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Kevin Ryder (left) and Gene Baxter (right)

Real Names: Gene "Bean" Baxter, Kevin Ryder and Doug "The Slug" Roberts (not named on Unsolved Mysteries)
Case: Murder Confession
Date: June 1990
Location: Burbank, California


Details: Gene "Bean" Baxter and Kevin Ryder were radio dee-jays for the rock station 106.7 KROQ. The men ran a live comedy segment called "Confess Your Crime" which asked for listeners to call in and confess their crimes on live radio. At approximately 9AM on June 13, 1990, a man called into the show and confessed to a murder. The man's crime was similar to that of the murder of 19-year-old Angela Cummings of Oroville, California.
Suspects: None
Extra Notes: This case ran on the October 10, 1990 episode.
Results: Solved. After the police started investigating the disappearance, Baxter and Ryder eventually confessed that the call-in was a hoax to boost ratings. KROQ suspended Kevin and Bean for five days without pay, directed each of them to perform 149 hours of community service and forced them to pay the Sheriff’s bill out of their pockets. However, the murder of Angela Cummings meanwhile remains unsolved.

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