Episode 01: Swallowed by the Night

Cold Case: Frozen Tundra

Apr 13 2021 • 34 mins

Neenah, Wisconsin in 1983 was a quiet, upper-middle class town that boasted waterfront properties, a quaint main street lined with restaurants and storefronts, several parks, and a number of local attractions. It was routinely listed among the nicest places to raise a family in the Midwest.

Starkie Swenson was someone who’d done just that. The 67-year-old local businessman, community service board member, and father of four adult daughters spent the day of August 13th on a picnic at a nearby lake with Lois, his wife of 44 years.

After returning home late that evening, Starkie Swenson hopped on his rust-red Raleigh bicycle and pedaled off into the setting sun.

He was never seen again.

Chronicling the events of the ensuing police investigation, we begin our look into Starkie’s disappearance with the hope of identifying clues that might lead to his missing body - and with it - answers.

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