Episode 046 : Tulilahti double murder

In 1959, best friends Eine and Riitta got on their bikes to ride through Eastern Finland and see the Koli national park. They never returned from their trip.

Along with the Bodom lake murders and the case of Kyllikki Saari, this is one of the most legendary in Finnish criminal history and has been requested a few times.

We are putting together a true crime event for the first time here in Finland. It will take place in Hanasaari, Helsinki, on the 15th of August this year, 2019. I would be so happy to see you there! Please go to: www.truecrimeevents.fi for tickets and more information.

I will also be going to the True Crime Podcast Festival in Chicago this summer as a registered podcaster. For more information and tickets, please visit www.tcpf2019.com

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Episode 045 : Jarmo Björkqvist

In the summer of 2006, Jarmo and Paula Björkqvist’s daughter was celebrating her second birthday. In the early morning hours, she was found cowering under the table by the police.

This episode details a very violent case and will not be suitable for all. Please use your discretion.

We are putting together a true crime event for the first time here in Finland. It will take place in Hanasaari, Helsinki, on the 15th of August this year, 2019. I would be so happy to see you there! Please go to: www.truecrimeevents.fi for tickets and more information.

I will also be going to the True Crime Podcast Festival in Chicago this summer as a registered podcaster. For more information and tickets, please visit www.tcpf2019.com

Podcast promo for this week: Mugshot

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Episode 044 : Kupittaa hospital scandal

Patients at the closed unit of the Kupittaa hospital were mistreated for years without proper intervention until an extensive newspaper article revealed what had actually been going on at the G1 unit.

We are putting together a true crime event for the first time here in Finland. It will take place in Hanasaari, Helsinki, on the 15th of August this year, 2019. I would be so happy to see you there! Please go to: www.truecrimeevents.fi for tickets and more information.

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Episode 043 : Hyvinkää shooting incident

In the summer of 2012, a young man climbed on a roof, upset over a lost playful wrestling match, looking for a way to release his anger.

We are putting together a true crime event for the first time here in Finland. It will take place in Hanasaari, Helsinki, on the 15th of August this year, 2019. I would be so happy to see you there! Please go to: www.truecrimeevents.fi for more information.

I will also be going to the True Crime Podcast Festival in Chicago next summer, on July 13 as a registered podcaster. For more information and tickets, please visit www.tcpf2019.com

Podcast promo for this week: Trace Evidence

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Episode 042 : Jenna Lepomäki

In 2011, eighteen-year-old Jenna Lepomäki had something to look forward to. She was going on her first ever trip abroad.

Podcast promos for this week: Elementary My Dear: The H.E.X Files Podcast and Coast to Ghost.

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Episode 041 : Kytäjä tent murders

In the summer of 1972, three youngsters were found deceased in a tent they had set up at the Kytäjä mansion premises.

This episode details a case involving minors and will not be suitable for all listeners, please use your discretion.

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Episode 040 : Esko Argillander

After years of living under fear and the constant threat of violence caused by a loved one, something snapped.

This episode details domestic violence and will not be suitable for all listeners. If you are in a similar situation, please reach out to your local crisis center.

Suggested reading for Finnish listeners: Erään tapon tarina by Katariina Vuori. It was my main source of information for this episode and is a very impactful read. The real names of Helvi and Ulla have been changed to protect their identity and privacy. The same names have been used as in the book.

The episode was brought to you by The Re-Solved Mysteries Podcast: find it wherever you get your favorite podcasts.

Podcast promo for this week: Great Lakes True Crime

I will be going to the True Crime Podcast Festival in Chicago next summer, on July 13 as a registered podcaster. For more information and tickets, please visit www.tcpf2019.com

Big thanks go out to Wilma for becoming a new Patron! On Patreon, you can donate as little as two dollars a month and in return, get exclusive access to ad-free episodes, scripts, bonus episodes on various topics and other nice rewards. Visit the page at https://www.patreon.com/truecrimefinland

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Episode 039 : Turku terrorist attack

The 18th of August in 2017 was the day all of Finland mourned.

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*** DISCLAIMER: Towards the end when I talk about Bouanane’s behavior changing in December, I’m talking about the year 2017, not 2018 (there was a mistake in the script) ***

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Big thanks go out to James for becoming a new Patron! On Patreon, you can donate as little as two dollars a month and in return,  get exclusive access to scripts, bonus episodes on various topics and other nice rewards. Visit the page at https://www.patreon.com/truecrimefinland

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Episode 038 : Enkeli Elisa (Angel Elisa)

In 2012, a tragic story about a severely bullied teenager made the headlines all over Finland. But not everything was as it seemed at first glance.

This episode deals in part with suicide and bullying and will not be suitable for all.

Podcast promo for this week: Evidence Locker

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The voice of Elisa in this episode was Jenna Jourio, thank you so much!

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Big thanks go out to Karin and Tyler for becoming new Patrons and Lisa for updating their pledge! On Patreon, you can donate as little as two dollars a month and in return,  get exclusive access to scripts, bonus episodes on various topics and other nice rewards. Visit the page at https://www.patreon.com/truecrimefinland

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Episode 037 : The Honda league

In March of 1992, two masked men tried to rob a deliverer traveling by taxi. They narrowly escaped, and the police figured it was a one-off incident, until another robbery occurred. And then another one..

Podcast promo for this week: California True Crime

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Episode 036 : Hyvinkään paloittelusurma (Hyvinkää dismemberment murder)

This case is often referred to as the Hyvinkää ritual murder and has been described by some as one of the most horrifying cases in Finnish criminal history. This episode details extreme violence and animal cruelty – it will not be suitable for all listeners.

Podcast promo for this week: Life After Linc

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Big thanks go out to Deb for supporting me on Patreon! There, you can donate as little as two dollars a month and in return,  get exclusive access to scripts, bonus episodes on various topics and other nice rewards. Visit the page at https://www.patreon.com/truecrimefinland

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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.

Podcast promo for this week: Murder Under the Midnight Sun

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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!

Podcast promo for this week: It’s Haunted.

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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?

Podcast promo for this week: Whispered True Stories

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.

Podcast promo for this week: Crime In movies.

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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.

If you would like to support Valon Vuoksi, you can find their website here: http://www.valonvuoksi.fi/

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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.

Podcast promo for this week: Crime on the mind

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Music is "Night" by VVSMUSIC

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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.

Podcast promo for this week: Suspect Convictions

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