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VANISHED: The Tara Calico Investigation

Mundo Maravilla

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An investigative podcast that explores the unsolved disappearance of the University of New Mexico student, Tara Calico, a 29 year-old mystery that is hailed by Investigative Discovery Magazine as one of their top ten unsolved cases. Come along with h...Show More

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32: Episode 23: The Hofheins Property Update

11:40 | Dec 17th, 2018

Update on the Hofheins property since we released the episode on Eva Gallimore & Leona Haverland. #Justice4TaraCalico

31: Episode 22 Update

02:38 | Nov 20th, 2018

An update on Episode 22: The Hofheins Property.

30: Episode 21: Snitches get Stitches

50:15 | Oct 22nd, 2018

In this episode we have a conversation with a friend to Lawrence Romero, Jr., Charles Houghton, Scott Cunningham and JJ Aguayo.  This individual comes forward and gives us insight into what was going on at that time with this crew of boys.  This epi...Show More

29: Update: Patreon & Casting Notice

02:58 | Oct 16th, 2018

Hi Listeners! We have started our Patreon.  We are super excited and will be releasing a bunch of bonus episodes to our members.   Its $5 a month, but I promise it will be worth it.  We have lots of reports to go through that won't make it into the ...Show More

28: Episode 19: Update + Extra

14:48 | Oct 8th, 2018

UPDATE: This episode is brought to you by #ThirdLove. Visit third love.com/vtc for a 15% discount. To put pressure on the politicians please call the District Attorney Lemuel Martinez at (505)861-0311 and ask him to make arrests in this case. You...Show More

27: Bonus Episode: Kim Vallez Extended KRQE Interview with Michele Doel & Melinda Esquibel

51:21 | Sep 7th, 2018

This episode is a bonus episode.  Its an extended interview with Kim Vallez of Channel 13 news and Michele Doel & Melinda Esquibel.  I have been asked to release this interview and finally here it is.  As the 30th anniversary of Tara's disappearance ...Show More

26: Episode 18: Tony Scazzero - VCSO Undersheriff

41:13 | Aug 24th, 2018

In this episode we hear Undersheriff Tony Scazzero's thoughts to what he thinks happened to Tara Calico.  This interview was recorded by Don Dongess for VSCO when Sheriff Rene Rivera re-opened the case.  Tony Scazzero was the Undersheriff for Sheriff...Show More

25: Q&A with Melinda Esquibel & Lindsay Olson

58:33 | Aug 11th, 2018

Join myself and Lindsay Olson as we recap the last seven episodes which includes JJ Aguayo, Paul Zeiler and Scott Cunningham. We also answer social media and caller questions. This episode is brought to you by Zola.com & Ziprecruiter.   To put ...Show More

24: Episode 17: Scott's Statement Part 2

15:56 | Jul 31st, 2018

In this episode we hear Scott Cunningham's own statement to Valencia County Sheriff's department detectives James Purdy & Rene Rivera. Scott was very close friends with Lawrence Romero, Jr.. He discusses a situation that happened after Tara disappear...Show More

23: Episode 16: Scott's Statement Part 1

42:31 | Jul 13th, 2018

In this episode we hear Scott Cunningham's own statement to Valencia County Sheriff's department detectives James Purdy & Rene Rivera.  Scott was very close friends with Lawrence Romero, Jr..   He discusses a situation that happened after Tara disapp...Show More

22: Episode 15: Scott Cunningham Part 2

15:55 | Jun 16th, 2018

In this episode we hear a taped interview by then Detective Rene Rivera with the Valencia County Sheriff's office. They are interviewing a another person close to Scott Cunningham who was good friends with Lawrence Romero, Jr. and Charlie Houghton. S...Show More

21: Episode 14: Scott Cunningham

22:20 | Jun 1st, 2018

In this episode we hear a taped interview by then Detective James Purdy and Rene Rivera with the Valencia County Sheriff's office from 1999\.  They are interviewing a person close to Scott Cunningham who was good friends with Lawrence Romero, Jr. and...Show More

20: Episode 13: The Henry Brown Statement

18:33 | Apr 20th, 2018

This episode covers the statement made by Henry Brown.  The reason we bring this up is because former Deputy Methola has talked about it over and over on the internet and to the state police.  Methola report is different from what he is stating in th...Show More

19: Episode 12: JJ Aguayo - JJ Hampton

18:55 | Apr 6th, 2018

In this episode we discuss the differences between Paul Zeiler and JJ Aguayo's interviews with the Sheriff's office.  We also get to hear a story about an incident where JJ took a girl to a place that Tara may have been too and an INFORMANT interview...Show More

18: Episode 11: Paul Zeiler - Part 2

17:59 | Mar 16th, 2018

This episode is brought to you by: Zola.com  To sign up with Zola and receive a $50 credit towards your registry, go to ZOLA.com/vanished This episode is a RECAP on Paul Zeiler's interview with Detective Willy Garley & Tony Scazzero in Episode 11 P...Show More

