Has 'Unsolved Mysteries' Ever Solved A Case? How The Original Show And Netflix Reboot Compare

Now, the producers are hopeful that social media will help with investigations.

10/21/2020 6:37:00 PM

Now, the producers are hopeful that social media will help with investigations.

Netflix's 'Unsolved Mysteries' sheds new light on cold cases, but has it ever solved a case? Here's what the producer says about the original show and reboot.

The mystery of a grandfather’s disappearance was solved.Six years after being given a locked trunk from a friend, Newell Sessions found a skeleton inside with a bullet lodged in its skull. After watching theUnsolved Mysteriesepisode with said skeleton, Shelley Statler contacted investigators about the disappearance of her grandfather, Joseph Mulvaney, according to the

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. The remains were later IDed as Mulvaney’s.A woman with amnesia was identified.An unidentified woman who referred to herself as Gigi, but said she had amnesia, was found in New Orleans and put in a hospital and later psychiatric clinic. After herUnsolved Mysteries

episode aired, Gigi’s former coworker identified her. Gigi, whose real name was Belinda Lin, had been diagnosed with schizophrenia years earlier and was not taking medication, thereported.An abducted child was identified.New mom Daphne Boyden was just 17 when she was killed, and her son, Le-Zhan, went missing afterward. Neighbors said they saw two girls leave the area with a bundle after the murder. After

Unsolved Mysteriesaired an episode on the murder and abduction, investigators discovered that Latasha Brown was living just two miles away and had been raising Le-Zhan. She reportedly shot Boyden, stole her son, and obtained a fake birth certificate for him,

reported.No new mysteries have been solved since the reboot, but producers are hopeful. Terry Dunn Meurer toldEsquirethat they have been"overwhelmed" by how engaged viewers are with the show."The original episodes just aired at a given time on a given day, and then they'd maybe rerun, but that’s all the audience would ever see of them. But because the new series is on Netflix, viewers have the opportunity to go back, look at them again, look at the clues, and just get very involved in trying to solve these cases," she told the publication."This was our first experience with

Unsolved Mysteriesand the world of the internet and social media, and it's been great."As of now, Meurer say that no cases have been solved, but they did receive have more than 100 tips onthe"House of Terror" episode."There was an interesting development there, because you always look for clusters of tips that come in from one particular area, and there were a few clusters from countries like Italy and England and France, but there was actually a cluster of tips that came in from Chicago," she said."All those tips we forward on to the French police, and they follow up on them. I know that

by the FBI to see if they could find some more forensic evidence, and I know that they're still interviewing people every week, following up on tips as they continue to come in."A lot of people have also been interacting on social media about

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"Mystery on the Rooftop," the Rey Rivera episode, she said."People were just really trying to figure out what happened and how he could come off the roof, the note that was left behind, trying to decipher the note," Meurer said."So there are no solved cases but lots of leads have come in."

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