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The land of the midnight sun has a darker side not many know of.

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The land of the midnight sun has a darker side not many know of.

    Episode 069 : Ivalon perhesurma (Ivalo familicide)

    Episode 069 : Ivalon perhesurma (Ivalo familicide)

    On an October afternoon in 2018, Mari was going to pick up her daughter Veera from daycare. When she arrived, she was told Veera had already left.

    Find Mari’s blog at surupaivakirja.fi and her Instagram account at surupaivakirja.

    This episode details domestic violence and a crime against a child – it will not be suitable for all. If you or someone you know is in a similar situation, help is available for you: in Finland, you can call Naistenlinja at 0800 02400 or Nollalinja at 080 005 005. In an acute situation, please reach out to the emergency exchange.

    If you are able to and would like to help me with the costs of this podcast, you can do that on Patreon where you can donate as little as two dollars a month and in return, get exclusive access to ad-free episodes, scripts, bonus episodes on various topics and other nice rewards. Visit the page at https://www.patreon.com/truecrimefinland

    Art is by Mark Pernia

    Music is "Night" by VVSMUSIC

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    Sources:

    Anna no. 43, 24.10.2019 p. 18–22: Kotiin tuotiin pelkkä eskarireppu

    Helsingin Sanomat 31.10.2018: Ivalossa lapsensa ja itsensä surmaamisesta epäiltyä miestä vastaan oli haettu lähestymiskieltoa viikko sitten, poliisi tutkii henkirikosta murhana https://www.hs.fi/kotimaa/art-2000005883815.html

    Helsingin Sanomat 29.5.2019: Ivalon perhesurma paljastui isän kostoksi entiselle puolisolle https://www.hs.fi/kotimaa/art-2000006124336.html

    Ilta-Sanomat 1.11.2018: Ivalon henkirikosta tutkitaan murhana – isän epäillään ampuneen 6-vuotiaan tyttärensä ja itsensä https://www.is.fi/kotimaa/art-2000005884861.html

    Ilta-Sanomat 29.5.2019: Ivalon perhe­surma: isän kosto käynnistyi aamuisesta puhelin­soitosta – pannu­huoneen seinästä löytyi järkyttävä viesti https://www.is.fi/kotimaa/art-2000006125188.html

    MTV Uutiset 30.5.2019: Kylmäävä viesti talon pannuhuoneessa kertoi Ivalon lapsenmurhaajan kostohaluista: "Olisiko kannattanut puhua?" – katso kuvat rikospaikalta https://www.mtvuutiset.fi/artikkeli/kylmaava-viesti-talon-pannuhuoneessa-kertoi-ivalon-lapsenmurhaajan-kostohaluista-olisiko-kannattanut-puhua-katso-kuvat-rikospaikalta/7429970#gs.5w69d2

    Surupäiväkirja 30.5.2019: Ei niin kaunis rakkaustarina https://surupaivakirja.fi/ei-niin-kaunis-rakkaustarina/

    • 29 min
    Episode 068 : Nekalan kaksoismurha (Nekala double murder)

    Episode 068 : Nekalan kaksoismurha (Nekala double murder)

    In the early morning hours of Tuesday, the 21st of August in 2007, a newspaper deliverer noticed a wooden building apartment was in burning up.

    Huge thanks to Lyman for becoming a new Patron! On Patreon, you can donate as little as two dollars a month and in return, get exclusive access to ad-free episodes, scripts, bonus episodes on various topics and other nice rewards. Visit the page at https://www.patreon.com/truecrimefinland

    Art is by Mark Pernia

    Music is "Night" by VVSMUSIC

    My art store: https://society6.com/minnanen

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    Sources:

    Alibin parhaat 25.6.2008 (originally published in Alibi 2/2006): Nekalan kaksoismurha https://alibi.fi/alibin-parhaat/nekalan-kaksoismurha/

    Helsingin Sanomat 22.8.2007: Kaksi kuoli Tampereen asuntopalossa https://www.hs.fi/kotimaa/art-2000004505612.html

    Helsingin Sanomat 24.8.2007: Tampereella kuolleet oli ehkä surmattu ennen tulipaloa https://www.hs.fi/kotimaa/art-2000004506095.html

