When a nuclear plant employee’s remains are found in the plant furnace, some say it was suicide, others murder.

Dave Bocks

Was Bocks lowered into the furnace?


Factory stored uranium for nuclear weapons

Twenty miles northwest of Cincinnati is the small farming town of Fenald, Ohio. For many years, the town’s main employer was “The Feed Materials Production Center,” also known as N.L.O. Unknown to the public, NLO was actually owned by the Department of Energy. From 1953 to 1989, it was one of the few plants in the United States that secretly processed high-grade uranium for nuclear weapons. Former N.L.O employee Harry Easterling believed the plant was safe:

“When I was hired, they said that it was a low level radiation plant. They told me there was nothing back there that would bother you and to just go on about your business.  Don’t tell anybody what you were doing and everything would be fine.”

But conditions at the plant weren’t fine. In the fall of 1984, N.L.O. was rocked by scandal when a factory accident released massive amounts of radioactive smoke into the atmosphere. An investigation later revealed that, over the years, N.L.O. had released more than 200 tons of radioactive dust particles into the air and local water sources.  Reporter D.C. Cole investigated the story:

“We had an environmental disaster. I think if you did a survey around the Fernald community now, you would find very few people who trust the government.”

Tons of radioactive materials leaked out

In June of 1984, just a few months before the N.L.O. disaster, one of the plant’s employees, Dave Bocks, died a gruesome death inside the factory. His family was convinced he was murdered, possibly because he was going to blow the whistle on the quantity of radioactivity the plant was releasing.

Dave was hired at N.L.O. as a pipe fitter in 1981, and quickly earned the trust and respect of his co-workers. Dave was divorced, but remained close to his ex-wife and three children. Casey Drake is Dave Bocks’ daughter:

“He was great.  He would do anything for us. Kind as can be, loved his children, did his job.”

Dave worked the graveyard shift. On Sunday night at 11:00 PM, he met his rideshare partner and co-worker, Harry Easterling, in the parking lot at a local restaurant as usual:

Bocks’ keys didn’t melt, raising suspicions

“Dave got into my truck, we left, had a little conversation on the way to work.  He had talked about vacation with his kids and bought a new lunch box for work. Everything seemed to be normal.”

Dave’s job was to inspect and maintain equipment throughout the factory. This included making sure that the safety pumps and dust collectors used in the uranium processing were working properly. Harry realized Dave was aware of what the factory was doing:

“Dave was a fairly quiet guy, but if you worked on a job, and it was high radiation level, Dave would tell you, ‘You know, that particular dust collector is fairly radioactive, so watch yourself,’ or, ‘That pump has a certain kind of acid in it so be careful when you work on it.’”

Only the maintenance crew and security personnel worked the graveyard shift. The production lines were shut down. At midnight, Dave reported to the maintenance room for his assignment. Harry recalls that the night began just like any other:

“Dave opened up his tool box and left his keys and lock on top. He went to one area and I worked on a job at another plant.”

A worker saw Dave and a supervisor in a parked pickup truck. He said Dave and the supervisor seemed to be having a “serious discussion”, but he could not tell what they were talking about. He noted that the windows of the truck were rolled up, even though the weather was hot and humid.

An hour later, the same witness ran into Dave on the factory grounds. He noticed that Dave was walking towards Plant 4, not Plant 8 where he’d been assigned. It was the last time Dave Bocks was seen alive. Later that morning, Harry Easterling became suspicious because he hadn’t seen Dave in hours:

“At approximately 7:00 that morning, we had a safety meeting in the conference room in Plant 4.  We showed up for the meeting, but Dave wasn’t there. I walked back over to the maintenance building, put my tools away, and noticed that Dave’s toolbox was still open. I thought he was probably working overtime so I went in, made a few phone calls, but still couldn’t locate him. I went back out and told the security guard at the desk that Dave hadn’t come out, I was going home, and I would meet him the next night at the restaurant.”

At around 7:30 that morning, a furnace operator in Plant 6 told his supervisor that the casings in his oven were covered with a strange, sticky residue. The worker also noticed a strange odor.   The supervisor apparently found nothing wrong and told the furnace operator to go back to work.

On the way to his next shift, Harry went to the restaurant to meet Dave as usual.  It was Dave’s turn to drive, and his car was already there:

“There wasn’t anything out of the ordinary because he would go pull his car in and go get something to eat or get something to take for lunch and then come back to the car.  I leaned up against Dave’s car, and I noticed that the fender was still cold.  So I reached over, touched the hood and it was still cold.”

Harry was worried. When he got to work, he reported Dave missing and had a security guard pry open his locker. Inside the plant, an investigation had begun. Plant records show that at 5:15 on the morning Dave disappeared, the temperature in the furnace in Plant 6 had briefly dropped 28 degrees. This sudden change suggested that something “foreign” had been dumped into it. A worker also found what appeared to be piece of bone on the lip of the furnace. The Sheriff’s Department was called in and the furnace was shut down.

It took three days for the molten liquid inside to cool. When employees searched through the waste material, they found a set of keys. Former Hamilton County Police Chief, Deputy Sheriff Victor Carelli, investigated the case:

“The keys found belonged to the victim’s car.  They also belonged to three padlocks of his, and one key we believed went into his residence but we couldn’t prove that because it was bent and not very good shape.”

