The venerable series "Unsolved Mysteries" returned to screens last week, and the show's co-creator told Oxygen.com that they'd already received "hundreds of tips" relating to the cases featured.
"Unsolved Mysteries" was revived on Netflix in a new format — forgoing a host in the vein of Robert Stack and Dennis Farina and using each episode to zero in on a singular unexplained mystery: from a suspected family annihilation to a bizarre close encounter with an unidentified flying object.
Since the Netflix premiere, "we have received tips," co-creator Terry Dunn Meurer told USA TODAY on Thursday. She explained that when the tips are credible, "we pass them on to the appropriate authorities. It's only been 24 hours. We're hoping there's a lot of people who still haven't watched and maybe this weekend they'll sit down and binge the episodes and we'll get more leads."
Producers for the show told USA Today last week that they'd received about 20 credible tips. The leads focus on three specific cases highlighted in the six episodes.
"The 'Unsolved Mysteries' website doesn't represent all the tips that have been submitted directly to law enforcement. In terms of unsolved.com, we have received hundreds of tips and comments since the Netflix series premiered," Meurer told Oxygen.com in a statement Monday.
Producers for "Unsolved Mysteries" did not immediately respond to Oxygen.com's inquiry about what cases in particular received the most tips.
But Meurer told USA Today that the show has received three tips related to the death of Alonzo Brooks. All of those tips have been passed on to the FBI, which previously announced it was reopening an investigation into Brooks' suspected killing.
Tips have also come in relating to the death of Rey Rivera and the unsolved disappearance of Lena Chapin, according to USA Today.
Rivera, who was found dead at Baltimore's Belvedere Hotel in 2006, was the focus of the first episode of the reboot. Although investigators theorized he'd died by suicide, he left behind a perplexing note apparently written in a code that made reference to the Freemasons.
Chapin disappeared in 2006 after she had implicated her mother Sandra "Sandy" Klemp in the 1999 disappearance and presumed death of Gary McCullough. Klemp, who has since remarried, has refused multiple requests from law enforcement and the media to discuss the case. Chapin's disappearance was the focus of the series' sixth episode.
Meurer previously told Oxygen.com that the show's past incarnations had helped solve more than 200 cases featured on the program.
Anyone with information related to the cases featured on "Unsolved Mysteries" can submit their tips on the show’s website unsolved.com.
Another six episodes of "Unsolved Mysteries" are set to premiere at a later date on Netflix — although the streamer has not announced when exactly that will be, according to IndieWire.
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