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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.




Todd Renard

28-year-old Todd Renard has been missing from Bellingham, WA since February 22, 2017. He had spoken to his mom the day before and promised to call her the following morning but that call never came. Todd’s friend claims that he just ran off into the woods and never came back out. Weeks after his disappearance, his belongings started showing up around town. There are many terrible rumors about what may have happened to Todd but none of them have led to finding him. If you have any...


Richard Hillman

60-year-old Richard Hillman disappeared after leaving a Friendsgiving party in Merlin, Oregon on November 22, 2017. Richard had plans to cook Thanksgiving dinner for some friends the following day but but by then, Richard was missing. No trace of Richard or his Toyota pick-up truck have been found. Richard's case is baffling with many different theories but not much concrete evidence. If you have any information about the disappearance of Richard Hillman, please call the Josephine County...


La'Ron Harris

27-year-old La'Ron Harris disappeared from Akron, Ohio in the early morning hours of February 21, 2016. A woman called 911 that morning claiming that she and La'Ron had crashed into the Cuyahoga River. When the car was pulled out of the river, La'Ron was not inside. Extensive searches were conducted but no trace of La'Ron has ever been found. Many wonder if La'Ron was ever in the river or if this was a staged accident to cover-up something more sinister. Here is a link to the news clip...


Alexis Camry Scott

20-year-old Alexis Scott disappeared from Peoria, Illinois after attending a party in the early morning hours of September 23, 2017. There have been many conflicting stories about the details of that night making it hard to find the truth. Several weeks before Alexis vanished, she went through a frightening ordeal while on a trip to Las Vegas. Is her disappearance related to what happened during that trip? If you have any information regarding the disappearance of Alexis Scott, you can...


Introducing Launch

Three out of five people dream of writing a book. Few follow through. What does it take to make that dream into a reality? In this special preview we hear as John August (Go, Big Fish, Charlie and The Chocolate Factory) takes his dream and turns it into a reality. Will it be successful? You’ll find out when we do. Subscribe to Launch today:


Henry Groeneveld

63-year-old Henry Groeneveld disappeared from Snohomish, Washington on December 11, 2017. Henry is known as kind man who was very dedicated to his family, his faith and his job as a U.S. Postal Service mail carrier. The local community has come together to search for Henry but no clues have surfaced. If you have any information about the disappearance of Henry Groeneveld, you can contact the Snohomish Police Department at 360-568-0888 or you can call the Snohomish County Sheriff’s office...


Zachary Kennedy

31-year-old Zachary Kennedy disappeared from Long Beach, California on October 22, 2017. He had been at a friend's house that evening when all activity on his phone suddenly stopped and his phone powered down. This friend has stated that Zachary left on foot that night but he's never been seen or heard from again. If you have any information regarding the disappearance of Zachary Kennedy, please contact the Long Beach Missing Persons Detail at (562) 570-7246. You can submit tips online...


Adam Gilbertson

29-year-old Adam Gilbertson was last seen leaving the Syntax Physic Opera in Denver, CO at 12:53 am on December 15th, 2017. They've been able to trace Adam's movements leading up to his disappearance including telling a Lyft driver that he had been harassed earlier that evening. Even though they have found so much information about what Adam did on the evening of his disappearance, they haven't found a single clue that points to what happened to him when he left the Syntax Physic...


Jesse Leopold

On the evening of October 13th, 2016, 23-year-old Jesse Leopold was working a shift at his job in Jewell, Iowa. During a break, he left after telling his supervisor that he needed to get his medication. Jesse never returned to work and was never seen again. Jesse's truck would later be found over 30 miles away in Ledges State Park. When Jesse's dad, Jerry, located the truck, his concern grew when he found that it was unlocked with the keys in the ignition. If you would like to follow...


Jenna Van Gelderen

25-year-old Jenna Van Gelderen was housesitting for her parents while they were on vacation in Canada. She was last seen on August 18, 2017. She called a friend in the early morning hours of the 19th and that's the last time anyone spoke to Jenna. It is believed that she disappeared from her parents' house in the Druid Hills neighborhood of Atlanta, Georgia sometime after that call. If you have any information about the disappearance of Jenna Van Gelderen, please contact Crime Stoppers at...


