Where in the world? ‘Dateline: Missing in America’ examines puzzling missing person cases

True Crime July 26, 2022
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“Dateline: Missing in America” calls on listeners like you to help break cases. Hosted by correspondents Josh Mankiewicz and Andrea Canning, this series examines puzzling missing person cases submitted to Dateline via social media. Every episode, tune in to hear 1 person’s detailed story shared by investigators, friends, and family. They’ll share clues, details, and descriptions, hoping that listeners might remember info to help law enforcement solve each case.

Start the series in any order with the average episode running less than 40 minutes. If you already listen to “Dateline,” “Up and Vanished,” or you’re a true crime fanatic, we think you’ll also like “Dateline: Missing in America.”

Episode 1 covers 39-year-old Heidi Planck’s story, a California resident last spotted on October 17, 2021. The 5’3″ blonde hair blue eyed woman was last spotted leaving her 10-year-old son’s football game in Downey, California. After her last sighting, Heidi’s dog was found on the 28th floor of an apartment building in downtown LA. 3 days later, Heidi was reported missing by her ex-husband, Jim Wayne, when she did not pick their son up at school.

Host Josh spoke with Jim and Heidi’s close friend on the podcast. Listeners with any information are encouraged to contact the Los Angeles Police Department at (213) 486-6840 or the Los Angeles Regional Crime Stoppers anonymous tip line at 1-800-222-TIPS.

24-year-old geologist Daniel Robinson left his a desert job site on June 23, 2021. He drove his 2017 blue Jeep Renegade west of Sun Valley Parkway, north of Cactus Road in Buckeye, Arizona. That was the last time Daniel was seen or heard from.

On this episode, Josh spoke with Daniel’s father, David, about the ongoing search for his son and hopes listeners come forward with any information by calling the Buckeye Police tip line at (623) 349-6411. Daniel is 5’8”, weighs 165 lbs., has black hair, brown eyes, and is missing some of his right arm below his elbow.

Tune in weekly for new episodes wherever you listen to your favorite podcasts. This series is presented by Dateline NBC.

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