The Trail Went Cold – Episode 187 – Rey Rivera

May 16, 2006. Baltimore, Maryland. 32-year old Rey Rivera receives a phone call which compels him to race out of his house and drive away before he goes missing. Eight days later, Rey’s partially decomposed body is discovered inside a locked conference room at the Belvedere Hotel. Since there is a hole in the ceiling, police conclude that Rey jumped off the main roof of the fourteen-story building and his death was a suicide. However, Rey’s loved ones discover some odd discrepancies which make them think it would have been impossible for Rey’s body to land at that location and they suspect he was murdered. They also believe that Rey’s workplace may have been involved his death and the discovery of a cryptic typewritten note behind Rey’s home computer brings up even more unanswered questions. Did Rey Rivera take his own life or was he the victim of foul play? By popular demand, “The Trail Went Cold” is going to be exploring the featured case from the premiere episode of the new version of “Unsolved Mysteries” and it will be one of our most in-depth episodes to date.

Additional Reading:

“An Unexplained Death: The True Story of a Body at the Belvedere” by Mikita Brottman

Rey Rivera Autopsy Report

Original Police Report

FBI Behavioural Analysis Unit Report

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