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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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Mark Shearer
53-year-old Mark Shearer was last seen on September 27, 2016 when his friend, Tom, stopped over to borrow a pair of bolt cutters. Mark's friends and sister began to notice that they hadn't heard from Mark and attempted to reach him by phone. They didn't get an answer and Mark never returned their calls. His friends stopped over but there was no sign of Mark. While at his house, they noticed some things that seemed out of place. They contacted the police to do a welfare check, they worried that he could have had a medical emergency inside the home but there was no trace of Mark. They reported Mark missing and the police realized that Mark's motorcycle had been found abandoned just days after he was last seen. Over two years have passed and they still have no clue what happened to Mark.If you have any information about the disappearance of Mark Shearer, please contact the Phoenix Police Department Missing Persons Unit at 602-534-2121 or Det. Christopher Jansen at (602) 495-2019. If you would like to remain anonymous, you can call Silent Witness at 480-948-6377 or submit a tip on their website at http://www.silentwitness.org.You can follow Mark's case on social media at Mark Shearer Missing.This episode was sponsored by:Quip- If you go to Getquip.com/vanished right now, you'll get your first refill pack FREE with a QUIP electric toothbrush.Brooklinen - Visit Brooklinen.com and use promo code MIA for $20 off AND free shipping.Ritual- Visit Ritual.com/Vanished to try their Essential for Women vitamins.

Mark Shearer

2019-01-0701:05:0312

Kathleen Mohn
48-year-old Kathleen Mohn was last seen at her home in the Gulph Mills section of Upper Merion Township, Pennsylvania on the evening of December 3, 1999. Kathleen had intended on spending the weekend in Levittown, Pennsylvania, just about a 40 minute drive from her home. At this time in her life, Kathleen was living with her husband, Thomas Mohn. After over 20 years of marriage, the two had become estranged and had begun openly seeing other people, but they still remained living under one roof. Kathleen had spent most weekends with her boyfriend in Levittown and this weekend in early December was no different. Her husband has said that she left the house around 9PM that evening but she never made it to her destination and her car was later found abandoned in Tullytown, PA.For the past 19 years, the police have had one suspect in mind, but their evidence is circumstantial. What they are certain of is that Kathleen didn’t just walk away from her life, the believe that she is a homicide victim. They just need that key piece of evidence to bring her killer to justice.If you have any information about the disappearance of Kathleen Mohn please call the Upper Merion Police Department at 610-265-3232.This episode was co-researched and written by Marissa Jones and Erika Gwynn. To find more of Erika's work, please check out her podcast at https://www.apexandabyss.com.This episode was sponsored by:Quip- If you go to Getquip.com/vanished right now, you'll get your first refill pack FREE with a QUIP electric toothbrush.Robinhood-Robinhoodis giving listeners a FREE stock like Apple, Ford or Sprint to help build your portfolio! Sign up at Vanished.robinhood.com.

Kathleen Mohn

2018-12-1700:47:3015

Ryan Shtuka
On the evening of February 16, 2018, 20-year old Ryan Shtuka went to a silent disco with some of his friends in the resort town of Sun Peaks, British Columbia. Later on that evening, he and his friends went to a house party nearby. In the early morning hours of the 17th, Ryan was seen getting up to leave the house party to head back home after a fun night. Nothing appeared to be wrong or out of the ordinary. His friends thought Ryan was right behind them as they walked back on that cold, February night. However, Ryan Shtuka would never be seen or heard from again. Extensive searches have been conducted for Ryan but no trace of him has been found. What happened to Ryan during his walk home in Sun Peaks remains a mystery.There is currently a $15,000 reward for any information regarding Ryan’s whereabouts. If you have any information about Ryan’s disappearance please contact Kamloops RCMP at 250-828-3000 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.You can follow Ryan's case on Facebook at Missing: Ryan Shtuka.This episode was co-researched and written by Marissa Jones and Erika Gwynn. To find more of Erika's work, please check out her podcast at https://www.apexandabyss.com.This episode was sponsored by:Betabrand-Get 20% off Betabrand's dress pant yoga pants by visiting betabrand.com and using code VANISHED.Man Crates - Buy one gift and you will get the second gift 25% off at ManCrates.com/VANISHED.

