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Old 01-28-2013, 07:06 AM   #1
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Default segments that were on Missing: Reward, hosted by Stacy Keach

Information on this show, which ran from 1989-1992, is pretty scarce on the internet. I was able to determine a number of cases which aired on the show, all of which are pretty fascinating.

Michael Adams - this had been pitched to UM, but denied. Teenager who was last seen outside his home sitting in his car with the engine running, talking to several people. Some believe that he was killed due to his knowledge of theft at his place of employement - a supermarket. Missing since 1987
http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/...s_michael.html

The Vosseler Children - 2 young boys who were kidnapped by their father in 1986. The father went to elaborate lengths to cover his tracks. Police seemed to be hot on his trail several times and there were numerous sightings throughout many states, but none of them have ever been located.
http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/...r_william.html

Amy Mihaljevic - young girl who was abducted in 1989 from a shopping mall and later murdered. The perpetrator concocted a cunning ruse to snatch her: calling her house and claiming that he was a coworker of her mother's and wanted her help in buying a gift for her secret promotion, and asking her to meet him at the mall.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amy_Mihaljevic

Toni Clark - young lady who disappeared on the San Francisco Bay Bridge one night in 1990. Her car had stalled on the bridge, and another vehicle had hit it. Witnesses saw a man lurking around her car, but it is not known if she was abducted, committed suicide or left on her own accord.
http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/c/clark_toni.html

The show also dealt with missing collectibles and other items, but those were obviously less interesting. Does anyone know of any other cases that have aired on this program? I would really like to know. Thanks.
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okay, I did some digging and it appears that the case of the 2 missing Michigan hunters from 1985 made it on there. This was briefly on UM when Stack profiled 10 rapid fire missing persons cases.

http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/t/tyll_david.html
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Default A few other cases

I was a big fan of Missing: Reward and thought Stacy Keach did a terrific job as the host.

I remember a few more segments, but unfortunately, I don't recall the names of the victims. Maybe someone else can add some additional details:

Successful Asian business woman who stopped by her house on the way to a family celebration. Police believe she walked in on a burglar and was murdered. The victim always wore a very distinctive necklace and it was not found on the body. Missing: Reward showed a picture of the necklace in the hopes someone would remember seeing it after the murder was committed.

Very well liked cab driver who was murdered during one of his shifts. Seems like he also worked part time as a singer.

Jockey who died in a car wreck after being run off the road on a busy highway. The wreck occurred late at night and and authorities believe the jockey was targeted and it wasn't a random act of violence.

Young woman disappears after coming home from a concert. She and some friends had gone to a bar right after the concert was over and she had given her name and phone number to a couple of guys she met at the bar. She was looking for handymen/painters to work on her house and these men had told her they could do the work. Police aren't sure if the men she met had anything to do with her disappearance. Seems like the victim was a dancer, or had studied dance in college.

Young girl (maybe 10 or 11) rode her bike to a friend's house and became upset when her parents called and told her she had to come home early. She left the friend's house but never made it home. This was in a rural area and the road she took did not have a lot of traffic.

I'm sorry I don't have the names for any of the cases I mentioned. I only saw each of the segments once and that was a long time ago.
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Jacob Wetterling.
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The Vosseler Children - 2 young boys who were kidnapped by their father in 1986. The father went to elaborate lengths to cover his tracks. Police seemed to be hot on his trail several times and there were numerous sightings throughout many states, but none of them have ever been located.
http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/...r_william.html
OMG that father! One investigator thinks he selected the mother specifically to breed intelligent children and then take them. (He'd been married twice before, and told the ex that she was lucky they didn't have kids or he would have taken them from her.)

He planned this abduction for months and months, taking ALL the family photos, removing the mom's name from their bank accounts, cancelling her car payments without her knowledge, until the car was up for repossession. He stole many of her belongings, auctioned off items they had in storage, emptied their bank accounts. Before running off, he closed down his business and fired all his employees.

He was nearly discovered at one point while on the run, so burned down his house, car, and some other stuff and fled again. The guy is nuts.

His last known location was Oklahoma in 2006. The boys would have been adults by then. I wonder if this case were more highly publicized, they would recognize the situation of how they came into their father's custody and realize that they were missing, although I'm sure he's lied to them about their background.
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I have some.

Amber Schwartz Garcia

Marilyn Monroe's red Diary

There was segment about a woman looking for her kidnapped girls by the father. And one was supposedly seen in front house standing buy car.

They had one about a hitchhiker that was picked up buy a family and killed this mans family and escaped prison saying he did enough time in a note he left.
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Nick Denoia ~ partner in the Chippendales business, his murderer would later turn out to be the other partner, who hung himself in jail.

