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

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Amy Sher

Amy Sher

2019-08-1901:09:337

On Monday, October 14, 2002, Amy Sher left her job at the Lahey Clinic earlier than usual. On Tuesday and Wednesday she called in sick to work. And then on Thursday, October 17, her husband Robert Desmond called in sick for her and told Amy’s employer that she would not be returning to work. He called back on Friday to ask for Amy’s supervisor’s email address, stating that she was not able to send an email herself. Later, when asked by police where his wife had gone, Robert Desmond told them that he had dropped her off at a train station and that he had not seen her since but this wasn’t the first time Amy had disappeared. She fell out of sight long before that fateful October day, when her abusive husband forced her to refuse contact with her family and friends. Now Amy was actually missing, and there is no evidence Amy chose to leave.If you have any information about Amy’s disappearance, you can call the Billerca, Massachusetts Police Department at 978-671-0900.If you would like to listen to more from Laura Richards, please check out Real Crime Profile.This episode was sponsored by:Sleep Number- You’ll only find Sleep Number at one of their 575 Sleep Number stores nationwide. Visit sleepnumber.com/VANISH find the one nearest you.Ritual- Visit Ritual.com/Vanished for 10% off your first 3 months of Essential for Women vitamins.Lending Club- Go to LendingClub.com/Vanished to check your rate in minutes and borrow up to $40,000.Native- For 20% off your first purchase, visit nativedeodorant.com and use promo code VANISHED.You can find new episodes of The Vanished, completely ad-free, only on Stitcher Premium. For a free month of Stitcher Premium, go to stitcherpremium.com/wondery and use promo code WONDERY.
Aubrey Dameron

Aubrey Dameron

2019-08-0501:14:4216

In the early morning hours of March 9, 2019, 25 year old Aubrey Dameron allegedly left the home that she shared with her mother and several other family members in Grove, Oklahoma. Her mom says that Aubrey told her that she was going to meet someone. Her phone last pinged around that same time in the area of her mother's home. No one seems to know where Aubrey went that night, but she has not been seen or heard from since.If you have any information about Aubrey’s disappearance, you can call the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation at 1-800-522-8017, the Cherokee National Marshal Service at 918-207-3800 or the Delaware County Sheriff’s Office at 918-253-4531.You can follow Aubrey’s story on social media at: https://www.facebook.com/MissingAubreyDameronThis episode was sponsored by:ThirdLove- Go to ThirdLove.com/Vanished now to find your perfect-fitting bra AND get 15% off your first purchase!Quip- Get a free refill pack with the purchase of a Quip electric toothbrush. Visit GetQuip.com/vanished.Stamps.com- Go to Stamps.com and click on the radio microphone at the top of the homepage and type Vanished for a 4-week trial PLUS free postage and a digital scale with no longterm commitment.You can find new episodes of The Vanished, completely ad-free, only on Stitcher Premium. For a free month of Stitcher Premium, go to stitcherpremium.com/wondery and use promo code WONDERY.
David Kallenberger

David Kallenberger

2019-07-2900:57:5611

David Kallenberger disappeared on March 15th, 2016. He had left his home in Lafayette, Indiana on his motorcycle and was headed to Florida to visit with his sister. At 3:20 PM that day, a state trooper came upon David broken down on Highway 65 in the area of Franklin, Indiana. The trooper asked David if he needed help but David told him that he had already called for help. Hours later, the trooper passed through the area again. David’s motorcycle was still there but there was no trace of David. Various other people had witnessed David in the area that day but where he went after and what happened to him remains a mystery.If you have any information regarding the whereabouts of David Kallenberger, please contact the Indiana State Police at 765-567-2125.This episode was sponsored by:DoorDash- Get $5 off your first order of $15 or more when you download the DoorDash app and enter promo code VANISHED.Daily Harvest- Go to dailyharvest.com and enter promo code VANISHED to get $25 off your first box.Ruggable- Got to MyRuggable.com/VANISHED for 15% off your order AND FREE SHIPPING!You can find new episodes of The Vanished, completely ad-free, only on Stitcher Premium. For a free month of Stitcher Premium, go to stitcherpremium.com/wondery and use promo code WONDERY.
Debra Melo

