A podcast by Ottavia Zappala

    MISSING ALISSA

    When 17 year old Alissa Turney went missing from Phoenix in 2001, most agreed she had run away. As more facts about her life started to surface over the years, it now appears likely that she never made it far from her home. This podcast documentary seeks to have a fresh look at this unsolved case.

     

    PREVIEW

    EPISODE 1

    THE LAST DAY

    "The story of her being a runaway, just kinda fell apart."

    EPISODE 2

    Love or Control?

    “I remember always having a strange feeling when I was there when I was a kid.”

    EPISODE 3

    THE MADMAN MARTYR

    "You realize how stupid you were, because family men shouldn’t be involved in this kind of stuff."

    EPISODE 4

    A Fear Come True

    “If he did it, I do not think that he thinks he did it."

    EPISODE 5

    PUZZLE PIECES

    "When you dropped me off at school today, I decided that I really am going to California."

    EPISODE 6

    What's Next?

    “If you believe Mike and his manifesto, her body is in Desert Center, California."

    EPISODE 7 - BONUS

    Update 1: The aftermath

    Casual chat with Sarah Turney about the events that followed the release of the podcast

    EPISODE 8 - BONUS

    Update 2: The lost friend

    Alissa's good friend Charity offers some rare insight into what was going on

    EPISODE 9 - BONUS

    Update 3: The party

    Alissa's friend Jessica Case tells us Alissa was supposed to attend a party on the night she went missing. Did that party cause the argument with her stepfather?

    EPISODE 10 - BONUS

    Update 4: Surprise call

    I speak with Alissa's biological father for the first time and learn a lot of interesting new things

    EPISODE 11 - BONUS

    Update 5: The Confrontation

    I obtain an interview with the man himself. Michael Turney offers his point of view.

    EPISODE 12 - BONUS

    Update 6: Cycle of Abuse

    Another woman comes forward with new accusations against Michael Turney. We also learn shocking information about the extended Turney family.

    EPISODE 13 - BONUS

    Update 7: Secrets of a family

    Donna tells the story of her close encounter with death and reveals disturbing family secrets 

    EPISODE 14 - BONUS

    Update 8: Erased

    Legendary prosecutors Juan Martinez and Tad DiBiase talk about no body murder trials