Tag Archives: Michigan

93 Dean Templeton

In 1971 Ralph Dean Templeton, known as “Dean” decided to leave his life in Flint, Michigan behind. He set out on a cross country journey in his unsuccessful bid to become the 38th president of the United States.

The candidate in 1972

In January of 1975 Templeton was murdered, shot  and left on the side of the road in rural Washington.

Templeton’s grave marker is all that remains from his efforts.


This episode was inspired by a thread on the Unresolved Mysteries Subreddit.

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82 Donnie Martin III

Donnie Martin III, is a hard-working young man from a good family. Donnie was battling addiction and his family fears that his demons put him in a dangerous situation. Donnie Martin was last seen midday on Thursday August 3, 2017.

Have you seen Donnie Martin?

If you have information contact CrimeStoppers or Detective Hartunian of the Madison Heights Police Department.

WXYZ Detroit interview with Donnie’s father

WDIV Detroit News coverage

Article in Madison Park News

If you or someone you love is struggling with addiction. There is help available. Visit NA.org or NCADD.org

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81 Deborah Polinsky

Twenty-year-old Deborah Polinsky was murdered in her Port Sheldon Township home in July of 1977.

Her case was aggressively pursued and investigated, but no arrests were made Today, detectives from the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Department continue to work her case and see your assistance in learning the truth behind her murder.

Deb Polinsky is missed by her family, including her many nieces and nephews.

Silent Observer

Follow Deborah’s case on Facebook.

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80 Alcona County Doe

October 1994, bow hunters in a remote area of Alcona County Michigan discover human remains. In the last 23 years her remains have been tested against the DNA of dozens of missing persons, including Laura Lee Alber who was last seen in Lansing, Michigan in 1990.

What Alcona County Doe may have looked like.

Despite improvements in forensic testing, the victim is identified only as Alcona County Doe. This is the last episode of 2017 and the first time that Already Gone has explored a case involving unidentified remains.

During this episode we discuss the NAMUS program and the work being done by the Alcona County Sheriff to give a name to this victim.

Special thanks to Alcona County Sheriff’s Deputy Nathanael Leeseburg for the interview.

Thanks also to Tim Flutur and Luke Superior for their musical contributions to this and other episodes.

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