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The Vanished Podcast

All episodes are available for free, with ad-free episodes available for Wondery+ subscribers.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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Evelyn Hartley

Evelyn Hartley was only 15 years old when she disappeared while babysitting. When her father came to check up on her, he found all of the doors locked and an open basement window. Over the next few weeks, mysterious clues started to turn-up but no sign of Evelyn has ever been found. Special thanks to: Alexandre_Navarrofreemusicarchive.org/music/Alexandre_Navarro/BOTHUN TV See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

20mins

26 Jun 2016

Rank #1

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Brenda Sue Davidson

13-year-old Brenda Sue Davidson disappeared from Woodbridge, Virginia on March 4, 1974. Her little sister, Lisa, was just seven at the time. She grew up believing that Brenda ran away. When Lisa grew up, she decided that she wanted find her sister. When she began asking around, the stories didn't seem to make sense. She started to wonder if her father's abuse had gone too far and if the runaway story was a cover-up.Lisa desperately wants to find answers and is looking for anyone who may have known her family back then.If you have any information about the disappearance of Brenda Sue Davidson, please call the Prince William County Sheriff's Office at 703-792-6500 or 1-800-THE-LOST.You can follow Brenda's case on Facebook at Find Brenda Sue Davidson. You can also message Lisa through the Facebook page.The episode was co-researched and written by Marissa Jones and Anna Priestland.This episode was sponsored by:Lantana Hummus - Visit https://lantanafoods.com and use their product locator to find it at a store near you.CBS All Access: Visit CBS.com/VANISHED for your FREE trial of CBS All Access and don't miss their newest original series, One Dollar.Handy - To get your first 3-hour cleaning when you sign-up for a plan, visit Handy.com/VANISHED and use promo code VANISHED at check-out.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

45mins

13 Sep 2018

Rank #2

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Mark Bakotic

Mark Bakotic disappeared after a night out with friends in New Orleans on December 30, 2016. Since his disappearance, there have been many sightings of Mark all over the city. His family and friends have been tracking down these sightings but they always seem to be a few steps behind Mark. Have seen Mark Bakotic? If you have any information, please call 228-627-3706.UPDATE - Mark's remains were recovered from the Mississippi River on July 22, 2017.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

37mins

25 Feb 2017

Rank #3

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Adam Kellner

Adam Kellner was last seen on November 8, 2007 in his home in Stevenson Ranch, California. Adam had been diagnosed with schizophrenia years earlier when he was in college. At the time of his disappearance, he was living with his mother, Sherrill Britton, and his stepfather. He lived a very isolated life and rarely left home. He simply vanished and no trace of Adam has ever been found. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

52mins

31 Jul 2016

Rank #4

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Lillianna Pagano

On October 1, 2013, Jillanne Pagano abducted her 3 month old daughter, Lillianna, from Rocheport, MO. Lillianna’s parents, Tyler and Jillanne, had a falling out shortly after young Lillianna was born. One day, Tyler received a text message stating that Jillanne and Lillianna were going out of state. When he inquired further as to where they were going and for how long he received no answer. It would be more than five years before this case would get a big break.This episode was co-researched and written by Marissa Jones and Erika Gwynn. To find more of Erika's work, please check out her podcast at https://www.apexandabyss.com.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

45mins

17 Jun 2019

Rank #5

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Marina Bischoff

In May of 2020, Marina Bischoff had been working as a social worker at a children’s hospital in Kansas City, Missouri, and was known to be a reliable worker who never missed a shift. When Marina didn’t show up for work one day, her coworkers and family began looking for her. What they uncovered was a bizarre series of events that ended with Kansas City Police officers being the last people to see Marina Bischoff alive.If you have any information about the disappearance of Marina Bischoff, please contact your local law enforcement agency or the Kansas City Police Department Missing Persons Unit at 816-234-5136 or report a tip to the TIPS hotline at 816-474-8477. You can follow developments in Marina’s story on social media at Bring Marina Home.UPDATE- On October 23, 2020, Marina's brother, Victor, announced that a DNA match had been made to remains recovered over the summer. That is all the information we have at this time.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

