The Unresolved Podcast
Chase Massner (Update #2)
In March of 2014, 26-year old Chase Massner disappeared. Chase, an Iraqi war veteran who was married with two kids, was last seen at the home of his friend, named Brad Clement. Because of the content, this will likely be the last update I make on the story for quite some time. Written, hosted, and produced by Micheal Whelan. Music by Tyson Nordgren. Additional music provided by Ailsa Traves.
The Alcasser Girls (Part Five: The Trial)
By 1997, Miguel Ricart had been a prisoner of the Spanish Civil Guard for over four years. He had been in their custody since January of 1993, awaiting trial for the murder of three teenage girls from Alcasser. Ricart would find an unlikely ally in one of the victim's parents, Fernando Garcia. Garcia wasn't interested in saving Miguel's life; rather, he was concerned that the prosecutor had developed tunnel vision on Miguel, and ignored any other potential leads or clues. In this episode, I...
The Alcasser Girls (Part Four: The Truth)
It has now been weeks since the bodies of Toni Gomez Rodriguez, Desiree Hernandez Folch, and Miriam Garcia Iborra were found in the Spanish hills of La Romana. One suspect has been in custody for over a month, while the other has escaped justice... seemingly forever. Miguel Ricart confesses to the rape, torture, and murder of the three teenage victims multiple times, but his confessions always contrast in stark details. More often than not, his confessions line up with what police knew at...
The Alcasser Girls (Part Three: The Fugitive)
On January 27th, 1993, the bodies of Toni Gomez Rodriguez, Desiree Hernandez Folch, and Miriam Garcia Iborra were found. The Spanish teens, from a small town named Alcasser, had gone missing in November of 1992 under mysterious circumstances. Within hours of their discovery, police had a suspect in-mind. Hours after that, they had a full detailed confession, which the suspect - Miguel Ricart - claims was coerced. This confession pointed most of the blame at another man: one of Miguel's...
Chase Massner (Update)
In 2014, 26-year old Iraqi War Veteran Chase Massner disappeared while visiting a friend in Kennesaw, Georgia. He has not been seen since. I addressed his story back in May, when I spoke to Nancy Grace about the details of his disappearance and the theories that have cropped up since. Now, however, it appears that a body has been found in one of the locations he was last seen. Learn more about the Unresolved Podcast at unresolved.me Written, hosted, and produced by Micheal Whelan.
The Alcasser Girls (Part Two: The Investigation)
On January 27th, 1993, the bodies of three teenage girls were found in the mountainous region of La Romana, Spain. Investigators quickly surmised that these were the missing girls that had disappeared from Alcasser seventy-five days beforehand. Quickly, the investigation pieced together some evidence at the scene to produce a suspect. The clues began to paint a brutal picture of how the three girls met their fate, but many have critiqued this investigation for damaging the case forever. Part...
The Alcasser Girls (Part One: The Discovery)
On November 13th, 1992, three girls from a small Spanish town called Alcasser set off in the early evening. Their names were Toni Gomez Rodriguez, Desiree Hernandez Folch, and Miriam Garcia Iborra. They never made it to their destination - a nightclub located in a neighboring town - despite being seen just down the block. Over the next two months, the police had to rely on some spotty eyewitness testimony as their only way of finding the girls. The next seventy-five days would be torture...
The "Hughes" Family (Part Three: Michael Hughes)
In April of 1990, the body of a young woman would be found alongside an Oklahoma City highway. Her name was Tonya Hughes. Her husband, an older man named Clarence Hughes, would put the couple's young son into foster care on a temporary basis - which became permanent when police discovered that "Clarence Hughes" was just an alias for wanted fugitive Franklin Delano Floyd. Over the next few years, a story would unfold that would reveal the monster that Floyd was hiding. And Michael Hughes, the...
The "Hughes" Family (Part Two: Franklin Delano Floyd)
In April of 1990, the body of a woman calling herself Tonya Hughes was found on the side of an Oklahoma City highway. Police discovered that the woman was an enigma, and this suspicion was confirmed when her older husband - named Clarence - went to redeem two life insurance policies with the social security number of wanted fugitive Franklin Delano Floyd. The backstory of Franklin Delano Floyd revealed a complicated lifelong criminal, whose moral compass had been shattered decades...
The "Hughes" Family (Part One: Suzanne Sevakis)
Suzanne Sevakis, born in 1969, was the oldest of four children. When her mother went to prison for a minor infraction, Suzanne and her siblings were overseen by their guardian, newfound stepfather Brandon Cleo Williams. Sadly, that was just an alias for a wanted fugitive known as Franklin Delano Floyd. As she moved throughout the country, growing up with the man that she would call both father and husband, Suzanne would go by many names: Suzanne Davis, Sharon Marshall, and Tonya Hughes...
In March of 2014, Chase Massner was a struggling Iraqi war veteran with a young family to provide for. He was working at a convenience store in Kennesaw, Georgia, a town not too far out of Atlanta. After an argument with his wife, he went to spend some time with a nearby friend, and after spending the night, disappeared without a trace. In this episode, I speak to noteworthy true crime host Nancy Grace herself, and explore some of the theories that may have led Chase Massner to disappear -...
The Family Murders (Part Two: The Family)
In the early 1980s, Adelaide police were struggling to find a suspect after the bodies of five young men were found - each showing signs of sexually abuse before their murders. But they finally zeroed in on a suspect: a man named Bevan Spencer von Einem. He remains the only man convicted in the crime, but police are still convinced that he did not act alone. Their scope reached out into the associates of von Einem's that they think were involved in some way. This unknown, mysterious group...