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.


Amos Mortier Part 2  

Amos Mortier has been missing for over a week when searchers make an emotional discovery a few doors down from his Lacy Road residence. Rumors relating to Amos's whereabouts begin to swirl and his core group of friends fall under a cloud of suspicion. As the investigation ramps up, the double-life Amos led comes into focus as those closest to him get caught up in the unrelenting motions of justice –– or in this case, perhaps, injustice.

Bonus: Holly Grim Part 2  

Holly Grim vanished on November 11, 2013. Holly has been found and charges were announced earlier today. If you have not listened to Part 1, you can find it at but I also included a quick rundown of the case in this episode.

Amos Mortier Part 1  

Amos Mortier's friends were puzzled when he stopped returning calls the week of Nov. 8, 2004, but that was a small mystery compared to the mystery they stumbled into when they entered his unlit house in the swampy outskirts of Madison, Wisconsin. In this first installment of a special three-part series, The Vanished probes the circumstances around the 12-year-old mystery that has confounded everyone from the small town detective on up to the DEA special agent who gave the case a special assist.

Megan Foglesong  

What happens when a young woman from Illinois returns to the small Kansas town that chewed her up and spit her out once already? Megan Foglesong was a warm and energetic girl raised in a loving two-parent home in Oneida, IL, a small Midwestern town that, with its population of 750, must have felt like a big city compared to Alden, Kansas, population 148. But sometimes its in the small towns people find the biggest problems. In Alden, Megan became BFFs with her biological mother, Pam, who was unsettlingly competitive with her daughter. Together they drank, chased men, and took selfies in the bathroom together. But it wasn't all fun and games, especially once love struck a fearful tone, spurring her hasty return home after discovering those who love you can really hurt you the most. But once the bruises healed and her heart had warmed, Megan began to miss the party down in Bleeding Kansas, so she returned to Alden, to mom, to love... to be loved. Then one day –– and no one knows what day it was –– she was gone. Poof! Lost in the prairie dust and howling wind.

Bradley Dale Ross II  

In Episode 47, What Happened to Bradley?, we take you to Coliseum and State, the intersection of two boulevards in Fort Wayne where, around 10 p.m. on Nov. 19, 2004, two men were struck by a 2004 Dodge Stratus that ran a red light. The driver of the Stratus fled and has never been identified. Investigators assumed Bradley Dale Ross was behind the wheel. After all, the vehicle belonged to his fiancée, Sarah. But Bradley’s sister tells The Vanished that he would never have dropped off the grid as many believed he has, not with a child on the way. In this episode, show producer, Nathan, and The Vanished host and creator, Marissa, grapple with a timeline that doesn’t line up as neatly as it should. Things get stranger still when we called detective Cary Young and realized a missed connection may have allowed a murder to slip through the cracks.

BONUS: Jessica Heeringa Part 3  

This is a quick bonus episode to share the HUGE announcement that was made in today in Jessica's case. I have included the entire press conference that was held today along with a couple other clips. If you have not listened to the other episodes about Jessica, start there first.

BONUS: Introducing Secrets, Crimes & Audiotape  

Today, we bring you a special preview of Secrets, Crimes & Audiotape, a new audio drama podcast told week after week. Secrets, Crimes & Audiotape will feature stories about crime, mystery, love, conspiracy… Some will be dramas; some will be comedies. All of them will bring you an immersive audio experience, where instead of watching the action you can picture yourself in the middle of it. Secrets, Crimes & Audiotape is brought to you by Wondery, the podcast network that The Vanished is a part of. Subscribe on iTunes, Stitcher, or wherever you listen to podcasts.

Jacob Tipton  

24 year-old Jacob Tipton was last seen in Berea, Kentucky on April 23, 2016. Two weeks later, his vehicle was found over two hours away, abandoned in a cemetery in rural Hart County, Kentucky. Jacob's mom, Tonja, spoke with me for this episode.

