VisionAndPsychosis.Net©

In Wetumpka, AL

The Wayback Machine will show this site is a 14 year investigation of Subliminal Distraction.

Preventing Subliminal Distraction episodes, mistaken for mental illness, is simple and free.

Copyright 2003 Edit January 1, 2017

Copyright    Contact page    Demonstration of subliminal sight

If  you  reached this page from a search engine enter the site here.

There is a long list of strange disappearances.

Most are college students.

This page is an unfiltered list of cases.

 

One of the reasons for this list is so that friends and family will contact me to supply information.

 

This will confirm or eliminate Subliminal Distraction.

 

 

Some might be explained by accident, suicide,  or criminal activity.

Others have never been found, but there is no evidence of a crime.

They are listed by full name, not last name first.

This is to increase the hits from Google searches by full name.

 

 

Robert Kovack remains found   Sunil Tripathi    Tom Billings remains found near Vancouver

Kelly Nash missing in Georgia  has been found in lake gunshot suicide.

Jamison Family    Source of Subliminal Distraction revealed in video on "Disappearances" TV show.

 

 Devon Lee Ward disappearance/death

Picture found showing computers in bedroom caused Subliminal Distraction.

 

 

 You may have information about one of them you do not realize.

The cases are here so you can contact me with any information you have.   Contact

 

Current investigations have links to longer explanations of details.

 

 

 

 

Through history there have been cases of strange disappearances of individuals and sometimes groups.

Today these disappearances are still happening.

 

Do you have information on any of the cases listed here? Contact Researcher.    Here

Information sought will be about study habits, and computer use.

Major colleges have refused to investigate that something they fail to do is costing student lives.

 

This page collects examples over 14 years to show the involvement of Subliminal Distraction.

Google searches, then Google alerts were used to find the cases below.

 

To understand this page you should understand this little known problem

discovered when it caused mental breaks for office workers.   Begin the explanation here.

 

Visual Subliminal distraction is a normal feature in everyone's physiology of sight,

explained in first semester psychology lectures on peripheral vision reflexes.

Begin with the first explanation page Subliminal Distraction.  Other explanation pages are linked and included

2) Mental Break Discovery 1964   3) Why they happen    4) Drugs   5) Spontaneous Remission

 Pages which have examples of the design mistake are:

Home Computer LocationsSite Outline  Mass Shootings The Jamison Family Disappearance    Joe Morse Georgia Tech suicide 

  Foxconn-France Telecom suicides  QiGong-Kundalini Mental Breaks  Connie Tucker hospital record

The College Suicides page has the explanation for Subliminal Distraction caused suicides.

Skeptical?

Perform my demonstration of subliminal sight and habituation in peripheral vision here.

 

Of course some of the missing person cases were undiscovered crime or accident victims. But a small number recover and return, often in altered mental states.

Some of the disappearances are found suicides, or skeletal remains in remote areas with no obvious cause of death.

In none of the cases would authorities have known that Subliminal Distraction caused the disappearance.

 

Only the Atlanta Police Department had been aware of the problem because they had to change all their desks to cubicle when they encountered it.

The underlying hypothesis is that Dissociative Fugue is one outcome of Subliminal Distraction.

The last group of missing people  has never been  found. I find similar cases involving students going back over a hundred years.

 

 

Links to details are being added.

Page Organization

This page lists all  cases which were not murders, or obvious accidents

They are divided into  these groups

Recovered          Found Suicide      Long Term Missing    High Probability     Low Probability

Current Undetermined Cases

 

 

Although the episode can happen to anyone, in the scenarios below the subject would have been :

a home computer user of social media, a student, a video game player, or knowledge worker without peripheral vision blocking protection.

Although computers are featured on this site,  the problem was discovered, and solved before they existed.

 

 

Potential  Scenarios

  1.  Sudden out of character event.  Subject vanishes on a simple errand with no previous indication of mental stress, or problem.

  2. Subject has depressive episodes before vanishing.   May have exhibited suicidal indications.

  3.  Subjects vanishes but recovers, may have full or partial amnesia. Typically tells story of persecution by authority, especially police.  The subject may believe they ran away from serious threat, or may have belief they committed a serious crime. Alternatively the subject is so distraught by the experience they refuse to discuss it.

  4. Subject disappears with no previous indications, and is found a suicide with no history of depression.

  5. Subject disappears, again with no indication of a problem, and is never found.

 

List of suspect cases:

If you are a friend, family member, classmate, or other associate with information,  use the contact page to email a message.

There are 300 cases in my files but not all will qualify.

 

First recorded disappearance  case 130 years old:

 

Albert Dadas  French gas company repairman, 1880's, first examples of Dissociative Fugue. Given diagnosis of pathological tourism.  The episodes were eventually found in Germany, Italy, and Russia, before doctors lost interest after about 25 years. He was gas company bookkeeper who also made outside repairs.

 

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Current ongoing case:

 

Anjelica “AJ” Hadsell   Vanished from home while on break from Longwood University. Page under construction.

 

Bryce Laspisa    College student, he vanished while driving back home,  August 30, 2013.  There were phone calls home during the drive.

 

David Bird    (Body Found) Wall Street Journal reporter at home  for a stomach virus, went for a short walk Jan 11, 2014, and did not return.   He required medications for a liver transplant.   A Boy Scout leader, he was trained for outdoor survival, but was wearing only light clothing for the length of his intended hike.  

 

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Derek Seehausen   UCLA med student has been sighted several times since he vanished.  http://helpfindderek.com/  off site link.

 

John Cunningham   Body found after three months near retention pond. Died of drowning/hypothermia. (?) Vanished from home Oct 30 upset after disturbance at work, no shoes, cell, wallet  Facebook

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Devon Lee Ward     Army private due for discharge in one month vanished from Ft Bliss, remains found in coal chute in Arizona June 2016

 

Kayelyn Louder   Unemployed, home computer user with roommate and pet.  Made bizarre 911 calls, seen on video running into  rain storm barefoot wearing tank top, and shorts Sept 27. Her body was found trapped in debris down stream from a creek behind her apartment.

