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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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    • True Crime
    • 4.6 • 867 Ratings

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?

    Case Update: Zachary Kennedy

    Case Update: Zachary Kennedy

    We first brought you Zachary Kennedy's story in January of 2018. Zachary disappeared from Long Beach, California, on October 22, 2017. He was at the home of an acquaintance, Scott Leo, when his phone activity suddenly stopped, and the phone powered down. Scott Leo later stated that Zachary left on foot that night, but he was never seen or heard from again. Six months after he had vanished, police made a gruesome discovery. We all thought that justice would be swift, but we were wrong. It would be two more years before charges were filed against Leo. Join us for an update with Jeff Kennedy and the family attorney, Karen Gold.

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    • 1 hr 21 min
    Jennifer Fay

    Jennifer Fay

    On the evening of November 14, 1989, 16-year-old Jennifer Fay left her home in Brockton, Massachusetts, to hang out with some friends. Jennifer was supposed to babysit her siblings that evening, but she wanted to go to a party instead. Jennifer asked her cousin to come over and babysit for her. Jennifer's cousin saw her leave the residence for the last time around 10 PM. There were several sightings of Jennifer that night, but no one is sure where Jennifer went or who she may have been with. Jennifer's family has been searching for answers for 31 years, but all of the leads have gone cold.

    If you have any information about the disappearance of Jennifer Fay, please call the Brockton Police Department at 508-941-0200.

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    If you have a missing loved one that you would like to have featured on the show, please fill out our case submission form: http://www.thevanishedpodcast.com/case-submission/.

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    • 1 hr 11 min
    Carolyn Riggins

    Carolyn Riggins

    On the evening of July 11, 2020, Carolyn Riggins left her apartment in Fort Worth, Texas, to go to her favorite bingo hall down the street. She played bingo that night, and other players reported that Carolyn won several hundred dollars. Carolyn then went to a nearby convenience store, made a few small purchases, and left. Several hours later, not long after midnight, her vehicle’s license plate was caught on camera headed north toward Oklahoma. Carolyn hasn’t been seen since she was at the convenience store, and it is unknown if she was the person driving the car when it was recorded on surveillance footage. 




    You may also choose to keep up to date with developments in this story by visiting the family’s social media page for Carolyn at: https://www.facebook.com/findingCarolyn/




    If you have any information about Carolyn Riggins, please call the Fort Worth Police Department at 817-392-4222. You may also contact Crimestoppers at 817-469-8477.




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    • 1 hr 18 min
    Roger Taylor

    Roger Taylor

    On March 10, 2019, Roger Taylor disappeared. He was at his home in Vernon, Alabama, and according to his wife, he began acting out of character. For several years, Roger had been disabled after a stroke and several other serious health problems. He wasn't known to leave home often or drive due to his limited mobility. His wife said that he left that day in their car headed across the state line into Monroe County, Mississippi. He was allegedly headed to his daughter's home. Roger texted his daughter at 9:44 PM, stating that he was lost and stuck. A couple of days after Roger disappeared, his car was found abandoned on a dead-end road in Monroe County, Mississippi. Despite extensive searches of the area, no trace of Roger Taylor has been found. Since the day Roger disappeared, suspicion swirled around those who last saw him and their stories about what occurred leading up to his disappearance. 

    If you have any information about the disappearance of Roger Taylor, please call the Monroe County Sheriff's Department at 662-369-2468.

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    • 1 hr 4 min
    Khiara Henry

    Khiara Henry

    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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    • 1 hr 4 min
    Joan Bernal Part 2

    Joan Bernal Part 2

    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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    • 1 hr 36 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
867 Ratings

867 Ratings

Kolton76 ,

Absolute Must Listen To Podcast

Hands down the best missing persons podcast around. The stories are well told, and they draw you in. If you haven’t given this podcast a listen, you’re missing out. 5 Stars!

Djivb ,

Great but...

You could cut 15-20 minutes out of each episode. Way to much repetition. Listening to one as I type this, and five different people talked about how “she was for fearing.” Tighten them up and get to the crime.

horibondi ,

Sound

This would be an ok podcast except for the horrible sound on the calls from guests. Terrible sound..the interviews are rambling...and not that pertinent to the story in a lot of cases..which isn’t the hosts fault...but it can be really painful to listen to these people...get a better recording system for these calls!

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