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Parents of Boy Missing 20 Years Charged With His Murder

Peter Kema Jr. disappeared at age 6

(Newser) - The parents of a Hawaii boy who has been missing for nearly 20 years have been charged with murder after authorities reopened the case and re-evaluated the evidence, the AP reports. The boy's parents have long been suspects in the 1997 disappearance of then 6-year-old Peter Kema Jr., known... More »

Pilot: I Saw Missing Teen Floating on Makeshift Raft

'No doubt about it'

(Newser) - A pilot claims he spotted one of two missing Florida teens adrift at sea aboard a makeshift raft two days after the friends disappeared during a fishing trip last summer, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports. Bobby Smith was aiding in the search for Perry Cohen and Austin Stephanos when his... More »

Missing Toddler's Body Found; Family Friend Held

Kyle Parker's charges include unlawful disposal of a body

(Newser) - Police have found the body of a 1-year-old girl 36 hours after she was reported missing from her father's Indiana home. Police made the discovery in Gosport, near the White River, just after 6pm Thursday and have charged Kyle Parker, 22, with obstruction of justice, unlawful disposal of a... More »

In 1997, a Baby Was Stolen From Her Mom. Now, a Trial

Zephany Nurse was finally found in 2015

(Newser) - When the story broke one year ago , it was jaw-dropping: After South African schoolkids noticed a physical resemblance between two girls, a DNA test revealed that one of them was Zephany Nurse, a girl kidnapped as a baby in 1997 from a Cape Town hospital; the other, her younger sister.... More »

Toddler Found Dead Hours After Going Missing

After overnight search, Missouri boy's body was found in van

(Newser) - Police investigating the tragic death of a Missouri toddler are trying to piece together what happened in the hours before his body was found in a van around a mile from his home in Iron County on Wednesday morning. Police say 3-year-old Titus Greyson Tackett's grandparents were babysitting when... More »

Parents of Missing Toddler 'Know Where He Is': Sheriff

Parents officially named as suspects in DeOrr Kunz disappearance

(Newser) - After Idaho toddler DeOrr Kunz went missing during a family camping trip in July, his parents said they were holding out hope that the 2-year-old was with someone, and that he would be returned to them. Six months later, the Lemhi County Sheriff's Office says "I don't... More »

Body of Missing 2-Year-Old Found

Noah's family want him to be remembered for bringing community together

(Newser) - The search for missing 2-year-old Noah Chamberlin came to a heartbreaking end on Thursday afternoon when the little boy's body was found in a forest clearing. Officials say Noah was found around 1.5 miles from where he disappeared a week ago near his grandmother's home in Pinson,... More »

Cops Find Sign of Missing 2-Year-Old

They believe Noah Chamberlin is still in Tenn. woods

(Newser) - Authorities say they've found some sign of the 2-year-old boy who disappeared in Tennessee a week ago while walking with his grandmother and sister. "We have some leads that we have recovered" in the woods behind his grandparents' home, Madison County Sheriff John Mehr said Wednesday, per the... More »

2-Year-Old Hiking With Grandma, Sister Vanishes

Thousands of volunteers join Tenn. search

(Newser) - Thousands of volunteers have joined law enforcement agencies in the search for Noah Chamberlin, a 2-year-old boy who disappeared while hiking with his grandmother and sister on Thursday afternoon. The grandmother says they were in the woods near their home in Pinson, Tenn., at around 1:30pm when the boy... More »

Arrest Made in Murder of 7-Year-Old Kentucky Girl

The arrested is a local father of five who went to school with the victim's dad

(Newser) - Kentucky police have made an arrest in the murder of 7-year-old Gabbi Doolin, WHAS reports. Timothy Madden was arrested Friday in connection with the crime and is facing charges, though no charges have been released, according to WKRN . WKYT reports the 38-year-old Madden is from the same small town—Scottsville—... More »

Girls Missing Since 2013 Found on Minn. Farm

Police believe they were hidden by group critical of family courts

(Newser) - Minnesota authorities on Wednesday located two teenage sisters from Lakeville who have been missing for more than two years. The girls were found at a horse farm in western Minnesota after police executed a search warrant, Lakeville police Lt. Jason Polinski told the Star Tribune . Gianna and Samantha Rucki, now... More »

7-Year-Old Murder Victim Got 'Lost in a Crowd'

No arrests made in killing that has shaken Ky. town

(Newser) - It took less than a half-hour for the lives of Gabriella Doolin's parents to go from normal to nightmare. The 7-year-old girl was found dead 25 minutes after she disappeared from a youth football game in Scottsville, Ky., Saturday night, and police have confirmed that she was murdered. Gabriella'... More »

Mystery Girl Found in Small Town Stumps Authorities

They're calling her Nina and looking for anyone who recognizes her

(Newser) - Authorities are hoping the media can help solve the mystery of young girl found alone in a park in a small Croatian town last month, Sky News reports. Authorities are calling the girl Nina, though they have no idea what her name is or how old she is; they initially... More »

Missing Teen May Have Asked Reddit for Help

The person who posted wanted to keep father out of trouble

(Newser) - What do you do when you find out you were kidnapped as a child and your life has been a lie? That question was posed to Reddit users—more than a month before the case of Julian Hernandez surfaced—by a poster who appears to have been the 18-year-old himself,... More »

Teen Finds Himself on Missing Kids Database

He was kidnapped in Alabama 13 years ago

(Newser) - Julian Hernandez was missing for 13 years and he didn't know it. Authorities say the 18-year-old was kidnapped by his father in 2002 and taken from Alabama to Cleveland, where they lived under fake names, KENS 5 reports. Hernandez only discovered the truth this fall when he started applying... More »

Police Hunt for Baby Mom Allegedly Put in Creek

Sarah Lane Toney, 33, is being held on an unrelated warrant

(Newser) - Police are scouring a creek outside Myrtle Beach, SC, for a missing infant who disappeared under suspicious circumstances involving her mother. Details are sketchy, but police say they responded to a call about a suspicious person at a home near the creek in Socastee around 10:30am Tuesday, reports the... More »

Person of Interest Named in 1989 Child Abduction

He was arrested on unrelated child pornography charges

(Newser) - For the first time since an 11-year-old boy was abducted in Minnesota almost exactly 26 years ago, authorities have identified a person of interest in his disappearance, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports. Jacob Wetterling was riding his bike to rent a video with his brother and a friend on Oct.... More »

Only 4 Officers Still Hunting for Madeleine McCann

The British girl disappeared in Portugal in 2007

(Newser) - The UK's Metropolitan Police has reduced the number of officers looking for a 3-year-old girl who disappeared from her family's vacation home in Portugal eight years ago from 29 to four, NBC News reports. Officials announced the change Wednesday, saying most avenues of investigation had been completed while... More »

Girl, 11, Found in Freezer Had Been Missing for a Year

'I'm really upset that we let this child down'

(Newser) - The body of a Florida 11-year-old girl who had apparently been missing for more than a year—though authorities say no one reported her disappearance or questioned her whereabouts—was found in a freezer that her mother left at the home of some family members, police said Monday. "I'... More »

2 Boys Found Safe After Night Spent in the Woods

They wandered off from campsite

(Newser) - Two young cousins were found alive Friday, nearly a day after they wandered away from a campground in the Red River Gorge area of Kentucky and spent the night missing in rugged terrain while rescuers mounted a massive search for them in the popular recreation area. The boys, ages 5... More »

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