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Kelly Nash     Autopsy revealed single gun shot to head.   Gun not found.  A 25 year old senior at Georgia Gwinnett College Kelly walked away Jan 5 wearing blue plaid pajama bottoms and boat shoes. The last contact was his girlfriend who told him to turn off the video games, and get some sleep. His body has been found near the last video sighting of him walking alone.

 

Misty Upham   Actress, missing since Oct 5,  last seen walking from her sister's apartment  in Muckleshoot, Washington. Body has been found and identified. Facebook

 

Paul Kitterman  Missing from the Sports Authority Field, Denver, 10/23/2014.  Walked away from Broncos game, 53 yo, no cell or credit cards were with him. Found and returned home.  

 

Robert Kovack  Skeletal remains found under the bridge near where his car was found with his ID say he was a suicide 18 years ago when he vanished.

Sunil Tripathi    Brown University student vanished, found 38 days later in Providence RI river.22 

 

Recovered:   

 

Ahmad Arain    Vanished when he got off a bus in Watts while going to a meeting at UCLA. Six weeks later he recovered and emailed home for pick up in Mexico.   Completely recovered.

 

Aisha Khan  Interview needed.  Vanished Dec 16, 2011, from Edwards campus, University of Kansas after claiming in a frantic voice-mail that she had been attacked by a man. Denied abduction when she returned 5 days later. Suspected to have experienced a light episode and completely recovered.

 

Chad Evanuik   Seeking contact, left friend request on Facebook page. Disappeared Feb 2012, checked into hospital but didn't know name. Completely recovered.

 

Kashmala Fida  University of King's College, Halifax student on summer break, missing 2 days, walked away, left car in hospital parking lot where she worked, and had "routine appointment but didn't show up." Found at friends house 7/12/2012.  Extensive news coverage but no explanation. Would expect complete recovery.

Paige Haas  Baylor senior vanished while on missionary project in Waco April 25, 2012 two weeks before graduation. Vanished again from Texarkana before her parents arrived.  No other info, believed completely recovered.

Matthew Wilson Computer science major drove away from Rice, found in Berkeley. Police released to mother. Believed completely recovered, I lost contact with family.

Tom Daniels   Florida International University Police law student had episode in Cici's Pizza when police entered for lunch, vanished.   Believed fully recovered.

 

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Found Suicide:    

 

Kelly Nash     Autopsy revealed single gun shot to head.   Gun not found.  A 25 year old senior at Georgia Gwinnett College Kelly walked away Jan 5 wearing blue plaid pajama bottoms and boat shoes. The last contact was his girlfriend who told him to turn off the video games and get some sleep. His body has been found near the last video sighting of him walking alone.

Robert Kovack  Skeletal remains discovered by work crew under the bridge where his car was found say he was a suicide 18 years ago when he vanished. ___   Virginia Tech  grad student architecture, Sept 18, 1998 withdrew $80 from ATM, headed home for visit, Geo Tracker found out of gas Sept 22, driver's door locked but not passenger door. (Police believe passenger door  opened by thief, music system believed stolen.)

Anne Marie Smith  Appalachian State University, arranged for "safe ride"  Sept 2, 2014,found a suicide in dense growth a short distance from where she left "safe ride" van. She had reported an assault with foggy memory of it then left her computer and phone at home when she visited parents Labor Day.  Friends at the party where she claimed the assault happened saw nothing and there was no evidence of an assault. Father was in dorm lobby bringing her computer and phone when police arrived to investigate her disappearance.

 

Anthony Carey   Aug 23, 2012 left Houston for Texas A&M, found Aug 30, near car parked on rural forested road 60 miles from A&M, gunshot suicide, no warning.

Brogan Dulle  Seen on video searching for cell 5/18/2014.  He opened his apartment door, left wallet, money, and ID inside.   Found suicide nearby eight days later.

Daniel Compton  Ga Tech student vanished after party Feb 17, 2006.  Found carbon monoxide suicide in his car in rural area south of Atlanta March 4, 2006.

Danny Sanders   High school student missing since February 5, 2005, skeletal remains found on golf course February 2017, 100 yards from his house, with single gun shot evident.

Daniel Francis Machado  Idaho State, 29 yo, Air Force vet, vanished Aug 4, 2012, found gun shot suicide by motorcyclist on mountain top.

David Brooks Ferrel  High school senior, 18, video game player, complained he could not focus, drove car into lake April 2011. (Not ruled suicide.)

David Jonathan Scherr   University of Maryland, College Park student, 20, missing since Dec 19, found Dec 29, 2012 in his car, ruled suicide.

David John Goeser  English major, depressed UCLA student left Cell, ID, credit cards July 22, 2012, found gun shot suicide two months later near where police found his car earlier.

Dean Levasseur  University of Maine, vanished from outdoor band gig Chickenfest, 2.5 miles into woods, April 21, 2012, left guitar behind, found 200 yards away from performance stage in heavy undergrowth, April 25, gunshot suicide. Purchased gun month earlier.

Devon Minor  Geneva College engineering student, ate French fries in cafeteria Jan 20, 2011, then vanished into snow storm keys, wallet, iPod, laptop, phone, and his winter coat were left behind. Found in river May 6. Posted then deleted Facebook comment that he had a problem he did not know how to handle. Ruled suicide.

 

Garrett Jay   Senior biology, Bloomsburg University vanished May 12, 2006, failed to join friends at bar, on phone said he would be home in a few minutes, found skeletal remains March 27,2007 suicide.

 

Nathaniel Hendrickson  Houston college student vanished Nov 30, 2005. Body found gunshot suicide Dec 30. Video from TV showed his computer in family living room.

Ian Hackney   Depressed University of Massachusetts Amherst athlete, sprinter, vanished March 29, 2010. Body found April 30.

Joe Morse     May 6, 2003, ATM  Lenox Mall withdrew his last $120. Four years later Georgia Tech police found he had climbed a construction crane in Miami then jumped.

 

Jonathan S. Dorey  British student at VCU, vanished, 3/2/2010, seen leaving dorm on bike, backpack found by James River.  Parents believe he committed suicide.

