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The Vanished is a true crime podcast that explores the stories of those who have gone missing. The Vanished goes beyond conventional news reports to take a deep dive into the story of a different missing person each week. Host Marissa Jones brings you exclusive interviews with family members, frie…

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    Steven "Keith" Roberson

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 17, 2022 73:15

    26-year-old Keith Roberson worked as an oil field flowback supervisor outside Ozona, Texas. In early September 2018, Keith Roberson's mother received a phone call she wasn't expecting. Keith had not shown up for work, which was out of character. Keith's mom made her way to Ozona to begin searching for her son. She learned that on the evening of September 5, Keith had been driving eastbound on Interstate 10, a long stretch of highway that crosses the entire continental United States. Keith was in a vast, desolate area in between many tiny Texas towns, nearest the city of Sonora, when his car crossed the median to the westbound side, struck an oncoming vehicle, and ended up off the westbound side of the road. But when police arrived, Keith wasn't in his vehicle. No one has seen or heard from Keith since.If you have any information about the disappearance of Steven "Keith" Roberson, please contact the Texas Department of Public Safety. You can reach them online at iwatchtx.org or call them at 1-844-643-2251. Keith's mother, Sharmon, is offering a $15,000 reward to anyone who can find Keith.This episode was sponsored by:Shopify- Go to Shopify.com/vanished, ALL LOWERCASE, for a FREE fourteen-day trial and get full access to Shopify's entire suite of features.Thrive Market- Go to thrivemarket.com/VANISHED. Join today to get 40% off your first order AND a FREE gift! Zocdoc- Go to Zocdoc.com/VANISHED and download the Zocdoc app to sign-up for FREE and book a top-rated doctor. If you have a missing loved one that you would like to have featured on the show, please fill out our case submission form: http://www.thevanishedpodcast.com/case-submission/.Follow The Vanished on social media at:FacebookInstagramTwitterPatreonSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Melanie Meleney

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 10, 2022 68:38

    On Thursday, October 11, 2018, Melanie Meleney went out to a nail salon with a girlfriend. Her friend dropped Melanie off, and surveillance cameras at the Chesapeake Glen Apartments in Glen Burnie, Maryland, captured Melanie walking into the building where she shared an apartment with her boyfriend. Melanie was never seen exiting the apartment building. However, the cameras didn't capture high-quality images, and they couldn't see people coming and going after dark. Melanie's friends tried to reach her the following day but were unsuccessful. Melanie failed to show up for work on Friday evening, which was out of character. By Saturday, her friends were alarmed and decided to report Melanie missing. That was just the beginning of this long nightmare for Melanie's loved ones.If you have any information about the disappearance and death of Melanie Meleney, please contact the Anne Arundel County Police Department at (410) 222-4731, or you can submit an anonymous tip at (410) 222-4700.This episode was sponsored by:Boll & Branch- To experience an entirely new standard of comfort, visit bollandbranch.com. Get 15% off your first set of sheets with promo code MIA.Sleep Number- Proven quality sleep is life-changing sleep. Special offers, for a limited time. Only at Sleep Number stores or sleepnumber.com/VANISH.Nutrafol- Go to Nutrafol.com and use promo code VANISHED to get $15 off your first order and free shipping.If you have a missing loved one that you would like to have featured on the show, please fill out our case submission form: http://www.thevanishedpodcast.com/case-submission/.Follow The Vanished on social media at:FacebookInstagramTwitterPatreonSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Mark Brunelle

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 3, 2022 71:44

    Mark Brunelle disappeared from Bellingham, Massachusetts, on February 23, 2021. Mark left home to do laundry and never returned. Mark's family quickly jumped into action to try to find him. His truck was later found at a storage facility that Mark rented, and things started to become strange. Nearly three months later, a group of kayakers found Mark's body in the Blackstone River in the nearby town of Uxbridge, several miles west of his home. But finding Mark was not the end of this mystery because the injuries to his body have left his family with more questions than answers. We have followed Mark's story from the time he went missing until now, and it only became more bizarre each step of the way. If you have any information about the death of Mark Brunelle, please call the Massachusetts State Police at 508-820-2300.This episode was sponsored by:If you have a missing loved one that you would like to have featured on the show, please fill out our case submission form: http://www.thevanishedpodcast.com/case-submission/.Follow The Vanished on social media at:FacebookInstagramTwitterPatreonSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Case Update: Johnthan Hall

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 20, 2021 93:21

    We first brought you the story of Johnthan Hall just over two years ago in December 2019. On Wednesday, February 13, 2019, 30-year-old Johnthan Hall went to work with his dad. The two worked together at a maintenance job in Las Vegas, Nevada. At the end of the day, his father dropped him off at home. Johnthan then left for his second job at a local billiards club not too far away. Johnthan was seen at the club that night around 7:30 PM. No one knows precisely when Johnthan left or where he may have gone. Missing along with Johnthan were the items he always carried with him in his backpack.Frustratingly, Johnthan is still missing today, but there has been one major turn of events that reignited John's case. In October of 2020, someone very close to John was arrested by Las Vegas police and accused of stabbing three people. Two of those victims died, and one survived. This was a person that some of John's family members had suspicions about in the original episode, but they were under the impression that he had been ruled out. Investigators told John's family in 2019 that they didn't think this person was capable of murder. But now, they aren't sure what to think. If you have any information about the disappearance of Johnthan Hall, please call the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department at 702-828-3111.This episode was sponsored by:StoryWorth- Go to StoryWorth.com/VANISHED for $10 off your first purchase.Sleep Number- Proven quality sleep is life-changing sleep. Special offers, for a limited time. Only at Sleep Number stores or sleepnumber.com/VANISH.If you have a missing loved one that you would like to have featured on the show, please fill out our case submission form: http://www.thevanishedpodcast.com/case-submission/.Follow The Vanished on social media at:FacebookInstagramTwitterPatreonSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Stephen Millis Part 4: The Darker Side of Hesperia

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 14, 2021 98:53

    49-year-old Steve Millis disappeared from Hesperia, Michigan, on January 4, 2019. On the surface, it just seemed that Steve went to the store to buy some cat food and disappeared off of the face of the earth, but things weren't that simple. When investigators began looking into this, they were thrust into the dark underbelly of the drug world. They were trying to build a case, and each person was leading them to someone else. It felt like they were getting closer and closer to the truth, but each story was shaky. The storytellers were unreliable. They all seemed to be lying about something or had something to gain from pointing to the next person in line. Through it all, they did seem to be getting some consistent threads. Sometimes there is a bit of truth in every rumor.If you have any information about the disappearance of Steve Millis, please contact the Newaygo County Sheriff's Office at (231) 689-7303.This episode was sponsored by:thredUP- Get an extra 30% off your first order at thredUP.com/VANISHED.Headspace- Head to Headspace.com/THEVANISHED for a free month trial.Listen ad-free with Wondery+. Join Wondery+ for exclusives, binges, early access, and ad-free listening. Available in the Wondery App. https://wondery.app.link/thevanishedIf you have a missing loved one that you would like to have featured on the show, please fill out our case submission form: http://www.thevanishedpodcast.com/case-submission/.Follow The Vanished on social media at:FacebookInstagramTwitterPatreonSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Stephen Millis Part 3: Family Ties

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 13, 2021 78:49

    Last week, we brought you the first two installments of Steve Millis' story. We explored Steve's life, the night he disappeared, and several people who were rumored to be involved in his disappearance and had some sort of motive. In today's episode, titled “Family Ties,” we are going to pick up where we left off with Teresa and how her stories tie back to some of Steve's own family members. You see, there have been consistent stories about one person that you heard from in Part 1, one of the last known people to see Steve alive. If you have any information about the disappearance of Steve Millis, please contact the Newaygo County Sheriff's Office at (231) 689-7303.This episode was sponsored by:Boll & Branch- Shop the semi-annual sale from 12/9-12/15 and get 20% off at bollandbranch.com.Ana Luisa- Head to shop.analuisa/vanished for beautiful pieces starting at just $39 with sales up to 25% off.Listen ad-free with Wondery+. Join Wondery+ for exclusives, binges, early access, and ad-free listening. Available in the Wondery App. https://wondery.app.link/thevanishedIf you have a missing loved one that you would like to have featured on the show, please fill out our case submission form: http://www.thevanishedpodcast.com/case-submission/.Follow The Vanished on social media at:FacebookInstagramTwitterPatreonSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Stephen Millis Part 2: Motives

