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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 love everything about this podcast

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This is a terrific podcast. Thank you for all the good you do on behalf of vanished loved ones.

iTunes Ratings

9104 Ratings
Average Ratings
7109
916
439
310
330

❤️❤️

By JoyD80 - May 23 2020
Read more
I love everything about this podcast

Touching

By Erniepaulm22 - May 12 2020
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This is a terrific podcast. Thank you for all the good you do on behalf of vanished loved ones.
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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?

Rank #1: 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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Rank #2: 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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Rank #3: 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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Rank #4: 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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Rank #5: 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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Rank #6: 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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Rank #7: 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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Rank #8: 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.

UPDATE: Human remains were located near the trail in December of 2019. On January 12, 2020, it was announced that they confirmed the remains to be Paul.

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Nov 04 2019

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Rank #9: 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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Rank #10: 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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Rank #11: 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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Rank #12: 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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Rank #13: 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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Rank #14: Marshal Iwaasa

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On November 17, 2019, 26-year-old Marshal Iwaasa visited his mother in Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada. He helped her with some tech problems and then left late in the evening, despite his mother’s pleas for him to stay the night. He told her that he was headed back to Calgary, where he had been renting a room from a local family and attending school. However, Marshal didn’t go back to Calgary that night, and has not been seen or heard from since. A week later, Marshal's truck was found about 13 hours from where he was last seen. The truck was in a very remote area and completely burnt out.

If you have any information about the disappearance of Marshal Iwaasa, please call the Lethbridge Police Department at 403-328-4444. You may also call Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477. Additionally, you may leave a tip at p3tips.com

You can follow Marshal's case on social media at FIND MARSHAL IWAASA.

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Apr 27 2020

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Rank #15: 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.

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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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Rank #16: Kimberly Moreau

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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.

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Jul 28 2018

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Rank #17: 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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Rank #18: 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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Rank #19: Kerry O'Brien Krueger

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On December 5, 1989, 31-year-old Kerry O’Brien Krueger allegedly told her husband that she had to catch a last-minute flight to Wyoming to attend a trade show for work after another coworker asked her to attend in their place. The plan was that she and a co-worker would travel from Burlington, Wisconsin to Chicago where they would take a flight to Wyoming. Kerry’s husband, Tracey, told investigators that he remembers her kissing him goodbye at 4:30AM on December 6 and that she asked him to take care of their three-year old daughter, Megan, while she was gone. A neighbor reported that they saw black car parked outside of the home around that time. After Kerry disappeared, a bizarre series of events began to unfold and more than 30 years later, Kerry's case remains unsolved.

If you have any information about the disappearance of Kerry O’Brien Krueger, you are urged to contact Investigator Heather Spranger with the Racine County Sheriff’s Office at 262-636-3367 or the local Crimestoppers at 888-636-9330.

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Apr 20 2020

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Rank #20: Max Greenfield

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On Friday, March 16, 2018, 25-year-old Max Greenfield started out his weekend at the local casino where he had a drink with his sister, Tonya. They left together and headed home to Brookings, Oregon, where Tonya dropped him off at the home he shared with his mother. Max and Tonya made plans to go see a movie later in the weekend. The next evening, late in the night on March 17, and early into the morning hours of March 18, Max was back at the casino hanging out with some friends when he was asked to leave for not having proper identification. Max was seen on surviellance speaking to man outside the casino. The pair walked off the property and the man returned alone about 15 minutes later. This is when Max disappeared and he has not been seen or heard from since. 

If you have any information about the disappearance of Max Greenfield, you can call the Del Norte, California Sheriff’s Office at 707-464-4191. You may also call the Curry County, Oregon Sheriff's Office at 541-247-3242. Both departments will allow callers to remain anonymous.

You can follow Max’s story on social media at: Finding Max Greenfield.

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Dec 16 2019

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Allyson Watterson Part 1

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20-year-old Allyson Watterson disappeared just before Christmas in December 2019. Allyson was a young woman with her entire life ahead of her, trying to figure out what she wanted to pursue as a career path. She was last seen by her boyfriend on December 22, 2019, and his stories about that day were shaky, at best. He claims that they walked into the woods and got separated. His stories on how they got separated vary. Ben emerged from the woods the following day and Allyson was never seen again. While we were working on this story, on June 20, 2020, the remains of Allyson Watterson were found not far from where Ben said he last saw her. Though she is no longer missing, telling her story is still important. This week’s two-part series tells the story of Allyson Watterson, her love of life, the tragic loss her family has endured, and their continued search for answers.

