The Vanishing Women

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  • 2016
  • 1 Season
  • 6.4  (135)

The Vanishing Women is a true crime documentary series from Investigation Discovery that explores the mysterious disappearances of six young women from Chillicothe, Ohio, a small town in the Midwest. The show premiered in June 2016 and ran for six episodes. The series is hosted by Eliza Jayne, a journalist and reporter who has covered the case extensively, and features interviews with family members, law enforcement officials, and community members who have been affected by the disappearances. The show also includes reenactments of events and footage from the investigation.

The first episode of the series sets the stage for the story, introducing the six young women who have gone missing over a span of just over a year. The women range in age from 20 to 38, and all have connections to each other through friends, family, and drug use. The show examines the town of Chillicothe itself, a struggling community with a high poverty rate and a history of drug addiction and crime.

As the series continues, each episode focuses on a specific woman and the circumstances surrounding her disappearance. The show explores the relationships the women had with each other and with members of the community, as well as their struggles with addiction and poverty. It also examines the efforts of law enforcement and the community to find the missing women, and the theories that have emerged about what may have happened to them.

Throughout the series, the show raises questions about the role of drug addiction and poverty in the disappearances, as well as the efforts of law enforcement and the community to find the missing women. It also touches on issues of race and socio-economic status, as the majority of the missing women are white and come from lower-income backgrounds.

While The Vanishing Women provides a comprehensive overview of the case and a detailed look at the lives of the missing women, it also leaves many questions unanswered. The show acknowledges that no one has been charged in connection with the disappearances, and that some of the evidence remains inconclusive. The series is not intended to provide a resolution to the case, but rather to raise awareness and generate discussion about the issue of missing persons, as well as the challenges faced by small communities in addressing these kinds of crimes.

Overall, The Vanishing Women is a compelling and thought-provoking true crime series that offers a nuanced and empathetic look at the case of the six missing women from Chillicothe. While it may leave viewers with more questions than answers, the series shines a much-needed light on the issue of missing persons and the struggles faced by small towns in addressing these kinds of crimes.

The Vanishing Women is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (6 episodes). The series first aired on June 6, 2016.

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What Happened That Night
6. What Happened That Night
August 29, 2016
In the final installment of The Vanishing Women, police chase down a terrifying new lead in a nearby town. Meanwhile, Jason McCrary, accused of murdering Timberly Claytor, goes to trial.
In The Shadows
5. In The Shadows
July 11, 2016
Missing women cases in Chillicothe, Ohio are featured.
The Sound Of Silence
4. The Sound Of Silence
June 27, 2016
Police redouble their efforts to find a missing woman who turns out to have been friends with one of the murder victims; a person of interest is considered when the news of another missing girl sends the community into a panic.
Dumping Ground
3. Dumping Ground
June 20, 2016
When two bodies are found in the same area one year apart, citizens wonder if the area could be a serial killer's dumping ground.
Evil Among Us
2. Evil Among Us
June 13, 2016
Another body is found during the search for the fifth missing woman; and an anonymous tip points the police to a possible suspect within hours.
Find Our Daughters
1. Find Our Daughters
June 6, 2016
In 2014, four women vanish from Chillicothe, Ohio, then two of the women are found dead, giving rise to fears of a serial killer; a fifth woman disappears in 2015, and another body is found.
Where to Watch The Vanishing Women
The Vanishing Women is available for streaming on the Investigation Discovery website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch The Vanishing Women on demand at Discovery+, Amazon Prime, Amazon, Vudu, Investigation Discovery, Google Play and Apple TV.
  • Premiere Date
    June 6, 2016
  • IMDB Rating
    6.4  (135)