Unresolved

Unresolved

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.

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August 7, 2022 29 min
"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 parki...
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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.me

If you would like to support this podcast and others, consider heading to https://www.patre...
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July 27, 2022 65 min
"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 cl...
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July 10, 2022 33 min
"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 hav...
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June 26, 2022 36 min
"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 ...
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On May 4, 2001, Bonny Lee Bakley was found fatally shot in a car on a dark North Hollywood street. The prime suspect was her husband, famed actor Robert Blake. But Bonny, a longtime con artist, had plenty of enemies. She left behind a trail of men she’d scammed, and she had a volatile relationship with Christian Brando, the troubled son of movie star Marlon Brando.

Not since the O.J. Simpson case had the eyes of the nation been so ...
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June 19, 2022 69 min
"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 ne...
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June 7, 2022 30 min
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:
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Introducing the true crime podcast Persona: The French Deception— the story of Gilbert Chikli, one of the greatest con artists of all time. What does it feel like to pick up the phone and scam someone out of $50 million? Host and award-winning journalist, Evan Ratliff, investigates how Chikli successfully duped some of the world’s most powerful people into handing over their fortunes. He explores how Chikli evaded the law for years...
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"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 follo...
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May 22, 2022 29 min
"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 o...
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May 15, 2022 50 min
"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 wit...
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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 ongo...
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May 2, 2022 2 min
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 A...
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May 1, 2022 40 min
"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 - Pat...
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April 17, 2022 43 min
"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. T...
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April 10, 2022 49 min
"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 w...
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April 5, 2022 43 min
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-killer

Also, please check out the American Crime Journal articles ...
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March 20, 2022 38 min
"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.

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March 14, 2022 26 min
“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 Murphysbor...
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