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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. Join host, Marissa Jones, as she explores each case often interviewing the loved ones who are still searching for answers.

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The Vanished is a true crime podcast that explores the stories of those who have gone missing. Join host, Marissa Jones, as she explores each case often interviewing the loved ones who are still searching for answers.

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Went from mysterious missing cases to just missing

By girlfriday414 - Feb 14 2019
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I overlooked the bad audio quality and narration for the earlier episodes because the content was good. At some point the cases became just plain missing cases with interviews of the family members. There ceased to be cases with mysterious or criminal elements. Of course people vanishing without a trace is mysterious to begin with but lately all of the cases seem “they never came home” - that’s it. Almost an hour of family members talking about how great or loved the missing person was and what the police did/did not do is not something I want to listen to when I listen to a true crime podcast.

Best podcast on missing people!

By beardmama - Feb 11 2019
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I always look forward to the next episode. I can’t say that for most other podcasts.

iTunes Ratings

5771 Ratings
Average Ratings
4693
570
233
138
137

Went from mysterious missing cases to just missing

By girlfriday414 - Feb 14 2019
Read more

I overlooked the bad audio quality and narration for the earlier episodes because the content was good. At some point the cases became just plain missing cases with interviews of the family members. There ceased to be cases with mysterious or criminal elements. Of course people vanishing without a trace is mysterious to begin with but lately all of the cases seem “they never came home” - that’s it. Almost an hour of family members talking about how great or loved the missing person was and what the police did/did not do is not something I want to listen to when I listen to a true crime podcast.

Best podcast on missing people!

By beardmama - Feb 11 2019
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I always look forward to the next episode. I can’t say that for most other podcasts.

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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. Join host, Marissa Jones, as she explores each case often interviewing the loved ones who are still searching for answers.

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Rank #1: Lexy Anne Stacy

Dec 03 2016
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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.

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Rank #2: Mark Shearer

Jan 07 2019
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53-year-old Mark Shearer was last seen on September 27, 2016 when his friend, Tom, stopped over to borrow a pair of bolt cutters. Mark's friends and sister began to notice that they hadn't heard from Mark and attempted to reach him by phone. They didn't get an answer and Mark never returned their calls. His friends stopped over but there was no sign of Mark. While at his house, they noticed some things that seemed out of place. They contacted the police to do a welfare check, they worried that he could have had a medical emergency inside the home but there was no trace of Mark. They reported Mark missing and the police realized that Mark's motorcycle had been found abandoned just days after he was last seen. Over two years have passed and they still have no clue what happened to Mark. If you have any information about the disappearance of Mark Shearer, please contact the Phoenix Police Department Missing Persons Unit at 602-534-2121 or Det. Christopher Jansen at (602) 495-2019. If you would like to remain anonymous, you can call Silent Witness at 480-948-6377 or submit a tip on their website at http://www.silentwitness.org. You can follow Mark's case on social media at Mark Shearer Missing. This episode was sponsored by: Quip- If you go to Getquip.com/vanished right now, you'll get your first refill pack FREE with a QUIP electric toothbrush. Brooklinen - Visit Brooklinen.com and use promo code MIA for $20 off AND free shipping. Ritual- Visit Ritual.com/Vanished to try their Essential for Women vitamins.

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Rank #3: Rachel Cooke

Jan 06 2017
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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

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Rank #4: Amos Mortier Part 1

Oct 13 2016
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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.

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Rank #5: Ebby Steppach

Mar 17 2017
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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. "

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Rank #6: Brenda Sue Davidson

Sep 13 2018
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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. 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.

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Rank #7: Alexis Camry Scott

Jan 26 2018
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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. For more information on our sponsors, please visit: http://www.thevanishedpodcast.com/sponsors/.

