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Every day, stories unfold that have no resolution. Unresolved is an investigative and immersive look at those stories, as host Micheal Whelan tries to determine why these stories - unsolved crimes and other unexplained phenomena - have no ending.

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    • 4.5 • 2.1K Ratings

Every day, stories unfold that have no resolution. Unresolved is an investigative and immersive look at those stories, as host Micheal Whelan tries to determine why these stories - unsolved crimes and other unexplained phenomena - have no ending.

    Introducing: The Devil Within

    Introducing: The Devil Within

    It’s a case that has haunted Jefferson Township, New Jersey, for more than 30 years. On a snowy January night, 14-year-old Tommy Sullivan did the unthinkable: he murdered his mother in cold blood, set fire to their house, and then took his own life.

    Out of the flames of this horrible tragedy, investigations revealed that Tommy was, himself, a part of a Satanic Cult, sparking a nationwide hysteria now known as the “Satanic Panic."



    This monumental moment in American culture led to communities nationwide enforcing draconian measures to protect their children from what they perceived to be the devil’s influence. Even the Catholic church was convinced this was a case of demonic possession.



    On the new podcast, THE DEVIL WITHIN, the truth of the grisly murder is finally revealed.



    Did Tommy act alone? Did he really commit suicide? Is his cult still in power? THE DEVIL WITHIN finally sheds light on questions left unanswered for decades...



    Listen Here: http://wondery.fm/TDW_UnresolvedPod

    • 8 min
    Linda Pikuritz

    Linda Pikuritz

    "In my 10 years in law enforcement, never have I see a slaying of this type nor has anyone on my staff... This was a brutal slaying done by a very sick individual."

    On 12 October 1978, 12-year-old Linda Pikuritz rode her bike from her family's home in Port Charlotte, FL to a convenience store about one mile away. This was a trip that Linda had been making regularly for months. But on this night in particular - right before Friday the 13th - Linda never returned home.

    Firefighters battling a brush fire in an uninhabited region of nearby Murdock made a horrifying discovery a few hours later, which sent shockwaves through this quiet community. Years later, an arrest was made, but justice was never served...



    Episode hosted, researched, written, and produced by Micheal Whelan

    Original music created by Micheal Whelan through Amper Music

    Theme music created and composed by Ailsa Traves

    Producers: Roberta Janson, Ben Krokum, Gabriella Bromley, Travis Scsepko, Bryan Hall, Quil Carter, Steven Wilson, Laura Hannan, Damion Moore, Amy Hampton, Scott Meesey, Jo Wong, Marie Vanglund, Scott Patzold, Astrid Kneier, Aimee McGregor, Sara Moscaritolo, Sydney Scotton, Ruth Durbin, Thomas Ahearn, Marion Welsh, Patrick Laakso, Meadow Landry, Tatum Bautista, Rebecca O'Sullivan, Denise Grogan, Jared Midwood, Michele Watson, Ryan Green, Kevin McCracken, Jacinda Class, Stephanie Joyner, Teunia Elzinga, Cherish Brady, Lauren, and Sally Ranford.

    Learn more about this podcast at http://unresolved.me

    If you would like to support this podcast and others, consider heading to https://www.patreon.com/unresolvedpod to become a Patron or Producer

    This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp, who offer online counseling services. Listeners of Unresolved can save 10% on their first month with the discount code "UNRESOLVED." Head to https://BetterHelp.com/unresolved and fill out the introduction questionnaire to let BetterHelp assess your needs and pair you up with a counselor that you'll love.

    • 57 min
    Introducing: The Vaping Fix

    Introducing: The Vaping Fix

    Two young Silicon Valley entrepreneurs set out to rid the world of smoking with an incredible new product. The device stands to disrupt the tobacco industry and make them rich, until it falls into the wrong hands and lives are ruined. From classrooms to hospitals, boardrooms to the Oval Office, what can be done to protect teenagers and is it too late? From Laura Beil, the reporter behind Dr Death and Bad Batch, comes The Vaping Fix, the inside story of the rise of Juul and the making of a crisis.

    Listen to THE VAPING FIX at: https://wondery.fm/VF_Unresolved

    • 6 min
    "Mary Anderson"

    "Mary Anderson"

    "The ritual of her death is probably not too different from how she lived her life. She is very careful, methodical. She goes to great lengths to hide how she dies, but none of us, no matter what we do, can disappear without a trace."

    On 9 October 1996, a woman checked into Seattle's Hotel Vintage Park, a boutique hotel located a stones throw away from the city's many tourist attractions. Under the name "Mary A. Anderson," she paid for a single room for two nights using cash.

    Two days later, staff members would find the woman's body inside of room 214, peacefully lying on the bed. However, as authorities began looking into the woman's bizarre death, they discovered a baffling mystery...



    If you would like to learn more about Othram Inc. and King County's collaboration to ID this woman, make sure to check out their crowdfunding page at the following:

    https://dnasolves.com/articles/mary_anderson/



    Thanks to Bethany from the podcast Milk and Murder for contributing some audio for this episode. Learn more about her podcast at https://milkandmurder.com/

    Also thanks to my friend and podcasting compatriot Jesse Pollack for introducing me to this story. If you haven't already, make sure to check out his books (The Acid King & Death on the Devil's Teeth), his documentary (The Acid King), and his podcasts (True Crime Movie Club, Podcast 1289, and Devil's Teeth).



