• Mysteries

People Who Disappeared Mysteriously in 2000s

Mysterious Disappearances of the 2000s. These unexplained disappearances often remain a mystery long after the case is closed. The stories behind these 24 mysterious disappearances, are all very different, but they are all equally tragic...and fascinating.
  • 1
    Dec. at 50 (1954-2005)

    BirthplaceBasel, Switzerland

    Disappeared in 2000
    Bruno Manser (25 August 1954 – 10 March 2005) was a Swiss environmental activist. From 1984 to 1990, he stayed with the Penan tribe in Sarawak, Malaysia, organising several blockades against timber  ...more
  • 2
    Disappeared in 2000
    Trevor Deely was last seen on 8 December 2000 at 4.14am when CCTV captured him walking on Haddington Road in Dublin. He had been returning home from his work's Christmas party in the city centre.  ...more
  • 3


    Disappeared in 2001
    Peter Falconio was a British tourist who disappeared in a remote part of the Stuart Highway near Barrow Creek in the Northern Territory of Australia on the evening of 14 July 2001, while travelling  ...more
  • 4
    Disappeared in 2001
    Project Jason is a non-profit organization started in 2003 by Jim and Kelly Murphy of Omaha, Nebraska in dedication to finding their missing son Jason Anthony Jolkowski. The project also works to  ...more
  • 5
    Dec. at 33 (1969-2002)

    BirthplaceFresno, California

    Disappeared in 2002
    Bison Dele (born Brian Carson Williams; April 6, 1969 – presumed dead July 7, 2002) was an American professional basketball player who played center. He played for the NBA's Orlando Magic, Denver  ...more
  • 6
    Disappeared in 2003
  • 7
    Disappeared in 2003
    Daniel James Morcombe was a 13-year-old Australian boy who was abducted from the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, on 7 December 2003. In August 2011, Brett Peter Cowan, a former Sunshine Coast resident,  ...more
  • 8

    Fryderyk Frontier

    Disappeared in 2003
  • 9
    Disappeared in 2004
    Maura Murray disappeared the evening of February 9, 2004, after crashing her car on Route 112 in Haverhill, New Hampshire. A nursing student at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Murray left  ...more
  • 10
    Disappeared in 2004
    Somchai Neelapaijit (Thai - สมชาย นีละไพจิตร) (May 13, 1951 – last seen on March 12, 2004), a Thai Muslim-lawyer and human rights activist who "disappeared" on 12 March 2004 during Thaksin  ...more
  • 11
    Disappeared in 2005
    Natalee Ann Holloway disappeared on May 30, 2005, while on a high school graduation trip to Aruba. Holloway, an 18-year-old American, lived in Mountain Brook, Alabama, USA, at the time of her  ...more
  • 12
    Age: 76

    BirthplaceCleveland, Area code 216, Ohio, United States of America, United States

    Disappeared in 2005
    Ray Frank Gricar (; born October 9, 1945, missing April 15, 2005) was an American attorney who served as the district attorney of Centre County, Pennsylvania, from 1985 until 2005. On April 15, 2005,  ...more
  • 13

    George Allen Smith

    Disappeared in 2005
  • 14

    BirthplaceUSA, Bremerton, Washington

    Disappeared in 2006
    Joseph David Wolfgang Pichler (February 14, 1987 – disappeared January 5, 2006) is an American former child actor who has been missing since January 5, 2006.  ...more
  • 15
    Disappeared after testifying in a trial against Dirty War criminal Miguel Etchecolatz in 2006.
    Jorge Julio López is an Argentine retired bricklayer, who was kidnapped during the National Reorganization Process, and disappeared again during the democratic government of President Néstor Kirchner  ...more
  • 16
    Disappeared while attending a conference in Colombo in 2006.
    Sivasubramaniam Raveendranath (born 22 February 1951) is a Sri Lankan Tamil academic and the Vice-Chancellor of the Eastern University of Sri Lanka. He disappeared after attending a conference on 15  ...more
  • 17
    Disappeared in 2006
    Jennifer Joyce Kesse is a woman who lived in Orlando, Florida, and has been missing since January 24, 2006. Her disappearance puzzled investigators and an aggressive search for her was conducted in  ...more
  • 18
    Disappeared from San Francisco Bay in 2007
    Jim Gray is an American sportscaster. He is currently with Showtime, Fox, and Westwood One Radio network, as a reporter, commentator, and interviewer, having served in the same capacity at ESPN, NBC  ...more
  • 19

    Kaz II

    Disappeared in 2007
  • 20

    Madeleine McCann

    Disappeared in 2007
  • 21

    BirthplaceSaint Petersburg, Russia

    Disappeared in 2008
    Leonid Borisovich Rozhetskin (Russian: Леонид Борисович Рожецкин, born August 4, 1966; disappeared March 16, 2008) was a financier and lawyer who went missing under suspicious circumstances after  ...more
  • 22

    Claudia Lawrence

    Disappeared in 2009
  • 23
    Disappeared in 2009
    Circumstances: She is believed to be in Wheelersburg or Portsmouth, Ohio. Jaelyn has a scar on the right side of her forehead. She is missing a tooth on the bottom left side of her mouth. Jaelyn may  ...more
  • 24

    BirthplaceElk City, Oklahoma

    Disappeared in 2009
    Susan Powell may refer to: Susan Powell (Miss America) (born 1959), American actress, singer, and television personality Susan Powell (weather forecaster), British weather reporter for the BBC Susan  ...more