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The Vanished is a true crime podcast that explores the stories of those who have gone missing. The Vanished goes beyond conventional news reports to take a deep dive into the story of a different missing person each week. Host Marissa Jones brings you exclusive interviews with family members, friends, law enforcement and experts. What will The Vanished uncover next?

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The Vanished is a true crime podcast that explores the stories of those who have gone missing. The Vanished goes beyond conventional news reports to take a deep dive into the story of a different missing person each week. Host Marissa Jones brings you exclusive interviews with family members, friends, law enforcement and experts. What will The Vanished uncover next?

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I look forward to your podcast every Monday. You do an amazing job.

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My favorite crime podcast. As soon as I hear the music I’m enthralled.

iTunes Ratings

8213 Ratings
Average Ratings
6472
829
387
245
280

Thank You

By Dana5632 - Dec 09 2019
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I look forward to your podcast every Monday. You do an amazing job.

Amazing

By Groupworker - Dec 05 2019
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My favorite crime podcast. As soon as I hear the music I’m enthralled.

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The Vanished Podcast

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The Vanished is a true crime podcast that explores the stories of those who have gone missing. The Vanished goes beyond conventional news reports to take a deep dive into the story of a different missing person each week. Host Marissa Jones brings you exclusive interviews with family members, friends, law enforcement and experts. What will The Vanished uncover next?

Jhessye Shockley Part 1

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Five-year-old Jhessye Shockley was reported missing on October 11, 2011. She was last seen at her home in Glendale, Arizona. This is Jhessye's story. Special thanks to: Fox 10 Phoenix Alexandre_Navarro freemusicarchive.org/music/Alexandre_Navarro/

Jan 22 2016

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Dona Mae Bayerl Part 1: Lost in the Night

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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.

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May 19 2018

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Paul Miller

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On July 13, 2018, Paul and Stephanie Miller were finishing up their vacation in southern California and preparing to drive to Las Vegas to catch their flight home to Ontario. That morning, Paul told Stephanie he wanted to get in one last quick hike. Stephanie decided to stay behind and finish packing up their belongings while Paul headed off to the Joshua Tree National Park for a short hike on the the 49 Palms Oasis Trail. Paul was spotted on the trail but he never made it back to their motel room. In the hours after he went missing, a massive search ensued. Despite extensive search efforts, no trace of Paul has ever been found.

If you have any information about the disappearance of Paul Miller, please contact the National Park Service at Joshua Tree 760-367-5500 and ask for the Chief Ranger's Office.

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Nov 04 2019

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Jhessye Shockley Part 2

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Five-year-old Jhessye Shockley was reported missing on October 11, 2011. She was last seen at her home in Glendale, Arizona. This is part two of Jhessye's story. This episode features Brooke, a child therapist and producer and host of Actual Innocence. Special thanks to: Brooke from Actual Innocence Link to her podcast -itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/actua…nce/id1102237078 Link to her website - www.actualinpod.com/ Fox 10 Phoenix Alexandre_Navarro freemusicarchive.org/music/Alexandre_Navarro/

Jan 29 2016

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Chance Englebert

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On July 6, 2019, 25-year-old Chance Englebert spent the day golfing with family in Gering, Nebraska. He left with his wife, Baylee, and their infant son.  Together, they went to Baylee's grandparents’ house to pick up a few things. According to Baylee, it was in her grandparents’ driveway around 7:30 PM that Chance got out of the car and walked away heading toward Terrytown. He was seen on surveillance walking in that direction.  He’s never been seen again.

If you have any information about the disappearance of Chance Englebert, please call the Gering Police Department at (308) 436-5089.

Follow Chance's case on Facebook at Help Find Chance Englebert.

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Oct 28 2019

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Lexy Anne Stacy

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Lexy Anne Stacy was a kind-hearted and independent-thinking young woman raised by two loving parents in Colorado's eastern plains. At 21, Lexy's BFF was her mother, Cindy, and she had three years in at the Westminster Walmart, where was named Employee of the Month, was well-liked, and made easy friends. Very much her own person, Stacy's tattoo sleeves and make-up heavy aesthetic were extensions of her vibrant and cheerful personality.

