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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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Excellence.

By Janeil In CA - Dec 05 2018
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Top notch research and reporting. Engaging and compassionate.

Keep it up

By peysoo - Dec 03 2018
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I am a huge fan and like to think that this raises awareness to keep looking for the missing.

iTunes Ratings

5208 Ratings
Average Ratings
4251
510
201
122
124

Excellence.

By Janeil In CA - Dec 05 2018
Read more

Top notch research and reporting. Engaging and compassionate.

Keep it up

By peysoo - Dec 03 2018
Read more

I am a huge fan and like to think that this raises awareness to keep looking for the missing.

Top 10 Episode of The Vanished Podcast

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.

Rank #2: 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.

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

Rank #4: 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/.

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. "

Rank #6: 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.

Rank #7: 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/.

Rank #8: 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.

Rank #9: 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/.

Rank #10: 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.