Disappeared premiering February 4, on Investigation Discovery

Follow the clues and unpredictable twists of missing person investigations, and find out how and why people simply vanish in DISAPPEARED.

Premiering Friday, February 4 at 9 p.m. ET/10 p.m. PT on Investigation Discovery, this 13-part series traces fascinating missing person cases, from a young mother with a secret life to a respected lawyer later suspected of embezzlement.

Each episode of DISAPPEARED begins at the time immediately before the individual vanished and chronicles the search for evidence that may indicate what happened.

While some of the resolutions are heartwarming and others tragic, many cases remain open to this day and continue to be a source of unbearable frustration for family members and friends. Viewers can share fresh leads for the open cases that have gone cold to help uncover what truly happened to the missing and provide closure for the loved ones who were left behind.


Highlights from the first episodes of DISAPPEARED include:



Friday, February 4 at 9 p.m. ET/10 p.m. PT

Lee Cutler was a universally loved high school senior who secretly struggled to mend fights between his mother and stepfather and manage his relationships with girlfriends. After dropping off his best friend on a cool autumn morning in 2007, Cutler disappeared. The search involved police officers across two states, underwater divers, and a nationwide watch. Although finding Cutler’s abandoned car and a trail of personal items, he still hasn’t been found.


DISAPPEARED – “Miles to Nowhere”

Friday, February 11 at 9 p.m. ET/10 p.m. PT

Twenty-one-year-old nursing student, Maura Murray goes missing after her car swerves off a dark and winding road in February 2004. The 24-hour time line before Murray’s disappearance is filled with contradictions and multiple theories surround her disappearance. Police suspect Murray is a runaway or suicidal, but reports of a distressed voicemail on her boyfriend’s cell phone 36 hours after her disappearance and a later sighting in a store where a young woman fitting her description silently mouths the words “Help me” when she’s seen with an older man, leaves investigators stumped.   


DISAPPEARED – “The Last Truck Stop”

Friday, February 18 at 9 p.m. ET/10 p.m. PT

Michele Whitaker is a vivacious, attractive, and out-of-control 32-year-old woman. Drinking heavily and fighting with her mother, she hitches a ride to a truck stop and disappears in August of 2002. A month later, a woman with a connection to Whitaker disappears too and the missing person’s case turns into a homicide investigation that eventually goes cold. Six years later, a woman watching a crime program sees a picture of Whitaker, who police still believe was murdered. The woman watching is stunned – Whitaker is her neighbour and is very much alive.

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