Light spoilers ahead for Volume 2 of Netflix's Unsolved Mysteries.
Unsolved Mysteries has been around for a long time, with the original batch of episodes airing on NBC before it began network hopping. The series has also been on CBS, Lifetime, and Spike since its debut in the 1980s, and now it has come to streaming. Netflix revived the docuseries and has begun releasing new episodes. Now that Volume 2 has premiered on the streamer, Unsolved Mysteries producer Terry Dunn Meurer says she’s optimistic about one particular case getting solved with an assist from viewers.
One of the great things about series like Unsolved Mysteries is the audience's passion for the cases. With the docuseries’ revival at Netflix, it certainly brings more eyeballs to the cases and that’s exactly what brings Terry Dunn Meurer hope. The more viewers are engaged with and aware of the cold cases, the higher the probability may be for them to be solved. In that vein, Meurer already has one specific mystery she’s hoping will be put to rest. Here’s what she told Esquire:
I think I'm most excited when we get close to the premiere of these episodes that we might solve something. I just am all about solving these cases. I feel like there are some solvable cases here. I think the Death Row Fugitive, somebody knows where he is or maybe he passed away, but somebody knows that. We can maybe get a solve. So for me it's not about one particular case, it's about trying to solve all of them.
The Death Row Fugitive case is featured in Volume 2 of Unsolved Mysteries and follows Lester Eubanks’ murder of Mary Ellen Deener in 1965. Eubanks admitted to the crime and was given the death sentence. Eubanks ultimately disappeared in 1973, after being released from death row to a state penitentiary in Ohio, and no one has been able to find him since.
A lot of these cold cases hit a dead end and I think it so often feels futile to continue looking for clues in the hopes that new evidence will crop up. That said, Terry Dunn Meurer certainly believes the Death Row Fugitive case is the most likely to be solved. She has a whole list beyond that one case, too. In her words:
I think so. I guess if I had to rank them, I would say that one would be number one. I think that Death in Oslo is solvable, and also Stolen Kids. At the end of that episode, it's not just Shane and Christopher we're looking for, but there's all the other missing kids in the roll call. We're hoping that the audience watches the whole roll call of other faces and cases and that one of those cases could be solved, or more than one. I get very optimistic at this time, right before launch.
Who knows? Maybe viewers will call in tips about the case after they’ve seen the episodes. Whether the Death Row Fugitive case and other unsolved mysteries will get resolved remains to be seen, but Terry Dunn Meurer will keep hoping for the best in the meantime.
Unsolved Mysteries Volume 2 is currently streaming on Netflix, with six new episodes to dive into. For more on what to watch, be sure to check out our 2020 fall TV premiere guide.