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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. They were suspended for a few days, but they were not punished. The murder of Angela Cummings meanwhile remains unsolved.

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