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  • In July of 2019, 23-year-old Khiara Henry was visiting Hawaii, enjoying a leisure trip by herself. An avid traveler and accomplished athlete, Khiara joined several tour groups for hikes and sightseeing on her vacation. On July 21, 2019, Khiara rented a car from the Kahului airport. The last confirmed sighting of Khiara was on surveillance footage at the rental agency. Less than a week later, an employee of the rental car company contacted Khiara's sister to let her know that the vehicle was found abandoned in a state park. No one has seen Khiara Henry since. This is a story with many questions and unconfirmed sightings, but none of the leads they have received have led to finding Khiara.

    If you have any information about the disappearance of Khiara Henry, please call the Maui County Police Department at 808-244-6400.

    You can follow Khiara's case on social media at Find Khiara Henry.

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  • On December 9, 1988, Joan Bernal and her family were preparing to leave their home in Joliet, Illinois, and head to Texas to visit her husband’s parents for the holidays. Things didn’t go as planned, and they were only able to bring one of their children. According to Joan’s husband Gil, they left the following morning, and Joan asked to be let out of the car in Oklahoma. She wanted to go back home and try to get her children from a previous relationship and bring them to Texas. Gil stated that he dropped her off near a McAlester, Oklahoma bus stop, and gave her some cash to get back to Illinois. Joan Bernal has never been seen or heard from again. 

    If you have any information about the disappearance of Joan Bernal, you can call the Will County Sheriff’s Office at 815-727-8574.

    You can follow developments in Joan’s story on social media at Help Us Find Joan Bernal.

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  • In December of 1988, Joan Bernal, her husband, and their children had plans to leave their home in Joliet, Illinois, and head to Texas to visit her husband's family for the holidays. Things didn't go as planned, and they weren't able to bring Joan's children from a previous marriage due to custody issues. According to Joan's husband Gil, they decided to make the trip anyway, and Joan got upset along the way. Gil stated that he dropped her off near a McAlester, Oklahoma bus stop, and gave her some cash to get back to Illinois. The plan was that Joan would pick up her other children and fly down to Texas. Joan Bernal has never been seen or heard from again. This case is full of different stories of what happened to Joan, whether she may still be alive, and questions surrounding her disappearance.

    If you have any information about the disappearance of Joan Bernal, please call the Will County Sheriff's Office at 815-727-8574.

    You can follow developments in Joan’s story on social media at Help Us Find Joan Bernal.

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  • Viola Findley, a 28-year-old mother of 3, was visiting family in Florida in September of 1983. After her visit, it is believed and assumed that she was making her way back home to her children in Waterloo, Iowa. However, Viola never made it home. The point in which Viola went missing is a mystery. Proper steps were not taken when Viola went missing, and the family has been hard-pressed to get answers. There has never been a proper search, and documentation of certain events in Viola's life has been lost due to natural disasters. Those who would have memories that could lead authorities in the right direction have either left this world or simply can't clearly recall the events.

    If you have any information regarding the disappearance of Viola Findley please contact the Flagler County Sheriff's Office at 386-437-4116 or the Daytona Beach Police Department at 386-671-5100.

    You can follow Viola's case on Facebook at Finding Viola Marie Findley.

    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 June 20, 2019, 51-year-old Angela Green argued with her 18-year-old daughter, Ellie, who had just completed a study abroad program in Italy and was back home to work for the summer. During the argument, Angela told Ellie to leave the family home in Prairie Village, Kansas. Ellie left, not realizing that would be the last time she ever saw her mom. In Part 1 of Angela’s story, you learned that this argument was just the beginning of a bizarre series of events. Angela’s husband, Geoff, told various stories about what happened to her back in the summer of 2019. More than a year later, what happened to Angela remains a mystery.

    If you have any information about the disappearance of Angela Green, you are asked to call the Prairie Village, Kansas Police Department at 913-642-6868. You may also leave a tip on their hotline at 816-474-8477.

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  • On June 20, 2019, 51-year-old Angela Green argued with her 18-year-old daughter, Ellie, who had just finished her sophomore year of college and completed a study abroad program in Italy. The argument concluded when Angela told Ellie to leave the family home in Prairie Village, Kansas. Ellie left the house and hasn’t seen her mom since. In fact, no one has seen Angela Green in the 16 months since Ellie left home that day. This story is one filled with a series of strange events with odd twists that may or may not have taken place at all.

    If you have any information about the disappearance of Angela Green, you are urged to call the Prairie Village, Kansas Police Department at 913-642-6868. You may also leave a tip on their hotline at 816-474-8477.

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  • On June 29, 2013, 25-year-old Jayme Bryant contacted several family members and let them know that he had been to the hospital on June 28 after sustaining injuries from a fall. He said that the doctors thought he could have pneumonia and told him to return the following day. Jayme told his mom that he would call her after he left the hospital, but that call never came and no one ever heard from Jayme Bryant again.

    Jayme was quite a nomadic individual. He bounced around, staying with various friends and only owned a backpack full of belongings. If friends and family went a few days or even a week without hearing from him, it was not out of the norm. However, after about a week, his friends reached out to Jayme's sister to see if he had spoken to his family. When they realized that he was nowhere to be found, they filed a missing persons report. Since that time, his family has not learned much more about where Jayme Bryant may have gone or what happened to him. He has not spoken or reached out to any of his friends or family since June 2013. Jayme has seemingly disappeared into thin air. There were some rumors that he may have attended a music festival on June 30, 2013, but there has been no concrete evidence to substantiate that. 

    If you have information on his whereabouts, please contact Detective Rivard of the Kalamazoo Public Safety Dept. at (269) 337-8139, the Kalamazoo County Central Dispatch at 269-488-8911, or KDPS Detective Rivard at 269-337-8094.

    You can follow Jayme's case on social media at Help Us Find Jayme Bryant.

    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 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.

    UPDATE- On October 23, 2020, Marina's brother, Victor, announced that a DNA match had been made to remains recovered over the summer. That is all the information we have at this time.

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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.

    UPDATE: On October 10, 2020, remains were recovered during a search for Kenna Harris. The remains have not yet been identified but authorities believe they have found Kenna.

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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.

    UPDATE: On October 10, 2020, remains were recovered during a search for Kenna Harris. The remains have been identified as Kenna Harris and there were no signs of foul play.

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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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