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Rank #8: Amanda Kay Jones

Aug 03 2018
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In August of 2005, 26-year-old Amanda Jones was pregnant with her second child, a boy that she planned to name Hayden. Amanda was a single mom who was extremely close with her 4-year-old daughter. On August 14, 2005, she had plans to meet the alleged father of baby Hayden, Bryan Westfall, to discuss his role in the baby's life. She dropped her daughter off and left to meet him at the Hillsboro Civic Center in Hillsboro, Missouri. Amanda promised to be back in a couple hours. When she didn't return, her family grew concerned because she was so close to her due date. They were worried that she may be experiencing a medical emergency. They began frantically searching for her and found her car parked at the Civic Center. Amanda's mom, Bertha, contacted Westfall who told her several conflicting stories about what transpired that day. Amanda and baby Hayden remain missing and Bryan has refused to speak about Amanda's disappearance for almost 13 years. If you have any information about the disappearance of Amanda Jones, the FBI is currently offering a $20,000 reward. You can submit a tip anonymously online at tips.fbi.gov or by calling 1-800-CALL-FBI. You can also contact the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department at 636-797-5562. If you would like to follow Amanda’s case on Facebook, her family runs a group called Find Amanda Jones. This episode was sponsored by: Ritual- Visit Ritual.com/Vanished to try their Essential for Women vitamins. Brooklinen- Visit Brooklinen.com and use promo code MIA at check-out for $20 off and free shipping. Sleep Number - Visit SleepNumber.com/VANISH or any of the 550 Sleep Number stores nationwide and mention that Marissa from The Vanished sent you. Blue Apron- Get $30 off your first order and with free shipping by visiting BlueApron.com/Vanished. Madison Reed- Visit https://www.madison-reed.com/ and use code VANISHED for 10% off plus free shipping.

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Rank #9: Madeline Jones and William Jones-Gouchenour

Sep 20 2017
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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. For more information about our sponsors, please visit: http://www.thevanishedpodcast.com/sponsors/.

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Rank #10: Ryan Shtuka

Dec 10 2018
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On the evening of February 16, 2018, 20-year old Ryan Shtuka went to a silent disco with some of his friends in the resort town of Sun Peaks, British Columbia. Later on that evening, he and his friends went to a house party nearby. In the early morning hours of the 17th, Ryan was seen getting up to leave the house party to head back home after a fun night. Nothing appeared to be wrong or out of the ordinary. His friends thought Ryan was right behind them as they walked back on that cold, February night. However, Ryan Shtuka would never be seen or heard from again. Extensive searches have been conducted for Ryan but no trace of him has been found. What happened to Ryan during his walk home in Sun Peaks remains a mystery. There is currently a $15,000 reward for any information regarding Ryan’s whereabouts. If you have any information about Ryan’s disappearance please contact Kamloops RCMP at 250-828-3000 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477. You can follow Ryan's case on Facebook at Missing: Ryan Shtuka. This episode was co-researched and written by Marissa Jones and Erika Gwynn. To find more of Erika's work, please check out her podcast at https://www.apexandabyss.com. This episode was sponsored by: Betabrand-Get 20% off Betabrand's dress pant yoga pants by visiting betabrand.com and using code VANISHED. Man Crates - Buy one gift and you will get the second gift 25% off at ManCrates.com/VANISHED.

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Rank #11: Johnathan Lee Hamilton - Part 1

Oct 14 2017
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26-year-old Johnathan Lee Hamilton left his home in Houston, Texas on May 2, 2015. Two days later, he showed up a couple hours away in the town of Bastrop, Texas. He abandoned his vehicle in a Best Buy parking lot, it had run out of gas. Several people in the town of Bastrop, including police, interacted with Johnathan that day and then he simply vanished without a trace. In this first part of Johnathan’s story, we’re going to dig into the days leading up to his disappearance up until the last time that he was reportedly seen on May 4th.  If you have any information about the disappearance of Johnathan Lee Hamilton, you can send tips on Facebook through Johnathan Lee Hamilton Missing or you can contact the Bastrop Police Department at (512) 332-8600 or (512) 332-8603 or you can even mail it to them anonymously at 104 Grady Tuck Ln, Bastrop, TX 78602. For more information about our sponsors, please visit: http://www.thevanishedpodcast.com/sponsors/.

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Rank #12: Kimberly Moreau

Jul 28 2018
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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. This episode was sponsored by: Liquid I.V. - Use the code VANISHED to get 20% off your order at https://liquid-iv.com ! Visit GETQUIP.com/Vanished and get your first refill pack FREE with a Quip toothbrush. Lending Club- Go toLendingClub.com/Vanished to check your rate in minutes and borrow up to $40,000.

