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A true-crime podcast dedicated to investigating missing persons cases from around the world.

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A true-crime podcast dedicated to investigating missing persons cases from around the world.

    Episode 40 - Darwin Vest (Part 2)

    Episode 40 - Darwin Vest (Part 2)

    In today's part 2 on the disappearance of Darwin Vest, we cover all of the evidence for foul play, as found in police records and conversations with Rebecca Vest, Darwin's sister, and Annie, another member of Darwin's family. We also discuss why police have previously argued that Darwin drowned in the Snake River that night.

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Episode 39 - Darwin Vest (Part 1)

    Episode 39 - Darwin Vest (Part 1)

    Darwin K. Vest was known for his brilliant insight and scientific mind. In the 80's, he conducted a famous study about Hobo Spiders which changed how the arachnid was perceived. But when Darwin went missing in the early morning hours of June 2nd, 1999, his work would forever remain unfinished.

    That night, Darwin had been drinking in downtown Idaho Falls, Idaho, where he lived and worked. He was with a friend named Lee Curtis at a bar called The Golden Crown. According to police reports, Lee left to find an ATM, and when he returned, Darwin was gone. Bartenders later reported that Darwin had finished half of his beer and then walked out of a northern entrance. This was the last time he was ever seen.

    In part one of our story, we discuss the specifics of Darwin's disappearance with a close family member and Eric Seneff, another friend who was with Darwin the night he went missing.

    • 47 min
    Episode 38 - Paul J. Fronczak

    Episode 38 - Paul J. Fronczak

    April 26th, 1964. Dora and Chester Fronczak are at Chicago's Michael Reese Hospital after giving birth to their first child, a son named Paul. Around 9:30 a.m., a woman - who Dora assumed was a nurse, entered the room, looked at Paul and left. 4 hours later, around 1:50 p.m., the same woman entered again, this time claiming that the baby was needed for an examination in the nursery. Dora handed Paul to her, she left, and, shortly after, both Paul and the unknown woman vanished. The trail quickly went cold, and it seemed that baby Paul was gone forever.

    But this was only the beginning of the mystery. To hear the full story, listen now on your favorite podcast app!

    • 54 min
    Episode 37 - Joann Hakes

    Episode 37 - Joann Hakes

    In January of 2015, 42-year-old Joann Hakes went missing from Afton, Wyoming. She had been living at the Silver Stream Lodge with her boyfriend, a man named Ronald Weerheim. On the night of January 3rd, Joann and Ronald were drinking at the bar on the property of the Silver Stream. According to Ron, Joann was drunk and making a scene, so they left. Once outside, Joann got into a truck with two men and left, never to return.

    But much is contested about the details of this story, including from the owner of the Silver Stream and a close family member who saw Ron that night. In addition, Joann's daughter, Laura, thinks Ronald may been the cause of her disappearance.

    In today's episode, we speak to Laura about Joann's life and relationships, and try to figure out what could have happened to her that night.

    • 41 min
    Episode 36 - Shawn Dickerson

    Episode 36 - Shawn Dickerson

    Around 11 a.m. on Dec. 2nd, 2011, 23-year-old Shawn Dickerson left his San Francisco house in a hurry -- his roommate and friend, Anjuli, thought he was late for work at Rolo, a men's clothing store. But rather than going to work, it appears that Shawn went for a walk around town, taking a series of photos to chronicle his day. The photos were uploaded to his Facebook page. These photos are the last trace of Shawn Dickerson.

    In today's episode, we speak at length with Shawn's mother, Trisha Brucker. She shares with us the details of Shawn's disappearance -- and the hopes that he may still be alive.

    • 46 min
    Episode 35 - Wanda Lemons (Part 2)

    Episode 35 - Wanda Lemons (Part 2)

    Last week, we discussed the disappearance of Wanda Lemons in the context of the other missing and deceased women of Chillicothe. But Megan, Wanda's daughter, argued that her mother's case was unrelated to the other women - that, despite having a similar past to the women, that her case hits much closer to home. That her disappearance was personal.

    In today's episode, Jordan tries to discover more information about key players in Wanda's story. As Wanda was fighting for custody, we try and uncover what her relationship was like with her ex. and how often they saw each other around the time of Wanda's disappearance. We also try and find a man that Wanda was staying with named Marvin - who, as Wanda's mom Diana described, was abusive and may know more than he has said.

    This is our last episode of 2017. Thank you all so much for your support and we'll be back on January 29th, 2018! We wish you a very merry Christmas and happy holidays!

    • 48 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
1.1K Ratings

1.1K Ratings

Hoped24 ,

My favorite podcast!!

I absolutely loved this podcast. I could not stop listening, luckily I had a job at the time that I could listen to podcast while doing my work!! I really hope new episodes come out soon!

LoveDatHoney ,

#CleaningOutPodcastOfPastTime.

I can vaguely recall subscribing to this, but I’ve been podcasting true crime since MySpace. It seems as though this one needs some major in-house adjusting.
I couldn’t make it longer than 20mins in this last listen WandaLemonsPart1. Y’all need to clean the same type of delivery/setup show.

Nothing about this intro gives FEELING we can believe it. Try same story different delivery.
Also; it just reminds me that now days with DNA -science is awesome & avid podcasters we are moving the needle in a fair, more just better system

The PetNanny ,

A hidden gem!

I rarely take the time to write reviews for anything but this pod should be more well known. Both the narrator's voices sound great to me, the writing is well done and the interviews are pertinent and well placed. This podcast is so much better than some out there that seem to be popular, both in terms of production quality and content, I cannot believe it kind of fizzled out. I listen to a ton of true crime and thought I'd heard it all but several of these stories are new to me. Please resume! I would be delighted to help research/produce if that is an issue. Great job!

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