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Old 11-17-2010, 10:23 AM   #1
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Does anybody watch this on ID? I don't have the channel itself, but I do get some episodes on demand through my cable provider. The episodes I've seen so far have profiled Nicqui McCown (also featured on UM), Bradyn Fuksa (very interesting and very recent case: http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/..._michael.html), and John and Elizabeth Calvert (http://www.amw.com/fugitives/case.cfm?id=53817). If anyone here is a regular viewer, what other cases have been profiled on the show? I can't wait for new ones to start showing up.
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ID is airing a Disappeared marathon right now.

I watch the show, but not religiously. I watched the Nicqui McCown episode when it aired.

This is their website: http://investigation.discovery.com/tv/disappeared/

They've profiled cases that include Paige Birgfeld (they showed it today, she's the mom who was secretly working as an escort when she went missing), Madalyn Murray O'Hare, Tara Grinstead, Brittanee Drexel (she went missing after sneaking out of the state to go to spring break without her parents permission, it was a very interesting episode, the website about her case: www.helpfindbrittaneedrexel.com/ ).

The site has info on the other cases they've covered and they have a link on their site where you can download full episodes from itunes.
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Old 11-17-2010, 03:04 PM   #3
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SWEET, thanks Tracy!
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Wonder if they ever found out anything about that one dude...Ian something. They think he may have joined the Isreali army? Does anybody know what I'm talkinga bout?
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I really like this show and have seen all of them. I especially liked the episode where the husband was desperately searching for his missing wife and she was found over a week later barely alive in her car after having crashed it the day she left. So nice to have a happy ending to one of those stories!
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I really like this show and have seen all of them. I especially liked the episode where the husband was desperately searching for his missing wife and she was found over a week later barely alive in her car after having crashed it the day she left. So nice to have a happy ending to one of those stories!

Oh I know! My husband and younger daughter were watching with me when that one aired and we all gasped when the discovery was revealed! (They usually mock my obsession with both true and fictional crime shows, and my husband especially never reacts to a TV show like that.)

The boy who may have joined the Israeli army, that one really puzzled me more than any other. From what was said about his commitment to his heritage and faith I could understand it, but not to let his family know?!

I watch this show every chance I get and find it very well done.
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Does anybody watch this on ID? I don't have the channel itself, but I do get some episodes on demand through my cable provider. The episodes I've seen so far have profiled Nicqui McCown (also featured on UM), Bradyn Fuksa (very interesting and very recent case: http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/..._michael.html), and John and Elizabeth Calvert (http://www.amw.com/fugitives/case.cfm?id=53817). If anyone here is a regular viewer, what other cases have been profiled on the show? I can't wait for new ones to start showing up.

Best True Crime show on TV, imo, and is the only one that I am aware of that profiles still ongoing cases. Forensic Files is the best for already solved cases. I guess I would put the two shows a close #1 and #2.

Disappeared has a number of interesting cases. I found the Jeramy Burt case especially interesting, considering he was a healthy 30ish year old male who was in good shape, had a beautiful daughter he cared a lot for, and was involved in no illicit activities. For him to go missing is rather odd (the episode makes it clear who the main suspect is, and it is a pretty wild tale fit for Hollywood). I guess I just find a case about a missing, healthy, adult male interesting since most cases involve teenagers or adult women (or when there is a missing man, usually they have some "issues" that they are running from that become apparent early on).

Another great episode is the McStay family disappearance that made so many waves on national news a year or so ago. The show gives a good overview of all the evidence and oddities in that one. I am 50/50 on whether they disappeared on purpose.

But yeah, great show. It is picking up on missing persons cases where UM left off.
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Best show on TV since UM in my opinion. Agree with the Burt case, Patti Adkins is another one with someone who has an obvious motive, the Calvert case is a fascinating watch as well.

