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THEY DISAPPEARED

THEY DISAPPEARED

By Lost Road Studios

THEY DISAPPEARED is a true crime, story telling podcast. In each episode we deliver the dark and disturbing details of cases involving people who have mysteriously disappeared.
The cases we cover can range from the strangest instances to the most disturbing ones, and each case is delivered to you in a story telling format.
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“A Mystery in the Mountains” The disappearance of Deorr Kunz

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No Exit - The Disappearance of Brian Shaffer
No Exit - The Disappearance of Brian Shaffer
In 2006 a man walked into a bar and never came back out of it- how is that possible? In this episode, we cover the strange disappearance of Brian Shaffer. Please email theydisappearedpodcast@gmail.com for sponsorship and direct podcast episode inquiries. This episode was produced by B & M Audio Productions- for inquiries email Bmpodpro@gmail.com
11:43
November 21, 2022
Revisiting the disappearance of Patti Adkins
Revisiting the disappearance of Patti Adkins
This is the long overdue follow up to the first case we ever covered. We dissect the case details and some tips to inside information on the case... All persons are assumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law, and no assumptions are made as to guilt or innocence of any individuals named or not named.  This episode was produced by B & M Audio Productions- for inquiries email Bmpodpro@gmail.com. Please email theydisappearedpodcast@gmail.com for sponsorship and direct podcast episode inquiries.
13:50
November 09, 2022
The Body in the Chimney - A Special Halloween Episode
The Body in the Chimney - A Special Halloween Episode
A disturbing discovery in an old abandoned home unravels one of the strangest disappearance cases we have ever covered…. This episode was produced by B & M Audio Productions- for inquiries email Bmpodpro@gmail.com or follow on Twitter @bmbrammer. Please email theydisappearedpodcast@gmail.com for sponsorship and direct podcast episode inquiries.
10:55
October 28, 2022
What Lies Beneath… A Special Mystery Episode
What Lies Beneath… A Special Mystery Episode
A winding mystery that begins with a discovery in the least likely of places… with a few bizarre twists! This episode was produced by B & M Audio Productions- for inquiries email Bmpodpro@gmail.com or follow on Twitter @bmbrammer. Please email theydisappearedpodcast@gmail.com for sponsorship and direct podcast episode inquiries.
15:53
October 19, 2022
In the Dark of Night - The Disappearance of Roxanne Paltauf
In the Dark of Night - The Disappearance of Roxanne Paltauf
Roxanne Paltauf disappeared from an Austin Texas motel on July 6th 2007 after an argument with her then boyfriend, Louis Walls - today, we cover the strange details in her case and what seems to be a stalled investigation…This episode was produced by B & M Audio Productions- for inquiries email Bmpodpro@gmail.com or follow on Twitter @bmbrammer. Please email theydisappearedpodcast@gmail.com for sponsorship and direct podcast episode inquiries.
16:25
September 29, 2022
The House of the Pastor - The Disappearance of Heidi Ann Zampell
The House of the Pastor - The Disappearance of Heidi Ann Zampell
On June 18th of 1987, 23 year old Heidi Ann Zampell asked a friend to give her a ride after work, but she didn’t want to go home, instead she asked to be dropped off at a house and refused to explain why. She has not been seen since. So who lived in that house she was dropped off at? Or is there more to this story? This episode was produced by B & M Audio Productions- for inquiries email Bmpodpro@gmail.com or follow on Twitter @bmbrammer. Please email theydisappearedpodcast@gmail.com for sponsorship and direct podcast episode inquiries.
09:52
September 12, 2022
Lost Summer: The Disappearance of Summer Wells
Lost Summer: The Disappearance of Summer Wells
On June 15, 2021, 5 year old Summer Wells disappeared from her home in rural Tennessee- she had only been out of her mothers sight for 2 minutes. After a year of searching, she still has not been found- her Dad is in jail, and her Mom seems to know more… but what we really want to know is, what happened to this little girl? This episode was produced by B & M Audio Productions- for inquiries email Bmpodpro@gmail.com or follow on Twitter @bmbrammer. Please email theydisappearedpodcast@gmail.com for sponsorship and direct podcast episode inquiries.
