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Missing Boy, 10, Found Alive

Malachi Bradley had been taught survival skills

(Newser) - A 10-year-old boy who disappeared while hiking with family in eastern Utah has been found alive more than 24 hours after he got lost while looking for mushrooms near a remote mountain lake. Malachi Bradley survived by curling up between some rocks as temperatures as dipped into the upper 30s... More »

Sheriff: Lost 5-Year-Old Didn't Survive First Night

He lay down in forest and never woke up

(Newser) - Jerold Joseph Williams, the 5-year-old boy who died after wandering off to chase grasshoppers during a camping trip, appears to have died of exposure, the local sheriff's office says—but his ordeal wasn't prolonged and he didn't suffer at the very end. Instead, a sheriff's office... More »

5-Year-Old Lost Chasing Grasshoppers Turns Up Dead

Jerold Williams vanished in Kaibab National Forest Aug. 6

(Newser) - The search for a missing 5-year-old boy in Arizona has come to a tragic end. The Coconino County Sheriff's Office has confirmed on Facebook that the body of Jerold Joseph Williams was found last night in Kaibab National Forest, where he disappeared while camping last Thursday. Police tell NBC... More »

Teen Charged After Body of 8-Year-Old Calif. Girl Found

Police believe body found in dumpster is that of Madyson Middleton

(Newser) - The search for an 8-year-old girl who went missing while riding her scooter Sunday afternoon has apparently come to a sad end. The chief of the Santa Cruz Police Department says a body found in a dumpster last night is likely that of Madyson "Maddy" Middleton, the AP reports.... More »

2 Boys Vanish Aboard Fishing Boat

14-year-olds went missing Friday off coast of Florida

(Newser) - On Friday afternoon, Austin Stephanos and Perry Cohen bought $110 worth of gas for their 19-foot fishing boat and set off from Jupiter, Fla., in the direction of the Bahamas, in what NBC News reports is the last sighting of the two 14-year-olds. The two boys were reported missing when... More »

Idaho Toddler Went Missing Friday on Camping Trip

Parents holding out hope for DeOrr Kunz

(Newser) - A 2-year-old boy who went missing on a family camping trip in Idaho has been gone five days now, and his parents say their one hope is that he's been abducted rather than lost in the woods. "If somebody has him please don't hurt him," mom... More »

40 Years After Sisters Vanish, Man Charged With Murder

Lloyd Lee Michael Welch Jr. indicted in disappearance of Lyon sisters

(Newser) - Some four decades after two girls went missing in Maryland, a major breakthrough: Lloyd Lee Michael Welch Jr. was on Friday indicted by a Virginia grand jury on two first-degree murder charges, "bringing some clarity to the baffling case that made parents question whether to allow children out of... More »

Police Try to ID 'Baby Doe' Found Stuffed in Trash Bag

Body of 4-year-old found on Mass. beach

(Newser) - In her computer-generated image, she's the picture of innocence: a 4-year-old girl with long brown hair, chubby cheeks, and expressive brown eyes. The image has attracted a staggering 45 million views on Facebook as investigators try to identity the child whose remains were found on a Boston Harbor beach... More »

Mom of Missing Baby Told Court of Dad's Threats

Infant still missing after suicidal father jumps off Conn. bridge

(Newser) - Authorities resumed searching the Connecticut River today for a 7-month-old baby who they think went off a bridge with his suicidal father. The father—22-year-old Tony Moreno—survived the 120-foot plunge and was pulled from the water by firefighters Sunday night, reports NBC Connecticut . But there's still no sign... More »

After Snapchat Messages, Mom Fears Teen Being Held

Brianna Herrmann, 15, has been missing since April 29

(Newser) - Brianna Herrmann, 15, has been missing since April 29. That was when she reportedly sneaked out of her San Diego home and vanished—though not entirely without a trace. The car she made off in, her mother's, was found abandoned in early May; potential sightings of her in LA... More »

