The Possible Criminal Underworld Ties To The Gardner Museum Theft

Download Audio
Carmello Merlino. (Courtesy FBI)
Carmello Merlino. (Courtesy FBI)

The largest unsolved art heist in history, and one of the art world's most confounding mysteries, happened right here in Boston almost three decades ago. Today, the value of the 13 artworks that were stolen is as high as half a billion dollars. WBUR has teamed up with The Boston Globe to look deeper into this in a new podcast called Last Seen.

On WBUR's Morning Edition, host Bob Oakes checks in with the podcast's senior reporter and producer Kelly Horan and Pulitzer Prize-winning Boston Globe reporter and consulting producer Stephen Kurkjian to discuss this week's episode, which focuses on the thefts' possible connection to the crime underworld.

Sign up for our newsletter for the latest updates, join our Facebook group to discuss the investigation and if you have a tip, theory or thought, we want to hear it.

This segment aired on October 1, 2018.


Headshot of Kelly Horan

Kelly Horan Senior Producer, Reporter
Kelly Horan is the senior producer and a senior reporter of Last Seen.


Stephen Kurkjian Contributor
Stephen Kurkjian is the consulting producer of Last Seen.



More from WBUR

Listen Live