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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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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?
Listen to The Vanished on the Wondery App or wherever you get your podcasts. You can listen to all episodes ad-free on Wondery+. Join Wondery+ in the Wondery App, Apple Podcasts or Spotify. Start your free trial by visiting wondery.com/links/the-vanished-podcast/ now.

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    Randa Jawhari Part 2: Ten of Spades

    Randa Jawhari Part 2: Ten of Spades

    Last week, we brought you the first installment of Randa Jawhari’s story. You learned about Randa’s life, her strengths and challenges, her disappearance, and the early investigative efforts to find her. Randa was last seen on the evening of February 10, 2009. Her parents stopped by her apartment that night, and she later spoke to her sister, Fadia, on the telephone. That phone call ended around 11:30 PM. By the following morning, Randa was gone, and there weren’t many clues left behind to chase down. Today, we will fast forward from 2009 to 2024 and see what is being done today to hopefully solve the mystery of what happened to Randa Jawhari. 

    If you have any information regarding the disappearance of Randa Jawhari, please contact the Fenton Police Department at (810) 629-5311 and ask for Detective Tom Cole. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers of Flint and Genesee County at 1-800-422-JAIL (5245), the P3 Tips mobile app, or P3Tips.com/488.

    Follow developments in Randa’s case on social media at Help Find Randa Jawhari. The Jawhari family is raising funds to increase the Crime Stoppers reward for Randa with a crowdfunding campagin.

    You can support Crime Stoppers of Flint and Genesee County at https://www.crimestoppersofflint.com/. 

    If you want to learn more about the Cold Case Program at Western Michigan University, please visit https://wmich.edu/coldcase, where you can donate to the program.

    If you have a missing loved one that you would like to have featured on the show, please fill out our case submission form.

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    • 1 hr 3 min
    Randa Jawhari Part 1: Unknown Caller

    Randa Jawhari Part 1: Unknown Caller

    On the evening of February 10, 2009, 42-year-old Randa Jawhari was alone at her apartment in Fenton, MI. Her parents had been by earlier that evening, and her mother had set out clothes for Randa. Later, Randa spoke to one of her sisters via telephone. That call ended around 11:30 PM. By the next morning, Randa’s mother became worried when she could not reach her, so she returned to Randa’s apartment. The clothes she had set out the night before were still there, seemingly undisturbed, but Randa was nowhere to be found. More than 15 years later, Randa’s family is still searching for answers.

    If you have any information regarding the disappearance of Randa Jawhari, please contact the Fenton Police Department at (810) 629-5311 and ask for Detective Tom Cole. If you wish to remain anonymous, contact Crimestoppers of Flint and Genesee County at 1-800-422-JAIL (5245), the P3 Tips mobile app, or P3Tips.com/488.

    Follow developments in Randa’s case on social media at Help Find Randa Jawhari. The Jawhari family is raising funds to increase the Crime Stoppers reward for Randa with a crowdfunding campagin.

    If you have a missing loved one that you would like to have featured on the show, please fill out our case submission form.

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    • 1 hr 4 min
    Replay: Jamie Grissim

    Replay: Jamie Grissim

    This episode first aired on March 7, 2022. We are taking a week off to spend time with our families during the July 4th holiday, we will return with new episodes on July 8, 2024.

    On December 7, 1971, 16-year-old Jamie Grissim left her home in Vancouver, Washington, to catch the bus to school. Jamie attended classes but got out early because she only had two classes scheduled that day. Jamie told her foster mother she would walk home and expected to be there around 1 PM. Jamie never made it home and was never seen or heard from again. Jamie’s family was concerned, but local police assumed she was simply a runaway. Months later, in the spring of 1972, some of Jamie’s belongings were found strewn alongside a country road in rural Clark County, Washington. Then, as the years wore on, more young women began to disappear from the area, and it became apparent that this was much more serious than a teenager who had run away from home.

    If you have any information regarding the disappearance of Jamie Grissim or the other unsolved cases we discussed in this episode, please contact the Clark County Sheriff’s Office at 564-397-2211.

