolved.meIf you would like to support this podcast and others, consider heading to https://www.patreon.com/unresolvedpod to become a Patron or ProducerThis episode is sponsored by Harry's, which is offering listeners of Unresolved $5 off of a trial set, which includes a 5-blade razor, a weighted handle, foaming shave gel w/aloe, and a travel cover. Head to the following link to take advantage of this special offer: https://Harrys.com/unresolvedBecome a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/unresolved--3266604/support.
02/08/2040m 20s

The Con

This bonus episode is an interview with producer Patrick Lovell, who has been working on his new true crime docu-series "The Con" for the better part of the last decade. "The Con" is centered around the 2007-2008 financial crisis, which happened as a result of widespread fraudulent activity and the collapse of the housing bubble. The story is told through the lens of Addie Polk, a 90-year-old woman from Akron, OH whose house was foreclosed upon, ultimately leading to Addie attempting to take her own life... but that's really just the start of this never-ending story.In this interview, I chat with Patrick about how he got involved with the story, what avenues the docu-series explores, and how the recession of a decade ago might just be a taste of what's in our immediate future.Become a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/unresolved--3266604/support.
29/07/2045m 39s

Beatriz Mota

In December of 2015, a graduation ceremony was being held at the Colégio Nossa Senhora Maria Auxiliadora in Petrolina.7-year-old Beatriz Mota attended the event along with her parents, Sandro and Lúcia, who were attending the graduation for two reasons: not only was Sandro a well-liked teacher at the private Catholic school, which was located right in the city center of Petrolina, but their oldest daughter (Beatriz's older sister) was graduating.As the ceremony began to wind down later that evening, both parents would notice that they hadn't seen their youngest daughter in several minutes. A search of the school grounds would ensue, leading to a grisly discovery a short time later... Episode researched, written, hosted, and produced by Micheal WhelanOriginal music created by Micheal Whelan through Amper MusicTheme music created and composed by Ailsa TravesProducers: Maggyjames, Roberta Janson, Ben Krokum, Peggy Belarde, Quil Carter, Victoria Reid, Gabriella Bromley, Laura Hannan, Damion Moore, Amy Hampton, Steven Wilson, Scott Meesey, Marie Vanglund, Scott Patzold, Astrid Kneier, Lori Rodriguez, Aimee McGregor, Danny Williams, Sydney Scotton, Sara Moscaritolo, Sue Kirk, Thomas Ahearn, Seth Morgan, Marion Welsh, Patrick Laakso, Kelly Jo Hapgood, Alyssa Lawton, Jared Midwood, Travis Scsepko, Meadow Landry, Rebecca Miller, Tatum Bautista, Jo Wong, Erin Pyles, Teunia Elzinga, Consuelo Moreno, Jacinda B., Ryan Green, Stephanie Joyner, and Dawn KellarLearn more about this podcast at http://unresolved.meIf you would like to support this podcast and others, consider heading to https://www.patreon.com/unresolvedpod to become a Patron or ProducerBecome a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/unresolved--3266604/support.
26/07/2042m 7s

Preview: Resolved #10

This is a brief preview for the tenth episode in my new series, Resolved, which is available now on Patreon. To learn more about this series - and how you can listen - consider heading to https://www.patreon.com/unresolvedpodThis episode can be found at the following link: https://www.patreon.com/posts/39430057Become a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/unresolved--3266604/support.
17/07/205m 31s

The National Hotel Epidemic

In January and March of 1857, President-elect James Buchanan stayed at the National Hotel in Washington D.C.Located along the National Mall, the National - formerly known as "Gadsby's Hotel" - was the most regal lodging choice in the nation's capital at the time. Many banquets and balls were thrown in the hotel's ballroom, and it made a logical choice for Buchanan to stay there in the days leading up to his inauguration. However, what people didn't know is that during his prior stay at the National, Buchanan and several of his staff-members had fallen ill to a mysterious illness, which would return with a vengeance during his second visit a month later. In the years since, some have theorized that poison may have played a part... Episode researched, written, hosted, and produced by Micheal WhelanOriginal music created by Micheal Whelan through Amper MusicTheme music created and composed by Ailsa TravesProducers: Maggyjames, Roberta Janson, Ben Krokum, Peggy Belarde, Quil Carter, Victoria Reid, Gabriella Bromley, Laura Hannan, Damion Moore, Amy Hampton, Steven Wilson, Scott Meesey, Marie Vanglund, Scott Patzold, Astrid Kneier, Lori Rodriguez, Aimee McGregor, Sydney Scotton, Sara Moscaritolo, Sue Kirk, Thomas Ahearn, Seth Morgan, Marion Welsh, Patrick Laakso, Kelly Jo Hapgood, Alyssa Lawton, Jared Midwood, Travis Scsepko, Meadow Landry, Rebecca Miller, Tatum Bautista, Jo Wong, Erin Pyles, Teunia Elzinga, Consuelo Moreno, Jacinda B., and Ryan GreenLearn more about this podcast at http://unresolved.meIf you would like to support this podcast and others, consider heading to https://www.patreon.com/unresolvedpod to become a Patron or ProducerBecome a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/unresolved--3266604/support.
12/07/2031m 42s

Arpana Jinaga

On November 3rd, 2008, the body of a young woman was found inside of her Redmond, WA apartment.Arpana Jinaga was a 24-year-old computer programmer, who had moved to the Pacific Northwest in March of 2008. Prior to that, she had attended Rutgers University on the east coast, but had grown up in the Indian city of Hyderabad as the oldest of two daughters. A tech prodigy from an early age, Arpana seemed poised to achieve great things in life. But after attending a Halloween party in her apartment complex, Arpana's life would come to a senseless and tragic end... Episode researched, written, hosted, and produced by Micheal WhelanMusic throughout the episode was composed by Jake Mooshian. Listen to more of his music over at http://soundcloud.com/mooshianThe outro song ("June") was written and composed by Kieran MarshProducers: Maggyjames, Roberta Janson, Ben Krokum, Peggy Belarde, Quil Carter, Victoria Reid, Laura Hannan, Gabriella Bromley, Amy Hampton, Steven Wilson, Scott Meesey, Damion Moore, Astrid Kneier, Marie Vanglund, Scott Patzold, Lori Rodriguez, Aimee McGregor, Sue Kirk, Sydney Scotton, Sara Moscaritolo, Thomas Ahearn, Seth Morgan, Alyssa Lawton, Marion Welsh, Jared Midwood, Patrick Laakso, Kelly Jo Hapgood, Meadow Landry, Rebecca Miller, Tatum Bautista, Travis Scsepko, Teunia Elzinga, Erin Pyles, Jo Wong, Jacinda B., Ryan Green, Consuelo Moreno, Kelly Harris, and Emi CoatesLearn more about this podcast at http://unresolved.meIf you would like to support this podcast and others, consider heading to https://www.patreon.com/unresolvedpod to become a Patron or ProducerBecome a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/unresolved--3266604/support.
05/07/2059m 49s

Snohomish County Jane Doe (Update)

There has been an update in the Snohomish County "Precious" Jane Doe case (episode #66 of the podcast). Police have identified her as 17-year-old Elizabeth Ann Roberts, who went missing just a couple of weeks before her murder...To learn more about this story, read or listen to the "Snohomish County Jane Doe" story at the following link: https://unresolved.me/snohomish-county-jane-doe Researched, written, hosted, and produced by Micheal WhelanMusic composed by Micheal Whelan through Amper MusicIf you would like to support this podcast and others, consider heading to https://www.patreon.com/unresolvedpod to become a Patron or ProducerBecome a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/unresolved--3266604/support.
26/06/206m 12s

The Night Watcher

Armed with a shotgun, a violent home invader has instilled terror throughout southern England. Emerging from the area around London, a burglar began to rob families of their jewels in the waning weeks of 2014. He would strike on-average every six months, always targeting wealthier families that lived in "secure" communities. However, just as soon as he emerged, he was gone, disappearing with roughly £7m in jewelry. In the years since, investigators have speculated that this man might have ties to the military, or might be connected to other crime sprees from the area... Episode hosted, produced, and research/writing by Micheal WhelanOriginal music created by Micheal Whelan through Amper MusicTheme music created and composed by Ailsa TravesProducers: Maggyjames, Roberta Janson, Ben Krokum, PEggy Belarde, Quil Carter, Victoria Reid, Gabriella Bromley, Laura Hannan, Damion Moore, Amy Hampton, Steven Wilson, Scott Meesey, Marie Vanglund, Scott Patzold, Astrid Kneier, Lori Rodriguez, Aimee McGregor, Danny WIlliams, Sydney Scotton, Sara Moscaritolo, Sue Kirk, Thomas Ahearn, Seth Morgan, Marion Welsh, Patrick Laakso, Kelly Jo Hapgood, Alyssa Lawton, Meadow Landry, Rebecca Miller, Tatum Bautista, Jared Midwood, Travis Scsepko, Erin Pyles, Jo Wong, Teunia Elzinga, Consuelo Moreno, Jacinda B., Emi Coates, and Kelly HarrisLearn more about this podcast at http://unresolved.meIf you would like to support this podcast and others, consider heading to https://www.patreon.com/unresolvedpod to become a Patron or ProducerBecome a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/unresolved--3266604/support.
21/06/2037m 28s

Darren Rainey

In 2012, a Florida prisoner died after being locked in a shower for two hours. Darren Rainey, a 50-year-old inmate at the Dade Correctional Institution, was serving a two-year sentence for cocaine possession. Having been diagnosed with schizophrenia, Darren was serving his sentence in Dade's Transitional Care Unit (the official name given for the prison's psych ward). On June 23rd, guards noticed that Darren was suffering from a psychotic break. They escorted him to the showers, where his body was found two hours later. Nearly a decade later, Darren's fate continues to be mired in mystery and confusion... Episode hosted, produced, and research/writing by Micheal WhelanOriginal music created by Micheal Whelan through Amper MusicTheme music created and composed by Ailsa TravesProducers: Maggyjames, Roberta Janson, Ben Krokum, Peggy Belarde, Quil Carter, Victoria Reid, Gabriella Bromley, Laura Hannan, Damion Moore, Amy Hampton, Steven Wilson, Scott Meesey, Marie Vanglund, Scott Patzold, Astrid Kneier, Lori Rodriguez, Aimee McGregor, Danny Williams, Sydney Scotton, Sara Moscaritolo, Sue Kirk, Thomas Ahearn, Seth Morgan, Marion Welsh, Patrick Laakso, Kelly Jo Hapgood, Alyssa Lawton, Meadow Landry, Rebecca Miller, Tatum Bautista, Jared Midwood, Travis Scsepko, Erin Pyles, Jo Wong, Teunia Elzinga, Consuelo Moreno, Jacinda B., and Kelly HarrisLearn more about this podcast at http://unresolved.meIf you would like to support this podcast and others, consider heading to https://www.patreon.com/unresolvedpod to become a Patron or ProducerBecome a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/unresolved--3266604/support.
14/06/2040m 51s

The Long Island Serial Killer (Live-Stream)

This week, in lieu of a new episode, I'm posting the audio from June 4th's live-stream. I was joined by my good friend Jesse Pollack (The Acid King, Death on the Devil's Teeth) to chat with Robert Kolker (Lost Girls, Hidden Valley Road). We spoke for over an hour, and touched upon Robert's work on the LISK case, some recent developments in the case, and so much more. It was a great chat, and I cannot thank both Robert and Jesse enough! If you're interested, please refer to my prior episodes on the Long Island Serial Killer before listening. We touch upon several topics/subjects that I addressed back then, and might be necessary to have a full understanding. This episode is sponsored by Harry's, which is offering listeners of Unresolved $5 off of a trial set, which includes a 5-blade razor, a weighted handle, foaming shave gel w/aloe, and a travel cover. Head to the following link to take advantage of this special offer: https://Harrys.com/unresolvedBecome a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/unresolved--3266604/support.
07/06/201h 13m

The Main Line Murders (Part Three: Polaroid)

Following the arrest of Bill Bradfield in April of 1983, his fate began to look grim.In the ensuing trial, prosecutors would manage to successfully link Bradfield to Susan Reinert's death, as well as at least one other "unnamed co-conspirator" (who many at the time believed to be Bradfield's longtime associate, Jay Smith). Over the next several years, this story would continue to play out, providing answers to some of the overarching questions that had been haunting those in the Main Line region of Pennsylvania, while ignoring the others, which remain unanswered to this day...Part 3/3 Episode hosted, produced, and research/writing by Micheal WhelanOriginal music created by Micheal Whelan through Amper MusicTheme music created and composed by Ailsa TravesProducers: Maggyjames, Roberta Janson, Ben Krokum, Peggy Belarde, Quil Carter, Laura Hannan, Victoria Reid, Gabriella Bromley, Damion Moore, Amy Hampton, Steven Wilson, Scott Meesey, Marie Vanglund, Scott Patzold, Astrid Kneier, Lori Rodriguez, Aimee McGregor, Danny Williams, Sydney Scotton, Sara Moscaritolo, Sue Kirk, Thomas Ahearn, Seth Morgan, Marion Welsh, Patrick Laakso, Kelly Jo Hapgood, Alyssa Lawton, Meadow Landry, Rebecca Miller, Tatum Bautista, gravityheadzero, Erin Pyles, Jo Wong, Teunia Elzinga, Consuelo Moreno, Travis Scsepko, Jacinda B., and Jared MidwoodLearn more about this podcast at http://unresolved.meIf you would like to support this podcast and others, consider heading to https://www.patreon.com/unresolvedpod to become a Patron or ProducerBecome a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/unresolved--3266604/support.
31/05/2043m 54s

The Main Line Murders (Part Two: Jay & Bill)

In the years after Susan Reinert's body was discovered, investigators would struggle to latch on to available leads. Early on, investigators had begun to probe the backstories of two men - Jay Smith and Bill Bradfield - but had no concrete evidence linking them to the case. Both men had shady pasts, and undeniable links to the victim (as well as to each other), but were seemingly beyond reproach. Over the next several years, a delicate game of cat-and-mouse would be played throughout the court system. But what started out as a civil suit between Bradfield and Susan Reinert's loved ones would slowly morph into a full-on criminal investigation... Part 2/3 Episode hosted, produced, and research/writing by Micheal WhelanOriginal music created by Micheal Whelan through Amper MusicTheme music created and composed by Ailsa TravesProducers: Maggyjames, Roberta Janson, Ben Krokum, Peggy Belarde, Quil Carter, Laura Hannan, Victoria Reid, Gabriella Bromley, Damion Moore, Amy Hampton, Steven Wilson, Scott Meesey, Marie Vanglund, Scott Patzold, Astrid Kneier, Lori Rodriguez, Aimee McGregor, Danny Williams, Sydney Scotton, Sara Moscaritolo, Thomas Ahearn, Seth Morgan, Marion Welsh, Patrick Laakso, Kelly Jo Hapgood, Alyssa Lawton, Meadow Landry, Rebecca Miller, Tatum Bautista, gravityheadzero, Erin Pyles, Jo Wong, Consuelo Moreno, Jacinda B., Travis Scsepko, Teunia Elzinga, and Jared Midwood Learn more about this podcast at http://unresolved.meIf you would like to support this podcast and others, consider heading to https://www.patreon.com/unresolvedpod to become a Patron or ProducerBecome a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/unresolved--3266604/support.
24/05/2046m 35s