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Rank #13: Antonio Jordan Neill

Jul 01 2018
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22-year-old Antonio Neill was last seen in Everett, Washington on December 12, 2016. Antonio spent most of that day with his mom, Jenny, and later with to a friend's place to spend the night. In the days that followed, a bizarre story surfaced about what had transpired on the evening of December 12th. A story that has left both Antonio’s family and detectives wondering what is the truth and what could possibly be a cover-up. Antonio has been missing for over 18 months and in those 18 months, his case has gone from a missing persons case to a no body homicide investigation and back to a missing case.  If you have any information regarding the disappearance of Antonio Neill, please contact the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office at 425-388-3393. They also have an anonymous tip line: 425-388-3845. Follow Antonio’s case on Facebook where Jenny runs Missing Antonio Neill.  February 2019 UPDATE: From the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office “On January 1, 2019, detectives with the Everett Police Department recovered a human foot found on Jetty Island in Everett. The Snohomish County Medical Examiner has positively identified the remains as belonging to Antonio Neill who was reported missing by his family in December of 2016. He was 22 years-old. The cause and manner of death have yet to be determined by the ME, but detectives with the Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Unit continue to investigate the case and conduct searches of the area where the remains were found. Anyone with information about Antonio Neill’s disappearance is asked to call the Sheriff’s Office anonymous tip line 425-388-3845.” The episode was co-researched and written by Marissa Jones and Anna Priestland. This episode was sponsored by: Brooklinen- Visit Brooklinen.com and use promo code MIA at check-out for $20 off and free shipping. Lending Club- Go to LendingClub.com/Vanished to check your rate in minutes and borrow up to $40,000.

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Rank #14: Keeshae Jacobs

Dec 31 2018
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On September 26, 2016, 21-year-old Keeshae Jacobs told her mother, Toni, that she was going to spend the night at a friend’s house and that she would call the next morning. Keeshae never made it back to her home in Richmond, Virginia and Toni never heard from her daughter again. Keeshae’s mother immediately knew that this was not like her daughter and called family and then the police. In the two years since Keeshae has vanished, her brother has been murdered, and her mother has spent many sleepless nights looking for her daughter. This case is full of unanswered questions, mysterious characters and possibilities. If you have any information about the disappearance of Keeshae Jacobs, please call the Richmond Police Department at 804-801-4503. You can also leave an anonymous message with Crime Stoppers at 804-780-1000. You can follow Keeshae’s case on Facebook at Help Find Keeshae Jacobs. This episode was sponsored by: Sleep Number- Come in during the lowest prices of the season and save $400 on a Sleep Number 360 queen c4 smart bed, now only $1,299. You’ll only find Sleep Number at one of their 575 Sleep Number stores nationwide. Visit sleepnumber.com/VANISH find the one nearest you.

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Rank #15: James "Martin" Roberts Part 1

Apr 13 2017
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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.

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Rank #16: Phoenix Coldon

May 29 2016
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On December 18, 2011, 23-year-old Phoenix Coldon was last seen backing out of her driveway. Her 1998 Chevrolet Blazer was found later that day abandoned in East St. Louis, Illinois. The Blazer was found running with the driver-side door open. Her purse was found in the vehicle but Phoenix was no where to be found. Special thanks to: Hannah for helping with the episode! Alexandre_Navarro freemusicarchive.org/music/Alexandre_Navarro/

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Rank #17: Jamison Lemons

Apr 27 2018
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28-year-old Jamison Lemons disappeared from Savannah, Georgia on May 7th, 2017. After he finished his shift at work, Jamison went to his grandmother’s house for Sunday dinner. He then returned to his home that he shared with his girlfriend, Brittani. That evening, Brittani saw Jamison leave in a truck with a man that she only knew by a nickname. That was the last time that anyone saw Jamison. If you have any information regarding the disappearance of Jamison Lemons, please call CrimeStoppers at (912) 234-2020 or Captain Dailey at 912-663-4138. If you would like to contact Jamison’s family directly, please call 912-631-9759. To follow his case on social media, please follow Let’s Find Jamison D Lemons on Facebook. You can also submit information to his family on Facebook. UPDATE- The results came back from DNA testing that was mentioned in this episode and it determined to match Jamison. Justin Jammison has been arrested and charged with murder and concealing a death. Sponsors this week include: Visit GETQUIP.com/Vanished and get your first refill pack FREE with a Quip toothbrush. Go to TryWinc.com/Vanished to get $20 off your first shipment of Winc wine. Shipping is covered. Get your first month supply of Nutrafol for $10 with a subscription by visiting Nutrafol.com and using the code Vanished at checkout.

