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Missing Persons

At any given time, there are 90,000 missing persons, and that's just in the U.S. This podcast explores some of these cases.

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Tracy Epps AKA Tracy Butler
Episode 63 Tracy Epps AKA Tracy Butler Tracy Epps, AKA Tracy Butler, had a lot going for her. The Virginia Grandmother had a career, an active social life, and was close with her family and friends. But when she began a relationship with and secretly married a man named LC Epps, those closest to Tracy began to see dramatic changes in her behavior. Tracy became withdrawn, and seemed to be under LC's control. She stopped working, and bounced aimlessly from hotel to hotel with her new husband. Tracy's family was very concerned for her health and safety, and they had good reason to be. A check of LC's background revealed a long and violent criminal record. When her family confronted Tracy over her new husband's past and tried to encourage her to leave him, Tracy defended him and said he had changed. In March, 2022, LC was killed in a confrontation with police while brandishing a gun. When police searched for Tracy to deliver the news, they discovered that the 56 year old woman was no place to be found, and that she hadn't been seen by friends and family in the days leading up to LC's fatal interaction with police. When Tracy's family discovered she was missing, they feared the worse. A check of Tracy and LC's hotel room, and surveillance video from the hotel revealed troubling evidence that led both police and Tracy's family to conclude that something violent occurred between LC and Tracy, and that as a result, Tracy was dead. The clues seem to point to LC hiding or disposing of Tracy's remains, but to date, they have not been found. Tracy's family is heartbrohen and desperate to bring Tracy home, and giver her a proper goodbye. In this episode, Tracy's niece Katherine discusses this tragic case, and their efforts to find out what happened. Anyone with information can call Henrico Police (804) 501-4878. Anonymous tips may be submitted by calling Crime Stoppers at (804) 780-1000 or online at p3Tips.com.If you'd like to support this podcast via a donation, you can do so through Patreon here-https://www.patreon.com/MissingPodcastTo contact the podcast or learn more about the cases we discuss visit:Missingpersonspodcast.netFollow us on Social media-Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/Missing-Persons-Podcast-103501877912153orTwitter:https://twitter.com/Missing_Pod
52:17 27/11/22
Michael Havekost
Episode 62 Michael Havekost52 Year old Michael Havekost was new to the Killeen, TX area when he vanished there in early September, 2021 during the covid pandemic. A transplant from Indiana, Michael was living temporarily at the Day Night Inn located at 6200 East Veterans Memorial Blvd. He had lost his job as a dishwasher, and his sister Sarah Holley who is the guest in this episode, lived nearby and was helping Michael as needed. When Michael went missing, Sarah became alarmed because it wasn't like him to leave home for any period of time. When Sarah learned that Michael had left behind his glasses, and hearing aids; both of which he relied on, she really became concerned. Michael's wallet was also left behind. Sarah is desperate to find her brother. Michael Havekost is described as being 5 feet, 8 inches tall, weighing 160 pounds, with bald or very short blond hair and hazel eyes. Anyone with information about Michael Havekost is asked to contact the Killeen Police Department at 254-501-8800.Residents can also contact the Bell County Crime Stoppers at 254-526-8477 Visit the Facebook group set up for Michael's case:https://www.facebook.com/groups/355581422400294If you'd like to support this podcast via a donation, you can do so through Patreon here-https://www.patreon.com/MissingPodcastTo contact the podcast or learn more about the cases we discuss visit:Missingpersonspodcast.netFollow us on Social media-Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/Missing-Persons-Podcast-103501877912153orTwitter:https://twitter.com/Missing_Pod
33:25 12/11/22
Introducing: Amazon's Suspect Season 2; Vanished in the Snow
Introducing: Amazon's Suspect Season 2; Vanished in the SnowFor more than three and a half decades, the disappearance of 12-year-old JonelleMatthews was a mystery – a riddle neither authorities nor her family members couldsolve. The residents of her cloistered Colorado hometown had scoured every inch ofprairie. Jonelle’s face had been on milk cartons nationwide. Even the President of theUnited States had appealed to the public for help. Still, every lead had fizzled. Everyperson of interest had turned out to be a dead end.Then, in 2019, Jonelle’s remains were unearthed near the foothills of the RockyMountains. With the discovery came a troubling new question: Had the truth beenhiding in plain sight the entire time? Was the man who couldn’t stop obsessing overJonelle’s disappearance also the person who took her? From Campside Media andWondery comes season two of SUSPECT. Former CNN reporter Ashley Fantz andexecutive producers Matthew Shaer and Eric Benson (Suspect, Over My Dead Body)dig into one of the most mind-bending cold cases in modern history, in an attempt toseparate fact and fiction, compulsion from guilt, and true-crime fandom from a motivefor murder.Hey Prime Members, listen to the Amazon Music exclusive podcast, SUSPECT:Vanished in the Snow, in the Amazon Music App. Download the app today.http://www.amazon.com/SUS_us_pfd_AA_110122.
