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Case of Missing Florida Mom Is 'Mystifying' Police

Interview with ex-husband reveals little: cops

(Newser) - Police have now conducted a "long and detailed interview" with the ex-husband of missing Florida mom Tricia Todd , but they say they're no closer to figuring out her whereabouts. "Nothing in [Steven Williams'] lengthy interview … nor his polygraph exam indicated that he was involved or... More »

This Is Last Known Photo of Missing Florida Mom

Tricia Todd appeared to be 'in good spirits,' sheriff says

(Newser) - It's been nearly a week since Tricia Todd vanished in Florida , and police have now released the last known surveillance photo of her in the hope of jogging memories. In the photo taken in a Publix supermarket in Hobe Sound Tuesday night, the 30-year-old Air Force vet is smiling... More »

Kayaker Goes Missing Off Georgia, Is Found in Okla.

It was all a ruse to evade child porn charges: cops

(Newser) - For two days, authorities conducted a sea and air search for a missing kayaker last spotted in a creek on Georgia's Tybee Island on Sunday night. Then came a bench warrant for his arrest. The 38-year-old kayaker, Cody Magee, happened to be facing charges including attempted child molestation and... More »

Elizabeth Smart to Missing Woman: 'We Will Find You'

Elizabeth Laguna-Salgado vanished in broad daylight in Provo, Utah, a year ago

(Newser) - From one Elizabeth to another, an appeal to be strong and hopeful emerged Monday as Utah marked the one-year anniversary of the disappearance of 26-year-old Elizabeth Laguna-Salgado, per NBC News . "We will find you. We are looking, and we won't give up," Elizabeth Smart Gilmour , who herself... More »

Cops: Brothers on the Run After Couple Murdered

Their first priority is finding bodies of missing Wash. pair

(Newser) - Police in Washington state say the public "should absolutely be worried" about two armed and dangerous brothers who are on the run after the suspected murders of Patrick Shunn and Monique Patenaude. John Reed, 53, and Tony Reed, 49, have been named as suspects in the disappearance of the... More »

Dismembered Mom's Date Claims He Blacked Out

Cops found a pruning saw in her bathroom

(Newser) - More details are emerging in the disturbing murder of Ingrid Lyne —and they're not coming from her alleged killer. Prosecutors believe that suspect John Charlton murdered and dismembered the nurse in her Renton, Wash., home after they had been on a date last Friday and then drove her... More »

Body Parts of Mom Missing After Date Are Found

Her date was arrested after horrific Seattle find

(Newser) - A missing-person investigation in Washington state came to a horrific end on Monday when police identified body parts found in a Seattle recycling bin as those of Ingrid Lyne, a mother-of-three who vanished after a first date on Friday night . John Robert Charlton, the man believed to have been her... More »

Mother of 3 Disappears After First Date

Woman in Washington state hasn't been seen since Friday

(Newser) - Friends say a woman in Washington state went on a first date Friday night with a man she'd met online and hasn't been seen since, reports Q13 Fox . The awful revelation that something might be wrong came Saturday morning when Ingrid Lyne, 40, didn't pick up her... More »

US Student Who Vanished in Siberia Found Dead

No one knows why Colin Madsen took off into freezing cold in middle of the night

(Newser) - A Missouri man attending college in Russia headed with friends on Easter weekend to a popular resort town known for its mineral springs, with plans to hike a mountain, the AP reports. But when 25-year-old Colin Madsen's friends—two Russian locals and an American student—woke up early Easter... More »

Missing Mom Found Dead in Car, 3 Kids Alive Next to Her

Texas woman's husband says he thought he had to wait 24 hours before calling police

(Newser) - A missing Texas woman described by her husband as a "model mom" and the rock of the family was found dead in a car in a Target parking lot in Frisco Thursday evening, her three young children alive beside her, CBS11 reports. Sources tell the station there were no... More »

Man Goes on Trial for Wife's Murder, for 4th Time

The high-profile upstate New York case involves no body and no weapon

(Newser) - Michele Harris went missing on the morning of Sept. 12, 2001, at the age of 35, and hasn't been seen since. Her empty minivan, with her keys still in the ignition, was found at the end of her and her estranged husband's long driveway, but the mother of... More »

Daughter of Found Mom: 'I Will Never Call Her Again'

Tammy Miller doesn't expect a happy ending

(Newser) - A woman whose mother went missing for 40 years says she doesn't predict any joyous reunion—and feels fresh pain knowing her mom is alive, People reports. "I'm angry," says Tammy Miller, 45, whose mother, Lula Ann Gillespie-Miller, 69, was discovered Thursday in a small Texas... More »

Missing Mom Found After 42 Years

She left 3 kids behind in Indiana

(Newser) - A missing mom who was apparently in no big hurry to be found has been tracked down and now has another chance to get to know the children she left 42 years ago. After he was contacted by the Doe Network , a volunteer group that investigates cold missing-person cases, Indiana... More »

Families Say 4 Americans Are Missing From Brussels Airport

A married couple who moved there in 2014 and siblings from New York

(Newser) - Four Americans believed to have been at the Brussels airport on Tuesday remain missing more than 24 hours after the deadly terrorist attack there, according to their families. Married couple Justin and Stephanie Shults, from Tennessee and Kentucky, respectively, moved to Brussels for work in 2014, the AP reports. According... More »

Police May Have Found Remains of Woman Missing Since 1997

They were tipped off by a convicted kidnapper

(Newser) - Houston police—with the help of a convicted kidnapper—may have found the remains of a Texas teenager missing for nearly 20 years, the Houston Chronicle reports. Jessica Cain was 17 when she disappeared after a high school musical cast party in 1997. On Friday, police found what they believe... More »

Missing Teen in 'Grave Danger' After Dad Is Found Dead

Texas Ambert Alert out for Adriana Coronado

(Newser) - Efforts to find missing teen Adriana Coronado have intensified after her father was found shot to death and burned in a Texas ditch, NBC News reports. An Amber Alert noting Adriana "is believed to be in grave or immediate danger" was issued Monday for the 13-year-old, who was last... More »

In Search of a Fresh Start, Teen Vanishes

Family is searching for Morgan Bauer

(Newser) - Morgan Bauer "wanted to start a new life and she wanted to start her adulthood," her mother, Sherri Sichmeller, tells the Huffington Post . So the 19-year-old, with just $20 in cash, left Aberdeen, SD, for Atlanta on Feb. 12—and disappeared soon after. No one has heard from... More »

Bride's Missing Dad Is Found Dead

He walked away amid celebration in California

(Newser) - A sad ending to the story about a father who went missing on his daughter's wedding day: The body of 55-year-old Prasad Moparti has been found in a river a few miles from the wedding site in Walnut Grove, Calif., reports the Los Angeles Times . Foul play isn't... More »

Missing Man's Eerie Text: 'My Luck Has Run Out'

Mystery in Seattle as cops hunt for 62-year-old who vanished 2 weeks ago

(Newser) - No one knows where Richard Arneson is, except maybe Richard Arneson, and the mystery surrounding the Seattle man's disappearance deepens at every turn. After the 62-year-old didn't show at work, a concerned friend headed over to his apartment on Feb. 5 and found a troublesome scene, per KOMO... More »

Daughter Marries, Then Dad Vanishes From Wedding

Search for 55-year-old Prasad Moparti called off in California

(Newser) - The night before her wedding ceremony in Walnut Grove, Calif., Durga Moparti's father danced. What followed the next day "seems like a total mystery," the 29-year-old tells Fox40 . Prasad Moparti apparently told a relative he was going for a brief walk. The 55-year-old wandered off around 4pm... More »

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