14:58
September 06, 2022
Upstate Mystery - The Disappearance of Brianna Maitland
Upstate Mystery - The Disappearance of Brianna Maitland
Brianna Maitland disappeared on March 19th of 2004 after leaving her job in Montgomery Vermont. The following day, her car was found abandoned off the side of the road and backed into the side of an abandoned farm house only a mile away from where she was last scene. What happened to Brianna that night? And will advanced DNA testing finally bring resolution to her case? This episode was produced by B & M Audio Productions- for inquiries email Bmpodpro@gmail.com or follow on Twitter @bmbrammer. Please email theydisappearedpodcast@gmail.com for sponsorship and direct podcast episode inquiries.
17:01
July 26, 2022
Finding Brittanee - The Disappearance of Brittanee Drexel
Finding Brittanee - The Disappearance of Brittanee Drexel
17 year old Brittanee Drexel disappeared in 2009 from Myrtle Beach South Carolina- with no leads or clues the case went cold, that all changed recently with a disturbing confession… This episode was produced by B & M Audio Productions- for inquiries email Bmpodpro@gmail.com or follow on Twitter @bmbrammer. Please email theydisappearedpodcast@gmail.com for sponsorship and direct podcast episode inquiries.
16:28
June 15, 2022
Relativity - The Disappearance and Reappearance of Steven Kubacki
Relativity - The Disappearance and Reappearance of Steven Kubacki
Steven Kubacki disappeared on a cross country ski trip across Lake Michigan in 1978. After extensive searches for him were fruitless, it was assumed he had fallen through the ice and drowned… Then he reappeared 14 months later- very much alive and telling a story about the time he was away that was hard to believe. This episode was produced by B & M Audio Productions- for inquiries email Bmpodpro@gmail.com or follow on Twitter @bmbrammer. Please email theydisappearedpodcast@gmail.com for sponsorship and direct podcast episode inquiries.
12:22
May 23, 2022
A Southwest Mystery - The Disappearance of Daniel Robinson
A Southwest Mystery - The Disappearance of Daniel Robinson
Daniel Robinson disappeared in June of 2021- in the Arizona desert outside of Phoenix- leaving behind a turned over vehicle in the middle of nowhere. Are there clues at the crash scene that will lead to his whereabouts? Or will what happened to him remain a mystery…  This episode was produced by B & M Audio Productions- for inquiries email Bmpodpro@gmail.com or follow on Twitter @bmbrammer. Please email theydisappearedpodcast@gmail.com for sponsorship and direct podcast episode inquiries.
16:26
May 05, 2022
An American Mystery - The Disappearance of Joan Risch
An American Mystery - The Disappearance of Joan Risch
A housewife vanishes, leaving a bloody scene - was she the original gone girl or did something far more sinister occur? Please email theydisappearedpodcast@gmail.com for sponsorship and direct podcast episode inquiries.
18:53
April 24, 2022
“Conduct Unbecoming” - Episode 3, The Disappearance of Terrance Williams & Felipe Santos
“Conduct Unbecoming” - Episode 3, The Disappearance of Terrance Williams & Felipe Santos
The misconduct complaint against Calkins in Felipe Santos disappearance has been re-opened- and new information is discovered. Calkins takes a second polygraph exam, the results of which lead to a confrontation. Will we finally get the truth as to the whereabouts of Terrance Williams and Felipe Santos? Please email theydisappearedpodcast@gmail.com for sponsorship and direct podcast episode inquiries.
51:18
April 04, 2022
“Conduct Unbecoming” - Episode 2, Investigating “Deputy Steve Calkins”
“Conduct Unbecoming” - Episode 2, Investigating “Deputy Steve Calkins”
In this episode, evidence is presented in the disappearance of “Terrance Williams” that proves “Deputy Steve Calkins” had lied repeatedly about the day Terrance disappeared. “Deputy Calkins” gives different versions of events on the day Terrance disappeared…. and takes a polygraph. Please email theydisappearedpodcast@gmail.com for sponsorship and direct podcast episode inquiries.