 

Jordan McGinty  Vanished Sept 20, 2011, 8 am, on a 250 metre walk to Cardonald College, never arrived, apprentice electrician, played video games on Playstation.  Found suicide Oct 14, 2011. Said seemed tired "acting slightly differently" that morning.

 

Joseph Zahornacky  Jan 15, 2007 during 30 minute drive to college spoke with mother then classmate arranging to watch movies, stopped at Walgreens, within 10 minutes of college diverted, drove to remote boat ramp and into water 50 miles from Manhattanville campus.

 

Joshua Edwards   Citadel Cadet, 22 year old chemistry major, said to be in "distress," vanished Nov 10, 2011, car found near beach. Memorial but not found.

 

Mariam Makhniashvili  Forest Hill Collegiate Institute student for four days,17 yo Georgian emigrant to Canada three months,  vanished Sep 14, 2009 after walking with brother to school, found March 2012 skeletal remains, 7 km away, jumped off bridge.   Said to be avid reader at home.

Mengyao "May" Zhou  Aug 23, 2007, Ph.D. candidate in electrical engineering, passed entrance exams to grad school at Standford, told roommate she would run errands at 10 am. Drove 90 miles, parked at Junior College climbed into trunk, took over the counter drugs to commit suicide.  No explanation. 

Paul Shuman-Moore Grinnell College sophomore vanished Sept 25, 2006, seen in YouTube video of Frisbee tournament, played guitar at Bob's Underground, swiped card to enter dorm 1:30 am . Told roommate he was taking girl to movie.  Body found under pool cover at country club April 18, 2007.

Pierre Le Moignan  York University, UK, chemistry student neatly folded clothes put his Wallet and cell on top with a note of the day and time, Nov 21, 2009, 11:18 pm, on a bridge over River Ouse. He could not swim and was afraid of the water. Found Jan 4, 2010.  No known reason for suicide.

Prof Pablo Mora  U Texas Arlington Psychology Department,  vanished Sept 30, 2012.  Found suicide Nov 12, 2012, 56 miles north of Dallas.  He was studying depression among elderly Latinos.

Sunil Tripathi Brown University student vanished, found 38 days later in Providence RI river.

 

Roswell Friend  Recent graduate living with several roommates, seen by Temple University security cameras on a run. He vanished, found drowned, left note.

 

Rylan Cotter  Jan 7,2009, Michigan State student drove away from  apartment, found near golf course, ruled suicide, jumped from electric tower.

 

Talha Ahmad Mahmud  Lincoln University computer science, vanished Aug 24, 2010, suicide attempt Aug 23, left hospital, discovered suicide in wooded area in Oct 27.

Tony Beard Jr    August 12, 2007, 16 year old, left dressed for scout meeting, vanished, body found August 16, ruled suicide, no warning.

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Long Term Missing:

Alicia Markovich  While on a custody visit, April 26, 1987, 15 yo  had argument with father and walked away. DNA sample has not matched any unidentified deaths  Missing 27 years.

 

Allen Kenley Matheson  Acadia University biology student, 20 yo, last seen Sept 21, 1992.  Bought new clothes, paid books and tuition, left $3000 in bank. Said avid reader rarely without a book. Missing 21 years.

 

Amber Wilde UWGB student pregnant, Vanished Sept 23, 1998, Car abandoned in sports bar lot 700 unaccounted miles, classified homicide.  Missing 16 Years.

 

Deanie Peters   Feb 5, 1981, 14 yo,  while attending her brothers wrestling match she said, "I'll be right back," went to the restroom and vanished.  Missing 33 years.

 

Dorothy Arnold  Socialite, aspiring writer, vanished while walking in New York,  Dec 10, 1910. Father spent $250,000 searching for her. Missing 114 years.

 

Karen Louise Wilson Political Science major, SUNY Albany, intern assemblyman's office, vanished after tanning session, March 27,1985. Believed abducted. Missing 29 years.

Lynne Schultz  Went back to dorm from walk with classmates to an exam at Middlebury College Dec. 10, 1971.  Vanished and missing 43 years.


Mary Shotwell Little   Little's disappearance, October 1965, is a legend in Atlanta.  Two women vanished after using the same desk.  There are several stories on-line about her. Missing 49 years.

 

Paul Gordon Love   University of Illinois, Galesburg, 22 yo WWII vet, vanished Oct 2, 1947.  Went for cash when his check was refused at a music store. The search for him included 2500 Boy Scouts.  Missing 67 years.

 

Richard Lepsy  Store manager for Glen's Market in Grayling, Minnesota, left for lunch in October 1969, and vanished.  Theorized to have been DB Cooper.

 

Ron Tammen     His disappearance from Miami of Ohio, April 1953, was so sudden and strange that Miami University has a website about it. Missing 59 years.

Margaret Damm    Music student 1911, vanished Jan 24, 4 am with only a handbag telling landlady she would hear something astounding.  Missing 113 years.

 

Rachel Garden   March 22, 1980 15 yo, walking to friend's house after corner market purchase vanished.  Believed abducted, killed. Missing 34 years.

 

Robert Keck  Southern Lehigh High School 16 yo vanished walking 2 miles to girlfriend's house June 30, 1979.   Missing 35 years.

 

Roger Ellsion   Feb. 10, 1981, with $3 in pocket he rode the bus to school put his books in his locker and vanished. Missing 33 years.

 

Sante Emil Mattson   Dec 28,1912   A 26 yo Junior in Chemistry at the University of California told landlady he had invitation to dinner with friends, never returned. Missing 102 years.   From digitized news no other information.

 

Steven Chait  Columbia engineering student left roommate, all possessions in dorm, and vanished, March 13, 1972.  Mother got mysterious silent phone calls for 25 years. Missing 42 years.

 

Vicke Lee Lamberton  Assumption College, vanished Feb 1974 received masters in psychology did not pick up degree. Made dinner plans with estranged husband to get back together did not arrive. Missing 40 years.

