Missing Persons

AbJack Entertainment

At any given time, there are 90,000 missing persons, and that's just in the U.S. This podcast explores some of these cases. read less

Our Editor's Take

Missing Persons is a true crime podcast with one powerful element that sets it apart. Each episode features a guest who is searching for a person who has vanished.

The podcast guest is often a family member of the subject of the episode. Mike Morford is the host and editor. He says that the most important part of Missing Persons for him is clear. It's “advocating for the cases and the victims I discuss, as well as their families.”

Morford also hosts the Criminology, Three Men and a Mystery, and The Murder in My Family podcasts. In the course of making those shows, many people with missing loved ones approached him. Was there anything he could do to help them in their search? The Missing Persons podcast is Morford's best attempt to assist them.

“Whether they've been searching for 30 days or 30 years, the pain of not knowing what happened to their loved one is real,” Morford says. “And the search for answers is a painful one.” Sometimes there are clues to follow up on before he publishes an episode. But sometimes, the subjects have disappeared without a trace.

Morford is always looking for new stories to tell so that he might help bring a loved one back home. He is quick to post breaking news when someone's gone missing and time is of the essence. Additionally, Morford donates half the net amount brought in by the show to relevant causes. “If it was my loved one who was missing,” says Morford, “I'd want someone to help me, too.”

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Episodes

Brianna Maitland
13-04-2024
Brianna Maitland
Episode 94 Brianna Maitland 17 year old Brianna Maitland vanished without a trace on Friday night March 19, 2004 after she left her shift at the Black Lantern Inn in Montgomery, Vermont. Her co-workers watched her drive off in her Green 1985 Oldsmobile at around 11:20PM. They had asked her to hang out and share a meal, but she was tired and had to work her second job early the next morning. In the hours after Brianna laft work, her car was spotted by multiple witnesses backed into the wall of  a barn house about a mile from the Black Lantern Inn. One of the witnesses was a young man who had dated Brianna. He claimed that he found her car abandoned against the barn home with its doors open and headlights on, but there was no sign of Brianna, so he turned off her lights and shut the doors before leaving. Another witness, a police officer, discovered the car and when he saw Brianna's uncashed paychecks inside from the Black Lantern Inn, he headed there to try and figure out what was going on, but by the time he arrived, they were closed. Rather than report the incident, he left for a long weekend get away, setting into motion a set of circumstances that caused a delay in anyone even realizing Brianna was missing. Hours after the police officer had come upon the scene, a group of travelers spotted the odd scene of the car backed into the barn. It was so odd, they stopped to take photos and investigate the scene. A broken necklace and some of Brianna's belongings were found inside and outside of the car. The car was towed, and 2 days would pass before anyone realized Brianna was missing.  Officially, Brianna was never seen again, although there were reported sightings of her in other states thought to be cases of mistaken identity. Brianna's parents, Bruce and Kellie Maitland, were left to wonder what happened to their daughter. Along the way, they had to hear all kinds of rumors about Brianna, and what may have happened to her and who may be responsible. Brianna's case was thought by some to possibly be linked to the disapperance of Maura Murray, another high profile missing persons case in New England. Maura vanished from New Hampshire a month before Brianna, and as in Brianna's case, her car and odd clues were left behind.  The Maitlands found a friend, advocate, and ally in Private Investigator Greg Overacker who has worked doggedly on Brianna's case for years. In this episode, he discusses the case, and tried to sort out fact from fiction. He also discusses the book he wrote on Brianna's case. When Brianna Maitland vanished, she was described as White, with Brown haid and Hazel eyes. She stood about 5ft5 and weight around 116 pounds. If you have any information about Brianna's case, call the FBI tip line at 800-CALLFBI or call the Vermont State Police at 844-84-VTIPS. You can also reach out to Bruce Maitland's organization; Private Investigations for the Missing.  Visit this link to order Greg Overacker's book; The Hunt for Brianna Maitland; The Relentless Pursuit of Answers to one of Vermont's Biggest Mysteries. You can also reach out to Greg via Facebook with tips or to get an autographed copy of his book.  To listen to this episode ad-free and get access to other podcast benefits, consider an AbJack Insider subscription.  To contact the podcast or learn more about the cases we discuss visit: Missingpersonspodcast.com Follow us on Social media on Facebook or Twitter
Mary Jane Croft Van Gilder Update Part 1 of 2
02-03-2024
Mary Jane Croft Van Gilder Update Part 1 of 2
