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Mom's Boyfriend Accused of Abusing Mariah Woods

Court documents state mom knew about sexual abuse

(Newser) - Disturbing details have surfaced in the case of Mariah Woods, the North Carolina 3-year-old found dead days after she disappeared from her mother's home. According to court documents seen by the Jacksonville Daily News , Earl Kimrey, the mother's live-in boyfriend, was accused of sexually abusing the girl and... More »

Missing Girls Found in Raid on Cult Compound

Police say they were kidnapped by their father

(Newser) - Two Utah girls have been found safe nearly three months after they were allegedly kidnapped by their father, who family members feared had betrothed them to a polygamist sect leader. John Coltharp, said to be 33 or 34, was arrested in Sanpete County Friday on suspicion of kidnapping and obstruction... More »

After Arrest, Cops Find Missing 3-Year-Old's Body

Police found Mariah Woods in a creek about 25 miles from NC home

(Newser) - Tragic news in the case of Mariah Woods, the 3-year-old girl whose mother says she disappeared from her North Carolina home Sunday night: Police have recovered the toddler's body in a creek, reports the AP , barely a day after they arrested the mother's live-in boyfriend. Earl Kimrey, 32,... More »

Girl, 3, Disappears From NC Home Overnight

FBI releases photos of woman, toddler in Walmart

(Newser) - Law enforcement officers and volunteers have flooded the area around a North Carolina home in the search for a 3-year-old girl whose mother says she vanished after she was put to bed Sunday night. Mariah Kay Woods was reported missing around 6:45am Monday after her mother discovered she was... More »

Teen Last Seen on Labor Day May Have Witnessed Murder

There have been some odd twists in the case of Jabez Spann

(Newser) - A Florida teenager who has been missing since Labor Day may have witnessed a murder a week before he vanished, according to a newly surfaced police report. The report seen by the Herald-Tribune states that 14-year-old Jabez Spann was leaving a home in Sarasota on Aug. 28 at the same... More »

Warrant: Dad Has New Claim on How Missing 3-Year-Old Died

Sherin Mathews 'was coughing and her breathing slowed' after he 'assisted' her in drinking milk

(Newser) - A Texas father is facing life in prison after police say he changed his story regarding his missing 3-year-old daughter , admitting she died while he "physically assisted" her in drinking milk, the Washington Post reports. Wesley Mathews was arrested Monday night after "voluntarily" providing a new statement to... More »

Father of Sherin Mathews Changes Story, Gets Arrested

He's been charged with felony injury to a child

(Newser) - The Texas man who claimed his adopted 3-year-old daughter disappeared after he put her outside at 3am as punishment was arrested Monday, a day after a child's body was found . Police say Wesley Mathews was charged with felony injury to a child after visiting a police station with his... More »

Body Found in Search for Girl Who Was Put Outside at 3am

Sherin Mathews, 3, was told to stand outside on Oct. 7 for not finishing her milk

(Newser) - Police in a Dallas suburb say they've found the body of a small child not far from the home of a 3-year-old girl who's been missing since earlier this month. Richardson police say the child's body was discovered in a culvert as authorities using dogs searched for... More »

Cops: Mom Left Toddler in Maze, Realized Morning After

3-year-old had already been rescued by the time she called

(Newser) - Family members tell police they didn't notice that a 3-year-old boy was missing when they left a corn maze in Utah on Monday night. Nor did they notice his absence at bedtime, or overnight. Indeed, it was shortly before 8am Tuesday that the mother of the boy finally called... More »

Girl, 3, Missing After Being Sent Outside for Not Drinking Milk

Father arrested for alleged child endangerment

(Newser) - A 3-year-old girl who was sent outside in the wee hours of Saturday morning as punishment for not drinking her milk has not been seen since. Police say Wesley Mathews, 37, told them he sent his toddler daughter Sherin out of the family's Richardson, Texas, home around 3am and... More »

