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  • On May 8, 2013, 69-year-old John Brewer, former captain of the Davidson County Sheriff's Office, left his residence in Nashville, TN and took a taxi to his bank which was located in Pegram, TN. Once there, he asked for $500 cash and started acting strangely in the bank. Eventually, the bank staff asked John to leave and closed his account. He was last seen walking out of the bank and getting into a cab. He has never been seen again.

    If you have any information about the disappearance of John Brewer, you are urged to call the Cheatham County Sheriff's Office at 615-792-2021.

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  • 34-year-old Teresa Davidson-Murphy disappeared from Rainier, Oregon in October of 1999.  At the time, she was living with her second husband and her daughter. Her daughter last saw her on October 7th, when her mother dropped her off for a sleepover that was due to last 3 days.  That same day, her husband said that he left to go camping in Washington. Her daughter spoke to her two days later on October 9th and thought her mom didn’t sound like herself. Teresa was due to pick up her daughter the following day on the 10th but she never showed.  Most of Theresa’s belongings and her vehicle were at her home but there was no sign of Teresa. It has been nearly 20 years since Teresa was last seen and in that time, no trace of her has ever been found.

    If you have any information regarding the disappearance of Theresa Ann Davidson-Murphy, please contact the Oregon State Police at 503-731-3020.

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  • On May 23, 1993, 14-year-old Danielle Pitcher left the family home with her mother, Dorothy to walk to the local convenience store in Sunizona, Arizona to buy some cigarettes for her father. On their way, they stopped at Danielle’s sister's house, and then continued on their walk. Although witnesses spotted them walking along their route that day, Danielle and Dorothy never made it home and haven’t been seen in the 26 years since that day.

    If you have any information about the disappearance of Danielle and Dorothy Pitcher, please call the Cochise County Sheriff’s Office at 520-432-9500.

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  • On January 4, 2019, 22-year-old Savannah Spurlock wanted a night out on the town. A few weeks prior, Savannah had given birth to twins making her a mother of 4 young children. Her mother, Ellen, could see that she needed a break so after her older children were tucked safely into their beds, Savannah went out with a girlfriend to a bar in Lexington, KY around 10pm. 

    This was supposed to be a night filled with fun and a chance to cut loose. The evening didn't go as planned after Savannah and her friend got into an argument and separated. Savannah later left the bar with three men she had met that evening. Savannah called her mother via face time and let her know that everything was fine and that she would be home in a few hours. This was the last time that anyone would speak to her Savannah.

    The police asked for help from the public in identifying the men that Savannah was with the night she went missing. By the end of January, all three men that Savannah interacted with on the night of her disappearance were identified and questioned. According to one of the men, David Sparks, Savannah had come back to his home with him and that she eventually left later that morning, but he did not know where she was. However, on July 10, 2019 human remains would be found at a home in Garrard County. This would be the home of David Sparks.

    If you have any information regarding the death of Savannah Spurlock please call the Richmond Police department at 859-623-8911.

    Update- On August 28, 2019, David Sparks was indicted for the murder of Savannah Spurlock.

    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 Monday, October 14, 2002, Amy Sher left her job at the Lahey Clinic earlier than usual. On Tuesday and Wednesday she called in sick to work. And then on Thursday, October 17, her husband Robert Desmond called in sick for her and told Amy’s employer that she would not be returning to work. He called back on Friday to ask for Amy’s supervisor’s email address, stating that she was not able to send an email herself. Later, when asked by police where his wife had gone, Robert Desmond told them that he had dropped her off at a train station and that he had not seen her since but this wasn’t the first time Amy had disappeared. She fell out of sight long before that fateful October day, when her abusive husband forced her to refuse contact with her family and friends. Now Amy was actually missing, and there is no evidence Amy chose to leave.

    If you have any information about Amy’s disappearance, you can call the Billerca, Massachusetts Police Department at 978-671-0900.

    If you would like to listen to more from Laura Richards, please check out Real Crime Profile.

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  • In the early morning hours of March 9, 2019, 25 year old Aubrey Dameron allegedly left the home that she shared with her mother and several other family members in Grove, Oklahoma. Her mom says that Aubrey told her that she was going to meet someone. Her phone last pinged around that same time in the area of her mother's home. No one seems to know where Aubrey went that night, but she has not been seen or heard from since.