06:44 03/11/22
Trafficked: Ashley Tiffany and Kristen Galvan
Episode 61 Trafficked: Ashley Tiffany and Kristen GalvanIn this episode, we try to shed a light on the world of sex trafficking, and present two cases with different outcomes. Up first: 28 Year old Ashley Tiffany was trafficked from Idaho to Salt Lake City, UT but was successfully recovered. In our 2nd case: 15 Year old Kristen Galvan went missing in the Houston, TX area in January, 2020 and remains missing.In this episode, we are joined by Ashley's mom Lynette, and Kristen's mom Robyn who share their heartbreaking stories trying to find their daughters who are both victims of the trafficking epidemic
77:43 29/10/22
Introducing The Generation Why Podcast
The Generation Why Podcast released its first episode in 2012 and pioneered thetrue crime genre in the podcasting world. Two friends, Aaron & Justin, break downtheories and give their opinions on unsolved murders, controversies, mysteries andconspiracies. One of the longest running true crime podcasts out there, GenerationWhy has a little something for every true crime listener. Follow The GenerationWhy Podcast on Amazon Music, or wherever you listen to podcasts. Or you canlisten ad-free by joining Wondery Plus in the Wondery app.Listen here: http://wondery.fm/MP_GenWhy
08:16 03/10/22
Nicole Marranca
Episode 60 Nicole MarrancaNicole Marranca vanished from the Ithaca New York area on August 18, 2017.Nicole, a mother to a daughter, and a once accomplished equestrian, was battling drug addiction and was homeless. To support her addiction, Nicole turned to sex work. Despite Nicole's situation, she always stayed in regular contact with her family. When that contact suddenly stopped, they became worried. Despite unconfirmed sightings, and rumors that she was living in a homeless camp behing an Ithaca Walmart known as 'The Jungle', Nicole remains missing.Nicole Dawn Marranca was last seen wearing unknown clothing, may have been wearing a red colored wig. NAMUS CASE MP39828NIC #M254897592Basic InformationRace: WhiteSex: FemaleDOB: 12/11/1989Height: 5'0" - 5'4"Weight: 110-130 poundsEyes: BlueOther: Tattoo of Grateful Dead skull surrounded by green leaves, located between shoulder bladesLast Seen: 08/18/2017Time: Approximately 8:00If you have any information, please call:Ithaca Police Department120 E. Clinton St. Ithaca, NY 14850607-272-9973or e-mail the information to: nysvicap@troopers.ny.govVisit this Facebook page for more info on Nicole:https://www.facebook.com/FindNicoleMarranca/If you'd like to support this podcast via a donation, you can do so through Patreon here-https://www.patreon.com/MissingPodcastTo contact the podcast or learn more about the cases we discuss visit:Missingpersonspodcast.netFollow us on Social media-Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/Missing-Persons-Podcast-103501877912153orTwitter:https://twitter.com/Missing_Pod
43:42 01/10/22
Debra Daniel and Candice Caffas
Episode 59 Debra Daniel and Candice Caffas68 year-old Meadville Pennsylvania resident Debra Daniel was last seen on August 15, 2022. Debra, who was Bipolar, lived in her own apartment at the Holland Towers apartment complex on Market Street. Debra, who didn't drive, frequently visited her mom who had recently been admitted to a nursing home. Despite the nursing home being miles from Debra's apartment, she always found a way to visit her mom whether it meant walking, or hitching a ride. The last time she was seen on August 15, 2022, she was at the nursing home. When her friends and family realized she was missing and came to do a welfare check on Debra, they found her apartment clean and everything in order. The bag that Debra had been seen with at the nursing home the day she vanished was there indicating that she made it home to her apartment after the visit. But there was no sign of Debra, and she hasn't been seen since. In Meadville, a town of 12,000 residents, people going missing isn't common, but Debra's case is not an isolated one. It turns out that on July 15, or 16, 2022, a month before Debra vanished, 34 year old Candice Caffas left her Crawford County home on the 9100 block of Mount Pleasant Road in Union Township, south of Meadville, and she hasn't been seen since. Like Debra, Candice suffered from mental illness; a condition called Prader-Willi syndrome, a rare genetic disorder that results in a number of physical, mental and behavioral problems. It's troubling that 2 vulnerable women vanished a month apart in a small town. But are their cases connected? There have also been unconfirmed rumors that a third woman went missing shortly before Candice vanished, but details are sketchy. If there are indeed 3 missing women from that area over a very short time, it's even more troubling.Debra's and Candice's families are desperate to find out what happened to them.In this episode, Debra's niece Anne Puckett discusses her aunt's case, as well as Candice's.If you have any information about Debra Daniel or Candice Caffas, please call the Meadville Police Dept at 814-332-6911To learn more about Debra's case or help in the search for her, visit her Facebook page:https://www.facebook.com/DebrasuedanielYou can also email about Debra's case to:helpusfindher@yahoo.comTo learn more about Candice's case, or help in the search for her, visit her Facebook group:https://www.facebook.com/groups/376387407932527orhttps://www.facebook.com/groups/3966452570247621If you'd like to support this podcast via a donation, you can do so through Patreon here-https://www.patreon.com/MissingPodcastTo contact the podcast or learn more about the cases we discuss visit:Missingpersonspodcast.netFollow us on Social media-Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/Missing-Persons-Podcast-103501877912153orTwitter:https://twitter.com/Missing_Pod
58:11 17/09/22
James Daniels Jr.
