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The Vanished Podcast

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The Vanished Podcast

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 will The Vanished uncover next?

Latest Episodes

Veronica Blumhorst

On September 20, 1990, after her usual night shift at the local grocery store in Mendota, Illinois, Veronica Blumhorst clocked out at 1:07am. She walked out to her car with her coworkers, they said goodnight and Veronica headed home. She had mentioned to her coworkers that she was really tired and planned to just go home and go to bed. Veronica's mom woke up around 2am and noticed Veronica's car parked in the garage. She assumed Veronica was in bed and went back to sleep. When her brother woke up that morning, he looked for Veronica because she was supposed to drive him to school. He was confused because her car was there but he could not find his sister anywhere. She was last seen by her coworkers at the grocery store and in the almost 30 years that have passed, Veronica has never been seen again. If you have any information about the disappearance of Veronica Blumhorst, please call the Mendota Police Department at 815-539-9331. You may also call Special Agent Brian Wentz with the ...

84 MIN5 d ago
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Veronica Blumhorst

Arianna Fitts

On April 1, 2016, 32-year-old Nicole Fitts told her roommate that she had to run a quick errand to meet someone at a restaurant close by. Nicole’s 2-year-old daughter, Arianna, had been staying with some babysitters in a nearby city while Nicole worked. Nicole had decided it was time to pick up her toddler after the babysitters made excuses for not giving Arianna back. She took some money from an ATM, went to pay the babysitters and retrieve Arianna. Nicole never came home. One week later, Nicole was found murdered in a San Francisco park. Her body was discovered in a shallow grave covered by a wooden board. Her daughter, Arianna, has never been seen again. If you have any information about the disappearance of Arianna Fitts, you are urged to call the San Francisco FBI at 415-553-7400. You may also call the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children at 1-800-THE-LOST. If you have any information about the murder of Nicole Fitts, please call the San Francisco Police Department homicide division at 415-553-1145. There is a $10,000 reward being offered by Nicole’s employer, Best Buy, for any information that will aid investigators in finding Arianna. If you would like to follow Arianna’s story on social media at: Help Find Baby Arianna Fitts. This episode was sponsored by: ThirdLove- Go toThirdLove.com/Vanishednow to find your perfect-fitting bra AND get 15% off your first purchase! The RealReal- Shop in-store, onlineor download the app, and get 20% off select items with the promo code REAL. Ritual- VisitRitual.com/Vanishedfor 10% off your first 3 months of Essential for Women vitamins. Sundance Now- Try Sundance Now free for 30 days by going to SundanceNow.com and use promo code VANISHED. You can find new episodes ofTheVanished, completely ad-free, only onStitcherPremium.Fora free month ofStitcherPremium, go tostitcherpremium.com/wonderyand use promo code WONDERY.

68 MIN1 w ago
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Arianna Fitts

Rachel Conger

Back in March of 2008, 30-year-old Rachel Conger had recently split up with her husband, Paul.Rachel and her daughter, Amber, moved to a new home in Como, TN. Rachel borrowed a truck from a friend so she could move some furniture to her new place.On the evening of March 12, 2008, Rachel told her daughter that Paul was coming to stay the night. She said he was off his medication and not acting right.Rachel told Amber that she was trying to keep him calm. She warned her daughter that if anything happened, for her to climb out the window and call for help.Rachel’s daughter went to bed that night and when she woke up the following morning, her mom and Paul were gone. If you have any information about the disappearance of Rachel Conger, you are urged to call the Henry County Sheriff’s Office at 731-642-1672. You can follow Rachel's case on Facebook at Bring Rachel Home. This episode was sponsored by: Bombas- Go to Bombas.com/VANISHEDand get 20% off your first purchase. Quip- Get a free refill pack with the purchase of a Quip electric toothbrush. VisitGetQuip.com/vanished. Sakara- Sakara is offering our listeners 20% off their first purchase when you go to https://www.sakara.com/vanished?utm_source=podcast&utm_medium=vanishedand enter code VANISHED at checkout. Best Fiends- Download Best Fiends FREE on the Apple App Store or Google Play. You can find new episodes ofTheVanished, completely ad-free, only onStitcherPremium.Fora free month ofStitcherPremium, go tostitcherpremium.com/wonderyand use promo code WONDERY.

