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


March 27, 2023 49 min
"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 o...
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"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 througho...
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March 13, 2023 50 min
"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...
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February 27, 2023 35 min
"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, ...
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February 20, 2023 32 min
"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...
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February 13, 2023 47 min
"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...
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February 6, 2023 5 min
Sergeant Jill Evans is a small-town cop in Wales with an impressive record in her job, and a less than impressive record in her love life. After three engagements, two divorces and one affair, she’s beginning to worry that love is only true in fairy tales. That is until she meets: Dean. He’s a wealthy beauty entrepreneur with his own range of toiletries.

Girl meets boy. Boy meets girl. They kiss and fall in love. Roll credits.

But th...
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"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 ...
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January 23, 2023 3 min

Hosted by Ash Kelley and Alaina Urquhart from the hit show Morbid.When 90-year-old Laurence Pilgeram drops dead on the sidewalk outside his condo, you might think that’s the end of his story. But, really, it’s just the beginning. Because Laurence and others like him have signed up to be frozen and brought back to life in the future. And that belief will pull multiple generations of the Pilgeram family into a cryonics soap opera fil...
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January 23, 2023 61 min
"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 flame...
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January 20, 2023 2 min
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January 9, 2023 25 min
"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 ...
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December 31, 2022 35 min
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...

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December 24, 2022 7 min
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...

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For more than three and a half decades, the disappearance of 12-year-old Jonelle Matthews was a mystery – a riddle neither authorities nor her family members could solve. The residents of her cloistered Colorado hometown had scoured every inch of prairie. Jonelle’s face had been on milk cartons nationwide. Even the President of the United States had appealed to the public for help. Still, every lead had fizzled. Every person of int...
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December 19, 2022 46 min
"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 ...
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December 12, 2022 84 min
"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 (Madi...
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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 Whelan

Learn more about this podcast at http://unresolved.me
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November 21, 2022 58 min
"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 figu...
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November 17, 2022 4 min
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:


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