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  • On the evening of May 24, 2020, 52-year-old Emily Noble was out celebrating her birthday with her husband. They stopped at several restaurants in a popular part of Westerville, Ohio, and then made their way home for the evening. During the night, Emily’s husband got up to use the restroom and then went back to sleep in a guest room, not wanting to disturb Emily. When he woke up later that morning, Emily was gone, and her wallet, phone, keys, and car were still at the residence. Emily has not been seen since the evening she went out for her birthday, and rumors and allegations have swirled around this story from day one.

    Last week, human remains were found in a wooded area not far from Emily's condo. At this time, those remains have not been identified.

    On September 22, 2020, the Westerville Police Department held a press conference about the remains recovered last week. They said that the dental comparison was "consistent" with Emily Noble's dental records but that they are going to do DNA test to be sure. The DNA comparison could take some time. The autopsy is not complete, there is no news on a cause or manner of death. They also mentioned that the area was searched by authorities multiple times, at least one time with cadaver dogs. Emily's family has been notified and Matt was notified via his attorney. Our thoughts are with Emily's loved ones at this time.

    If you have any information about the disappearance of Emily Noble, you are asked to call the Westerville Police Department at 614-901-6866. You may also email tips to tipline@westerville.org.

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  • On the evening of February 28, 2019, 20-year-old Matthew Anfeldt disappeared after leaving his mom’s house in Tenino, Washington. He had spent the day with his sister and her boyfriend. The three went out bowling together earlier in the day before returning home. Videos that his sister took that day show Matthew smiling and laughing. They returned to his mom’s home, and Matthew spent more time chatting with his sister. To those who saw Matthew that day, everything seemed normal. Matthew got up to get his cell phone and never came back to his sister’s room. Within minutes, she heard sirens outside and learned that several people had witnessed Matthew’s sudden, panicked behavior nearby. Dispatchers began getting more calls about Matthew from a Speedway a couple of miles down the road. By the time they got there, Matthew had disappeared. It has now been more than 18 months since that fateful night, and no trace of Matthew has ever been found.  

    If you have any information about the disappearance of Matthew Anfeldt, please contact Detective Hamilton at 360-786-5279.

    You can follow Matthew’s story on Facebook at Help Find Matthew Anfeldt.

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  • On the evening of February 28, 2019, the Thurston County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call from a woman in Tenino, Washington stating that her neighbor, 20-year-old Matthew Anfeldt, was at her door behaving oddly. He said that his family had either been injured or killed and that someone was after him. She then observed Matthew run across her yard, jump the fence and run out onto a busy highway, causing multiple vehicles to stop or swerve to avoid hitting him. Matthew jumped on the back of a truck that was traveling west and later jumped off of the truck a couple of miles down the road where witnesses saw him.  They reported that Matthew was acting paranoid and afraid inside a local Speedway in Grand Mound, Washington. After that, Matthew disappeared, never to be seen or heard from again.

    If you have any information about the disappearance of Matthew Anfeldt, please call the Thurston County Sheriff’s Office at 360-704-2740 or contact Detective Hamilton directly at 360-786-5279.

    You can follow Matthew’s story on Facebook at Help Find Matthew Anfeldt.

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  • During the July 4th holiday in 2006, 18-year-old Roxanne Paltauf left home to spend a few days celebrating her anniversary with her boyfriend, a much older man with a lengthy criminal history. The couple checked into a hotel in Austin, Texas, which was the last time Roxanne was ever seen. Her boyfriend later stated that the two got into an argument, and she left with nothing but her state identification. He claimed that he looked for her prior to calling her mother the next day to inform her that Roxanne was missing. Roxanne's family immediately knew something was wrong and alerted the authorities. While all signs seemed to point to her boyfriend, another man later became a person of interest as well. Fourteen years have passed since Roxanne disappeared, and her loved ones have never given up their search for answers.

    If you have any information about the disappearance of Roxanne Paltauf, you are urged to call the Austin Police Department at 512-974-5250. There is also a police homicide tip line at 512-477-3588 or the local Crimestoppers line at 512-472-8477. 

    You can follow developments in Roxanne’s story on social media at Missing Roxanne Elizabeth Paltauf.

