True Crime Finland

True Crime Finland Podcast

The land of the midnight sun has a darker side not many know of.

Episode 077 : Seija Mörö
In the summer of 2008, a couple had made their way to Porvoo, located in Southern Finland to fish, when they noticed something light-colored floating in the water.If you are able to and would like to help me with the costs of this podcast, you can do that on Patreon where you can donate as little as two dollars a month and in return, get exclusive access to ad-free episodes, scripts, bonus episodes on various topics and other nice rewards. Visit the page at https://www.patreon.com/truecrimefinlandArt is by ...

Episode 076 : Tampere pizzeria arson
A newspaper deliverer had just entered into an apartment building to complete their daily round when the main door smashed into pieces and combustion fumes started flowing in.This case was partly a listener suggestion – thank you Derek for the inspiration to cover an arson!**IMPORTANT**As some of you may know, I am a university student. The new semester starts next week and I'm going on my final year. I'm supposed to graduate next spring if all goes well and because of that, after today's episode I will swi...

Episode 075 : Liftarimurhat (The hitchhiker murders)
Three girls go missing in similar circumstances only a month apart. Some of their belongings are soon found scattered around Southern Finland.Podcast promo for this week : The Harpy Hour PodcastIf you are able to and would like to help me with the costs of this podcast, you can do that on Patreon where you can donate as little as two dollars a month and in return, get exclusive access to ad-free episodes, scripts, bonus episodes on various topics and other nice rewards. Visit the page at https://www.patreon...


Episode 074 : Euran Daltonit (Eura Dalton brothers)
A series of thefts and bank robberies around Western Finland towards the end of the 90’s had the police scratching their heads about who could be guilty.This episode details domestic violence and more specifically both mental and physical violence against children. It also deals with mental health issues and religion and will not be suitable for all.If you are able to and would like to help me with the costs of this podcast, you can do that on Patreon where you can donate as little as two dollars a month an...

Episode 073 : Mikko Alanen
A wealthy couple, Mikko and Maria Alanen, moved to Spain in the autumn of 2009. A few months later, Mikko decided to return to Finland. He was soon found deceased in his office.If you have any information about this case, you can send tips to [email protected] or to the officer currently in charge of the investigation, Jukka Larkio, at [email protected] thanks to Tomas and Valentin for becoming new patrons! On Patreon, you can donate as little as two dollars a month and in ...

Episode 072 : Jäälin soramonttumurha (Jääli gravel pit murder)
In November of 2018, a young man is reported missing in Oulu, located in Northern Finland.If you are able to and would like to help me with the costs of this podcast, you can do that on Patreon where you can donate as little as two dollars a month and in return, get exclusive access to ad-free episodes, scripts, bonus episodes on various topics and other nice rewards. Visit the page at https://www.patreon.com/truecrimefinlandArt is by Mark PerniaMusic is "Night" by VVSMUSICMy art store: https://society6.com...


Episode 071 : Jyväskylän kirjastopuukotus (Jyväskylä library stabbing incident)
On the 30th of January in 2013, three men arrived at the door of a lecture hall where a book about the far right in Finland was being introduced to the public.If you are able to and would like to help me with the costs of this podcast, you can do that on Patreon where you can donate as little as two dollars a month and in return, get exclusive access to ad-free episodes, scripts, bonus episodes on various topics and other nice rewards. Visit the page at https://www.patreon.com/truecrimefinlandArt is by Mark...

Episode 070 : Uunisurma (The oven murder)
Mother and wife Hilkka Saarinen mysteriously disappeared into thin air during Christmas preparations in 1960.This episode details domestic violence – it will not be suitable for all. If you or someone you know is in a similar situation, help is available for you: in Finland, you can call Naistenlinja at 0800 02400 or Nollalinja at 080 005 005. In an acute situation, please reach out to the emergency exchange.Podcast promo for this week: Fetal AbductionHuge thanks to Mitchell and Kate for becoming new patron...

Episode 069 : Ivalon perhesurma (Ivalo familicide)
On an October afternoon in 2018, Mari was going to pick up her daughter Veera from daycare. When she arrived, she was told Veera had already left.Find Mari’s blog at surupaivakirja.fi and her Instagram account at surupaivakirja.This episode details domestic violence and a crime against a child – it will not be suitable for all. If you or someone you know is in a similar situation, help is available for you: in Finland, you can call Naistenlinja at 0800 02400 or Nollalinja at 080 005 005. In an acute situati...


Episode 068 : Nekalan kaksoismurha (Nekala double murder)
In the early morning hours of Tuesday, the 21st of August in 2007, a newspaper deliverer noticed a wooden building apartment was in burning up.Huge thanks to Lyman for becoming a new Patron! On Patreon, you can donate as little as two dollars a month and in return, get exclusive access to ad-free episodes, scripts, bonus episodes on various topics and other nice rewards. Visit the page at https://www.patreon.com/truecrimefinlandArt is by Mark PerniaMusic is "Night" by VVSMUSICMy art store: https://society6....