Episode 58 James Daniels43 Year old James Daniels Jr, who went by Mojo, vanished in the Arizona desert on Highway 93 between Kingman and Wickenberg Arizona on Aug. 21 2022. He was helping a friend move from Lake Tahoe to Mississippi, when the trailer they were using got a flat tire. James's friend went for help hoping to get a spare tire, while James stayed behind with his friend's dog Penny to guard the trailer and its belongings. Witnesses recalled seeing James acting irrationally, a sign that perhaps he was ill, or possibly under the influence of drugs. An investigating police officer arrived at the scene, and found Penny who ran off into the darkness. But there was no sign of James, and he was never seen again. Today, James and his friend's dog Penny remain missing.James Daniels is a Black male, approximately 5’11”, 185 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes. He has a tattoo on his back that says Daniels.He is known to wear kilts frequently.Police are hoping someone will recall seeing James, or the truck or trailer he was with at the time he went missing. The truck was a white box truck with no plates that says “Liberty Distribution” on the sides and “Got Milk” on the back. If you have any information Call (928) 777-7271, (928) 771-3260, or Silent Witness: 1-800-932-3232 https://www.p3tips.com/tipform.aspx?ID=979Help James's family's efforts to find him by donating to the Gofundme that they have set uphttps://gofund.me/108ae356To learn more about James's case, visit the following Facebook discussion group:https://www.facebook.com/groups/1280474719071267If you'd like to support this podcast via a donation, you can do so through Patreon here-https://www.patreon.com/MissingPodcastTo contact the podcast or learn more about the cases we discuss visit:Missingpersonspodcast.netFollow us on Social media-Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/Missing-Persons-Podcast-103501877912153orTwitter:https://twitter.com/Missing_Pod
51:02 03/09/22
Andrea Knabel
Episode 57 Andrea Knabel37 year-old single Mother of 2, and Missing Person advocate, Andrea Michelle Knabel, vanished in her Lousville, Kentucky neighborhood of Audubon Park in the early hours of August 13, 2019. She was last seen walking away from her sister Erin's home just after 1:30 am headed back toward her mom's home where she was living. That was the last anyone saw of her. As police sorted through the details of Andrea's recent life, it was discovered that she had been going through a rough patch. She had recently lost her car in an accident, and also was looking for work. As if that wasn't enough, Andrea was very upset over a skin condition that cause her a great deal of pain and embarrassment. According to Andrea's family, she had been acting differently, and was staying up late into the night and sleeping until afternoon. Her family's concern at times left Andrea feeling ganged up on and at odds wit her family. When it was learned that Andrea had been locked out of her Mom's home the night she vanished, and had reportedly argued with family, it caused both police and the public to look closely at Andrea's loved ones. Cadaver dogs were brought into search, and the mostly crime-free neighborhood was scoured looking for clues including security surveillance, but nothing was found. Perhaps, the most valuable clue was the activity and movements on Andrea's phone which has only led to more questions than answers, and some people who may have those answers are not cooperating. Andrea, who was willing to help so many people via her work and time as a missing persons advocate, remains missing herself. In this episode, Andrea's sister Erin, who was the last person to see her older sister, discusses the case, and her efforts to find Andrea.When Andrea Knabel vanished, she was described as 5ft7, 190lbs, w/ Brown hair, and Blonde highlights, and having Hazel eyes. She was last seen in the 4000 Block of Fincastle RD in Louisville, KY wearing a light colored tank top and shorts. A reward is being offered in the case. Anyone with information on Knabel's whereabouts is asked to contact Leonard at 502-618-9337 or tlip2171@gmail.com, investigator Dan Washington at 502-722-8181 or Louisville Metro Police's anonymous tip line at 502-572-5673 (LMPD).Erin encourages anyone who has information about her sister Andrea's case to contact her via Facebook at- https://www.facebook.com/erin.knabelA Gofundme has been set up to help fund efforts to find Andrea. You can contribute here-https://www.gofundme.com/f/where-is-andrea-knabelTo order an Andrea Knabel awareness T-shirt, visit this link-https://www.bonfire.com/where-is-andrea-knabel160/Visit Andrea's case discussion group on Facebook-https://www.facebook.com/groups/2323696417869855To follow Missing In America, the group Andrea supported in her advocacy of missing people, visit this link- https://www.facebook.com/missingpersonrecoveryIf you'd like to support this podcast via a donation, you can do so through Patreon here-https://www.patreon.com/MissingPodcastTo contact the podcast or learn more about the cases we discuss visit:Missingpersonspodcast.netFollow us on Social media-Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/Missing-Persons-Podcast-103501877912153orTwitter:https://twitter.com/Missing_Pod
85:39 20/08/22
Introducing; Pretend A True Crime Documentary Podcast
Introducing; Pretend A True Crime Documentary PodcastFrom Javier Leiva's newest season of Pretend;What if I told you that 90% of Frank Abagnale's claims are totally made up? Yeah, that's right. The most extraordinary con man in the world never actually did the crimes he claims he did. In the new season of PRETEND, host Javier Leiva debunks Frank Abagnale’s claims one by one, not with opinions but with court and prison records. This series also gives voice to new victim testimonies. In the end, Leiva travels to Las Vegas to confront Abagnale about his lies. This is the real-life Catch Me If You Can. Listen to Pretend on your favorite podcast app, and check out Javier's home pagehttps://pretendradio.org/
02:01 11/08/22
Matthew Braswell