The Main Line Murders (Part One: Susan, Karen & Michael)

On the morning of June 25th, 1979, an anonymous caller would alert police to the discovery of a female body in Swatara Township, Pennsylvania.The nude body of the victim had been found in the trunk of her own car, missing almost all of her personal belongings. More importantly, there seemed to be no trace of the woman's two children near the crime scene, who had gone missing with her just days prior. Over the next several months, investigators would attempt to retrace this final weeks of this woman's life. What they found would surprise them, and lead to one of the most bizarre investigations in Pennsylvania state history... Part 1/3 Episode hosted, produced, and research/writing by Micheal WhelanOriginal music created by Micheal Whelan through Amper MusicTheme music created and composed by Ailsa TravesProducers: Maggyjames, Roberta Janson, Ben Krokum, Peggy Belarde, Quil Carter, Laura Hannan, Victoria Reid, Gabriella Bromley, Damion Moore, Amy Hampton, Steven Wilson, Scott Meesey, Marie Vanglund, Scott Patzold, Astrid Kneier, Lori Rodriguez, Aimee McGregor, Danny Williams, Sydney Scotton, Sara Moscaritolo, Thomas Ahearn, Seth Morgan, Marion Welsh, Patrick Laakso, Kelly Jo Hapgood, Alyssa Lawton, Meadow Landry, Rebecca Miller, Tatum Bautista, gravityheadzero, Erin Pyles, Jo Wong, Consuelo Moreno, and Jacina B.Learn more about this podcast at http://unresolved.meIf you would like to support this podcast and others, consider heading to https://www.patreon.com/unresolvedpod to become a Patron or ProducerThis episode is sponsored by the mobile puzzle game Best Fiends, which is available to download for free on the Apple App Store or via Google Play. To learn more, head to the game dev's website at https://bestfiends.com/Become a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/unresolved--3266604/support.
17/05/2047m 55s

The Volga Maniac

Between 2011 and 2012, a Russian serial killer would target elderly women that lived alone.Beginning his spree in the early months of 2011, this mysterious killer emerged from Kazan, the capital city of Tatarstan. It was here that he would kill close to a dozen women over the next year, before moving on to other cities in the region.In the decade since, investigators have speculated that this violent individual may have as many as 32 victims - spanning hundreds of kilometers through central Russia - but they are no closer to bringing him to justice, despite them having footage of the killer in action... Episode hosted, produced, researched, and written by Micheal WhelanOriginal music created by Micheal Whelan through Amper MusicTheme music created and composed by Ailsa TravesProducers: Maggyjames, Roberta Janson, Ben Krokum, Quil Carter, Peggy Belarde, Laura Hannan, Damion Moore, Amy Hampton, Scott Meesey, Steven Wilson, Victoria Reid, Gabriella Bromley, Scott Patzold, Marie Vanglund, Astrid Kneier, Lori Rodriguez, Aimee McGregor, Danny Williams, Sydney Scotton, Sara Moscaritolo, Thomas Ahearn, Marion Welsh, Seth Morgan, Alyssa Lawton, Kelly Jo Hapgood, Patrick Laakso, Meadow Landry, Rebecca Miller, Tatum Bautista, gravityheadzero, Erin Pyles, and Jo WongLearn more about this podcast at http://unresolved.meIf you would like to support this podcast and others, consider heading to https://www.patreon.com/unresolvedpod to become a Patron or ProducerThis episode features a promo for the podcast True Blue Crime, which can be found at the following link: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/true-blue-crime/id1453311982This episode is sponsored by Harry's, which is offering listeners of Unresolved $5 off of a trial set, which includes a 5-blade razor, a weighted handle, foaming shave gel w/aloe, and a travel cover. Head to the following link to take advantage of this special offer: https://Harrys.com/unresolvedBecome a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/unresolved--3266604/support.
03/05/2037m 48s

Preview: Resolved #9

This is a brief preview for the ninth episode in my new series, Resolved, which is available now on Patreon. To learn more about this series - and how you can listen - consider heading to https://www.patreon.com/unresolvedpodThis episode can be found at the following link: https://www.patreon.com/posts/36357577Become a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/unresolved--3266604/support.
24/04/205m 44s

Matthew "Jed" Hall

In January of 2018, a teenager ran away from his family's home in Idaho Falls, Idaho.Leaving behind a suicide note, 16-year-old Jed Hall seemed to have been planning out his disappearing act for some time. He left town in his parent's car, and seemed to be heading off into the wilderness.But in the two-plus years since Jed drove away from his parent's home, information has come to light that casts doubt on whether or not the teen ever intended to take his own life... Episode hosted, produced, researched, and written by Micheal WhelanOriginal music created by Micheal Whelan through Amper MusicTheme music created and composed by Ailsa TravesProducers: Maggyjames, Roberta Janson, Ben Krokum, Quil Carter, Peggy Belarde, Laura Hannan, Damion Moore, Amy Hampton, Scott Meesey, Steven Wilson, Scott Patzold, Marie Vanglund, Astrid Kneier, Lori Rodriguez, Victoria Reid, Gabriella Bromley, Jessica Yount, Aimee McGregor, Danny Williams, Sue Kirk, Sara Moscaritolo, Thomas Ahearn, Sydney Scotton, Marion Welsh, Seth Morgan, Alyssa Lawton, Kelly Jo Hapgood, Patrick Laakso, Meadow Landry, Rebecca Miller, Tatum Bautista, Michelle Guess, and Jo WongLearn more about this podcast at http://unresolved.meIf you would like to support this podcast and others, consider heading to https://www.patreon.com/unresolvedpod to become a Patron or ProducerThis episode is brought to you by Caliper CBD, who are offering Unresolved listeners a 20% discount on their first order. To take advantage of this deal, make sure to use the promo code "unresolved" at http://trycaliper.com/unresolved.Become a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/unresolved--3266604/support.
23/04/2044m 23s

The Con Queen of Hollywood

Since 2013, an intricate scheme has plagued the entertainment industry.Posing as high-level executives (primarily female producers and directors), a single scam artist has been luring writers, stunt people, make-up artists, security providers, photographers, and others to Indonesia - where they are ultimately defrauded of assets. Private investigations have unfolded over the past several years, and just recently, the FBI announced that they were looking into this scheme, which has ensnared hundreds of victims... Episode hosted, produced, researched, and written by Micheal WhelanOriginal music created by Micheal Whelan through Amper MusicTheme music created and composed by Ailsa TravesProducers: Maggyjames, Roberta Janson, Ben Krokum, Quil Carter, Peggy Belarde, Laura Hannan, Damion Moore, Amy Hampton, Scott Meesey, Steven Wilson, Scott Patzold, Marie Vanglund, Astrid Kneier, Lori Rodriguez, Victoria Reid, Gabriella Bromley, Jessica Yount, Aimee McGregor, Danny Williams, Sue Kirk, Sara Moscaritolo, Thomas Ahearn, Sydney Scotton, Marion Welsh, Seth Morgan, Alyssa Lawton, Kelly Jo Hapgood, Patrick Laakso, Meadow Landry, Rebecca Miller, Tatum Bautista, Michelle Guess, and Jo WongLearn more about this podcast at http://unresolved.meIf you would like to support this podcast and others, consider heading to https://www.patreon.com/unresolvedpod to become a Patron or ProducerThis episode is sponsored by the mobile puzzle game Best Fiends, which is available to download for free on the Apple App Store or via Google Play. To learn more, head to the game dev's website at https://bestfiends.com/Become a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/unresolved--3266604/support.
19/04/2030m 25s

Henry Every

The Golden Age of Piracy - which spanned from the 1650s through the 1730s - would give rise to many notorious figures.Among them was an individual who isn't well-known today, but whose impact upon the world remains just as large (if not greater than the rest). He was one of the first pirates to achieve international notoriety, eventually becoming the first known global fugitive and inspiring a worldwide manhunt.He was a man who embraced the savage world of piracy, earning himself the reputation of being the "King of Pirates"; who managed to escape with not only his riches but, more importantly, his life... Episode hosted, produced, and research/writing by Micheal WhelanOriginal music created by Micheal Whelan through Amper MusicTheme music created and composed by Ailsa TravesProducers: Maggyjames, Roberta Janson, Ben Krokum, Quil Carter, Peggy Belarde, Laura Hannan, Damion Moore, Amy Hampton, Scott Meesey, Steven Wilson, Scott Patzold, Marie Vanglund, Astrid Kneier, Lori Rodriguez, Victoria Reid, Gabriella Bromley, Jessica Yount, Aimee McGregor, Danny Williams, Sue Kirk, Sara Moscaritolo, Thomas Ahearn, Sydney Scotton, Marion Welsh, Seth Morgan, Alyssa Lawton, Kelly Jo Hapgood, Patrick Laakso, Meadow Landry, Rebecca Miller, Tatum Bautista, and Michelle GuessLearn more about this podcast at http://unresolved.meIf you would like to support this podcast and others, consider heading to https://www.patreon.com/unresolvedpod to become a Patron or ProducerThis episode is brought to you by Audible, the leading provider of spoken-word entertainment and audiobooks. To learn more about Audible and begin your free 30-day trial, head to https://audible.com/unresolvedBecome a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/unresolved--3266604/support.
12/04/2051m 47s

The Austin Yogurt Shop Murders (Part Three: Guilt)

On October 6th, 1999, police in Austin announced the arrest of four suspects in the area's most high-profile cold case. Maurice Pierce and Forrest Welborn were two young men that had been suspected of involvement back in 1991, while Michael Scott and Robert Springsteen - their friends at the time - had been with them on the weekend of the murders. Now in their mid-20's, these four were alleged to have murdered four teenage girls in a yogurt shop years prior, and were subsequently charged with their deaths. Over the next several years, a complicated story would begin to play out in the Texas court system, where anyone's guilt was far from assured. Eventually, the state's case would begin to fall apart under pressure, leading us to the present day...Part 3/3Episode hosted, produced, and research/writing by Micheal WhelanOriginal music created by Micheal Whelan through Amper MusicTheme music created and composed by Ailsa TravesProducers: Maggyjames, Roberta Janson, Ben Krokum, Quil Carter, Peggy Belarde, Laura Hannan, Damion Moore, Amy Hampton, Scott Meesey, Steven Wilson, Scott Patzold, Marie Vanglund, Astrid Kneier, Lori Rodriguez, Victoria Reid, Gabriella Bromley, Jessica Yount, Aimee McGregor, Danny Williams, Sue Kirk, Sara Moscaritolo, Thomas Ahearn, Sydney Scotton, Marion Welsh, Seth Morgan, Alyssa Lawton, Kelly Jo Hapgood, Patrick Laakso, Meadow Landry, Rebecca Miller, Tatum Bautista, and Michelle GuessLearn more about this podcast at http://unresolved.meIf you would like to support this podcast and others, consider heading to https://www.patreon.com/unresolvedpod to become a Patron or ProducerThis episode is brought to you by Caliper CBD, who are offering Unresolved listeners a 20% discount on their first order. To take advantage of this deal, make sure to head to trycaliper.com/unresolved and used the promo code "unresolved" (without the parenthesis).This episode is also sponsored by Harry's, which is offering listeners of Unresolved $5 off of a trial set, which includes a 5-blade razor, a weighted handle, foaming shave gel w/aloe, and a travel cover. Head to the following link to take advantage of this special offer: https://Harrys.com/unresolvedBecome a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/unresolved--3266604/support.
05/04/201h

The Austin Yogurt Shop Murders (Part Two: Confidence)

"On December 6th, 1991, we - as a city - lost our innocence. Today, we regain our confidence."Those were the words spoken by Austin's mayor Kirk Watson, at a press conference held in October of 1999. In the nearly eight years since four teenage girls had been killed inside of a yogurt shop, the city had rallied behind law enforcement in their desperate pursuit of answers. Now, it appeared like they finally had them. However, the buildup to this announcement was much more complicated than met the eye. Investigators had come and gone, suspects had vanished nearly as quickly as they arrived, and the answers provided by police nearly a decade later were far less than a sure thing... Part 2/3Episode hosted, produced, and research/writing by Micheal WhelanOriginal music created by Micheal Whelan through Amper MusicTheme music created and composed by Ailsa TravesProducers: Maggyjames, Roberta Janson, Ben Krokum, Quil Carter, Peggy Belarde, Laura Hannan, Damion Moore, Amy Hampton, Scott Meesey, Steven Wilson, Scott Patzold, Marie Vanglund, Astrid Kneier, Lori Rodriguez, Victoria Reid, Gabriella Bromley, Jessica Yount, Aimee McGregor, Danny Williams, Sue Kirk, Sara Moscaritolo, Thomas Ahearn, Sydney Scotton, Marion Welsh, Seth Morgan, Alyssa Lawton, Kelly Jo Hapgood, Patrick Laakso, Meadow Landry, Rebecca Miller, Tatum Bautista, and Michelle GuessLearn more about this podcast at http://unresolved.meIf you would like to support this podcast and others, consider heading to https://www.patreon.com/unresolvedpod to become a Patron or ProducerThis episode is brought to you by Audible, the leading provider of spoken-word entertainment and audiobooks. To learn more about Audible and begin your free 30-day trial, head to https://audible.com/unresolvedBecome a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/unresolved--3266604/support.
29/03/201h

Robert Levinson (Final Update)

This is an update for episode #93, which detailed the story of Robert Levinson, an American that disappeared while visiting Kish Island (off the coast of Iran). After being held in captivity for an untold amount of time, Robert's family has released a statement that seems to provide resolution to his story... Researched, written, hosted, and produced by Micheal WhelanMusic composed by Micheal Whelan through Amper MusicLearn more about this podcast at http://unresolved.meIf you would like to support this podcast and others, consider heading to https://www.patreon.com/unresolvedpod to become a Patron or ProducerBecome a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/unresolved--3266604/support.
26/03/205m 31s

The Austin Yogurt Shop Murders (Part One: Innocence)

