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Missing Chase Massner: A mother’s plea for answers

by Alan Duke, Reporter & 'Crime Stories With Nancy Grace' Co-host

Chase Massner was 26 when he vanished without a trace from a friend’s home in Kennesaw, Georgia, on March 27, 2014. The U.S. Army veteran, who served a combat tour in Iraq, told his wife he needed to go there to “get some space.” Investigators don’t know if the father of two young daughters willingly walked away or if foul play was involved.

For an in depth look at the investigation of Massner’s disappearance, read CrimeOnline’s Leigh Egan story here.

Where is Chase Massner? Veteran disappears, family frantic for answers

Massive searches have yielded few clues, adding to the grief and frustration of his family over the three years since.

Chase’s mother, Stephanie Cadena, reached out to Nancy Grace this week with a simple question.

“What happened to my son and where is my son?”

Friends and family of Chase Massner have flooded the “Crime Stories” listener line with similar messages. In response, Nancy is focusing Tuesday’s “Crime Stories” podcast on re-examining Chase’s case and she will follow up with more episodes in the near future.

If there is a case you would like discussed on the podcast, call and leave a recorded message for Nancy at 909-49-CRIME.

Alan’s journalism career began as a way to pay for his plan to become a lawyer, but he soon realized being a courtroom reporter was a lot more fun than sitting at a defense table. Duke covered many of the nation’s most sensational crime stories over his 26 years at CNN. Duke’s closely covered domestic terrorism cases for CNN, including the Oklahoma City federal building bombing, the UNABOMBER and search for Southeast bomber Eric Robert Rudolph. CNN moved Duke to Los Angeles in 2009 to cover the entertainment beat, much of his time was spent talking to cops, coroners and lawyers. His reporting on the investigation that followed Michael Jackson’s death — and two subsequent trials — included many revelations about the singer’s life and death.   Since leaving CNN in 2014, Duke has contributed to the Reelz Channel “Copycat Killers” documentary series. He is a co-founder and editor-in-chief for