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Rank #18: Holly Cantrell

Aug 16 2018
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40-year-old Holly Cantrell disappeared from McAlester, Oklahoma on January 20, 2017. That morning, she got her kids off to school and then left home for work. She was a physical therapy tech at McAlester Regional Health Center.  Just a few minutes before noon, Holly clocked out for her lunch break. Holly never returned to work and she was never seen again.  That evening, her husband became concerned when she hadn’t returned from her shift at the hospital and decided to take a ride over to see if he could find her.  He found her truck parked at the hospital but no sign of Holly. Over the past 18 months, there have been many twists and turns in Holly’s case and two people close to Holly remain persons of interest.  But what happened to Holly on January 20th, 2017 remains a mystery. If you have any information about the disappearance of Holly Cantrell, please call the McAlester Police Department at (918) 423-1212. To follow Holly's case on social media, please join Hope for Holly on Facebook. https://www.facebook.com/groups/HopeForHollyC/ This episode was sponsored by: Liquid I.V. - Use the code VANISHED to get 20% off your order at https://liquid-iv.com ! Visit GETQUIP.com/Vanished and get your first refill pack FREE with a Quip toothbrush. Lending Club- Go toLendingClub.com/Vanished to check your rate in minutes and borrow up to $40,000.

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Rank #19: Dona Mae Bayerl Part 1: Lost in the Night

May 19 2018
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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. This episode was sponsored by: Visit GETQUIP.com/Vanished and get your first refill pack FREE with a Quip toothbrush. Go to TryWinc.com/Vanished to get $20 off your first shipment of Winc wine. Shipping is covered. Sleep Number - Visit SleepNumber.com/VANISH or any of the 550 Sleep Number stores nationwide and mention that Marissa from The Vanished sent you.

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Rank #20: Kelsie Schelling

Dec 30 2016
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Kelsie Schelling has been missing since February of 2013. She had recently found out that she was expecting and while she was excited to become a mom, the father of her child, Donthe Lucas, was not so thrilled. She texted an ultrasound picture to Donthe shortly before she vanished. Upon seeing the photo, he encouraged her to travel from Denver down to Pueblo to visit him. Supposedly, he had a surprise that he wanted to show her. Kelsie made the trip to Pueblo but she never made it home. She left behind a trail of text messages and her car was seen on multiple surveillance videos in the Pueblo area. Where is Kelsie and why has no one been prosecuted? December 2017 Update: Donthe Lucas has been charged with Kelsie's murder. Read more here: http://www.thedenverchannel.com/news/local-news/donthe-lucas-charged-with-first-degree-murder-in-kelsie-schelling-disappearance

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Rank #1: 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
1 hour
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Rank #2: Mark Shearer

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53-year-old Mark Shearer was last seen on September 27, 2016 when his friend, Tom, stopped over to borrow a pair of bolt cutters. Mark's friends and sister began to notice that they hadn't heard from Mark and attempted to reach him by phone. They didn't get an answer and Mark never returned their calls. His friends stopped over but there was no sign of Mark. While at his house, they noticed some things that seemed out of place. They contacted the police to do a welfare check, they worried that he could have had a medical emergency inside the home but there was no trace of Mark. They reported Mark missing and the police realized that Mark's motorcycle had been found abandoned just days after he was last seen. Over two years have passed and they still have no clue what happened to Mark. If you have any information about the disappearance of Mark Shearer, please contact the Phoenix Police Department Missing Persons Unit at 602-534-2121 or Det. Christopher Jansen at (602) 495-2019. If you would like to remain anonymous, you can call Silent Witness at 480-948-6377 or submit a tip on their website at http://www.silentwitness.org. You can follow Mark's case on social media at Mark Shearer Missing. This episode was sponsored by: Quip- If you go to Getquip.com/vanished right now, you'll get your first refill pack FREE with a QUIP electric toothbrush. Brooklinen - Visit Brooklinen.com and use promo code MIA for $20 off AND free shipping. Ritual- Visit Ritual.com/Vanished to try their Essential for Women vitamins.

