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

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.

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Episodes

Episode 030 : Imatra shooting incident

9/21/2018
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Jori Lasonen was sure someone had created a fake drug debt in his name and now, a hit man was after him. He was so sure that he went to his father’s gun cabinet and picked out a rifle. In his mind, the only safe place was in police custody. If you would like to support Valon Vuoksi, you can find their website here: http://www.valonvuoksi.fi/ Podcast promo for this week: Dark Poutine If you would like to support me, you can do that on Patreon where you can donate as little as two dollars...

Duration:00:54:13

Bonus episode : Silkkisukkamurhaaja (The Silk Stocking murderer) with Kate (Ignorance Was Bliss) and Bonnie (Wining About Crime)

9/11/2018
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This is a special collaboration episode with my amazing friends Kate (Ignorance Was Bliss) and Bonnie (Wining About Crime). We talk about the silk stocking murderer - a case that has a connection to both Canada and Finland. This is one of those rare instances where you will hear me talk more freely and give you facts about Finnish war history. Suggested reading for Finns: Kallonen, K. (2016). Tähtilippu talvisodassa: Amerikan suomalaisen legioonan tuntematon tarina. Revontuli.

Duration:01:56:26

Episode 029 : Zorro murder

9/7/2018
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On the last day of the winter break, Marja Mäntylä was found deceased inside her home. The apartment was ransacked and written on the kitchen wall with something red was the text “Zorro thanked”. This was no natural death. Podcast promo for this week: Crime on the mind Big thanks go out to Stephen for supporting me and to Craig for upgrading his pledge on Patreon! There, you can donate as little as two dollars a month and in return, get ad-free episodes, bonus episodes on various topics...

Duration:00:25:58

Episode 028 : Sarjahukuttaja (The Serial Drowner)

8/24/2018
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Pekka Seppänen a.k.a Sarjahukuttaja, “The Serial Drowner”, wreaked havoc and fear in a small village in Eastern Finland, abusing and tormenting addicts until one too many died in his hands. This episode details some extreme violence and cruelty towards animals – it will not be suitable for all listeners. This episode was researched by Ilmari Walker. Podcast promo for this week: Suspect Convictions I want to give a big thank you to Lisa for supporting me on Patreon! There, you can donate...

Duration:01:37:16

Episode 027 : Oulu incest case

8/10/2018
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A child failed by the authorities and abused by the one who was supposed to care for her grows up to become a strong woman who won’t let her story be forgotten. Please use your discretion, this episode deals with sexual abuse and specifically incest – it is not suitable for all listeners. Podcast promo for this week: The Short Stories of Augie Peterson. If you would like to support me, you can do that on Patreon where you can donate as little as two dollars a month and in return, get...

Duration:00:53:32

Episode 026 : Mika Muranen

7/27/2018
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After years of arguing with his neighbors, vandalizing houses and smashing cars, Mika Muranen decided he needed a rifle. This episode was researched by Ilmari Walker. Podcast promo for this week: Wining about Crime If you would like to support me, you can do that on Patreon where you can donate as little as two dollars a month and in return, get ad-free episodes, bonus episodes on various topics and other nice rewards. You can find my podcast swag store at...

Duration:00:59:13

Episode 025 : Axl Smith

7/13/2018
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This is the story of the rise and fall of one of Finland’s most popular and well-known hosts, Axl Smith. It’s also a story about how much power the media really has. Podcast promos for this week: Dark Histories and The Lady Killers Podcast I want to give a big thank you to Denise for supporting me on Patreon! There, you can donate as little as two dollars a month and in return, get ad-free episodes, bonus episodes on various topics and other nice rewards. Visit the page at...

Duration:00:50:37

Episode 024 : Ilpo Larha

6/29/2018
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A murder perpetrated by Ilpo Larha, Hannu Ratia and Fred Högsten started unraveling itself and led to a final showdown unlike anything seen in Finland thus far. This is the story of the contract killing of Jollas and the Lahti siege. This episode was researched by Ilmari Walker. Additional research by me. Podcast promos for this week: Murderous Minors and Outlines Podcast I want to give a big thank you to Sam and Auckland for supporting me on Patreon! There, you can donate as little as...

Duration:00:43:02

Episode 023 : Ior Bock

6/15/2018
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Ior Bock, an eccentric, an author and Finland’s most famous hippie was connected to two deaths before ending up a victim himself. This episode was researched by Ilmari Walker. Additional research by me. Podcast promos for this week: Can We Cult and Of Myth and Mercy If you would like to support me, you can do that on Patreon where you can donate as little as two dollars a month and in return, get ad-free episodes, bonus episodes on various topics and other nice rewards. Visit the page...

Duration:01:18:57

Episode 022 : Raisa Räisänen

5/31/2018
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In October of 1999, 16-year-old Raisa Räisänen was out with her friends celebrating a successful basketball match. She did not return home that night. If you have any information about this case, please contact the NBI through email at rikosvihje.krp@poliisi.fi or by phone at 0295 418 622. Podcast promo for this week: The Forgotten News Podcast If you would like to support me, you can do that on Patreon where you can donate as little as two dollars a month and in return, get ad-free...

