UNSOLVED DISAPPEARANCE: LEIGH OCCHI

When a Mississippi girl turns thirteen, she’s allowed to stay home alone—briefly—for the first time. This simple rite of passage turns nightmarish when her mother returns home to find an empty house and signs of a struggle in this episode of Last Seen Alive.

Sources used to research this episode:

Three Decades Later, What Happened to Leigh Occhi: Retracing the Mysterious Disappearance (William Moore / Daily Journal)

25 Years Later, the Case of Leigh Occhi Remains a Mystery (William Moore / Daily Journal)

Teen Vanished During Hurricane Andrew (Alexis Weed / Nancy Grace / CNN)

The Case of Leigh Occhi (William Moore)

The Mysterious Disappearance of Leigh Marine Occhi (David Lohr / ID)

Leigh Marine Occhi (The Charley Project)

If you know anything about the disappearance of Leigh Occhi, please contact the Tupelo Police Department at 662-841-6491.

SEPTEMBER BONUS EPISODE: THE INTERNET’S FIRST SERIAL KILLER

When a serial con-man becomes a serial killer, his outrageous schemes take on a deadly edge. After being released from prison, he discovers a new technology that makes it easier than ever for him to discretely meet and target victims. A profound narcissist becomes the internet’s first serial killer in this bonus episode of Last Seen Alive.

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UNSOLVED DISAPPEARANCE: JUNE GOODMAN

When an Arizona woman disappears from her own home without a trace, the circumstances are as suspicious as they are inexplicable. A huge mystery eclipses a small desert town as investigators attempt to locate a lifelong resident in this episode of Last Seen Alive

Sources used to research this episode:

No Closure for Family of Missing Postal Worker (Mike Leiby / The Independent)

The Mysterious Disappearance of June Goodman (Jenn Baxter / Medium.com)

June Johnson Goodman (FindaGrave.com)

Widow’s Disappearance is Baffling Arizona Town (Mark Shaffer / Deseret News)

June Goodman (NAMUS)

Family of Missing Woman Asks for Public’s Help (Dennis Welch / East Valley Tribune)

Child Molester, Murder Suspect Evades the Law (Donna Rescorla / White Mountain Independent)

Convicted Child Molester Proclaims His Innocence, Tells His Side of the Story (Donna Rescorla / White Mountain Independent)

Convict Indicted in Snowflake Shooting Murder (Donna Rescorla / White Mountain Independent)

People Disappear East of Snowflake (Donna Rescorla / White Mountain Independent)

Missing: Dennis Reed Wasson (Uncovered.com)

If you have any information on the disappearance of June Goodman or her neighbor Reed Wasson, please contact the Snowflake-Taylor Police Department at 928-536-7500.

UNSOLVED DISAPPEARANCE: CHANCE ENGLEBERT

When a Wyoming cowboy spends a summer weekend visiting family in Nebraska, a disagreement prompts him to take a walk to cool down. He’s expected to return quickly, but when a thunderstorm rolls through, he disappears along with it and a search is launched in this episode of Last Seen Alive

Sources used to research this episode:

Missing: Chance Englebert Vanishes in a Tiny Nebraska Town (Rich McHugh and Tom Palmer / News Nation Now)

Chance Englebert Timeline (Uncovered.com)

Wyoming’s Missing People Part 1 (Jennifer Kocher / Cowboy State Daily)

Former Legislator, Private Investigators Tracking Case of Missing Moorcroft Man (Jennifer Kocher / Cowboy State Daily)

Bone Found Near Scottsbluff Not Believed to Belong to Chance Englebert (KNLV Radio)

The Fourth of July is One of the Deadliest Days for Drunk Driving (German Lopez / vox.com)

If you know anything about the disappearance of Chance Englebert, please call the Gering Police Department at 308-436-5088.

UNSOLVED HOMICIDE: MISSY BEVERS

When a fitness instructor is murdered in the predawn hours following a dark and stormy Texas night, her body is discovered by her students. Investigators search for a killer caught on camera in this episode of Last Seen Alive.

