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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 will The Vanished uncover next?

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Arianna Fitts

Arianna Fitts

2020-03-2301:09:335

On April 1, 2016, 32-year-old Nicole Fitts told her roommate that she had to run a quick errand to meet someone at a restaurant close by. Nicole’s 2-year-old daughter, Arianna, had been staying with some babysitters in a nearby city while Nicole worked. Nicole had decided it was time to pick up her toddler after the babysitters made excuses for not giving Arianna back. She took some money from an ATM, went to pay the babysitters and retrieve Arianna. Nicole never came home. One week later, Nicole was found murdered in a San Francisco park. Her body was discovered in a shallow grave covered by a wooden board. Her daughter, Arianna, has never been seen again.If you have any information about the disappearance of Arianna Fitts, you are urged to call the San Francisco FBI at 415-553-7400. You may also call the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children at 1-800-THE-LOST. If you have any information about the murder of Nicole Fitts, please call the San Francisco Police Department homicide division at 415-553-1145. There is a $10,000 reward being offered by Nicole’s employer, Best Buy, for any information that will aid investigators in finding Arianna.If you would like to follow Arianna’s story on social media at: Help Find Baby Arianna Fitts.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!The RealReal- Shop in-store, online or download the app, and get 20% off select items with the promo code REAL.Ritual- Visit Ritual.com/Vanished for 10% off your first 3 months of Essential for Women vitamins.Sundance Now- Try Sundance Now free for 30 days by going to SundanceNow.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.
Rachel Conger

Rachel Conger

2020-03-1601:28:4615

Back in March of 2008, 30-year-old Rachel Conger had recently split up with her husband, Paul. Rachel and her daughter, Amber, moved to a new home in Como, TN. Rachel borrowed a truck from a friend so she could move some furniture to her new place. On the evening of March 12, 2008, Rachel told her daughter that Paul was coming to stay the night. She said he was off his medication and not acting right. Rachel told Amber that she was trying to keep him calm. She warned her daughter that if anything happened, for her to climb out the window and call for help. Rachel’s daughter went to bed that night and when she woke up the following morning, her mom and Paul were gone.If you have any information about the disappearance of Rachel Conger, you are urged to call the Henry County Sheriff’s Office at 731-642-1672.You can follow Rachel's case on Facebook at Bring Rachel Home.This episode was sponsored by:Bombas- Go to Bombas.com/VANISHED and get 20% off your first purchase.Quip- Get a free refill pack with the purchase of a Quip electric toothbrush. Visit GetQuip.com/vanished.Sakara- Sakara is offering our listeners 20% off their first purchase when you go to https://www.sakara.com/vanished?utm_source=podcast&utm_medium=vanished and enter code VANISHED at checkout.Best Fiends- Download Best Fiends FREE on the Apple App Store or Google Play.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.
Rhonda Day

Rhonda Day

2020-03-0942:3612

On July 28, 2018, Rhonda Day left her home in Lebanon Junction, Kentucky, she was planning to spend the evening at friend’s house. Her friend said that she arrived and stayed there until the following morning. When Rhonda failed to return home when she said she would, her grandmother immediately became concerned. This was not like Rhonda. They contacted her friend and he said that he had seen Rhonda in his driveway on the morning of July 29th. With no sign of Rhonda or her car, her family went to the police. On August 3, 2018, Rhonda’s blue Chevy Aveo was found a little over a mile from her friend’s home. Despite extensive searches of the area, no trace of Rhonda has been found. If you have any information about Rhonda Day’s disappearance, you are urged to call the Louisville Metro Police Department at 502-574-7111 or their anonymous tip line at 502-574-LMPD.You can follow Rhonda's story on Facebook at: Rhonda Day Missing.This episode was sponsored by:The RealReal- Shop in-store, online or download the app, and get 20% off select items with the promo code REAL.Betabrand- Get 20% off your first order when you go to Betabrand.com/Vanished.DoorDash- Download the DoorDash App and enter promo code VANISHED to get $5 off your purchase of $15 or more.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.
Ritchie Collins