01:14:54
March 18, 2022
“Conduct Unbecoming” - Episode 1, “The disappearances of Terrance Williams and Felipe Santos.”
“Conduct Unbecoming” - Episode 1, “The disappearances of Terrance Williams and Felipe Santos.”
This is episode one in a three part investigation series. In this episode we tell the stories of two men “Terrance Williams” and “Felipe Santos” who disappeared from Naples, Florida within 3 months of each other. Their disappearances have one disturbing coincidence: both were last seen in the custody of “Deputy Steve Calkins” - a Police Officer for the Collier County Sheriff’s Office. Please email theydisappearedpodcast@gmail.com for sponsorship and direct podcast episode inquiries.
24:55
March 11, 2022
A Collection of Strange Disappearance Cases
A Collection of Strange Disappearance Cases
In this episode we tell the strange disappearance cases of Kenny Veach, a man who disappeared in search of a mysterious cave in the Nevada desert, The Lost Colony - how do 117 people mysteriously vanish all at once? Is “Croatoan” - the name carved into a tree the only possible clue as to their fate? and finally Frederick Valentich - a young pilot who reported a strange craft circling his airplane before he vanished without a trace! If you have questions on the cases covered in this episode or others you can send them to THEYDISAPPEARED@gmail.com and I may answer it in a future episode! End music performed by Terasonus Concepts on SoundCloud
34:34
February 22, 2022
The Mystery Man: Revealing the Identity of DB Cooper
The Mystery Man: Revealing the Identity of DB Cooper
To end the year, we cover one of the most compelling mysteries of the 20th century: Who was DB Cooper? Did a recent investigation and FOIA release reveal that the Government knows who he is? Please email theydisappearedpodcast@gmail.com for sponsorship and direct podcast episode inquiries.
30:08
January 06, 2022
The Vanishing: The Disappearance of Mikelle Biggs
The Vanishing: The Disappearance of Mikelle Biggs
In 1999 an 11 year old girl named Mikelle Biggs vanished without a trace after leaving to get ice cream in front of her house- she was only out of sight for 90 seconds- there are very few clues that have emerged in her case- one of which is a bizarre message scribbled on a dollar bill. Perhaps only one person knows for certain what happened to her, a man in prison with a dark past…. Please email theydisappearedpodcast@gmail.com for sponsorship and direct podcast episode inquiries.
14:38
November 22, 2021
In the Dark - My search for Robert William Fisher
In the Dark - My search for Robert William Fisher
This episode is my personal account and experiences searching for Robert Fisher over several years in the Tonto National Forest - with a very special tribute to my dear friend Malo… Please email theydisappearedpodcast@gmail.com for sponsorship and direct podcast episode inquiries.
25:36
November 11, 2021
Escape to Nowhere : The Disappearance of Maura Murray
Escape to Nowhere : The Disappearance of Maura Murray
Will a recent discovery at a construction site finally tell us what happened to Maura Murray? Please email theydisappearedpodcast@gmail.com for sponsorship and direct podcast episode inquiries.
15:27
October 01, 2021
Fire in the sky, or Fraud in the air? - Examining the disappearance & reappearance of Travis Walton
Fire in the sky, or Fraud in the air? - Examining the disappearance & reappearance of Travis Walton
*Re-recorded* On November 5th 1975, a group of loggers in Arizona were returning home from a long day of wood cutting in the Sitegreaves National forest when they claim they encountered an object hovering in the night sky. One of the loggers, Travis Walton -exited their truck to get a closer look at it, when he was struck and rendered unconscious by a beam of light. Terrified, the other loggers fled, they returned minutes later and discovered Travis was missing. Five days later, Travis returned with a story that tests both skeptics and believers to this day. Was this an actual case of alien abduction, or an elaborate hoax? Recently discovered evidence may answer the questions surrounding this case. Resources used to research this episode: Links: Larry King interview with Travis Walton, Mike Rogers and Phillip Klass on CNN: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6G1LTErasps Travis Walton on the TV Show Moment of truth: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ob3YLAriQDw "Profitable nightmare of a very real kind" article written by a former National Enquirer reporter which details the behind the scenes occurrences of the dealings with Travis and his brother as they attempted to get his story published: https://debunker.com/texts/walton.html Similarities between the events Travis describes in "Fire in the sky" and the book, "Have Spacesuit will travel" https://www.quora.com/Given-the-similarities-is-it-likely-the-novel-Fire-in-the-Sky-was-based-on-Heinleins-Have-Spacesuit-Will-Travel. Please email theydisappearedpodcast@gmail.com for sponsorship and direct podcast episode inquiries.
