35 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, exploring the trenchant politics and communal chaos that feeds the vicious cycle of unavenged violence and murder cases left unsolved that continue to haunt the city. Contact us acespectrummusic@gmail.com Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/the-land-of-the-unsolved/support

The Land of the Unsolved Stephen Janis and Taya Graham

    • True Crime
    • 4.6 • 88 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, exploring the trenchant politics and communal chaos that feeds the vicious cycle of unavenged violence and murder cases left unsolved that continue to haunt the city. Contact us acespectrummusic@gmail.com Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/the-land-of-the-unsolved/support

    A famous scientist was murdered walking her dogs, her killer is still at large

    A famous scientist was murdered walking her dogs, her killer is still at large

    Molly Macauley was famous and pioneering scientist in the field of space economics. But in July uff 2016, someone stabbed her to death outside of her Roland Park home while she was walking her dogs.

    The Land of the Unsolved investigative team of Jayne Miller, Stephen Janis and Taya Graham examine the evidence and speak to a friend to try to uncover clues about what might have happened to Molly, and what police are doing to try to solve the case.


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    • 46 min
    Two murders reveal how Baltimore's obsession with managing the perception of crime can be deadly

    Two murders reveal how Baltimore's obsession with managing the perception of crime can be deadly

    The recent killing of local tech executive Pava LaPerre revealed many uncomfortable truths about Baltimore's struggle with crime. After BPD Police Commissioner Worsley admitted the department withheld the identity of LaPere's killer Jason Billingsley after he was suspected in crime before her murder, police came under scrutiny for not being forthcoming. Host Taya Graham and Stephen Janis are joined by legendary investigative reporter Jayne Miller to explore how the breakdown in communication is actually part of deeper problem cause by how the city approaches violent crime.


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    • 47 min
    The missing piece of the trash chute puzzle - what cops overlooked in their investigation of the mysterious trash chute deaths

    The missing piece of the trash chute puzzle - what cops overlooked in their investigation of the mysterious trash chute deaths

    As we continue our investigation in the deaths of two people inside the trash chute of a Baltimore apartment building, investigative reporters Jayne Miller, Stephen Janis and Taya Graham continue to uncover new clues and more vexing secrets about the case that remains to this day shrouded in mystery.


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    • 39 min
    Does she sleepwalk? The strange theory police used to explain the mysterious trash chute deaths

    Does she sleepwalk? The strange theory police used to explain the mysterious trash chute deaths

    Police ruled two mysterious deaths in a Baltimore trash chute as accident.  In this episode of our investigation we re-enact the interview between Baltimore homicide detectives and the last person to see one of the victims alive. Jayne Miller, Taya Graham, and Stephen Janis explore the evidence and discuss the details revealed in the case files.


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    • 36 min
    The vital clues police kept secret about Baltimore's deadly trash chute

    The vital clues police kept secret about Baltimore's deadly trash chute

    Baltimore police allege two people fell down a trash chute in a downtown apparent building by accident. Taya Graham, Stephen Janis, and Jayne Miller explore the evidence that police never released about the cases, and why it makes the mystery surrounding what occurred even more bizarre.


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    • 25 min
    The mystery of the deadly trash chute, two cases, no explanation - lots of questions

    The mystery of the deadly trash chute, two cases, no explanation - lots of questions

    In the span of roughly one year, two people fell down the trash chute of Baltimore apartment building and died. Both cases were ruled accidental by police. But an investigation by the Land of the Unsolved team raises questions about that conclusion. New evidence that sheds new light on the horrifying and improbable deaths. Jayne Miller, Taya Graham and Stephen Janis report on the case, breaking down what we know, what actually happened, and most importantly, what's missing from the case files.


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Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
88 Ratings

88 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.

Deni6'4" ,

Good info but…

Some good info but at times very repetitive (particularly in the continual rehashing of the same questions and info regarding the death of Rey Rivera). Also, audio production needs work; the same short loop of background music gets super monotonous and distracting. Also, why is no one aggressively pushing the obvious questions involving the bizarre note that Ray left? No one writes a cryptic note, then folds it up small and tapes it in a hidden spots unless: 1) The note contains some cryptic/important information that needs to be saved and retrieved later, or 2) the person who wrote it was under some sort of mental stress or breakdown, and the note is therefore incomprehensible because the author’s state of kind was compromised. This issue needs to be pursued.

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.

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