Episode 91 Mary Jane Croft Van Gilder Update Part 1 of 2 Mary Jane Croft VanGilder went missing in 1945. We originally covered her case in episode 8 of Missing Persons. She had left her family in WV to escape an abusive relationship. She traveled to OH where she took a warehouse job, and routinely sent letters and war bonds home to her children. In February, 1945, she filed for divorce. The following month, she quit her job and vanished. Her family had searched for her ever since. Decades after she went missing, Detective Adam Turner was tasked with trying to do what seemed impossible- figure out what happened to Mary Jane decades before when she vanished. It was an uphill battle, but against the odds, through hard work and refusal to give up, Detective Turner solved the mystery. He found out that Mary Jane Croft Van Gilder had started her life over as Mary Jane Sebren. She possibly re-married, and then had additional children. She lived the rest of her life without either of her 2 families knowing about the other before she passed away in 1990. In this episode, the first of two parts, we recap what happened, and what we know, and we re-play our original interview with Mary Jane's daughter, Anna. In our next episode of Missing Persons, we will have an all new interview with Detective Adam Turner who breaks down just how he was able to solve this case, and what else he knows about Mary Jane's disappearance, and new life. To listen to our full original episode on Mary Jane's case, visit our website.   To listen to this episode ad-free and get access to other podcast benefits, consider an AbJack Insider subscription.  To contact the podcast or learn more about the cases we discuss visit: Missingpersonspodcast.com Follow us on Social media on Facebook or Twitter
Missing Persons Alert: Avery Doherty
15-02-2024
Missing Persons Alert: Avery Doherty
Episode 90 Missing Persons Alert: Avery Doherty    Avery Lydia Doherty is a child missing out of Ames, Iowa and is presumed to be the victim of a familial abduction at the hands of her mother, Esther Bender. She's been missing since October, 2023. Her mother Esther, had an 'unofficial' shared custody agreement with Avery's father, Brandon Doherty who is the guest in this episode. The relationship between Esther and Brandon officially ended when Avery was much younger, but the pair remains on good terms for Avery's benefit. When Brandon moved 3 hours away to Kansas City, MO, he continued to stay in touch, and alternated between having Avery stay with him, and him going to visit her in Ames. While their shared custody agreement wasn't organized by the court, it was working for them for a while. Then, Brandon noticed that Esther seemed to be trying to phase him out of his daughter's life. She would miss pre-arranged meetups and drop offs. She then began to explore changing her daughter's last name. Brandon sensed something was 'off' and decided to hire an attorney and get the courts involved so that the shared custody was in an official capacity recognized by the court. Instead of showing up to court, Esther and Avery vanished. Esther un-enrolled Avery from her school without notifying Brandon. When Brandon was not able to contact Esther, he feared something was wrong, and went to Esther's residence only to find it had been haphazardly cleaned out, and was left in a mess. Esther's minivan was left behind, and there has been no contact with her or Avery since. In light of the parental abduction, the court stepped in and issued a ruling that if and when Avery is found, she is to be returned to Brandon to have full custody.  There is evidence that Esther pre-planned this abduction, and purchased a burner phone, and minutes to keep off of investigator's radar.They fear that she left the state, and may have had assistance by one or more people to help pull off this abduction. Avery Doherty is described as weighing 45 pounds and standing 4 feet, 5 inches tall. She is white and has blonde hair and blue eyes. Esther Bender, who may be using her maiden name, Yoder. Although no clear description of Esther was given, she is described as White with dark Brown hair. Anyone with information on the case should call Ames police at 515-239-5133.   To listen to this episode ad-free and get access to other podcast benefits, consider an AbJack Insider subscription.  To contact the podcast or learn more about the cases we discuss visit: Missingpersonspodcast.com Follow us on Social media on Facebook or Twitter
Elena Roy
03-02-2024
Elena Roy
Episode 89 Elena Roy  83 year old Mother and Grandmother, Elena Roy, vanished from her home in Fallbrook, California in November, 2021. Elena who had been experiencing various health issues, which possibly included dementia, reportedly left her home which she shared with her partner Chris, on November 3rd following an argument, and never returned. Reported searches of the areas nearby did not lead to Elena's recovery, nor did they reveal any clues to what happened to her. It came to light that Elena had wandered off from her home before and been returned safely after being aided by a passerby. Since Elena has gone missing, her family does not fully trust Chris's accounts of what happened. According to her family, Chris tried to sell off many of Elena's belongings, and used money from her bank account that he was not entitled to. They also are concerned because Chris had spent time in prison prior to meeting Elena.  In this episode, Elena's daughter Tami discusses her mom's case, and the frustration of not finding out what happened to Elena despite searches, and the help of a private investigator. There is currently a $10,000 reward being offered in this case. Elena Roy was described when she vanished as being 5ft4, 120lbs, with Brown eyes and dark Graying hair. She was last seen wearing Blue loafers and an Ivory Beannie. If you have any information, please call the SD sheriff's Homicide Unit at 858-285-6286 or the Crime Stoppers anonymous tip line at 888-580-8477. Information on how to send anonymous web and mobile app tips is available at www.sdcrimestoppers.org. Elena's case detail has been entered into Namus. To learn more about Elena's case, be sure to visit this Facebook group. To listen to this episode ad-free and get access to other podcast benefits, consider an AbJack Insider subscription.  To contact the podcast or learn more about the cases we discuss visit: Missingpersonspodcast.com Follow us on Social media on Facebook or Twitter
