Unsolved Mysteries - Season 8

NBC Premiered Oct 05, 1988 In Season




Episode Guide

  • Episode #249
    Episode #249
    Episode 29

    story about Kelly Lee McGinnis

  • Episode #248
    Episode #248
    Episode 28

    A new segment details the search for two suspects in the murder of a Houston teenager in 1995. Repeat segments examine the manhunt for a bank robber; theories about the death of a murdered Maine veteran; and suspicions that a church fire may have been deliberately set.

    Wanted: Jorge Mendez & Jose Rios

  • Episode #247
    Episode #247
    Episode 27

    Cases include:

    Unexplained Death: Joe Cole, the son of actor, Dennis Cole was shot and killed in front of his home in Venice, California during an act of random violence. Actor/singer, Henry Rollins, a friend of Cole was present during Cole's murder.

    Updates: LaDonna Alfano has been reunited with family members of her mother, who had been killed in 1961.

    Lost Loves: Tim Herrell, a TV reporter is searching for his biological mother who had abandoned him in a garbage can in St. Louis.

    Wanted: Tim Good hired a man named Dave Freeman to work on his West Virginia dairy farm. Within a few short months, Freeman and ingratiated himself into Good's life. Good would later be found strangled, having been kept prisoner in his own basement by Freeman.

    Updates: Thomas David Dixon has been arrested in connection with a string of bank robberies.

    The Unexplained: Milly McGregor goes on a hike in the Sierra Nevadas in Northern California on Labor Day weekend in 1995. A trail guide has a mysterious psychic vision that leads to her rescue.

  • Episode #246
    Episode #246
    Episode 26

    Cases include:

    Legends: An investigation into the possibility of a Egyptian curse that was apparantly released in 1922 when Howard Carter uncovered the lost tomb of King Tut. Since his tomb has been opened, death and illness has plagued those who were involved.

    Updates: Sam Wadkey has been captured in connection with a grocery store robbery.

    Wanted: Harvey McCloud of cab driver in Modesto, California, is taken hostage by a man who turns him into a human timebomb and orders him to rob a bank.

    Wanted: Sarah Powell awakens to find herself bound and suffering from a case of amnesia. Powell had apparantly become the victim of a home invasion in 1993 and is struggling to remember details from the attack.

    Unexplained Death: An investigation into the 1995 derailment of an Amtrack train in the Arizona desert which strangely echoes a 1939 derailment in Nevada.

  • Episode #245
    Episode #245
    Episode 25

    Cases include:

    Robbery: Scott Enyart, a photographer who was present during Robert Kennedy's assassination on June 5, 1968 at the Ambassador Hotel. Enyart claims that his rolls of film where confiscated that night by police officials.

    The Unexplained: In 1980, Robert Davidson was riding his motorcycle on a highway in Indiana when a rainstorm came up. Davidson was struck by lightning and in the aftermath a strange "Woman in Black" came to his side, whom he claims is responsible for his recovery.

    Wanted: Common Law Courts in Missouri, have been the center of a "Freeman Movement" in which vigilantes have gone out, attacked and murdered judges, Federal officials and law enforcement agents in the U.S. Timothy Combs is one of the vigilantes who is wanted for murder.

    Unexplained Death: Shelly Malone, an expert horseback rider, was found laying in an open field, where apparantly her horse had stepped on her. Malone's family believes she was the victim of foul play.

    Also: the capture of a Federal fugitive.

  • Episode #244
    Episode #244
    Episode 24

    Cases include:

    Unexplained Death: The bizarre 1993 death of 80-year old heiress, Doris Duke. The butler and later the executor of her estate, Bernard Lafferty becomes under investigaton. This segment examines the possibility that Duke had been murdered by someone who was after her vast estate.

    Lost Loves: Kim Schad is searching for two childhood friends that she had when she was a youngster in Vietnam.

    Updates: Jean Warren's search for her long lost foster son named Rodger Lindsley has come to an end.

    Legends: An investigation into the reports of a kangaroo-like monster called "Chupacabras" which is responsible for numerous animal deaths in Puerto Rico.

    Treasure: Matt and Wendy Jameson make an odd discovery in their backyard, $6500 in twenty dollar bills strewn about. The segment examines different theories of how it could have gotten there.

