Unsolved Mysteries has made a comeback on Netflix, and viewers have had a few weeks to digest the details of the first six episodes of the series. The passing weeks have sprung up some theories about cases, such as the disappearance of Lena Chapin, the subject featured in Episode 6. Those who may think they have the case figured out may want to consider new unreleased footage, which supports a fan theory that all was not what it seemed.
In new previously unreleased clips for Unsolved Mysteries uploaded by Netflix to Google Drive, it appears that Lena Chapin's story wasn't as rock-solid as some may have believed. Here's what investigator Brian Martin said about Chapin's story about the murder of Gary McCullough, which she gave prior to her disappearance years later when the case went to court:
Something that was interesting when he did find Gary’s truck was there was one place to sit and that was the driver’s seat. You could sit on the passenger side, but you couldn’t put your feet on the floor as there was so much litter. I found it ironic because in the one interview I did get with Lena, she said that on the night Gary left she rode with him in the truck but didn’t want to be seen with him. And she sat on the floor of the truck. I commented to the other investigators that were there: ‘nobody has sat on that floor for a long time.
The implication is that some of Lena Chapin's details didn't match up with what Brian Martin and others knew of the case and therefore, could've been a false testimony. That could injure the motive of her being murdered by her mother Sandy or stepfather Kris Klemp, if only because a proven false testimony may have benefitted the couple in court and further refuted their involvement in Gary McCullough's death.
The only thing we know for sure is that Lena Chapin disappeared in 2006 before her court testimony about the murder of Gary McCullough and that her mother Sandy Klemp received custody of Chapin's son, Colter, afterward. Chapin has not been found since, though it's possible this mystery could be solved with more eyes on the case and national attention.
If there's a bigger message to this story, it's to show that one Unsolved Mysteries episode does not tell the whole story of the cases highlighted. The added bit of information not only discredits Lena Chapin's account further but shows that the people who seem like obvious suspects in the cases may not be as transparently guilty or involved as an episode can show. Still, sometimes a duck is a duck, so that's not to say viewers should suddenly repress their theories or stop sharing details they believe are pertinent to the cases.
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