Sources used to research this episode:

Fitness Instructor Murdered Before Early-Morning Workout Session at Texas Church (Tobias Salinger / New York Daily News)

Who Killed Missy Bevers? One Year Later, Texas Fitness Instructor’s Death Remains a Mystery (Chris Harris / People)

Homicide Investigation Underway After Woman Found Dead Inside Midlothian Church (Frank Heinz / NBCDFW)

Head Wound Killed Midlothian Fitness Instructor, Truck Seized: Search Warrant (Frank Heinz / NBC 5 News)

Missy Bevers Died from Multiple Puncture Wounds to the Head and Chest: Police (Frank Heinz / NBC 5 News)

Video: Midlothian Texas Police Department Surveillance Footage from Creek Side Church Homicide (Midlothian Texas PD via YouTube)

Video: Creekside Church Surveillance Video UPDATE (Midlothian Texas PD via YouTube)

Video: Additional Surveillance Footage Creekside Church Homicide Midlothian Texas Police Department (Midlothian Texas PD via YouTube)

Video: New Video in Missy Bevers Case (Fox 4 Dallas-Fort Worth via YouTube)

Murder Offenders by Age, Sex, Race and Ethnicity (2017 Expanded Homicide Data Table 3, Uniform Crime Reporting / FBI)

Internet Sleuths Muddy Waters and Wreck Lives in Missy Bevers’ Murder Investigation (Christian McPhate / Dallas Observer)

What We Know About the Eerie Unsolved Murder of Missy Bevers ( Jennifer Deutschmann / Grunge)

Docs: Church Murder Victim Received “Creepy” LinkedIn Message (CBS News)

Police Search for ‘Vehicle of Interest’ in Texas Church Murder (CBS News)

Video: Midlothian Murder Mystery: Man Held for Days in Investigation (WFAA News)

Bevers Was Allegedly Having Marital Problems Before Murder (CBS News)

Sources: Police Believe Slain Midlothian Mom Was Targeted (Tanya Eiserer / ABC 8 News)

Forensic Podiatrist Called By FBI To Study Missy Bevers’ Killer’s Gait, Explains Investigative Process (CBS News)

The Missy Bevers Murder Three Years Later: Where the Investigation Stands Today (ABC 8 News)

If you know anything about the murder of Missy Bevers, please contact the Midlothian Police Department at (972) 775-3333, OR Ellis County Crime Stoppers at 972-937-7297. By contacting the Ellis County Crime Stoppers, you may remain anonymous.

AUGUST BONUS EPISODE: THE REAL-LIFE ARCONIA

When an opulent apartment building is constructed in Manhattan’s Upper West Side, its glamourous origins give way to a legacy of murder and intrigue. In this bonus episode of Last Seen Alive, we explore real-life stories that rival any TV crime drama as we delve into the true history of The Ansonia, a building believed to have inspired the setting of the hit Hulu Original series Only Murders in the Building.

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UNSOLVED DISAPPEARANCE: DALE KERSTETTER

When a Pennsylvania man goes missing while working nightshift as a security guard, a relative fortune in platinum disappears along with him. Security footage reveals a masked intruder, and investigators attempt to determine whether the missing man was an accomplice or an unsuspecting victim in this episode of Last Seen Alive.

Sources Used to Research This Episode:

Dale Kerstetter (UnsolvedMysteries.com)

Dale Kerstetter (The Charlie Project)

The Bizarre Disappearance of Dale Kerstetter (Jenn Baxter / Medium.com)

Kerstetter Disappearance, Missing Platinum More Than 30 Years Ago Still an Open Case (Marcie Schellhamer / The Olean Times Herald)

Kerstetter Family Left with More Questions After Video Release (Marcie Schellhammer / The Bradford Era)

Video: Unsolved Mysteries with Robert Stack: Season 2, Episode 5 (Unsolved Mysteries via YouTube)

Dale Kerstetter: Gone Platinum (Crystal Dawn / lostnfoundblogs.com)

Dale Kerstetter: Gone Platinum 2, The Mystery Deepens (Crystal Dawn / lostnfoundblogs.com)

If you know anything about the disappearance of Dale Kerstetter, please call the Pennsylvania State Police at 814-778-5555.

