'Unsolved Mysteries': Show Boss Reveals Rey Rivera's Wife's Note Theories

Unsolved Mysteries on Netflix begins with one of its strangest cases. Rey Rivera's unexplained death in Episode 1 is made even more mysterious by the presence of a note full of references to people, TV shows, movies and a "game."

Netflix viewers and true crime junkies have come up with loads of theories based around Rey Rivera's note. Some think it is a suicide note, others think it might be notes for a screenplay, while others think it could be a sign that Rivera had some undiagnosed mental health problems that could cause him to take his own life.

Then there are some even stranger theories about the note in the first episode of Unsolved Mysteries. Some think that it is a sign that he was acting out the Davd Fincher movie The Game, others think is a sign that the Free Masons had something to do with Rivera's death, while others have tried to work out if Rivera is writing in code.

Now, in an interview with Nerdist, Unsolved Mysteries co-creator Terry Dunn Meurer has said that even Rey's wife Allison Rivera has not been able to work out what the note means.

Meurer said: "Allison, who knew Rey and knows that note better than anyone, said to me, 'I know where each of those pieces of that note comes from. What I don't understand is why they're all put together in this letter form.' So if Allison can't figure it out, and the FBI can't figure it out."

The Unsolved Mysteries creator also revealed that Allison Rivera has ruled out one theory about the note. "There's been speculation that it's a suicide note," Meurer said, "but Allison does not believe that.

"She believes if he was going to kill himself, he would have left a note for [her] and for the family explaining why and what was going on. It's rare that somebody that commits suicide doesn't leave a note or people didn't see it coming.

"There are often incidents prior where people can say, 'Oh, I could kind of see where that was coming up.' That's Allison's belief. She also said, 'Because Rey was a writer, he would have left a beautiful note. He's a really, really good writer. We believe he would have.'"

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'Unsolved Mysteries' focuses on Rey Rivera (second right) in its first episode Netflix

In the article, Meurer then confirms that Allison Rivera believes that the note was some sort of research that her aspiring screenwriter husband was working on. That does not explain, however, why the note was found taped to the back of his computer.

Previously, Meurer had also ruled out what is known as "The Game theory," that Rivera's note was based on him being part of a real-life version of the Michael Douglas movie (readers can see the whole theory in an article previously written by Newsweek).

Meurer told Entertainment Weekly: "I spoke to Allison Rivera about that. She's spent a lot of time with that note, as did the FBI, just going through the note trying to figure out if there were any clues or anything else in there. She doesn't place any significance on the movie The Game. Rey liked a lot of different types of movies."

Unsolved Mysteries is streaming now on Netflix. Viewers with any information about what happened to Rey Rivera can leave a tip at Unsolved.com.