But Lexy's technicolor world dimmed after she met Daniel Perkins on her 21st birthday. Perkins, a self-professed erudite and ladies' man, soon wreaked havoc in the Stacy household, driving a wedge between Lexy and her parents, and eventually Lexy and her friends. In the spring of 2015, Perkins gave Lexy a laptop to pawn because he didn't have an ID. What he didn't tell her was that he'd stolen it from her friend's house. Soon, a felony warrant was issued for her arrest.

Things only got worse. Despite his previous failures as a criminal, Perkins robbed a bank in late May 2015, and was swiftly arrested. Nevertheless, Lexy exploited a clerical error to spring her sweetheart from the pokey. They've been on the run ever since.

Where they are is anybody's guess. In late July 2016, a Missouri woman named Sheena Cox attempted to extort $2,000 from Lexy's heartbroken parents in exchange for information on their daughter's whereabouts. Disturbingly, Sheena implied Lexy was being held against her will, but records also show Sheena has been embroiled in a variety of real estate schemes.

This week's investigation traces Lexy's whereabouts to a faux-utopia called Astral Valley, where Cox and Co. masquerade as peace lovin' hippies but may very well be involved in darker dealings behind the scenes? How can two cash-poor kids travel unnoticed for so long? We explore these questions and more in this episode of The Vanished.

Dec 03 2016

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Alexandria Joy Lowitzer

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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.

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Jan 14 2019

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Amos Mortier Part 1

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Amos Mortier's friends were puzzled when he stopped returning calls the week of Nov. 8, 2004, but that was a small mystery compared to the mystery they stumbled into when they entered his unlit house in the swampy outskirts of Madison, Wisconsin. In this first installment of a special three-part series, The Vanished probes the circumstances around the 12-year-old mystery that has confounded everyone from the small town detective on up to the DEA special agent who gave the case a special assist.

Oct 13 2016

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Laura Nimbach

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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.

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Feb 25 2019

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Rachel Cooke

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Rachel was just 19 when she vanished while jogging in her quiet neighborhood in Georgetown, Texas. Fifteen years later, her disappearance is still a mystery. Many people witnessed Rachel running that morning but no one witnessed what happened to her. Was she abducted by a stranger or did someone she know have a motive to harm her? There will be a memorial run for Rachel this weekend. You find more information here: http://www.active.com/georgetown-tx/running/distance-running-races/rachel-cooke-memorial-run-2017 For more information on the free self-defense class: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/williamson-county-sheriffs-office-self-defense-academy-for-children-tickets-28865611822

Jan 06 2017

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Dona Mae Bayerl Part 2: Cycles of Abuse

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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.

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May 26 2018

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James "Martin" Roberts Part 1

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19-year-old Martin Roberts was last seen in Boone, NC on April 21, 2016. He left his apartment and was captured on a surveillance video around 12:30PM. After that, he vanished and no trace of him has been found. If you have any information about Martin's disappearance, please contact Crime Stoppers at

(828) 268-6959 or Boone Police at (828) 268-6900.

Apr 13 2017

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Damien Sharp

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22-year-old Damien Sharp was last seen on May 25, 2002.  He was having friends over to his apartment for Memorial Day and left saying that he would be back in a bit.  He never returned and no trace of him has ever been found.  I spoke with Damien's mom, Janeane Shanahan, for this episode.   Also mentioned in this episode- Lori Ceci Bova Yolanda Bindics  Find Damien Website Cue Center for Missing Persons Ripe for the Picking - http://amzn.com/1929382006 (book mentioned in episode) More information on the Ride to Find'em - https://ridetofindem.wordpress.com

May 19 2016

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Ebby Steppach

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18 year-old Ebby Steppach was last seen in Little Rock, Arkansas on October 24, 2015. The next day, her brother was able to reach her by phone but she sounded confused and lost. No one has seen or heard from Ebby since. Her car was located in a park 5 days later, all of her belongings were inside. Her family spent the next 8 months fighting to get the Little Rock Police Department take her case seriously.  In that time, critical evidence was lost but now with renewed interest from the homicide unit, there is hope that Ebby will be found. 


