The Vanished Podcastactive
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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2016-02-09
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38-year-old Dona Mae Bayerl disappeared on May 6, 1979 after and argument with her husband, John. Dona Mae was the devoted mother of two young girls, 7-year-old Jodie and 4-year-old Jackie. Dona Mae has now been missing for 39 years. For this series, I spoke to Dona Mae's sister, Joan, her daughter's Jodie and Jackie, and Detective Westphal who is currently investigating her disappearance. In this first part, we are going to dig into the events leading up to Dona Mae's disappearance and what followed in the next several months.

If you have any information about the disappearance of Dona Mae Bayerl, please contact Detective Westphal at 262-679-5652. You can follow Dona Mae's case on social media at Dona Mae Bayerl -Missing since May 1979.

With a case this old, many witnesses are now deceased. A couple podcast hosts lent their voices to help bring these statements to life. Mo Blackwell read statements from Estelle, Dona Mae's mom. You can find her show here: Targeted: True Crime Domestic Violence. The voice of Dona Mae's best friend, Betty, was Haley Gray who hosts Murder Road Trip.

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The Wonderland Murders takes you on journey back to the drug- and sex-fueled world of 1970s Los Angeles, building to a brutal multiple murder just off the Sunset Strip. You can hear the first two episodes right now by searching for The Wonderland Murders on Apple Podcasts or wherever you’re listening to this, or by visiting wondery.fm/wonderland

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On January 2, 1999 11-year-old Mikelle Biggs was playing outside with her 9-year-old sister, Kimber. Mikelle was on Kimber's bike while Kimber walked the dog on a leash. The girls could hear an ice cream truck in the distance, but Kimber got cold while waiting and went inside. When Kimber got back to the house, her mom told her to go back and tell Mikelle it was time to come in. Investigators estimate that Kimber was only gone for 90 seconds. In those 90 seconds, Mikelle vanished. In this episode, I'm joined by Kimber to discuss her sister's case.

If you have any information regarding the disappearance of Mikelle Biggs, please call the Mesa Police Department at 480-644-2211.

Kimber runs a Facebook page for Mikelle, you can follow here: Justice for Mikelle Biggs

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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.

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60-year-old Marc Bohanan was last seen at his home in Glasford, Illinois on April 26, 2017. His daughter, Natalee, saw him that morning when she drove by while out running errands. He had plans to go out with his nephew that day but when his nephew arrived, Marc was gone. Marc's case is full of strange circumstances but there hasn't been enough evidence to figure out what may have happened to him.

If you have any information regarding the disappearance of Marc Bohanan, please call Crimestoppers at 309-673-9000 or Detective Widdows at 309-634-5664. 

If you would like to follow Marc’s case on social media, there is a group on Facebook named Missing* Marc Bohanan.

If you would like to contribute to Marc's reward fund, you can find information here: https://www.gofundme.com/BringBackBoh

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On July 9, 2017, 32-year-old Jason McGrath set out to go kayaking in Cape George, Nova Scotia. When Jason didn't return, his family reported him missing a couple days later. The RCMP found Jason's kayak later that day. It appeared that Jason had made it to shore and started unpacking his kayak but Jason was nowhere to be found. Extensive searches were conducted of the land and water but no trace of Jason has ever been found.

If you have any information regarding the disappearance of Jason McGrath, please call the RCMP at 902-863-6500 or call Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477. If you would like to contact Jason’s family or follow his case on social media, you can find them on Facebook at Searching for Jason McGrath.

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On the evening of March 28, 2017, 50-year-old Debra Puente went out with some friends from work. They met at the Longhorn Bar and Grill in the Grantville neighborhood of San Diego, California. Debi was seen on surveillance videos leaving the restaurant and was never seen or heard from again. It has been a year since Debi vanished and her family hasn't given up hope that they will find her. 

If you have any information regarding the disappearance of Debra Puente, please contact the San Diego Police Department at 619-531-2277.

You can follow Debi's case on Facebook at Help Find Debra Puente.

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On May 26, 1992, 13-year-old Brandy Myers disappeared after she had left her apartment to go door-to-door for a school fundraiser. Many years went by with no good leads until the Canal Killer was apprehended for two murders. Is Bryan Patrick Miller also responsible for Brandy's disappearance?

To follow this case on Facebook, please follow Justice for Brandy Myers.

You can view Kristin's video of the neighborhood here: https://youtu.be/pAcA5I1_15o.

Kristin's fundraiser: https://www.gofundme.com/justiceforbrandymyers.

If you would like to write a letter to the Maricopa County Prosecutor, here is the address:

Maricopa County Attorney's Office

Bill Montgomery

301 W. Jefferson St.

Phoenix, AZ 85003

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24-year-old Jacob Hilkin was last seen at 10:20am in Tulalip, Washington on January 23, 2018. He had been at a casino with some friends and left stating that he was going to catch a bus home. There is no evidence that he got on a bus that day. His family, friends and volunteers have not stopped searching for Jake but with many unconfirmed sightings and little evidence to go on, what happened to him remains a mystery.

If you have any information regarding the disappearance of Jacob Hilkin, please call the Snohomish County Sheriff's Office at 425-388-3865. You can follow his case on Facebook: Find Jacob Hilkin.

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Sometimes the workplace can get crazy and messy, that's where the podcast Safe For Work comes in. Join the former head of marketing for Nike, NatGeo, and the Oprah Winfrey Network, Liz Dolan and recovering lawyer turned comedian and executive recruiter, Matt Ritter as they take your calls about the workplace and help you get through Monday to Friday with a little less stress, more confidence and a little more fun.

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On October 9th, 2010, 24-year old Unique Harris spent the evening at her Washington, DC apartment with her two young sons and 9-year-old cousin. They had a movie night planned. Unique spoke to her grandfather that evening and he could hear the kids in the background and popcorn popping. Unique put the kids to bed that night and later vanished. The children awoke the following morning and couldn't find Unique. No trace of Unique has ever been found.

If you have any information regarding the disappearance of Unique Harris, you can contact Valencia at 202-664-3173. Her email address is Vharris627.VH@gmail.com. You can contact Detective Michael Fulton at 202-497-3470. You can send anonymous tips via text to 50411.

To follow Unique's case on Facebook, there are two groups: Awaiting Unique's Safe Return and Unique RaQuel-Leona Harris Come Home Now!

Valenica's fundraiser link: https://www.gofundme.com/y36pkkw

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Christopher Abeyta was just 7 months old when he disappeared from his crib in his Colorado Springs, CO home on July 15, 1986. For over 30 years, his family has continued to search and fight for justice. In recent years, a person of interest was identified. In Part 2, you will hear about the legal battle between this person of interest and the Abeyta family. We will also discuss some other recent developments in the case.

If you have any information about the disappearance of Christopher Abeyta, please call 1-800-The-Lost or the Colorado Springs Police Department at 719-444-7000.

You can follow Christopher's case at findchristopher.com or https://www.facebook.com/findchristopher/.

NCMEC video mentioned in the episode: Christopher Abeyta - A shocking disappearance

Inside Edition video mentioned in the episode: Recovery of Missing Children

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7-month-old Christopher Abeyta disappeared from his crib on July 15, 1986. His family lived in a quiet neighborhood of Colorado Springs, Colorado and were in the habit of leaving their doors unlocked. No one heard anyone come in and take Christopher that night but by morning, he was gone. Panic immediately set in when no one could find the baby. They ran downstairs to find the front door left open. The investigation focused on the family for a long time but in recent years, a person of interest has been identified. Even though detectives focused so much on the family, that didn't stop the Abeyta's from searching on their own. One of Christopher's sisters, Denise, joined me for this episode.

In this first part of the story, we will go over the first 23 years of the search for Christopher. In Part 2, we will discuss the more recent developments.

If you have any information about the disappearance of Christopher Abeyta, please call 1-800-THE-LOST or Colorado Springs Police Department at 719-444-7000.

You can follow Christopher's case at findchristopher.com or https://www.facebook.com/findchristopher/.

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28-year-old Todd Renard has been missing from Bellingham, WA since February 22, 2017. He had spoken to his mom the day before and promised to call her the following morning but that call never came. Todd’s friend claims that he just ran off into the woods and never came back out. Weeks after his disappearance, his belongings started showing up around town. There are many terrible rumors about what may have happened to Todd but none of them have led to finding him.

If you have any information about the disappearance of Todd Renard, you can contact the Bellingham Police Department at (360) 778-8611 or www.cob.org/tips. You can send tips to Todd's family via email at wendygwinner52@gmail.com or call 360-224-3351. To follow Todd's case on social media, please join Justice for Todd Renard on Facebook.

