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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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Kimberly Flint

Kimberly Flint

2020-06-2901:24:263

On September 26, 2018, in rural Rusk County, Texas, a Jeep was found in a single vehicle accident with no drivers or passengers in the area. Police called the registered owner of the vehicle, James Flint, who stated that the Jeep belonged to his wife, Kim Flint. James Flint also told the police that Kim rarely drove the Jeep.  He was at work when the police called him so he drove home to check on his wife.   When James arrived home, Kim was nowhere to be found.   The area around Kim’s vehicle was searched thoroughly by multiple police agencies, dogs, drones, and other resources, but in the time since that day, no trace of Kim Flint has ever been found.If you have any information about the disappearance of Kim Flint, you are asked to call the Rusk County Sheriff’s Office at 903-657-3581. You can follow Kim’s story on social media at: Find Kim Flint.This episode was sponsored by:Function of Beauty- Go toFunctionofBeauty.com/VanishedPod to get 20% off your first order.
Trudy Appleby

Trudy Appleby

2020-06-2246:284

On the morning of August 21, 1996, Dennis Appleby left his Moline, Illinois home to head to work, leaving behind his 11 year old daughter, Trudy, to spend the summer day at home.  Around 9:30am, a neighbor saw Trudy with a man who appeared to be in his 20’s, with dark curly hair,  wearing a baseball cap.  The unidentified man was driving a silver or gray four door sedan.  Dennis came home from work that evening and was surprised to find his daughter wasn’t home.  He called his neighbors and some of Trudy’s friends but she wasn’t with any of them.  That is when Dennis called the police to report Trudy missing.  Trudy’s case went unsolved for more than 20 years but now, investigators believe they know who is responsible for Trudy’s disappearance.If you have any information regarding the disappearance of Trudy Appleby, please call the Moline Police Department at 309-524-2140.This episode was sponsored by:DoorDash- Download the DoorDash App and enter promo code VANISHED to get $5 off your purchase of $15 or more.Luminess Air- Go to TrySilk.com/VANISHED to get 60% off your Luminess Silk 4 in 1 Airbrush System.
Jason Dies

Jason Dies

2020-06-1501:11:277

In June of 1991, 20-year-old Jason Dies returned from Operation Desert Storm when the USS Horne docked in San Diego, California.  He was now on leave and had a month to report to a new duty station in Pensacola, Florida.  Jason never showed up and was classified as an unauthorized absentee and later a deserter.  Before Jason disappeared, he mailed some packages to his family back in Louisiana.  He phoned them and asked them not to open the packages.  The mystery of what was in the packages and what happened to Jason loomed over his family for years.  What had he sent them?  Military secrets?  Was there some kind of conspiracy?  When Jason’s younger cousin grew up, she embarked on a journey to find him.  She opened the packages and started pressing for answers.  If you have any information about the disappearance of Jason Dies, please call NCIS at 850-452-4211.  You can submit a tip online at https://www.ncis.navy.mil.
Christopher "Cole" Thomas

Christopher "Cole" Thomas

2020-06-0801:22:0011

22-year-old Cole Thomas had taken a break from college to work a construction job and earn some money. During the fall of 2016, he traveled from his home in Florida to work on a job in Minnesota. Right before Thanksgiving, a couple of co-workers that he had recently met asked Cole to drive them to North Carolina, presumably to spend the holiday with their families. Cole agreed to drive them but what he didn’t realize was that the people he thought were his friends, weren’t friends at all and that he was headed straight into danger that would cost him his life.If you have any information about the disappearance of Cole Thomas, you are asked to call the Benson, North Carolina Police Department at 919-894-2091.You can follow Cole's story on Facebook at Find Cole Thomas.This episode was sponsored by:Function of Beauty- Go to FunctionofBeauty.com/VanishedPod to get 20% off your first order.
Erin Gilbert

Erin Gilbert

2020-06-0101:00:0719

On July 1, 1995, 24-year-old Erin Gilbert traveled to a nearby fair in Girdwood, Alaska with a man she had recently met. Witnesses spotted Erin at the fair that day. According to her date, they had car trouble when they went to leave. He claims that he left Erin at the car and proceeded to walk around looking for a friend's house for two hours. He was unable to find his friend's house and returned to the fair but Erin was gone. He said he searched the fairgrounds and after no sign of Erin, called her sister, who also hadn’t seen her. That was 25 years ago, and to this day, no trace of Erin has ever been found.If you have any information about the disappearance of Erin Gilbert, you are asked to call the Alaska State Troopers at 907-428-7200.You can follow Erin's story on Facebook at: Finding Erin Marie Gilbert.This episode was sponsored by:DoorDash- Download the DoorDash App and enter promo code VANISHED to get $5 off your purchase of $15 or more.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.
Benjamin Redfearn