    If you have any information about Aubrey’s disappearance, you can call the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation at 1-800-522-8017, the Cherokee National Marshal Service at 918-207-3800 or the Delaware County Sheriff’s Office at 918-253-4531.

    You can follow Aubrey’s story on social media at: https://www.facebook.com/MissingAubreyDameron

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  • David Kallenberger disappeared on March 15th, 2016. He had left his home in Lafayette, Indiana on his motorcycle and was headed to Florida to visit with his sister. At 3:20 PM that day, a state trooper came upon David broken down on Highway 65 in the area of Franklin, Indiana. The trooper asked David if he needed help but David told him that he had already called for help. Hours later, the trooper passed through the area again. David’s motorcycle was still there but there was no trace of David. Various other people had witnessed David in the area that day but where he went after and what happened to him remains a mystery.

    If you have any information regarding the whereabouts of David Kallenberger, please contact the Indiana State Police at 765-567-2125.

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  • On June 20, 2000, 30-year-old Debra Melo left her doctor’s office and got into the family car with her husband Luis. As they drove along Route 18 in Weymouth, Massachusetts, Luis said that they got into an argument and Debra asked to be let out of the vehicle. Luis claims that she got out of the car without her purse or the items she purchased from the doctor’s office. Debra has never been seen or heard from again.

    If you have any information about the disappearance of Debra Melo, please call the Massachusetts State Police at 781-830-4800.

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  • In September of 2017, 18-year-old Corinna Slusser went missing. In the years prior to her disappearance, the Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania native lost all interest in high school. Her grades began to slip and she would have had to go to summer school in order to graduate, but Corinna had different plans. She dropped out of Bloomsburg Area High School and set her eyes towards the future. She wanted to move in with her Aunt who lived in Massachusetts in 2018 due to the fact that her and her mother, Sabina, were not getting along. However, this move would never happen. A few months before Corinna went missing, she had met a man by the name of Yhovanny Peguero. Yhovanny told Corinna that he would be able to help her get a place to stay in New York City. In August of 2017, Corinna picked up and went to the big apple. She only took her cell phone and ID with her. She left all of her other belongings behind. A month later, Corinna disappeared and she is believed to have been the victim of human trafficking. 

    If you have any information about the disappearance of Corinna Slusser, please call the NYPD Human Trafficking Task Force at 212-384-1000.

    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 May 24, 2017, 27-year-old Zacharey Wilks left his home in Lompoc, California to make the familiar drive to his uncle’s residence in Las Vegas, Nevada. He planned to spend some time helping his uncle prepare the family’s vacation home for summer guests and also enjoy seeing his relatives. However, Zacharey never made it, and neither he nor his car have ever been seen again. Extensive searches have been conducted along Zacharey's route but no trace of him has been found.

    Zacharey is in need of life sustaining medication and may be in need of medical treatment.         

    If you have any information about Zacharey Wilks’ disappearance, please call the Lompoc Police Department at 805-736-2341

    You can follow Zacharey’s story on social media at Find Zacharey Wilks.

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  • On January 14, 2016, Ebonee Spears’ parents were desperately trying to get their thirty-year-old daughter some help. Ebonee hadn’t been acting like herself, possibly displaying signs of a mental health or medical crisis, and her family wanted to her to check in for an evaluation. As Ebonee’s family raced to help their daughter between the afternoon of January 14th and throughout the next day, strange things began to happen, and Ebonee Spears has not been seen since late in the evening of January 15, 2016. This week, we’re exploring the odd and extraordinary events leading up to Ebonee’s disappearance more than three years ago and looking into some of the more mysterious aspects of her case.

    If you have any information about Ebonee’s disappearance, please contact the Wilmington Police Department at 910-343-3686 or 910-343-3600.

    You can follow Ebonee’s story on social media at: https://www.facebook.com/find.ebonee.spears/

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  • On October 1, 2013, Jillanne Pagano abducted her 3 month old daughter, Lillianna, from Rocheport, MO. Lillianna’s parents, Tyler and Jillanne, had a falling out shortly after young Lillianna was born. One day, Tyler received a text message stating that Jillanne and Lillianna were going out of state. When he inquired further as to where they were going and for how long he received no answer. It would be more than five years before this case would get a big break.

