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'Great Tragedy' in the Sierra Nevada

Snowmobiler finds plane with bodies of couple missing more than a month

(Newser) - Authorities have discovered the wreckage of a small plane buried in snow in the Sierra Nevada mountains in Northern California and the bodies of a couple missing for more than a month inside it. Sierra County sheriff's officials say a snowmobiler found a piece of the plane's tail... More »

Woman IDed 27 Years After Being Hit by 2 Cars, Killed

Andrea Kuiper's family finally has answers

(Newser) - On the night of April 1, 1990, a woman crossing the street in Huntington Beach was hit by one car, then a second, and died at the scene. For 27 years, police have tried to figure out who she was—and now she's finally been identified. Andrea Kuiper of... More »

Mom Who Put Her Girl's Killers in Jail Is Murdered in Mexico

Activist Miriam Rodríguez Martínez was found dead on Mexico's Mother's Day

(Newser) - In a tragic ending to a story of courage and fortitude, the Mexican activist who succeeded in solving her daughter's 2012 kidnapping and murder was found dead Wednesday—Mexico’s Mother’s Day. Miriam Rodríguez Martínez, known for standing up to the Zetas drug cartel by bringing... More »

Hiker Lost in Wilderness for 6 Days Feels 'Like an Idiot'

Madeline Connelly and her dog Mogi were rescued Wednesday

(Newser) - Madeline Connelly feels "like an idiot." The 23-year-old Illinois native was rescued Wednesday after six days lost in the wilderness, KTMF reports. According to People , Connelly was visiting her uncle in Montana on May 4 on the way to a new job as a bakery manager in Alaska... More »

Missing Couple Found Dead in Belize

Canadian woman, former US Marine mourned

(Newser) - Grim news from Belize: Searchers say they have found the bodies of missing Canadian woman Francesca Matus and her American boyfriend, Drew DeVoursney. According to Breaking Belize News , the bodies were found Monday evening in Corozal District, near the border with Mexico. "They were both found ... they are dead,... More »

'It's Over': Body Found in Grand Canyon Is Missing Teen

14-year-old Jackson Standefer's grandma is still missing

(Newser) - A body found last week has been identified as that of a 14-year-old hiker who went missing nearly two weeks ago while hiking a remote part of the Grand Canyon during a family trip, authorities said Monday. Jackson Standefer of Chattanooga, Tenn., was crossing a creek on April 15 when... More »

Car of Missing Couple Found in Belize Sugarcane Field

The American and Canadian pair have been missing since Tuesday

(Newser) - The car of a Canadian woman who has been missing in Belize since last week along with her American boyfriend was found abandoned Sunday in a sugarcane field. CBC News reports that Francesca Matus, 52, was last seen with boyfriend Drew DeVoursney, 36, leaving a bar in Corozal Tuesday. Matus’... More »

Dad Reveals Location of Son's Body— 20 Years Later

Peter Kema Jr. disappeared in 1997

(Newser) - The father of a boy who became the face of a Hawaii campaign for missing and abused children after his 1997 disappearance rode in a van with police and prosecutors last weekend, leading them to the site where he says he dumped his dead son's remains. Peter Kema Sr.... More »

Mystery of Missing 5-Year-Old Has New Twist

Father Aramazd Andressian Sr. has been released from jail

(Newser) - The father of a missing 5-year-old boy has been released from jail in an unexpected twist that only deepens the mystery behind the boy's disappearance. Investigators on Tuesday decided against presenting the case to prosecutors and moving forward with charges against Aramazd Andressian Sr., who was found unconscious Saturday... More »

5-Year-Old Missing After Father Found Unconscious

Dad arrested after passing out in Calif. park

(Newser) - A 5-year-old boy is missing in California, and police say his father, who was found passed out in a park when he was supposed to be in charge of the child, is unable or unwilling to give them helpful answers. Police in South Pasadena took Aramazd Andressian Sr. into custody... More »

Teen Who Disappeared After Prom Dies in Car Crash

Deputies were called about a possibly suicidal person

(Newser) - The Idaho teenager who disappeared following his prom —and was later charged with running away from home —died in a car crash Wednesday, bringing a sad end to a week of headlines. KBOI reports the driver of a Chevy Tahoe was speeding when he lost control of the... More »

Teen Who Disappeared After Prom Faces Criminal Charge

Police say Kristian Perez ran away from home—and that's against the law

(Newser) - The 17-year-old Idaho high-schooler who disappeared after his prom has been found—and is now facing a criminal charge for running away from home, KTVB reports. Kristian Perez was reported missing by his mother on Saturday when he didn't return home following his prom in Orofino. According to the... More »

Richard Simmons Speaks for First Time in 3 Years

And he's pretty cheery in exclusive statement to 'People' after hospitalization for indigestion

(Newser) - Richard Simmons' rep has said the fitness personality is A-OK, as has the LAPD , but now, for the first time in three years, Simmons himself is speaking out, exclusively to People . "Aren't you sick of hearing and reading about me?! LOL," he said in a statement. Simmons,... More »

After the Prom: Busted Phone, One Shoe, Missing Teen

No one has seen Kristian Perez since he signed out of Idaho prom at 9:32pm Friday

(Newser) - A 17-year-old high school student in Idaho signed out of his senior prom at exactly 9:32pm Friday, but he never returned home—a lone shoe, his tux jacket, and a busted cellphone were found near the car he came in, KREM reports. Kristian Perez's family says no one'... More »

Missing Olympic Rower Surrenders After 18 Months

Harold Backer's back, but his clients' money isn't

(Newser) - Missing Olympian rower Harold Backer walked into a police station in Canada last week, ending a 528-day mystery—but the remaining mysteries include his whereabouts during all that time, and the whereabouts of the millions of dollars that clients of his investment business say he stole from them. Backer, who... More »

Former Atlanta Braves Player Otis Nixon Is Missing

He disappeared after leaving home to play golf

(Newser) - Police in Georgia are looking for a former Atlanta Braves player who left his home to play golf Saturday morning and hasn't been seen since. Otis Nixon, 58, was reported missing by his girlfriend Sunday afternoon, a Woodstock Police Department rep tells CNN . He was driving a gray 2011... More »

She Says She's a Mermaid. Cops Need Help IDing Her

'Joanna,' found wandering wet and nearly naked in Fresno County, has webbed toes

(Newser) - She says she's a mermaid named Joanna, but California police are now trying to find out the real identity of a woman they found wandering in the middle of the street not far from a local casino, KFSN reports. KTLA notes the barely clothed woman with wet hair was... More »

Remains Found in Missouri ID'd as Missing 21-Year-Old

Police are trying to identify 2nd skull found at scene

(Newser) - Police in Missouri have had to give the parents of Jessica Runions the news they dreaded: One of two skulls found outside Kansas City this week is that of their 21-year-old daughter, who disappeared in September. Police say the case is now a homicide investigation, People reports. Authorities say that... More »

Floating Suitcase Yields Horrific Mystery

Woman stuffed inside had starved to death

(Newser) - A floating suitcase found in an Italian harbor presented police with a horrific mystery—but not, as first believed, proof of another murder. Police say the suitcase brought ashore by sailors held the body of an Asian woman who had probably died of starvation—and who may have been alive,... More »

Outrage Mounting Over DC's Missing Teens

Black lawmakers call on FBI to help

(Newser) - If only the teenagers missing in Washington, DC, were wearing Super Bowl jerseys, they might be found as quickly as Tom Brady's lucky shirt , says comedian DL Hughley in a tweet , per News One . He's one of several on social media drawing attention to DC cases of missing... More »

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