Last Seen Alive

Last Seen Alive

True crime podcast exploring unsolved homicide and missing persons cases. Researched, written and hosted by Crime Analyst Leah Owens.

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July 31, 2022 35 min

When a young Maryland woman disappears after finishing a shift at her after-school job, investigators quickly conclude she was abducted. Their worst fears are realized when her body is discovered the next morning, and the search for her murderer begins in this episode of Last Seen Alive.

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When a Virginia outdoorsman fails to return from a day of hunting in the woods behind his home, authorities suspect an accident and hope to rescue him quickly. When no trace of him can be found, the investigation that follows explores the possibility of foul play in the Appalachian Mountains in this episode of Last Seen Alive.

 

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When a popular Iowa news anchor fails to arrive at the studio in time for the morning broadcast, all evidence suggests that she was abducted. Police investigate a man who may have wanted to be more than just friends, a potential obsessed stalker and more in this episode of Last Seen Alive.

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June 20, 2022 42 min

When a successful young Washington DC attorney stays the night at an old friend’s house after a long day at work, he’s killed shortly after arrival under extremely strange circumstances. His friends tell a shockingly unlikely story to investigators, who attempt to determine the truth in this episode of Last Seen Alive.

 

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June 6, 2022 40 min

When a Boston woman travels to Philadelphia, she’s excited to explore the city while her husband attends a work conference. After disappearing without a trace, her remains are later inexplicably found in distant North Carolina woods, with evidence of foul play—leaving investigators with a profoundly puzzling mystery in this episode of Last Seen Alive.

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May 22, 2022 45 min

When an Atlanta woman goes for a late-night walk in a popular park, she’s killed in one of the most shockingly-violent assaults the city has ever seen. Investigators work to identify a killer whose actions reveal a truly twisted psyche in this episode of Last Seen Alive.

 

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When a Colorado man advertises for a new roommate, he unwittingly attracts the attention of a profoundly sadistic murderer. Investigators attempt to identify the most difficult kind of killer to catch in this episode of Last Seen Alive.

 

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When a well-known mycologist disappears while on a routine mushroom foraging trip, a search and rescue mission is launched in the Washington woodlands. After it becomes apparent that she’s nowhere to be found, investigators consider the possibility of foul play in this episode of Last Seen Alive.

 

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When a Georgia woman attends a casual girls’ night in with other moms from her son’s football team, the last thing her family expects is for her to never come home. The party host and other guests say she must have fallen to her death while they all slept, but the physical evidence contradicts their story in this episode of Last Seen Alive.

 

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March 28, 2022 42 min

When a North Carolina woman asks a friend for a ride to the hospital, she expects to be home in time for an appointment the next morning. Instead, she disappears and an intense investigation uncovers an array of strange possibilities—but no concrete answers—in this episode of Last Seen Alive.

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When a kindergartener is abducted while waiting for the school bus, hundreds of searchers scour small-town North Carolina and discover that their worst fears have come true. The murder of a beloved child haunts a community and remains an ongoing investigation in this episode of Last Seen Alive.

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February 28, 2022 46 min

When a Dallas man doesn’t make it home from an early-morning gym session in time to start the work day, his family immediately launches a search. A missing persons case takes a tragic turn for the worst—and the mysterious—in this episode of Last Seen Alive.

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February 14, 2022 42 min

When a young mother is murdered in her Michigan home, the brutality of the crime is unprecedented in her small community. An enduring mystery remains unsolved despite a wealth of evidence in this episode of Last Seen Alive.

 

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January 31, 2022 51 min

When a Florida toddler disappears from his bed and into the summer night, the investigation that follows is as controversial as it is urgent. An open window, a media firestorm and a series of tragedies complicate the search for a missing child in this episode of Last Seen Alive.

 

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January 17, 2022 39 min

When a Boston woman is found dead in the trunk of her own car, it’s initially assumed she was the victim of a random crime. However, the discovery of a diary allows her to speak from beyond the grave and shed light on her own brutal murder in this episode of Last Seen Alive.

 

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January 3, 2022 42 min

When a man is found stabbed to death inside his San Francisco apartment, the evidence located at the scene of the crime seems to contradict itself. A controversial, international investigation unfolds in this episode of Last Seen Alive.

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When three women are killed with a knife inside a small town Montana beauty salon, investigators are nearly as stunned as the citizens they serve. A truly unusual crime remains unsolved twenty years later in this episode of Last Seen Alive.

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December 6, 2021 45 min

When a devoted mother disappears from her Texas home on Christmas day, investigators immediately suspect foul play. A bloody trail of evidence points to an obvious suspect and offers a surprising twist in this episode of Last Seen Alive.

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November 22, 2021 41 min

When an experienced Colorado outdoorswoman fails to return from a hike, her vehicle is found abandoned along a scenic route with her personal belongings left inside. Even after the discovery of her partial remains, investigators are left with more questions than answers in this episode of Last Seen Alive.

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November 8, 2021 30 min

When a California man reunites with a long-lost love after a lifetime of separation, they decide to finally marry. Immediately afterward, he disappears, and suspicion surrounds those who may have been preying upon his multimillion-dollar estate in this episode of Last Seen Alive.

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