On the evening of December 6th, 1991, tragedy would strike the capital of Texas. APD Sgt. John Jones Jr. signed onto duty, well aware that he was the only homicide detective working that night. He was actually being filmed by a local news network, who were following around homicide detectives in Texas to see what it was like for police in the larger cities. Sgt. Jones was fully prepared for the production crew to leave empty-handed that weekend. As were they.Both Sergeant Jones and the production crew were settling in for what appeared to be a quiet night when a call came in over his police radio...Part 1/3 Episode hosted, produced, and research/writing by Micheal WhelanOriginal music created by Micheal Whelan through Amper MusicTheme music created and composed by Ailsa TravesProducers: Maggyjames, Roberta Janson, Ben Krokum, Quil Carter, Peggy Belarde, Laura Hannan, Damion Moore, Amy Hampton, Scott Meesey, Steven Wilson, Scott Patzold, Marie Vanglund, Astrid Kneier, Lori Rodriguez, Victoria Reid, Gabriella Bromley, Jessica Yount, Aimee McGregor, Danny Williams, Sue Kirk, Sara Moscaritolo, Thomas Ahearn, Sydney Scotton, Marion Welsh, Seth Morgan, Alyssa Lawton, Kelly Jo Hapgood, Patrick Laakso, Meadow Landry, Rebecca Miller, and Tatum BautistaLearn more about this podcast at http://unresolved.meIf you would like to support this podcast and others, consider heading to https://www.patreon.com/unresolvedpod to become a Patron or ProducerThis episode is sponsored by the mobile game Best Fiends, which is available to download for free on the Apple App Store or via Google Play. To learn more, head to the game dev's website at https://bestfiends.com/Become a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/unresolved--3266604/support.
22/03/2055m 16s

Kyron Horman

On June 4th, 2010, a 7-year-old disappeared after attending a science fair at his school.Kyron Horman was a second-grader at Portland, Oregon's Skyline Elementary, who had excitedly showed off his project about red-eyed tree frogs to his stepmother and friends that morning, before school started. But while heading to class that Friday, Kyron would seemingly vanish into thin air. Over the next several years, a dramatic saga would begin to play out with the spotlight aimed at Kyron's stepmother. Nearly a decade later, the lives of Kyron's loved ones remain affected by the events of that fateful morning... Episode hosted, produced, and research/writing by Micheal WhelanOriginal music created by Micheal Whelan through Amper MusicTheme music created and composed by Ailsa TravesProducers: Maggyjames, Ben Krokum, Roberta Janson, Quil Carter, Peggy Belarde, Laura Hannan, Damion Moore, Amy Hampton, Scott Meesey, Steven Wilson, Scott Patzold, Astrid Kneier, Marie Vanglund, Lori Rodriguez, Jessica Yount, Aimee McGregor, Danny Williams, Sue Kirk, Victoria Reid, Sara Moscaritolo, Thomas Ahearn, Marion Welsh, Seth Morgan, Sydney Scotton, Alyssa Lawton, Kelly Jo Hapgood, Patrick Laakso, Meadow Landry, Rebecca Miller, and Tatum BautistaLearn more about this podcast at http://unresolved.meIf you would like to support this podcast and others, consider heading to https://www.patreon.com/unresolvedpod to become a Patron or ProducerThis episode is sponsored by BetterHelp, who offer online counseling services. Listeners of Unresolved can save 10% on their first month with the discount code "UNRESOLVED." Head to https://BetterHelp.com/unresolved and fill out the introduction questionnaire to let BetterHelp assess your needs and pair you up with a counselor that you'll love.Become a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/unresolved--3266604/support.
15/03/2058m 39s

The Family Murders (Part Two: The Family)

As the families of five young men mourned, investigators began to circle around their top suspect, Bevan Spencer von Einem. From the outside looking in, von Einem was incredibly average: a middle-aged accountant for a mid-level supplies company, who lived at home with his mother and regularly endeared himself to her older friends. But underneath the surface, a monster lingered, and police quickly tagged von Einem as the culprit in the latest of the five murders. In the decades since, though, the other four crimes have gone non-prosecuted. Many believe that von Einem did not act alone in the murder that he was convicted of, and may have had help from some of the area's rich and powerful: individuals that have come to be known as "The Family"...Part two of twoI originally covered this story back in 2017. The script has been completely re-written, and I have since added in some new/additional information. Episode hosted, produced, and research/writing by Micheal WhelanOriginal music created by Micheal Whelan through Amper MusicTheme music created and composed by Ailsa TravesProducers: Maggyjames, Ben Krokum, Roberta Janson, Quil Carter, Peggy Belarde, Laura Hannan, Damion Moore, Amy Hampton, Scott Meesey, Steven Wilson, Scott Patzold, Astrid Kneier, Marie Vanglund, Lori Rodriguez, Jessica Yount, Aimee McGregor, Danny Williams, Sue Kirk, Victoria Reid, Sara Moscaritolo, Thomas Ahearn, Marion Welsh, Seth Morgan, Sydney Scotton, Alyssa Lawton, Kelly Jo Hapgood, Patrick Laakso, Meadow Landry, Rebecca Miller, and Tatum BautistaLearn more about this podcast at http://unresolved.meIf you would like to support this podcast and others, consider heading to https://www.patreon.com/unresolvedpod to become a Patron or ProducerThis episode is sponsored by BetterHelp, who offer online counseling services. Listeners of Unresolved can save 10% on their first month with the discount code "UNRESOLVED." Head to https://BetterHelp.com/unresolved and fill out the introduction questionnaire to let BetterHelp assess your needs and pair you up with a counselor that you'll love.Become a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/unresolved--3266604/support.
08/03/2054m 47s

Short Stories #1 (The Val Johnson Incident & The Area 51 Caller)

Due to some unfortunate setbacks, I am unable to record part two of the Family Murders. So, this week, I'll be releasing two short stories from the Patreon archive: the Val Johnson Incident and the Area 51 Caller. Episode hosted, produced, and research/writing by Micheal WhelanProducers: Maggyjames, Ben Krokum, Roberta Janson, Quil Carter, Peggy Belarde, Laura Hannan, Damion Moore, Amy Hampton, Scott Meesey, Steven Wilson, Scott Patzold, Marie Vanglund, Lori Rodriguez, Jessica Yount, Aimee McGregor, Danny Williams, Sue Kirk, Victoria Reid, Sara Moscaritolo, Thomas Ahearn, Marion Welsh, Seth Morgan, Sydney Scotton, Alyssa Lawton, Kelly Jo Hapgood, Patrick Laakso, Meadow Landry, Rebecca Miller, and Tatum BautistaLearn more about this podcast at http://unresolved.meIf you would like to support this podcast and others, consider heading to https://www.patreon.com/unresolvedpod to become a Patron or ProducerThis episode is sponsored by Harry's, which is offering listeners of Unresolved $5 off of a trial set, which includes a 5-blade razor, a weighted handle, foaming shave gel w/aloe, and a travel cover. Head to the following link to take advantage of this special offer: https://Harrys.com/unresolvedBecome a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/unresolved--3266604/support.
01/03/2033m 38s

The Family Murders (Part One: The Murders)

Between 1979 and 1983, a series of heinous murders shocked Adelaide. The victims were all young men, who had gone missing in or near the northern section of town. The victims ranged in age from 14 to 25, and most were found to have suffered brutal violence, sexual assaults, and/or body mutilation before their death. Some showed signs of prolonged captivity, while death came quick to others.These were connections that were hard to overlook, as police began to theorize that a single offender (or, rather, a group of offenders) had been behind all of these crimes...Part one of twoI originally covered this story back in 2017. The script has been completely re-written, and I have since added in some new/additional information. Episode hosted, produced, and research/writing by Micheal WhelanOriginal music created by Micheal Whelan through Amper MusicTheme music created and composed by Ailsa TravesProducers: Maggyjames, Ben Krokum, Roberta Janson, Quil Carter, Peggy Belarde, Laura Hannan, Damion Moore, Amy Hampton, Scott Meesey, Steven Wilson, Scott Patzold, Marie Vanglund, Lori Rodriguez, Jessica Yount, Aimee McGregor, Danny Williams, Sue Kirk, Victoria Reid, Sara Moscaritolo, Thomas Ahearn, Marion Welsh, Seth Morgan, Sydney Scotton, Alyssa Lawton, Kelly Jo Hapgood, Patrick Laakso, Meadow Landry, Rebecca Miller, and Tatum BautistaLearn more about this podcast at http://unresolved.meIf you would like to support this podcast and others, consider heading to https://www.patreon.com/unresolvedpod to become a Patron or ProducerThis episode is brought to you by Audible, the leading provider of spoken-word entertainment and audiobooks. To learn more about Audible and begin your free 30-day trial, head to https://audible.com/unresolvedThis episode is also sponsored by the game Best Fiends, which is available to download for free on the Apple App Store or via Google Play. To learn more, head to the game dev's website at https://bestfiends.com/Become a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/unresolved--3266604/support.
23/02/2055m 30s

Olivia Thorndike

Throughout 2019, bizarre classified ads started to appear in the Virginia-based Rappahannock Record, which were centered around a cold case four decades in the making.Olivia Thorndike had been a 24-year-old young woman living in Henrico County, whose life came to a sudden and tragic end in November of 1981. While detectives and prosecutors had their suspicions about a couple of men in Olivia's orbit, they were never able to build a convincing case against either. Nearly forty years later, Olivia's case remains unsolved, but some people continue to search for justice (those that knew Olivia, and those that never had the chance). Tragically, that means that there's not a lot of information out there about Olivia, but I've been able to learn a lot about the two violent men that revolved around her in the weeks and months before her death... Episode hosted, produced, and research/writing by Micheal WhelanSpecial thanks to Catherine Storch, Joanne Stinson, and Bert Lewis for sharing their stories with usOriginal music created by Micheal Whelan through Amper MusicTheme music created and composed by Ailsa TravesProducers: Maggyjames, Ben Krokum, Roberta Janson, Quil Carter, Peggy Belarde, Laura Hannan, Damion Moore, Amy Hampton, Scott Meesey, Steven Wilson, Scott Patzold, Marie Vanglund, Lori Rodriguez, Jessica Yount, Aimee McGregor, Danny Williams, Sue Kirk, Victoria Reid, Sara Moscaritolo, Thomas Ahearn, Marion Welsh, Seth Morgan, Sydney Scotton, Alyssa Lawton, Kelly Jo Hapgood, Patrick Laakso, Meadow Landry, and Rebecca MillerLearn more about this podcast at http://unresolved.meIf you would like to support this podcast and others, consider heading to https://www.patreon.com/unresolvedpod to become a Patron or ProducerThis episode is sponsored by BetterHelp, who offer online counseling services. Listeners of Unresolved can save 10% on their first month with the discount code "UNRESOLVED." Head to https://BetterHelp.com/unresolved and fill out the introduction questionnaire to let BetterHelp assess your needs and pair you up with a counselor that you'll love.Become a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/unresolved--3266604/support.
16/02/201h 15m

"Grave Robbing for Morons"

For years, sleuths have tried to figure out the secrets behind a bizarre home movie. The video - which was eventually titled "Grave Robbing for Morons" and released as a part of a longer compilation - shows a young man speaking to his friend(s) behind the camera. He holds a human skull throughout and regales with his grave-robbing tips and tricks. Unlike the young man's advice, however, the skull appears to be legitimate. Many question the veracity of the young man's claims, and doubt his advice (which borders on cartoonish at times). However, no one has been able to learn the truth about the video itself, nor the many claims and promises that are made throughout... Episode hosted, produced, and research/writing by Micheal WhelanSpecial thanks to author, director, and podcaster Jesse Pollack (Podcast 1289, True Crime Movie Club) for his help in researching this episodeOriginal music created by Micheal Whelan through Amper MusicTheme music created and composed by Ailsa TravesProducers: Maggyjames, Ben Krokum, Roberta Janson, Quil Carter, Peggy Belarde, Laura Hannan, Katherine Vatalaro, Damion Moore, Astrid Kneier, Amy Hampton, Emily McMehen, Scott Meesey, Steven Wilson, Scott Patzold, Marie Vanglund, Lori Rodriguez, Jessica Yount, Aimee McGregor, Danny Williams, Sue Kirk, Sara Moscaritolo, Thomas Ahearn, Victoria Reid, Marion Welsh, Seth Morgan, Alyssa Lawton, Kelly Jo Hapgood, Patrick Ari Ekeheien Laakso, Sydney Scotton, Meadow Landry, and Rebecca MillerLearn more about this podcast at http://unresolved.meIf you would like to support this podcast and others, consider heading to https://www.patreon.com/unresolvedpod to become a Patron or ProducerThis episode is sponsored by BetterHelp, who offer online counseling services. Listeners of Unresolved can save 10% on their first month with the discount code "UNRESOLVED." Head to https://BetterHelp.com/unresolved and fill out the introduction questionnaire to let BetterHelp assess your needs and pair you up with a counselor that you'll love.Become a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/unresolved--3266604/support.
09/02/2056m 10s

Preview: Resolved #8

This is a brief preview for the eighth episode in my new series, Resolved, which is available now on Patreon. To learn more about this series - and how you can listen - consider heading to https://www.patreon.com/unresolvedpodThis episode can be found at the following link:https://www.patreon.com/posts/33829499Become a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/unresolved--3266604/support.
07/02/204m 46s

The I-65 Killer (Part Two: The Bearded Man)

Throughout the early 1990's, investigators with the Indiana State Police attempted to solve the Days Inn Murders.Unbeknownst to investigators at the time, the 1989 murders of 24-year-old Peggy Gill and 34-year-old Jeanne Gilbert were just the tip of the iceberg when it came to this unknown offender. A rash of other crimes throughout the area - ranging as far south as Kentucky and as far north as Minnesota - would later be linked to the same individual. But that came many years after this crime spree came to an end, when DNA testing had become commonplace. By the time investigators figured out how extensive this man's crime spree had been, it was already too late...Part 2/2Special thanks to Damion Moore (American Crime Journal) for sharing his extensive research in this case with me; if you want to learn more, please check out his website at https://mytruecrime.comEpisode hosted, produced, and additional research/writing by Micheal WhelanOriginal music created by Micheal Whelan through Amper MusicTheme music created and composed by Ailsa TravesProducers: Maggyjames, Ben Krokum, Roberta Janson, Quil Carter, Peggy Belarde, Laura Hannan, Katherine Vatalaro, Damion Moore, Astrid Kneier, Amy Hampton, Emily McMehen, Scott Meesey, Steven Wilson, Scott Patzold, Marie Vanglund, Lori Rodriguez, Jessica Yount, Aimee McGregor, Danny Williams, Sue Kirk, Sara Moscaritolo, Thomas Ahearn, Victoria Reid, Marion Welsh, Seth Morgan, Alyssa Lawton, Kelly Jo Hapgood, Patrick Ari Ekeheien Laakso, Sydney Scotton, Meadow Landry, and Rebecca MillerLearn more about this podcast at http://unresolved.meIf you would like to support this podcast and others, consider heading to https://www.patreon.com/unresolvedpod to become a Patron or ProducerThis episode is sponsored by Harry's, which is offering listeners of Unresolved $5 off of a trial set, which includes a 5-blade razor, a weighted handle, foaming shave gel w/aloe, and a travel cover. Head to the following link to take advantage of this special offer: https://Harrys.com/unresolvedBecome a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/unresolved--3266604/support.
02/02/2042m 48s