You can find more photos of Todd at thevanishedpodcast.com/episodes/2018/2/17/episode-113-todd-renard

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60-year-old Richard Hillmann disappeared after leaving a Friendsgiving party in Merlin, Oregon on November 22, 2017. Richard had plans to cook Thanksgiving dinner for some friends the following day but but by then, Richard was missing. No trace of Richard or his Toyota pick-up truck have been found. Richard's case is baffling with many different theories but not much concrete evidence.

If you have any information about the disappearance of Richard Hillman, please call the Josephine County Sheriff’s Department at 541-474-5123. To contact the private investigator, please call the tip line at 541-414-6685. If you would like to follow this case on Facebook, they have a group called The Search for Richard Hillmann. 

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27-year-old La'Ron Harris disappeared from Akron, Ohio in the early morning hours of February 21, 2016. A woman called 911 that morning claiming that she and La'Ron had crashed into the Cuyahoga River. When the car was pulled out of the river, La'Ron was not inside. Extensive searches were conducted but no trace of La'Ron has ever been found. Many wonder if La'Ron was ever in the river or if this was a staged accident to cover-up something more sinister.

Here is a link to the news clip mentioned in the episode: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YWfbErjaIKk

If you have any information regarding the disappearance of La’Ron Harris, please contact the Akron Police Department at (330) 375-2181. If you would like to contact his family, you can find them at Help Find La’Ron Harris

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20-year-old Alexis Scott disappeared from Peoria, Illinois after attending a party in the early morning hours of September 23, 2017. There have been many conflicting stories about the details of that night making it hard to find the truth. Several weeks before Alexis vanished, she went through a frightening ordeal while on a trip to Las Vegas. Is her disappearance related to what happened during that trip?

If you have any information regarding the disappearance of Alexis Scott, you can email her mom, April, at psaprilove@gmail.com. You can also contact April through a Facebook group that has been created for Alexis called Alexis Camry Scott Campaign. Please message tips to an administrator of the group instead of posting them publicly. You can reach the Peoria Police Department at 309-673-4521. To remain anonymous, you can call Crime Stoppers at 309-673-9000.

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Three out of five people dream of writing a book. Few follow through. What does it take to make that dream into a reality? In this special preview we hear as John August (Go, Big Fish, Charlie and The Chocolate Factory) takes his dream and turns it into a reality. Will it be successful? You’ll find out when we do.  Subscribe to Launch today: www.wondery.fm/launch
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63-year-old Henry Groeneveld disappeared from Snohomish, Washington on December 11, 2017. Henry is known as kind man who was very dedicated to his family, his faith and his job as a U.S. Postal Service mail carrier. The local community has come together to search for Henry but no clues have surfaced.

If you have any information about the disappearance of Henry Groeneveld, you can contact the Snohomish Police Department at 360-568-0888 or you can call the Snohomish County Sheriff’s office at 425-388-3592. 

Please follow the Help Find Henry Groeneveld group on Facebook. You can find the printable flyer in the group and also contact Henry's family there.

January 30, 2018 Update

The following update was posted in the Help Find Henry Groeneveld Facebook Group:

"My Kind, Sweet Father’s body was found at Dagmar’s Landing in Everett just before 10am this morning. 

😓 I wish this was not how my Dad left this world he thought was so wonderful. I wish he could have known how much we all cared about him. 

Please pray for us as we are just completely crushed. 

Again thank you so much for all your work, love and support.

I love you Dad and you will always be my hero!! 

If you have a flyer up or see one up. Please take it down. Thank you so much."

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31-year-old Zachary Kennedy disappeared from Long Beach, California on October 22, 2017. He had been at a friend's house that evening when all activity on his phone suddenly stopped and his phone powered down. This friend has stated that Zachary left on foot that night but he's never been seen or heard from again.

If you have any information regarding the disappearance of Zachary Kennedy, please contact the Long Beach Missing Persons Detail at (562) 570-7246. You can submit tips online through this link.

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29-year-old Adam Gilbertson was last seen leaving the Syntax Physic Opera in Denver, CO at 12:53 am on December 15th, 2017. They've been able to trace Adam's movements leading up to his disappearance including telling a Lyft driver that he had been harassed earlier that evening. Even though they have found so much information about what Adam did on the evening of his disappearance, they haven't found a single clue that points to what happened to him when he left the Syntax Physic Opera.

Please visit helpfindadam.com to see the map mentioned in the episode. You can follow his case on Facebook at Find Adam Ronald Gilbertson. If you would like to join the search on January 13, 2018, please follow this link.

If you have any information about the disappearance of Adam Gilbertson, you can email tips to help@helpfindadam.com or call the Denver Police at 720-913-2000 reference case# 17-837-972.

To view Adam's last Instagram post here is link.

*UPDATE*-Adam's remains were located by a volunteer during the search on Saturday, January 13th. This message was posted on the Find Adam Gilbertson page: "The body found in Platte River around 2:30 this afternoon was found by a volunteer from our search team. With VERY heavy hearts the body was just identified as Adam Gilbertson. Our family wants to thank the 130+ volunteers most did not even knowing Adam. We want to thank the Denver police for all their help and support as well. Thank you for the prayers. Thank you to our Randolph Rocket team for doing all you can from Minnesota."

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On the evening of October 13th, 2016, 23-year-old Jesse Leopold was working a shift at his job in Jewell, Iowa. During a break, he left after telling his supervisor that he needed to get his medication. Jesse never returned to work and was never seen again. Jesse's truck would later be found over 30 miles away in Ledges State Park. When Jesse's dad, Jerry, located the truck, his concern grew when he found that it was unlocked with the keys in the ignition. 

If you would like to follow Jesse's case, please join Find Jesse Leopold -- Boone, IA on Facebook.

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25-year-old Jenna Van Gelderen was housesitting for her parents while they were on vacation in Canada. She was last seen on August 18, 2017. She called a friend in the early morning hours of the 19th and that's the last time anyone spoke to Jenna. It is believed that she disappeared from her parents' house in the Druid Hills neighborhood of Atlanta, Georgia sometime after that call.

If you have any information about the disappearance of Jenna Van Gelderen, please contact Crime Stoppers at 404-577-TIPS. Crime Stoppers is offering a $7,000 reward the Van Gelderen family is offering $10,000 for Jenna’s safe return . There has been an email set-up that you can send tips to: findjennanow@gmail.com. You can contact the DeKalb County Police Department at 770-724-7600 x4.

Since this story aired, the reward has been raised significantly. Crime Stoppers is now offering $25,000 and Jenna's family is also offering $25,000. If you have any information, the reward now totals $50,000.

Follow Jenna's case on Facebook at Help Find Jenna Van Gelderen.

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On October 10, 2016, 19- year-old Army Pvt. Dakota Stump disappeared from Fort Hood. Army officials believed that Dakota had just taken off but his family believed that was not something Dakota would do. He had always been very responsible. What followed was a bizarre set of circumstances that has left his family with more questions than answers.

You can find the petition mentioned in the episode here.

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Joanna Clark and her 15-year-old daughter, Shariece, both disappeared from Baltimore, Maryland on February 4, 2017. Joanna is known as a dedicated mother to all seven of children. She had never left her kids for an extended period of time and Shariece never ranaway from home. Their disappearance was out-of-character and the Baltimore Police Department suspects foul play in their case. For this episode, I spoke to Joanna's mom and Shariece's grandmother, Margaret, along with Joanna's best friend Jessica.

If you have any information regarding the disappearance of Joanna and Shariece Clark, please contact detectives at 410-396-2100 or l Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7LOCKUP. You can also text tips to 443-902-4824. 

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26-year-old Emma Fillipoff disappeared from Victoria, British Columbia on November 28th, 2012. On the evening of her disappearance, she was spotted by an acquaintance standing barefoot on a street corner. He described her as looking paranoid and disoriented. After speaking with Emma, he decided to contact the police. Police officers spoke with Emma for about 45 minutes that night before letting her walk away barefoot into the cold November night. That’s the last confirmed sighting of Emma. As Emma’s mom, Shelley, has spent the past 5 years searching for answers. Emma’s case is full of mysteries with many bizarre clues that point in all different directions but none of those clues have led to Emma.

If you have any information regarding the disappearance of Emma Fillipoff, you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS(8477) or the Victoria Police Department at 250-995-7654. You can send tips via email to fillipoff@bell.net. To follow Emma's case on social media, there is a Facebook group called Help Find Emma Fillipoff. For more information, check out http://www.helpfindemmafillipoff.com.