If the keys pulled from the furnace were Dave’s, they would presumably have fallen in along with the “foreign body” at 5:15 AM. But if Dave’s keys were seen more than two hours later in his toolbox, how did they get into the furnace?

Investigators concluded that Dave was probably dead.  Harry was stunned.  He was also confused about Dave’s keys:

“When I left the plant to go over to the maintenance shop, his keys were in the box.  When I left there, to go home, they were still in the box. I went home. When I came back that night, his keys were still in the top of his toolbox. The supervisor closed his box, put the lock on his toolbox and took his keys out of the lock.  And from there on I do not know what happened to the keys.”

Besides the keys, investigators found a steel toe from a boot, part of an eyeglass frame, fragments of Dave’s walkie-talkie, and a stainless steel wire that was looped together in three oddly connecting circles. Also recovered were several pieces of human bone.
Investigators were unable to determine how Dave ended up in the furnace. They suggested that he might have committed suicide.  Dave had a history of psychological problems, and around the time of his divorce, he had apparently tried to kill himself.  Dave Bocks’ daughter, Casey Drake believes otherwise:

“I know my father did not commit suicide. He had purchased groceries for the week.  He was planning a vacation with my younger brother and me for the following summer to Florida, and he had paid all of his bills for the month. There was no reason for him to commit suicide.”

Former N.L.O. employee, David Day agrees:

“He was probably lowered into the furnace and murdered. I can’t think of any other way that it could have happened.  I don’t believe that it could have been suicide or that it could have been an accident.”

Investigative reporter, D. C. Cole believes he knows why Dave Bocks may have been murdered:

“I think he knew something. It’s possible that he was a whistle blower or was going to be a whistle blower. Plant 8 had released four times more radioactive contaminants into the environment than any other plant at the plant site. I believe that they could have either shot him, or they could have hit him with something and knocked him unconscious. They took the body back to Plant 6, where the furnace is. I would hate to think that he was conscious.  I can’t imagine a more horrible death than that.”

According to former Chief of Police Victor Carrelli, the evidence for murder was never there:

“No one ever gave us any indication or reason to believe that foul play may have occurred.”

Harry Easterling hopes someone might come forward and tell what they know:

“There are probably people out there that know what happened, and there may not be.  Either way, if they did, I doubt anybody would tell for fear of their life.”

In 1989, five years after Dave Bocks’ death, the N.L.O. was shut down. Sadly, years later, Dave’s family is still unable to lay him to rest.  Dave’s remains are just a few bone fragments and are too toxic to be buried in the ground. They have been sealed in a drum, and shipped off to a Nevada test site to be stored with other radioactive materials.

How Dave died and why remains a mystery.

Watch this case now on Amazon Prime in season six with Robert Stack and in season five with Dennis Farina. Also available on YouTube with Dennis Farina. Various seasons available now on Hulu.



  1. Avatar


    The keys did not melt because they were thrown in there at a later time. They were in his toolbox for a while before being taken by the supervisor. With the information we’ve been given about the character of that plant and the powers that be who run it, there’s a good chance that same supervisor threw the keys in the furnace. I have never studied law and I don’t know a whole lot about all the ends and outs of it, so I don’t know if polygraph tests can be forced on someone or not. But there are some individuals who definitely need to take them, that’s for sure!


  2. Avatar

    Bill Blaski

    Just downloaded Pluto TV app. It has its own unsolved mysteries channel 334. Just got done watching this story about Dave Bocks. Was it sucide or murder? This needs looked at!


  3. Avatar


    I was gonna say, don’t mess with the DOE. They have snipers and high security. The camera shot of this poor gentleman being lured into the vat stuck with me for yrs.

    This is obviously murder and covered up. I belive he was gonna go public with the venting of toxic gases and he was probably warned and was eventually killed so he wouldn’t expose the corruption that we, as Americans, are so sick of. God bless you Dave and your family


  4. Avatar


    Wow…all that toxic waste released into the atmosphere is a tragedy in it’s own…I sure hope they find the people responsible for Dave’s demise!


  5. Avatar


    Very high chance he was murdered then tied up with the wire found and attached to a machine where he was hoisted into the furnace. How he died is unknown but since no bullets were found it probably was strangulation. Motive could be he found out something and needed to be kept quiet. if the supervisors and managers had been given a lie detector test they could of used that to develop a suspect and go from there to get proof needed to convict. You have to put enough effort to solve a case like this like when Osama bin laden was eliminated it took what ten years but we never stopped until the job was finished.


  6. Avatar

    Tony Bocks

    I am Tony Bocks. I am the oldest son of David Bocks. I have dead the posts on this site, I want to thank all the kind posts on behalf of my dad. I want to thank you all for your prayers, we still need them. If ANYONE has ANY I formation about this PLEASE come forward. Our family has NEVER been the same since . And I will say unequivocally that my dad DID NOT commit suicide. There has been TOO MANY COINCIDENCES for that ro be true


  7. Avatar

    doug thompson

    No lie detector test given to that supervisor ??????????
    Plain as day (Supervisor and certain investigators) were involved and clearly
    got away with MURDER !!!!!!!


  8. Avatar

    Bill Blaski

    Again I nominate this case to be on the new unsolved mysteries. So baffling


  9. Avatar

    Raoul Kopecknie

    Ok, Nowhere do I find a decent fact filled version of this man’s death. Everyone assumes it was murder, but there are ZERO pictures of the furnace, the area around it, or the Flue. More importantly, IS THERE ANY possibility he could have fallen in? How did the furnace exhaust?