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 7, 2021 74:49

    Yesterday, we brought you Part 1 of Steve Millis' story. We explored how his family realized that he had disappeared, Steve's life, and what we know about the evening he was last seen alive. Today, we will take a look at several people who were suspected of being involved in Steve's disappearance. You will learn that everyone has secrets of their own, making it very difficult to tell who is hiding information about Steve and who is simply hiding their own secrets. Things become murky, and no one seems to be telling the whole truth about where they were and what they were doing when Steve Millis disappeared.If you have any information about the disappearance of Steve Millis, please contact the Newaygo County Sheriff's Office at (231) 689-7303.This episode was sponsored by:Acorn TV- Try Acorn TV free for 30 days by going to Acorn.TV and use our promo code vanished. You have to use all lowercase letters. That's Acorn.TV, promo code vanished.Moink- Go to Moinkbox.com/Vanished to get FREE ground beef for a year. If you have a missing loved one that you would like to have featured on the show, please fill out our case submission form: http://www.thevanishedpodcast.com/case-submission/.Follow The Vanished on social media at:FacebookInstagramTwitterPatreonSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Stephen Millis Part 1: The Meeting

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 6, 2021 76:45

    On January 4, 2019, Steve Millis spent some time at his nephew's home before making a quick trip to a dollar store in Hesperia, Michigan. Steve was seen on video surveillance entering the store at 6:40 PM. At 6:47, Steve walked up to the counter and purchased a few cans of cat food. He smiled at the clerk, and nothing seemed out of the ordinary. A minute later, Steve exited the store and disappeared into the night. The Newaygo County Sheriff's Office began investigating Steve's disappearance. What they uncovered was a tangled web of stories about what happened to Steve and why. They conducted hundreds of hours of interviews and executed many search warrants, but what happened to Steve Millis remains a mystery.If you have any information about the disappearance of Steve Millis, please contact the Newaygo County Sheriff's Office at (231) 689-7303.This episode was sponsored by:Hunt A Killer- Go to huntakiller.com/VANISHED and use code VANISHED for $10 off.Noom- Sign up for your trial at noom.com/VANISHED.Upstart- Find out how Upstart can lower your monthly payments today when you go to Upstart.com/Vanished.If you have a missing loved one that you would like to have featured on the show, please fill out our case submission form: http://www.thevanishedpodcast.com/case-submission/.Follow The Vanished on social media at:FacebookInstagramTwitterPatreonSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    James Foster Chance

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2021 77:30

    At the beginning of 2021, James Foster Chance disappeared from Grapevine, Texas. No one knows exactly when James was last seen. It's believed he disappeared sometime between January and March. During that time, Texas experienced a record setting winter storm, leaving most of the state without power for days. It was during this storm that it appears that James made a mysterious trip. James' family was alerted by his landlord that something was amiss. That was when they began piecing together his last movements. What they discovered left them with more questions than answers. This is a story that will leave you questioning how much you can really ever know someone. Do people only show you the side of themselves that they want you to see? What could even your closest loved ones be hiding from you?If you have any information about the disappearance of James Foster Chance, please call the Grapevine Police Department at 817-470-8127 or send them an email at cidmail@grapevinetexas.gov.This episode was sponsored by:Boll & Branch- Get 25% off from November 23-December 2.Hunt A Killer- Go to huntakiller.com/VANISHED and use code VANISHED for $10 off.StoryWorth- Go to StoryWorth.com/VANISHED for $10 off your first purchase.If you have a missing loved one that you would like to have featured on the show, please fill out our case submission form: http://www.thevanishedpodcast.com/case-submission/.Follow The Vanished on social media at:FacebookInstagramTwitterPatreonSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Case Update: Johnathan Hamilton

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2021 108:37

    We first aired Johnathan Hamilton's story in a two-part series in October of 2017. At the time, we left off with Johnathan's case considered suspended. The Bastrop Police Department believed that they had run down all of the leads, and there was nothing else left to investigate. They believed that Johnathan wasn't in Bastrop. Investigators told Angie that Johnathan wanted to leave his life behind, he was capable, and likely getting insulin from charity programs. Johnathan's mother, Angie, persisted and never gave up fighting for her son. Something didn't seem right about this. She didn't think Johnathan would have left for this long without contact, and she didn't have a single shred of proof that he ever left the town of Bastrop. In the end, Angie was right. Jonathan wasn't living on the streets of Austin, he hadn't made it to Mexico, he wasn't getting insulin from a charity. Something did happen to Johnathan Hamilton in Bastrop, Texas. Four years after Johnathan disappeared, a man swimming at a park in Bastrop made a gruesome discovery, which shifted this focus of this case right back to Bastrop, Texas, and that night back in May of 2015 when this all began.If you have any information regarding the death of Johnathan Hamilton, please contact the Bastrop County Sheriff's Office at (512) 549-5100. You can follow Angie's quest for answers on Facebook at Justice for Johnathan Lee Hamilton.This episode was sponsored by:thredUP- Get an extra 30% off your first order at thredUP.com/VANISHED.Headspace- Head to Headspace.com/THEVANISHED for a free month trial.Sleep Number- Proven quality sleep is life-changing sleep. Special offers, for a limited time. Only at Sleep Number stores or sleepnumber.com/VANISH.Ana Luisa- Head to shop.analuisa/vanished and you can get 60% off your second item. Listen ad-free with Wondery+. Join Wondery+ for exclusives, binges, early access, and ad-free listening. Available in the Wondery App. https://wondery.app.link/thevanishedIf you have a missing loved one that you would like to have featured on the show, please fill out our case submission form: http://www.thevanishedpodcast.com/case-submission/.Follow The Vanished on social media at:FacebookInstagramTwitterPatreonSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Pamela Callahan

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2021 59:53

    On March 6, 2006, the fire department was called out to the Melrose Apartments in Concord, North Carolina. There was a fire inside one of the units. After firefighters extinguished the blaze, they looked to see if anyone was injured or deceased inside. They found no trace of anyone inside the apartment. They learned that the apartment was leased to 43-year-old Pamela Callahan, and no one could find Pamela anywhere. The fire was later determined to be arson. This was just the beginning of the nightmare for Pamela's family, and more than 15 years later, what happened to Pamela Callahan remains a mystery. If you have any information regarding the disappearance of Pamela Callahan, please contact the Concord Police Department at (704) 786-9155.This episode was sponsored by:Upstart- Find out how Upstart can lower your monthly payments today when you go to Upstart.com/Vanished.Boll & Branch- Get 20% off your order from 11/12-11/17 with promo code MIA at bollandbranch.com.QUIP- Go to GetQuip.com/VANISHED and you'll get your first refill free.Moink- Go to Moinkbox.com/Vanished to get FREE ground beef for a year. If you have a missing loved one that you would like to have featured on the show, please fill out our case submission form: http://www.thevanishedpodcast.com/case-submission/.Follow The Vanished on social media at:FacebookInstagramTwitterPatreonSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Case Update: Emily Noble Part 2

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2021 64:47

    Yesterday, we brought the first part of Emily's update. We shared with you what her friends and loved ones have experienced since she initially disappeared in May 2020. Her husband Matt was arrested in June 2021, 9 months after the discovery of her remains and a prolonged autopsy. If you have not listened to the original episode or the first update, we encourage you to go listen to yesterday's episode, which contains the original story and initial update. Today, we're diving into the investigation into Emily's death, as well as the strange parallels between the details of her death and the passing of Matt's son, Joey, less than a year before Emily vanished.You can find Jeff's song here: The song is called "Emily"This episode was sponsored by:Nutrafol- Go to Nutrafol.com/VANISHED to save $15 off your first order plus free shipping.Sarah Flint- Get $50 off your first Sarah Flint purchase when you go to sarahflint.com/VANISHED.Listen ad-free with Wondery+. Join Wondery+ for exclusives, binges, early access, and ad-free listening. Available in the Wondery App. https://wondery.app.link/thevanishedIf you have a missing loved one that you would like to have featured on the show, please fill out our case submission form: http://www.thevanishedpodcast.com/case-submission/.Follow The Vanished on social media at:FacebookInstagramTwitterPatreonSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Case Update: Emily Noble Part 1