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19-year-old Madeline Jones and her 8 month old son, William, disappeared from their Mesa, Arizona home on June 15th, 2017.  You heard their story in Episode 92. After that episode aired, Madeline's parents were arrested. Just a few days later, Maddie and William were located. William has been reunited with his father and I spoke with Jacob last week to catch-up on the current status of the case.

If you want to continue to follow this case, I encourage you to join Justice for Baby William and the Gouchenour Family. Here is a link to the police report mentioned in the episode: Police Report.

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Michael Chambers is a retired firefighter who is loved not only by his family but also by the local community. On March 10, 2017, he disappeared from his home in Quinlan, Texas. It is believed that he vanished sometime between noon and 3PM that day. No one saw or heard a thing but some puzzling clues were left behind. The area around his home has been searched extensively on multiple occasions but no trace of him has been found.

If you have any information regarding the disappearance of Michael Chambers, there is a $25,000 reward. You can call the Hunt County Sheriff’s Office at 903-453-6800. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can call Hunt County crime stoppers at 903-457-2929. You can also submit a tip on their website: Hunt County Crime Stoppers.

If you would like to check out the petition mentioned in the episode, it can be found here.

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Marissa chats with Mike from True Crime All The Time about their favorite episodes on each other's podcasts! Feast on these shows @ www.Wondery.com/Thanksgiving   The Vanished Binge:The Apex and The Abyss - Thurston High School ShootingThe Generation Why Podcast - Pamela HuppTrue Crime All the Time - Austin SiggPleasing Terrors - Sins of the FatherThey Walk Among Us - Season 2 Episode 7 Bijan Ebrahimi True Crime All The Time Binge:Dirty John - Ep 1Young Charlie - Ep 1How Did This Get Made? - Ep 162The Adam and Dr. Drew Show - Ep 701Joe Rogan - Ep 931
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28-year-old David Gipson Smith left his home in Pilesgrove, New Jersey on August 5th, 2017. He drove to Catonsville, Maryland where he met up with a friend. When plans with that friend didn't quite work out, she introduced him to a second woman who claims to have dropped David off on an undeveloped piece of property in Lisbon, Maryland. She supposedly left David there with no food or water and didn’t return to check on him for days. When David's family failed to hear from him for several days, they began to piece together his last known whereabouts. When they got to the property in Maryland, there was no trace of David. 

If you have any information regarding the whereabout of David Gipson Smith, you can call their tip line at 856-381-1357, you can also call the Howard County Police Department at 410-313-STOP or send an email to HCPDCrimetips@Howardcountymd gov. You can follow David's case on Facebook: Missing: David Gipson Smith.

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In February of 2016, 19-year-old Morgan Bauer left her home in Aberdeen, South Dakota with plans to move to Atlanta. She had made arrangements to stay with people that she had met on Craigslist. Morgan was only in Atlanta for a couple of weeks when friends and family stopped hearing from her. Morgan's case has become quite controversial due to some internet rumors that were started shortly after she vanished. What happened to Morgan Bauer of February 25, 2016?

If you have any information regarding the disappearance of Morgan Bauer, please call The Atlanta Police Missing Persons Homicide Unit at 404-546-4235. You can also call crime stoppers at 404-577-8477. You can continue to follow her case on Facebook by joining the group called Missing Morgan

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Billy Oliveira disappeared from his home in Nahiku, Hawaii around 10:30PM on the evening of July 13th, 2015.  Billy lived with his grandmother and she heard a vehicle pull up to the house that night.  Billy went outside to meet this mystery visitor and he’s never been seen or heard from again.  

Billy was last seen wearing blue jeans, a dark hoodie and black, gray and red sneakers.   If you have any information about the disappearance of Billy Oliveira, you can contact the Maui Police Department at 808-244-6400. If you prefer to contact his family, you can call 808-269-0566 or email helpfindbillyoliveira@gmail.com. If you want to follow his case on Facebook, Amy runs Help Us Find Billy Oliveira, you can also submit tips there as well.

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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 not listened to Part 1, please listen to that first! Join me for Part 2 where we dig a bit deeper into this case. Where is Johnathan?

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.

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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.

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In 1973, hell came and invaded the body of a young girl. Doctors wouldn’t treat her, psychiatrists dismissed her, priests gave their lives to save her. Hear the fear for yourself. From the creators of the critically-acclaimed show 'Inside Psycho' comes this deep dive into the legendary film 'The Exorcist', hosted by Mark Ramsey. Subscribe so you never miss an episode: smarturl.it/itex
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Mahfuza Rahman left Bellevue hospital in New York City after her shift ended on December 8th, 2015.  The following day, she attended a class at Hunter College. After that, she was never been seen or heard from again.  Unfortunately, she wasn’t reported missing until March of 2016.  

If you have any information, you can contact the Bronx Homicide Squad at (718) 378-8083 or anonymous calls can also be made to NYPD Crime Stoppers 1-800-577-TIPS.  If you would like to follow Mahfuza’s case, please join theFacebook group called Justice for Mahfuza Rahman.  

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18-year-old Desirea Ferris left her home in Liberty, Missouri on May 1st, 2017.  She had planned on hanging out with her sister and some friends.  It was also her mom’s birthday and she had promised to be home to celebrate but that never happened.  The activity on Desirea’s phone stopped in the early morning hours of May 2nd and her family hasn’t seen or heard from her since.  They have been able to narrow down the areas of her last cell phone pings but searches of those areas haven’t lead to any clues.  There are some horrible rumors circulating about what happened to Desirea that night but no one will talk about where she might be.  

If you have any information regarding the disappearance of Desirea Ferris, you can contact the Liberty Police at 816-439-4701.  There is a tip hotline and that number is 816-474-8477.  You can call Spike with tips at 816-462-2139.  There is also a PO Box that you anonymously send in tips to:

Bring Desirea Home

PO Box 886

Kearney, MO 64060

You can follow this case on Facebook: Bring Desirea Ferris Home

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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. For reference, the important people mentioned in this episode include: Jacob Gouchenour - William's father Madeline "Maddie" Jones - William's mother, missing since June 15, 2017. William Jones-Gouchenour - The son of Jacob and Madeline, missing since June 15, 2017. Cassie Jones - The mother of Maddie Jones. Roland "Alex" Jones - The father of Maddie Jones. Kelci - Maddie's friend.
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Sixteen-year-old Devin Bond left his home in Murfreesboro, Tennessee in the early morning hours of March 31, 2017. There was a sighting of Devin later that morning and his phone last pinged in the same area. Extensive searches have been conducted looking for Devin but no trace of him has ever been found. If you have any information about the disappearance of Devin Bond, please contact the Rutherford County Sheriff's Office at (615) 898-7770. If you’re interested in following Devin’s case on social media, please follow the Facebook group called Bring Devin Home.
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25-year-old Kevin Mahoney vanished after leaving his friend's home in Fargo, North Dakota on an October night in 1993. For many years, the police department assumed that Kevin had just walked away from his life. A few years ago, a cold case team looked over his file and now they believe that Kevin was the victim of foul play. If you have any information about the disappearance of Kevin Mahoney, please contact the Fargo Police Department at 701-241-8281.

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Chris Turner disappeared from Las Vegas, Nevada in August of 2016. You heard Chris's story in Episode 83. Many people listened and decided to come forward with information. Three days after Part 1 aired, the Las Vegas Metro Police Department decided to close his case without making contact with Chris. Warning: this episode contains language and subject matter that may be offensive to the LGBT community.

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19-year-old Christopher Winkler disappeared from Burlington, Wisconsin on February 16th, 1987. That evening, a friend had stopped by Chris’s home and noticed that Chris seemed to be nervous and sweating. Later that night, Chris knocked on a friend’s door looking for help but his friend’s grandfather told him to leave. After that, Chris vanished. Do you know what happened to Chris Winkler? If you have any information, you can contact Crime Stoppers at 888-636-9330 or the We Help the Missing Anonymous Tip Line at 866-660-4025. You can follow Chris's case on Facebook at Help Find Missing - Christopher James Winkler.

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Today, we're introducing I Hate My Boss. Workplace Drama. Comedic Relief. Hosts Liz Dolan and Larry Seal will help you make the big decisions, navigate the small stuff and get more fulfillment from your work life. Plus, a comedy segment based at the fictional ad agency Penn Pencil, will help you better prepare for and laugh at the characters you'll deal with in your everyday life.

