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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
    • 4.5 • 10.6K 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?

    Adam Castillo

    Adam Castillo

    21-year-old Adam Castillo left his Willcox, AZ home on the evening of September 13, 2008. His plans that night were to attend a party. He left his phone and wallet behind at the house. Adam caught a ride to the party that was taking place outside of town, between Willcox and Kansas Settlement, AZ, in an area that locals call "the loop." It has been reported that there were many partygoers there, and they all made it home, except Adam Castillo. The last reported sighting of Adam was around 2 am on the September 14. Law enforcement conducted extensive searches in the area where the party was held, but no trace of Adam has ever been found. Investigators interviewed numerous people who were at the party. Still, no one seems to know when Adam left or who he may have left with. Adam's family has been working to piece together the clues for the past 12 years, and they remain hopeful that someone will come forward with answers.

    If you have any information about the disappearance of Adam Castillo, please contact the Cochise County Sheriff's Office at (520) 803-3280.

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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 8 min
    Case Update: Jacob Hilkin

    Case Update: Jacob Hilkin

    24-year-old Jacob Hilkin was last seen in Tulalip, Washington, on January 23, 2018. He had been at a casino with some friends and left, stating that he would catch a bus home. Jake was spotted in the area but then disappeared without a trace. We first covered Jake's story nearly three years ago, and today we are bringing you an update on how Jacob was found and what has happened since that time.

    If you have any information regarding the death of Jacob Hilkin, please call the Snohomish County Sheriff's Office at 425-388-3845. You can follow his case on Facebook: Find Jacob Hilkin.

    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.

    For more information on psychologist, Dr. Taft, please visit his website or Facebook page.

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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 41 min
    Sandra Crispo

    Sandra Crispo

    On August 7, 2019, Massachusetts native Sandra Crispo was dropped off at her home after taking her car to the shop for repairs. The next day, she didn’t pick up the phone, and by August 9, Sandra had seemingly vanished without a trace. Her daughter went to Sandra’s home intending to drop her sons off before reporting to work and found Sandra missing. There was no one at home, and the horror of Sandra’s mysterious disappearance began. However, there were traces left behind that would tell her story and give Sandra a voice. 

    If you have any information about the disappearance of Sandra Crispo, please call the Massachusetts State Police at 508-894-2600. 

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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 7 min
    Michael "Zachary" Fortenberry

    Michael "Zachary" Fortenberry

    On February 9, 2020, 31-year-old Zach Fortenberry left his home in Bonney Lake, Washington. Several days later, his car was located in nearby Carbonado with the keys inside and a half a tank of gas. The car was parked near a bridge that spans the rushing Carbon River, but Zach was nowhere to be found. With no clues or leads as to what happened, Zach appeared to vanish into thin air that day, and no one has seen or heard from him since. Shady characters, odd clues, and a deep history prior to his disappearance have left Zach’s family members struggling to find answers. 

    If you have any information about Zach’s disappearance, please call the Bonney Lake, Washington Police Department at 253-863-2218.

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    • 1 hr 4 min
    Luzeia Mathis

    Luzeia Mathis

    Sometime, likely in late August of 2019, 18-year-old Luzeia Mathis disappeared from her Phoenix, Arizona apartment. Luzeia was an independent young woman who lived alone, so no one immediately noticed that she was gone. Her close family members thought she was off doing all the things teens that age do and that they would hear from her soon. That was until her aunt received a phone call in September of 2019, one of those calls we all dread from the police. They were called to Luzeia's apartment due to a bad smell. Officers entered the apartment and found a horrific scene inside, but Luzeia was not there.

    If you have any information about the disappearance of Luzeia Mathis, please contact the Phoenix Police Department at 602-262-6151. You can follow Luzeia’s case on Facebook at Luzeia’s Voice.

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    • 1 hr 9 min
    Tyress Gipson

    Tyress Gipson

    On August 22, 2020, 18-year-old Tyress Gipson left his Jacksonville, Texas home that he shared with his mother, stepfather, and sisters to hang out with some friends and possibly go to a party. But none of Tyress’s friends saw him that evening, and he never came back home. Tyress’s family reported him missing immediately and began searching for him, but details would soon emerge that were far more horrific than anyone could have believed.

    If you have any information about Tyress Gipson’s disappearance or what may have happened to him, please call the Jacksonville, TX police department at 903-586-2546.

    You can follow Tyress’s story on social media at Bring Tyress Home.

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    • 1 hr 3 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
10.6K Ratings

10.6K Ratings

Slyandthefamilystoner ,

Shame on You...

... for not checking your milk cartons. Gold.

AngiefromCali. ,

Great!

Marissa does an amazing job and she truly cares so much for the missing and helping their loved ones. Great podcast. Of course, this is the ONLY podcast that Marissa does but I hope she’ll host more in the future because I know anything she is apart of will be top notch. :)

Isabella Arboleda ,

Loose focus

Great podcast ! But.... I felt the narrative of the story is mostly told by family snd friends , snd it’s probably just me , but I loose the focus of the narrative when other people speak which is most of the stories 😞

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