The I-65 Killer (Part One: The Days Inn Murders)

On March 3rd, 1989, two women were found to have been murdered 50 miles away from one another. 24-year-old Peggy Gill & 34-year-old Jeanne Gilbert were each living separate lives in Merrillville and Rensselaer, Indiana (respectively), and neither seemed to have an inkling of the other's existence. Their only link seemed to be their employment with the Days Inn hotel brand, with each women working as a night auditor for their local branch. However, in the early morning hours of March 3rd, 1989, the stories of these two women would become forever intertwined. As two separate murder investigation began to unfold that weekend, connections would eventually reveal that a single individual had committed both crimes within a few hours... Part 1/2Special thanks to Damion Moore (American Crime Journal) for sharing his extensive research in this case with me; if you want to learn more, please check out his website at https://mytruecrime.comEpisode hosted, produced, and additional research/writing by Micheal WhelanOriginal music created by Micheal Whelan through Amper MusicTheme music created and composed by Ailsa TravesProducers: Maggyjames, Ben Krokum, Roberta Janson, Quil Carter, Peggy Belarde, Laura Hannan, Katherine Vatalaro, Damion Moore (who also researched this episode), Astrid Kneier, Amy Hampton, Emily McMehen, Scott Meesey, Steven Wilson, Scott Patzold, Marie Vanglund, Lori Rodriguez, Jessica Yount, I-may McGregor, Danny Williams, Sue Kirk, Sara Moscaritolo, Thomas Ahearn, Victoria Reid, Marion Welsh, Seth Morgan, Alyssa Lawton, Kelly Jo Hapgood, Patrick Ari Ekeheien Laakso, Sydney Scotton, Meadow Landry, and Rebecca MillerLearn more about this podcast at http://unresolved.meIf you would like to support this podcast and others, consider heading to https://www.patreon.com/unresolvedpod to become a Patron or Producer This episode is sponsored by the game Best Fiends, which is available to download for free on the Apple App Store or via Google Play. To learn more, head to the game dev's website at https://bestfiends.com/Become a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/unresolved--3266604/support.
26/01/2039m 49s

The Long Island Serial Killer (Update)

This is an update for episodes #14-16, which detailed the crimes committed by the Long Island Serial Killer, who buried the bodies of sex workers along Gilgo Beach. On January 16th, 2020, Suffolk County Police held a press conference and disclosed new evidence for the first time in several years (including the image of an embossed black belt, which bore the initials "WH" or "HM"). This information wasn't really game-changing, but brought the story back to the mainstream media for the first time in years... Researched, written, hosted, and produced by Micheal WhelanMusic composed by Micheal Whelan through Amper MusicLearn more about this podcast at http://unresolved.meIf you would like to support this podcast and others, consider heading to https://www.patreon.com/unresolvedpod to become a Patron or ProducerBecome a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/unresolved--3266604/support.
17/01/2026m 45s

The Waltham Triple Murder

In September of 2011, a morbid saga began to play out in a suburb of Boston named Waltham.The bodies of 37-year-old Raphael "Rafi" Teken, 31-year-old Erik Weissman, and 25-year-old Brendan Mess were found in Brendan's second-story apartment. The specific circumstances of their deaths pointed to a vicious killer with personal motives, and robbery was immediately ruled out as a potential motive. The case quickly went cold, but attention would be drawn to it more than a year later, when one of the largest acts of terrorism in American history began to unfold in neighboring Boston... Episode researched, written, hosted, and produced by Micheal WhelanOriginal music created by Micheal Whelan through Amper MusicTheme music created and composed by Ailsa TravesProducers: Maggyjames, Ben Krokum, Roberta Janson, Matthew Brock, Quil Carter, Peggy Belarde, Laura Hannan, Evan White, Katherine Vatalaro, Damion Moore, Astrid Kneier, Amy Hampton, Emily McMehen, Scott Meesey, Steven Wilson, Sam Obbard, Scott Patzold, Marie Vanglund, Lori Rodriguez, Jessica Yount, Aimee McGregor, Danny Williams, Sue Kirk, Sara Moscaritolo, Thomas Ahearn, Aimee McGregor, Victoria Reid, Marion Welsh, Seth Morgan, Brian Rollins, Lauren Harris, Alyssa Lawton, Kelly Jo Hapgood, Patrick Ari Ekeheien Laakso, Rebecca Miller, and Sydney ScottonLearn more about this podcast at http://unresolved.me/ If you would like to support this podcast and others, consider heading to https://www.patreon.com/unresolvedpod to become a PatronThis episode is sponsored by Harry's, which is offering listeners of Unresolved $5 off of a trial set, which includes a 5-blade razor, a weighted handle, foaming shave gel w/aloe, and a travel cover. Head to the following link to take advantage of this special offer: https://Harrys.com/unresolvedBecome a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/unresolved--3266604/support.
12/01/2057m 42s

The Setagaya Murders (Revisited)

On the evening of December 30th, 2000, a family home in Tokyo's Setagaya district would become a house of horrors.Mikio and Yasuko Miyazawa had moved to the home more than 10 years prior, back in 1990, and decided to start their family there. In the years since, they had introduced a daughter (Niina) and a son (Rei) to the world, and comfortably lived next door to some of Yasuko's family members. But it was on the morning of New Years Eve 2000 that Yasuko's mother would attempt to reach the family. First my phone, and then at the couple's front door. When she entered the home using her key, she was unprepared to find the carnage that awaited her...I originally covered the Miyazawa's story back in 2016. This is a re-recording of that original episode, along with some new edits and added information. Episode researched, written, hosted, and produced by Micheal WhelanOriginal music created by Micheal Whelan through Amper MusicTheme music created and composed by Ailsa TravesProducers: Maggyjames, Ben Krokum, Roberta Janson, Matthew Brock, Quil Carter, Peggy Belarde, Laura Hannan, Evan White, Katherine Vatalaro, Damion Moore, Astrid Kneier, Amy Hampton, Emily McMehen, Scott Meesey, Steven Wilson, Sam Obbard, Scott Patzold, Marie Vanglund, Lori Rodriguez, Jessica Yount, Aimee McGregor, Danny Williams, Sue Kirk, Sara Moscaritolo, Thomas Ahearn, Victoria Reid, Marion Welsh, Seth Morgan, Alyssa Lawton, Kelly Jo Hapgood, and Patrick Ari Ekeheien LaaksoLearn more about this podcast at http://unresolved.me/ If you would like to support this podcast and others, consider heading to https://www.patreon.com/unresolvedpod to become a PatronThis episode is sponsored by the game Best Fiends, which is available to download for free on the Apple App Store or via Google Play. To learn more, head to the game dev's website at https://bestfiends.com/Become a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/unresolved--3266604/support.
05/01/2049m 59s

12 Days of Updates (#12: The Original Night Stalker)

This is an update for episodes #1-3 of the podcast, which detailed the crime spree of the infamous Golden State Killer, who has been also known by many other nicknames (Original Night Stalker, East Area Rapist, and the Visalia Ransacker). In April of 2018, police arrested 72-year-old Joseph James Deangelo and charged him with twelve murders. In the nearly two years since, Deangelo has been awaiting trial, which should be one of the biggest in California state history...Researched, written, hosted, and produced by Micheal WhelanThis is Day #12 of my new holiday-themed series, the 12 Days of Updates. Today's episode wraps up this limited series, which has seen me catching up on some stories I've previously covered and detailing what we've learned in the months/years since.Learn more about this podcast at http://unresolved.meIf you would like to support this podcast and others, consider heading to https://www.patreon.com/unresolvedpod to become a Patron or ProducerBecome a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/unresolved--3266604/support.
27/12/1917m 5s

12 Days of Updates (#11: The Millbrook Twins)

This is an update for episodes #39-41, which covered the 1990 disappearance of twin sisters Dannette and Jeannette Millbrook. The sisters, who lived in Augusta, Georgia, have been missing for almost three decades, and a recent TV special indicated that their father, John Millbrook, might know more about their disappearance than he's let on...Researched, written, hosted, and produced by Micheal WhelanThis is Day #11 of my new holiday-themed series, the 12 Days of Updates. Tomorrow will wrap up this series, which has seen me catching up on some stories I've previously covered and detailing what we've learned in the months/years since.Learn more about this podcast at http://unresolved.meIf you would like to support this podcast and others, consider heading to https://www.patreon.com/unresolvedpod to become a Patron or ProducerBecome a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/unresolved--3266604/support.
26/12/198m 2s

12 Days of Updates (#10: Tiffany Nelson)

This is an update for episode #42, which detailed the disappearance and death of 9-year-old Tiffany Nelson from Augusta, Georgia. Tiffany disappeared in June of 1994 and her remains wouldn't be found until 2005, but her case continues to be looked at...Researched, written, hosted, and produced by Micheal WhelanThis is Day #10 of my new holiday-themed series, the 12 Days of Updates. Over the next couple of days, I'll continue catching up on some stories I've previously covered and detail what we've learned in the months/years since.Learn more about this podcast at http://unresolved.meIf you would like to support this podcast and others, consider heading to https://www.patreon.com/unresolvedpod to become a Patron or ProducerBecome a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/unresolved--3266604/support.
25/12/195m 2s

12 Days of Updates (#9: Andrya DeGhelder)

This is an update for episode #62 of the podcast, which covered the life and mysterious death of 39-year-old Andrya DeGhelder. Andrya - a divorcee that was living in Grovetown, Georgia - went missing in July of 2018, and her body was found about a week later. Police remain convinced that her neighbor, 55-year-old Christopher Gibson, was involved in her death, but charges have yet to be filed...Researched, written, hosted, and produced by Micheal WhelanThis is Day #9 of my new holiday-themed series, the 12 Days of Updates. Over the next few days, I'll be catching up on some stories I've previously covered and detail what we've learned in the months/years since.Learn more about this podcast at http://unresolved.meIf you would like to support this podcast and others, consider heading to https://www.patreon.com/unresolvedpod to become a Patron or ProducerBecome a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/unresolved--3266604/support.
24/12/197m 36s

12 Days of Updates (#8: The Daytona Beach Killer)

This is an update for episode #94, which detailed the murders of LaQuetta Gunther, Julie Green, Iwana Patton, and Stacey Gage. In the months since my coverage, Florida officials have announced the arrest of a suspect, Robert Tyrone Hayes, who was linked to at least 3/4 of the murders with genetic testing...Researched, written, hosted, and produced by Micheal WhelanThis is Day #8 of my new holiday-themed series, the 12 Days of Updates. Over the next few days, I'll be catching up on some stories I've previously covered and detail what we've learned in the months/years since.Learn more about this podcast at http://unresolved.meIf you would like to support this podcast and others, consider heading to https://www.patreon.com/unresolvedpod to become a Patron or ProducerBecome a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/unresolved--3266604/support.
23/12/1925m 41s

12 Days of Updates (#7: Ashley Freeman & Lauria Bible)

This is an update for episode #37 of the podcast, which covered the grisly murders of Danny and Kathy Freeman, as well as the related disappearances of their teenage daughter, Ashley, and her friend, Lauria Bible. I brought you an update in this case back in April of 2018, but the trial for the case's only living suspect, Ronnie James Busick, is now finally set to begin in February of 2020.Researched, written, hosted, and produced by Micheal WhelanThis is Day #7 of my new holiday-themed series, the 12 Days of Updates. Over the next few days, I'll be catching up on some stories I've previously covered and detail what we've learned in the months/years since.Learn more about this podcast at http://unresolved.meIf you would like to support this podcast and others, consider heading to https://www.patreon.com/unresolvedpod to become a Patron or ProducerBecome a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/unresolved--3266604/support.
22/12/198m 33s

12 Days of Updates (#6: Oakey "Al" Kite)

This is an update for episode #54, which detailed the life and death of 53-year-old Oakey "Al" Kite, a Colorado man who was tortured and murdered in his own house. I speculated about Al's potential killer, but a recent television program has breathed new life into the investigation... and might provide some answers in the near-future.Researched, written, hosted, and produced by Micheal WhelanThis is Day #6 of my new holiday-themed series, the 12 Days of Updates. Over the next two weeks, I'll be catching up on some stories I've previously covered and detail what we've learned in the months/years since.Learn more about this podcast at http://unresolved.meIf you would like to support this podcast and others, consider heading to https://www.patreon.com/unresolvedpod to become a Patron or ProducerBecome a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/unresolved--3266604/support.
21/12/195m 49s

12 Days of Updates (#5: Brittany Phillips)

This is an update for episode #105, which covered the tragic story of 18-year-old Brittany Phillips, whose body was found in her Tulsa, Oklahoma-apartment more than 15 years ago. In my original episode, I remained hopeful that DNA testing might provide answers for the 2004 murder, but now that no longer looks to be the case.Researched, written, hosted, and produced by Micheal WhelanThis is Day #5 of my new holiday-themed series, the 12 Days of Updates. Over the next two weeks, I'll be catching up on some stories I've previously covered and detail what we've learned in the months/years since.Learn more about this podcast at http://unresolved.meIf you would like to support this podcast and others, consider heading to https://www.patreon.com/unresolvedpod to become a Patron or ProducerBecome a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/unresolved--3266604/support.
20/12/196m 1s

12 Days of Updates (#4: Chase Massner)

This is an update for episode #21, which detailed the 2014 disappearance of an Army veteran. 26-year-old Chase Massner went missing in March of that year, and the last person to have seen Chase has since been arrested and charged. Now, that case has reached a resolution, and Chase been been laid to rest. Researched, written, hosted, and produced by Micheal WhelanThis is Day #4 of my new holiday-themed series, the 12 Days of Updates. Over the next two weeks, I'll be catching up on some stories I've previously covered and detail what we've learned in the months/years since.Learn more about this podcast at http://unresolved.meIf you would like to support this podcast and others, consider heading to https://www.patreon.com/unresolvedpod to become a Patron or ProducerBecome a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/unresolved--3266604/support.
19/12/199m 31s