 

Zita Gutierrez    Montgomery College student vanished August 23, 1980, driving to pick up friend for night out. Car found in lot near NIH in Bethesda where she had second job. Missing 34 years.

 

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High Probability Subliminal Distraction Disappearance:


Page under construction.

 

Low Probability cases:

Clifton Patrick Leonard   HS student took screen off bedroom window, vanished Aug 23, 1983. Diagnosed schizophrenic had new clothes for school. Never wore them. Missing 31, years. Not in school at time, took swim suit and $20. 

 

 

Significant cases:

 

David Bird  Body has been found in river.  3/20/15 ID by dental records. Wall Street Journal reporter working from home with stomach virus went for short walk and did not return, Jan 11, 2014.

Jennifer Huston     Vanished in her Lexus Thursday July 25, 2014 while running errands in Dundee, Oregon. Discovered suicide 600 miles away.

Jamison Family     The Jamison's vanished from a remote location, leaving $30,000 in their truck along with their daughter's dog. Their bodies have been found. New evidence from TV program video shows their home bedroom computer locations proving Subliminal Distraction exposure.

 

Mary Shotwell Little   Little's disappearance, October 1965, is a legend in Atlanta.  Two women vanished after using the same desk.  There are several stories on-line about her. Missing 49 years.

 

Ron Tammen     His disappearance from Miami of Ohio, April 1953, was so sudden and strange that Miami University has a website about it. Missing 59 years.

 

 

List of file cases:

 

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Ahmad Arain    Vanished when he got off a bus in Watts while going to a meeting at UCLA. Six weeks later he recovered and emailed home for pick up in Mexico.   Completely recovered.

 

Aisha Khan  Interview needed.  Vanished Dec 16, 2011, from Edwards campus, University of Kansas after claiming in a frantic voice-mail that she had been attacked by a man. Denied abduction when she returned 5 days later. Suspected to have experienced a light episode and completely recovered.

 

Ali Khadar  Twice daily insulin dependant diabetic, Strayer University in IT, lived with father-stepmother, found in creek three weeks after he vanished April 28, 2011.

 

Alana Gwinner  University of Cincinnati accounting major, vanished Dec 9, 1997. Body found 65 miles away in river. Car was never found. Believed homicide. 

 

Alexander Grant  Boston College student, 19, on spring break vanished after leaving party and breaking into a medical building. He walked through knee deep snow wearing only underwear and one sock. Found in creek. Alcohol level .16 but no drugs.

 

Alicia Markovich  While on a custody visit, April 26, 1987, 15 yo  had argument with father and walked away. DNA sample has not matched any unidentified deaths  Missing 27 years.

 

Amy  Bradley   Recent college grad, vanished from a  cruise ship while on a Caribbean vacation with her family March 24, 1998.

 

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Anthony Carey   Aug 23, 2012 left Houston for Texas A&M, found Aug 30, near car parked on rural forested road 60 miles from A&M, gunshot suicide, no warning.

 

Bethany Anne Decker  George Mason University student, five months pregnant, vanished Jan 29, 2011.  Had 17mo son living with her parents, had roommate.

 

Bradyn Fuksa  Vanished July 2009, car abandoned Int 25,

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Brendan Davis  University of Massachusetts Boston student vanished, with passport and SIM card, but took no clothes,  April 27, 2011. No info, two articles on line.

 

Brian Shaffer  Twenty seven year old OSU medical  student vanished from the Ugly Tuna while celebrating the beginning of spring break, April 1, 2006.

 

Brogan Dulle  Seen on video searching for cell 5/18/2014.  He opened his apartment door, left wallet, money, and ID inside.   Found suicide nearby eight days later.

 

Casey Neil McGinnis  Ph.D. U Minnesota, U Michigan Law School, 35 yo reported missing Nov 12, 2009, found a suicide. Known depressed, no other information.

 

Cayle Bywater   Bipolar UGA grad student Gwinnett County, vanished Dec 29, 2007.  Last seen walking dog, apartment door open, wallet, keys, cell left on car. Found drowned in pond. Jan11, 2008. 

 

Chad Evanuik   Seeking contact, left friend request on Facebook page. Disappeared Feb 2012, checked into hospital but didn't know name. Completely recovered.

 

Chris Bartok   George Washington University freshman law student, engineering grad from Caltech, left bar to walk to apartment, took off clothes, folded them, and entered river with a 35 degree water temp. Missing only four days. Ruled accident.

 

Chris Jenkins  University of Minnesota vanished in Halloween costume Oct 31, 2002 after being ejected from bar. Found in Mississippi Feb 2003, his death certificate was changed from undetermined (accident or suicide) to homicide.

 

Cindy Song  Vanished Halloween night, Nov 1, 2001 after unlocking her apartment door. She disappeared wearing a pair of bunny ears in a Playboy Bunny costume.

 

Clifton Patrick Leonard   HS student took screen off bedroom window, vanished Aug 23, 1983. Diagnosed schizophrenic had new clothes for school. Never wore them. Missing 31, years.

 

Colin Gillis  PreMed at SUNY Brockport, last seen 3/11/2012 flailing arms at side of road having refused rides. College ID and one sneaker found there.

 

Craig Frear  Seventeen year old high school soccer player left a friend's house walked into the woods, and vanished, June 27, 2004.

 

Daniel Compton  Ga Tech student vanished after party Feb 17, 2006.  Found carbon monoxide suicide in his car in rural area south of Atlanta March 4, 2006.

 

Daniel Francis Machado  Idaho State, 29 yo, Air Force vet, vanished Aug 4, 2012, found gun shot suicide by motorcyclist on mountain top.

 

David Bird  Body has been found in river.  3/20/15  ID by dental records.   Wall Street Journal reporter working from home with stomach virus went for short walk and did not return, Jan 11, 2014.

 

David Brooks Ferrel  High school senior, 18, video game player, complained he could not focus, drove car into lake April 2011.

 

David Jonathan Scherr   University of Maryland, College Park student, 20, missing since Dec 19, found Dec 29, 2012 in his car, ruled suicide.

 

David John Goeser  English major, depressed UCLA student left Cell, ID, credit cards July 22, 2012, found gun shot suicide two months later near where police found his car earlier.