    As for the keys, has it occurred to anyone that he had two sets of keys? One for his home and auto, that could have been left on his toolbox, and a second set of keys to the plant? The article never addresses this, nor what happened to the set of keys with his tool box.

    As for getting ready to expose the plant, Karen Silkwood style, this was a DOE facility. The man had worked there for several years and was not the sort to make waves. Being a federal facility, the Federal government would have had many avenues of recourse other than a nefarious murder to keep him quite, for example non disclosure and National Security laws which would have left him in the slammer for life.

    Additionally, how much production was lost as the furnace had to be shut down for several days due to the remains being found. DOE sites also have really nasty acids that would dissolve a body, and contaminated drums that will NOT be touched for hundreds or thousands of years. And you think they would dispose of a body in a furnace?

    The man worked the night shift. No doubt he was comfortable, likely too comfortable with acting alone when problems presented themselves. This happened in 1984, when I don’t think lock out /tag out precautions were exactly in widespread use. . .

    Occam’s razor. . The simplest explanation is probably the truth. A major conspiracy it not.


  10. Avatar

    Ginger M Wilson

    the supervisor did and God will burn u in the lake of fire for it


  11. Avatar


    Re-interview every single person in that plant the night he went missing.


  12. Avatar


    ..it was Murder, when a person commits suicide, it is done quick and with the least amount of pain possible. I hope to God they find the killer, they not only murdered him but emitted radiation to many innocent lives.


  13. Avatar


    I believe he was murdered, quite brutally, for being a whistleblower. What an agonizingly gruesome death this poor man endured. RIP Dave.


  14. Avatar

    Tony T

    The Department of Energy has been falsifying cancer risk reports at the Fernald site since the mid ’90’s, with no end in sight. This is criminal…


  15. Avatar


    It seems to me that the keys being seen at a different site after the victim is suspected to have died, and then showing up in the furnace, would be all the evidence needed to call this a homicide. I’m no genius, but obviously someone other than the victim threw the keys into the furnace. This is a terrible story.


  16. Avatar

    Blue bird

    Ok… um I am totally Confused! How Come His Keys Did Not Melt? And I Think He Was Murdered! Or He Accidentally Slipped And Fell Or He Could Have Jumped In And Committed Suicide Or Was It A Conspiracy? Perhaps He Was Being Threatened By His Employers!


  17. Avatar


    I think it’s pretty obvious that it was suicide.


  18. Avatar


    I believe this man was murdered for attempting to blow the whistle to set things straight. Poor guy. My heart goes out to the family. R.I.P. Mr. Bocks.


  19. Avatar

    Kenneth McDonald

    Check up on anyone in the plant reading H. G. Wells – The Cone


  20. Avatar


    “stainless steel wire that was looped together in three oddly connecting circles”

    Sounds like something to tie hands and feet together. 2 circles for legs and 1 for hands


  21. Avatar


    I was a teenager when I watched this episode. Poor Mr. Bocks! It looked like a sprawling plant with many winding steps and levels. It definitely appeared to be murder. Not many people on the nightshift. Somebody with an accomplice probably killed Mr. Bocks. I feel sorry for his grown kids now.


  22. Avatar


    Wouldn’t the keys dissolve in that heat, the looped wres are the most suspicious I believe.were they big enough to loop around his legs and hold weight.?


  23. Avatar


    I believe the police did a very poor job at this investigation. I say this because of the “Keys Evidence”. His keys were seen in the toolbox after he known to be missing. Then a supervisor took them out and took the keys. The next place they were found was in the furnace where his body was… HELLO?! Who ever was involved with the murder threw those keys in there and gave themselves away! The police might want to throw some muscle into interviewing the supervisor that took the keys!

    The fact that they would even consider this a sucicide is suspicious on behalf of the police. It looks like they might be involved in the coverup to ignore obvious evidence like that.


    • Avatar


      I’m pretty sure the Dept of Energy (Federal) owns the police (state). You don’t mess with the federal gov and get away with it.


  24. Avatar


    I want to say that I am sorry for your loss my heart goes out to you.


  25. Avatar


    It was a short dude about 5 ft 2 in his fifty


  26. Avatar


    Few realize NLO had a sister plant in Albany NY, NL Industries. The plant had to be razed costing over 200 million due to from DU and U contamination, as well as a long list of carcinogens. Many are dead and still dying or sick; including myself – 21ft of Earth under the plant, rooftops, yards all removed. The Uranium was detected over 20 miles away and rained down over neighborhoods from incinerators for decades – all to make DU munitions; the very reason we leave our military equipment in the Gulf. It’s all radioactive. The only difference, although FERNALD settled, NO LAWYER HAS EVER COME TO OUR RESCUE. 2015


  27. Avatar


    This is a story I never forgot about from the 1st time I saw it when this show was on air. And yes I believe it was murder. I feel terribly still for Mr Bocks& his family. The greedy & powerful always get away w evil deeds like this.