Olympic National Park arsonist ~ serial arsonist operating in the Olympic National Park
http://community.seattletimes.nwsour...4&slug=1078820
http://community.seattletimes.nwsour...3&slug=1264249

Now this episode sounds interesting, minus the last part:
"Included: the possible link between the murders of two wealthy couples; an investigation into the harassment of a California couple; the search for the killers of a rare bird. Also: rewards are offered for vintage cereal boxes."

Sounds like a California version of the Wackers

They also did a segment on Loch Ness

I can't believe how ridiculous some of the missing "collectibles" segments sound. "The search for certain Barbie fashions and accessories", "The search for unusual salt and pepper shakers." I'm not making this stuff up.
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I can't believe how ridiculous some of the missing "collectibles" segments sound. "The search for certain Barbie fashions and accessories", "The search for unusual salt and pepper shakers." I'm not making this stuff up.
I actually chortled out a little coffee reading about rewards for "vintage cereal boxes"--if I would have read the Barbie stuff first, I'm sure I would've spit it out completely.
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Continuing my research, I found a few more:

Denise Dansby ~ a woman from Forth Worth, TX in her mid 20's, who disappeared in 1988 while vacationing in Daytona Beach, FL. She was an epileptic and her parents feared she might be getting low on medication. Her car was found in a motel parking lot a few days after she was last seen. Her body turned up 8 months later, she had been the victim of a homicide.

Judge Corderman ~ Hagerstown, MD judge who was injured by a pipe bomb sent to him as a package.

And the search for vintage Hawaiian shirts....

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a few more:

Lisa McBride ~ 27 year old New Jersey woman who disappeared in 1990, last seen entering her house after attending a concert. Her nearly skeletonized body was found some time later. AFAIK, this is still unsolved.

Russell Boyd and Levirl Toleman ~ 2 Idaho men in their mid 60's who were shot and killed while prospecting for gold in Nevada. Still unsolved as of 2009.

Catskills Treasure ~ Okay, now this sounds interesting. In 1984, a sweet reward was offered to the person who found an initaled rock in the Catskills Mountains
http://news.google.com/newspapers?ni...g=3083,7380494
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I loved this show and would love to find complete episodes someday. FYI I won't post the links but if you type in the name and "Missing Reward" you can actually watch the Michael Adams, Amy Mihaljevic and the Vosseler children on YouTube.
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One case I always remember from that show is someone or a group was throwing cement blocks off overpasses onto on coming traffic on the highway or turnpike (I think it was happening in GA if memory serves correct)
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Information on this show, which ran from 1989-1992, is pretty scarce on the internet. I was able to determine a number of cases which aired on the show, all of which are pretty fascinating.

Michael Adams - this had been pitched to UM, but denied. Teenager who was last seen outside his home sitting in his car with the engine running, talking to several people. Some believe that he was killed due to his knowledge of theft at his place of employement - a supermarket. Missing since 1987
http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/...s_michael.html

The Vosseler Children - 2 young boys who were kidnapped by their father in 1986. The father went to elaborate lengths to cover his tracks. Police seemed to be hot on his trail several times and there were numerous sightings throughout many states, but none of them have ever been located.
http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/...r_william.html

Amy Mihaljevic - young girl who was abducted in 1989 from a shopping mall and later murdered. The perpetrator concocted a cunning ruse to snatch her: calling her house and claiming that he was a coworker of her mother's and wanted her help in buying a gift for her secret promotion, and asking her to meet him at the mall.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amy_Mihaljevic

Toni Clark - young lady who disappeared on the San Francisco Bay Bridge one night in 1990. Her car had stalled on the bridge, and another vehicle had hit it. Witnesses saw a man lurking around her car, but it is not known if she was abducted, committed suicide or left on her own accord.
http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/c/clark_toni.html

The show also dealt with missing collectibles and other items, but those were obviously less interesting. Does anyone know of any other cases that have aired on this program? I would really like to know. Thanks.
Thanks for the info! I never watched this show, nor heard about it back then as a kid. I am gonna watch a few of them tonight. So they will be brand new episodes for me What caught me off guard was the 1-900 number which charged $2.00 for first minute, etc. WTF? At least UM had a toll free 1-800 number. Any story behind this? Personally I would be turned off by the 1-900 spin. And what if a poor person had crime info, yet no home phone or money to call?
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Thanks for the info! I never watched this show, nor heard about it back then as a kid. I am gonna watch a few of them tonight. So they will be brand new episodes for me What caught me off guard was the 1-900 number which charged $2.00 for first minute, etc. WTF? At least UM had a toll free 1-800 number. Any story behind this? Personally I would be turned off by the 1-900 spin. And what if a poor person had crime info, yet no home phone or money to call?
Yeah, I always thought that was weird.
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HOLY MOSES!!

I know somebody mentioned this one in the Charley Project thread. Turns out this show profiled it and all the related ones.


http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/c/call_richard.html

http://articles.dailypress.com/1989-...reward-missing
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