Unresolved

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Gustave

  • 14 days ago

Starting in 1987, villagers in the central African nations of Rwanda, Burundi, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) began to float rumors of a vicious crocodile haunting the Ruzizi River.  This crocodile - a large male Nile Crocodile - was spotted several times over the next several decades. Eventually, his fearsome appearance and ferocity made him an urban legend throughout the region. Named Gustave by herpetologist Patrice Faye, this crocodile has become a reminder that monsters still roam the Earth. He is rumored to have killed more than 300 people, making him one of the most fearsome killers in history...   This is a small bonus episode to help tide you over until Unresolved returns in a couple of weeks. Thank you for your patience and support.  If you would like to hear more bonus episodes like this, consider heading to patreon.com/unresolvedpod to become a patron. Written, hosted, and produced by Micheal Whelan   Music Credits Graham Bole - "We Are One" BOPD - "New England is Interesting"

Andrya DeGhelder

  • 28 days ago

On the evening of July 24th, 2018 - a Wednesday - 39-year old Andrya DeGhelder was a no-show for her shift at the Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center. This was very unlike Andrya, a divorced mother of one, who had a reputation for being reliable and punctual. Her coworkers contacted a friend, who tried to get in-touch with Andrya. Eventually, after paying Andrya an unsuccessful house call, this friend contacted the local sheriff's office, who paid a visit to Andrya's home in Grovetown, Georgia. There, police would find a chaotic crime scene, which they believe pointed to an abduction. Over the next week or so, investigators and volunteers would work to raise awareness for Andrya's disappearance, highlighting her past struggles, but a shocking discovery just a week later would shock this quiet community...   Written, hosted, and produced by Micheal Whelan Learn more about this podcast at unresolved.me If you would like to support this podcast and others, consider heading to patreon.com/unresolvedpod to become a Patron   Music Credits Chris Zabriskie - "Oxygen Garden" A.A. Aalto - "Balloons Rising" Borrtex - "Hope" Blue Dot Sessions - "Chilvittle" ROZKOL - "Opening Credits" Rotten Bliss - "Under the Branches" Kai Engel - "After Midnight" The Gateless Gate - "Limitless Blue" Daniel James Dolby - "Longing" ROZKOL - "On the Run" Joao Picoito - "Palavras de Silencio" Ailsa Traves - "Unresolved Mysteries"

The Zip Gun Bomber

  • about 1 month ago

On May 7th, 1982, 54-year old Joan Kipp returned home from her job as a guidance counselor. She was planning to spend the weekend away with her husband, at their Connecticut summer home, to celebrate Mother's Day. But when she arrived home, she saw that she had received a package in the mail: a cookbook, which she believed to be an early Mother's Day gift. Unfortunately for Joan, the cookbook had been hollowed out. Inside, a three-barreled "zip gun" had been created, which shot out at her as soon as she opened it. Joan would become the only casualty of an unknown assailant, who mailed out several of these packages between 1982 and 1996. Despite police developing a couple of leads, they were never able to determine the identity of the Zip Gun Bomber... or their motives...   Written, hosted, and produced by Micheal Whelan Learn more about this podcast at unresolved.me If you would like to support this podcast and others, consider heading to patreon.com/unresolvedpod to become a Patron   Music Credits Lee Rosevere - "Breathing" ROZKOL - "Spider's Web" Sann Gusmo - "Sono Sonho Pausa" ROZKOL - "Turn the Whole World to Rust" Joao Picoito - "Third Floor" Vitus Von Degen - "Black Gloves" Blue Dot Sessions - "Levanger" Dexter Britain - "Seeing the Future" Ailsa Traves - "Unresolved Mysteries"

