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Tragic Find in Search for Kidnapped NC Teen

Authorities found body in search for Hania Aguilar

(Newser) - A body has been found in the search for a North Carolina teenager who was kidnapped from outside her home by a man with a bandanna over his face on Nov. 5. The FBI and Lumberton police say the body has not positively identified, but the family of 13-year-old Hania... More »

This Story of a Lost 6-Year-Old Ended Differently

Cody Sheehy saved himself in 1986

(Newser) - In 1986, a 6-year-old got lost in the Oregon woods. He was found 18 hours later. On the surface, that doesn't seem like much of a story (compared to, say, this ), but what makes Cody Sheehy's ordeal different is that "he saved himself," as Emma... More »

SUV Used in Teen's Kidnapping Is Discovered

But Hania Noelia Aguilar remains missing

(Newser) - The SUV used to kidnap a 13-year-old from outside her home in Lumberton, NC, early Monday has been found, though with no sign of Hania Noelia Aguilar or her abductor. The 2002 Ford Expedition was discovered shortly after 8am Thursday in Lumberton, per WRAL . Police say it was on the... More »

Search for Missing Boy in Outback Ends in Tragedy

Police believe 4 died when vehicle broke down

(Newser) - Tragedy in the Outback: The search for a missing 12-year-old by in a remote region of Australia's Northern Territory came to a sad end Thursday when a body was found just 400 feet from where three other people were earlier found dead near a broken-down vehicle, 9News reports. The... More »

Amber Alert After Girl Abducted Outside Own Home

North Carolina cops are searching for 13-year-old Hania Noelia Aguilar

(Newser) - North Carolina has issued an Amber Alert for Hania Noelia Aguilar, a 13-year-old girl kidnapped from outside her Lumberton home Monday morning. Police say a man dressed all in black with a yellow bandanna over his face forced the teen into an SUV outside her home in the Rosewood mobile... More »

Sheriff: Missing Teen Was Home When Parents Killed

He says 'every second counts' in search for Jayme Closs

(Newser) - The parents of a missing 13-year-old western Wisconsin girl were shot to death, and Jayme Closs was apparently home at the time, the sheriff says. Barron County Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald said Wednesday that the deaths of James and Denise Closs early Monday have been ruled homicides, USA Today reports. He... More »

Missing Teen Believed to Be in Danger; Parents Found Dead

An Amber Alert has been issued for Jayme Closs

(Newser) - Authorities searched Monday for a 13-year-old girl they believe is in danger after her parents were found dead in their western Wisconsin home, the AP reports. Deputies went to the home in Barron after dispatchers received a 911 call from an unknown person at around 1am Monday, Barron County Sheriff... More »

Body of Boy Who Ran Off at Park Found in Creek

Authorities believe they've found the body of Maddox Ritch

(Newser) - A tragic end to the story of the 6-year-old North Carolina boy who went missing while visiting a park with his father Saturday: Authorities say they have found a body believed to be that of Maddox Scott Ritch. A neighbor tells FOX 46 Charlotte that local residents asked whether search... More »

Dad Says Missing Boy Ran Off While at Park

Ian Ritch says he couldn't catch up with the 6-year-old

(Newser) - The search for a 6-year-old autistic boy in North Carolina entered its fifth day Wednesday. "It's been torture," Ian Ritch tells CBS . Ritch's son, Maddox, who does not speak, disappeared Saturday while Ritch, his girlfriend, and the boy were Rankin Lake Park in Gastonia. Ritch says... More »

Body of Alaska Girl Missing for a Week Has Been Found

Ashley Johnson-Barr had disappeared from a park on Sept. 6

(Newser) - A 10-year-old girl was found dead Friday, authorities say, more than a week after she was reported missing in a remote Inupiat Eskimo town on Alaska's northwestern coast. Per the AP , Ashley Johnson-Barr's remains were found east of Kotzebue, Alaska State Troopers said. Late Friday, FBI spokeswoman Staci... More »

