Unsolved with Steve Gregory

Unsolved with Steve Gregory

There are more than 10,000 unsolved crimes in Southern California, most of which are homicides. Unsolved with Steve Gregory highlights some of the cases that have gone cold, hit a brick wall or just needs that one piece of evidence or witness to surface. The program also features challenging cases, the most wanted, and the investigators who work behind the scenes. Unsolved with Steve Gregory is a production of the KFI News Department for iHeartMedia Los Angeles. The series is produced by Steve Gregory and Jacob Gonzalez.

Episodes

October 2, 2022 66 min
Case #1: December 30th, 2018, 46-year-old Demetrius Brackens and a relative had just walked out of the front door of a home in Compton. As they went down the sidewalk a man came up on them and without warning or provocation opened fire fatally hitting Brackens and injuring the relative. Neither of the men were tied to a gang and a doorbell video caught a glimpse of an SUV driving from the scene. Case #2: 13-year-old Miguel Perez an...
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Case #1: May 14th, 1979, 13-year-old Timothy Troutman and his 2, 11-year-old buddies were walking through a large vacant field near Cal State Dominguez Hills. The boys saw a man described as Black, early 20’s, thin build, large afro hairstyle. The 11-year-old boys say the man reeked of booze and PCP. At one point, the man grabbed Timothy and held him at knife point; the other boys ran to get help but when they returned with deputie...
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On November 14, 1970, 18-year-old Robin Graham had left the parking lot of her job after a night out with friends. As Robin was driving home southbound on the 101 her 1965 Dodge Polara ran out of gas. A CHP officer stopped and told her to use the callbox for a tow or to contact her father. Minutes later, the same CHP officer noticed a blue corvette behind Robin’s car. That’s the last time she was seen. How does a young woman with a...
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Case #1: On July 3, 2014, 15-year-old Ruby Rubio was walking with her sister in Santa Ana when a man approached and asked her for the time. Ruby pulled out her phone to see the clock, but the man grabbed the phone and ran away - Ruby chased the man who got into a waiting car. As the car sped away Ruby jumped onto the trunk lid and held on, the driver swerved until Ruby was thrown off the car. She landed on the pavement and later di...
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September 4, 2022 70 min
On March 31, 1988, a man walking his dog at Santiago Park in Santa Ana found the body of a woman partially hidden under some brush. When the man got closer, he realized the woman’s head was missing. The woman’s pants were pulled down to her knees and she was barefoot. The Coroner estimated the woman was in her 20’s. Police searched the immediate area and didn’t find the head. Two days later, some boys walking along a creek bed foun...
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Case #1: 16-year-old Danah (pronounced Donna) Rojo-Rivas was sitting in the backseat of her mother’s car at a red light in Lynwood. Her and her family were headed home from church when a car chase came up on them. Gunfire erupted, and Danah was hit. Case #2: Raymond Garcia was at a neighbor’s home celebrating a 1-year-old’s birthday. As the 16-year-old left the party a van pulled up, a bunch of guys jumped out, a fight broke out an...
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19-year-old Bryce Laspisa had just broken up with his girlfriend at a college in northern California. He was distraught and told his parents he was driving to their home in Orange County to tell them something important. Along the I-5 freeway Laspisa stopped at a rest area. A tow truck driver and 2 deputies were among the people to make contact with Bryce. Hours later, Bryce’s SUV was found overturned near Lake Castaic. His backpac...
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Unsolved live in studio with Steve Gregory. Steve recaps all cases covered in season 2 and answers your calls
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In this episode Steve talks with Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Sergeant Peter Hish about the level of cyber risk for the residents of LA County. Hish also breaks down Cyber Security issues and how investigators track down the ‘bad actors’ from other countries. Hish also talks about how to protect yourself from being a target of cybercriminals, phishing scams, and sextortion. This episode is part of our ‘Crime Fighter Series’ which h...
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Case #1 – The FBI breaks down the case of 21-year-old musician Kevin Harris. Harris had already sold some of his music to hip-hop artist Ice Cube - singers Rhianna and Britney Spears also showed interest in his music. He was gunned down in front of his recording studio in Inglewood. Case #2 – The partially clothed body of Sherri Herrera was found near a freeway onramp east of Palm Springs. She was known as a prostitute who frequent...
