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Missing Student's Body Found Burned, Bruised in Egypt

Body of Italian grad student shows 'signs of torture'

(Newser) - The body of a missing Italian student was found with signs of torture, including multiple stab wounds and cigarette burns, by the side of a highway on the outskirts of the Egyptian capital, an investigating prosecutor told the AP on Thursday. Giulio Regeni, a 28-year-old grad student, went missing in... More »

After 16 Years, Hospital IDs Mystery Patient

San Diego hospital knew him as 'Garage 66'

(Newser) - For 16 years, a man known only as "Garage 66" lay in a California hospital bed, unable to speak after suffering severe brain damage after an automobile accident. Now authorities say they've finally discovered the name of the man who was probably still in his teens when he... More »

Va. Mom Who Disappeared in Nov. Is Found, Arrested

Crystal Griffin Redd picked up in Georgia; money had gone missing from her work

(Newser) - Fortunately, a Virginia mom missing for nearly two months was found safe on Tuesday, both her family and Blackstone police confirm to WTVR . Unfortunately, Crystal Griffin Redd was arrested by the Georgia police who discovered her, as she was wanted for embezzlement back in her hometown. Redd vanished on Nov.... More »

Body of Country Singer Found After Storm

Craig Strickland had been missing a week

(Newser) - His wife was still holding out hope a week after his disappearance, but the search for country singer Craig Strickland has ended with the discovery of his body, reports ABC News . The news came via the Oklahoma State Patrol, though details remained scarce. The 29-year-old went missing on Dec. 27... More »

A Prophetic Tweet, Then a Country Singer Goes Missing

Craig Strickland went duck hunting in Oklahoma during Winter Storm Goliath

(Newser) - Craig Strickland of Arkansas country music band Backroad Anthem set out on a hunting trip north of Tulsa over the weekend in the midst of a winter storm . "In case we don't come back, @BackroadCRAIG and I are going right through Winter Storm Goliath to kill ducks,"... More »

Reality Star's Brother May Have Frozen to Death

He crashed his car and 'wandered into the rocky, frigid desert'

(Newser) - Authorities say exposure to the elements might have killed Michael Cavallari, brother of reality TV star Kristin Cavallari, after he "likely wandered into the rocky, frigid desert," CBS News reports. Cavallari was last seen early Nov. 27 at a convenience store in Utah, according to NBC News . His... More »

How a Reddit User Helped Solve a 20-Year-Old Mystery

Family members spotted shared photos of 'Grateful Doe'

(Newser) - For 20 years, he was known as "Grateful Doe." Now, police have confirmed a man killed in a car accident in Greensville County, Va., with two ticket stubs for a Grateful Dead concert in his pocket, was Jason Callahan, a 19-year-old from Myrtle Beach, SC, who'd set... More »

Body Believed to Be Kristin Cavallari's Brother Found

Michael Cavallari went missing almost 2 weeks ago

(Newser) - A body believed to be that of Kristin Cavallari's brother, brother-in-law to NFL quarterback Jay Cutler, has been discovered in southern Utah, nearly two weeks after his car was found abandoned, authorities said Thursday. The Grand County Sheriff's office said that crews Thursday morning discovered the remains believed... More »

Kristin Cavallari's Bro Was Arrested Before Vanishing

Michael Cavallari has been missing 12 days

(Newser) - As the search resumes for reality star Kristin Cavallari's brother, investigators are examining whether one factor in the 30-year-old's disappearance was his recent arrest on allegations that he acted threateningly toward a woman and had a gun. Michael Cavallari's 2014 Honda Civic was found abandoned 12 days... More »

Alabama Woman Missing in 2011 Tornado Found in Florida

Police think she may have moved without telling her family

(Newser) - A 53-year-old Alabama woman reported missing by her family following a series of deadly tornadoes in 2011 has been found safe and sound—in Florida, AL.com reports. And no, she probably wasn't blown there. The tornadoes that hit Tuscaloosa in April 2011 killed dozens of people and damaged... More »