  28. Avatar


    first I want to offer my deepest sympathies to the Bock family. I worked for a nuclear contracter in Nevada my years ago. My employer I came to find were well connected organization. Later I learn the hard way how serious these people. In the NRC (nuclear regulatory commission) Many of then shareholdes are very rich and people and they want to keep it that way


  29. Avatar

    Ryan Britt

    So this episode on Unsolved Mysteries. What a very bizarre story. Seems like something u would see in a movie. R.I.P


  30. Avatar


    I know I already posted on here once already but I would just like to add I feel so sorry for dave bocks and his two son’s and his daughter I hope one day you find out what really happened and I hope who ever did this to your dad pay’s for what they did


  31. Avatar


    i to belive he was killed the fact is if you know something wrong is happing and you try to report it somebody who is doing the wrong is about to be found out they will shut you up I feel sorry for him but you cant trust very many people in life most of all you cant trust the government or the police


  32. Avatar


    RIP David


  33. Avatar


    An awful story. I pray for the family of David. RIP David Bocks


Our Terms and Policy Agreement have changed. Please agree to the new terms by clicking the check box at the bottom. You will only see this message once.


As used herein the word “I” or “me” or “my” refers to the registered user. “You,” “your” and “we” refers to Unsolved Mysteries and www.unsolved.com, its parents, affiliates, sponsors, successors, assigns, heirs and licensees.


By uploading any photographs, videos, and/or written materials including, without limitation, captions and stories (collectively, “My Materials”), I certify and acknowledge that I wholly-own My Materials or have the sole and exclusive right to permit Unsolved Mysteries and www.unsolved.com to use, edit, publish and otherwise exploit My Materials and my name in connection with My Materials without obligation or liability to me or any other party whatsoever. We may require “reasonable proof of ownership” of the content you submit.

I hereby grant to you the non-exclusive, irrevocable and unconditional right to describe, relate, publish and/or exploit My Materials in such manner as you shall elect, in whole or in part, on your websites and in print and electronic form or in any other media now or hereafter known or devised (including without limitation, books), and in related products and services in connection with any exploitation thereof (including but not limited to clothing, bumper stickers, mugs, toys, posters and other printed materials, and any related promotion and advertising of such items), throughout the universe in perpetuity, and in any advertising, promotion and publicity related thereto in all media now existing or to come into existence in the future. I agree that you shall have the right to edit, change, add to, take from, rearrange, vary, embellish, alter, modify, revise, translate, reformat and/or reprocess My Materials in any manner you may in your sole discretion determine and to use them as you in your sole discretion may determine and to make derivative works of the same, in whole or in part, or not to use any of My Materials, without notifying me and without obligation to me; and I waive any right to inspect or approve the final display or other exploitation of My Materials now or in the future, whether that use is known to me or unknown, and I waive any right to royalties or any other compensation arising from or related to the use of My Materials. I waive any right to sue even if what I feel was created was defamatory.I hereby give Unsolved.com (hereafter referred to as “you”) the right to make visual and audio recordings of me, and I give you the irrevocable right to use such recordings as well as my name, voice, appearance, activities and experiences in connection with the website unsolved.com. Such use includes promotions, publicity and advertising.

I represent and warrant that I have the right to enter into this agreement and to grant, without the consent of any third parties, all the rights herein granted; that I have not exclusively granted or assigned or otherwise transferred such rights to any third parties; and that there are no claims, litigation or other proceedings pending or threatened which could in any way impair, limit or diminish the rights granted to you hereunder. I, on behalf of myself, my successors, heirs, representatives and assigns, hereby irrevocably covenant that I will not assert a claim or maintain an action or suit and will not consent to the assertion or maintenance by others of any claim, action or suit (including, but not limited to claims, actions or suits for invasion of my rights of privacy, rights of publicity, defamation or rights in the nature of “droit moral”) of any kind on account of the exercise by you of any of the rights herein granted or agreed to be granted to you.

I represent and warrant that if any minors appear in My Materials, I am the mother, father or duly appointed guardian of such minors or have the irrevocable permission of the parents or duly appointed guardian(s) of such minors to grant the rights set forth herein to you on behalf of such minors.
I agree to indemnify and defend you, and hold you harmless from and against any and all liability, losses, damages, costs, expenses (including but not limited to attorneys’ fees), judgments and penalties arising out of, resulting from, based upon or incurred because of the breach of any warranty, representation or agreement made by me hereunder (including, without limitation, with respect to any claims that I lack the authority to grant all of the rights (including rights of third parties and minors) herein granted). I agree that I will have no rights to terminate or rescind any rights granted to you hereunder or to enjoin the publication, production, exhibition or distribution or exploitation of any work based thereon.


This release is governed by and shall be construed in accordance with the laws of the State of California, United States of America, without regards to its principles of conflicts of law.

1.In the event of any dispute arising out of or in connection with this agreement or otherwise in connection with your websites or My Materials, such dispute shall be submitted to arbitration in the County of Los Angeles, State of California, United States of America in accordance with the commercial rules and regulations of the American Arbitration Association then in effect (as amended herein), provided that said arbitration shall be heard before a single arbitrator, who shall be a retired judge, selected pursuant to such rules and regulations, and shall be conducted on an expedited basis and in confidence.

  1. The arbitrator’s decision shall be controlled by the terms and conditions of this agreement and any other agreements I may enter into with you, and shall be final and binding, and shall provide for each party to bear its own costs of arbitration and attorneys’ fees. Each party expressly waives any right to a jury. Judgment upon the award of the arbitrator may be entered or enforced in any court of competent jurisdiction.

This agreement shall bind my heirs, administrators, representatives, executors and assigns forever. You shall have the right to assign any or all of your rights hereunder to any person, firm or entity in your sole discretion. I may not assign this agreement to any third party, and any purported attempt to do so shall be deemed null and void ab initio.