Mom Reunited With Teen Daughter Missing for 8 Years

Another teen was released kicking and screaming to Dorotea Garcia last month

(Newser) - A Mexican prosecutor says DNA tests on Alondra Diaz match the US mother who has been searching for her for eight years. Jose Martin Godoy Castro said late yesterday that tests show Alondra is the daughter of Houston woman Dorotea Garcia, who has searched for the girl since Alondra's... More »

5 Days After Boy Wanders Off, a 'Miracle'

Luke Shambrook, 11, survived 4 days and nights in the Australian bush

(Newser) - In what some are calling a "miracle," an 11-year-old autistic boy has been found safe five days after wandering away from the Australian campground where his family was staying. Dozens of volunteers, including fellow vacationers, joined the search for Luke Shambrook after he vanished Friday from the Candlebark... More »

Missing Boy's Body Found in Family's Septic Tank

It's not yet clear what happened to Noah Thomas

(Newser) - Noah Thomas' mother says her 5-year-old was watching cartoons in his Pulaski County, Va., home on Sunday when she took a two-hour nap. She woke up and he was gone. Yesterday, his body was found in a septic tank on his parents' property, USA Today reports. Investigators have yet to... More »

Cops Dig for Sisters Lost in 1975 Cold Case

Sheila and Katherine Lyon disappearance remains unsolved

(Newser) - Investigators armed with fresh leads have gone digging for the bodies of two young girls who went missing long ago, the Washington Post reports. Sheila and Katherine Lyon vanished 40 years ago this week—on March 25, 1975—at a shopping mall in suburban Maryland. But investigators have kept looking,... More »

Boy, 3, Dies After Wandering Out in Cold

Toronto in mourning after Elijah Marsh's lonely death

(Newser) - Toronto is in mourning after the horrifying death of a 3-year-old boy who wandered outside at night wearing only a T-shirt, pullup diaper, and winter boots. Little Elijah Marsh is believed to have left his grandparents' apartment at around 4am yesterday morning, opening two more doors—the second of which... More »

Amber Alerts Coming to Facebook

Users in area where child has gone missing to receive alerts on mobile phones

(Newser) - Facebook users in the US will soon receive Amber Alerts to help find missing children who may be located near them. The social network is working with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children to send the alerts to users' mobile phones if they're in a search area... More »

Boy Missing Since Christmas Eve Found Dead in Pond

Jayden Morrison, 4, apparently wandered away from grandma's home

(Newser) - An autistic 4-year-old boy who went missing on Christmas Eve was found dead yesterday in a South Carolina pond. Jayden Morrison disappeared while his family was visiting his grandmother in Little River. His mother went shopping and left her three children at the house, and minutes later, around 5:30pm,... More »

Mother Dead, but 4 Missing Brothers Found Safe

Police rescue them after highway standoff with dad

(Newser) - Four California brothers missing since Friday and sought in an Amber Alert have been found safe. The Perez boys, ages 6 to 11, went missing along with their parents, Daniel and Erica Perez, and yesterday , authorities found one of the family's cars—with Erica Perez's body inside. Police... More »

Boy Behind Wall Texted Mom to Help Police Find Him

13-year-old missing for 4 years was found 'where no person should be'

(Newser) - "Thank you. Thank you." Those were the first words Gregory Jean Jr. spoke to police on Saturday when they peeled back a wood panel in an upstairs closet and found him crammed in the space between the garage and attic, WXIA reports. But the officers had help from... More »

Bizarre Details Surface in Boy-Behind-Wall Case

Neighbors saw Georgia boy working on roof

(Newser) - While investigators try to untangle the strange case of a 13-year-old boy found hidden behind a fake wall in a Georgia home, the people accused of hiding him aren't going anywhere: Gregory Jean, the boy's father, and his partner, Samantha Joy Davis, have been charged with false imprisonment... More »

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