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28-year-old Daniel O'berg was last seen inside a Safeway grocery store in Sweet Home, Oregon on April 23, 2017. He was inside the store with another man while a third man waited outside in Danny’s car with his two beloved dogs, Misa and Koda. After that, Danny, his dogs and car all disappeared. In this episode, you will hear from Danny's dad, Ken, and also Andrea from Bring Our Missing Home. If you have any information about the disappearance of Danny Oberg, please call the Lane County Sheriff’s Office at 541-682-4141. If you would like to remain anonymous, you can call the Bring Our Missing Home 24-hour anonymous tip line at 810-294-4859. You can also email Andrea at Andrea@BringOurMissingHome.org. You can follow Danny's case on Facebook at Hope Justice for Danny O’berg.  

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Christopher and Lisa Mae Zaharias were abducted by their mother, Susan, on November 20th, 1987. Their father, Louis, has spent nearly 30 years searching for them. In Part 1, you heard from Philip Klein from Klein Investigations. In this second part of the story, you will from Christopher and Lisa's father, Louis Zaharias. If you have any information regarding the whereabouts of Christopher, Lisa Mae or Susan, please call Klein Investigations at (409) 729-8798 or 1-800-THE-LOST. You can also submit a tip through the Facebook page Help Find the Zaharias Children.

http://www.findzahariaskids.com/welcome.html

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Christopher and Lisa Mae Zaharias were abducted by their mother, Susan, on November 20th, 1987. Their father, Louis, has spent nearly 30 years searching for them. In Part 1, you will hear from Philip Klein from Klein Investigations. Philip and his team are currently working this case. In Part 2, you will from Louis Zaharias. If you have any information regarding the whereabouts of Christopher, Lisa Mae or Susan, please call Klein Investigations at (409) 729-8798 or 1-800-THE-LOST. You can also submit a tip through the Facebook page Help Find the Zaharias Children.

http://www.findzahariaskids.com/welcome.html

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What happened to Christopher Story on August 11, 2013? A neighbor had called the police because Chris was going door to door knocking in the middle of night. Several hours later, he was spotted walking about 3 miles away. Then, he vanished. His sisters, Lindsey and Shana have been searching for answers ever since. If you have any information about the disappearance of Christopher Story, please call the New Castle Police Department at 724-656-9300 or We Can Bring You Hope at 888-546-7302.

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What happened to 23- year-old Chris Turner on August 6, 2016? He was last seen at his apartment in Las Vegas, NV and left behind all of his belongings. His girlfriend of 2 years has told many stories about that day but no trace of Chris has been found. His family has been searching for answers with little to go on.

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3-year-old Jaryd Atadero disappeared while hiking in the Colorado mountains on October 2nd, 1999. Several years later, Jaryd’s clothes were discovered several hundred feet above the trail that he was on when he vanished. Later a tooth and part of a skull would also be located in the area. Even though some questions have been answered, much mystery still surrounds this case. Please follow Missing: When the Son Sets on Facebook for updates. You can purchase Allyn's book here: https://www.amazon.com/Missing-Jaryd-Atadero-Story-Second/dp/1680974564.