Charles Robert 'Bobby' Steele
20-01-2024
Charles Robert 'Bobby' Steele
Episode 88 Charles Robert 'Bobby' Steele  43 Year Old Charles Robert 'Bobby' Steele has been missing since April 11,2023 when he walked out of his sister Kelly's home in Delaware, and was never seen again. Prior to that, Bobby had been down on his luck. A childhood injury left him dependent on pain killers, and his addition led to him being arrested and incarcerated, and later, homeless in Maryland. Bobby struggled to stay sober and was looking forward to moving into a new home. He had qualified for a voucher that would get him off the streets, and into his own home permanently, and he was very excited. However, around the same time, he seemed worried and in a panic over something or someone. He expressed his uneasiness to his sister Kelly, and went as far as to ask her to routinely call him or do a video call with him to make sure he was okay. Bobby seemed relieved when Kelly picked him up and brought him home to her house, and things were looking up. That's when Bobby vanished and wasn't seen again. Kelly has been anxiously searching for her brother ever since, and is getting bounced around from one police jurisdiction to another. It's also been a challenge to find and talk to people on the street that knew Bobby, or might have information; including his girlfriend Leah Vari. It seems she too has gone off the radar.  Kelly has taken to TikTok to spread awareness and ask for the public's help. Kelly discusses her efforts to find Bobby in this episode. Bobby is described as a White male, 5ft11, 180 pounds, and having Brown hair and Hazel eyes.  If you have any information, please call the Elkton, MD police dept at 410-398-4200   To listen to this episode ad-free and get access to other podcast benefits, consider an AbJack Insider subscription.  To contact the podcast or learn more about the cases we discuss visit: Missingpersonspodcast.com Follow us on Social media on Facebook or Twitter
David Schultz
06-01-2024
David Schultz
Episode 87 David Schultz In the first episode of 2024, we explore the bizarre case of David Schultz, a 53 year old married trucker and father, who vanished without a trace in the early morning hours of November 21st, 2023. David was transporting a load of pigs  in Sac County, Iowa. He didn't show up for his delivery, which was unlike him. Phone calls to his cell phone went unanswered. Later that day, David's tractor trailer was found parked and turned off in the middle of  rural two lane U.S. Highway 71. The load of pigs David was transporting remained undisturbed and accounted for on his trailer.  David's wallet containing a good amount of cash, and his cell phone were found inside the cab. In a ditch nearby, his jacket was found, but there was no sign of David himself. It was noted that David's truck was found facing North, but the spot he needed to deliver to in Sac City was to the South. When police reviewed surveillance footage of a stop David made at the Mile Marker 126 truck stop just after 11pm on the night of the 20th, there seemed to be nothing unusual captured; David had stopped there for about 16 minutes, and didn't appear to talk to anyone. He had a drink and checked his cell phone before driving off. Cellphone data shows David's phone arrived at Hwy 20 & 71 at about 12:18 a.m. The data shows the phone traveling north to where the truck was found. Data suggests the truck may have been there since about 12:40 a.m. Searches of the area were done, and while no sign of David was found, on a search done on December 2nd, 2023, a team found the remains of a missing Rockwell City man, 54-year-old Mark Edward Riesberg, on a wooded property southwest of Jolley. Riesberg was found in his PT Cruiser, the apparent victim of a self inflicted gunshot. He had been missing since late October. His cause of death is apparently suicide, and not connected to David's case.  David's wife Sarah is dumbounded by her husband's disappearance. She can think of no reason why he would willingly vanish, and feels that his disappearance is a case of foul play. She discusses this baffling case with us in this episode. David Schultz is described as a White male, 5ft11, 190 lbs, with Brown hair and Brown eyes. He was last known to be wearing wrangler blue jeans, cowboy boots, and a Peterbilt hat. The truck he was driving when he vanished is a Red & White Peterbilt.  Anyone with information about David Schultz’s disappearance is asked to call the Sac County Sheriff’s Office at 712-662-7127 or the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation at 712-262-1873. There is a reward of $2,000 being offered in this case.  David's family has been financially impacted by his disapperance, and a Gofundme has been set up to help get them through this difficult time. Please contribute if you can.  To listen to this episode ad-free and get access to other podcast benefits, consider an AbJack Insider subscription.  To contact the podcast or learn more about the cases we discuss visit: Missingpersonspodcast.com Follow us on Social media on Facebook or Twitter