12 Days of Updates (#3: Carina Saunders)

This is an update for episode #80, which detailed the tragically misguided investigation into the death of 19-year-old Carina Saunders. The remains of Saunders, an Oklahoma native, were found in a wooded area just outside of Oklahoma City, and her grisly death remains a mystery to this day.Researched, written, hosted, and produced by Micheal WhelanThis is Day #3 of my new holiday-themed series, the 12 Days of Updates. Over the next two weeks, I'll be catching up on some stories I've previously covered and detail what we've learned in the months/years since.Please make sure to check out the website the Chrysalis Chapters, curated by my good friend Lindsay Schraad. You can learn more about Carina's case at the following link: https://thechrysalischapters.com/2017/07/17/carinas-story/Learn more about this podcast at http://unresolved.meIf you would like to support this podcast and others, consider heading to https://www.patreon.com/unresolvedpod to become a Patron or ProducerBecome a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/unresolved--3266604/support.
18/12/199m 11s

12 Days of Updates (#2: Robert Levinson)

This is an update for episode #93 of the podcast, which was centered around intelligence contractor Robert Levinson. Levinson, who disappeared while visiting Iran's Kish Island, has become the longest-held captive in American history; and his story has once again become the focus of international relations. Researched, written, hosted, and produced by Micheal WhelanThis is Day #2 of my new holiday-themed series, the 12 Days of Updates. Over the next two weeks, I'll be catching up on some stories I've previously covered and detail what we've learned in the months/years since.Learn more about this podcast at http://unresolved.meIf you would like to support this podcast and others, consider heading to https://www.patreon.com/unresolvedpod to become a Patron or ProducerBecome a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/unresolved--3266604/support.
17/12/199m 44s

12 Days of Updates (#1: Quadriga)

This is an update for episode #96 of the podcast, Quadriga, which was originally published in April of 2019. I cover what we've learned in the months since, and discuss the current petition to have Quadriga founder Gerald Cotten's remains exhumed. Researched, written, hosted, and produced by Micheal WhelanThis is Day #1 of my new holiday-themed series, the 12 Days of Updates. Over the next two weeks, I'll be catching up on some stories I've previously covered and detail what we've learned in the months/years since.Learn more about this podcast at http://unresolved.meIf you would like to support this podcast and others, consider heading to https://www.patreon.com/unresolvedpod to become a Patron or ProducerBecome a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/unresolved--3266604/support.
16/12/1913m 10s

Philando Castile

In the summer of 2016, a police shooting would spark protests all across America. Philando Divall Castile was a 32-year-old African American man that lived in Falcon Heights, Minnesota. A model citizen, Philando also had a concealed carry permit, which legally allowed him to carry a handgun. On July 6th, Philando was pulled over while driving by St. Anthony Police Officer Jeronimo Yanez, who believed that Philando matched the description of a local robbery suspect. Despite being well-documented in audio and video form, the precious moments after Philando was pulled over remain highly contested... Episode researched and written by Sherilyn ReyesEpisode hosted and produced by Micheal WhelanOriginal music created by Micheal Whelan through Amper MusicTheme music created and composed by Ailsa TravesProducers: Maggyjames, Ben Krokum, Roberta Janson, Matthew Brock, Quil Carter, Peggy Belarde, Evan White, Laura Hannan, Sam Obbard, Katherine Vatalaro, Damion Moore, Astrid Kneier, Amy Hampton, Scott Meesey, Steven Wilson, Emily McMehen, Scott Patzold, Marie Vanglund, Lori Rodriguez, Jessica Yount, Aimee McGregor, Danny Williams, Sue Kirk, Sara Moscaritolo, Thomas Ahearn, Brian Rollins, Marion Welsh, Lauren Harris, and Seth MorganLearn more about this podcast at http://unresolved.meIf you would like to support this podcast and others, consider heading to https://www.patreon.com/unresolvedpod to become a Patron or ProducerBecome a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/unresolved--3266604/support.
08/12/191h 40m

Kimberly Riley & Jeremy Britt-Bayinthavong

17 years ago, two lives were lost in a tragic holiday shooting in Tacoma, Washington. On November 28th, 2002, the paths of 19-year-old Kimberly Riley and 5-year-old Jeremy Britt-Bayinthavong would converge at a house in Tacoma's South End. Jeremy was the grandson of the homeowners, who were hosting a large Thanksgiving party, while Kimberly (an out-of-state student attending the University of Washington) was a family friend. As the evening began to die down, a shooter would open fire into the home's windows, shooting Kimberly and Jeremy (alongside two others). Both would eventually succumb to their injuries, and the shooting remains unsolved almost two decades later. Episode researched, written, hosted, and produced by Micheal WhelanMusic for this episode was provided by the artist Divider Line, who just released their album "Music for Horror Films" on Bandcamp (for free, if used by independent artists, podcasters, & filmmakers) - learn more by heading to https://dividerline.bandcamp.com/album/music-for-horror-filmsOther original music created by Micheal Whelan through Amper MusicTheme music created and composed by Ailsa TravesProducers: Maggyjames, Ben Krokum, Roberta Janson, Matthew Brock, Quil Carter, Peggy Belarde, Evan White, Laura Hannan, Sam Obbard, Katherine Vatalaro, Damion Moore, Astrid Kneier, Amy Hampton, Scott Meesey, Steven Wilson, Scott Patzold, Emily McMehen, Marie Vanglund, Lori Rodriguez, Jessica Yount, Aimee McGregor, Danny Williams, Sue Kirk, Sara Moscaritolo, Brian Rollins, Lauren Harris, Thomas Ahearn, Aimee McGregor, Marion Welsh, and Seth MorganLearn more about this podcast at http://unresolved.meIf you would like to support this podcast and others, consider heading to https://www.patreon.com/unresolvedpod to become a Patron or ProducerThis episode is brought to you in part by SimpliSafe, the easiest and most cost-affordable way to help secure your home. To help support this and learn more about SimpliSafe, visit https://SimpliSafe.com/unresolved to get free shipping and a 60-day risk-free trial.Become a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/unresolved--3266604/support.
28/11/1921m 51s

The Lane Bryant Shooting

In 2008, an unknown gunman would commit one of the few unsolved mass shootings in U.S. history. February 2nd of that year was a cold and blustery day in the region of Tinley Park, Illinois. That morning, two Lane Bryant employees and four customers would be taken captive by an armed gunman just after the store opened. The gunman, who posed as a delivery man, would loiter in the store for upwards of 40 minutes, before shooting the six female hostages and making off with a little more than $200. Despite the involvement of national and international law enforcement agencies, the killer's identity - and motives - remain a mystery to this day. Episode researched, written, hosted, and produced by Micheal WhelanOriginal music created by Micheal Whelan through Amper MusicTheme music created and composed by Ailsa TravesProducers: Maggyjames, Ben Krokum, Roberta Janson, Matthew Brock, Quil Carter, Peggy Belarde, Evan White, Laura Hannan, Som Obbard, Katherine Vatalaro, Damion Moore, Astrid Kneier, Amy Hampton, Scott Meesey, Steven Wilson, Scott Patzold, Emily McMehen, Marie Vanglund, Lori Rodriguez, Jessica Yount, Aimee McGregor, Danny Williams, Sue Kirk, Sara Moscaritolo, Brian Rollins, Lauren Harris, Thomas Ahearn, Aimee McGregor, Marion Welsh, and Seth MorganLearn more about this podcast at http://unresolved.meIf you would like to support this podcast and others, consider heading to https://www.patreon.com/unresolvedpod to become a Patron or ProducerBecome a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/unresolved--3266604/support.
24/11/1945m 42s

Jaidyn Leskie

The disappearance of a child would kick off one of Australia's most scandalous chapters. On June 14th, 1997, Greg Domaszewicz offered to babysit for his girlfriend, Bilynda Murphy. He drove off with her 14-month-old son Jaidyn that afternoon, promising to drop off the boy with a babysitter later in the evening. However, Jaidyn would never be seen by another living soul again. Whatever happened during that fateful day would lead to the disappearance of poor Jaidyn, whose body wouldn't be discovered until January of 1998... Special thanks to: Kristi Lee (Canadian True Crime) for lending her voice to this episodeEpisode researched and written by Adam PayetEpisode hosted, produced, and additional research/writing by Micheal WhelanOriginal music created by Micheal Whelan through Amper MusicTheme music created and composed by Ailsa TravesProducers: Maggyjames, Ben Krokum, Roberta Janson, Matthew Brock, Quil Carter, Peggy Belarde, Evan White, Laura Hannan, Sam Obbard, Katherine Vatalaro, Damion Moore, Astrid Kneier, Amy Hampton, Scott Meesey, Steven Wilson, Scott Patzold, Emily McMehen, Marie Vanglund, Lori Rodriguez, Jessica Yount, Aimee McGregor, Danny Williams, Sue Kirk, Sara Moscaritolo, Brian Rollins, Lauren Harris, Thomas Ahearn, Marion Welsh, and Seth MorganLearn more about this podcast at http://unresolved.meIf you would like to support this podcast and others, consider heading to https://www.patreon.com/unresolvedpod to become a Patron or ProducerThis episode is brought to you in part by Detective Trapp, a brand-new podcast from Wondery and the LA Times (the same people that brought you Dirty John). To learn more, subscribe to Detective Trapp on your podcast app of choice, or click on the following link: https://Wondery.fm/TrappUnresolvedBecome a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/unresolved--3266604/support.
17/11/191h

Jeffrey Gebhardt

On the morning of September 23rd, 2012, officials were dispatched to a patch of woods in northern Georgia to find a lost hunter. 35-year-old Jeffrey "Pooh" Gebhardt had gotten lost while out on a hunting trip with his friend. Both had attempted to call authorities to seek help for Jeffrey that Saturday, but it wasn't until the early morning hours of Sunday that he was finally found. When his remains were found in a clearing, it became clear that Jeffrey had endured a violent and mysterious death. Years later, questions continue to linger... Episode researched, written, hosted, and produced by Micheal WhelanOriginal music created by Micheal Whelan through Amper MusicTheme music created and composed by Ailsa TravesThis was originally a Patreon Exclusive bonus episode, but has been re-edited and remixed for a wider audience. If you would like to support this podcast and others, consider heading to https://www.patreon.com/unresolvedpod to become a Patron or Producer.Learn more about this podcast at http://unresolved.meBecome a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/unresolved--3266604/support.
10/11/1920m 27s

Preview: Resolved #7

This is a brief preview for the seventh episode in my new series, Resolved, which is available now on Patreon. To learn more about this series - and how you can listen - consider heading to https://www.patreon.com/unresolvedpodThis episode can be found at the following link:https://www.patreon.com/posts/31335127Become a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/unresolved--3266604/support.
05/11/1914m 52s

Rodney Marks

A mysterious death at the South Pole would spark a nearly decade-long international investigation.Rodney Marks was a 32-year-old astrophysicist, who worked at the Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station. There, he had been working on a project to help map the stars, and not only did he take great pride and enjoyment in his work, but he also enjoyed the isolated culture down at the South Pole - where he would live for months at a time.On May 11th, 2000, Rodney began to complain of illness. Over the next 36 hours, his symptoms would progress to the point of no return, and the following evening, he would pass away due to total heart failure. Because the South Pole was so isolated, an autopsy could not be performed until months later. But when his remains were examined by a coroner later that year, the results were shocking... Episode researched, written, hosted, and produced by Micheal WhelanOriginal music created by Micheal Whelan through Amper MusicTheme music created and composed by Ailsa TravesProducers: Maggyjames, Ben Krokum, Robert Janson, Matthew Brock, Quil Carter, Peggy Belarde, Evan White, Laura Hannan, Katherine Vatalaro, Damion Moore, Astrid Kneier, Amy Hampton Miller, Scott Meesey, Steven Wilson, Scott Patzold, Marie Vanglund, Emily McMehen, Lori Rodriguez, Jessica Yount, Aimee McGregor, Danny Williams, Brian Rollins, Sue Kirk, Sara Moscaritolo, Lauren Harris, and Thomas AhearnLearn more about this podcast at http://unresolved.meIf you would like to support this podcast and others, consider heading to https://www.patreon.com/unresolvedpod to become a Patron or ProducerThis episode is brought to you in part by SimpliSafe, the easiest and most cost-affordable way to help secure your home. To help support this and learn more about SimpliSafe, visit https://SimpliSafe.com/unresolved to get free shipping and a 60-day risk-free trial.Become a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/unresolved--3266604/support.
03/11/1950m 3s

The Keddie Murders

In April of 1981, a violent crime would tear apart a quiet town in northern California.Keddie is a small town in the Sierra Nevada mountains, located roughly halfway between Redding and Reno. Originally established as a stop along the railroad, the area was in the middle of a total transition when the Sharp family moved there in the latter half of 1980. On the morning of April 11th, 1981, 14-year-old Sheila Sharp was returning from a neighbor's house following a sleepover. That was when she discovered the gruesome crime scene that had been left behind... and the vile mystery that would haunt her (and the rest of Keddie) for the next four decades... Episode researched, written, hosted, and produced by Micheal WhelanOriginal music created by Micheal Whelan through Amper MusicTheme music created and composed by Ailsa TravesProducers: : Maggyjames, Ben Krokum, Robert Janson, Matthew Brock, Quil Carter, Peggy Belarde, Evan White, Laura Hannan, Katherine Vatalaro, Damion Moore, Astrid Kneier, Amy Hampton Miller, Scott Meesey, Steven Wilson, Scott Patzold, Marie Vanglund, Emily McMehen, Lori Rodriguez, Jessica Yount, Aimee McGregor, Danny Williams, Brian Rollins, Sue Kirk, Sara Moscaritolo, Lauren Harris, and Thomas AhearnLearn more about this podcast at http://unresolved.meIf you would like to support this podcast and others, consider heading to https://www.patreon.com/unresolvedpod to become a Patron or ProducerBecome a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/unresolved--3266604/support.
27/10/191h 5m

Angela Brooks & Nancy Cushman

In the early morning hours of November 25th, 2010, the bodies of two teenage girls would be found in an abandoned lot in Augusta, Georgia. 19-year-old Angela Brooks and 17-year-old Nancy Cushman had become fast friends, growing incredibly close through 2010. While they both lived a few miles north (up in South Carolina), they had close ties to Augusta and its surrounding area. The discovery of the teenage girls' bodies early on Thanksgiving morning prompted a widespread canvas and high-profile investigation, but public interest would quickly fade. Meanwhile, a suspicious young man - with personal ties to both victims and a checkered criminal history - would find himself at the center of this unfolding story... Episode researched, written, hosted, and produced by Micheal WhelanOriginal music created by Micheal Whelan through Amper MusicTheme music created and composed by Ailsa TravesProducers: Maggyjames, Ben Krokum, Roberta Janson, Matthew Brock, Quil Carter, Peggy Belarde, Evan White, Laura Hannan, Katherine Vatalaro, Damion Moore, Astrid Kneier, Amy Hampton Miller, Scott Meesey, Steven Wilson, Scott Patzold, Marie Vanglund, Emily McMehen, Lori Rodriguez, Jessica Yount, Aimee McGregor, Danny Williams, Brian Rollins, Sue Kirk, Sara Moscaritolo, Lauren Harris, and Thomas AhearnLearn more about this podcast at http://unresolved.meIf you would like to support this podcast and others, consider heading to https://www.patreon.com/unresolvedpod to become a Patron or ProducerBecome a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/unresolved--3266604/support.
20/10/1934m 30s