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16-year-old Lashaya Stine left her Aurora, Colorado home in the middle of the night on July 15, 2016. It's believed that she left to meet someone that night and that she has since been trafficked. Leads have taken authorities to several states but they have not located Lashaya. Have you seen Lashaya Stine? Please call the Aurora Police Department at 303-627-3100 or Colorado Crime Stoppers at 720-913-7867. To fill out the survey mentioned at the end of the episode, please visit wondery.com/survey.
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25-year-old Tyler Rothmeyer left Des Moines, Iowa on a Greyhound bus and arrived in Austin, Texas on February 8th, 2016. He called his best friend from the bus station that day and that’s the last time that anyone heard from him. Tyler’s case spans three states but none of the law enforcement agencies are willing to help look for him. His best friend and mom have been searching for him without the advantage of any law enforcement resources. Was Tyler the victim of an abusive ex or could he have met the wrong person online? If you have any information about the disappearance of Tyler Rothmeyer, you can text anonymous tips to 515-344-6509 or call 515-520-5399. You can also send a message on Facebook through the community called Where is Tyler?
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16-year-old LaTania Janell Carwell disappeared from Augusta, GA on April 17th, 2017 after leaving with her stepfather, Leon Tripp, around 1:30AM to help one of his friends who supposedly had car trouble. Leon also disappeared that night. This case took a shocking turn last week. Now, no one knows where to look for LaTania. This episode features Cathey Rhodes, the founder of Bring Our Missing Home.
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On the afternoon of September 7, 2014, Catherine Hoggle told her father that she was taking her 2 year-old son, Jacob, to get pizza in Montgomery County, Maryland.  Hours later, she returned without him.  By the next morning, Jacob’s 3-year-old sister, Sarah, would be missing too.  For over two years, Catherine, has been in a psychiatric facility but she has been repeatedly declared incompetent.  Law enforcement isn’t even allowed to question Catherine about what she did with little Jacob and Sarah leaving these two innocent children voiceless within our court system.
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Chip Campbell was last seen in a Circle K in Milton, Florida on March 8, 2016.  He was seen on a surveillance video walking into a bathroom with two bags and leaving without them.  Leading up to his disappearance, Chip had become involved with some unsavory characters and had expressed fear for his own safety.  You can follow Finding CHIP Campbell Milton, Florida on Facebook for more information.  There are also many interesting pictures and screenshots to check out on Facebook.  Here is a link to the news clip with the surveillance video: http://weartv.com/news/local/family-pleads-for-help-in-finding-missing-brother
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15-year-old Pearl Pinson was walking to her bus stop in Vallejo, California on the morning of May 25, 2016 when she was violently attacked and abducted by 19-year-old Fernando Castro. Castro was later killed in a shootout with police but Pearl is still missing. Law enforcement has been retracing his steps after her disappearance but he traveled hundreds of miles before they caught up to him. The question that still remains is what happened to Pearl? If you have any information about Pearl's case, the Solano County Sheriff's tip line for Pearl is 707-784-1963. Her family can be contacted through helpfindpearlpinson@gmail.com or 925-812-2059.
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57-year-old Robert Wayne Cox disappeared from his home in Havana, Arkansas on February 19, 2011. In the months leading up to his disappearance, he started suffering from a mystery illness. Robert became non-verbal and lost the ability to raise his head. Before he was able to be diagnosed, he vanished.
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19-year-old Martin Roberts was last seen in Boone, NC on April 21, 2016. He left his apartment and was captured on a surveillance video around 12:30PM. After that, he vanished and no trace of him has been found. In Part 1, you heard from Martin's dad, John Roberts.  In Part 2, you will hear from Lieutenant Chris Hatton and Detective Kevin Wilson from The Boone Police Department about what they have been doing to try to find Martin.  If you have any information about Martin's disappearance, please contact Crime Stoppers at (828) 268-6959 or Boone Police at (828) 268-6900.  Visit HighCountryCrimeStoppers.com to submit an anonymous tip online using this form click here.  You can also text "NCTIP" plus your tip to 274637 (CRIMES).  You can follow Martin's case at the Help Find Martin Roberts on Facebook.  
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19-year-old Martin Roberts was last seen in Boone, NC on April 21, 2016. He left his apartment and was captured on a surveillance video around 12:30PM. After that, he vanished and no trace of him has been found. If you have any information about Martin's disappearance, please contact Crime Stoppers at (828) 268-6959 or Boone Police at (828) 268-6900.
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29-year-old Lelia Faulkner disappeared from her yard in Troy, Alabama on the evening of July 4th, 2016.  When she vanished, all of her digital footprints stopped.  No one has come forward to say that they saw Lelia that night.  Did someone pick her up at the house and it went unnoticed or did she walk away from her home?  Just leaving would have been out of character for Lelia who is the mother of an 8-year-old daughter and known to be very active on social media.  If you have any information about Lelia's disappearance, you can call the Pike County Sheriff's Office at 334-566-4347.  Her case manager for Halos Investigations, Barbara Hastings can be reached at 662-664-3057.  You can also call the Halos tip line and remain anonymous 803-599-4256.  There is a currently a $7,500 reward for information.  
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18 year-old Brookelyn Farthing was last seen at a home in Berea, Kentucky in the early morning hours of June 22, 2013. Shortly before she disappeared, she sent several texts indicating that she was scared. That morning, the home that she was last seen at suspiciously caught fire. If you have any information about Brooke's disappearance, please call the Kentucky State Police at 859-623-2404 or 1-800-222-5555. You can also send tips through Missing: Brookelyn Farthing on Facebook or findbrookeky@gmail.com.
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21 year-old Kortne Stouffer disappeared from her apartment in Palmyra, Pennsylvania in the early morning hours of July 29, 2012. Kortne had gotten into several arguments in the hours leading up to her disappearance which has cast suspicion in many different directions.
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Inside Psycho is a deep dive into the mysterious and peculiar happenings that occurred during the filming of the legendary film Psycho. Mark Ramsey Media and Wondery create a magical mix of fact and fiction which transports you into the world of Hitchcock. Psycho is among the greatest thrillers in movie history–and it nearly didn’t happen! Like what you hear? Subscribe to Inside Psycho so you never miss an episode: smarturl.it/Insidepsycho
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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.  
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Patsy Clark disappeared from her home in Little Rock, Arkansas after supposedly getting into a yellow cab on March 4, 1987. Her son, David Clark, has been on a quest for answers for the past 30 years. Join us to hear Patsy's story and learn who David suspects is responsible for his mother's disappearance.
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Mimi Lewis was just 14 years old when she disappeared from her home in Kosciusko, Mississippi. In this special episode, I sat down with the founder of Halos Investigations, Sandye Roberts, to discuss Mimi's story and how it has helped to shape their organization. Also in this episode, we discussed human trafficking and ways that you can help keep your children safe. Please visit http://www.halosinvestigations.org for more information.
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Mark Bakotic disappeared after a night out with friends in New Orleans on December 30, 2016. Since his disappearance, there have been many sightings of Mark all over the city. His family and friends have been tracking down these sightings but they always seem to be a few steps behind Mark. Have seen Mark Bakotic? If you have any information, please call 228-627-3706.
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Nefertiri Trader was abducted off of the front porch of her home in New Castle, Delaware around 4AM on June 30, 2014. Her abductor also took her silver 2000 Acura RL that night. No trace of Nefertiri or her car have ever been found.
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What is happening in Yolo County, California? Back in November, we covered the disappearances of Enrique Rios and Elijah Moore. In this episode, you will hear new information about both cases along with information about the the disappearance of Oscar Alcaraz. Enrique has been missing since October 17, 2016, Elijah vanished a few weeks later on November 4th and Oscar disappeared on January 6, 2017. What do they have in common? They were all attending the Northern California Construction Training Program at the Yolo County Fairgrounds.  I strongly suggest listening to Episode 54 "Enrique Rios and Elijah Moore" before listening to this. If you have any information about Enrique or Elijah, please contact the FBI at 1-800-CALL-FBI or submit a tip online at https://tips.fbi.gov. If you have information about Oscar, please call 530-554-8983 or email whereisoscar2017@gmail.com.  
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It was Labor Day Weekend 2014 when 24-year-old Desmond Moore left home to meet some friends at a local Pizza Hut in Gautier, Mississippi. Desmond never made it to the Pizza Hut and was never seen again. Ever since Desmond went missing, his mom, Delaina Moore, has been searching for her son and also fighting to get the police to take an interest in his case.
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25-year-old Typhenie Johnson vanished from Fort Worth, Texas in October of 2016. Another missing woman's family saw the story on the news and noticed a connection between the two cases. 20-year-old Taalibah Islam has been missing from the same area since January of 2006. Taalibah's case had been cold for over a decade but now the heat is on one suspect, Christopher Revill.
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Aaron Watkins was just 18 years-old when he vanished from New Jersey on November 11, 2007. Aaron had a tough childhood going from a home with his mother and siblings into foster care and eventually being adopted by a very strict, religious family. Before he disappeared, he was struggling to figure out where he fit in this world and who he belonged with. On November 11, 2007, he made a series of phone calls to those close to him and then the Jeep he was driving was found abandoned on the Driscoll Bridge. What happened to Aaron? Did he jump that day? Did take off and start over somewhere else? Did someone make his disappearance look like a suicide?
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Lexy Stacy has been found! Halos Investigations received an anonymous tip which led them to Lexy and Dan Perkins. They were able to coordinate with law enforcement to bring Dan into custody and rescue Lexy.
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21-year-old Jennifer Wix and her 2-year-old daughter, Adrianna, have been missing for almost 13 years. Before they vanished, they had been living in rural Robertson County, Tennessee with Jennifer's boyfriend, Joey Benton, and his family. Joey was the last known person to see Jennifer and Adrianna. Their case has been reclassified as a homicide case but no one has ever been charged. Jennifer's mom, Kathy, spoke with me about the details surrounding their disappearance and also what it is like to have both a daughter and granddaughter go missing.
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Rachel was just 19 when she vanished while jogging in her quiet neighborhood in Georgetown, Texas. Fifteen years later, her disappearance is still a mystery. Many people witnessed Rachel running that morning but no one witnessed what happened to her. Was she abducted by a stranger or did someone she know have a motive to harm her? There will be a memorial run for Rachel this weekend. You find more information here: http://www.active.com/georgetown-tx/running/distance-running-races/rachel-cooke-memorial-run-2017 For more information on the free self-defense class: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/williamson-county-sheriffs-office-self-defense-academy-for-children-tickets-28865611822
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Kelsie Schelling has been missing since February of 2013. She had recently found out that she was expecting and while she was excited to become a mom, the father of her child, Donthe Lucas, was not so thrilled. She texted an ultrasound picture to Donthe shortly before she vanished. Upon seeing the photo, he encouraged her to travel from Denver down to Pueblo to visit him. Supposedly, he had a surprise that he wanted to show her. Kelsie made the trip to Pueblo but she never made it home. She left behind a trail of text messages and her car was seen on multiple surveillance videos in the Pueblo area. Where is Kelsie and why has no one been prosecuted?

December 2017 Update: Donthe Lucas has been charged with Kelsie's murder. Read more here: http://www.thedenverchannel.com/news/local-news/donthe-lucas-charged-with-first-degree-murder-in-kelsie-schelling-disappearance

