A person suddenly and unexpectedly disappears; no trace, no clues, nothing but the lingering mystery they leave behind.According to the FBI's National Crime Information Center, there are now 110,484 active missing persons cases in the U.S., 53% are juveniles under the age of 18.Most of us have heard of the high-profile cases, such as Natalee Holloway, Stacey Peterson, and Chandra Levy. But have you ever heard of Mae Catherine Rocker, Alexis Peterson or Thomas Jay Kerr? Probably not. They are just a few of the hundreds of thousands of people in this country who one day, simply Disappeared. Most missing person's stories have never been told...until now.Disappeared is an exciting series that investigates the disappearance of these victims, who are here one minute, gone the next. Each episode focuses on one victim's story, as told through the perspectives and actual voices of their closest friends and family and the investigators trying to solve the case.Through interviews with family, friends, police, and searchers, each episode recounts the actions, thoughts, circumstances and motivations that led to each person's disappearance. Experience the victim's final hours until they vanished. Watch interviews with experts, from psychologists to forensic specialists to psychics, who will offer new insights into what may have happened in each case, whether the person was a victim of foul play or a runaway.Disappeared will take you inside the world of the missing, where a person can vanish without a trace, investigators race against the clock to solve a mystery, and the victim's anguished family and friends are left to wonder what in the world could have happened.
Forensic officers investigate when a young woman who was about to start her dream job disappears.
A 25-year-old woman disappears while out on a date with a friend from out of town; a suspected sexual predator is thought to be connected with the disappearance.
Investigating the disappearance of Michele Whitaker who vanished after hitching a ride from a truck stop.
Following the search for teenager Lee Cutler, who went missing one morning after seeing a friend. Investigators try to discover if he has joined the Israeli army.
A 21-year-old college student goes missing after her car swerves off the road 140 miles away from her dorm.
The investigation into Billy Smolinski's disappearance after he discovered his girlfriend had cheated on him. Detectives try to find out if she is behind the mystery.
A woman's car is found abandoned and investigators try to find out whether she has been abducted or she is on the run.
A series of dramatic events brings back into the limelight the case of a blues guitarist who vanished.
A basketball player and his girlfriend vanish while sailing, and investigators try to find the only person who may have information - the man's brother.
After Patti Adkins leaves her shift and vanishes, Investigators learn of a mysterious relationship and piece together a troubling picture.
When a bible teaching mom goes missing from her family's farm, Missouri investigators must decipher a cryptic handwritten note. Was Lynn Messer a troubled soul or the victim of foul play? A walk in the woods uncovers a mysterious skull.
Twenty-one year-old Kortne Stouffer vanishes from her bed one night following a couple of scuffles with neighbors and friends. Investigators pursue various leads, but the young beauty is nowhere to be found, and her family clings to an endless hope.
After a night at home watching movies, 18-year-old Zoe Campos cannot be found by her family the next morning. As investigators pore through the teen's Facebook account, they discover she did not turn in early as her loved ones originally thought.
On route to the airport, nineteen-year-old Katelin Akens makes an unexpected stop at a Virginia shopping mall...and vanishes. Police investigate her loved ones at length and start to suspect that someone close to Katelin may know more than they're saying.
Eight year old Zachary Bernhardt disappears from his Florida home late at night. Suspicions swirl around his mom, but she denies any involvement and moves away. When another boy goes missing, new theories emerge.
A young man gets life-changing news and drops everything to start a new chapter. But when he never calls home again his family knows something is wrong. Police begin to investigate but encounter a tangled web of contradictory stories.
When 15 yr-old Kayla Berg isn't home after a night out, her loved ones believe she's staying with friends. But when six days pass and the aspiring gymnast is missing, the details of her last known whereabouts raise suspicion in a close-knit town.
