Episode 032 - The Disappearance of Steven Koecher
Thirty year old Steven Koecher was born into a large family, to two loving parents in November of 1979. A quiet child who enjoyed laughing, sports and music, Steven was raised up in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. His faith was strong, and as he grew into an adult, he became even more devout. Between his large family, his church and his community, Steven was surrounded by the love and support of a great many people who thought extremely highly of him.
In the winter of 2009, Steven went on a series of strange road trips which he never told anyone about. Then, one morning, he got into his car and drove out to a quiet neighborhood, where he parked his car and walked away from it, never to be seen again. His family was floored by his disappearance, and investigators were perplexed about the highly mysterious nature of it. Over the years, countless searches were conducted and there was even an attempt to link Steven's disappearance to that of a woman who had vanished just a week prior.
Left with little evidence outside of cell phone pings and locations near Las Vegas, the case fell cold. Nearly six years after, there was a renewed vigor and new searches began, but again, they turned up nothing new. What happened to Steven Koecher and why was his vehicle left behind on a quiet neighborhood street? Did Steven choose to leave on his own to start over? Did all of the pressure in his life add up to the point that he made the dark choice to end his own life? In desperation for financial stability, had Steven become tangled up with sinister characters? Is it possible that illegal drugs crept into Steven’s life and lead him down a dark road? Or was Steven the victim of a random act of violence, or perhaps a violent act from someone he knew and trusted?
Join host Steven Pacheco as he examines this baffling case and studies the question: Where is Steven Koecher?
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