The BEST Episodes of Disappeared
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Jan 21, 2022
Network: Investigation Discovery
A person suddenly and unexpectedly disappears; no trace, no clues, nothing but the lingering mystery they leave behind. According to the FBI's National Crime Information Center, there are now 110,484 active missing persons cases in the U.S., 53% are juveniles under the age of 18. Most of us have heard of the high-profile cases, such as Natalee Holloway, Stacey Peterson, and Chandra Levy. But have you ever heard of Mae Catherine Rocker, Alexis Peterson or Thomas Jay Kerr? Probably not. They are just a few of the hundreds of thousands of people in this country who one day, simply Disappeared. Most missing person's stories have never been told...until now. Disappeared is an exciting series that investigates the disappearance of these victims, who are here one minute, gone the next. Each episode focuses on one victim's story, as told through the perspectives and actual voices of their closest friends and family and the investigators trying to solve the case. Through interviews with family, friends, police, and searchers, each episode recounts the actions, thoughts, circumstances and motivations that led to each person's disappearance. Experience the victim's final hours until they vanished. Watch interviews with experts, from psychologists to forensic specialists to psychics, who will offer new insights into what may have happened in each case, whether the person was a victim of foul play or a runaway. Disappeared will take you inside the world of the missing, where a person can vanish without a trace, investigators race against the clock to solve a mystery, and the victim's anguished family and friends are left to wonder what in the world could have happened.
#1 - A Family's Curse
Season 3 - Episode 9 - Aired Feb 28, 2011
Disappeared examines the case of Ray Gricar a Pennsylvania district attorney who vanishes after a short drive. The case gains national attention when a link is drawn to the Penn State child abuse scanda
#2 - Soul Searcher
Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired Feb 21, 2011
Disappeared examines the case of 23-year-old Leah Roberts who vanished after leaving her North Carolina home to do some soul searching on a cross-country trip.
#3 - No Exit
Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 25, 2010
Tanya Rider goes missing after her shift at work and police zero in on her husband.
#4 - Into the Mist
Season 9 - Episode 4 - Aired Apr 22, 2018
Stephanie Crane, aged 9, leaves a local bowling alley but never arrives home; years later, authorities hope that advances in evidence testing may finally solve the mystery.
#5 - At the Crossroads
Season 6 - Episode 15 - Aired Apr 4, 2013
On July 7, 2007, 18-year old Jarrod Johnston walks away from his grandmother's home in Mississippi. His Dad sees similarities between his own sister's disappearance 25-years earlier and his son's. It becomes hard to hold out hope his son will ever return.
#6 - Murky Waters
Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired Jan 17, 2011
Molly Bish arrives at her lifeguard job and minutes later vanishes. Did she drown? or is the suspicious man in the white car to blame?
#7 - Long Lost Love
Season 6 - Episode 13 - Aired Apr 4, 2013
Eighty-one year old Bob Harrod is overjoyed when he marries his childhood sweetheart after sixty years apart. But days before his new bride moves in, Bob vanishes. Police cannot locate him and soon find a strong motive for foul play: Bob is a millionaire.
#8 - Last Words
Season 9 - Episode 2 - Aired Apr 8, 2018
Logan Schiendelman vanishes, and authorities find his car abandoned; multiple tips claim seeing Logan, but searches turn up nothing; with no evidence of foul play, questions surface and police are forced to examine his family's controversial past.
#9 - Last Stop
Season 9 - Episode 10 - Aired Jun 3, 2018
Thirteen-year-old Tabitha Tuders vanishes while walking to her bus stop in Nashville, Tenn.; police think she's a runaway, but there are disturbing circumstances surrounding her disappearance, leaving her family desperate to find the truth.
#10 - Secrets of a Son
Season 4 - Episode 2 - Aired Apr 11, 2011
Disappeared examines the case of Steven Koecher a clean-cut Mormon from Utah whose abandoned car was discovered just outside of Las Vegas in a well-to-do neighborhood. After publicizing the case reveals few leads, investigators look into a possible link to another missing person case and a long road trip Steven took sometime before his disappearance.
#11 - Secret Rendezvous
Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired Jan 10, 2011
After Patti Adkins leaves her shift and vanishes, Investigators learn of a mysterious relationship and piece together a troubling picture.
#12 - The Vanishing Hour
Season 9 - Episode 6 - Aired May 6, 2018
In Greensboro, N.C., 19-year-old Tyarra Williams vanishes from the parking lot of her apartment complex; after receiving tips that Williams may have fallen prey to human trafficking, her grandfather embarks on a cross-country search for answers.
