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The Vanished is a true crime podcast that explores the stories of those who have gone missing. Join host, Marissa Jones, as she investigates each case, often interviewing the loved ones who are still searching for answers.

The Vanished is a true crime podcast that explores the stories of those who have gone missing. Join host, Marissa Jones, as she investigates each case, often interviewing the loved ones who are still searching for answers.
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The Vanished is a true crime podcast that explores the stories of those who have gone missing. Join host, Marissa Jones, as she investigates each case, often interviewing the loved ones who are still searching for answers.




Amy Sher

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...


Aubrey Dameron

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...


David Kallenberger

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...


Debra Melo

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...


Corinna Slusser

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,...


Zacharey Wilks

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...


Ebonee Spears

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...


Lillianna Pagano

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...


Nieko Lisi

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....


Eric Pracht

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...


Danny Lee Kelley

On May 31, 1995, 35-year-old Danny Lee Kelley disappeared from Gold Hill, Oregon. He had been staying with some friends when they called his family for help stating that he was acting strange, they thought he may need to go to the hospital. Several family members responded to the scene and witnessed Danny’s strange behavior, talking to people who weren’t there and acting paranoid. They attempted to get him in the car when he just took off running toward the Rogue River. His sister and her...


James Liedtka

On the evening of November 3, 2018, 28-year-old veteran James Liedtka and his roommate joined some friends on a popular street in Eau Claire, Wisconsin for a night of celebrating a friend’s birthday. During that evening, James got separated from the group he was with. In the early morning hours of November 4, James was seen on a surveillance video walking behind a local bar in the direction of a bike path. That camera footage is the last known sighting of James. Extensive searches have been...


Joshua Davis Jr.

On February 4, 2011, the Texas Hill Country was experiencing some abnormally cold weather. It had been snowing in New Braunfels, and the temperatures dipped below 20 degrees. 18-month-old Joshua Davis was staying warm in bed with his mom watching movies when she realized he had crawled off. She got up to search for Joshua but he was nowhere to be found. A search ensued, but no trace of Joshua has ever been found. Joshua’s family maintains that he must have gotten out of the house or been...


Lisa Prescott

Lisa Prescott was last seen on August 31, 2018 at her home in Griffin Park which is located in Jonesboro, Arkansas. According to those who saw Lisa before she disappeared, it was around 6:00 PM that evening when she was spotted watching TV in her bedroom, already in her pajamas for the evening. This indicated to her niece, who was at her home at the time, that her aunt was staying in for the evening. Lisa was experiencing some severe health problems and it is said that she would not have...


Akia Eggleston

On May 3, 2017, 22-year-old Akia Eggleston was seen in Baltimore, Maryland on surveillance video withdrawing money from her bank account. She was 8 months pregnant with her second child and was unable to drive or even walk more than a short distance because her pregnancy was considered high-risk. After this bank transaction, Akia was never seen again. She was preparing to move to a new apartment and was planning her baby shower where she would share the gender of her baby with those she...


Ryan Blagojevic

During Easter of 2013, 37-year-old Ryan Blagojevic disappeared from the central harbor area of Portland, Maine. He had struggled with alcohol as a teen but when he suffered a severe brain injury in an accident a few years prior to his disappearance, it led to a more serious dependence on alcohol. Ryan had lived in the area for around two years— on the streets and in and out of shelters, so specifics about his life at this time are vague. What is known however, is that on the evening of March...


Lori Feltz

On December 26, 2016, 58-year-old Lori Feltz disappeared from Cynthiana, KY. When Lori was young, she was in a terrible car accident. This accident killed her younger brother, who was a passenger in the vehicle, and Lori suffered a traumatic brain injury. This accident would change the course of her life forever. Lori, as a result of this injury, had intellectual disabilities, short term memory loss, seizures and required a caregiver to help her with daily tasks and make sure she took her...


Randy Cuddy

Around 11PM on August 16, 2017, 60-year-old Randy Cuddy left his residence in Apple Valley, California to head to work. Randy never made it to his place of employment and was never seen again. His car was found several weeks later in a remote area of the desert in Victorville, California. Randy’s family says that there are so many things that don’t add up about his disappearance, but the police maintain that there is no evidence that Randy met with foul play. What happened to Randy on his...


Donald Dugger

43-year-old Donald Dugger was last seen in Warroad, Minnesota in the early morning hours of August 11th, 2012. Don was a trucker and had just returned to his place of employment to return the semi he was driving. His plan was to then drive his car back home. Don called his sister and explained that there were people outside of his truck and that he was concerned. She heard Donnie ask “what do you want? I am trying to cooperate.” He then told her that he was going to call 911, which he did....


Dennis Day

Dennis Day is known as being one of the original Mickey Mouse Club Mouseketeers. He was just 12 years old back in 1955 when he was hired to appear on the show but that was a long time ago and only a small part of Dennis’ life. Fast forward 63 years to July 15, 2018, now 76-year-old Dennis Day allegedly told his roommate that he was going to visit some friends for a few days and left on foot with his dog from his home in Phoenix, Oregon. Two days prior, Dennis’ husband, Ernie, was taken to...