Blanca Elisa Roberson
18-11-2023
Blanca Elisa Roberson
Episode 85 Blanca Elisa Roberson   13 year-old Blanca Elisa Roberson, who went by Elisa, vanished on Sunday August 6,1989 in Aransas Pass, TX as she walked a short distance from her home to the Kieberger Elementary School to meet a friend. Her friend waited for her at the school, but Elisa never showed up. Later investigation would lead to multiple witnesses who saw Elisa on her walk that day, and despite one of them saying that they saw her get into a Maroon car, police have never been later to find her. Later, despite eyewitnesses seeing Elisa walking just before she vanished, police seemed to turn their suspicion to Elisa's own family. Eventually a search of the home they lived in when Elisa went missing was searched for clues, but despite law enforcement threatening that an arrest was imminent, one never came. Elisa's family is angered by police suspicion of them, and they have a favorite suspect of their own, one who police said had an alibi, but the family remains suspicious of him. Decades later, it seems like this case is at a standstill. In this episode, Elisa's sister Ruby discusses this mysterious and heartbreaking disappearance. When she vanished, 13 year old Elisa was described at being Hispanic, 5'0, 120 pounds with Black hair and Brown eyes. She was last seen wearing a light blue Mickey Mouse t-shirt, dark blue culotte shorts and sneakers. If you have any information about this case, please call the Aransas Pass Police Department 512-758-5224 To learn more about and discuss Elisa’s case, be sure to visit the facebook group Missing Elisa Roberson set up by Elisa's sister, Ruby. To listen to this episode ad-free and get access to other podcast benefits, consider an AbJack Insider subscription.  To contact the podcast or learn more about the cases we discuss visit: Missingpersonspodcast.com Follow us on Social media on Facebook or Twitter
Jennifer Kesse
04-11-2023
Jennifer Kesse
Episode 84 Jennifer Kesse 24 year old Jennifer Kesse vanished in Orlando, Florida on January 24th ,2006. People that knew Jennifer best, right away were concerned, because Jennifer was an organized professional who would never go off on a whim. Her car, a black 2004 Chevrolet Malibu was missing from it's parking spot in front of her condo  in the up and coming Mosaic at Millenia condo complex. On January 26th, after seeing the news of Jennifer's disappearance on the news, someone called in a tip that her car could be found at the Huntington on the Green Condominiums, about a mile from her home. Police went to the scene and verified that her car was indeed parked at the seedy Huntington on the Green Condominiums, about a mile from her home, but there was no sign of Jennifer. Police caught a break when they reviewed grainy surveillance photos of the car being parked there, and they were shocked to see that Jennifer was not the person who exited the vehicle. Instead, they could see that a slim person, possibly a male standing between 5ft3 and 5ft5 had parked the card and left on foot. Unfortuately, a fence in the surveillance photos obstructed the view of the driver's face. Dogs tracked the scent from Jennifer's car right back to her condo development leading to suspisions that the person who likely abducted her had walked back to Jennifer's condo complex, and perhaps had reason to be there. It came to light that Jennifer had been wary of some men who were working at her condo complex in the days before she vanished. Police tried to investigate some of those men, but ran into hurdles when they found that the company that employed them did not keep proper records, sometimes paid under the table, and often hired people that were in the country illegally. One tip led to a man named Chino who had worked at the apartment complex. While he may have had information about what happened to Jennifer, he reportedly cooperated with investigators. Jennifer's case eventually went cold but became a popular one in the media and on online discussion forums. Jennifer's family, feeling that things were at a standstill and feeling underwhelmed by the investigation, sued the Orlando PD in order to obtain case files and have the case re-investigated by another agency. It's unclear exactly what clues there are to go in, but reportedly, there was evidence that there may have been a struggle on the hood of Jennifer's car, and DNA may have been recovered. As of today, it's unclear how much progress is being made if any in Jennifer's case, and no sign of Jennifer herself has ever been found.  In this episode, Jennifer's uncle Bill Gilmour, who wrote a book about the case and aftermath, is the guest in this episode, and shares his and the rest of Jennifer's family's insights. When she vanished, Jennifer was described as being 5ft8, 135 lbs, and having Green eyes and sandy blonder hair. She had a shamrock tattoo on her left hip. If you have information about Jennifer's case, please call the Jennifer Kesse tipline at 941-201-4009. To learn more about the case, and the work her family is doing to try and find answers, visit their website. To listen to this episode ad-free and get access to other podcast benefits, consider an AbJack Insider subscription.  To contact the podcast or learn more about the cases we discuss visit: Missingpersonspodcast.com Follow us on Social media on Facebook or Twitter
