ABOUT THE UNFINSHED
The Unfinished Files
The Unfinished Files and Eagle Cold Case - Missing Person Institute is a non-profit 501(c)(3) investigative organization created to advocate and investigate, on behalf of victims and families of crime, and utilize various media outlets to ensure new information and cases are kept top of mind in the community. The Organization is governed by a Board of Directors who oversee operations, make decisions on cases that are investigated, as well as oversee various programs an initiatives.
The Unfinished Files is a podcast and video program, created and hosted by award winning television and radio personality Tyler Ryan and seasoned private investigator Brian Setree.
Ryan and Setree founded the Unfinished Files, and together investigate and re-examine cases, sharing details, working directly with law enforcement and families, and in many cases, suspects involved with the cases. Very often, fresh eyes can provide new angles and ideas, and can be that one tiny thing, all in hopes of bringing peace and closure to those involved.
The major difference with The Unfinished Files Podcast is that we are not only discussing cold cases, repeating information that has been found on the Internet and re-told. We are actively investigating the cases, working directly with law enforcement, family and victims, that you hear on the show.
In 2019, The Unfinished Files partnered with Eagle Cold Case and Missing Person Institute, creating one of the largest private criminal investigation, training, data collection and media groups in the United States.
The work of the Unfinished and ECC-MPI is often provided at no cost to the client, however, as a 501(c)(3) non-profit, The Unfinished does accept donations in order to continue their mission of advocacy, peace, and justice for victims of crimes.
What is a "Cold Case?"
A cold case is a crime, or suspected crime, that has not yet been fully resolved and is not the subject of a recent criminal investigation, but for which new information could emerge from new witness testimony, re-examined archives, new or retained material evidence, as well as fresh activities of the suspect.
Often times, the only interaction people have with law enforcement isn’t the most positive - lights in your rear view mirror - and we know NOBODY likes to be stopped - but of the other - when you are a victim, law enforcement gives everything they can to serve. Remember that officers are not on the job for the money or glory - but even their heart to protect and serve come limitations.
The limitations may be manpower, budgets, resources, or even experience...or in some cases, theories that simply can’t be explored - that is where The Unfinished Foundation comes in.
The seasoned investigative members of the Foundation work WITH law enforcement, victims, families, and in many cases, suspects of crimes or incidents. Our mission is to provided an unattached set of eyes, experiences, attained evidence to find closure for all parties involved.
The Unfinished Team of investigators, researchers, writers, and story tellers are very experienced in all aspects of the process of looking into cold and missing person cases. Utilizing years of experience, fact gathering, interviewing, and technology, to review cases, reports, court documents, and other information in order to bring listeners be best information, in hopes of finding peace and closure to cold and missing person cases.
Host / Executive Producer / Founder
Tyler Ryan is an award winning television and radio personality, writer, speaker and storyteller. Tyler is also a a seasoned criminal police investigator with over 20 years on the Force. As a police detective, Tyler worked narcotics, sexual based crimes, crime suppression, served on the Internet Crimes Against Children, and child abuse cases.
As an investigative journalist, Tyler utilizes the skills developed over many years of law enforcement experience to interview, explore, examine, and tell the stories of criminal cases, plights of victims, and even work with suspects of crimes, in hopes of finding peace and justice for everyone involved.
In addition to many investigative franchises and series on local television, Tyler has appeared on many national and international true crime shows as a law enforcement expert and journalist. Tyler is also a Certified Cold Case Examiner.
Co-Host / Founder
Like Tyler, Brian Setree is an experienced law enforcement veteran, with well over two decades of investigative experience. While working for various law enforcement agencies in the Midlands.
While on the Job, Brian spent many years in various aspects of investigations, including major crimes, narcotics, street level crimes, and more.
After retiring from law enforcement, Brian and his wife, Jennifer founded Setree Investigations, a private investigations firm, providing general investigations, domestic cases, wrongful death, defense investigations.
Sandy is a seasoned story teller, television producer, and true crime professional. Cutting her teeth in cities like Detroit and Flint, Sandy learned, through baptism under fire, in areas that are often known for having no shortage of crime stories to tell.
Field Producer / Writer
Elaine has 18 years collective experience in various areas of the legal field, including research and reporting. She runs a non-profit benefiting law enforcement departments around the United States and is a prominent community service figure in the Midland’s. Elaine is also a concealed weapons instructor, and true crime aficionado.
Field Producer / Writer
Jerusha Ivie has been fascinated with true crime since her elementary years. In 1996, a child that she knew well was abducted from her close friend's home. The 2 year old boy was later found deceased. A devastating case that was never solved.
Jerusha is currently working on her Associate’s degree in Criminal Justice, and will start working on a Journalism degree soon as well. In 2010, her passion for criminal justice took a new turn when she began using social media to promote Missing Person’s Awareness, and justice for all victims of violent crimes. She will keep fighting for them, demand respect for victims and for the law enforcement departments working these cases. Sometimes she must find humor to keep going, so she does try to keep things light during the dark moments on cases. But never to disrespect the victims or their loved ones. She is excited to become a team member of the The Unfinished Files, and plans to put her all into every case she takes on. Justice for all!
Field Producer / Victims Advocate
Ashley has more than twenty-five years of first hand experience working in the Criminal Justice System. After graduating college she began as a probation/parole agent, then transitioned into victim advocacy in a prosecutor's office allowing her to see both sides of the system. She finally landed at a local Sheriff's Department where she worked as a road deputy, detective, supervisor, and basic instructor.
Ashley has a diverse background that encompasses many different aspects of crime fighting. Prior to retiring from a Midlands agency, Ashley worked in the Criminal Domestic Violence, Property Crimes, Internal Affairs, and Intelligence Units.
Field Producer / Social Media Manager
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Field Producer / Writer
Audra is an experienced investigative journalist, sports reporter, and storyteller. With over fifteen years in the media industry, Audra has a vast mix of experience, ranging from reporting, producing, anchoring newscasts and weather to working as a communications specialist for energy companies and county governments.
Audra’s investigative journalism skills have earned her award nominations, and she has been seen anchoring Fox Football news and Fox Racin’ News, and has experience reporting track side for NASCAR.
She is an avid true crime fan, and through her investigative various roles, understands how to relate to victims, working with law enforcement, and even suspects.
Audra is certified in "Subtle Expressions" with the Paul Ekman Group, a training to identify emotional intelligence and deception detection. Dr. Ekman and his research inspired the award-winning television series Lie to Me. She is also a Certified Cold Case Examiner.
The ECCMPI Board of Directors
Eagle Cold Case and Missing Person Institute / The Unfinished Files is a non-profit (501(c)3) organization governed by a Board of Directors that oversees operations of Organization.
The Board is made up of professionals with various backgrounds in investigation, business operations, victims advocacy, and other areas, who work together, evaluating each request for service, and guiding the direction of the Organization.
In addition to the Board members, there are many people who are involved with the mission, serving on committees, volunteers etc. This is the backbone of the organization, and without whom, the group could not accomplish the task.
If you are interested in serving on a committee, volunteer, or wish to discuss joining the Board of Directors, CLICK HERE.