Satoshi Nakamoto

  • about 1 month ago

On November 1st, 2008, a 9-page whitepaper found its way online. Titled "Bitcoin: A Peer-To-Peer Electronic Cash System," the whitepaper's author clearly articulated their goal to create a decentralized digital currency.  The only catch was: this author, named "Satoshi Nakamoto," was a complete unknown. Whoever they were, they had registered a domain for "bitcoin.org" in August of that year, and the publication of this whitepaper predated the official launch of Bitcoin by a mere two months.  In the decade since, Bitcoin has grown to be the world's leading cryptocurrency. However, its founder remains a complete enigma, despite becoming one of the wealthiest individuals in the entire world...   Written, hosted, and produced by Micheal Whelan Special thanks to the host of the podcast Swindled for their participation Learn more about this podcast at unresolved.me If you would like to support this podcast and others, consider heading to patreon.com/unresolvedpod to become a Patron   Music Credits Vitus Von Degen - "Black Gloves" ROZKOL - "To the Water's Edge" Chris Zabriskie - "Air Hockey Saloon" ROZKOL - "Happiness, Free, For Everyone, and Let No One Be Forgotten" Chris Zabriskie - "Oxygen Garden" Graham Bole - "Nae Shaam" Artem Bemba - "Respiratory Waves" BOPD - "New England is Interesting" ROZKOL - "Cold Breath in the Alleyway" Blear Moon - "Cold Summer Landscape" ROZKOL - "Turn the Whole World to Rust" Ailsa Traves - "Unresolved Mysteries"

Introducing: I, Survivor

  • about 2 months ago

Women get assaulted. Women get attacked. Women get harassed, manipulated, intimidated, but women are survivors. Time and time again, she persists, even against all odds. Hosts Jenna Brister and Wagatwe Wanjuki share their stories, and those of the men and women who fought back, who won, and who live rising above the trauma of their experiences.  Subscribe to I, Survivor today at www.wondery.fm/isurvivor

Kelly Boyce-Hurlbert

  • about 2 months ago

Kelly Boyce grew up along the northwestern coast of Michigan state. She graduated from Benzie Central High School in 2003, before moving to Traverse City - a cozy coastal town known for its scenic beaches and annual cherry festival. There, she met a young man named Paul Hurlbert. Upon meeting, the two fell madly in love, and by 2012, the two were married. They continued to live in Traverse City, and were building a promising life for themselves: one full of love and laughs. All of that came to a screeching halt in July of 2013. Amidst the National Cherry Festival (which ballooned the area's population) and the Fourth Of July holiday, Kelly would become the victim of a brutal act of violence... which investigators are still trying to get to the bottom of.   Written, hosted, and produced by Micheal Whelan Learn more about the podcast at unresolved.me If you would like to support this podcast and others, consider heading to patreon.com/unresolvedpod to become a Patron   Music Credits Lee Rosevere - "Morning Mist" Scott Holmes - "Nostalgic Resonance" Sergey Cheremisinov - "True Love" Squire Tuck - "What Will Be Will Be (Organ Remix)" Borrtex - "Silence" Rotten Bliss - "Under The Branches" Pulse Emitter - "Nebula" Kai Engel - "Soli" ROZKOL - "The Institute Laboratories" Breath Before The Plunge - "End Of All Things" Ailsa Traves - "Unresolved Mysteries"

Siriyakorn "Bung" Siriboon

  • 2 months ago

In the mid-2000's, an Australian man named Fred Pattison moved to Thailand. He had recently fallen in love with a Thai woman named Vanidda, who had two daughters from a prior marriage: Siri ("Pang") and Siriyakorn ("Bung"). In 2008, the family moved to the area of Melbourne, Victoria. They began working towards a better future, and the two girls - Pang and Bung - began attending Australian schools (which they hoped would give them a leg up in the future). All was fine for a time, until the morning of June 2nd, 2011. At around 8:15 that morning, Bung left for school; a walk that normally took her ten minutes. In the distance between her home and school, she disappeared... and has not been seen since.   Written, hosted, and produced by Micheal Whelan Learn more about the podcast at unresolved.me If you would like to support this podcast and others, consider heading to patreon.com/unresolvedpod to become a Patron   Music Credits Ailsa Traves - "Third Corridor" Artem Bemba - "Red Shore" Graham Bole - "We Are One" Blue Dot Sessions - "Olivia Wraithe" ROZKOL - "Hell Slime" noiseonport - "Spectre" Kai Engel - "After Midnight" Magna Ingress - "Anahata I" Forlon - "Roembden Crater" Daniel James Dolby - "Longing" Ailsa Traves - "Unresolved"

