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A podcast from The Day newsroom about unsolved murders in Connecticut, and the family, friends and law enforcement left without resolution.

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A podcast from The Day newsroom about unsolved murders in Connecticut, and the family, friends and law enforcement left without resolution.

    Update episode: What did we learn from the first season, and what do we have planned for season two?

    Update episode: What did we learn from the first season, and what do we have planned for season two?

    Reporters Karen Florin, Erica Moser and Lindsay Boyle sat down with producers Tim Cotter, Peter Huoppi and Carlos Virgen to discuss season one, share some updates on a couple of the cases and to talk about plans for season two.

    • 32 min
    Episode 3: Family left to wonder what happened on New Year's Eve 2006?

    Episode 3: Family left to wonder what happened on New Year's Eve 2006?

    When 26-year-old Erika Cirioni went missing New Year's Eve 2006, she left her family and friends distraught and desperate for answers. Who was she with that night? Was she still alive? And, if not, why might someone have wanted to kill her?
    When children playing in the woods in Montville found Cirioni's remains in March 2012, one of those questions was answered, but the others remained. In today's episode of "Case Unsolved," you'll hear family and friends — including one who got a call from Cirioni the night she disappeared — talk about what they think happened to Cirioni and how her death still affects them.
    To be part of the conversation, join the "Case Unsolved" Facebook group or email us at caseunsolved@theday.com.

    • 19 min
    Episode 2: Missing person's case becomes a murder investigation

    Episode 2: Missing person's case becomes a murder investigation

    Erika Cirioni's case isn't like the others we've explored in our podcast. While there surely was a crime scene, police never found it. Until March 2012, when some children found her remains in the woods in Montville, she technically was considered a missing person. That was more than five years after she vanished on New Year's Eve 2006.
    In this week's episode of "Case Unsolved," we'll dig deeper into Erika's last known moments and the years that followed. Where did police look for her? Why might someone have wanted to kill her? And who did she talk to on that fateful New Year's Eve?

    • 27 min
    Episode 1: Erika goes from homebody to drug user

    Episode 1: Erika goes from homebody to drug user

    Erika Cirioni was 26 when she went missing on New Year's Eve 2006. Her family immediately was concerned; even though she had turned to drugs in her later years, it wasn't like her to stay away from home. Her remains, covered by some rocks in a field in Montville, weren't found for more than five years.
    The first episode of the "Case Unsolved" podcast on Erika Cirioni is available beginning today. We'll explore what life was like for Erika growing up in some of the poorer areas of New London and Norwich, and what might have turned her from a homebody into someone getting in trouble with the law.
    You can listen to it, as well as a trailer on the case, at www.caseunsolvedpodcast.com or on any podcast app. Previously, "Case Unsolved" looked at the 1984 murder of Desiree Michaud in Groton and the 1995 murder of William Spicer Jr. in Groton. To be part of the conversation, join the "Case Unsolved" Facebook page or email us at caseunsolved@theday.com.

    • 34 min
    Trailer - Erika Cirioni

    Trailer - Erika Cirioni

    Erika Cirioni, a 26-year-old mother of two from Norwich, was last seen alive on New Year’s Eve 2006. Her remains were discovered in the woods by a group of children playing in the area in March 2012. The state office of the Chief Medical Examiner could not determine a cause of death, but based on the circumstances of the case, her death is considered a homicide but it continues to be unsolved.
    Erika had a troubled life leading up to her disappearance and murder, including multiple arrests related to drugs and theft. Over the next few episodes, we'll talk to friends and family to tell the story of her life before she started having legal problems and before she became a young mother. And we'll talk to law enforcement to find out the difficulties of investigating a murder with no crime scene.

    • 2 min
    William Spicer Jr. Bonus Episode: Police work comes into question

    William Spicer Jr. Bonus Episode: Police work comes into question

    Since the first two episodes of the William Spicer Jr. murder podcast some questions have been raised about the initial police work. Reporter Erica Moser explores why police didn't take Spicer's fingerprints before he was buried, requiring an exhumation of the body four months later. She also follows up on a tip that his death was initially thought to be of natural causes, meaning the scene was not secured for hours.
    Spicer was stabbed to death on March 15, 1995, on his Christmas tree farm in Groton. He was found dead inside his tan Ford Taurus on a dirt road at the 27-acre Sparkle Lake Christmas Tree Farm. He had been stabbed multiple times in the neck and abdomen.

    • 10 min

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