    Episode hosted, researched, written, and produced by Micheal Whelan

    Original music created by Micheal Whelan through Amper Music

    Theme music created and composed by Ailsa Traves

    Producers: Roberta Janson, Ben Krokum, Gabriella Bromley, Travis Scsepko, Quil Carter, Bryan Hall, Steven Wilson, Laura Hannan, Damion Moore, Amy Hampton, Scott Meesey, Marie Vanglund, Scott Patzold, Jo Wong, Astrid Kneier, Aimee McGregor, Sara Moscaritolo, Sydney Scotton, Thomas Ahearn, Marion Welsh, Patrick Laakso, Ruth Durbin, Meadow Landry, Sally Ranford, Tatum Bautista, Rebecca O'Sullivan, Denise Grogan, Jared Midwood, Michele Watson, Kevin McCracken, Ryan Green, Jacinda C., Stephanie Joyner, Teunia Elzinga, Cherish Brady, and Lauren

    Learn more about this podcast at http://unresolved.me

    If you would like to support this podcast and others, consider heading to https://www.patreon.com/unresolvedpod to become a Patron or Producer

    This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp, who offer online counseling services. Listeners of Unresolved can save 10% on their first month with the discount code "UNRESOLVED." Head to https://BetterHelp.com/unresolved and fill out the introduction questionnaire to let BetterHelp assess your needs and pair you up with a counselor that you'll love.

    • 26 min
    Paul Skiba, Sarah Skiba, and Lorenzo Chivers

    Paul Skiba, Sarah Skiba, and Lorenzo Chivers

    "I know he's not coming home. I know something horrible has happened to him."

    On 7 February 1999 in Westminster, Colorado, 38-year old Paul Skiba, his 9-year-old daughter Sarah Skiba, and his employee, 36-year old Lorenzo Chivers, all disappeared from the yard of Paul's moving company, Tuff Movers.

    Presumed to have been murdered, there's been no sign of this unfortunate trio since their mysterious disappearance over 20 years ago...



    To learn more about Private Investigators For the Missing, please check out the GoFundMe at the following link:

    https://www.gofundme.com/f/investigations-for-the-missing



    Research & writing by Olivia Paradice

    Hosting and production by Micheal Whelan

    Original music created by Micheal Whelan through Amper Music

    Theme music created and composed by Ailsa Traves

    Producers: Roberta Janson, Ben Krokum, Gabriella Bromley, Travis Scsepko, Quil Carter, Bryan Hall, Steven Wilson, Laura Hannan, Damion Moore, Amy Hampton, Scott Meesey, Marie Vanglund, Scott Patzold, Jo Wong, Astrid Kneier, Aimee McGregor, Sara Moscaritolo, Sydney Scotton, Thomas Ahearn, Marion Welsh, Patrick Laakso, Ruth Durbin, Meadow Landry, Sally Ranford, Tatum Bautista, Rebecca O'Sullivan, Denise Grogan, Jared Midwood, Michele Watson, Kevin McCracken, Ryan Green, Jacinda C., Stephanie Joyner, Teunia Elzinga, Cherish Brady, and Lauren

    Learn more about this podcast at http://unresolved.me

    If you would like to support this podcast and others, and gain access to ad-free content, bonus episodes, and more, consider heading to https://www.patreon.com/unresolvedpod to become either a Patron or Producer

    • 38 min
    Annette Sagers & Korrina Malinoski

    Annette Sagers & Korrina Malinoski

    "Dad, mom came back. Give the boys lots of kisses and hugs, and also you too - Love, Annette."

    On the morning of 4 October 1988, 11-year-old Annette Deane Sagers was last seen standing at a bus stop near her home in Mount Holly, South Carolina. Annette's stepfather Steven reported her missing that afternoon, after it was determined that she never arrived at school that morning.

    Despite Annette reportedly leaving behind a note explaining her absence, she has not been seen or heard from in over 30 years. Neither has her mother, Korrina, who disappeared approximately eleven months before Annette...



    Research & writing by Olivia Paradice

    Hosting and production by Micheal Whelan

    Original music created by Micheal Whelan through Amper Music

    Theme music created and composed by Ailsa Traves

    Producers: Roberta Janson, Ben Krokum, Gabriella Bromley, Travis Scsepko, Quil Carter, Bryan Hall, Steven Wilson, Laura Hannan, Damion Moore, Amy Hampton, Scott Meesey, Marie Vanglund, Scott Patzold, Jo Wong, Astrid Kneier, Aimee McGregor, Sara Moscaritolo, Sydney Scotton, Thomas Ahearn, Marion Welsh, Patrick Laakso, Ruth Durbin, Meadow Landry, Sally Ranford, Tatum Bautista, Rebecca O'Sullivan, Denise Grogan, Jared Midwood, Michele Watson, Kevin McCracken, Ryan Green, Jacinda C., Stephanie Joyner, Teunia Elzinga, Cherish Brady, and Lauren

    Learn more about this podcast at http://unresolved.me

    If you would like to support this podcast and others, and gain access to ad-free content, bonus episodes, and more, consider heading to https://www.patreon.com/unresolvedpod to become either a Patron or Producer

    This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp, who offer online counseling services. Listeners of Unresolved can save 10% on their first month with the discount code "UNRESOLVED." Head to https://BetterHelp.com/unresolved and fill out the introduction questionnaire to let BetterHelp assess your needs and pair you up with a counselor that you'll love.

    • 29 min

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Best podcast

Love unresolved! Very well written and great information presented.

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was a fan

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The best true crime podcast I’ve come across. Gets me through many painful hours of work. Great production and story telling.

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