If you have any information about the disappearance or death of Allyson Watterson, please contact your local law enforcement agency or the Washington County Sheriff’s Office at 503-846-2700. 

You can follow Allyson’s case on social media at: IN LOVING MEMORY: ALLYSON WATTERSON.

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Aug 03 2020

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Kenna Harris Part 2

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On March 31, 2020, 25 year old Kenna Harris packed her backpack with her medications, a yoga mat, and some other belongings, and headed out of her Monroe, Washington home. As you learned in Part 1 of Kenna’s story, she was due to report for her shift at a local Walmart. She usually took a bus to that location but she told the bus driver to go on without her. That is when she left on foot and took some money out of her bank account. Then, she got on a bus headed for Snohomish, Washington. She got off near a shopping center there and was spotted in a Subway. Kenna left on foot and has not been seen or heard from again. In this second installment of Kenna's story, we are going to to dig a little deeper, learn more about the search efforts for Kenna, hear from the investigator tasked with finding her and explore the various theories in the case.

If you have any information about the disappearance of Kenna Harris, please contact your local law enforcement agency or the Snohomish County, Washington Sheriff’s Office at 425-388-3845. 

You can follow Kenna’s story on social media at: Please Find Kenna Harris.

Dr. Taft earned a bachelors, masters and doctorate in psychology from Baylor University. He has been a licensed psychologist since 2000. He has served the Corsicana community in private practice since 2002 and was the Director of Clinical Services at the Corsicana Residential Treatment Center from 2000-2005. Dr. Taft provides clinical counseling services, consultation services, and forensic services.

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Jul 28 2020

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Kenna Harris Part 1

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On March 31, 2020, 25-year-old Kenna Harris carefully packed a backpack with her medications, a yoga mat, and some of her other favorite belongings. Kenna then headed out of the family home in Monroe, Washington. There was a bus that was supposed to take her to her shift at work that day, but Kenna didn’t go to work and told the bus driver to go on without her. Instead, she walked to a nearby bank, withdrew some money, and then traveled via public transit to nearby Snohomish, Washington. It was after she arrived in Snohomish that she disappeared without a trace. Investigators were able to track her last known movements via an intricate web of surveillance footage and phone pings. In the months since Kenna disappeared, she has not been seen or heard from again. This is a story about Kenna, her life, and the mystery of her disappearance.

If you have any information about the disappearance of Kenna Harris, please contact your local law enforcement agency or the Snohomish County, Washington Sheriff’s Office at 425-388-3845. 

You can follow Kenna’s story on social media at: Find Kenna Harris.

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Jul 27 2020

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Danielle Bell

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In September of 2001, 14-year-old Danielle Bell was living with her mom in Pensacola, Florida.  Her parents had recently divorced and it was a difficult time for Danielle.  On the evening of Friday, September 28, 2001, Danielle left to go to a party even though her mother had instructed her to stay home.  She was seen at a high school party that evening by some of her friends.  Later, she was seen at a different party with much older men.  After that, no one has ever seen or heard from Danielle again.  Following her disappearance, some disturbing details would surface about people who were in Danielle’s life but it remains unclear if they had anything to do with what happened to Danielle.

You can follow Danielle's case on Facebook at: Missing Child Danielle Bell.

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Jul 20 2020

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Jacob Cabinaw

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On March 31, 2010, Jacob Cabinaw went to work and then spent the evening playing frisbee golf with friends. One of the friends reported that Jacob dropped him off at his car when they were finished and said Jacob was going back to his house to finish an assignment for one of his college courses that was due soon. However, Jacob never made it back to the home he shared with his mom. A few days later, his mother reported him missing to the local police. There were a few sightings and financial transactions over the next several days, but after April 2, 2010, Jacob Cabinaw was never seen or heard from again.

If you have any information about the disappearance of Jacob Cabinaw, you are asked to call the Grand Traverse County Sheriff's Office at 231-995-5000.

You can follow Jacob’s story on social media at Find Jacob Cabinaw.

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Jul 13 2020

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Shannah Boiteau

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22-year-old Shannah Boiteau was last seen on June 22, 2016 around 3:00 PM in St. Cloud, MN. Shannah and her boyfriend were driving from Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin to California because Shannah allegedly wanted to see the ocean. She left a note for her family explaining why she was taking this trip. It was on this trip to California that her boyfriend claims that he and Shannah got into an argument. He said that she got out of the car and ran into the woods. This is the last time anyone saw or heard from Shannah Boiteau. She has now been missing for four years and her loved ones are desperate for answers.

