Season 1: Missing Persons

For years, KXAN investigators have explored challenges families find in seeking answers about missing loved ones. Listen to the “Catalyst” podcast below. This season is part of our “Missing Persons” coverage.

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S1 E1: Then There Was a Knock at the Door

A stranger’s late-night visit to a young “cross-dresser’s” home in Kenedy, Texas, leaves a family searching for answers 20 years later. 

S1 E2: You Catch It, You Clean It

As new details emerge in the investigation into Jamie Mayberry’s disappearance, questions  linger about initial police response.

S1 E3: They Even Brought In the Texas Rangers

State law enforcement helps investigate Jamie Mayberry’s case, as families face challenges in publicizing missing loved ones.

S1 E4: Am I Walking With the Killer?

Rumors lead search teams and police to a cemetery on the edge of town, as “suspects” are revealed in Jamie Mayberry’s case.

S1 E5: Leaves a Hole in Your Soul

Jamie Mayberry is entered into a national database of missing and unidentified persons, a system severely underutilized by Texas police.

S1 E6: Sometimes They’re Hiding in Plain Sight

Another man’s kidnapping involves a key “witness” in Jamie Mayberry’s case, a woman investigators track down for answers.

S1 Update: Something’s About to Open Up

Tips pour in following our investigation, leading our team to track down the remaining “suspect” in Jamie Mayberry’s case.

S1 Update: Help Texas Families Have Closure

A father’s two-year search for his missing Marine son leads a state lawmaker to file legislation, requiring police to report to NamUs.

S1 Update: Close Those Gaps to Help People Comply

One woman’s search for her missing brother leads to the streets of Austin, as a legislator considers strengthening a new state law.

S1 Update: My Dad Didn’t Die in Vain

Families of a Texas missing persons law’s namesake react to the discovery that police might not have complied with potentially thousands of cases.

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