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On August 7, 1997 Casey told his father and a co-worker that he had been threatened by some loggers. Casey and his father set-up a meeting for the following weekend to discuss what was going on. He left his shift at the Waffle House at 4:30am on the 8th and was last seen later that morning at a gas station in Marshall, Texas. His Isuzu truck was later found abandoned with bullets scattered all over the floor. Was Casey being scammed and finally caught on? Who would have had the motive to harm Casey? We will explore those questions in this episode of The Vanished.
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Aliayah Paige Lunsford was just 3 years old when she vanished from her home in Weston, West Virginia on September 24, 2011. She had been sick with flu like symptoms and when her mom, Lena, went to take her temperature, she realized that Aliayah was missing. Sadly, after five years, no trace of Aliayah has been found.
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Lexy Anne Stacy was a kind-hearted and independent-thinking young woman raised by two loving parents in Colorado's eastern plains. At 21, Lexy's BFF was her mother, Cindy, and she had three years in at the Westminster Walmart, where was named Employee of the Month, was well-liked, and made easy friends. Very much her own person, Stacy's tattoo sleeves and make-up heavy aesthetic were extensions of her vibrant and cheerful personality. But Lexy's technicolor world dimmed after she met Daniel Perkins on her 21st birthday. Perkins, a self-professed erudite and ladies' man, soon wreaked havoc in the Stacy household, driving a wedge between Lexy and her parents, and eventually Lexy and her friends. In the spring of 2015, Perkins gave Lexy a laptop to pawn because he didn't have an ID. What he didn't tell her was that he'd stolen it from her friend's house. Soon, a felony warrant was issued for her arrest. Things only got worse. Despite his previous failures as a criminal, Perkins robbed a bank in late May 2015, and was swiftly arrested. Nevertheless, Lexy exploited a clerical error to spring her sweetheart from the pokey. They've been on the run ever since. Where they are is anybody's guess. In late July 2016, a Missouri woman named Sheena Cox attempted to extort $2,000 from Lexy's heartbroken parents in exchange for information on their daughter's whereabouts. Disturbingly, Sheena implied Lexy was being held against her will, but records also show Sheena has been embroiled in a variety of real estate schemes. This week's investigation traces Lexy's whereabouts to a faux-utopia called Astral Valley, where Cox and Co. masquerade as peace lovin' hippies but may very well be involved in darker dealings behind the scenes? How can two cash-poor kids travel unnoticed for so long? We explore these questions and more in this episode of The Vanished.
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16 year-old Enrique Rios and 17 year-old Elijah Moore are friends and attend a construction training program together through their school. Enrique was last seen at his home in Esparto, California on the evening of October 17, 2016. A few weeks later, on November 4, 2016, Elijah vanished after cashing his check at California Check Cashing in Woodland, California. Their families have struggled to get law enforcement and the media interested in their cases. After speaking with their families, we reached out to Derrica Wilson, president of Black and Missing Foundation, for some assistance. The families have started a tip line. If you have any information, please call 530-270-9221.
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Donald Messier is as vanished as vanished gets. The 34-year-old Vermont native was on the rebound in October 2006 following a painful divorce. On the night of Oct. 14, 2006, Donnie went to Waitsfield, to enjoy himself at another of the epic parties thrown by a longtime buddy. Those there that night say Donnie left the party by himself between midnight and 2:30 a.m. on October 15, 2006. No one has seen him or his big-red pickup since. Over the following weeks, forests were searched and waters dredged, but the mystery behind Donnie's whereabouts only deepened. After giving it their half-hearted best, Vermont State Police determined Donnie wasn't a victim of foul play, suspecting he skipped out on the only life he's known or, perhaps, killed himself in the backcountry. For the last 10 years, his family has believed otherwise. "I have heard some 'interesting' stories about how [he] just dropped off the face of the Earth with [his] truck," Donnie's father wrote on Facebook on Oct. 15, 2014. "Those responsible need to start looking over their shoulders because what goes around comes around." In this investigation, Marissa and Nathan eye the conspiracy of silence around the party Donnie went to that night, discovering that if you listen closely enough you begin hearing the secrets others have left embedded in the silence around them.
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In this final installment of Amos Mortier's story, Vanished producer Nathan Comp gives us a peek into the evidence he says points to someone other than Big Jake Stadfeld, who police have eyed as their main suspect for the last 12 years. Former Det. Shannan Morgan, who headed the investigation into Amos's disappearance for nearly eight years, gives her reasons for fingering Stadfeld over all these years, despite the fact that nothing came from her probe. In this jaw-dropping finale to our four-part series on Amos Mortier's befuddling disappearance, you have a front-row seat to a missing person investigation run amok.
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Margie Milutinovich has searched for her son, Amos Mortier, since he went missing on Nov. 8, 2004. After questioning tracts of the investigation in the local press, Fitchburg, Wisconsin detective Shannan Sheil-Morgan all but cut Margie out of the loop. As state prosecutors launched a secret John Doe investigation into the circumstances around Amos's disappearance, Margie was left in the dark about whether anything was even being done to find her son. Her relationship with law enforcement only deteriorated over time as Margie learned important leads weren't being followed up, as people she suspected of being involved went unquestioned, and as detective Morgan herself made unprofessional comments, such as blaming the investigation for "ruining [her] marriage." A feature-length documentary film called "What Happened to Amos?" is currently in production. The documentary follows The Vanished producer Nathan Comp's decade-long effort to help Margie find the truth about her son's disappearance. Nathan has shared a lot from that effort over the last three episodes. In part four we will explore detective Morgan's theory and Nathan will unveil his findings for the first time ever. In this exclusive interview with Margie, Nathan asks Margie about her experience with law enforcement, what more could be done to find the vanished, and what her hopes are for finding her son. SIDENOTE Nathan is writing and co-producing the feature documentary, What Happened to Amos?. Directed by filmmaker Kristina Motwani, the documentary follows Nathan's quest to help Margie get the answers authorities refused to give her. The film is 40 percent complete, but it needs your help. Production costs are currently being raised via Kickstarter so the film can be finished and released next year. To date, just under $8,000 of the $30,000 goal has been raised. Please help bring this film to the big screen by contributing here at Kickstarter.com . Any amount helps and there are many cool prizes to choose from when you contribute. Contributions from listeners of The Vanished will be mentioned in the film credits, receive a personal thank-you from Nathan, as well as a framed page of his production notes from the Amos Mortier episodes.
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Amos Mortier vanished on November 8, 2004. Rumors relating to Amos's whereabouts begin to swirl and his core group of friends fall under a cloud of suspicion, as the investigation ramps up. The double-life Amos led comes into clearer focus as those closest to him get caught up in the unrelenting motions of justice –– or in this case, perhaps, injustice. Her is the link for the trailer and kickstarter for What Happened to Amos? https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/817430160/what-happened-to-amos
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Amos Mortier has been missing for over a week when searchers make an emotional discovery a few doors down from his Lacy Road residence. Rumors relating to Amos's whereabouts begin to swirl and his core group of friends fall under a cloud of suspicion. As the investigation ramps up, the double-life Amos led comes into focus as those closest to him get caught up in the unrelenting motions of justice –– or in this case, perhaps, injustice.
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Amos Mortier's friends were puzzled when he stopped returning calls the week of Nov. 8, 2004, but that was a small mystery compared to the mystery they stumbled into when they entered his unlit house in the swampy outskirts of Madison, Wisconsin. In this first installment of a special three-part series, The Vanished probes the circumstances around the 12-year-old mystery that has confounded everyone from the small town detective on up to the DEA special agent who gave the case a special assist.
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Holly Grim vanished on November 11, 2013. Holly has been found and charges were announced earlier today. If you have not listened to Part 1, you can find it at thevanishedpodcast.com but I also included a quick rundown of the case in this episode.
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What happens when a young woman from Illinois returns to the small Kansas town that chewed her up and spit her out once already? Megan Foglesong was a warm and energetic girl raised in a loving two-parent home in Oneida, IL, a small Midwestern town that, with its population of 750, must have felt like a big city compared to Alden, Kansas, population 148. But sometimes its in the small towns people find the biggest problems. In Alden, Megan became BFFs with her biological mother, Pam, who was unsettlingly competitive with her daughter. Together they drank, chased men, and took selfies in the bathroom together. But it wasn't all fun and games, especially once love struck a fearful tone, spurring her hasty return home after discovering those who love you can really hurt you the most. But once the bruises healed and her heart had warmed, Megan began to miss the party down in Bleeding Kansas, so she returned to Alden, to mom, to love... to be loved. Then one day –– and no one knows what day it was –– she was gone. Poof! Lost in the prairie dust and howling wind.
