Unsolved Mysteries has been intriguing mystery-lovers for over thirty years, with the Netflix reboot proving to be simply as fashionable as the unique. A second batch of rebooted mysteries dropped earlier this week, shortly rising to the quantity two spot on Netflix’s high ten lists however have any of the earlier mysteries been solved?
To have fun the discharge of Unsolved Mysteries quantity two, we thought we’d examine whether or not there have been any developments on the sooner mysteries. In spite of everything, viewer suggestions from the unique sequence have already helped solve a number of classic mysteries.
For those who haven’t watched season one but, beware: spoilers forward! For those who haven’t watched quantity two but, don’t fear… we wouldn’t do this to you.
Hold studying to search out out which mysteries are nearer to being solved…
‘Thriller on the Rooftop’: The dying of Rey Rivera
Recap: Freelance author, Rey Rivera, goes lacking from his residence after receiving a mysterious phone name (2006, Baltimore). He leaves in a rush, and isn’t seen or heard from once more. Eight days later, Rey’s physique is found in a disused resort. Above him, a gap within the ceiling results in the surface rooftop. A few of Rey’s belongings are discovered on the rooftop above, however his accidents and place are inconsistent with a fall.
Whereas the case of Rey’s dying has not but been solved, there have been some small updates.
In line with the showrunner for Unsolved Mysteries, Terry Dunn Meurer, investigative journalists are engaged on the case, and new leads are coming in through the tip web site, unsolved.com.
When talking on Netflix’s true-crime podcast, You Can’t Make This Up, Meurer additionally revealed plenty of items of knowledge that weren’t included within the sequence.
Firstly, he clarifies that the Unsolved Mysteries group did handle to have a dialog with Porter Stansberry whereas producing the present:
“I really personally spoke to Porter Stansberry and requested him to interview for the episode. We had a protracted dialog and he declined to be interviewed, in the end.”
Meurer additionally shares one thing bizarre that occurred within the early days of the investigation:
“When Allison [Rivera’s wife] went to the police station to choose up Rey’s laptop, the detective talked about somebody had referred to as a few instances and requested to choose up the computer systems and was very within the standing of the computer systems. Alison was very troubled.”
The truth that an unknown third-party was fascinated about making an attempt to intervene with Rey’s laptop after his dying might level to foul play.
And at last, Meurer suggests cause to imagine that Rey was involved about his security within the weeks earlier than his dying:
“There was an incident that occurred a few week earlier than Rey disappeared. Alison was coaching for a triathlon and he or she needed to go to the native monitor and do some sprints. Usually she would simply go by herself – Rey was engaged on a deadline for his undertaking. However he insisted on going together with her this present day,” Meurer stated.
“It was raining, so there was not lots of people on the monitor. However there have been two guys that got here up on the monitor and when that occurred Rey got here flying out of the automobile, in accordance with Alison, and appeared unusually involved.”
Quantity one viewers will keep in mind that the Riveras’ residence safety alarm went off a few evening earlier than Rey’s disappearance, and Rey dashed outdoors with a baseball bat to analyze. Within the morning, the Riveras’ discovered proof suggesting that somebody tried to enter their residence.
As but, no person has come ahead with any substantial proof within the case. Nonetheless, there’s loads of theories to be discovered on Reddit, particularly about that unusual be aware…
‘No Trip Dwelling’: The dying of Alonzo Brooks
Recap: Alonzo Brooks was a younger man who disappeared after a home social gathering in Kansas, 2004. He was speculated to catch a experience residence with mates, however they mistakenly left with out him. His physique was later present in a close-by creek. His household imagine he was the sufferer of a racially motivated hate crime.
In line with Meurer, Alonzo’s case is the one which has obtained essentially the most suggestions. Chatting with You Can’t Make This Up, he stated: “they’re interviewing individuals each single day. They’re very lively making an attempt to unravel that case.”
For the reason that broadcast of the present, the FBI is offering a reward of as much as $100,000 for data resulting in the arrest, prosecution and conviction of anybody which may be accountable for Alonzo Brooks’ dying. Alonzo’s grave has additionally not too long ago been exhumed so the FBI can re-examine any proof that could be there.
The episode director, Marcus A. Clarke, not too long ago instructed You Can’t Make This Up that he thinks there are discrepancies within the testimonies of Alonzo’s mates:
“There are discrepancies within the tales of the buddies that don’t add up. Nonetheless, I’m not going to place all of it on them as a result of they did converse to us and, to me, there may be advantage and integrity in individuals coming ahead, nevertheless confused they could be.”
We are able to solely hope that Unsolved Mysteries reveals some data that can deliver justice for Alonzo and his household.
‘Home of Terror’: The seek for Xavier DuPont De Ligonnès
Recap: When an aristocratic French household aren’t seen for a number of days, their mates and neighbours turn out to be suspicious (2011, Nantes). The our bodies of the mom and 4 kids are discovered buried on the property. The daddy, Xavier DuPont De Ligonnès, is traced to the south of France earlier than disappearing. An Interpol warrant is out for his arrest.
In line with the showrunner, Meurer, there have been a number of leads for this case, coming from virtually each continent. Sure suggestions stood out:
“We received tips on sightings of him, however what was fascinating is that there was a cluster of suggestions that got here in from Chicago. And also you all the time search for a cluster as a result of it means multiple particular person is seeing this particular person, and these are all unrelated individuals.
“We had clusters in nations like Italy, and Nice Britain, and France, however they didn’t have something as narrowed down as Chicago and we’ve discovered that there’s a big ex-pat French group in Chicago.”
There was additionally a possible sighting in Chicago, the place the picture was despatched to the unsolved web site. Meurer told Variety:
“Any individual was really in Chicago, I feel they had been on Lake Shore Drive, they usually heard this man speaking French they usually checked out him they usually had simply seen the episode. They despatched us a photograph, and it actually did appear to be Xavier. It was placing. So we despatched that tip on. However once more, that is only a stranger — we don’t have a reputation, we don’t have something particular.”
Episode director, Clay Jeter, revealed some fascinating additional information in regards to the state of the DuPont’s marriage when chatting with the You Can’t Make This Up podcast:
“What we all know is that Agnes was very non secular, as is talked about within the episode. Xavier I feel was theoretically non secular and fascinated about it, however not likely in apply however Agnes had been posting stuff on some boards and having some dialogues and expressing to some individuals in these smaller communities the problems that she was having with Xavier and with their relationship and the darkness that was coming between them.”
“She even says at one level, and don’t quote me precisely on this, however one thing to the impact of that Xavier had instructed her: ‘All of us dying in a mass suicide wouldn’t be the worst factor for us.’ She had posted this, she had typed this out.”