I give you the foregoing permission with the knowledge and understanding that you will incur substantial expense in reliance thereon. If any part of this agreement is held invalid or unenforceable, that portion shall be construed in a manner consistent with applicable law to reflect, as nearly as possible, the original intentions of the parties, and the remaining portions shall remain in full force and effect.

I am of the age of majority in my state of residence (which is typically 18 years of age in most states) and competent to contract in my own name. I HAVE READ THIS SUBMISSION RELEASE AND I FULLY UNDERSTAND AND FREELY ACCEPT THE CONTENTS AND MEANING OF THIS AGREEMENT. I AGREE TO BE BOUND HEREBY AND INDICATE MY ACCEPTANCE OF THESE TERMS BY CLICKING THE BOX BELOW. MY electronic consent to this Agreement (or to any other agreement between ME AND YOU), whether by clicking THE BOX BELOW or similar buttons provided in conjunction with any such agreement, shall constitute MY electronic signature and, according to the provisions of UNITED STATES federal law (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, UNITED STATES COPYRIGHT LAW), shall be of the same effect as if I had signed such agreement manually. UPON YOUR request, I agree to sign a non-electronic version of this Agreement. A printed version of this Agreement and/or of any notice given in electronic form shall be admissible in judicial, administrative, or arbitration proceedings based upon or relating to this Agreement to the same extent and subject to the same conditions as other business documents and records originally generated.

Complaints about content, including complaints arising state or federal law involving the unsolved website should be made to unsolved@unsolved.com or at Unsolved Mysteries, 4303 W. Verdugo Ave., Burbank, CA  91505.  For questions regarding Unsolved’s compliance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act please see our DMCA policy [https://unsolved.com/dcma-agreement/]



Cosgrove Meurer Productions, Inc. (“CMP”) provides www.unsolved.com (the “Website”) and related services for your personal non-commercial use only and subject to your compliance with this Privacy Statement and Cosgrove Meurer Productions, Inc. Terms of Use Agreement. Please read this Agreement carefully before using this Website. Your use of this Website constitutes your acceptance to be bound by this Agreement without limitation, qualification or change. If at any time you do not accept all the terms and conditions of this Agreement, you must immediately discontinue use of this Website. This Agreement sets forth Cosgrove Meurer Productions, Inc. policies with respect to its operation of this Website.

Certain products or services offered by this Website may be governed by additional terms (“Additional Terms”) presented in conjunction with those products or services. You must agree to these Additional Terms before using those areas or Cosgrove Meurer Productions, Inc. Services. The Additional Terms and this Agreement shall apply equally. In the event of an irreconcilable inconsistency between the Additional Terms and this Agreement, the Additional Terms shall control.


This Agreement informs you of Cosgrove Meurer Productions, Inc. practices with respect to the online collection, use, and disclosure of personal information from the Website. Personal information is information that allows us to contact you (such as email address, home address, or telephone number) or other information that, when linked to your name or contact information, allows us to personalize your visit to our Website by providing you with information that suits your interests.


Personal Data

We collect information (whether online, by phone, or by paper) that enables CMP to identify or contact you (“Personal Data”) to carry out our business purposes.  CMP Sites collect this information for a variety of business reasons, including but not limited to, providing tips, registering for an CMP event or program, purchasing CMP products or services, or otherwise interacting with CMP.

The types of Personal Data we collect include, but are not limited to:

  • General data (e.g., names, dates of birth, home and business addresses, email addresses, Internet protocol addresses and mobile/landline business/personal telephone numbers that are provided by our members/customers)
  • Professional data (e.g., occupation and state of residence)
  • Other identification information (e.g., photographs)
  • Sensitive Personal Data (e.g., racial or ethnic origin, sexual orientation and disability data) for diversity or accessibility purposes based upon information you provide us.

Personal data is not collected without your providing that information to us.

Non-Personal Data

We collect information (whether online, by phone, or by paper) that does not directly identify you as you interact with our Sites (“Non-Personal Data”). The types of Non-Personal Data we collect includes, but is not limited to:

  • Site usage (e.g., browsing history, search terms, number of clicks, referring/exit pages, date/time stamp, time on Site)
  • Products and services viewed, including advertisements for such products and services
  • Computer type, operating system and platform type
  • Internet service provider



In addition to the uses described above, we use your Personal Data, sometimes combined with Non-Personal Data, in a variety of ways including, but not limited to:

Personal Data

  • Identify you when you visit our Sites
  • Provide service communications such as invoices, order confirmations, registrations and customer service messages
  • Provide products, information and services you request or that we think you may be interested in
  • Respond to your emails or online requests for products, services, or information
  • Deliver and process surveys
  • Personalize and improve the usability of the Sites
  • Fulfill and/or deliver CMP products and services
  • Tailor content, advertising and marketing to you
  • We do not publish or aggregate credit card information or personal identification numbers such as social security numbers.

Non-Personal Data

We use Non-Personal Data to improve the usability of our Sites and for other business reasons. We or other third-party companies also use the Non-Personal Data to provide advertisements and targeted advertisements to you (ads based on the Non-Personal Data). We do not provide Personal Data to third parties with whom we share your Non-Personal Data. Please note that, when you select an advertising link or other link that takes you to sites not operated by CMP, you may be subject to the privacy policies of these third-party sites.