    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 30, 2011, 18-year-old Nieko Lisi went missing. Nieko was last seen in Addison, NY with his friend Robert Knight. Nieko and Robert went to Nieko’s uncle’s home around 2pm that afternoon. Nieko told his uncle that he and his friend were heading to Buffalo, New York to go camping. The pair were driving a pick-up truck that they claimed belonged to Robert’s grandfather, but this would later be proven to be untrue.

    The following day, Nieko spoke to his grandmother via telephone. Little did his family know, this would be the last time they would speak to him.

    A few days later, Nieko’s mother, Monica, got a letter in the mail that contained Nieko’s drivers license. According to the note attached to the license, it had been found in Hornell, NY which is about a 20 minute drive from where Nieko and his family lived. Nieko’s family members were already concerned given the fact that they had not heard from him in a few days, receiving the license in the mail sent them into a panic.

    Nieko Lisi was reported missing on October 5, 2011. It was later found out that the friend who was with Nieko around the time he went missing had allegedly been dropped off in Romulus, Michigan on October 1st by Nieko, but no one witnessed the drop off to confirm that Nieko was there.

    Once police started looking deeper into the case, it was discovered that Nieko’s last cell phone ping hit a tower in Franklin, TN. He may have been spotted in that area, but there is no concrete evidence proving that this was actually him.

    In the days after Nieko disappeared, his friend, Robert Knight, was questioned by police in Michigan in regards to Nieko’s whereabouts. Police took Knight to the hospital to get a psychiatric evaluation due to the behavior he was exhibiting. However, he was released the following day. But only two days after being questioned by police, Robert Knight was found dead of an apparent drug overdose.

    This is just one of many mysterious circumstances surrounding the disappearance of Nieko Lisi.

    If you have any information regarding the whereabouts of Nieko Lisi please call 1-800-TBI-FIND.

    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 July 22, 2016, 25-year-old paramedic, Eric Pracht and his fiance had a small get together at their condo in Lakewood, Colorado. As the party was winding down and most of the guests had left, a disagreement between the pair and two people close to them, turned into more of an argument. According to those present, Eric took a walk to cool off. They waited for him to come back but Eric never returned. Despite extensive searches, no trace of Eric has ever been found. Eric’s disappearance is a baffling mystery with bizarre clues but they just haven’t found enough pieces of the puzzle to solve it.

    If you have any information about Eric’s disappearance, please call the Lakewood Police Department at (303) 987-7111.

    The episode was co-researched and written by Marissa Jones and Anna Priestland.

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  • On May 31, 1995, 35-year-old Danny Lee Kelley disappeared from Gold Hill, Oregon. He had been staying with some friends when they called his family for help stating that he was acting strange, they thought he may need to go to the hospital. Several family members responded to the scene and witnessed Danny’s strange behavior, talking to people who weren’t there and acting paranoid. They attempted to get him in the car when he just took off running toward the Rogue River. His sister and her boyfriend chased after Danny but he was never seen or heard from again. His family has many theories on what happened to Danny from he simply drowned in the river to him staging this to disappear to Mexico. Nearly 24 years have passed since Danny disappeared and his oldest son, Shane, has renewed the efforts to find answers.

    If you have any information about Danny’s disappearance, please call the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office at 541-774-6800.

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  • On the evening of November 3, 2018, 28-year-old veteran James Liedtka and his roommate joined some friends on a popular street in Eau Claire, Wisconsin for a night of celebrating a friend’s birthday. During that evening, James got separated from the group he was with. In the early morning hours of November 4, James was seen on a surveillance video walking behind a local bar in the direction of a bike path. That camera footage is the last known sighting of James. Extensive searches have been conducted but no trace of him has been found.

    If you have any information about the disappearance of James Liedtka, please contact the Eau Claire Police Department at 715-839-4972.

    You can follow James’ story on social media at www.facebook.com/BringJamesLiedtkaHome.

