The Vanished Podcast

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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?All episodes are available for free. Listen ad-free on Wondery+ or on Amazon Music with a Prime membership or Amazon Music Unlimited subscription.

  • 59 minutes 11 seconds
    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.

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    17 June 2024, 7:00 am
  • 1 hour 7 minutes
    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.

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    10 June 2024, 7:00 am
  • 1 hour 24 minutes
    Barbara Annette McClure

    On November 2, 1978, 24-year-old Barbara McClure went out with friends and acquaintances. There was a dance competition that evening at the Fandango disco bar in Lake Forest Park, Washington, a suburb of Seattle. There was a disagreement that evening, and Barbara left on foot to walk home, which was about five miles away. A couple who had been with Barbara at the disco said they later went after her and offered her a ride, but she declined. Barbara never made it home that night and was never seen or heard from again. Days later, Barbara’s license turned up on the side of a roadway, but the stories of who exactly had found it have varied. At the time of her disappearance, Barbara was a single mother with a young daughter, Jamie. Decades later, Jamie decided it was time for her to fight to uncover the truth. Teaming up with her cousin, Karleen, Jamie delved into a perplexing trail of clues, exposing unsettling connections within their family circle and the closely-knit church community they belonged to.

    If you have any information regarding the disappearance of Barbara McClure, please contact the King County Sheriff’s Office at 206-263-2090. You can follow developments in Barbara’s case on social media at Where is Barbara Annette Mcclure?

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    3 June 2024, 7:00 am
  • 59 minutes 29 seconds
    Replay: Dorothy and Danielle Pitcher

    This episode originally aired on September 2, 2019. On May 23, 1993, 14-year-old Danielle Pitcher left the family home with her mother, Dorothy, to walk to the local convenience store in Sunizona, Arizona, to buy some cigarettes for her father. On their way, they stopped at Danielle's sister's house and continued their walk. Although witnesses spotted them walking along their route that day, Danielle and Dorothy never made it home and have never been seen again. If you have any information about the disappearance of Danielle and Dorothy Pitcher, please call the Cochise County Sheriff's Office at 520-432-9500.

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    27 May 2024, 7:00 am
  • 1 hour 11 minutes
    Susan Marable Part 2: Whispers from the Past

    Susan Marable disappeared from Yakima, Washington, on an April evening in 1991. She left, saying she would be back, and was never seen or heard from again. There was a story about a sighting of Susan getting into a maroon truck. However, that story remains unconfirmed. Susan’s mom worked diligently in the early years to find her daughter, but beyond her work, there isn’t much evidence of further efforts to locate Susan. Despite this, Susan’s little sister, Robyn, has continued to pursue answers. Thirty-three years after Susan mysteriously vanished, Robyn now has the support of law enforcement, a local reporter, and one of Susan’s friends from that time. Together, they are sifting through memories, old notes, and records to identify the men who were preying upon women in Yakima in 1991, hoping to find any clue that could lead them back to Susan.

    If you have any information regarding the disappearance of Susan Marable, please call the Yakima Police Department at 509-575-6200. If you wish to remain anonymous, please contact Yakima County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

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    20 May 2024, 7:00 am
  • 1 hour 4 minutes
    Susan Marable Part 1: A Narrow Escape

    34-year-old Susan Marable disappeared from Yakima, Washington, on April 23, 1991. There have been unverified stories that Susan was seen getting into a vehicle, but those are just stories. We do know that Susan had been staying with a man who said she left that day and would return later. When she didn't come back, he became worried and went out to look for her. He later informed her family, who lived a few hours away in Aberdeen. 

    Susan's mother traveled to Yakima to search for her daughter, and she felt most of the investigative work was left to her. Decades later, Susan's sister, Robyn, made it her mission to find Susan. Robyn began digging through the box of notes her mom collected during her many trips to Yakima, trying to piece together what may have happened to Susan in 1991. What she began to uncover was that there were many predators in Yakima in that era, and even before Susan vanished, she had been victimized by one of them.

    If you have any information regarding the disappearance of Susan Marable, please call the Yakima Police Department at 509-575-6200. If you wish to remain anonymous, please contact Yakima County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

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    13 May 2024, 7:00 am
  • 1 hour 25 seconds
    Joshua Graham-Caskey

    In early 2024, 25-year-old Joshua Graham-Caskey was preparing to move from Winterset, Iowa, into his girlfriend's apartment in Des Moines. Joshua spent the evening of January 17 with his girlfriend in Des Moines, then returned home the following morning. Everything seemed fine; Joshua even texted his girlfriend that he loved her, which he often did. Around 9:30 AM, a 911 call was placed from Joshua's phone. The call dropped, so the Winterset Police Department responded to conduct a welfare check. When the police arrived, Joshua and his vehicle were both gone. Later, Joshua's girlfriend went over to his home after being unable to reach him. She found that Joshua was gone, but his phone was left behind. She contacted the police and learned about the 911 call, and they decided to report Joshua missing. As the days passed, they discovered a bizarre trail of clues Joshua left behind. Several months later, Joshua's loved ones are trying to put the puzzle pieces to figure out what may have happened to him.  