We may also obtain demographic and other personally identifiable information (such as your name, email address, password and PIN) that you voluntarily give to us when choosing to participate in various activities related to the Unsolved Application, including chat, posting messages in comment sections or in our forums, liking posts, sending feedback, and responding to surveys. 


If you do not turn off your phone’s location services, you may send us your geographic location.  If your camera roll is set to share, you may make your camera roll available to us.  If you have signed up to receive push notifications, you will receive those from the Unsolved Application.



We share your Personal Data, sometimes combined with Non-Personal Data, in a variety of ways including, but not limited to the below:

  • Share data with third parties to fulfill service requests and to perform business functions (e.g., CMP contracts with third parties to provide services on our behalf such as customer support and consulting services; 
  • Share data with third parties as required by law or to protect CMP in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to legal requirements or comply with legal process served on the CMP; (b) protect and defend CMP’s rights or property; or (c) protect the personal safety of CMP personnel or members of the public in appropriate circumstances.
  • Share data with third parties if CMP and/or its assets (or a portion of its assets) are sold, assigned, transferred, or merged, or if CMP undergoes some other change including a change to its corporate form or as part of a bankruptcy proceeding. 
  • Share data with third parties to offer you products and services that may be of interest to you professionally or personally (e.g., apps or software).  Users can request their information to be removed from such lists by contacting us.
  • Share data with third parties under other unanticipated situations, but only with your consent.
  • Share your email address, but only as permitted by the CMP Email Policy, as follows:

Your email address will be used only by the CMP, its entities and CMP vendors performing member services, or offering products on CMP’s behalf.  CMP does not sell or rent email addresses to anyone outside the CMP, nor does CMP share email addresses to unrelated third-parties, affiliates, or CMP members.  CMP also shares your email address with third parties to enable CMP to take security measures to help protect against unauthorized access to or unauthorized alteration, disclosure, or destruction of data.  Finally, CMP shares email addresses with third parties as necessary for CMP to perform certain services on our behalf, such as packaging, mailing and delivering products and processing event registrations and to respond to your service requests.



You can manage your profile and email preferences, including “opting out” of email by contacting us. If you prefer to receive hard copy mailings only from CMP, you can contact us and request to have your name and address removed from the list we provide to third parties.


For California residents, please consult the “California Privacy Rights” section for additional considerations. 


Our processing of your data is based upon your consent, contract performance (e.g., your purchase of products), legitimate business interest (e.g., direct marketing of goods and services), or compliance with law.  You have the right to object to our processing of your data or to restrict our processing of your data. In addition, if you have consented to the processing of your Personal Data, you have the right to withdraw your consent at any time.



In addition to the rights as explained in this Privacy Policy, under California law, California residents who provide personal information (as defined in the statute) to obtain products or services for personal, family, or household use are entitled to request and obtain from us, once a calendar year, information about the personal information we shared, if any, with other businesses for marketing uses. If applicable, this information would include the categories of personal information and the names and addresses of those businesses with which we shared such personal information for the immediately prior calendar year (e.g., requests made in the current year will receive information about the prior year).


To obtain this information please write to us at:



4303 Verdugo Ave.

Burbank, CA  91505


 Attn: CMP -- California Privacy Law.


Please include your full name and address.



CMP complies with the Canada Anti-Spam Law which requires you to opt-in to receive unauthorized Commercial Electronic Messages (as defined under the Canada Anti-Spam Law).




CMP implements commercially reasonable security measures to help protect against unauthorized access to or unauthorized alteration, disclosure, or destruction of data. Except for membership directories, membership lists and registration lists, and the sharing of information as set forth in this Privacy Policy, we restrict access to Personal Data to certain companies who need the data to operate, develop, or improve our services. These individuals or partner organizations are bound by confidentiality obligations and may be subject to discipline, including termination and criminal prosecution, if they fail to meet these obligations.


Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet or electronic storage is fully secure. Accordingly, and despite our reasonable efforts to protect your Personal Data from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure, CMP cannot guarantee or warrant the security of the Personal Data you transmit to us, or to or from our online Sites. If you have questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact us.


Certain areas of the Sites require the use of a user ID, email address, or password as an additional security measure that helps protect your Personal Data.  To help you protect your privacy, these Sites have tools to help you log in and log out.


We rely on you to update and correct your Personal Data.  If you are a user of our Sites, subscriber to [CMP product], purchaser of CMP products and services, you can review, update and correct your information directly on CMP’s website or by contacting us using the information in the “Contact Information” section below.


Typically, we retain your Personal Data for the period necessary to fulfill the purposes outlined in this Privacy Policy, unless a longer retention period is required or permitted by law.  This may include retaining your Personal Data indefinitely, even after you are no longer a CMP member, in order to provide you with future marketing opportunities and other purposes, as well as to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, or enforce any of our agreements.  


Please note that you can request, at any time, that we delete your Personal Data.  All requests must be directed to the contact in the “Contact Information” section below.  We can decide to delete your Personal Data if we believe that the data is incomplete, inaccurate, or that our continued use and storage are contrary to our obligations to other members, individuals, or third parties.  When we delete your Personal Data, it will be removed from our active databases or anonymized so that the data is no longer identified with you, but the data may remain in our archives if CMP determines that it is not practical or possible to delete it.

Your Personal Data is processed in the United States, where privacy laws may be less stringent than the laws in your country and where the government, courts, or law enforcement may be able to access your data.  By submitting your Personal Data to us, you agree to the transfer, storage and processing of your Personal Data in the United States.