1hr 5mins

24 Aug 2020

Rank #6

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Katelin Akens

On December 1, 2015, Katelin Michelle Akens flew across the country from her home in Arizona to visit her family in Virginia. She had been eagerly anticipating the arrival of her nephew, and wanted to see him as soon as he was born. Four days later, on December 5, 2015, 19-year-old Katelin was supposed to fly back home to Arizona, but she never boarded her flight. A few days after she disappeared, her luggage was found on the side of a Virginia road with her wallet, identification, cash, and plane ticket, but there was no sign of Katelin. On the afternoon of her disappearance, Katelin texted a couple people but they found the texts to be strange and didn't believe the messages came from Katelin. The last person to see Katelin was her former stepfather, James Branton. He says he last saw Katelin when he dropped her off at a mall several hours before her flight, but has refused to take a polygraph and law enforcement has struggled to break the encryption on his phone.Nearly three years have passed since Katelin’s disappearance, and her family is still searching for answers. If you have any information about Katelin Akens, please call the Spotsylvania County Sheriff’s Office at 540-507-7102 or the FBI’s ViCAP division at 1-800-634-4097.You can follow Katelin’s case on Facebook at “Help Find Katelin Akens.”This episode was sponsored by:ThirdLove- Go toThirdLove.com/Vanished now to find your perfect-fitting bra AND get 15% off your first purchase!Robinhood-Robinhoodis giving listeners a FREE stock like Apple, Ford or Sprint to help build your portfolio! Sign up at Vanished.robinhood.com.Ritual- Visit Ritual.com/Vanished to try their Essential for Women vitamins.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

50mins

12 Nov 2018

Rank #7

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Lashaya Stine

16-year-old Lashaya Stine left her Aurora, Colorado home in the middle of the night on July 15, 2016. It's believed that she left to meet someone that night and that she has since been trafficked. Leads have taken authorities to several states but they have not located Lashaya. Have you seen Lashaya Stine? Please call the Aurora Police Department at 303-627-3100 or Colorado Crime Stoppers at 720-913-7867. To fill out the survey mentioned at the end of the episode, please visit wondery.com/survey.For more information about our sponsors, please visit: http://www.thevanishedpodcast.com/sponsors/.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

31mins

19 Jun 2017

Rank #8

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Chris Turner - Part 2

Chris Turner disappeared from Las Vegas, Nevada in August of 2016. You heard Chris's story in Episode 83. Many people listened and decided to come forward with information. Three days after Part 1 aired, the Las Vegas Metro Police Department decided to close his case without making contact with Chris. Warning: this episode contains language and subject matter that may be offensive to the LGBT community.AUGUST 2020 UPDATE- On August 4, 2020, Chris Turner’s family was notified that his remains had been recovered and identified via DNA testing. “Christopher's remains were found. I will give more details when we get them. Thank you to EVERYONE who helped us in the last four years. Please give my family privacy at this time. -Dawn (Chris’ Mother).”See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

42mins

1 Sep 2017

Rank #9

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Tamara Rummel

On May 20th, 2016, 49-year-old Tammy Rummel disappeared from Covina, California. Neighbors witnessed a man pick her up from her home that day in an SUV. The two were later seen on an ATM surveillance video. Tammy took money out of her account while the man stood next to her. That’s the last sighting of Tammy. Her phone would later power down that same day, having never left the Covina area. They would later identify the man that she was seen with on the surveillance video. He was pulled over for a routine traffic stop and officers found drugs along with some of Tammy’s belongings in his vehicle but he claims that he had nothing to do with her disappearance. Tammy has now been missing for over two years. Her family is desperately seeking answers as to what happened to her. They don’t believe that she would’ve walked away from her children and grandchildren.If you have any information about the disappearance of Tammy Rummel, please call the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Office Homicide Unit at 323-890-5500. You can submit a tip anonymously through Crime Stoppers by calling 1-800-222-TIPS, at lacrimestoppers.org or text TIPLA plus your tip to 274637.This episode was sponsored by Lantana Hummus. Visit https://lantanafoods.com and use their product locator to find it at a store near you.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

