Episode 070 : Uunisurma (The oven murder)

06.05.2020 - By True Crime Finland

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Mother and wife Hilkka Saarinen mysteriously disappeared into thin air during Christmas preparations in 1960.

This episode details domestic violence – it will not be suitable for all. If you or someone you know is in a similar situation, help is available for you: in Finland, you can call Naistenlinja at 0800 02400 or Nollalinja at 080 005 005. In an acute situation, please reach out to the emergency exchange.

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Sources:Helsingin Sanomat 29.11.1972: Sitkeä huhu sai poliisin etsimään ruumista uunista, p. 7 & 14

Helsingin Sanomat 29.12.1972: Kokemäen uunisurma käräjillä – syytetty kiistää murhan ja kätkemisen, p. 15

Helsingin Sanomat 11.6.1974: KKO vahvisti vapauttavan tuomion uunisurmajutussa, p. 9

Helsingin Sanomat 12.6.1973: Uunisurman syytetylle pakollinen avustaja, p. 16

Markkula, Hannes (1991). Suomalainen murha 1953–1990.

Rikostarinoita historiasta 27.11.2008: Jakso 3 – Uunisurma https://areena.yle.fi/1-1953272

Yle Fem / Dok 13.3.2015: Autiotalokohtaloita https://areena.yle.fi/1-2293171

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