 

Deanie Peters   Feb 5, 1981, 14 yo,  while attending her brothers wrestling match she said, "I'll be right back," went to the restroom and vanished.  Missing 33 years.

 

Dean Levasseur  University of Maine, vanished from outdoor band gig Chickenfest, 2.5 miles into woods, April 21, 2012, left guitar behind, found 200 yards away from performance stage in heavy undergrowth, April 25, gunshot suicide. Purchased gun month earlier.

 

Devon Lee Ward     Army private due for discharge in one month vanished from Ft Bliss, remains found in coal chute in Arizona June 2016

 

Devon Minor  Geneva College engineering student, ate French fries in cafeteria Jan 20, 2011, then vanished into snow storm keys, wallet, iPod, laptop, phone, and his winter coat were left behind. Found in river May 6. Posted then deleted Facebook comment that he had a problem he did not know how to handle. Ruled suicide.

   

Dorothy Arnold  Socialite, aspiring writer, vanished while walking in New York,  Dec 10, 1910. Father spent $250,000 searching for her. Missing 114 years.

 

Elizabeth Ann Duer    Cal Poly Pomona student  told roommate she would be back but vanished Sept 7, 2008,  Sept 12, "found at County-USC Medical Center's psychiatric ward."

 

Eric Hornbeck  Ft Benning Army specialist returned from Iraq, vanished within 100 feet of his father in bar while on the phone with him. Found in air plenum as accidental fan injury victim. Had been accepted for college but had not started classes. PTSD blamed.

 

Garrett Jay   Senior biology, Bloomsburg University vanished May 12, 2006, failed to join friends at bar, on phone said he would be home in a few minutes, found skeletal remains March 27,2007 suicide.

 

George Delaney  March 12, 2011, Rochester Institute of Technology student told friends he would be right back. Body found in remote wooded area with tool box of possessions.

 

Ian Hackney   Depressed University of Massachusetts Amherst athlete, sprinter, vanished March 29, 2010. Body found April 30.

 

Ian Hunter Burnet   Full scholarship Engineering student VCU disappeared Dec 30, 2011, on trip to New York.  No info after Jan 2012.

 

Jamie Michelle Fraley  Bipolar Gaston College student called mother, said going to hospital sick, never arrived.

 

Jason Knapp Clemson, mechanical engineering, car found Table Rock State Park, withdrew $20, stopped for lunch at Wendy's, picked up some root beer &  fruit juice at a store, April 12, 1998, missing 15 years.

 

Joe Morse     May 6, 2003, ATM  L,enox Mall withdrew his last $120. Four years later Georgia Tech police found he had climbed a construction crane in Miami then jumped.

 

Jonathan Dailey     Boston Architectural College grad student from North Carolina, found in Charles River Oct 2012.  There is a Facebook and memorial site.

 

Jonathan David Depatie   Pharmacy student vanished wearing scrubs and T shirt, found as  skeletal remains 10 years later. All possessions had been left behind.

 

Jonathan Lacina  Iowa State in Ames, senior graphics design major left video game gathering Jan 22, 2010, and said not heavily intoxicated.  Found three months later in closed building a mile in the wrong direction from his dorm residence.  Died of hypothermia.

 

Jonathan S. Dorey  British student at VCU, vanished, 3/2/2010, seen leaving dorm on bike, backpack found by James River.  Parents believe he committed suicide.

 

Joseph Zahornacky  Jan 15, 2007 during 30 minute drive to college spoke with mother then classmate arranging to watch movies, stopped at Walgreens, within 10 minutes of college diverted, drove to remote boat ramp and into water 50 miles from Manhattanville campus.

 

Josh Guimond   November 10, 2002  he left card game with fellow students to walk 3 minutes across campus to his residence.  Never arrived and not found.

 

Joshua Edwards   Citadel Cadet, 22 year old chemistry major said to be in "distress," vanished Nov 10, 2011, car found near beach. Memorial but not found.

 

Joshua Greve   Seen leaving in truck 2 am April 4, truck found out of gas, body found clothed in lake April 21, 2011, had no reason for trip, not student.

 

Juan Manuel Garcia  University of Portland, 18 yo, life science major, vanished March 16,2009, memorial held but family requested no information be released

 

Justin Gains  During a night at Wild Bill's in Duluth Ga,  friends reported he appeared to be inebriated. Last seen on video waiting for ride.  Family believes he was killed. 

 

Kara Kopetsky  May 4, 2007 had argument with high school teacher and walked out of class and off school property. Boy friend had bragged about killing other girlfriends and feeding bodies to pigs on family farm. She had called her mother to bring book to school and wash Popeye's Chicken uniform for job that night. Never appeared.

 

Karen Louise Wilson Political Science major, SUNY Albany, intern assemblyman's office, vanished after tanning session, 3/27/85.  Missing 29 years.  Believed abducted.

 

Katelyn Markham  Art Institute of Cincinnati student vanished leaving purse and car keys in residence took cell. Skeletal remains found 30 miles away, no cause of death, but ruled homicide.

 

Kayelyn Louder   Unemployed, home computer user with roommate and pet.  Made bizarre 911 calls, seen on video running into  rain storm barefoot wearing tank top and shorts Sept 27.

 

Khalil King  Cornell, seen walking 3am,then began to run, one source says spooked by something, Aug 28, 2010. Found in water between two bridges, Aug 29, 2010.  Ruled accident because of alcohol possible drug use.  (Not provable SD case.)

 

Kevin Andrew Hulse University of Maryland at College Park graphic design student called home  "distraught and irrational," said leaving to go west start new life, car, ID, wallet, clothes left at family lake vacation home May 4, 2008. (Contact with mother.)

 

Kevin McClam  Vanished after 1 am March 30, 1997 from home on the Charleston Naval Weapons Station playing video games with younger sister. The  14 yo was seen walking in a dazed condition wearing only sneakers and boxer shorts. Clothes were strewn along road near construction site.