    Helsingin Sanomat 15.9.2007: Neljä nuorta saattaa olla osallisia Nekalan palomurhiin https://www.hs.fi/kotimaa/art-2000004511600.html

    Helsingin Sanomat 16.9.2007: Nekalan palomurhista etsitään neljää nuorta https://www.hs.fi/kotimaa/art-2000004511847.html

    Helsingin Sanomat 19.9.2007: Poliisi otti useita nuoria kiinni Nekalan murhapoltoista https://www.hs.fi/kotimaa/art-2000004512556.html

    Helsingin Sanomat 20.9.2007: Viisi pidätettiin epäiltyinä Nekalan murhapoltoista https://www.hs.fi/kotimaa/art-2000004512853.html

    Helsingin Sanomat 22.9.2007: Osalla Nekalan kaksoissurmasta epäillyistä pikkurötöksiä https://www.hs.fi/kotimaa/art-2000004513356.html

    Helsingin Sanomat 5.1.2008: Nekalan surmista murhasyytteet neljälle https://www.hs.fi/kotimaa/art-2000004538211.html

    Helsingin Sanomat 19.1.2008: Nekalan raaoista polttomurhista syytetyillä samankaltainen perhetausta https://www.hs.fi/kotimaa/art-2000004541640.html

    Helsingin Sanomat 22.1.2008: Nekalan polttosurmista syytetyt odottamaan välituomiota vangittuina https://www.hs.fi/kotimaa/art-2000004542349.html

    Helsingin Sanomat 5.2.2008: Nekalan murhista epäillyt passitetaan mielentilatutkimukseen https://www.hs.fi/kotimaa/art-2000004545740.html

    Helsingin Sanomat 20.8.2008: Nekalan polttosurmista kaksi elinkautista https://www.hs.fi/kotimaa/art-2000004591967.html

    Iltalehti 16.6.2009: Hovioikeus kovensi tuomiota Nekalan kaksoissurmasta https://www.iltalehti.fi/tampere/a/200906169785794

    Ilta-Sanomat 18.1.2008: Nekalan kaksoismurhan syyttäjä: Poikkeuksellisen raaka teko https://www.is.fi/kotimaa/art-2000000093171.html

    Ilta-Sanomat 19.8.2008: Nekalan surmista kahdelle elinkautiset https://www.is.fi/kotimaa/art-2000000033362.html

    • 27 min
    Episode 067 : Tuula Höök

    Episode 067 : Tuula Höök

    20-year-old Tuula Höök moved to the island of Jersey in the hopes of bettering her language skills and furthering her career dreams of becoming a model.

    If you have any information about this case, please reach out to the States police by phone at 612612 or by email coldcase@jersey.police.pnn.uk. You can also contact Crimestoppers at 0800 555 111.

    ***IMPORTANT***

    I will be taking a break for the month of April – that is my birthday month and I’m currently quite overwhelmed with university and making this podcast. I did not take a break for Christmas or New Year either, so I will take some time off now but don’t worry, I will be back soon enough!

    In the meantime, please stay safe and healthy everyone!

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    • 34 min
    Episode 066 : Taksimurha (Taxi murder) + update on Janne Raninen & Jari Aarnio

    Episode 066 : Taksimurha (Taxi murder) + update on Janne Raninen & Jari Aarnio

    A young taxi driver and his car mysteriously disappear during the night shift.

    Huge thanks to Robyn for becoming a new Patron and to Kevin for upgrading their pledge! On Patreon, you can donate as little as two dollars a month and in return, get exclusive access to ad-free episodes, scripts, bonus episodes on various topics and other nice rewards. I’ve sent out some swag to Patrons – if you have not given me your address yet, please check your messages! Visit the page at https://www.patreon.com/truecrimefinland

    Art is by Mark Pernia

    Music is "Night" by VVSMUSIC

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    Sources:

    Yle 26.5.2005: Rikostarinoita Suomesta – Taksimurha https://areena.yle.fi/1-3541430

    MTV 11.6.2002: Lahden taksimurha oli järkyttävä verilöyly https://www.mtvuutiset.fi/artikkeli/lahden-taksimurha-oli-jarkyttava-veriloyly/1817284#gs.y9ty72

