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

True Crime Finland Minna

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

    Episode 083 : Metsuri (The Lumberjack) – Veli Matti Huohvanainen

    Episode 083 : Metsuri (The Lumberjack) – Veli Matti Huohvanainen

    Veli Matti Huohvanainen is considered one of the most dangerous Finnish criminals. He is one of the very few to be sentenced to life in prison twice for extremely violent crimes.

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    Art is by Mark Pernia

    Music is "Night" by VVSMUSIC

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    • 31 min
    Episode 082 : Mikkelin panttivankidraama (Mikkeli hostage drama)

    Episode 082 : Mikkelin panttivankidraama (Mikkeli hostage drama)

    On the 8th of August in 1986, a man entered a bank office in Helsinki. With him, he had a sawn-off shotgun and a sports bag full of explosives.

    • 36 min
    Episode 081 : Punavuoren kaksoissurma (Punavuori double murder)

    Episode 081 : Punavuoren kaksoissurma (Punavuori double murder)

    In February of 1992, a passerby called the Helsinki police to report a car that was sitting at a parking lot. The trunk had been left unlocked and inside, he saw what looked like a body.  

    Podcast promo for this week: Stolen From Me

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    Sources:

    Arman ja Suomen rikosmysteerit, season 2, episode 6 – Punavuoren kaksoissurma https://www.ruutu.fi/video/3358274?page=2

    Helsingin Sanomat 29.2.1992: Kaksoissurman tutkijat etsivät ammutun lahtelaisen veljeä

    Helsingin Sanomat 3.11.1992: Punavuoren surmista epäiltynä vangittiin 34-vuotias yrittäjä

    Helsingin Sanomat 24.11.1992: Yrittäjää syytetään kahdesta murhasta Punavuoren surmajutussa

    Helsingin Sanomat 6.10.2019: Kuka sen teki? https://www.hs.fi/sunnuntai/art-2000006263699.html

    Helsingin Sanomat 6.10.2019: Krp tutustuu HS:n paljastamiin tietoihin Punavuoren kaksoismurhasta https://www.hs.fi/kotimaa/art-2000006263896.html

    Ilta-Sanomat 8.9.2012: KRP: Yllätyskäänne jättää Helsingin "mafiamurhan" ikuiseksi arvoitukseksi https://www.is.fi/kotimaa/art-2000000537841.html

    • 43 min
    Episode 080 : Pihtiputaan poliisisurmat (Pihtiputaa police murders)

    Episode 080 : Pihtiputaan poliisisurmat (Pihtiputaa police murders)

    On Friday, the 7th of March in 1969, police were called to the small village of Korppinen in Pihtiputaa to calm down farmer Tauno Pasanen.  

    The film recommendation for this month is Kahdeksan surmanluotia by Mikko Niskanen. If you are in Finland, you can find the four-part TV movie on Yle Areena. 

    This is the last episode of 2020. Thank you so much for your support during this tough year. Happy holidays and stay safe everyone!

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    Sources:

    Helsingin Sanomat 25.9.1996: Pihtiputaan poliisisurmaajalle syyte ex-vaimonsa taposta – Vaimon surmaa edelsi rankka juopottelu https://www.hs.fi/kotimaa/art-2000003563499.html

    Helsingin Sanomat 8.10.1996: Taposta epäilty Tauno Pasanen mielentilatutkimukseen Oikeudessa pohdittiin kuristamisen tahallisuutta https://www.hs.fi/kotimaa/art-2000003567163.html

    Helsingin Sanomat 27.2.1997: Pihtiputaan poliisisurmaajalle 7 vuotta vankeutta vaimon kuristamisesta https://www.hs.fi/kotimaa/art-2000003603189.html

    Helsingin Sanomat 8.3.1969: Neljän poliisin surmaaja oli uhkaillut uhreja aikaisemmin

    Helsingin Sanomat 8.3.1969: ”Tuli tehdyksi se mitä ei olisi pitänyt” – Surmatyön motiiviksi epäillään kostoa

    Helsingin Sanomat 19.4.1969: Pihtiputaan surmaajan mielentilaa ei tutkita

    Helsingin Sanomat 9.3.1969: Tunnustus Pihtiputaalla: Poliisisurmaaja katuu tekoaan

    Helsingin Sanomat 18.3.1969: Pihtiputaan perheille avatut tilit karttuvat

    Iltasanomat / Rikostarinat – joita Suomi ei unohda: Pihtiputaan surmanluodit, p. 79

    Iltasanomat 23.2.2019: ”Kuule, meidän ukot on kaikki tapettu” – Riitta Turpeinen sai 50 vuotta sitten puhelun, joka vei jalat alta https://www.is.fi/kotimaa/art-2000006011586.html

    Iltasanomat 25.3.2017: ”Soita nimismiehelle, että tulee hakemaan nuo raatonsa pois” – Näin Pihtiputaan poliisisurmat etenivät 50 vuotta sitten https://www.is.fi/kotimaa/art-2000005137645.html

    Iltasanomat 10.3.2019: Rovasti poliisisurmaaja Tauno Pasasesta: ”Jumalan luoma ihminen” – 50 vuoden takainen tuska nosti vielä kerran päätään Pihtiputaalla https://www.is.fi/kotimaa/art-2000006030538.html

    Yle 7.3.2019: Pihtiputaan musta perjantai https://yle.fi/uutiset/3-10672788

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    Episode 079 : Autokaistasurma (The Drive-thru murders)

    Episode 079 : Autokaistasurma (The Drive-thru murders)

    Esa Åkerlund had been paroled just six months earlier when he arrived at the Porvoo McDonalds Drive-thru in Southern Finland in July of 2010.