Ritchie Collins

2020-03-0201:16:1215

Ritchie Collins went missing in early 2019. The exact date of his disappearance is currently unknown. A neighbor reported seeing him at his home in Bellingham, WA but the exact date on that is fuzzy. However, he had not texted anyone since March of 2019. Ritchie has been described by those who knew him best as a loner, so it would not be uncommon for a few days or even weeks to go by without hearing from him. Ritchie’s family had been trying to get ahold of him for weeks but then on April 30th, Ritchie’s car was found parked at the Colonial Creek Campground at North Cascades National Park. The keys to his car were on top of the vehicle. According to a park ranger, the vehicle had been there for weeks. The park where Ritchie’s car was located is filled with trails that stretch for seemingly endless miles. So far, after extensive searches, no sign of Ritchie has been found. As they began looking closer at the circumstances surrounding the disappearance of Ritchie Collins, they discovered numerous bizarre clues that don't add up to any one single conclusion.If anyone has information regarding the whereabouts of Ritchie Collins, you are urged to contact Detective Ken Gates at 360-778-6613.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 600 Sleep Number stores nationwide. Visit sleepnumber.com/VANISH find the one nearest you.Worthy- Go to worthy.com/VANISHED to get started.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.
Serenity Dennard

Serenity Dennard

2020-02-2401:26:2519

Back in early 2019, 9-year-old Serenity Dennard had been living at the Black Hills Children's Home in Rockerville, South Dakota. She had been living at the home since July of 2018. Her adoptive parents had placed her there after her behavior became too difficult to manage along with their other children at home. Serenity was on track to complete a one-year residential program at the children’s home in July and return to her adoptive parents. However, on the morning of February 3, 2019, she ran away from the home while staff members were distracted. She was last spotted by an incoming visitor, standing at the cattle gate near the road. Severe winter weather came through later that day, and Serenity had on snow boots, but no coat. She has never been seen again.If you have any information about the disappearance of Serenity Dennard, you are urged to call the Pennington County Sheriff’s Office at 605-394-6115. You can also call the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children at 1-800-843-5678 or 1-800-THE-LOST.You can follow Serenity's story on Facebook at: Serenity Alert SystemThis episode was sponsored by:FirstLeaf- To get the exclusive intro offer of six bottles of wine for only $29.95, plus free shipping, go to firstleaf.com/VANISHED.The RealReal- Shop in-store, online or download the app, and get 20% off select items with the promo code REAL.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.
Marcie Crane Peterson

Marcie Crane Peterson

2020-02-1701:06:5618

On October 30, 2003, 28-year-old Marcie Crane and her husband were staying at a hotel in Marietta, Georgia. The two had been estranged but were trying to rekindle their relationship. While her husband was out running errands, Marcie disappeared. Before she left, she gave a housekeeper the key to the room and asked her to give it to her husband. That is the last time that anyone heard from Marcie.After her disappearance, several suspicious stories began to surface. A man who lent Marcie money had allegedly threatened her. Another man who she had previously dated and worked with for many years in the real estate business, he moved to another state and cut off contact with Marcie's family. Her family later learned that he had been using a fake name. Her family was also wary of her husband because she hadn't known him long and met him online. More than 16 years have passed since Marcie was last seen and her family feels like they are no closer to finding out the truth.If you have any information about the disappearance of Marcie Crane, you are asked to call the Cobb County, Georgia Police Department at 770-499-3862.You can follow Marcie’s story on social media at: Missing -Marcie Crane.This episode was sponsored by:Betabrand- Get 20% off your first order when you go toBetabrand.com/Vanished.ThirdLove- Go to ThirdLove.com/Vanished now to find your perfect-fitting bra AND get 15% off your first purchase!DoorDash- Download the DoorDash App and enter promo code VANISHED to get $5 off your purchase of $15 or more.Best Fiends- Download Best Fiends FREE on the Apple App Store or Google Play.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 Lovely

