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September 9, 2019
34-year-old Teresa Davidson-Murphy disappeared from Rainier, Oregon in October of 1999.  At the time, she was living with her second husband and her daughter. Her daughter last saw her on October 7th, when her mother dropped her off for a sleepover that was due to last 3 days.  That same day, her husband said that he left to go camping in Washington. Her daughter spoke to her two days later on October 9th and thought her mom didn’t sound like herself. Teresa was due to pick up her daughter the following day on the 10th but she never showed.  Most of Theresa’s belongings and her vehicle were at her home but there was no sign of Teresa. It has been nearly 20 years since Teresa was last seen and in that time, no trace of her has ever been found. If you have any information regarding the disappearance of Theresa Ann Davidson-Murphy, please contact the Oregon State Police at 503-731-3020. This episode was sponsored by: Lending Club- Go to LendingClub.com/Vanished to check your rate in minutes and borrow up to $40,000. Native- For 20% off your first purchase, visit nativedeodorant.com and use promo code VANISHED. DoorDash- Get $5 off your first order of $15 or more when you download the DoorDash app and enter promo code VANISHED. You can find new episodes of The Vanished, completely ad-free, only on Stitcher Premium. For a free month of Stitcher Premium, go to stitcherpremium.com/wondery and use promo code WONDERY.
September 2, 2019
On May 23, 1993, 14-year-old Danielle Pitcher left the family home with her mother, Dorothy to walk to the local convenience store in Sunizona, Arizona to buy some cigarettes for her father. On their way, they stopped at Danielle’s sister's house, and then continued on their walk. Although witnesses spotted them walking along their route that day, Danielle and Dorothy never made it home and haven’t been seen in the 26 years since that day. If you have any information about the disappearance of Danielle and Dorothy Pitcher, please call the Cochise County Sheriff’s Office at 520-432-9500. This episode was sponsored by: Stamps.com- Go to Stamps.com and click on the radio microphone at the top of the homepage and type Vanished for a 4-week trial PLUS free postage and a digital scale with no longterm commitment. ThirdLove- Go to ThirdLove.com/Vanished now to find your perfect-fitting bra AND get 15% off your first purchase! You can find new episodes of The Vanished, completely ad-free, only on Stitcher Premium. For a free month of Stitcher Premium, go to stitcherpremium.com/wondery and use promo code WONDERY.
August 26, 2019
On January 4, 2019, 22-year-old Savannah Spurlock wanted a night out on the town. A few weeks prior, Savannah had given birth to twins making her a mother of 4 young children. Her mother, Ellen, could see that she needed a break so after her older children were tucked safely into their beds, Savannah went out with a girlfriend to a bar in Lexington, KY around 10pm.  This was supposed to be a night filled with fun and a chance to cut loose. The evening didn't go as planned after Savannah and her friend got into an argument and separated. Savannah later left the bar with three men she had met that evening. Savannah called her mother via face time and let her know that everything was fine and that she would be home in a few hours. This was the last time that anyone would speak to her Savannah. The police asked for help from the public in identifying the men that Savannah was with the night she went missing. By the end of January, all three men that Savannah interacted with on the night of her disappearance were identified and questioned. According to one of the men, David Sparks, Savannah had come back to his home with him and that she eventually left later that morning, but he did not know where she was. However, on July 10, 2019 human remains would be found at a home in Garrard County. This would be the home of David Sparks. If you have any information regarding the death of Savannah Spurlock please call the Richmond Police department at 859-623-8911. This episode was co-researched and written by Marissa Jones and Erika Gwynn. To find more of Erika's work, please check out her podcast at https://www.apexandabyss.com. This episode was sponsored by: Quip- Get a free refill pack with the purchase of a Quip electric toothbrush. Visit GetQuip.com/vanished. Daily Harvest- Go to dailyharvest.com and enter promo code VANISHED to get $25 off your first box. Ollie- Ollie is offering listeners 60% off your first box plus a free bag of dog treats at myollie.com/try/VANISHED. You can find new episodes of The Vanished, completely ad-free, only on Stitcher Premium. For a free month of Stitcher Premium, go to stitcherpremium.com/wondery and use promo code WONDERY.
August 19, 2019
On Monday, October 14, 2002, Amy Sher left her job at the Lahey Clinic earlier than usual. On Tuesday and Wednesday she called in sick to work. And then on Thursday, October 17, her husband Robert Desmond called in sick for her and told Amy’s employer that she would not be returning to work. He called back on Friday to ask for Amy’s supervisor’s email address, stating that she was not able to send an email herself. Later, when asked by police where his wife had gone, Robert Desmond told them that he had dropped her off at a train station and that he had not seen her since but this wasn’t the first time Amy had disappeared. She fell out of sight long before that fateful October day, when her abusive husband forced her to refuse contact with her family and friends. Now Amy was actually missing, and there is no evidence Amy chose to leave. If you have any information about Amy’s disappearance, you can call the Billerca, Massachusetts Police Department at 978-671-0900. If you would like to listen to more from Laura Richards, please check out Real Crime Profile. This episode was sponsored by: Sleep Number- You’ll only find Sleep Number at one of their 575 Sleep Number stores nationwide. Visit sleepnumber.com/VANISH find the one nearest you. Ritual- Visit Ritual.com/Vanished for 10% off your first 3 months of Essential for Women vitamins. Lending Club- Go to LendingClub.com/Vanished to check your rate in minutes and borrow up to $40,000. Native- For 20% off your first purchase, visit nativedeodorant.com and use promo code VANISHED. You can find new episodes of The Vanished, completely ad-free, only on Stitcher Premium. For a free month of Stitcher Premium, go to stitcherpremium.com/wondery and use promo code WONDERY.
August 5, 2019
In the early morning hours of March 9, 2019, 25 year old Aubrey Dameron allegedly left the home that she shared with her mother and several other family members in Grove, Oklahoma. Her mom says that Aubrey told her that she was going to meet someone. Her phone last pinged around that same time in the area of her mother's home. No one seems to know where Aubrey went that night, but she has not been seen or heard from since. If you have any information about Aubrey’s disappearance, you can call the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation at 1-800-522-8017, the Cherokee National Marshal Service at 918-207-3800 or the Delaware County Sheriff’s Office at 918-253-4531. You can follow Aubrey’s story on social media at: https://www.facebook.com/MissingAubreyDameron This episode was sponsored by: ThirdLove- Go to ThirdLove.com/Vanished now to find your perfect-fitting bra AND get 15% off your first purchase! Quip- Get a free refill pack with the purchase of a Quip electric toothbrush. Visit GetQuip.com/vanished. Stamps.com- Go to Stamps.com and click on the radio microphone at the top of the homepage and type Vanished for a 4-week trial PLUS free postage and a digital scale with no longterm commitment. You can find new episodes of The Vanished, completely ad-free, only on Stitcher Premium. For a free month of Stitcher Premium, go to stitcherpremium.com/wondery and use promo code WONDERY.
July 29, 2019
David Kallenberger disappeared on March 15th, 2016. He had left his home in Lafayette, Indiana on his motorcycle and was headed to Florida to visit with his sister. At 3:20 PM that day, a state trooper came upon David broken down on Highway 65 in the area of Franklin, Indiana. The trooper asked David if he needed help but David told him that he had already called for help. Hours later, the trooper passed through the area again. David’s motorcycle was still there but there was no trace of David. Various other people had witnessed David in the area that day but where he went after and what happened to him remains a mystery. If you have any information regarding the whereabouts of David Kallenberger, please contact the Indiana State Police at 765-567-2125. This episode was sponsored by: DoorDash- Get $5 off your first order of $15 or more when you download the DoorDash app and enter promo code VANISHED. Daily Harvest- Go to dailyharvest.com and enter promo code VANISHED to get $25 off your first box. Ruggable- Got to MyRuggable.com/VANISHED for 15% off your order AND FREE SHIPPING! You can find new episodes of The Vanished, completely ad-free, only on Stitcher Premium. For a free month of Stitcher Premium, go to stitcherpremium.com/wondery and use promo code WONDERY.
July 22, 2019
On June 20, 2000, 30-year-old Debra Melo left her doctor’s office and got into the family car with her husband Luis. As they drove along Route 18 in Weymouth, Massachusetts, Luis said that they got into an argument and Debra asked to be let out of the vehicle. Luis claims that she got out of the car without her purse or the items she purchased from the doctor’s office. Debra has never been seen or heard from again. If you have any information about the disappearance of Debra Melo, please call the Massachusetts State Police at 781-830-4800. This episode was sponsored by: ThirdLove- Go to ThirdLove.com/Vanished now to find your perfect-fitting bra AND get 15% off your first purchase! Ritual- Visit Ritual.com/Vanished for 10% off your first 3 months of Essential for Women vitamins. Lending Club- Go to LendingClub.com/Vanished to check your rate in minutes and borrow up to $40,000. Native- For 20% off your first purchase, visit nativedeodorant.com and use promo code VANISHED. You can find new episodes of The Vanished, completely ad-free, only on Stitcher Premium. For a free month of Stitcher Premium, go to stitcherpremium.com/wondery and use promo code WONDERY.
July 8, 2019
In September of 2017, 18-year-old Corinna Slusser went missing. In the years prior to her disappearance, the Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania native lost all interest in high school. Her grades began to slip and she would have had to go to summer school in order to graduate, but Corinna had different plans. She dropped out of Bloomsburg Area High School and set her eyes towards the future. She wanted to move in with her Aunt who lived in Massachusetts in 2018 due to the fact that her and her mother, Sabina, were not getting along. However, this move would never happen. A few months before Corinna went missing, she had met a man by the name of Yhovanny Peguero. Yhovanny told Corinna that he would be able to help her get a place to stay in New York City. In August of 2017, Corinna picked up and went to the big apple. She only took her cell phone and ID with her. She left all of her other belongings behind. A month later, Corinna disappeared and she is believed to have been the victim of human trafficking.  If you have any information about the disappearance of Corinna Slusser, please call the NYPD Human Trafficking Task Force at 212-384-1000. This episode was co-researched and written by Marissa Jones and Erika Gwynn. To find more of Erika's work, please check out her podcast at https://www.apexandabyss.com. This episode was sponsored by: Quip- Get a free refill pack with the purchase of a Quip electric toothbrush. VisitGetQuip.com/vanished. Sleep Number- You’ll only find Sleep Number at one of their 575 Sleep Number stores nationwide. Visit sleepnumber.com/VANISH find the one nearest you. Stamps.com- Go to Stamps.com and click on the radio microphone at the top of the homepage and type Vanished for a 4-week trial PLUS free postage and a digital scale with no longterm commitment. You can find new episodes of The Vanished, completely ad-free, only on Stitcher Premium. For a free month of Stitcher Premium, go to stitcherpremium.com/wondery and use promo code WONDERY.
July 1, 2019
On May 24, 2017, 27-year-old Zacharey Wilks left his home in Lompoc, California to make the familiar drive to his uncle’s residence in Las Vegas, Nevada. He planned to spend some time helping his uncle prepare the family’s vacation home for summer guests and also enjoy seeing his relatives. However, Zacharey never made it, and neither he nor his car have ever been seen again. Extensive searches have been conducted along Zacharey's route but no trace of him has been found. Zacharey is in need of life sustaining medication and may be in need of medical treatment.          If you have any information about Zacharey Wilks’ disappearance, please call the Lompoc Police Department at 805-736-2341 You can follow Zacharey’s story on social media at Find Zacharey Wilks. This episode was sponsored by: Buffy- For $20 off your Buffy comforter, visit Buffy.co and enter code VANISHED. Quip- Get a free refill pack with the purchase of a Quip electric toothbrush. Visit GetQuip.com/vanished. ThirdLove- Go to ThirdLove.com/Vanished now to find your perfect-fitting bra AND get 15% off your first purchase! You can find new episodes of The Vanished, completely ad-free, only on Stitcher Premium. For a free month of Stitcher Premium, go to stitcherpremium.com/wondery and use promo code WONDERY.
June 24, 2019
On January 14, 2016, Ebonee Spears’ parents were desperately trying to get their thirty-year-old daughter some help. Ebonee hadn’t been acting like herself, possibly displaying signs of a mental health or medical crisis, and her family wanted to her to check in for an evaluation. As Ebonee’s family raced to help their daughter between the afternoon of January 14th and throughout the next day, strange things began to happen, and Ebonee Spears has not been seen since late in the evening of January 15, 2016. This week, we’re exploring the odd and extraordinary events leading up to Ebonee’s disappearance more than three years ago and looking into some of the more mysterious aspects of her case. If you have any information about Ebonee’s disappearance, please contact the Wilmington Police Department at 910-343-3686 or 910-343-3600. You can follow Ebonee’s story on social media at: https://www.facebook.com/find.ebonee.spears/ This episode was sponsored by: Ritual- Visit Ritual.com/Vanished for 10% off your first 3 months of Essential for Women vitamins. Buffy- For $20 off your Buffy comforter, visit Buffy.co and enter code VANISHED. You can find new episodes of The Vanished, completely ad-free, only on Stitcher Premium. For a free month of Stitcher Premium, go to stitcherpremium.com/wondery and use promo code WONDERY.
June 17, 2019
On October 1, 2013, Jillanne Pagano abducted her 3 month old daughter, Lillianna, from Rocheport, MO. Lillianna’s parents, Tyler and Jillanne, had a falling out shortly after young Lillianna was born. One day, Tyler received a text message stating that Jillanne and Lillianna were going out of state. When he inquired further as to where they were going and for how long he received no answer. It would be more than five years before this case would get a big break. This episode was co-researched and written by Marissa Jones and Erika Gwynn. To find more of Erika's work, please check out her podcast at https://www.apexandabyss.com. This episode was sponsored by: Quip- Get a free refill pack with the purchase of a Quip electric toothbrush. Visit GetQuip.com/vanished. Ritual- Visit Ritual.com/Vanished for 10% off your first 3 months of Essential for Women vitamins. Lending Club- Go to LendingClub.com/Vanished to check your rate in minutes and borrow up to $40,000. DoorDash- Get $5 off your first order of $15 or more when you download the DoorDash app and enter promo code VANISHED. You can find new episodes of The Vanished, completely ad-free, only on Stitcher Premium. For a free month of Stitcher Premium, go to stitcherpremium.com/wondery and use promo code WONDERY.