If anyone has any information regarding the whereabouts of Shannah Boiteau please call Chippewa Falls Police Department 715-723-4424.

You can follow Shannah’s case on Facebook at Help Find Shannah Boiteau.

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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Jul 06 2020

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Kimberly Flint

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On September 26, 2018, in rural Rusk County, Texas, a Jeep was found in a single vehicle accident with no drivers or passengers in the area. Police called the registered owner of the vehicle, James Flint, who stated that the Jeep belonged to his wife, Kim Flint. James Flint also told the police that Kim rarely drove the Jeep.  He was at work when the police called him so he drove home to check on his wife.   When James arrived home, Kim was nowhere to be found.   The area around Kim’s vehicle was searched thoroughly by multiple police agencies, dogs, drones, and other resources, but in the time since that day, no trace of Kim Flint has ever been found.

If you have any information about the disappearance of Kim Flint, you are asked to call the Rusk County Sheriff’s Office at 903-657-3581.

 You can follow Kim’s story on social media at: Find Kim Flint.

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Jun 29 2020

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Trudy Appleby

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On the morning of August 21, 1996, Dennis Appleby left his Moline, Illinois home to head to work, leaving behind his 11 year old daughter, Trudy, to spend the summer day at home.  Around 9:30am, a neighbor saw Trudy with a man who appeared to be in his 20’s, with dark curly hair,  wearing a baseball cap.  The unidentified man was driving a silver or gray four door sedan.  Dennis came home from work that evening and was surprised to find his daughter wasn’t home.  He called his neighbors and some of Trudy’s friends but she wasn’t with any of them.  That is when Dennis called the police to report Trudy missing.  Trudy’s case went unsolved for more than 20 years but now, investigators believe they know who is responsible for Trudy’s disappearance.

If you have any information regarding the disappearance of Trudy Appleby, please call the Moline Police Department at 309-524-2140.

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Jun 22 2020

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Jason Dies

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In June of 1991, 20-year-old Jason Dies returned from Operation Desert Storm when the USS Horne docked in San Diego, California.  He was now on leave and had a month to report to a new duty station in Pensacola, Florida.  Jason never showed up and was classified as an unauthorized absentee and later a deserter.  Before Jason disappeared, he mailed some packages to his family back in Louisiana.  He phoned them and asked them not to open the packages.  The mystery of what was in the packages and what happened to Jason loomed over his family for years.  What had he sent them?  Military secrets?  Was there some kind of conspiracy?  When Jason’s younger cousin grew up, she embarked on a journey to find him.  She opened the packages and started pressing for answers.  

If you have any information about the disappearance of Jason Dies, please call NCIS at 850-452-4211.  You can submit a tip online at https://www.ncis.navy.mil.

Jun 15 2020

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Christopher "Cole" Thomas

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22-year-old Cole Thomas had taken a break from college to work a construction job and earn some money. During the fall of 2016, he traveled from his home in Florida to work on a job in Minnesota. Right before Thanksgiving, a couple of co-workers that he had recently met asked Cole to drive them to North Carolina, presumably to spend the holiday with their families. Cole agreed to drive them but what he didn’t realize was that the people he thought were his friends, weren’t friends at all and that he was headed straight into danger that would cost him his life.

If you have any information about the disappearance of Cole Thomas, you are asked to call the Benson, North Carolina Police Department at 919-894-2091.

You can follow Cole's story on Facebook at Find Cole Thomas.

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Jun 08 2020

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Erin Gilbert

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On July 1, 1995, 24-year-old Erin Gilbert traveled to a nearby fair in Girdwood, Alaska with a man she had recently met. Witnesses spotted Erin at the fair that day. According to her date, they had car trouble when they went to leave. He claims that he left Erin at the car and proceeded to walk around looking for a friend's house for two hours. He was unable to find his friend's house and returned to the fair but Erin was gone. He said he searched the fairgrounds and after no sign of Erin, called her sister, who also hadn’t seen her. That was 25 years ago, and to this day, no trace of Erin has ever been found.

If you have any information about the disappearance of Erin Gilbert, you are asked to call the Alaska State Troopers at 907-428-7200.

You can follow Erin's story on Facebook at: Finding Erin Marie Gilbert.