The Mississippi Hangings

  • 2 months ago

In October of 1990, a man named David Scott Campbell was arrested in Philadelphia, Mississippi... the same city where, 30 years prior, three civil rights workers had been abducted and murdered by members of the KKK. On his first night in prison - which, coincidentally, was also his 21st birthday - Campbell took his own life. Two years later, in August of 1992, a young man from Jackson, MS met a same fate. Andre Jones, the eighteen-year-old son of a NAACP chapter president and a Nation of Islam minister, was arrested and transferred to a neighboring county. There, he also met his unfortunate end. These two young men were just endemic of a larger problem plaguing Mississippi jails and prisons over a six-year period, from 1987 to 1993. During that time span, an unusually-high number of inmates/prisoners ended up taking their own lives... and the cause is still unknown.   Written, hosted, and produced by Micheal Whelan Learn more about the podcast at unresolved.me If you would like to support this podcast and others, consider heading to patreon.com/unresolvedpod to become a Patron   Music Credits Graham Bole - "Nae Shaam" Gallery Six - "Hydroscope" ROZKOL - "Redrick's Lament" Ryan Little - "Summer Dreams" Kai Engel - "Soli" Rest You Sleeping Giant - "Themes From Frost" Pulse Emitter - "Moonlit Valley" Magna Ingress - "The Glow" Organoid - "Cassini" Krackatoa - "Long White Cloud" Ailsa Traves - "Unresolved"

The Florence Salon Murders

  • 3 months ago

On the morning of November 6th, 2001, a customer walked into a Florence, Montana hair salon. Just inside, she would make a shocking discovery. Inside the salon, just waiting to be discovered, were the bodies of three women: 62-year old Dorothy Harris, 44-year old Brenda Patch, and 71-year old Cynthia Paulus. All three were the last you'd expect to find in the middle of a murder investigation. Over the next two decades, the investigation would focus on a number of connections: an "oddly-dressed man" seen leaving the salon that morning; a similar murder that took place in Great Bend, Kansas; and finally, a local illegal narcotics operation. But to this day, the case remains unresolved...   Written, hosted, and produced by Micheal Whelan Learn more about the podcast at unresolved.me If you would like to support this podcast and others, consider heading to patreon.com/unresolvedpod to become a Patron   Music Credits Rotten Bliss - "Under The Branches" Graham Bole - "Nae Shaam" The Gateless Gate - "Mvatn" Noiseonport - "Spectre" ROZKOL - "Hell Slime" Parvus Decree - "Threatening Places" Blear Moon - "Cold Summer Landscapes" Parvus Decree - "Thoughts About Future" Percival Pembroke - "North Atlantic Trade Organization" Rest You Sleeping Giant - "Themes From Frost" Graham Bole - "Theme For Rosa" Ailsa Traves - "Unresolved"

Arlis Perry (Update)

  • 3 months ago

In October of 1974, a young woman named Arlis Perry was brutally murdered in the Stanford Memorial Church. Over the years, her case has been bandied about as a potential cult-based murder, has been tied to unrelated offenders such as the Son of Sam, and even became the focus of many "Satanic Panic" theories in the 1980s. I covered this story in one of the first episodes of the podcast, back in March of 2016. Now, some new information has surfaced which points to a resolution.   Written, hosted, and produced by Micheal Whelan Learn more about the podcast at unresolved.me If you would like to support this podcast (and others), consider heading to patreon.com/unresolvedpod to become a Patron   Music Credits The Gateless Gate - "Mvatn" Daniel James Dolby - "Longing"