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 8, 2021 115:06

    We first brought you Emily Noble's story on September 21, 2020. Emily disappeared after spending the evening of May 24, 2020, celebrating her birthday with her husband. They stopped at several restaurants in a popular part of Westerville, Ohio. They then made their way home for the evening. Emily's husband claimed that they went to bed, and during the night, he got up to use the restroom and then went back to sleep in a guest room, not wanting to disturb Emily. When he awoke later that morning, Emily was gone, and her wallet, phone, keys, and car were still at the residence. Emily's disappearance captivated the local community, and rumors swirled from day one. Days before we were due to air Emily's story in 2020, human remains were located not far from her condo. The day after we aired Emily's episode, the Westerville Police Department held a press conference confirming the identification of Emily's remains. On June 17, 2021, her husband Matt was arrested and charged with her murder. In this special two-part update on Emily Noble, we will explore what happened after the original episode aired and what we know today about what happened to Emily. This episode was sponsored by:Acorn TV- Try Acorn TV free for 30 days by going to Acorn.TV and use our promo code vanished. You have to use all lowercase letters. That's Acorn.TV, promo code vanished.Noom- Sign up for your trial at noom.com/VANISHED.Listen ad-free with Wondery+. Join Wondery+ for exclusives, binges, early access, and ad-free listening. Available in the Wondery App. https://wondery.app.link/thevanishedIf you have a missing loved one that you would like to have featured on the show, please fill out our case submission form: http://www.thevanishedpodcast.com/case-submission/.Follow The Vanished on social media at:FacebookInstagramTwitterPatreonSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Marialice Clark

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 1, 2021 78:24

    In August of 1972, 14-year-old Marialice Clark disappeared from Omaha, Nebraska. She had left to visit a friend who lived in the neighborhood but never returned. There isn't much known about the disappearance of Marialice Clark, but if you search for information online, you will find her name tied to the controversial conviction of two men who were affiliated with the Black Panther Party and an anti-fascist political group. When Marialice was just 12-years-old, she was named in a federal ATF affidavit as having reportedly seen a large collection of foreign-made firearms and explosives, which she described in intricate detail. How would a young pre-teen know so much about weapons and explosives and to call the ATF? After Marialice disappeared, her name was almost entirely erased from existence for the next 50 years. Fifteen months ago, we set out to try to find any trace of Marialce that we could possibly uncover. This episode was sponsored by:thredUP- Get an extra 30% off your first order at thredUP.com/VANISHED.Noom- Sign up for your trial at noom.com/VANISHED.Listen ad-free with Wondery+. Join Wondery+ for exclusives, binges, early access, and ad-free listening. Available in the Wondery App. https://wondery.app.link/thevanishedIf you have a missing loved one that you would like to have featured on the show, please fill out our case submission form: http://www.thevanishedpodcast.com/case-submission/.Follow The Vanished on social media at:FacebookInstagramTwitterPatreonSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Jason Landry

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 25, 2021 81:55

    21-year-old Jason Landry disappeared on December 13, 2020. Jason had just completed his first semester at Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas. He was making the nearly 3-hour drive to his family's home in Missouri City, Texas, for the holidays. It's believed that Jason left around 10:55 PM that night. Around 12:30 AM, a volunteer firefighter discovered Jason's car crashed on a dark, desolate road just outside of Luling, Texas. Luling was along Jason's route home. Jason's parents were jolted awake that night when the phone rang. An officer from the Texas Highway Patrol was on the other line, informing them that they had found their son's car crashed, but there was no sign of Jason at the scene. That was the beginning of this nightmare for the Landry family, and more than ten months later, they are still searching for answers.If you have any information about the disappearance of Jason Landry, please call the Caldwell County Sheriff's Office at 512-398-6777 extension 4516. This episode was sponsored by:Upstart- Find out how Upstart can lower your monthly payments today when you go to Upstart.com/Vanished.Noom- Sign up for your trial at noom.com/VANISHED.Listen ad-free with Wondery+. Join Wondery+ for exclusives, binges, early access, and ad-free listening. Available in the Wondery App. https://wondery.app.link/thevanishedIf you have a missing loved one that you would like to have featured on the show, please fill out our case submission form: http://www.thevanishedpodcast.com/case-submission/.Follow The Vanished on social media at:FacebookInstagramTwitterPatreonSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Eric Franks Part 2: The Love Triangle

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2021 84:37

    Yesterday, we brought you the first part of the story of Eric Franks, who disappeared sometime in March of 2011 from Saginaw, Michigan. Eric's case had gone cold until last year when his car was suddenly found. However, that wasn't the only surprising turn of events in Eric's case. Today you will hear the rest of the tale that spans from a possibly faked death, to an airplane in Mississippi, and an investigation that found its way to Florida and back to Michigan. Eric's disappearance has never truly been dormant because every time investigators think they've found an answer, another turn of events changes everything.If you have any information about the disappearance of Eric Franks, please call the Michigan State Police at 989-495-5555.This episode was sponsored by:Boll & Branch- To experience an entirely new standard of comfort, visit bollandbranch.com. Get 15% off your first set of sheets with promo code MIA.QUIP- Go to GetQuip.com/VANISHED and you'll get your first refill free.Listen ad-free with Wondery+. Join Wondery+ for exclusives, binges, early access, and ad-free listening. Available in the Wondery App. https://wondery.app.link/thevanishedIf you have a missing loved one that you would like to have featured on the show, please fill out our case submission form: http://www.thevanishedpodcast.com/case-submission/.Follow The Vanished on social media at:FacebookInstagramTwitterPatreonSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Eric Franks Part 1: The Plot Twist

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2021 59:11

    In March of 2011, 38-year-old Eric Franks disappeared from Saginaw, Michigan. The circumstances of Eric's disappearance were strange, and suspicious figures surrounded the case from the beginning. A unique series of events seemed to protect the suspicious figures. Despite a thorough investigation and execution of many search warrants, law enforcement struggled to come up with anything tangible. It was a frustrating case that went cold over the years. Then, in September of 2020, Eric's car was found after being hidden away in a garage for many years. With this significant development, Eric's cold case suddenly came screaming back to life.If you have any information about the disappearance of Eric Franks you are asked to call the Michigan State Police at 989-495-5555.This episode was sponsored by:Headspace- Head to Headspace.com/THEVANISHED for a free month trial.Sleep Number- Proven quality sleep is life-changing sleep. Special offers, for a limited time. Only at Sleep Number stores or sleepnumber.com/VANISH.Listen ad-free with Wondery+. Join Wondery+ for exclusives, binges, early access, and ad-free listening. Available in the Wondery App. https://wondery.app.link/thevanishedIf you have a missing loved one that you would like to have featured on the show, please fill out our case submission form: http://www.thevanishedpodcast.com/case-submission/.Follow The Vanished on social media at:FacebookInstagramTwitterPatreonSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Case Update: Ebby Steppach

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2021 89:48

    We first brought you Ebby's story back in March of 2017. Ebby's mom, Laurie, told us about her frustrating journey to have her daughter's case investigated properly. At the end of our original episode, there was a new team looking into her disappearance. Laurie was hopeful. A little over a year later, there would be a major break in the case when detective Tommy Hudson decided to search areas of the park where Ebby's car had been found. Areas that her family had been told were searched previously. That was when they discovered Ebby's remains just 60 feet from where her car had been found. In this update, Laurie is joining us again to discuss how Ebby was found and where her case stands today. If you have any information about the disappearance and murder of Ebby Steppach, please call the Little Rock Police Department at (501) 404-3128.This episode was sponsored by:Moink- Go to Moinkbox.com/vanished to get a free year of bacon and then pick the meats you want delivered with your first box.Nutrafol- Go to Nutrafol.com/VANISHED to save $15 off your first order plus free shipping.thredUP- Get an extra 30% off your first order at thredUP.com/VANISHED.Listen ad-free with Wondery+. Join Wondery+ for exclusives, binges, early access, and ad-free listening. Available in the Wondery App. https://wondery.app.link/thevanishedIf you have a missing loved one that you would like to have featured on the show, please fill out our case submission form: http://www.thevanishedpodcast.com/case-submission/.Follow The Vanished on social media at:FacebookInstagramTwitterPatreonSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Bob Boyes

