Genre: Documentary, Crime, Mystery
Premise: Here today, gone tomorrow. Thousands of people go missing in the United States each year, leaving behind only a mystery without any clues. Their stories are told in ``Disappeared'' through the voices of family, friends and investigators trying to solve the case, with each hourlong episode recounting the final stages that led to a person's disappearance. Interviews with experts including psychologists and forensic specialists provide new insights into what may have happened -- whether foul play was involved or the subject simply ran away.
In Missouri, bible teacher Lynn Messer goes missing from her family's farmhouse, and investigators must decipher a cryptic handwritten note; two years later, skeletal remains are found in a wooded area on Messer's farm.
When 17-year-old Macin Smith doesn't come home from school, his parents worry about his safety, and they are troubled by a note hidden in his wallet; as police attempt to piece together the puzzle, Smith's family vacillates between hope and despair.