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Olympic marathon hopeful Amy Wroe Bechtel vanished 20 years ago and her case is still unsolved

Amy Wroe Bechtel

Talented runner Amy Wroe Bechtel before her disappearance in 1997

Amy Wroe Bechtel was a 24-year-old Olympic Marathon hopeful when she went for a jog in 1997 — never to be seen again.

A graduate of the University of Wyoming — where she met her husband, rock climber Steve Bechtel — Amy had anticipated trying out for the US team for the 2000 Summer Olympics.

But on July 24, 1997, after apparently going for a run in the forest just outside Lander, Wyoming, she vanished.

Her husband reported her disappearance to police at 10pm that night, and a huge search got underway hours later. It was initially thought Amy — whose case features on new Investigation Discovery documentary Missing in the Mountains — may have been attacked by a bear or mountain lion. However police later started looking into her husband as a suspect.

He had an

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What Happened to the McStays, Who Vanished 3 Years Before They Were Found Buried in the Desert?

In 2010, a picture-perfect family of four vanished without a trace four months after moving into a new house in the San Diego suburb of Fallbrook, California.

Three years later, in November 2013, a motorcyclist stumbled upon a skull in the Mojave Desert and called investigators who — soon after — uncovered two shallow graves containing the remains of a man, a woman and two little boys.

The missing McStay family had been found.

The mystery of who killed them and why will be the focus of Monday night’s episode of People Magazine Investigates on Investigation Discovery.

The disappearance of Joseph McStay, 40, his 43-year-old wife, Summer, and sons Gianni, 4, and Joseph Jr., 3, was largely treated as a missing-persons case until their bodies were discovered in 2013.

As authorities learned, the foursome, who were last seen alive on Feb. 4, 2010, had all been viciously beaten to

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People Magazine Investigates: What Happened to 2-Year-Old DeOrr Kunz, Who Vanished in Idaho Woods?

The campout in a remote patch of the Idaho mountains promised a fun time for 2-year-old DeOrr Kunz, who went on vacation with his parents, grandfather and his grandfather’s friend.

With the assurance that “Grandpa Bob” Walton would keep an eye on him, DeOrr’s mom, Jessica Mitchell, and father, who is also named DeOrr Kunz but also goes by Vernal, walked off from the campsite to go fishing on July 10, 2015 — but when the boy’s dad returned, the son they lovingly called “Little Man” was nowhere to be found.

More than two years later, the enduring mystery of what happened to the still-lost little boy is the focus of tonight’s episode of People Magazine Investigates, which airs at 10 p.m. ET on Investigation Discovery.

After DeOrr’s parents called 911, law enforcement believed the boy had wandered into the woods surrounding the Timber

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“Vanished Without a Trace:” Is this Show Even Real?

The Investigation Discovery show “Vanished Without a Trace” airs on Mondays at 8:00 p.m. Reviews have not come back favorable for the most part and you’re either a fan or you’re not. There has been some speculation that the show is little more than a highly scripted poorly executed attempt at solving cases involving strange disappearances. Is the show real or is it a fake? We think that we’ve found the answer and here is why.

Real cases are investigated

The Australian based television series investigates real cases which have been documented. For example, the case of Tara Gristead, who went missing in 2005. The 30 year old was a school teacher who disappeared in 2005. She had been volunteering her time to help with a beauty pageant just prior to her disappearance. The last time that she was seen was on October 23, 2005 at a barbecue

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Vanished Without a Trace revisits disappearance of Tara Grinstead …

Tara Grinstead smiling in family photo

Tara Grinstead went missing in 2005, Vanished Without a Trace investigates the case

This week Vanished Without a Trace investigates the case of 30-year-old teacher Tara Grinstead, who went missing after a day with helping out at a beauty pageant.

October 23 2005 in Ocilla, Georgia, and former-beauty queen Tara Grinstead attends a local pageant where she is coaching contestants and then heads to a barbecue.

The next day she fails to show up for work and her co-workers phone the police who head to her house. There they find her unlocked car outside but her purse and keys are missing.

Right away the cops get a bad feeling and get the Georgia Bureau of Investigation in on the case.

However, no sign of a struggle is found and the case soon goes pretty much cold.

The case was highlighted by a CBS News

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Vanished in Seattle spotlights the disappearance of up-and-coming rock star Brian Barton

Brian Barton

Brian Barton had everything going for him, or so it seemed until he vanished

Vanished in Seattle looks at the case of rising rock star Brian Barton, who vanished just before he was due to embark on a tour with his band.

Brian Barton was up and coming musician in the punk rock band as Fate Would Have It, when just before his first big tour was due to take place he vanished.

Brian was in love and his band were on their way up and possibly headed for the big time.

Then in 2005 the 25-year-old simply disappeared, leaving friends and fellow band mates equally baffled and suspicious of each other.

John Krebs was barton’s best buddy told the Huff Post that he thought Barton’s girlfriend Breanna Duvall knew something about his disappearance, but others are not so sure.

The founder of the band Barton played

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Kayla Berg: Horrifying YouTube Video May Show Missing Girl — Teen Vanished In 2009, May Appear Tied Up In Video

Kayla Berg, a 15-year-old girl from Antigo, Wisconsin, vanished without a trace on August 11, 2009, after a friend of her brother’s said that he dropped her off at about 10 p.m. at her boyfriend’s house in Wausau, located roughly 34 miles from the small town of Antigo, according to a CNN report on the cold case.

See below for an update on this story.

Now, more than seven years later, a bizarre and frightening new clue may have surfaced in the long-stalled case, a clue in the form of a creepy and even horrifying video that was posted on YouTube October 11, 2009 — but noticed only in the past few months by users of the internet forum Reddit — that may show Kayla Berg bound and screaming on the floor of what appears to be a bathroom as a heavyset man walks in and closes the door behind

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