Amerithrax

  • 3 months ago

On September 11th, 2001, a massive attack brought America to a screeching halt.  In the immediate aftermath - while everyone was trying to figure out what had happened, and if it could happen again - another series of events began to play out. Originating in Florida, and then spreading into other populated areas along the East Coast, anthrax-laced letters made every American question their safety. Over the next decade, federal investigators tried to determine who was behind this biological attack, which left seventeen infected and five dead in its wake. But even now - close to 17 years later - the same doubts continue to linger...    Written, hosted, and produced by Micheal Whelan Learn more about the podcast at unresolved.me If you would like to support this podcast (and others), consider heading to patreon.com/unresolvedpod to become a Patron   Music Credits Fabio Keiner - "El Canto Tercero" ROZKOL - "On The Run" Kai Engel - "After Midnight" Breath Before The Plunge - "End Of All Things" Scott Holmes - "Everest" Pulse Emitter - "Triangulum Galaxy" ROZKOL - "Opening Credits" Daniel James Dolby - "Yearning"

Oakey "Al" Kite

  • 3 months ago

In 2004, 53-year old Oakey "Al" Kite was a middle-aged bachelor living in Aurora, Colorado. He had been living in the area for six years, working for a local Denver-based consulting firm. On May 22nd, Al dropped off his girlfriend at the airport. A few hours later, she called to let him know that she had made it safely. She recalled Al sounding fine on the other end of the phone, and all seemed to be well. But just two days later - on May 24th - Al failed to show up for work. When his employer contacted his sister, police were called to perform a wellness check. What they found inside Al's home was a terrifying mystery, and questions were raised about a mysterious man that inserted himself into Al's life the week prior...   Written, hosted, and produced by Micheal Whelan Learn more about the podcast at unresolved.me If you would like to support this podcast and others, consider heading to patreon.com/unresolvedpod to become a Patron   Music Credits ROZKOL - "Hell Slime" Robert Farmer - "I Wonder What The World Is Doing Now" Xenojam - "Towards Death" Gallery Six - "Hydroscope" Rotten Bliss - "Under The Branches" Kai Engel - "Sunset" Magna Ingress - "Anahata II (The Longing)" Mutant Data Orchestra - "Zzyxx" Joao Picoito - "Untitled" Ailsa Traves - "Unresolved"

Mike Emert

  • 3 months ago

On January 4th, 2001, a Seattle-area real estate agent met up with a potential client in a parking lot. This client, who had contacted the realtor directly, was described as both "odd" and "weird." While viewing a home in the area of Woodinville, WA, the real estate agent, Mike Emert, was brutally killed by an unknown attacker. The crime - which was particularly brutal - looked to be premeditated and methodically planned. For years, the mystery of Mike's death has haunted his family, friends, and other real estate agents in the Pacific Northwest. A decade would pass before police discovered the likely culprit of this violent act... but it had become too late for investigators to close the case on Mike's death...   Written, hosted, and produced by Micheal Whelan Learn more about the podcast at unresolved.me If you would like to support this podcast and others, consider heading to patreon.com/unresolvedpod to become a Patron   Music Credits Parvus Decree - "First Encounter" Lee Rosevere - "Morning Mist" Rotten Bliss - "Under The Branches" The Pangolins - "The Stream" Daniel James Dolby - "Yearning" Magna Ingress - "Anahata I" ROZKOL - "On The Run" Astral Shit - "Vindicta (Lost-Radio Reshape)" Graham Bole - "Heebie Jeebies"

The Zodiac (Part Three: Legacy)

  • 4 months ago

Between December of 1968 and October of 1969, four separate attacks left the San Francisco Bay Area shaking. Two attacks happened in the area of Vallejo, another took place along scenic Lake Berryessa, and the final incident took place in San Francisco itself - in the wealthy neighborhood of Presidio Heights. A madman, who referred to himself as "The Zodiac," began corresponding with the media at around the same time. He took credit for the attacks, and - as the attacks progressed - he became more confident and began threatening police, journalists, and even school-children. Throughout the years, many have theorized connections to this mysterious killer: other possible crimes, noted suspects, etc. But the many mysteries of the Zodiac killer continues to linger... Part three of three.   Written, hosted, and produced by Micheal Whelan Learn more about the podcast at unresolved.me If you would like to support this podcast and others, consider heading to patreon.com/unresolvedpod to become a Patron   Music Credits Blue Dot Sessions - "Olivia Wraithe" Soft And Furious - "Melancholic Ending" Laoish Ma - "Enoch" noiseonport - "Spectre" Artem Bemba - "Respiratory Waves" Blear Moon - "Cold Summer Landscape" Percival Pembroke - "North Atlantic Treaty Organization" Marcos H. Bolanos - "Stranger In The City" ROZKOL - "Opening Credits" DR - "Afanassij Iwanoswitsch... - Part 2" Andrew Reddy - "Ossuary" Blue Dot Sessions - "Threads Of Clouds" Ailsa Traves - "Unresolved"