You, as the data subject, have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, in particular in the Member State of your habitual residence, place of work, or place of the alleged infringement, if you believe that the processing of your personal data does not comply with legal requirements.

In the event we determine the occurrence of a data security incident, we will notify you by email, US mail, telephone, or other means as permitted by law.

If you have questions, comments, or complaints concerning our privacy practices or if you wish to change, access, or remove your Personal Data, please contact us as indicated below.  We will attempt, where practical, to respond to your requests and to provide you with additional privacy related information.

Cosgrove Meurer Productions, Inc. is the owner of this Website and retains all ownership rights to the information collected at this Website. Cosgrove Meurer Productions, Inc. reserves the right to change, modify, add, or remove provisions of this Privacy Statement. Any changes to this Privacy Statement will be posted here, and we encourage you to check back from time to time. In addition, Cosgrove Meurer Productions, Inc. will notify registered users of changes as they occur.

We allow third-party companies to serve ads and/or collect certain anonymous information when you visit our web site. These companies may use non-personally identifiable information (e.g., click stream information, browser type, time and date, subject of advertisements clicked or scrolled over) during your visits to this and other Web sites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services likely to be of greater interest to you. These companies typically use a cookie or third party web beacon to collect this information. To learn more about this behavioral advertising practice or to opt-out of this type of advertising, you can visit networkadvertising.org. Your use of the site constitutes your agreement to accept cookies, beacons and third-party advertising. Cosgrove Meurer Productions, Inc. assumes no responsibility for third-party ads.

ARTICLE 1. Personalization
1.1 We may use the contact information you give us to better tailor your Website experience to your interests, and to send you information about Cosgrove Meurer Productions, Inc. and its services as well as promotional material on behalf of some of our partners. We may use other information that you provide to us to show you content in which you may be interested and to display the content according to your preferences. We will also share this information within Cosgrove Meurer Productions, Inc. in order to enhance your experience on this and other Cosgrove Meurer Productions, Inc. Websites.
1.2 In addition, we may share this information with advertisers or other third parties that are not part of the Cosgrove Meurer Productions, Inc. family on an aggregate or other basis that does not disclose your identity or contact information.

ARTICLE 2. Online Surveys/Contests
2.1 From time to time, we may conduct online surveys and contests. These may ask you for contact information (like name or email address) and demographic information (like zip code or age).
2.2 We may use this contact information from our surveys and contests to provide you with information about our company and promotional material on behalf of some of our partners, and to contact you when necessary.

ARTICLE 3. Shopping/Commercial Services
3.1 This Website may offer shopping services, which may be offered by us or by a firm that operates a store under contract with us. If our Website offers shopping or other commercial services, you will use a customer order form to request information, products, and services. The order form will ask you to give us contact information (like name or email address), financial information (like account or credit card numbers), and demographic information (like zip code or age).

3.2 We will use the financial information that you provide to bill you for products and services. By giving our Website your credit card and related personal information, you are authorizing our store to give that information to the merchant and credit card company in order to confirm and fulfill your order.

3.3 We will use contact information from the order form to fulfill your orders. We may also use contact data to get in touch with you when necessary. We will not otherwise use or distribute your financial information without your prior approval.

ARTICLE 4. Public forums
4.1 This Website may make available chat rooms, blogs, forums, message boards, and news groups. Please remember that any information that you disclose in these areas becomes public information and you should exercise caution when deciding to disclose your personal information. Information disclosed by you or by others enters the public domain and may be freely used by any other persons or entities using the site.

ARTICLE 5. Information Sharing With Third Parties
5.1 From time to time we may enter into a special relationship with another company that is not owned by Cosgrove Meurer Productions, Inc. to provide additional features at this Website. These special relationships may include “powered by” partners, business partners, sponsors, and co-branded sites (referred to here as “co-branded pages”). These might include, for example, pages that share our name and that of another entity. You should look for a specific privacy statement on any such co-branded page. Any personal information that you provide when signing up at one of those co-branded pages may be shared with our third party partner. You should also check our partner’s website for information regarding its privacy policies.

5.2 Also, the nature of some features of our Website may require that we share personal information about you with persons or companies outside of Cosgrove Meurer Productions, Inc. For example, this may occur at a feature that enables you, via our Website, to ask questions of persons or entities that are not part of Cosgrove Meurer Productions, Inc. By responding to those features of the site, whether by email or direct entry of information on our Website, you are consenting to our transferring that information to such persons or entities.

5.3 With respect to specific registration modules, like contests, we may disclose personal information collected, and we may post a conspicuous statement on the registration module to the effect that we will be disclosing the information collected with third parties.

5.4 Finally, we may share any of the information collected from you with these other non- Cosgrove Meurer Productions, Inc companies in an aggregate basis. The aggregated information is not linked to any information that can identify you.

ARTICLE 6. IP Address and Log Files
6.1 We may use your IP address to administer our Website, to help diagnose problems with our server, to analyze trends, to track users’ webpage movements, to help identify you and your shopping cart, and to gather broad demographic information for aggregate use.

ARTICLE 7. Cookies
7.1 This Website may use a standard technology called a “cookie” to collect information about how you use the Website. Cookies reside on your computer and help our Website to recognize your computer’s browser as a previous visitor. This information allows us to customize delivery of information. For example, our Website may use cookies to save and remember registration information or preferences that you may have set while browsing the Website, to keep track of your shopping cart, to ensure you don’t see the same ad content repeatedly, to deliver content specific to your interests, and to save your password so you do not have to re-enter it each time you visit our site. We use cookies only to gather information as indicated in this policy.