Debra Melo

2019-07-2201:07:2014

On June 20, 2000, 30-year-old Debra Melo left her doctor’s office and got into the family car with her husband Luis. As they drove along Route 18 in Weymouth, Massachusetts, Luis said that they got into an argument and Debra asked to be let out of the vehicle. Luis claims that she got out of the car without her purse or the items she purchased from the doctor’s office. Debra has never been seen or heard from again.If you have any information about the disappearance of Debra Melo, please call the Massachusetts State Police at 781-830-4800.This episode was sponsored by:ThirdLove- Go to ThirdLove.com/Vanished now to find your perfect-fitting bra AND get 15% off your first purchase!Ritual- Visit Ritual.com/Vanished for 10% off your first 3 months of Essential for Women vitamins.Lending Club- Go to LendingClub.com/Vanished to check your rate in minutes and borrow up to $40,000.Native- For 20% off your first purchase, visit nativedeodorant.com and use promo code VANISHED.You can find new episodes of The Vanished, completely ad-free, only on Stitcher Premium. For a free month of Stitcher Premium, go to stitcherpremium.com/wondery and use promo code WONDERY.
Corinna Slusser

Corinna Slusser

2019-07-0801:10:1921

In September of 2017, 18-year-old Corinna Slusser went missing. In the years prior to her disappearance, the Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania native lost all interest in high school. Her grades began to slip and she would have had to go to summer school in order to graduate, but Corinna had different plans. She dropped out of Bloomsburg Area High School and set her eyes towards the future. She wanted to move in with her Aunt who lived in Massachusetts in 2018 due to the fact that her and her mother, Sabina, were not getting along. However, this move would never happen. A few months before Corinna went missing, she had met a man by the name of Yhovanny Peguero. Yhovanny told Corinna that he would be able to help her get a place to stay in New York City. In August of 2017, Corinna picked up and went to the big apple. She only took her cell phone and ID with her. She left all of her other belongings behind. A month later, Corinna disappeared and she is believed to have been the victim of human trafficking. If you have any information about the disappearance of Corinna Slusser, please call the NYPD Human Trafficking Task Force at 212-384-1000.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- Get a free refill pack with the purchase of a Quip electric toothbrush. VisitGetQuip.com/vanished.Sleep Number- You’ll only find Sleep Number at one of their 575 Sleep Number stores nationwide. Visit sleepnumber.com/VANISH find the one nearest you.Stamps.com- Go to Stamps.com and click on the radio microphone at the top of the homepage and type Vanished for a 4-week trial PLUS free postage and a digital scale with no longterm commitment.You can find new episodes of The Vanished, completely ad-free, only on Stitcher Premium. For a free month of Stitcher Premium, go to stitcherpremium.com/wondery and use promo code WONDERY.
Zacharey Wilks

Zacharey Wilks

2019-07-0100:59:0616

On May 24, 2017, 27-year-old Zacharey Wilks left his home in Lompoc, California to make the familiar drive to his uncle’s residence in Las Vegas, Nevada. He planned to spend some time helping his uncle prepare the family’s vacation home for summer guests and also enjoy seeing his relatives. However, Zacharey never made it, and neither he nor his car have ever been seen again. Extensive searches have been conducted along Zacharey's route but no trace of him has been found.Zacharey is in need of life sustaining medication and may be in need of medical treatment.         If you have any information about Zacharey Wilks’ disappearance, please call the Lompoc Police Department at 805-736-2341You can follow Zacharey’s story on social media at Find Zacharey Wilks. This episode was sponsored by:Buffy- For $20 off your Buffy comforter, visit Buffy.co and enter code VANISHED.Quip- Get a free refill pack with the purchase of a Quip electric toothbrush. Visit GetQuip.com/vanished.ThirdLove- Go to ThirdLove.com/Vanished now to find your perfect-fitting bra AND get 15% off your first purchase!You can find new episodes of The Vanished, completely ad-free, only on Stitcher Premium. For a free month of Stitcher Premium, go to stitcherpremium.com/wondery and use promo code WONDERY.
Ebonee Spears