87 MIN2 w ago
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Rachel Conger

Rhonda Day

On July 28, 2018, Rhonda Day left her home in Lebanon Junction, Kentucky, she was planning to spend the evening at friend’s house. Her friend said that she arrived and stayed there until the following morning. When Rhonda failed to return home when she said she would, her grandmother immediately became concerned. This was not like Rhonda. They contacted her friend and he said that he had seen Rhonda in his driveway on the morning of July 29th. With no sign of Rhonda or hercar, her family went to the police. On August 3, 2018, Rhonda’s blue Chevy Aveo was found a little over a mile from her friend’s home. Despite extensive searches of the area, no trace of Rhonda has been found. If you have any information about Rhonda Day’s disappearance, you are urged to call the Louisville Metro Police Department at 502-574-7111 or their anonymous tip line at 502-574-LMPD. You can follow Rhonda's story on Facebook at: Rhonda Day Missing. This episode was sponsored by: The RealReal- Shop in-sto...

40 MIN3 w ago
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Rhonda Day

Ritchie Collins

Ritchie Collins went missing in early 2019. The exact date of his disappearance is currently unknown. A neighbor reported seeing him at his home in Bellingham, WA but the exact date on that is fuzzy.However, he had not texted anyone since March of 2019. Ritchie has been described by those who knew him best as a loner, so it would not be uncommon for a few days or even weeks to go by without hearing from him. Ritchie’s family had been trying to get ahold of him for weeks but then on April 30th, Ritchie’s car was found parked at the Colonial Creek Campground at North Cascades National Park. The keys to his car were on top of the vehicle. According to a park ranger, the vehicle had been there for weeks. The park where Ritchie’s car was located is filled with trails that stretch for seemingly endless miles. So far, after extensive searches, no sign of Ritchie has been found. As they began looking closer at the circumstances surrounding the disappearance of Ritchie Collins, they disco...

73 MINMAR 2
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Ritchie Collins

Serenity Dennard

Back in early 2019, 9-year-old Serenity Dennard had been living at the Black Hills Children's Home in Rockerville, South Dakota. She had been living at the home since July of 2018. Her adoptive parents had placed her there after her behavior became too difficult to manage along with their other children at home. Serenity was on track to complete a one-year residential program at the children’s home in July and return to her adoptive parents. However, on the morning of February 3, 2019, she ran away from the home while staff members were distracted. She was last spotted by an incoming visitor, standing at the cattle gate near the road. Severe winter weather came through later that day, and Serenity had on snow boots, but no coat. She has never been seen again. If you have any information about the disappearance of Serenity Dennard, you are urged to call the Pennington County Sheriff’s Office at 605-394-6115. You can also call the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children a...

83 MINFEB 24
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Serenity Dennard

Marcie Crane Peterson

On October 30, 2003, 28-year-old Marcie Crane and her husband were staying at a hotel in Marietta, Georgia. The two had been estranged but were trying to rekindle their relationship. While her husband was out running errands, Marcie disappeared. Before she left, she gave a housekeeper the key to the room and asked her to give it to her husband. That is the last time that anyone heard from Marcie. After her disappearance, several suspicious stories began to surface. A man who lent Marcie money had allegedly threatened her. Another man who she had previously dated and worked with for many years in the real estate business, he moved to another state and cut off contact with Marcie's family. Her family later learned that he had been using a fake name. Her family was also wary of her husband because she hadn't known him long and met him online. More than 16 years have passed since Marcie was last seen and her family feels like they are no closer to finding out the truth. If you have any ...

65 MINFEB 17
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Marcie Crane Peterson

David Lovely

In August of 1985, 19-year-old David Lovely and his family were moving from their home in California to Massachusetts. David’s mother and sister were driving the moving truck while David rode his maroon 1978 Model 1100 Yamaha motorcycle. Every 30 miles or so, the family would stop to check on one another. During one stop in Evanston, WY, David told his family he wanted to continue on and that he would meet up with them at the next rest stop.At some point, David stopped in Fort Bridger, WY and called his aunt from the Bingo Truck Stop to tell her that his motorcycle had broken down. He said another man, who also had a motorcycle, had helped him fix whatever the issue was. David asked to his aunt to relay this message to his family when they called her at their next stop.Sadly, this would be the last time David’s family would hear from him.Nine days later, his motorcycle was found by campers on a dirt road near Sweetwater County Airport in Rock Springs, WY, but there was no sign of ...

