When an Ohio man goes missing during his shift at a secretive nuclear weapons factory, his remains turn up in an unlikely location, shocking his family, co-workers and community. The untimely death of a devoted father is steeped in mystery—and radioactivity—in this episode of Last Seen Alive.

Sources used to research this episode:

Season 6 Episode 17 Unsolved Mysteries (Unsolved Mysteries)

Murder? Suicide? Coverup? A 1984 Mysterious Death in Butler County Remains Unsolved (Butler County News)

The Tale of Dave Bocks and the Radioactive Uranium Furnace (Lauren Dillon / historicmysteries.com)

Death, Lies and Uranium: How an Ohio Man’s Mysterious Disappearance in 1984 Still Haunts Family, Friends (Amber Hunt / Cincinnati Enquirer)

Transcript: Accused Podcast, Season 3, Chapter 6: Last Day Laid Bare (Amber Hunt and Amanda Rossman / Cincinnati Enquirer)

What Lies Beneath the Fernald Preserve (Jenny Wholfarth / Cincinnati Magazine)

Nuclear Workers Win; Their Health Still Loses (Sharon Cohen / Los Angeles Times)

If you have any information about the death of Dave Bocks, please contact the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office at 513-825-1500.

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