    Also, a viewer's tip leading to a fugitive's arrest in South America.

  • Episode #243
    Episode #243
    Episode 23

    Cases include:

    Wanted: Gloria Schulze is wanted in the drunk driving death of Angela Maher, a Scotsdale, Arizona college student who ironically fought against drunk driving.
    The Unexplained: An examination of the Nazca Lines of Peru, gigantic geometric drawings believed to have been carved into the landscape some 2000 years ago.

    Updates: Antonio Moses, wanted for the murder of an elementary school teacher has turned himself in.

    Updates: Developments in the infamous Unabomber case, Theodore Kaczynski has been captured but investigators are still looking for help linking him to bombings.

    Missing Persons: Paul Pollis is under investigation for the disappearance of his wife Charlotte. Eyewitness have come forward that put into question his whereabouts the night his wife vanished.

    The Unexplained: Three Texas cowboys claim that a ranch that they had purchased, originally built in the 1950s, is haunted by ghostly cowboys.

  • Episode #242
    Episode #242
    Episode 22

    Cases include:

    Unexplained Death: Joan Jefferies was murdered in her car in 1994, in Houston, TX. Her daughter Kelley Walker, is searching for the killer and belives that Samir "Sam" Patel, killed her mother.

    Updates: LaDonna Alfano has been reunited with family members of her mother, who had been killed in 1961.

    Sci-Med: Tony Marabella, a baseball player from Madison, WI, has a 1994 incident where his headache turned into a case of acute amnesia which later proved to improve his baseball playing skills.

    Wanted: Investigators are searching for those reponsible for a 1994 armed robbery of Nevada casino and hotel. The robbers apparantly held hostage two guards who were driving a security van. However, investigators believe the drivers may have been in on the robbery.

    Legends: An examination of a 19th-century stagecoach heist that reportedly led to the slaughter of Native Americans

  • Episode #241
    Episode #241
    Episode 21

    An update on the murder of Los Angeles model Linda Sobeck; a woman's search for two brothers with whom she lost touch in the 1960's. Repeat segments on the evidence in the 1959 death of actor George Reeves (TV's first Superman) includes interviews with costar Jack Larson (who played Jimmy Olsen), researcher Michael Hayde and biographer Jim Beaver.

  • Episode #240
    Episode #240
    Episode 20

    Cases include:

    Unexplained Death: David Cox becomes a target having being involved in a Code Red, a Marine hazing ritual. This story is later used as the inspiration of the hit film, A Few Good Men starring Tom Cruise, Demi Moore and Jack Nicholson.

    Updates: Thomas David Dixon has been arrested in connection with a string of bank robberies.

    Wanted: A search for a possible serial arsonist who may have been responsible for torching the church that was attended by Reggie White, a Green Bay Packer and an ordained minister.

    Miracles: In 1994, a bolt of lighting struck a woman named Mary Clamser, who had been suffering from multiple sclerosis. Following the lighting strike, she undergoes a miraculous recovery.

    Lost Loves: LaDonna Alfano's mother was killed in 1961 and is now searching for any existing family members from her mother's side.

  • Episode #239
    Episode #239
    Episode 19

    Cases include:

    Lost Loves: Duane Miller, a worker at the Federal Building in Oklahoma City, is searching for the two men who risked their lives to save his in the aftermath of the April 1995 bombing.

    The Investigators: Vincent Foster, a high powered Washington attorney who was a close personal friend of the President Clinton, apparantly committed suicide in 1993. This segment probes the possibility that he may have been murdered.

    Unexplained Death: James Ellroy, a best selling crime novelist, is searching for clues in the death of his mother, who had been beaten, raped and strangled when Ellroy was 10-years old in 1958.

    Also, a woman's search for her birth mother offers promising news; escaped armed-robber/cop killer.

  • Episode #238
    Episode #238
    Episode 18

    Cases include:

    Wanted: Richard Cepulonis, a convicted bank robber, becomes involved with a woman named Karen Walters. They later marry and later Cepulonis walks off the prison grounds and goes on the run with Walters.
    Updates: Wendy Radcliffe is reunited with the unknown woman who comforted her when her grandmother was killed in 1984.

    The Unexplained: The exploration of the possibility that Gettysburg, PA. is overrun with ghosts from a crucial Civil War battle fought there in 1863.