Episode 56 Matthew Braswell29 year-old Matthew Braswell vanished under mysterious circumstances in DeKalb County, TN on 12/17/21. Matthew and a friend were witnessed going through someone's mailbox, and when confronted, Matthew and his friend jumped into the friend's car and fled the scene, but didn't make it far before crashing into nearby trees. Both men ran from the car into the nearby woods. Matthew's friend was quickly apprehended, but Matthew was never seen again. Searches turned up Matthew's jacket, with some blood on it, but nothing else. Matthew's mom Teresa is desperate for answers, and wants to know what happened to her son. She fears that the police haven't done all that they can in this case due to Matthew's criminal past. She is also at odds with Matthew's girlfriend over things like Matthew's cellphone, and whether it holds clues to his disappearance, and where it actually is.Matthew was last seen wearing jeans and a white tanktop. He's 6ft tall 150lbswith Brown hair, and Brown eyes. He has facial tattoos with a dollar sign over his right eye, and the name Kim over his left eye.If you have any information on this case., you’re asked to call the Dekalb County Sheriff’s Department at 615-597-4935.If you'd like to support this podcast via a donation, you can do so through Patreon here-https://www.patreon.com/MissingPodcastTo contact the podcast or learn more about the cases we discuss visit:Missingpersonspodcast.netFollow us on Social media-Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/Missing-Persons-Podcast-103501877912153orTwitter:https://twitter.com/Missing_Pod
47:33 06/08/22
Tommy Lee Williams
Episode 55 Tommy Lee Williams26 Year-Old Tommy Lee Williams went missing in Rochester, New York in early February, 2022 and has not been seen since. The last time he was seen was on surveillance video from outside a convenience store. He had an interaction with someone in a vehicle and then walked out of sight and vanished. Tommy's mom, Joyce Williams, fears that Tommy met with foul play, and would never have left on his own especially because he had a young son whow was about to celebrate a birthday. Joyce was worried after learning that Tommy was afraid of some men that wanted to beat him up. She's desperate to find answers, even going as far as to interact with psychics in an attempt to find her son. Joyce discusses her efforts to find Tommy in this episode. Tommy Lee Williams is described as 5’9” 180 pounds with a face tattoo near his left eye. Police say he was last seen wearing a red and blue Nike hooded swearshirt with a florescent orange winter hat.If you have information about the case, you are asked to call the Rochester PD at 585-428-6720. You can also contact Tommy's mom Joyce directly. She has a hotline set up at 585-210-0620For more information about the case, visit the HelpFineTommyLeeWilliams Facebook group:https://www.facebook.com/groups/704447210801932If you'd like to support this podcast via a donation, you can do so through Patreon here-https://www.patreon.com/MissingPodcastTo contact the podcast or learn more about the cases we discuss visit:Missingpersonspodcast.netFollow us on Social media-Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/Missing-Persons-Podcast-103501877912153orTwitter:https://twitter.com/Missing_Pod
52:51 23/07/22
Elena De la Cruz
Episode 54 Elena De la Cruz62 Year-old Elene De la Cruz, a beloved Bronx mother and grandmother had just battled against Cancer for her life. Her treatment left her frail, and caused her hair to fall out, but she got the news that her Cancer was in remission. She looked forward to the little things she enjoyed in life like grabbing a few snacks and sitting down to watch a movie. On July 10, 2021, that's exactly what Elena had planned- a quiet night at home. At around 11pm, she headed to the deli store around the corner from her house; a store she frequently visited. She wanted to get her favorite snacks and come back home to watch her movie. Cameras showed her leaving her building at around 11:30 pm. After that, Elena went missing and has not been seen again. Several days past before her family found that Elena was missing, and they are desperate to find out what happened to her. Elena's daughter, Taina Roper discusses the case in this episode. If you have information about Elena's case, Submit tips to police by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), visiting crimestoppers.nypdonline.org, downloading the NYPD Crime Stoppers mobile app, or texting 274637 (CRIMES) then entering TIP577. Spanish-speaking callers are asked to dial 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).If you'd like to support this podcast via a donation, you can do so through Patreon here-https://www.patreon.com/MissingPodcastTo contact the podcast or learn more about the cases we discuss visit:Missingpersonspodcast.netFollow us on Social media-Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/Missing-Persons-Podcast-103501877912153orTwitter:https://twitter.com/Missing_Pod
36:52 09/07/22
Wondery Presents The Execution of Bonny Lee Bakley
Wondery Presents The Execution of Bonny Lee Bakley On May 4, 2001, Bonny Lee Bakley was found fatally shot in a car on a dark North Hollywood street. The prime suspect was her husband, famed actor Robert Blake. But Bonny, a longtime con artist, had plenty of enemies. She left behind a trail of men she’d scammed, and she had a volatile relationship with Christian Brando, the troubled son of movie star Marlon Brando.Not since the O.J. Simpson case had the eyes of the nation been so fixated on a homicide. The search for Bonny’s killer took detectives on an eleven-month odyssey across the country and through Hollywood's underbelly of hustlers, drug addicts, and would-be hitmen. It would be the most expensive murder investigation in LAPD history to date. This is the story of Robert and Bonny’s toxic relationship, her shocking murder, and his chaotic trial. Did actor Robert Blake kill his wife? Or was the murder someone else's vendetta?From Wondery, and the team behind the hit series Hollywood & Crime (The Dating Game Killer, The Wonderland Murders, Death of Starlet) comes a six-part series about love, obsession and fame gone wrong. Co-hosted by Tracy Pattin and Josh Lucas.Listen by subscribing to Wondery Plus in Apple Podcasts or the Wondery App: http://wondery.fm/MP_TEOBLB