25:57
September 04, 2021
“A Mystery in the Mountains” The disappearance of Deorr Kunz
“A Mystery in the Mountains” The disappearance of Deorr Kunz
THIS EPISODE WAS RE-RECORDED TO BE RELEASED TODAY, THE 6th ANNIVERSARY OF DEORR KUNZ’S DISAPPEARANCE. On July 10th 2015, On what should have been a fun day in the great outdoors of Northern Idaho- a 2 year old boy named Deorr Kunz vanished from his parents campsite without a trace. In the years that have passed, Two private investigation firms have quit this case, accusing Deorrs parents of changing their stories and providing questionable timelines. The parents strange behavior eventually shifted the focus of the case onto them. The following resources were used to put this episode together: Links: Audio of interviews Phillip Klein and his team conducted with Vernal Kunz, Jessica Mitchell and Bob Walton: https://www.facebook.com/KleinInvestigations/ Unedited Interview East Idaho News conducted with Vernal Kunz and Jessica Mitchell: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mwM1oG3z358 East Idaho News interview with Frank Vilt: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-78P5ayOlRc Isaac Reinwand interviews: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M0VAeckLCs8 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OWCFhAtLjcs. Please email theydisappearedpodcast@gmail.com for sponsorship and direct podcast episode inquiries.
57:52
July 11, 2021
A Monster Among Us - The disappearance of Robert William Fisher
A Monster Among Us - The disappearance of Robert William Fisher
***This episode has been re-recorded and re-released for the 20th anniversary of Roberts Disappearance***. On April 10th 2001, a home in Scottsdale Arizona exploded into flames. Hours after extinguishing the fire, investigators make a horrifying discovery, the badly burned bodies of 2 children and their mother- it is immediately evident to detectives they did not perish in the blaze. Missing from the scene is the family patriarch, Robert William Fisher - he has not been seen since. He was added to the FBI 10 most wanted list, but the 19 year manhunt for him has yielded very few clues.  Resources used for research in this show: Where is Robert Fisher Documentary: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cusBVcuCPLw In an upcoming episode, I will be discussing my own personal experiences looking into this case- from interviewing spelunkers and those who assisted in search efforts to my time spent hiking and searching in the Tonto national forest, Hellsgate wilderness and even crawling into the Club 41 and Redman caves plus every other hole in between looking for clues. Please email theydisappearedpodcast@gmail.com for sponsorship and direct podcast episode inquiries.
21:33
June 11, 2021
Podcast Updates - brief podcast update, includes a preview of an upcoming episode.
Podcast Updates - brief podcast update, includes a preview of an upcoming episode.
This is a quick episode to provide some details on what I am currently working on and future episodes. There is also a preview of a soon to be released episode. Please email theydisappearedpodcast@gmail.com for sponsorship and direct podcast episode inquiries.
02:56
May 31, 2021
Lost Children- Haunting stories of children vanishing in the woods
Lost Children- Haunting stories of children vanishing in the woods
*This is a re-upload for Apple iTunes listeners, the iTunes version did not load properly- please forgive us and listen to this version of the previous upload. This episode tells the stories of three children, Kurt Newton Jaryd Atadero and Marjorie West all of whom vanished in the woods when they were left unattended only for a moment. Please email theydisappearedpodcast@gmail.com for sponsorship and direct podcast episode inquiries.