    Missing Persons: Devin Williams, a Kansas truck driver, who while traveling in Arizona, strangely drove his rig into a secluded camping area and later disappeared around Memorial Day in 1995.

    Unexplained Death: Two lovers, Michael Johnston and Rochelle Robinson were murdered in 1994 in Tacoma, Washington. Investigators that elements of the occult were involved and enlist the help of a psychic to try to help solve the murders.

  • Episode #237
    Episode #237
    Episode 17

    Cases include:

    The Unexplained: The Comedy Store, a Sunset Strip comedy club that has hosted some of Hollywood's funniest comedians, seems to be inhabited by ghosts.

    Lost Loves: Wendy Radcliffe is searching for an unknown woman who was there for her in the hospital when her grandmother died.
    Updates: Fritz Vincken is reunited with a soldier that he had first met in 1944 during World War II.

    Wanted: A New York rapist has been prowling secluded trails and bike paths, leaving behind eight victims, one of which died as a result.

    Unexplained Death: In 1986, Keith Warren was found dead hanging from a tree in a wooded area behind his home. Authorities rule his death a suicide but his mother is convinced he was murdered.

    Reports concern a Iowa woman's success in locating two of her three siblings.

  • Episode #236
    Episode #236
    Episode 16

    Cases include:

    Missing Persons: The 1993 disappearance and possible forced abduction of a Mason City, Iowa, TV anchorwoman, Jodi Huisentruit.

    Sci-Med: An investigation into an 8-year boy named Philip Pauli, a boy who has been named a genius after exhibiting remarkable knowledge at a very young age and continues to exhibit today.

    Also, repeat segments include a suspected coverup of an alleged UFO sighting in 1964 New Mexico; an insurance-scam investigation; the murder of a Dallas lawyer.

  • Episode #235
    Episode #235
    Episode 15

    Cases include:

    The Unexplained: Michelle O'Malley claims that her dead grandfather has come to her in her dreams shortly after her son is born. She soon begins having a series of dreams, including one where she encounters a series of dead relatives.

    Unexplained Death: The hunt for the Green River Killer, who within a two-year span, beginning in 1982, killed forty-nine women in the Seattle, Washington area. William J. Stevens remains the prime suspect.

    Lost Loves: Jean Warren is searching for a long lost foster son named Rodger Lindsley.

    Unexplained Death: Martha Moxley was beaten to death with a golf club on October 30, 1975 in Greenwich, Connecticut. The prime suspect in the murder is Moxley's neighbors, Thomas and Michael Skakel, whom are related to the Kennedys.

    Also, a woman trying to locate her mother and siblings.

  • Episode #234
    Episode #234
    Episode 14

    Cases include:

    Miracles: In 1980, Jean Hilliard Vig slipped in a ditch in sub zero temperatures as she attempted to walk to a friends house she collapsed and literally became a human ice cube yet somehow survived the ordeal.

    Unexplained Death: While working for Northwest Airlines in Boston, Su Taraskiewicz suffers a never ending torrent of sexual harassment from co-workers and is later found stuffed in the trunk of her car in 1992. She had been beaten and stabbed.

    Updates: Michelle Neal-Arkin is reunited with her birth mother.

    Wanted: Albert Leon Fletcher in 1993 broke into a home with some friends which began a night of crime which involved the murder of a man in his car.

    The Unexplained: A look at the bond that seems to exist between twins and a focus on rock legend Elvis Presley and his twin brother, Jesse who had died when he was an infant.

    Updates: Richard Ford a California burgler has been captured.

  • Episode #233
    Episode #233
    Episode 13

    Cases include:

    Robbery: The hunt for Thomas David Dixon, a career bank robber who robbed numerous banks throughout North Carolina. After being arrested and out on parole, Dixon returned to his old tricks and is again wanted by authorities.

    Unexplained Death: The 1993 drowning death of Nancy Manni. Manni had been studing at a Maryland seamanship school and two ex-boyfriends become prime suspects in her murder.

    Updates: Gerda Burian is reunited with her long lost daughter.

    Lost Loves: Michelle Neal-Arkin is searching for her birth parents.

    Unexplained Death: Seattle rock musician, Mia Zapata, lead singer of punk rock group, The GITS, was beaten and strangled in 1993 by an unknown killer.