June 10, 2019
On September 30, 2011, 18-year-old Nieko Lisi went missing. Nieko was last seen in Addison, NY with his friend Robert Knight. Nieko and Robert went to Nieko’s uncle’s home around 2pm that afternoon. Nieko told his uncle that he and his friend were heading to Buffalo, New York to go camping. The pair were driving a pick-up truck that they claimed belonged to Robert’s grandfather, but this would later be proven to be untrue. The following day, Nieko spoke to his grandmother via telephone. Little did his family know, this would be the last time they would speak to him. A few days later, Nieko’s mother, Monica, got a letter in the mail that contained Nieko’s drivers license. According to the note attached to the license, it had been found in Hornell, NY which is about a 20 minute drive from where Nieko and his family lived. Nieko’s family members were already concerned given the fact that they had not heard from him in a few days, receiving the license in the mail sent them into a panic. Nieko Lisi was reported missing on October 5, 2011. It was later found out that the friend who was with Nieko around the time he went missing had allegedly been dropped off in Romulus, Michigan on October 1st by Nieko, but no one witnessed the drop off to confirm that Nieko was there. Once police started looking deeper into the case, it was discovered that Nieko’s last cell phone ping hit a tower in Franklin, TN. He may have been spotted in that area, but there is no concrete evidence proving that this was actually him. In the days after Nieko disappeared, his friend, Robert Knight, was questioned by police in Michigan in regards to Nieko’s whereabouts. Police took Knight to the hospital to get a psychiatric evaluation due to the behavior he was exhibiting. However, he was released the following day. But only two days after being questioned by police, Robert Knight was found dead of an apparent drug overdose. This is just one of many mysterious circumstances surrounding the disappearance of Nieko Lisi. If you have any information regarding the whereabouts of Nieko Lisi please call 1-800-TBI-FIND. This episode was co-researched and written by Marissa Jones and Erika Gwynn. To find more of Erika's work, please check out her podcast at https://www.apexandabyss.com. This episode was sponsored by: Sleep Number- You’ll only find Sleep Number at one of their 575 Sleep Number stores nationwide. Visit sleepnumber.com/VANISH find the one nearest you. Stamps.com- Go to Stamps.com and click on the radio microphone at the top of the homepage and type Vanished for a 4-week trial PLUS free postage and a digital scale with no longterm commitment. Daily Harvest- Go to daily-harvest.com and enter promo code VANISHED to get three free cups in your first box. Book of the Month- Sign up at bookofthemonth.com with code VANISHED and you'll get your first book for just $5. You can find new episodes of The Vanished, completely ad-free, only on Stitcher Premium. For a free month of Stitcher Premium, go to stitcherpremium.com/wondery and use promo code WONDERY.
June 3, 2019
On July 22, 2016, 25-year-old paramedic, Eric Pracht and his fiance had a small get together at their condo in Lakewood, Colorado. As the party was winding down and most of the guests had left, a disagreement between the pair and two people close to them, turned into more of an argument. According to those present, Eric took a walk to cool off. They waited for him to come back but Eric never returned. Despite extensive searches, no trace of Eric has ever been found. Eric’s disappearance is a baffling mystery with bizarre clues but they just haven’t found enough pieces of the puzzle to solve it. If you have any information about Eric’s disappearance, please call the Lakewood Police Department at (303) 987-7111. The episode was co-researched and written by Marissa Jones and Anna Priestland. This episode was sponsored by: thredUp- Get an extra 30% off your first order by visiting thredUp.com/VANISHED. Quip- Get a free refill pack with the purchase of a Quip electric toothbrush. Visit GetQuip.com/vanished. ThirdLove- Go toThirdLove.com/Vanished now to find your perfect-fitting bra AND get 15% off your first purchase! You can find new episodes of The Vanished, completely ad-free, only on Stitcher Premium. For a free month of Stitcher Premium, go to stitcherpremium.com/wondery and use promo code WONDERY.
May 27, 2019
On May 31, 1995, 35-year-old Danny Lee Kelley disappeared from Gold Hill, Oregon. He had been staying with some friends when they called his family for help stating that he was acting strange, they thought he may need to go to the hospital. Several family members responded to the scene and witnessed Danny’s strange behavior, talking to people who weren’t there and acting paranoid. They attempted to get him in the car when he just took off running toward the Rogue River. His sister and her boyfriend chased after Danny but he was never seen or heard from again. His family has many theories on what happened to Danny from he simply drowned in the river to him staging this to disappear to Mexico. Nearly 24 years have passed since Danny disappeared and his oldest son, Shane, has renewed the efforts to find answers. If you have any information about Danny’s disappearance, please call the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office at 541-774-6800. This episode was sponsored by: DoorDash- Get $5 off your first order of $15 or more when you download the DoorDash app and enter promo code VANISHED. Ritual- Visit Ritual.com/Vanished for 10% off your first 3 months of Essential for Women vitamins. Daily Harvest- Go to daily-harvest.com and enter promo code VANISHED to get three free cups in your first box. You can find new episodes of The Vanished, completely ad-free, only on Stitcher Premium. For a free month of Stitcher Premium, go to stitcherpremium.com/wondery and use promo code WONDERY.
May 20, 2019
On the evening of November 3, 2018, 28-year-old veteran James Liedtka and his roommate joined some friends on a popular street in Eau Claire, Wisconsin for a night of celebrating a friend’s birthday. During that evening, James got separated from the group he was with. In the early morning hours of November 4, James was seen on a surveillance video walking behind a local bar in the direction of a bike path. That camera footage is the last known sighting of James. Extensive searches have been conducted but no trace of him has been found. If you have any information about the disappearance of James Liedtka, please contact the Eau Claire Police Department at 715-839-4972. You can follow James’ story on social media at www.facebook.com/BringJamesLiedtkaHome. This episode was sponsored by: Lending Club- Go to LendingClub.com/Vanished to check your rate in minutes and borrow up to $40,000. thredUp- Get an extra 30% off your first order by visiting thredUp.com/VANISHED. HelloFresh- For $80 off your first month of HelloFresh, go toHelloFresh.com/TheVanished80 and enter code TheVanished80. Ollie- Ollie is offering listeners 60% off your first box plus a free bag of dog treats at myollie.com/try/VANISHED
May 13, 2019
On February 4, 2011, the Texas Hill Country was experiencing some abnormally cold weather. It had been snowing in New Braunfels, and the temperatures dipped below 20 degrees. 18-month-old Joshua Davis was staying warm in bed with his mom watching movies when she realized he had crawled off. She got up to search for Joshua but he was nowhere to be found. A search ensued, but no trace of Joshua has ever been found. Joshua’s family maintains that he must have gotten out of the house or been taken by someone, but who? The New Braunfels Police Department believes that the answers to this story lie with the people who were in the house that day. If you have any information about Joshua’s disappearance, you can call the New Braunfels Police Department at 830-221-4100. Crime Stoppers is offering a reward of up to $4,000 for information in this case that leads to an arrest of grand jury indictment. To remain anonymous and to collect the reward, contact Crime Stoppers at 830-620-TIPS (8477) (or 1-800-640-8422), leave a tip online at http://comalcrimestoppers.org/, or send a tip using the “P3 Tips” smartphone app available on iOS and Android devices. You can follow Joshua’s story on social media at Let’s FIND Joshua Davis. This episode was sponsored by: Stamps.com- Go to Stamps.com and click on the radio microphone at the top of the homepage and type Vanished for a 4-week trial PLUS free postage and a digital scale with no longterm commitment. Quip- Get a free refill pack with the purchase of a Quip electric toothbrush. Visit GetQuip.com/vanished. Sleep Number- You’ll only find Sleep Number at one of their 575 Sleep Number stores nationwide. Visit sleepnumber.com/VANISH find the one nearest you. You can find new episodes of The Vanished, completely ad-free, only on Stitcher Premium. For a free month of Stitcher Premium, go to stitcherpremium.com/wondery and use promo code WONDERY.
May 6, 2019
Lisa Prescott was last seen on August 31, 2018 at her home in Griffin Park which is located in Jonesboro, Arkansas. According to those who saw Lisa before she disappeared, it was around 6:00 PM that evening when she was spotted watching TV in her bedroom, already in her pajamas for the evening. This indicated to her niece, who was at her home at the time, that her aunt was staying in for the evening. Lisa was experiencing some severe health problems and it is said that she would not have been able to walk 100 yards by herself. Because of these health issues, Lisa’s sister-in-law came over to check on her the following morning. When she arrived, she noticed that Lisa’s door was unlocked and that her dog had been wandering around the house unattended. This was something that was very unusual behavior for Lisa. She never left her house unlocked and, if she wasn’t home, her dog would be crated. While searching through the house Lisa’s medication, phone, keys and purse were located, but no sign of Lisa. It has been more than 8 months since Lisa Prescott mysteriously went missing. What happened to her on August 31, 2018? In this episode you will get to hear exclusive interviews with Lisa's family, friends and the detective investigating her case. There is currently a $1,500 reward being offered for any information that leads to finding Lisa. If you have any information about what happened to Lisa Prescott, please contact the Jonesboro Police Department at 870-935-5551. You can follow Lisa's case on Facebook at Help Find Lisa Prescott. This episode was co-researched and written by Marissa Jones and Erika Gwynn. To find more of Erika's work, please check out her podcast at https://www.apexandabyss.com. This episode was sponsored by: Stitch Fix- Get started at stitchfix.com/MIA and you'll get 25% off when you keep all items in your box. ThirdLove- Go to ThirdLove.com/Vanished now to find your perfect-fitting bra AND get 15% off your first purchase! DoorDash- Get $5 off your first order of $15 or more when you download the DoorDash app and enter promo code VANISHED. Cove- Get your first month of treatment for free by going to withcove.com/VANISHED. You can find new episodes of The Vanished, completely ad-free, only on Stitcher Premium. For a free month of Stitcher Premium, go to stitcherpremium.com/wondery and use promo code WONDERY.
April 29, 2019
On May 3, 2017, 22-year-old Akia Eggleston was seen in Baltimore, Maryland on surveillance video withdrawing money from her bank account. She was 8 months pregnant with her second child and was unable to drive or even walk more than a short distance because her pregnancy was considered high-risk. After this bank transaction, Akia was never seen again. She was preparing to move to a new apartment and was planning her baby shower where she would share the gender of her baby with those she loved. Akia had two-year-old daughter, a son on the way, and her whole life in front of her. What happened to Akia after this bank transaction on May 3? If you have any information about Akia’s disappearance, you can call the Baltimore Police Department at 443-984-7385 or 410-396-2100. You can leave an anonymous tip with Crime Stoppers at 866-756-2587. Alternatively, you can contact the FBI at 410-265-8080. You can follow Akia’s story on social media at Missing Akia Eggleston Special thanks to Claudia Rivero and Rosemary Rade. You can find more of Claudia's work at https://www.claudiariverotv.com. For more information on the National Domestic Violence Hotline, please visit https://www.thehotline.org. This episode was sponsored by: Ritual- Visit Ritual.com/Vanished for 10% off your first 3 months of Essential for Women vitamins. Lending Club- Go to LendingClub.com/Vanished to check your rate in minutes and borrow up to $40,000. thredUp- Get an extra 30% off your first order by visiting thredUp.com/VANISHED. Cove- Get your first month of treatment for free by going to withcove.com/VANISHED. You can find new episodes of The Vanished, completely ad-free, only on Stitcher Premium. For a free month of Stitcher Premium, go to stitcherpremium.com/wondery and use promo code WONDERY.
April 22, 2019
During Easter of 2013, 37-year-old Ryan Blagojevic disappeared from the central harbor area of Portland, Maine. He had struggled with alcohol as a teen but when he suffered a severe brain injury in an accident a few years prior to his disappearance, it led to a more serious dependence on alcohol. Ryan had lived in the area for around two years— on the streets and in and out of shelters, so specifics about his life at this time are vague. What is known however, is that on the evening of March 31, 2013, he was intoxicated, kicked out of a shelter and the police were called. After they spoke with him and he went on his way — Ryan was never seen again. If you have information about Ryan’s disappearance, please call Detective Chris Giesecke at the Portland Maine Police Dept. at (207) 874-8593. You can follow Ryan's case on Facebook at Missing Ryan Blagojevic. The episode was co-researched and written by Marissa Jones and Anna Priestland. This episode was sponsored by: Stamps.com- Go to Stamps.com and click on the radio microphone at the top of the homepage and type Vanished for a 4-week trial PLUS free postage and a digital scale with no longterm commitment. Daily Harvest- Go to daily-harvest.com and enter promo code VANISHED to get three free cups in your first box. You can find new episodes of The Vanished, completely ad-free, only on Stitcher Premium. For a free month of Stitcher Premium, go to stitcherpremium.com/wondery and use promo code WONDERY.
April 15, 2019
On December 26, 2016, 58-year-old Lori Feltz disappeared from Cynthiana, KY. When Lori was young, she was in a terrible car accident. This accident killed her younger brother, who was a passenger in the vehicle, and Lori suffered a traumatic brain injury. This accident would change the course of her life forever. Lori, as a result of this injury, had intellectual disabilities, short term memory loss, seizures and required a caregiver to help her with daily tasks and make sure she took her medication. Around 9 AM on December 26, 2016, Lori was last seen leaving her house on Hick Hardy Road to walk up a path to go help her sister at the home next door. The path was only about 300 yards and this was a route she would walk on a regular basis for exercise. However, she never made it to see her sister. Her sister, Tricia, was expecting Lori and became concerned when she didn’t arrive but she couldn’t find Lori anywhere. Lori’s family members believe that it is possible that she became disoriented on her walk and flagged down a passing motorist to ask for a ride, but so far there have been no signs or clues to indicate what truly happened to Lori that day. If you have any information regarding the disappearance of Lori Feltz please call the Kentucky State Police at 859-428-1212. You can follow Lori's case on Facebook at Finding Justice for Lori. This episode was co-researched and written by Marissa Jones and Erika Gwynn. To find more of Erika's work, please check out her podcast at https://www.apexandabyss.com. This episode was sponsored by: Quip- Get a free refill pack with the purchase of a Quip electric toothbrush. Visit GetQuip.com/vanished. Noom- Sign-up for a free trial at noom.com/vanished. Stitch Fix- Get started at stitchfix.com/MIA and you'll get 25% off when you keep all items in your box. ThirdLove- Go toThirdLove.com/Vanished now to find your perfect-fitting bra AND get 15% off your first purchase! You can find new episodes of The Vanished, completely ad-free, only on Stitcher Premium. For a free month of Stitcher Premium, go to stitcherpremium.com/wondery and use promo code WONDERY.
April 8, 2019
Around 11PM on August 16, 2017, 60-year-old Randy Cuddy left his residence in Apple Valley, California to head to work. Randy never made it to his place of employment and was never seen again. His car was found several weeks later in a remote area of the desert in Victorville, California. Randy’s family says that there are so many things that don’t add up about his disappearance, but the police maintain that there is no evidence that Randy met with foul play. What happened to Randy on his way to work on August 16th, 2017? Did he walk away from his life or did something far more sinister happen? If you have any information about Randy’s disappearance, please call the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Office at 760-552-6800. You can follow Randy’s story on Facebook at Help Find Randy Cuddy: https://www.facebook.com/Help-Find-Randy-Cuddy-139620306778507/ This episode was sponsored by: Lending Club- Go to LendingClub.com/Vanished to check your rate in minutes and borrow up to $40,000. Sleep Number- You’ll only find Sleep Number at one of their 575 Sleep Number stores nationwide. Visitsleepnumber.com/VANISH find the one nearest you. You can find new episodes of The Vanished, completely ad-free, only on Stitcher Premium. For a free month of Stitcher Premium, go to stitcherpremium.com/wondery and use promo code WONDERY.
April 1, 2019
43-year-old Donald Dugger was last seen in Warroad, Minnesota in the early morning hours of August 11th, 2012. Don was a trucker and had just returned to his place of employment to return the semi he was driving. His plan was to then drive his car back home. Don called his sister and explained that there were people outside of his truck and that he was concerned. She heard Donnie ask “what do you want? I am trying to cooperate.” He then told her that he was going to call 911, which he did. Police responded to the scene but the people Don had seen weren’t there. They left after speaking with Don and later returned to see him loading his personal belongings into his car from the semi. That is the last time anyone saw Donald Dugger. His car was later found abandoned on an ATV trail inside Beltrami Island State Forest. Over six and a half years later, Donald Dugger is still missing and his case remains unsolved. If you have any information about the disappearance of Donald Dugger, please contact the Roseau County Sheriff's Office at 218-463-1421. This episode was sponsored by: HelloFresh- For $80 off your first month of HelloFresh, go to HelloFresh.com/TheVanished80 and enter code TheVanished80. Quip- Get a free refill pack with the purchase of a Quip electric toothbrush. Visit GetQuip.com/vanished. Ritual- Visit Ritual.com/Vanished for 10% off your first 3 months of Essential for Women vitamins. You can find episodes of The Vanished, completely ad-free, only on Stitcher Premium. For a free month, go to stitcherpremium.com/wondery and use promo code “WONDERY”.
