EPISODE 157: Peter Achermann


On July 24, 2009, 82-year-old Peter Achermann was last seen in Staples, Minnesota. He had left his home in Leader, MN to run errands and he was spotted shopping in town. Peter’s wife expected him to be home between 2pm - 3pm that day, but Peter never returned.

The following day, Peter’s ’95 Chevrolet Caprice station wagon was found about 10 miles from his home near a wooded area and his car looked like it was stuck in some mud. Inside of the vehicle was groceries and medication that Peter had picked up for his wife the previous day. However, the car keys and Peter’s walking cane were missing.

According to Peter’s family he was in good health and was not experiencing any type of medical issue that would cause him to be confused and wander off, nor do they believe he would have any reason to walk away from his family.

If you have any information or tips regarding the whereabouts of Peter Achermann please contact the Cass County Sheriff’s Office at (800) 450-2677 or (218) 547-1424.

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 https://www.apexandabyss.com.

EPISODE 156: Alexandria "Ali" Joy Lowitzer


On the afternoon of April 26th, 2010, 16-year-old Alexandria Joy Lowitzer, or Ali as she was known, got off of her school bus across from her home in Spring, Texas. Ali, a sophomore at Spring High School, wanted to walk up to her new workplace, The Burger Barn. She had a paycheck to collect and she told her mom she might be able to pick up a shift that afternoon. Her mom, Jo Ann, was reluctant because Ali had only been working there a few weeks and she hadn’t walked there before. Ali pleaded with her mom until she gave in. 

Two boys got off the bus with Ali and noticed she lagged behind, not walking as she usually would towards her home, but going the opposite way, out of the neighbourhood in the direction of the Burger Barn. 

Ali didn't make it to The Burger Barn and was never seen or heard from again. 

If you have any information about the disappearance of Ali Lowitzer, please contact the Harris County Sheriff's Office 713-221-6000.

The episode was co-researched and written by Marissa Jones and Anna Priestland.

EPISODE 155: Mark Shearer


53-year-old Mark Shearer was last seen on September 27, 2016 when his friend, Tom, stopped over to borrow a pair of bolt cutters. Mark's friends and sister began to notice that they hadn't heard from Mark and attempted to reach him by phone. They didn't get an answer and Mark never returned their calls. His friends stopped over but there was no sign of Mark. While at his house, they noticed some things that seemed out of place. They contacted the police to do a welfare check, they worried that he could have had a medical emergency inside the home but there was no trace of Mark. They reported Mark missing and the police realized that Mark's motorcycle had been found abandoned just days after he was last seen. Over two years have passed and they still have no clue what happened to Mark.

If you have any information about the disappearance of Mark Shearer, please contact the Phoenix Police Department Missing Persons Unit at 602-534-2121 or Det. Christopher Jansen at (602) 495-2019.  If you would like to remain anonymous, you can call Silent Witness at 480-948-6377 or submit a tip on their website at http://www.silentwitness.org.

You can follow Mark's case on social media at Mark Shearer Missing.