The Trail Went Cold – Episode 274 – Cary Sayegh

October 25, 1978. Las Vegas, Nevada. Six-year old Cary Sayegh disappears from his schoolyard during lunchtime recess and a student reports seeing Cary being forced into a vehicle by a man. Hours later, the Sayegh family receives a phone call from a kidnapper demanding a sizable ransom for Cary’s safe return, but the caller never makes contact with them again. A man named Jerry Burgess draws suspicion from the authorities when he keeps inserting himself into the investigation and he is eventually charged with Cary’s kidnapping in 1981. However, Burgess winds up being acquitted of the kidnapping charge at his trial and all attempts to find Cary are unsuccessful. On this week’s episode of “The Trail Went Cold”, we chronicle the frustrating story of an unsolved ransom kidnapping which would become one of the most infamous cold cases in the history of Las Vegas.

If you have any information about this case, please contact the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department at (702) 795-3111.

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“My Life in Crime: A Moderate Look at Crooks” by Will Cavanaugh

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The Trail Went Cold is produced and edited by Magill Foote.

All music is composed by Vince Nitro.