  • Episode #232
    Episode #232
    Episode 12

    Cases include:

    Missing Persons: The disappearance of the owners of a Florida bird ranch owner and his aunt and the seach for clues and a missing suspect by investigators.

    Repeat segments include an update on a man who had been missing since 1993; the search for a rock star who seemingly vanished in 1995; a sibling's search for a sister with whom she lost touch after their mother's death; the reported healing powers of a New Orleans "voodoo queen" of the 1800s; the 1984 disappearance of a youth.

  • Episode #231
    Episode #231
    Episode 11

    Included: the disappearance of an architect who was married to a brewing-company heir; a viewer tip leading to an arrest in a case of mail fraud; and efforts to revive a newborn at a Louisville hospital. Also: mysterious patient deaths; the 1994 disappearance of a New Jersey woman.

    Wanted: Michael Eschweiler
    Wanted: Michael Swango
    Wanted: Ronald Bax
    Missing: James Kimball

  • Episode #230
    Episode #230
    Episode 10

    Cases include:

    Unexplained Death: Vickie Mahrling searches to prove that her brother Leroy, who seemingly died in a 1968 car accident, really had been murdered.

    Updates: Johnny Lee Wilson, who is mentally handicapped, was convicted for the arson related death of an elderly woman has now been released.

    Lost Loves: David Kempton is searching for his long lost daughter whom he had been seperated from when his marriage fell apart and his ex-wife took custody.

    Missing Persons: Bonnie Haim disappeared and her husband Michael is accused of having something to do with her disappearance.

    The Unexplained: An exploration of the spiritual activity that has occurred in an area northeast of San Antonio called The Devil's Backbone.

  • Episode #229
    Episode #229
    Episode 9

    Cases include:

    Fraud: Ray Olsen has bilked over 7 billion dollars from investors in a horse racing scam and is now on the run.

    Wanted: The hunt for Ira Einhorn, a counterculture hero, who is wanted in the murder of his girlfriend whom he had stuffed in a trunk in the late 1970s.

    Wanted: In Ohio, a gas station survelliance camera captures the images of the robbers who were responsible for the death of the gas station attendant.

    The Unexplained: The reported sightings of ghosts by guests and employees at an Adirondack Mountain lodge. The segment indicates the ghost may have been a young woman whom Shelley Winters portrayed in the film A Place in the Sun.

    Included: the death of a forklift driver, whose former co-worker had disappeared.

  • Episode #228
    Episode #228
    Episode 8

    Cases include:

    The Unexplained: Scientists seek to verify the existance of a strange sea creature named 'Caddy' which reportedly lives in the waters just off the coast of Canada.

    Wanted: April Hart is searching for the person responsible for the death of her mother Sherry Hart who was pushed off a cliff in 1984 in North Carolina.

    Updates: Rose Turford and Carolyn Stevens, a real life 'Thelma and Louise' team have been captured.

    Missing Persons: Michael Hughes, a 7-year old boy was kidnapped in 1994 by a man, Franklin Floyd, who has been convicted for the crime but claims the boy is still alive but won't release the information as to where he is.

    Wanted: An Epes, Alabama post office is targeted for a robbery in 1987 where they kidnapped the Post Master, robbed her and left her in the trunk of a car.

    Lost Loves: The search for the biological mother of an infant who had been abandoned on a New York subway.

  • Episode #227
    Episode #227
    Episode 7

    Cases include:
    Wanted: Roberto Rameriz, a California drug dealer was at the center of drug sting by California investigators who opened fire on officers and is now on the run.
    Lost Loves: The 1963 death of a single mother leads to her children being seperated. Tina Lamerda Shiets is now searching for her missing siblings.
    Legends: A rare white calf is born on a farm in Janesville, Wisconsin which has brought to the surface an old Indian legend.
    Unexplained Death: The unexplained 1959 death of television star, George Reeves, who played Superman in The Adventures of Superman, which presents different theories including suicide and possibly murder.
    Wanted: A New York woman named Deidre is raped by a repairman named David Gause in 1992.
    Also: the arrests of two fugitives in Salt Lake City.

