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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.


The Freeway Phantom

Between April and November of 1971, five young black women were abducted and murdered along the Washington Beltway. All had been killed by an enigma nicknamed "The Freeway Phantom," who had become known for leaving the bodies alongside major roadways.

The sprawling investigation was headed by the Metropolitan Police Department of the District of Columbia (MPDC) - who were then joined investigators from the Maryland State Police force, as well as Maryland's Montgomery and Prince George's (PG) counties. The FBI even spearheaded a task force.

Investigators believed the Freeway Phantom to be dormant... until he struck again in September of 1972. Ever since, his crimes have continued to haunt the region of Washington DC, and whoever he was, he remains the region's first known serial killer.

Written, hosted, and produced by Micheal Whelan

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Music Credits

Borrtex - "Black Out"

Blue Dot Sessions - "Arbic Tallow"

Graham Bole - "Lurking"

Percival Pembroke - "Pembroke-Schaffer Manifold (Parts 1 & 2)"

Vitus Von Degen - "Pieta"

Rest You Sleeping Giant - "Dead Waters"

ROZKOL - "If These"

Sann Gusmo - "Reescrever Fotografias Sobre Dias Que Me Rasgam"

Organoid - "Cassini"

Krackatoa - "Under An Ending Sun"

Other music written and composed by Ailsa Traves

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