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  • In early 1993, 18-year-old Bonnie Dages was adjusting to life being a new mom to her infant son, Jeremy. Right before Jeremy was born in December of 1992, Bonnie completed a GED course. A few months later, she took a job as a live-in nanny with a local family, which allowed her to care for Jeremy while working. From the outside, things appeared to be going well for Bonnie. On the evening of April 28, 1993, Bonnie left home with Jeremy to meet someone at a local grocery store in Brandon, Florida. They never returned home, and Bonnie's minivan was later found abandoned in the grocery store's parking lot. It has been a long 27 years since Bonnie and Jeremy were seen alive, but their family is hoping that someone out there has a clue that may help solve this case.

    If you have any information about the disappearance of Bonnie and Jeremy Dages, please contact the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office at 813-247-8200.

    You can follow Bonnie and Jeremy's case on Facebook at: In Memory of Bonnie Lee Dages.

  • In May of 2020, Marina Bischoff had been working as a social worker at a children’s hospital in Kansas City, Missouri, and was known to be a reliable worker who never missed a shift. When Marina didn’t show up for work one day, her coworkers and family began looking for her. What they uncovered was a bizarre series of events that ended with Kansas City Police officers being the last people to see Marina Bischoff alive.

    If you have any information about the disappearance of Marina Bischoff, please contact your local law enforcement agency or the Kansas City Police Department Missing Persons Unit at 816-234-5136 or report a tip to the TIPS hotline at 816-474-8477. 

    You can follow developments in Marina’s story on social media at Bring Marina Home.

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  • On the morning of February 15, 2012, 58-year-old Jimmy Tidwell left his place of employment after working the night shift.  His boss later called Jimmy to ask him if he wanted to come in to work some overtime but his wife answered and said Jimmy was sleeping.  Several days later, his employer called the Rusk County Sheriff’s Office to ask them to do a welfare check on Jimmy because he had missed work.  It was uncharacteristic of Jimmy to miss work without calling in.  When authorities began searching for Jimmy, they located his truck several miles from his home just outside of Mount Enterprise, Texas.  Jimmy’s eyeglasses were in the truck but his cellphone, wallet, and keys disappeared along with him.  In the eight years that have passed since Jimmy went missing, no trace of him has been found.

    If you have any information about the disappearance of Jimmy Tidwell, you are asked to call the Rusk County Sheriff’s Office at 903-657-3581.

  • 15-year-old Angelica Longoria, or Angel as she was known to family and friends, disappeared from El Monte, California on November 23, 1985. At the time, Angel was living at home with her father, stepmother, her brothers, and step-siblings. The household was very strict and when Angel was caught with a boy, she was punished physically. According to her father and stepmother, Angel ran away that night, never to be seen again. Over the years, some family members have begun to wonder if there is more to the story of what happened to Angel Longoria back in November of 1985.

    If you have any information regarding the disappearance of Angelica Longoria, please contact the El Monte Police Department at 626-580-2100 of The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children at 1-800-THE-LOST.

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  • On June 20, 2020, 20 year old Allyson Watterson’s remains were found near North Plains, Oregon, very close to the last place she had been seen with her boyfriend. In Part 1 of Allyson Watterson’s story, we covered the discovery of her body, the story of her life and relationship with her boyfriend Benjamin, and spoke with law enforcement about their investigation into her disappearance. Allyson disappeared on December 22, 2019 after a weekend of odd, unexplained events that culminated in her disappearance. In part 2 of Allyson’s story, we take a deep dive into those events and unravel the mystery of what happened to Allyson.

    If you have any information about the disappearance or death of Allyson Watterson, please contact your local law enforcement agency or the Washington County Sheriff’s Office at 503-846-2700.

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  • 20-year-old Allyson Watterson disappeared just before Christmas in December 2019. Allyson was a young woman with her entire life ahead of her, trying to figure out what she wanted to pursue as a career path. She was last seen by her boyfriend on December 22, 2019, and his stories about that day were shaky, at best. He claims that they walked into the woods and got separated. His stories on how they got separated vary. Ben emerged from the woods the following day and Allyson was never seen again. While we were working on this story, on June 20, 2020, the remains of Allyson Watterson were found not far from where Ben said he last saw her. Though she is no longer missing, telling her story is still important. This week’s two-part series tells the story of Allyson Watterson, her love of life, the tragic loss her family has endured, and their continued search for answers.