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2021 76:25

    9-year-old Bob Boyes disappeared from Port Republic, Maryland, on December 26, 1968, the day after Christmas. Bob and his brothers had gone to a neighbors' home to show off their new toys. Bob's brothers left the friends' home, but Bob stayed behind. Bob later left to walk home, accompanied by his pet deer, Pete. But according to Bob's parents, he never made it home, and his pet deer later returned without Bob. Nearly 53 years have passed since that chilly winter day that Bob disappeared, but many of his remaining family members still hope that someone will crack this cold case.If you have any information about the disappearance of Bob Boyes, please contact the Maryland State Police at (410) 535-1400.Special thanks to Melanie Perkins-McLaughlin, please check out her website haveyouseenandy.com for developments in Andy's case and some of her upcoming projects. Written, hosted, produced by Marissa JonesResearched assistance by Haley GrayThis episode was sponsored by:Boll & Branch- To experience an entirely new standard of comfort, visit bollandbranch.com. Get 15% off your first set of sheets with promo code MIA.Sarah Flint- Get $50 off your first Sarah Flint purchase when you go to sarahflint.com/VANISHED.Listen ad-free with Wondery+. Join Wondery+ for exclusives, binges, early access, and ad-free listening. Available in the Wondery App. https://wondery.app.link/thevanishedIf you have a missing loved one that you would like to have featured on the show, please fill out our case submission form: http://www.thevanishedpodcast.com/case-submission/.Follow The Vanished on social media at:FacebookInstagramTwitterPatreonSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Case Update: Carolyn Riggins Part 2

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2021 81:40

    Last fall, we brought Carolyn Riggins' story. Carolyn had disappeared after a night out at a bingo hall. Yesterday, we shared the first part of our update on Carolyn's case. Today we're taking you through the events that have transpired since Carolyn's car and body were recovered, and her family's ongoing quest for answers almost a year later.If you have any information about the disappearance and death of Carolyn Riggins, please call the Cooke County Sheriff's Office at 940-665-3471. This episode was sponsored by:Upstart- Find out how Upstart can lower your monthly payments today when you go to Upstart.com/Vanished.Noom- Sign up for your trial at noom.com/VANISHED.Listen ad-free with Wondery+. Join Wondery+ for exclusives, binges, early access, and ad-free listening. Available in the Wondery App. https://wondery.app.link/thevanishedIf you have a missing loved one that you would like to have featured on the show, please fill out our case submission form: http://www.thevanishedpodcast.com/case-submission/.Follow The Vanished on social media at:FacebookInstagramTwitterPatreonSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Case Update: Carolyn Riggins Part 1

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2021 107:24

    Last fall, we brought you the story of 69-year-old Carolyn Riggins. In July of 2020, after a successful night at her favorite bingo hall just a few miles from her Fort Worth, Texas home, Carolyn had disappeared. Just weeks before we originally aired her story, Carolyn's remains were found inside the backseat of her car in a deeply wooded, remote part of far north Texas. This area was a place so rural, that it is almost completely inaccessible without detailed knowledge of the area. The discovery of Carolyn's vehicle and body under such mysterious and unexplained circumstances troubled Carolyn's family, especially with some of the rumors that swirled around the community from the time she disappeared and even after she was found. This week, we will explore some of the stranger aspects that have developed since we first aired Carolyn's story nearly a year ago.This episode was sponsored by:Vionic Shoes- Visit VionicShoes.com and use promo code VANISHED for free shipping.Listen ad-free with Wondery+. Join Wondery+ for exclusives, binges, early access, and ad-free listening. Available in the Wondery App. https://wondery.app.link/thevanishedIf you have a missing loved one that you would like to have featured on the show, please fill out our case submission form: http://www.thevanishedpodcast.com/case-submission/.Follow The Vanished on social media at:FacebookInstagramTwitterPatreonSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Jesse Conger

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2021 70:22

    37-year-old Jesse Conger was last seen leaving his girlfriend's apartment in Scottsdale, Arizona, on August 14th, 2019. He drove off in his silver Toyota Camry and has never been seen or heard from again. When his girlfriend returned home from work, she found some items missing that pointed to what possibly happened to Jesse, a US Marine Corps veteran who served multiple tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan. More than two years have passed since Jesse disappeared, and his loved ones are still desperate to find him.If you have any information about the disappearance or whereabouts of Jesse Conger, please call the Scottsdale, Arizona Police Department at 480-312-5000.If you or someone you love is experiencing thoughts of self-harm, we encourage you to call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK.VA resources for specific groups:Homeless Veterans: (877) 424-3838, va.gov/homelessCaregivers of vets: (855) 260-3274Women veterans: (855) 829-6636, womenshealth.va.govPTSD: ptsd.va.gov Substance use: SAMHSA (substance abuse and mental health services administration), 1-800-662-4357, samhsa.govThis episode was sponsored by:thredUP- Get an extra 30% off your first order at thredUP.com/VANISHED.Boll & Branch- To experience an entirely new standard of comfort, visit bollandbranch.com. Get 15% off your first set of sheets with promo code MIA.Quip- Go to GetQuip.com/VANISHED5 to get $5 off a mouthwash starter kit.Listen ad-free with Wondery+. Join Wondery+ for exclusives, binges, early access, and ad-free listening. Available in the Wondery App. https://wondery.app.link/thevanishedIf you have a missing loved one that you would like to have featured on the show, please fill out our case submission form: http://www.thevanishedpodcast.com/case-submission/.Follow The Vanished on social media at:FacebookInstagramTwitterPatreonSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Dorothy Yates-McCathran

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2021 82:28

    On January 21, 2020, Dorothy Yates-McCathran disappeared from her home in Vivian, Louisiana. According to Dorothy's husband, Kevan, he saw her that day at their home, and then he left to look at a job. When he returned a couple of hours later, he couldn't find Dorothy. However, he found a strange scene inside the house, a television remote control partially melted on the woodstove. Upon further inspection, he noticed plastic and other material burning inside the stove. There were clothes scattered around, and it looked as though perhaps someone had left in a hurry. More than a year and a half later, her family feels like they are no closer to finding out what happened and are hoping that someone will come forward with a new lead.If you have any information about the disappearance of Dorothy Yates-McCathran, please call the Caddo Parish Sheriff's Office at (318) 675-2170.This episode was sponsored by:Moink- Go to Moinkbox.com/vanished to get a free year of bacon and then pick the meats you want delivered with your first box.Headspace- Head to Headspace.com/THEVANISHED for a free month trial.Sleep Number- Proven quality sleep is life-changing sleep. Special offers, for a limited time. Only at Sleep Number stores or sleepnumber.com/VANISH.Listen ad-free with Wondery+. Join Wondery+ for exclusives, binges, early access, and ad-free listening. Available in the Wondery App. https://wondery.app.link/thevanishedIf you have a missing loved one that you would like to have featured on the show, please fill out our case submission form: http://www.thevanishedpodcast.com/case-submission/.Follow The Vanished on social media at:FacebookInstagramTwitterPatreonSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Case Update: Ritchie Collins

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 6, 2021 89:45

    58-year-old Ritchie Collins went missing in early 2019. The exact date of his disappearance is unknown. A neighbor reported seeing Ritchie at his home in Bellingham, WA, but that exact date is fuzzy. However, he had not texted or spoken to friends or family members since March of 2019. Ritchie has been described by those who knew him best as a loner, so it would not be uncommon for a few days or even weeks to go by without hearing from him. Ritchie's family had been trying to get ahold of him for weeks. Then on April 30, 2019, Ritchie's car was found parked at the Colonial Creek Campground at North Cascades National Park. The keys to his car had been placed on top of the vehicle. According to a park ranger, the vehicle had been there for weeks. We first brought you Ritchie's story in March of 2020. When we left off at the end of that episode, there were so many questions left unanswered. Over the July 4th weekend of 2021, some children playing at a camp area several miles from where Ritchie's car was found discovered the first clue that would help find Ritchie. Ritchie's daughter graciously joined us to give us an update on what has transpired and where her dad's case stands today.If you have any information regarding the disappearance and death of Ritchie Collins, please contact Detective Ken Gates at 360-778-6613 or contact the Whatcom County Sheriff's Office directly at 360-778-6600.This episode was sponsored by:Upstart- Find out how Upstart can lower your monthly payments today when you go to Upstart.com/Vanished.Noom- Sign up for your trial at noom.com/VANISHED.Nutrafol- Go to Nutrafol.com and use promo code VANISHED to get $15 off your first order and free shipping.Listen ad-free with Wondery+. Join Wondery+ for exclusives, binges, early access, and ad-free listening. Available in the Wondery App. https://wondery.app.link/thevanishedIf you have a missing loved one that you would like to have featured on the show, please fill out our case submission form: http://www.thevanishedpodcast.com/case-submission/.Follow The Vanished on social media at:FacebookInstagramTwitterPatreonSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Michael McKenney

