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The Disappearance of Logan Schiendelman


051 - The Disappearance of Logan Schiendelman

Logan Schiendelman had just finished his first year of college as Washington State University.  He was on a journey of self discovery, hoping to find his place in life, and within his own community.

On May 19th, 2016, he told his grandmother that he’d had an epiphany but before they could discuss it further, she had to go to work.  They made plans to talk that evening, but when she returned home, Logan was gone and as the days passed, she filed a missing person’s report, which would lead to bizarre eye witness accounts and the discovery of Logan’s car abandoned along Instate Five, just five miles from his home.  According to witness accounts, the car had drifted across multiple lanes before crashing into the center divider.  One witness reported seeing a man leap from the passenger side, fleeing into the woods.  Another told the story of Logan in the company of two men, standing at the rear of the vehicle.

When examined, in the car were Logan’s wallet, ID, money and his cell phone.  There didn’t appear to be any signs of a struggle, but for his family and investigators, the items left behind seemed to suggest that Logan’s disappearance might be the result of foul play.  In the two years since, multiple searches have been launched, media coverage has shared his story nationwide and the strange stories about two figures seen in his presence in the hours before he vanished depict a confusing situation no one has yet been able to figure out.  

What happened to Logan Schiendelman and why, two years later, has so little been discovered in connection with this utterly baffling disappearance?

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Trace Evidence is a true crime podcast that focuses on unsolved cases, from chilling murders to mysterious disappearances. Join host Steven Pacheco as he examines each case, diving deep into the evidence and exploring the theories which revolve around them. For each unsolved case, there are the victims and their families, who want answers and the abductors and murders who hide the truth.

“To the living we owe respect, but to the dead we owe only truth.”  – Voltaire

Trace Evidence has been the recipient of multiple accolades, including being listed by as one of the "7 True Crime Podcasts You Should Listen to Right Away" as well as  being recognized by as one of their "Best True Crime Podcasts."  Most recently, listed Trace Evidence #3 on their list of the "27 Best True Crime Podcasts."  In "Ad Large Strike Killer Deal," an article written by Radio Ink Magazine about the new True Crime Network,, Trace Evidence was pointed out as one of the top titles in their collective.


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