'Unsolved Mysteries': Netflix Releases Jennifer Fairgate Evidence On Reddit

Unsolved Mysteries is back on Netflix for Volume 2, six new cases ready for intrepid true crime fans to try and solve. One case that has particularly drawn viewers' attention from the new batch of episodes, however, is "Death in Oslo," the story of an unknown woman found dead in a Norway hotel room of a possible suicide. To help solve the case, Netflix has dropped a batch of the evidence in the case onto Reddit.

A little recap of the case, detailed in Unsolved Mysteries Volume 2, Episode 2: In 1995, a body was found in room 2805 of the Oslo Plaza Hotel with a gunshot wound to the head. She had signed into the hotel under a false name (Jennifer Fairgate), and the police could not find her true identity.

Though ruled a suicide, authorities noted a few strange things about the crime scene. For example, labels had been taken out of her clothes, and the way she was holding the gun was unusual, and the weapon had had its serial number removed. These facts, and the fact that we know almost nothing about this woman, has led to many theories abounding.

Many publications (including Newsweek) have detailed the theory that she might have been working on some sort of covert operation, or may have been part of some secret sexual liaison gone very wrong. With quarter of a century passed since Fairgate's body was found, however, we are still no closer to finding out who she was.

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Netflix has released crime scene photos from the "Jennifer Fairgate" case onto Netflix. Netflix

Unsolved Mysteries, however, is looking for viewers of the show to help identify the woman by releasing a series of crime scene photos from the case onto Reddit, where there is a thriving community of true crime fans who love to discuss theories about the cases of the show.

To see this evidence, viewers can head over to the Unsolved Mysteries subreddit. There, the moderators have pinned a message reading: "Hi guys! Netflix here again. We've updated our public evidence drive with new information and new case files for each episode in Season Two of Unsolved Mysteries."

Clicking on the Google Drive link below this, users will be taken to files of evidence from each episode of the Netflix show so far.

Among the evidence in the "Death in Oslo" file is the woman's clothes, watch and bag, plus sketches of her face that the show's makers are hoping will lead to someone recognizing who she is. Also included are images of the hotel room, including where the bullet casings were found, plus an image of the unfinished last meal that "Jennifer Fairgate" ate.

Speaking of the case to Newsweek, Unsolved Mysteries boss Terry Dunn Meurer said: "We have an unexplained death and actually an unidentified person in the Death in Oslo case. That is kind of two mysteries in one because we do not know how exactly she died, and we do not know who she is."

The "Death in Oslo" case is not the only one that Netflix has put evidence for onto the Unsolved Mysteries Reddit page. Amateur detectives can also see the security footage of John Wheeler in the lead up to his death, for example, plus the mysteries note left by the subject by the first episode of the Netflix show, Rey Rivera, as well as evidence from the other 10 cases so far.

Unsolved Mysteries is streaming now on Netflix.