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Jun 01 2020

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Benjamin Redfearn

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On July 20, 2017, 30-year-old Benjamin Redfearn left his home in Farmington, New Mexico to attend his daughter’s 6th birthday party. Ben and his daughter’s mother were no longer together but they were committed to co-parenting their child together and Ben was known to be a loving father. By this time, Ben was in another relationship and his current girlfriend was unhappy about him attending the party. On the way to the party, an argument ensued and his girlfriend stopped the car and let Ben out far from the party. Ben ended up walking the rest of the way and was three hours late. Everyone at the party noticed that Ben seemed upset and had a black eye. Ben’s dad gave him a ride home after the party ended. In the car, his dad pleaded with Ben to come back to California with him, he feared for his son’s safety. Ben declined the offer but stated that he didn’t want to go back into the apartment he shared with his girlfriend. Ben got out of the car and that was the last time his dad saw him. It was after this time that Ben dropped off radar. Months later, there was a sighting of Ben but it is unclear what happened to him and his family is desperate for answers.

If you have any information about the disappearance of Benjamin Redfearn, please contact Detective Chavez with the Farmington Police Department at 505-566-2370. You can also call their tip line at 505-599-1068. If you would like to remain anonymous, you can call the San Juan County Crimestoppers at 505-334-8477.

June 5, 2020 UPDATE: Today we learned that some of Ben’s friends listened to the podcast last week and felt compelled to contact law enforcement to disclose his location in another state. Detective Chavez asked local law enforcement in that location to reach out to Ben and they confirmed that Ben is alive. At this point, Ben has not spoken to his family. That is all the information we have at this time. Thank you all for listening and sharing!

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May 25 2020

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Alicia Navarro

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In the early morning hours of September 15, 2019, then-14-year-old Alicia Navarro gathered her laptop and her phone, wrote out a short note for her mom, and headed for the backyard of her family home. Once there, she stacked some chairs and climbed over the first wall around her home, then stacked a pile of leftover bricks to climb the outer wall. Alicia made it over the barriers designed to protect her family’s home and vanished into the darkness that morning. She has not been seen since.

If you have any information about the disappearance of Alicia Navarro, you are urged to call the Glendale Police Department at 623-930-3000. You may also contact the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children at 1-800-THE-LOST.

You can follow Alicia's case on Facebook at: Finding Alicia.

May 18 2020

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Rebecca Modrall

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On February 5, 2019, 33-year-old Rebecca Modrall drove to one of the houses her boyfriend, Joe Coker, owned in La Quinta, California. Joe had called her and asked her to come over so he could cook her dinner. Rebecca was seen on camera entering the gated community where Joe lived. That was the last sighting of Rebecca Modrall. Rebecca had plans to meet up with a friend after visiting Joe, but she never made it. Her friend sent her numerous text messages and called her phone, but the messages went unread and the calls unreturned. Rebecca's family believes they know what happened to her but they wonder if money and political influence have gotten in the way of solving her case.

If you have any information about the disappearance of Rebecca Modrall, you are asked to call the Riverside County Sheriff’s Office at 951-955-2450.

You can follow Rebecca's case on Facebook at Justice For Rebecca Modrall or at http://justice4rebecca.org.

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May 11 2020

1hr 23mins

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Acacia Bishop

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On May 25, 2003, 18-month-old Acacia Bishop was kidnapped from her great-grandmother's home in Salt Lake City, Utah. Acacia’s grandmother took the toddler and ran while Acacia’s great-grandmother left the room to put her vacuum away. This was not the first time that Acacia was taken by her grandmother. This time, she took Acacia to Idaho where they spent the night in a motel. The following day, the pair was spotted by witnesses playing by the Snake River. That was the last known sighting of Acacia Bishop. Authorities believe that Acacia drowned in a botched murder/suicide attempt that day, while some of her family believes it was an elaborate ruse and that Acacia was given to another family to raise.

If you have any information regarding the disappearance of Acacia Bishop, please call Salt Lake County Sheriff's Office at 801-743-7000.

You can follow Acacia’s case on social media at Acacia Bishop Missing Child.

For more information on psychologist, Dr. Taft, please visit his website or Facebook page.

