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Unsolved true crime podcast researched, written and hosted by Crime Analyst Leah Owens. Recognizing that the right piece of information can sometimes be the difference between a cold case and resolution, Last Seen Alive exists to bring public attention to unsolved cases that need it. Cases covered include unsolved homicides, disappearances and suspicious deaths.
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When a teen disappears from a rural Virginia farming town in the fall of 2022, his remains are soon found in a clandestine woodland grave, buried beneath layers of lye and cement. Other deaths quickly follow, deepening a community’s grief and complicating an already-troubled investigation in this episode of Last Seen Alive.   If you know anything at all about the murder of Cion Carroll—or about any of the other deaths discussed in this episode—please call the Virginia State Police at 434-352-3478.   And if you’d like to help ease the financial burden Cion’s family has incurred as a result of his death, there’s a GoFundMe you can give to, if you’re able: https://www.gofundme.com/f/cion-carroll   If you’re experiencing thoughts of self harm, please know that you’re not alone, and that there are caring people available to listen and lend support right now. If you’re in the US, you can call or text 988 anytime to reach the national Suicide and Crisis Lifeline.   See photos from this episode and check out the sources we used to research it here:   https://lastseenalivepodcast.com/2024/06/17/unsolved-homicide-cion-carroll/   Support LSA and the DNA Doe Project by getting a shirt or hoodie on our store: https://last-seen-alive.printify.me/products
When Milwaukee’s most successful nightclub owner is murdered with a crossbow bolt to the chest, he uses his last words to name his killer. However, the investigation uncovers a different suspect and the case ultimately goes cold in this episode of Last Seen Alive. Also included in this episode: a segment on the April 2024 disappearance of Bryant Palacios-Zuñiga from Redwood City, California. Information on his case is urgently needed. If you know anything about the murder of Karl Lotharius, please call the Milwaukee Police Department at 414-933-4444. If you know anything about the disapperance of Bryant Palacios-Zuñiga, please call the Redwood City Police Department at 650-780-7100. Support Bryant's family's search (and read about his disapperance in their own words) via their GoFundMe: https://www.gofundme.com/f/bryant-palacios-zuniga-missing-help-support-our-family See photos from this episode and check out the sources we used to research it here:   https://lastseenalivepodcast.com/2024/06/03/unsolved-homicide-karl-lotharius-unsolved-disapperance-of-bryant-palacios-zuniga/ Support LSA and the DNA Doe Project by getting a shirt or hoodie on our store: https://last-seen-alive.printify.me/products
When an Alabama woman disappears from her place of work, the evidence suggests an abduction. Afterward, the dentist she worked for spirals into a series of criminal charges and attempts to reinvent himself as a spiritual leader in this episode of Last Seen Alive. If you know anything about the disapperance of Kelley Howard, please contact the Riverside Police Department at 205-884-3333.  See photos from this episode and check out the sources we used to research it here:   https://lastseenalivepodcast.com/2024/05/20/unsolved-disappearance-kelley-howard/ Support LSA and the DNA Doe Project by getting a shirt or hoodie on our store: https://last-seen-alive.printify.me/products
From sunrise hikes to foraging sessions, the unsolved cases included in this episode feature stories of victims who ventured into nature and never made it home. Each of these little-known cases are in critical need of tips from the public, so join us as we recount the final hikes of five separate victims in this special multi-case episode of Last Seen Alive.   Stories in this episode include:  ·      The 1986 murder of Jane Pritchard, a botany student who was killed with a shotgun blast while studying botanical specimens in Delaware’s Blackbird State Forest. If you know anything about the death of Jane Pritchard, please contact the New Castle County Police’s Cold Case Homicide Squad at: 302-395-2781. Or, if you wish to remain anonymous, you can call Delaware Crime Stoppers at 800-847-3333, or submit a tip via their website, which is: Delaware.crimestoppersweb.com.   ·      The 2006 double-homicide of Mary and Susanna Stodden, a mother / daughter pair who were fatally shot while hiking together on Washington’s rugged Pinnacle Lake Trail. If you know anything about the deaths of Mary and Susanna Stodden, please contact the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office at 425-388-3393.   ·      The 2022 disappearance of Niqi Cavanaugh-De Calderon, a professional ballerina and avid forager who vanished during a walk in woods near Oregon’s Mt. Hood.  If you know anything about the disappearance or whereabouts of Niqi Cavanaugh-De Calderon, please contact the Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office at (503) 785-5000.   ·      The 2023 murder of Dr Honoree Fleming, an accomplished academic who was fatally shot while hiking her favorite trail in Vermont’s picturesque lake region. If you have any information on the murder of Dr Honoree Fleming, please contact the Vermont State Police at 802-773-9101. Or, if you prefer to remain anonymous, you can use the Vermont State Police’s online tip form, which can be found at: vsp.vermont.gov/tipsubmit.   See photos from this episode and check out the sources we used to research it here:   lastseenalivepodcast.com/2024/05/13/unsolved-cases-of-missing-murdered-hikers/    Support LSA and the DNA Doe Project by getting a shirt or hoodie on our store: https://last-seen-alive.printify.me/products    
When a mom-of-four moves halfway around the world to a remote corner of northern Maine, she soon disappears from her new home. State investigators assume control of a case originally handled by a criminally corrupt small-town police department in this episode of Last Seen Alive.   If you know anything about the disappearance of Attiin Shaw, please call the Maine State Police Major Crimes Unit at (207)532-5400.   And if you’re experiencing intimate partner violence, please know that help is available. In the US, you can call the domestic violence hotline 24/7 at 1-800-799-7233.   Help is also available if you’re experiencing thoughts of self-harm. You can call 988 anytime of day or night in the US.   See photos from this episode and check out the sources we used to research it here:   https://lastseenalivepodcast.com/2024/05/06/unsolved-disappearance-attiin-shaw/    Support LSA and the DNA Doe Project by getting a shirt or hoodie on our store: https://last-seen-alive.printify.me/products
When a teenage trafficking victim agrees to testify against her traffickers in criminal court, she goes missing before the case makes it to trial. The disappearance and probable murder of a vulnerable child shed light on the harsh realities of hidden in plain sight sex trafficking in this episode of Last Seen Alive. If you know anything about the disappearance of Kelsey Emily Collins, please contact the FBI’s Seattle Field Office at 206-622-0460.  Additionally, in the US, the National Human Trafficking Hotline is available 24/7, and they’re able to provide help in more than 200 languages. They can provide callers with information on resources specific to their state or city, and be called at 888-373-7888, or text at 233733. See photos from this episode and check out the sources we used to research it here:   https://lastseenalivepodcast.com/2024/04/22/unsolved-disappearance-kelsey-emily-collins/  Support LSA and the DNA Doe Project by getting a shirt or hoodie on our store: https://last-seen-alive.printify.me/products
Beloved family man and avid hunter Chong Moua Yang was murdered on public land in Michigan on November 16th, 2018. On February 22nd, 2024, Thomas Olson (age 35, and also of Michigan) was convicted of his murder. Olson was one of two suspects originally charged with Chong’s murder. This case update episode covers Olson’s trial and sentencing. See photos from this episode and check out the sources we used to research it here:   https://lastseenalivepodcast.com/2024/04/16/case-update-3-chong-moua-yangs-killer-convicted/  Support LSA and the DNA Doe Project by getting a shirt or hoodie on our store: https://last-seen-alive.printify.me/products  
When a hardworking Washington woman is abducted from a remote job site, a massive search is launched. Investigators explore the possibility that her case may be related to those of several other women who also vanished from the area and were never found in this episode of Last Seen Alive.  If you know anything about the disappearance of Julie Weflin, please contact the Spokane County Sheriff's Office at 509-456-2233.  See photos from this episode and check out the sources we used to research it here:   https://lastseenalivepodcast.com/2024/04/08/unsolved-disappearance-julie-weflen/  Support LSA and the DNA Doe Project by getting a shirt or hoodie on our store: https://last-seen-alive.printify.me/products  
When a young Spokane, Washington woman goes missing, it’s not reported until more than a year later. Investigators unravel the story of a vanished woman whose adopted family called her their real-life “Cinderella” in this episode of Last Seen Alive. If you know anything about the disappearance of Courtney Holden, please call the Spokane Police Department’s tipline at: 509-242-8477. See photos from this episode and check out the sources we used to research it here:  https://lastseenalivepodcast.com/2024/03/25/unsolved-disappearance-courtney-holden/ Support LSA and the DNA Doe Project by getting a shirt or hoodie on our store: https://last-seen-alive.printify.me/products  