*May 2018 UPDATE*

"The family of Ebby Jane Steppach would like to share the latest update with those of you on this page as well as other media outlets. On Tuesday, May 22nd, investigators with the Little Rock Police Department informed the family that human remains had been found at Chalamont Park, which is where Ebby’s car was found on October 30, 2015.

As of today, May 23rd, investigators conclusively identified the remains as Ebby’s and notified the family of those results.

The family would like to thank all of you who have supported efforts to find Ebby. It has been through your support, many prayers and God’s strength that they have been able to make this journey. God hears and answers all prayers. Yesterday, God answered the family’s prayers to find Ebby.

They are thankful for the life they got to share with her and ask for continued support and prayers as they work through this difficult time. "

Mar 17 2017

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Kayla Unbehaun

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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.

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Feb 18 2019

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Larry DeWayne Hall

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In this episode, I interview author Christopher Martin about his book Urges: A Chronicle of Serial Killer Larry Hall. Hall initially confessed to killing four women but over the years has admitted to 39. Join us while we discuss Hall's M.O and victim profile and try to connect the dots between the victims and the killer. Hall traveled all over the U.S. and only a few of his victims have been confirmed. Stay tuned for state-by-state episodes that will follow where we will discuss the individual disappearances. Special thanks to Christopher Martin for being on the show!  Here is a link to the book www.amazon.com/Urges-Chronicle-S…rry/dp/1451589948

Mar 31 2016

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Alexis Camry Scott

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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.


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Jan 26 2018

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Madeline Jones and William Jones-Gouchenour

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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.


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Sep 20 2017

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Brenda Sue Davidson

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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.

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Sep 13 2018

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Kelli Cribbs Abad

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In October of 2011, 27-year-old Kelli Cribbs Abad was living in Japan with her husband and two young children. Her husband, Vince, was stationed at the Kadena Air Base in Okinawa. On the evening of October 26, 2011, Kelli tucked her children into bed after she returned home from church. Her husband stayed behind at church to meet with their pastor. According to him, when he returned home, he couldn’t find any trace of Kelli and her car was gone. Kelli's vehicle was found abandoned three days later. In the nearly 8 years that have passed since that night, Kelli has never been seen or heard from again.

If you have any information about the disappearance of Kelli, you are asked to text the Air Force’s Office of Special Investigations at “AFOSI” to the number 274637. You can also contact Okinawa base authorities at the Kadena Law enforcement desk at 098-961-2475.

You can follow Kelli’s story on social media at: 

https://www.facebook.com/KelliCribbsAbadsMissingPersonSupport/

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Oct 21 2019

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Angela Gilbert

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On June 2, 2011, Angela Gilbert was walking on timber land used for logging in Granite Falls, Washington with an acquaintance named Colt White .  At some point, Colt returned without Angela. When asked about this, he allegedly said that she had continued to walk along the land near the Stillaguamish River. Unfortunately, no one ever got a chance to ask Colt more about what happened on that warm spring day walk because he disappeared shortly after Angela. Several weeks later, Colt’s body was found in the Stillaguamish River. During searches, some of Angela's belongings were found in the area but police told her family they believe the items were planted. It has been eight long years since Angela disappeared and her family believes there are more people out there who know what happened.

If you have any information about the disappearance of Angela Gilbert, please call the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office at 425-388-3849.

You can follow the search for Angela on social media at: Missing Angela Gilbert.

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Dec 09 2019

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Johnthan Hall

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On Wednesday, February 13, 2019, 30-year-old Johnthan Hall went to work with his dad. The two worked a maintenance job in Las Vegas, Nevada. At the end of the day, his father dropped him off at home. Johnthan then left for his second job at a local billiards club not too far away. Johnthan was seen at the club that night around 7:30PM. No one knows exactly when Johnthan left or where he may have gone. Missing along with Johnthan were the items he always carried with him in his backpack.

If you have any information about the disappearance of Johnthan Hall, please call the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department at 702-828-3111.