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 30, 2021 77:18

    28-year-old Michael McKenney disappeared on May 22, 2020. At the time, Michael had been living with his aunt's family in Fairfield Township, Ohio. He left that day with some of his belongings and then disappeared. Michael's family became alarmed when they couldn't reach him. About a week later, Michael's car was found abandoned at Hueston Woods State Park, a place Michael was known to frequent. Most of Michael's belongings were left behind. However, his wallet and keys were also missing. Extensive searches of the park have been conducted, but no trace of Michael has ever been found. More than 15 months have passed since Michael was last seen, and his family has heard stories about what happened to him, but just as with every other case, it's hard to know if any of the stories are true.If you have any information about the disappearance of Michael McKenney, please contact the Fairfield Township Police Department at 513-887-4406.This episode was sponsored by:thredUP- Get an extra 30% off your first order at thredUP.com/VANISHED.Listen ad-free with Wondery+. Join Wondery+ for exclusives, binges, early access, and ad-free listening. Available in the Wondery App. https://wondery.app.link/thevanishedIf you have a missing loved one that you would like to have featured on the show, please fill out our case submission form: http://www.thevanishedpodcast.com/case-submission/.Follow The Vanished on social media at:FacebookInstagramTwitterPatreonSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Sofia Juarez

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 23, 2021 79:24

    On the evening of February 4, 2003, four-year-old Sofia Juarez was at home in Kennewick, Washington. One of her relatives left the family home to make a quick stop at a nearby convenience store for milk. After he left, Sofia decided to follow him. The bright, bubbly young girl who would have turned five the very next day vanished into the night, never to be seen again.If you have any information about the disappearance of Sofia Juarez, please contact Special Investigator Al Wehner at 509-582-1331. You can view a Sofia update page on the Kennewick Police Department website: https://www.go2kennewick.com/1368/What-Happened-to-Sofia.This episode was sponsored by:Upstart- Find out how Upstart can lower your monthly payments today when you go to Upstart.com/Vanished.Boll & Branch- To experience an entirely new standard of comfort, visit bollandbranch.com. Get 15% off your first set of sheets with promo code MIA.Quip- Go to GetQuip.com/VANISHED5 to get $5 off a mouthwash starter kit.Listen ad-free with Wondery+. Join Wondery+ for exclusives, binges, early access, and ad-free listening. Available in the Wondery App. https://wondery.app.link/thevanishedIf you have a missing loved one that you would like to have featured on the show, please fill out our case submission form: http://www.thevanishedpodcast.com/case-submission/.Follow The Vanished on social media at:FacebookInstagramTwitterPatreonSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Robert Smith

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 16, 2021 58:59

    On October 25, 2000, 16-year-old Robert Smith left his East Chicago, Indiana home and told his mom that he was going to a friend's house. Robert's mother had a challenging relationship with her son, as many parents of teens can relate. So when he didn't attend school the next day, she thought he was simply being rebellious and that he'd be home by the weekend. But Robert wasn't home by the weekend, and more than two decades later, he's never been seen or heard from again. With few leads and a police department who told us they have no record of Robert's case, his family wonders how his case will ever be solved.If you have any information about Robert's disappearance, you can call the East Chicago Police Department at 219-391-8450 or the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children at 1-800-THE-LOST.This episode was sponsored by:Headspace- Head to Headspace.com/THEVANISHED for a free month trial.Sleep Number- Proven quality sleep is life-changing sleep. Special offers, for a limited time. Only at Sleep Number stores or sleepnumber.com/VANISH.Listen ad-free with Wondery+. Join Wondery+ for exclusives, binges, early access, and ad-free listening. Available in the Wondery App. https://wondery.app.link/thevanishedIf you have a missing loved one that you would like to have featured on the show, please fill out our case submission form: http://www.thevanishedpodcast.com/case-submission/.Follow The Vanished on social media at:FacebookInstagramTwitterPatreonSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Douglas Jones

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 9, 2021 94:11

    On July 30, 1997, 35-year-old Doug Jones was finishing up some jobs before taking a family trip that he was very much looking forward to going on. Doug was a plumber who mostly worked on his own as an independent contractor. Doug and his wife, Joellen, had plans to go to Disney World with their older child the next day, leaving their infant back home in South Carolina with Doug's parents. Doug was spotted going about his day at jobs and stores, purchasing plumbing supplies; nothing seemed amiss. Doug never made it home from work that night. His truck was later found abandoned, not far from his home in Simpsonville, South Carolina. 24-years later, Doug's children have grown up and are now leading the search efforts to find their father.If you have any information regarding the disappearance of Doug Jones, please contact the Greenville County Sheriff's Office at 864-467-5300.This episode was sponsored by:thredUP- Get an extra 30% off your first order at thredUP.com/VANISHED.BetterHelp- Visit BetterHelp.com/VANISHED for 10% off your first month.Stamps.com- Just go to Stamps.com, click on the microphone at the top of the homepage and type in VANISHED.Listen ad-free with Wondery+. Join Wondery+ for exclusives, binges, early access, and ad-free listening. Available in the Wondery App. https://wondery.app.link/thevanishedIf you have a missing loved one that you would like to have featured on the show, please fill out our case submission form: http://www.thevanishedpodcast.com/case-submission/.Follow The Vanished on social media at:FacebookInstagramTwitterPatreonSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Betty Alexander

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 2, 2021 58:48

    On April 10, 2019, 69-year-old Betty Alexander was at her apartment in Sullivan, Missouri. Nothing seemed amiss. Despite a recent visit to her deceased husband's grave, Betty was in good spirits, excited about her grandchildren's upcoming sports games and her regular visits with family. A few days later, her daughter knew something was wrong when Betty didn't answer the phone, wasn't at home, and hadn't been to church. Without any warning at all, Betty was gone. Two years later, her daughter is continuing to carry the torch for Betty. She wants to find out exactly what happened to her mom because, as we all know, there are always clues left behind.If you have any information about Betty's disappearance, please call the Sullivan, Missouri Police Department at 573-468-8001.This episode was sponsored by:Moink- Go to Moinkbox.com/vanished to get a free year of bacon and then pick the meats you want delivered with your first box.Listen ad-free with Wondery+. Join Wondery+ for exclusives, binges, early access, and ad-free listening. Available in the Wondery App. https://wondery.app.link/thevanishedIf you have a missing loved one that you would like to have featured on the show, please fill out our case submission form: http://www.thevanishedpodcast.com/case-submission/.Follow The Vanished on social media at:FacebookInstagramTwitterPatreonSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Introducing The Grand Scheme: Snatching Sinatra

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 27, 2021 8:43

    Hosted and narrated by John Stamos, The Grand Scheme: Snatching Sinatra is a complicated, nuanced story of one imperfect man trying to redeem himself by pulling off the perfect crime. Did you ever feel like everything's broken, and it's your job to fix it? That's how Barry Keenan was feeling back in 1963. He was broke, unemployed, hooked on booze and pills, and his family was falling apart. Barry needed a miracle. And against all odds, he got one. One day the voice of God came over the radio in Barry's car and told him there was a simple solution to all his problems: all he had to do was kidnap Frank Sinatra, Jr. For the first time ever, Barry Keenan shares his version of the bizarre story in his own words, from beginning to end. This is just a preview of The Grand Scheme: Snatching Sinatra, but you can listen to full episodes at wondery.fm/TGS_TheVanished.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Erin Pospisil

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 26, 2021 57:56

    On June 3, 2001, 15-year-old Erin Pospisil wanted to visit a friend, but she couldn't find a ride to her friend's home not far from the Pospisil home in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Her dad was asleep after his shift at work, and her mom was still working. Erin continued to ask around for rides. Eventually, a family friend at the Pospisil home offered to take her to her friend's house. What happened from there is a mystery, but one thing we do know? Erin has never been seen or heard from again.If you have any information about the disappearance of Erin Pospisil, please call the Cedar Rapids Police Department at 319-286-5350.This episode was sponsored by:Upstart- Find out how Upstart can lower your monthly payments today when you go to Upstart.com/Vanished.Boll & Branch- To experience an entirely new standard of comfort, visit bollandbranch.com. Get 15% off your first set of sheets with promo code MIA.Quip- Go to GetQuip.com/VANISHED5 to get $5 off a mouthwash starter kit.Listen ad-free with Wondery+. Join Wondery+ for exclusives, binges, early access, and ad-free listening. Available in the Wondery App. https://wondery.app.link/thevanishedIf you have a missing loved one that you would like to have featured on the show, please fill out our case submission form: http://www.thevanishedpodcast.com/case-submission/.Follow The Vanished on social media at:FacebookInstagramTwitterPatreonSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Bobbi Ann Campbell