Krista Lueth    Michigan State horticulture student, vanished Nov 11, 2008, locked door leaving pan of food on stove covered by plate, did not arrive at class half mile away, case investigation changed to homicide with no evidence of death.

 

Kristen Modafferi  NCSU student in California for summer took coffee shop  job to pay for photography course at UC Berkeley.  After leaving work June 23, 1997 vanished. There were hoaxes about the disappearance. Contact with PI Dennis Mahon revealed family did not follow up on sighting in Central America.

 

Kyle Fleischmann  During a night out with friends he walked away leaving his pea coat and  credit card behind. After buying pizza he vanished and has not been seen since.

 

Lauren Spierer   Vanished walking barefoot to her apartment after night out with classmates. Family believes she was abducted June 3, 2011.

 

Leah Roberts     Recent college student, heavy computer user in coffee shop, North Carolina, vanished on road trip. Car found wrecked 90 miles north of Seattle. 

 

Lee Sterling Cutler  HS senior, 18yo, vanished Oct 20, 2007 after taking $500 saved in his room. Pants with car key were found in river but no body.

 

Lester Jones  Mississippi State BioMed engineering grad student, vanished Jan 11, 2010.  Seen on convenience  store video left cell in store restroom.  No info or update.

 

Lynne Schultz  Went back to dorm from walk with classmates to an exam at Middlebury College Dec. 10, 1971.  Vanished and missing 43 years.

 

Linnea Lomax   Her parents came to visit, found her having a mental event, took her to the hospital. She vanished the first day of out patient treatment a week later.

 

Margaret Damm    Music student 1911, vanished Jan 24, 4 am with only a handbag telling landlady she would hear something astounding.  Missing 113 years.

 

Mark Davis  Rode away from motel on bike before family awoke, left note, Jan 15, 2007. Texas A&M liberal arts student has family site.

 

Matrice Richardson  Arrested for not paying restaurant bill she vanished after released from the Lost Hills Sheriff's Station at 1 am. Found as skeletal remains.

 

Matthew Daniel Josey   Dual, Front Range Community College & University of Colorado at Boulder student taking antidepressants vanished May 11, 2009 and was found dead in his apartment May 16, 09. The cause of death was not given. Police said it was not a homicide.

 

Matthew Wilson Computer science major drove away from Rice, found in Berkeley. Police released to mother. Believed completely recovered, I lost contact with family.

 

Maura Murray   February 9. 2004, she left school after giving two false stories. Wrecked car then vanished from the site before police arrived.

 

Mengyao "May" Zhou  Aug 23, 2007, Ph.D. candidate in electrical engineering, passed entrance exams to grad school at Standford, told roommate she would run errands at 10 am. Drove 90 miles, parked at Junior College climbed into trunk, took over the counter drugs to commit suicide.  No explanation. 

 

Michael Negrete   Walked away from UCLA after video game with friend across campus, Dec 10, 1999. Scent dogs tracked him to an off campus bus stop, still missing.

 

Misty Upham   Actress, missing since Oct 5,  last seen walking from her sister's apartment  in Muckleshoot, Washington. Facebook

 

Morgan D. Harrington Found as skeletal remains in hay field 10 miles from disappearance at Metallica concert Oct 17, 2010, after bizarre circumstances. DNA link to another homicide.

 

Nathaniel Hendrickson  Houston college student vanished Nov 30, 2005. Body found gunshot suicide Dec 30. Video from TV showed his computer in family living room.

 

Neo Babson Maximus  aka Charles Allen Jr   U Mass Dartmouth, last seen Oct. 12, 2007, Senior psychology major, diagnosed Bipolar, left backpack near house he broke into. Jumped from 2nd story and ran into woods. May have talked to long haul trucker after.  He had hung up on sister telling her someone was after him, then disconnected his cell.  Facebook page.

 

Nicholas Michael Coppola  On school break, vanished Dec 12, 2010, after arrest and bizPatarre incident. Found drowned in creek, July 26, 2011.

 

Prof Pablo Mora  U Texas Arlington Psychology Department,  vanished Sept 30, 2012.  Found suicide Nov 12, 2012, 56 miles north of Dallas.  He was studying depression among elderly Latinos.

Paige Haas  Baylor senior vanished while on missionary project in Waco April 25, 2012 two weeks before graduation. Vanished again from Texarkana before her parents arrived.  No other info, believed completely recovered.

 

Patrick D. Collins  UVa grad student left keys, glasses, wallet, drivers license, debit card and backpack in office March 1987. Bikes and cars left home.  DNA ID'ed in 2013. Had been unidentified cold case in New York. Found by hikers in Port Henry. No cause of death given.

 

Pat Viola  NJ housewife, scout leader, vanished Feb 13, 2001.  Shoe, sock, skeletal remains of foot washed ashore in Queens, identified as her 11 years later.

 

Paul Gordon Love   University of Illinois, Galesburg, 22 yo WWII vet, vanished Oct 2, 1947.  Went for cash when his check was refused at a music store. The search for him included 2500 Boy Scouts. (His father was BS executive.)  Missing 67 years.

 

Paul Kitterman  Missing from the Sports Authority Field, Denver, 10/23/2014.  Walked away from Broncos game, 53 yo, no cell or credit cards were with him.

 

Paul Shuman-Moore Grinnell College sophomore vanished Sept 25, 2006, seen in YouTube video of Frisbee tournament, played guitar at Bob's Underground, swiped card to enter dorm 1:30 am . Told roommate he was taking girl to movie.  Body found under pool cover at country club April 18, 2007.

 

Rachel Garden   March 22, 1980 15 yo, walking to friend's house after corner market purchase vanished.  Believed abducted, killed. Missing 34 years.

 

Robert Keck  Southern Lehigh High School 16 yo vanished walking 2 miles to girlfriend's house June 30, 1979.   Missing 35 years.

 

 

Roger Ellsion   Feb. 10, 1981, with $3 in pocket he rode the bus to school put his books in his locker and vanished. Missing 33 years.

 

Roswell Friend  Recent graduate living with several roommates, seen by Temple University security cameras on a run. He vanished, found drowned, left note.