March 25, 2019
Dennis Day is known as being one of the original Mickey Mouse Club Mouseketeers. He was just 12 years old back in 1955 when he was hired to appear on the show but that was a long time ago and only a small part of Dennis’ life. Fast forward 63 years to July 15, 2018, now 76-year-old Dennis Day allegedly told his roommate that he was going to visit some friends for a few days and left on foot with his dog from his home in Phoenix, Oregon. Two days prior, Dennis’ husband, Ernie, was taken to the hospital by ambulance after a fall. Ernie suffers from some memory problems, and was unable to describe what Dennis looked like currently, who his friends were, or if he had any family. In the eight months since Dennis disappeared, his loved ones have embarked on a mission to find out what happened to him, but have been left with more questions than answers. UPDATE- On April 4, 2019, remains were located inside Dennis Day’s home. The remains have not been identified yet. June 6, 2019 UPDATE- The remains found back in April of 2019 have been identified as Dennis Day. If you have any information about the disappearance of Dennis Day, please call Lieutenant Price with the Phoenix Police Department at 541-535-1113, extension 309. You can follow Dennis’ story on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/FindDennisDay/ This episode was sponsored by: Noom- Sign-up for a free trial at noom.com/vanished. Stitch Fix- Get started at stitchfix.com/MIA and you'll get 25% off when you keep all items in your box. Article- Article is offering my listeners $50 off their first purchase of $100 or more! To claim, visit Article.com/MIA and the discount will be automatically applied at checkout. Lending Club- Go to LendingClub.com/Vanished to check your rate in minutes and borrow up to $40,000. You can find episodes of The Vanished, completely ad-free, only on Stitcher Premium. For a free month, go to stitcherpremium.com/wondery and use promo code “WONDERY”.
March 18, 2019
On August 6, 2017, 17 year old James Candy climbed out of his bedroom window during the night and left his home in the Vegreville area of Alberta, Canada with only the clothes he was wearing and the lariat he used on the family farm. Earlier that evening, his parents had talked to him about his use of marijuana in their home after his mom found a small amount of it in the pocket of his jacket. Before he went to bed, he and his dad made plans to do some work the next day, agreed on a time, and said "I love you" to each other. This would be the last time James’ father spoke to his youngest son. The next day, his parents realized that he was missing and called the local police. Searches for James commenced, however, no trace of James has ever been found. If you have any information about James’ disappearance, you can call the Vegreville Royal Canadian Mounted Police at 780-632-2223. You can follow James’ story on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/FindJamesCandy This episode was sponsored by: Robinhood- Robinhood is giving listeners a FREE stock like Apple, Ford or Sprint to help build your portfolio! Sign up at Vanished.robinhood.com. ThirdLove- Go to ThirdLove.com/Vanished now to find your perfect-fitting bra AND get 15% off your first purchase! Cora- Go to Cora.life/VANISHED to get a one month free trial. Stamps.com- Go to Stamps.com and click on the radio microphone at the top of the homepage and type Vanished for a 4-week trial PLUS free postage and a digital scale with no longterm commitment. You can find episodes of The Vanished, completely ad-free, only on Stitcher Premium. For a free month, go to stitcherpremium.com/wondery and use promo code “WONDERY”.
March 11, 2019
On July 1, 2018, 28 year old Kevin Graves went missing while spending the weekend at the Electric Forest Music Festival in Rothbury, Michigan. Kevin was attending the music festival with his girlfriend and two of their friends when an alleged argument broke out between the couple. According to those with Kevin that day, he stormed off from them while acting erratic and he was never seen or heard from again. Kevin’s girlfriend notified the police that he was missing and she told his family that she couldn’t find him after the festival. Knowing this was unlike him, Kevin’s loved ones went into immediate action to try and find him. What they would uncover in their investigation would be a series of strange possibilities as to what happened to Kevin that day. They have considered everything from foul play to the idea that Kevin may have joined a cult. There is currently a $10,000 reward for information regarding his whereabouts. Anyone with information about the disappearance of Kevin Graves is asked to call the Oakland County Sheriff's Office at (248) 858-4950 or the Michigan State Police Hart Post (231) 873-2171. You can follow Kevin's case on Facebook at Help Us Find Kevin Graves. This episode was co-researched and written by Marissa Jones and Erika Gwynn. To find more of Erika's work, please check out her podcast at https://www.apexandabyss.com. This episode was sponsored by: Quip- If you go to Getquip.com/vanished right now, you'll get your first refill pack FREE with a QUIP electric toothbrush. Headspace- Start your journey to a healthier, happier life by subscribing to Headspace. Sign-up now at Headspace.com/Vanished for a free month trial. Liquid I.V.- Go toliquidiv.com and enter promo code VANISHED for 20% anything you order. You can find episodes of The Vanished, completely ad-free, only on Stitcher Premium. For a free month, go to stitcherpremium.com/wondery and use promo code “WONDERY”.
March 5, 2019
On the afternoon of September 19, 1993, 28 year old Salvador Ramirez, or Sal as was known to loved ones, attended a family gathering at his brothers home in Yonkers, New York after dropping his mother off at JFK Airport. After the gathering, he played some soccer and then left to drive to Elmsford, New York, where he was to collect his two-year-old daughter from his estranged wife's home. A friend saw him driving in that direction but Sal was never seen again.  In Part 1, you heard about the disappearance of 28-year-old Sal Ramirez. In Part 2, we are going to take a look at what has happened in the years since his disappearance and where the case stands today. If you have any information regarding Sal’s disappearance, please contact the Yonkers Police Department at 914-377-7731. The episode was co-researched and written by Marissa Jones and Anna Priestland. This episode was sponsored by: Cora - Go to Cora.life/VANISHED to get a one month free trial. Betterhelp - Listeners get 10% off your first month by going to betterhelp.com/VANISHED. You can find episodes of The Vanished, completely ad-free, only on Stitcher Premium. For a free month, go to stitcherpremium.com/wondery and use promo code “WONDERY”.
March 4, 2019
On the afternoon of September 19, 1993, 28 year old Salvador Ramirez, or Sal as was known to loved ones, attended a family gathering at his brothers home in Yonkers, New York after dropping his mother off at JFK Airport. After the gathering, he played some soccer and then left to drive to Elmsford, New York, where he was to collect his two-year-old daughter from his estranged wife's home. A friend saw him driving in that direction but Sal was never seen again.  That was over twenty-five years ago. He has long been described as a man who lived for his baby daughter, had no reason to disappear and showed no signs of mental distress. If you have any information regarding Sal’s disappearance, please contact the Yonkers Police Department at 914-377-7731. The episode was co-researched and written by Marissa Jones and Anna Priestland. This episode was sponsored by: Lending Club- Go to LendingClub.com/Vanished to check your rate in minutes and borrow up to $40,000. Ritual- Visit Ritual.com/Vanished to try their Essential for Women vitamins. Sleep Number- You’ll only find Sleep Number at one of their 575 Sleep Number stores nationwide. Visit sleepnumber.com/VANISH find the one nearest you. ThirdLove- Go to ThirdLove.com/Vanished now to find your perfect-fitting bra AND get 15% off your first purchase! You can find episodes of The Vanished, completely ad-free, only on Stitcher Premium. For a free month, go to stitcherpremium.com/wondery and use promo code “WONDERY”.
February 25, 2019
On February 17, 2009, 22 year old Laura Nimbach went missing. According to reports, Laura’s last interaction was with a police officer in St. Petersburg, FL. Laura allegedly told the officer that she had been at a domestic violence shelter the previous day, but had left for unknown reasons. Laura was in the midst of leaving a highly abusive relationship and was currently without a permanent place to stay. She had been bouncing around from friends homes to shelters. After this interaction Laura Nimbach told the officer she would make her way to another shelter, but after they parted ways Laura was never seen or heard from again. In the days following her disappearance, Laura was due to make an appearance in court to testify against her abuser, but she never showed up. If you have any information as to the whereabouts of Laura Nimbach please call the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office 727-582-6333 You can follow Laura's case on social media at What happened to Laura Nimbach. This episode was co-researched and written by Marissa Jones and Erika Gwynn. To find more of Erika's work, please check out her podcast at https://www.apexandabyss.com. This episode was sponsored by: Article- Article is offering my listeners $50 off their first purchase of $100 or more! To claim, visit Article.com/MIA and the discount will be automatically applied at checkout. Flamingo- Get the Flamingo shave set, a $22 value, for just $16 plus FREE SHIPPING when you visit ShopFlamingo.com/VANISHED. Brooklinen - Visit Brooklinen.com and use promo code MIA for $20 off AND free shipping. You can find episodes of The Vanished, completely ad-free, only on Stitcher Premium. For a free month, go to stitcherpremium.com/wondery and use promo code “WONDERY”.
February 18, 2019
On July 4, 2017, while Americans all over the United States were celebrating Independence Day with barbecues, fireworks, and quality family time, 9-year-old Kayla Unbehaun was spending time visiting her mother in Wheaton, Illinois. The following day, her father, Ryan Iskerka, left work and went to pick up his daughter, Kayla. However, when he arrived at Kayla’s mother’s residence, Kayla and her mother, Heather, were nowhere to be found. Heather’s father and uncle told Ryan that Heather had taken Kayla camping in Wisconsin but Ryan knew that something wasn’t right and immediately called police. In the 18 months that have passed since that day, Kayla and Heather have not been seen or heard from. Heather Unbehaun currently has an active warrant for felony kidnapping. Link to more information on sovereign citizens: https://archives.fbi.gov/archives/news/stories/2010/april/sovereigncitizens_041310/domestic-terrorism-the-sovereign-citizen-movement If you have any information about Kayla’s disappearance, please call the South Elgin Police Department at 847-741-2151. You can follow Kayla's case on social media at Bring Kayla Home. This episode was sponsored by: Robinhood- Robinhood is giving listeners a FREE stock like Apple, Ford or Sprint to help build your portfolio! Sign up at Vanished.robinhood.com. ThirdLove- Go toThirdLove.com/Vanished now to find your perfect-fitting bra AND get 15% off your first purchase! Quip- If you go to Getquip.com/vanished right now, you'll get your first refill pack FREE with a QUIP electric toothbrush.
February 11, 2019
On October 2, 1976, a farmer and his young granddaughter were riding a tractor through the fields of Seneca, Illinois. The farmer saw what he thought to be a deer laying in a ditch and wanted to show his granddaughter. As he approached, he found a young woman, nude, her head covered in a plastic bag and a sweater. The farmer drove back home and notified authorities. Soon after, the Grundy County Sheriff’s officers arrived and found a young black woman dead of a gunshot wound to the head. Authorities tried to identify the woman but no one came forward. They were unable to match her to any missing persons reports. Six weeks later, on Thanksgiving Day, she was buried in an unmarked grave in a local cemetery. 43 years later, she remains unidentified. On this episode of The Vanished, we are taking a look at the other side of missing persons cases; the unidentified. Jane Doe's case was re-opened last year. Deputy Coroner Brandon Johnson and Chief Coroner John Callahan join us to speak about their mission to give Jane Doe her name back. This episode also includes an interview with Cook County Detective Sergeant Jason Moran who is assisting with Jane Doe's case and also working to identify the remaining unidentified victims of serial killer John Wayne Gacy. Finally, we spoke to Dr. Colleen Fitzpatrick from the DNA Doe Project about what they are doing to help solve cold cases just like Jane Doe's. If you have any information about Jane Doe’s identity or her murder, please contact Grundy County Deputy Coroner Brandon Johnson at 815-941-3359 or email him at bjohnson@grundyco.org. You can follow Jane Doe’s story on Facebook at facebook.com/grundycountycoldcase. This episode was sponsored by: Lending Club- Go to LendingClub.com/Vanished to check your rate in minutes and borrow up to $40,000. Headspace- Start your journey to a healthier, happier life by subscribing to Headspace. Sign-up now at Headspace.com/Vanished for a free month trial. Article- Article is offering my listeners $50 off their first purchase of $100 or more! To claim, visit Article.com/MIA and the discount will be automatically applied at checkout. You can find episodes of The Vanished, completely ad-free, only on Stitcher Premium. For a free month, go to stitcherpremium.com/wondery and use promo code “WONDERY”.
February 4, 2019
On May 27, 1999, 42-year-old Dale Williams, a body shop owner in Nucla, CO, got a phone call from a stranded motorist asking for assistance. Dale, being a well-liked and helpful individual, agreed to come to the aid of this stranded person. Though, this was not something he typically did in his line of work. A friend of Dale's was visiting his shop when the call came in and thought it was a woman based on the conversation. On his way to the motorist, Dale stopped and spoke to a friend of his at a local gas station and he indicated to them what he was up to while he was out and about that day, but he never told them exactly who he was going help. This interaction is the last confirmed time anyone saw or spoke to Dale Williams. Later, Dale’s wife called to see where her husband was. It was not unusual for Dale to lose track of time when he was focused on his work, but by the next morning and seeing no sign of Dale anywhere, his wife decided to report him missing. Dale’s pick-up truck was found later that year in July of 1999. It was submerged in a swimming hole but there was no sign of Dale anywhere. Almost 20 years later, Dale is still missing and his case remains unsolved. This episode features one of Dale’s daughter’s, Tonee, and his brother, Dick. If you have any information about Dale's disappearance, please call the CBI Grand Junction office at 970-248-7500. You can follow Dale's case on Facebook at Missing: Dale Williams. This episode was co-researched and written by Marissa Jones and Erika Gwynn. To find more of Erika's work, please check out her podcast at https://www.apexandabyss.com. This episode was sponsored by: Robinhood- Robinhood is giving listeners a FREE stock like Apple, Ford or Sprint to help build your portfolio! Sign up at Vanished.robinhood.com. Ritual- Visit Ritual.com/Vanished to try their Essential for Women vitamins. Sleep Number- Come in during the Ultimate Sleep Number event and save 50% on a Sleep Number 360 Limited Edition smart bed. You’ll only find Sleep Number at one of their 575 Sleep Number stores nationwide. Visitsleepnumber.com/VANISH find the one nearest you. You can find episodes of The Vanished, completely ad-free, only on Stitcher Premium. For a free month, go to stitcherpremium.com/wondery and use promo code “WONDERY”.
January 28, 2019
On August 30, 2017, 23-year-old Terasi Niholimbele left the home that he shared with his wife and young daughter and a friend dropped him off at a residence in Phoenix, Arizona. He has not been seen or heard from since. In the 16 months since Terasi has disappeared, his family has struggled to find answers.  In Part 1, we discussed the story of Terasi’s family’s journey to the United States to escape war and genocide in their home country. Terasi and his family came to the United States as refugees in 1998, when Terasi was only four years old. He quickly adapted to life in the US, but continued to struggle with some of the challenges faced by those who have been through such traumatic situations. If you have any information about Terasi’s disappearance, please contact the Phoenix Police Department at 602-534-2121. You can follow Terasi’s case on Facebook at “Bring Terasi Home.”  This episode was sponsored by: Ritual- Visit Ritual.com/Vanished to try their Essential for Women vitamins. Man Crates - To get 14% off when you spend $100 or more, visit ManCrates.com/VANISHED. Handy - To get your first 3-hour cleaning for $39, visit handy.com/vanished and use promo code VANISHED during checkout.