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 19, 2021 86:13

    24-year-old Bobbi Ann Campbell disappeared from Salt Lake City, Utah in late December of 1994. Bobbi left her home in Draper, UT with her 5-year-old daughter, Stephanie, to go spend a few days with friends in Salt Lake City. After she got to her friend's home, she left Stephanie with the friend so she could run a few quick errands. Stephanie waited in the window for her mom to return but she never showed up, causing her to panic. Her mom had never left her before and not come back. More than 26 years later, Stephanie is still searching for her mom.If you have any information regarding the disappearance of Bobbi Ann Campbell, please contact Detective Ben Pender with the Unified Police Department of Greater Salt Lake at 385-468-9816.You can follow developments in Bobbi's case on social media at Help Find Missing - Bobbi Ann Campbell.This episode was sponsored by:Headspace- Head to Headspace.com/THEVANISHED for a free month trial.thredUP- Get an extra 30% off your first order at thredUP.com/VANISHED.Credit Karma- Visit creditkarma.com/winmoney to open your free account and start winning Instant Karma.Listen ad-free with Wondery+. Join Wondery+ for exclusives, binges, early access, and ad-free listening. Available in the Wondery App. https://wondery.app.link/thevanishedIf you have a missing loved one that you would like to have featured on the show, please fill out our case submission form: http://www.thevanishedpodcast.com/case-submission/.Follow The Vanished on social media at:FacebookInstagramTwitterPatreonSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Terri Ackerman

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 12, 2021 75:01

    Terri Ackerman spent much of her time babysitting her two grandchildren. On Thursday, August 23rd, 2018, Terri was at her daughter's home watching the kids. She left that evening, hugging everyone goodbye, stating she would see them again in the morning. What no one knew at the time was that this was the last time they would see Terri. When she got home, Terri called her daughter, Ambyr, to let her know that she made it to her Lochbuie, Colorado, home safely. Everything seemed fine. Later that night, she called Ambyr back again and seemed upset but didn't go into detail. She said she wouldn't be able to watch the kids the following day. Ambyr never heard from her mother again.If you have any information about the disappearance of Terri Ackerman, contact the Lockbuie Police Department at (303) 659-1395.You can follow developments in Terri's case on social media at Help Find Terri Anne Ackerman. This episode was sponsored by:Literati- Redeem your 30 day trial for only $0.99 at Literati.com/VANISHED.BetterHelp- Visit BetterHelp.com/VANISHED for 10% off your first montCredit Karma- Visit creditkarma.com/winmoney to open your free account and start winning Instant Karma.Listen ad-free with Wondery+. Join Wondery+ for exclusives, binges, early access, and ad-free listening. Available in the Wondery App. https://wondery.app.link/thevanishedIf you have a missing loved one that you would like to have featured on the show, please fill out our case submission form: http://www.thevanishedpodcast.com/case-submission/.Follow The Vanished on social media at:FacebookInstagramTwitterPatreonSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Ian Eckles Part 3: The Broken Window

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 5, 2021 70:54

    Ian Eckles was last seen leaving his home on May 16, 2020, headed to go hunting with a friend in the mountains of Wasington. But Ian never met up with his friend and no one was able to reach him for days, sparking a massive search that went on for weeks after Ian's car was found being driven by another man. On June 14, 2020, Ian was still missing, but the man believed to be responsible for his disappearance and murder was apprehended. This man is also believed to have been involved in at least two other deaths. So who is this man and where is Ian? This episode was sponsored by:Upstart- Find out how Upstart can lower your monthly payments today when you go to Upstart.com/Vanished.Headspace- Head to Headspace.com/THEVANISHED for a free month trial.'Credit Karma- Visit creditkarma.com/winmoney to open your free account and start winning Instant Karma.Listen ad-free with Wondery+. Join Wondery+ for exclusives, binges, early access, and ad-free listening. Available in the Wondery App. https://wondery.app.link/thevanishedIf you have a missing loved one that you would like to have featured on the show, please fill out our case submission form: http://www.thevanishedpodcast.com/case-submission/.Follow The Vanished on social media at:FacebookInstagramTwitterPatreonPrivacy Policy and California Privacy Notice.

    Ian Eckles Part 2: The Manhunt

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 29, 2021 67:13

    By May 23, 2020, Ian Eckles had not been seen in a week. He had plans to go hunting with a friend but never showed up at their agreed meeting location. The next day, Ian didn't report to work. Ian's family and friends launched a massive search across a vast territory encompassing the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest along the eastern slopes of the Cascade Mountains in Washington. They had been going for days without sleep, searching tirelessly for Ian on nothing but desperation and adrenaline. Then, Ian's silver FJ cruiser burst out of nowhere, bounding down the mountain toward them in what sounded like a horrible nightmare, but it was actually happening. Even more strange was the fact that Ian wasn't driving the car. Ian's friends had a brief altercation with the man behind the wheel, and then he took off. A chase ensued, but they lost sight of Ian's vehicle. This chance meeting with the man driving Ian's FJ Cruiser sparked a massive manhunt for an armed and dangerous fugitive.This episode was sponsored by:thredUP- Get an extra 30% off your first order at thredUP.com/VANISHED.Grove Collaborative - For a limited time, when my listeners go to Grove.co/VANISHED you will get to choose a FREE gift with your first order of $30 or more.Vionic Shoes- VisitVionicShoes.com and use promo code VANISHED for free shipping.Listen ad-free with Wondery+. Join Wondery+ for exclusives, binges, early access, and ad-free listening. Available in the Wondery App. https://wondery.app.link/thevanishedIf you have a missing loved one that you would like to have featured on the show, please fill out our case submission form: http://www.thevanishedpodcast.com/case-submission/.Follow The Vanished on social media at:FacebookInstagramTwitterPatreonPrivacy Policy and California Privacy Notice.

    Ian Eckles Part 1: The Hunting Trip

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2021 57:29

    41-year-old Ian Eckles spent the majority of his free time outdoors and loved to hunt. So when he and a friend made plans to spend a weekend hunting in the mountains near Liberty, Washington, nothing was out of the ordinary. However, when Ian's friend got to the spot where they agreed to meet up in a national forest, Ian wasn't there. In fact, there was no sign of Ian, his car, or any of his camping equipment. For more than a year, Ian's family, friends, and law enforcement have been looking for Ian. They haven't found him yet, but what they have uncovered is bigger than anyone could have ever anticipated.This episode was sponsored by:Quip- Go to GetQuip.com/VANISHED5 to get $5 off a mouthwash starter kit.Sleep Number- Proven quality sleep is life-changing sleep. Special offers, for a limited time. Only at Sleep Number stores or sleepnumber.com/VANISH.Boll & Branch- To experience an entirely new standard of comfort, visit bollandbranch.com. Get 15% off your first set of sheets with promo code MIA.Listen ad-free with Wondery+. Join Wondery+ for exclusives, binges, early access, and ad-free listening. Available in the Wondery App. https://wondery.app.link/thevanishedIf you have a missing loved one that you would like to have featured on the show, please fill out our case submission form: http://www.thevanishedpodcast.com/case-submission/.Follow The Vanished on social media at:FacebookInstagramTwitterPatreonPrivacy Policy and California Privacy Notice.

    Case Update: Eric Pracht

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 21, 2021 100:13

    In June of 2019, we brought you the story of Eric Pracht, a 25-year-old man missing from Lakewood, Colorado, since July 23, 2016. Eric and his fiancé had hosted a small gathering at their condo. As the party was winding down and most of the guests had left, there was a disagreement. According to those present, Eric took a walk to cool off and never returned. On April 23, 2020, a hiker located human remains that were positively identified as Eric. Eric's father, Randy Pracht, spoke with us recently for this update episode.If you or a loved one is considering self-harm, please call the National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 800-273-8255. They are available 24 hours a day, 7 days week to help.This episode was sponsored by:Literati- Redeem your FREE trial at Literati.com/VANISHED.Stamps.com- Just go to Stamps.com, click on the microphone at the top of the homepage and type in VANISHED.Listen ad-free with Wondery+. Join Wondery+ for exclusives, binges, early access, and ad-free listening. Available in the Wondery App. https://wondery.app.link/thevanishedIf you have a missing loved one that you would like to have featured on the show, please fill out our case submission form: http://www.thevanishedpodcast.com/case-submission/.Follow The Vanished on social media at:FacebookInstagramTwitterPatreon

