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Ohio Mysteries

Aug 26, 2019

It's been 40 years since Akron teens Ricky Beard and Mary Leonard vanished while on a date, and 34 year since their remains were found. Investigators don't know who killed the couple, or why, but there are plenty of ideas. We explore the top three theories: The motorcycle gang, the angry homeowner, and the...

Aug 25, 2019

Six years after Akron teens Ricky Beard and Mary Leonard vanished during a date in 1979, a utility crew digging a trench through the Merriman Valley discovers their weathered bones in a wooded area two miles from where their car had been abandoned. The police and families - and even psychics - hope the find will...

Aug 24, 2019

An Ohio Mysteries/Akron Beacon Journal/ crossover​
In the summer of 1979, 19-year-old Ricky Beard and 17-year-old Mary Leonard, teen sweethearts from Akron's North HIll neighborhood went on a date to a drive-in movie. They left early, telling friends they needed to be home in time for curfew. But Ricky...

Aug 11, 2019

The 1946 case of Lola Celli, a pretty, dark-haired school teacher who left the front stoop of her parents home in broad daylight to walk to a bus stop a few blocks away, and vanished without a trace before she got there.

Aug 8, 2019

The year 1929 was the start of the Great Depression - and the start of a would-be serial killer in Cleveland. Someone was shooting women on the streets of residential neighborhoods over the holiday season. Most survived the assault, but just after New Years, a high school girl named Janet Frater Blood became the...