Plus they have done a lot of the Old UM cases that are still unsolved. The Leah Roberts had updates that I don't recall UM ever covering
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One of my favorites is the William Smolinski case. His family believes his ex-girlfriend is involved in his disappearance, especially since she was allegedly filmed tearing down missing posters of him and writing "WHO CARES?" on some of them. That part is like something you'd see on a UM episode. An informant said that his ex-girlfriend's son strangled him and buried his body, but the son died of a drug overdose before he could talk. There's still no clear answer on what really happened, but I do believe he's dead.
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Wonder if they ever found out anything about that one dude...Ian something. They think he may have joined the Isreali army? Does anybody know what I'm talkinga bout?

That young man, Lee Cutler, was a high school senior when he went missing.

He had a history of extreme behavior and depression so severe that he needed regular psychiatric treatment.

After spending the night at a friend's house, he missed work and was not answering his phone or returning calls. Police found his car 177 miles from home and watched it, hoping he'd come back. He did not.

They checked the car and found that he'd been reading the book, Into the Wild. He had left a note addressed to his mother that said, "My head is too big for my body, finally I'll get to sleep. I'm sorry mom for being a coward, I love you mom, please be happy."

His yarmulke, pants, and love letters from his girlfriend were found in the woods. A few days later, they found his wallet caught on a branch in the river. There was an empty bottle of Tylenol PM (that he'd been known to use to help him sleep) near his car.

Since the book he'd been reading was about a young man leaving civilization and living in the wilderness, the police decided to look for Lee living the same lifestyle in the woods. They used helicopters and heat seeking equipment, but didn't find him.

Divers checked the river for his body but neither Lee nor any more of his belongings were found there.

With his letter apologizing to his mother for being a "coward", saying "finally I'll get to sleep", and his history of depression and using sleep aids, I think he took all of the sleeping pills and committed suicide by drowning himself in the river. The police believe that if he'd gone into the river, either accidentally or on purpose, they'd find remains, but imo, it's not unusual that they've found no further evidence of him or his belongings there.
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That young man, Lee Cutler, was a high school senior when he went missing...

With his letter apologizing to his mother for being a "coward", saying "finally I'll get to sleep", and his history of depression and using sleep aids, I think he took all of the sleeping pills and committed suicide by drowning himself in the river. The police believe that if he'd gone into the river, either accidentally or on purpose, they'd find remains, but imo, it's not unusual that they've found no further evidence of him or his belongings there.
I agree...I think he killed himself too. It's so sad to see anyone, let alone someone that young, take their own life. They overlooked the fact that Into the Wild is about a young man who dies after going off on his own to live in the wilderness. IIRC, Krakauer doesn't think Chris McCandless committed suicide, but that he ate some poisoned berries.

I thought it was eerie when they said that he used to hang out in the parking lot at the Belvediere rest stop northwest of Chicago. I must have been there a million times!
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I agree...I think he killed himself too. It's so sad to see anyone, let alone someone that young, take their own life. They overlooked the fact that Into the Wild is about a young man who dies after going off on his own to live in the wilderness. IIRC, Krakauer doesn't think Chris McCandless committed suicide, but that he ate some poisoned berries.
I agree as well. I beleive he killed himself.

As far as Chris McCandless goes, he did ingest a type of fungus growing on berries which Krakauer believed killed him. The autopsy I believe was inconclusive because they could not tell if he starved to death or died from poisoning of that fungus.
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I really like this show and have seen all of them. I especially liked the episode where the husband was desperately searching for his missing wife and she was found over a week later barely alive in her car after having crashed it the day she left. So nice to have a happy ending to one of those stories!
This was in NC near me. I had a feeling she had crashed and was soo happy she was found alive. It's nice that some stories have happy endings .
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The new season of Disappeared starts on October 24th.

IMO, this is the best UM replacement currently on TV. I hope ID can do a show on unsolved murders.
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Just an FYI: The 1st season of Disappeared is now available on Netflix Instant. Woohoo!
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