Episode 067 : Tuula Höök
20-year-old Tuula Höök moved to the island of Jersey in the hopes of bettering her language skills and furthering her career dreams of becoming a model.If you have any information about this case, please reach out to the States police by phone at 612612 or by email [email protected] You can also contact Crimestoppers at 0800 555 111.***IMPORTANT***I will be taking a break for the month of April – that is my birthday month and I’m currently quite overwhelmed with university and making this podca...

Episode 066 : Taksimurha (Taxi murder) + update on Janne Raninen & Jari Aarnio
A young taxi driver and his car mysteriously disappear during the night shift.Huge thanks to Robyn for becoming a new Patron and to Kevin for upgrading their pledge! On Patreon, you can donate as little as two dollars a month and in return, get exclusive access to ad-free episodes, scripts, bonus episodes on various topics and other nice rewards. I’ve sent out some swag to Patrons – if you have not given me your address yet, please check your messages! Visit the page at https://www.patreon.com/truecrimefinl...


Episode 065 : Ari Lahdenmäki
A respected journalist specialized in writing about social issues turns out to be a predator.This episode details sexual violence and will not be suitable for all, please use your discretion. If you have been in a similar situation, help is available for you: in Finland, you can call Nollalinja at 080 005 005 or Naisten Linja at 0800 02400.Thank you to Marko for the case request! If you have a case in mind you would like me to cover, please don't hesitate to reach out.Huge thanks to Scott for upgrading thei...

Episode 064 : Malagan bussiturma (Málaga bus accident)
In April of 2008, a bus transporting 48 Finns to the Málaga airport crashed only minutes away from its final destination.Huge thanks to Kevin and Astrid for upgrading their pledges on Patreon! On Patreon, you can donate as little as two dollars a month and in return, get exclusive access to ad-free episodes, scripts, bonus episodes on various topics and other nice rewards. I’ve sent out some swag to Patrons – if you have not given me your address yet, please check your messages! Visit the page at https://ww...

Episode 063 : Sellon ampumavälikohtaus (Sello shooting incident)
One man’s extreme jealousy leads to extreme actions.This episode details domestic violence. It will not be suitable for all listeners, so please use your discretion. If you or someone you know is in a similar situation, help is available for you. In Finland, you can call Nollalinja at 080 005 005. In an acute situation, please reach out to the emergency exchange.Huge thanks go out to Melissa becoming a new Patron! On Patreon, you can donate as little as two dollars a month and in return, get exclusive acces...


Episode 062 : Sarjakuristaja (The serial strangler)
Deemed one of the most dangerous Finnish criminals, the serial strangler has been paroled time and time again only for him to commit more violent crimes.This episode details crimes against children, sexual violence in all of its forms and strangulation. It will not be suitable for all listeners, so please use your discretion.If you’d like to hear a different version of this case in Finnish, I would highly recommend Motiivi murhaan by Tuomas Rimpiläinen. Find it on Storytel at https://www.storytel.com/fi/fi/...

Episode 061 : Takakonttimurha (The trunk murder)
In January of 1996, an officer at the Malmi police station was examining a stolen vehicle when they discovered a body in the trunk.Podcast promo for this week: The UnseenHuge thanks go out to Astrid becoming a new Patron! On Patreon, you can donate as little as two dollars a month and in return, get exclusive access to ad-free episodes, scripts, bonus episodes on various topics and other nice rewards. Visit the page at https://www.patreon.com/truecrimefinlandArt is by Mark PerniaMusic is "Night" by VVSMUSIC...

Episode 060 : Pesäpallon sopupeliskandaali (Finnish baseball match-fixing scandal)
In the 1990’s, there was strong desire to make baseball, Finland’s national sports, more popular all over the country. However, the attempts backfired when team leaders and players alike got embroiled in a scandal like the Finnish world of sports had never seen before. Podcast promo for this week: Apple for the TeacherHuge thanks go out to Rainofyesteryearfor becoming a new Patron! On Patreon, you can donate as little as two dollars a month and in return, get exclusive access to ad-free episodes, scripts, ...


Episode 059 : Seinäjoen teinisurma (Seinäjoki teenager murder)
In the spring of 2015, a teenage girl was found deceased in the suburbs of Seinäjoki. Podcast promo for this week: True Crime IslandHuge thanks go out to Kevin and Dinosaur Vlogs for becoming new Patrons! On Patreon, you can donate as little as two dollars a month and in return, get exclusive access to ad-free episodes, scripts, bonus episodes on various topics and other nice rewards. Visit the page at https://www.patreon.com/truecrimefinlandArt is by Mark PerniaMusic is "Night" by VVSMUSICMy art store: htt...

