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289 EpisodesProduced by Unresolved ProductionsWebsite

Every day, stories unfold that have no resolution. Unresolved is an investigative and immersive look at those stories, as host Micheal Whelan tries to determine why these stories - unsolved crimes and other unexplained phenomena - have no ending.


Bethany Deaton

In 2005, Bethany Ann Leidlein left for Southwestern University. She was a bright young student, whose writing had earned her a scholarship to this private institution.

While at Southwestern, Bethany became involved with a group of friends. They originally bonded over their love of fantasy novels (in particular, Harry Potter), and were all looking forward to long and happy lives. Through 2009, they continued to grow closer due to their faith, guided by a charismatic young man named Tyler Deaton.

By 2012, Bethany was married to this Tyler, who harbored secrets of his own. They lived in a bizarre religious community outside of Kansas City, Missouri. And, at the end of that year, Bethany would be dead... while another member of their religious sect was awaiting trial...


Written, hosted, and produced by Micheal Whelan

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Music Credits

Ailsa Traves - "Third Corridor"

Rotten Bliss - "Under The Branches"

Organoid - "Cassini"

Artem Bemba - "Red Shore"

Pulse Emitter - "Nebula"

Rec008 - "Contemplation"

Kai Engel - "Silence"

Blue Dot Sessions - "Olivia Wraith"

Parvus Decree - "Thoughts About Future"

Kay - "Call Of The Void"

The Pangolins - "The Stream"

Daniel James Dolby - "Broken Things"

Borrtex - "One Moment"

Breath Before The Plunge - "New Years Day"

Ailsa Traves - "Unresolved"

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