Thirty-four-year-old Danielle Imbo and 35-year-old Richard Petrone vanish after leaving a night club on Philadelphia’s South Street. Their families are joined in the urgent search to find the missing couple as well as Richard’s missing truck. But soon, dead-ends and desperation lead to finger pointing and blame. Investigators in New Jersey and Pennsylvania – including the F.B.I. – work together to solve the perplexing mystery with sparse clues and increased speculation. Then, just when all hope seems lost, a call comes in promising potential resolution for a family that has been haunted for years by the painful case.
Nineteen-year-old Angel Garcia spends the day riding his dirt bike around Hartford, Conn., but when he never makes it home, his close knit family is thrown into a panic. Angel’s friends tell police that he was chased by a mysterious SUV the night before he disappeared. When detectives learn that Angel had stolen the dirt bike he was riding, they wonder if he was taken out in revenge, or could he have fallen from a railroad bridge into the deep and dark Connecticut River? Finally, four months after he vanished, a clerk says she thinks she’s spotted Angel in a convenience store just 15 miles from his home. Could it really be the missing teen?
Thirty-five-year-old Spokane mother of three, Deanne Hastings never returns home after a late night trip to the grocery store. Though she has a history of mental illness and has gone off the grid for days at a time in the past, her family says she’s always let them know she was leaving. When her fiancé tracks down her abandoned car and finds her purse and phone locked inside, he knows something is very wrong. And as Spokane detectives uncover more information about Deanne’s actions leading up to her disappearance, a slew of theories emerge
Margaret McEnroe disappears from her home, leaving behind her infant daughter alone in her crib. Local cops know Margaret as a hero firefighter, with a fiery temper but strong maternal instincts. How could this loving mother disappear without a trace?
Disappeared examines the case of Steven Koecher a clean-cut Mormon from Utah whose abandoned car was discovered just outside of Las Vegas in a well-to-do neighborhood. After publicizing the case reveals few leads, investigators look into a possible link to another missing person case and a long road trip Steven took sometime before his disappearance.
Disappeared investigates the case of former psychology student Alicia Amanda Stokes who disappeared from her Oakland apartment shortly after an argument with her brother. The police discover her car parked near a steep ravine. Investigators suspect that her brother is involved due to his suspicious behavior and history of drug abuse.
Disappeared looks at the case of fifteen year-old Colleen Orsborn of Daytona Beach who vanished shortly after skipping school in order to go the the beach. The investigation to find her takes a dark turn when a witness links a serial killer to her disappearance.
While on a Caribbean cruise, 23-year-old Amy Lynn Bradley vanishes from her family's cabin and is never seen again; over a decades-long struggle, her family embarks on countless grueling searches, stopping at nothing to find their beloved Amy.
Stephanie Crane, aged 9, leaves a local bowling alley but never arrives home; years later, authorities hope that advances in evidence testing may finally solve the mystery.
When Sage Smith, a transgender teen in Charlottesville, Virginia goes missing, police identify a suspect. But the investigation turns up evidence that forces detectives to look closer into Sage's inner circle to see if there are answers.
In Greensboro, N.C., 19-year-old Tyarra Williams vanishes from the parking lot of her apartment complex; after receiving tips that Williams may have fallen prey to human trafficking, her grandfather embarks on a cross-country search for answers.
Holly Cantrell is seen on security video leaving the hospital where she works, but she never arrives home; while investigating Cantrell's disappearance, police learn she has been keeping secrets.
Ali Lowizter, 16, vanishes after getting off her school bus; the investigation stalls for two years until a tip comes in claiming Lowizter could have been trafficked, leading to a SWAT team raid on a house of prostitution.
Thirteen-year-old Tabitha Tuders vanishes while walking to her bus stop in Nashville, Tenn.; police think she's a runaway, but there are disturbing circumstances surrounding her disappearance, leaving her family desperate to find the truth.
Nineteen-year-old college sophomore Martin Roberts is a popular fraternity brother, then he goes missing, leaving behind a cryptic note; two years later, Roberts' family remains desperate to know what happened to him.
When 70-year-old retired firefighter Michael Chambers goes missing, a bloody crime scene in his garage indicates foul play; then, authorities begin to believe that the crime scene may have been staged.