    Case Continued: Angela Mack and Thomas "Mikey" Rettew - Reasonable Doubt

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 15, 2021 76:15

    Over the last two weeks, we've continued to tell you the story of the disappearances of Angela Mack and her son, Mikey. Yesterday, you heard an expert fire investigator discuss the plausibility of the theory that Angie and Mikey were burned in Clarence Krusen's home furnace. Was it possible that their bodies were completely destroyed, leaving no physical evidence to be recovered? Today we're bringing you the final episode in this series. We're going to take a look at all of the other characters and moving parts in this story. In the end, we'll leave you with a question: did Clarence Krusen kill Angela and Mikey and burn their bodies as investigators say they did? Or is there a possibility something else happened, that there is truth in many of the persistent rumors in Salem, Arkansas? Could this case has an entirely different ending and remains anything but solved?Listen ad-free with Wondery+. Join Wondery+ for exclusives, binges, early access, and ad-free listening. Available in the Wondery App. https://wondery.app.link/thevanishedIf you have a missing loved one that you would like to have featured on the show, please fill out our case submission form: http://www.thevanishedpodcast.com/case-submission/.Follow The Vanished on social media at:FacebookInstagramTwitterPatreon

    Case Continued: Angela Mack and Thomas "Mikey" Rettew - The Furnace

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 14, 2021 42:19

    Last week, we brought you two new episodes on the incredible developments in the case of Angela Mack and Thomas “Mikey” Rettew. If you haven't listened to the original episode or the first two updates, listen to those first, they will bring you up to speed. Today, we're taking a look at another aspect of the developments in this case, the furnace that law enforcement alleges Clarence Krusen used to dispose of Angie and Mikey. Is this theory even possible?This episode was sponsored by:Upstart- Find out how Upstart can lower your monthly payments today when you go to Upstart.com/Vanished.Listen ad-free with Wondery+. Join Wondery+ for exclusives, binges, early access, and ad-free listening. Available in the Wondery App. https://wondery.app.link/thevanishedIf you have a missing loved one that you would like to have featured on the show, please fill out our case submission form: http://www.thevanishedpodcast.com/case-submission/.Follow The Vanished on social media at:FacebookInstagramTwitterPatreon

    Case Continued: Angela Mack and Thomas "Mikey" Rettew - The Dead Man

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 8, 2021 72:57

    In early April, the Fulton County Sheriff's Office announced that they had solved and closed the 2002 disappearances of 20-year-old Angela Mack and her son, Thomas “Mikey” Rettew. Our last episode explored the dramatic turn of events in Angela and Mikey's mysterious disappearances since we originally aired their story in March. Today, we're continuing our dive into this incredible, still developing story. "The Dead Man" explores who Clarence Krusen was, his criminal history, and many attempts to adopt children from struggling parents. This episode was sponsored by:thredUP- Get an extra 30% off your first order at thredUP.com/VANISHED.Grove Collaborative - For a limited time, when my listeners go to Grove.co/VANISHED you will get to choose a FREE gift with your first order of $30 or more.Listen ad-free with Wondery+. Join Wondery+ for exclusives, binges, early access, and ad-free listening. Available in the Wondery App. https://wondery.app.link/thevanishedIf you have a missing loved one that you would like to have featured on the show, please fill out our case submission form: http://www.thevanishedpodcast.com/case-submission/.Follow The Vanished on social media at:FacebookInstagramTwitterPatreon

    Case Continued: Angela Mack and Thomas "Mikey" Rettew - House of Cards

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 7, 2021 70:39

    Three months ago, we brought you the story of the disappearance of Angela Mack and her son Thomas "Mikey" Rettew from a small town in northwest Arkansas. No one knew who had seen Angela and Mikey last or under what circumstances. Our records requests with law enforcement were ignored, and our efforts to conduct an in-depth interview with the investigator were denied. Then, in a bizarre plot twist that seemed almost stranger than fiction, the investigating agency announced that the disappearances had been solved and the case closed almost exactly one month after we aired the original episode. But is the case closed and the mystery solved? We'll let you decide.This episode was sponsored by:Sleep Number- Save $1,000 on the new Sleep Number 360 Special Edition smart bed during the Memorial Day Sale. Only at Sleep Number stores or at SleepNumber.com/VANISH.Listen ad-free with Wondery+. Join Wondery+ for exclusives, binges, early access, and ad-free listening. Available in the Wondery App. https://wondery.app.link/thevanishedIf you have a missing loved one that you would like to have featured on the show, please fill out our case submission form: http://www.thevanishedpodcast.com/case-submission/.Follow The Vanished on social media at:FacebookInstagramTwitterPatreon

    Case Update: Chris Turner

    Play Episode Listen Later May 31, 2021 90:44

    23-year-old Chris Turner disappeared from Las Vegas, Nevada, in early August of 2016. We first covered Chris Turner’s case on July 5, 2017. Shortly after we aired his story, the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department closed his case, stating that he had been seen alive. We brought you an update about Chris on September 1, 2017, to discuss the developments. Unfortunately, it took two years to get the case reopened. After his family submitted their DNA, they got a shocking phone call. They learned there was no possible way Chris could have been seen alive during the summer of 2017 when law enforcement closed his case after someone reported an alleged sighting of him.This episode was sponsored by:BetterHelp- Visit BetterHelp.com/VANISHED for 10% off your first montVionic Shoes- Visit VionicShoes.com and use promo code VANISHED for free shipping.QUIP- Go to GetQuip.com/VANISHED to get a free plastic dispenser with any refill plan.Listen ad-free with Wondery+. Join Wondery+ for exclusives, binges, early access, and ad-free listening. Available in the Wondery App. https://wondery.app.link/thevanishedIf you have a missing loved one that you would like to have featured on the show, please fill out our case submission form: http://www.thevanishedpodcast.com/case-submission/.Follow The Vanished on social media at:FacebookInstagramTwitterPatreon

    Amanda Grazewski

    Play Episode Listen Later May 24, 2021 60:53

    23-year-old Amanda Grazewski disappeared from an apartment in Derry, New Hampshire, in the early morning hours of March 17, 2020. Amanda was spending the night there along with a few other people. The others reported that they went to bed, and by the time they awoke the following morning, Amanda was gone. Strangely, all of her belongings were still there, including her bags with clothes, cell phone, and purse. Using Amanda’s phone, they contacted one of Amanda’s friends, who went to social media to see if anyone had seen or heard from Amanda. More than 14 months later, they are still searching for Amanda.If you have any information about the disappearance of Amanda Grazewski, please contact the Derry Police Department (603) 432-6111.This episode was sponsored by:Sleep Number- Introducing the new Sleep Number 360 c4 smart bed, Queen now only $1499. Only at Sleep Number stores or SleepNumber.com/VANISH.Listen ad-free with Wondery+. Join Wondery+ for exclusives, binges, early access, and ad-free listening. Available in the Wondery App. https://wondery.app.link/thevanishedIf you have a missing loved one that you would like to have featured on the show, please fill out our case submission form: http://www.thevanishedpodcast.com/case-submission/.Follow The Vanished on social media at:FacebookInstagramTwitterPatreon

    Donna Gibson

    Play Episode Listen Later May 17, 2021 57:02

    On the evening of February 24, 1995, 32-year-old Donna Gibson was at home in Louisa, Virginia, with her husband and four young children. She was sick that evening with a respiratory infection and chose to sleep on the couch. Early the next morning, her daughter thought she saw Donna asleep and went quietly back to bed, but just several hours later, she had vanished. There was no evidence of a struggle and no sign of a break-in. However, Donna didn’t disappear without a trace, and all paths pointed her family to one person in the search for her more than 26 years later.If you have any information about the disappearance of Donna Gibson, please call the Louisa County Sheriff’s Office at 540-967-1234.This episode was sponsored by:thredUP- Get an extra 30% off your first order at thredUP.com/VANISHED.Upstart- Find out how Upstart can lower your monthly payments today when you go to Upstart.com/Vanished.Zocdoc- Go to Zocdoc.com/VANISHED and download the Zocdoc app to sign-up for FREE and book a top-rated doctor.Listen ad-free with Wondery+. Join Wondery+ for exclusives, binges, early access, and ad-free listening. Available in the Wondery App. https://wondery.app.link/thevanishedIf you have a missing loved one that you would like to have featured on the show, please fill out our case submission form: http://www.thevanishedpodcast.com/case-submission/.Follow The Vanished on social media at:FacebookInstagramTwitterPatreon