Dakota Lee Stump

On October 10, 2016, 19- year-old Army Pvt. Dakota Stump disappeared from Fort Hood. Army officials believed that Dakota had just taken off but his family believed that was not something Dakota would do. He had always been very responsible. What followed was a bizarre set of circumstances that has left his family with more questions than answers. You can find the petition mentioned in the episode here. To follow his case on Facebook, please like and follow Justice for Dakota.


Joanna and Shariece Clark

Joanna Clark and her 15-year-old daughter, Shariece, both disappeared from Baltimore, Maryland on February 4, 2017. Joanna is known as a dedicated mother to all seven of children. She had never left her kids for an extended period of time and Shariece never ranaway from home. Their disappearance was out-of-character and the Baltimore Police Department suspects foul play in their case. For this episode, I spoke to Joanna's mom and Shariece's grandmother, Margaret, along with Joanna's best...


Emma Fillipoff

26-year-old Emma Fillipoff disappeared from Victoria, British Columbia on November 28th, 2012. On the evening of her disappearance, she was spotted by an acquaintance standing barefoot on a street corner. He described her as looking paranoid and disoriented. After speaking with Emma, he decided to contact the police. Police officers spoke with Emma for about 45 minutes that night before letting her walk away barefoot into the cold November night. That’s the last confirmed sighting of Emma....


Update: Finding Baby William

19-year-old Madeline Jones and her 8 month old son, William, disappeared from their Mesa, Arizona home on June 15th, 2017. You heard their story in Episode 92. After that episode aired, Madeline's parents were arrested. Just a few days later, Maddie and William were located. William has been reunited with his father and I spoke with Jacob last week to catch-up on the current status of the case. If you want to continue to follow this case, I encourage you to join Justice for Baby William...


Michael "PaPaw" Chambers

Michael Chambers is a retired firefighter who is loved not only by his family but also by the local community. On March 10, 2017, he disappeared from his home in Quinlan, Texas. It is believed that he vanished sometime between noon and 3PM that day. No one saw or heard a thing but some puzzling clues were left behind. The area around his home has been searched extensively on multiple occasions but no trace of him has been found. If you have any information regarding the disappearance of...


Bonus: Thanksgiving Binge

Marissa chats with Mike from True Crime All The Time about their favorite episodes on each other's podcasts! Feast on these shows @ True Crime All The Time Binge: The Vanished Binge:


David Gipson Smith

28-year-old David Gipson Smith left his home in Pilesgrove, New Jersey on August 5th, 2017. He drove to Catonsville, Maryland where he met up with a friend. When plans with that friend didn't quite work out, she introduced him to a second woman who claims to have dropped David off on an undeveloped piece of property in Lisbon, Maryland. She supposedly left David there with no food or water and didn’t return to check on him for days. When David's family failed to hear from him for several...


Morgan Bauer

In February of 2016, 19-year-old Morgan Bauer left her home in Aberdeen, South Dakota with plans to move to Atlanta. She had made arrangements to stay with people that she had met on Craigslist. Morgan was only in Atlanta for a couple of weeks when friends and family stopped hearing from her. Morgan's case has become quite controversial due to some internet rumors that were started shortly after she vanished. What happened to Morgan Bauer of February 25, 2016? If you have any information...


Billy Oliveira

Billy Oliveira disappeared from his home in Nahiku, Hawaii around 10:30PM on the evening of July 13th, 2015. Billy lived with his grandmother and she heard a vehicle pull up to the house that night. Billy went outside to meet this mystery visitor and he’s never been seen or heard from again. Billy was last seen wearing blue jeans, a dark hoodie and black, gray and red sneakers. If you have any information about the disappearance of Billy Oliveira, you can contact the Maui Police...


Johnathan Lee Hamilton - Part 2

26-year-old Johnathan Lee Hamilton left his home in Houston, Texas on May 2, 2015. Two days later, he showed up a couple hours away in the town of Bastrop, Texas. He abandoned his vehicle in a Best Buy parking lot, it had run out of gas. Several people in the town of Bastrop, including police, interacted with Johnathan that day and then he simply vanished without a trace. In this first part of Johnathan’s story, we’re going to dig into the days leading up to his disappearance up until the...


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