David Lovely

2020-02-1055:4924

In August of 1985, 19-year-old David Lovely and his family were moving from their home in California to Massachusetts. David’s mother and sister were driving the moving truck while David rode his maroon 1978 Model 1100 Yamaha motorcycle. Every 30 miles or so, the family would stop to check on one another. During one stop in Evanston, WY, David told his family he wanted to continue on and that he would meet up with them at the next rest stop. At some point, David stopped in Fort Bridger, WY and called his aunt from the Bingo Truck Stop to tell her that his motorcycle had broken down. He said another man, who also had a motorcycle, had helped him fix whatever the issue was. David asked to his aunt to relay this message to his family when they called her at their next stop. Sadly, this would be the last time David’s family would hear from him. Nine days later, his motorcycle was found by campers on a dirt road near Sweetwater County Airport in Rock Springs, WY, but there was no sign of David.If you have any information in regards to the whereabouts of David Lovely please call Sweetwater County, Wyoming Sheriff's Department 307-872-6350, Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation 307-777-7181 or Huntington Beach, California Police Department 714-536-5641.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:Ritual- Visit Ritual.com/Vanished for 10% off your first 3 months of Essential for Women vitamins.The RealReal- Shop in-store, online or download the app, and get 20% off select items with the promo code REAL.Sakara- Sakara is offering our listeners 20% off their first purchase when you go to https://www.sakara.com/vanished?utm_source=podcast&utm_medium=vanished and enter code VANISHED at checkout.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.
Paige Johnson

Paige Johnson

2020-02-0301:14:5522

On September 23, 2010, 17-year-old Paige Johnson left her mother’s home in Florence, Kentucky to go hangout with a friend, Jacob Bumpass. At some point during that evening, Paige sent a message to her sister, saying “girl call me now, I need to talk to you ASAP.” Paige never returned home after that evening, and that is the last time anyone has ever heard from her. Jacob claims that he dropped Paige off at intersection in nearby Covington, KY, close to where her sister was staying. More than nine years later, Paige’s family is still waiting for her to come home and searching for answers as to what happened on the night that September night.If you have any information about the disappearance of Paige Johnson, please call the Covington Police Department at 859-292-2222. You may also call the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children at 1-800-THE-LOST.UPDATE: On March 25, 2020, it was announced that a passerby found human remains in Clermont County, Ohio on Sunday, March 22, 2020. Those remains have been identified as Paige Johnson. This episode was sponsored by:Quip- Get a free refill pack with the purchase of a Quip electric toothbrush. Visit GetQuip.com/vanished.Sleep Number- You’ll only find Sleep Number at one of their 600 Sleep Number stores nationwide. Visit sleepnumber.com/VANISH find the one nearest you.Bombas- Go to Bombas.com/VANISHED and get 20% 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.
Audrey Herron

Audrey Herron

2020-01-2701:23:4620

On August 29, 2002, 31-year-old Audrey Herron finished up her shift at the healthcare facility where she worked in Catskill, NY around 11PM. She walked to her Jeep with some coworkers and said goodnight. The night was dark and rainy, however, Audrey had been making the same commute back and forth to work for years. According to her husband, Audrey never made it home that night and seemingly vanished into the night. Despite extensive searches, no trace of Audrey has ever been found. Over the years, many theories have surfaced as to what may have happened to Audrey on that rainy night more than 17 years ago.If you have any information about the disappearance of Audrey Herron, you may call the New York State Police at 518-622-8600.You can follow Audrey's case on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/192440030551/This episode was sponsored by:Zola- Go to Zola.com/MIA and use promo code SAVE50 to get 50% off your save the dates.Betabrand- Get 20% off your first order when you go to Betabrand.com/Vanished.Best Fiends- Download Best Fiends FREE on the Apple App Store or Google Play.DoorDash- Download the DoorDash App and enter promo code VANISHED to get $5 off your purchase of $15 or more.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.
Brock Holmes