Spring-Heeled Jack

Through the latter half of the 1830's, an urban legend began to take shape on the rooftops and in the foggy alleyways of London.First came rumors of an entity named "Steel Jack," who assaulted people (primarily women) in the dark of night. Over time, though, the rumors began to evolve, with the shadowy figure assaulting men and women alike throughout all of England, and engaging in physical feats deemed inhuman. Decades later, the myth of "Spring-Heeled Jack" continued to live on, with the entity making appearances at-random. Skeptics remain assured that this bogeyman was a total fabrication, while others theorize that the rumors evolved from a place of truth... Researched & written by Gabriella BromleyHosted & produced by Micheal Whelan Original music composed by Micheal Whelan through Amper MusicTheme music created and composed by Ailsa TravesProducers: Maggyjames, Ben Krokum, Roberta Janson, Matthew Brock, Quil Carter, Peggy Belarde, Evan White, Laura Hannan, Katherine Vatalaro, Damion Moore, Amy Hampton Miller, Scott Meesey, Steven Wilson, Scott Patzold, Marie Vanglund, Lori Rodriguez, Emily McMehen, Jessica Yount, Aimee McGregor, Lauren Harris, Danny Williams, Cody Ketterling, Brian Rollins, Sue Kirk, Sara Moscaritolo, and Thomas AhearnLearn more about this podcast at http://unresolved.meIf you would like to support this podcast and others, consider heading to https://www.patreon.com/unresolvedpod to become a Patron or ProducerBecome a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/unresolved--3266604/support.
13/10/1932m 14s

The Shadow Brokers (Part Two: Execute)

The enigmatic Shadow Brokers, who seemingly disappeared in January of 2017, would break their silence just three months later.Following the destruction of a Syrian airbase in April 2017, the Shadow Brokers returned to continue their campaign of cyber-terror. They lashed out at President Trump (and others) in deranged posts online, and began to leak more exploits and tools allegedly stolen from the NSA's most secretive units. This time, however, the intelligence they leaked would go on to have devastating effects in the real world. Many of these exploits would go on to be utilized by cyber-criminal and hackers, and the chaos they created would cost billions of dollars in recovery efforts all around the globe... Part 2/2Special thanks to: Nicki (Strictly Homicide) and voice actor Mark Boyd for lending their voices to this episodeEpisode researched, written, hosted, and produced by Micheal WhelanOriginal music created by Micheal Whelan through Amper MusicTheme music created and composed by Ailsa TravesProducers: Maggyjames, Ben Krokum, Roberta Janson, Matthew Brock, Quil Carter, Peggy Belarde, Evan White, Laura Hannan, Katherine Vatalaro, Damion Moore, Amy Hampton Miller, Scott Meesey, Steven Wilson, Scott Patzold, Marie Vanglund, Lori Rodriguez, Emily McMehen, Jessica Yount, Aimee McGregor, Lauren Harris, Danny Williams, Cody Ketterling, Brian Rollins, Sue Kirk, and Sara MoscaritoloLearn more about this podcast at http://unresolved.meIf you would like to support this podcast and others, consider heading to https://www.patreon.com/unresolvedpod to become a Patron or ProducerBecome a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/unresolved--3266604/support.
06/10/1946m 45s

Preview: Resolved #6

This is a brief preview for the sixth episode in my new series, Resolved, which is available now on Patreon. To learn more about this series - and how you can listen - consider heading to https://www.patreon.com/unresolvedpodThis episode can be found at the following link: https://www.patreon.com/posts/30473155Become a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/unresolved--3266604/support.
03/10/195m 41s

The Shadow Brokers (Part One: Auction)

In August of 2016, a mysterious hacker collective began releasing files and folders stolen directly from the NSA.Many of the programs this person or group released appeared to be legitimate cyber-weapons, which had been developed by U.S. intelligence. Despite the audaciousness of their posts - which became more immature and unhinged as time went on - the files they released seemed to have come directly from an NSA server. A leak of this magnitude had never been seen before, and the cyber-intel community struggled to stop the bleeding. But over the next several months, the Shadow Brokers would continue to wage a one-sided campaign against their sworn enemy: a secretive branch of the NSA nicknamed the "Equation Group"... Part 1/2Special thanks to: Jeremy (Podcasts We Listen To), Jesse (Devil's Teeth, Podcast 1289), Nina (Already Gone, Don't Talk To Strangers), Erin and Shea (All Crime No Cattle), and Brett (husband of Lanie from True Crime Fan Club & Crimes of Passion) for lending their voices to this episodeEpisode researched, written, hosted, and produced by Micheal WhelanOriginal music created by Micheal Whelan through Amper MusicTheme music created and composed by Ailsa TravesProducers: Maggyjames, Ben Krokum, Roberta Janson, Matthew Brock, Quil Carter, Peggy Belarde, Evan White, Laura Hannan, Katherine Vatalaro, Damion Moore, Amy Hampton Miller, Scott Meesey, Steven Wilson, Scott Patzold, Marie Vanglund, Lori Rodriguez, Emily McMehen, Jessica Yount, Aimee McGregor, Lauren Harris, Danny Williams, Cody Ketterling, Brian Rollins, and Sue KirkLearn more about this podcast at http://unresolved.meIf you would like to support this podcast and others, consider heading to https://www.patreon.com/unresolvedpod to become a Patron or ProducerBecome a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/unresolved--3266604/support.
29/09/1943m 37s

The Daytona Beach Killer (Update)

Between 2005 and 2007, a serial killer targeted sex workers in the Daytona Beach region. Laquetta Gunther, Julie Green, and Iwana Patton all fell prey to this killer in successive months, and roughly two years later, the remains of Stacey Gage were found in nearly-identical circumstances. Now, police believe that they have the killer in-custody, who has been linked to the case through DNA testing. For more information about the original episode, please head to: https://unresolved.me/the-daytona-beach-killerBecome a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/unresolved--3266604/support.
16/09/1930m 5s

West Mesa Bone Collector (Part Three: 118th Street Homicides)

In the decade since eleven bodies were found in Albuquerque, a task force has worked to identify the mysterious West Mesa Bone Collector.The 118th Street Task Force is a combination of officers from Albuquerque, Bernalillo County, and the FBI. Together, they have worked exhaustively to identify and apprehend the unknown killer of eleven women, who murdered and buried them over a roughly two-year period between 2003 and 2005. Over the past ten years, detectives have thoroughly investigated numerous suspects (including two that are still suspected of involvement today), looked into thousands of tips, and have even tentatively tied other missing women to the same crime spree. Yet, despite their best intentions, police have been unable to close the case dubbed the "118th Street Homicides." Part 3/3Original music created by myself through Amper MusicTheme music created and composed by Ailsa TravesProducers: Maggyjames, Ben Krokum, Roberta Janson, Matthew Brock, Quil Carter, Peggy Belarde, Evan White, Laura Hannan, Astrid Kneier, Katherine Vatalaro, Amy Hampton Miller, Scott Meesey, Steven Wilson, Damion Moore, Scott Patzold, Marie Vanglund, Lori Rodriguez, Kathy Marie, Emily McMehen, Jessica Yount, Aimee McGregor, Lauren Harris, Danny Williams, Cody Ketterling, Brian Rollins, Sue Kirk, and Rory PlanteLearn more about this podcast at http://unresolved.meIf you would like to support this podcast and others, consider heading to https://www.patreon.com/unresolvedpod to become a Patron or ProducerBecome a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/unresolved--3266604/support.
15/09/191h

West Mesa Bone Collector (Part Two: The War Zone)

Through 2009, police would continue to unearth a mass grave along the western edge of Albuquerque. Following the discovery of eleven female bodies, investigators set out to identify the remains. The first four victims - Victoria Chavez, Michelle Valdez, Cinnamon Elks, and Julie Nieto - would be identified within the first month or so. They were all young women that had lived in the region and had gone missing between 2004 and 2005 (who had prior histories of sex work and drug use). However, the remaining seven victims would be much harder to ID. It took several months for investigators to piece together the details of these women's tragic lives, but the exact circumstances of their disappearances/murders would be hard to grasp. Years later, police continue to have many questions about these women, and who had targeted them... Part 2/3Original music created by myself through Amper MusicTheme music created and composed by Ailsa TravesProducers: Maggyjames, Ben Krokum, Roberta Janson, Matthew Brock, Quil Carter, Peggy Belarde, Evan White, Laura Hannan, Astrid Kneier, Katherine Vatalaro, Damion Moore, Amy Hampton Miller, Scott Meesey, Steven Wilson, Scott Patzold, Kathy Marie, Marie Vanglund, Lori Rodriguez, Emily McMehen, Lauren Harris, Jessica Yount, Aimee McGregor, Danny Williams, Cody Ketterling, Brian Rollins, and Sue KirkLearn more about this podcast at http://unresolved.meIf you would like to support this podcast and others, consider heading to https://www.patreon.com/unresolvedpod to become a Patron or ProducerBecome a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/unresolved--3266604/support.
08/09/1953m 52s

West Mesa Bone Collector (Part One: The Pit)

On February 2nd, 2009, a woman walking her dog would stumble upon the largest crime scene in Albuquerque history.In the years prior, this once-desolate corner of ABQ had been ground zero for rapid expansion. Housing developments had been popping up left and right, but the 2008 recession caused a vast amount of land to remain undeveloped: in particular, a roughly 100-acre lot located just west of 118th Street. While out on an evening stroll, a woman's dog would unearth a human bone. Before long, police had begun excavating what would be the largest crime scene in Albuquerque history. Within a month, they had identified four of the victims (all were sex workers that had gone missing years prior) but several more remained unidentified... as did their collective killer... Part 1/3Original music created by myself through Amper MusicTheme music created and composed by Ailsa TravesProducers: Maggyjames, Ben Krokum, Roberta Janson, Matthew Brock, Quil Carter, Peggy Belarde, Evan White, Laura Hannan, Astrid Kneier, Katherine Vatalaro, Damion Moore, Amy Hampton Miller, Scott Meesey, Steven Wilson, Scott Patzold, Kathy Marie, Marie Vanglund, Lori Rodriguez, Emily McMehen, Lauren Harris, Jessica Yount, Aimee McGregor, Danny Williams, Cody Ketterling, Brian Rollins, and Sue KirkLearn more about this podcast at http://unresolved.meIf you would like to support this podcast and others, consider heading to https://www.patreon.com/unresolvedpod to become a Patron or ProducerBecome a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/unresolved--3266604/support.
01/09/1937m 22s

Larry Chism

In July of 1974, a young college student from Memphis State University was sentenced to 40 years in state prison for his involvement in an illegal narcotics ring. Larry Chism was a bright, unassuming young man who was nearing his graduation from law school when he was arrested and thrown into prison... a sentence that many assumed would consume a large chunk of his life. However, Larry had other plans. This sentence was merely a setback for him. Between September and December of 1978, Larry would cook up two separate escape attempts: one from state prison, and another from a county jail (as he await sentencing). In the 40+ years since, federal investigators have nearly caught up to Chism on multiple occasions, but he has managed to elude them at each turn. He has since become the longest-lasting fugitive on the US Marshals Most Wanted list... Written, hosted, and produced by Micheal Whelan Special thanks to Tim Fraley with the USMS, as well as his associates Victor, Adrian, and Rachael. This episode would not have been possible without their hard work, and the rest of their partners in law enforcement. Original music created by myself through Amper Music. Theme music created and composed by Ailsa Traves.Producers: Maggyjames, Ben Krokum, Roberta Janson, Matthew Brock, Quil Carter, Peggy Belarde, Evan White, Laura Hannan, Astrid Kneier, Katherine Vatalaro, Damion Moore, Amy Hampton Miller, Scott Meesey, Steven Wilson, Scott Patzold, Kathy Marie, Marie Vanglund, Lori Rodriguez, Emily McMehen, Jessica Yount, Brian Rollins, and Allie IbarraLearn more about this podcast at http://unresolved.me/ If you would like to support this podcast and others, consider heading to https://www.patreon.com/unresolvedpod to become a Patron or ProducerBecome a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/unresolved--3266604/support.
18/08/1943m 9s

Judy Weichert

On the morning of July 28th, 1984, Judy Weichert set off on a jog, unaware that it would be her last.Judy, a 33-year-old Oklahoma native, had been married to her husband for less than a year. The two were happy together, and seemed to have built a nice life for themselves in OKC. However, on this random Saturday morning, it would all fall apart. While out on her jog, Judy would be attacked by a vicious stranger. After being raped and stabbed numerous times, Judy was left for dead... yet she would cling to life long enough to tell a witness a few details about the man that had killed her. Police would link her case to another nearby, but more than 35 years later, Judy's case remains unsolved. Written, hosted, and produced by Micheal Whelan Special thanks to Rachael Smith and Mandi Newland Davis, who were kind enough to chat with me about Judy's still-unsolved case. They've both been super helpful and informative, and have both spent time moderating a Facebook page about Judy's story. If you want to stay up-to-date on any updates, make sure to find it by searching for "Her Last Run: The Judy Weichert Murder" on Facebook, or follow the link: https://www.facebook.com/herlastrun/ Producers: Maggyjames, Ben Krokum, Roberta Janson, Matthew Brock, Quil Carter, Peggy Belarde, Evan White, Laura Hannan, Astrid Kneier, Katherine Vatalaro, Damion Moore, Amy Hampton Miller, Scott Meesey, Steven Wilson, Scott Patzold, Kathy Marie, Marie Vanglund, Lori Rodriguez, Emily McMehen, Jessica Yount, Brian Rollins, and Allie IbarraLearn more about this podcast at http://unresolved.me/ If you would like to support this podcast and others, consider heading to https://www.patreon.com/unresolvedpod to become a Patron or ProducerMusic CreditsWhile - "Dark"Steve Weichert - "The Bride"PicturesPlay - "Mysterious dark ambient"LEXMusic - "Sad Lonely Piano"A Noon - "Edge of the Abyss"David Schombert - "Vertigo"Windpearl - "Forgive Us"Steve Weichert - "Peace"Other original music created and composed by Ailsa TravesBecome a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/unresolved--3266604/support.
11/08/1953m 19s

Preview: Resolved #5

This is a brief preview for the fifth episode in my new series, Resolved, which is available now on Patreon. To learn more about this series - and how you can listen - consider heading to https://www.patreon.com/unresolvedpodThis episode can be found at the following link: https://www.patreon.com/posts/28804159Become a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/unresolved--3266604/support.
31/07/195m 58s

