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The Land of the Unsolved

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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 and exploring the often trenchant politics and communal chaos that feeds the vicious cycle of unavenged violence and murder cases left unsolved that continue to haunt the city and its residents. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-land-of-the-unsolved/support

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 and exploring the often trenchant politics and communal chaos that feeds the vicious cycle of unavenged violence and murder cases left unsolved that continue to haunt the city and its residents. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-land-of-the-unsolved/support

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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 and exploring the often trenchant politics and communal chaos that feeds the vicious cycle of unavenged violence and murder cases left unsolved that continue to haunt the city and its residents. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-land-of-the-unsolved/support

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Episodes

Taya Graham and Stephen Janis discuss their new documentary "The Friendliest Town"

1/20/2021
The hosts of the Land of the Unsolved discuss their five-year odyssey to document the firing of the first black police chief of a small town on Maryland's Lower Eastern Shore. The feature length film delves deeply into how a former homicide detective's efforts to implement community policing lowered crime, but lead to a conflict over race and law enforcement that speaks volumes about the state of policing today. To order please click on the links...

Duration:00:17:28

Evidence Mounts Rey Rivera Didn't Fall From a Height

12/27/2020
A illustration of Rey Rivera's injuries raise more doubts that he jumped or was pushed from a height. Instead, they point to a growing body of evidence he was the victim of an assault or some other form of blunt force trauma. Hosts Stephen Janis and Taya Graham continue their investigation into the case that has drawn international attention since was the subject of Netflix's reboot of Unsolved...

Duration:00:29:12

Stephen Janis discuses new evidence, answers questions about Rey Rivera Case

11/21/2020
Investigative reporter Stephen Janis discusses his preliminary take on the homicide case file released by the Baltimore City Police department. He also answers questions from redditors about other details regarding Rey's death that remain mysterious --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-land-of-the-unsolved/support

Duration:00:29:08

Rey Rivera's Injuries Are More Consistent with Being Hit by a Car

10/13/2020
A professor who analyzes car accidents and their impact of the body believes that Rey River, the 32-year old filmmaker whose body was found in a second floor conference room, was more likely hit buy a car or suffered from blunt force trauma. The analysis comes in the wake fo international, attention brought to the case from the Unsolved Mysteries reboot on Netflix. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-land-of-the-unsolved/support

Duration:00:33:51

The Day They Arrested My Editor - The Perils of Investigating Crime in Baltimore

4/27/2020
As we continue to explore unsolved murders and mysteries in Baltimore, we take a look at some of the challenges of covering crime in a city plagued by violence. To do so, we go back in time and tell the story of the arrest of the editor of the Baltimore Examiner, and what that story says about how difficult but is to uncover the truth in a city that is often shrouded in mystery --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-land-of-the-unsolved/support

Duration:00:44:54

Was Tyra McClary a victim of a Serial Killer, or simply another tragic statistic in there city's overdose epidemic?

1/20/2020
She died in Northwest Baltimore buried under a pile of mulch with a trash bag tied around her legs. But was she a victim of an elusive serial killer rumored to be preying upon women in Baltimore, or simply another tragic overdose case? --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-land-of-the-unsolved/support

Duration:00:18:59

The Real Back Story on Baltimore's Unknown Serial Killer and The Victim Which Lead to his Arrest

1/10/2020
The first part of our series on the mysterious serial killer preying upon women in Northwest Baltimore who police initially said didn't exist. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-land-of-the-unsolved/support

Duration:00:36:21

The Mystery of a Northwest Baltimore Serial Killer Part II

12/15/2019
In the second part of our re-telling of the mysterious serial killer in Northwest Baltimore, we recount how in 2008 a series of strangulations of women raised fears again. an unearthed old cases which pointed to a suspect --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-land-of-the-unsolved/support

Duration:00:24:14

The Mystery of a Serial Killer in Northwest Baltimore

11/28/2019
When controversial stories about a serial killer preying upon women in Northwest Baltimore first emerged, the reaction was swift. But was it true? And what was really happening? An in-depth look at how murder is covered in Baltimore, and the consequences for the community --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-land-of-the-unsolved/support