 

Rylan Cotter  Jan 7,2009, Michigan State student drove away from  apartment, found near golf course, ruled suicide, jumped from electric tower.

 

Ryan Katcher  University of Illinois student vanished after friend dropped him at home 2 am Nov 5, 2000. Body found under water in truck, Clear Pond, Kickapoo State Park by emergency services while testing equipment, July 25, 2006.

 

Sahil Charma  Kwantlen University 2nd year Information Technology major, vanished Nov 13, 2008.  Had been living with uncle two years.

 

Sante Emil Mattson  A 26 yo Junior in Chemistry at the University of California told landlady he had invitation to dinner with friends Dec 28,1912, never returned. Missing 102 years.

 

Sipht Chau  University of Maine, online poker player, logged off 3:50 am Christmas morning. Left car, wallet, and cell.

 

Skye Lynn Budnick   April 1, 2008 depressed Central Connecticut State University student bought one way ticket to Japan, vanished there. Left note in unsent email.

 

Syed "Zain" Naqi  Roosevelt University student last seen May 1, 2010. Recovered from submerged car 3 weeks later. Last text message, "Goodbye, Dad."

 

Steven Chait  Columbia engineering student left roommate, all possessions in dorm, and vanished, March 13, 1972.  Mother got mysterious silent phone calls for 25 years. Missing 42 years.

 

Steven Koecher Thirty, unemployed, had worked  for Salt Lake Tribune, Dec 12, 2009 seen on video walking away from abandoned car in a residential cul-de-sac. His phone remained active for two days, checked voice mail once during that time.

 

Suzanne Lyall  U Mass Albany, vanished March 2, 1998 within 300 feet of her dorm room getting off bus from work.  Father described Subliminal Distraction conditions in email. Cash, $20, withdrawn from ATM 4 pm same day. (Why would abductor or killer take just $20.)

 

Talha Ahmad Mahmud  Lincoln University computer science, vanished Aug 24, 2010, suicide attempt Aug 23, left hospital, discovered suicide in wooded area in Oct 27.

 

Tara Grinstead High school teacher, beauty pageant organizer for girls, she attended a dinner and vanished.  There was no evidence of a struggle at her home.

 

Tom Daniels   Florida International University Police Law student had episode in Cici's Pizza when police entered for lunch. Said, "They're coming to get me," then  vanished.  Escaped twice when taken to hospital without seeing doctor.  Believed fully recovered.

 

Tony Beard Jr    August 12, 2007, 16 year old, left dressed for scout meeting, vanished, body found August 16, ruled suicide, no warning.

  

Trevor Boehm  Northwestern student vanished Nov 9, jacket, ID, keys, Cell found on lakeshore Nov 13, body found Nov 16, 2008.

 

Vicke Lee Lamberton  Assumption College, vanished Feb 1974 received masters in psychology - did not pick up degree. Made dinner plans with estranged husband to get back together - did not arrive. Missing 40 years.

 

Ylva Hagner   Swedish Grad student, Ixos Software marketing manager, walked away from her desk Oct 14, 1996.  Friend confirmed her desk was in open room with other workers. Police remarked her desk looked as if she had stepped away for a minute.

 

Zita Gutierrez    Montgomery College student vanished August 23, 1980, driving to pick up friend for night out. Car found in lot

 

 near NIH in Bethesda where she had second job. Missing 34 years.

 

Australia:

 

Timothy Wing Keung  Vanished between exams, IT security major at Deakin University, video game player with 2 roommates, hung up on mother's call from Hong Kong, ID, car, keys, text books left behind Oct 5, 2009.  He was wearing a track suit when he vanished.

 

 

Brazil:

 

Mykensie Martin  Oregon high school student 17 yo vanished on LDS church mission.  Discovered hitch hiking near Salvador, 690 miles northeast of Brasilia site of  church event.  She had left the city of Carmo do Paranaiba in the central state of Minas Gerais early Sunday to travel 40 miles by bus to Patos de Minas. No Info but if a SD fugue victim she would have completely recovered.

 

 

 

Canadian Cases:

 

 

Aju Iroga  Nigerian dual citizen, engineering student, vanished from 2nd year remote deep forest tree planting summer job May 2006, 66 km from nearest large paved road.

  

Allen Kenley Matheson  Acadia University biology student, 20 yo, last seen Sept 21, 1992.  Bought new clothes, paid books and tuition, left $3000 in bank. Said avid reader rarely without a book. Missing 21 years.

 

Bryan Braumberger   Last seen June 1, 2007 in Coquitlam, driving. His car was found at a senior residence where his grandfather lived. No clues to what happened.

 

Carolyn Pruyser    University of Alberta student vanished Friday, May 17, 1984 driving home. Car found on road, door open, purse and keys inside. Missing 30 years.

 

Jeff Renaud   McMaster University engineering student had roommates, vanished Jan 26, 2009. Phoned home from Texas, missing 6 months. Completely recovered.

 

Kashmala Fida  University of King's College, Halifax student on summer break, missing 2 days, walked away, left car in hospital parking lot where she worked, and had "routine appointment but didn't show up." Found at friends house 7/12/2012.  Extensive news coverage but no explanation. Would expect complete recovery.

 

Ken Kilabuk St. Lawrence College,  Pangnirtung, Nunavut (Baffin Island in Arctic) native, 22yo, vanished Oct 15, 2012 from friend's apartment after night out, while outside waiting for cab,  found 1.5 KM away in river, Oct. 27.  Drowned but no finding on cause, suicide?

 

Jordan Darda   University of Alberta 4th year science student, did not return from camping trip taken with no equipment Sep 5, 2010, body found Sept 17 in creek.

  

Joe Grozelle   Royal Military College cadet last seen working on his computer. Claimed stopped writing mid sentence, vanished in a storm, found drowned.

 

Mathieu LeClair  Royal Military College cadet, engineering student vanished Feb. 27, 2012, like Grozelle, and also found drowned.

 

Marcus Fuwing MA  Alberta University of Lethbridge student 24 yo, vanished Dec 11th, 2007, leaving ID in car in parked near Greyhound bus station, had bought ticket two week earlier,  found on Vancouver Island eight months later, said left because of family conflict.   No info available. If SD victim, would be completely recovered.