The Zodiac (Part Two: This Is The Zodiac)

  • 4 months ago

Three weeks after the Fourth of July shooting incident at Blue Rock Springs Park - in Vallejo, California - a mysterious series of letters were received by publications in San Francisco's Bay Area. The writer offered up a three-part cipher, which supposedly contained the identify of the shooter. As the media began to pick apart these cryptograms, another couple of crimes seem to continue the killer's crime spree. First, a young couple is brutally attacked at Napa County's scenic Lake Berryessa in September of 1969; then, a San Francisco cab driver is randomly targeted just weeks later, in October. The writer of the original letters - who dubbed himself "The Zodiac" - takes credit for all of these murders. But then he begins to wage a war of terror on the Bay Area itself... Part two of three.   Written, hosted, and produced by Micheal Whelan Learn more about the podcast at unresolved.me If you would like to support this podcast and others, consider heading to patreon.com/unresolvedpod become a Patron   Music Credits krackatoa - "Noahs Stark" The Gateless Gate - "The Idea Of North" Pulse Emitter - "Triangulum Galaxy" Joao Picoito - "Untitled" Kai Engel - "Sunset" ROZKOL - "Stay Quiet" Parvus Decree - "Subway Reflections" Jahzzar - "Little Chance"

The Zodiac (Part One: Vallejo)

  • 4 months ago

On December 20th, 1968, two teenagers - David Faraday and Betty Lou Jensen - were going out on their first date. The two were natives to the Vallejo area of California, and spent their evening driving around, before settling into a cozy lover's lane along Lake Herman Road. There, they were shot and killed by an unknown assailant. For months, the investigation into the shooting of David and Betty faltered... until a similar crime took place a handful of miles away. When Darlene Ferrin and Michael Mageau were shot at Vallejo's Blue Rock Springs Park on July 4th, 1969 - and a mysterious individual called police dispatchers to claim credit just minutes later - it officially kicked off one of America's most infamous criminal investigations...   Written, hosted, and produced by Micheal Whelan Learn more about the podcast at unresolved.me If you would like to support this podcast and others, consider heading to patreon.com/unresolvedpod to become a Patron   Music Credits The Gateless Gate - "Melnibone" Lee Rosevere - "Breathing" Chancius - "Time And Space Died Yesterday" Kai Engel - "Touch The Darkness" Sann Gusmo - "Sono Sonho Pausa" Magna Ingress - "Watershed"

Introducing the Wonderland Murders

  • 4 months ago

The Wonderland Murders takes you on journey back to the drug- and sex-fueled world of 1970s L.A. all building to brutal multiple murder just off the Sunset Strip. You can hear the first two episodes right now by searching for "The Wonderland Murders" on Apple Podcasts, wherever you’re listening to this, or visit wondery.fm/unresolved.

Introducing: The Wonderland Murders

  • 4 months ago

The Wonderland Murders takes you on journey back to the drug- and sex-fueled world of 1970s L.A. all building to brutal multiple murder just off the Sunset Strip. You can hear the first two episodes right now by searching for "The Wonderland Murders" on Apple Podcasts, wherever you’re listening to this, or visit wondery.fm/unresolved.