The Assassination of Philip Barton Key

A love triangle between a Congressman, his wife, and a U.S. Attorney turns violent when a mysterious letter is received.Daniel Sickles was a young Congressman from New York, who had the favor of President James Buchanan himself. To outsiders, Sickles seemed well on his way to having a lengthy career in Washington. Since moving there, he had befriended many, but none were as close to him and his wife as U.S. Attorney Philip Barton Key. Key, the son of American icon Francis Scott Key, was one of the most charming and handsome men in the region. But on the evening of February 24th, 1859, Sickles would receive a mysterious letter, alleging that Key - his trusted friend and political ally - was having an affair with his wife... Written, hosted, and produced by Micheal Whelan Special thanks to Chris DeRose, author of the book "Star Spangled Scandal," for agreeing to speak to me and for all of his assistance in making this episode happen. Please make sure to grab a copy of his book online or at your nearest bookstore. You can learn more by checking out his publisher's page at https://www.regnery.com/books/star-spangled-scandal-sex-murder-and-the-trial-that-changed-america/ Producers: Maggyjames, Ben Krokum, Roberta Janson, Quil Carter, Peggy Belarde, Matthew Brock, Laura Hannan, Astrid Kneier, Evan White, Katherine Vatalaro, Damion Moore, Amy Hampton Miller, Timothy Stratton, Scott Meesey, Steven Wilson, Sara Willemsen, Scott Patzold, Kathy Marie, Marie Vanglund, and Lori RodriguezLearn more about this podcast at http://unresolved.me/ If you would like to support this podcast and others, consider heading to https://www.patreon.com/unresolvedpod to become a Patron or ProducerMusic CreditsRest You Sleeping Giant - "Leaving For Chicago"Lee Rosevere - "Breathing"Alan Spiljak - "Harmony"Graham Bole - "Away An Wash Yer Hauns Ya Clatty Article"noiseonport - "spectre"Alan Spiljak - "Empty Days"Mystery Mammal - "Leer"Other music created & composed by Ailsa TravesBecome a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/unresolved--3266604/support.
30/06/1946m 12s

Preview: Resolved #4

This is a brief preview for the fourth episode in my new series, Resolved, which is available now on Patreon. To learn more about this series - and how you can listen - consider heading to https://www.patreon.com/unresolvedpodThis episode can be found at the following link: https://www.patreon.com/posts/preserve-your-of-27781823Become a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/unresolved--3266604/support.
20/06/198m 29s

Brittany Phillips

In the summer of 2004, an 18-year-old moved back to Tulsa, Oklahoma. She had actually grown up in Tulsa and gone to high school there, but had moved away the year prior to attend college. Having become homesick, the following Spring she made the decision to move back to Oklahoma and attend school there, in order to be closer to her friends and family. It was a decision that her friends and family welcomed at the time, as it meant that she would be a constant presence in their lives once again.Unfortunately, it was this decision - to move back home - which put this young woman in the sights of a killer. Close to fifteen years after her violent death, her loved ones - primarily her mother - continue to fight for justice, as her killer has never been identified, and her case remains as unsolved today as it was back in the Fall of 2004...Written, hosted, and produced by Micheal Whelan Special thanks to Dr. Maggie Zingman (Brittany's mother) for speaking to me, and an additional thank you to Lindsay Schraad for getting us in-touch. Learn more about Lindsay's projects and writing at her website, The Chrysalis Chapters, by heading to https://thechrysalischapters.com/Producers: Maggyjames, Ben Krokum, Roberta Janson, Quil Carter, Peggy Belarde, Matthew Brock, Laura Hannan, Astrid Kneier, Evan White, Katherine Vatalaro, Damion Moore, Amy Hampton Miller, Timothy Stratton, Scott Meesey, Steven Wilson, Sara Willemsen, Scott Patzold, Kathy Marie, and Marie VanglundLearn more about this podcast at http://unresolved.me/ If you would like to support this podcast and others, consider heading to https://www.patreon.com/unresolvedpod to become a Patron or ProducerMusic CreditsNoisyfilter - "Repose" https://icons8.com/music/author/noisyfilterHelicalin - "630" https://icons8.com/music/author/helicalinJasnazima - "Exodus Glacier" https://icons8.com/music/author/jasnazimaThis Cold Normandy - "Fur Eve" https://icons8.com/music/author/this-cold-normandyIlya Martin - "Oblivion" https://icons8.com/music/author/ilya-marfinMurkok - "Sacred Significance" https://icons8.com/music/author/murkokMoscillate - "Sens" https://icons8.com/music/author/moscillateTanya - "Voyager" https://icons8.com/music/author/taynaMax Sergeev - "Before the Battle" https://icons8.com/music/author/max-sergeevWinter Foe - "Escape the World" https://icons8.com/music/author/winter-foeOther music created and composed by Ailsa TravesBecome a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/unresolved--3266604/support.
16/06/1956m 55s

Cyle Van Komen & Kevin Nelson

In December of 2016, a home invasion turned violent in South Ogden, Utah. 24-year-old Cyle Van Komen lived in a home along the 3600 block of Ogden Avenue, along with a handful of young roommates. On the evening of December 9th, 2016, a couple of these roommates stepped out for a few minutes, just as 61-year-old neighbor Kevin Nelson stopped by for a quick visit.Within ten minutes, all hell would break loose inside the house. A group of masked individuals had been watching the house from afar, waiting for the opportune moment to strike. Unbeknownst to them, they had been captured by a neighbor's surveillance footage, but their motives - and identities - remain unknown to this day...Written, hosted, and produced by Micheal WhelanProducers: Maggyjames, Ben Krokum, Robert Janson, Quil Carter, Peggy Belarde, Matthew Brock, Laura Hannan, Astrid Kneier, Evan White, Katherine Vatalaro, Damion Moore, Amy Hampton Miller, Timothy Stratton, Scott Meesey, Steven Wilson, Sara Willemsen, Scott Patzold, Kathy Marie, and Marie VanglundLearn more about this podcast at http://unresolved.me/ If you would like to support this podcast and others, consider heading to https://www.patreon.com/unresolvedpod to become a Patron or ProducerMusic CreditsDream Machine - "Radiant" (https://icons8.com/music/author/dream-machine)Acedis - "Illustrations" (https://icons8.com/music/author/acedis)Dmitriy Diomores - "Criminal Soul" (https://icons8.com/music/author/dmitriy-diomores)Vheissu - "Once, Angel Touched the Ground" https://icons8.com/music/author/vheissu)Dream Machine - "Soliloquy" (https://icons8.com/music/author/dream-machine)Murkok - "All Winter in a Day" (https://icons8.com/music/author/murkok)Vermos - "Sea In Me" (https://icons8.com/music/author/vermos)Other music created & composed by Ailsa TravesBecome a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/unresolved--3266604/support.
09/06/1936m 5s

The Monster With 21 Faces

Through 1984 and 1985, a mysterious group calling itself "The Monster With 21 Faces" waged an extortion and blackmail campaign against numerous Japanese companies. This bizarre vendetta began on March 18th, 1984, when Glico company president Katsuhisa Ezaki was abducted from his home in Nishinomiya. He was held for three days, but - following his escape - his abductors would pivot their torment from him to his company. For about a year-and-a-half, these villainous schemers would harass companies until they agreed to pay a ransom. More than 30 years later, their true motives and identities remain unknown... Written, hosted, and produced by Micheal WhelanProducers: Ben Krokum, Quil Carter, Laura Hannan, Astrid Kneier, Katherine Vatalaro, Damion Moore, Amy Hampton Miller, Timothy Stratton, Scott Meesey, Steven Wilson, Sara Willemsen, Scott Patzold, Marie Vanglund, and Kathy MarieLearn more about this podcast at http://unresolved.me/ If you would like to support this podcast and others, consider heading to https://www.patreon.com/unresolvedpod to become a Patron or ProducerMusic CreditsSara Afonso - "Underwater 03"Kai Engel - "Touch the Darkness"ROZKOL - "Slow Muties"ROZKOL - "Faces to the Sky"Mystery Mammal - "Leer"ROZKOL - "Chase Scene"Xenojam - "Abduction"Graham Bole - "Lurking"Sergey Cheremisinov - "Sleepwalker III"Forlon - "Roembden Crater"Other music created and composed by Ailsa TravesBecome a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/unresolved--3266604/support.
02/06/1949m 42s

The Abduction of Violet Ripken

On July 24th, 2012, Violet Ripken was abducted at gunpoint.That morning, 74-year-old Violet had set off on her morning routine, and was abducted from her own home by a masked gunman. For the next 23 hours, this mysterious kidnapper would proceed to drive around the Baltimore region, with Violet bound and blindfolded in the back seat. Nobody would notice Violet's absence until later that evening, when a pair of eyewitnesses reported a strange incident to police. Soon, a massive search effort to find Violet was launched, with police hoping to locate the mother of baseball's most distinguished star... Written, hosted, and produced by Micheal WhelanProducers: Ben Krokum, Quil Carter, Laura Hannan, Astrid Kneier, Katherine Vatalaro, Damion Moore, Amy Hampton Miller, Timothy Stratton, Scott Meesey, Steven Wilson, Sara Willemsen, Scott Patzold, and Marie VanglundLearn more about this podcast at http://unresolved.me/ If you would like to support this podcast and others, consider heading to https://www.patreon.com/unresolvedpod to become a Patron or ProducerMusic CreditsROZKOL - "Opening Credits"Lee Rosevere - "Breathing"The Pangolins - "Generate Silence"Rotten Bliss - "Lighthouse"Kai Engel - "Machinery"ROZKOL - "Stay Quiet"Rest You Sleeping Giant - "Dead Waters"Blear Moon - "Cold Summer Landscape"Other music created and composed by Ailsa TravesBecome a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/unresolved--3266604/support.
26/05/1946m 13s

Preview: Resolved #3

This is a brief preview for the third episode in my new series, Resolved, which is available now on Patreon. To learn more about this series - and how you can listen - consider heading to https://www.patreon.com/unresolvedpodThis episode can be found at the following link: https://www.patreon.com/posts/26876249Become a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/unresolved--3266604/support.
15/05/193m 35s

Danniella Vian

On July 17th, 2018, Danniella Vian disappeared in Mobile, Alabama. Danniella, a 24-year-old mother of one, had spent months trying to get her life back on-track after a couple of setbacks. She finally had her own apartment, her own car, and was looking to provide a stable, loving presence for her 4-year-old daughter, Cora. The evening that she purchased her car, Danniella decided to go out and celebrate with some friends. She hit up some bars in Mobile, and - while en route to a third establishment - she went missing. It wasn't until just recently (May of 2019) that police found Danniella's vehicle... Written, hosted, and produced by Micheal WhelanProducers: Ben Krokum, Quil Carter, Laura Hannan, Astrid Kneier, Katherine Vatalaro, Damion Moore, Amy Hampton Miller, Timothy Stratton, Scott Meesey, Steven Wilson, Sara Willemsen, and Scott PatzoldLearn more about this podcast at http://unresolved.me/ If you would like to support this podcast and others, consider heading to https://www.patreon.com/unresolvedpod to become a Patron (or a Producer)Music CreditsBorrtex - "Fog in the Street"Rest You Sleeping Giant - "Dead Waters"PCIII - "Write Hear Right Now"Kai Engel - "Modum"ROZKOL - "Opening Credits"Kai Engel - "Brand New World"Other music created and composed by Ailsa TravesBecome a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/unresolved--3266604/support.
12/05/1957m 48s

The Delphi Murders

On February 13th, 2017, two teenage girls were murdered in Delphi, Indiana. Liberty German and Abigail Williams - "Libby" and "Abby" for short - were two regular 8th graders that were enjoying a day off from school. Trying to take advantage of an unusually warm winter day, the two girls went hiking on one of Delphi's historic trails, overlooking Deer Creek.As the girls walked along the Monon High Bridge, they were accosted by a strange man - who police believe murdered them a short time later. In some of their final moments, the girls managed to record audio and video of this man, but he has gone unidentified in the years since... Written, hosted, and produced by Micheal WhelanProducers: Ben Krokum, Evan White, Maggy James, Matthew Brock, Lauren Harris, Quil Carter, Robert Janson, Damion Moore, Amy Hampton Miller, Astrid Kneier, Timothy Stratton, Peggy Belarde, Laura Hannan, Scott Meesey, Steven Wilson, Sara Willemsen, and Katherine VatalaroLearn more about this podcast at http://unresolved.me/ If you would like to support this podcast and others, consider heading to https://www.patreon.com/unresolvedpod to become a Patron (or a Producer)Music Creditshow the night came - "III: H3PO4"Graham Bole - "Theme For Rosa"ROZKOL - "So sorry little girl"Rest You Sleeping Giant - "Untitled"Vitus Von Degen - "The Diesel People"Sergey Cheremisinov - "Sleepwalker III"Rest You Sleeping Giant - "Disconnect"ROZKOL - "Spider's Web"Forlon - "Roembden Crater"Other music created and composed by Ailsa TravesBecome a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/unresolved--3266604/support.
05/05/191h 33m

Philip Fraser

While driving from Alaska to Washington, a young man would meet a tragic and horrifying end.On June 14th, 1988, 23-year old Philip Fraser set out from his family's home in Anchorage, Alaska. He was headed to Olympia, Washington - where he was set to enroll in college (pre-med) and start the next chapter of his life. However, just five days later - on June 19th, 1988 - Philip's vehicle would be found burning in Prince George, British Columbia. Philip and his belongings were nowhere to be found, and over the next several months, investigators would piece together his final days... Written, hosted, and produced by Micheal WhelanAdditional research and writing by Damion Moore (make sure to check out Damion's website, American Crime Journal, by heading to https://mytruecrime.com/). Producers: Ben Krokum, Katherine Vatalaro, Laura Hannan, Quil Carter, Scott Meesey, Steven Wilson, and Timothy StrattonLearn more about this podcast at http://unresolved.me/ If you would like to support this podcast and others, consider heading to https://www.patreon.com/unresolvedpod to become a Patron (or a Producer)Music CreditsRest You Sleeping Giant - "Disconnect"Chris Zabriskie - "Oxygen Garden"Mystery Mammal - "Leer"ROZKOL - "Hell Slime"Rest You Sleeping Giant - "What Fades"ROZKOL - "No Downside"Graham Bole - "Lurking"How the Night Came - "I - HN03"Other music created and composed by Ailsa Traves and Monty BucklesBecome a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/unresolved--3266604/support.
28/04/1940m 11s

Dwayne Jones (Gully Queen)