Benjamin Redfearn

2020-05-2558:476

On July 20, 2017, 30-year-old Benjamin Redfearn left his home in Farmington, New Mexico to attend his daughter’s 6th birthday party. Ben and his daughter’s mother were no longer together but they were committed to co-parenting their child together and Ben was known to be a loving father. By this time, Ben was in another relationship and his current girlfriend was unhappy about him attending the party. On the way to the party, an argument ensued and his girlfriend stopped the car and let Ben out far from the party. Ben ended up walking the rest of the way and was three hours late. Everyone at the party noticed that Ben seemed upset and had a black eye. Ben’s dad gave him a ride home after the party ended. In the car, his dad pleaded with Ben to come back to California with him, he feared for his son’s safety. Ben declined the offer but stated that he didn’t want to go back into the apartment he shared with his girlfriend. Ben got out of the car and that was the last time his dad saw him. It was after this time that Ben dropped off radar. Months later, there was a sighting of Ben but it is unclear what happened to him and his family is desperate for answers.If you have any information about the disappearance of Benjamin Redfearn, please contact Detective Chavez with the Farmington Police Department at 505-566-2370. You can also call their tip line at 505-599-1068. If you would like to remain anonymous, you can call the San Juan County Crimestoppers at 505-334-8477.June 5, 2020 UPDATE: Today we learned that some of Ben’s friends listened to the podcast last week and felt compelled to contact law enforcement to disclose his location in another state. Detective Chavez asked local law enforcement in that location to reach out to Ben and they confirmed that Ben is alive. At this point, Ben has not spoken to his family. That is all the information we have at this time. Thank you all for listening and sharing!This episode was sponsored by:Nutrafol- Go to Nutrafol.com and use promo code VANISHED for 20% off.
Alicia Navarro

Alicia Navarro

2020-05-1801:05:5611

In the early morning hours of September 15, 2019, then-14-year-old Alicia Navarro gathered her laptop and her phone, wrote out a short note for her mom, and headed for the backyard of her family home. Once there, she stacked some chairs and climbed over the first wall around her home, then stacked a pile of leftover bricks to climb the outer wall. Alicia made it over the barriers designed to protect her family’s home and vanished into the darkness that morning. She has not been seen since.If you have any information about the disappearance of Alicia Navarro, you are urged to call the Glendale Police Department at 623-930-3000. You may also contact the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children at 1-800-THE-LOST.You can follow Alicia's case on Facebook at: Finding Alicia.
Rebecca Modrall

Rebecca Modrall

2020-05-1101:26:188

On February 5, 2019, 33-year-old Rebecca Modrall drove to one of the houses her boyfriend, Joe Coker, owned in La Quinta, California. Joe had called her and asked her to come over so he could cook her dinner. Rebecca was seen on camera entering the gated community where Joe lived. That was the last sighting of Rebecca Modrall. Rebecca had plans to meet up with a friend after visiting Joe, but she never made it. Her friend sent her numerous text messages and called her phone, but the messages went unread and the calls unreturned. Rebecca's family believes they know what happened to her but they wonder if money and political influence have gotten in the way of solving her case.If you have any information about the disappearance of Rebecca Modrall, you are asked to call the Riverside County Sheriff’s Office at 951-955-2450.You can follow Rebecca's case on Facebook at Justice For Rebecca Modrall or at http://justice4rebecca.org.This episode was sponsored by: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.
Acacia Bishop

Acacia Bishop

2020-05-0401:13:0914

On May 25, 2003, 18-month-old Acacia Bishop was kidnapped from her great-grandmother's home in Salt Lake City, Utah. Acacia’s grandmother took the toddler and ran while Acacia’s great-grandmother left the room to put her vacuum away. This was not the first time that Acacia was taken by her grandmother. This time, she took Acacia to Idaho where they spent the night in a motel. The following day, the pair was spotted by witnesses playing by the Snake River. That was the last known sighting of Acacia Bishop. Authorities believe that Acacia drowned in a botched murder/suicide attempt that day, while some of her family believes it was an elaborate ruse and that Acacia was given to another family to raise.If you have any information regarding the disappearance of Acacia Bishop, please call Salt Lake County Sheriff's Office at 801-743-7000.You can follow Acacia’s case on social media at Acacia Bishop Missing Child.For more information on psychologist, Dr. Taft, please visit his website or Facebook page.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:Nextdoor- Go to Nextdoor.com/VANISHED to sign up and see what is going on in your neighborhood.Quip- Get a free refill pack with the purchase of a Quip electric toothbrush. Visit GetQuip.com/vanished.
Marshal Iwaasa

