Beyond the headlines of Upstate New York's unsolved crimes.
Upstate Unsolved Season 1 Trailer
In Season 1: WGY's Phoebe LaFave & the Cold Case Analysis Center at the College of St. Rose explore the 1998 disappearance of UAlbany student Suzanne Lyall.
S1 E1: A New Beginning
In Episode 1: A New Beginning - we lay the groundwork for this season. We talk to Suzy’s mother Mary about Suzy and the days that followed her disappearance. We discuss The Center for Hope, the non-profit set up by Suzy’s parents that advocates for missing children and their families, and we highlight how The Cold Case Analysis Center at The College of Saint Rose came about and what it aims to do.
S1 E2: In Her Footsteps
In Episode 2, In Her Footsteps, we retrace Suzy's steps on her last known day - March 2, 1998. After taking her midterm on the morning of March 2nd Suzy attended classes until 4 PM before heading to work. Before boarding a bus to Crossgates she took $20 out of an ATM at the Key Bank near UAlbany's Uptown campus. When she arrived at Crossgates, she took out another $20 before heading to her job at Babbage's.
Suzy left her the mall at 9 PM and boarded a bus back to campus around 9:20. The driver who regularly worked the route recognized her picture but was not certain he saw her get off at the Collins Circle stop on campus, which was only a short walk to her Colonial Quad dorm.
S1 E3: The Red Herring
In this episode, we detail what happened the day after Suzanne Lyall's disappearance, which remains one of the biggest question marks surrounding her case. On March 3, 1998 $20 was withdrawn using Suzy's ATM card at a Stewart’s convenience store about three miles from campus. We discuss the man identified publicly as “The Nike Man” who was seen at Stewart’s around the time the $20 was withdrawn.
S1 E4: The Strangers | Part One
We've narrowed in on two individuals who, as far as we know, were complete strangers to Suzy.
The first is Israel Keyes, a serial killer who claims to have committed a long series of elaborate rapes and murders until his capture in 2012. In this episode we highlight the life and crimes of Israel Keyes and three connections he has to Suzy's case.
S1 E5: The Strangers | Part Two
The last stranger we've narrowed in on is John Regan.
This middle aged man from a prominent family in Waterbury, Connecticut shocked his community, when in 2004 he was arrested on an unlawful restraint charge for attempting to sexually assault his 21-year-old co-worker. Then, DNA taken at the time of his arrest linked him to the 1993 rape of his friend's wife, Donna Palomba.
While out on bail for his crimes in Connecticut, on Halloween 2005 John Regan drove to Saratoga Springs where he attempted to abduct a young woman from her high school parking lot.
Saratoga Springs is a short drive to Suzy's hometown of Ballston Spa.
Such a great podcast but narrator sounds robotic!!
I can’t get past the narrator talking like Siri. The coverage of the case is great, for a good cause, and very interesting but I wish she would talk like a normal human being... it would make this podcast a lot better
Very interesting case, but music so loud over narrator I'm unable to listen!! Deleting it.
Stop the LOUD MUSIC
I appreciate the respectful and deep research and reporting that has gone into the story of Suzy Lyle. This presentation proves that True Crime can be done without overt snark, and rely on the irony within the “stories” and people involved. Thank you.