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Kenneth Ryder (left) and Gene Baxter (right)

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


Details: Gene Baxter and Kevin Ryder were late night KROQ radio dee-jays running a live segment asking for listeners to call in and confess to things on the radio. Among the callers was a man confessing 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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