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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

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Details: Gene "Bean" Baxter and Kevin Ryder were 106.7 KROQ radio dee-jays running a live comedy segment called "Confess Your Crime." It asked for listeners to call in and confess their transgressions on the radio. At approximately 9 am on June 13, 1990, a man called into the show and confessed to murder with details similar to the murder of 19 year old Angela Cummings of Oroville, California. The police want to talk further to this man.
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 Anglea Cummings meanwhile remains unsolved.
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