  • Episode #226
    Episode #226
    Episode 6

    Cases include:
    The Unexplained: The 1964 UFO sighting by a police officer named Lonnie Zamora in New Mexico leads to a suspected government cover-up.
    Fraud: A husband and wife con artist team who attempted to collect the insurance on a boat called the "Sly Fox" which sunk.
    Unexplained Death: The bizarre 1995 murder of an attorney named David Merrifield who had been shot in the head and left for dead in an elevator.
    Missing Persons: Jim Kimble, who suffered from a severe psychological disorder, disappeared from his home in Oak Park, Illinois.
    Lost Loves: Debbie Reis Hamilton is searching for the long lost foster brother and sister that she first met back in the late 1960s.
    Updates: The search for two unknown "guardian angels" who saved family members' lives after a 1983 auto accident in Mexico has come to an end.

  • Episode #225
    Episode #225
    Episode 5

    Cases include:
    Missing Persons: Philip "Taylor" Kramer, a bass player for Iron Butterfly, mysteriously disappeared while in the midst of doing multimedia research. Eyewitnesses reported seeing him following the disappearance.
    Updates: Christine Reinhard is reunited with her missing husband who had been suffering from amnesia.
    Lost Loves: Following the stabbing death of their mother, siblings are seperated and now Sherryl Borkowski is searching for a missing sister.
    Sci-Med: An investigation into the mysterious healing methods that a therapist, Linda Tellington-Jones uses to try to heal animals.
    The Unexplained: A look at voodoo and the healing powers that it has. Two doctors try to use voodoo to heal a dying man.
    Missing Persons: The disappearance of Tim Molnar, who in 1984 simply drove away from his home and never returned.

  • Episode #224
    Episode #224
    Episode 4

    Cases include:
    Missing Persons: A spiritual leader, Teri Hoffman, is at the center of a string of murders. A respected Chicago college instructor, Charles Southern has disappeared after becoming involved in Hoffman's religious sect.
    The Unexplained: The authorities use of a bloodhound named Yogi, to track missing persons.
    Reports on the search for an alleged con man who preys on girlfriends and grandmothers; the phenomena of the Nazca Lines of Peru, gigantic drawings purportedly made by aliens 2000 years ago; a building designer's disappearance.

  • Episode #223
    Episode #223
    Episode 3

    Cases include:
    Wanted: Dr. Michael Swango, a worker in the medical profession is accused of poisoning his patients and co-workers.
    Fraud: An investigation into a Pennsylvania mail fraud case that was headed by a man named Manny Moreno.
    Sci-Med: Tami Carroll goes into labor in Indiana and the doctors struggle to revive the newborn who undergoes a miraculous recovery.
    Lost Loves: The Dover family of Atlanta who in 1983, were vacationing in Mexico, were involved in a near fatal car accident and were rescued by two unknown "guardian angels."

  • Episode #222
    Episode #222
    Episode 2

    Cases include:
    Wanted: The search for the masked suspect who is responsible for the bizarre July 1995 murder of a bailiff who worked in Judge Lance Ito's court room.
    The Investigators: A look into the investigators trying to track down criminals on the internet.
    Updates: Loretta Myers, an Alzheimers patient who disappeared has been found and reunited with her family.
    Unexplained Death: Matt Flores, who worked for a computer company in Silicon Valley, was gunned down by an unknown assailant in 1994.
    Miracles: An investigation into the reported visions of the Holy Mother in Valley Hill located in Kentucky.
    Fraud: Richard Relf is accussed of embezzlement and the kidnapping and disappearance of his daughter in 1992.
    Also: a family who was terrorized on a Memorial Day outing in Glenrose, Texas.

  • Episode #221
    Episode #221
    Episode 1

    Cases include:

    Unexplained Death: The mysterious death of Brandon Lee triggers a look into a possible curse that has surrounded the Lee family that took Brandon's father Bruce Lee and his brother.

    Updates: A woman in New Orleans, who has amnesia and thinks her name was Gigi has been identified as Belinda Lynn.

    Missing Persons: Harris Todd, who has been haunted my nightmares, is searching for his missing infant daughter, Savannah who was kidnapped by her mother Dorothy Lee Barnett.

    Wanted: Tony Castro, a California fugitive has been on the run for authorities. Castro is the prime suspect in the murder of Mike Fadeff, an elderly Washington man.

    The Unexplained: Joe O'Brien has bizarre psychic dreams after discovering that a friend of his had been captured during the Gulf War.