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A true-crime podcast dedicated to investigating missing persons cases from around the world.

A true-crime podcast dedicated to investigating missing persons cases from around the world.
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A true-crime podcast dedicated to investigating missing persons cases from around the world.




Episode 40 - Darwin Vest (Part 2)

In today's part 2 on the disappearance of Darwin Vest, we cover all of the evidence for foul play, as found in police records and conversations with Rebecca Vest, Darwin's sister, and Annie, another member of Darwin's family. We also discuss why police have previously argued that Darwin drowned in the Snake River that night.


Episode 39 - Darwin Vest (Part 1)

Darwin K. Vest was known for his brilliant insight and scientific mind. In the 80's, he conducted a famous study about Hobo Spiders which changed how the arachnid was perceived. But when Darwin went missing in the early morning hours of June 2nd, 1999, his work would forever remain unfinished. That night, Darwin had been drinking in downtown Idaho Falls, Idaho, where he lived and worked. He was with a friend named Lee Curtis at a bar called The Golden Crown. According to police reports, Lee...


Episode 38 - Paul J. Fronczak

April 26th, 1964. Dora and Chester Fronczak are at Chicago's Michael Reese Hospital after giving birth to their first child, a son named Paul. Around 9:30 a.m., a woman - who Dora assumed was a nurse, entered the room, looked at Paul and left. 4 hours later, around 1:50 p.m., the same woman entered again, this time claiming that the baby was needed for an examination in the nursery. Dora handed Paul to her, she left, and, shortly after, both Paul and the unknown woman vanished. The trail...


Episode 37 - Joann Hakes

In January of 2015, 42-year-old Joann Hakes went missing from Afton, Wyoming. She had been living at the Silver Stream Lodge with her boyfriend, a man named Ronald Weerheim. On the night of January 3rd, Joann and Ronald were drinking at the bar on the property of the Silver Stream. According to Ron, Joann was drunk and making a scene, so they left. Once outside, Joann got into a truck with two men and left, never to return. But much is contested about the details of this story, including...


Episode 36 - Shawn Dickerson

Around 11 a.m. on Dec. 2nd, 2011, 23-year-old Shawn Dickerson left his San Francisco house in a hurry -- his roommate and friend, Anjuli, thought he was late for work at Rolo, a men's clothing store. But rather than going to work, it appears that Shawn went for a walk around town, taking a series of photos to chronicle his day. The photos were uploaded to his Facebook page. These photos are the last trace of Shawn Dickerson. In today's episode, we speak at length with Shawn's mother, Trisha...


Episode 35 - Wanda Lemons (Part 2)

Last week, we discussed the disappearance of Wanda Lemons in the context of the other missing and deceased women of Chillicothe. But Megan, Wanda's daughter, argued that her mother's case was unrelated to the other women - that, despite having a similar past to the women, that her case hits much closer to home. That her disappearance was personal. In today's episode, Jordan tries to discover more information about key players in Wanda's story. As Wanda was fighting for custody, we try and...


Episode 34 - Wanda Lemons (Part 1)

38-year-old Wanda Lemons went missing in Chillicothe, Ohio on or around November 4th, 2014. Her case is one of six women who either went missing or were found dead in Chillicothe between May of 2014 and June of 2015. These stories quickly gained national attention, and many people thought that their cases were connected. In today's episode of Thin Air, we devote the first of two episodes on the disappearance of Wanda Lemons to discussing how Wanda fits within the context of these other...


Episode 33 - Jesse Ross

19-year-old Jesse Ross was visiting Chicago while attending a model UN conference with teammates from the University of Missouri - Kansas City. Around 2 am on November 21st, 2006, Jesse is called to an emergency meeting of the UN conference's security council. At this point in the evening, Jesse had been to a dance and a party at the hotel where the conference was being held, the Sheraton Hotel and Towers. Jesse makes it to this emergency meeting, but leaves around 30 minutes later. He...


Episode 32 - Steven Allen Davis

Halloween, 1986. 23 year old Steven Allen Davis clocked out of work in downtown San Francisco, California. He has never been seen or heard from since. A year prior to his disappearance, Steve asked his mother Rosetta what she would do if he just vanished one day: this made his family believe he took off on his own, but would show up again when he was ready. But that day never came, and now his family believes he was met with foul play.


Episode 31 - Nancy Paulikas

On October 15th, 2016, 55 year old Nancy Paulikas visited the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, also known as LACMA, with her husband Kirk and some other family members. The year before, Nancy was diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer's disease. She had severe dementia and had problems communicating, and by October of 2016, caring for her was Kirk's full time job. The trip to LACMA was going well, and Nancy was having a good day. But when the two got separated, Nancy vanished. After an hour...


