27 episodes

The City of Baltimore is no exception when it comes to open homicide cases.

The Land of the Unsolved explores the mysterious, nefarious and unresolved killings that remain caught in the murky shadows of the city’s conflicted psyche.

Investigative reporters Stephen Janis and Taya Graham go beyond the evidence, talking with homicide detectives, reporters, relatives and residents and exploring the often trenchant politics and communal chaos that feeds the vicious cycle of unavenged violence and murder cases left unsolved that continue to haunt the city and its residents. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-land-of-the-unsolved/support

The Land of the Unsolved Stephen Janis and Taya Graham

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.6 • 81 Ratings

The City of Baltimore is no exception when it comes to open homicide cases.

The Land of the Unsolved explores the mysterious, nefarious and unresolved killings that remain caught in the murky shadows of the city’s conflicted psyche.

Investigative reporters Stephen Janis and Taya Graham go beyond the evidence, talking with homicide detectives, reporters, relatives and residents and exploring the often trenchant politics and communal chaos that feeds the vicious cycle of unavenged violence and murder cases left unsolved that continue to haunt the city and its residents. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-land-of-the-unsolved/support

    A new report raises more questions about the mysterious death of Detective Sean Suiter

    A new report raises more questions about the mysterious death of Detective Sean Suiter

    The death of Baltimore homicide detective Sean Suiter continues to be the subject of controversy.  Found in a West Baltimore alley with a gunshot wound to the head in November of 2017, police initially said he was the victim of foul play.  But a week later that assertion can under fire when the public learned he was set to testify before a federal grand jury about his involvement with members of the notorious Gun Trace Task Force.  The Land of the Unsolved has obtained a new report detailing a separate investigation by the Maryland State Police into Suiter's death that has until now remain secret.  A analysis of the case which reveals new details on his death, and what homicide investigators actually knew about Suiter's troubled past.  


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    • 37 min
    Stephen Janis, Taya Graham and Jayne Miller discuss the latest developments in the Rey Rivera case

    Stephen Janis, Taya Graham and Jayne Miller discuss the latest developments in the Rey Rivera case

    As Netflix release a new season of Unsolved Mysteries, questions remain about one of the rebooted series first case:  the mysterious death of Rey Rivera.  Investigative reporters Stephen Janis, Taya Graham and Jayne Miller discuss the latest evidence in the case, while exploring some of the tips and leads the trio has been looking into the since the series launched.   


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    • 35 min
    The Mysterious Death of Robert Clay - Announcing our new investigation!

    The Mysterious Death of Robert Clay - Announcing our new investigation!

    He was prominent minority contractor and a kingmaker in the city, so why did police quickly rule the death of Robert Clay a suicide?  The Land of the Unsolved team joins investigative reporter Jayne Miller to discuss our upcoming series on the case, and breakdown why Clay's case represents more than just another mysterious death in a city infamous for unsolved murders. 



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    • 29 min
    How unsolved murders turn a city against itself - This Dream Called Death read by Taya Graham

    How unsolved murders turn a city against itself - This Dream Called Death read by Taya Graham

    As we continue to explore the psychic toll of unsolved murders and investigate news cases, the Land of the Unsolved team is also exploring the often unseen consequences of living in a city accustomed to suspicious deaths shrouded in mystery.  To fully understand the implications of living in The Land of the Unsolved, Taya Graham will read from This Dream Called Death, a novella by Stephen Janis that seeks to better understand the burden of unchecked murder through the power of a metaphor.  Published in 2009 when Stephen was covering the city for the now defunct Baltimore Examiner Newspaper, the book seeks to grasp the subtle and not to subtle ways that a community beset by violence turns inward.  



    For more info on the book click here....https://www.amazon.com/Dream-Called-Death-Stephen-Janis/dp/1439264287


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    • 33 min
    Taya Graham and Stephen Janis discuss their new documentary "The Friendliest Town"

    Taya Graham and Stephen Janis discuss their new documentary "The Friendliest Town"

    The hosts of the Land of the Unsolved discuss their five-year odyssey to document the firing of the first black police chief of a small town on Maryland's Lower Eastern Shore.  The feature length film delves deeply into how a former homicide detective's efforts to implement community policing lowered crime, but lead to a conflict over race and law enforcement that speaks volumes about the state of policing today.

    To order please click on the links below:

    Itunes

    https://itunes.apple.com/us/movie/the-friendliest-town/id1546710958

    Amazon

    https://www.amazon.com/Friendliest-Town-Kelvin-Sewell/dp/B08QNF38QR/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=friendliest+town&qid=1611161831&s=instant-video&sr=1-1

    Google Play

    https://play.google.com/store/movies/details/The_Friendliest_Town?id=-nLBs3v31kk.P

    Youtube

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7RBEXoVDirk






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    • 17 min
    Evidence Mounts Rey Rivera Didn't Fall From a Height

    Evidence Mounts Rey Rivera Didn't Fall From a Height

    A illustration of Rey Rivera's injuries raise more doubts that he jumped or was pushed from a height. Instead, they point to a growing body of evidence he was the victim of an assault or some other form of blunt force trauma. 

    Hosts Stephen Janis and Taya Graham continue their investigation into the case that has drawn international attention since was the subject of Netflix's reboot of Unsolved Mysteries.



    https://www.landoftheunsolved.com/single-post/rey-rivera-illustration-of-injuries-by-medical-illustrator




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    • 28 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
81 Ratings

81 Ratings

Friendsincode ,

Love the Pod casts

I have found that Taya’s and Stephen’s reporting to be top notch. The investigative reporting the thoughtfulness to the subject matter they are covering all come together wonderfully to these podcasts.

I would highly recommend you take a moment or two, to fully understand with your own ears. I believe that “The Land of the Unsolved” is a podcast you will want to listen to for hours on end.

Thank for reading my review.

J Destiny ,

True Crime Juggernaut

This pod presents the best cases in all of the countless true crime pods—Rey Rivera(years before Unsolved Mysteries made it big), Sean Suiter and the Gun Trace Taskforce and Jody Lecornu. I would listen to 100 more episodes about the Sean Suiter case. The hosts are all reporters that bring their years of experience, knowledge and skepticism to the show. Only problem is the limited number of episodes.

JimTurner ,

Fantastic reporting

I cannot thank Stephen, Taya, and Shawn? (Spelling) for their efforts to create this podcast. Please ignore the negative comments about breaths or something.... those comments carry no weight.... they were obviously made by people who have no clue. Again thank you all for your work in creating this series. Looking forward to binging “Truth and Reconciliation” next!

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