Unsolved: Worcester

Unsolved: Worcester

A true crime, cold case podcast series exploring the dozens of unsolved murders and missing persons cases currently under investigation by the Worcester Police Department is being launched this fall. Hosted by Dan Yeager, "Unsolved: Worcester" is a series of narrative episodes airing every Tuesday and Thursday over 10-episode series starting on Oct. 18.


March 23, 2023 16 min

In early January 2022, 15-year-old Sue Paye ran away from her Worcester home.

It’s believed Sue packed her belongings and boarded a bus at Union Station heading toward New York City.

The extensive efforts by Sue’s family to find her haven’t been successful and they haven’t seen Sue or heard from her in over 15 months.

In what will be the most recent case we explore over the six se...

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In early November 1998, five-month-old baby Marlon Santos disappeared.

And for two straight days, Marlon’s foster parents failed to alert the Worcester Police Department that baby Marlon was missing.

It was around 11:30 p.m. on Saturday, November 7, 1998, that Jose and Yolanda Castillo reported Marlon missing.

The foster parents blamed not being able to find a babysitter for their...

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It’s mid-September 1982.

The summer is winding down in Worcester and 27-year-old William Garlick and 33-year-old John V.J. Joyce, Jr. hop into William’s 1980 black Corvette for a quick trip up north to Maine.

But they’re not heading to Vacationland for a late-summer getaway.

The two men are on their way to collect a debt of $22,000, likely running an errand to collect money owed t...

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In the spring of 1991, 37-year-old Donald B. Wallace disappeared.

Donald was diagnosed with schizophrenia as a teenager and had a history of mental illness.

He had two steel rods in his back from an injury he sustained earlier in life. 

But that didn’t stop him from walking everywhere.  It was really what Donald was known best for in Worcester. 

He was last seen on Ap...

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It’s been nearly 14 years since 36-year-old Patricia Santos was last seen.

Patricia was a recovering drug addict. She had been clean and sober for two years and employed at a woman’s recovery program in Worcester when she went missing.

She was last seen on May 20, 2009. 

Her coworkers reported her missing after she failed to show up for work for two straight days. 


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It’s around 9 p.m. on Dec. 23, 1982.

58-year-old Marion Kerswell hangs up the phone after a short phone call with her friend.

Marion has Christmas Eve plans with her daughter for some last minute shopping and Christmas dinner preparations the next day.

But after hanging up the phone with her friend, Marion is never heard from again.

More than 40 years later, the same ...

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March 2, 2023 15 min

Where did Waldemar Feliciano go?

On a brisk fall morning in November 2005, Waldemar woke up in bed next to his girlfriend in his apartment on Eastern Avenue in Worcester.

He got out of bed, put on a pair of jeans, a t-shirt and a baseball hat…and told his girlfriend he had to go make some calls. 

He left the room and has never been seen or heard from again.

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What happened to Sabrina Hatheway?

Sabrina was last heard from on Dec. 20, 2014. 

In the weeks following, her ex-boyfriend Kevin Crozier, with the help of two friends, tried burning down his grandmother’s home on Dixfield Road in Worcester in a futile attempt to collect insurance money.

Three months later, in March 2015, Crozier and his co-conspirators are in court facing multiple...

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Arguably the missing person case that has received the most attention over the past decade in Worcester is the disappearance of 23-year-old Sabrina Hatheway.

Sabrina was last seen on Dec. 28, 2014, allegedly at the home of her boyfriend, Kevin Crozier, on Dixfield Road in Worcester.

Twelve days later, on Jan. 1, 2015, the Worcester Fire Department responded to a structure fire at the Dixfield ...

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It’s been nearly five decades since 24-year-old Vicke Lee Lamberton vanished from Worcester, leaving her husband and a rumored love affair behind.

No one has heard from Vicke since February 1974.

And it took over 35 years for a missing persons report to be filed with the Worcester Police Department.


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In this special episode, we had the opportunity of speaking with Jennifer McLellan, daughter of the late Vincent Martin.

Vincent was killed outside of the three-decker he lived in on Millbury Street on Dec. 28, 1995. He was beaten to death and robbed. 

We shared Vincent’s story in episode 8 of Unsolved: Worcester Season 2.

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February 9, 2023 1 min

Unsolved: Worcester returns for Season 3 on Tuesday, Feb. 21.

The new season will shine a light on 10 missing person cases currently under investigation by the Worcester Police Department’s Detective Unit. 

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It’s around 1:30 a.m. on Sept. 7, 1973.

A man making his way across the parking lot of Seven Hills Plaza on Myrtle Street notices something at the bottom of an embankment on Salem Street.

The man takes a closer look and finds the body of 49-year-old Roland Clarkson, face up at the bottom of the embankment.

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January 31, 2023 19 min

It’s February 21, 1994.

27-year-old Helen Chevalier miraculously makes it home after a harrowing night.

Helen works the street as a prostitute to pay for her drug addiction.

The night before she luckily escaped the clutches of a john who refused to let her out of the car and kept pulli...

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January 26, 2023 16 min

It’s early Thursday, December 28, 1995.

It’s shortly before 6 a.m. and Vincent Martin is leaving his Millbury Street apartment to get to work at Red Cab Company when he’s attacked from behind.

He’s thrown to the ground and kicked several times while he’s down. 

The assailants removed t...

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23-year-old Sonia Blanco and 25-year-old Evelyn Cruz are not alone.

Not only will their deaths forever be connected - both women killed on Feb. 4, 19-93, their bodies beaten and severely bruised, both strangled to death and dumped to the curb from a vehicle - but they’re among a half a dozen or so women all killed in simil...

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Does Worcester have a serial killer?

That’s what residents were asking Worcester Police in early 1993.

From December 1992 to February 1993, four women were killed. They had all been strangled to death. 

On Feb. 4, 1993, the bodies of 23-year-old Sonia Blanco and 25-year-old Evelyn Cruz...

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It’s May 1st, 1987.

30-year-old Brian MacAlister had just been in a heated argument involving three other men at Billy’s Lounge on Millbury Street. 

Brian left the other men and hopped into his brown 1973 four-door Oldsmobile parked outside of the Maurice the Pants Man store.

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It’s been over 24 years since 26-year-old Eddie Wheeler was gunned down near a Honey Farms parking lot at the corner of Harding Street and Lafayette Street in Worcester’s Canal District.

It was 1:30 a.m. on December 26, 1998.

Eddie was walking down Harding Street with a group of friends when his killer ran up to him, shooti...

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It’s Monday afternoon, October 16th, 1967. 

A pair of part-time employees at Jack and Felicia’s Cafe on Millbury Street are walking through the front door of the restaurant.

They’re stopped dead in their tracks as soon as the door swings open.

There, lying dead on the floor of the bar,...

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