January 28, 2019
On August 30, 2017, 23-year-old Terasi Niholimbele left the home that he shared with his wife and young daughter and a friend dropped him off at a residence in Phoenix, Arizona. He has not been seen or heard from since. In the 16 months since Terasi has disappeared, his family has struggled to find answers. If you have any information about Terasi’s disappearance, please contact the Phoenix Police Department at 602-534-2121. You can follow Terasi’s case on Facebook at “Bring Terasi Home.” This episode was sponsored by: Lending Club- Go to LendingClub.com/Vanished to check your rate in minutes and borrow up to $40,000. Flamingo - Get the Flamingo shave set, a $22 value, for just $16 plus FREE SHIPPING when you visit ShopFlamingo.com/VANISHED. Quip- If you go to Getquip.com/vanished right now, you'll get your first refill pack FREE with a QUIP electric toothbrush. Brooklinen - Visit Brooklinen.com and use promo code MIA for $20 off AND free shipping.
January 21, 2019
On July 24, 2009, 82-year-old Peter Achermann was last seen in Staples, Minnesota. He had left his home in Leader, MN to run errands and he was spotted shopping in town. Peter’s wife expected him to be home between 2pm - 3pm that day, but Peter never returned. The following day, Peter’s ’95 Chevrolet Caprice station wagon was found about 10 miles from his home near a wooded area and his car looked like it was stuck in some mud. Inside of the vehicle was groceries and medication that Peter had picked up for his wife the previous day. However, the car keys and Peter’s walking cane were missing. According to Peter’s family he was in good health and was not experiencing any type of medical issue that would cause him to be confused and wander off, nor do they believe he would have any reason to walk away from his family. If you have any information or tips regarding the whereabouts of Peter Achermann please contact the Cass County Sheriff’s Office at (800) 450-2677 or (218) 547-1424. This episode was co-researched and written by Marissa Jones and Erika Gwynn. To find more of Erika's work, please check out her podcast at https://www.apexandabyss.com. This episode was sponsored by: Poshmark- VisitPoshmark.com or download the Poshmark App and get $5 off your first purchase with the invite code Vanished5. ThirdLove- Go toThirdLove.com/Vanished now to find your perfect-fitting bra AND get 15% off your first purchase!
January 14, 2019
On the afternoon of April 26th, 2010, 16-year-old Alexandria Joy Lowitzer, or Ali as she was known, got off of her school bus across from her home in Spring, Texas. Ali, a sophomore at Spring High School, wanted to walk up to her new workplace, The Burger Barn. She had a paycheck to collect and she told her mom she might be able to pick up a shift that afternoon. Her mom, Jo Ann, was reluctant because Ali had only been working there a few weeks and she hadn’t walked there before. Ali pleaded with her mom until she gave in. Two boys got off the bus with Ali and noticed she lagged behind, not walking as she usually would towards her home, but going the opposite way, out of the neighbourhood in the direction of the Burger Barn. Ali didn't make it to The Burger Barn and was never seen or heard from again. If you have any information about the disappearance of Ali Lowitzer, please contact the Harris County Sheriff's Office 713-221-6000. The episode was co-researched and written by Marissa Jones and Anna Priestland. This episode was sponsored by: Liquid I.V.- Go to liquidiv.com and enter promo code VANISHED for 20% anything you order. Poshmark - Visit Poshmark.com or download the Poshmark App and get $5 off your first purchase with the invite code Vanished5.
January 7, 2019
53-year-old Mark Shearer was last seen on September 27, 2016 when his friend, Tom, stopped over to borrow a pair of bolt cutters. Mark's friends and sister began to notice that they hadn't heard from Mark and attempted to reach him by phone. They didn't get an answer and Mark never returned their calls. His friends stopped over but there was no sign of Mark. While at his house, they noticed some things that seemed out of place. They contacted the police to do a welfare check, they worried that he could have had a medical emergency inside the home but there was no trace of Mark. They reported Mark missing and the police realized that Mark's motorcycle had been found abandoned just days after he was last seen. Over two years have passed and they still have no clue what happened to Mark. If you have any information about the disappearance of Mark Shearer, please contact the Phoenix Police Department Missing Persons Unit at 602-534-2121 or Det. Christopher Jansen at (602) 495-2019. If you would like to remain anonymous, you can call Silent Witness at 480-948-6377 or submit a tip on their website at http://www.silentwitness.org. You can follow Mark's case on social media at Mark Shearer Missing. This episode was sponsored by: Quip- If you go to Getquip.com/vanished right now, you'll get your first refill pack FREE with a QUIP electric toothbrush. Brooklinen - Visit Brooklinen.com and use promo code MIA for $20 off AND free shipping. Ritual- Visit Ritual.com/Vanished to try their Essential for Women vitamins.
December 31, 2018
On September 26, 2016, 21-year-old Keeshae Jacobs told her mother, Toni, that she was going to spend the night at a friend’s house and that she would call the next morning. Keeshae never made it back to her home in Richmond, Virginia and Toni never heard from her daughter again. Keeshae’s mother immediately knew that this was not like her daughter and called family and then the police. In the two years since Keeshae has vanished, her brother has been murdered, and her mother has spent many sleepless nights looking for her daughter. This case is full of unanswered questions, mysterious characters and possibilities. If you have any information about the disappearance of Keeshae Jacobs, please call the Richmond Police Department at 804-801-4503. You can also leave an anonymous message with Crime Stoppers at 804-780-1000. You can follow Keeshae’s case on Facebook at Help Find Keeshae Jacobs. This episode was sponsored by: Sleep Number- Come in during the lowest prices of the season and save $400 on a Sleep Number 360 queen c4 smart bed, now only $1,299. You’ll only find Sleep Number at one of their 575 Sleep Number stores nationwide. Visit sleepnumber.com/VANISH find the one nearest you.
December 17, 2018
48-year-old Kathleen Mohn was last seen at her home in the Gulph Mills section of Upper Merion Township, Pennsylvania on the evening of December 3, 1999. Kathleen had intended on spending the weekend in Levittown, Pennsylvania, just about a 40 minute drive from her home. At this time in her life, Kathleen was living with her husband, Thomas Mohn. After over 20 years of marriage, the two had become estranged and had begun openly seeing other people, but they still remained living under one roof. Kathleen had spent most weekends with her boyfriend in Levittown and this weekend in early December was no different. Her husband has said that she left the house around 9PM that evening but she never made it to her destination and her car was later found abandoned in Tullytown, PA. For the past 19 years, the police have had one suspect in mind, but their evidence is circumstantial. What they are certain of is that Kathleen didn’t just walk away from her life, the believe that she is a homicide victim. They just need that key piece of evidence to bring her killer to justice. If you have any information about the disappearance of Kathleen Mohn please call the Upper Merion Police Department at 610-265-3232. This episode was co-researched and written by Marissa Jones and Erika Gwynn. To find more of Erika's work, please check out her podcast at https://www.apexandabyss.com. This episode was sponsored by: Quip- If you go to Getquip.com/vanished right now, you'll get your first refill pack FREE with a QUIP electric toothbrush. Robinhood-Robinhoodis giving listeners a FREE stock like Apple, Ford or Sprint to help build your portfolio! Sign up at Vanished.robinhood.com.
December 10, 2018
On the evening of February 16, 2018, 20-year old Ryan Shtuka went to a silent disco with some of his friends in the resort town of Sun Peaks, British Columbia. Later on that evening, he and his friends went to a house party nearby. In the early morning hours of the 17th, Ryan was seen getting up to leave the house party to head back home after a fun night. Nothing appeared to be wrong or out of the ordinary. His friends thought Ryan was right behind them as they walked back on that cold, February night. However, Ryan Shtuka would never be seen or heard from again. Extensive searches have been conducted for Ryan but no trace of him has been found. What happened to Ryan during his walk home in Sun Peaks remains a mystery. There is currently a $15,000 reward for any information regarding Ryan’s whereabouts. If you have any information about Ryan’s disappearance please contact Kamloops RCMP at 250-828-3000 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477. You can follow Ryan's case on Facebook at Missing: Ryan Shtuka. This episode was co-researched and written by Marissa Jones and Erika Gwynn. To find more of Erika's work, please check out her podcast at https://www.apexandabyss.com. This episode was sponsored by: Betabrand-Get 20% off Betabrand's dress pant yoga pants by visiting betabrand.com and using code VANISHED. Man Crates - Buy one gift and you will get the second gift 25% off at ManCrates.com/VANISHED.
December 3, 2018
On December 19, 2017, Nathaniel Holmes, who had just turned seventeen, went missing after being dropped off at his new school.  Nathaniel had been attending an online high school program but just five weeks before his disappearance, he had transferred Hidden Lake High School in Westminster, Colorado. On the morning of his disappearance, Nathaniel went to the principal’s office and said he needed to speak with with his friend, Anthony. The principal refused to take Anthony out of class. After that, Nathaniel walked out of the school and no one has seen him since.   If you have any information regarding the disappearance of Nathaniel Holmes, please call the Westminster police at 303-658-4360. There is currently a $10,000 reward being offered.   You can follow Nathaniel’s case on Facebook by joining the Bring Nathaniel Home group. The episode was co-researched and written by Marissa Jones and Anna Priestland. This episode was sponsored by: Liquid I.V. - Use the code VANISHED to get 20% off your order at https://liquid-iv.com  ThirdLove- Go toThirdLove.com/Vanished now to find your perfect-fitting bra AND get 15% off your first purchase!
November 26, 2018
On February 22, 2018, 20-year-old Gabriel Cordova Tejada disappeared from his home in St. Petersburg, Florida. Gabriel was a mechanical engineering major at the University of South Florida and had a mid-term exam that day. His mother, Angela, and brother, Carlos, came home around lunch time and realized that something was wrong. Gabriel was gone but all of his belongings were there, including the car he was supposed to drive to USF. They found a note on his phone that caused them to become alarmed and contact the police department. Gabriel has been missing for 9 months and no trace of him has been found. If you have any information about Gabriel Cordova Tejada’s disappearance, please contact the Saint Petersburg Police Department at 727-893-7780. You can follow Gabriel’s case on Facebook at Help Find Gabriel Cordova Tejada. This episode was sponsored by: Quip- If you go to Getquip.com/vanished right now, you'll get your first refill pack FREE with a QUIP electric toothbrush. Liquid I.V. - Use the code VANISHED to get 20% off your order at https://liquid-iv.com
November 19, 2018
36-year-old Jake Boyd disappeared from his Columbus, Ohio apartment in January of 2017. The last time he spoke to family was on January 5th but his roommate claims to have seen Jake leave on the 11th. According to his roommate, Jake left with two unknown people in a car to move to another town. Jake left behind his own car, his phone, tablet and various other items. Jake was never seen or heard from again. Jake's sister, Jamie, is desperately searching for answers but there aren't many leads to go on. If you have any information regarding the whereabouts of Jake Boyd please contact Crime Stoppers at 614-461-TIPS (8477) or go to their website at www.stopcrime.org and submit your tip. You can also call the Columbus Police Department at 614-645-4545. If you would like to follow Jake’s case on social media, Jamie has set up a facebook page called Where is my brother, Jake Boyd? This episode was co-researched and written by Marissa Jones and Erika Gwynn. To find more of Erika's work, please check out her podcast at https://www.apexandabyss.com. This episode was sponsored by: Betabrand-Get 20% off Betabrand's dress pant yoga pants by visiting betabrand.com and using code VANISHED. Man Crates - Buy one gift and you will get the second gift 25% off at ManCrates.com/VANISHED.
November 12, 2018
On December 1, 2015, Katelin Michelle Akens flew across the country from her home in Arizona to visit her family in Virginia. She had been eagerly anticipating the arrival of her nephew, and wanted to see him as soon as he was born. Four days later, on December 5, 2015, 19-year-old Katelin was supposed to fly back home to Arizona, but she never boarded her flight. A few days after she disappeared, her luggage was found on the side of a Virginia road with her wallet, identification, cash, and plane ticket, but there was no sign of Katelin. On the afternoon of her disappearance, Katelin texted a couple people but they found the texts to be strange and didn't believe the messages came from Katelin. The last person to see Katelin was her former stepfather, James Branton. He says he last saw Katelin when he dropped her off at a mall several hours before her flight, but has refused to take a polygraph and law enforcement has struggled to break the encryption on his phone. Nearly three years have passed since Katelin’s disappearance, and her family is still searching for answers. If you have any information about Katelin Akens, please call the Spotsylvania County Sheriff’s Office at 540-507-7102 or the FBI’s ViCAP division at 1-800-634-4097. You can follow Katelin’s case on Facebook at “Help Find Katelin Akens.” This episode was sponsored by: ThirdLove- Go toThirdLove.com/Vanished now to find your perfect-fitting bra AND get 15% off your first purchase! Robinhood-Robinhoodis giving listeners a FREE stock like Apple, Ford or Sprint to help build your portfolio! Sign up at Vanished.robinhood.com. Ritual- Visit Ritual.com/Vanished to try their Essential for Women vitamins.
November 5, 2018
On May 3, 2006, 45-year-old Thomas Profitt disappeared from Winchester, Kentucky. He had told his daughter, Amanda, that he was going to come visit her and his newborn granddaughter in the hospital. Thomas never made it to the hospital and was never seen or heard from again. His maroon 1997 Buick Century went missing that day along with Thomas and has never been located. Thomas was known to be a family man and had told several people how excited he was to go meet his new granddaughter. The baby had arrived about 14 weeks early, and he was so relieved that she was born healthy. His case took a strange twist when his wife told police a completely different story. She said he left saying he was going to the river and she would never see him again. We spoke to Thomas’s two daughters, Amanda and Jeanie, for this episode as well as his sister, Darlene and the detective working his case. If you have any information about Thomas Profitt’s disappearance, you can call the Winchester, Kentucky Police Department at 859-745-7400. This episode was sponsored by: Quip- If you go to Getquip.com/vanished right now, you'll get your first refill pack FREE with a QUIP electric toothbrush. Zulily- This month only, our listeners get an extra 20% off your first order atZulily.com/VANISHED.
October 29, 2018
At 8:30 PM on December 9th, 2001, 38 year-old mother of three, Michele Lyn Hundley Smith, told her family that she was going Christmas shopping. She left the home in Stoneville, North Carolina in her green, 1995 Pontiac Trans Sport van with the North Carolina license plate “ROK-N-ON." She was headed for Martinsville, less than 20 miles away over the border into Virginia. Going shopping at night wasn’t unusual for her, and being right before Christmas and just days before her oldest daughter’s birthday, no one thought twice about it. But at midnight that night, Michele’s husband woke up their 14 year-old daughter, Amanda, worried that her mom had not come home. Michele never returned, and neither her, nor her van have ever been seen since. If you have any information regarding the disappearance of Michele Hundley Smith, please contact the Rockingham County Sheriff’s Office at 336-634-3232. You can follow Michele’s case on Facebook at Bring Michele Hundley Smith Home. The episode was co-researched and written by Marissa Jones and Anna Priestland. This episode was sponsored by: Quip- If you go to Getquip.com/vanished right now, you'll get your first refill pack FREE with a QUIP electric toothbrush. Betabrand- Get 20% off Betabrand's dress pant yoga pants by visiting betabrand.com and using code VANISHED.
