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Everything to Know About Dateline: Missing in America Season 2

“This is an opportunity to tell some stories that we don’t normally tell on Dateline. Because these stories don’t have an ending yet,” Dateline reporter Josh Mankiewicz said of the podcast Dateline: Missing in America.

By Jill Sederstrom

Each year, thousands of people go missing, leaving families with haunting unanswered questions. 

For a second season, Dateline is taking a deep dive into some of America’s most mysterious missing persons cases with its Dateline: Missing in America podcast to shine a light on some of these unsolved cases and ask for the public’s help in bringing the families some much needed answers.

“This is an opportunity to tell some stories that we don’t normally tell on Dateline. Because these stories don’t have an ending yet,” Dateline reporter Josh Mankiewicz told Oxygen.com. “Usually in a Dateline story, by the time we air it’s over — it’s fully adjudicated — and there’s not really a role for the audience to play. In this case, there is. Because something you know, or something you saw, might be crucial to solving this.” 

What Cases Are in Dateline: Missing in America Season 2?

Premiering May 30, the podcast, which features Dateline reporters Mankiewicz, Andrea Canning, and Keith Morrison, will delve into the disappearance of a man with a developmental disability who disappeared while walking his regular Sunday route, a 15-year-old Native American teen who vanished into the night after her mother caught her drinking at home with some other kids, and other disturbing tales of people who seemingly went missing without a trace. 

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The six cases were cultivated from Dateline’s weekly digital series, which has sought to bring awareness to missing persons cases in the United States for nearly a decade. The series launched in 2013 after Dateline posed the simple question to its Facebook community, “Do you know anyone who has simply vanished?” 

Dateline: Missing in America takes a closer look at some of these cases, focusing during Season 2 on the disappearances of Kent Jacobs, Nevaeh Kingbird, Jasmine Robinson, Elizabeth Ann Gill, Logan Schiendelman, and Dia Abrams.

Each episode will revisit the missing person's life in the months leading up to their disappearance and the circumstances around their last-known activities through interviews with family and investigators. Every episode will also include a call to action for any members of the public who may have information that could help solve these cases. 

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“One of the things that’s been clear over the years is that public attention frequently drives the law enforcement response, and so getting attention for someone’s case is essential,” Mankiewicz added.

How Can You Listen to Dateline: Missing in America Season 2?

The first two episodes will premiere May 30, followed by weekly releases every Tuesday through the month of June. 

Want to know how to tune in? The podcast is available for free anywhere you typically listen to podcasts including Amazon, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Stitcher and TuneIn.

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