On September 20, 1990, after her usual night shift at the local grocery store in Mendota, Illinois, Veronica Blumhorst clocked out at 1:07am. She walked out to her car with her coworkers, they said goodnight and Veronica headed home. She had mentioned to her coworkers that she was really tired and planned to just go home and go to bed. Veronica's mom woke up around 2am and noticed Veronica's car parked in the garage. She assumed Veronica was in bed and went back to sleep. When her brother woke up that morning, he looked for Veronica because she was supposed to drive him to school. He was confused because her car was there but he could not find his sister anywhere. She was last seen by her coworkers at the grocery store and in the almost 30 years that have passed, Veronica has never been seen again. If you have any information about the disappearance of Veronica Blumhorst, please call the Mendota Police Department at 815-539-9331. You may also call Special Agent Brian Wentz with the FBI at 708-349-0004. If you would like to follow Veronica’s story on social media, you can visit “ to sign up and see what is going on in your neighborhood.
On April 1, 2016, 32-year-old Nicole Fitts told her roommate that she had to run a quick errand to meet someone at a restaurant close by. Nicole’s 2-year-old daughter, Arianna, had been staying with some babysitters in a nearby city while Nicole worked. Nicole had decided it was time to pick up her toddler after the babysitters made excuses for not giving Arianna back. She took some money from an ATM, went to pay the babysitters and retrieve Arianna. Nicole never came home. One week later, Nicole was found murdered in a San Francisco park. Her body was discovered in a shallow grave covered by a wooden board. Her daughter, Arianna, has never been seen again. If you have any information about the disappearance of Arianna Fitts, you are urged to call the San Francisco FBI at 415-553-7400. You may also call the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children at 1-800-THE-LOST. If you have any information about the murder of Nicole Fitts, please call the San Francisco Police Department homicide division at 415-553-1145. There is a $10,000 reward being offered by Nicole’s employer, Best Buy, for any information that will aid investigators in finding Arianna. If you would like to follow Arianna’s story on social media at: and use promo code WONDERY.
Back in March of 2008, 30-year-old Rachel Conger had recently split up with her husband, Paul. Rachel and her daughter, Amber, moved to a new home in Como, TN. Rachel borrowed a truck from a friend so she could move some furniture to her new place. On the evening of March 12, 2008, Rachel told her daughter that Paul was coming to stay the night. She said he was off his medication and not acting right. Rachel told Amber that she was trying to keep him calm. She warned her daughter that if anything happened, for her to climb out the window and call for help. Rachel’s daughter went to bed that night and when she woke up the following morning, her mom and Paul were gone. If you have any information about the disappearance of Rachel Conger, you are urged to call the Henry County Sheriff’s Office at 731-642-1672. You can follow Rachel's case on Facebook at and use promo code WONDERY.
On July 28, 2018, Rhonda Day left her home in Lebanon Junction, Kentucky, she was planning to spend the evening at friend’s house. Her friend said that she arrived and stayed there until the following morning. When Rhonda failed to return home when she said she would, her grandmother immediately became concerned. This was not like Rhonda. They contacted her friend and he said that he had seen Rhonda in his driveway on the morning of July 29th. With no sign of Rhonda or her car, her family went to the police. On August 3, 2018, Rhonda’s blue Chevy Aveo was found a little over a mile from her friend’s home. Despite extensive searches of the area, no trace of Rhonda has been found. If you have any information about Rhonda Day’s disappearance, you are urged to call the Louisville Metro Police Department at 502-574-7111 or their anonymous tip line at 502-574-LMPD. You can follow Rhonda's story on Facebook at: and use promo code WONDERY.
Ritchie Collins went missing in early 2019. The exact date of his disappearance is currently unknown. A neighbor reported seeing him at his home in Bellingham, WA but the exact date on that is fuzzy. However, he had not texted anyone since March of 2019. Ritchie has been described by those who knew him best as a loner, so it would not be uncommon for a few days or even weeks to go by without hearing from him. Ritchie’s family had been trying to get ahold of him for weeks but then on April 30th, Ritchie’s car was found parked at the Colonial Creek Campground at North Cascades National Park. The keys to his car were on top of the vehicle. According to a park ranger, the vehicle had been there for weeks. The park where Ritchie’s car was located is filled with trails that stretch for seemingly endless miles. So far, after extensive searches, no sign of Ritchie has been found. As they began looking closer at the circumstances surrounding the disappearance of Ritchie Collins, they discovered numerous bizarre clues that don't add up to any one single conclusion. If anyone has information regarding the whereabouts of Ritchie Collins, you are urged to contact Detective Ken Gates at 360-778-6613. This episode was co-researched and written by Marissa Jones and Erika Gwynn. To find more of Erika's work, please check out her podcast at and use promo code WONDERY.