Duration:00:50:48

Episode 021 : Kauhajoki school shooting

5/18/2018
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On a regular Tuesday morning in September of 2008, Matti Juhani Saari was supposed to be taking an exam. Instead, he came to school with a gun. Podcast promo for this week: Felon and MAUL (Mysteries and Urban Legends) Thank you to Nancy for supporting me on Patreon! There, you can donate as little as two dollars a month and receive ad-free episodes and bonus episodes in return. Visit the page at https://www.patreon.com/truecrimefinland Are you interested in advertising on this podcast?...

Duration:00:46:18

Episode 020 : Virpi Butt

5/4/2018
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This case is frequently referred to as the Tampere dismemberment murders and has been described by some as two of the most heinous murders in Finnish criminal history. Please use your discretion, the episode includes graphic details and is not suitable for everyone. This episode was researched by Ilmari Walker. Additional research by me. Podcast promos for this week: Killafornia Dreaming and Strictly Homicide If you would like to support me further, you can do that on Patreon. There,...

Duration:00:44:40

Episode 019 : Jari Aarnio, part 3 of 3

4/20/2018
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How does one go from respected and talented drug investigator to drug dealer and corrupt police officer? This is the third and final part to a three-part story. Please go back and listen to parts one and two first if you haven’t already. Raimo Tienhaara: Finnish criminal responsible for the planning of the attack on Aarnio in 1996. Raine Sievälä: Finnish criminal, brother of Raimo Tienhaara. Was seen on security tape footage buying two phones linked to Pasila man and was later convicted...

Duration:02:40:52

Episode 018 : Jari Aarnio, part 2 of 3

4/6/2018
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How does one go from respected and talented drug investigator to drug dealer and corrupt police officer? This is the second part to a three-part story. Please go back and listen to part one first if you haven’t already. Miika Kortekallio: Finnish drug lord Raimo Tienhaara: Finnish criminal responsible for the planning of the attack on Aarnio in 1996 Raine Sievälä: Finnish criminal, brother of Raimo Tienhaara. Was seen on security tape footage buying two phones linked to the barrel...

Duration:00:58:52

Episode 017 : Jari Aarnio, part 1 of 3

3/23/2018
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How does one go from respected and talented drug investigator to drug dealer and corrupt police officer? This multiparter is about Jari Aarnio and one of the most baffling cases of police misconduct in Finnish criminal history. Torsti Koskinen: chief and founder of the Helsinki police narcotics division from 1975 to 1996 Miika Kortekallio: Finnish criminal Ritva Santavuori: prosecutor Raimo Tienhaara: Finnish criminal responsible for the planning of the attack on Aarnio in 1996 Petri...

Duration:01:11:12

Episode 016 : Hausjärvi gravel pit murder(s)

3/9/2018
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One survived, another met a horrific end and a third vanished without a trace. This is a story of three women. The case was a listener suggestion. Maarit Haantie and Tuula Lukkarinen Podcast promos for this week : Occultae Veritatis and True Crime Island. A big thank you to Andrew, Stefanie, Kelly and David for supporting me on Patreon! If you also want to support me and get bonus content in return, head on over to https://www.patreon.com/truecrimefinland Are you interested in...

Duration:00:20:50

Episode 015 : Oulu infant murders

2/23/2018
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On the third of June in 2014, a real estate manager made a call to the emergency exchange after having discovered three smelling packages in a storage unit of an apartment building in Oulu. What was found in those packages shocked the whole nation. Please use your discretion as this episode details a case involving children and is not suitable for everyone. If you want to support me and get bonus content in return, head on over to https://www.patreon.com/truecrimefinland Podcast...

Duration:00:49:09

Episode 014 : Jari "The Torturer" Pullinen

2/9/2018
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This is a story about one of the most infamous Finnish drug lords, nicknamed "Kiduttaja" or "Torturer" in English. Podcast recommendations for this week : Killafornia Dreaming and Based on a True Crime Are you interested in advertising on this podcast? Find out more at https://www.advertisecast.com/TrueCrimeFinland My podcast merchandise store is at https://www.redbubble.com/people/tc-finland/shop Art is by Mark Pernia. You can email him at markperniaa@gmail.com Music is "Night" by...

Duration:00:46:58

Episode 013 : Bodom lake murders

1/26/2018
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This episode details one of the most legendary Finnish cases of all time and does not need an introduction. Podcast recommendation and promo for this week : Murder Mile My podcast merchandise store is at https://www.redbubble.com/people/tc-finland/shop Art is by Mark Pernia. You can email him at markperniaa@gmail.com Music is "Night" by VVSMUSIC You can email me at truecrimefinlandpod@gmail.com with any questions, suggestions or feedback. iTunes reviews are also much appreciated. You...

Duration:01:15:18

Episode 012 : Heino murders

1/12/2018
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This is a story about four youngsters who make a poor decision that leads to fatal consequences and changes many lives forever. Podcast recommendations for this week : Murder Under the Midnight Sun (has since ended unfortunately) and True Crime Sweden My podcast merchandise store is at https://www.redbubble.com/people/tc-finland/shop Art is by Mark Pernia. You can email him at markprn@mail.com Music is "Night" by VVSMUSIC You can email me at truecrimefinlandpod@gmail.com with any...

Duration:00:50:41