    Helsingin Sanomat 23.1.2003: Lahden taksisurma toi elinkautisen https://www.hs.fi/kaupunki/art-2000004114384.html

    Helsingin Sanomat 23.10.2003: Taksisurmaajan elinkautistuomio pysyi hovioikeudessa https://beta.www.hs.fi/kaupunki/art-2000004176669.html

    Helsingin Sanomat 27.2.2020: Volkan Ünsalin palkkamurhasta tuomittu Janne Raninen pääsee vapauteen, Rikosseuraamuslaitos ei puoltanut vapauttamista https://beta.www.hs.fi/kotimaa/art-2000006421153.html

    Yle 21.3.2014: Taksinkuljettajan Hollolassa murhannut mies vapaaksi – Rikosseuraamuslaitos ei puoltanut https://yle.fi/uutiset/3-7148742

    Iltalehti 21.3.2014: Taksimurhaaja vapaaksi vastoin suositusta https://www.iltalehti.fi/uutiset/a/2014032118144622

    • 32 min
    Episode 065 : Ari Lahdenmäki

    Episode 065 : Ari Lahdenmäki

    A respected journalist specialized in writing about social issues turns out to be a predator.

    This episode details sexual violence and will not be suitable for all, please use your discretion. If you have been in a similar situation, help is available for you: in Finland, you can call Nollalinja at 080 005 005 or Naisten Linja at 0800 02400.

    Thank you to Marko for the case request! If you have a case in mind you would like me to cover, please don't hesitate to reach out.

    Huge thanks to Scott for upgrading their pledge on Patreon! On Patreon, you can donate as little as two dollars a month and in return, get exclusive access to ad-free episodes, scripts, bonus episodes on various topics and other nice rewards. Visit the page at https://www.patreon.com/truecrimefinland

    Art is by Mark Pernia

    Music is "Night" by VVSMUSIC

    My art store: https://society6.com/minnanen

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    Sources:

    Helsingin Sanomat 18.11.1998: Nuorten pakkohaku vääristää https://www.hs.fi/mielipide/art-2000003759200.html

    Helsingin Sanomat 7.11.2018: Päällekäyvänä ”pokailijana” tunnettu mies raiskasi naisen ravintolaillan päätteeksi Espoossa – Lähes kahden vuoden tuomio https://www.hs.fi/kaupunki/art-2000005890982.html

    Helsingin Sanomat 7.11.2018: Kaksi tuomiota seksuaalirikoksista samana päivänä: Toimittaja tuomittiin raiskauksesta, välttää kuitenkin vankilan https://www.hs.fi/kaupunki/art-2000005891396.html

    Helsingin Sanomat 21.9.2012: Valtiollisesti palkittua universaalia kelailua https://www.hs.fi/radiotelevisio/art-2000002560602.html

    Helsingin Sanomat 29.11.2018: Journalisti-lehti: Raiskauksesta tuomittu toimittaja on ahdistellut vuosien aikana useita naisia https://www.hs.fi/kotimaa/art-2000005915838.html

    Image 4/2005: Orjamarkkinat https://www.apu.fi/artikkelit/orjamarkkinat

    Iltalehti 7.11.2018: Palkittu toimittaja tuomittiin jo toisesta seksuaalirikoksesta samana päivänä – pyysi naisen asunnolleen nukkumaan, käytti hyväkseen ja haukkui: ”Miten sä häivyt tolleen?” https://www.iltalehti.fi/kotimaa/a/d43a69b7-9604-42e2-bcdf-be248a9b549b

    Ilta-Sanomat 30.11.2018: Naisten hyväksikäytöstä syytetty toimittaja kirjoitti vuonna 2004 kirjan, jossa on erikoisia yhtäläisyyksiä Journalisti-lehden paljastuksiin https://www.is.fi/kotimaa/art-2000005917414.html

    Journalisti 30.11.2018: Synkkä salaisuus https://www.journalisti.fi/artikkelit/2018/14/synkk-salaisuus/