Episode 059 : Seinäjoen teinisurma (Seinäjoki teenager murder)
In the spring of 2015, a teenage girl was found deceased in the suburbs of Seinäjoki. Podcast promo for this week: True Crime IslandHuge thanks go out to Kevin and Dinosaur Vlogs for becoming new Patrons! On Patreon, you can donate as little as two dollars a month and in return, get exclusive access to ad-free episodes, scripts, bonus episodes on various topics and other nice rewards. Visit the page at https://www.patreon.com/truecrimefinlandArt is by Mark PerniaMusic is "Night" by VVSMUSICMy art store: htt...

Episode 058 : Alma Kartano
In the 1920’s, two women started a religious sect, believing that the end of the world was in sight.Gaston Luga: *for a limited Black Friday deal get 25% off and a free travel bag!* If you missed this deal, you can still get 15% off any purchase by using the offer code TRUECRIME at checkout at https://gastonluga.com/Podcast promo for this week: Assassinations PodcastIf you are able to and would like to help me with the costs of this podcast, you can do that on Patreon where you can donate as little as two d...


Episode 057 : Hammasmurhaaja (the tooth murderer)
In 1990, a young man contacted the Helsinki police about his mother’s death ten years prior – he was adamant his father had killed her.Gaston Luga: get 15% off any purchase by using the offer code TRUECRIME at checkout at https://gastonluga.com/Podcast promo for this week: Active Shooter: the podcastHuge thanks go out to Lotte and Eddie for becoming new Patrons and to Kate for updating her pledge! On Patreon, you can donate as little as two dollars a month and in return, get exclusive access to ad-free epis...

Episode 056 : Markus Pönkä
20-year-old Markus Pönkä was arrested in Estonia on an international warrant relating to a fraud case, when a body was found in his apartment. But that is only the very beginning of this story.A fellow student who is studying journalism reached out to me share a poll she had made about true crime, please find it here (it’s in Finnish): https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScQMnC2h14L5GjN0lvqgTHbAwedYflKK1S027A4fkHzKoVUDA/viewformPodcast promo for this week: TargetedIf you are able to and would like to h...

Episode 055 : *Special collaboration* Panama papers with Courtney from Cult of Domesticity
This week, Courtney from Cult of Domesticity and I are discussing the Panama papers, the biggest information leak in recent times.If you are able to and would like to help me with the costs of this podcast, you can do that on Patreon where you can donate as little as two dollars a month and in return, get exclusive access to ad-free episodes, scripts, bonus episodes on various topics and other nice rewards. Visit the page at https://www.patreon.com/truecrimefinlandArt is by Mark PerniaMusic is "Night" by VV...


Episode 054 : Kyllikki Saari (+update on Jarmo Björkqvist)
17-year-old Kyllikki Saari was returning from a devotional service by bike when she vanished into thin air.Podcast promo for this week: Canadian True CrimeIf you are able to and would like to help me with the costs of this podcast, you can do that on Patreon where you can donate as little as two dollars a month and in return, get exclusive access to ad-free episodes, scripts, bonus episodes on various topics and other nice rewards. Visit the page at https://www.patreon.com/truecrimefinlandArt is by Mark Per...

Episode 053 : Kampin autopommi (Kamppi car bomb)
A car bomb explodes in the center of Helsinki in broad daylight and reveals a complicated web of relationships and perceptions.Podcast promo for this week : Ghost TownIf you are able to and would like to help me with the costs of this podcast, you can do that on Patreon where you can donate as little as two dollars a month and in return, get exclusive access to ad-free episodes, scripts, bonus episodes on various topics and other nice rewards. Visit the page at https://www.patreon.com/truecrimefinlandArt is...

Episode 052 : Sipoo murder case
In July of 2018, a story broke in the Finnish media: a company executive had been killed in their own home.If you are able to and would like to help me with the costs of this podcast, you can do that on Patreon where you can donate as little as two dollars a month and in return, get exclusive access to ad-free episodes, scripts, bonus episodes on various topics and other nice rewards. Visit the page at https://www.patreon.com/truecrimefinlandArt is by Mark PerniaMusic is "Night" by VVSMUSICMy art store: htt...


Episode 051 : Ampumaratasurmat (The shooting range murders)
Towards the end of February in 1999 on a slow Sunday, officers patrolling in the center of Helsinki were tasked with a case that, at first, sounded difficult to believe.Sudio: use the code truecrimefinland at checkout to get 15% off your purchase https://www.sudio.com/us/earphones/tolv-pinkI will regretfully not be able to attend the True Crime event in Helsinki next week. Nonetheless I’m sure you will enjoy your time if you are going!If you are able to and would like to help me with the costs of this podca...

Episode 050 : Unisaarnaaja (The sleeping preacher) + update on Jari Aarnio
At age 18, Maria Åkerblom first preached in a trance-like state on her sickbed. From there she started her career as a sleeping preacher that turned out to be her rise and fall.Sudio: use the code truecrimefinland at checkout to get 15% off your purchase https://www.sudio.com/us/earphones/tolv-pinkJUSTSTRONG: use the code MINKAVI10 at checkout to get 10% off your purchase https://juststrong.com/Podcast promo for this week: Murder CityIf you are able to and would like to help me with the costs of this podcas...