October 22, 2018
On June 24, 2002, 19-year-old Brookley Louks arrived home and realized that her Greenwood, Indiana apartment had been burglarized. She called 911 and police came to take a report. After that, she left the apartment around 5:30pm and a witness claimed to see her get into her blue 1990 Chevy Corsica. The witness saw her get into the passenger side and noticed that a man was driving. She phoned her mother and sister, Mista, that evening and said that she was going to spend the night at her boyfriend’s house. Her boyfriend lived a little over 30 minutes away. Brookley never made it to her boyfriend’s house and she has never been seen or heard from again. This case is full of unanswered questions, rumors, and possible suspects. More than sixteen years have passed since Brookley disappeared and her sister, Mista, is still searching for answers. Several of the people believed to be involved in this case have died, but Mista hasn’t given up on finding her sister. Anyone with information about Brookley’s case is urged to call Crimestoppers of Central Indiana and leave a confidential message at 317-262-8477. You can follow Brookley’s case on Facebook at “Brookley Louks Missing” This episode was sponsored by: ThirdLove- Go toThirdLove.com/Vanished now to find your perfect-fitting bra AND get 15% off your first purchase! Robinhood-Robinhoodis giving listeners a FREE stock like Apple, Ford or Sprint to help build your portfolio! Sign up at Vanished.robinhood.com. Liquid I.V. - Use the code VANISHED to get 20% off your order at https://liquid-iv.com
October 15, 2018
On the evening of February 7th 2018, 23-year-old tribal member of the Round Valley Indian Tribes, Khadijah Rose Britton was visiting a friend. She lived in the small Mendocino County community of Covelo, California. According to a witness, her ex-boyfriend; 37 year old Negie Fallis IV, and his new girlfriend; 20 year old, Antonia Bautista-Dalson pulled up in a black mercedes sedan. Negie was seen carrying a gun— said to be a small Derringer pistol, as he approached the door, and demanded that Khadijah come out to speak with him. A physical altercation broke out and Negie was seen chasing Khadijah around the car, which was being driven by his current girlfriend, he was seen hitting Khadijah, before shoving her into the car before speeding away with her in it. That witness didn’t come forward right away, and the details are murky. What we do know is, Khadijah Britton has never been seen or heard from again. At the time this episode was produced, her reward was $50,000 but has since been raised to $60,000.  If you have any information about the disappearance of Khadijah Britton, please call the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Dispatch Center at 707-463-4086 or the Sheriff’s Tip line at 707-234-2100. If you would like to follow her case on facebook, there is a Facebook group named Help find Khadijah Britton.  The episode was co-researched and written by Marissa Jones and Anna Priestland. This episode was sponsored by: Quip- If you go to Getquip.com/vanished right now, you'll get your first refill pack FREE with a QUIP electric toothbrush. Ritual- Visit Ritual.com/Vanished to try their Essential for Women vitamins. Zulily - This month only, our listeners get an extra 20% off your first order at Zulily.com/VANISHED.
October 8, 2018
62-year-old Dan Jarski disappeared from Grant Park, Illinois on September 9, 2018. That morning, he fed his dog, took the key to his van and his driver’s license and left. Dan left his wallet and cell phone at home. His vehicle was recovered a few days later at a state park, but no trace of him has been found. Law enforcement agencies have conducted extensive searches for Dan using ATVs, drones, dogs, boats, and more. Dan’s wife Janace is looking for answers about why Dan disappeared and what may have happened to him. Anyone with information about Dan’s case is urged to call the Kankakee County Sheriff’s Office at 815-933-3324 or Detective Brady Bertrand at 815-802-7159. You can follow Dan’s case on Facebook at Find Dan Jarski. UPDATE: Dan's remains were located in Kankakee River State Park on November 10, 2018. This episode was sponsored by: Betabrand-Get 20% off Betabrand's dress pant yoga pants by visiting betabrand.com and using code VANISHED.
October 4, 2018
31-year-old Jessica Earl was last seen in Tallapoosa, GA on June 8, 2018. Jessica was looking to purchase an ATV for her son's birthday. A man that Jessica had met just about a month earlier offered to help her find one to buy. In fact, he said he had a friend who was selling one. Jessica gave him the money but never received the ATV. She was very upset over this and tracked the man down to get her money back. The two had an argument and the man took Jessica’s car keys. Jessica decided to leave on foot and called a friend asking for a ride. That was the last time anyone heard from Jessica Earl.  You can find more information and updates on her case on Facebook. The page is called: Missing Jessica Earl. The Haralson County Sheriff’s Office is offering a $1,000 reward for any information pertaining to Jessica’s whereabouts. Jessica’s family has also added a $13,000 reward. If you have any information regarding the disappearance of Jessica Earl, please contact the Haralson County Sheriff's Office at 770-646-2011. This episode was co-researched and written by Marissa Jones and Erika Gwynn. To find more of Erika's work, please check out her podcast at https://www.apexandabyss.com. This episode was sponsored by: ThirdLove - Go to ThirdLove.com/Vanished now to find your perfect-fitting bra AND get 15% off your first purchase! Sleep Number - Visit SleepNumber.com/VANISH or any of the 550 Sleep Number stores nationwide and mention that Marissa from The Vanished sent you. Brooklinen- Visit Brooklinen.com and use promo code MIA at check-out for $20 off and free shipping.
September 27, 2018
Joey Gale Ledlow was last seen in Phoenix, Arizona around 2:30PM on August 22, 2000. His wife, Rochelle, reported him missing when she was unable to find him. She was worried something terrible had happened because he wouldn't have left his young daughter, Amy, behind. A couple weeks later, Joey's truck was found abandoned and trashed in the desert. The detective handling Joey's case had a hunch about who may have been responsible for his disappearance but she was never able to prove it. Eighteen years have passed and Joey's case remains unsolved. If you have information regarding the disappearance of Joey Gale Ledlow, please contact the Phoenix Police Department Missing Persons Unit at (602) 534-2121 or phoenix.tips.ppd@phoenix.gov. This episode was sponsored by: Robinhood - Robinhood is giving listeners a FREE stock like Apple, Ford or Sprint to help build your portfolio! Sign up at Vanished.robinhood.com Lantana - Go to Lantanafoods.com to use their product locator to find Lantana Hummus at a grocery store near you. Quip - If you go to Getquip.com/vanished right now, you'll get your first refill pack FREE with a QUIP electric toothbrush.
September 19, 2018
Jerry and Susan McFalls split their time between two homes that they owned. One was in Littlefield, Arizona and the other was in West Jordan, Utah. Since they were retired, they spent most of the winter months at the Arizona property. On January 11, 2018, Susan texted her daughter-in-law, Meridee, letting her know they were going to be making the trip back to Utah that weekend. Jerry and Susan never made it back and were never seen again. When no one heard from them for several days, they began trying to track them down. They realized that no one had seen them during the time they planned to be in Utah. Meridee contacted law enforcement in Arizona to go check on them. A deputy went out to their home and all of their belongings, including vehicles, were there. Music was playing outside, the television was on, it appeared as though Susan was in the middle of cooking dinner. Despite many searches, no trace of Jerry and Susan has been found. UPDATE: On October 18, 2018, two sets of remains were located near the Virgin River Gorge. On November 1, 2018, they were able to identify one of the sets of remains as belonging to Susan McFalls. The other set of remains is still pending identification. There is currently a reward of $10,000 for information regarding the whereabouts of Jerry and Susan McFalls. If you have any information, please call the Mohave County Sheriff’s Department at 928-753-0753. The family has also set up a Facebook page: Missing Help find Susan and Jerry McFalls and a website mcfallsmystery.com that provides a timeline and links to additional information on the disappearance of Jerry and Susan McFalls. The episode was co-researched and written by Marissa Jones and Erika Gwynn. To find more of Erika's work, please check out her podcast at https://www.apexandabyss.com. This episode was sponsored by: Ritual- Visit Ritual.com/Vanished to try their Essential for Women vitamins. Betabrand- Get 20% off Betabrand's dress pant yoga pants by visiting betabrand.com and using code VANISHED. The New Yorker - Go to newyorker.com/VANISHED. Listeners save 50% when they enter code VANISHED. With this special offer, you’ll receive 12 issues for just $6, plus get the exclusive New Yorker tote bag.
September 13, 2018
13-year-old Brenda Sue Davidson disappeared from Woodbridge, Virginia on March 4, 1974. Her little sister, Lisa, was just seven at the time. She grew up believing that Brenda ran away. When Lisa grew up, she decided that she wanted find her sister. When she began asking around, the stories didn't seem to make sense. She started to wonder if her father's abuse had gone too far and if the runaway story was a cover-up. Lisa desperately wants to find answers and is looking for anyone who may have known her family back then. If you have any information about the disappearance of Brenda Sue Davidson, please call the Prince William County Sheriff's Office at 703-792-6500 or 1-800-THE-LOST. You can follow Brenda's case on Facebook at Find Brenda Sue Davidson. You can also message Lisa through the Facebook page. The episode was co-researched and written by Marissa Jones and Anna Priestland. This episode was sponsored by: Lantana Hummus - Visit https://lantanafoods.com and use their product locator to find it at a store near you. CBS All Access: Visit CBS.com/VANISHED for your FREE trial of CBS All Access and don't miss their newest original series, One Dollar. Handy - To get your first 3-hour cleaning when you sign-up for a plan, visit Handy.com/VANISHED and use promo code VANISHED at check-out.
September 7, 2018
On the evening of October 17, 2016, 16-year-old Enrique Rios disappeared after saying goodnight to his mom. The following morning, his mom received texts from his phone that she didn't think sounded like her son. Law enforcement initially suspected that Enrique had run away but then Enrique's friend disappeared too. 17-year-old Elijah Moore was last seen cashing his check on November 4, 2016. Their families always suspected that their disappearances were connected and that the boys hadn't run off. Since they have been missing, many rumors had been going around. All of the rumors kept pointing at the same people. Back in June, 4 men were arrested and charged with their murders. Enrique's mom, Lola, joined me to discuss these devastating developments. If you have any information about the murders of Enrique and Elijah, please contact the Yolo County Sheriff’s Office at 530-666-8282 or the Woodland Police Department at 530-666-2411. If you are interested in donating to Lola's fundraiser or if you would like to share, here is a link: https://www.gofundme.com/lolarios This episode was sponsored by: Sleep Number - Visit SleepNumber.com/VANISH or any of the 550 Sleep Number stores nationwide and mention that Marissa from The Vanished sent you. ADT - Visit ADT.com/Smart to learn more about how you can design your own smart home. Ziprecruiter - Visit Ziprecruiter.com/MIA to try Ziprecruiter for free!
September 2, 2018
24-year-old Jacob Hilkin was last seen at 10:20am in Tulalip, Washington on January 23, 2018. He had been at a casino with some friends and left stating that he was going to catch a bus home. There is no evidence that he got on a bus that day. His family, friends and volunteers have not stopped searching for Jake but with many unconfirmed sightings and little evidence to go on, what happened to him remains a mystery. For this second part of Jacob's story, his mom, Marni, joined me again to discuss the more recent developments in his case. If you have any information regarding the disappearance of Jacob Hilkin, please call the Snohomish County Sheriff's Office at 425-388-3845. You can follow his case on Facebook: Find Jacob Hilkin. The episode was co-researched and written by Marissa Jones and Erika Gwynn. To find more of Erika's work, please check out her podcast at https://www.apexandabyss.com. This episode was sponsored by: Visit GETQUIP.com/Vanished and get your first refill pack FREE with a Quip toothbrush. Lending Club- Go toLendingClub.com/Vanished to check your rate in minutes and borrow up to $40,000.
August 31, 2018
On the morning of September 20, 2001, 33-year-old Angela Whalen Hudson walked her two children to the bus stop in Pelham, North Carolina. When her children returned home that day, Angela wasn’t home and they were told by their stepfather that she had said she had to go “do something” and just walked off. Angela never returned and was never seen again. In the months leading up to Angela's disappearance, her marriage had broken down and Angela had started to move forward with a divorce. Angela had gotten a restraining order against her husband just a month before she went missing. Even though there was a history of abuse in her marriage, since there was never any evidence of a crime, not much has been done by law enforcement to find Angela. If you have any information about the disappearance of Angela Whalen Hudson, please call the Rockingham County Sheriff's Office at (336) 634-3232.  Currently, there is a $1000 dollar reward from Crime Stoppers for any information leading to an arrest. You can reach Crime Stoppers at 336 349-9683. There is also another $1000 dollars which has been personally donated to the cause. This reward is for any information leading to Angela's whereabouts. Angela’s family has a Facebook page for her and that’s called Bring Angie Home. They also have an email if you’d like to submit a tip, that is bringangiehomenow@gmail.com. The episode was co-researched and written by Marissa Jones and Anna Priestland. This episode was sponsored by:  Lantana Hummus. Visit https://lantanafoods.com and use their product locator to find it at a store near you. CBS All Access: Visit CBS.com/VANISHED for your FREE trial of CBS All Access and don't miss their newest original series, One Dollar. Madison Reed- Visithttps://www.madison-reed.com/ and use code VANISHED for 10% off plus free shipping. Blue Apron- Get $30 off your first order and with free shipping by visiting BlueApron.com/Vanished.
August 16, 2018
40-year-old Holly Cantrell disappeared from McAlester, Oklahoma on January 20, 2017. That morning, she got her kids off to school and then left home for work. She was a physical therapy tech at McAlester Regional Health Center.  Just a few minutes before noon, Holly clocked out for her lunch break. Holly never returned to work and she was never seen again.  That evening, her husband became concerned when she hadn’t returned from her shift at the hospital and decided to take a ride over to see if he could find her.  He found her truck parked at the hospital but no sign of Holly. Over the past 18 months, there have been many twists and turns in Holly’s case and two people close to Holly remain persons of interest.  But what happened to Holly on January 20th, 2017 remains a mystery. If you have any information about the disappearance of Holly Cantrell, please call the McAlester Police Department at (918) 423-1212. To follow Holly's case on social media, please join Hope for Holly on Facebook. https://www.facebook.com/groups/HopeForHollyC/ This episode was sponsored by: Liquid I.V. - Use the code VANISHED to get 20% off your order at https://liquid-iv.com ! Visit GETQUIP.com/Vanished and get your first refill pack FREE with a Quip toothbrush. Lending Club- Go toLendingClub.com/Vanished to check your rate in minutes and borrow up to $40,000.
August 10, 2018
On May 20th, 2016, 49-year-old Tammy Rummel disappeared from Covina, California. Neighbors witnessed a man pick her up from her home that day in an SUV. The two were later seen on an ATM surveillance video. Tammy took money out of her account while the man stood next to her. That’s the last sighting of Tammy. Her phone would later power down that same day, having never left the Covina area. They would later identify the man that she was seen with on the surveillance video. He was pulled over for a routine traffic stop and officers found drugs along with some of Tammy’s belongings in his vehicle but he claims that he had nothing to do with her disappearance. Tammy has now been missing for over two years. Her family is desperately seeking answers as to what happened to her. They don’t believe that she would’ve walked away from her children and grandchildren. If you have any information about the disappearance of Tammy Rummel, please call the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Office Homicide Unit at 323-890-5500. You can submit a tip anonymously through Crime Stoppers by calling 1-800-222-TIPS, at lacrimestoppers.org or text TIPLA plus your tip to 274637. This episode was sponsored by Lantana Hummus. Visit https://lantanafoods.com and use their product locator to find it at a store near you.