    If you have any information about the disappearance or death of Allyson Watterson, please contact your local law enforcement agency or the Washington County Sheriff’s Office at 503-846-2700. 

    You can follow Allyson’s case on social media at: IN LOVING MEMORY: ALLYSON WATTERSON.

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  • On March 31, 2020, 25 year old Kenna Harris packed her backpack with her medications, a yoga mat, and some other belongings, and headed out of her Monroe, Washington home. As you learned in Part 1 of Kenna’s story, she was due to report for her shift at a local Walmart. She usually took a bus to that location but she told the bus driver to go on without her. That is when she left on foot and took some money out of her bank account. Then, she got on a bus headed for Snohomish, Washington. She got off near a shopping center there and was spotted in a Subway. Kenna left on foot and has not been seen or heard from again. In this second installment of Kenna's story, we are going to to dig a little deeper, learn more about the search efforts for Kenna, hear from the investigator tasked with finding her and explore the various theories in the case.

    If you have any information about the disappearance of Kenna Harris, please contact your local law enforcement agency or the Snohomish County, Washington Sheriff’s Office at 425-388-3845. 

    You can follow Kenna’s story on social media at: Please Find Kenna Harris.

    Dr. Taft earned a bachelors, masters and doctorate in psychology from Baylor University. He has been a licensed psychologist since 2000. He has served the Corsicana community in private practice since 2002 and was the Director of Clinical Services at the Corsicana Residential Treatment Center from 2000-2005. Dr. Taft provides clinical counseling services, consultation services, and forensic services.

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  • On March 31, 2020, 25-year-old Kenna Harris carefully packed a backpack with her medications, a yoga mat, and some of her other favorite belongings. Kenna then headed out of the family home in Monroe, Washington. There was a bus that was supposed to take her to her shift at work that day, but Kenna didn’t go to work and told the bus driver to go on without her. Instead, she walked to a nearby bank, withdrew some money, and then traveled via public transit to nearby Snohomish, Washington. It was after she arrived in Snohomish that she disappeared without a trace. Investigators were able to track her last known movements via an intricate web of surveillance footage and phone pings. In the months since Kenna disappeared, she has not been seen or heard from again. This is a story about Kenna, her life, and the mystery of her disappearance.

    If you have any information about the disappearance of Kenna Harris, please contact your local law enforcement agency or the Snohomish County, Washington Sheriff’s Office at 425-388-3845. 

    You can follow Kenna’s story on social media at: Find Kenna Harris.

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  • In September of 2001, 14-year-old Danielle Bell was living with her mom in Pensacola, Florida.  Her parents had recently divorced and it was a difficult time for Danielle.  On the evening of Friday, September 28, 2001, Danielle left to go to a party even though her mother had instructed her to stay home.  She was seen at a high school party that evening by some of her friends.  Later, she was seen at a different party with much older men.  After that, no one has ever seen or heard from Danielle again.  Following her disappearance, some disturbing details would surface about people who were in Danielle’s life but it remains unclear if they had anything to do with what happened to Danielle.

    You can follow Danielle's case on Facebook at: Missing Child Danielle Bell.

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  • On March 31, 2010, Jacob Cabinaw went to work and then spent the evening playing frisbee golf with friends. One of the friends reported that Jacob dropped him off at his car when they were finished and said Jacob was going back to his house to finish an assignment for one of his college courses that was due soon. However, Jacob never made it back to the home he shared with his mom. A few days later, his mother reported him missing to the local police. There were a few sightings and financial transactions over the next several days, but after April 2, 2010, Jacob Cabinaw was never seen or heard from again.

    If you have any information about the disappearance of Jacob Cabinaw, you are asked to call the Grand Traverse County Sheriff's Office at 231-995-5000.

    You can follow Jacob’s story on social media at Find Jacob Cabinaw.

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  • 22-year-old Shannah Boiteau was last seen on June 22, 2016 around 3:00 PM in St. Cloud, MN. Shannah and her boyfriend were driving from Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin to California because Shannah allegedly wanted to see the ocean. She left a note for her family explaining why she was taking this trip. It was on this trip to California that her boyfriend claims that he and Shannah got into an argument. He said that she got out of the car and ran into the woods. This is the last time anyone saw or heard from Shannah Boiteau. She has now been missing for four years and her loved ones are desperate for answers.