Episode 049 : Felix Dahl
Tired of juggling school and work and faced with a piping renovation of his apartment, 22-year-old Felix Dahl decided to take a break and travel to Goa, India, for a holiday.We are putting together a true crime event for the first time here in Finland. It will take place in Hanasaari, Helsinki, on the 15th of August this year, 2019. I would be so happy to see you there! Please go to: www.truecrimeevents.fi for tickets and more information.I will also be going to the True Crime Podcast Festival in Chicago th...


Episode 048 : Europositron
*I apologize in advance for any echo in this episode - I had to record in an empty apartment as we moved this week*On the 29th of October in 2007, inventor Rainer Partanen was arrested suspected of aggravated fraud. In total, 270 Finnish and foreign investors had put over 1,3 million euros of their money into the company that was claiming to revolutionize how batteries were made. But the police were now saying the invention did not exist. How exactly did we get here?We are putting together a true crime even...

Episode 047 : Pia murders
In 1991, the body of a young woman was found floating in a bay. It seemed like her case would be left unsolved until another body was discovered years later.This case was a listener suggestion – thank you Johanna for the request.We are putting together a true crime event for the first time here in Finland. It will take place in Hanasaari, Helsinki, on the 15th of August this year, 2019. I would be so happy to see you there! Please go to: www.truecrimeevents.fi for tickets and more information.I will also be...

Episode 046 : Tulilahti double murder
In 1959, best friends Eine and Riitta got on their bikes to ride through Eastern Finland and see the Koli national park. They never returned from their trip.Along with the Bodom lake murders and the case of Kyllikki Saari, this is one of the most legendary in Finnish criminal history and has been requested a few times.We are putting together a true crime event for the first time here in Finland. It will take place in Hanasaari, Helsinki, on the 15th of August this year, 2019. I would be so happy to see you ...


Episode 045 : Jarmo Björkqvist
In the summer of 2006, Jarmo and Paula Björkqvist’s daughter was celebrating her second birthday. In the early morning hours, she was found cowering under the table by the police.This episode details a very violent case and will not be suitable for all. Please use your discretion.We are putting together a true crime event for the first time here in Finland. It will take place in Hanasaari, Helsinki, on the 15th of August this year, 2019. I would be so happy to see you there! Please go to: www.truecrimeevent...

Episode 044 : Kupittaa hospital scandal
Patients at the closed unit of the Kupittaa hospital were mistreated for years without proper intervention until an extensive newspaper article revealed what had actually been going on at the G1 unit.We are putting together a true crime event for the first time here in Finland. It will take place in Hanasaari, Helsinki, on the 15th of August this year, 2019. I would be so happy to see you there! Please go to: www.truecrimeevents.fi for tickets and more information.Podcast promo for this week: 1800-MurderI w...

Episode 043 : Hyvinkää shooting incident
In the summer of 2012, a young man climbed on a roof, upset over a lost playful wrestling match, looking for a way to release his anger.We are putting together a true crime event for the first time here in Finland. It will take place in Hanasaari, Helsinki, on the 15th of August this year, 2019. I would be so happy to see you there! Please go to: www.truecrimeevents.fi for more information.I will also be going to the True Crime Podcast Festival in Chicago next summer, on July 13 as a registered podcaster. F...


Episode 042 : Jenna Lepomäki
In 2011, eighteen-year-old Jenna Lepomäki had something to look forward to. She was going on her first ever trip abroad.Podcast promos for this week: Elementary My Dear: The H.E.X Files Podcast and Coast to Ghost.I will be going to the True Crime Podcast Festival in Chicago next summer, on July 13 as a registered podcaster. For more information and tickets, please visit www.tcpf2019.comIf you would like to feed my tea addiction, you can do that on Patreon where you can donate as little as two dollars a mont...

Episode 041 : Kytäjä tent murders
In the summer of 1972, three youngsters were found deceased in a tent they had set up at the Kytäjä mansion premises.This episode details a case involving minors and will not be suitable for all listeners, please use your discretion.Podcast promo for this week: Cutting Class PodcastI will be going to the True Crime Podcast Festival in Chicago next summer, on July 13 as a registered podcaster. For more information and tickets, please visit www.tcpf2019.comIf you would like to feed my tea addiction, you can d...

Episode 040 : Esko Argillander
After years of living under fear and the constant threat of violence caused by a loved one, something snapped.This episode details domestic violence and will not be suitable for all listeners. If you are in a similar situation, please reach out to your local crisis center.Suggested reading for Finnish listeners: Erään tapon tarina by Katariina Vuori. It was my main source of information for this episode and is a very impactful read. The real names of Helvi and Ulla have been changed to protect their identit...