    Long Play 29.11.2018: Jatkona Journalisti-lehden juttuun (Facebook post) https://www.facebook.com/notes/long-play/jatkona-journalisti-lehden-juttuun/2099901156741645/

    Mediaviikko.fi 11.3.2006: Lumilapio-palkinto HS:n Tuomo Pietiläiselle ja Image-lehdelle https://web.archive.org/web/20140325160723/http:/mediaviikko.fi/kaikki/uutinen/lumilapio-palkinto-hsn-tuomo-pietilaiselle-ja-image-lehdelle.html

    • 32 min
    Episode 064 : Malagan bussiturma (Málaga bus accident)

    Episode 064 : Malagan bussiturma (Málaga bus accident)

    In April of 2008, a bus transporting 48 Finns to the Málaga airport crashed only minutes away from its final destination.

    Huge thanks to Kevin and Astrid for upgrading their pledges on Patreon! On Patreon, you can donate as little as two dollars a month and in return, get exclusive access to ad-free episodes, scripts, bonus episodes on various topics and other nice rewards. I’ve sent out some swag to Patrons – if you have not given me your address yet, please check your messages! Visit the page at https://www.patreon.com/truecrimefinland

    Art is by Mark Pernia

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    Sources:

    Katastrofin anatomia: 5 – Malagan linja-autoturma https://www.ruutu.fi/video/2983671

    El Mundo 20.4.2008: Nueve muertos y 22 heridos graves al volcar un autobús de turistas en Benalmádena https://www.elmundo.es/elmundo/2008/04/19/espana/1208630150.html

    El País 1.5.2008: La juez encarcela al conductor que causó el accidente del bus de Málaga https://elpais.com/diario/2008/05/01/andalucia/1209594129_850215.html

    El País 20.4.2008: 9 muertos y 22 heridos graves al volcar un autobús en Torremolinos https://elpais.com/diario/2008/04/20/espana/1208642413_850215.html

    El País 27.4.2012: Tres años y medio por el accidente en que murieron nueve finlandeses https://elpais.com/ccaa/2012/04/27/andalucia/1335538153_804376.html

    Málaga Hoy 25.4.2008: El abogado del conductor que provocó el accidente se personará en la causa https://www.malagahoy.es/malaga/abogado-conductor-provoco-accidente-personara_0_143986056.html

    MTV 19.4.2017: Mika menetti Malagan bussiturmassa 6-vuotiaan tyttärensä – "Ne olivat piinaavat 19 tuntia, kun Katja oli kateissa" https://www.mtvuutiset.fi/artikkeli/mika-menetti-malagan-bussiturmassa-6-vuotiaan-tyttarensa-ne-olivat-piinaavat-19-tuntia-kun-katja-oli-kateissa/6395074#gs.vkireb

    SER 18.4.2016: El chófer del autobús: "Se pudo evitar; cuando veo un accidente me deprimo" https://cadenaser.com/emisora/2016/04/18/ser_malaga/1460981500_476346.html

    SUR.ES 28.4.2012: Condenan a 3 años y medio de prisión al conductor que ocasionó el accidente de autobús en el que murieron 9 turistas finlandeses https://www.diariosur.es/20120427/local/malaga/condenan-anos-medio-prision-201204271406.html

    Suomen Kuvalehti 21.4.2008: Bussiturmasta selvinneet palasivat vaitonaisina Suomeen https://suomenkuvalehti.fi/jutut/ulkomaat/bussiturmasta-selvinneet-palasivat-vaitonaisina-suomeen/

    • 35 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
210 Ratings

210 Ratings

palanquin ,

Different and good

I’m enjoying this! Finland’s justice system is quite different from that of the USA.

careyleigh1210 ,

Great

Love this! As an okie I enjoy the accent and voice. Interesting new cases! Keep up the good work!

Velvetjml ,

Very well done

I gave you 5 stars because of you’re talent and good research . I enjoy your podcast BUT, I don’t think I can listen much longer. Especially upsetting is the Romani who kidnaps and rapes her for 4 years producing 4 children . His and his daughters small amount of punishment is just to completely infuriating. I am left so dissatisfied so why bother listening to be let down every time. It’s just not worth it. Not your fault of course but too hard.

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