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Ohio Mysteries

Nov 26, 2018

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On May 4, 1937, Ruth Baumgardner said goodnight to her sorority sisters, then went to her dorm room at Ohio Wesleyan to study for a test. But Ruth didn't make it to that class, or any other class, the next day. A national manhunt was launched.

Two years later, her parents would privately ask police to...


Nov 19, 2018

In 1953, Ron Tammen Jr. was a 19-year-old Maple Heights man nearing the end of his sophomore year at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.

On April 19, a typical evening, Ron walked into his dorm room to study - and was never seen again.

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Nov 12, 2018

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In 1977, a Barberton man made a remarkable claim: He was the legal owner of the corpse of John Wilkes Booth. How could an Ohio optometrist come to own the embalmed remains of arguably America's most infamous assassin? Follow the twists and turns of this bizarre mystery before you scoff.


Nov 5, 2018

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In 1979, 17-year-old Mary Leonard and her boyfriend, 19-year-old Ricky Beard, disappeared after a date night to a drive-in movie theater. Years passed, both families clinging to hope that their loved ones were alive, especially after private investigators and police detectives suggested they may have run...


Nov 5, 2018

Beard and Leonard: Waiting for Justice, Part 2

In Part 1, 17-year-old Mary Leonard and 19-year-old Ricky Beard of Akron vanish after a date night to a drive-in movie theater. Their whereabouts are unknown for nearly six years, their families helpless but to follow every lead and tip, alternating between despair and...