Vernon "Cody" Matthews  

Cody headed to Pollock Pines, California for his college summer break. When he got there, he found that the cabin had been robbed. He last spoke with his mom on June 6, 2014 right before heading out for a hike. A massive search began the next day but no trace of Cody has ever been found. His parents moved to Pollock Pines to search for him and tragically, their home was destroyed in a fire just three months later, on Cody's 24th birthday. Cody's parents, Vern and Cyndi, shared their story with me for this episode.

Deanne Hastings  

Deanne Hastings vanished from Spokane, Washington on November 4, 2015. I interviewed her brother, Carson, for this episode. Deanne's story is full of bizarre twists and turns. Was she drugged and kidnapped like she claimed to grocery store employees? A man is currently incarcerated for using her credit cards after her disappearance but Deanne is still missing.

Janteyl Danielle Johnson  

Janteyl was 15 and pregnant when she disappeared from her home in Newark, Delaware on February 3, 2010. Did she run away? Did someone have a motive to make her vanish? I interviewed Claudia Rivero who covered Janteyl's disappearance for NBC10 back in 2010. She is currently making a documentary called "Where is Janteyl?" You can find more information at

George Tony Sandoval  

George Sandoval vanished from the M Resort in Henderson, Nevada on Sunday, June 21, 2015. He was last seen on surveillance footage in an elevator around 4:30AM. George was in a relationship with Treigh Imsand when he disappeared. Treigh spoke with me about the circumstances surrounding George's disappearance.

Mitchel Weiser and Bonnie Bickwit  

Mitchel and Bonnie left Narrowsburg, NY on July 27, 1973. They had planned to hitchhike to Watkins Glen, NY to see Summer Jam. Summer Jam was a concert that featured The Allman Brothers Band, The Grateful Dead and The Band. It is estimated that between 600,000 and 800,000 people attended the show. The two teens never made it back home to Brooklyn. Did they even make it to the concert?

Edward "John" Abeyta  

John Abeyta disappeared on June 29, 2016 just 12 hours after he had gotten into a serious automobile accident just outside of Rocky Ford, Colorado. I interviewed his wife, Martha, and cousin, Leora to gain more insight into John's actions leading up to and after the accident.

Delano Wilson  

On August 27, 2014, six-week old Delano Wilson vanished from Indianapolis, Indiana. His father called 911 and told a story of how he was robbed at gun-point and the perpetrators took off with Delano. Extensive searches were conducted but no trace of Delano has ever been found.

Adam Kellner  

Adam Kellner was last seen on November 8, 2007 in his home in Stevenson Ranch, California. Adam had been diagnosed with schizophrenia years earlier when he was on college. At the time of his disappearance, he was living with his mother, Sherrill Britton, and his stepfather. He lived a very isolated life and rarely left home. He simply vanished and no trace of Adam has ever been found.

Bonus: Noah Davis Part 3  

In this bonus update episode, Josh and I discuss the passing of his mother, Janice, his trip to the FBI, listener questions, my call to Sheriff's Talk and a few other things. This is not like a regular episode, it is just a conversation between the two of us.

Noah Davis Part 2  

Twenty-four year old, Noah Davis, vanished from Ringgold, Georgia in July of 2014. In this second installment, Josh and I discussed his interactions with law enforcement and his own search for Noah. This episode also features Noah's mother, Janice.

Noah Davis Part 1  

Twenty-four year old, Noah Davis, vanished from Ringgold, Georgia in July of 2014. The truck that he was driving was found across state lines in East Ridge, Tennessee. I interviewed his brother, Joshua Wright, for the show. He has gone to great lengths to find Noah despite a strained relationship with the Catoosa County Sheriff's Department.

Paul Baker Part 2  

Paul Baker disappeared from his home in Beaufort, South Carolina on March 5, 1987. I interviewed his sister, Nina Hernandez, for the show. She was just 6 years old when Paul went missing. She was removed from the home after Paul disappeared because she was a victim of abuse at the hands of her stepmother, Susan Baker. Susan Baker is currently serving a 25 year sentence in Florida for the abduction of 7 month old Shannon Dedrick.

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