Duration:00:24:14

Three Billboards and the Secrets of an Unsolved Murder

5/24/2019
The murder of Jody LeCornu may have remained unsolved for 23 years, but her sister Jenny isn't giving up. On this episode we explore why she turned to billboards to put pressure on investigators to release information to the family. We also learn about a new technology that may lead to fresh clues in the case. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-land-of-the-unsolved/support

Duration:00:30:32

What the Alphabet Tells us About Murder

4/7/2019
While we work on another unsolved case, we decided to probe one of the deepest mysterious of murder: why do people kill? To do so we will recount one of the most brutal murders we’ve ever covered, the burning of gang member while he was alive in Leakin Park. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-land-of-the-unsolved/support

Duration:00:43:13

Episode 12 - Who Killed Jody LeCornu? "The Dark Secrets of an Empty Parking Lot"

1/29/2019
In our third episode exploring the mysterious death of Jody LeCornu, we talked to a journalist, a private detective, and Jody's twin sister Jennifer as the all strive to uncover facts and reveal the truth of how and why Jody was shot in the back on a desolate parking lot more than 20 years ago. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-land-of-the-unsolved/support

Duration:00:26:17

The mysterious shadow that raises fresh questions about Detective's possible suicide

12/22/2018
A highly-detailed investigative series by reporter Justine Barron raises new questions about the mysterious death of Baltimore homicide detective Sean Suiter --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-land-of-the-unsolved/support

Duration:00:45:07

The Body at the Belvedere

12/4/2018
In 2006 filmmaker Rey Rivera left his North Baltimore home and disappeared. Nearly a week later, his body was found in a second floor conference room of the Belvedere Hotel. Police believe Rivera committed suicide by jumping from the roof, but his family and friends didn't believe it. We talk with Mikita Brottman who investigated his death for her book "An Unexplained Death: The True Story of a Body at the Belvedere," about the evidence and the mysterious details of Rey's case. --- Support...

Duration:00:38:08

Episode 8: Who Killed Jody LeCornu "Last Words"

10/24/2018
After years of battling addiction and anxiety, Jody meets a man and falls in love. But their mutual love of alcohol leads lead to difficulties, and Jody makes a fateful decision that sends her on path to the desolate parking lot and a deadly encounter that would end her life. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-land-of-the-unsolved/support

Duration:00:19:47

Episode Seven: Who Killed Jody LeCornu "The Causality Chain"

9/14/2018
It's been nearly 22 years since witnesses watched Jody LeCornu's final moments in a Baltimore County parking lot slumped behind the wheel of her car. Since then the case that involved a mysterious gunman and an execution style slaying has gone cold. But the path that lead Jody to a fatal encounter on that cold March evening may provide clues to what happened. Fraught decisions and life-altering twists of fate we explore to answer the question: who killed Jody LeCornu --- Support this...

Duration:00:21:49

Episode Six: A new report claims Suiter committed suicide, but does it hold up?

9/8/2018
The group of former homicide detectives and police experts offer evidence Suiter's fatal gunshot wound was self-inflicted. Taya Graham, Stephen Janis and Investigative Reporter Jayne Miller scrutinize the findings in detail. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-land-of-the-unsolved/support

Duration:00:42:17

Episode Five: Poison of the Mind

8/28/2018
As we await the report on the death of detective Sean Suiter, we go back into history to explore one of the only mysterious deaths of a Baltimore Police officer that remains unsolved. The case, which dates back 50 years, involves poison, false leads, and a wild rumors that the cop in question was either a target of the command staff, delusional, or both. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-land-of-the-unsolved/support

Duration:00:50:28

Episode Four: The Mysterious Death of Det. Sean Suiter "Breaking Developments in the Case"

8/12/2018
The hosts of The Land of The Unsolved discuss new information that has come to light in the case of Detective Suiter that raises troubling questions about the police department and its actions after he died. We also preview our next series "Who Killed Jody LeCornu?" --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-land-of-the-unsolved/support

Duration:00:23:43

Episode Three: The Mysterious Death of Detective Sean Suiter "How Deep Does the Corruption Go?"

6/9/2018
As the investigation into the death of Detective Sean Suiter continues to unfold, new theories emerge about the case that reveal uncomfortable truths about the department...and Suiter himself. Meanwhile, a shake-up inside the police department and plea for outside help only makes the case murkier in the eyes of the already mistrustful public. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-land-of-the-unsolved/support

Duration:00:30:12