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(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – Retired LRHS librarian Jill Mullins is featured in the Netflix show “Unsolved Mysteries.” The episode “Body in the Bay” started streaming Tuesday, Nov. 1.
Unsolved Mysteries is a docuseries that recaps and explores in depth different horrific cases that were never solved.
This specific episode surrounds the death of Mullins’ husband, Patrick Mullins, former librarian of Palmetto High School. He was last seen heading out on his 16 ft Stumpknocker boat on January 27, 2013.
After being reported missing by his wife that Sunday, Mullins’ boat was found shortly after seven miles off Egmont Key. On February 5, Patrick’s body was found by a charter boat captain floating in four feet of water near Emerson point.
Mullins said, “We hope that Pat’s episode on Unsolved Mysteries will lead to the identity and prosecution of those responsible for his murder.
“Taking this horrific crime and turning it into the intriguing ‘Body in the Bay’ episode immediately led to people reaching out with information to help solve Pat’s murder,” Mullins continued.
The producers filmed hundreds of hours of video of Mullins, her son Miles, and her brother-in-law Gray. When it came down to the two-week-long production of the show Mullins she signed a document stating that she had no authority over what was produced.
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Professionals featured in the show include forensic anthropologist Dr. Lori Baker, District 12 Medical Examiner Dr. Russ Vega, Manatee County Sheriff’s Lieutenant Rabun Moss, and former Sarasota Herald-Tribune Investigative Reporter Lee Williams.
“’Netflix’ teasers and trailers are well-designed and precisely released to encourage viewership,” added Mullins.
Mullins and her family have rented out billboards across I-75 in Ellenton and on Cortez Road in order to promote the episode.
The Mullins family and friends hope that through their self-promotion of the Netflix episode with social media and billboards that people will keep them in their thoughts and reach out with any known information.