Episode 035 : Eveliina Lappalainen

On the evening of the 14th of November in 2000, fourteen-year-old Eveliina Lappalainen was returning home from dance class. She never made it.

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Episode 034 : Valelääkäri Esa Laiho

After ten years of practicing and 12 000 patients, it came out that Esa Laiho was not really a doctor after all.  He was dubbed valelääkäri, the “fake doctor”.

Shout-outs go to my brother Marko for helping me with the vocabulary and background info on Valvira’s procedures as well as to Jessica from The Asian Madness Podcast.

I will be taking a break to focus on my exams, but I will be back in a month or so!

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Episode 033 : Janne Raninen

Keep your friends close and your enemies closer, the saying goes. But what if your friends become your enemies?

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For more background on Jari Aarnio, please listen to episodes 017 – 019.

This episode was researched by Ilmari Walker. Additional research by me.

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Episode 032 : Kapteeninkatu police murders

In the early morning hours of October 22, 1997, officers on duty at the Helsinki police station were alerted to Hotel Palace that had apparently been robbed. But they would soon come to the horrible realization that there was much more to the story.

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Episode 031 : WinCapita

In 2008, Hannu Kailajärvi was found hiding in a tiny red cottage in Sweden. Thousands of people had been waiting for this moment: they wanted to know where their money was.

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Episode 030 : Imatra shooting incident

Jori Lasonen was sure someone had created a fake drug debt in his name and now, a hit man was after him. He was so sure that he went to his father’s gun cabinet and picked out a rifle. In his mind, the only safe place was in police custody.

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Bonus episode : Silkkisukkamurhaaja (The Silk Stocking murderer) with Kate (Ignorance Was Bliss) and Bonnie (Wining About Crime)

This is a special collaboration episode with my amazing friends Kate (Ignorance Was Bliss) and Bonnie (Wining About Crime). We talk about the silk stocking murderer - a case that has a connection to both Canada and Finland. This is one of those rare instances where you will hear me talk more freely and give you facts about Finnish war history.

Suggested reading for Finns: Kallonen, K. (2016). Tähtilippu talvisodassa: Amerikan suomalaisen legioonan tuntematon tarina. Revontuli.

Episode 029 : Zorro murder

On the last day of the winter break, Marja Mäntylä was found deceased inside her home. The apartment was ransacked and written on the kitchen wall with something red was the text “Zorro thanked”. This was no natural death.

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Episode 028 : Sarjahukuttaja (The Serial Drowner)

Pekka Seppänen a.k.a Sarjahukuttaja, “The Serial Drowner”, wreaked havoc and fear in a small village in Eastern Finland, abusing and tormenting addicts until one too many died in his hands. This episode details some extreme violence and cruelty towards animals – it will not be suitable for all listeners.

This episode was researched by Ilmari Walker.

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Episode 027 : Oulu incest case

A child failed by the authorities and abused by the one who was supposed to care for her grows up to become a strong woman who won’t let her story be forgotten. Please use your discretion, this episode deals with sexual abuse and specifically incest – it is not suitable for all listeners.

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Episode 026 : Mika Muranen

After years of arguing with his neighbors, vandalizing houses and smashing cars, Mika Muranen decided he needed a rifle.

This episode was researched by Ilmari Walker.

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Episode 025 : Axl Smith

This is the story of the rise and fall of one of Finland’s most popular and well-known hosts, Axl Smith. It’s also a story about how much power the media really has.

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Episode 024 : Ilpo Larha

A murder perpetrated by Ilpo Larha, Hannu Ratia and Fred Högsten started unraveling itself and led to a final showdown unlike anything seen in Finland thus far. This is the story of the contract killing of Jollas and the Lahti siege.

This episode was researched by Ilmari Walker. Additional research by me.

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Episode 023 : Ior Bock

Ior Bock, an eccentric, an author and Finland’s most famous hippie was connected to two deaths before ending up a victim himself.

This episode was researched by Ilmari Walker. Additional research by me.

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Episode 022 : Raisa Räisänen

In October of 1999, 16-year-old Raisa Räisänen was out with her friends celebrating a successful basketball match. She did not return home that night.

If you have any information about this case, please contact the NBI through email at rikosvihje.krp@poliisi.fi or by phone at 0295 418 622.

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Episode 021 : Kauhajoki school shooting

On a regular Tuesday morning in September of 2008, Matti Juhani Saari was supposed to be taking an exam. Instead, he came to school with a gun.

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Episode 020 : Virpi Butt

This case is frequently referred to as the Tampere dismemberment murders and has been described by some as two of the most heinous murders in Finnish criminal history. Please use your discretion, the episode includes graphic details and is not suitable for everyone.