    If you would like to follow the search efforts for Joshua, you can follow Help find Joshua Graham-Caskey on Facebook. Joshua was last seen driving a 2013 Ford Taurus with the Iowa license plate KNZ677. If you have any information about the disappearance of Joshua Graham-Caskey, please contact the Winterset Police Department at 515-462-1423.

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    6 May 2024, 7:00 am
  • 1 hour 7 minutes
    Cole Hosack

    In late 2023, 24-year-old Cole Hosack was working to recover from an exceptionally difficult year with multiple losses within his family. Cole and his fiancee, Morgan, were temporarily staying in Prince George, British Columbia. Cole decided to set out for a fresh start in Medicine Hat, Alberta. The plan was for Cole to start a new job, settle in, and later move Morgan out there to live with him. Cole's friend, Shelby, picked him up in Prince George, and they intended to stop in Shelby's hometown of Dawson Creek to visit for a few days before driving to Medicine Hat. Everything was going according to plan until New Year's Eve. Cole and Shelby went out that evening to celebrate the holiday. They stopped at a couple of bars in Dawson Creek and ended up at the Lonestar Bar. The place was bustling that evening as everyone was ushering in the new year. Not long after midnight, Shelby briefly stepped outside, and upon her return, Cole was nowhere to be found. Shelby waited around, searching the crowd for her friend, but he had vanished. She drove around Dawson looking for Cole, but there were no signs of him. Eventually, Shelby returned to her family home and waited to hear from her friend, but that call never came.

    If you have any information regarding the disappearance of Cole Hosack, please contact the Dawson Creek RCMP at 250-784-3700. You can follow developments in Cole's case on social media at Missing: Cole Hosack.

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    29 April 2024, 7:00 am
  • 1 hour 21 minutes
    Elisa Roberson Part 2: Flipping the Narrative

    On a Sunday evening in August 1989, 13-year-old Elisa Roberson left her home in Aransas Pass, Texas, to meet a friend at a local elementary school just a short walk away. Witnesses saw her along the way, and someone even reported seeing her enter a red or maroon car. But Elisa never made it to meet her friend. Her family later suspected that she might have been abducted by her mother's ex-boyfriend, Ralph, who had been abusive and threatened Elisa's mother when they ended their relationship. However, the police had their eyes on someone else, the father of the girl Elisa was walking to meet, who had a history of disturbing allegations made against him and a strange alibi. The investigation failed to uncover concrete evidence, and Elisa's case went cold. Years later, the case heated up again, and took a strange turn. 

    The family is currently offering a $20,000 reward for any information regarding Elisa's disappearance. If you have any information, please contact the Aransas Pass Police Department at 361-758-5224, or reach out to the family and private investigator at [email protected].

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    22 April 2024, 7:00 am
  • 1 hour 13 minutes
    Elisa Roberson Part 1: Goodnight Avenue

    It was a hot August evening in 1989 when 13-year-old Elisa Roberson left her Aransas Pass, Texas, home to walk a short distance to meet a friend. The girls planned to meet halfway near an elementary school. The phone rang shortly after, and Elisa's younger sister, Ruby, answered. On the other line was the friend that Elisa had left to meet. She told Ruby that Elisa never showed up. Elisa's mother, Marina, was nearby and overheard the conversation. Marina began to worry, Elisa was her oldest child, and she was always dependable. If she wasn't with her friend, then where had she gone?

    Elisa's family is desperate for any information that could lead to finding Elisa. They are currently offering a $20,000 reward for any information that could help solve this mystery. If you have any information regarding the disappearance of Elisa Roberson, please contact the Aransas Pass Police Department at 361-758-5224. The family and private investigator can also be reached via email at [email protected]. Stay updated on Elisa's case by following Missing Elisa Roberson on social media.

    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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    15 April 2024, 5:06 pm
  • 1 hour 10 minutes
    Danielle Croft

    On December 7, 2023, 36-year-old Danielle Croft was at the home of a man she recently began seeing. He said Dani left his Bonham, Texas, home around 3 or 4 AM to walk around town and look at Christmas lights. No one ever saw or heard from Dani Croft after that time. Hours later, he said he left home to walk to a local store. Along the way, he said he found Dani's clothing on the road. He continued to Dani's grandmother's nearby home to alert her, which was just the beginning of this strange tale.

    If you have any information regarding the disappearance of Dani Croft, please contact the Bonham Police Department at (903) 583-2141.

    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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    8 April 2024, 7:00 am
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