Brock Holmes

2020-01-2054:4717

23-year-old Brock Holmes was last seen in Sultan, Washington on the evening of October 7, 2009. He played pool and had some drinks with friends at a local bar, and then headed across the street to a restaurant before ending up at the home of two of his friends. Two stories would emerge about Brock leaving the home that night, one was that he got into a car and the other that he left on foot to walk several miles home. Brock never made it home and he was never seen or heard from again.  If you have any information about the disappearance of Brock Holmes, you are urged to call the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office at 425-388-3849.You can follow Brock’s case on social media at Missing: Brock Holmes.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!FirstLeaf- To get the exclusive intro offer of six bottles of wine for only $29.95, plus free shipping, go to firstleaf.com/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.
Judith Geurin

Judith Geurin

2020-01-1357:3214

Judith Geurin was last seen in Sodus Point, NY in late January of 1991. Her boyfriend said that Judith had left to move to Florida but the only thing missing was Judith. She had left behind all of her belongings, even her car. The police did not have any reason to suspect foul play so Judith's case went cold for many years. There is no record of Judith accessing her finances or using her social security number after January of 1991. Years later, police began to suspect that Judith had been the victim of foul play.If you have any information regarding the disappearance of Judith Guerin please call the Wayne County Sheriff's Office at 315-946-5773 or 315-946-9771.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.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.
Vinyette Teague

Vinyette Teague

2020-01-0657:4818

On June 25, 1983, 18-month-old Vinyette Teague was in the company of her grandmother, extended family and neighbors while her parents took the evening off to go see a movie. It was a warm summer night in Chicago, Illinois, and Vinyette’s grandmother and a neighbor took turns holding the toddler while getting some fresh air in the open air hallways near their apartments. When the phone rang, her grandmother went in to take the call, and the neighbor set Vinyette down on the ground near a table where neighbors gathered playing games. When her grandmother returned, Vinyette was gone. She has never been seen again.If you have any information about the disappearance of Vinyette Teague, please call the Chicago Police Department at 312-747-5789. You may also call the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children at 1-800-THE-LOST or 1-800-843-5678.This episode was sponsored by:Ritual- Visit Ritual.com/Vanished for 10% off your first 3 months of Essential for Women vitamins.Zola- Go to Zola.com/MIA and use promo code SAVE50 to get 50% off your save the dates.Best Fiends- Download Best Fiends FREE on the Apple App Store or Google Play.DoorDash- Download the DoorDash App and enter promo code VANISHED to get $5 off your purchase of $15 or more.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.
Matthew Hulse

Matthew Hulse

2019-12-3042:449

In the fall of 2014, Matt Hulse was living with two roommates in Columbia, Missouri. Matt had lived a transient lifestyle for many years and spent much of his time with his friend Eric in Madison, Wisconsin. Matt called Eric and they discussed him returning to Madison in the near future. This was the last time that Eric heard from Matt. A few weeks went by and Eric began to grow more concerned. Eric has spent the last five years trying to piece together what may have happened to Matt and where he could possibly be. If you have any information about the disappearance of Matthew Hulse, please call the Columbia Police Department at 573-874-7652.You can follow Matt's case of Facebook at Help me find Matt Hulse.This episode was sponsored by:Audible- For a limited time, you can get 3 months of Audible for just $6.95 per month if you visit audible.com/MIA or text MIA to 500-500/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.
Max Greenfield

Max Greenfield

2019-12-1601:01:4820

On Friday, March 16, 2018, 25-year-old Max Greenfield started out his weekend at the local casino where he had a drink with his sister, Tonya. They left together and headed home to Brookings, Oregon, where Tonya dropped him off at the home he shared with his mother. Max and Tonya made plans to go see a movie later in the weekend. The next evening, late in the night on March 17, and early into the morning hours of March 18, Max was back at the casino hanging out with some friends when he was asked to leave for not having proper identification. Max was seen on surviellance speaking to man outside the casino. The pair walked off the property and the man returned alone about 15 minutes later. This is when Max disappeared and he has not been seen or heard from since. If you have any information about the disappearance of Max Greenfield, you can call the Del Norte, California Sheriff’s Office at 707-464-4191. You may also call the Curry County, Oregon Sheriff's Office at 541-247-3242. Both departments will allow callers to remain anonymous.You can follow Max’s story on social media at: Finding Max Greenfield.This episode was sponsored by:Quip- Get a free refill pack with the purchase of a Quip electric toothbrush. Visit GetQuip.com/vanished.DoorDash- Get $5 off your first order of $15 or more when you download the DoorDash app and enter promo code VANISHED.Circle- Right now, our listeners get a limited time offer of $30 off of a Circle Home Plus, when you visit meetcircle.com/VANISHED and enter VANISHED at checkout.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.
Angela Gilbert