7.2 In addition, on occasion our site may also set a “session cookie” which helps us administer the Website. The session cookie expires when you close your browser and does not retain any information about you after it expires.

7.3 Finally, we may also use an ad network provider to help present advertisements on this and other Cosgrove Meurer Productions, Inc. websites. This ad network provider, like other advertising service vendors, uses cookies, web beacons, or similar technologies on the hard drive of your computer to serve you advertisements tailored to interests you have shown by browsing on this and other sites you have visited, and to determine whether you have seen a particular advertisement before and to avoid sending you duplicate advertisements. In doing so, the provider collects non-personal data such as your browser type, your operating system, web pages visited, time of visits, content viewed, ads viewed, and other clickstream data. The use of cookies, web beacons, or similar technologies by these ad network providers is subject to their own privacy policies, not ours, and Cosgrove Meurer Productions, Inc. assumes no responsibility for the collection or use of such information.

ARTICLE 8. Banner Advertising
8.1 We have contracted with an ad-service to place banner advertising on our Website. All of the data provided and generated by the ad-server software remains in our possession. This feature of our Website may, on occasion, set “cookies” on your computer. Any information collected or stored by the ad-service or the cookies is treated in the same manner as other information described in this statement.

ARTICLE 9. Children’s Personal Information
9.1 Consistent with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act:

9.1.1 This site does NOT collect, use, or disclose personal information (including online contact information) of children under the age of thirteen (13).

9.1.2 In the event that a child under the age of 13 attempts to register on our site, we will NOT accept the registration and will delete information received from the child.

9.1.3 In the event that a child posts personal information in a public forum such as a chat room, we will attempt to delete that information once we become aware of it.

ARTICLE 10. Security of Your Personal Information
10.1 Cosgrove Meurer Productions, Inc. employs reasonable security measures consistent with standard industry practice, for information collected through this Website. We believe that we have adequate security measures in place in our physical facilities to protect against the loss, misuse, or alteration of the information we collect on our Website. We also use internal protections to limit access to users’ personal information to only those employees who need the information to perform a specific job.

ARTICLE 11. Sale or Merger
11.1 If this Website is sold to, or merges with, another company not owned by Cosgrove Meurer Productions, Inc., you should expect that some or all of the information collected from this Website may be transferred to the buyer/surviving company. If so, CMP will seek to obligate the acquiring company to use any personal information transferred by this Website in a manner consistent with this statement, but cannot guarantee that it will be able to impose that requirement or that the acquiring company will comply.

ARTICLE 12. Legal Process
12.1 You should be aware that Cosgrove Meurer Productions, Inc. may be required to disclose your personal information to the government or third parties under certain circumstances, such as in court or regulatory proceedings.

ARTICLE 13.  Contacting the Website

13.1        If you have any questions about this Privacy Statement, the practices of this Website, or your dealings with this Website, please contact us at: unsolved@unsolved.com.

ARTICLE 14.  general information

14.1        Choice of Law:  This Agreement and the Additional Terms shall be governed by, construed and enforced in accordance with the laws of the State of California , as it is applied to agreements entered into and to be performed entirely within such state, without regard to conflict of law principles.

14.2        Choice of Forum:  You agree that any cause of action you or Cosgrove Meurer Productions, Inc. brings to enforce this Agreement and/or the Additional Terms, or in connection with any matters related to this Website and/or the Privacy Statement, shall be submitted to arbitration in the County of Los Angeles, State of California, United States of America in accordance with the commercial rules and regulations of the American Arbitration Association then in effect (as amended herein), provided that said arbitration shall be heard before a single arbitrator, who shall be a retired judge, selected pursuant to such rules and regulations, and shall be conducted on an expedited basis and in confidence. The arbitrator’s decision shall be controlled by the terms and conditions of this agreement and any other agreements I may enter into with you, and shall be final and binding, and shall provide for each party to bear its own costs of arbitration and attorneys’ fees.  Each party expressly waives any right to a jury.  Judgment upon the award of the arbitrator may be entered or enforced in any court of competent jurisdiction. 

14.4        If any provision of this Agreement, or the application thereof to any person or circumstances, is held invalid or for any reason unenforceable then such provision shall be deemed superseded by a valid, enforceable provision that matches, as closely as possible, the original provision, and the other provisions of this Agreement shall remain in full force and effect.  The failure of either party to insist upon strict performance of any provision of this Agreement shall not be construed as a waiver of any provision or right.  Unless expressly provided otherwise, this Agreement is the entire agreement between you and Cosgrove Meurer Productions, Inc. with respect to the use of this Website and shall not be modified except in writing, signed by an authorized representative of Cosgrove Meurer Productions, Inc.

ARTICLE 15.  European Union and Other Foreign Nations

15.1        This Website is governed by and operated in accordance with the laws of United States of America and is intended for enjoyment of residents of the United States.  Cosgrove Meurer Productions, Inc. makes no representation that this Website is governed by or operated in accordance with the laws of other nations.  By using this Website and submitting any personal information, visitors from outside of the United States acknowledge this Website is subject to U.S. law, consent to the transfer of personal data to the U.S., and waive any claims that may arise under their own national laws.