    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 16 min
    Christopher Dietterick

    Christopher Dietterick

    In late May 2019, 41-year-old Christopher Dietterick quietly disappeared from Elkton, Maryland. About a week later, his ex-wife received a phone call from the University of Maryland Cancer Center in Baltimore; Chris hadn’t made it to his appointment for his cancer treatment on June 5. That’s when she contacted his sister, and they began to compare notes and try to find anyone who had seen or spoken to Chris. But there was no sign of Chris, so his sister, Sara, reported him missing. During the course of the investigation, they uncovered video surveillance footage of Chris at the Cecil County Health Department in Elkton around 11 AM on May 30, but that’s where his trail goes cold. Chris’ last outgoing call was that same evening at 5:05 PM, and his phone pinged in the town of Elkton. Five years later, Chris’ case remains a mystery. 

    If you have any information regarding the disappearance of Christopher Dietterick, please contact the Elkton Police Department at  (410) 398-4200.

    If you have a missing loved one that you would like to have featured on the show, please fill out our case submission form.

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    • 1 hr 15 min
    Geoffrey Spangler Part 2: Encrypted

    Geoffrey Spangler Part 2: Encrypted

    Last week, we shared the first installment in Geoffrey Spangler's story. You learned that Geoffrey left his Las Cruces home on the morning of November 8, 2021. He planned to head out to Riudoso to stay in a cabin for several days. His family later learned that Geoffrey visited the White Sands Missile Range that day. He arrived there that morning but exited and entered a few times. He needed to contact his insurance company for proof of insurance to obtain a visitor's pass. Geoffrey was issued a pass at noon. The man who interacted with Geoffrey at the visitor's center said he saw Geoffrey's Dodge Avenger at the bowling alley that afternoon. However, it was gone when he drove by again. A receipt showed Geoffrey purchased two beers at the bowling alley around 6:15 PM. Where had he been on base between those times? Later, his mom, Tracie, was told that Geoffrey exited the El Paso gate around 7:30 PM. Not quite an hour later, Geoffrey showed up at the Pit Stop, a gas station in Oro Grande, where he purchased a couple of beverages. Geoffrey left, heading north toward Ruidoso, but Geoffrey never made it to the cabin and was never seen or heard from again. Almost a month later, someone found Geoffrey's car back down south on the outskirts of El Paso, Texas. Still, extensive searches of the area have yet to reveal a trace of Geoffrey Spangler. Today, we will look deeper at what was found on Geoffrey's electronics, video footage, and more about his interactions at White Sands Missile Range.

    If you have any information regarding the disappearance of Geoffrey Spangler, please contact the Las Cruces Police Department at (575) 526-0795.

    If you have a missing loved one that you would like to have featured on the show, please fill out our case submission form.

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    • 59 min
    Geoffrey Spangler Part 1: White Sands

    Geoffrey Spangler Part 1: White Sands

    33-year-old Geoffrey Spangler disappeared from Las Cruces, New Mexico, on November 8, 2021. Geoffrey left home that morning and told his mother he was going to Ruidoso, roughly 2 hours away, to stay in a cabin he rented. Geoffrey’s mom, Tracie, never heard from her son again, which was unusual. Tracie contacted the resort where Geoffrey was staying, and he did have a cabin reserved, but they informed her that he had never made it there. Tracie’s calls and texts to her son’s phone went unanswered. Tracie decided to report her son missing the following morning. As the investigation began, they uncovered a plethora of strange clues that Tracie has spent the last several years attempting to make sense of.

    If you have any information regarding the disappearance of Geoffrey Spangler, please contact the Las Cruces Police Department at (575) 526-0795.

    If you have a missing loved one that you would like to have featured on the show, please fill out our case submission form.

    Follow The Vanished on social media at:

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    • 1 hr 7 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
14.2K Ratings

14.2K Ratings

ncampbell_79 ,

Gold standard podcast for missing people

My husband and I listen to the show together and we appreciate the hard work and efforts to highlight real stories and supporting the families that have lost loved ones.

Helicopterfan ,

Best missing person podcast

This podcast is on the podium as the gold standard as far as missing person podcasts are concerned. Far and away the best.

Teon77 ,

Listener since first episode.

My favorite podcast. Keep up the good work Marisa! Would enjoy more recent from the last 2-3 years

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