Angela Gilbert

2019-12-0901:02:5926

On June 2, 2011, Angela Gilbert was walking on timber land used for logging in Granite Falls, Washington with an acquaintance named Colt White .  At some point, Colt returned without Angela. When asked about this, he allegedly said that she had continued to walk along the land near the Stillaguamish River. Unfortunately, no one ever got a chance to ask Colt more about what happened on that warm spring day walk because he disappeared shortly after Angela. Several weeks later, Colt’s body was found in the Stillaguamish River. During searches, some of Angela's belongings were found in the area but police told her family they believe the items were planted. It has been eight long years since Angela disappeared and her family believes there are more people out there who know what happened. If you have any information about the disappearance of Angela Gilbert, please call the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office at 425-388-3849.You can follow the search for Angela on social media at: Missing Angela Gilbert.This episode was sponsored by:Ritual- Visit Ritual.com/Vanished for 10% off your first 3 months of Essential for Women vitamins.Sleep Number- You’ll only find Sleep Number at one of their 600 Sleep Number stores nationwide. Visit sleepnumber.com/VANISH find the one nearest you.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.
Johnthan Hall

Johnthan Hall

2019-12-0201:05:5515

On Wednesday, February 13, 2019, 30-year-old Johnthan Hall went to work with his dad. The two worked a maintenance job in Las Vegas, Nevada. At the end of the day, his father dropped him off at home. Johnthan then left for his second job at a local billiards club not too far away. Johnthan was seen at the club that night around 7:30PM. No one knows exactly when Johnthan left or where he may have gone. Missing along with Johnthan were the items he always carried with him in his backpack.If you have any information about the disappearance of Johnthan Hall, please call the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department at 702-828-3111.This episode was sponsored by:Lending Club- Go to LendingClub.com/Vanished to check your rate in minutes and borrow up to $40,000.Quip- Get a free refill pack with the purchase of a Quip electric toothbrush. Visit GetQuip.com/vanished.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.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.
38-year-old Dona Mae Bayerl disappeared on May 6, 1979 after an argument with her husband, John. Back in 2018, we covered Dona Mae's story in a three-part series. In early 2019, John Bayerl was charged with Dona Mae's murder. John Bayerl was later convicted and sentenced to life in prison. In this update, we explore what happened after Dona Mae's episodes aired.If you have not listened to the first three episodes, you can find them here:Dona Mae Bayerl Part 1: Lost in the NightDona Mae Bayerl Part 2: Cycles of AbuseDona Mae Bayerl Part 3: The AftermathThis episode was sponsored by:Ritual- Visit Ritual.com/Vanished for 10% off your first 3 months of Essential for Women vitamins.Circle- Right now, our listeners get a limited time offer of $30 off of a Circle Home Plus, when you visit meetcircle.com/VANISHED and enter VANISHED at checkout.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.
Adrian Planells

Adrian Planells

2019-11-1859:5212

On September 23, 1989, 23-year-old Adrian Planells said goodbye to his little sister, Barbara, and headed out the door to go to work. That was the last time Barbara ever saw or spoke to her brother. Adrian went to work that night and clocked out in the early morning hours of the 24th. He had a beer with coworkers at a nearby bar before heading home with the intent to study for an upcoming college exam. That is the last time anyone reported seeing Adrian Planells. He never made it back to his Kenner, Louisiana home and in the 30 years since his disappearance, there has been no sight of Adrian or the 1968 Chevrolet Camaro he was driving that night.If you have any information about the disappearance of Adrian Planells, you are urged to call the Kenner, Louisiana Police Department 504-466-4606.You can follow Adrian's case on Facebook at Help Find Adrian Planells.This episode was sponsored by:Lending Club- Go to LendingClub.com/Vanished to check your rate in minutes and borrow up to $40,000.Quip- Get a free refill pack with the purchase of a Quip electric toothbrush. VisitGetQuip.com/vanished.Handy- Go to Handy.com/VANISHED and enter promo code VANISHED to get your first 3-hour cleaning for only $29 when you sign up for a cleaning plan.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. 
Dean Morrison