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In Episode 47, What Happened to Bradley?, we take you to Coliseum and State, the intersection of two boulevards in Fort Wayne where, around 10 p.m. on Nov. 19, 2004, two men were struck by a 2004 Dodge Stratus that ran a red light. The driver of the Stratus fled and has never been identified. Investigators assumed Bradley Dale Ross was behind the wheel. After all, the vehicle belonged to his fiancée, Sarah. But Bradley’s sister tells The Vanished that he would never have dropped off the grid as many believed he has, not with a child on the way. In this episode, show producer, Nathan, and The Vanished host and creator, Marissa, grapple with a timeline that doesn’t line up as neatly as it should. Things get stranger still when we called detective Cary Young and realized a missed connection may have allowed a murder to slip through the cracks.
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This is a quick bonus episode to share the HUGE announcement that was made in today in Jessica's case. I have included the entire press conference that was held today along with a couple other clips. If you have not listened to the other episodes about Jessica, start there first.
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24 year-old Jacob Tipton was last seen in Berea, Kentucky on April 23, 2016. Two weeks later, his vehicle was found over two hours away, abandoned in a cemetery in rural Hart County, Kentucky. Jacob's mom, Tonja, spoke with me for this episode.
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Cody headed to Pollock Pines, California for his college summer break. When he got there, he found that the cabin had been robbed. He last spoke with his mom on June 6, 2014 right before heading out for a hike. A massive search began the next day but no trace of Cody has ever been found. His parents moved to Pollock Pines to search for him and tragically, their home was destroyed in a fire just three months later, on Cody's 24th birthday. Cody's parents, Vern and Cyndi, shared their story with me for this episode.
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Deanne Hastings vanished from Spokane, Washington on November 4, 2015. I interviewed her brother, Carson, for this episode. Deanne's story is full of bizarre twists and turns. Was she drugged and kidnapped like she claimed to grocery store employees? A man is currently incarcerated for using her credit cards after her disappearance but Deanne is still missing.
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Janteyl was 15 and pregnant when she disappeared from her home in Newark, Delaware on February 3, 2010. Did she run away? Did someone have a motive to make her vanish? I interviewed Claudia Rivero who covered Janteyl's disappearance for NBC10 back in 2010. She is currently making a documentary called "Where is Janteyl?" You can find more information at whereisjanteyl.com.
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George Sandoval vanished from the M Resort in Henderson, Nevada on Sunday, June 21, 2015. He was last seen on surveillance footage in an elevator around 4:30AM. George was in a relationship with Treigh Imsand when he disappeared. Treigh spoke with me about the circumstances surrounding George's disappearance.
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Mitchel and Bonnie left Narrowsburg, NY on July 27, 1973. They had planned to hitchhike to Watkins Glen, NY to see Summer Jam. Summer Jam was a concert that featured The Allman Brothers Band, The Grateful Dead and The Band. It is estimated that between 600,000 and 800,000 people attended the show. The two teens never made it back home to Brooklyn. Did they even make it to the concert?
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John Abeyta disappeared on June 29, 2016 just 12 hours after he had gotten into a serious automobile accident just outside of Rocky Ford, Colorado. I interviewed his wife, Martha, and cousin, Leora to gain more insight into John's actions leading up to and after the accident.
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On August 27, 2014, six-week old Delano Wilson vanished from Indianapolis, Indiana. His father called 911 and told a story of how he was robbed at gun-point and the perpetrators took off with Delano. Extensive searches were conducted but no trace of Delano has ever been found.
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Adam Kellner was last seen on November 8, 2007 in his home in Stevenson Ranch, California. Adam had been diagnosed with schizophrenia years earlier when he was in college. At the time of his disappearance, he was living with his mother, Sherrill Britton, and his stepfather. He lived a very isolated life and rarely left home. He simply vanished and no trace of Adam has ever been found.
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In this bonus update episode, Josh and I discuss the passing of his mother, Janice, his trip to the FBI, listener questions, my call to Sheriff's Talk and a few other things. This is not like a regular episode, it is just a conversation between the two of us.
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Twenty-four year old, Noah Davis, vanished from Ringgold, Georgia in July of 2014. In this second installment, Josh and I discussed his interactions with law enforcement and his own search for Noah. This episode also features Noah's mother, Janice.
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Twenty-four year old, Noah Davis, vanished from Ringgold, Georgia in July of 2014. The truck that he was driving was found across state lines in East Ridge, Tennessee. I interviewed his brother, Joshua Wright, for the show. He has gone to great lengths to find Noah despite a strained relationship with the Catoosa County Sheriff's Department.
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Paul Baker disappeared from his home in Beaufort, South Carolina on March 5, 1987. I interviewed his sister, Nina Hernandez, for the show. She was just 6 years old when Paul went missing. She was removed from the home after Paul disappeared because she was a victim of abuse at the hands of her stepmother, Susan Baker. Susan Baker is currently serving a 25 year sentence in Florida for the abduction of 7 month old Shannon Dedrick.
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Paul Baker disappeared from his home in Beaufort, South Carolina on March 5, 1987. I interviewed his sister, Nina Hernandez, for the show. She was just 6 years old when Paul went missing. She was removed from the home after Paul disappeared because she was a victim of abuse at the hands of her stepmother, Susan Baker. Susan Baker is currently serving a 25 year sentence in Florida for the abduction of 7 month old Shannon Dedrick.
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David Waggoner was just 23 years old when he disappeared from Pasadena, Texas. I spoke with his sister, Diana, who has never given up the search for her brother. Some of the suspects include Sheriff "Humpy" Parker and the notorious serial killer, Dean Corll aka "The Candy Man." This episode also features Phil from History Personified.
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Deborah Bradley put her 10 month-old daughter to bed in their Kansas City, Missouri home on October 3, 2011. When her husband came home in the early morning hours of the 4th, he noticed that the door was unlocked and a window appeared to be tampered with. When he got inside, he found that Lisa was missing from her crib. Justin Evans from The Generation Why Podcast helped me sort through all of the bizarre facts in the case.
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Evelyn Hartley was only 15 years old when she disappeared while babysitting. When her father came to check up on her, he found all of the doors locked and an open basement window. Over the next few weeks, mysterious clues started to turn-up but no sign of Evelyn has ever been found. Special thanks to: Alexandre_Navarro freemusicarchive.org/music/Alexandre_Navarro/ BOTHUN TV
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Vilet Torrez was a 38 year old, loving mother of three who had recently left a volatile relationship.  She was last seen by a surveillance camera at the entrance to her gated community in Miramar, Florida at 5:17AM on March 31, 2012.     Special thanks to:  Kate  NBC Miami  Alexandre_Navarro freemusicarchive.org/music/Alexandre_Navarro/    
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On August 21, 1976, Andy Puglisi spent the day at a local pool, not far from his home in Lawrence, MA.  His friend, Melanie, was with him at the pool that day but left before Andy.  Andy never made it home that afternoon.  I interviewed Melanie Perkins McLaughlin for this episode.  She shared her memories of Andy and the documentary that she made about him.     Special thanks to: Melanie Perkins McLaughlin  http://www.haveyouseenandy.com Amazon link to purchase Have You Seen Andy? https://www.amazon.com/dp/B001GQ3ECI HBO link to purchase the film: http://store.hbo.com/have-you-seen-andy-dvd/detail.php?p=107178    
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On March 25, 1975, Katherine and Sheila Lyon walked to a shopping mall to look at Easter exhibits and eat lunch.  They were last seen on the route home that afternoon.   Special thanks to: Brooke from Actual Innocence  Alexandre_Navarro freemusicarchive.org/music/Alexandre_Navarro/  Please visit thevanishedpodcast.com for pictures and map.        
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On June 7th, 1984, 7 year-old Louis Mackerley vanished from Allentown, Pennsylvania.  This case is full of bizarre twists but no trace of Louis has ever been found.   If you have any information about Louis Mackerley's disappearance, please call  610-437-7751.   Special thanks to: Lehigh County Sheriff Joe Hanna Alexandre_Navarro freemusicarchive.org/music/Alexandre_Navarro/
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On December 18, 2011, 23-year-old Phoenix Coldon was last seen backing out of her driveway. Her 1998 Chevrolet Blazer was found later that day abandoned in East St. Louis, Illinois. The Blazer was found running with the driver-side door open. Her purse was found in the vehicle but Phoenix was no where to be found. Special thanks to: Hannah for helping with the episode! Alexandre_Navarro freemusicarchive.org/music/Alexandre_Navarro/
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On April 26, 2013, Jessica disappeared from her job at a gas station right before closing time. She left behind her purse and a pool of blood. No one has seen her since. There have been some recent developments in the case.  This is Part 2 of her story. Special thanks to: Alexandre_Navarro freemusicarchive.org/music/Alexandre_Navarro/ Full 911 call: http://www.mlive.com/news/muskegon/index.ssf/2015/06/1_year_after_young_jogger_shot.html http://www.wect.com/story/32023598/suspect-allegedly-customized-van-for-kidnapping
