The Strange Disappearance of Lars Mittank

28-year-old Lars Mittank of Germany disappeared after fleeing an airport in Bulgaria in July 2014. His bizarre behavior was caught on the airport’s security cam, and he has not bee seen since.

About the Case

Lars MittankOn June 30, 2014, Lars Mittank, 28, traveled to Golden Sands, Bulgaria with a group of friends. The resort town is a popular destination for young Europeans. The group stayed at HVD Viva Hotel and planned on heading home July 7th. read more

Emma Fillipoff: Vanished from Victoria, British Columbia in 2012

In 2012, Emma Fillipoff, 26, vanished from Victoria, British Columbia after behaving oddly in the downtown area. She has not been seen since.

About the Case

Emma Fillipoff
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Emma Fillipoff moved to Victoria, BC from Perth, Ontario in the fall of 2011 and lived with a childhood friend and the friend’s partner for a few months. Shortly after her arrival, Emma gained employment at Red Fish Blue Fish seasonal seafood restaurant in Victoria. She left the restaurant in October 2012 and assured coworkers she would return in the spring. read more

Tara Grinstead: Schoolteacher missing since 2005

UPDATE: February 26, 2017: Ex-student used hands to kill teacher in home, warrant says.

UPDATE: February 23, 2017: An arrest has been made in the Tara Grinstead case. Click here for more info.

30-year-old schoolteacher and former beauty queen, Tara Grinstead, vanished without a trace on October 22, 2005. Despite national news coverage, a massive search and thorough investigation, she has never been found. read more

Maura Murray: Missing from Massachusetts since 2004

This is a requested case I received via email. Normally, I do not write about a case that has been discussed numerous times elsewhere. But, I am making an exception this time. This case was one of the first cases featured on Investigation Discovery’s show, Disappeared. 

Maura MurrayMaura Murray disappeared in 2004 after her black Saturn sedan crashed along Route 112 near Haverhill, New Hampshire. She has never been found. read more

Jeffrey Michael Bratcher: Seven-year-old vanished in 1974

Jeffrey Michael BratcherSeven-year-old Jeffrey Michael Bratcher vanished in 1974 after a day out with his father, step-mother, and six siblings in Grays Harbor County, Washington. He has never been found.

About the Case

On June 15 1974, Jeffrey and his family were spending the day in Oceans City, Washington. The children went to play and were told to be back by 7:00 p.m. for dinner. read more

Brian Randall Shaffer: Missing since 2006

Brian Randall Shaffer, 27, disappeared on a night out with friends at a local bar in 2006. He has not been seen since.

Brian Randall Shaffer
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About the Case

Brian Randall Shaffer, 27, was a second-year medical student at Ohio State University (OSU) in April 2006. In the early morning hours of April 1st, Brian attended the Ugly Tuna Saloona, a bar near OSU in Columbus, with a a couple of friends to celebrate the beginning of spring break. He and his girlfriend, Alexis Waggoner, who was not with him that night, were set to get on a plane for Florida on April 3rd to finish out the break. Brian was going to propose to Alexis on their trip. read more

Jesse Ross: Vanished into thin air in 2006

19-year-old University of Missouri Kansas City (UMKC) student Jesse Ross disappeared from Chicago while at a mock United Nations conference. He has never been found.

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Jesse Ross
Jesse Ross

In November 2006, Jesse traveled to Chicago for a United Nations Conference at the Sheraton Inn Office and Towers. On November 20th, he phoned his parents and said he was having a blast. Everything was good. read more