David Madott, Kent Munro, Omar Shearer, and Jeff Wandich were young Canadian men who were on vacation in Florida. On the morning of November 4, 1994, they set out from Marco Island into the Gulf of Mexico in Jeff’s boat, the Sea Esta, for a day of fishing and scuba diving. 48 hours later, Wandich was found stranded on a military light tower, the boat had sunk, and the other three men were never seen again.
Brenda Louise Condon was a 28 year old from State College, PA. She was a divorced mother of 2 and had her own business. In the early morning hours of Feb. 27, 1991, in Bellefonte, Brenda was the lone bartender at a place where she had just gotten part time work. When employees came in the next day, the bar was unlocked, her car was still there, but there were no signs of Brenda. She was never seen again.
Donna Michalenko was a 38 year old mother of three living in Butte, North Dakota. On November 2, 1968, after a night out, a male friend dropped Donna off at her house. She was never seen again. 48 years later, private citizen Eric Grabowsky took an interest in her disappearance. On this episode, we talk to him about the early stages of his work to solve this case.
Jeff Joseph was a 45 year old businessman from Louisiana. He loved wearing fedoras and never said no to a friend who asked for help. On June 21st, 2014, he was in Northern California for an appointment before heading to land he leased in the area. Jeff never arrived for the meeting, and didn’t show up at his property later. He was never seen again.
Pearl Pinson was a 15 year old from Vallejo, CA. She was a typical 21st century teenager who had two siblings. On the morning of May 25, 2016, on her way to school, Pearl was attacked and taken away by Fernando Castro. He was eventually killed by police. She was never seen again.
Cieha Annette Taylor was a 28 year old from Dade City, FL. She graduated from high school early and had a bubbly personally. On February 6, 2020, Cieha dropped off her boyfriend at his friend’s house in Plant City then left. Three hours later her car was found abandoned on a rational track right down the street. She was never seen again.
Nyleen Kay Marshall was a 4 year old from Alhambra, Montana. She came from a Mormon family and had two siblings. On June 25, 1983, Nyleen and her family attended a ham radio operator’s picnic in a field in nearby Clancy. Nyleen went to play with some other children. 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.
Carl Koppelman was an accountant by both education and trade. However, through an unfortunate series of events, he found himself with a lot of time on his hands. What did he do with it? He became one of the foremost forensic artists in the United States, changing more lives than he ever could’ve imagined.
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.