    Harry Milligan

    Play Episode Listen Later May 10, 2021 83:07

    On Saturday, June 30, 1984, 21-year-old Harry Milligan finished his job painting a house and later met some friends at a bar called Waterworks in Albia, Iowa. Just over a ten-minute drive from his home in nearby Avery, Iowa. We don’t know for sure what transpired inside the bar that night. There have been stories that Harry won a large sum of money in a card game, but this can’t be substantiated. Harry left the bar with his friends around closing time, and they said they grabbed a six-pack to go and rode around cruising. They returned to the area of the bar and went their separate ways. His friends report seeing Harry drive off in the direction of his home.The following morning, Harry’s mom was worried that he hadn’t returned home. She began calling around, but no one had seen or heard from Harry. Later, after searching the roads between Albia and Avery, his mom called the police to report Harry missing. There have been many rumors about what happened to Harry, but more than 36 years later, they are still searching for Harry.If you have any information about the disappearance of Harry Milligan, please contact the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office at 641-932-7815You can follow developments in Harry’s case on social media at Harry Dennis Milligan :: Still Missing .This episode was sponsored by:BetterHelp- Visit BetterHelp.com/VANISHED for 10% off your first month.Listen ad-free with Wondery+. Join Wondery+ for exclusives, binges, early access, and ad-free listening. Available in the Wondery App. https://wondery.app.link/thevanishedIf you have a missing loved one that you would like to have featured on the show, please fill out our case submission form: http://www.thevanishedpodcast.com/case-submission/.Follow The Vanished on social media at:FacebookInstagramTwitterPatreon

    Kristofer Couture

    Play Episode Listen Later May 3, 2021 74:48

    On January 27, 2019, an off-duty law enforcement officer observed an abandoned car at a popular trailhead in Chilliwack, British Columbia. The vehicle had a broken rear window, and the police later impounded it, but no one ever came forward. Several months later, the RCMP sent a notice to its registered owner, 25-year-old Kristofer Couture, a native of Alberta. By that time, it was May, and no one had seen or heard from Kristofer in over three months. If you have any information about the disappearance of Kristofer Couture, please call the Chilliwack Royal Canadian Mounted Police at 604-792-4611. You may also call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477. Kristofer’s family is offering a reward of $10,000. You can follow Kristofer’s story on social media at Missing: Kristofer (Kris) Couture.This episode was sponsored by:Ana Luisa- Visit analuisa.com/vanishedmd and use our code VANISHEDMD to get 15% off.Sleep Number- Introducing the new Sleep Number 360 c4 smart bed, Queen now only $1499. Only at Sleep Number stores or SleepNumber.com/VANISH.Listen ad-free with Wondery+. Join Wondery+ for exclusives, binges, early access, and ad-free listening. Available in the Wondery App. https://wondery.app.link/thevanishedIf you have a missing loved one that you would like to have featured on the show, please fill out our case submission form: http://www.thevanishedpodcast.com/case-submission/.Follow The Vanished on social media at:FacebookInstagramTwitterPatreon

    Kacey Perry Part 2

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 27, 2021 53:33

    On September 14, 1990, 10-year-old Kacey Perry disappeared while visiting with her father at his home in Portland, Oregon, after the two had a disagreement. In Part 1, we learned that it’s believed Kacey made it to a store blocks away from her father’s home, possibly to make a phone call to ask someone to pick her up. Witnesses spotted her at this location, and her belongings were later found at the store. It remains unclear if Kacey was picked up by someone she knew or possibly went with a stranger. In the early days of the investigation, one person close to her mom stood out. His name is Brian Keith George. Nearly a year after Kacey disappeared, he was arrested for a bank robbery and had something shocking to tell investigators.If you have any information about the disappearance of Kacey Perry, please call the Portland Police Bureau at 503-823-0000.This episode was sponsored by:QUIP- Go to GetQuip.com/VANISHED to get a free plastic dispenser with any refill plan.Listen ad-free with Wondery+. Join Wondery+ for exclusives, binges, early access, and ad-free listening. Available in the Wondery App. https://wondery.app.link/thevanishedIf you have a missing loved one that you would like to have featured on the show, please fill out our case submission form: http://www.thevanishedpodcast.com/case-submission/.Follow The Vanished on social media at:FacebookInstagramTwitterPatreon

    Kacey Perry Part 1

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 26, 2021 46:46

    On September 14, 1990, 10-year-old Kacey Perry was visiting with her father at his home in Portland, Oregon. That evening, the two had a disagreement during a conversation about Kacey coming to live with him full-time. Her father told Kacey to go to bed for the night, which he believed she had done. He went outside and chatted with a neighbor for a bit. When he returned, he found that Kacey was missing. Her father drove around the neighborhood but could not find Kacey. That is when he alerted the police that his daughter was missing, and the search began. No one could have guessed that more than 30 years later, they would still be searching for Kacey.If you have any information about Kacey Perry's disappearance, please call the Portland Police Bureau at 503-823-0000.This episode was sponsored by:thredUP- Get an extra 30% off your first order at thredUP.com/VANISHED.Listen ad-free with Wondery+. Join Wondery+ for exclusives, binges, early access, and ad-free listening. Available in the Wondery App. https://wondery.app.link/thevanishedIf you have a missing loved one that you would like to have featured on the show, please fill out our case submission form: http://www.thevanishedpodcast.com/case-submission/.Follow The Vanished on social media at:FacebookInstagramTwitterPatreon

    Skylar Ware

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 19, 2021 81:59

    On May 10, 2020, 25-year-old Skylar Ware wished his mom a happy Mother's Day. He was in Kansas City, Missouri, and she was in the process of moving to Florida. At this point, they didn't see each other often but kept in frequent contact. Mother's Day was the last time Skylar's mother heard from her only child. Skylar's posts on social media stopped soon after, leaving everyone to wonder what happened to him. Nearly a year later, with no leads, they're still wondering, and Skylar is still missing.If you have any information about Skylar Ware's disappearance, please call the Kansas City Police Department at 816-234-5136. You may also call their TIPS hotline at 816-474-TIPS (8477). Alternatively, you can contact the Jackson County, Missouri Sheriff's Office. Their phone number is 816-541-8017.This episode was sponsored by:BetterHelp- Visit BetterHelp.com/VANISHED for 10% off your first month.DoorDash- For a limited time, our listeners can get 25% off and zero delivery fees on their first order when you download the DoorDash app and enter code THEVANISHED.Listen ad-free with Wondery+. Join Wondery+ for exclusives, binges, early access, and ad-free listening. Available in the Wondery App. https://wondery.app.link/thevanishedIf you have a missing loved one that you would like to have featured on the show, please fill out our case submission form: http://www.thevanishedpodcast.com/case-submission/.Follow The Vanished on social media at:FacebookInstagramTwitterPatreon

    James Wiggins

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 12, 2021 47:09

    In December of 2002, 21-year old James Wiggins left his home in Ruston, Louisiana, on foot, saying he was going to a nearby grocery store. James never returned home. The following morning, the owner of a convenience shop located several miles outside of Ruston found a young man sleeping at his store's doorstep. When he opened up his shop, the man came in and bought a pack of cigarettes. The owner checked the man's identification and reported to the police that he was sure it was James Wiggins. Over the years, there have been some bizarre leads that have crept up. Some of these leads point to James being alive, while others point to him being the victim of foul play, but no one knows for sure.If you have any information about the disappearance of James Wiggins, please contact the Ruston Police Department at (318) 251-8621 or you can contact Ruston Lincoln Crime Stoppers at 318-255-1111.This episode was sponsored by:Ana Luisa- Visit analuisa.com/vanishedmd and use our code VANISHEDMD to get 15% off.Listen ad-free with Wondery+. Join Wondery+ for exclusives, binges, early access, and ad-free listening. Available in the Wondery App. https://wondery.app.link/thevanishedIf you have a missing loved one that you would like to have featured on the show, please fill out our case submission form: http://www.thevanishedpodcast.com/case-submission/.Follow The Vanished on social media at:FacebookInstagramTwitterPatreon

    Case Update: Zacharey Wilks

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 5, 2021 67:25

    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 help his uncle prepare the family's vacation home for summer guests and spend time with relatives. However, Zacharey never made it, and he disappeared along with his car. We first brought you Zacharey's story in July of 2019. Since that time, there have been significant developments in the case after Zacharey's car was recovered in October of 2019. Zacharey's mom, Liz, graciously spoke with us again this winter to give us an update.This episode was sponsored by:thredUP- Get an extra 30% off your first order at thredUP.com/VANISHED.Listen ad-free with Wondery+. Join Wondery+ for exclusives, binges, early access, and ad-free listening. Available in the Wondery App. https://wondery.app.link/thevanishedIf you have a missing loved one that you would like to have featured on the show, please fill out our case submission form: http://www.thevanishedpodcast.com/case-submission/.Follow The Vanished on social media at:FacebookInstagramTwitterPatreon

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