This episode was researched by Ilmari Walker. Additional research by me.

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Episode 019 : Jari Aarnio, part 3 of 3

How does one go from respected and talented drug investigator to drug dealer and corrupt police officer? This is the third and final part to a three-part story. Please go back and listen to parts one and two first if you haven’t already.

Raimo Tienhaara: Finnish criminal responsible for the planning of the attack on Aarnio in 1996.

Raine Sievälä: Finnish criminal, brother of Raimo Tienhaara. Was seen on security tape footage buying two phones linked to Pasila man and was later convicted in the first part of the barrel case.

Pasila man: Nickname for the main perpetrator in the barrel case.

United Brotherhood: Gang – Keijo Vilhunen was acting as its leader at the time.

Keijo Vilhunen: Finnish criminal, former leader of United Brotherhood and one of Pasila man’s main partners in crime.

Peter-Mikael Fagerholm: Received the Loviisa barrel in 2011 as ordered by Raine Sievälä and was threatened by UB gang members during the first barrel case court proceedings.

Jykä: United Brotherhood member who was initially suspected to be the Pasila man.

Miika Kortekallio: Finnish drug lord who passed away in 2000.

Malmi woman: Mari Romano, one of the Pasila man’s contacts and his main partners in crime. Ex-girlfriend of Miika Kortekallio.

Seija Kortekallio-Lampi: Sister of Miika Kortekallio, one of the Pasila man’s contacts and his main partners in crime.

Lasse Aapio: Helsinki police force assistant manager.

Saara: Sex worker whose story led to an investigation on Aarnio and who also acted as an important witness in court.

Trevoc: Technology company.

Pasi Patama: Founder of Trevoc.

Jouni Viitanen: Founder of Trevoc.

Petri Rainiala: HPN senior officer belonging to Aarnio’s inner circle.

Ari-Pekka Koivisto: state prosecutor in charge of the investigation into HPN that started in 2007.

Mikael Runeberg: NBI investigator who later moved on to work for the HPN, belonged to Aarnio’s inner circle and acted as his right-hand man. Was also involved in the testing of the anonymizer.

Kari Kauppi: HPN investigator belonging to Aarnio’s inner circle who was involved in the testing of the anonymizer. Brought items to Aarnio in jail and called Aarnio’s wife to discuss spreading mulch on the Porvoo premises.

Riitta Leppiniemi: Jari Aarnio’s lawyer.

Heikki Tamminen: A Finnish businessman who passed away in the year 2002 and who Aarnio alleged all his unreported cash had come from.

Veiko: An Estonian man who was, according to Aarnio, close to Tamminen and delivered Aarnio the money in a secret meeting. Veiko was later tracked down and acted as a witness in court.

Jarmo Hirvonen: Prosecutor in the Aarnio case.

Mikko Männikkö: Prosecutor in the Aarnio case.

If you want to know more about this case, I highly recommend a book called Keisari Aarnio by Minna Passi and Susanna Reinboth which is also my main source of information for this multiparter. Unfortunately, the book is only available in Finnish for now. Also, the first episode of the Empreror Aarnio TV series has finally come out, and my Finnish listeners can find it online at Ruutu.

 Jari Aarnio, Mari Romano a.k.a the Malmi woman, Seija Kortekallio-Lampi and Keijo Vilhunen

Jari Aarnio, Mari Romano a.k.a the Malmi woman, Seija Kortekallio-Lampi and Keijo Vilhunen

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Episode 018 : Jari Aarnio, part 2 of 3

How does one go from respected and talented drug investigator to drug dealer and corrupt police officer? This is the second part to a three-part story. Please go back and listen to part one first if you haven’t already.

Miika Kortekallio: Finnish drug lord

Raimo Tienhaara: Finnish criminal responsible for the planning of the attack on Aarnio in 1996

Raine Sievälä: Finnish criminal, brother of Raimo Tienhaara. Was seen on security tape footage buying two phones linked to the barrel case.

Pasila man: Nickname for the main perpetrator in the barrel case.

United Brotherhood: Gang – Keijo Vilhunen was acting as its leader at the time.

Peter-Mikael Fagerholm: Received the Loviisa barrel in 2011 as ordered by Raine Sievälä.