    If anyone has any information regarding the whereabouts of Shannah Boiteau please call Chippewa Falls Police Department 715-723-4424.

    You can follow Shannah’s case on Facebook at Help Find Shannah Boiteau.

    This episode was co-researched and written by Marissa Jones and Erika Gwynn. To find more of Erika's work, please check out her podcast at https://www.apexandabyss.com.

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  • On September 26, 2018, in rural Rusk County, Texas, a Jeep was found in a single vehicle accident with no drivers or passengers in the area. Police called the registered owner of the vehicle, James Flint, who stated that the Jeep belonged to his wife, Kim Flint. James Flint also told the police that Kim rarely drove the Jeep.  He was at work when the police called him so he drove home to check on his wife.   When James arrived home, Kim was nowhere to be found.   The area around Kim’s vehicle was searched thoroughly by multiple police agencies, dogs, drones, and other resources, but in the time since that day, no trace of Kim Flint has ever been found.

    If you have any information about the disappearance of Kim Flint, you are asked to call the Rusk County Sheriff’s Office at 903-657-3581.

     You can follow Kim’s story on social media at: Find Kim Flint.

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  • On the morning of August 21, 1996, Dennis Appleby left his Moline, Illinois home to head to work, leaving behind his 11 year old daughter, Trudy, to spend the summer day at home.  Around 9:30am, a neighbor saw Trudy with a man who appeared to be in his 20’s, with dark curly hair,  wearing a baseball cap.  The unidentified man was driving a silver or gray four door sedan.  Dennis came home from work that evening and was surprised to find his daughter wasn’t home.  He called his neighbors and some of Trudy’s friends but she wasn’t with any of them.  That is when Dennis called the police to report Trudy missing.  Trudy’s case went unsolved for more than 20 years but now, investigators believe they know who is responsible for Trudy’s disappearance.

    If you have any information regarding the disappearance of Trudy Appleby, please call the Moline Police Department at 309-524-2140.

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  • In June of 1991, 20-year-old Jason Dies returned from Operation Desert Storm when the USS Horne docked in San Diego, California.  He was now on leave and had a month to report to a new duty station in Pensacola, Florida.  Jason never showed up and was classified as an unauthorized absentee and later a deserter.  Before Jason disappeared, he mailed some packages to his family back in Louisiana.  He phoned them and asked them not to open the packages.  The mystery of what was in the packages and what happened to Jason loomed over his family for years.  What had he sent them?  Military secrets?  Was there some kind of conspiracy?  When Jason’s younger cousin grew up, she embarked on a journey to find him.  She opened the packages and started pressing for answers.  

    If you have any information about the disappearance of Jason Dies, please call NCIS at 850-452-4211.  You can submit a tip online at https://www.ncis.navy.mil.

  • 22-year-old Cole Thomas had taken a break from college to work a construction job and earn some money. During the fall of 2016, he traveled from his home in Florida to work on a job in Minnesota. Right before Thanksgiving, a couple of co-workers that he had recently met asked Cole to drive them to North Carolina, presumably to spend the holiday with their families. Cole agreed to drive them but what he didn’t realize was that the people he thought were his friends, weren’t friends at all and that he was headed straight into danger that would cost him his life.

    If you have any information about the disappearance of Cole Thomas, you are asked to call the Benson, North Carolina Police Department at 919-894-2091.

    You can follow Cole's story on Facebook at Find Cole Thomas.

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  • On July 1, 1995, 24-year-old Erin Gilbert traveled to a nearby fair in Girdwood, Alaska with a man she had recently met. Witnesses spotted Erin at the fair that day. According to her date, they had car trouble when they went to leave. He claims that he left Erin at the car and proceeded to walk around looking for a friend's house for two hours. He was unable to find his friend's house and returned to the fair but Erin was gone. He said he searched the fairgrounds and after no sign of Erin, called her sister, who also hadn’t seen her. That was 25 years ago, and to this day, no trace of Erin has ever been found.

    If you have any information about the disappearance of Erin Gilbert, you are asked to call the Alaska State Troopers at 907-428-7200.

    You can follow Erin's story on Facebook at: Finding Erin Marie Gilbert.

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