Criminal

People have faked death to escape criminal convictions, debts, and their spouses. In 2007, a man named Amir Vehabovic faked his death just to see who showed up at the funeral (answer: only his mom). It's an appealing soap-opera fantasy, but actually disappearing requires an incredible amount of planning. How do you obtain a death certificate, a believable new identity, or enough money to start a new life? Today -- the answers to those questions, stories of fake death gone wrong, and a man who spends his life bringing back the dead.


 

 
 
Steven Rambam's Investigative Agency, Pallorium, Inc.
 
 
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Artwork by Julienne Alexander.  
Direct download: Episode_61__Vanish.mp3
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