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Suspect Dead, Teen Missing After Calif. Kidnapping

Car was spotted 300 miles south of where girl was last seen

(Newser) - A young man suspected of abducting a teenage girl in Northern California was killed Thursday after leading sheriff's deputies on a high-speed chase and engaging in a shootout, authorities say. The girl is still missing. Fernando Castro, 19, whose car had been the subject of an Amber Alert for... More »

Journal Reveals Lost Hiker Survived for Weeks

'When you find my body, please call my husband George'

(Newser) - A lost hiker in Maine starved to death after waiting for rescue and then accepting her fate, heartbreaking journal entries have revealed. Geraldine Largay, a 66-year-old from Tennessee, disappeared while hiking the Appalachian Trail in Maine on July 22, 2013, and the newly disclosed journal shows that she survived for... 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 »

Parents Get Letter About Missing Son 39 Years Later

Police are taking a new look at case of Bernard 'Bunny' Ross

(Newser) - A cold case in Maine about a teen who vanished nearly 40 years ago is getting a fresh look from police after his parents received an anonymous letter out of the blue. Police are saying very little about the letter's contents, but they hope the author will reach out... More »

Sinead O'Connor Found in Chicago 'Burbs: Cops

But her condition isn't revealed

(Newser) - Police in suburban Chicago say Irish singer-songwriter Sinead O'Connor was found safe Monday after officers received a report that she never returned from a Sunday bike ride in the area. Wilmette police spokesman Eric Peterson says O'Connor had been located, "is safe and no longer considered a... More »

She Sent Her Boyfriend Ultrasound Photo, Vanished

Kelsie Schelling's family is suing the police department for a botched investigation

(Newser) - The mother of a Colorado woman who went missing the day after she texted a photo of her eight-week ultrasound to her boyfriend is suing not just his family but local police and city as well. Laura Saxton says her whole world changed on Feb. 4, 2013, when her pregnant... More »

Missing Professor Found Dead Near Campsite

Arizona State teacher had been camping alone

(Newser) - The search for an Arizona State University professor has ended with bad news: Rescuers found the body of 59-year-old Debra Schwartz about a half-mile from her campsite in Oak Creek Canyon near Sedona, reports the Arizona Republic . It's not clear how she died yet. Schwartz had been camping alone,... More »

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 »

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