Missing, Possibly Armed Student Shuts Down College

Troubled sophomore not seen since taking rifle case from his parents' home

(Newser) - A Maryland college has been evacuated and students sent home early for Thanksgiving after a troubled sophomore last seen leaving his parents' home with a rifle case dropped off the grid Monday, NBC Philadelphia reports. According to WBAL , things started spiraling for Jacob Marberger, 19, early last month, when a... More »

Man Missing Since 2006 Found in Pond by Funeral Home

Sunken car could be seen in Google Maps image

(Newser) - A man who disappeared in 2006 was found this week just yards from a funeral home that could have given him a proper burial. A body believed to be that of 72-year-old Davie Lee Niles, who was last seen leaving a bar in Byron Township in central Michigan on Oct.... More »

After 20 Years, 'Dead' Doctor Found Living as Hermit

But the man, IDed as a Spaniard holed up in the woods of Tuscany, is gone again

(Newser) - For years, locals had reported seeing a "silent stranger" in the forests of Tuscany, Italy, per ITV News . His identity may finally have come to light after two mushroom pickers say they found the camp of a man with a "dirty face and large beard" in a heavily... More »

Man Who Vanished After Finishing NYC Marathon Found on Subway

Gianclaudio Marengo is safe

(Newser) - A recovering heroin addict from Italy last seen after crossing the finish line at Sunday's New York City Marathon was found Tuesday aboard a subway train, police said. Gianclaudio Marengo, 30, was still wearing his racing attire of a turquoise shirt and black shorts when an off-duty police officer... More »

Inside the Convoluted Case of a Vanished Deputy

Officers say Jon Aujay committed suicide, others say he was killed by one of his own

(Newser) - Six days after Jon Aujay disappeared in the Devil's Punchbowl in California's Antelope Valley on June 11, 1998, authorities assumed he committed suicide. A resident said he heard a gunshot in the Punchbowl, where Aujay often went running, and though no body was ever found, some of Aujay'... More »

Son Charged With Murder in Case of Missing Parents

Kyle Navin was allegedly upset about being cut of his parents' will

(Newser) - The 27-year-old son of a Connecticut couple who mysteriously disappeared in early August was charged with their murders Friday night, the Hartford Courant reports. The story of Jeffrey and Jeanette Navin drew national attention this summer because the couple was more than $2 million in debt when they went missing.... More »

Body Found in Search for US Trader Missing in London

But body hasn't been formally identified, say police

(Newser) - London police say a body has been found in the search for missing US financial trader Josh Sanchez-Maldonado. The man's family has been informed, though no formal identification has taken place yet, the Evening Standard reports. Sanchez-Maldonado was last seen leaving his hotel in west London's Feltham area... More »

American Financial Trader Mysteriously Missing in London

He claimed he was there for a job interview

(Newser) - A young Bay Area financial trader traveling abroad on his own for the first time has disappeared in London, where he told family he had a potential job interview, NBC News reports. According to the Guardian , Josh Sanchez-Maldonado, 24, was last seen leaving his hotel in west London on the... More »

Friends Track iPhone to Find Missing College Student

Jimmy Hubert was found severely injured next to some train tracks after two days

(Newser) - A couple of tenacious women armed with the Find My iPhone app tracked down their severely injured friend Sunday, two days after he disappeared following a sorority party at Georgia Tech, WSB Atlanta reports. According to ABC News , it was extremely fortunate 24-year-old Jimmy Hubert accidentally left the party with... More »

How Did 243 People Vanish Without a Trace Last Year?

It's unclear whether the refugees even made it on board the boat

(Newser) - When a rickety fishing boat smuggling more than 500 passengers across the Mediterranean capsized on Oct. 3, 2015 , the world took notice. More than 350 people, many refugees from Eritrea, drowned, and European leaders promised action, reports the New York Times . But when 243 passengers, again largely refugees from Eritrea,... More »

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