Ebonee Spears

2019-06-2400:57:2215

On January 14, 2016, Ebonee Spears’ parents were desperately trying to get their thirty-year-old daughter some help. Ebonee hadn’t been acting like herself, possibly displaying signs of a mental health or medical crisis, and her family wanted to her to check in for an evaluation. As Ebonee’s family raced to help their daughter between the afternoon of January 14th and throughout the next day, strange things began to happen, and Ebonee Spears has not been seen since late in the evening of January 15, 2016. This week, we’re exploring the odd and extraordinary events leading up to Ebonee’s disappearance more than three years ago and looking into some of the more mysterious aspects of her case.If you have any information about Ebonee’s disappearance, please contact the Wilmington Police Department at 910-343-3686 or 910-343-3600.You can follow Ebonee’s story on social media at: https://www.facebook.com/find.ebonee.spears/This episode was sponsored by:Ritual- Visit Ritual.com/Vanished for 10% off your first 3 months of Essential for Women vitamins.Buffy- For $20 off your Buffy comforter, visit Buffy.co and enter code VANISHED.You can find new episodes of The Vanished, completely ad-free, only on Stitcher Premium. For a free month of Stitcher Premium, go to stitcherpremium.com/wondery and use promo code WONDERY.
Lillianna Pagano

Lillianna Pagano

2019-06-1700:52:2914

On October 1, 2013, Jillanne Pagano abducted her 3 month old daughter, Lillianna, from Rocheport, MO. Lillianna’s parents, Tyler and Jillanne, had a falling out shortly after young Lillianna was born. One day, Tyler received a text message stating that Jillanne and Lillianna were going out of state. When he inquired further as to where they were going and for how long he received no answer. It would be more than five years before this case would get a big break.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- Get a free refill pack with the purchase of a Quip electric toothbrush. Visit GetQuip.com/vanished.Ritual- Visit Ritual.com/Vanished for 10% off your first 3 months of Essential for Women vitamins.Lending Club- Go to LendingClub.com/Vanished to check your rate in minutes and borrow up to $40,000.DoorDash- Get $5 off your first order of $15 or more when you download the DoorDash app and enter promo code VANISHED.You can find new episodes of The Vanished, completely ad-free, only on Stitcher Premium. For a free month of Stitcher Premium, go to stitcherpremium.com/wondery and use promo code WONDERY.
Nieko Lisi

Nieko Lisi

2019-06-1001:33:5319

On September 30, 2011, 18-year-old Nieko Lisi went missing. Nieko was last seen in Addison, NY with his friend Robert Knight. Nieko and Robert went to Nieko’s uncle’s home around 2pm that afternoon. Nieko told his uncle that he and his friend were heading to Buffalo, New York to go camping. The pair were driving a pick-up truck that they claimed belonged to Robert’s grandfather, but this would later be proven to be untrue.The following day, Nieko spoke to his grandmother via telephone. Little did his family know, this would be the last time they would speak to him.A few days later, Nieko’s mother, Monica, got a letter in the mail that contained Nieko’s drivers license. According to the note attached to the license, it had been found in Hornell, NY which is about a 20 minute drive from where Nieko and his family lived. Nieko’s family members were already concerned given the fact that they had not heard from him in a few days, receiving the license in the mail sent them into a panic.Nieko Lisi was reported missing on October 5, 2011. It was later found out that the friend who was with Nieko around the time he went missing had allegedly been dropped off in Romulus, Michigan on October 1st by Nieko, but no one witnessed the drop off to confirm that Nieko was there.Once police started looking deeper into the case, it was discovered that Nieko’s last cell phone ping hit a tower in Franklin, TN. He may have been spotted in that area, but there is no concrete evidence proving that this was actually him.In the days after Nieko disappeared, his friend, Robert Knight, was questioned by police in Michigan in regards to Nieko’s whereabouts. Police took Knight to the hospital to get a psychiatric evaluation due to the behavior he was exhibiting. However, he was released the following day. But only two days after being questioned by police, Robert Knight was found dead of an apparent drug overdose.This is just one of many mysterious circumstances surrounding the disappearance of Nieko Lisi.If you have any information regarding the whereabouts of Nieko Lisi please call 1-800-TBI-FIND.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:Sleep Number- You’ll only find Sleep Number at one of their 575 Sleep Number stores nationwide. Visit sleepnumber.com/VANISH find the one nearest you.Stamps.com- Go to Stamps.com and click on the radio microphone at the top of the homepage and type Vanished for a 4-week trial PLUS free postage and a digital scale with no longterm commitment.Daily Harvest- Go to daily-harvest.com and enter promo code VANISHED to get three free cups in your first box.Book of the Month- Sign up at bookofthemonth.com with code VANISHED and you'll get your first book for just $5.You can find new episodes of The Vanished, completely ad-free, only on Stitcher Premium. For a free month of Stitcher Premium, go to stitcherpremium.com/wondery and use promo code WONDERY.
Eric Pracht