53 MINFEB 10
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David Lovely

Paige Johnson

On September 23, 2010, 17-year-old Paige Johnson left her mother’s home in Florence, Kentucky to go hangout with a friend, Jacob Bumpass. At some point during that evening, Paige sent a message to her sister, saying “girl call me now, I need to talk to you ASAP.” Paige never returned home after that evening, and that is the last time anyone has ever heard from her. Jacob claims that he dropped Paige off at intersection in nearby Covington, KY, close to where her sister was staying. More than nine years later, Paige’s family is still waiting for her to come home and searching for answers as to what happened on the night that September night. If you have any information about the disappearance of Paige Johnson, please call the Covington Police Department at 859-292-2222. You may also call the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children at 1-800-THE-LOST. UPDATE: On March 25, 2020, it was announced that a passerby found human remains in Clermont County, Ohio on Sunday, March...

72 MINFEB 3
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Paige Johnson

Audrey Herron

On August 29, 2002, 31-year-old Audrey Herron finished up her shift at the healthcare facility where she worked in Catskill, NY around 11PM. She walked to her Jeep with some coworkers and said goodnight. The night was dark and rainy, however, Audrey had been making the same commute back and forth to work for years. According to her husband, Audrey never made it home that night and seemingly vanished into the night. Despite extensive searches, no trace of Audrey has ever been found. Over the years, many theories have surfaced as to what may have happened to Audrey on that rainy night more than 17 years ago. If you have any information about the disappearance of Audrey Herron, you may call the New York State Police at 518-622-8600. You can follow Audrey's case on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/192440030551/ This episode was sponsored by: Zola- Go toZola.com/MIAand use promo code SAVE50 to get 50% off your save the dates. Betabrand- Get 20% off your first order when you g...

82 MINJAN 27
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Audrey Herron

Latest Episodes

Veronica Blumhorst

On September 20, 1990, after her usual night shift at the local grocery store in Mendota, Illinois, Veronica Blumhorst clocked out at 1:07am. She walked out to her car with her coworkers, they said goodnight and Veronica headed home. She had mentioned to her coworkers that she was really tired and planned to just go home and go to bed. Veronica's mom woke up around 2am and noticed Veronica's car parked in the garage. She assumed Veronica was in bed and went back to sleep. When her brother woke up that morning, he looked for Veronica because she was supposed to drive him to school. He was confused because her car was there but he could not find his sister anywhere. She was last seen by her coworkers at the grocery store and in the almost 30 years that have passed, Veronica has never been seen again. If you have any information about the disappearance of Veronica Blumhorst, please call the Mendota Police Department at 815-539-9331. You may also call Special Agent Brian Wentz with the ...

84 MIN5 d ago
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Veronica Blumhorst

Arianna Fitts

On April 1, 2016, 32-year-old Nicole Fitts told her roommate that she had to run a quick errand to meet someone at a restaurant close by. Nicole’s 2-year-old daughter, Arianna, had been staying with some babysitters in a nearby city while Nicole worked. Nicole had decided it was time to pick up her toddler after the babysitters made excuses for not giving Arianna back. She took some money from an ATM, went to pay the babysitters and retrieve Arianna. Nicole never came home. One week later, Nicole was found murdered in a San Francisco park. Her body was discovered in a shallow grave covered by a wooden board. Her daughter, Arianna, has never been seen again. If you have any information about the disappearance of Arianna Fitts, you are urged to call the San Francisco FBI at 415-553-7400. You may also call the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children at 1-800-THE-LOST. If you have any information about the murder of Nicole Fitts, please call the San Francisco Police Department homicide division at 415-553-1145. There is a $10,000 reward being offered by Nicole’s employer, Best Buy, for any information that will aid investigators in finding Arianna. If you would like to follow Arianna’s story on social media at: Help Find Baby Arianna Fitts. This episode was sponsored by: ThirdLove- Go toThirdLove.com/Vanishednow to find your perfect-fitting bra AND get 15% off your first purchase! The RealReal- Shop in-store, onlineor download the app, and get 20% off select items with the promo code REAL. Ritual- VisitRitual.com/Vanishedfor 10% off your first 3 months of Essential for Women vitamins. Sundance Now- Try Sundance Now free for 30 days by going to SundanceNow.com and use promo code VANISHED. You can find new episodes ofTheVanished, completely ad-free, only onStitcherPremium.Fora free month ofStitcherPremium, go tostitcherpremium.com/wonderyand use promo code WONDERY.