August 3, 2018
In August of 2005, 26-year-old Amanda Jones was pregnant with her second child, a boy that she planned to name Hayden. Amanda was a single mom who was extremely close with her 4-year-old daughter. On August 14, 2005, she had plans to meet the alleged father of baby Hayden, Bryan Westfall, to discuss his role in the baby's life. She dropped her daughter off and left to meet him at the Hillsboro Civic Center in Hillsboro, Missouri. Amanda promised to be back in a couple hours. When she didn't return, her family grew concerned because she was so close to her due date. They were worried that she may be experiencing a medical emergency. They began frantically searching for her and found her car parked at the Civic Center. Amanda's mom, Bertha, contacted Westfall who told her several conflicting stories about what transpired that day. Amanda and baby Hayden remain missing and Bryan has refused to speak about Amanda's disappearance for almost 13 years. If you have any information about the disappearance of Amanda Jones, the FBI is currently offering a $20,000 reward. You can submit a tip anonymously online at tips.fbi.gov or by calling 1-800-CALL-FBI. You can also contact the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department at 636-797-5562. If you would like to follow Amanda’s case on Facebook, her family runs a group called Find Amanda Jones. This episode was sponsored by: Ritual- Visit Ritual.com/Vanished to try their Essential for Women vitamins. Brooklinen- Visit Brooklinen.com and use promo code MIA at check-out for $20 off and free shipping. Sleep Number - Visit SleepNumber.com/VANISH or any of the 550 Sleep Number stores nationwide and mention that Marissa from The Vanished sent you. Blue Apron- Get $30 off your first order and with free shipping by visiting BlueApron.com/Vanished. Madison Reed- Visit https://www.madison-reed.com/ and use code VANISHED for 10% off plus free shipping.
July 28, 2018
On May 10, 1986, 17-year-old Kimberly Moreau had planned to attend her High School junior prom in her hometown of Jay, Maine. She had an argument with her boyfriend, Mike, and she was so upset that she refused to go to the prom. Instead of going to the prom, she had hung out with a friend, Rhonda. The two girls met up with two 25 year old men; Brian Enman and Darren Joudrey. They cruised around that day with the men in a white Pontiac Trans Am. Kim came home around 11:00 PM that night. Her parents weren't home, they working at the local VFW that night. One of her sisters, Karen, was home with her boyfriend, Bob. She told her sister that she’d be back in about an hour, but Kim would never make it back home that night. She has now been missing for 32 years. Kim’s father, Richard, has never stopped searching for his daughter. He has one goal in mind, he just wants to find Kim. To follow Kim's case on Facebook, you can join Kimberly Moreau missing from Jay,ME. You can also follow Finding Kim. If you have any information about the disappearance of Kimberly Moreau, please call 207-743-8282 or 1-800-THE-LOST. The episode was co-researched and written by Marissa Jones and Anna Priestland. This episode was sponsored by: Liquid I.V. - Use the code VANISHED to get 20% off your order at https://liquid-iv.com ! Visit GETQUIP.com/Vanished and get your first refill pack FREE with a Quip toothbrush. Lending Club- Go toLendingClub.com/Vanished to check your rate in minutes and borrow up to $40,000.
July 13, 2018
On September 2, 1989, 41-year-old Ronald Sallee set out with some friends to spend Labor Day weekend camping in the Sierra National Forest. The men planned to hike through the Ansel Adams Wilderness on the Cassidy Trail to the San Joaquin River and fish. According to Ron's friends, during the hike, Ronald slipped and when he got back up he was acting strangely. Over the last mile of the hike to the river campsite, Ron became separated from the others. He never made it to the campsite. They shot rounds into the air in an attempt to let him know where they were but he never showed. Ronald Sallee was never seen or heard from again. Several days later, he was reported missing and the search began. No trace of Ron or the belongings he had with him have ever been found. Ron has now been missing for almost 29 years. His daughter, Meghan, was just 6-years-old when he disappeared and she's still looking for answers. If you have any information regarding the disappearance of Ronald Sallee, please contact the Madera County Sheriff’s Office at (559) 675-7770. The episode was co-researched and written by Marissa Jones and Anna Priestland. This episode was sponsored by: Betabrand- Get 20% off Betabrand's dress pant yoga pants by visiting betabrand.com and using code VANISHED. Ritual- Visit Ritual.com/Vanished to try their Essential for Women vitamins. Lantana Hummus- Visit LanataFoods.com to use their product locator to find Lantana Hummus at a grocery store near you.
July 7, 2018
On the evening of January 12, 2018, 15-year-old Michael Dillard disappeared from his home in Calvin, West Virginia. He was helping his mom carry in bags of wood pellets from the car when he ran behind the house. His mom didn’t think much of it at first but when she finished carrying the rest of the bags in and couldn’t find Michael, she became concerned. She called family for help and then alerted the authorities. The weather quickly turned that evening as a storm rolled into the area, first bringing rain and then snow. That storm made searching for Michael very difficult that night. Many searches were conducted in the weeks and months that followed Michael’s disappearance but the only item that was ever found was a jacket. Since Michael went missing during the harsh winter months, they were hopeful that the spring thaw would yield some clues but Michael’s disappearance is still just as a much of a mystery as it was that stormy January night. If you have any information about the disappearance of Michael Dillard, you can call 1-800-THE-LOST. You can also contact the West Virginia State Police at 304-872-0800. To contact the private investigator, John Bonazzo, please 304-415-8920. He is offering a $3,000 dollar reward. You can find more information about the reward here: Bonazzo & Suesli Investigative Solutions/Bonazzo Private Investigations. To follow Michael's case on Facebook, there is a page and a group. Page link: Bring Michael Dillard Home. Group link: Where is Michael Dillard? This episode was sponsored by: Visit GETQUIP.com/Vanished and get your first refill pack FREE with a Quip toothbrush. Blue Apron- Get $30 off your first order and with free shipping by visiting BlueApron.com/Vanished.
July 1, 2018
22-year-old Antonio Neill was last seen in Everett, Washington on December 12, 2016. Antonio spent most of that day with his mom, Jenny, and later with to a friend's place to spend the night. In the days that followed, a bizarre story surfaced about what had transpired on the evening of December 12th. A story that has left both Antonio’s family and detectives wondering what is the truth and what could possibly be a cover-up. Antonio has been missing for over 18 months and in those 18 months, his case has gone from a missing persons case to a no body homicide investigation and back to a missing case.  If you have any information regarding the disappearance of Antonio Neill, please contact the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office at 425-388-3393. They also have an anonymous tip line: 425-388-3845. Follow Antonio’s case on Facebook where Jenny runs Missing Antonio Neill.  February 2019 UPDATE: From the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office “On January 1, 2019, detectives with the Everett Police Department recovered a human foot found on Jetty Island in Everett. The Snohomish County Medical Examiner has positively identified the remains as belonging to Antonio Neill who was reported missing by his family in December of 2016. He was 22 years-old. The cause and manner of death have yet to be determined by the ME, but detectives with the Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Unit continue to investigate the case and conduct searches of the area where the remains were found. Anyone with information about Antonio Neill’s disappearance is asked to call the Sheriff’s Office anonymous tip line 425-388-3845.” The episode was co-researched and written by Marissa Jones and Anna Priestland. This episode was sponsored by: Brooklinen- Visit Brooklinen.com and use promo code MIA at check-out for $20 off and free shipping. Lending Club- Go to LendingClub.com/Vanished to check your rate in minutes and borrow up to $40,000.
June 19, 2018
20-year-old Keith Mann was last seen in Wichita Falls, Texas on Saturday, May 10th, 1997. Keith had worked that day and later went out with a couple friends. While they were hanging out, Keith mentioned that he was meeting someone at 12:15am. His friends said they dropped him off at his apartment around 11:45 PM. They told his family that they watched him walk up the stairs toward his apartment. That is the last time anyone claims to have seen Keith. The following day, the car that Keith was driving was spotted in a church parking lot just a few miles away. Keith’s disappearance is a baffling mystery with no obvious suspects to point to. Keith had no known enemies and nothing to be running from. I was joined by Gregg and Debra Mann for this episode. If you have any information about the disappearance of Keith Mann, please contact  Wichita Falls Crime Stoppers (800) 322-9888 or the Wichita Falls Police Department at (940) 761-7762.  You can follow his case on Facebook at The Missing Mann Project - Keith Mann. Keith's family also has a website created by his sister: http://themissingmannproject.com This episode was sponsored by: Betabrand-Get 20% off Betabrand's dress pant yoga pants by visitingbetabrand.com and using code VANISHED. Ritual- Visit Ritual.com/Vanished to try their Essential for Women vitamins. Havenly -Visit Havenly.com/Vanished to get 25% off your design package. Sleep Number - Visit SleepNumber.com/VANISH or any of the 550 Sleep Number stores nationwide and mention that Marissa from The Vanished sent you.
June 8, 2018
27-year-old Megan Gregory was last seen in Augusta, Maine in June of 2017. She exited her friends car in the Sand Hill area of Augusta on June 5th but there were sightings of Megan on both the 5th and 6th. After that, Megan vanished. Rumors have circulated about what may have happened to Megan but no trace of her has been found. Megan's friend, Dan, has been searching for her since he found out she was missing. Dan joined me for this episode. If you have any information regarding the disappearance of Megan Gregory, please call the Gardiner Police Department at 207-624-7076. You can follow Megan's case on Facebook at Friends of Megan Gregory. UPDATE- Remains were located on April 7, 2019 and later identified as Megan Gregory. The episode was co-researched and written by Marissa Jones and Anna Priestland. Special thanks to Case Warriors for the Missing! This episode was sponsored by: Visit GETQUIP.com/Vanished and get your first refill pack FREE with a Quip toothbrush. Go to TryWinc.com/Vanished to get $20 off your first shipment of Winc wine. Shipping is covered. Stamps.com- Use the code Vanished to take advantage of the special offer including up to $55 in free postage, a digital scale and a 4 week trial. Go to Stamps.com and click on the radio microphone at the top of the homepage and type Vanished. Betabrand- Get 20% off Betabrand's dress pant yoga pants by visiting betabrand.com and using code VANISHED.
June 3, 2018
38-year-old Dona Mae Bayerl disappeared from her home in Muskego, Wisconsin on May 6, 1979. We spent the first two installments of this series going over the history of Dona Mae's case and also diving into the important relationships. In this third and final installment, we are going to discuss where the case stands now and where everyone is today in their process of searching and healing. If you have any information about the disappearance of Dona Mae Bayerl, please contact Detective Westphal at 262-679-5652. You can follow Dona Mae's case on social media at Dona Mae Bayerl -Missing since May 1979. February 2019 UPDATE: John Bayerl has been arrested and charged with first-degree murder. Dona Mae remains missing. This episode was sponsored by: Ritual- Visit Ritual.com/Vanished to try their Essential for Women vitamins. Havenly -Visit Havenly.com/Vanished to get 25% off your design package. Brooklinen- Visit Brooklinen.com and use promo code MIA at check-out for $20 off and free shipping. FabFitFun- Visit FabFitFun.com and use promo code VANISHED for $10 off your first box!
May 26, 2018
38-year-old Dona Mae Bayerl disappeared from Muskego, Wisconsin on May 6, 1979 after and argument with her husband, John. Dona Mae was the devoted mother of two young girls, 7-year-old Jodie and 4-year-old Jackie. Dona Mae has now been missing for 39 years. For this series, I spoke to Dona Mae's sister, Joan, her daughter's Jodie and Jackie, and Detective Westphal who is currently investigating her disappearance. In this second part of the story, we are going to look deeper at the relationships related to the case and some leads that were chased down over the years. If you have any information about the disappearance of Dona Mae Bayerl, please contact Detective Westphal at 262-679-5652. You can follow Dona Mae's case on social media at Dona Mae Bayerl -Missing since May 1979. With a case this old, many witnesses are now deceased. A few podcast hosts lent their voices to help bring these statements to life. Mo Blackwell read statements from Estelle, Dona Mae's mom. You can find her show here: Targeted: True Crime Domestic Violence. The voice of Dona Mae's best friend, Betty, was Haley Gray who hosts Murder Road Trip. The voice of Dona Mae's neighbor was Charlie from Impact Statement . February 2019 UPDATE: John Bayerl has been arrested and charged with first-degree murder. Dona Mae remains missing. This episode was sponsored by: Sleep Number - Visit SleepNumber.com/VANISH or any of the 550 Sleep Number stores nationwide and mention that Marissa from The Vanished sent you. Hunt A Killer- Get 15% off by visiting huntakiller.com/vanished.
May 19, 2018
38-year-old Dona Mae Bayerl disappeared on May 6, 1979 after and argument with her husband, John. Dona Mae was the devoted mother of two young girls, 7-year-old Jodie and 4-year-old Jackie. Dona Mae has now been missing for 39 years. For this series, I spoke to Dona Mae's sister, Joan, her daughter's Jodie and Jackie, and Detective Westphal who is currently investigating her disappearance. In this first part, we are going to dig into the events leading up to Dona Mae's disappearance and what followed in the next several months. If you have any information about the disappearance of Dona Mae Bayerl, please contact Detective Westphal at 262-679-5652. You can follow Dona Mae's case on social media at Dona Mae Bayerl -Missing since May 1979. With a case this old, many witnesses are now deceased. A couple podcast hosts lent their voices to help bring these statements to life. Mo Blackwell read statements from Estelle, Dona Mae's mom. You can find her show here: Targeted: True Crime Domestic Violence. The voice of Dona Mae's best friend, Betty, was Haley Gray who hosts Murder Road Trip. February 2019 UPDATE: John Bayerl has been arrested and charged with first-degree murder. Dona Mae remains missing. This episode was sponsored by: Visit GETQUIP.com/Vanished and get your first refill pack FREE with a Quip toothbrush. Go to TryWinc.com/Vanished to get $20 off your first shipment of Winc wine. Shipping is covered. Sleep Number - Visit SleepNumber.com/VANISH or any of the 550 Sleep Number stores nationwide and mention that Marissa from The Vanished sent you.
May 12, 2018
On January 2, 1999 11-year-old Mikelle Biggs was playing outside with her 9-year-old sister, Kimber. Mikelle was on Kimber's bike while Kimber walked the dog on a leash. The girls could hear an ice cream truck in the distance, but Kimber got cold while waiting and went inside. When Kimber got back to the house, her mom told her to go back and tell Mikelle it was time to come in. Investigators estimate that Kimber was only gone for 90 seconds. In those 90 seconds, Mikelle vanished. In this episode, I'm joined by Kimber to discuss her sister's case. If you have any information regarding the disappearance of Mikelle Biggs, please call the Mesa Police Department at 480-644-2211. Kimber runs a Facebook page for Mikelle, you can follow here: Justice for Mikelle Biggs This episode was sponsored by: Stamps.com- Use the code Vanished to take advantage of the special offer including up to $55 in free postage, a digital scale and a 4 week trial. Go to Stamps.com and click on the radio microphone at the top of the homepage and type Vanished. Visit Havenly.com/Vanished to get 25% off your design package. Blue Apron- Get $30 off your first order and with free shipping by visiting BlueApron.com/Vanished. Shari's Berries- get freshly dipped strawberries starting at $19.99 plus shipping and handling. Double the berries for just $10! Go to berries.com, click on the mic on the top corner and enter the code Vanished.
April 27, 2018
28-year-old Jamison Lemons disappeared from Savannah, Georgia on May 7th, 2017. After he finished his shift at work, Jamison went to his grandmother’s house for Sunday dinner. He then returned to his home that he shared with his girlfriend, Brittani. That evening, Brittani saw Jamison leave in a truck with a man that she only knew by a nickname. That was the last time that anyone saw Jamison. If you have any information regarding the disappearance of Jamison Lemons, please call CrimeStoppers at (912) 234-2020 or Captain Dailey at 912-663-4138. If you would like to contact Jamison’s family directly, please call 912-631-9759. To follow his case on social media, please follow Let’s Find Jamison D Lemons on Facebook. You can also submit information to his family on Facebook. UPDATE- The results came back from DNA testing that was mentioned in this episode and it determined to match Jamison. Justin Jammison has been arrested and charged with murder and concealing a death. Sponsors this week include: Visit GETQUIP.com/Vanished and get your first refill pack FREE with a Quip toothbrush. Go to TryWinc.com/Vanished to get $20 off your first shipment of Winc wine. Shipping is covered. Get your first month supply of Nutrafol for $10 with a subscription by visiting Nutrafol.com and using the code Vanished at checkout.