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Dec 02 2019

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Update: Dona Mae Bayerl Part 4 - Justice

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38-year-old Dona Mae Bayerl disappeared on May 6, 1979 after an argument with her husband, John. Back in 2018, we covered Dona Mae's story in a three-part series. In early 2019, John Bayerl was charged with Dona Mae's murder. John Bayerl was later convicted and sentenced to life in prison. In this update, we explore what happened after Dona Mae's episodes aired.

If you have not listened to the first three episodes, you can find them here:

Dona Mae Bayerl Part 1: Lost in the Night

Dona Mae Bayerl Part 2: Cycles of Abuse

Dona Mae Bayerl Part 3: The Aftermath

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Nov 25 2019

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Adrian Planells

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On September 23, 1989, 23-year-old Adrian Planells said goodbye to his little sister, Barbara, and headed out the door to go to work. That was the last time Barbara ever saw or spoke to her brother. Adrian went to work that night and clocked out in the early morning hours of the 24th. He had a beer with coworkers at a nearby bar before heading home with the intent to study for an upcoming college exam. That is the last time anyone reported seeing Adrian Planells. He never made it back to his Kenner, Louisiana home and in the 30 years since his disappearance, there has been no sight of Adrian or the 1968 Chevrolet Camaro he was driving that night.

If you have any information about the disappearance of Adrian Planells, you are urged to call the Kenner, Louisiana Police Department 504-466-4606.

You can follow Adrian's case on Facebook at Help Find Adrian Planells.

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Nov 18 2019

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Dean Morrison

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On October 22, 2013, Dean Morrison was let go from his painting job at a ranch southeast of Kamloops, British Columbia. His truck wasn’t working properly and Dean seemed out of sorts. Dean's boss offered to call a tow truck for him that morning and asked him to find a ride home. Sometime between the time the tow truck was called and its arrival several hours later, Dean disappeared. In the six years since that day, Dean has not been seen or heard from again.

If you have any information about the disappearance of Dean Morrison, please contact the RCMP at 250-378-4262.

You can follow Dean's case on Facebook at Missing: Dean Kelly Morrison.

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Nov 11 2019

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Paul Miller

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On July 13, 2018, Paul and Stephanie Miller were finishing up their vacation in southern California and preparing to drive to Las Vegas to catch their flight home to Ontario. That morning, Paul told Stephanie he wanted to get in one last quick hike. Stephanie decided to stay behind and finish packing up their belongings while Paul headed off to the Joshua Tree National Park for a short hike on the the 49 Palms Oasis Trail. Paul was spotted on the trail but he never made it back to their motel room. In the hours after he went missing, a massive search ensued. Despite extensive search efforts, no trace of Paul has ever been found.

If you have any information about the disappearance of Paul Miller, please contact the National Park Service at Joshua Tree 760-367-5500 and ask for the Chief Ranger's Office.

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Nov 04 2019

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Chance Englebert

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On July 6, 2019, 25-year-old Chance Englebert spent the day golfing with family in Gering, Nebraska. He left with his wife, Baylee, and their infant son.  Together, they went to Baylee's grandparents’ house to pick up a few things. According to Baylee, it was in her grandparents’ driveway around 7:30 PM that Chance got out of the car and walked away heading toward Terrytown. He was seen on surveillance walking in that direction.  He’s never been seen again.

If you have any information about the disappearance of Chance Englebert, please call the Gering Police Department at (308) 436-5089.

Follow Chance's case on Facebook at Help Find Chance Englebert.

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Oct 28 2019

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Kelli Cribbs Abad

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In October of 2011, 27-year-old Kelli Cribbs Abad was living in Japan with her husband and two young children. Her husband, Vince, was stationed at the Kadena Air Base in Okinawa. On the evening of October 26, 2011, Kelli tucked her children into bed after she returned home from church. Her husband stayed behind at church to meet with their pastor. According to him, when he returned home, he couldn’t find any trace of Kelli and her car was gone. Kelli's vehicle was found abandoned three days later. In the nearly 8 years that have passed since that night, Kelli has never been seen or heard from again.