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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May 04 2020

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Marshal Iwaasa

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On November 17, 2019, 26-year-old Marshal Iwaasa visited his mother in Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada. He helped her with some tech problems and then left late in the evening, despite his mother’s pleas for him to stay the night. He told her that he was headed back to Calgary, where he had been renting a room from a local family and attending school. However, Marshal didn’t go back to Calgary that night, and has not been seen or heard from since. A week later, Marshal's truck was found about 13 hours from where he was last seen. The truck was in a very remote area and completely burnt out.

If you have any information about the disappearance of Marshal Iwaasa, please call the Lethbridge Police Department at 403-328-4444. You may also call Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477. Additionally, you may leave a tip at p3tips.com

You can follow Marshal's case on social media at FIND MARSHAL IWAASA.

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Apr 27 2020

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Kerry O'Brien Krueger

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On December 5, 1989, 31-year-old Kerry O’Brien Krueger allegedly told her husband that she had to catch a last-minute flight to Wyoming to attend a trade show for work after another coworker asked her to attend in their place. The plan was that she and a co-worker would travel from Burlington, Wisconsin to Chicago where they would take a flight to Wyoming. Kerry’s husband, Tracey, told investigators that he remembers her kissing him goodbye at 4:30AM on December 6 and that she asked him to take care of their three-year old daughter, Megan, while she was gone. A neighbor reported that they saw black car parked outside of the home around that time. After Kerry disappeared, a bizarre series of events began to unfold and more than 30 years later, Kerry's case remains unsolved.

If you have any information about the disappearance of Kerry O’Brien Krueger, you are urged to contact Investigator Heather Spranger with the Racine County Sheriff’s Office at 262-636-3367 or the local Crimestoppers at 888-636-9330.

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Apr 20 2020

1hr 18mins

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Noemi Gonzalez

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On the evening of February 11, 2014, Noemi Gonzalez spoke to some of her siblings on the phone and nothing seemed amiss. At the time, her adult son was temporarily staying with Noemi and he was the last known person to see Noemi in her North Miami, FL home around 2:00am on February 12, 2014. He had woken up to use the restroom and he saw Noemi was asleep. He went back to bed and by the time her son woke up the next morning around 8 am, Noemi was gone. She had left all of her belongings behind, including important medication, her purse and phone. Noemi has been missing for more than six years and her family has not given up home that one day, they will find her.

If you have any information about the disappearance of Noemi Gonzalez, please call the North Miami Police Department at 305-891-0294. You can also submit a tip anonymously through Miami Dade Crimestoppers at 1-800 346-8477.

You can follow Noemi’s case on Facebook at Noemi Gonzalez Missing Person.

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Apr 13 2020

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Sandy Rea

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On September 19, 1984, 17-year-old Sandy Rea was last seen at the Windsor Bowling Alley in Shawnee, Oklahoma. At the time, Sandy’s cousin was working at the bowling alley and the two had a brief conversation. Sandy made a phone call but it’s unclear exactly who she called. She mentioned to her cousin that she was going to a party and asked if he wanted to join her. He declined, he couldn’t abandon his shift. Her cousin walked away to go clean a lane and around 8:30PM, when he looked up, he saw Sandy walking out of the bowling alley. This is the last confirmed sighting of Sandy Rea.  More than 35 years later, her family is still searching for answers.

If you have any information regarding the disappearance of Sandy Rea, please call the Shawnee Police Department at 405-273-2121.

You can follow Sandy's case on Facebook at: Remember what Really happened in Shawnee.

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Apr 06 2020

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Veronica Blumhorst

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On September 20, 1990, after her usual night shift at the local grocery store in Mendota, Illinois, Veronica Blumhorst clocked out at 1:07am. She walked out to her car with her coworkers, they said goodnight and Veronica headed home. She had mentioned to her coworkers that she was really tired and planned to just go home and go to bed. Veronica's mom woke up around 2am and noticed Veronica's car parked in the garage. She assumed Veronica was in bed and went back to sleep. When her brother woke up that morning, he looked for Veronica because she was supposed to drive him to school. He was confused because her car was there but he could not find his sister anywhere. She was last seen by her coworkers at the grocery store and in the almost 30 years that have passed, Veronica has never been seen again.

If you have any information about the disappearance of Veronica Blumhorst, please call the Mendota Police Department at 815-539-9331. You may also call Special Agent Brian Wentz with the FBI at 708-349-0004.

If you would like to follow Veronica’s story on social media, you can visit “Remember Veronica Jill Blumhorst.”

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Mar 30 2020

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By Erniepaulm22 - May 12 2020
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This is a terrific podcast. Thank you for all the good you do on behalf of vanished loved ones.