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    Sources:

    Iltalehti 9.7.2010: Tappotuomio peruttiin https://www.iltalehti.fi/uutiset/a/2010070912008360

    Helsingin Sanomat 25.7.1996: Pernajan naissurmasta elinkautinen https://www.hs.fi/kaupunki/art-2000003548962.html

    Helsingin Sanomat 5.6.1997: Pernajan Isnäsin vaimonsurmaajan elinkautistuomio pysyi hovioikeudessa https://www.hs.fi/kaupunki/art-2000003630368.html

    Helsingin Sanomat 17.2.2011: Porvoon ampuja on "erittäin vaarallinen" https://www.hs.fi/kotimaa/art-2000004788505.html

    Helsingin Sanomat 2.3.2011: Uusimaa: Porvoon autokaistalla surmannut valittaa tuomiostaan https://www.hs.fi/kotimaa/art-2000004791257.html

    Helsingin Sanomat 9.9.2011: Porvoon ampujan tuomio säilyi hovioikeudessa https://www.hs.fi/kotimaa/art-2000004828141.html

    Helsingin Sanomat 23.3.2012: KKO: Ei valituslupaa Porvoon autokaista-ammuskelijalle https://www.hs.fi/kotimaa/art-2000002524291.html

    Helsingin Sanomat 20.5.2011: Ampujan arvostelusta iso lasku asianajajalle https://www.hs.fi/kotimaa/art-2000004807648.html

    Ilta-Sanomat 8.7.2010: Poliisilla uutta tietoa - näin Porvoon ammuskelu eteni https://www.is.fi/kotimaa/art-2000000098355.html

    Ilta-Sanomat 8.9.2011: Kolme ammuttiin McDonald'sin autokaistalla - 15 vuotta vankilaa https://www.is.fi/kotimaa/art-2000000429832.html

    Ilta-Sanomat 25.10.2010: Porvoon kolmoissurmasta syytetty peitti päänsä https://www.is.fi/kotimaa/art-2000000341737.html

    Ilta-Sanomat 25.10.2010: Porvoon kolmoissurmaaja myöntää tapot https://www.is.fi/kotimaa/art-2000000342669.html

    Ilta-Sanomat 16.7.2010: Porvoon surma-aseen myynyt pidätettiin https://www.is.fi/kotimaa/art-2000000148206.html

    Ilta-Sanomat 25.10.2010: Porvoon surmista syytetyn seurassa ollut: Suostuin kaikkeen pelosta https://www.is.fi/kotimaa/art-2000000342008.html

    MTV Uutiset 9.5.2020: "Kolme laukausta, kolme uhria" – miesten elämä päättyi kylmäveriseen teloitukseen hampurilaisravintolan autokaistalla Porvoossa kymmenen vuotta sitten https://www.mtvuutiset.fi/artikkeli/kolme-laukausta-kolme-uhria-miesten-elama-paattyi-kylmaveriseen-teloitukseen-hampurilaisravintolan-autokaistalla-porvoossa-kymmenen-vuotta-sitten/7814948#gs.k2z1ei

    MTV Uutiset 16.9.2010: Porvoon ampujan muistinmenetyksen takana "bentsot" ja alkoholi https://www.mtvuutiset.fi/artikkeli/porvoon-ampujan-muistinmenetyksen-takana-bentsot-ja-alkoholi/2036968

    MTV Uutiset 25.10.2010: Autokaistatappojen todistaja: Juuri ennen ampumisia riideltiin silmälaseista https://www.mtvuutiset.fi/artikkeli/autokaistatappojen-todistaja-juuri-ennen-ampumisia-riideltiin-silmalaseista/2036806

    MTV Uutiset 25.10.2010: Autokaista-ampujan uhri kuoli hampurilaisravintolan työntekijän syliin https://www.mtvuutiset.fi/artikkeli/autokaista-ampujan-uhri-kuoli-hampurilaisravintolan-tyontekijan-syliin/2035538

    MTV Uutiset 25.10.2010: Autokais

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    Episode 078 : Ylistaro murder case

    Episode 078 : Ylistaro murder case

    On an autumn evening, a farmer noticed a young man laying on the bottom of a ditch. When the police started investigating the case, they soon uncovered the man's family was involved.

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    • 28 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
235 Ratings

235 Ratings

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Ive been listening to this podcast for a fee years now and obviously love it, I saw someone say they couldnt stand the pitch of Minna’s voice, and I just wanted to state my opinion as well, saying that I LOVE that she has a little girl voice. It makes the stories told, just creepier and its adorable too. Excellent content!! X
PS.. i love the intro tune 🙃

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