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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?

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    Stephen Millis Part 1: The Meeting

    Stephen Millis Part 1: The Meeting

    On January 4, 2019, Steve Millis spent some time at his nephew's home before making a quick trip to a dollar store in Hesperia, Michigan. Steve was seen on video surveillance entering the store at 6:40 PM. At 6:47, Steve walked up to the counter and purchased a few cans of cat food. He smiled at the clerk, and nothing seemed out of the ordinary. A minute later, Steve exited the store and disappeared into the night. 

    The Newaygo County Sheriff's Office began investigating Steve's disappearance. What they uncovered was a tangled web of stories about what happened to Steve and why. They conducted hundreds of hours of interviews and executed many search warrants, but what happened to Steve Millis remains a mystery.

    If you have any information about the disappearance of Steve Millis, please contact the Newaygo County Sheriff's Office at (231) 689-7303.

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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 16 min
    James Foster Chance

    James Foster Chance

    At the beginning of 2021, James Foster Chance disappeared from Grapevine, Texas. No one knows exactly when James was last seen. It's believed he disappeared sometime between January and March. During that time, Texas experienced a record setting winter storm, leaving most of the state without power for days. It was during this storm that it appears that James made a mysterious trip. James' family was alerted by his landlord that something was amiss. That was when they began piecing together his last movements. What they discovered left them with more questions than answers. This is a story that will leave you questioning how much you can really ever know someone. Do people only show you the side of themselves that they want you to see? What could even your closest loved ones be hiding from you?

    If you have any information about the disappearance of James Foster Chance, please call the Grapevine Police Department at 817-470-8127 or send them an email at cidmail@grapevinetexas.gov.

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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 17 min
    Case Update: Johnathan Hamilton

    Case Update: Johnathan Hamilton

    We first aired Johnathan Hamilton's story in a two-part series in October of 2017. At the time, we left off with Johnathan's case considered suspended. The Bastrop Police Department believed that they had run down all of the leads, and there was nothing else left to investigate. They believed that Johnathan wasn't in Bastrop. Investigators told Angie that Johnathan wanted to leave his life behind, he was capable, and likely getting insulin from charity programs. Johnathan's mother, Angie, persisted and never gave up fighting for her son. Something didn't seem right about this. She didn't think Johnathan would have left for this long without contact, and she didn't have a single shred of proof that he ever left the town of Bastrop. In the end, Angie was right. Jonathan wasn't living on the streets of Austin, he hadn't made it to Mexico, he wasn't getting insulin from a charity. Something did happen to Johnathan Hamilton in Bastrop, Texas. Four years after Johnathan disappeared, a man swimming at a park in Bastrop made a gruesome discovery, which shifted the focus of this case right back to Bastrop, Texas, and that night back in May of 2015 when this all began.

    If you have any information regarding the death of Johnathan Hamilton, please contact the Bastrop County Sheriff’s Office at (512) 549-5100. You can follow Angie’s quest for answers on Facebook at Justice for Johnathan Lee Hamilton.

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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 48 min
    Pamela Callahan

    Pamela Callahan

    On March 6, 2006, the fire department was called out to the Melrose Apartments in Concord, North Carolina. There was a fire inside one of the units. After firefighters extinguished the blaze, they looked to see if anyone was injured or deceased inside. They found no trace of anyone inside the apartment. They learned that the apartment was leased to 43-year-old Pamela Callahan, and no one could find Pamela anywhere. The fire was later determined to be arson. This was just the beginning of the nightmare for Pamela’s family, and more than 15 years later, what happened to Pamela Callahan remains a mystery. 

    If you have any information regarding the disappearance of Pamela Callahan, please contact the Concord Police Department at (704) 786-9155.

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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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    • 59 min
    Case Update: Emily Noble Part 2

    Case Update: Emily Noble Part 2

    Yesterday, we brought the first part of Emily's update. We shared with you what her friends and loved ones have experienced since she initially disappeared in May 2020. Her husband Matt was arrested in June 2021, 9 months after the discovery of her remains and a prolonged autopsy. If you have not listened to the original episode or the first update, we encourage you to go listen to yesterday's episode, which contains the original story and initial update. Today, we're diving into the investigation into Emily's death, as well as the strange parallels between the details of her death and the passing of Matt's son, Joey, less than a year before Emily vanished.

    You can find Jeff's song here: The song is called "Emily"

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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 4 min
    Case Update: Emily Noble Part 1

    Case Update: Emily Noble Part 1

    We first brought you Emily Noble's story on September 21, 2020. Emily disappeared after spending the evening of May 24, 2020, celebrating her birthday with her husband. They stopped at several restaurants in a popular part of Westerville, Ohio. They then made their way home for the evening. Emily's husband claimed that they went to bed, and during the night, he got up to use the restroom and then went back to sleep in a guest room, not wanting to disturb Emily. When he awoke later that morning, Emily was gone, and her wallet, phone, keys, and car were still at the residence. Emily's disappearance captivated the local community, and rumors swirled from day one. Days before we were due to air Emily's story in 2020, human remains were located not far from her condo. The day after we aired Emily's episode, the Westerville Police Department held a press conference confirming the identification of Emily's remains. On June 17, 2021, her husband Matt was arrested and charged with her murder. In this special two-part update on Emily Noble, we will explore what happened after the original episode aired and what we know today about what happened to Emily. 

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    Listen ad-free with Wondery+. Join Wondery+ for exclusives, binges, early access, and ad-free listening. Available in the Wondery App. https://wondery.app.link/thevanished

    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 55 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
11.9K Ratings

11.9K Ratings

pythagorasistheman ,

Vanished

Thoughtful, fair, well put together podcast.

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Jonathan Hamilton

Although I do feel very sorry for the family this is without a doubt a very good example of people who have never heard the saying ...The way you treat people is the way they treat you back. His mom virtually pushed the cops away. I am not sure how much more she expected them to do her son was a grown adult that had the right to walk away if he wanted to. I am not surprised that there were not a lot of searches for him in the beginningBy the police. They should have conducted their own searches got volunteers that’s what people do when grown adults go missing they get friends and family the community and they do their own searching because that is not something the cops can do And I believe it is unfair to blame the police. I do love this podcast thank you all the work you put into it.

neversabrina9 ,

Needs some editing

Excellent to give a voice to the missing and their families, especially those cases that have gone cold or ones the police have ignored but the recordings of family members discussing their missing loved ones should be edited down. Often they are repeating the same things over and over and it becomes drone-like and neither adds to their stories nor helps their cause.

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