April 20, 2018
60-year-old Marc Bohanan was last seen at his home in Glasford, Illinois on April 26, 2017. His daughter, Natalee, saw him that morning when she drove by while out running errands. He had plans to go out with his nephew that day but when his nephew arrived, Marc was gone. Marc's case is full of strange circumstances but there hasn't been enough evidence to figure out what may have happened to him. If you have any information regarding the disappearance of Marc Bohanan, please call Crimestoppers at 309-673-9000 or Detective Widdows at 309-634-5664.  If you would like to follow Marc’s case on social media, there is a group on Facebook named Missing* Marc Bohanan. If you would like to contribute to Marc's reward fund, you can find information here: https://www.gofundme.com/BringBackBoh This episode was sponsored by: Blue Apron- Get $30 off your first order and with free shipping by visiting BlueApron.com/Vanished. Sleep Number - Visit SleepNumber.com/VANISH or any of the 550 Sleep Number stores nationwide and mention that Marissa from The Vanished sent you. Shari's Berries- get freshly dipped strawberries starting at $19.99 plus shipping and handling. Double the berries for just $10! Go to berries.com, click on the mic on the top corner and enter the code Vanished. FabFitFun- Go to FabFitFun.com and enter promo code VANISHED for $10 off your box!
April 13, 2018
On July 9, 2017, 32-year-old Jason McGrath set out to go kayaking in Cape George, Nova Scotia. When Jason didn't return, his family reported him missing a couple days later. The RCMP found Jason's kayak later that day. It appeared that Jason had made it to shore and started unpacking his kayak but Jason was nowhere to be found. Extensive searches were conducted of the land and water but no trace of Jason has ever been found. If you have any information regarding the disappearance of Jason McGrath, please call the RCMP at 902-863-6500 or call Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477. If you would like to contact Jason’s family or follow his case on social media, you can find them on Facebook at Searching for Jason McGrath. This episode was sponsored by: Blue Apron- Get $30 off your first order and with free shipping by visiting BlueApron.com/Vanished. ZipRecruiter- Try Zip Recruiter for free with ZipRecruiter.com/MIA for more information.
April 5, 2018
On the evening of March 28, 2017, 50-year-old Debra Puente went out with some friends from work. They met at the Longhorn Bar and Grill in the Grantville neighborhood of San Diego, California. Debi was seen on surveillance videos leaving the restaurant and was never seen or heard from again. It has been a year since Debi vanished and her family hasn't given up hope that they will find her.  If you have any information regarding the disappearance of Debra Puente, please contact the San Diego Police Department at 619-531-2277. You can follow Debi's case on Facebook at Help Find Debra Puente. This episode was sponsored by: Stamps.com- Use the code Vanished to take advantage of the special offer including up to $55 in free postage, a digital scale and a 4 week trial. Go to Stamps.com and click on the radio microphone at the top of the homepage and type Vanished. Visit Havenly.com/Vanished to get 25% off your design package. Visit GetQuip.com/Vanished to get your first refill pack free with a Quip electric toothbrush.
March 25, 2018
On May 26, 1992, 13-year-old Brandy Myers disappeared after she had left her apartment to go door-to-door for a school fundraiser. Many years went by with no good leads until the Canal Killer was apprehended for two murders. Is Bryan Patrick Miller also responsible for Brandy's disappearance? To follow this case on Facebook, please follow Justice for Brandy Myers. You can view Kristin's video of the neighborhood here: https://youtu.be/pAcA5I1_15o. Kristin's fundraiser: https://www.gofundme.com/justiceforbrandymyers. If you would like to write a letter to the Maricopa County Prosecutor, here is the address: Maricopa County Attorney's Office Bill Montgomery 301 W. Jefferson St. Phoenix, AZ 85003 This episode was sponsored by CBS All Access. Visit CBS.com/MIA for your free trial of CBS All Access and catch up on The Good Fight!
March 19, 2018
24-year-old Jacob Hilkin was last seen at 10:20am in Tulalip, Washington on January 23, 2018. He had been at a casino with some friends and left stating that he was going to catch a bus home. There is no evidence that he got on a bus that day. His family, friends and volunteers have not stopped searching for Jake but with many unconfirmed sightings and little evidence to go on, what happened to him remains a mystery. If you have any information regarding the disappearance of Jacob Hilkin, please call the Snohomish County Sheriff's Office at 425-388-3845. You can follow his case on Facebook: Find Jacob Hilkin. This episode was sponsored by: Visit Havenly.com/Vanished to get 25% off your design package.
March 11, 2018
On October 9th, 2010, 24-year old Unique Harris spent the evening at her Washington, DC apartment with her two young sons and 9-year-old cousin. They had a movie night planned. Unique spoke to her grandfather that evening and he could hear the kids in the background and popcorn popping. Unique put the kids to bed that night and later vanished. The children awoke the following morning and couldn't find Unique. No trace of Unique has ever been found. If you have any information regarding the disappearance of Unique Harris, you can contact Valencia at 202-664-3173. Her email address is Vharris627.VH@gmail.com. You can contact Detective Michael Fulton at 202-497-3470. You can send anonymous tips via text to 50411. To follow Unique's case on Facebook, there are two groups: Awaiting Unique's Safe Return and Unique RaQuel-Leona Harris Come Home Now! Valenica's fundraiser link: https://www.gofundme.com/y36pkkw This episode was sponsored by: Stamps.com- Use the code Vanished to take advantage of the special offer including up to $55 in free postage, a digital scale and a 4 week trial. Go toStamps.comand click on the radio microphone at the top of the homepage and type Vanished. Visit GetQuip.com/Vanished to get your first refill pack free with a Quip electric toothbrush. Daily Harvest - Visit Daily-Harvest.com and enter promo code VANISHED for three FREE Daily Harvest cups! ADT- Get the ADT Security Starter kit including a security panel, keypad, motion sensor, two entry sensors, indoor camera and keyfod. Get it all professionally installed for $49.00 by visiting ADT.com/podcast.
March 3, 2018
Christopher Abeyta was just 7 months old when he disappeared from his crib in his Colorado Springs, CO home on July 15, 1986. For over 30 years, his family has continued to search and fight for justice. In recent years, a person of interest was identified. In Part 2, you will hear about the legal battle between this person of interest and the Abeyta family. We will also discuss some other recent developments in the case. If you have any information about the disappearance of Christopher Abeyta, please call 1-800-The-Lost or the Colorado Springs Police Department at 719-444-7000. You can follow Christopher's case at findchristopher.com or https://www.facebook.com/findchristopher/. NCMEC video mentioned in the episode: Christopher Abeyta - A shocking disappearance Inside Edition video mentioned in the episode: Recovery of Missing Children This episode was sponsored by: CBS All Access- Visit CBS.com/MIA for your free trial of CBS All Access and catch up on The Good Fight! ADT- Get the ADT Security Starter kit including a security panel, keypad, motion sensor, two entry sensors, indoor camera and keyfod. Get it all professionally installed for $49.00 by visiting ADT.com/podcast. Brooklinen- Visit Brooklinen.com and use promo code MIA at check-out for $20 off and free shipping. Lightstream- get an additional interest rate discount on top of LightStream’s already low rates. The only way for my listeners with good credit to get this special interest rate discount is to go to LightStream.com/VANISH.
February 24, 2018
7-month-old Christopher Abeyta disappeared from his crib on July 15, 1986. His family lived in a quiet neighborhood of Colorado Springs, Colorado and were in the habit of leaving their doors unlocked. No one heard anyone come in and take Christopher that night but by morning, he was gone. Panic immediately set in when no one could find the baby. They ran downstairs to find the front door left open. The investigation focused on the family for a long time but in recent years, a person of interest has been identified. Even though detectives focused so much on the family, that didn't stop the Abeyta's from searching on their own. One of Christopher's sisters, Denise, joined me for this episode. In this first part of the story, we will go over the first 23 years of the search for Christopher. In Part 2, we will discuss the more recent developments. If you have any information about the disappearance of Christopher Abeyta, please call 1-800-THE-LOST or Colorado Springs Police Department at 719-444-7000. You can follow Christopher's case at findchristopher.com or https://www.facebook.com/findchristopher/. This episode was sponsored by: Blue Apron - Get $30 off your first order and with free shipping by visiting BlueApron.com/Vanished. ADT- Get the ADT Security Starter kit including a security panel, keypad, motion sensor, two entry sensors, indoor camera and keyfod. Get it all professionally installed for $49.00 by visiting ADT.com/podcast. Sleep Number - Visit SleepNumber.com/VANISH or any of the 550 Sleep Number stores nationwide and mention that Marissa from The Vanished sent you. Visit Havenly.com/Vanished to get 25% off your design package.
February 17, 2018
28-year-old Todd Renard has been missing from Bellingham, WA since February 22, 2017. He had spoken to his mom the day before and promised to call her the following morning but that call never came. Todd’s friend claims that he just ran off into the woods and never came back out. Weeks after his disappearance, his belongings started showing up around town. There are many terrible rumors about what may have happened to Todd but none of them have led to finding him. If you have any information about the disappearance of Todd Renard, you can contact the Bellingham Police Department at (360) 778-8611 or www.cob.org/tips. You can send tips to Todd's family via email at wendygwinner52@gmail.com or call 360-224-3351. To follow Todd's case on social media, please join Justice for Todd Renard on Facebook. You can find more photos of Todd at thevanishedpodcast.com/episodes/2018/2/17/episode-113-todd-renard This episode was sponsored by: ZipRecruiter - Try Zip Recruiter and post job listings for free with ZipRecruiter.com/MIA for more information. Look for Me - Check out a free excerpt from Lisa Gardner's latest novel, Look for Me, by visiting prh.com/lookformepodcast. ADT- Get the ADT Security Starter kit including a security panel, keypad, motion sensor, two entry sensors, indoor camera and keyfod. Get it all professionally installed for $49.00 by visiting ADT.com/podcast. Quip- Get a free refill pack with the purchase of a Quip electric toothbrush. Visit GetQuip.com/vanished. Daily Harvest - Visit Daily-Harvest.com and enter promo code VANISHED for three FREE Daily Harvest cups!
February 11, 2018
60-year-old Richard Hillmann disappeared after leaving a Friendsgiving party in Merlin, Oregon on November 22, 2017. Richard had plans to cook Thanksgiving dinner for some friends the following day but but by then, Richard was missing. No trace of Richard or his Toyota pick-up truck have been found. Richard's case is baffling with many different theories but not much concrete evidence. If you have any information about the disappearance of Richard Hillman, please call the Josephine County Sheriff’s Department at 541-474-5123. To contact the private investigator, please call the tip line at 541-414-6685. If you would like to follow this case on Facebook, they have a group called The Search for Richard Hillmann.  January 24, 2019 UPDATE from Richard's daughter: "It's with a heavy heart that I share some sad news. Yesterday afternoon a gentleman discovered my father's truck along an embankment and partially submerged in the Rogue River, approximately 25 miles west of where he was last seen in Merlin, Oregon, in a fairly remote area. Due to the description, OSP was called to the scene where they confirmed the license plate. There is a badly decomposed body seatbelted in the driver's seat, who will likely be identified as my father. Due to the location, and limited amount of daylight remaining, the vehicle and scene were secured by OSP and left overnight to recover first thing this morning. This remains an investigation so I probably won't be able to share as much as I'd like, but wanted to at least get this piece of information out to everyone.  Thank you for continuing to keep my father's story in your prayers and for all of the sharing on social media to make sure he didn't just fade away from people's memories. We obviously never believed we would see him again, but getting this news doesn't make the loss any easier. I guess it does provide some relief just knowing we have him now and can say our proper goodbyes. Hopefully now we can start determining exactly what happened to him. RIP Dad. " This episode was sponsored by: MVMT Watches - Get 15% off your order with free shipping and free returns by going to MVMT.com/vanished. For listeners in Australia, please visit MVMT.com/VanishedAU. Use code VANISHED at check-out. Sleep Number - Visit SleepNumber.com/VANISH or any of the 550 Sleep Number stores nationwide and mention that Marissa from The Vanished sent you. ADT- Get the ADT Security Starter kit including a security panel, keypad, motion sensor, two entry sensors, indoor camera and keyfod. Get it all professionally installed for $49.00 by visiting ADT.com/podcast. Look for Me - Check out a free excerpt from Lisa Gardner's latest novel, Look for Me, by visiting prh.com/lookformepodcast. Stamps.com - Get a 4-week trial with postage and a digital scale. Go to Stamps.com, click on the microphone at the top of the page and enter the promo code Vanished.
February 3, 2018
27-year-old La'Ron Harris disappeared from Akron, Ohio in the early morning hours of February 21, 2016. A woman called 911 that morning claiming that she and La'Ron had crashed into the Cuyahoga River. When the car was pulled out of the river, La'Ron was not inside. Extensive searches were conducted but no trace of La'Ron has ever been found. Many wonder if La'Ron was ever in the river or if this was a staged accident to cover-up something more sinister. Here is a link to the news clip mentioned in the episode: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YWfbErjaIKk If you have any information regarding the disappearance of La’Ron Harris, please contact the Akron Police Department at (330) 375-2181. If you would like to contact his family, you can find them at Help Find La’Ron Harris.  UPDATE- Remains that were recovered on October 5, 2017 were positively identified in August of 2018 as La'Ron Harris.
January 26, 2018
20-year-old Alexis Scott disappeared from Peoria, Illinois after attending a party in the early morning hours of September 23, 2017. There have been many conflicting stories about the details of that night making it hard to find the truth. Several weeks before Alexis vanished, she went through a frightening ordeal while on a trip to Las Vegas. Is her disappearance related to what happened during that trip? If you have any information regarding the disappearance of Alexis Scott, you can email her mom, April, at psaprilove@gmail.com. You can also contact April through a Facebook group that has been created for Alexis called Alexis Camry Scott Campaign. Please message tips to an administrator of the group instead of posting them publicly. You can reach the Peoria Police Department at 309-673-4521. To remain anonymous, you can call Crime Stoppers at 309-673-9000. For more information on our sponsors, please visit: http://www.thevanishedpodcast.com/sponsors/.
January 19, 2018
63-year-old Henry Groeneveld disappeared from Snohomish, Washington on December 11, 2017. Henry is known as kind man who was very dedicated to his family, his faith and his job as a U.S. Postal Service mail carrier. The local community has come together to search for Henry but no clues have surfaced. If you have any information about the disappearance of Henry Groeneveld, you can contact the Snohomish Police Department at 360-568-0888 or you can call the Snohomish County Sheriff’s office at 425-388-3592.  Please follow the Help Find Henry Groeneveld group on Facebook. You can find the printable flyer in the group and also contact Henry's family there. January 30, 2018 Update The following update was posted in the Help Find Henry Groeneveld Facebook Group: "My Kind, Sweet Father’s body was found at Dagmar’s Landing in Everett just before 10am this morning.  😓 I wish this was not how my Dad left this world he thought was so wonderful. I wish he could have known how much we all cared about him.  Please pray for us as we are just completely crushed.  Again thank you so much for all your work, love and support. I love you Dad and you will always be my hero!!  If you have a flyer up or see one up. Please take it down. Thank you so much." For more information on our sponsors, please visit: http://www.thevanishedpodcast.com/sponsors/.