Dean Morrison

2019-11-1156:2014

On October 22, 2013, Dean Morrison was let go from his painting job at a ranch southeast of Kamloops, British Columbia. His truck wasn’t working properly and Dean seemed out of sorts. Dean's boss offered to call a tow truck for him that morning and asked him to find a ride home. Sometime between the time the tow truck was called and its arrival several hours later, Dean disappeared. In the six years since that day, Dean has not been seen or heard from again.If you have any information about the disappearance of Dean Morrison, please contact the RCMP at 250-378-4262.You can follow Dean's case on Facebook at Missing: Dean Kelly Morrison.This episode was sponsored by:Zazzle- Visit Zazzle.com/VANISHED and receive 20% OFF!ThirdLove- Go to ThirdLove.com/Vanished now to find your perfect-fitting bra AND get 15% off your first purchase!Sleep Number- You’ll only find Sleep Number at one of their 600 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.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.
Paul Miller

Paul Miller

2019-11-0401:09:2513

On July 13, 2018, Paul and Stephanie Miller were finishing up their vacation in southern California and preparing to drive to Las Vegas to catch their flight home to Ontario. That morning, Paul told Stephanie he wanted to get in one last quick hike. Stephanie decided to stay behind and finish packing up their belongings while Paul headed off to the Joshua Tree National Park for a short hike on the the 49 Palms Oasis Trail. Paul was spotted on the trail but he never made it back to their motel room. In the hours after he went missing, a massive search ensued. Despite extensive search efforts, no trace of Paul has ever been found.If you have any information about the disappearance of Paul Miller, please contact the National Park Service at Joshua Tree 760-367-5500 and ask for the Chief Ranger's Office.UPDATE: Human remains were located near the trail in December of 2019. On January 12, 2020, it was announced that they confirmed the remains to be Paul.This episode was sponsored by: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.
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Why would you not tell your parents where you live?

Mar 28th
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David Schultz

he was clearly on acid

Mar 25th
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Megan Langreck

The babysitter and her family, their behavior in this case is so strange. Also that "pastor". Nicole had mostly good people in her life it seems, but some very strangely predatory people that are too suspicious to overlook.

Mar 24th
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Megan Langreck

I have misgivings about there possibly being abandoned wells on that property mentioned. Though I have faith in search dogs to have found something by now, if the wells were part of her disappearance. And I think this man was "crazy like a fox", his abusive behavior and his good behavior were both very calculated. I think he planned Rachel's murder and disappearance. I think whatever happened was premeditated but if he did not commit suicide first he may have been able to convince law enforcement that it was 2nd degree or manslaughter.

Mar 20th
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Megan Langreck

He may well have had bipolar but I am skeptical that it, in and of itself, in any way explains his calculated abuse of his female family members and animals. It certainly does not explain his exploitation of his wife and her earnings. He is just good at being an abuser. In his case he has a mental illness to hide behind. And how bad that is for other people with mental illnesses who are affected by stigma and stereotypes.

Mar 20th
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Jonathan Connolly

why are the ADT commercials so loud? they are a junk company! turn up the volume to thebpofcast. turn down the volume on the commercials.

Mar 14th
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Anita Simaganis

www such an odd circumstance I would think it has something to do with the guy who helped him. he might have seen him as a nice break from road trip but why leave 'valuables & just take the human?? I hope they find him every family deserves to ring their missing

Mar 14th
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ADS

This is insane! She’s another Andrea Yates and Susan Smith. Lock that bitch up.