68 MIN1 w ago
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Arianna Fitts

Rachel Conger

Back in March of 2008, 30-year-old Rachel Conger had recently split up with her husband, Paul.Rachel and her daughter, Amber, moved to a new home in Como, TN. Rachel borrowed a truck from a friend so she could move some furniture to her new place.On the evening of March 12, 2008, Rachel told her daughter that Paul was coming to stay the night. She said he was off his medication and not acting right.Rachel told Amber that she was trying to keep him calm. She warned her daughter that if anything happened, for her to climb out the window and call for help.Rachel’s daughter went to bed that night and when she woke up the following morning, her mom and Paul were gone. If you have any information about the disappearance of Rachel Conger, you are urged to call the Henry County Sheriff’s Office at 731-642-1672. You can follow Rachel's case on Facebook at Bring Rachel Home. This episode was sponsored by: Bombas- Go to Bombas.com/VANISHEDand get 20% off your first purchase. Quip- Get a free refill pack with the purchase of a Quip electric toothbrush. VisitGetQuip.com/vanished. Sakara- Sakara is offering our listeners 20% off their first purchase when you go to https://www.sakara.com/vanished?utm_source=podcast&utm_medium=vanishedand enter code VANISHED at checkout. Best Fiends- Download Best Fiends FREE on the Apple App Store or Google Play. You can find new episodes ofTheVanished, completely ad-free, only onStitcherPremium.Fora free month ofStitcherPremium, go tostitcherpremium.com/wonderyand use promo code WONDERY.

87 MIN2 w ago
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Rachel Conger

Rhonda Day

On July 28, 2018, Rhonda Day left her home in Lebanon Junction, Kentucky, she was planning to spend the evening at friend’s house. Her friend said that she arrived and stayed there until the following morning. When Rhonda failed to return home when she said she would, her grandmother immediately became concerned. This was not like Rhonda. They contacted her friend and he said that he had seen Rhonda in his driveway on the morning of July 29th. With no sign of Rhonda or hercar, her family went to the police. On August 3, 2018, Rhonda’s blue Chevy Aveo was found a little over a mile from her friend’s home. Despite extensive searches of the area, no trace of Rhonda has been found. If you have any information about Rhonda Day’s disappearance, you are urged to call the Louisville Metro Police Department at 502-574-7111 or their anonymous tip line at 502-574-LMPD. You can follow Rhonda's story on Facebook at: Rhonda Day Missing. This episode was sponsored by: The RealReal- Shop in-sto...

40 MIN3 w ago
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Rhonda Day

Ritchie Collins

Ritchie Collins went missing in early 2019. The exact date of his disappearance is currently unknown. A neighbor reported seeing him at his home in Bellingham, WA but the exact date on that is fuzzy.However, he had not texted anyone since March of 2019. Ritchie has been described by those who knew him best as a loner, so it would not be uncommon for a few days or even weeks to go by without hearing from him. Ritchie’s family had been trying to get ahold of him for weeks but then on April 30th, Ritchie’s car was found parked at the Colonial Creek Campground at North Cascades National Park. The keys to his car were on top of the vehicle. According to a park ranger, the vehicle had been there for weeks. The park where Ritchie’s car was located is filled with trails that stretch for seemingly endless miles. So far, after extensive searches, no sign of Ritchie has been found. As they began looking closer at the circumstances surrounding the disappearance of Ritchie Collins, they disco...

