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Young Girls Keep Disappearing in the Bronx

Councilman reads 14 names from last 2 years

(Newser) - Girls seem to be vanishing without a trace in the Bronx. In what a New York City councilman describes as a "disturbing" trend, some 14 girls, aged 12 to 19—who are mostly black and Hispanic—have vanished in the borough in two years. "Every other week our... More »

Boy Left in Woods Found Alive After 6 Days

Soldiers found unharmed 7-year-old in military hut

(Newser) - Great news from Japan: After days where a grim outcome seemed increasingly likely, the boy abandoned in a forest by his parents has been found alive and physically unharmed. On Friday, soldiers found 7-year-old Yamato Tanooka in a hut at a military drill area a few miles away from where... More »

4 Days Later, No Sign of Boy Left in Woods as Punishment

Yamato Tanooka, 7, was left alone in woods by parents after throwing rocks

(Newser) - "Not many people or cars pass by, and it gets totally dark as there are no lights. It’s not surprising to encounter bears anywhere in the area." That's one local's rather intimidating description of the Japanese mountain forest where a 7-year-old has now been missing... More »

Mom Rented Van, Vanished With 3 Sons for 2 Weeks

They've now been found safe

(Newser) - On May 9, Michalene Melges rented a van in Lake Bluff, Ill., more than 40 miles away from her home in Lake Geneva, Wis. She called her sons' school and asked for the boys to be excused for a vacation May 10 to 13. And then they vanished, with the... More »

Good Samaritans Rescue Carlie Trent, Hold Uncle at Gunpoint

Authorities say she was abducted by her uncle last week

(Newser) - Authorities say a 9-year-old girl abducted by her uncle last week in Tennessee was found Thursday, WATE reports. According to the AP , authorities are crediting two Good Samaritans for rescuing Carlie Trent and apprehending her uncle, Gary Simpson. Donnie Lawson and Roger Carpenter heard law enforcement believed Simpson and Carlie... More »

Apple Can't Get Data From Missing Boater's iPhone

Mom of other missing teen wants to hand it over to other experts

(Newser) - Bad news for the parents of the two Florida teenage boys who disappeared while boating last summer : Apple can't get into the iPhone 6 belonging to one of the boys to retrieve the data it might hold inside, NBC reports. "Unfortunately, Austin's iPhone could not be restored... More »

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 »

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