Ryan Shtuka

2018-12-1001:19:3120

Katelin Akens
On December 1, 2015, Katelin Michelle Akens flew across the country from her home in Arizona to visit her family in Virginia. She had been eagerly anticipating the arrival of her nephew, and wanted to see him as soon as he was born. Four days later, on December 5, 2015, 19-year-old Katelin was supposed to fly back home to Arizona, but she never boarded her flight. A few days after she disappeared, her luggage was found on the side of a Virginia road with her wallet, identification, cash, and plane ticket, but there was no sign of Katelin. On the afternoon of her disappearance, Katelin texted a couple people but they found the texts to be strange and didn't believe the messages came from Katelin. The last person to see Katelin was her former stepfather, James Branton. He says he last saw Katelin when he dropped her off at a mall several hours before her flight, but has refused to take a polygraph and law enforcement has struggled to break the encryption on his phone.Nearly three years have passed since Katelin’s disappearance, and her family is still searching for answers. If you have any information about Katelin Akens, please call the Spotsylvania County Sheriff’s Office at 540-507-7102 or the FBI’s ViCAP division at 1-800-634-4097.You can follow Katelin’s case on Facebook at “Help Find Katelin Akens.”This episode was sponsored by:ThirdLove- Go toThirdLove.com/Vanished now to find your perfect-fitting bra AND get 15% off your first purchase!Robinhood-Robinhoodis giving listeners a FREE stock like Apple, Ford or Sprint to help build your portfolio! Sign up at Vanished.robinhood.com.Ritual- Visit Ritual.com/Vanished to try their Essential for Women vitamins.

Katelin Akens

2018-11-1200:54:0917

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Comments (214)

Joy Rist

I agree with the mom. What does it hurt to get the word out that a child didn't come home? Better safe than sorry. Now this poor woman will spend the rest of her life looking for her daughter and not giving her son the attention he needs. So sad.

Jan 15th
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Indigo Lightworker

the fb link is broken. is there a new one? any updates?

Jan 15th
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Yvette Jocelyn

What is wrong with the local.law enforcement losing a vital piece of evidence that the father gave them??? I swear I hear some sort of common theme with small town law enforcement. That is so frustrating and incompetent of people who the public trusts to do their jobs!!!

Jan 15th
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Wes Weldon

Yvette Jocelyn ALWAYS make copies. I listen to case after case where evidence goes 'missing'.

Jan 15th
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Wes Weldon

A pizza guy that worked a few doors down from her job, which is where she was going, saw a girl talking to a guy in a truck and wrote the plate down but cleaned his car out and tossed it. Well let's look at that story. Why did he write the plate down? What was the issue? What if she was walking to work, he saw her and stopped, did he offer her a ride? What was his alibi for the rest of the day? Was there a truck or was he pointing fingers in a different direction for a reason? It's common for a killer to interject themselves into a case to keep tabs on what the police know or dont know. Was this guy ever on the radar?

Jan 14th
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Krystle Boyd

I cannot believe the police don't think her disappearance is connected to what happened in Vegas.

Jan 12th
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Jamie Sisson

This episode touches my heart deeply. Amanda was only 26 and about to deliver! And then for Hannah to lose both of her parents, oh God bless her! I'm so emotionally touched by Amanda's mother and this tragedy.

Jan 8th
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Adam Gelatt

this one hits home. the hot wheels thing especially. I live less than 5 miles from where Jacob went missing... I know what it's like to have friends in addiction... sad stuff

Jan 8th
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Stephanie Hammond

🖖 great research and interviews! happy new year!

Jan 7th
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Miranda Nicole Yepsen

this is my Hometown

Jan 7th
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michael Rettig

I don't understand why her family isn't supporting her

Jan 6th
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michael Rettig

okay 1 I don't believe the mom and dad.there hiding something

Jan 4th
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Karena Russell

So sad

Jan 3rd
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michael Rettig

did they figure out why the door was wide open? and why her boyfriends dog wasn't there

Jan 2nd
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michael Rettig

how hard is it to become a private investigator? I would help with this case

Jan 1st
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Dezra Glover

they found his body. it was a car accident.

Dec 29th
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Kcat

Dezra Glover That’s just part of the story.

Dec 31st
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michael Rettig

I enjoy this podcast but I can't stand the way your guest Katherine talked

Dec 23rd
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Lana Mitchell

I definitely think the people he was with that day took his life. They waited until after signing in so that there would be evidence that he was there and make their story more believable. If I was with someone who fell and hit their head and they started acting weird I would leave and take them to the hospital. Not just keep walking and definitely not keeping an eye on them. The whole story they came up with sounds like something from a movie. those people know what happened to him. I am pray that the family gets the closure they deserve one day.

Dec 18th
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Mellissa “MJ” Webster

Perfect

Dec 13th
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Joy Rist

I've been following this from the beginning. I hope they finally find him somewhere. It's so sad for the family. I just can't even imagine.

Dec 10th
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Kristinnuendo

holy shit this story is from my home town

Dec 10th
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