Rusty Meye
21-10-2023
Rusty Meye
Rusty Meye was a man who was down on his luck. Living alone in a rented Vero Beach, Florida mobile home, he had battled depression, drinking and overuse of medication brought on by a terrible foot injury he suffered that left him disabled. Rusty had made the decision to stop drinking and not rely on his medications anymore, and was making progress in his life. However, one thing he still faced was financial issues, and an ongoing butting of heads with his landlord who wanted Rusty to find a new place to live. Rusty recounted to people close to him that his landlord constantly verbally abused him, and even threatened to burn the trailer to the ground with Rusty inside it. According to Rusty, the landlord would come into the trailer when he wasn't home. Things were clearly not good for Rusty. Then, on October 17, 2020, 59 year old Rusty Meye was reported missing by his landlord of all people. All of belongings were left behind in his trailer, including his phone, keys, and a wallet with cash inside. Outside of the trailer, Rusty's cars were there. The only thing missing was Rusty himself.  When Rusty's sister Roxanne traveled to Florida to go through Rusty's things, she was surprised to learn that Rusty's trailer had not been sealed up as a possible crime scene. Inside the trailer, she found blood that had previously been missed by police. Due to the fact that the trailer was no treated as a crime scene, and because of the missed blood, Roxanne quickly came to believe that the investigation into Rusty's case had been bothced, and that her brother was the victim of foul play. Incredibly, the trailer was removed, and according to Rusty's landlord, it was sold.  Roxanne has actively been trying to keep Rusty's case in the spotlight, and figure out what happened to him. She recently attended Crimecon in an effort to network with people that may be able to help in Rusty's case. Just recently, she found out that Rusty's case has moved from a missing persons investigation to a homicide investgation. In this episode that is a crossover episode with Missing Persons Podcast, Roxanne discusses her brother's case.  When Rusty vanished he was described as being 5ft9 and 180 lbs. He wore glasses, and had Brown Hair and Brown eyes. He has a tattoo of a lion on his upper right arm, and one of an American flag on his upper back. He walks with a limp. If you have any information about Rusty Meye, please call the Indian River County Sheriff's office at 772-569-6700. There is a reward in this case. To learn more about the case, visit his Facebook group.
Jennifer and Adrianna Wix
07-10-2023
Jennifer and Adrianna Wix
21 year-old Jennifer Wix, and her 2 year old daughter, Adrianna Wix, vanished without a trace in Cross Plains, Tennessee in March, 2004. Jennifer and Adrianna were living with Jennifer's boyfriend William Benton and his parents on their property at the time the pair vanished. According to Benton, he dropped Jennifer and Adrianna off at a gas station and watched them drive off with someone in a White car. He said he later saw Jennifer in the same White car without Adrianna, however, police have not been able to verify his story, and he along with his family have not cooperated with police, or allowed them to search their property. By most accounts, the relationship between Jennifer, her boyfriend, and his family was rocky, and rumors have swirled about what really happened to Jennifer and Adrianna. As of now, there have been no arrests in the case, and Jennifer and Adrianna's family has been fighting to keep the case front and center. Along the way, there has been friction within the family putting some of them at odds with each other. In this episode, Jennifer's sister Casey discusses the case, and her efforts to find out exactly what happened to her sister and niece, and to see justice done after nearly two decades.  When she vanished, Jennifer was described as being White, 5ft4-5ft6, and weighing 125-135 pounds. She had Brown hair and Brown eyes. Adrianna was described as having Brown hair and Blue/Green eyes with a birthmark on the front of her upper right thigh. If you have information about the disapperance of Jennifer and Adrianna Wix, please call the Robertson County Sheriff's Office 615-384-7971. To learn more about this case, visit the Facebook page or Instagram page set up by Jennifer and Adrianna's family.   To listen to this episode ad-free and get access to other podcast benefits, consider an AbJack Insider subscription.  To contact the podcast or learn more about the cases we discuss visit: Missingpersonspodcast.com Follow us on Social media on Facebook or Twitter
Kenneth Ray Weaver
23-09-2023
Kenneth Ray Weaver
