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10 Years After Vanishing With Child, Mom Surfaces

Genevieve Kelley turns herself in; whereabouts of Mary Nunes unknown

(Newser) - In the midst of a bitter custody battle, Genevieve Kelley took her 8-year-old daughter and vanished in November 2004. Over the past decade, the US Marshals Service followed up on tips that had them looking for the New Hampshire woman—along with new husband Scott Kelley, daughter Mary Nunes , and... More »

Missing Pa. Boy Found on Island 7K Miles From Home

Authorities say Billy Hanson's dad sailed them more than 5K miles to Niue

(Newser) - A 9-year-old boy reported missing in September has been found safe—on a tiny South Pacific island more than 7,000 miles from his home in Pennsylvania. Billy Hanson's mom reported the boy missing after he didn't come back from a visit with his father in Seattle, so... More »

Parents Still Searching for Missing Boy 25 Years Later

Family of Jacob Wetterling, abducted at age 11 in Minn., keep focus on his case

(Newser) - Twenty-five years is a long stretch by most measures, but especially when a parent is looking for a missing child. Patty and Jerry Wetterling of Minnesota have known this interminable passing of time since their 11-year-old son, Jacob, was abducted on Oct. 22, 1989. But as the 25th anniversary of... More »

Missing Girl Found 12 Years Later in Mexico

Sabrina Allen, who disappeared when she was 4, located near Mexico City

(Newser) - Sabrina Allen, a Texas girl who went missing at the age of 4 in 2002, was found alive in a small town southeast of Mexico City yesterday and is now back in the US, the Austin Police Department confirms to ABC News . Private investigator Philip Klein tells ABC that Mexican... More »

Reporting on Missing Boy, Reporter Spots Him

WFTS reporter Cameron Polom was in the right place at the right time

(Newser) - Early the morning after a 10-year-old boy was reported missing in Tampa, Fla., a TV reporter went to the boy's street to cover the story. Then he spotted a small boy who looked like the one reported missing. WFTS reporter Cameron Polom tells Today.com : "He's looking... More »

Cops: SC Dad Killed His 5 Kids

Timothy Ray Jones led police to bodies in garbage bags

(Newser) - Grim news from the South: Police in Mississippi say a South Carolina man has confessed to murdering his five young children, who were found in individual garbage bags buried near a highway in Alabama. Timothy Ray Jones, who had primary custody of the three boys and two girls ages 1... More »

Cops: Parents Took Ailing Boy From Hospital

Britain's Ashya King has brain tumor, was last seen in France

(Newser) - Police are searching for a 5-year-old British boy with a severe brain tumor whose parents took him out of a British hospital and were last seen in France. The press office for Jehovah's Witnesses said today that Ashya King's parents were followers, but that there was no indication... More »

Couple Charged With Kidnapping 2 Amish Sisters

Police suspect they were planning to go after more victims

(Newser) - Police say they've caught the abductors of two young Amish sisters in northern New York, reports AP . Stephen Howells, 39, and girlfriend Nicole Vaisey, 25, are charged with kidnapping, and St. Lawrence County Sheriff Kevin Wells said today there was a "definite potential" that the couple would have... More »

Kidnapped Amish Girls Found 36 Miles From Home

Cops believe they were snatched from NY farm stand

(Newser) - Two Amish girls believed to have been abducted from their family's farm stand in northern New York state have been found alive a few dozen miles from where they were last seen. Delila Miller, 7, and her 12-year-old sister, Fannie, were dropped off in a town 36 miles from... More »

2 Amish Girls Missing, Believed Abducted

They were tending a roadside stand in upstate New York

(Newser) - Two Amish girls tending a roadside farm stand in upstate New York disappeared yesterday, and police think they were abducted, reports the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle . A witness says 7-year-old Delila Miller and 12-year-old Fannie Miller went to wait on a customer in a white sedan and were apparently forced... More »

Rescuers Say Puppy Led Them to Girl Lost for Days

3-year-old was missing in Siberian wilderness for 11 days

(Newser) - It is, as Gawker notes, "better than a Disney movie." A 3-year-old girl survived 11 days in a remote Siberian forest and got rescued thanks to her puppy, reports the Siberian Times . Karina Chikitova's trouble began July 29 when she got lost, apparently after setting out to... More »

Body Found in Search for Washington Girl, 6

Hunt for Jenise Wright has tragic end

(Newser) - A tragic end to the search for 6-year-old Jenise Wright of Kitsap County, Washington: An FBI team discovered a body believed to be that of the missing girl in a wooded area close to the mobile park home where she was last seen Saturday night, reports King 5 . A sheriff'... More »

Missing Girl's Return Cloaked in Mystery

Abigail Hernandez case a rare one: expert

(Newser) - This week saw a missing girl safely returned to her family after nine months—but her disappearance in Conway, New Hampshire remains mysterious. Authorities are looking into the "facts and circumstances" that led to Abigail Hernandez going missing, Reuters reports. Police have released a sketch of the man said... More »

Boy Hidden in Basement Forced to Work Out

Regimen included 400 sit-ups a day, court filing states

(Newser) - The regime in the Bothuell household was an extreme one, according to court papers filed yesterday in the case of the Detroit boy found in his basement 11 days after he was reported missing. Charles Bothuell, 12 has told authorities he was forced to complete a workout twice a day... More »

Stepmom Told Boy to Stay in Basement, He Says

But lots of questions remain about case of Detroit's Charlie Bothuell V

(Newser) - Thanks to a court document obtained by the Detroit Free Press , we now know a little bit more about why a "missing" 12-year-old boy was found hunkered down in his basement : Charlie Bothuell V told authorities that his stepmother put him there and instructed him "not to come... More »

Basement Boy Case Gets Stranger

Detroit father could face child abuse charges

(Newser) - The Detroit father whose missing son was found behind a barricade in his own basement could face charges, police say, but it's not clear whether they will be related to the 11-day disappearance of 12-year-old Charlie Bothuell. Sources tell Fox that the boy was home-schooled under a strict regimen... More »

Missing Boy Found After 11 Days—in Own Basement

Not clear whether Charlie Bothuell V had been there the whole time

(Newser) - Charlie Bothuell V had been missing since June 14—but yesterday, police found the Detroit 12-year-old, alive, in his own basement. The boy, who was hidden by a barricade, didn't call out as police searched the space but was happy to see them when found, the police chief says,... More »

Madeleine McCann Search Zeroes In on New Site

2nd of 3 sites is now being investigated

(Newser) - British and Portuguese police involved in the renewed search for Madeleine McCann have moved onto a second area of scrubland near the Praia da Luz resort where she disappeared in 2007. Detectives are particularly focused on one area about the size of a tennis court, the Guardian reports. The entire... More »

Kidnapped Newborn Saved Thanks to Facebook

Melissa McMahon got baby girl back within 3 hours

(Newser) - The mother of a day-old infant kidnapped from a Quebec hospital by a fake nurse got her baby back within three hours thanks to four young people who spotted an alert on Facebook. One of the group recognized the suspect's photo and guided police to her home, where they... More »

Missing Boy Found Safe ... in Toy Claw Machine

3-year-old wandered to bowling alley across street

(Newser) - A frantic search for a missing toddler in Lincoln, Neb., ended happily—and hilariously. The 3-year-old boy, who had slipped out of his home while his mother was in the bathroom, was found happily playing with stuffed animals inside the claw machine of the bowling alley across the street. An... More »

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