18:06
April 30, 2021
Lost Children - 3 Haunting stories of children vanishing in the woods
Lost Children - 3 Haunting stories of children vanishing in the woods
In this episode we tell the stories of 3 children who vanished in the woods: Kurt Newton, Jaryd Atadero and Marjorie West. Please email theydisappearedpodcast@gmail.com for sponsorship and direct podcast episode inquiries.
17:34
April 29, 2021
In The Vortex: The Disappearance of Ben McDaniel
In The Vortex: The Disappearance of Ben McDaniel
On August 18th 2010, an experienced Scuba diver named Ben McDaniel dove into Vortex Springs and entered the mysterious cave system below its surface- a cavern with only one way in and out, Ben never came out. The worlds best divers went in looking for him, but found no trace of him. 11 years later are the answers to Bens disappearance above ground? or do they remain under water, somewhere in the vortex... Please email theydisappearedpodcast@gmail.com for sponsorship and direct podcast episode inquiries.
20:50
April 12, 2021
The Crawlspace
The Crawlspace
Could an unusual find in a crawlspace solve a 30 year old disappearance? Please email theydisappearedpodcast@gmail.com for sponsorship and direct podcast episode inquiries.
14:45
April 02, 2021
Left Behind - 3 short stories of people who vanished in National Parks
Left Behind - 3 short stories of people who vanished in National Parks
In this episode we explore the disappearances of Jared Negrete, Dennis Lloyd Martin and William Parven- all of whom disappeared in national parks. Please email theydisappearedpodcast@gmail.com for sponsorship and direct podcast episode inquiries.
13:24
September 07, 2020
“The Lost Highway” The Disappearance of Asha Degree
“The Lost Highway” The Disappearance of Asha Degree
*** This episode was intentionally released on August 5th, which is what would have been Asha Degrees 30th Birthday*** On February 14th, 2000 A 9 year old girl named Asha Degree disappeared from Shelby, North Carolina. For reasons unknown, She had left home on her own sometime between 4 and 5 AM and was last seen walking in the dark on a narrow rural highway during a storm. A year and a half later a construction worker unearthed her book bag on the same highway over 20 miles from where she was last seen. Could the contents of her backpack hold the clues that can help solve her case? and does a new theory provide real answers as to where Asha was headed that morning 20 years ago and why she had to sneak out of her house to get there. Please email theydisappearedpodcast@gmail.com for sponsorship and direct podcast episode inquiries.
24:49
August 06, 2020
“The Silent Flowers” The disappearance of Patti Adkins...
“The Silent Flowers” The disappearance of Patti Adkins...
*** IN RECOGNITION OF THE 19th ANNIVERSARY OF PATTI’S DISAPPEARANCE, THIS EPISODE HAS BEEN REMASTERED. This is also a teaser to a new episode with updates on this case which will be coming out soon***. It was supposed to be the beginning of a new chapter in single mother Patti Adkins life. Instead, what was intended to be a week long vacation with a man she was making a new life with, became a 19 year long missing persons case with more questions than answers. At the heart of this case is a man and his wife who have remained silent and denied any knowledge of Patti’s disappearance for far too long... Resources used for researching this episode: TV show Disappeared, Season 3 Episode 2 : "Secret Rendezvous"  Available on Apple iTunes Crime Watch Daily 3 part series "Patti Adkins Vanishes Amid Alleged Affair" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XkEZE0rBISE. Please email theydisappearedpodcast@gmail.com for sponsorship and direct podcast episode inquiries.
24:16
July 07, 2020
“alonG CAMe A sPideR...” The Disappearance Cases of Nathaniel Bar-Jonah
“alonG CAMe A sPideR...” The Disappearance Cases of Nathaniel Bar-Jonah
Nathaniel Bar-Jonah was a pedophile, murderer and cannibal who terrorized children in at least two different states over the course of 3 decades. He remains a person of interest in 3 unsolved missing persons cases. The details of his crimes are horrific and can give you nightmares and possibly make you sick... don’t say we didn’t warn you... Please email theydisappearedpodcast@gmail.com for sponsorship and direct podcast episode inquiries.