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Hour #1 - On September 30th, 2017, Andrew Chavez and his girlfriend Clotee Reyes were at a birthday party in Lancaster, CA, and during an argument in the street they were gunned down from a drive-by shooting; Hour #2 – Lancaster, CA May 12, 2022, Shawna Donahue, the mother of Andrew Chavez, contacts us and wants to talk about her son’s death, the controversies, the theories on why he was killed, and the people she thinks are behind...
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On January 27th, 1996, a body of an unidentified woman was found near some trash in a hilly area next to Gilman Springs Road and Highway 60 near the city of Beaumont. A forensic pathologist found the woman had a surgical cesarean scar indicating she had given birth. The woman was wearing jewelry, was well kept, and had undergone expensive dental work. All these years later, detectives have no idea who she is and who wanted her dead...
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Case #1 - On September 30th, 2017, Andrew Chavez and his girlfriend Clotee Reyes were at a birthday party in Lancaster, CA, and during an argument in the street they were gunned down from a drive-by shooting; Case #2 - Riverside, CA, December 25th 2016, 10:06 PM, 22-year-old Cassey Verrette and her then boyfriend were sitting in a car when 3 men walked up and opened fire. Verrette was hit 3 times and survived – no word on the shoot...
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April 24, 2022 68 min
On January 16th, 2014, a wildfire broke out in the San Gabriel Mountains and quickly spread through the Angeles National Forest. The 2,000-acre wildfire destroyed six homes and damaged many others. One of the most challenging crimes to investigate is arson, especially wildfire arson. We speak with Captain Russel Tuttle with the United States Forest Service. Tuttle breaks down the methods of federal arson investigators and their met...
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On September 26th, 2004, 20-year-old Willie Pigram III was cruising with his friends in a Lowe’s parking lot in Hawthorne, CA. As Pigram slowly drove his slick green El Camino a couple guys approached his car and opened fire into the driver's side window – hitting Pigram multiple times at point blank range. LA County Sheriff’s Detectives say it’s most likely a case of mistaken identity. Pigram’s father wants to know why his son...
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The Major Crimes Bureau is made up of people who do the ‘dirty work’, the ones who sit in their cars for hours at a time to watch one person, the ones who dress like a homeless person to blend in. Steve speaks with Sgt. Mike Maher, a 31-year veteran of the LA County Sheriff’s Department. Maher is a Detective Team Sergeant and oversees task forces and operations that tackle things like Murder for Hire, Bank Robberies, Threats on Pub...
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Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Detectives are trying to figure out how and why an up-and-coming film student went missing and is presumed dead. In February of 2015, Ray Collins, Jr. was last seen leaving his parents’ home in Chino, CA to meet a prospective client in Compton, CA. A few days later, Collins’ car was found abandoned in a residential area. We speak with the detectives in charge of this cold case and the parents who simply...
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Steve does a recap of cases covered in Season 1 and previews Season 2 which begins April 2nd, 2022. Steve also takes phone calls.
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We speak with Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Deputy Claudia Apolinar. In September of 2020, Apolinar and her partner were shot point blank range as they sat in their patrol SUV at a Metro station in Compton. While they were rushed to a hospital, the department’s homicide bureau immediately began working to find the shooter. It was one of the largest manhunts in the department’s history. We’ll talk about the investigation, and for the...
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January 23, 2022 67 min
January 15th, 1947, the body of Elizabeth Short was found mutilated. Someone had performed an hemicorporectomy, the act of cutting a body in half at a specific point of the body. The woman who first spotted the body in a vacant lot thought it was a mannequin, mostly because the skin color was so pale, a result of Short’s fluids and blood being completely drained from her body. In this episode we speak with Steve Hodel, a retired de...
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