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Teen in High-Profile Custody Case Pleads for Her Mom

Mary Nunes breaks an 11-year silence as mom faces trial

(Newser) - A 19-year-old woman back in the United States after fleeing with her mother and stepfather a decade ago in a custody case is begging a judge to allow contact with her mother, who faces trial next month, and calls her stepfather "the only man I consider to be my... More »

Woman Who Went Missing After Halloween Party Found Dead

Chelsea Bruck's body found in Michigan field

(Newser) - The body of Chelsea Bruck, the 22-year-old Michigan woman last seen at a Halloween party last year, has been found in a field in Monroe County. Bruck's mom had been tirelessly searching for her daughter for six months , and last month, police got a tip. Bruck's homemade Halloween... More »

Inside a Mother's Tireless Search for Missing Daughter

Leannda Bruck has distributed 1.25M flyers since Chelsea disappeared

(Newser) - What's the size of a mother's love? In Leannda Bruck's case, 1.25 million flyers and counting. That's the number she's distributed in nearly every US state in the six months since her 22-year-old daughter, Chelsea, went missing after leaving a Halloween party near her... More »

Body of ESPN Writer's Son Found in Lake Ontario

Fisherman spotted body of RIT student Max Maisel, 21, missing since February

(Newser) - The body found Friday by a local fisherman in Lake Ontario has been identified as that of Max Maisel, the 21-year-old son of ESPN writer Ivan Maisel, the Democrat and Chronicle reports. The RIT student had been missing since Feb. 22; he was last spotted at Charlotte Pier in Rochester,... More »

Mom, Daughter Who Vanished in NYC Are Found

Iona and Emily Costello were just visiting for a couple of days

(Newser) - A mother and daughter from Long Island who vanished after taking a trip to New York City late last month that was supposed to last just a couple of days have been found, Southhold Local reports. The details are still fuzzy: Iona Costello, 51, and her 14-year-old daughter Emily left... More »

Police: Missing Student Entered Mississippi River

Jen Houle was spotted on video

(Newser) - A sad development in the case of a missing University of Minnesota student last seen around 1am Friday at the Blarney Pub & Grill: CBS Minnesota reports that police last night secured video footage that apparently shows Jen Houle entering the Mississippi River via a bridge located a few blocks... More »

FBI Gets 'Huge Tip' in Case of Girl Missing Since 2007

Could woman caught on ATM camera be missing Ashley Summers?

(Newser) - In July 2007, 14-year-old Ashley Summers left her home in Cleveland, Ohio, to stay with a relative after a fight with her mom—and then went missing. Now, the FBI is looking for the public's help in identifying a woman who could possibly be the missing girl. While perusing... More »

Woman Vanishes Across the Street From Cal State

Disappearance follows string of campus attacks

(Newser) - Police on horseback and dirt bikes are searching remote areas for a woman whose disappearance followed a series of violent attacks at Cal State San Bernardino. Sahray Astina Barber, a 22-year-old who studies and works at the Art Institute of California-Inland Empire, lives across the street from the university and... More »

X-Men Artist Goes Missing in Caymans

Comic book inker Norman Lee disappears while swimming

(Newser) - A comic book artist who has worked on the likes of X-Men and the Avengers has gone missing in the Cayman Islands after swimming near Grand Cayman's east coast. While snorkeling about 250 yards from shore on Thursday morning, Norman Lee and his wife got separated, MyFoxBoston reports. Though... More »

Missing Hiker Said He Had to Be 'Back With Mother Earth'

Drake Kramer, 21, last seen at Grand Canyon National Park

(Newser) - It's been a week since 21-year-old San Antonio native Drake Kramer was spotted at the Bright Angel Lodge on the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona. Last Monday, the avid hiker and aspiring geologist texted his father that he was at the Grand Canyon and "... More »

Man Charged With Murder of Craigslist Car Buyers

Suspect lured Ga. couple, shot them in head: cops

(Newser) - A tragic end for the Georgia couple who vanished while trying to buy a car on Craigslist . Police say two bodies found in the woods outside McRae, near where the couple's 2003 GMC Envoy was discovered submerged in a lake, are indeed those of Bud Runion, 69, and his... More »

Bodies Found in Search for Craigslist Car Buyers

Suspect in Ga. deaths turns himself in

(Newser) - A tragic end to the search for Bud and June Runion : Bodies believed to be the missing couple have been found along with their SUV, police in Georgia say. The couple had traveled around 200 miles to buy a 1966 Ford Mustang from somebody who answered their Craigslist ad, but... More »

Couple Go Missing After Arranging Craigslist Meeting

Ga. couple were trying to buy classic car

(Newser) - Days of frantic searching have turned up no trace of a Georgia couple in their 60s who vanished after going to buy a classic car from somebody on Craigslist. Bud and June Runion are believed to have traveled more than 150 miles from their home in Marietta to McRae last... More »

Snowboarder With 'Strong Spirit' Found After 3 Days

Julie Abrahamsen was lost in Whistler, in 'cold, but good, condition'

(Newser) - Three days lost in the "back country" around Whistler, British Columbia, have left a snowboarder "cold," but apparently no worse for the wear. Twenty-one-year-old Julie Abrahamsen was found yesterday by searchers who spotted her tracks from a helicopter, reports ABC News . "Searchers followed the trail and... More »

Dad Finds Son's Body After Official Sea Search Fails

He went up in own plane, found California student who fell off cliff

(Newser) - The body of a missing 20-year-old college student has been found in the waters off Mexico by his father, who was searching for him from a small plane. Scott Robert Fippinger, a junior at California State University San Marcos, had gone camping at a cliff-side campsite near Rosarito Beach with... More »

Car, Remains May Solve 36-Year-Old Mystery

Missing young couple's vehicle found at bottom of Florida canal

(Newser) - The last time anyone saw Dana Null, 15, and Harry Wade Atchison, 19, was when they drove off together in his Dodge Coronet in 1978. It now appears they never made it out of Florida's Broward County. A maintenance worker found Atchison's car yesterday at the bottom of... More »

Mom Reports Her Deadhead Son Went Missing—in 1995

It's complicated, but this might be answer to 'Grateful Doe' mystery

(Newser) - A woman in Myrtle Beach, SC, filed a missing person report this week over a teenage son who left 20 years ago, reports the Smoking Gun . Strange? Yes, but this might be the answer to the mystery of "Grateful Doe," an unidentified car-crash victim from 1995. Start here:... More »

Missing Philly Student's Body Recovered from River

Shane Montgomery hadn't been seen since Thanksgiving

(Newser) - The body of a West Chester University student who disappeared on Thanksgiving after a night out with friends has been recovered. Shane Montgomery's parents say the body pulled from the Schuylkill river Saturday was his. Authorities have not yet confirmed the identity pending a review by the Philadelphia medical... More »

Missing US Yoga Teacher Found Dead in Mexico

Hari Simran Singh Khalsa apparently got lost on hike

(Newser) - A 25-year-old American yoga teacher who apparently got lost while hiking has been found dead in the rugged mountains near Tepoztlan in central Mexico, reports NBC News . Hari Simran Singh Khalsa, a Brooklyn native who lived in Virginia, had been missing since Dec. 30. He and his wife were in... More »

FBI Joins Search for College Student Missing in Philly

Shane Montgomery last seen leaving bar before Thanksgiving

(Newser) - A Philadelphia college student hasn't been seen since the night before Thanksgiving, when he left a bar in the early morning. Now the FBI has joined the search, NBC 10 reports. West Chester University student Shane Montgomery, 21, was last seen leaving the bar after he reportedly bumped into... More »

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