Episode 039 : Turku terrorist attack
The 18th of August in 2017 was the day all of Finland mourned.Podcast promo for this week: Seeing Red*** DISCLAIMER: Towards the end when I talk about Bouanane’s behavior changing in December, I’m talking about the year 2017, not 2018 (there was a mistake in the script) ***I will be going to the True Crime Podcast Festival in Chicago next summer, on July 13 as a registered podcaster. For more information and tickets, please visit www.tcpf2019.comBig thanks go out to James for becoming a new Patron! On Patre...

Episode 038 : Enkeli Elisa (Angel Elisa)
In 2012, a tragic story about a severely bullied teenager made the headlines all over Finland. But not everything was as it seemed at first glance.This episode deals in part with suicide and bullying and will not be suitable for all.Podcast promo for this week: Evidence LockerI will be going to the True Crime Podcast Festival in Chicago next summer, on July 13 as a registered podcaster. For more information and tickets, please visit www.tcpf2019.comThe voice of Elisa in this episode was Jenna Jourio, thank ...

Episode 037 : The Honda league
In March of 1992, two masked men tried to rob a deliverer traveling by taxi. They narrowly escaped, and the police figured it was a one-off incident, until another robbery occurred. And then another one..Podcast promo for this week: California True CrimeI will be going to the True Crime Podcast Festival in Chicago next summer, on July 13 as a registered podcaster. For more information and tickets, please visit www.tcpf2019.comIf you would like to support me, you can do that on Patreon where you can donate a...


Episode 036 : Hyvinkään paloittelusurma (Hyvinkää dismemberment murder)
This case is often referred to as the Hyvinkää ritual murder and has been described by some as one of the most horrifying cases in Finnish criminal history. This episode details extreme violence and animal cruelty – it will not be suitable for all listeners.Podcast promo for this week: Life After LincI will be going to the True Crime Podcast Festival in Chicago next summer, on July 13 as a registered podcaster. For more information and tickets, please visit www.tcpf2019.comBig thanks go out to Deb for suppo...

Episode 035 : Eveliina Lappalainen
On the evening of the 14th of November in 2000, fourteen-year-old Eveliina Lappalainen was returning home from dance class. She never made it.Podcast promo for this week: Murder Under the Midnight SunBig thanks go out to Rob for supporting me on Patreon! There, you can donate as little as two dollars a month and in return, get exclusive access to scripts, bonus episodes on various topics and other nice rewards. Visit the page at https://www.patreon.com/truecrimefinlandYou can find my podcast swag store at h...

Episode 034 : Valelääkäri Esa Laiho
After ten years of practicing and 12 000 patients, it came out that Esa Laiho was not really a doctor after all. He was dubbed valelääkäri, the “fake doctor”.Shout-outs go to my brother Marko for helping me with the vocabulary and background info on Valvira’s procedures as well as to Jessica from The Asian Madness Podcast.I will be taking a break to focus on my exams, but I will be back in a month or so!Podcast promo for this week: It’s Haunted.If you would like to support me, you can do that on Patreon whe...


Episode 033 : Janne Raninen
Keep your friends close and your enemies closer, the saying goes. But what if your friends become your enemies?Podcast promo for this week: Whispered True StoriesFor more background on Jari Aarnio, please listen to episodes 017 – 019.This episode was researched by Ilmari Walker. Additional research by me.If you would like to support me, you can do that on Patreon where you can donate as little as two dollars a month and in return, get exclusive access to scripts, bonus episodes on various topics and other n...

Episode 032 : Kapteeninkatu police murders
In the early morning hours of October 22, 1997, officers on duty at the Helsinki police station were alerted to Hotel Palace that had apparently been robbed. But they would soon come to the horrible realization that there was much more to the story.Podcast promo for this week: Killafornia DreamingIf you would like to support me, you can do that on Patreon where you can donate as little as two dollars a month and in return, get exclusive access to scripts, bonus episodes on various topics and other nice rewa...

Episode 031 : WinCapita
In 2008, Hannu Kailajärvi was found hiding in a tiny red cottage in Sweden. Thousands of people had been waiting for this moment: they wanted to know where their money was.Podcast promo for this week: Crime In moviesBig thanks go out to Roope and Riitta for supporting me on Patreon! There, you can donate as little as two dollars a month and in return, get exclusive access to scripts, bonus episodes on various topics and other nice rewards. Visit the page at https://www.patreon.com/truecrimefinlandYou can fi...


Episode 030 : Imatra shooting incident
Jori Lasonen was sure someone had created a fake drug debt in his name and now, a hit man was after him. He was so sure that he went to his father’s gun cabinet and picked out a rifle. In his mind, the only safe place was in police custody.If you would like to support Valon Vuoksi, you can find their website here: http://www.valonvuoksi.fi/Podcast promo for this week: Dark PoutineIf you would like to support me, you can do that on Patreon where you can donate as little as two dollars a month and in return, ...

