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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 will The Vanished uncover next?

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Matthew Anfeldt Part 2

EOn 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 d...

62 min3 d ago
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Matthew Anfeldt Part 2

Matthew Anfeldt Part 1

EOn 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 ...

60 min4 d ago
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Matthew Anfeldt Part 1

Roxanne Paltauf

EDuring 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. This episode was sponsored by: Sleep Number- You’ll only find Sleep Number at one of their 600 Sleep Number stores nationwide. Visitsleepnumber.com/VANISHfind the one nearest you. Amazon Alexa- Right now, you can get 20% off your Amazon Smart Lighting Bundle, only at Amazon.com/Vanished. Calm- Calm is offering a special limited time promotion of 40% off a Calm Premium Subscription at CALM.COM/MIA.

73 min1 w ago
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Roxanne Paltauf

Bonnie and Jeremy Dages

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.

77 min2 w ago
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Bonnie and Jeremy Dages

Marina Bischoff

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. This episode was sponsored by: Ring- Get a special offer on the Ring Welcome Kit when you go to Ring.com/VANISHED. Best Fiends- Download Best Fiends FREE on the Apple App Store or Google Play. DoorDash- Download the DoorDash App and enter promo code VANISHED to get $5 off your purchase of $15 or more.

70 min3 w ago
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Marina Bischoff

James "Jimmy" Tidwell

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.

52 minAUG 17
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James "Jimmy" Tidwell

Angelica Longoria

E15-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. This episode was sponsored by: Quip- Get a free refill pack with the purchase of a Quip electric toothbrush. VisitGetQuip.com/vanished. Ritual- VisitRitual.com/Vanishedfor 10% off your first 3 months of E...

71 minAUG 10
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Angelica Longoria

Allyson Watterson Part 2

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. This episode was sponsored by: Sleep Number- You’ll only find Sleep Number at one of their 600 Sleep Number stores nationwide. Visitsleepnumber.com/VANISHfind the one nearest you.

61 minAUG 4
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Allyson Watterson Part 2

Allyson Watterson Part 1

E20-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 enforc...

57 minAUG 3
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Allyson Watterson Part 1

Kenna Harris Part 2

On March 31, 2020, 25 year old Kenna Harris packed her backpack with her medications, a yoga mat, and some other belongings, and headed out of her Monroe, Washington home. As you learned in Part 1 of Kenna’s story, she was due to report for her shift at a local Walmart.She usually took a bus to that location but she told the bus driver to go on without her.That is when she left on foot and took some money out of her bank account.Then, she got on a bus headed for Snohomish, Washington.She got off near a shopping center there and was spotted in a Subway.Kenna left on foot and has not been seen or heard from again. In this second installment of Kenna's story, we are going to to dig a little deeper, learn more about the search efforts for Kenna, hear from the investigator tasked with finding her and explore the various theories in the case. If you have any information about the disappearance of Kenna Harris, please contact your local law enforcement agency or the Snohomish County, Washington Sheriff’s Office at 425-388-3845. You can follow Kenna’s story on social media at: Please Find Kenna Harris. Dr. Taft earned a bachelors, masters and doctorate in psychology from Baylor University. He has been a licensed psychologist since 2000. He has served the Corsicana community in private practice since 2002 and was the Director of Clinical Services at the Corsicana Residential Treatment Center from 2000-2005. Dr. Taft provides clinical counseling services, consultation services, and forensic services. Web: https://www.prtaftandassociates.com/philip-r-taft Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pftraftandassociates/

73 minJUL 28
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Kenna Harris Part 2

Latest Episodes

Matthew Anfeldt Part 2

EOn 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 d...

62 min3 d ago
Comments
Matthew Anfeldt Part 2

Matthew Anfeldt Part 1

EOn 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 ...

60 min4 d ago
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Matthew Anfeldt Part 1

Roxanne Paltauf

EDuring 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. This episode was sponsored by: Sleep Number- You’ll only find Sleep Number at one of their 600 Sleep Number stores nationwide. Visitsleepnumber.com/VANISHfind the one nearest you. Amazon Alexa- Right now, you can get 20% off your Amazon Smart Lighting Bundle, only at Amazon.com/Vanished. Calm- Calm is offering a special limited time promotion of 40% off a Calm Premium Subscription at CALM.COM/MIA.

73 min1 w ago
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Roxanne Paltauf

Bonnie and Jeremy Dages

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.

77 min2 w ago
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Bonnie and Jeremy Dages

Marina Bischoff

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. This episode was sponsored by: Ring- Get a special offer on the Ring Welcome Kit when you go to Ring.com/VANISHED. Best Fiends- Download Best Fiends FREE on the Apple App Store or Google Play. DoorDash- Download the DoorDash App and enter promo code VANISHED to get $5 off your purchase of $15 or more.

70 min3 w ago
Comments
Marina Bischoff

James "Jimmy" Tidwell

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.

52 minAUG 17
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James "Jimmy" Tidwell

Angelica Longoria

E15-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. This episode was sponsored by: Quip- Get a free refill pack with the purchase of a Quip electric toothbrush. VisitGetQuip.com/vanished. Ritual- VisitRitual.com/Vanishedfor 10% off your first 3 months of E...

71 minAUG 10
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Angelica Longoria

Allyson Watterson Part 2

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. This episode was sponsored by: Sleep Number- You’ll only find Sleep Number at one of their 600 Sleep Number stores nationwide. Visitsleepnumber.com/VANISHfind the one nearest you.

61 minAUG 4
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Allyson Watterson Part 2

Allyson Watterson Part 1

E20-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 enforc...

57 minAUG 3
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Allyson Watterson Part 1

Kenna Harris Part 2

On March 31, 2020, 25 year old Kenna Harris packed her backpack with her medications, a yoga mat, and some other belongings, and headed out of her Monroe, Washington home. As you learned in Part 1 of Kenna’s story, she was due to report for her shift at a local Walmart.She usually took a bus to that location but she told the bus driver to go on without her.That is when she left on foot and took some money out of her bank account.Then, she got on a bus headed for Snohomish, Washington.She got off near a shopping center there and was spotted in a Subway.Kenna left on foot and has not been seen or heard from again. In this second installment of Kenna's story, we are going to to dig a little deeper, learn more about the search efforts for Kenna, hear from the investigator tasked with finding her and explore the various theories in the case. If you have any information about the disappearance of Kenna Harris, please contact your local law enforcement agency or the Snohomish County, Washington Sheriff’s Office at 425-388-3845. You can follow Kenna’s story on social media at: Please Find Kenna Harris. Dr. Taft earned a bachelors, masters and doctorate in psychology from Baylor University. He has been a licensed psychologist since 2000. He has served the Corsicana community in private practice since 2002 and was the Director of Clinical Services at the Corsicana Residential Treatment Center from 2000-2005. Dr. Taft provides clinical counseling services, consultation services, and forensic services. Web: https://www.prtaftandassociates.com/philip-r-taft Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pftraftandassociates/

73 minJUL 28
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Kenna Harris Part 2

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