Jan 07 2019
1 hour 5 mins
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Rank #3: 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
55 mins
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Rank #4: 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
37 mins
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Rank #5: 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
57 mins
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Rank #6: 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. 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.

Sep 13 2018
45 mins
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Rank #7: 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. For more information on our sponsors, please visit: http://www.thevanishedpodcast.com/sponsors/.

Jan 26 2018
54 mins
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Rank #8: Amanda Kay Jones

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In August of 2005, 26-year-old Amanda Jones was pregnant with her second child, a boy that she planned to name Hayden. Amanda was a single mom who was extremely close with her 4-year-old daughter. On August 14, 2005, she had plans to meet the alleged father of baby Hayden, Bryan Westfall, to discuss his role in the baby's life. She dropped her daughter off and left to meet him at the Hillsboro Civic Center in Hillsboro, Missouri. Amanda promised to be back in a couple hours. When she didn't return, her family grew concerned because she was so close to her due date. They were worried that she may be experiencing a medical emergency. They began frantically searching for her and found her car parked at the Civic Center. Amanda's mom, Bertha, contacted Westfall who told her several conflicting stories about what transpired that day. Amanda and baby Hayden remain missing and Bryan has refused to speak about Amanda's disappearance for almost 13 years. If you have any information about the disappearance of Amanda Jones, the FBI is currently offering a $20,000 reward. You can submit a tip anonymously online at tips.fbi.gov or by calling 1-800-CALL-FBI. You can also contact the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department at 636-797-5562. If you would like to follow Amanda’s case on Facebook, her family runs a group called Find Amanda Jones. This episode was sponsored by: Ritual- Visit Ritual.com/Vanished to try their Essential for Women vitamins. Brooklinen- Visit Brooklinen.com and use promo code MIA at check-out for $20 off and free shipping. Sleep Number - Visit SleepNumber.com/VANISH or any of the 550 Sleep Number stores nationwide and mention that Marissa from The Vanished sent you. Blue Apron- Get $30 off your first order and with free shipping by visiting BlueApron.com/Vanished. Madison Reed- Visit https://www.madison-reed.com/ and use code VANISHED for 10% off plus free shipping.

Aug 03 2018
36 mins
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Rank #9: 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. For more information about our sponsors, please visit: http://www.thevanishedpodcast.com/sponsors/.

Sep 20 2017
47 mins
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Rank #10: Ryan Shtuka

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On the evening of February 16, 2018, 20-year old Ryan Shtuka went to a silent disco with some of his friends in the resort town of Sun Peaks, British Columbia. Later on that evening, he and his friends went to a house party nearby. In the early morning hours of the 17th, Ryan was seen getting up to leave the house party to head back home after a fun night. Nothing appeared to be wrong or out of the ordinary. His friends thought Ryan was right behind them as they walked back on that cold, February night. However, Ryan Shtuka would never be seen or heard from again. Extensive searches have been conducted for Ryan but no trace of him has been found. What happened to Ryan during his walk home in Sun Peaks remains a mystery. There is currently a $15,000 reward for any information regarding Ryan’s whereabouts. If you have any information about Ryan’s disappearance please contact Kamloops RCMP at 250-828-3000 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477. You can follow Ryan's case on Facebook at Missing: Ryan Shtuka. This episode was co-researched and written by Marissa Jones and Erika Gwynn. To find more of Erika's work, please check out her podcast at https://www.apexandabyss.com. This episode was sponsored by: Betabrand-Get 20% off Betabrand's dress pant yoga pants by visiting betabrand.com and using code VANISHED. Man Crates - Buy one gift and you will get the second gift 25% off at ManCrates.com/VANISHED.