Eric Pracht

2019-06-0301:08:5218

On July 22, 2016, 25-year-old paramedic, Eric Pracht and his fiance had a small get together at their condo in Lakewood, Colorado. As the party was winding down and most of the guests had left, a disagreement between the pair and two people close to them, turned into more of an argument. According to those present, Eric took a walk to cool off. They waited for him to come back but Eric never returned. Despite extensive searches, no trace of Eric has ever been found. Eric’s disappearance is a baffling mystery with bizarre clues but they just haven’t found enough pieces of the puzzle to solve it.If you have any information about Eric’s disappearance, please call the Lakewood Police Department at (303) 987-7111.The episode was co-researched and written by Marissa Jones and Anna Priestland.This episode was sponsored by:thredUp- Get an extra 30% off your first order by visiting thredUp.com/VANISHED.Quip- Get a free refill pack with the purchase of a Quip electric toothbrush. Visit GetQuip.com/vanished.ThirdLove- Go toThirdLove.com/Vanished now to find your perfect-fitting bra AND get 15% off your first purchase!You can find new episodes of The Vanished, completely ad-free, only on Stitcher Premium. For a free month of Stitcher Premium, go to stitcherpremium.com/wondery and use promo code WONDERY.
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Comments (452)

Matt 24

why innocent looking girls want to hang out the older convicts?

Aug 17th
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Stacy Burns

What happened with the search of the shallow grave on the hill? It wasn't clarified as to what they found!

Aug 15th
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Jennifer Arabella

Stacy Burns Yes! I also want to know the answer

Aug 16th
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Matt 24

their friend wasn't allowed to go

Aug 15th
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Jennifer Arabella

Matt 24 Ah, yes🤔

Aug 16th
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Matt 24

I have an aunt who is bipolar. very unpredictable, she at one time lived in the skid row area in fresno and we had to go in there to find her. This lady could've ended up anywhere, but she would've needed an acquaintance for that.

Aug 15th
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Jennifer Arabella

Matt 24 Ah, sounds right

Aug 16th
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Matt 24

reverse psychology could've worked here. before they go missing "i don't wanna see my son" - "oh, no way, your gonna see him" ....... after they go missing, "cool, I don't have to pay child support, this works for me" - "oh wait, she's been located"

Aug 15th
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Jennifer Arabella

Matt 24 🤔🤔👌

Aug 16th
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Matt 24

dude's mom picked him up. everyone knows he's guilty, "oh, you that guy that killed your pregnant girlfriend"

