Katelin Akens: Disappeared en route to airport in 2015

19-year-old Katelin Akens vanished without a trace after being dropped of at a Virginia mall. She planned on taking a metro train to Reagan Airport, but she never made her flight and has not been seen since.

About the Case

Katelin Akens was visiting her home state of Virginia between December 1, 2015 and December 5, 2015 after her sister had a baby.

On December 5th, she was scheduled to take a 5:40 p.m. flight out of Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport back to Arizona where she resided with her fiancée, Amber Rios. read more

David Vernon Lovely: Disappeared in Wyoming in 1985

19-year-old David Vernon Lovely disappeared in Wyoming while traveling cross-country with his family in 1985. He has never been found.

About the Case

David Lovely
Photo credit: Casper Star Tribune

In August 1985, David Lovely, 19, was traveling from California to Massachusetts on a cross-county move with his mother, Jackie Aubut, and his 18-year-old sister, Alison Lovely. Alison and Jackie were driving the yellow Ryder truck, and David was riding his motorcycle. Jackie and Alison checked on David every 30 miles. read more

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

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