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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 »

Kansas: Missing 5-Year-Old Found Dead Under Bridge

His stepmother has been arrested for obstruction and interfering with police

(Newser) - Police believe that they have found the body of missing 5-year-old Lucas Hernandez, of Wichita, Kan. Lucas’s stepmother, Emily Glass, has been arrested for obstruction and one count of interfering with a law enforcement officer, reports People . According to the Wichita Eagle , the badly decomposed body was under a... More »

Inside the Case of the Girl Who Vanished on Mother's Day 1938

Marjorie West was last seen in the Allegheny Forest

(Newser) - It's the third oldest case in the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children's files, and it dates to a Mother's Day that took a tragic turn for one Bradford, Pennsylvania, family. At Narratively , Caren Lissner has the story of Marjorie West, a 4-year-old who vanished in... More »

'A Monster Is Still Out There': Girl's Body Found 9 Years Later

Lindsey Baum case is now a 'murder investigation'

(Newser) - On June 26, 2009 at around 9:30pm, 10-year-old Lindsey Baum left a friend's house in McCleary, Wash., to walk home alone after the friend's mother said no to a sleepover. It was the last time she was seen alive. Police say the case has become a homicide... More »

Dad Who Reported Son Missing Had Just Killed Him: Cops

Mom is also charged in death of 5-year-old with autism

(Newser) - Law enforcement and hundreds of volunteers spent days searching for a 5-year-old boy reported missing in Tennessee last week, but his parents already knew he was dead, police say. Joseph Daniels, 28, who on April 4 told authorities his son slipped out of the family's home in Dickson, admitted... More »

Dad Who Became Taxi Driver to Find Missing Girl Finds Her

Qifeng went missing from roadside fruit stand in Chengdu city in 1994

(Newser) - A small scar on the forehead. A habit of feeling nauseous when she cried. These are traits that a woman named Kang Ying and a child named Qifeng shared—helping to prove the two are one and the same. The BBC reports on the 24-year search for Qifeng, who disappeared... More »

Missing Girl, 9, Found Thanks to Reality TV Show

A viewer called in a tip about Mariah Martinez

(Newser) - A reality TV show about police officers is to thank for the recovery of a 9-year-old Texas girl who went missing in 2016. Mariah Martinez and her two younger brothers disappeared with their mother, Amanda Martinez, soon after a court ordered the children removed from Amanda's custody in the... More »

Note on Dollar Bill Could Be Cold-Case Clue

It names 11-year-old girl who vanished in Arizona in 1999

(Newser) - It happened in the 90 seconds it took her younger sister to dash home and back. Where Mikelle Biggs had last been seen riding her bike, waiting for an ice cream truck to arrive, her sister found only a discarded bike and a sprinkling of quarters. Nineteen years later and... More »

Missing Pa. Teen, 45-Year-Old Man Found in Mexico

Kevin Esterly is being charged with interference with the custody of a child

(Newser) - Authorities say a missing Pennsylvania teenager and a 45-year-old man who frequently signed her out of school without her parents' permission have been located in Mexico, reports the AP , and the man has been arrested. The Allentown Morning Call reports US and Mexican authorities found Kevin Esterly and 16-year-old Amy... More »

He Saw His Dad Murdered. Days Later, He Disappeared

Teen's mom has been charged in father's death

(Newser) - He's 14 years old, he saw his father murdered last summer, his mother has now been charged with the crime—and the FBI wants to know where he is. Jacob Caldwell and his two siblings saw father Robert Caldwell shot to death in a parking lot in Riverside, Ohio,... More »

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