42 Years After Sisters Vanished, a Guilty Plea

Case of two young sisters murdered in Maryland had been cold for decades

(Newser) - More than 40 years after the disappearance of two young girls shocked a suburban Maryland community, one of the men believed responsible is set to plead guilty. On Sept. 12, Lloyd Lee Welch , 60, is expected to enter a guilty plea in a court in rural Bedford County, Virginia, for... More »

Search Underway After French Girl, 9, Vanishes at Wedding

Police have now launched a kidnapping investigation

(Newser) - Police have opened a kidnapping investigation as searches continue for a 9-year-old girl who vanished from a family wedding in the French Alps Sunday. The Local reports that authorities have scoured the area, using helicopters, police dogs, divers, and cavers around France’s southeastern Isère region to track down... More »

'Gotham' Star Cites 'Predators' in New Plea for Missing Teen

Donal Logue posted his latest request for help finding Jade Logue on Facebook

(Newser) - Actor Donal Logue is asking again for the public's help in locating his teenage daughter, who was last seen a week ago in New York City, the AP reports. The star of Fox's "Gotham," who first tweeted about the teen's disappearance last week, wrote on... More »

Missing Boy's Father Arrested on Suspicion of Murder

5-year-old Aramazd Andressian was last seen with his dad in April

(Newser) - The father of a 5-year-old California boy who has been missing for over two months was arrested Friday on suspicion of murder. The LA Times reports that Aramazd Andressian Sr. was taken into custody in Las Vegas, where he is being held on $10 million bail until he is moved... More »

Florida Boy Can Hide From Mom But Not From News Chopper

11-year-old Angel Gort 'didn't mean to cause any trouble'

(Newser) - "I just do the most stupidest things sometimes," Angel Gort tells WSVN . The Florida 11-year-old was reported missing by his family around 10am Tuesday. As police were searching his Hialeah neighborhood with bloodhounds, WSVN's helicopter was flying over the scene. "We were just kind of searching... More »

After Girl, 10, Found Dead, 15-Year-Old Boy Arrested

She was last seen with son of father's girlfriend

(Newser) - A 15-year-old boy has been arrested on suspicion of first-degree murder in the death of a 10-year-old Colorado girl. Kiaya Campbell was reported missing in the city of Thornton on Wednesday, and her body was found the next day about 1.5 miles from her father's house, the AP... More »

12-Year-Old Fla. Girl Last Seen 5 Days Ago

A $20K reward is now up for grabs, as cops say they've exhausted all their leads

(Newser) - Hundreds of people have scoured Pensacola, Fla., in recent days in the hope of finding a missing 12-year-old girl. Now, they hope a $20,000 reward will lead to answers, as the local sheriff tells the Pensacola News Journal that "we have literally exhausted all" of their leads. The... More »

Girl Missing 33 Years Tweets via Sheriff's Account

Fla. cops use 'eerily unorthodox campaign' to refocus attention on cold case

(Newser) - Florida authorities have let the imagined voice of an 8-year-old girl who went missing on Memorial Day Weekend in 1984 take over the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Department Twitter account. Through a series of tweets with the hashtag #Justice4Luna, they led a social media campaign that included the tweets... More »

Boy, 9, Is 4th Member of Family Found Dead

Mom's boyfriend told cops where body was

(Newser) - The search for two missing children in western Arkansas came to a grim end Saturday with the discovery of 9-year-old Reilly Scarbrough's body in a wooded area. The body of the boy's 2-year-old sister, Acelynn Wester, was found a day earlier near the creek where her mother, 43-year-old... More »

Dad Thinks He Was Attacked Before Boy, 5, Vanished

He says last thing he remembers in being in Calif. park

(Newser) - The father of a 5-year-old California boy who has been missing for a week released his first public statement Friday, saying he believes he was attacked before the boy disappeared. Aramazd Andressian Sr. who was found unconscious near his vehicle in a South Pasadena park last Saturday, says the last... More »

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