Episode 05—The Scenarios Part III

In Episode 05, Will explores the last of the four scenarios that might explain Ron Scheepstra's disappearance: the theory that Scheepstra engineered his own disappearance. 

Additionally, Will looks into travel conditions in Mexico during the time of Ron's disappearance, including press accounts and State Department travel advisories. 

For more info, including maps of Xcalak, Mexico, and photos of Ron and his companions, visit www.downthepathpodcast.com.

Music: Um Pepino, Thread of Clouds, Just the Feeling in the Room, and Trailrunner, performed by Blue Dot Sessions, www.sessions.blue.

Theme music for Down the Path was written and recorded by Alex Flock: www.alexflock.com.

Episode 04—The Scenarios Part II

In Episode 04, host Will Rice looks into the third of the four possible scenarios that might explain Ronald Scheepstra's disappearance. 

Could Ron have come across some bad guys while fishing at La Aguada that day? Drug traffickers? Poachers? People involved in the black market for human organs? 

Listen in as Will talks with Jeff Dunsavage of the Missing Americans Project, as well as Cindy Scheepstra and Michael Graham. 

The Down the Path theme was written and performed by Alex Flock: www.alexflock.com.

Additional music for this episode includes the tracks "Um Pepino," "Picnic March," "Trailrunner" and "Just the Feeling in the Room" by Blue Dot Sessions, www.sessions.blue

Episode 03—The Scenarios

Host Will Rice takes a deeper look into some of the possible scenarios that might explain Ron Scheepstra's disappearance.

Most people agree there are only four, and after looking at them in more detail it would appear that two of those possibilities are highly unlikely. 

Follow along as Rice examines the scenarios. 

For more info, including maps, photos and links to further reading, visit www.downthepathpodcast.com

To read Rice's long form article on the story, visit www.theflyfishjournal.com/exclusives/down-the-path

Thanks to Alex Flock of Vancouver, BC, for our theme music. Learn more about Flock's work at www.alexflock.com

 

Episode 02—The Timeline

In this episode, host Will Rice take a deeper look at the events immediately before, during and after the day of Ron Scheepstra's disappearance: April 11, 2009. 

This hour-by-hour assessment of that day raises as many questions as it answers. When was Ron last seen? How long after he went missing did the search begin? At what point did his fishing companions realize there was a problem? 

Will Rice looks into these questions and more in Episode 02 of Down the Path. 

Learn more about Down the Path at www.downthepathpodcast.com.

The theme song for Down the Path was written and recorded by Alex Flock. Learn more about Alex's work at www.alexflock.com.

Additional music: Thread of Clouds by Blue Dot Sessions; and Cast in Wicker by Blue Dot Sessions, from Free Music Archive, under CC BY 4.0

Episode 01—Ron's Gone

In Episode 01, Down the Path host Will Rice provides an overview of the days leading up to and following Ronald Scheepstra's disappearance on April 11, 2009. 

A few people important to the story are introduced, including Kim Calkins (who at the time managed the Hotel Tierra Maya, where Ron was staying in Xcalak, Mexico); Michael Graham, an American expat who assisted in the search for Ron in the day's after he disappeared; and Cindy Scheepstra, Ron's wife. 

The mystery begins immediately, as those close to the disappearance struggle to understand how a man can vanish completely, without a trace. 

Learn more about Down the Path at www.downthepathpodcast.com.

The theme song for Down the Path was written and recorded by Alex Flock. Learn more about Alex's work at www.alexflock.com.

Additional music: Thread of Clouds by Blue Dot Sessions; and Cast in Wicker by Blue Dot Sessions, from Free Music Archive, under CC BY 4.0