Dec 10 2018
1 hour 17 mins
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Rank #11: Johnathan Lee Hamilton - Part 1

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26-year-old Johnathan Lee Hamilton left his home in Houston, Texas on May 2, 2015. Two days later, he showed up a couple hours away in the town of Bastrop, Texas. He abandoned his vehicle in a Best Buy parking lot, it had run out of gas. Several people in the town of Bastrop, including police, interacted with Johnathan that day and then he simply vanished without a trace. In this first part of Johnathan’s story, we’re going to dig into the days leading up to his disappearance up until the last time that he was reportedly seen on May 4th.  If you have any information about the disappearance of Johnathan Lee Hamilton, you can send tips on Facebook through Johnathan Lee Hamilton Missing or you can contact the Bastrop Police Department at (512) 332-8600 or (512) 332-8603 or you can even mail it to them anonymously at 104 Grady Tuck Ln, Bastrop, TX 78602. For more information about our sponsors, please visit: http://www.thevanishedpodcast.com/sponsors/.

Oct 14 2017
44 mins
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Rank #12: 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. This episode was sponsored by: Liquid I.V. - Use the code VANISHED to get 20% off your order at https://liquid-iv.com ! Visit GETQUIP.com/Vanished and get your first refill pack FREE with a Quip toothbrush. Lending Club- Go toLendingClub.com/Vanished to check your rate in minutes and borrow up to $40,000.

Jul 28 2018
1 hour 14 mins
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Rank #13: Antonio Jordan Neill

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22-year-old Antonio Neill was last seen in Everett, Washington on December 12, 2016. Antonio spent most of that day with his mom, Jenny, and later with to a friend's place to spend the night. In the days that followed, a bizarre story surfaced about what had transpired on the evening of December 12th. A story that has left both Antonio’s family and detectives wondering what is the truth and what could possibly be a cover-up. Antonio has been missing for over 18 months and in those 18 months, his case has gone from a missing persons case to a no body homicide investigation and back to a missing case.  If you have any information regarding the disappearance of Antonio Neill, please contact the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office at 425-388-3393. They also have an anonymous tip line: 425-388-3845. Follow Antonio’s case on Facebook where Jenny runs Missing Antonio Neill.  February 2019 UPDATE: From the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office “On January 1, 2019, detectives with the Everett Police Department recovered a human foot found on Jetty Island in Everett. The Snohomish County Medical Examiner has positively identified the remains as belonging to Antonio Neill who was reported missing by his family in December of 2016. He was 22 years-old. The cause and manner of death have yet to be determined by the ME, but detectives with the Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Unit continue to investigate the case and conduct searches of the area where the remains were found. Anyone with information about Antonio Neill’s disappearance is asked to call the Sheriff’s Office anonymous tip line 425-388-3845.” The episode was co-researched and written by Marissa Jones and Anna Priestland. This episode was sponsored by: Brooklinen- Visit Brooklinen.com and use promo code MIA at check-out for $20 off and free shipping. Lending Club- Go to LendingClub.com/Vanished to check your rate in minutes and borrow up to $40,000.

Jul 01 2018
51 mins
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Rank #14: Keeshae Jacobs

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On September 26, 2016, 21-year-old Keeshae Jacobs told her mother, Toni, that she was going to spend the night at a friend’s house and that she would call the next morning. Keeshae never made it back to her home in Richmond, Virginia and Toni never heard from her daughter again. Keeshae’s mother immediately knew that this was not like her daughter and called family and then the police. In the two years since Keeshae has vanished, her brother has been murdered, and her mother has spent many sleepless nights looking for her daughter. This case is full of unanswered questions, mysterious characters and possibilities. If you have any information about the disappearance of Keeshae Jacobs, please call the Richmond Police Department at 804-801-4503. You can also leave an anonymous message with Crime Stoppers at 804-780-1000. You can follow Keeshae’s case on Facebook at Help Find Keeshae Jacobs. This episode was sponsored by: Sleep Number- Come in during the lowest prices of the season and save $400 on a Sleep Number 360 queen c4 smart bed, now only $1,299. You’ll only find Sleep Number at one of their 575 Sleep Number stores nationwide. Visit sleepnumber.com/VANISH find the one nearest you.