06:11 21/06/22
Introducing; Citizen Detective from AbJack Entertainment
Introducing: Citizen Detective from AbJack Entertainment Citizen Detective is a new true crime podcast from AbJack Entertainment, the same network that brings you The Murder in My Family, Missing Persons, DNA: ID, Scene of the Crime, and Zodiac Speaking. Citizen Detective is hosted by Mike Morford (Criminology Podcast, The Murder in My Family) Naama Kates (Incel Podcast), and Dr. Lee Mellor (Murder was the case) Each episode is recorded live alongside Citizen Detectives at home who share their theories, ideas, etc with us for each case we discuss. Citizen Detective is out now with episode 1 covering the May, 2014 murders of Russell and Shirley Dermond in Putnam County, Georgia. You can listen to episode 1 of Citizen Detective right now.https://www.spreaker.com/show/citizen-detectiveTo get more details on how to join the Citizen Detective team as we record live, visit the following social media pages:Twitter- https://twitter.com/CitizenDPodFacebook Homepage-https://www.facebook.com/CitizenDetectivePodcastFacebook group discussion-https://www.facebook.com/groups/233261280919915
21:08 20/06/22
Charles Hollingsworth
Episode 53 Charles HollingsworthCharles Hollingsworth seemed to have it all. He was a doctor with a successful medical practice in South Lake Tahoe, Nevada. He was married with 2 daughters, and lived an adventurous lifestyle with a love of jet skiing, running, and the outdoors. From all outward appearances, life was good for the 6ft1 doctor with 1950's movie star-leading man-like looks. But 1970 was a rough year for the 38 year-old. His marriage had fallen apart, and his wife finally left him after years of his infidelities. His wife found new love, but Charles found himself living alone. He was battling financial problems, and his family believed he had undiagnosed Manic Depression. On October 26, 1970, Charles left his office following an argument and was never seen again. His car was found abandoned in a desolate area 24 miles from where he was last seen. Inside the car were several of his belongings, including his gun and running shoes, but there was no sign of Charles, and he was never seen again.His case has been linked by some as possibly being connected to the missing persons case of Donna Lass. Lass, a nurse at a South Lake Tahoe casino, had moved into an apartment less than a mile from Charles Hollingsworth's apartment, just a day before she vanished on September 6, 1970. Charles Hollingsworth was declared legally dead, seven years after he vanished, but his family wants to know the truth about what happened to him, and they haven't totally ruled out the possibility that he left his old life behind to start over. In this episode, his daughter Kathy discusses her father's case, and the details surrounding his disappearance.If you have information about the disappearance of Charles Hollingsworth please call the South Lake Tahoe Police Department 530-542-6110If you'd like to support this podcast via a donation, you can do so through Patreon here-https://www.patreon.com/MissingPodcastTo contact the podcast or learn more about the cases we discuss visit:Missingpersonspodcast.netFollow us on Social media-Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/Missing-Persons-Podcast-103501877912153orTwitter:https://twitter.com/Missing_Po
51:13 18/06/22
Introducing; Mayhem With Michele McPhee Podcast
Introducing; Mayhem With Michele McPhee PodcastOn Mayhem, you’ll Join investigative journalist and author Michele McPhee as she uncovers some of the biggest stories in true crime. You can listen to her exclusive coverage on stories such as the Boston Marathon Bombings to the latest news and breaking crimes hitting the nation.In this preview episode, Michele McPhee talks to her friend and host of the hot new true crime podcast, Marginalized Murder, about the twenty year murder spree in Chicago that has been grossly under-reported. They also talk about the DNA backlog and the role of journalism in spurring legislation.After you listen to this preview, be sure to subscribe to Mayhem with Michele McPhee and for more information about the show, don’t forget to head over to MayhemPod.comLearn more about Marginalized Murder and Mayhem with Michele McPhee here:https://instabio.cc/truecrimeor visitStoricMedia.com for more information
32:29 16/06/22
Sandra Eckert
Episode 52 Sandra Eckert70 year old mother and grandmother, Sandra Eckert went missing on March 26, 2021.She was last known to be at her home on the 7200 block of South North Cape Road in Franklin, Wisconsin, a suburb of Milwaukee. Her husband claimed that she threatened to leave following an argument and that she had been drinking. He claims he took keys to one of their vehicles to stop her, but that she still managed to leave the house in a second vehicle in the very early morning hours. Police saw the vehicle, a Gray 2005 Dodge Stratus with WI license plate #319LGT, but it was unclear whether Sandra was driving. Police didn't pull it over because Sandra had not been reported missing yet. Had they done so, there may be answers in the case. Sandra was never seen again, nor was her car. Due to Sandra's husband's story changing and his admittedly cold relationship with Sandra, he's a prime person of interest in the case, and suspicion of him had caused major division in the family forcing family members to take sides.In this episode, Sandra's daughter Kelsey walks us through her Mom's mysterious and frustrating case, and helps us understand what's going on behind the scenes.Sandra is 5’7″ and weighs 130lbs, she has blonde hair and green eyes.She was last wearing black leggings, colorful tennis shoes, and a large navy blue and teal North Carolina Tarheels starter jacketAnyone with information is asked to call Franklin Police Department at 414-425-2522.Visit the HelpfindSandy Facebook page:https://www.facebook.com/HelpFindSandy