Episode 81 Kenneth Ray Weaver   37 year-old Kenneth Ray Weaver, who went by Kenny, vanished in December 2000. He was last seen on Christmas Day, December 25th, when a friend dropped him off at another friend's home in Pocola, Oklahoma, a town that borders Fort Smith, Arkansas. When he went missing, Kenny's family got the run around by police in both Arkansas and Oklahoma, and he wasn't officially reported missing for years, and when he finally was, he mysteriously kept popping into and out of the database of missing people. During the time Kenny's family was fighting to keep his case in front of police, they did their own digging into his case and encountered several different troubling rumors about what happened to Kenny; all of them centering around being killed over a debt.  Almost 23 years later, Kenny's family is still searching for answers. In this episode, Kenny's sister Becky discusses the frustrating & troubling aspects of Kenny's case. When Kenny disappeared, he was 5'8, 165 pounds. He had Brown hair, and Blue eyes. He wore eyeglasses with gold wire frames and smoke-tinted lenses. He has a scar extending from the right side of his chin to his neck, and a one- to one-and-half inch surgical scar on his lower back near his spine. Please contact one of the following with any information: Pocola Police Department 918-436-2476Crawford County Sheriff's Office 479-474-2261Arkansas State Crime Laboratory 501-227-5747Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation 580-298-5525 To learn more about the case, visit the Facebook page set up by Kenny's sister Becky    To listen to this episode ad-free and get access to other podcast benefits, consider an AbJack Insider subscription.  To contact the podcast or learn more about the cases we discuss visit: Missingpersonspodcast.com Follow us on Social media on Facebook or Twitter
Jamie Grissim
09-09-2023
Jamie Grissim
Episode 80 Jamie Grissim Sixteen year-old Jamie Grissim vanished in Vancouver, Washington on December 7, 1971. She attended school that day at Fort Vancouver High School, and planned to walk home after school. She told her foster mother she would be home shortly after 1pm that day after school, but she never made it home. Immediatley, Jamie's younger sister Starr, who was extremely close with Jamie, knew that something was wrong. It wasn't like Jamie to not come home.  Starr and Jamie's foster mother tried to report Jamie missing, but were told by police that they had to wait a full 30 days. In May, 1972, Five months after she went missing, Jamie's purse, ID, and some other belongings were found beside a road in the Dole Valley area of Clark County, northeast of Vancouver. Jamie herself was never seen again. Authorities initially believed Jamie was a runaway, but she is now believed to be the first victim of a suspected serial rapist and killer, Warren Leslie Forrest who has been linked to attacks and murders of other young women in the same area during that timeframe. Jamie's sister Starr, who is the guest in this episode, would very much like to know what happened to her sister, and to find her remains so that she can say a proper goodbye to the older sister she loved so much. When Jamie vanished, she was 5ft4 with Brown hair, and weighed 125 pounds. On the day she vanished, Jamie was believed to be wearing Blue jeans, white tennis shoes with peace drawing, possibly love written on them, red and white striped blouse with puffy sleeves. Jamie's case is on file with Namus. If you have any information about Jamie Grissim, or additional information about suspect Warren Forrest, please call the Clark County Sheriff's Office 360-397-2020877-274-6311360-397-2211 You can learn more about Jamie's case at the Facebook page run by her sister Starr This episode is sponsored by Better Help Online therapy. Listeners of Missing Persons can get 10% off their first month of Better Help by using this link.    To listen to this episode ad-free and get access to other podcast benefits, consider an AbJack Insider subscription.  To contact the podcast or learn more about the cases we discuss visit: Missingpersonspodcast.com Follow us on Social media on Facebook or Twitter Facebook:
Introducing AbJack Insider
28-08-2023
Introducing AbJack Insider
AbJack Entertainment, the true crime network that brings you Missing Persons and several other true crime podcasts, would like to introduce you to AbJack Insider through Apple Podcasts. What is AbJack Insider? It's a value-based subscription that gives listeners VIP access to not only Missing Persons, but to every other show on the AbJack network. You’ll get things like AD-FREE and early episodes, bonus content, and AD-FREE listening.  Every episode of every show on AbJack published in August, 2023 and after, will be AD-FREE with an AbJack Insider subscription. In addition, several shows on the network already have completely AD-FREE and bonus content published in the AbJack Insider APP, and more and more previously published episodes will be added to the AD-FREE lineup. There are several episodes of Missing Persons already available to listen to ad-free. Across the network, you’ll get access to exclusive content not available without a subscription, and in some cases, episodes in advance of their publish date giving AbJack Insiders the first chance at hearing new material. Your subscription will get you VIP access to every podcast on the network, and any new shows added to the network, for one low price of $4.99 per month, or $49.99 per year. You can also start off with a free trial subscription to see if it’s for you. Simply visit our channel page on Apple Podcasts to get started. AbJack Entertainment is dedicated to bringing you the best in Indie true crime podcasts, and your support with an AbJack Insider subscription will support the network, and all of the hosts who are focused on continuing to bring you all of the great content you’re looking for. On behalf of the AbJack network, its shows, and hosts, thank you for your support.