When a young Tucson, Arizona woman goes missing, her partial remains are discovered in a dumpster just days later. Potential suspects and unanswered questions haunt a case gone cold in this episode of Last Seen Alive. If you know anything about the death of Diana Vicari, please call the Tucson Police Department directly at 520-791-4444 OR if you’d prefer to submit a tip anonymously, call 520-882-7463, or go to 88crime.org. You can remain totally anonymous if you wish. See photos from this episode and check out the sources we used to research it here:  https://lastseenalivepodcast.com/2024/02/26/unsolved-homicide-diana-vicari/ Support LSA and the DNA Doe Project by getting a shirt or hoodie on our store: https://last-seen-alive.printify.me/products
When a young Mississippi mom-to-be goes missing, evidence discovered by a remote, abandoned bridge suggests she was murdered. A killer remains at large—and potentially still within the community—in this episode of Last Seen Alive. If you have any information on the disappearance of Angela Freeman, please call the Petal Police Department at 601-544-5331, or the Perry County Sheriff’s Office at 601-964-8461. See photos from this episode and check out the sources we used to research it here:  https://lastseenalivepodcast.com/2024/03/11/unsolved-disappearance-angela-freeman/ Support LSA and the DNA Doe Project by getting a shirt or hoodie on our store: https://last-seen-alive.printify.me/products
When a young Missouri woman was abducted from a cemetery and murdered, her violent death haunted her rural community for 35 years. Now, three men have finally been charged with her murder. The Ozark Mountains overshadow long-awaited investigative breakthroughs in this special breaking update episode of Last Seen Alive. See photos from this episode and check out the sources we used to research it here:  https://lastseenalivepodcast.com/2024/03/01/breaking-update-3-men-charged-with-kelle-ann-workmans-murder/ Support LSA and the DNA Doe Project by getting a shirt or hoodie on our store: https://last-seen-alive.printify.me/products
When a girl goes missing from rural Missouri, hopes that she simply became lost during a walk are quickly extinguished. Investigators pursue answers in the potential abduction of a vulnerable child in this episode of Last Seen Alive. If you know anything about her disappearance, please contact the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office at 636-528-8546 See photos from this episode and check out the sources we used to research it here:  https://lastseenalivepodcast.com/2024/02/12/unsolved-disappearance-bianca-piper/ Support LSA and the DNA Doe Project by getting a shirt or hoodie on our store: https://last-seen-alive.printify.me/products
From quick errands to long runs, the cold cases included in this episode feature stories of victims who set out on foot and never returned home. Each of these little-known cases are in critical need of tips from the public, so join us as we retrace the final steps of four separate victims in this special multi-case episode of Last Seen Alive. Stories in this episode include: The 1979 murder of North Carolina college student Tammy Aldridge, who went for a run while visiting home during a break and was waylaid by a cruel killer. The 1981 disappearance of small-town Pennsylvania teenager Michele Reidenbach, who walked just a block away from her place of work on an errand, and vanished without a trace. The 1990 cold case murder of Jennifer Bailey, who set out for a jog on a popular Kentucky running trail, only to be fatally attacked by a man who has remained unidentified for more than 30 years. The 2011 murder of 23-year-old David Grubbs, who was brutally attacked and killed while walking along an Oregon bike path on his way home from work. If you know anything about the murder of Tammy Aldridge, please call the Alamance County Sheriff’s Office at 336-570-6300. If you have any information related to the disappearance of Michelle Reidenbach, please contact the Pennsylvania State Police at 724-284-8100. Or, if you prefer to submit your tip online and / or to remain anonymous, you can do so at crimewatchpa.com. There’s a “submit a tip” button in the upper right-hand corner of that page; just give it a click. If you have any information on the murder of Jennifer Bailey—or on the murder of Greta Henson—please call the Kentucky State Police Post 10 at 606-573-3131. If you have any information whatsoever related to the death of David Grubbs, call the Ashland Police Department at 541-552-2333. Or, if you’d prefer to remain anonymous, you can call or text Crime Stoppers of Southern Oregon at 1-800-850-0580. See photos from this episode and check out the sources we used to research it here: https://lastseenalivepodcast.com/2024/02/05/final-steps-cold-cases-featuring-missing-murdered-runners-and-pedestrians/ Support LSA and the DNA Doe Project by getting a shirt or hoodie on our store: https://last-seen-alive.printify.me/products
