At any given time, there are 90,000 missing persons, and that's just in the U.S.
This podcast explores some of these cases.
Episode 15 Jared Hanna
Twenty Eight year-old father of two, Jared Hanna of Jerseyville, IL vanished on July 2nd, 2011. Jared's 1990 GMC Sierra pickup truck was found abandoned and out of gas two days later in Clinton County, more than 70 miles from his home. A search of the area revealed that witnesses had seen Jared walking not far from where his truck was found and asking for directions. Jared's bag was later found with his belongings and identification inside, but Jared himself has never been found.
If you have any information about Jared Hanna, please call 618-498-6881, or 1-800-300-2590 or visit TwoRiversCrimestoppers.org
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Dulce Maria Alavez
Episode 14 Dulce Maria Alavez
Five year old Dulce Maria Alavez vanished from a playground in Bridgeton, NJ in September, 2019, a year ago this month. It is believed that she is the victim of an abduction. A description and sketch of a suspect were generated, but as of yet, the case remains unsolved. Dulce's mother, Noema has been the focus of attention from people who claim that she has not appeared to be showing enough emotion through out this ordeal. The case has also been plagued by mysterious letters being mailed hinting that the writer or writers may have information about the case. Noema joins us to discuss her daughter's case, and to respond to accusations against her.
If you have information about Dulce's case, please call the Bridgeton, NJ police at 856-451-0033 or the NJ State Police at 609-963-6900
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Episode 13 Jamie Lusher
Sixteen year old James Donald Lusher Jr, better known as Jamie Lusher, vanished while riding his bike someplace between his home in Westfield, MA, and his grandmother's house in Blandford, MA on November 6, 1992. Jamie was a special needs student, and following injuries received in a car accident, he both looked younger, and operated at a much younger age than his sixteen years. Less than a week later, Jamie's bike was found by hunters in a wooded area near Westfield. No other sign of Jamie has ever been found despite repeated searches on ground, and in nearby waterways. A serial killer named Lewis Lent Jr, confessed to killing Jamie and told police where to find Jamie's body. Despite the confession, Jamie has never been found, but police believe that Lent did indeed kill Jamie. Jamie's sister Jennifer, discusses the painful search for answers in her brother's case.
if you have information about Jamie's case, please contact the Westfield, MA Police at Westfield Police Department 413-562-5411
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Shemika 'Mika' Cosey
Episode 12 Shemika 'Mika' Cosey
16 year-old Shemika Cosey, known to family & friends as Mika, vanished mysteriously from Berkeley,MO while sleeping over at a family member's home in December, 2008. Mika's mother, Paula feels that from the beginning, police have treated Mika's case as if she were a runaway, but Paula doesn't believe that. Paula has has to handle most of the search for Mika on her own with help from friends and family, and over the past 12 years, she has discovered some possible clues that as of now, have not lead her to being reunited with her daughter Mika.
If you have information about Mika's case please call Berkeley, MO PD at 314-524-3311
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Episode 11 Alissa Turney
Seventeen year-old Alissa Turney vanished from Phoenix, AZ in May, 2001. Initially, clues left behind pointed to her leaving on her own and heading to CA. But eventually, it became evident that Alissa had not left on her own. A self-confessed serial killer took responsibility for Alissa's disappearance, but that confession fell apart, and police zeroed in on a more likely suspect; one that would surprise a lot of people, Alissa's own step father, Michael Turney. Despite initially not believing that her own father could be responsible for her half sister's disappearance, Sarah Turney is now convinced that he is a killer and is on a mission to prove it getting justice for Alissa in the process. Sarah discusses her sister Alissa's sad and tragic case, and her mission to see Michael Turney held accountable.
If you have information about Alissa's case, please call the Phoenix,AZ Police at 602-262-6141
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Episode 10 Randy Leach
In April, 1988 just a week before graduating, Randy Leach, a typical 17 year-old teenager in Linwood, KS went missing after attending a party. Neither Randy, nor his Mom's car that he was driving at the time have ever been found. Confusion, rumors, and shortcomings in the investigation have plagued the case over the past 3 decades. Randy's heartbroken parents Alberta and Harold discuss Randy's case, and share their thoughts about what went wrong in the search for their son.
If you have information about Randy's case, please contact the Leavenworth County Sheriff’s Office at 913-682-5724 or the Kansas Bureau of Investigation at 1-800 KS CRIME
To learn more about Randy's case, contact Betty at the IN SEARCH OF RANDY LEACH FACEBOOK PAGE: https://www.facebook.com/In-Search-of-Randy-Leach-1692062907762863/
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