Brothers, 8 and 5, Missing After Mom, Housemate Found Dead

Amber Alert issued in Phoenix

(Newser) - Authorities have issued an Amber Alert for two young brothers and their biological father missing since the boys' mother and a male housemate were found fatally shot in the Phoenix home where the victims lived. The alert issued Saturday said 47-year-old Dimas Coronado may have fled to Mexico with the... More »

Cops: Remains Are Those of Missing Iowa Teen

The cause of death hasn't been determined

(Newser) - Authorities in northeastern Iowa have confirmed the human remains found in a creek earlier this month are those of an autistic teen who vanished from his small hometown in April. La Porte City Police Chief Chris Brecher said Wednesday afternoon that the remains are those of Jake Wilson, the AP... More »

Teen Missing Since 2003 Found in 'Gap Between Rocks'

She had allegedly been held captive by an Indonesian shaman named Jago

(Newser) - Officials in Indonesia have reportedly found a woman who went missing as a 13-year-old in 2003—held in a cave-like space under the control of an 83-year-old shaman. The BBC reports on the allegations, which date back 15 years to when the then-teen's family took her to a man... More »

Cops Seeking Missing Kid Rescue 11 From Compound

2 heavily armed men arrested in New Mexico

(Newser) - Police looking for a missing 3-year-old boy at a remote compound in northern New Mexico didn't find him—but they did rescue 11 other children who were living in the most squalid conditions they'd ever encountered. Police say the starving children were living with five adults in an... More »

12-Year-Old Tourist Who Vanished From Airport Found Safe

JinJing Ma, who disappeared from Va. airport, was found with parents in NYC

(Newser) - A frantic hunt for a possibly abducted 12-year-old girl from China who vanished from Reagan National Airport on Thursday has ended with a sigh of relief. Local, state, and federal authorities, including the FBI, were all involved in the search for JinJing Ma, who officials said Friday had been found... More »

Girl Taken From Airport 'May Be in Danger': Cops

She left Reagan National Airport with a woman

(Newser) - A Chinese girl believed to have been abducted Thursday from Reagan National Airport in Virginia is still missing. Jinjing Ma, 12, is a "critical missing juvenile," authorities said Friday during a press conference, the Washington Post reports. "It's really important that the community recognizes this child... More »

Boy Scout Survives on Bugs While Lost in Wilderness

Garrett Hunter was on a hiking trip in Wyoming when he went missing for 37 hours

(Newser) - A 13-year-old boy who got separated from his Boy Scout group during a hiking trip in the Wyoming wilderness survived partly on bugs and tree bark for the nearly 37 hours he was alone, officials said Monday. Per the AP , searchers found Garrett Hunter of Draper, Utah, in good health... More »

The FBI Said He Was a Baby Stolen in 1964. He Wasn't

Paul Fronczak found the truth, but another mystery, too

(Newser) - He solved one mystery, but doing so only birthed a second. Birth is at the heart of Paul Fronczak's story. As a 10-year-old Chicago boy he stumbled upon three boxes in his home's crawl space that told quite a story: His mother Dora had on April 26, 1964,... More »

Beloved Yorkie Stays With Girl for Entire 12-Hour Ordeal

3-year-old Remy Elliott and Fat Heath were lost in a corn field nearly half a day

(Newser) - A little girl is home in the arms of her mother after reportedly getting lost in a Missouri cornfield for nearly 12 hours, during which her beloved pooch never left her side. Per KFVS , 3-year-old Remy Elliott had a friend in the family's Yorkshire Terrier, named Fat Heath, when... More »

Woman Who Led Investigator to 5-Year-Old's Body Found Dead

Emily Glass originally told police Lucas Hernandez vanished while she slept

(Newser) - A woman who led an investigator to the decomposing remains of her boyfriend's 5-year-old three months after reporting him missing was found dead early Friday in a Wichita home with three suicide notes and a rifle at her feet, police said. Officer Charley Davidson said during a press briefing... More »

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