 

Mariam Makhniashvili  Forest Hill Collegiate Institute student for four days,17 yo Georgian emigrant three months,  vanished Sep 14, 2009 after walking with brother to school, found March 2012 skeletal remains, 7 km away, jumped off bridge.   Said to be avid reader at home.

 

Hamza Alsharief    Saudi Arabian engineering student vanished from the University of Saskatchewan Dec. 14, 2011.   Coat found on train bridge over river.

 

Lyndon Fuller   Vanished after jumping from the third floor hospital window while being treated for depression Nov. 25, 1988, barefoot wearing hospital gown.

 

Nadia Kajouji   Carleton University student disappeared March 2008, found 6 weeks later in Rideau River.   Encouraged suicide case.

 

Shane Fair   York University student, army reservist, 19, vanished May 15, 2009 after a party, found in lake Ontario May 31,2009

 

Tom Billings   British student went for hike November 2013 remains found May 2016.

    

First Nation suicides

There have been 7 suicides of teen tribal members in Thunder Bay since 2000, six at the same school. All but one vanished and was found drowned. There is not enough information for a page on each one.

 

 

Missing Canadian engineering students:

There have been four Canadian engineering students go missing. Only one has been found.   He had traveled to Texas.

 

 

Singapore

 

Jackson Chua   Temasek Polytechnic engineering student failed to return Feb 28,1999 after seeking a new bus route to school. 

 

 

 

 

United Kingdom

 

Andrew Gosden Video game player, "gifted mathematician,"  14 yo, bought one way ticket to London’s King Cross station Sep 14, 2007 and vanished. Last seen exiting the station on CCTV.

 

Louise Kerton   Her school grades had dropped, she traveled to Germany to visit her finance's family, seen  walking to Aachen train station returning, there were four sighting after she vanished June 18, 2001.  Missing 13 years.

 

Mirranda Tennant  Vanished from apartment shared with boyfriend, leaving cash cards and Cell. Found drowned.

 

Pierre Le Moignan  York University chemistry student neatly folded clothes put his Wallet and cell on top with a note of the day and time, Nov 21, 2009, 11:18 pm, on a bridge over River Ouse. He could not swim and was afraid of the water. Found Jan 4, 2010.  No known reason for suicide.

 

Russell Bohling   March 2, 2010 left for Bishop Burton College, car found Bempton Cliffs paid parking next day, sea, air, ground and WWII RAF bunker searches made.

 

Steven Cook  Vanished in Malia, Crete, Sept 1, 2005 on first day of a school vacation.  Based on picture in flyer he was sighted as beggar then a  trinket seller unable to speak. Body found in well 11 years after he vanished.

 

Wales

Ross Evans  Medical student University of Bristol  November 2, 1965.  Left coffee in residence hall canteen, Badock Hall, with friend to visit another student in nearby Hiatt Baker Hall. Never arrived, left all possessions in room, text book open, stopped writing midsentence in notebook.

  

Austria

Vienna

 

Aeryn M. J. Gillern  October 29, 2007 in Vienna, he had a sudden emotional event, ran out of a sauna leaving clothes, cell, and passport.  Not found.

 

 

Ireland:

 

Annie Mc Carrick  Masters grad, last seen March 26th, 1993, recently moved from New York, believed serial killer victim.   She lived with two roommates and was noted to have been sitting up in bed knitting. One site mentions she was in slightly "off form" around the time she vanished. (Performing activity requiring full mental investment in a room with a mirror is problematic.) 

 

 

Hungary

Budapest

 

Ophélie Bretnacher  French Erasmus student out with friends, seen on video walking alone Dec 4, 2008. Bag found on Chain Bridge across Danube. Body found downstream in February. 

 

New Zealand 

 

Alanah Brough   Jan 30, 2009 depressed Whangaparaoa mother of two vanished on walk after releasing dog. Found as skeletal remains in creek in August.

 

Iraena Asher  Bipolar Auckland trainee teacher made police call worried about her safety. Reported last seen standing naked under a street light in a storm Oct. 11, 2004.

 

Leo Lipp-Neighbours   Canterbury University engineering student drove away from residence, despondent wearing T-shirt and jeans, Jan 24, 2010 4 am, did not return.   Lived with several roommates.

 

 

 

Africa Disappearances

 

Kenya

 

Peter Kamau Gikonyo University of Nairobi engineering student missing 2 months found wandering in Tanzania. Eventually completely recovered.

 

South Africa Disappearances

 

Ducan Allan  Vanished after picking up his car from repair. Pictures show he used a two screen computer set up. Found a suicide in his car clutching his Bible.

 

 

Palesa Madiba  (Confirmed skeletal remains found in back yard of house where she vanished) On her way to the University of Johannesburg’s Soweto campus for her morning classes she vanished. Missing a year in 2014 there is no clue what happened, or who buried her body.

 

India

 

Atish Sen Gupta  Electrical engineering student, vanished August 30, 2009, found along rail line between stations, cremated as unidentified after 15 days in morgue.

 

 

Scotland:

Glasgow

Jordan McGinty  vanished Sept 20, 2011, 8 am, on a 250 metre walk to Cardonald College, never arrived, apprentice electrician, played video games on Playstation.  Found suicide Oct 14, 2011. Said seemed tired "acting slightly differently" that morning.

 

 

This list is incomplete.    I have 300 files about other cases.  Some of the 300 will not qualify to be listed.  

These cases were collected over 12 years, and cover student disappearances back to around the turn of the 20th century.

 

Additional cases not yet condensed to this new site can be viewed by visiting the Wayback Machine, Missing Student and Mysterious Disappearances pages prior to Oct 2013.

 

 

Engineering and computer science majors rank high in the numbers. That is because they have heavier academic loads and use computers heavily in class work. That allows them more opportunity to make the mental break causing design mistake engineers found in 1964

 

 

 

"How often have I said to you that when you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth?"

Sherlock Holmes  ...    The Sign of Four