Hoax: An Unresolved Production

What is a hoax? It is often used alongside phrases such as "conspiracy theory" or "urban legend," but a hoax is a purposeful deception meant to fool several people. This can manifest itself in several ways: some hoaxes are harmless, little more than jokes... but others can carry serious real-world ramifications. 

Hoax is a new podcast series from the creator of Unresolved. Centered around some of history's most infamous and intriguing cases, Hoax dives deep into the stories of the people who craft these deceptions... and the consequences that follow.


The Shaw Creek Killer

Between the years of 1987 and 1993, four bodies were found in the woods of rural Aiken County in South Carolina. Two of the bodies were identified as missing women from the area: Jackie Council (who went missing in 1986) and Risteen Durden (who disappeared in 1989). The other two - found in 1987 and 1993 - have remained unidentified ever since.


Malakia Logan

Two years before the disappearance of the Millbrook Twins, and six years before Tiffany Nelson went missing, another African American girl went missing about an hour north - in a small town called Greenwood, South Carolina. Throughout the 30+ year investigation, various leads and suspects would come and go. However, for nearly thirty years, the abduction and murder of "Kia" Logan has gone unsolved. 


Tiffany Nelson

In June of 1994, a nine-year old girl from Augusta, Georgia was preparing to live out her summer dreams. It was the first Monday of summer vacation, when Tiffany Nelson rode her bike down to a corner convenience store just a few blocks away. She was last seen at that gas station at approximately 10:00 AM, filling up her bike tires with air. When she went missing, very little was done to find her - or to investigate any of the potential offenders living in the area.