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

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Ronald Sallee
On September 2, 1989, 41-year-old Ronald Sallee set out with some friends to spend Labor Day weekend camping in the Sierra National Forest. The men planned to hike through the Ansel Adams Wilderness on the Cassidy Trail to the San Joaquin River and fish. According to Ron's friends, during the hike, Ronald slipped and when he got back up he was acting strangely. Over the last mile of the hike to the river campsite, Ron became separated from the others. He never made it to the campsite. They shot rounds into the air in an attempt to let him know where they were but he never showed. Ronald Sallee was never seen or heard from again.Several days later, he was reported missing and the search began. No trace of Ron or the belongings he had with him have ever been found. Ron has now been missing for almost 29 years. His daughter, Meghan, was just 6-years-old when he disappeared and she's still looking for answers.If you have any information regarding the disappearance of Ronald Sallee, please contact the Madera County Sheriff’s Office at (559) 675-7770.The episode was co-researched and written by Marissa Jones and Anna Priestland.This episode was sponsored by:Betabrand- Get 20% off Betabrand's dress pant yoga pants by visiting betabrand.com and using code VANISHED.Ritual- Visit Ritual.com/Vanished to try their Essential for Women vitamins.Lantana Hummus- Visit LanataFoods.com to use their product locator to find Lantana Hummus at a grocery store near you.

Ronald Sallee

2018-07-1300:51:563

Michael Dillard
On the evening of January 12, 2018, 15-year-old Michael Dillard disappeared from his home in Calvin, West Virginia. He was helping his mom carry in bags of wood pellets from the car when he ran behind the house. His mom didn’t think much of it at first but when she finished carrying the rest of the bags in and couldn’t find Michael, she became concerned. She called family for help and then alerted the authorities. The weather quickly turned that evening as a storm rolled into the area, first bringing rain and then snow. That storm made searching for Michael very difficult that night. Many searches were conducted in the weeks and months that followed Michael’s disappearance but the only item that was ever found was a jacket. Since Michael went missing during the harsh winter months, they were hopeful that the spring thaw would yield some clues but Michael’s disappearance is still just as a much of a mystery as it was that stormy January night.If you have any information about the disappearance of Michael Dillard, you can call 1-800-THE-LOST. You can also contact the West Virginia State Police at 304-872-0800. To contact the private investigator, John Bonazzo, please 304-415-8920. He is offering a $3,000 dollar reward. You can find more information about the reward here: Bonazzo & Suesli Investigative Solutions/Bonazzo Private Investigations.To follow Michael's case on Facebook, there is a page and a group. Page link: Bring Michael Dillard Home. Group link: Where is Michael Dillard?This episode was sponsored by:Visit GETQUIP.com/Vanished and get your first refill pack FREE with a Quip toothbrush.Blue Apron- Get $30 off your first order and with free shipping by visiting BlueApron.com/Vanished.

Michael Dillard

2018-07-0700:41:334

Gregory "Keith" Mann, Jr.
20-year-old Keith Mann was last seen in Wichita Falls, Texas on Saturday, May 10th, 1997. Keith had worked that day and later went out with a couple friends. While they were hanging out, Keith mentioned that he was meeting someone at 12:15am. His friends said they dropped him off at his apartment around 11:45 PM. They told his family that they watched him walk up the stairs toward his apartment. That is the last time anyone claims to have seen Keith. The following day, the car that Keith was driving was spotted in a church parking lot just a few miles away. Keith’s disappearance is a baffling mystery with no obvious suspects to point to. Keith had no known enemies and nothing to be running from. I was joined by Gregg and Debra Mann for this episode.If you have any information about the disappearance of Keith Mann, please contact  Wichita Falls Crime Stoppers (800) 322-9888 or the Wichita Falls Police Department at (940) 761-7762.  You can follow his case on Facebook at The Missing Mann Project - Keith Mann. Keith's family also has a website created by his sister: http://themissingmannproject.comThis episode was sponsored by:Betabrand-Get 20% off Betabrand's dress pant yoga pants by visitingbetabrand.com and using code VANISHED.Ritual- Visit Ritual.com/Vanished to try their Essential for Women vitamins.Havenly -Visit Havenly.com/Vanished to get 25% off your design package.Sleep Number - Visit SleepNumber.com/VANISH or any of the 550 Sleep Number stores nationwide and mention that Marissa from The Vanished sent you.

Gregory "Keith" Mann, Jr.

