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The Land of the Unsolved

34 EpisodesProduced by Stephen Janis and Taya GrahamWebsite

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 … read more

34 Episodes | 2018 - 2023

Two murders reveal how Baltimore's obsession with managing the perception of crime can be deadly

October 16th, 2023


The recent killing of local tech executive Pava LaPerre revealed many uncomfortable truths about Baltimore's struggle with crime. After BPD Police …

The missing piece of the trash chute puzzle - what cops overlooked in their investigation of the mysterious trash chute deaths

August 9th, 2023


As we continue our investigation in the deaths of two people inside the trash chute of a Baltimore apartment building, investigative reporters Jayne Miller, Stephen Janis and Taya Graham continue to uncover new clues …

Does she sleepwalk? The strange theory police used to explain the mysterious trash chute deaths

July 7th, 2023


Police ruled two mysterious deaths in a Baltimore trash chute as accident.  In this episode of our investigation we re-enact the interview between …

The vital clues police kept secret about Baltimore's deadly trash chute

June 23rd, 2023


Baltimore police allege two people fell down a trash chute in a downtown apparent building by accident. Taya Graham, Stephen Janis, and Jayne Miller …

The mystery of the deadly trash chute, two cases, no explanation - lots of questions

June 16th, 2023


In the span of roughly one year, two people fell down the trash chute of Baltimore apartment building and died. Both cases were ruled accidental by …

The liar, the serial killer, and a donut: inside the case files of a 1970s homicide detective

June 4th, 2023


As part of our ongoing exploration of how murders are solved and sometimes not, we are delving into the old case files of former Baltimore homicide …

The behind the scenes story of how a mercurial doctor pushed Baltimore's homicide investigations into a swamp of uncertainty

January 30th, 2023


Jayne Miller, Stephen Janis, and Taya Graham talk about the critical role disgraced medical examiner Dr. David Fowler played in obfuscating evidence …

A new report raises more questions about the mysterious death of Detective Sean Suiter

November 18th, 2022


The death of Baltimore homicide detective Sean Suiter continues to be the subject of controversy.  Found in a West Baltimore alley with a gunshot …

Stephen Janis, Taya Graham and Jayne Miller discuss the latest developments in the Rey Rivera case

October 31st, 2022


As Netflix release a new season of Unsolved Mysteries, questions remain about one of the rebooted series first case:  the mysterious death of Rey …

The Mysterious Death of Robert Clay - Announcing our new investigation!

June 3rd, 2022


He was prominent minority contractor and a kingmaker in the city, so why did police quickly rule the death of Robert Clay a suicide?  The Land of the …

How unsolved murders turn a city against itself - This Dream Called Death read by Taya Graham

December 22nd, 2021


As we continue to explore the psychic toll of unsolved murders and investigate news cases, the Land of the Unsolved team is also exploring the often …

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

January 20th, 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 …

Evidence Mounts Rey Rivera Didn't Fall From a Height

December 27th, 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 …

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

November 21st, 2020


Investigative reporter Stephen Janis discusses his preliminary take on the homicide case file released by the Baltimore City Police department.  He …

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

October 13th, 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 …

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

April 27th, 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 …

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

January 20th, 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 …

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

January 10th, 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.  

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The Mystery of a Northwest Baltimore Serial Killer Part II

December 15th, 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 …

The Mystery of a Serial Killer in Northwest Baltimore

November 28th, 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 …

Three Billboards and the Secrets of an Unsolved Murder

May 24th, 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 …

What the Alphabet Tells us About Murder

April 7th, 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 …

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

January 29th, 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 …

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

December 22nd, 2018


A highly-detailed investigative series by reporter Justine Barron raises new questions about the mysterious death of Baltimore homicide detective …

The Body at the Belvedere

December 4th, 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 …

Episode 8: Who Killed Jody LeCornu "Last Words"

October 24th, 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 …

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

September 14th, 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. …

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

September 8th, 2018


The group of former homicide detectives and police experts offer evidence Suiter's fatal gunshot wound was self-inflicted. Taya Graham, Stephen Janis …

Episode Five: Poison of the Mind

August 28th, 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 …

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

August 12th, 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 …

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

June 9th, 2018


As the investigation into the death of Detective Sean Suiter continues to unfold, new theories emerge about the case that reveal uncomfortable truths …

Episode Two: The Mysterious Death of Detective Sean Suiter "Secrets from the Past"

May 17th, 2018


In the second episode exploring the mysterious death of Baltimore homicide detective Sean Suiter, we recount the bombshell secrets from Suiter's past that changes the course of the investigation. A story of past …

Episode One: The Mysterious Death of Detective Sean Suiter

April 19th, 2018


He was popular veteran cop, a respected homicide detective who worked tirelessly to solve murder cases in Baltimore ’s most dangerous neighborhoods.

The Land of the Unsolved - Promo

April 9th, 2018


There are roughly 200,000 unsolved murders in the United States and the City of Baltimore is no exception when it comes to open homicide cases.

The …

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