The Vanished Podcast

The Vanished Podcast


The Vanished is a podcast that explores missing persons cases, seeking answers and justice for those who have disappeared.


Lashaya Stine *Urgent*  

16-year-old Lashaya Stine left her Aurora, Colorado home in the middle of the night on July 15, 2016. It's believed that she left to meet someone that night and that she has since been trafficked. Leads have taken authorities to several states but they have not located Lashaya. Have you seen Lashaya Stine? Please call the Aurora Police Department at 303-627-3100 or Colorado Crime Stoppers at 720-913-7867. To fill out the survey mentioned at the end of the episode, please visit

Tyler Jacob Rothmeyer  

25-year-old Tyler Rothmeyer left Des Moines, Iowa on a Greyhound bus and arrived in Austin, Texas on February 8th, 2016. He called his best friend from the bus station that day and that’s the last time that anyone heard from him. Tyler’s case spans three states but none of the law enforcement agencies are willing to help look for him. His best friend and mom have been searching for him without the advantage of any law enforcement resources. Was Tyler the victim of an abusive ex or could he have met the wrong person online? If you have any information about the disappearance of Tyler Rothmeyer, you can text anonymous tips to 515-344-6509 or call 515-520-5399. You can also send a message on Facebook through the community called Where is Tyler?

LaTania Janell Carwell *Urgent*  

16-year-old LaTania Janell Carwell disappeared from Augusta, GA on April 17th, 2017 after leaving with her stepfather, Leon Tripp, around 1:30AM to help one of his friends who supposedly had car trouble. Leon also disappeared that night. This case took a shocking turn last week. Now, no one knows where to look for LaTania. This episode features Cathey Rhodes, the founder of Bring Our Missing Home.

Sarah and Jacob Hoggle  

On the afternoon of September 7, 2014, Catherine Hoggle told her father that she was taking her 2 year-old son, Jacob, to get pizza in Montgomery County, Maryland.  Hours later, she returned without him.  By the next morning, Jacob’s 3-year-old sister, Sarah, would be missing too.  For over two years, Catherine, has been in a psychiatric facility but she has been repeatedly declared incompetent.  Law enforcement isn’t even allowed to question Catherine about what she did with little Jacob and Sarah leaving these two innocent children voiceless within our court system.

Chip Campbell  

Chip Campbell was last seen in a Circle K in Milton, Florida on March 8, 2016.  He was seen on a surveillance video walking into a bathroom with two bags and leaving without them.  Leading up to his disappearance, Chip had become involved with some unsavory characters and had expressed fear for his own safety.  You can follow Finding CHIP Campbell Milton, Florida on Facebook for more information.  There are also many interesting pictures and screenshots to check out on Facebook.  Here is a link to the news clip with the surveillance video:

Pearl Pinson  

15-year-old Pearl Pinson was walking to her bus stop in Vallejo, California on the morning of May 25, 2016 when she was violently attacked and abducted by 19-year-old Fernando Castro. Castro was later killed in a shootout with police but Pearl is still missing. Law enforcement has been retracing his steps after her disappearance but he traveled hundreds of miles before they caught up to him. The question that still remains is what happened to Pearl? If you have any information about Pearl's case, the Solano County Sheriff's tip line for Pearl is 707-784-1963. Her family can be contacted through or 925-812-2059.

Robert Wayne Cox  

57-year-old Robert Wayne Cox disappeared from his home in Havana, Arkansas on February 19, 2011. In the months leading up to his disappearance, he started suffering from a mystery illness. Robert became non-verbal and lost the ability to raise his head. Before he was able to be diagnosed, he vanished.

James "Martin" Roberts Part 2  

19-year-old Martin Roberts was last seen in Boone, NC on April 21, 2016. He left his apartment and was captured on a surveillance video around 12:30PM. After that, he vanished and no trace of him has been found. In Part 1, you heard from Martin's dad, John Roberts.  In Part 2, you will hear from Lieutenant Chris Hatton and Detective Kevin Wilson from The Boone Police Department about what they have been doing to try to find Martin.  If you have any information about Martin's disappearance, please contact Crime Stoppers at (828) 268-6959 or Boone Police at (828) 268-6900.  Visit to submit an anonymous tip online using this form click here.  You can also text "NCTIP" plus your tip to 274637 (CRIMES).  You can follow Martin's case at the Help Find Martin Roberts on Facebook.  

James "Martin" Roberts Part 1  

19-year-old Martin Roberts was last seen in Boone, NC on April 21, 2016. He left his apartment and was captured on a surveillance video around 12:30PM. After that, he vanished and no trace of him has been found. If you have any information about Martin's disappearance, please contact Crime Stoppers at (828) 268-6959 or Boone Police at (828) 268-6900.