2018-06-1901:10:355

Dona Mae Bayerl Part 2: Cycles of Abuse
38-year-old Dona Mae Bayerl disappeared from Muskego, Wisconsin 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 second part of the story, we are going to look deeper at the relationships related to the case and some leads that were chased down over the years.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 few 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. The voice of Dona Mae's neighbor was Charlie from Impact Statement .This episode was sponsored by:Sleep Number - Visit SleepNumber.com/VANISH or any of the 550 Sleep Number stores nationwide and mention that Marissa from The Vanished sent you.Hunt A Killer- Get 15% off by visiting huntakiller.com/vanished.
Dona Mae Bayerl Part 1: Lost in the Night
38-year-old Dona Mae Bayerl disappeared on May 6, 1979 after and argument with her husband, John. Dona Mae was the devoted mother of two young girls, 7-year-old Jodie and 4-year-old Jackie. Dona Mae has now been missing for 39 years. For this series, I spoke to Dona Mae's sister, Joan, her daughter's Jodie and Jackie, and Detective Westphal who is currently investigating her disappearance. In this first part, we are going to dig into the events leading up to Dona Mae's disappearance and what followed in the next several months. If you have any information about the disappearance of Dona Mae Bayerl, please contact Detective Westphal at 262-679-5652. You can follow Dona Mae's case on social media at Dona Mae Bayerl -Missing since May 1979.With a case this old, many witnesses are now deceased. A couple podcast hosts lent their voices to help bring these statements to life. Mo Blackwell read statements from Estelle, Dona Mae's mom. You can find her show here: Targeted: True Crime Domestic Violence. The voice of Dona Mae's best friend, Betty, was Haley Gray who hosts Murder Road Trip.This episode was sponsored by:Visit GETQUIP.com/Vanished and get your first refill pack FREE with a Quip toothbrush.Go to TryWinc.com/Vanished to get $20 off your first shipment of Winc wine. Shipping is covered.Sleep Number - Visit SleepNumber.com/VANISH or any of the 550 Sleep Number stores nationwide and mention that Marissa from The Vanished sent you.
Mikelle Biggs
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 BiggsThis episode was sponsored by:Stamps.com- Use the code Vanished to take advantage of the special offer including up to $55 in free postage, a digital scale and a 4 week trial. Go to Stamps.com and click on the radio microphone at the top of the homepage and type Vanished.Visit Havenly.com/Vanished to get 25% off your design package.Blue Apron- Get $30 off your first order and with free shipping by visiting BlueApron.com/Vanished.Shari's Berries- get freshly dipped strawberries starting at $19.99 plus shipping and handling. Double the berries for just $10! Go to berries.com, click on the mic on the top corner and enter the code Vanished.

Mikelle Biggs

2018-05-1200:48:526

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Comments (72)

Ari Christine

the audio of the 911 call is unlistenable.

Jul 15th
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Melanie St.George

i think a huge clue is him saying he's going to see his dad who has passed and him being suicidal

Jul 8th
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Adniram

Michael Dillard case doesn't sit with me. People don't vanish. I know this area in WV, at night with snow can be very dangerous in a car let alone outside to the elements. I pray the family finds him soon🙏

Jul 8th
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Her mother was convicted of killing her. She received life without parole plus a 40 year sentence. Source: https://everipedia.org/wiki/lena-lunsford-conaway/ Law enforcement has pledged to keep looking for the girl's remains. Source: http://www.crimeonline.com/2018/04/27/police-vow-to-find-body-of-slain-toddler-aliayah-lunsford-after-mother-found-guilty-of-beating-killing-little-girl-after-taking-bath-salts/

Jul 5th
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Gianna Venegoni

why is there no responses to these questions

Jul 5th
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Jody M. Schmaltz

where was he?????

Jul 4th
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Rebecca M

There has been a break in this case and 4 people have been arrested for their murders.

Jun 15th
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James Mackintosh

Boy this one is depressing. I hope they find her alive.

Jun 11th
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Leah Averill

there hasn't been anything about megan since she disappeared... where are her mom and step dad?? yes, she's part of the drug problem, but she's not a priority. I've talked to you about ms. stalig before, it's the same thing. just another drug casualty in the state of maine. there are so many. yes, maybe she's doing the drug thing in new York but she isn't safe regardless. this state is a haven for drugs it seems, our police are under funded because our population is low. it is what it is. I follow this podcast religiously and I'm a mom, we all deserve our daughters and sons to come home. Dan, if you want help, reach out. I'm just a few towns away.

Jun 10th
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Larry Martinez

anyone getting a vibe from Dan?

Jun 8th
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Mathew Moore

Guiltiest behavior ever.

Jun 4th
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Rick A.

bloodier than Tate LaBianca murders.

May 30th
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Casey Marie

"she LIVED just for those girls." not "she lives just for those girls." There's a very telling sentence.

May 28th
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Amber Brooke

ttp://katv.com/news/local/police-confirm-ebby-steppachs-remains-found-at-little-rock-par

May 23rd
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Melanie St.George

Amber Brooke im glad the family has some peace now

May 24th
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Juan Flores

what happen to this podcast?

May 10th
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Ali

When is a new episode going to be posted?

May 7th
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Shaunalynn Schonder

Being around a cemetery, funeral home, or otherwise exposed to human death is not even remotely considered to be a factor in a person becoming a killer, serial or otherwise. Also, fast food and nutrition is not a factor in the probability of becoming a criminal. The apathy and lack of connection with the parents could be considered a factor, but the other claims here are ridiculous attempts to blame the parents for what the murderer became. This episode gives so much misinformation regarding forensic and behavioral analysis. I'm disappointed.

Apr 29th
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Morgan Hurley

something that Ive noticed about missing children cases is the standards that the media hold the parents to... they expect them to have been these perfect parents. and, if theres 1 thing that the parents do/have done that seem less than perfect then the media runs with it...

Apr 11th
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Morgan Hurley

i dont understand why walmart couldnt look this up on their camera system. i worked for asset protection at walmart and our video surveillance was top notch and not hard at all to navigate... you could see everything in the parking lot....

Apr 8th
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President Little lamb

not me

Mar 27th
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