Episode 61: Vanish

2/17/2017, 9:00:00 AM , duration(0:0:1)
Personal Journals/Personal Journals Society & Culture
<p>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.</p> <p> </p> <p><em><a href="http://www.simonandschuster.com/books/Playing-Dead/Elizabeth-Greenwood/9781476739335" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Playing Dead: A Journey Through the World of Death Fraud</a></em>, by Elizabeth Greenwood</p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p><a href="http://kerv1230.com/justice-radio/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Steven Rambam's</a> Investigative Agency, <a href="http://www.pallorium.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Pallorium, Inc.</a></p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p>Criminal is a proud member of Radiotopia from PRX.</p> <p> </p> <p>If you haven't already, please review us on iTunes! It's an important way to help new listeners discover the show: <a href="http://thisiscriminal.us13.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=25658e45f07309154fbf5f23f&amp;id=222e220f7c&amp;e=08e90c50c7" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">iTunes.com/CriminalShow.</a></p> <p>Say hello on <a href="https://twitter.com/CriminalShow" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Twitter</a>, <a href="https://www.facebook.com/ThisIsCriminal/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook</a> and <a href="https://www.instagram.com/criminal_podcast/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Instagram</a>. Sign up for <a href="http://thisiscriminal.us13.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=25658e45f07309154fbf5f23f&amp;id=a7d08cb6bd" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Accomplice.</a></p> <p>If you'd like to introduce friends or family members to podcasts, we created a <a href="http://thisiscriminal.us13.list-manage.com/track/click?u=25658e45f07309154fbf5f23f&amp;id=286e48ce9f&amp;e=08e90c50c7" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">How to Listen guide</a> based on frequently asked questions.</p> <p>Artwork by <a href="http://www.yssrs.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Julienne Alexander</a>.  </p> <img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/CriminalShow/~4/dcBaXTCz5UQ" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>