73 MINMAR 2
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Ritchie Collins

Serenity Dennard

Back in early 2019, 9-year-old Serenity Dennard had been living at the Black Hills Children's Home in Rockerville, South Dakota. She had been living at the home since July of 2018. Her adoptive parents had placed her there after her behavior became too difficult to manage along with their other children at home. Serenity was on track to complete a one-year residential program at the children’s home in July and return to her adoptive parents. However, on the morning of February 3, 2019, she ran away from the home while staff members were distracted. She was last spotted by an incoming visitor, standing at the cattle gate near the road. Severe winter weather came through later that day, and Serenity had on snow boots, but no coat. She has never been seen again. If you have any information about the disappearance of Serenity Dennard, you are urged to call the Pennington County Sheriff’s Office at 605-394-6115. You can also call the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children a...

83 MINFEB 24
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Serenity Dennard

Marcie Crane Peterson

On October 30, 2003, 28-year-old Marcie Crane and her husband were staying at a hotel in Marietta, Georgia. The two had been estranged but were trying to rekindle their relationship. While her husband was out running errands, Marcie disappeared. Before she left, she gave a housekeeper the key to the room and asked her to give it to her husband. That is the last time that anyone heard from Marcie. After her disappearance, several suspicious stories began to surface. A man who lent Marcie money had allegedly threatened her. Another man who she had previously dated and worked with for many years in the real estate business, he moved to another state and cut off contact with Marcie's family. Her family later learned that he had been using a fake name. Her family was also wary of her husband because she hadn't known him long and met him online. More than 16 years have passed since Marcie was last seen and her family feels like they are no closer to finding out the truth. If you have any ...

65 MINFEB 17
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Marcie Crane Peterson

David Lovely

In August of 1985, 19-year-old David Lovely and his family were moving from their home in California to Massachusetts. David’s mother and sister were driving the moving truck while David rode his maroon 1978 Model 1100 Yamaha motorcycle. Every 30 miles or so, the family would stop to check on one another. During one stop in Evanston, WY, David told his family he wanted to continue on and that he would meet up with them at the next rest stop.At some point, David stopped in Fort Bridger, WY and called his aunt from the Bingo Truck Stop to tell her that his motorcycle had broken down. He said another man, who also had a motorcycle, had helped him fix whatever the issue was. David asked to his aunt to relay this message to his family when they called her at their next stop.Sadly, this would be the last time David’s family would hear from him.Nine days later, his motorcycle was found by campers on a dirt road near Sweetwater County Airport in Rock Springs, WY, but there was no sign of ...

53 MINFEB 10
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David Lovely

Paige Johnson

On September 23, 2010, 17-year-old Paige Johnson left her mother’s home in Florence, Kentucky to go hangout with a friend, Jacob Bumpass. At some point during that evening, Paige sent a message to her sister, saying “girl call me now, I need to talk to you ASAP.” Paige never returned home after that evening, and that is the last time anyone has ever heard from her. Jacob claims that he dropped Paige off at intersection in nearby Covington, KY, close to where her sister was staying. More than nine years later, Paige’s family is still waiting for her to come home and searching for answers as to what happened on the night that September night. If you have any information about the disappearance of Paige Johnson, please call the Covington Police Department at 859-292-2222. You may also call the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children at 1-800-THE-LOST. UPDATE: On March 25, 2020, it was announced that a passerby found human remains in Clermont County, Ohio on Sunday, March...

72 MINFEB 3
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Paige Johnson

Audrey Herron

On August 29, 2002, 31-year-old Audrey Herron finished up her shift at the healthcare facility where she worked in Catskill, NY around 11PM. She walked to her Jeep with some coworkers and said goodnight. The night was dark and rainy, however, Audrey had been making the same commute back and forth to work for years. According to her husband, Audrey never made it home that night and seemingly vanished into the night. Despite extensive searches, no trace of Audrey has ever been found. Over the years, many theories have surfaced as to what may have happened to Audrey on that rainy night more than 17 years ago. If you have any information about the disappearance of Audrey Herron, you may call the New York State Police at 518-622-8600. You can follow Audrey's case on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/192440030551/ This episode was sponsored by: Zola- Go toZola.com/MIAand use promo code SAVE50 to get 50% off your save the dates. Betabrand- Get 20% off your first order when you g...

82 MINJAN 27
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