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.


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  

Desmond Moore  

It was Labor Day Weekend 2014 when 24-year-old Desmond Moore left home to meet some friends at a local Pizza Hut in Gautier, Mississippi. Desmond never made it to the Pizza Hut and was never seen again. Ever since Desmond went missing, his mom, Delaina Moore, has been searching for her son and also fighting to get the police to take an interest in his case.

Typhenie Johnson and Taalibah Islam  

25-year-old Typhenie Johnson vanished from Fort Worth, Texas in October of 2016. Another missing woman's family saw the story on the news and noticed a connection between the two cases. 20-year-old Taalibah Islam has been missing from the same area since January of 2006. Taalibah's case had been cold for over a decade but now the heat is on one suspect, Christopher Revill.

Aaron Watkins  

Aaron Watkins was just 18 years-old when he vanished from New Jersey on November 11, 2007. Aaron had a tough childhood going from a home with his mother and siblings into foster care and eventually being adopted by a very strict, religious family. Before he disappeared, he was struggling to figure out where he fit in this world and who he belonged with. On November 11, 2007, he made a series of phone calls to those close to him and then the Jeep he was driving was found abandoned on the Driscoll Bridge. What happened to Aaron? Did he jump that day? Did take off and start over somewhere else? Did someone make his disappearance look like a suicide?

Lexy Stacy UPDATE  

Lexy Stacy has been found! Halos Investigations received an anonymous tip which led them to Lexy and Dan Perkins. They were able to coordinate with law enforcement to bring Dan into custody and rescue Lexy.

Jennifer & Adrianna Wix  

21-year-old Jennifer Wix and her 2-year-old daughter, Adrianna, have been missing for almost 13 years. Before they vanished, they had been living in rural Robertson County, Tennessee with Jennifer's boyfriend, Joey Benton, and his family. Joey was the last known person to see Jennifer and Adrianna. Their case has been reclassified as a homicide case but no one has ever been charged. Jennifer's mom, Kathy, spoke with me about the details surrounding their disappearance and also what it is like to have both a daughter and granddaughter go missing.

Rachel Cooke  

Rachel was just 19 when she vanished while jogging in her quiet neighborhood in Georgetown, Texas. Fifteen years later, her disappearance is still a mystery. Many people witnessed Rachel running that morning but no one witnessed what happened to her. Was she abducted by a stranger or did someone she know have a motive to harm her? There will be a memorial run for Rachel this weekend. You find more information here: For more information on the free self-defense class:

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