Bonus episode : Silkkisukkamurhaaja (The Silk Stocking murderer) with Kate (Ignorance Was Bliss) and Bonnie (Wining About Crime)
This is a special collaboration episode with my amazing friends Kate (Ignorance Was Bliss) and Bonnie (Wining About Crime). We talk about the silk stocking murderer - a case that has a connection to both Canada and Finland. This is one of those rare instances where you will hear me talk more freely and give you facts about Finnish war history.Suggested reading for Finns: Kallonen, K. (2016). Tähtilippu talvisodassa: Amerikan suomalaisen legioonan tuntematon tarina....

Episode 029 : Zorro murder
On the last day of the winter break, Marja Mäntylä was found deceased inside her home. The apartment was ransacked and written on the kitchen wall with something red was the text “Zorro thanked”. This was no natural death.Podcast promo for this week: Crime on the mindIf you would like to support me, you can do that on Patreon where you can donate as little as two dollars a month and in return, get ad-free episodes, bonus episodes on various topics and other nice rewards.Big thanks go out to Stephen for supp...


Episode 028 : Sarjahukuttaja (The Serial Drowner)
Pekka Seppänen a.k.a Sarjahukuttaja, “The Serial Drowner”, wreaked havoc and fear in a small village in Eastern Finland, abusing and tormenting addicts until one too many died in his hands. This episode details some extreme violence and cruelty towards animals – it will not be suitable for all listeners.Podcast promo for this week: Suspect ConvictionsI want to give a big thank you to Lisa for supporting me on Patreon! There, you can donate as little as two dollars a month and in return, get ad-free episodes...

Episode 027 : Oulu incest case
A child failed by the authorities and abused by the one who was supposed to care for her grows up to become a strong woman who won’t let her story be forgotten. Please use your discretion, this episode deals with sexual abuse and specifically incest – it is not suitable for all listeners.Podcast promo for this week: The Short Stories of Augie Peterson.If you would like to support me, you can do that on Patreon where you can donate as little as two dollars a month and in return, get ad-free episodes, bonus e...

Episode 026 : Mika Muranen
After years of arguing with his neighbors, vandalizing houses and smashing cars, Mika Muranen decided he needed a rifle.This episode was researched by Ilmari Walker.Podcast promo for this week: Wining about CrimeIf you would like to support me, you can do that on Patreon where you can donate as little as two dollars a month and in return, get ad-free episodes, bonus episodes on various topics and other nice rewards.You can find my podcast swag store at https://www.redbubble.com/people/tc-finland/shop?asc=uA...


Episode 025 : Axl Smith
This is the story of the rise and fall of one of Finland’s most popular and well-known hosts, Axl Smith. It’s also a story about how much power the media really has.Podcast promos for this week: Dark Histories and The Lady Killers PodcastI want to give a big thank you to Denise for supporting me on Patreon! There, you can donate as little as two dollars a month and in return, get ad-free episodes, bonus episodes on various topics and other nice rewards. Visit the page at https://www.patreon.com/truecrimefin...

Episode 024 : Ilpo Larha
A murder perpetrated by Ilpo Larha, Hannu Ratia and Fred Högsten started unraveling itself and led to a final showdown unlike anything seen in Finland thus far. This is the story of the contract killing of Jollas and the Lahti siege.This episode was researched by Ilmari Walker. Additional research by me. Podcast promos for this week: Murderous Minors and Outlines PodcastI want to give a big thank you to Sam and Auckland for supporting me on Patreon! There, you can donate as little as two dollars a month an...

Episode 023 : Ior Bock
Ior Bock, an eccentric, an author and Finland’s most famous hippie was connected to two deaths before ending up a victim himself.This episode was researched by Ilmari Walker. Additional research by me. Podcast promos for this week: Can We Cult and Of Myth and MercyIf you would like to support me, you can do that on Patreon where you can donate as little as two dollars a month and in return, get ad-free episodes, bonus episodes on various topics and other nice rewards. Visit the page at https://www.patreon....


Episode 022 : Raisa Räisänen
In October of 1999, 16-year-old Raisa Räisänen was out with her friends celebrating a successful basketball match. She did not return home that night.If you have any information about this case, please contact the NBI through email at [email protected] or by phone at 0295 418 622.Podcast promo for this week: The Forgotten News PodcastIf you would like to support me, you can do that on Patreon where you can donate as little as two dollars a month and in return, get ad-free episodes, bonus episodes on...

Episode 021 : Kauhajoki school shooting
On a regular Tuesday morning in September of 2008, Matti Juhani Saari was supposed to be taking an exam. Instead, he came to school with a gun.Podcast promo for this week: Felon and MAUL (Mysteries and Urban Legends)Thank you to Nancy for supporting me on Patreon! There, you can donate as little as two dollars a month and receive ad-free episodes and bonus episodes in return. Visit the page at https://www.patreon.com/truecrimefinlandYou can find my podcast swag store at https://www.redbubble.com/people/tc-f...