UNSOLVED HOMICIDE: JULIE FERGUSON

When a young Maryland woman disappears after finishing a shift at her after-school job, investigators quickly conclude she was abducted. Their worst fears are realized when her body is discovered the next morning, and the search for her murderer begins in this episode of Last Seen Alive.

Sources used to research this episode:

Greenbelt Police Seek New Clues in 5-Year-Old Murder (Karl Hille / Greenbelt Gazette via Justice for Julie)

Apparent Abduction, Slaying End Teenager’s Promise (Jon Jeter / Washington Post via Justice for Julie)

Unsolved Death has New Leads (Craig Whitlock / Washington Post)

Clues Sought on 20th Anniv. of MD Teen’s Death (CBS Baltimore)

Greenbelt Teen Was Likely Killed by a Stranger (Jon Jeter / Washington Post via Justice for Julie)

Cold Case: Maryland Teen Murdered; Person of Interest Missing (True Crime Daily)

A Look at the Attack on Kaye Robinson; Doug de Silva Almost Convicted on Faulty Eyewitness Identification (CNN Transcripts)

Pain, Shock Grip Loved Ones of Boy Slain in Greenbelt (Graciela Sevilla / Washington Post)

JusticeForJulie.Wordpress.com

If you know anything about the abduction and murder of Julie Ferguson, please call Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477)—you can remain truly anonymous. Or, you can text Crime Solvers at 274637— just make sure to include “PGPD” in the body of your text.

If you’d prefer to contact the Prince George’s Police Department directly, you can call them at 301-516-9777.

UNSOLVED DISAPPEARANCE: ERIC SMITH

When a Virginia outdoorsman fails to return from a day of hunting in the woods behind his home, authorities suspect an accident and hope to rescue him quickly. When no trace of him can be found, the investigation that follows explores the possibility of foul play in the Appalachian Mountains in this episode of Last Seen Alive.

Sources used to research this episode:

Where is Eric? Mystery of Missing Tazewell Hunter Unsolved (Greg Jordan / Bluefield Daily Telegraph)

Into Thin Air: New Lead in Tazewell Missing Hunter Case; Mother Asks for Prayers (Charles Boothe / Bluefield Daily Telegraph)

Eric Grady Smith (The Charley Project)

Friends of Missing Man Share Thoughts on Disappearance (Greg Jordan / Bluefield Daily Telegraph)

Report of Investigation: Underground Coal Mine: Fatal Exploding Vessel Under Pressure Accident January 11, 2012 (US Dept. of Labor, Coal Mine Safety and Health)

Video: Cedar Bluff Police Chief David Mills Discusses Case of Hunter’s Disappearance (Tazewell Star via YouTube)

Can Scent-Elimination Sprays Beat the Nose of a Drug-Sniffing Dog? (Scott Bestul / Field and Stream)

If you know anything about the disappearance of Eric Smith, please call the Virginia State Police at 276-889-7660. 

UNSOLVED DISAPPEARANCE: JODY HUISENTRUIT

When a popular Iowa news anchor fails to arrive at the studio in time for the morning broadcast, all evidence suggests that she was abducted. Police investigate a man who may have wanted to be more than just friends, a potential obsessed stalker and more in this episode of Last Seen Alive.

Sources used to research this episode:

findjodi.com

Jodi Huisentruit (Unsolved Mysteries)

Interview with Amy Kunz (Jennifer Hoff / KARE11 News)

Missing: TV Anchor Jodi Huisentruit Never Made it to Work (Rich McHugh, JJ Bullock / NewsNationNow)

Community Still Haunted by Missing News Anchor (ABC News)

Evidence Photos in the Disappearance of Jodi Huisentruit (CBS News)

The Mysterious Disappearance of Jodi Huisentruit (Jennifer Deutschmann / grunge.com)

Who is John Vansice? Arizona Man Remains a ‘Person of Interest’ in Jodi Huisentruit Case, Police Say (Globe Gazette)

Sex Offender Once Interviewed in Jodi Huisentruit Disappearance Has Died (Scott Fuller / The Huisentruit Files)

If you have any information about the disappearance of Jodi Huisentruit, please call the Mason City Police Department at (641) 421-3636 OR the Iowa Department of Criminal Investigation at (515) 725-6010. If you prefer e-mail , you can send a message to dciinfo@dps.state.ia.us.