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Ohio Mysteries

Mar 29, 2021

Sandy, Billy, Jimmy and Joey Naples were some of Youngstown's most infamous racketeers. But like a plot line from a Godfather movie, three met untimely - and officially unsolved - ends.

Mar 25, 2021

Capt. Samuel Brady was often called the Daniel Boone of the Ohio Valley, and a hero who worked to protect settlers from Indian marauders in the  late 1700s. But his legend, they say, was cemented by one desperate act he took while - naked, weaponless and scorched by a fire meant to kill him - he evaded hundreds of...

Mar 22, 2021

In 1894, searchers in Paulding, Ohio found the gruesome charred and mutilated remains of two children that had gone missing the day before. Within two hours, the sheriff arrested a slow-witted boy who lived near the crime scene. More than a century after his conviction and hanging, some wonder, was he guilty?

Mar 18, 2021

In 1969, a Cleveland teen who wanted to burn some trash rolled an abandoned barrel from a vacant lot to his yard to help do the deed. But when he opened the metal drum, he found a dismembered body inside. The man was never identified. Now, the nonprofit PorchLight Project is leading an effort to research the man's DNA...

Mar 15, 2021

In September of 1974, Lori Nesson attended a football game at her Columbus, Ohio high school, then went to a few parties with celebrating students. She was found dead the next day. For decades, authorities weren't certain if her death was accidental or murder - until a Columbus TV viewer watched a cold case...