Aug 14th
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Abbott Hill

Matt 24 :(

Aug 15th
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Amanda Lang

I have not yet read the book but from what I've heard on this episode I can't help but wonder if Jaryd was in fact abducted from the trail and then later returned to the top of the mountain? This would explain how all of the original search efforts failed to locate him. It would also explain the condition of his clothing and shoes and that mysterious tooth being found. If the perpetrator was closely following the case, they could have planted the items to throw the investigation into an entirely different direction. The highly publicised media attention, and doctor on television saying "they will at least find a tooth" could certainly fit with this theory as well. also the pants being inside out. If he was abducted, undressed and killed elsewhere, then his partial remains and clothing could have been returned to the site. this clears all suspicion of him making the climb himself and rules out animal attack. also the scratches on the cranium. The doctor that contacted Allyn with her opinion that the his body had been in water also supports my theory of his body having been moved. Has there been any corroborating evidence from the remains found that determine when Jaryd was killed? I dont see any proof that he died that he died the in the hours/days following his disappearance or that his death occurred on the mountain. as far the anonymous call regarding the police keeping information from Allyn and the family. I do believe that and it also plays into my theory that they may be looking at a suspect in his abduction and murder. I am not an expert by any means but I am curious what others think about my theory. sorry so long, thanks for reading.

Aug 14th
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Ivy Lopez

Amanda Lang 🤔🤔🤔

Aug 15th
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Curtis Miles

FYI... despite what the guest says, you don't give fingerprints when you renew your license in Texas. I live here. i know. it was weird hearing that.

Aug 13th
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Cassandra Collins

Curtis Miles 😳Ok...

Aug 13th
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Matt 24

looks like a very attractive woman who is described as a recluse. the mom is correct in believing that a suspect would be a man with a crush/stalker. she seems to have a personality disorder, and could just be hiding out, she could even be living with someone and doesn't care to contact her family.

Aug 10th
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Matt 24

she was living with her husband, while filing for divorce, she was openly seeing another man for about 10 months, the divorce was going to financially cripple her husband, she would receive 65% of the business and alimony of $4000 a month. of course tom did it. didn't she see that he might do this? why would she remain close to him when he might do something drastic, people going through divorce need to be aware of the risks involved, your spouse (soon to ex spouse) is someone who may do something harmful to you

Aug 10th
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Matt 24

"the reason why there's so much crime is dumb ass police" robin harris

Aug 10th
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Matt 24

kayla looks like a thug chick, dresses and talks like a boy. and she said that laron deliberately drove into the water

Aug 9th
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Matt 24

2 things really upset me, no indication of foul play (police did nothing, searched nothing), and the guys son blocking the door (and they were like I wonder what's back there)

Aug 9th
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Matt 24

that lady should've had a loaded handgun at all times

Aug 9th
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Matt 24

the main problem with most addictive behaviors is that the costs occur in the future, whereas the pleasures from them occur in the present. quoted from shahram heshmat ph.d

Aug 8th
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Samuel Anderson

Matt 24 Great comment!

Aug 9th
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Matt 24

obviously only one guy knows what happened

Aug 8th
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Samuel Anderson

Matt 24 Obviously

Aug 9th
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Matt 24

this story is so upsetting

Aug 7th
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5 min K-World

Matt 24 it's very sad indeed! 💔

Aug 7th
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britney tears

So sad. Why didn't his sister just file the report? Is that not allowed? Not really important, but they have different moms right? So why would her mom's family health history matter to him? Anytoot, I hope that horrible woman goes dowwwn hard for that shit.

Aug 7th
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Kcat

britney tears they have the same bio mom but he was adopted. His adoptive mom died.

Aug 7th
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Trinity  miller

britney tears Sad😔

Aug 7th
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Matt 24

i understand the family is frustrated, but law enforcement has nothing to go on, and the family keeps speculating it's a prejudice thing

Aug 6th
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Trinity  miller

Matt 24 yes, I think you are right

Aug 7th
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Apple Betty

These so called "law enforcement" need to get a new career!!! How crass that they refuse to do their job because they don't agree with someone's lifestyle. This disgusts me that they are so incompetent and have little value over a human life.

Aug 6th
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Mike Coy

Apple Betty tv

Aug 11th
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P HUN UK

Apple Betty I couldn't have put it better myself

Aug 9th
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