Episode 30 - Darwyn Hope

Darwyn Hope went missing on July 12th, 2016 from Boise, Idaho. Darwyn was 92 years old at the time, and was suffering from depression and suicidal thoughts brought on by a painful medical condition. He had scheduled a surgery to fix the condition, but when it was unexpectedly cancelled on July 11th, Darwyn became despondent. The night before he went missing, his son Dale went visit him after Mike, his brother, asked him to visit their dad and try to lift his spirits, and keep him focused on...


Episode 29 - Andrew Gosden

On the morning of September 14th, 2007, 14 year old Andrew Gosden left his home in Doncaster, England. His parents believed he was on his way to school, but Andrew had other plans. Instead, he returned home, changed his clothes, and caught a train to London. CCTV footage captured Andrew leaving Kings Cross Station. This is the last time Andrew Gosden was ever seen, and his family has had few answers since. Today, we speak with Andrew's father, Kevin Gosden, Andrew's sister Charlotte, and...


Episode 28 - Lyle Stevik

On September 17th, 2001, police were called to a suicide at the Lake Quinault Hotel in Amanda Park, Washington. The man, who had checked into the hotel with the name Lyle Stevik, had hanged himself. Police assumed an open and shut case. But Lyle was a fake name, and since his death, no missing persons case has matched him, and no family has come forward to claim him, and his true identity remains unknown.


Episode 27 - Rick Garay

Jose Ricardo Garay, who went by Rick, was last seen on or around July 30th, 2009. Rick’s case is complicated and controversial because he went missing while attempting to enter the country illegally through the Sonoran Desert in Arizona. In this episode, we talk with Anne, Rick’s fiancee, and Chelsea Halstead from The Colibri Center for Human Rights, one of the few resources that family members of undocumented migrants have when looking for their missing loved one.


Episode 26 - Unique Harris

In the early morning hours of October 10th, 2010, Unique Harris went missing from her Washington D.C. apartment while her two sons and great niece slept in the next room. She has never been seen or heard from again. In this episode we speak to Unique's mom, Valencia Harris, and Cpt. Michelle Caron from the Washington D.C. Metropolitan Police Department about the details of Unique's case. We also speak to Natalie Wilson, co-founder of the Black and Missing Foundation, about the social and...


Episode 25 - David Blockett

David Ezell Blockett went missing on December 11th, 1980 in Newport News, Virginia. He was only 15 days old. Today's episode examines David's case with his brother, Frederick, and reporter Jessica Larche. We also discuss the issue of infant abductions as a whole: the type of perpetrator likely to commit this crime, locations these abductions take place, and specific cases that have led to shocking discoveries. David Ezell Blockett remains missing.


Episode 24 - James Rowe

James Rowe went missing from the small community of Crestone, Colorado on July 30th, 2004. On that day, James drove his Jeep 17-miles outside of the city limits, parked his car along the side of the road, walked back to town, had a short conversation with a close friend, and was never seen or heard from again. In this episode, we speak to James’ sister, Laura, and his best friend from Crestone, Jeremiah, as they share with us details about the case and theories about what might have happened...


Episode 23 - David Sneddon (Part 2)

In Part 2 of our coverage of David Sneddon, a 24 year old American student who went missing in Yunnan Province, China in 2004, we discuss the evidence that David Sneddon was abducted by North Korea. We return to our conversations with David’s brother, James, and David’s former roommate in China, George Bailey. We also speak to Greg Scarlatoiu, the Executive Director of The Committee for Human Rights in North Korea, Robert Boynton, author of The Invitation Only Zone: North Korea’s Abduction...


Episode 22 - David Sneddon (Part 1)

24-year-old David Sneddon went missing in August, 2004 from Yunnan Province, China, near an area called the Tiger Leaping Gorge. David had been studying in Beijing, and was traveling around Southern China before returning home. In this episode, part one of a two-part series, we speak with both George Bailey, the last person who knew him to see him before he disappeared, and his brother, James, who travelled to China to hike the trail in search of his lost brother.


Episode 21 - Cameron Remmer (Part 2)

Cameron Remmer disappeared from San Francisco in October, 2011. Since his disappearance many questions have remained about the time he spent in San Francisco. On this episode, we speak to Adrienne, a woman he had met on his stay in San Francisco, and Zach, his business partner back in San Diego--someone who was depending greatly on Cameron to return with the product he had set out to get. What happened to Cameron Remmer still remains a mystery, but join us as we hope to get a little bit...