When a West Virginia woman leaves a bar with a former police officer on a winter night in 2022, she’s never seen again. Diligent investigators close in on an ex-cop with an unlikely story and an unsettling reputation in this episode of Last Seen Alive. If you have any information on the disappearance of Gretchen Fleming, please call the Parkersburg Police Department at 304-424-8444. If you wish to submit a tip anonymously, you can do so online at ppd.parkersburgwv.gov. See photos from this episode and check out the sources we used to research it here:  https://lastseenalivepodcast.com/2024/01/29/unsolved-disappearance-gretchen-fleming/ Support LSA and the DNA Doe Project by getting a shirt or hoodie on our store: https://last-seen-alive.printify.me/products    
When a National Park Service Ranger vanishes from his post in the Arizona mountains, he’s never seen again. Questions endure in the strange and controversial case of the only National Park Service Ranger to ever go missing—and never be found—in this episode of Last Seen Alive. If you know anything about the disappearance of Paul Fugate, please call the National Park Service’s Investigative Services Branch at  888-653-0009. Or, if you prefer, you can submit a tip online at nps.gov/ISB. See photos from this episode and check out the sources we used to research it here:  https://lastseenalivepodcast.com/2024/01/15/unsolved-disappearance-paul-fugate/  Support LSA and the DNA Doe Project by getting a shirt or hoodie on our store: https://last-seen-alive.printify.me/products  
When a mild-mannered father and his 12-year-old son are shot execution-style inside their Bay Area home, there’s no apparent motive. Investigators are puzzled by one of the most unlikely homicides in suburban California history in this episode of Last Seen Alive. If you know anything about the murders of Neal and Brendan Abernathy, please call the Hercules Police Department at 510-799-8260. See photos from this episode and check out the sources we used to research it here:  https://lastseenalivepodcast.com/2024/01/01/unsolved-double-homicide-neal-and-brendan-abernathy/ Support LSA and the DNA Doe Project by getting a shirt or hoodie on our store: https://last-seen-alive.printify.me/products  
When a medical student and military reserve officer disappears during a run through a Philadelphia park, foul play is immediately suspected. The discovery of her body incriminates a deadly serial offender who is finally identified and charged in this special breaking update episode of Last Seen Alive. Philadelphia Police ask that if anyone has information that could lead to additional charges against Diaz, they call 215-686-8477 to report what they know. See photos from this episode and check out the sources we used to research it here:  https://lastseenalivepodcast.com/2023/12/27/breaking-update-alleged-killer-charged-with-the-2003-murder-of-rebecca-park/ Support LSA and the DNA Doe Project by getting a shirt or hoodie on our store: https://last-seen-alive.printify.me/products  
When an infant goes missing from her crib in Kansas City, initial signs suggest the possibility of a rare stranger abduction. Investigators scrutinize several individuals as they attempt to determine whether a missing baby was truly kidnapped in this episode of Last Seen Alive. And if you know anything about the disappearance of Lisa Irwin, please call the Kansas City Police Department at 816-234-5136. See photos from this episode and check out the sources we used to research it here:  https://lastseenalivepodcast.com/2023/12/18/unsolved-disappearance-lisa-irwin/ Support LSA and the DNA Doe Project by getting a shirt or hoodie on our store: https://last-seen-alive.printify.me/products
This special 4th Anniversary episode of Last Seen Alive presents 4 lesser-known, unsolved small-town disappearances in critical need of tips from the public, including:   ·      The unsolved 1996 disappearance of 79-year-old Eva Hale from Greene County, Indiana ·      The unsolved 1998 disappearance of 8-year-old ShyShy Pate from Unadilla, Georgia ·      The unsolved 2003 disappearance of 42-year-old Beverly Ozuna-Ulrich from Belle Fourche, South Dakota ·      The unsolved 2014 disappearance of 33-year-old Nefertiri Trader from New Castle, Delaware  If you know anything about the disappearance of Eva Hale—or about the murders of Rita Buffington or Audra Page—please contact the Indiana State Police at (812)332-4411. If you have any information on the disappearance of Shy’Kemmia Pate, please call the Georgia Bureau of Investigation at (478) 987-4545. OR, if you wish to share your tip anonymously, you can call 1-(800) 597-8477. If you have any information on the disappearance of Beverly Ozuna-Ulrich, please call the Butte County Sheriff’s Office at (605) 892-3324 OR the state Department of Criminal Investigation at 605-773-3331. If you know anything about the disappearance or whereabouts of Nefertiri Trader, please contact the FBI’s Baltimore Field Office at (410) 265-8080, or submit an anonymous tip online at tips.fbi.gov/home. See photos from this episode and check out the sources we used to research it here:  https://lastseenalivepodcast.com/2023/12/10/4-years-of-lsa-4-unsolved-disappearances/ Support LSA and the DNA Doe Project by getting a shirt or hoodie on our store: https://last-seen-alive.printify.me/products  
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Megan