If you have any information about the disappearance of Kelli, you are asked to text the Air Force’s Office of Special Investigations at “AFOSI” to the number 274637. You can also contact Okinawa base authorities at the Kadena Law enforcement desk at 098-961-2475.

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Oct 21 2019

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Marty Dean Teague

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On July 24, 2018, Marty Teague was last seen around noon near his home in Statesville, NC. Within his home he left behind his cell phone, money and daily medication that he needed. Marty’s disappearance shook the core of his family. He was a devoted father and grandfather. He was the type of man to speak to his children every day if he was able to, so the fact that more than a year has gone by and there has been no word from Marty, his children know something bad must have happened to him.

If anyone has any information regarding Mart Teague’s disappearance, please call the Statesville Police Department Violent Crimes Unit at 704-878-3535.

You can follow Marty's case on Facebook at Missing Marty Dean Teague.

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.

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Oct 14 2019

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Randy Leach

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17-year-old Randy Leach left his home in Linwood, Kansas on April 15, 1988. He planned to run some errands and then ended up at an early graduation party for a classmate. Witnesses remember Randy being at the party, but aren’t exactly sure when he left. Sometime after midnight, a friend planned to drive Randy home. The friend left to drive another friend home first but told Randy he would be back. When his friend returned, both Randy and the grey 1985 Dodge 600 sedan he was driving were gone. Randy and the Dodge 600 were never seen again. Over the past 31 years, there have been many rumors about what happened to Randy but his family has been left with more questions than answers.

If you have any information about the disappearance of Randy Leach, please call the Leavenworth County Sheriff’s Office at 1-800-572-7463 or 1-800-THE-LOST.

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Oct 07 2019

1hr 13mins

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Jonathan Estes

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35-year-old Jonathan Estes hasn't been heard from since June 2, 2018. He had spoken to his best friend and boss that day, he told both of them that he was at his home in Bogue Chitto, Mississippi and was going to speak to the police about allegations his estranged wife had made against him. Jonathan never made it to the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office and has never been seen or heard from again. 

If you have any information about the disappearance of Jonathan Estes, you are urged to call the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office at 601-833-5231.

You can follow Jonathan’s story on social media at: https://www.facebook.com/findjonestes/

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Sep 30 2019

1hr 13mins

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Emily Hieber

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February 3, 2013 was the last time 19-year-old Emily Hieber posted to Facebook. Prior to that date, she had frequent and consistent posts. By February 6, her phone was no longer in service. Six weeks later, on March 26, 2013, her grandfather reported Emily missing to the Yuma, Arizona Police Department after nearly two months of no contact. Emily has never been seen or heard from again. Detectives began investigating and what they uncovered was a tangled web of shady characters, shocking stories, and more questions than answers.

If you have any information about the disappearance of Emily Hieber, please call the Yuma Police Department at 928-373-4686.

You can follow Emily’s story on social media at: https://www.facebook.com/helpusfindemilyhieber.

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Sep 23 2019

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John Brewer

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On May 8, 2013, 69-year-old John Brewer, former captain of the Davidson County Sheriff's Office, left his residence in Nashville, TN and took a taxi to his bank which was located in Pegram, TN. Once there, he asked for $500 cash and started acting strangely in the bank. Eventually, the bank staff asked John to leave and closed his account. He was last seen walking out of the bank and getting into a cab. He has never been seen again.

If you have any information about the disappearance of John Brewer, you are urged to call the Cheatham County Sheriff's Office at 615-792-2021.

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Sep 16 2019

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Teresa Davidson-Murphy

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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.

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Sep 09 2019

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Dorothy and Danielle Pitcher

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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.

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Sep 02 2019

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Savannah Spurlock

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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.

Update- On August 28, 2019, David Sparks was indicted for the murder of Savannah Spurlock.

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.

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Aug 26 2019

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Amy Sher

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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.

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Aug 19 2019

1hr 8mins

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Aubrey Dameron

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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

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Aug 05 2019

1hr 12mins

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David Kallenberger

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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.

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Jul 29 2019

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Debra Melo

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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.

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Jul 22 2019

1hr 6mins

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