UNSOLVED DISAPPEARANCE: BEN MCDANIEL

When a scuba enthusiast embarks on a perilous cave dive alone and fails to return, it’s initially assumed that “the vortex” has claimed another victim. However, lack of a body and suspicious circumstances force authorities to consider other possibilities, including foul play, in this episode of Last Seen Alive.

 

 

Sources Mentioned in the Podcast:

Parents of Lost Diver Pin Hopes for Closure on Team of Dogs (Tampa Bay Times / Ben Montgomery)

Expert: Family Searching for Body That Doesn’t Exist (Jackson County Floridian)

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UNSOLVED HOMICIDE: JENNIFER HARRIS

When a young Texas woman returns to her small hometown to start over, she disappears and is later found murdered, floating in a river. Love triangles and rumors of a secret pregnancy surround a dark tale of romance gone sour in this episode of Last Seen Alive.

Sources mentioned in the Podcast:

“Unsolved Murder Case is the Talk of Small Texas Town 17 Years Later” (CBS News)

“Father of Murder Victim Jennifer Harris Holds New Conference” (The Fannin County Leader)

“48 Hours to Feature Jennifer Harris Case” (Herald Democrat)

“Homicide Trends in the United States, 1980-2008” (Bureau of Justice Statistics)

Also noteworthy:

Check out Red Rabbit Justice, an effort by Jennifer’s brother-in-law (who happens to be a filmmaker) and others to produce a documentary film about her case.

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UNSOLVED MOTHER-DAUGHTER HOMICIDE / DISAPPEARANCE: NIKKI & ARIANNA FITTS

When a single mother and her two-and-a-half year old daughter go missing from California’s Bay Area in a simultaneous mother-daughter homicide / disappearance, one family seems to be at the center of it all. From a self-declared street preacher to a babysitter with a murderous past, we’ll explore who may’ve played a role in this unsolved crime in this episode of Last Seen Alive.

Do you recognize this child?

Arianna Fitts was only 2.5 when she went missing in 2016. She may still resemble the pictures above. She may still be alive, possibly in California’s Bay Area.

If you know anything about Arianna’s whereabouts, please submit a secure, anonymous tip here or call the San Francisco FBI field office at (415) 553-7400.

Do you recognize the wooden board pictured above?

The board, which bears a spray-painted symbol, was used to cover Nikki Fitts’ body after it was dumped in a San Francisco park. If you know where the board may have come from, or can provide any information regarding the murder of Nikki Fitts, please submit a secure, anonymous tip here or call the San Francisco FBI field office at (415) 553-7400.

Sources mentioned in the podcast:

“Where is Arianna Fitts?” (SanFrancisco Weekly)

“SanFrancisco Police Release New Info in Search for Missing Girl, Mother’s Homicide” (ABC7 News)

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UNSOLVED DISSAPEARANCE: ZEBB QUINN

When an 18 year old disappears under suspicious circumstances in Asheville, North Carolina, investigators are left to navigate a minefield of unbelievable stories and even more unbelievable people. An unsolved disappearance tangles with a would-be love triangle and the murder of a celebrity chef in this episode of Last Seen Alive.

Sources mentioned in the podcast:

“A Murder Runs Through It: Zebb Quinn” (Medium.com)

“The Vanishing” (SPIN Magazine)

“Compassion, Empathy May Have Led to Murders of Food Network Star Contestant and Husband, Say Friends” (People Magazine)

“Warrant Details Zebb Quinn-related Search at Leicester Property” (Citizen Times)

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UNSOLVED HOMICIDE: SUZANNE JOVIN

When one of the brightest students at a prestigious Ivy League university is fatally stabbed in plain sight, police scramble to determine who’s responsible. In a campus full of brilliant minds, one outsmarts all the rest, literally getting away with murder on this episode of Last Seen Alive.

Sources mentioned in the podcast:

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NO-BODY HOMICIDE CONVICTION: SIERRA MAE LAMAR

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Sierra is still waiting to be found. If you have any information on the location of her remains, please call the Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office’s tipline at 1-408-808-4431 or leave an anonymous tip at: tips.fbi.gov.