Episode 020 : Virpi Butt
This case is frequently referred to as the Tampere dismemberment murders and has been described by some as two of the most heinous murders in Finnish criminal history. Please use your discretion, the episode includes graphic details and is not suitable for everyone.This episode was researched by Ilmari Walker. Additional research by me.Podcast promos for this week: Killafornia Dreaming and Strictly HomicideIf you would like to support me further, you can do that on Patreon where you can donate as little as ...


Episode 019 : Jari Aarnio, part 3 of 3
How does one go from respected and talented drug investigator to drug dealer and corrupt police officer? This is the third and final part to a three-part story. Please go back and listen to parts one and two first if you haven’t already. Raimo Tienhaara: Finnish criminal responsible for the planning of the attack on Aarnio in 1996.Raine Sievälä: Finnish criminal, brother of Raimo Tienhaara. Was seen on security tape footage buying two phones and was later convicted in the first part of the barrel case.Pasil...

Episode 018 : Jari Aarnio, part 2 of 3
How does one go from respected and talented drug investigator to drug dealer and corrupt police officer? This is the second part to a three-part story. Please go back and listen to part one first if you haven’t already.Miika Kortekallio: Finnish drug lordRaimo Tienhaara: Finnish criminal responsible for the planning of the attack on Aarnio in 1996Raine Sievälä: Finnish criminal, brother of Raimo Tienhaara. Was seen on security tape footage buying two phones linked to the barrel case.Pasila man: Nickname for...

Episode 017 : Jari Aarnio, part 1 of 3
How does one go from respected and talented drug investigator to drug dealer and corrupt police officer? This multiparter is about Jari Aarnio and one of the most baffling cases of police misconduct in Finnish criminal history.Torsti Koskinen: chief and founder of the Helsinki police narcotics division from 1975 to 1996Miika Kortekallio: Finnish criminalRitva Santavuori: prosecutorRaimo Tienhaara: Finnish criminal responsible for the planning of the attack on Aarnio in 1996Petri Rainiala: Helsinki police na...


Episode 016 : Hausjärvi gravel pit murder(s)
One survived, another met a horrific end and a third vanished without a trace. This is a story of three women. The case was a listener suggestion. Podcast promos for this week : Occultae Veritatis and True Crime Island A big thank you to Andrew, Stefanie, Kelly and David for supporting me on Patreon! Art is by Mark Pernia. You can email him at markperniaa(at)gmail.com Music is "Night" by VVSMUSIC Are you interested in advertising on this podcast? Find out more at https://www.advertisecast.com/TrueCrimeFinla...

Episode 015 : Oulu infant murders
On the third of June in 2014, a real estate manager made a call to the emergency exchange after having discovered three smelling packages in a storage unit of an apartment building in Oulu. What was found in those packages shocked the whole nation. Please use your discretion as this episode details a case involving children and is not suitable for everyone. If you want to support me and get bonus content in return, head on over to https://www.patreon.com/truecrimefinlandPodcast recommendation for this week ...

Episode 014 : Jari "The Torturer" Pullinen
This is a story about one of the most infamous Finnish drug lords, nicknamed "Kiduttaja" or "Torturer" in English. Podcast recommendations for this week : Killafornia Dreaming & Based on a True CrimeArt is by Mark Pernia. You can email him at markperniaa(at)gmail.comMusic is "Night" by VVSMUSICAre you interested in advertising on this podcast? Find out more at https://www.advertisecast.com/TrueCrimeFinlandYou can email me at [email protected] with any questions, suggestions or feedback. iTunes r...


Episode 013 : Bodom lake murders
This episode details one of the most legendary Finnish cases of all time and does not need an introduction. Podcast recommendation and promo for this week : Murder MileArt is by Mark Pernia. You can email him at markperniaa(at)gmail.comMusic is "Night" by VVSMUSICYou can email me at [email protected] with any questions, suggestions or feedback. iTunes reviews are also much appreciated. You can find all my episodes on https://truecrimefinland.squarespace.com or wherever you get your podcasts. Als...

Episode 012 : Heino murders
This is a story about four youngsters who make a poor decision that leads to fatal consequences and changes many lives forever. Podcast recommendations for this week : Murder Under the Midnight Sun and True Crime SwedenArt is by Mark Pernia. You can email him at [email protected] is "Night" by VVSMUSICYou can email me at [email protected] with any questions, suggestions or feedback. iTunes reviews are also much appreciated. You can find all my episodes on https://truecrimefinland.squarespace...

Bonus episode : Blooper time!
This is a special blooper mash-up episode that I put together for you! This bonus episode features bloopers from several previous episodes, but there are no spoilers, so not to worry in case you are not all caught up yet! The next episode, which will be a regular one, will come out in two weeks. Until then, happy New Year everyone! <3...


Episode 011 : The flower bed murder
A listener requested that I cover a case from Rovaniemi, and here it is now. If you have a case you would like me to cover, please do not hesitate to contact me.My podcast merchandise store is at https://www.redbubble.com/people/tc-finland/shop Podcast recommendations for this week : True Crime Enthusiast and The Asian Madness PodcastArt is by Mark Pernia. You can email him at [email protected] is "Night" by VVSMUSICYou can email me at [email protected] with any questions, suggestions or fee...