James 'Jamie' Valdez
26-08-2023
James 'Jamie' Valdez
47 year-old James Valdez, who went by Jamie, vanished from Booneville, Arkansas in June, 2021 following an argument with his wife. His Blue Chevy Equinox was found near a swimming hole in Sugar Grove, Arkansas, and although there was no sign of Jami, some of his belongings including a medical card were found on the ground nearby. A closer examination of the vehicle revealed that there was a rip in the seat, and the engine had been tampered with. In an effort to look for clues, his family accessed his Icloud account and it revealed that Jamie's phone last pinged in an area that was underwater at the time Jamie vanished. While there have been no confirmed sightings of Jamie, there were unconfirmed sightings after him after he vanished. There is also another woman named Thorina Watson who vanished in the same area, and while there is no confirmed link to Jamie's case. police have looked into a possible connection. Meanwhile, various rumors have swirled leaving Jamie's family desperate for answers. Jamie's sister Shawn discusses his case in this episode. Jamie is described as a Caucasian male with brown hair and brown eyes. He is 5’9 – 5’10 tall and weighs 200 – 220 pounds. There is currently a $5500 reward in this case.  Anyone with information on either of these cases is asked to contact the Booneville Police Department at 479-675-3508 To learn more about the case or provide information, visit the Facebook group about Jamie. This episode is sponsored by Better Help Online therapy. Listeners of Missing Persons can get 10% off their first month of Better Help by using this link. To listen to this episode ad-free and get access to other podcast benefits, consider an AbJack Insider subscription.  If you'd like to support this podcast via a donation, you can do so through Patreon here- https://www.patreon.com/MissingPodcast To contact the podcast or learn more about the cases we discuss visit: Missingpersonspodcast.com Follow us on Social media- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Missing-Persons-Podcast-103501877912153 or Twitter: https://twitter.com/Missing_Pod
Maura Murray Part 2
12-08-2023
Maura Murray Part 2
Episode 78 Maura Murray Part 2 This is part 2 of our coverage of the Maura Murray case. In this episode, you’ll hear from Maura’s sister Julie who has been a tremendous advocate for her sister’s case, and for others who have gone thru similar experiences. She walks us thru Maura’s case and With Maura’s case being so well known and featured on so many podcasts, tv shows, and online forums, we felt it was important to have Julie herself set the record straight on some things, and help clear up inaccuracies or untruths that are out there about Maura’s case. When she vanished, Maura Murray was described as being a White Female with light Brown hair, and Green/Blue eyes. She stood 5ft7 and weight 120-125 pounds.  Anyone with information related to Maura Murray’s disappearance is asked to contact the New Hampshire Cold Case Unit at (603) 223-3648 or via email at Coldcaseunit@dos.nh.gov To learn more about Maura's case, visit the website set up by her family. This episode is sponsored by Better Help Online therapy. Listeners of Missing Persons can get 10% off their first month of Better Help by using this link.   If you'd like to support this podcast via a donation, you can do so through Patreon here- https://www.patreon.com/MissingPodcast To contact the podcast or learn more about the cases we discuss visit: Missingpersonspodcast.com Follow us on Social media- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Missing-Persons-Podcast-103501877912153 or Twitter: https://twitter.com/Missing_Pod
Maura Murray
29-07-2023
Maura Murray
Episode 78 Maura Murray 21 year old Maura Murray vanished on the night of February 9, 2004 after her car slid off the road on Rt. 112 in Haverhill, New Hampshire. More than one of the residents living near that area reported the crash to police who quickly responded to the scene. The witnesses saw a young woman, presumed to be Maura, on foot near the crashed car. She appeared to be physically okay, but by the time police arrived minutes later, Maura was gone. Extensive searches of the snow covered area failed to lead searchers to Maura, and she's been missing ever since.  