July 9, 1987 was one of the darkest days in history for Michigan Law Enforcement. When the dust settled three men were lost and the lives of their coworkers, friends, family and community would never be the same.
In August 2005, Lana Stempien and her boyfriend, Chuck Rutherford set off for Mackinaw Island in Lana’s boat, the Sea’s Life. Within 48 hours both of them were missing and Sea’s Life was found adrift in Lake Huron. We explore the disappearance and mystery surrounding the events of this trip.
Special thanks to Samantha Taylor for giving voice to Lana Stempien
Written by Nina Innsted
Researched by Haley Gray
Audio production and music by Gray Multimedia
n 2003, Florence Unger was a wife and mother, with two beautiful sons living in a nice part of suburban Detroit. If you looked a little closer you could see cracks in the foundation of the family, her husband’s addiction issues, her struggle to provide for the boys and keep the family together.
Just weeks after she filed for divorce, Florence was dead, her body floating in the water, yards from the up north cottage she was staying in with her husband and children.
#Michigan #Murder #Benzie #UpNorth
This episode written by Brittany Martinez. Audio editing by Gray Multimedia.
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