Marshal Iwaasa

2020-04-2701:13:5017

On November 17, 2019, 26-year-old Marshal Iwaasa visited his mother in Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada. He helped her with some tech problems and then left late in the evening, despite his mother’s pleas for him to stay the night. He told her that he was headed back to Calgary, where he had been renting a room from a local family and attending school. However, Marshal didn’t go back to Calgary that night, and has not been seen or heard from since. A week later, Marshal's truck was found about 13 hours from where he was last seen. The truck was in a very remote area and completely burnt out.If you have any information about the disappearance of Marshal Iwaasa, please call the Lethbridge Police Department at 403-328-4444. You may also call Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477. Additionally, you may leave a tip at p3tips.comYou can follow Marshal's case on social media at FIND MARSHAL IWAASA.This episode was sponsored by:Ritual- Visit Ritual.com/Vanished for 10% off your first 3 months of Essential for Women vitamins.Nutrafol- Go to Nutrafol.com and use promo code VANISHED for 20% off.
Kerry O'Brien Krueger

Kerry O'Brien Krueger

2020-04-2001:21:0315

On December 5, 1989, 31-year-old Kerry O’Brien Krueger allegedly told her husband that she had to catch a last-minute flight to Wyoming to attend a trade show for work after another coworker asked her to attend in their place. The plan was that she and a co-worker would travel from Burlington, Wisconsin to Chicago where they would take a flight to Wyoming. Kerry’s husband, Tracey, told investigators that he remembers her kissing him goodbye at 4:30AM on December 6 and that she asked him to take care of their three-year old daughter, Megan, while she was gone. A neighbor reported that they saw black car parked outside of the home around that time. After Kerry disappeared, a bizarre series of events began to unfold and more than 30 years later, Kerry's case remains unsolved.If you have any information about the disappearance of Kerry O’Brien Krueger, you are urged to contact Investigator Heather Spranger with the Racine County Sheriff’s Office at 262-636-3367 or the local Crimestoppers at 888-636-9330.This episode was sponsored by: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.
Noemi Gonzalez

Noemi Gonzalez

2020-04-1340:5611

On the evening of February 11, 2014, Noemi Gonzalez spoke to some of her siblings on the phone and nothing seemed amiss. At the time, her adult son was temporarily staying with Noemi and he was the last known person to see Noemi in her North Miami, FL home around 2:00am on February 12, 2014. He had woken up to use the restroom and he saw Noemi was asleep. He went back to bed and by the time her son woke up the next morning around 8 am, Noemi was gone. She had left all of her belongings behind, including important medication, her purse and phone. Noemi has been missing for more than six years and her family has not given up home that one day, they will find her.If you have any information about the disappearance of Noemi Gonzalez, please call the North Miami Police Department at 305-891-0294. You can also submit a tip anonymously through Miami Dade Crimestoppers at 1-800 346-8477.You can follow Noemi’s case on Facebook at Noemi Gonzalez Missing Person.This episode was sponsored by:Best Fiends- Download Best Fiends FREE on the Apple App Store or Google Play.
Sandy Rea

Sandy Rea

2020-04-0601:11:5316

On September 19, 1984, 17-year-old Sandy Rea was last seen at the Windsor Bowling Alley in Shawnee, Oklahoma. At the time, Sandy’s cousin was working at the bowling alley and the two had a brief conversation. Sandy made a phone call but it’s unclear exactly who she called. She mentioned to her cousin that she was going to a party and asked if he wanted to join her. He declined, he couldn’t abandon his shift. Her cousin walked away to go clean a lane and around 8:30PM, when he looked up, he saw Sandy walking out of the bowling alley. This is the last confirmed sighting of Sandy Rea.  More than 35 years later, her family is still searching for answers.If you have any information regarding the disappearance of Sandy Rea, please call the Shawnee Police Department at 405-273-2121.You can follow Sandy's case on Facebook at: Remember what Really happened in Shawnee.This episode was sponsored by:Nextdoor- Go to Nextdoor.com/VANISHED to sign up and see what is going on in your neighborhood.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.Quip- Get a free refill pack with the purchase of a Quip electric toothbrush. Visit GetQuip.com/vanished.
Veronica Blumhorst