17: Episode 11: Paul Zeiler Part 1

52:17 | Mar 16th, 2018

This episode is brought to you by www.ziprecruiter.com. My listeners can sign up for free at RipRecruiter.com/VTC. In this episode we listen to Paul Zeiler's interview with Detective Willy Garley and Tony Scazzero of the Valencia County Sheriff's De...Show More

16: Episode 10: Timeline

45:32 | Feb 23rd, 2018

Episode 10 is about the timeline of Tara's bike ride and disappearance. It includes a map of where she was and at what time, where items were found and where she disappeared.  With my co-host Lindsay Olson we go over the letter, timeline and map that...Show More

15: Episode 9: Ranchhand 1 & 2

18:20 | Jan 26th, 2018

Episode 9 covers witness statements from Ranchhand 1 and Ranchhand 2\. It clarify's the appearance of the four hunters and their story of when they pulled over to unload their guns that Tara was behind them. We also talk about three additional indivi...Show More

14: Q&A Episode Hosted by Melinda Esquibel with Lindsay Olson and Special Guest Lisa Wooldridge

56:57 | Jan 13th, 2018

This Q&A Episode is Hosted by Melinda Esquibel with Lindsay Olson and special guest Lisa Wooldridge.  Lisa is a licensed clinical psychotherapist and joins us in this episode to discuss why none of these reports should be discredited even though the ...Show More

13: Episode 8: Witness One

30:26 | Dec 23rd, 2017

Witness One is the first person to come across Tara Calico riding her bike on September 20th while stopped at the stop sign on Rio Communities Blvd aka Highway 47\. Witness One was friends with Tara. They waved at each other as she passed by and she ...Show More

12: Episode 7: Barron Freeman

47:55 | Dec 9th, 2017

Barron Freeman came across Tara Calico riding her bike on September 20th while driving south bound and then north bound on Highway 47. Once Barron realized what he saw that day he tried for the next ten years to tell his story to the police, unsucce...Show More

11: Episode 6: Recap, Misunderstandings, Affiant

20:05 | Nov 22nd, 2017

Disclosure: All individuals mentioned in this podcast and investigation are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. This bonus episode is a round up of Ishmael Delarosa's statements, explains the confusion between Delarosa and Ray Flores and...Show More

10: Episode 5: Ishmael Delarosa - Part 2

1:40:35 | Nov 10th, 2017

Ishmael B. Delarosa came across Tara riding her bike on September 20th, 1988. This episode recounts Ishmael's statement to the Valencia County Sheriff's Office on August 23, 1991 almost three years after Tara's disappearance. Its a LONG episode and ...Show More

9: Episode 4: Ishmael Delarosa - Part 1

33:30 | Oct 27th, 2017

Ishmael B. Delarosa came across Tara riding her bike on September 20th, 1988. Until his death in 2010 Ishmael felt like something wasn't right with the investigation. He gave several detailed accounts over the years of what he saw on that fateful d...Show More

8: Episode 3: The Four Hunters

24:13 | Oct 9th, 2017

Episode three goes over the statements of the four hunters. On their way home from hunting in the Corona area they came across Tara riding her bike and an old truck following her. Their statements helped find several clues in this case. To fo...Show More

Prologue

11:49 | Sep 16th, 2017

The prologue sets the stage for a new direction. A different narrative than the one that was previously set by the discovery of the photo found in Florida. It tells a different type of story moving forward. This is the beginning. #TaraCalico #Ju...Show More

Q&A Episode Hosted by Melinda Esquibel with Lindsay Olson 08/31/17

27:34 | Sep 6th, 2017

Q&A episode that is focused on episodes leading up to the photo of the boy and teenage girl bound and gagged that was found in Port St. Joe, Florida. Hosted by Melinda Esquibel with Lindsay Olson. #TaraCalico #Justice4TaraCalico #FindTara #VANISHEDP...Show More

From the Case File: The Los Alamos Evaluation

1:17:21 | Aug 11th, 2017

Review of the Los Alamos National Labs evaluation of the photo of the two kids found in Port St. Joe, Florida with your host, Melinda Esquibel and producer Lindsay Olson. Is the girl in the photo #TaraCalico? We'll let you decide.

Nancy Grace Teaser

03:43 | Jul 27th, 2017

On July 9th I was on Nancy Grace CrimeOnline.com show which can now be heard on SeriusXM Radio Channel 132 on Friday, July 18th, 2017 at 12 noon EST. Here the teaser here.

Episode 2: Who are the two kids in this photo?

40:39 | Jul 26th, 2017

In July of 1989 "A Current Affair" ran a photo that had been circulating for about a month within law enforcement. Once the photo aired friends of Patty Doel called her in Belen, NM to tell her that Tara was on the TV and it was not good. Within da...Show More

Episode 1 : Vanished

29:09 | Jul 9th, 2017

#TaraCalico, a University of New Mexico student, disappeared on September 20, 1988 off of Hwy 47 outside of the Rio Communities area which was a suburb a little town called Belen. We hear from those closest to her on the events of that day.

Preview Episode

08:26 | Jun 2nd, 2017

An investigative podcast that explores the unsolved disappearance of the University of New Mexico student, Tara Calico, a 29 year-old mystery that is hailed by Investigative Discovery Magazine as one of their top ten unsolved cases. Come along with h...Show More