Lelia Faulkner  

29-year-old Lelia Faulkner disappeared from her yard in Troy, Alabama on the evening of July 4th, 2016.  When she vanished, all of her digital footprints stopped.  No one has come forward to say that they saw Lelia that night.  Did someone pick her up at the house and it went unnoticed or did she walk away from her home?  Just leaving would have been out of character for Lelia who is the mother of an 8-year-old daughter and known to be very active on social media.  If you have any information about Lelia's disappearance, you can call the Pike County Sheriff's Office at 334-556-4347.  Her case manager for Halos Investigations, Barbara Hastings can be reached at 662-664-3057.  You can also call the Halos tip line and remain anonymous 803-599-4256.  There is a currently a $7,500 reward for information.  

Brookelyn Farthing  

18 year-old Brookelyn Farthing was last seen at a home in Berea, Kentucky in the early morning hours of June 22, 2013. Shortly before she disappeared, she sent several texts indicating that she was scared. That morning, the home that she was last seen at suspiciously caught fire. If you have any information about Brooke's disappearance, please call the Kentucky State Police at 859-623-2404 or 1-800-222-5555. You can also send tips through Missing: Brookelyn Farthing on Facebook or

Kortne Stouffer  

21 year-old Kortne Stouffer disappeared from her apartment in Palmyra, Pennsylvania in the early morning hours of July 29, 2012. Kortne had gotten into several arguments in the hours leading up to her disappearance which has cast suspicion in many different directions.

Introducing Inside Psycho  

Inside Psycho is a deep dive into the mysterious and peculiar happenings that occurred during the filming of the legendary film Psycho. Mark Ramsey Media and Wondery create a magical mix of fact and fiction which transports you into the world of Hitchcock. Psycho is among the greatest thrillers in movie history–and it nearly didn’t happen! Like what you hear? Subscribe to Inside Psycho so you never miss an episode:

Ebby Steppach  

18 year-old Ebby Steppach was last seen in Little Rock, Arkansas on October 24, 2015.  The next day, her brother was able to reach her by phone but she sounded confused and lost.  No one has seen or heard from Ebby since.  Her car was located in a park 5 days later, all of her belongings were inside.  Her family spent the next 8 months fighting to get the Little Rock Police Department take her case seriously.    In that time, critical evidence was lost but now with renewed interest from the homicide unit, there is hope that Ebby will be found.  

Patsy Clark  

Patsy Clark disappeared from her home in Little Rock, Arkansas after supposedly getting into a yellow cab on March 4, 1987. Her son, David Clark, has been on a quest for answers for the past 30 years. Join us to hear Patsy's story and learn who David suspects is responsible for his mother's disappearance.

The Mimi Lewis Story  

Mimi Lewis was just 14 years old when she disappeared from her home in Kosciusko, Mississippi. In this special episode, I sat down with the founder of Halos Investigations, Sandye Roberts, to discuss Mimi's story and how it has helped to shape their organization. Also in this episode, we discussed human trafficking and ways that you can help keep your children safe. Please visit for more information.

Mark Bakotic *URGENT*  

Mark Bakotic disappeared after a night out with friends in New Orleans on December 30, 2016. Since his disappearance, there have been many sightings of Mark all over the city. His family and friends have been tracking down these sightings but they always seem to be a few steps behind Mark. Have seen Mark Bakotic? If you have any information, please call 228-627-3706.

Nefertiri Trader  

Nefertiri Trader was abducted off of the front porch of her home in New Castle, Delaware around 4AM on June 30, 2014. Her abductor also took her silver 2000 Acura RL that night. No trace of Nefertiri or her car have ever been found.

Special | Valentine's Day with FOUND  

In honor of Valentine's Day, we teamed up with the FOUND podcast to bring you their holiday special that explores their favorite finds that have to do with love. The FOUND podcast is hosted by Davy Rothbart who takes lost and found notes sent from all over the world and dives into the stories and people behind them. Subscribe to FOUND here so you wont miss the premiere of Season 2: Thank you to our sponsors: Blue Apron - Get your first 3 meals free with free shipping when you visit them here: Zip Recruiter - Post jobs for free and learn how to hire smarter with a free trial when you visit them here: Thanks for listening!

Enrique Rios, Elijah Moore and Oscar Alcaraz Part 2  

What is happening in Yolo County, California? Back in November, we covered the disappearances of Enrique Rios and Elijah Moore. In this episode, you will hear new information about both cases along with information about the the disappearance of Oscar Alcaraz. Enrique has been missing since October 17, 2016, Elijah vanished a few weeks later on November 4th and Oscar disappeared on January 6, 2017. What do they have in common? They were all attending the Northern California Construction Training Program at the Yolo County Fairgrounds.  I strongly suggest listening to Episode 54 "Enrique Rios and Elijah Moore" before listening to this. If you have any information about Enrique or Elijah, please contact the FBI at 1-800-CALL-FBI or submit a tip online at If you have information about Oscar, please call 530-554-8983 or email  

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