Bethany Deaton

  • 4 months ago

In 2005, Bethany Ann Leidlein left for Southwestern University. She was a bright young student, whose writing had earned her a scholarship to this private institution. While at Southwestern, Bethany became involved with a group of friends. They originally bonded over their love of fantasy novels (in particular, Harry Potter), and were all looking forward to long and happy lives. Through 2009, they continued to grow closer due to their faith, guided by a charismatic young man named Tyler Deaton. By 2012, Bethany was married to this Tyler, who harbored secrets of his own. They lived in a bizarre religious community outside of Kansas City, Missouri. And, at the end of that year, Bethany would be dead... while another member of their religious sect was awaiting trial...   Written, hosted, and produced by Micheal Whelan Learn more about the podcast at unresolved.me If you would like to support this podcast and others, consider heading to patreon.com/unresolvedpod to become a Patron   Music Credits Ailsa Traves - "Third Corridor" Rotten Bliss - "Under The Branches" Organoid - "Cassini" Artem Bemba - "Red Shore" Pulse Emitter - "Nebula" Rec008 - "Contemplation" Kai Engel - "Silence" Blue Dot Sessions - "Olivia Wraith" Parvus Decree - "Thoughts About Future" Kay - "Call Of The Void" The Pangolins - "The Stream" Daniel James Dolby - "Broken Things" Borrtex - "One Moment" Breath Before The Plunge - "New Years Day" Ailsa Traves - "Unresolved"

The Morgan County Three

  • 5 months ago

Over a four-year period (1967 - 1970), three women fell prey to violent crimes that plagued an area of northern Alabama:  - Mary Faye Hunter (who disappeared in March of 1967, and whose remains were found in October of that year) - Juanita Acker (a widowed mother of three who was shot twice in the head at point-blank range in May of 1969) - Joyce Drake (a young mother of two who was found, brutally murdered in a violent robbery in January of 1970) Are these crimes linked to one another? It's impossible to tell. But over the past half-century, these women have become linked in a myriad of ways, and their stories continue to haunt Morgan County...   Written, hosted, and produced by Micheal Whelan Learn more about the podcast at unresolved.me If you would like to support this podcast and others, consider heading to patreon.com/unresolvedpod to become a Patron   Music Credits The Gateless Gate - "The Idea Of North" Scott Holmes - "Nostalgic Resonance" Springtide - "The Introduction (with no vocals)" Joao Picoito - "Third Floor" Magna Ingress - "Shattered Dreams" Lee Rosevere - "Morning Mist" Squire Tuck - "What Will Be Will Be (Organ Remix)" Pulse Emitter - "Triangulum Galaxy" Scott Holmes - "Everest" Robert Farmer - "We Will Not Be Shipwrecked On A Vain Reality" Kai Engel - "Modum" Ailsa Traves - "Unresolved"

The Original Night Stalker (Update)

  • 5 months ago

This is an update regarding the first story I tackled on "Unresolved," that of the serial offender that went by several names: Original Night Stalker, East Area Rapist, Golden State Killer, and Visalia Ransacker.   On April 24th, police in Ventura County, California, arrested 72-year old Joseph James Deangelo for the murders of Charlene and Lyman Smith. They were just two deaths attributed to this unknown killer, this mysterious EAR/ONS/GSK, among over a dozen. Upon his arrest, law enforcement announced a press conference for this four-decades old cold case. Investigators and websleuths alike are desperate to learn any details about this little-known Deangelo, who wasn't even on the radar of law enforcement more than a week ago.   Written, hosted, and produced by Micheal Whelan Learn more about the podcast at unresolved.me Consider supporting the podcast by heading to patreon.com/unresolvedpod and becoming a patron   Music Credits Alea Minerva - "Dead Letters" Pulse Emitter - "Decaying Ships" Tapes Tubes - "Salad Days" Kay - "Call Of The Void"

Sgt. Patrick Rust (Part Two: Found)

  • 5 months ago

In September of 2007, the skeletal remains of Sergeant Patrick Rust were found in a field outside of Watertown, New York. Immediately, the Army CID changed the course of their investigation, steering their focus away from an AWOL soldier to a non-combat death. Likewise, since Patrick's remains were found outside of Watertown - in rural Jefferson County - the case was handed off from Watertown PD to the Jefferson County Sheriff's Department. They, too, began investigating the case as an "unknown death," as both the manner and cause of death proved impossible to identify. Throughout the next several years, the investigation would stumble through several roadblocks and detours, ultimately resulting in a story that remains unfinished... Part two of two.   Written, hosted, and produced by Micheal Whelan Learn more about the podcast at unresolved.me If you would like to support this podcast and others, consider heading to patreon.com/unresolvedpod to become a Patron   Music Credits Borrtex - "Journey" Blue Dot Sessions - "Chilvittle" Organoid - "Cassini" Pulse Emitter - "Nebula" Murmurous - "Fathom" Blue Dot Sessions - "Olivia Wraithe" Kai Engel - "Wake Up!" Ailsa Traves - "Unresolved Mysteries"