#13 - Just Out of Sight
Season 9 - Episode 8 - Aired May 20, 2018
Military veteran Michael VanZandt disappears one night in Hermosa Beach, Calif.; police suspect a group of strangers may be involved, while VanZandt's loved ones are haunted by suspicions about his thrill seeking make-up.
#14 - A Date With Danger
Season 9 - Episode 13 - Aired Jun 24, 2018
Nancy Moyer disappears while her children are visiting their father; police look into Moyer's background, finding a surprisingly complicated life; then, a murder occurs nearby, prompting authorities to ask if the cases could be connected.
#15 - Girl Interrupted
Season 7 - Episode 10 - Aired Jun 5, 2016
Days after recent graduate Jennifer Kesse goes missing, her car is found abandoned near her home. Police search miles of terrain and interrogate dozens of suspects, yet a decade later her disappearance remains one of Florida's most baffling crimes.
#16 - Spring Break Nightmare
Season 4 - Episode 9 - Aired Nov 21, 2011
Disappeared looks at the case of fifteen year-old Colleen Orsborn of Daytona Beach who vanished shortly after skipping school in order to go the the beach. The investigation to find her takes a dark turn when a witness links a serial killer to her disappearance.
#17 - Midnight Walk
Season 4 - Episode 12 - Aired Dec 12, 2011
Disappeared looks at the case of Lily Aramburo in Miami who vanished after leaving her fiancé's condo wearing only a nightgown and carrying two bungee cords. Given Lily's history early investigators focus on drugs, but after several years pass a re-evaluation has focuses attention on Lily's fiancé.
#18 - A Bridge Too Far
Season 8 - Episode 11 - Aired Jun 11, 2017
Thirty-four-year-old Danielle Imbo and 35-year-old Richard Petrone vanish after leaving a night club on Philadelphia’s South Street. Their families are joined in the urgent search to find the missing couple as well as Richard’s missing truck. But soon, dead-ends and desperation lead to finger pointing and blame. Investigators in New Jersey and Pennsylvania – including the F.B.I. – work together to solve the perplexing mystery with sparse clues and increased speculation. Then, just when all hope seems lost, a call comes in promising potential resolution for a family that has been haunted for years by the painful case.
#19 - The Wedding Ring
Season 4 - Episode 13 - Aired Dec 19, 2011
Disappeared examines the case of wife and mother Tina McQuaig of Jacksonville, Florida, who disappeared after leaving her job at a pharmacy. Her car is discovered parked at a Wall-Mart. Police discover evidence of infidelity and after they discover a body focus their investigation on the man who the believe was her lover.
#20 - Missing by Design
Season 5 - Episode 17 - Aired Apr 30, 2012
When Arizona millionaire Billy McGrath disappears, his financial advisor alerts police. Friends share the concern when someone starts impersonating Billy through calls and emails. As police follow the clues, they uncover a shocking and twisted plot.
#21 - A Diamond is Forever
Season 6 - Episode 11 - Aired Feb 4, 2013
Bob Wykell is no ordinary 66 year old retiree. He loves flashy cars and makes good money restoring and selling classic vehicles. In February,1996 Bob tells friends he is about to close on his dream car. Then he drives off and is never seen again.
#22 - Moment of Truth
Season 9 - Episode 12 - Aired Jun 17, 2018
When 70-year-old retired firefighter Michael Chambers goes missing, a bloody crime scene in his garage indicates foul play; then, authorities begin to believe that the crime scene may have been staged.
#23 - Love Triangle
Season 7 - Episode 9 - Aired Jun 5, 2016
Waitress Brandy Hanna leaves work Friday afternoon for a weekend off. But Monday morning, when she doesn't show up for work, her mother is convinced Brandy is in trouble. Did she walk away from her rocky love life? Or was she the victim of a fatal crime?
#24 - Missing Valentine
Season 4 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 24, 2011
Disappeared examines the case of housewife and mother Patricia Viola who vanished shortly before Valentine's Day after talking to her mother on the phone. Her family and investigators in Bogota, New Jersey, do not give up on the search even though there are few leads and clues.
#25 - Hard Life in the Big Easy
Season 5 - Episode 16 - Aired Apr 23, 2012
Dana Pastori hoped to leave New Orleans and get custody of her daughters, but she never got the chance. It is not until Hurricane Katrina hits that anyone realizes Dana is missing. In the storm's aftermath, the truth about her disappearance is exposed.