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NFL Quarterback Helps Find Missing Child

Derek Carr retweeted an Amber Alert on Saturday

(Newser) - It appears something good came of Derek Carr's broken leg, which arguably cost his Oakland Raiders a win in the first round of the NFL playoffs. Instead of spending Saturday taking on the New England Patriots, the quarterback retweeted a notice about a missing Oakland toddler to his 247,... More »

One Dad's Joy, Another's Heartbreak in Kidnap Case

Kamiyah Mobley, 18, reunited with biological parents; man who raised her is overwhelmed

(Newser) - The biological family of an 18-year-old snatched when she was a newborn is rejoicing at her discovery, but one person who's not celebrating is Charles Manigo. The baby he named Alexis Kelly—the baby he thought was his daughter—was really Kamiyah Mobley, who was allegedly abducted by his... More »

Newborn Taken From Mother in 1998 Found Alive in SC

Kamiyah Mobley was abducted 8 hours after her birth

(Newser) - An incredible story out of Florida—and, now, South Carolina. Kamiyah Mobley, taken from her mother's Jacksonville hospital room when she was just 8 hours old in 1998, has been found alive and healthy in Walterboro, SC. The Times-Union reports her current identity is being withheld, but it's... More »

Dad and Daughter Turn Up After 27 Days at Sea

They disappeared from New Zealand ahead of a custody hearing

(Newser) - A father disappeared from New Zealand with his 6-year-old daughter shortly before a custody hearing, then survived a weeks-long sea journey with a broken rudder. Alan Langdon showed up Wednesday in Australia after 27 days at sea aboard a homemade, 19-foot boat, the Times of London reports. According to the... More »

Cops Think Body in Frozen Pond Is Missing Colo. Boy

Foul play not suspected in David Puckett's disappearance

(Newser) - Divers looking for a 6-year-old boy who apparently wandered away from his suburban Denver home on New Year's Eve found the body of a child in a frozen pond Tuesday, the AP reports. The body has not been identified yet, but authorities notified David Puckett's family because they... More »

Colorado Boy, 6, Missing Since New Year's Eve

FBI, police searching Denver suburb for David Puckett

(Newser) - Authorities are combing a Denver suburb for a 6-year-old boy who wandered away from his home on New Year's Eve and has now been missing for more than 60 hours. David Puckett—4 feet tall with light brown hair and blue-green eyes—left his Aurora home around 5:30pm... More »

Mom Hikes 27 Miles Through Snowy Forest to Find Help for Family

Authorities say their rescue is a 'Christmas miracle'

(Newser) - An Arizona sheriff's official says it's "a Christmas miracle" that searchers found a Pennsylvania woman and her family stranded in a snowy Arizona forest after their vehicle got stuck before a severe winter storm hit the area. Coconino County Deputy Jim Driscoll says 46-year-old Karen Klein was... More »

Missing Newborn of Mom Shot to Death Found Alive

Cops find baby Sophia Abarca-Nogueda in Dallas days after mom killed in Kansas

(Newser) - Authorities have found a week-old baby who was reported missing Thursday after her mother was shot to death in Kansas, police said Saturday. Wichita Police Chief Gordon Ramsay said baby Sophia Abarca-Nogueda was found alive after authorities executed a search warrant before dawn at a Dallas home, the Wichita Eagle... More »

Creepy Video a Dead End in Case of Missing Teen

Police looked into connection with Kayla Berg case in Wisconsin

(Newser) - It would have been horrifying. Instead, it's merely a fake. Police say a YouTube video that shows a woman tied up on a bathroom floor and screaming, "Why are you doing this?" isn't real and, more importantly, has no connection to missing Wisconsin teen Kayla Berg, reports... More »

Woman Dying of Cancer Fears She'll Never Find Her Son

Bernice Abeyta says searching for Christopher has kept her going

(Newser) - In May, 73-year-old Bernice Abeyta was given less than eight months to live, dying from a rare form of cancer, ABC News reports. Before that happens, she says she wants closure on the baby who disappeared from his crib 30 years ago in Colorado. Abeyta says searching for her son... More »

Family of Boy Missing Since 1989 Gets Closure

Remains believed to be those of Jacob Wetterling found in Minnesota

(Newser) - The remains of a boy missing since 1989 appear to have been found this week in Minnesota, USA Today reports. While authorities aren't confirming the identify of the remains, Patty Wetterling and another source tell the Minneapolis Star Tribune the remains are those of Wetterling's son Jacob, who... More »

Murdered Woman's 3 Missing Kids Found at NM Motel

2 suspects—including slain California woman's sister—still on the run

(Newser) - A huge sigh of relief in a troubling case came Wednesday as authorities found the three missing kids of a murdered woman in a New Mexico motel, the Los Angeles Times reports. Kimberly Harvill was found slain on the side of a California road on Aug. 14, and her three... More »

US Woman May Be Montreal Baby Who Went Missing in 1978

'I think I might be your daughter'

(Newser) - A Canadian woman looking for her missing daughter since she went missing as a toddler almost 40 years ago received a Facebook message in early August that may change her life, the Ottawa Citizen reports. The private message sent to Liliane Cyr, who maintains a Facebook page dedicated to finding... More »

Mom: 10-Year-Old Slipped Out Window, Disappeared

Jesse Wilson was last seen in bed on Sunday

(Newser) - Ten-year-old Jesse Wilson may have slipped out of his bedroom window sometime after 9:30pm Sunday. It wouldn't be the first time. "My son has either gone out the window, which he has done before," mom Crystal Wilson told Arizona dispatchers when she found his bed empty... More »

Police: Missing 5-Year-Old Girl Dead After Mom's Murder

Body of Taliyah Marsman found in rural field

(Newser) - A 5-year-old Canadian girl missing following her mother's murder is believed dead. The Calgary Herald reports authorities found a body believed to be that of Taliyah Marsman in a rural field on Thursday. Police believe she was dead before an Amber Alert for her went out early Tuesday. Her... More »

5-Year-Old Missing After Mom Killed

Taliyah Marsman hasn't been seen since Sunday morning

(Newser) - Police are searching for a missing 5-year-old girl after her mother was found dead in their apartment Monday in Canada, the Calgary Herald reports. Investigators believe Sara Baillie was killed, though a cause of death hasn't been given, and an Amber Alert for her daughter Taliyah Marsman was issued... More »

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 »

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