Freeman & Bible (Update)

  • 5 months ago

This is an update regarding an episode I released in January of 2018, titled "Freeman/Bible."   In December of 1999, the bodies of Danny and Kathy Freeman were found in their burned trailer home, outside of Welch, Oklahoma. For over eighteen years, investigators have wondered what happened to the Freeman's missing teenage daughter, Ashley, and her best friend, Lauria Bible (who had been staying over). Just today, police announced that they have a suspect in custody, named Ronnie Dean Busick. They also believe that two other men - Warren Phillip Welch II and David Pennington (both now deceased) - were involved in the crime.   Written, hosted, and produced by Micheal Whelan Learn more about the podcast at unresolved.me   Music Credits Graham Bole - "Sunset At Goat Fell" Cory Gray - "Piano Anticipation"

Sgt. Patrick Rust (Part One: Lost)

  • 5 months ago

In 2007, Patrick Rust was a 24-year old Sergeant in the U.S. Army, who had just recently returned from his second deployment. A native New Yorker, Patrick had enlisted just months after 9/11, and his time in the military had taken him through training in Oklahoma and Texas, and two separate deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan.  In March of that year, Patrick moved off-post for the first time, with a roommate he had known for roughly fifteen months. The two lived together for a single day before Patrick went missing, in the early morning hours of March 16th.  In the hours before his disappearance, Patrick had made a suspicious withdrawal from an ATM, made and received a series of erratic phone calls, taken a mysterious detour with acquaintances that others describe as "troubled," and encountered a blast from his past in the most unlikely of settings. All of it painted a very convoluted picture, which investigators have not been able to decipher in over a decade.  Part one of two.    Written, hosted, and produced by Micheal Whelan Learn more about the podcast at unresolved.me If you would like to support this podcast and others, consider heading to patreon.com/unresolvedpod to become a Patron Make sure to check out the podcast Yours In Murder, hosted by my friends Rachel and Rebecca If you want to save $20 from your first order at Winc, you can use the offer code trywinc.com/unresolved   Music Credits Ailsa Traves - "Unresolved I & II" blacksona - "Pain Nerves Depression - 05" Robert Farmer - "If We Knew All The Laws Of Nature" Pulse Emitter - "Decaying Ships" Sann Gusmo - "Sono Sonho Pausa" Magna Ingress - "Anahata III" Graham Bole - "Sunset At Goat Fell"

Phantom Social Workers

  • 5 months ago

In February of 2018, a woman in the Australian city of Queanbeyan claimed that a stranger had visited her home. This mysterious woman, who was unknown to the young mother, had come to inspect her house and her two children. She claimed to be an FACS caseworker, but - as this small suburb outside of Canberra would soon learn - this was not the case. This story hearkens back to the first half of the 1990s, when similar stories broke out across the United Kingdom. From Sheffield to the northern tip of Scotland, worried parents claimed that strangers - pretending to be social workers - tried to either inspect or abduct their children. But where did this urban legend originate? Well, if you believe some, it all began with a child abuse scandal from Cleveland in the mid-1980s...   Written, hosted, and produced by Micheal Whelan Learn more about the podcast at unresolved.me If you would like to support this podcast and others, consider heading to patreon.com/unresolvedpod to become a Patron Make sure to check out the podcast Criminology, hosted by my friends Mike Ferguson and Mike Morford If you want to save $30 from your first Hello Fresh order, you can use the offer code "unresolved30" at check-out   Music Credits Rotten Bliss - "Under The Branches" Kay - "Call Of The Void" Magna Ingress - "Anahata I" Pulse Emitter - "Triangulum Galaxy" Rec008 - "Contemplation" ROZKOL - "Hell Slime" Ailsa Traves - "Unresolved"

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