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22-year-old Damien Sharp was last seen on May 25, 2002.  He was having friends over to his apartment for Memorial Day and left saying that he would be back in a bit.  He never returned and no trace of him has ever been found.  I spoke with Damien's mom, Janeane Shanahan, for this episode.   Also mentioned in this episode- Lori Ceci Bova Yolanda Bindics  Find Damien Website Cue Center for Missing Persons Ripe for the Picking - http://amzn.com/1929382006 (book mentioned in episode) More information on the Ride to Find'em - https://ridetofindem.wordpress.com    
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Eight women disappeared without a trace from the eastern part of Ireland between 1993 and 1998.  Authorities have gone to great lengths to solve these cases but have not had any luck finding evidence.  In Part 2, I discuss some unsolved murders and potential suspects. The following unsolved cases are included in this episode: Annie McCarrick  Eva Brennan Imelda Keenan Josephine (JoJo) Dollard Fiona Pender (pictured) Ciara Breen Fiona Sinnott Deirdre Jacob Patricia Furlong Antoinette Smith Deirdre Mulcahy Patricia Doherty Arlene Arkinson Links to audio clips used in the show: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DmMZ0VPrg6I http://www.rte.ie/news/player/2015/1008/20859500-arlene-arkinson-suspected-killer-dies-in-prison/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VHU3j8vnBco https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QQDQWJoxVmM  
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Eight women disappeared without a trace from the eastern part of Ireland between 1993 and 1998.  Authorities have gone to great lengths to solve these cases but have not had any luck finding evidence.  In this first segment, I will discuss the details of their disappearances.  In the next segment, I will discuss suspects and the possibility that a serial killer was operating in the area at the time. The following women are included in this episode: Annie McCarrick (pictured) Eva Brennan Imelda Keenan Josephine (JoJo) Dollard Fiona Pender Ciara Breen Fiona Sinnott Deirdre Jacob If you have any information about their disappearances, please call 1800 666 111 Links to audio clips used in the show: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UEHpL598OD8 http://www.rte.ie/archives/2015/1111/741154-disappearance-of-jojo-dollard/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6jNMzJXvWfc http://www.independent.ie/irish-news/it-is-not-definite-new-search-for-missing-woman-fiona-pender-will-be-successful-gardai-30801710.html http://www.rte.ie/news/player/2015/0819/20831777-search-underway-for-remains-of-ciara-breen/ http://www.rte.ie/news/2015/0818/722020-ciara-breen/  http://www.independent.ie/videos/irish-news/archive-video-fiona-sinnotts-last-known-steps-before-her-disappearance-31465138.html http://www.rte.ie/news/player/2015/0819/20832285-renewed-appeal-for-missing-wexford-woman-fiona-sinnott/ http://www.rte.ie/news/player/2015/0819/20832117-family-of-fiona-sinnott-continue-their-search-her-remains/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VEOdt2p8irM http://www.rte.ie/news/player/2013/0726/20229251-15-years-since-disappearance-of-deirdre-jacob/
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On February 17, 2016, a 911 call was made reporting that a man was in a grocery store parking with severe wounds.  This led police to a home where they found another man with his hands severed.  By the next morning, an Amber Alert was issued for 8 year old Mabel Lopez.  She are her mother are believed to be in danger.   Special thanks to: Alexandre_Navarro freemusicarchive.org/music/Alexandre_Navarro/ 911 Call http://ktul.com/news/local/amber-alert-issued-for-missing-child-in-el-reno http://www.koco.com/news/2-taken-to-hospital-after-stabbing-in-el-reno/38059514    
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In this episode, I discuss the disappearances of Laurie Depies and Diana Braungardt (pictured) and their possible connection to Larry DeWayne Hall. Also featured in this episode is a listener call-in, Brook! Map Link- j.mp/22OVVw2 Special thanks to: charley project.org Author of Urges: A Chronicle of Serial Killer Larry Hall, Christopher Martin, you can find his book here: amzn.com/B00BW7L2XE The book, In With the Devil by James Keene and Hillel Levin amzn.com/0312616945 Alexandre_Navarro freemusicarchive.org/music/Alexandre_Navarro/ abcnews.go.com/US/wisconsin-cold…story?id=13622809 www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZVbQ-Yyyhqo www.youtube.com/watch?v=m11XflyTdx8
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On November 25, 1991, Mark Himebaugh vanished from his neighborhood. A massive search ensued but only one of his shoes was ever found. This heart wrenching case involves many scary suspects and a lot of unanswered questions. Special thanks to: Joe Nick, a canine officer who helped search for Mark. wamc.org/post/child-serial-ki…d-cold-case#stream/0 www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/local/Co…20683412.html www.youtube.com/watch?v=00IW3kwni1k www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/local/In…06181721.html www.youtube.com/watch?v=2MAzOJFFKjA
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In this episode, we explore the known and possible victims of Larry Hall from other parts of Indiana. This episode features author Christopher Martin. His book is called Urges: A Chronicle of Serial Killer Larry Hall. Featured in this episode: Jessica Roach  Denise Plum (pictured) Holly Ann Anderson Georgia Shreve Michelle Dewey Marcie Swinford Special thanks to: Christopher Martin, you can find his book here: www.amazon.com/Urges-Chronicle-S…rry/dp/1451589948 Charleyproject.org Alexandre_Navarro freemusicarchive.org/music/Alexandre_Navarro/          
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In this episode we go over some of Larry's possible victims from Indiana. This episode includes: Wendy Felton Tricia Reitler (pictured) Kerry Ann Smith Jennifer Schmidt Debra Jean Cole Linda Weldy Julie Johnson Part 2 will be out this weekend. Map link - j.mp/1VcqGvD Special thanks to: Christopher Martin, Author of Urges: A Chronicle of Serial Killer Larry Hall. Link to purchase book - www.amazon.com/Urges-Chronicle-S…rry/dp/1451589948 Alexandre_Navarro freemusicarchive.org/music/Alexandre_Navarro/ CharleyProject.org
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In this short bonus episode, I will discuss Larry's written confession and his stalking habits. Please check out the map that I have created. I will update the map before each regional episode so check back while listening to future episodes on the subject. The focus is on Illinois and Indiana in this episode. Map link: j.mp/1Sw4Gpn Special thanks to: Christopher Martin and his book Urges: A Chronicle of Serial Killer Larry Hall Alexandre_Navarro freemusicarchive.org/music/Alexandre_Navarro/
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In this episode, I interview author Christopher Martin about his book Urges: A Chronicle of Serial Killer Larry Hall. Hall initially confessed to killing four women but over the years has admitted to 39. Join us while we discuss Hall's M.O and victim profile and try to connect the dots between the victims and the killer. Hall traveled all over the U.S. and only a few of his victims have been confirmed. Stay tuned for state-by-state episodes that will follow where we will discuss the individual disappearances. Special thanks to Christopher Martin for being on the show!  Here is a link to the book www.amazon.com/Urges-Chronicle-S…rry/dp/1451589948      
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On April 26, 2013, Jessica disappeared from her job at a gas station right before closing time. She left behind her purse and a pool of blood. No one has seen her since. This is her story. Special thanks to: Alexandre_Navarro freemusicarchive.org/music/Alexandre_Navarro/
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In Part 2 of the Haleigh Cummings case, we cover the drug case that involved Misty Croslin, Tommy Croslin and Ronald Cummings. We discuss theories and Misty's recent statements. Is Misty a monster? A scapegoat? An abuse victim? Will anyone in this case ever speak up? Special thanks to:  Alexandre_Navarro freemusicarchive.org/music/Alexandre_Navarro/ www.youtube.com/watch?v=ge7kizAgp3E www.youtube.com/watch?v=byH0oRWHeKA www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Js_qbfux1o
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Five-year old Haleigh Cummings disappeared from her home after being put to bed on the evening of February 9, 2009. It initially appeared to be an abduction but as time went on, we would come to learn that little Haleigh was surround by violence and drug abuse. This is part one of Haleigh's story. Special thanks to: Alexandre_Navarro freemusicarchive.org/music/Alexandre_Navarro/ www.youtube.com/watch?v=byH0oRWHeKA www.youtube.com/watch?v=LRGQbtQrJpc www.youtube.com/watch?v=rcVbp99Bfro www.youtube.com/watch?v=yTl4PUY6o_E www.youtube.com/watch?v=r4tvI9S2pIM www.youtube.com/watch?v=n_xDcKBGXb8 www.youtube.com/watch?v=yTl4PUY6o_E
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On April 20, 2012, 6 year-old Isabel Celis went to bed late after attending her brother's baseball game. By the next morning, she had vanished. No trace of her has ever been found. UPDATE: On 3/31/17, a press conference was held to announce that Isabel's remains have located. Special thanks to: www.truthsleuth.com/articles/34-911…ssing-girl.html www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ol7gaeqC70I
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Brandon Lawson vanished from a desolate Texas highway on August 8, 2013. He made a disturbing 911 phone call shortly after. No trace of him has ever been found. This is his story. Special thanks to: m.news9.com/Story.aspx?story=24961117catId=276350 www.youtube.com/watch?v=62x7yRrrxhM www.youtube.com/watch?v=_FXg-zxS1lE www.youtube.com/watch?v=FWNPUjeLQNQ www.bigcountryhomepage.com/news/over-a…ndon-lawson Alexandre_Navarro freemusicarchive.org/music/Alexandre_Navarro/
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Five-year-old Jhessye Shockley was reported missing on October 11, 2011. She was last seen at her home in Glendale, Arizona. This is part two of Jhessye's story. This episode features Brooke, a child therapist and producer and host of Actual Innocence. Special thanks to: Brooke from Actual Innocence Link to her podcast -itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/actua…nce/id1102237078 Link to her website - www.actualinpod.com/ Fox 10 Phoenix Alexandre_Navarro freemusicarchive.org/music/Alexandre_Navarro/        
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Five-year-old Jhessye Shockley was reported missing on October 11, 2011. She was last seen at her home in Glendale, Arizona. This is Jhessye's story. Special thanks to: Fox 10 Phoenix Alexandre_Navarro freemusicarchive.org/music/Alexandre_Navarro/
Awful concept, awful host
May 20, 2018 by MattsEarBuds

Not a fan of this type of show, usually. However, after seeing the podcasting war the host started, I tried to listen. Cannot stand podcasts that try to profit by vulture style podcasting.

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