Peggy and Patty McDaniel were 17 year old sisters from New Jersey staying with their father in Live Oak, FL. Unbeknownst to their parents, in mid-August of 1979 they took a trip to the Ft. Lauderdale area. And a month later, on September 15, the sisters were supposed to go to a club in Pompano Beach with a man they met. A few days later this man was found shot dead. The girls were never seen again.
Ellen Beth Sloan was a 52 year old from Polson, MT. She was an independent woman who unexpectedly ran into some tax evasion charges, and was actually arrested. On April 15, 2005, she and her boyfriend were seen by friends at a local casino. She was never seen again.
Charlotte Pollis was a 28 yr old married mother of two from Girard, OH. On March 11, 1994, she had an ear infection so bad, she had to go to the hospital. The next day, her mother called Charlotte at home, but Charlotte’s husband claimed she was asleep in bed. Later, the husband left with their children. When they came home, Charlotte was gone. She was never seen again.
Teresa Lynn Butler was a 35 year old married mother of two from Risco, MO. She worked at Walmart and just recently learned to drive a manual transmission. On January 24, 2006, as was usually the case, her husband left to work the night shift while she remained at home with their two sons. The next morning, when he returned, the two boys were there unharmed. But Teresa was gone. She was never seen again.
James Davis Walker was a 53 year old living in Thaxton, VA. He loved woodworking and fishing, and had 7 children. On April 7, 2000, James allegedly went with some friends to the Food Lion in Bedford, VA. He waited outside while his friends went inside. When they came back out, he was gone. He was never seen again.
Patricia Marie Dudek was a 33 year old from Salisbury, MD. She was the mother of 3 and had recently moved in with her boyfriend. On the morning of January 7, 2002, Patty’s daughter left for school while her mother and the boyfriend were arguing. When the daughter came home, Patty wasn’t there. She was never seen again.
Steven Koecher disappeared from Henderson, NV on Sunday, December 12, 2009. Since then, many podcasts and shows, including Disappeared, have covered his case, trying to get to the bottom of it. Well, today, you’re going to get to hear from someone who was on the ground in Las Vegas as information was being uncovered in late 2009 and into 2010. This person was at the press conferences, met Steven’s parents, and even took part in a search.
Gayla Christine Schaper was a 28 year old from Moscow, ID. She was married, and the couple together owned a dairy farm. On June 29, 1979, Gayla’s husband dropped her off at a pasture so she could feed their horses. The plan was to then meet up later at home. Gayla never arrived. She was never seen again.
Unfound’s first episode debuted on the first Friday of September, 2016—yep, four years ago today. In those four years, the program has covered just over 180 missing persons cases. To recognize this 4 yr anniversary, you get to hear the first interview I ever conducted and, after, you’ll get to hear new 2020 commentary.
Jennifer Rayleen Casper-Ross was a 30 year old from Reno, NV. She was a showgirl and mother. At 5:30 in the morning of May 5, 2005. Jennifer showed up at her mother’s work in an agitated state. Her mother wasn’t there. Jennifer then kicked off her shoes, jumped a fence and ran off. She was never seen again.