54:10 04/06/22
Introducing; Foul Play, Making a Predator
Introducing; Foul Play, Making a PredatorThis is Episode 1 of 4 on the newest season of Foul Play called Making a Predator. Our story begins with a man walking into a movie theater in Noblesville, Indiana – 22-year-old Brent Allred.Brent is shy, self-effacing, and a junior at nearby Ball State University. He’s meeting a woman here, or rather a girl, for the very first time. They’ve been talking for six months now, and today he’s wearing the appropriate amount of overpriced cologne, a button-down shirt, black leather shoes, and he’s holding a pair of movie tickets for the two of them that he bought in advance for this dayListen to Foul Play, Making a Predator on your favorite podcast app, or find it here:https://link.chtbl.com/foulplay
18:30 27/05/22
Jodi Huisentruit
Episode 51 Jodi HuisentruitIn 1995, 27 Year-old morning news anchor, Jodi Huisentruit had a lot going for her and was a rising star at CBS affiliate, KIMT in Mason City, Iowa. Popular, friendly, and outgoing, a lot of people were drawn to Jodi. While she handled her success and busy life well, and didn't have too many concerns, there were some disturbing instances for Jodi leading up to June 27, 1995. On that day, Jodi was running late to her morning shift at KIMT. An associate called Jodi at her apartment, and Jodi who overslept said she would be in shortly. Jodi was never seen again. When police investigated the area around Jodi's apartment, they found troubling signs that she had struggled with someone and was likely abducted from just outside her apartment. The questioning of neighbors would only lead to more worrisome clues. Police didn't know if Jodi had been abducted by someone with in her circle of friends, or by a disturbed fan, so they had to consider all possibilities. Some people close to Jodi seemed to rise up on the chart of possible suspects, but 27 years later, there have been no arrests. Jodi is officially missing and was declared legally dead in May, 2001. The fact Jodi is presumed dead, and lack of arrests has not stopped people from searching for the truth in her case.In this episode, we are joined by Jodi's niece Kristen Nathe who provides us with a view of the case from the family's perspective. We are also joined by Caroline Lowe, a longtime reporter who's well-versed in Jodi's case. She's also part of the Find Jodi Website and podcast team. She walks us through the logistics and clues of Jodi's case- a case that has garnered national attention over the past 27 years.If you have information about the disappearance of Jodi Huisentruit, please call the tipline at 970-458-5634 or email- Team@FindJodi.com To learn more about the FindJodi team, and podcast, visit this site:https://www.findjodi.com/You can also contact findjodi team at Facebook-https://www.facebook.com/jodihuisentruit/?ref=page_internalIf you'd like to support this podcast via a donation, you can do so through Patreon here-https://www.patreon.com/MissingPodcastTo contact the podcast or learn more about the cases we discuss visit:Missingpersonspodcast.netFollow us on Social media-Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/Missing-Persons-Podcast-103501877912153orTwitter:https://twitter.com/Missing_Po
77:59 21/05/22
Our Most Mysterious Cases So Far
Episode 50 Our Most Mysterious Cases So FarTo commemorate the 50th episode of Missing Persons, hosts Jess & Mike look back at the first 49 episodes and each pick out their top 5 most mysterious cases to recap, and discuss in more depth.If you'd like to support this podcast via a donation, you can do so through Patreon here-https://www.patreon.com/MissingPodcastTo contact the podcast or learn more about the cases we discuss visit:Missingpersonspodcast.netFollow us on Social media-Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/Missing-Persons-Podcast-103501877912153orTwitter:https://twitter.com/Missing_Po
76:16 23/04/22
David Cohen
Episode 49 David Cohen43 Year Old David Cohen of West Virginia, drove from his home in West Virginia in April 2015 to visit his friend in Lacey Twp, NJ. Dave, being a native of that area of NJ, knew the area well, but with about 30 minutes left in his drive, Dave decided to pull over and check into the Red Lion Motel at the Route 206 circle in Southampton, NJ across from the State Police barracks. Dave told his friend that he was tired and would see him the next day. When Dave didn't show, his friend called the hotel only to find out that Dave was not there but his truck was. The friend alerted Dave's family, who in turn contacted the state police. Investigators quickly determined that Dave had bought something to eat at the Red Star Pizza restaurant, which was also close to the circle. Video surveillance and eye witnesses at the pizza shop revealed nothing unusual, besides Dave being alone and in good spirits. He exited with his sandwhich and was never seen again. When police searched Dave's hotel room, they found it had already been cleaned to rent out. His locked truck contained much of Dave's belongings including a laptop, a brand new unopened cell phone, and his suitcase which had his room key inside. The only thing missing seemed to be Dave's keys and Dave himself. Dave's sister Jen discusses her brother's mysterious case, and the strange clues, or lack of clues.If you have information about David Cohen's case, please call the NJ State Police Red lion barracks at 609-859-2282NAMUS CASE#28525To learn more about Dave's case visit the Facebook page created by his sister Jen-https://www.facebook.com/wemissDave
45:10 09/04/22
Interview with the family of Naomi Irion
Missing Persons alert bonus: Interview with the family of Naomi IrionIn this special episode, you will hear from Naomi Irion's mom Diana, and her sister Tamara as they discuss their efforts to find Naomi. Theyalso discuss what's going on behind the scenes as well as what they feel can most help Naomi to be foundIf you have any information, please contact your local FBI office. You can also report a tip anonymously via this FBI tip line:https://tips.fbi.gov/You can also contact the Lyon County, NV sheriff's dept at:https://www.lyon-county.org/17/Sheriff