28mins

10 Aug 2018

Rank #10

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Christopher Story

What happened to Christopher Story on August 11, 2013? A neighbor had called the police because Chris was going door to door knocking in the middle of night. Several hours later, he was spotted walking about 3 miles away. Then, he vanished. His sisters, Lindsey and Shana have been searching for answers ever since. If you have any information about the disappearance of Christopher Story, please call the New Castle Police Department at 724-656-9300 or We Can Bring You Hope at 888-546-7302.For more information about our sponsors, please visit: http://www.thevanishedpodcast.com/sponsors/.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

36mins

26 Jul 2017

Rank #11

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LaTania Janell Carwell

16-year-old LaTania Janell Carwell disappeared from Augusta, GA on April 17th, 2017 after leaving with her stepfather, Leon Tripp, around 1:30AM to help one of his friends who supposedly had car trouble. Leon also disappeared that night. This case took a shocking turn last week. Now, no one knows where to look for LaTania. This episode features Cathey Rhodes, the founder of Bring Our Missing Home.*UPDATE*On March 8, 2018 remains were located in a shallow grave on Golden Camp Road in Augusta, GA. On Monday, March 12, 2018 those remains were identified as belonging to LaTania Janell Carwell. Leon and Tanya Tripp are facing charges related to her disappearance and death.For more information about our sponsors, please visit: http://www.thevanishedpodcast.com/sponsors/.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

33mins

29 May 2017

Rank #12

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Matthew Anfeldt Part 1

On the evening of February 28, 2019, the Thurston County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call from a woman in Tenino, Washington stating that her neighbor, 20-year-old Matthew Anfeldt, was at her door behaving oddly. He said that his family had either been injured or killed and that someone was after him. She then observed Matthew run across her yard, jump the fence and run out onto a busy highway, causing multiple vehicles to stop or swerve to avoid hitting him. Matthew jumped on the back of a truck that was traveling west and later jumped off of the truck a couple of miles down the road where witnesses saw him. They reported that Matthew was acting paranoid and afraid inside a local Speedway in Grand Mound, Washington. After that, Matthew disappeared, never to be seen or heard from again.If you have any information about the disappearance of Matthew Anfeldt, please call the Thurston County Sheriff’s Office at 360-704-2740 or contact Detective Hamilton directly at 360-786-5279.You can follow Matthew’s story on Facebook at Help Find Matthew Anfeldt.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

57mins

14 Sep 2020

Rank #13

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Jhessye Shockley Part 2

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/        See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

53mins

29 Jan 2016

Rank #14

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Jerry and Susan McFalls

Jerry and Susan McFalls split their time between two homes that they owned. One was in Littlefield, Arizona and the other was in West Jordan, Utah. Since they were retired, they spent most of the winter months at the Arizona property. On January 11, 2018, Susan texted her daughter-in-law, Meridee, letting her know they were going to be making the trip back to Utah that weekend. Jerry and Susan never made it back and were never seen again. When no one heard from them for several days, they began trying to track them down. They realized that no one had seen them during the time they planned to be in Utah. Meridee contacted law enforcement in Arizona to go check on them. A deputy went out to their home and all of their belongings, including vehicles, were there. Music was playing outside, the television was on, it appeared as though Susan was in the middle of cooking dinner. Despite many searches, no trace of Jerry and Susan has been found.UPDATE: On October 18, 2018, two sets of remains were located near the Virgin River Gorge. On November 1, 2018, they were able to identify one of the sets of remains as belonging to Susan McFalls. The other set of remains is still pending identification.On January 30, 2020, it was finally announced that the other set of remains found in 2018 was identified as Jerry McFalls.There is currently a reward of $10,000 for information regarding the whereabouts of Jerry and Susan McFalls. If you have any information, please call the Mohave County Sheriff’s Department at 928-753-0753.The family has also set up a Facebook page: Missing Help find Susan and Jerry McFalls and a website mcfallsmystery.com that provides a timeline and links to additional information on the disappearance of Jerry and Susan McFalls.The episode was co-researched and written by Marissa Jones and Erika Gwynn. To find more of Erika's work, please check out her podcast at https://www.apexandabyss.com.This episode was sponsored by:Ritual- Visit Ritual.com/Vanished to try their Essential for Women vitamins.Betabrand- Get 20% off Betabrand's dress pant yoga pants by visiting betabrand.com and using code VANISHED.The New Yorker - Go to newyorker.com/VANISHED. Listeners save 50% when they enter codeVANISHED. With this special offer, you’ll receive 12 issues for just $6, plus get the exclusive New Yorker totebag.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