Mar 11th
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Agape1 Cordova

🧐 That picture is hella creepy! It's like they knew they were gonna be doomed! 😬🤐🥺

Mar 11th
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Darryl Mac

the speech is way too fast please stop speeding it up... What is wrong with you chickie

Mar 5th
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Jamie K

a boot with a foot inside was found washed up on shore and was found to be his. His body was never recovered but he has been presumed deceased.

Mar 3rd
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Joni Heath

This irritated me so much. everything about this sounds like foul play to me. Did the finger print the car and find this woman? What about her sons?

Mar 3rd
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Sharon Grant

Who was the name that answered Richie's phone when his sister called?

Mar 3rd
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Megan Langreck

Um.... the adoptive father visited her the day before she disappeared. Where was he the day of her disappearance? He seems to think she has these superpowers, like she is the most evil genius. Also, how was her residential care being paid for? How much of an financial incentive was there in her adoption? Sometimes families get benefits of some kind.

Feb 29th
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Megan Langreck

The dogs losing the trail, right by the cattle guards, is I agree a sign she was picked up. The ineffectual "search" is suspicious. The quick shift into search and recovery is suspicious. The absence of the home's director is suspicious as well as his determination to restrict the "search" to places she could not possibly be. The sightings in other areas and other States is suspicious. And it is with good reason that it is often stated that the foster care system is linked to sex trafficking. Trying to determine how close this residency home is, to the oil fields and the man camps that are linked to sexual violence and numerous disappearances.

Feb 29th
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Megan Langreck

I am sorry but the expert discussing RAD is mistaken in this case. It is mistaken to believe that RAD kids are "genetically" predestined to develop the condition, for one thing, and countless baby monkeys who suffered in horrible maternal deprivation experiments are good evidence of this. We need to accept that kids are "genetically" predestined to this disorder by virtue of being human and having human needs. Another thing is that Serenity HAD a family. They were imperfect but they were bonded to her. The State interfered, and as a consequence she was bounced across dozens of foster homes and exposed to divorce and remarriage in her "permanent" placement. She HAD a family. She was not born into RAD. She developed RAD in the foster system.

Feb 29th
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Megan Langreck

CPS is complicit in this disappearance and in whatever happened to her beforehand as a result of being in foster care. If something horrible has happened to her, they are complicit in that as well. I am shocked that the child was removed from one decent sounding foster home because they "were becoming too attached". I don't understand how it works, but money is somehow made on foster kids. So. I think that is an incentive to run roughshod over families and children where the law allows it. I feel the adoptive family was exploited too, unprepared to parent her under the consequences of CPS's running roughshod over Serenity and her family.

Feb 29th
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Darryl Mac

why is the audio sped up like a chipmunk... Very amateur editing whoever did that

Feb 29th
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Darryl Mac

can you please stop making everything sound like a chipmunk... Stop speeding up your audio ... I had to turn this off after 2 minutes

Feb 29th
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James Anthony Schultz

I don't mean to sound like.. whatever, But can we all agree that it isn't much of a mystery why she went missing? Not that I'm justifying anything, obviously not. But this is probably one of the main reasons why you see such a large ratio in stories of people going missing in terms of economic status and (unfortunately) race. If you live that type of lifestyle, what does everyone tell you? Chances are you're gonna wind up either dead or in jail. And unless this woman just ran away from her life (possible yet unlikely), BOTH of these outcomes happened to her. Everyone's always crying "waahhhh you have white girl syndrome waaahhhhhh"... It's like yeah, there tends to be much more mystery and much more of an ominous and evil element to those stories as opposed to if someone that lives in the hood whatever the race may be, and they live a life of scamming people and prostitution (debatable but likely) it's like right, we already know how that story plays out, there's no intrigue there. It sucks and I wish poverty didn't exist but the truth is the truth. This is why you'll always get more views on a little girl gone missing from a prominent well off family (regardless of race) VS someone from from an impoverished background. It just so happens sadly that race usually tends to be a differentiating factor.

Feb 17th
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