Jykä: United Brotherhood member who was initially suspected to be the Pasila man

Malmi woman: Mari Romano, one of the Pasila man’s contacts

Seija Kortekallio-Lampi: Sister of Miika Kortekallio, one of the Pasila man’s contacts

Lasse Aapio: Helsinki police force assistant manager

Saara: Sex worker whose story led to an investigation on Aarnio

Susanna Reinboth: Reporter for Helsingin Sanomat and the co-author of the book Keisari Aarnio

Minna Passi: Reporter for Helsingin Sanomat and the co-author of the book Keisari Aarnio

Trevoc: Technology company

Pasi Patama: Founder of Trevoc

Jouni Viitanen: Founder of Trevoc

Instia: Company owned by the sister of Vilhunen

Petri Rainiala: Helsinki police narcotics division senior officer belonging to Aarnio’s inner circle

Ari-Pekka Koivisto: state prosecutor in charge of the investigation into HPN that started in 2007

Keijo Vilhunen: Finnish criminal, former leader of United Brotherhood

Mikael Runeberg: NBI investigator who later moved on to work for the HPN, belonged to Aarnio’s inner circle

Paul Perovuo: lawyer who helped Aarnio draft investigation requests during the first investigation into the HPN and acted as a defense lawyer in the first part of the barrel case

Pekka Anttila: reporter for Suomen Kuvalehti

 Jari Aarnio, Trevoc, the hashish barrel and Mikael Runeberg

Jari Aarnio, Trevoc, the hashish barrel and Mikael Runeberg

If you want to know more about this case, I highly recommend a book called Keisari Aarnio by Minna Passi and Susanna Reinboth which is also my main source of information for this multiparter. Unfortunately, the book is only available in Finnish for now. 

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If you want to know more about this case, I highly recommend a book called Keisari Aarnio by Minna Passi and Susanna Reinboth which is also my main source of information for this multiparter. Unfortunately, the book is only available in Finnish for now. 

This episode is brought to you by Sudio Sweden. Get 15% off your purchase by visiting https://www.sudio.com/ and using the offer code FINLAND15 at checkout!

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Music is "Night" by VVSMUSIC

You can email me at truecrimefinlandpod@gmail.com with any questions, suggestions or feedback. iTunes reviews are also much appreciated. 

You can find all my episodes on https://truecrimefinland.squarespace.com or wherever you get your podcasts. Also, please feel free to join the Facebook group (https://www.facebook.com/groups/507039419636994/) for the podcast. In addition, I’m on Twitter at tc_finland

Episode 017 : Jari Aarnio, part 1 of 3

How does one go from respected and talented drug investigator to drug dealer and corrupt police officer? This multiparter is about Jari Aarnio and one of the most baffling cases of police misconduct in Finnish criminal history.

Torsti Koskinen: chief and founder of the Helsinki police narcotics division from 1975 to 1996

Miika Kortekallio: Finnish criminal

Ritva Santavuori: prosecutor

Raimo Tienhaara: Finnish criminal responsible for the planning of the attack on Aarnio in 1996

Petri Rainiala: Helsinki police narcotics division senior officer belonging to Aarnio’s inner circle

Ari-Pekka Koivisto: state prosecutor in charge of the investigation into the HPN that started in 2007

Keijo Vilhunen: Finnish criminal

Mikael Runeberg: NBI investigator who later moved on to work for the HPN

Paul Perovuo: lawyer who helped Aarnio draft investigation requests against the NBI

Pekka Anttila: reporter for Suomen Kuvalehti

 Jari Aarnio was chosen police officer of the year in 1987 and received this certificate. On the right is the bomb that was found on his yard.

Jari Aarnio was chosen police officer of the year in 1987 and received this certificate. On the right is the bomb that was found on his yard.

If you want to know more about this case, I highly recommend a book called Keisari Aarnio by Minna Passi and Susanna Reinboth which is also my main source of information for this multiparter. Unfortunately, the book is only available in Finnish for now. 

This episode is brought to you by Sudio Sweden. Get 15% off your purchase by visiting https://www.sudio.com/ and using the offer code FINLAND15 at checkout!

Podcast promos for this week : Blood on the Rocks & The True Crime Enthusiast Podcast

A big thank you to J Bear, Derek and Scott for supporting me on Patreon! Patrons will get these episodes on Jari Aarnio ad-free. If you also want to support me and get bonus content in return, head on over to https://www.patreon.com/truecrimefinland

Are you interested in advertising on this podcast? Find out more at https://www.advertisecast.com/TrueCrimeFinland

My podcast merchandise store is at https://www.redbubble.com/people/tc-finland/shop

Art is by Mark Pernia. You can email him at markperniaa@gmail.com

Music is "Night" by VVSMUSIC

You can email me at truecrimefinlandpod@gmail.com with any questions, suggestions or feedback. iTunes reviews are also much appreciated. 

You can find all my episodes on https://truecrimefinland.squarespace.com or wherever you get your podcasts. Also, please feel free to join the Facebook group (https://www.facebook.com/groups/507039419636994/) for the podcast. In addition, I’m on Twitter at tc_finland