20:48 28/03/22
Missing Persons Alert: Naomi Irion
Missing Persons Alert: Naomi Irion18 Year old Naomi Irion is missing and was presumably abducted from a Walmart parking lot in Fernley, Nevada at close to 5:30am on March 12, 2022. Surveillance footage led to an arrest of a 41 year old man named Troy Driver of Fallon, NV in connection with Naomi's abduction. He is apparently not talking, and Naomi remains missing and time may be of the essence. Naomi is described as 5ft11, 230-250 pounds, with dyed Black, but naturally Brown hair. She has a septum piercing and the tattoo of a smiley face on her right ankle.She was last seen wearing a Blue Panasonic shirt, a Gray cardigan sweater, and Brown boots. She was carrying a Black purse, and her Iphone is missing.Her car was found 3 days later next to the Sherwin Williams Western Emulsion Plant.If you have any information, please contact your local FBI office. You can also report a tip anonymously via this FBI tip line:https://tips.fbi.gov/
08:09 28/03/22
Bryan 'Vladek' Hasel
Episode 48 Bryan 'Vladek' Hasel22 year-old Bryan 'Vladek' Hasel vanishsed from 'The Place at Alafaya' Apartment complex near East Orlando, Florida in November 2021 while his family was away traveling. His father returned to the apartment he shared with Vladek to find it empty with no sign of Vladek. His phone was left behind, and there was no sign of anything unusual in the apartment. Searching of nearby areas, and questionings of area residents produced no leads or signs of Vladek. His family and friends are concerned for Vladek's well-being, and that he may have been depressed. If you have information about Vladek's disappearance, please contact the Orange County Sheriff's dept at 407-836-4357 and reference case# 210-838-64To learn more about Vladek's case, visit the following social media pages: Facebook-https://www.facebook.com/groups/findvladekInstagram-https://www.instagram.com/findvladekhasel/TikTok-https://www.tiktok.com/@findvladekhaselReddit-https://www.reddit.com/r/FindVladekHasel/To contact the podcast or learn more about the cases we discuss visit:Missingpersonspodcast.netFollow us on Social media-Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/Missing-Persons-Podcast-103501877912153orTwitter:https://twitter.com/Missing_Po
59:44 26/03/22
Robert Deshawn Childers
Episode 47 Robert Deshawn Childers51 year-old Robert Deshawn Childers, known as Shawn to his family and friends, vanished under mysterious circumstances in Florence, Alabama on September 17, 2016. According to his friend/roommate David Nix, Shawn walked away from his residence that day between 9am and 12PM, and never returned. Almost immmediately, Shawn's family became suspicious of Nix's story because Shawn suffered from physical limitations that made it very difficult to walk without extreme pain. They felt that Shawn would have driven his truck if he needed to go someplace, which was found locked up at home. When Shawn's family dug more into Shawn's life during the time just before he went missing, they found that he had been the victim of frequent abuse at the hands of Nix, who cleaned the home he shared with Shawn using bleach right after the disappearance, and soon got rid of the vehicle he owned. It seems that Nix may have been iding something, but has since died. If he knew anything, or had anything to do with Shawn's disappearance, he took his secrets to the grave. As suspicious as Nix seems, Shawn also battled substance abuse and depression, so there is no shortage of directions to look in for Shawn's family who desperately want to know what happened to him. In this episode, Shawn's Brother David, Sister in Law Carol, and ex-wife Lisa are guests in this episode, and discuss Shawn's puzzling disappearance. If you have information about the disappearance of Robert Deshwan Childers, please call the Lauderdale County Sheriff's dept at 256-760-5761If you'd like to support this podcast via a donation, you can do so through Patreon here-https://www.patreon.com/MissingPodcastTo contact the podcast or learn more about the cases we discuss visit:Missingpersonspodcast.netFollow us on Social media-Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/Missing-Persons-Podcast-103501877912153orTwitter:https://twitter.com/Missing_Po
62:20 12/03/22
Rebekah Barsotti
Episode 46 Rebekah BarsottiIn July 2021, 33 year-old Virginia transplant, Rebekah Barsotti disappeared in the area of Clark Fork River near Alberton, Montana. Rebekah was in the process of going through a divorce and had separated from her husband following a turbulent relationship in which there were indications of domestic violence, including a no-contact order, but Rebekah was starting to plan out the next phase of her life and had recently moved into her own place. On July 20th, Rebekah arranged to meet her estranged husband's caregiver near a gas station in Superior, Montana to retrieve some of her belongings. According to the caregiver, the exchange went down without a hitch. From there, it appears that Rebekah traveled to the Clark Fork River to stretch her legs and train her beloved dog Cerberus. Rebekah however was never seen again. A family hiking along the river found several items belongin to Rebekah stacked nealy along the riverbank and contacted police who found Rebekah's car at a nearby rest stop, but there was no sign of Rebekah or Cerberus. Several days later, Cerberus's remains were found 10 miles down stream from where Rebekah's belongings were found. Police seemed to immediately latch on to the theory that Rebekah simply fell into the river, perhaps trying to save Cerberus, and drowned. Rebekah's family immediately uprooted their lives to move to Montana to search for Rebekah, and were met with several challenges, as well as what they feel have been close-minded investigators. They have many questions, the most important one being; If Rebekah drowned, where is her body? Rebekah's parents Angela, and Gerry