excellent episode from Leah and Scott. it is reassuring when these two are realistic about the occasional shortcomings and failures of law enforcement in cases like this.

Jun 18th
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Cathie Daycock

the audio is funny on this one so I can't listen to it 🥲

Jun 9th
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Megan

the hosts are really good in this episode. one thing I wonder in this case is when the killer(s) were actually first present on the scene. most killers would arrive and leave shortly before and shortly after committing the crime. could they have arrived and been buzzed in at a normal time for visiting, and stayed for an extended period, to commit the crime at the late hour, the time that would have been unusual for the two victims to receive any visitors.

Sep 27th
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Megan

I don't understand why the army thinks it is protecting itself by covering up the murder of a soldier. I don't think the army is protecting itself by colluding with murderers, and certainly not by giving insulting explanations to a family who have served honorably, as well as the public. When it comes to this case I find it insulting to even be expected to "objectively" entertain the suicide theory.

Sep 23rd
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Megan

horrifying. how confident are they that there is "a killer", singular? could it be a group of guys in on this? every time I hear about an especially sadistic and strange case I believe there could be film footage of the crime circulating somewhere. also, was the lake area simply a dumping ground or was it the final killing ground. I am not a crime analyst myself, but this host's lack of imagination sometimes annoys me. a crime this frigging weird and sadistic and gross.... you have to look to other crimes similarly sadistic and strange. even the pizza bomb crime involved a group of people and a complex plan. and a similarly sadistic series of crimes are the Dean Corll case. Also involving a group of monsters and a complex plan that involved grooming and accomplices basically acting as bait.

Sep 5th
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Megan

well thank goodness for the compassionate and progressive practice of paroling violent monsters and forcing the rest of us to face the odds.

Mar 28th
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Megan

I hope beyond hope that Trenton was given away and is living a safe and happy life somewhere. Josh's family seem like shady and troubled.Thank you for humanizing Melinda. I have not made up my mind about her involvement, but children have been stolen from their very beds. It is not as though that has never happened.

Feb 1st
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INFJayo

2:52 👏👏👏

Jan 20th
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Megan

it is very silly to refer to the idea that the one law enforcement involved in this case could be responsible for this crime as a "conspiracy theory". it is an assumably UNLIKELY possibility, and an UNCOMFORTABLE one. referring to "that one" episode of Forensic Files, about Cara Knott -- as if it was the only case ever of law enforcement being the criminal element -- is also dumb. there were, actually, a few cases in that series where it turned out that someone in law enforcement was the criminal element. these episodes, just like the others -- including the ones where police admitted to almost not doing their jobs at all -- were likely made with law enforcement's blessing since in the end it showed them at their finest even when they had to arrest their fellow cops for murder. But somehow, even though we're living in the Daniel Holtzclaw and SARAH EVERARD era, the possibility of a bad cop in this case is a "conspiracy theory". christ.

Nov 23rd
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Megan Langreck

My God. Who the Hell thinks that the daughter mistakenly identified some other woman as her own mother? It is far more likely that her mother was seen with some unidentified man.

Aug 21st
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zimby zimbabwe

this podcast would be so much better without the guy

Jun 28th
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