January 13, 2018
31-year-old Zachary Kennedy disappeared from Long Beach, California on October 22, 2017. He had been at a friend's house that evening when all activity on his phone suddenly stopped and his phone powered down. This friend has stated that Zachary left on foot that night but he's never been seen or heard from again. If you have any information regarding the disappearance of Zachary Kennedy, please contact the Long Beach Missing Persons Detail at (562) 570-7246. You can submit tips online through this link. UPDATE- On May 3, 2018, detectives executed a search warrant at the home where Zachary was last seen. While digging in the yard, they located a human remains. On May 9th, medical examiners confirmed that the body recovered was Zachary. They have not determined his cause of death and no arrest has been made. This is still an active investigation.
January 9, 2018
29-year-old Adam Gilbertson was last seen leaving the Syntax Physic Opera in Denver, CO at 12:53 am on December 15th, 2017. They've been able to trace Adam's movements leading up to his disappearance including telling a Lyft driver that he had been harassed earlier that evening. Even though they have found so much information about what Adam did on the evening of his disappearance, they haven't found a single clue that points to what happened to him when he left the Syntax Physic Opera. Please visit helpfindadam.com to see the map mentioned in the episode. You can follow his case on Facebook at Find Adam Ronald Gilbertson. If you would like to join the search on January 13, 2018, please follow this link. If you have any information about the disappearance of Adam Gilbertson, you can email tips to help@helpfindadam.com or call the Denver Police at 720-913-2000 reference case# 17-837-972. To view Adam's last Instagram post here is link. *UPDATE*-Adam's remains were located by a volunteer during the search on Saturday, January 13th. This message was posted on the Find Adam Gilbertson page: "The body found in Platte River around 2:30 this afternoon was found by a volunteer from our search team. With VERY heavy hearts the body was just identified as Adam Gilbertson. Our family wants to thank the 130+ volunteers most did not even knowing Adam. We want to thank the Denver police for all their help and support as well. Thank you for the prayers. Thank you to our Randolph Rocket team for doing all you can from Minnesota."
January 5, 2018
On the evening of October 13th, 2016, 23-year-old Jesse Leopold was working a shift at his job in Jewell, Iowa. During a break, he left after telling his supervisor that he needed to get his medication. Jesse never returned to work and was never seen again. Jesse's truck would later be found over 30 miles away in Ledges State Park. When Jesse's dad, Jerry, located the truck, his concern grew when he found that it was unlocked with the keys in the ignition.  If you would like to follow Jesse's case, please join Find Jesse Leopold -- Boone, IA on Facebook. For more information on our sponsors, please visit: http://www.thevanishedpodcast.com/sponsors/.
December 22, 2017
25-year-old Jenna Van Gelderen was housesitting for her parents while they were on vacation in Canada. She was last seen on August 18, 2017. She called a friend in the early morning hours of the 19th and that's the last time anyone spoke to Jenna. It is believed that she disappeared from her parents' house in the Druid Hills neighborhood of Atlanta, Georgia sometime after that call. If you have any information about the disappearance of Jenna Van Gelderen, please contact Crime Stoppers at 404-577-TIPS. Crime Stoppers is offering a $7,000 reward the Van Gelderen family is offering $10,000 for Jenna’s safe return . There has been an email set-up that you can send tips to: findjennanow@gmail.com. You can contact the DeKalb County Police Department at 770-724-7600 x4. Since this story aired, the reward has been raised significantly. Crime Stoppers is now offering $25,000 and Jenna's family is also offering $25,000. If you have any information, the reward now totals $50,000. Follow Jenna's case on Facebook at Help Find Jenna Van Gelderen. For more information on our sponsors, please visit: http://www.thevanishedpodcast.com/sponsors/.
December 16, 2017
On October 10, 2016, 19- year-old Army Pvt. Dakota Stump disappeared from Fort Hood. Army officials believed that Dakota had just taken off but his family believed that was not something Dakota would do. He had always been very responsible. What followed was a bizarre set of circumstances that has left his family with more questions than answers. You can find the petition mentioned in the episode here. For more information on our sponsors, please visit: http://www.thevanishedpodcast.com/sponsors/.
December 9, 2017
Joanna Clark and her 15-year-old daughter, Shariece, both disappeared from Baltimore, Maryland on February 4, 2017. Joanna is known as a dedicated mother to all seven of children. She had never left her kids for an extended period of time and Shariece never ranaway from home. Their disappearance was out-of-character and the Baltimore Police Department suspects foul play in their case. For this episode, I spoke to Joanna's mom and Shariece's grandmother, Margaret, along with Joanna's best friend Jessica. If you have any information regarding the disappearance of Joanna and Shariece Clark, please contact detectives at 410-396-2100 or l Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7LOCKUP. You can also text tips to 443-902-4824.  For more information on our sponsors, please visit: http://www.thevanishedpodcast.com/sponsors/.
December 1, 2017
26-year-old Emma Fillipoff disappeared from Victoria, British Columbia on November 28th, 2012. On the evening of her disappearance, she was spotted by an acquaintance standing barefoot on a street corner. He described her as looking paranoid and disoriented. After speaking with Emma, he decided to contact the police. Police officers spoke with Emma for about 45 minutes that night before letting her walk away barefoot into the cold November night. That’s the last confirmed sighting of Emma. As Emma’s mom, Shelley, has spent the past 5 years searching for answers. Emma’s case is full of mysteries with many bizarre clues that point in all different directions but none of those clues have led to Emma. If you have any information regarding the disappearance of Emma Fillipoff, you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS(8477) or the Victoria Police Department at 250-995-7654. You can send tips via email to fillipoff@bell.net. To follow Emma's case on social media, there is a Facebook group called Help Find Emma Fillipoff. For more information, check out http://www.helpfindemmafillipoff.com. For more information on our sponsors, please visit: http://www.thevanishedpodcast.com/sponsors/.
November 22, 2017
19-year-old Madeline Jones and her 8 month old son, William, disappeared from their Mesa, Arizona home on June 15th, 2017. You heard their story in Episode 92. After that episode aired, Madeline's parents were arrested. Just a few days later, Maddie and William were located. William has been reunited with his father and I spoke with Jacob last week to catch-up on the current status of the case. If you want to continue to follow this case, I encourage you to follow https://www.facebook.com/JusticeforBabyWilliamAndTheGouchenourFamily/. For more information about our sponsors, please visit: http://www.thevanishedpodcast.com/sponsors/.
November 17, 2017
Michael Chambers is a retired firefighter who is loved not only by his family but also by the local community. On March 10, 2017, he disappeared from his home in Quinlan, Texas. It is believed that he vanished sometime between noon and 3PM that day. No one saw or heard a thing but some puzzling clues were left behind. The area around his home has been searched extensively on multiple occasions but no trace of him has been found. If you have any information regarding the disappearance of Michael Chambers, there is a $25,000 reward. You can call the Hunt County Sheriff’s Office at 903-453-6800. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can call Hunt County crime stoppers at 903-457-2929. You can also submit a tip on their website: Hunt County Crime Stoppers. If you would like to check out the petition mentioned in the episode, it can be found here. For more information about our sponsors, please visit: http://www.thevanishedpodcast.com/sponsors/.
November 10, 2017
28-year-old David Gipson Smith left his home in Pilesgrove, New Jersey on August 5th, 2017. He drove to Catonsville, Maryland where he met up with a friend. When plans with that friend didn't quite work out, she introduced him to a second woman who claims to have dropped David off on an undeveloped piece of property in Lisbon, Maryland. She supposedly left David there with no food or water and didn’t return to check on him for days. When David's family failed to hear from him for several days, they began to piece together his last known whereabouts. When they got to the property in Maryland, there was no trace of David.  If you have any information regarding the whereabout of David Gipson Smith, you can call their tip line at 856-381-1357, you can also call the Howard County Police Department at 410-313-STOP or send an email to HCPDCrimetips@Howardcountymd gov. You can follow David's case on Facebook: Missing: David Gipson Smith. UPDATE 3/23/18- News Release: Body found in woods last month identified as missing person David Gipson Smith. Howard County police have been notified that the remains of a body found in Allegany County in late February are those of David Gipson Smith, 28, who was reported missing from Howard County in August 2017.  Smith’s remains were discovered Feb. 25 by hikers in Green Ridge State Forest in Flintstone, Md. His cause of death has been ruled undetermined by the state medical examiner. He was identified through dental records. Authorities are unable to confirm his time of death. Smith disappeared August 6 after coming to Maryland from his home in New Jersey to visit an acquaintance. When he didn’t return home by Aug. 12, his family notified police that he was missing.  Investigators do not have information about the circumstances of Smith’s death. Anyone with information should contact police at 410-313-STOP or HCPDcrimetips@howardcountymd.gov. ### For more information about our sponsors, please visit: http://www.thevanishedpodcast.com/sponsors/.
November 2, 2017
In February of 2016, 19-year-old Morgan Bauer left her home in Aberdeen, South Dakota with plans to move to Atlanta. She had made arrangements to stay with people that she had met on Craigslist. Morgan was only in Atlanta for a couple of weeks when friends and family stopped hearing from her. Morgan's case has become quite controversial due to some internet rumors that were started shortly after she vanished. What happened to Morgan Bauer of February 25, 2016? If you have any information regarding the disappearance of Morgan Bauer, please call The Atlanta Police Missing Persons Homicide Unit at 404-546-4235. You can also call crime stoppers at 404-577-8477. You can continue to follow her case on Facebook by joining the group called Missing Morgan.  For more information about our sponsors, please visit: http://www.thevanishedpodcast.com/sponsors/.
October 27, 2017
Billy Oliveira disappeared from his home in Nahiku, Hawaii around 10:30PM on the evening of July 13th, 2015. Billy lived with his grandmother and she heard a vehicle pull up to the house that night. Billy went outside to meet this mystery visitor and he’s never been seen or heard from again.  Billy was last seen wearing blue jeans, a dark hoodie and black, gray and red sneakers.  If you have any information about the disappearance of Billy Oliveira, you can contact the Maui Police Department at 808-244-6400. If you prefer to contact his family, you can call 808-269-0566 or email helpfindbillyoliveira@gmail.com. If you want to follow his case on Facebook, Amy runs Help Us Find Billy Oliveira, you can also submit tips there as well. For more information about our sponsors, please visit: http://www.thevanishedpodcast.com/sponsors/.
October 20, 2017
26-year-old Johnathan Lee Hamilton left his home in Houston, Texas on May 2, 2015. Two days later, he showed up a couple hours away in the town of Bastrop, Texas. He abandoned his vehicle in a Best Buy parking lot, it had run out of gas. Several people in the town of Bastrop, including police, interacted with Johnathan that day and then he simply vanished without a trace. In this first part of Johnathan’s story, we’re going to dig into the days leading up to his disappearance up until the last time that he was reportedly seen on May 4th.  If you have not listened to Part 1, please listen to that first! Join me for Part 2 where we dig a bit deeper into this case. Where is Johnathan? If you have any information about the disappearance of Johnathan Lee Hamilton, you can send tips on Facebook through Johnathan Lee Hamilton Missing or you can contact the Bastrop Police Department at (512) 332-8600 or (512) 332-8603 or you can even mail it to them anonymously at 104 Grady Tuck Ln, Bastrop, TX 78602. For more information about our sponsors, please visit: http://www.thevanishedpodcast.com/sponsors/.
October 14, 2017
26-year-old Johnathan Lee Hamilton left his home in Houston, Texas on May 2, 2015. Two days later, he showed up a couple hours away in the town of Bastrop, Texas. He abandoned his vehicle in a Best Buy parking lot, it had run out of gas. Several people in the town of Bastrop, including police, interacted with Johnathan that day and then he simply vanished without a trace. In this first part of Johnathan’s story, we’re going to dig into the days leading up to his disappearance up until the last time that he was reportedly seen on May 4th.  If you have any information about the disappearance of Johnathan Lee Hamilton, you can send tips on Facebook through Johnathan Lee Hamilton Missing or you can contact the Bastrop Police Department at (512) 332-8600 or (512) 332-8603 or you can even mail it to them anonymously at 104 Grady Tuck Ln, Bastrop, TX 78602. For more information about our sponsors, please visit: http://www.thevanishedpodcast.com/sponsors/.
October 5, 2017
Mahfuza Rahman left Bellevue hospital in New York City after her shift ended on December 8th, 2015. The following day, she attended a class at Hunter College. After that, she was never been seen or heard from again. Unfortunately, she wasn’t reported missing until March of 2016.  If you have any information, you can contact the Bronx Homicide Squad at (718) 378-8083 or anonymous calls can also be made to NYPD Crime Stoppers 1-800-577-TIPS. If you would like to follow Mahfuza’s case, please join theFacebook group called Justice for Mahfuza Rahman.  For more information about our sponsors, please visit: http://www.thevanishedpodcast.com/sponsors/.
October 1, 2017
18-year-old Desirea Ferris left her home in Liberty, Missouri on May 1st, 2017. She had planned on hanging out with her sister and some friends. It was also her mom’s birthday and she had promised to be home to celebrate but that never happened. The activity on Desirea’s phone stopped in the early morning hours of May 2nd and her family hasn’t seen or heard from her since. They have been able to narrow down the areas of her last cell phone pings but searches of those areas haven’t lead to any clues. There are some horrible rumors circulating about what happened to Desirea that night but no one will talk about where she might be.  If you have any information regarding the disappearance of Desirea Ferris, you can contact the Liberty Police at 816-439-4701. There is a tip hotline and that number is 816-474-8477. You can call Spike with tips at 816-462-2139. There is also a PO Box that you anonymously send in tips to: Bring Desirea Home PO Box 886 Kearney, MO 64060 You can follow this case on Facebook: Bring Desirea Ferris Home For more information about our sponsors, please visit: http://www.thevanishedpodcast.com/sponsors/.
September 20, 2017
Madeline Jones and her 8 month old son, William, disappeared from their Mesa, Arizona home on June 15th, 2017. The following day, her father, Roland "Alex" Jones called 911 to report that they were missing. Leading up to their disappearance, Madeline and her ex-husband had gone through a nasty divorce and custody battle. The court had just awarded joint custody to William’s father, Jacob. A witness has come forward claiming to have seen Madeline dye her hair and dress William as a girl shortly before disappearing. All court documents and police reports referenced in this episode can be found in the Facebook group Missing: Bring Baby William and Madeline Jones Home. UPDATE: After this podcast first aired, Cassie and Roland "Alex" Jones were arrested on September 27, 2017. William and Maddie were located safe on October 2, 2017. For reference, the important people mentioned in this episode include: Jacob Gouchenour - William's father Madeline "Maddie" Jones - William's mother, missing since June 15, 2017. William Jones-Gouchenour - The son of Jacob and Madeline, missing since June 15, 2017. Cassie Jones - The mother of Maddie Jones. Roland "Alex" Jones - The father of Maddie Jones. Kelci - Maddie's friend. For more information about our sponsors, please visit: http://www.thevanishedpodcast.com/sponsors/.
September 14, 2017
Sixteen-year-old Devin Bond left his home in Murfreesboro, Tennessee in the early morning hours of March 31, 2017. There was a sighting of Devin later that morning and his phone last pinged in the same area. Extensive searches have been conducted looking for Devin but no trace of him has ever been found. If you have any information about the disappearance of Devin Bond, please contact the Rutherford County Sheriff's Office at (615) 898-7770. If you’re interested in following Devin’s case on social media, please follow the Facebook group called Bring Devin Home. For more information about our sponsors, please visit: http://www.thevanishedpodcast.com/sponsors/.
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