Mastrovito discuss their frustrations in this episode as what has and has not been done in an effort to find their daughter.Rebekah Barsotti is described as 5 feet, 5 inches tall and 135 pounds with sandy colored hair and blue eyes. If you have any information about her case, contact Private Investigator James Terry, 813-993-2242You can also contact Angela Mastrovito directly at 540-834-6131 or via her Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/gypsywoman.roseYou can also vist the Facebook page set up for Rebekah's case at: https://www.facebook.com/Find-Rebekah-Barsotti-107832698267521To support the GoFundMe organized for Rebekah, visit this link:https://www.gofundme.com/f/yqt3c7-be-a-voice-for-rebekahIf you, or someone you know needs help escaping from Domestic violence, call 800-799-SAFE or visit this link: https://www.thehotline.org/If you'd like to support this podcast via a donation, you can do so through Patreon here-https://www.patreon.com/MissingPodcastTo contact the podcast or learn more about the cases we discuss visit:Missingpersonspodcast.netFollow us on Social media-Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/Missing-Persons-Podcast-103501877912153orTwitter:https://twitter.com/Missing_Po
90:59 26/02/22
David Claude Yeager
Episode 45 David Claude YeagerSeventeen year-old David Claude Yeager left his Shreveport, Louisiana home on February 7, 1971 to head to a nearby school event he wanted to attend. It's not clear whether that event was a dance, or a debate club meeting, as both have been reported, but what is clear, is that David never made it to his intended destination, and has never been seen again. Money in his bank account remained untouched. When David failed to return home, his family went to police who were of the opinion that he left on his own free will- something his family said he would never do. Their initial fear was that perhaps David had been struck by a car and was hurt, or dead on the side of the road, but when searches came up empty, they began to consider if David was the victim of foul play, perhaps even at the hands of a serial killer. David's cousin Kelly Chance discusses this frustrating and mysterious cold caseIf you have information about David's case, please call the Shreveport Police Department 318-673-7028To learn more about David's case, or to contact his cousin Kelly Chance, visit his Facebook page:https://www.facebook.com/FindDavidYeagerIf you'd like to support this podcast via a donation, you can do so through Patreon here-https://www.patreon.com/MissingPodcastTo contact the podcast or learn more about the cases we discuss visit:Missingpersonspodcast.netFollow us on Social media-Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/Missing-Persons-Podcast-103501877912153orTwitter:https://twitter.com/Missing_Po
53:58 13/02/22
Missing Persons Alert: Becky Hostetler-Hendrix
Missing Persons Alert: Becky Hostetler-HendrixIn this urgent Missing Persons Alert episode, we discuss the case of 43 year old mother of two Becky Hostetler-Hendrix, who was last heard from in New Orleans, LA on the afternoon of January 6,2022. Foul play may be involved, and her case may be connected to that of Julia Dardar, another New Orleans area woman who was allegedly murdered and dismembered by a man named Benjamin Beale. Beale is an associate of the man Becky was dating when she went missing. Becky's vehicle, a Blue Toyota Highlander with Texas license plate DJD2581 is also missing and was observed on video surveillance around the time Becky vanished. Anyone with additional information on Becky Hostetler-Hendrix’s whereabouts is asked to contact NOPD First District detectives at 504-658-6010To learn more about Becky's case, visit the Facebook page set up for her at:https://www.facebook.com/Kkaren1988You can also contribute to the Gofundme set up by her family to offer a reward in Becky's case:https://www.gofundme.com/f/becky-hostetler-hendrix-missing-personIf you'd like to support this podcast via a donation, you can do so through Patreon here-https://www.patreon.com/MissingPodcastTo contact the podcast or learn more about the cases we discuss visit:Missingpersonspodcast.netFollow us on Social media-Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/Missing-Persons-Podcast-103501877912153orTwitter:https://twitter.com/Missing_Pod
22:34 08/02/22
Kimberly Avila
Episode 44 Kimberly Avila32 year old Kimberly Avila vanished in Brownsville, TX in the early morning hours of May 13, 2017. Kimberly was born Ramiro Avila, Jr, and as a transgender woman, was no stranger to mistreatement at the hands of others. As a sex worker, the danger she faced was only compounded. Did the fact Kim was transgender, or that she worked as a sex worker factor in to her disappearance, or are those details simply red herrings? 5 years after she vanished, it seems that we are no closer to finding out what happened to her, and her family is desperate for answers. There have been no confirmed sightings of Kim since she vanished despite being well-known in the local LGBTQ community, and her bank account and social security card have not been used. Kim's sister Ivon discusses Kim's case in this episode. At the time of her disappearance, Kim was described as being 5'8-6'0, 200-220 pounds, and Hispanic with brown hair & eyes; she was last seen wearing a dressy black short-sleeved blouse, a black skirt, black fishnet stockings, black stiletto heels, a black wig, and gray contact lenses. There is a $10,000 reward in this case. If you have information about the disappearance of Kimberly Avila / Ramiro Avila Jr, Contact the Brownsville Police Department @ 956-548-7060 or Brownsville Crime Stoppers @ 956-546-TIPS with any informationIf you'd like to support this podcast via a donation, you can do so through Patreon here-https://www.patreon.com/MissingPodcastTo contact the podcast or learn more about the cases we discuss visit:Missingpersonspodcast.netFollow us on Social media-Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/Missing-Persons-Podcast-103501877912153orTwitter:https://twitter.com/Missing_Pod
58:37 29/01/22