Dec 31 2018
40 mins
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Rank #15: 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
55 mins
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Rank #16: Phoenix Coldon

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On December 18, 2011, 23-year-old Phoenix Coldon was last seen backing out of her driveway. Her 1998 Chevrolet Blazer was found later that day abandoned in East St. Louis, Illinois. The Blazer was found running with the driver-side door open. Her purse was found in the vehicle but Phoenix was no where to be found. Special thanks to: Hannah for helping with the episode! Alexandre_Navarro freemusicarchive.org/music/Alexandre_Navarro/

May 29 2016
49 mins
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Rank #17: Jamison Lemons

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28-year-old Jamison Lemons disappeared from Savannah, Georgia on May 7th, 2017. After he finished his shift at work, Jamison went to his grandmother’s house for Sunday dinner. He then returned to his home that he shared with his girlfriend, Brittani. That evening, Brittani saw Jamison leave in a truck with a man that she only knew by a nickname. That was the last time that anyone saw Jamison. If you have any information regarding the disappearance of Jamison Lemons, please call CrimeStoppers at (912) 234-2020 or Captain Dailey at 912-663-4138. If you would like to contact Jamison’s family directly, please call 912-631-9759. To follow his case on social media, please follow Let’s Find Jamison D Lemons on Facebook. You can also submit information to his family on Facebook. UPDATE- The results came back from DNA testing that was mentioned in this episode and it determined to match Jamison. Justin Jammison has been arrested and charged with murder and concealing a death. Sponsors this week include: Visit GETQUIP.com/Vanished and get your first refill pack FREE with a Quip toothbrush. Go to TryWinc.com/Vanished to get $20 off your first shipment of Winc wine. Shipping is covered. Get your first month supply of Nutrafol for $10 with a subscription by visiting Nutrafol.com and using the code Vanished at checkout.

Apr 27 2018
34 mins
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Rank #18: Holly Cantrell

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40-year-old Holly Cantrell disappeared from McAlester, Oklahoma on January 20, 2017. That morning, she got her kids off to school and then left home for work. She was a physical therapy tech at McAlester Regional Health Center.  Just a few minutes before noon, Holly clocked out for her lunch break. Holly never returned to work and she was never seen again.  That evening, her husband became concerned when she hadn’t returned from her shift at the hospital and decided to take a ride over to see if he could find her.  He found her truck parked at the hospital but no sign of Holly. Over the past 18 months, there have been many twists and turns in Holly’s case and two people close to Holly remain persons of interest.  But what happened to Holly on January 20th, 2017 remains a mystery. If you have any information about the disappearance of Holly Cantrell, please call the McAlester Police Department at (918) 423-1212. To follow Holly's case on social media, please join Hope for Holly on Facebook. https://www.facebook.com/groups/HopeForHollyC/ This episode was sponsored by: Liquid I.V. - Use the code VANISHED to get 20% off your order at https://liquid-iv.com ! Visit GETQUIP.com/Vanished and get your first refill pack FREE with a Quip toothbrush. Lending Club- Go toLendingClub.com/Vanished to check your rate in minutes and borrow up to $40,000.

Aug 16 2018
55 mins
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Rank #19: 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. This episode was sponsored by: Visit GETQUIP.com/Vanished and get your first refill pack FREE with a Quip toothbrush. Go to TryWinc.com/Vanished to get $20 off your first shipment of Winc wine. Shipping is covered. Sleep Number - Visit SleepNumber.com/VANISH or any of the 550 Sleep Number stores nationwide and mention that Marissa from The Vanished sent you.

May 19 2018
55 mins
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Rank #20: Kelsie Schelling

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Kelsie Schelling has been missing since February of 2013. She had recently found out that she was expecting and while she was excited to become a mom, the father of her child, Donthe Lucas, was not so thrilled. She texted an ultrasound picture to Donthe shortly before she vanished. Upon seeing the photo, he encouraged her to travel from Denver down to Pueblo to visit him. Supposedly, he had a surprise that he wanted to show her. Kelsie made the trip to Pueblo but she never made it home. She left behind a trail of text messages and her car was seen on multiple surveillance videos in the Pueblo area. Where is Kelsie and why has no one been prosecuted? December 2017 Update: Donthe Lucas has been charged with Kelsie's murder. Read more here: http://www.thedenverchannel.com/news/local-news/donthe-lucas-charged-with-first-degree-murder-in-kelsie-schelling-disappearance

Dec 30 2016
47 mins
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