Veronica Blumhorst

2020-03-3001:26:4515

On September 20, 1990, after her usual night shift at the local grocery store in Mendota, Illinois, Veronica Blumhorst clocked out at 1:07am. She walked out to her car with her coworkers, they said goodnight and Veronica headed home. She had mentioned to her coworkers that she was really tired and planned to just go home and go to bed. Veronica's mom woke up around 2am and noticed Veronica's car parked in the garage. She assumed Veronica was in bed and went back to sleep. When her brother woke up that morning, he looked for Veronica because she was supposed to drive him to school. He was confused because her car was there but he could not find his sister anywhere. She was last seen by her coworkers at the grocery store and in the almost 30 years that have passed, Veronica has never been seen again.If you have any information about the disappearance of Veronica Blumhorst, please call the Mendota Police Department at 815-539-9331. You may also call Special Agent Brian Wentz with the FBI at 708-349-0004.If you would like to follow Veronica’s story on social media, you can visit “Remember Veronica Jill Blumhorst.”This episode was sponsored by:DoorDash- Download the DoorDash App and enter promo code VANISHED to get $5 off your purchase of $15 or more.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.Nextdoor- Go to Nextdoor.com/VANISHED to sign up and see what is going on in your neighborhood. 
Arianna Fitts

Arianna Fitts

2020-03-2301:10:0111

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

2020-03-1601:29:0923

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

2020-03-0943:2913

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

2020-03-0201:16:5420

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

2020-02-2401:26:5327

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 SystemFor more information on psychologist, Dr. Taft, please visit his website or Facebook page.This 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.
Marcie Crane Peterson

Marcie Crane Peterson

2020-02-1701:06:3519

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.
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_VMeli_

where is the daughter?

Jul 1st
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Kacey Lynn Piña

I believe she left with someone she knew and trusted and I believe it was the son in law David. He is a registered sex offender and she was friends with his daughter. He knew she would be home alone. I pray he speaks up and at least tell the family where her body is. This story is so heartbreaking. I pray the family gets answers.

Jun 30th
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shannon johnson

I'm upset. For this little girl to disappear she had to of been in contact with an adult to have taken her. Also I don't believe you can change RAD. I believe it's genetic. The child can adjust to "learned" or similar to a narcissist learns to show emotions to fit in.

Jun 28th
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Melanie St.George

how was he buying all that expensive jewelry for her just by working at a dunkins!? 🤔

Jun 25th
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Megan Langreck

in cases of missing military i am often bewildered by the military investigators' response. the first thing assumed is these people are AWOL by their own designs. it sometimes takes too long to realize that the person was targeted and harmed, possibly murdered, because the fist thing assumed is that the missing person has done something wrong. I think military members are vulnerable to becoming victims of certain kinds of crimes and wouldn't it be great if investigators had a free hand to consider this.

Jun 24th
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Megan Langreck

Dad with a wild past and scumbag sex offending friends at first suspected the mother and her family. At first that infuriated me beyond words. Now I think it could have been wishful thinking on his part. If her mom was involved in her disappearance at least she would be with people who loved her. But I think I have had about enough of parents showing bad judgement and anti- child priorities, and maintaining contact with scummy sex offender friends is on this spectrum. I have survived to the age I am, and have watched far too much true crime, so this is by far not the only case of a child being targeted because of the parent's terrible judgement and indifference to priorities.

Jun 24th
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Matt 24

ed died in 2014, he went to hell

Jun 24th
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ADS

An eleven year old left at home all day alone. Wow

Jun 24th
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PennyD

Oh, poor sweet family... Yr boy was doing drugs.

Jun 24th
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Matt 24

it's possible that a fellow navy officer tried to steal his identity

Jun 23rd
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Kelly Martelli

Did I miss what happened to her dad? Why wasn't he interviewed for this and the uncle didn't mention wanting closure for her dad.

Jun 22nd
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Megan Langreck

Glad that The Vanished did an episode on this case. Others that have covered this case did not do quite the thorough job of giving an impression of who Cole was as a person, and how UNlikely that makes it that he was involved (willingly) in drug trafficking or related crimes.

Jun 19th
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Math Robs

Love how the ex only reported him missing when she wanted child support

Jun 18th
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Math Robs

Well the mother covered her ass well, made excuse after excuse to defend that she had nothing to do with his issues, do you actually investigate? You only tell one side of the story.

Jun 18th
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Marci Catanzariti

It is so obvious. It's frustrating to hear cases like this, they seem so solvable. With that being said, our justice system is dtii the best, even with all its flaws. I pray for justice and hope someone comes forward with some proof. ❤

Jun 17th
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Math Robs

Sad story, but the family stink of self-importance and are so naive.

Jun 16th
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Sharon Grant

You can forgive but how can you move on...?

Jun 15th
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Sharon Grant

This is a strange.

Jun 15th
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Sharon Grant

This seems like politics and good ole boy system. It's ashame this family has to go through this. I also feel there is cover up going on!!!

Jun 15th
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Sharon Grant

Has there been any tracking of the cellphone? I didn't hear them mention it.

Jun 15th
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