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Visibly Upset Woman Leaves Work, Hasn't Been Seen Since

Kiera Bergman was last seen on Aug. 4

(Newser) - Kiera Bergman is missing. That much is clear, but the rest of the story remains convoluted 10 days after the 19-year-old was last seen. ABC News quotes her mother as saying Bergman was last spotted leaving work on the morning of Aug. 4; it's unclear if she returned to... More »

She Vanished in 2013. The AP Went Looking for Her

Razan Zaitouneh was kidnapped in Douma, Syria

(Newser) - Razan Zaitouneh earned enemies on all sides of her homeland's civil war. One of Syria's most well-known rights activists, she chanted in protests against President Bashar Assad, but she was also unflinching in documenting abuses by rebels fighting to oust him. Then she vanished. Her fate has been... More »

Mollie Tibbetts' Father Has New Theory on What Happened

He thinks his daughter knows the person who took her on July 18

(Newser) - The family of missing Iowa college student Mollie Tibbetts hasn't really wavered on its position that they believe the 20-year-old is alive. On Tuesday, father Robert Tibbetts shared his theory on what may have happened with CBS News : He thinks Tibbetts may know whomever she's with. "I... 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 »

$172K Raised for Information About Missing Iowa Student

Police still have no leads

(Newser) - The reward for information about the whereabouts of missing Iowa college student Mollie Tibbetts, 20, has been increased to $172,000, according to Fox News . Previously, the reward—offered through a fund at a Brooklyn, Iowa, bank—was $30,000, the Des Moines Register reports. Rob Tibbetts, Mollie's father,... More »

Mom Says She Heard From Daughter Who Vanished in 2013

'The ball is in her court still'

(Newser) - A Florida mother says she has finally heard from missing daughter Emily Paul, who left a note and vanished from the family home five years ago, when she was 14. "To all our friends and extended family, we want to let you know that we have heard from Emily,... More »

Police Get Tip Mollie Tibbetts Was Spotted in Missouri

They indicate there is no surveillance footage that backs up the claim

(Newser) - Roughly one week after Mollie Tibbetts vanished in Iowa, police received a tip of a possible sighting of the 20-year-old in Missouri. KMBC reports the Kearney Police Department fielded a tip from someone who saw a woman who looked like Tibbetts at a truck stop near I-35 and Missouri 92... 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 »

Missing Student Was Likely Doing Homework on Night She Disappeared

Mollie Tibbetts' dad is pleading for tips from the public

(Newser) - Mollie Tibbetts is still missing, nearly two weeks after the 20-year-old University of Iowa student went on a late-night run and disappeared, and her father is pleading for the public's help finding her. "What we need is for people to tell their friends and neighbors that if they... More »

American Student Disappears After Israel Swim

TeNiya Jones was caught in rip current

(Newser) - An American student has been missing since Saturday night, when she went for a late-night swim in the Mediterranean Sea off Tel Aviv, Israel. Two fellow students who were with 19-year-old TeNiya Elnora Jones say they managed to make it back to shore after being caught in a rip current,... More »

After 64 Years, Family Learns What Happened to Lost Skier

Italian police identify body found in Matterhorn ice

(Newser) - In 1954, Roger Le Masne spent weeks searching for his older brother, who had disappeared while on a skiing vacation in the Alps. It would be another 64 years before he learned what happened to him. Police in Italy say a body found in thawing ice on the Matterhorn in... More »

A Week After She Disappeared After a Late Jog, Little to Go On

FBI has now joined the case of missing Iowa student Mollie Tibbetts

(Newser) - State and federal agents are investigating the disappearance of a 20-year-old University of Iowa student who has been missing for nearly a week from her Iowa hometown. Volunteer searches for Mollie Tibbetts of Brooklyn were called off this week as the FBI and state investigators took over, Iowa Division of... More »

The Family Was Gone, the Bed Was Made. That Was Troubling

Stacy Perman revisits the 1982 vanishing of the Salomon family

(Newser) - When an LAPD officer entered the Salomons' Northridge, Calif., home on Oct. 13, 1982, the family wasn't there but all seemed normal, down to the fact that the master bedroom's bed was made. That detail freaked Dorene Laffer out. She was Elaine Salomon's cousin, and the two... More »

Woman, 20, Went Out for 10pm Jog and Vanished

Mollie Tibbetts was dogsitting with her boyfriend at the time

(Newser) - Mollie Tibbetts, 20, went out for a run on Wednesday night and hasn't been seen since. The University of Iowa student was dogsitting in Brooklyn, Iowa, at the time; her boyfriend was with her at the house, which is in an area largely comprised of farmland and fields. The... More »

Body of Missing Girl Identified After 44 Years

Relatives thought they would die wondering

(Newser) - After Akron 17-year-old Linda Pagano vanished in 1974, her family spent 44 years wondering what had happened to her. Now they know she was murdered. Stepfather Byron Claflin reported her missing a day after he kicked her out of his apartment for coming home late from a concert. The Cuyahoga... More »

Fresh Footprints Bring Hope for Team Lost in Cave

'The kids are athletes, and they have skills'

(Newser) - The search for a youth soccer team lost for three days in a cave in Thailand resumed Tuesday with a message of hope. "We are still optimistic they are all alive," Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwon said, adding, "even though they may not have anything to eat,... More »

Ranger Went to Check a Trail in 1980, Was Never Seen Again

Reward tripled to $60K in case of Paul Fugate

(Newser) - There's been no sign of Paul Fugate since the Chiricahua National Monument ranger disappeared nearly 40 years ago. But there apparently has been "new information" in the case, which has led the National Park Service to triple the reward for information leading to his whereabouts to $60,000.... More »

Man Turns Up Alive 11 Months After Wife Identifies Corpse

Police in Japan gave family wrong body

(Newser) - One body apparently looks much like another after a few days in Tokyo's Edo River. In June 2017, a Japanese woman who reported her husband missing identified a body found in the river as her loved one. She had the body cremated—and was shocked 11 months later when... More »

He Was on a Quest to Perfect Ulysses, Then Vanished

Inside the search for James Joyce scholar John Kidd

(Newser) - Scholars have dedicated their lives to poring over the "enigmas and puzzles" of James Joyce's Ulysses. In the New York Times Magazine , Jack Hitt describes years preoccupied with the search for one of those scholars—arguably the preeminent one, and a brash, brilliant, and eccentric one at that—... More »

He Was Missing for 35 Years, Right Under Everyone's Nose

Colleagues knew him as cheerful health benefits consultant for University of California

(Newser) - An Air Force officer with top security clearance who deserted 35 years ago and was arrested in California last week worked for years as a consultant for the University of California system, former colleagues said. University system colleagues knew William Howard Hughes Jr. as a personable, brainy number cruncher for... More »

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