On July 22nd, 2013, a Jamaican teenager was brutally murdered by a homophobic mob. Dwayne Jones was a 16-year old that had been banished from his family's home more than two years prior, having been forced to live on the streets of Montego Bay. Afterwards, Dwayne had struggled to find a life for himself among Jamaica's underground LGBTQ community. On the night of his murder, Dwayne - a talented dancer - had decided to cross-dress and hit up a dance club with his friends. When a mob of strangers discovered that he hadn't been born a woman, things took a turn for the worst... Written, hosted, and produced by Micheal WhelanProducers: Ben Krokum, Katherine Vatalaro, Laura Hannan, Quil Carter, Scott Meesey, and Timothy StrattonLearn more about this podcast at http://unresolved.me/ If you would like to support this podcast and others, consider heading to https://www.patreon.com/unresolvedpod to become a Patron (or a Producer)Music CreditsScott Holmes - "Everest"Kai Engel - "Brand New World"Mystery Mammal - "Pragia"ROZKOL - "Last Train in the Station"Graham Bole - "Away An Wash Yer Hauns Ya Clatty Article"Rest You Sleeping Giant - "What Fades"Borrtex - "Fog in the Street"Other music created and composed by Ailsa TravesBecome a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/unresolved--3266604/support.
21/04/1937m 53s

Preview: Resolved #2

This is a brief preview for the second episode in my new series, Resolved, which is available now on Patreon. To learn more about this series - and how you can listen - consider heading to https://www.patreon.com/unresolvedpodThis episode can be found at the following link: https://www.patreon.com/posts/26131486Become a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/unresolved--3266604/support.
15/04/193m 13s

The Evansdale Murders

In July of 2012, tragedy struck the small town of Evansdale, Iowa.Lyric Cook-Morrissey and Elizabeth Collins were two cousins that lived in this small Iowa town. In the early afternoon of July 13th, 2012, the two set off on a bike ride in downtown Evansdale and never returned home. A search of the area found no trace of the two missing girls, and the ensuing investigation also failed to turn up any leads. When the truth of the girls' disappearance was revealed later that year, it forced this region to face an ugly truth: a killer lived among them... Written, hosted, and produced by Micheal WhelanLearn more about this podcast at http://unresolved.me/ If you would like to support this podcast and others, consider heading to https://www.patreon.com/unresolvedpod to become a PatronMusic CreditsGraham Bole - "Sunset At Goat Fell"A.A. Aalto - "Balloons Rising"Rest You Sleeping Giant - "Disconnect"Noiseonport - "Spectre"Sergey Cheremisinov - "Sleepwalker IV"Kai Engel - "Wake Up"ROZKOL - "All the Little Pieces"The Gateless Gate - "Endless Grey"Graham Bole - "Lurking"Koen Daigaku - "Part 3"Other music created and composed by Ailsa TravesBecome a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/unresolved--3266604/support.
14/04/1956m 36s

Quadriga

What happens when more than $100 million in cryptocurrency disappears?In 2013, Ontario-born Gerald Cotten co-founded the cryptocurrency exchange QuadrigaCX. A recent graduate from York University, Cotten had become immersed in the world of Bitcoin, and wanted to fill a much-needed void in the crypto market. Over the next five years, Cotten's company - Quadriga - would have many ups and downs. During that time, it handled billions of dollars in crypto exchanges, cementing itself as Canada's premiere digital exchange platform... but Cotten's untimely death in December of 2018 would reveal the house of cards he had built... Written, hosted, and produced by Micheal WhelanLearn more about this podcast at http://unresolved.me/ If you would like to support this podcast and others, consider heading to https://www.patreon.com/unresolvedpod to become a PatronMusic CreditsROZKOL - "Everybody Relax I'm Here"Mystery Mammal - "Starchild"Rest You Sleeping Giant - "Maybe This Time"Marcos H. Bolanos - "Radioheart"ROZKOL - "Palaver"Mystery Mammal - "Pragia"ROZKOL - "If These"BOPD - "New England is Interesting"Mystery Mammal - "Nothing Else Matters"Other music created and composed by Ailsa TravesBecome a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/unresolved--3266604/support.
07/04/191h 14m

The Winds of Winter (Holiday Special)

For years, the existence of a highly-sought manuscript has sparked intense debate online and in-person. Even now, as we reach a major milestone in Westerosi history, the debate continues... Written, hosted, and produced by Micheal Whelan Happy April Fool's Day, everyoneMusic CreditsSandragon - "Game of Thrones (Metal Cover & Choir)"Kai Engel - "Machinery"ROZKOL - "No Damn Cat No Damn Cradle"Become a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/unresolved--3266604/support.
01/04/1916m 49s

The Burrowing Burglars

On the morning of June 9th, 1986, employees at Hollywood's First Interstate Bank showed up for work, preparing for the long week ahead. However, they would discover that the bank's vault had been looted - not only of $172,000 cash, but dozens of security deposit boxes. Whoever the culprits had been, they had burrowed through 100 feet of soil from a nearby sewer drain, and had drilled their way into the bank vault. Miraculously, they had done this without attracting any attention. More than a year would pass with no activity from these bandits, until they struck again a little over a year later, in the same region. Then, they would come close to pulling off what investigator called the "crime of the century." However, to this day, they remain complete enigmas.Written, hosted, and produced by Micheal WhelanLearn more about this podcast at http://unresolved.me/ If you would like to support this podcast and others, consider heading to https://www.patreon.com/unresolvedpod to become a PatronMusic CreditsMystery Mammal - "Mo Mo Modem"ROZKOL - "No More Truth"ROZKOL - "Roquentin"Forlon - "Roembden Crater"Mystery Mammal - "Greenhorn"Become a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/unresolved--3266604/support.
31/03/1920m 10s

The Daytona Beach Killer

Between December of 2005 and December of 2007, a serial killer terrorized sex workers in Daytona Beach, Florida. 45-year old LaQuetta Gunther was the first to be targeted, falling prey to this unknown individual on Christmas Eve 2005. 34-year old Julie Green would follow just a few weeks later - on January 13th, 2006 - and the killer would strike again a month later: killing 35-year old Iwana Patton at some point in February. Nearly two years would pass, in which the Daytona Beach Police Department urgently tried to find the killer. Unfortunately, he would surface once more in December of 2007 to murder 30-year old Stacey Gage, before disappearing once and for all. Police believe that the suspect has since moved on from the region, but a cavalcade of suspects and theories continue to haunt those affected by the case... Written, hosted, and produced by Micheal WhelanLearn more about this podcast at http://unresolved.me/ If you would like to support this podcast and others, consider heading to https://www.patreon.com/unresolvedpod to become a PatronMusic CreditsBorrtex - "Fog In The Street"Rest You Sleeping Giant - "Sleep"Blear Moon - "Cold Summer Landscape"ROZKOL - "Happiness Free For Everyone and Let No One Be Forgotten"Blue Dot Sessions - "Olivia Wraith"ROZKOL - "All the Little Pieces"Graham Bole - "Lurking"Other music created and composed by Ailsa TravesBecome a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/unresolved--3266604/support.
24/03/1952m 29s

Robert Levinson

For more than two decades, Robert Levinson served as a law enforcement agent specializing in money laundering and other financial crimes. Originally a member of the DEA, Levinson took his talents to the FBI, where he developed a reputation as a man who could develop informants like no other.In 1998, Levinson retired to chase money in the private sector, but within a decade was right back in the thick of things. Recruited by some former colleagues in the CIA, Levinson was brought in to do what he did best: make connections and harvest information. Approaching the typical age of retirement, Levinson finally had his dream job. He had virtually no rules, and could act as his own boss. However, he soon set his sights on the largest target of his professional career: a potential informant in Iran - the "black hole" of American intelligence. Unfortunately, this would prove too much of a challenge for Levinson, and he has been missing for more than a decade... Written, hosted, and produced by Micheal WhelanLearn more about this podcast at http://unresolved.me/ If you would like to support this podcast and others, consider heading to https://www.patreon.com/unresolvedpod to become a PatronMusic CreditsROZKOL - "Opening Credits"ROZKOL - "The Institute Laboratories"Borrtex - "The City of Hope"Blue Dot Sessions - "Flashing Runner"Rest You Sleeping Giant - "Old Tape Loops"ROZKOL - "Spider's Web"Magna Ingress - "The Wanderer"Pulse Emitter - "Moonlit Valley"Borrtex - "We Are Saved"Other music created and composed by Ailsa TravesBecome a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/unresolved--3266604/support.
17/03/191h 4m

Preview: Resolved #1

This is a brief preview for my new series, Resolved, which is available now on Patreon. To learn more about this series - and how you can listen - consider heading to https://www.patreon.com/unresolvedpodThis episode can be found at the following link: https://www.patreon.com/posts/through-struggle-25391597Become a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/unresolved--3266604/support.
15/03/192m 5s

The Brabant Killers (Update #2)

Between 1982 and 1985, a group of three gunmen terrorized the Brabant region of Belgium. Now, police have begun to focus their attention on a group of police officers that may have interfered in the investigation. Just days after their arrest, one of their colleagues - another retired detective named Roger Romelart - took his own life... For more information about the original series, head to: https://unresolved.me/brabant/ Written, hosted, and produced by Micheal WhelanOriginal music by T. NordgrenBecome a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/unresolved--3266604/support.
10/03/198m 16s

Bardstown - Revisited (Part Five: Daniel Cahoe)

From 2013 to 2016, a series of high-profile crimes shook the region of Bardstown, Kentucky. But predating all of them was a mysterious murder. Daniel Cahoe was a 34-year old father, who was known to live as a bit of a drifter. Kindhearted and simple-minded, Daniel was known for his helpful spirit and his love of the outdoors. On January 5th, 2012, Daniel's remains were found in a barn out in rural Spencer County. Police and loved ones had no idea how Daniel had gotten out there - or why he had done so - but his death has left investigators bewildered in the years since... This is the fifth episode in a new Unresolved series, Bardstown - Revisited. I originally covered some Bardstown stories back in 2016, but have yet to touch upon Daniel's story. Written, hosted, and produced by Micheal WhelanLearn more about this podcast at http://unresolved.me/ If you would like to support this podcast and others, consider heading to https://www.patreon.com/unresolvedpod to become a PatronMusic CreditsROZKOL - "Little Yellow Room"Rest You Sleeping Giant - "The Darkest Streets"ROZKOL - "Faces to the Sky"Borrtex - "Black Out"OKAM vs ps - "Slit View of the Rapture"Kai Engel - "Visum"Other music created and composed by Ailsa TravesBecome a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/unresolved--3266604/support.
03/03/1929m 1s

Bardstown - Revisited (Interlude: The Mayors)

Many continue to believe that there is corruption running amok throughout Bardstown, and that it starts all the way at the top; in positions like Mayor, where seemingly small changes can have long-term ramifications. This is a brief interlude in my new Unresolved series, Bardstown - Revisited, which is taking a second look at stories I originally covered back in 2016. Written, hosted, and produced by Micheal WhelanLearn more about this podcast at http://unresolved.me/ If you would like to support this podcast and others, consider heading to https://www.patreon.com/unresolvedpod to become a PatronMusic CreditsRest You Sleeping Giant - "Treated Acoustic Guitar"Become a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/unresolved--3266604/support.
27/02/1913m 7s

Bardstown - Revisited (Part Four: Tommy Ballard)

Through 2015 and 2016, the region of Bardstown was marshaled behind one family as they fought to find their missing loved one: Crystal Rogers. The patriarch of this family, 54-year old Tommy Ballard, was no stranger to tragedy. He had endured the loss of a sister in his early adulthood, and had worked hard to ensure the safety and happiness of his family in the years since. In November of 2016, Tommy Ballard was just as active in the search for his daughter as ever. However, his mysterious death would spark the fourth major incident to shake Bardstown is as many years... This is the fourth part of a new Unresolved series, Bardstown - Revisited. I originally touched upon Tommy's story back in November of 2016, but have expanded upon it significantly, and have rewritten/rerecording everything.Written, hosted, and produced by Micheal WhelanLearn more about this podcast at http://unresolved.me/ If you would like to support this podcast and others, consider heading to https://www.patreon.com/unresolvedpod to become a PatronMusic Creditshow the night came - "IV - C6H807"Percival Pembroke - "Atlantic Necropolis"Kai Engel - "Sunset"Kay - "Call of the Void"Rest You Sleeping Giant - "Open Eyes"The Gateless Gate - "Approaching Snow Squall"Sergey Cheremisinov - "Sleepwalker III"Other music created and composed by Ailsa TravesBecome a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/unresolved--3266604/support.
24/02/1942m 5s

Bardstown - Revisited (Interlude: Sherry Ballard Barnes)

Several decades before the disappearance of Crystal Rogers, her family went through an eerily-identical tragedy. On January 19th, 1979, Sherry Ballard Barnes - Crystal's aunt - went missing. Her estranged husband would later be implicated, and charged in the deaths of both Sherry and her unborn child... This is a brief interlude in my new Unresolved series, Bardstown - Revisited, which is taking a second look at stories I originally covered back in 2016. Written, hosted, and produced by Micheal WhelanLearn more about this podcast at http://unresolved.me/ If you would like to support this podcast and others, consider heading to https://www.patreon.com/unresolvedpod to become a PatronMusic CreditsRest You Sleeping Giant - "Open Eyes"Become a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/unresolved--3266604/support.
20/02/198m 30s

Bardstown - Revisited (Part Three: Crystal Rogers)

On July 3rd, 2015, Crystal Rogers was last seen by anyone. She had been planning to spend the evening with her boyfriend, Brooks Houck, and had excitingly told a friend about finally enjoying a child-free night. Crystal, a mother of five, had been dating Brooks for a few years. The two had one child together (an infant son named Eli), and even though their relationship wasn't perfect, it seemed okay from the outside looking in. When Crystal's maroon Chevy Impala was found along the Bluegrass Parkway two days later, Crystal was reporting missing. Her disappearance would spark the third major criminal investigation in as many years, and - to this day - Crystal's whereabouts remain unknown. This is the third part of a new Unresolved series, Bardstown - Revisited. I originally covered Crystal's story back in February of 2016, but have expanded upon it significantly, and have rewritten/rerecording everything.Written, hosted, and produced by Micheal WhelanLearn more about this podcast at http://unresolved.me/ If you would like to support this podcast and others, consider heading to https://www.patreon.com/unresolvedpod to become a PatronMusic CreditsJoao Picoito - "Third Floor"Rest You Sleeping Giant - "Dead Waters"ROZKOL - "Last Train in the Station"Graham Bole - "Nae Shaam"Borrtex - "Going Undercover"Blear Moon - "Cold Summer Landscape"Parvus Decree - "Subway Reflections"ROZKOL - "Spiders Web"Borrtex - "There Is Always A Reason"Kai Engel - "Soli"ROZKOL - "Burn It All Down"Other music created and composed by Ailsa TravesBecome a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/unresolved--3266604/support.
17/02/191h 50m