47mins

19 Sep 2018

Rank #15

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Jhessye Shockley Part 1

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/See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

45mins

22 Jan 2016

Rank #16

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Lisa Prescott

Lisa Prescott was last seen on August 31, 2018 at her home in Griffin Park which is located in Jonesboro, Arkansas. According to those who saw Lisa before she disappeared, it was around 6:00 PM that evening when she was spotted watching TV in her bedroom, already in her pajamas for the evening. This indicated to her niece, who was at her home at the time, that her aunt was staying in for the evening.Lisa was experiencing some severe health problems and it is said that she would not have been able to walk 100 yards by herself. Because of these health issues, Lisa’s sister-in-law came over to check on her the following morning. When she arrived, she noticed that Lisa’s door was unlocked and that her dog had been wandering around the house unattended. This was something that was very unusual behavior for Lisa. She never left her house unlocked and, if she wasn’t home, her dog would be crated. While searching through the house Lisa’s medication, phone, keys and purse were located, but no sign of Lisa.It has been more than 8 months since Lisa Prescott mysteriously went missing. What happened to her on August 31, 2018?In this episode you will get to hear exclusive interviews with Lisa's family, friends and the detective investigating her case.There is currently a $1,500 reward being offered for any information that leads to finding Lisa.If you have any information about what happened to Lisa Prescott, please contact the Jonesboro Police Department at 870-935-5551.You can follow Lisa's case on Facebook at Help Find Lisa Prescott.UPDATE- Remains were recovered during a search for Lisa Prescott that took place on October 10, 2020. They were later identified as Lisa Prescott. That is all the information that we have at this time.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.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

48mins

6 May 2019

Rank #17

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Dorothy and Danielle Pitcher

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.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

59mins

2 Sep 2019

Rank #18

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Eric Pracht

On July 22, 2016, 25-year-old paramedic, Eric Pracht and his fiance had a small get together at their condo in Lakewood, Colorado. As the party was winding down and most of the guests had left, a disagreement between the pair and two people close to them, turned into more of an argument. According to those present, Eric took a walk to cool off. They waited for him to come back but Eric never returned. Despite extensive searches, no trace of Eric has ever been found. Eric’s disappearance is a baffling mystery with bizarre clues but they just haven’t found enough pieces of the puzzle to solve it.If you have any information about Eric’s disappearance, please call the Lakewood Police Department at (303) 987-7111.UPDATE- On April 23, 2020, a hiker found human remains in an area not far from where Eric disappeared. On April 24, 2020, it was announced that the remains were identified as Eric Pracht.The episode was co-researched and written by Marissa Jones and Anna Priestland.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

1hr 2mins

3 Jun 2019

Rank #19

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Zacharey Wilks

On May 24, 2017, 27-year-old Zacharey Wilks left his home in Lompoc, California to make the familiar drive to his uncle’s residence in Las Vegas, Nevada. He planned to spend some time helping his uncle prepare the family’s vacation home for summer guests and also enjoy seeing his relatives. However, Zacharey never made it, and neither he nor his car have ever been seen again. Extensive searches have been conducted along Zacharey's route but no trace of him has been found.Zacharey is in need of life sustaining medication and may be in need of medical treatment.        If you have any information about Zacharey Wilks’ disappearance, please call the Lompoc Police Department at 805-736-2341You can follow Zacharey’s story on social media at Find Zacharey Wilks.October 2019 Update- The Lompoc Police have announced that they located Zacharey's vehicle. They said "the vehicle was involved in a traffic collision causing major damage, and ended up in the dense brush off the side of the roadway." Zacharey's was not located in or around the car.February 2020 Update- On February 26, 2020, Zacharey’s mom announced that DNA results have concluded that Zacharey died at the scene of the accident.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

52mins

1 Jul 2019

Rank #20