Episode 010 : Vilja Eerika + giveaway
The case of Vilja Eerika has been described as one of the saddest in Finnish criminal history. This episode details violence towards children and is not suitable for all listeners - please use your discretion. To join and to find more information about my giveaway, go to http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/33801ed61/?This episode is brought to you by Sudio Sweden: Get 15% off your purchase by going to https://goo.gl/yzeZvy and using the offer code FINLAND at checkout.Art is by Mark Pernia. You can emai...

Episode 009 : Jokela school shooting
The Jokela school shooting was only the second school shooting to ever take place in Finland. I got a few requests to cover this case, so here it is now. This episode is brought to you by Sudio Sweden: Get 15% off your purchase by going to https://goo.gl/yzeZvy and using the offer code FINLAND at checkout.Podcast recommendations for this week : The Forgotten News Podcast, The One True Way, Felon, This Is Actually Happening & Transfert (in French).Art is by Mark Pernia. You can email him at [email protected]


Episode 008 : Ulvila murder case, part 2 of 2
This is the final part to a two-part story. If you haven't already, please go back and listen to part 1 first - otherwise this episode will not make a lot of sense. If you are interested, there is a documentary about this case that has been posted on YouTube. It is in Finnish, but it has English subtitles : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4GdOmCnFdxA YLE also did a short interview with Auer, it is in Finnish and no subtitles are provided : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kYSofcAWunk Art is by Mark Pernia. Y...

Episode 007 : Ulvila murder case, part 1 of 2
The Ulvila murder case is one of the most well-known cases in Finnish criminal history - this is part one of a two-part story. Please use your discretion as this episode details extreme violence and involves children.Art is by Mark Pernia. You can email him at [email protected] is "Night" by VVSMUSICYou can email me at [email protected] with any questions, suggestions for future episodes or feedback. iTunes reviews are also much appreciated. You can find all my episodes on my website or wher...

Episode 006 : Alexis Stenfors
When Alexis Stenfors gets hired by Merrill Lynch, he is quickly met with high demands and immerses himself in his work. But what happens when a trader gets addicted to taking enormous risks?If you want to know more about this subject, there is a good film from a few years ago explaining the financial crisis called “The Big Short”. Also, as I mentioned in the episode, Alexis has written a book about his experiences titled "Barometer of Fear" - do check it out.Art is by Mark Pernia. You can email him at markp...


Episode 005 : Tampere human trafficking case
A young adult is browsing the internet searching for new friends when she stumbles upon the wrong people. What happens when a meeting is set up?Art is by Mark Pernia. You can email him at [email protected] is "Night" by VVSMUSICYou can email me at [email protected] with any questions, suggestions for future episodes or feedback. iTunes reviews are also much appreciated. You can find all my episodes on my website or wherever you get your podcasts. Also, please feel free to join the Facebook g...

Episode 004 : Uncle Jammu
Two 8-year-old girls that were playing together on their neighborhood yard go missing in Myllypuro, Helsinki. Soon, the police uncover that a known pedophile is involved.Here are part 1 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jTZKkF9mKrM) and part 2 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eZa3OW0DFZo) of the interview I mention in the episode - these are in Finnish and quite disturbing.Art is by Mark Pernia. You can email him at [email protected] is "Night" by VVSMUSICYou can email me at [email protected]

Episode 003 : Yoshio Tani
A Japanese engineer is selling large amounts of gold when two Finnish buyers go missing under suspicious circumstances. There's more to the story than what meets the eye. Art is by Mark Pernia. You can email him at [email protected] is "Night" by VVSMUSICYou can email me at [email protected] with any questions, suggestions or feedback. iTunes reviews are also much appreciated. You can find all my episodes on my website or wherever you get your podcasts. Also, please feel free to join the Fac...


Episode 002 : Aino Nykopp-Koski
An elderly woman is rushed to the hospital having life-threatening symptoms. When she regains consciousness, she claims she has been poisoned - what happens next?Here is the link to the interview Aino Nykopp-Koski did with YLE (it's in Finnish) : https://yle.fi/aihe/artikkeli/2011/01/28/vanhusten-laakemurhista-tuomittu-hoitaja-puolustautuu Art is by Mark Pernia. You can email him at [email protected] is "Night" by VVSMUSICYou can email me at [email protected] with any questions, suggestions ...

Episode 001 : Kirkkonummi triple homicide
***Disclaimer: this first episode and a few other early ones have audio issues. I have planned to re-record, but until then, please keep that in mind. It is best to start with newer episodes to get an accurate idea of what the podcast is like now.***A family is found murdered inside their own home in a sleepy part of town - what has happened?Here is the letter mentioned in the episode loosely translated from Finnish :Good evening!We need help towing a car today in Peuramaa. A camper van, Mercedes Benz. I wi...