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  • On February 4, 2011, the Texas Hill Country was experiencing some abnormally cold weather. It had been snowing in New Braunfels, and the temperatures dipped below 20 degrees. 18-month-old Joshua Davis was staying warm in bed with his mom watching movies when she realized he had crawled off. She got up to search for Joshua but he was nowhere to be found. A search ensued, but no trace of Joshua has ever been found. Joshua’s family maintains that he must have gotten out of the house or been taken by someone, but who? The New Braunfels Police Department believes that the answers to this story lie with the people who were in the house that day.

    If you have any information about Joshua’s disappearance, you can call the New Braunfels Police Department at 830-221-4100. Crime Stoppers is offering a reward of up to $4,000 for information in this case that leads to an arrest of grand jury indictment. To remain anonymous and to collect the reward, contact Crime Stoppers at 830-620-TIPS (8477) (or 1-800-640-8422), leave a tip online at http://comalcrimestoppers.org/, or send a tip using the “P3 Tips” smartphone app available on iOS and Android devices.

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  • Lisa Prescott was last seen on August 31, 2018 at her home in Griffin Park which is located in Jonesboro, Arkansas. According to those who saw Lisa before she disappeared, it was around 6:00 PM that evening when she was spotted watching TV in her bedroom, already in her pajamas for the evening. This indicated to her niece, who was at her home at the time, that her aunt was staying in for the evening.

    Lisa was experiencing some severe health problems and it is said that she would not have been able to walk 100 yards by herself. Because of these health issues, Lisa’s sister-in-law came over to check on her the following morning. When she arrived, she noticed that Lisa’s door was unlocked and that her dog had been wandering around the house unattended. This was something that was very unusual behavior for Lisa. She never left her house unlocked and, if she wasn’t home, her dog would be crated. While searching through the house Lisa’s medication, phone, keys and purse were located, but no sign of Lisa.

    It has been more than 8 months since Lisa Prescott mysteriously went missing. What happened to her on August 31, 2018?

    In this episode you will get to hear exclusive interviews with Lisa's family, friends and the detective investigating her case.

    There is currently a $1,500 reward being offered for any information that leads to finding Lisa.

    If you have any information about what happened to Lisa Prescott, please contact the Jonesboro Police Department at 870-935-5551.

    You can follow Lisa's case on Facebook at Help Find Lisa Prescott.

    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 May 3, 2017, 22-year-old Akia Eggleston was seen in Baltimore, Maryland on surveillance video withdrawing money from her bank account. She was 8 months pregnant with her second child and was unable to drive or even walk more than a short distance because her pregnancy was considered high-risk. After this bank transaction, Akia was never seen again. She was preparing to move to a new apartment and was planning her baby shower where she would share the gender of her baby with those she loved. Akia had two-year-old daughter, a son on the way, and her whole life in front of her. What happened to Akia after this bank transaction on May 3?

    If you have any information about Akia’s disappearance, you can call the Baltimore Police Department at 443-984-7385 or 410-396-2100. You can leave an anonymous tip with Crime Stoppers at 866-756-2587. Alternatively, you can contact the FBI at 410-265-8080.

    You can follow Akia’s story on social media at Missing Akia Eggleston

    Special thanks to Claudia Rivero and Rosemary Rade. You can find more of Claudia's work at https://www.claudiariverotv.com. For more information on the National Domestic Violence Hotline, please visit https://www.thehotline.org.

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  • During Easter of 2013, 37-year-old Ryan Blagojevic disappeared from the central harbor area of Portland, Maine. He had struggled with alcohol as a teen but when he suffered a severe brain injury in an accident a few years prior to his disappearance, it led to a more serious dependence on alcohol. Ryan had lived in the area for around two years— on the streets and in and out of shelters, so specifics about his life at this time are vague. What is known however, is that on the evening of March 31, 2013, he was intoxicated, kicked out of a shelter and the police were called. After they spoke with him and he went on his way — Ryan was never seen again.

    If you have information about Ryan’s disappearance, please call Detective Chris Giesecke at the Portland Maine Police Dept. at (207) 874-8593.

    You can follow Ryan's case on Facebook at Missing Ryan Blagojevic.

    The episode was co-researched and written by Marissa Jones and Anna Priestland.

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