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Kristin Diede and Bob Anderson vanished from a tiny ND town. 29 years on, the mystery spans 3 states

A nearly 30-year-old cold case in North Dakota is the newest subject of regional true crime investigative podcast Dakota Spotlight. Introducing "Vanishing Act: The Untold Story of Kristin Joy Diede and Bob Anderson." Kristin Diede and Bob Anderson drove from Minnesota to North Dakota on a weekend in August 1993, then vanished, with a key piece of evidence later turning up in South Dakota. Authorities believe they were murdered. But there's a lot beneath the surface in this cold case, as Dakota Spotlight will reveal in this live investigation.

Chase Anderson, son of missing Bob Anderson.
Chase Anderson, son of missing person Bob Anderson, on Monday, Oct. 11, 2021.
James Wolner / Forum News Service
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A nearly 30-year-old cold case in North Dakota is the newest focus of regional true crime investigative podcast Dakota Spotlight .

Introducing season six of Dakota Spotlight: "Vanishing Act: The Untold Story of Kristin Joy Diede and Bob Anderson." Kristin Diede and Bob Anderson drove from Minnesota to North Dakota on a weekend in August 1993, then vanished, with a key piece of evidence later turning up in South Dakota. Authorities believe they were murdered, although they haven't located their bodies, or arrested anyone for the crime. So what happened?

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In this season of Dakota Spotlight, veteran host James Wolner teams up with a journalist colleague, Jeremy Fugleberg, to go on a live, multi-part investigation that spans multiple states. The duo works with the missing persons' family members and friends to untangle why Diede and Anderson went to North Dakota, what happened on the last day they were seen: Aug. 15, 1993, and why the couple has never been found.
What Wolner and Fugleberg discovered reveals the painful holes ripped through people's lives when their loved ones disappear without a trace. The mystery of Diede and Anderson's disappearance continues to haunt many whose lives they touched.

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James Wolner is a Digital Content Producer at Forum Communications Company, Fargo North Dakota and the creator, producer and host of Dakota Spotlight, a true crime podcast. He has lived the Upper Midwest since 2013 and studied photojournalism at California State University at Fresno. He is fluent in English and Swedish.
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