UNSOLVED DISAPPEARANCE: ASHA DEGREE

When a young girl vanishes into a dark and stormy night, investigators are baffled by her disappearance. One of the most mysterious unsolved cases in North Carolina history is explored in this episode of Last Seen Alive.

Sources used to research this case:

Clues Sought in Disappearance of 9-Year-Old Who Disappeared 20 Years Ago (FBI)

Missing & Black: What Happened to Asha Degree? (Anslem Samuel Rocque / Jet Magazine)

National Estimates of Missing Children: An Overview (OJJDP)

Girl’s Disappearance Baffles Investigators (Star News, March 15, 2000)

Sleep Walking & Sleep Talking (AASM)

Sleepwalking (Mayo Clinic)

Items Found, But Still No Asha (Andrew Dys / The Star)

If you have any information about the disappearance of Asha Degree, call the FBI at 704- 672-6100 or the Cleveland County Sheriff’s Office at 704 484-4822.

UNSOLVED HOMICIDE: LORI ZIMMERMAN

When a Maryland teen is abducted and murdered on her way home from school, the tragedy leaves a lasting impression on her community. Cold case investigators persevere decades later, striving to identify a killer they believe is still in the area in this episode of Last Seen Alive.

Sources used to research this episode:

Maryland Mysteries: Lorraine Zimmerman (WMAR-2 News)

Looking for Closure in Unsolved Murder of Lorraine ‘Lori’ Zimmerman (Herald Mail)

15-Year-Old’s Slaying a Mystery 27 Years Later (Washington Examiner)

Jeffrey Miles Pleads Guilty to Murder of Hagerstown Woman (Herald Mail)

COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA v. JEFFREY ELDON MILES, SR. Appellant (casetext)

Skeletal Remains of 17-year-old Angie Daley Found on Farm in Washington Township (Denise Bonura / The Record Herald)

If you know anything about the murder of Lori Zimmerman, please contact the Maryland State Police Criminal Investigations Bureau at 410-653-4211.

UNSOLVED SUSPICIOUS DEATH: DEBBIE WOLFE

When a North Carolina nurse is found dead after being threatened by a stalker, investigators quickly write her death off as an accident. Questions abound in this episode of Last Seen Alive, such as: how does a body “accidentally” wind up in a barrel underwater?

Sources used to research this episode:

Debbie Wolfe (Unsolved Mysteries)

The Body in the Barrel: Questions Linger in 1985 Fayetteville Drowning (Michael Futch / The Fayetteville Observer)

Drowning is one of the hardest homicides to prove. These investigators want to change that. (Cara Tabachnick / NBC News)

Investigation of Drowning Deaths: A Practical Review (Erica J. Armstrong MD, Kevin L. Erskine)

Cold Water Immersion Syndrome and Whitewater Recreation Fatalities (David J. Farstad, MD1; Julie A. Dunn, MD2)

Help bring Debbie the justice she deserves!

If you have any information about the death of Debbie Wolfe, please contact the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office at: (910) 323-1500 – OR – contact Fayetteville / Cumberland County Crime Stoppers at (910) 483-TIPS (click to submit a tip online).

UNSOLVED DISAPPEARANCE: CLEASHINDRA HALL

When an Arkansas honors student and class valedictorian disappears just weeks shy of high school graduation, an explanation eludes investigators. Years later, hidden evidence is uncovered inside the walls at her after-school job, giving the case new life in this episode of Last Seen Alive.

 

Sources used to research this episode:

Video: Monday Night Mystery: Cleashindra Hall (KARK / Mitch McCoy)

Where is Cleashindra Hall? An Arkansas Mystery (NCMEC / Brenna O’Donnell)

Transcribed Interviews from Larry Amos Following Cleashindra Hall’s Disappearance (FOX16)

Unsolved: Cleashindra Hall (THV: 11)

Another Mother’s Day Passes as Laurell Hall Searches for Her Daughter Cleashindra (NBC News / Jane Herman)

Warrant Documents: Witness Statements Led to Amos Home Search in Hall Disappearance (Pine Bluff Commercial)

Officer Denies Wrong-Doing in Handling Evidence in Missing Woman’s Case (Pine Bluff Commercial / Ray King via FindCleashindra)

Honors Student Leaves Doctor’s Office, Disappears (CNN / Rupa Mikkilineni)

If you know anything about the disappearance of Cleashindra Hall, please contact the Pine Bluff Police Department at 870-541-5300.

UNSOLVED DISAPPEARANCE: BRIAN SHAFFER

When an Ohio medical student disappears into thin air during a night out, a massive investigation fails to uncover any trace of him. One of the Midwest’s most baffling mysteries is explored in this episode of Last Seen Alive.

Sources used to research / write this episode:


The Missing: Brian Shaffer (ID Channel)

A Guy Walks Into a Bar … And Is Never Seen Again (MEL Magazine / Kirk Pepi)

Unsolved Mystery: 10 Years Later, Brian Still Missing (Dispatch.com / Mike Wagner)

Into Thin Air (NBC News / Rob Stafford)

Prevalence of Depression, Depressive Symptoms, and Suicidal Ideation Among Medical Students: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis (PubMed / Lisa S. Rotenstein et all)

Dateline NBC’s Brian Shaffer Story (Video)

From the Archives: What Happened to Brian Shaffer? (Columbus Dispatch)

See also:

FindBrianShaffer.com (Family-Created Informational Site)

If you have any information on the disappearance of Brian Shaffer, contact the Columbus Police at  (614) 645-4545 or the Central Ohio Crime Stoppers at 614-461-8477. Or, submit an anonymous tip to Central Ohio Crime Stoppers online at their website: stopcrime.org.