19:45
June 29, 2020
“The Nowhere Man” The Disappearance of Granger Taylor
“The Nowhere Man” The Disappearance of Granger Taylor
Granger Taylor was described by many people as being a mechanical genius, with an uncanny ability to restore machines many had written off as junk. Before he vanished, he left a letter for his parents informing them he was leaving for a 42 month interstellar voyage aboard a UFO, do clues found years later prove he is no longer with us...Or did he really go where no man has gone before? Please email theydisappearedpodcast@gmail.com for sponsorship and direct podcast episode inquiries.
11:55
June 26, 2020
”When I am gone” My Search for Jamie Fraley
”When I am gone” My Search for Jamie Fraley
At 4 feet 9 inches tall and only 90 lbs, 22 year old Jamie Fraley was a small, but fiercely independent young woman who vanished in the early morning hours of April 9th 2008. Shortly after her disappearance her cell phone was found on the side of a road several miles from her apartment. Two months after Jamie vanished, a shocking and disturbing discovery would turn her case upside down, and create more questions for investigators and everyone fighting to find her. Please email theydisappearedpodcast@gmail.com for sponsorship and direct podcast episode inquiries.
21:05
June 20, 2020
“The Vanishing Act of the Sarah Joe” The disappearance of 5 men from Hawaii
“The Vanishing Act of the Sarah Joe” The disappearance of 5 men from Hawaii
On February 11th 1979, five men, went fishing off the coast of Hawaii on a boat named the Sarah Joe. When the boat vanished in a sudden fierce storm and searches for her did not yield any trace or clues - The reasonable conclusion was that she had sunk taking her crew down with her. However, Inexplicably, a decade later -the Sarah joe was found beached on a small uninhabited island 2000 miles away and 100 yards away from the ruined vessel was a grave that held one of the missing men and a bizarre item intentionally buried with him- baffling everyone who has ever researched the case. Research links : https://www.historicmysteries.com/sarah-joe-mystery/ Please email theydisappearedpodcast@gmail.com for sponsorship and direct podcast episode inquiries.
11:19
May 28, 2020
“dArk WateR” The latest in the strange death and disappearance of Elisa Lam
“dArk WateR” The latest in the strange death and disappearance of Elisa Lam
On January 29th 2013, 21 year old college student Elisa Lam vanished while on a solo trip to the West Coast during her stay at a hotel in downtown Los Angeles. During the investigation into Elisas disappearance, police publicly released a surveillance video from inside a hotel elevator showing Elisa acting strangely before she vanished. Then stories of the hotels dark past began to surface - stories of suicides, violence that happened inside its walls and serial killers who once lived there. Then, several weeks after she disappeared, hotel guests began complaining of a foul taste and smell in the hotel water. A maintenance man looking inside one of the rooftop water tanks found Elisas naked and decomposing body. After an autopsy the official cause of her death was ruled a drowning which did not answer the biggest questions of the case. How did she get to the hotel rooftop -which was inaccessible to guests? how did she end up naked inside of a water tank that was 8 feet tall, without a ladder, and then open the lid that was supposedly closed and weighed close to 80lbs? And what was with her bizarre behavior caught on the surveillance video? Was she playing what is known as the elevator game? This remains one of the most discussed cases on the World Wide Web with unlimited theories as to what events led to her demise. Links to research used in this episode: Civil case article: https://laist.com/2015/10/02/ elisa_lam_wrongful_death_suit.php. Please email theydisappearedpodcast@gmail.com for sponsorship and direct podcast episode inquiries.
21:37
April 05, 2020
THEY DISAPPEARED A True Crime Podcast
THEY DISAPPEARED A True Crime Podcast
Every 40 seconds someone goes missing in America, that’s 2,300 people each day, and nearly 1 million each year. Each one of those disappearances has its own unique story- a story that needs to be heard. The THEY DISAPPEARED podcast will tell those stories - choosing from the most talked about cases to the lesser known cases, from the most complex and baffling, to those that are missing that one vital clue that can help solve them. So join me on this journey and together we may be able to bring closure to one or all of these cases.
00:51
December 18, 2019