Police discovered open containers of alcohol in Maura's Black Saturn when they searched the scene following her accident. They theorized that she had been drinking while driving and crashed as a result. When they began to look at Maura's actions and movements leading up to her disappearance, it only led to more questions. Maura, had been a track star, and a cadet at the prestigious West Point Academy. She was in a long distance relationship with her fiance. On the surface, it seemed as if Maura had a bright future, but below the surface, it appears as if Maura was struggling. She had left West Point after shoplifting some items, and had confided in her sister that she was struggling with alcohol. Maura attempted to pick up the pieces, and enrolled at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, where she decided to pursue a career in nursing. Police learned that early on the day she vanished, Maura had emailed her professors telling them that there was a death in her family, and that she'd be leaving campus for a week; something that was not true. From there, Maura placed a call to the owner of a condominium in Bartlett, NH, which is a place that was special to Maura and that she had spent time at in the past with her family. That afternoon, Maura packed a bag with makeup, school books, and several days’ worth of clothes, and set out in her car. She stopped at an ATM and withdrew $280 in cash before buying $40 worth of alcohol. Just before 7:30 that night, police were called to the scene of her accident where they found her abandoned car. What happened to Maura Murray? Was her disappearance connected to struggles she seemed to be dealing with leading up to her disappearance, or did she meet with foul play following her accident? Did she wander off from the scene, and pass away due to the WInter conditions and her remains were somehow missed in searches? There has been no shortage of speculation about Maura's fate. Her case has been the focus of podcasts, tv shows, books, and online forum discussions, yet despite all the attention on Maura's case, it remains an unsolved mystery. When she vanished, Maura Murray was described as being a White Female with light Brown hair, and Green/Blue eyes. She stood 5ft7 and weight 120-125 pounds.  Anyone with information related to Maura Murray’s disappearance is asked to contact the New Hampshire Cold Case Unit at (603) 223-3648 or via email at Coldcaseunit@dos.nh.gov To learn more about Maura's case, visit the website her family has set up If you'd like to support this podcast via a donation, you can do so through Patreon here- https://www.patreon.com/MissingPodcast To contact the podcast or learn more about the cases we discuss visit: Missingpersonspodcast.com Follow us on Social media- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Missing-Persons-Podcast-103501877912153 or Twitter: https://twitter.com/Missing_Pod
Jane Mudder
15-07-2023
Jane Mudder
Episode 77 Jane Mudder   55 year old Jane Aurelia Mudder vanished under mysterious circumstances in the Spring of 2018. She lived in a rented room of a home located  off highway 24 in Cascade, Colorado. Jane was reported missing by her sister on May 29,2018 after she lost touch with Jane.  Police checked with Jane's landlord, a man named Lonnie, who told them that Jane had left for Dallas, TX on May 5th at 11am with a man in a Red truck and had not returned. In the home, they found several of Jane's belongings including credit cards and her cell phone; some of which appeared to have been hidden in a closet. In addition to Jane being gone, her 3 beloved dogs were missing as well. Police were able to find surveillance footage of Jane on May 3rd at a bank. She was alone making a transaction. The following day, May 4th, Jane was captured on video at a store not far from the bank. After that, there are no confirmed sightings of Jane, and she remains missing to this day.  Jane suffered from an addition to pain medication due to a back injury she had suffered, and it's feared that Jane could have come into contact with any number of dangerous people. In addition, it's alleged that Jane's landlord has a criminal history of violence. Jane's family fears the worst that Jane met with foul play, and at this point, they just want to know what happened to Jane, and who's responsible for her disappearance. In this episode, Jane's stepdaughter Samantha, Jane's Brother Mike, and her sister in law Cindy all chime in to discuss the events that led up to Jane going missing, and what has happened in the years since she's been missing.  Jane Mudder is described as being 5ft6 and weighing 122 pounds. She has Gray hair and Brown eyes. She has a tattoo of a dreamcatcher on her upper right arm and sometimes wears eyeglasses. If you have any information about Jane's case, please call the El Paso County Sherrif's dept at 719-520-7100.  Jane's case is included in Namus To learn more about Jane and her case, you can visit this Facebook page or this Facebook group.