UNSOLVED HOMICIDE: ENRIQUE ROMAN-MARTINEZ

When a group of paratroopers hits the beach for a laid-back holiday weekend, one of their own goes missing. Tragic evidence washes ashore and ignites one of 2020’s most devastating missing / murdered American soldier investigations in this episode of Last Seen Alive.

Sources used to research / write this story:

Inconsistencies in Account of Paratrooper’s Disappearance and Homicide Trouble His Family (Army Times / Kyle Rempfer)

Mystery Deepens As 911 Call Released in Case of Fort Bragg Paratrooper Whose Body Was Found in Outer Banks (ABC11 / Jessica De Nova)

‘It Was Such a Brutal Crime:’ Autopsy Report Shows 82nd Soldier Was Decapitated (The Fayetteville Observer/ Steve DeVane)

‘Corpse Dismemberment in the Material Collected by the Department of Forensic Science, Cracow, Poland’ (Legal Medicine / Tomasz Konopka, Marcin Strona, Filip Bolechała, Jerzy Kunz)

If you have any information about the murder of Enrique Roman-Martinez, please contact the Army Criminal Investigation Command at 910-396-8777, or click here to submit a tip online.

UNSOLVED HOMICIDE: REBECCA PARK

When a medical student and military reserve officer disappears during a run through a Philadelphia park, foul play is immediately suspected. The discovery of her body incriminates a deadly serial offender who remains nameless and at large in this episode of Last Seen Alive.

Sources used to research / write this episode:

Runner’s Life Was Rife with Promise, Rebecca Park’s Friends and Family Recall Her Strength, Energy (Natalie Pompilio / Philadelphia Enquirer)

Body Identified as Missing Student in Philadelphia (Los Angeles Times)

Literally the Calvary: Meet the Philadelphia Police Department’s Mounted Cops (Billy Penn)

Running While Female (Runner’s World / Michelle Hamilton)

FBI, Police Continue Search for Fairmount Park Rapist 16 Years Later (NBC Philadelphia)

DNA Tool May Help in Fairmount Park Rapist Cold Case (ABC6)

Search Continues for Fairmount Park Rapist (Northeast Times / William Kenny)

If you know anything about the murder of Rebecca Park, please call or text the Philadelphia Police Department tip line at: 215-686-8477.

UNSOLVED HOMICIDE: DAVID COX

When a young Marine Corps veteran has an unwelcome spotlight cast upon his life by Hollywood, murder soon follows. An execution-style killing in the Massachusetts woods cuts a young life short and baffles investigators in this episode of Last Seen Alive.

Sources used to research / write this episode:

Guantanamo Gazette Vol. 45–No. 166 (US NAVY)

Ex-Marine Who Felt ‘A Few Good Men’ Maligned Him is Mysteriously Murdered (Baltimore Sun / Bill Glauber)

Cold Case: Who Killed David Cox, Marine Who Inspired ‘A Few Good Men’? (Atlanta Journal Constitution / Boston 25 News)

Unsolved Mysteries: David Cox (Unsolved Mysteries)

If you know anything about the murder of David Cox, please contact the Massachusetts State Police assigned to the Norfolk County District Attorney’s Office at: 617-593-8840.

UNSOLVED HOMICIDE: NANETTE KRENTEL

When a Louisiana woman’s worst fears come true, investigators are left to sift through the ashes of the home she shared with her fire chief husband. Arson and betrayal complicate the search for truth in this episode of Last Seen Alive.

Sources used to research / write this episode:

Who Killed Nanette Krentel? What We Know About What Happened and When (WWLTV / Katie Moore)

(VIDEO) Mystery in Ashes: the Nanette Krentel Story–Who Killed Nanette Krentel? (WWLTV)

(VIDEO) Mystery in Ashes: The Nanette Krentel Story–“He threatened to burn down the house.” (WWLTV)

Sheriff Releases New Details on Nanette Krentel Homicide Probe (FOX8 / Kelly Weston)

Nanette Krentel Case: Sheriff Gives New Details, Whereabouts of Key Figures During Shooting, Fire (NOLA.COM / Sara Pagones)

Emails Show She Feared Her House Could be Set on Fire Before She Was Found Dead in the Ashes (WWLTV / Katie Moore)

Nanette Krentel’s Slaying Leaves Family with Questions, Doubts About the Investigation (NOLA.COM)

If you know anything about the death of Nanette Krentel, please contact Crime Stoppers at (504) 822-1111 or the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office at (985)809-8200

UNSOLVED HOMICIDE: DIANA ROBERTSON

When a young family ventures into a remote Washington forest in search of the perfect Christmas tree, a dark mystery unfolds. Parents go missing, a child is found wandering alone in another town and all of Washington state wonders whether a serial predator may be waiting in the woods in this episode of Last Seen Alive.

Sources used to write this episode:

Diana Robertson (Unsolved Mysteries)

Woman’s Body Discovered (The Spokesman-Review, Feb. 20, 1986 ed.)

Police Say Boyfriend Could Be Slaying Suspect (Seattle Post-Intelligencer / George Foster)

Bureau of Justice Statistics Selected Findings: Female Victims of Violence (Bureau of Justice Statistics)

Skull Discovery Revives Washington Mystery (The Seattle Times)

Mystery Lingers: Discovery of Trapper’s Skull Adds Clue to Couple’s 1985 Disappearance (The Olympian / Stacey Mulick)

Are Cases Tied? (Ellensburg Daily Record)

If you know anything about the deaths of Diana Robertson or Michael Reimer, please contact the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office at: 360-748-9286.