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The Vanished Podcast

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The Vanished Podcast
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The Vanished Podcast

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The Vanished is a true crime podcast that explores the stories of those who have gone missing. The Vanished goes beyond conventional news reports to take a deep dive into the story of a different missing person each week. Host Marissa Jones brings you exclusive interviews with family members, friends, law enforcement and experts. What with The Vanished uncover next?

Latest Episodes

Amy Sher

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...

68 MIN21 hours ago
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Amy Sher

Aubrey Dameron

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 This episode was sponsored by: ThirdLove- Go toThirdLove.com/Vanishednow to find your perfect-fitting bra AND get 15% off your first purchase! Quip- Get a free refill pack with the purchase of a Quip electric toothbrush. Visit GetQuip.com/vanished. Stamps.com- Go toStamps.comand click on the radio microphone at the top of the homepage and typeVanishedfor a 4-week trial PLUS free postage and a digital scale with no longterm commitment. You can find new episodes ofTheVanished, completely ad-free, only onStitcherPremium.Fora free month ofStitcherPremium, go tostitcherpremium.com/wonderyand use promo code WONDERY.

75 MIN2 weeks ago
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Aubrey Dameron

David Kallenberger

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. This episode was sponsored by: DoorDash- Get $5 off your first order of $15 or more when you download the DoorDash app and enter promo code VANISHED. Daily Harvest- Go to dailyharvest.comand enter promo code VANISHED to get $25 off your first box. Ruggable- Got to MyRuggable.com/VANISHED for 15% off your order AND FREE SHIPPING! You can find new episodes ofTheVanished, completely ad-free, only onStitcherPremium.Fora free month ofStitcherPremium, go tostitcherpremium.com/wonderyand use promo code WONDERY.

55 MIN3 weeks ago
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David Kallenberger

Debra Melo

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. This episode was sponsored by: ThirdLove- Go toThirdLove.com/Vanishednow to find your perfect-fitting bra AND get 15% off your first purchase! Ritual- VisitRitual.com/Vanishedfor 10% off your first 3 months of Essential for Women vitamins. Lending Club- Go toLendingClub.com/Vanishedto check your rate in minutes and borrow up to $40,000. Native- For 20% off your first purchase, visit nativedeodorant.com and use promo code VANISHED. You can find n...

67 MINJUL 22
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Debra Melo

Corinna Slusser

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...

67 MINJUL 8
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Corinna Slusser

Zacharey Wilks

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. This episode was sponsored by: Buffy- For $20 off your Buffy comforter, visit Buffy.coand enter code VANISHED. Quip- Get a free refill pack with the purchase of a Quip electric toothbrush. Visit GetQuip.com/vanished. ThirdLove- Go ...

59 MINJUL 1
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Zacharey Wilks

Ebonee Spears

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/ This episode was sponsored by: Ritual- VisitRitual.com/V...

57 MINJUN 24
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Ebonee Spears

Lillianna Pagano

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 athttps://www.apexandabyss.com. This episode was sponsored by: Quip- Get a free refill pack with the purchase of a Quip electric toothbrush. Visit GetQuip.com/vanished. Ritual- VisitRitual.com/Vanishedfor 10% off your first 3 months of Essential for Women vitamins. Lending Club- Go toLendingClub.com/Vanishedto check your rate in minutes and borrow up to $40,000. DoorDash- Get $5 off your fir...

51 MINJUN 17
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Lillianna Pagano

Nieko Lisi

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...

92 MINJUN 10
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Nieko Lisi

Eric Pracht

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 andAnna Priestland. This episode was sponsored by: thredUp- Get an extra 30% off your first order by visitingthredUp.com/VANISHED. Quip- Get a free refill pack with the purchase of a Quip electric toothbrush. Visit Ge...

66 MINJUN 3
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Eric Pracht

Latest Episodes

Amy Sher

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...

68 MIN21 hours ago
Comments
Amy Sher

Aubrey Dameron

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 This episode was sponsored by: ThirdLove- Go toThirdLove.com/Vanishednow to find your perfect-fitting bra AND get 15% off your first purchase! Quip- Get a free refill pack with the purchase of a Quip electric toothbrush. Visit GetQuip.com/vanished. Stamps.com- Go toStamps.comand click on the radio microphone at the top of the homepage and typeVanishedfor a 4-week trial PLUS free postage and a digital scale with no longterm commitment. You can find new episodes ofTheVanished, completely ad-free, only onStitcherPremium.Fora free month ofStitcherPremium, go tostitcherpremium.com/wonderyand use promo code WONDERY.

75 MIN2 weeks ago
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Aubrey Dameron

David Kallenberger

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. This episode was sponsored by: DoorDash- Get $5 off your first order of $15 or more when you download the DoorDash app and enter promo code VANISHED. Daily Harvest- Go to dailyharvest.comand enter promo code VANISHED to get $25 off your first box. Ruggable- Got to MyRuggable.com/VANISHED for 15% off your order AND FREE SHIPPING! You can find new episodes ofTheVanished, completely ad-free, only onStitcherPremium.Fora free month ofStitcherPremium, go tostitcherpremium.com/wonderyand use promo code WONDERY.

55 MIN3 weeks ago
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David Kallenberger

Debra Melo

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. This episode was sponsored by: ThirdLove- Go toThirdLove.com/Vanishednow to find your perfect-fitting bra AND get 15% off your first purchase! Ritual- VisitRitual.com/Vanishedfor 10% off your first 3 months of Essential for Women vitamins. Lending Club- Go toLendingClub.com/Vanishedto check your rate in minutes and borrow up to $40,000. Native- For 20% off your first purchase, visit nativedeodorant.com and use promo code VANISHED. You can find n...

67 MINJUL 22
Comments
Debra Melo

Corinna Slusser

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...

67 MINJUL 8
Comments
Corinna Slusser

Zacharey Wilks

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. This episode was sponsored by: Buffy- For $20 off your Buffy comforter, visit Buffy.coand enter code VANISHED. Quip- Get a free refill pack with the purchase of a Quip electric toothbrush. Visit GetQuip.com/vanished. ThirdLove- Go ...

59 MINJUL 1
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Zacharey Wilks

Ebonee Spears

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/ This episode was sponsored by: Ritual- VisitRitual.com/V...

57 MINJUN 24
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Ebonee Spears

Lillianna Pagano

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 athttps://www.apexandabyss.com. This episode was sponsored by: Quip- Get a free refill pack with the purchase of a Quip electric toothbrush. Visit GetQuip.com/vanished. Ritual- VisitRitual.com/Vanishedfor 10% off your first 3 months of Essential for Women vitamins. Lending Club- Go toLendingClub.com/Vanishedto check your rate in minutes and borrow up to $40,000. DoorDash- Get $5 off your fir...

51 MINJUN 17
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Lillianna Pagano

Nieko Lisi

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...

92 MINJUN 10
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Nieko Lisi

Eric Pracht

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 andAnna Priestland. This episode was sponsored by: thredUp- Get an extra 30% off your first order by visitingthredUp.com/VANISHED. Quip- Get a free refill pack with the purchase of a Quip electric toothbrush. Visit Ge...

66 MINJUN 3
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Eric Pracht

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