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Body of Missing Student Found in California Park

Blaze Bernstein case is now a homicide investigation

(Newser) - The search for missing University of Pennsylvania sophomore Blaze Bernstein came to a grim end when the 19-year-old's body was found in a park near his parents' home, having apparently been exposed by this week's rainstorms, police in California say. The Orange County Sheriff's Department has not... More »

Reporter's Disappearance May Be Tied to Meds

Cops say 29-year-old Courtney Roland, who was found safe, is still 'pretty confused'

(Newser) - A Texas reporter found safe after being reported missing over the weekend may have had a bad reaction to medications she was taking, the Houston PD now says. Per People , a police spokesman told a presser Monday that Courtney Roland may still be suffering the effects of the medication and... More »

Houston Cops Locate Missing Sports Reporter

Courtney Roland had sent worrisome text to friend about being followed

(Newser) - A 29-year-old sports reporter who went missing over the weekend in Houston has been located by police and is apparently unharmed. "Our officers have found (Courtney) Roland in the Galleria area," tweeted the police department, referring to a city shopping complex. The HPD says Roland "appears unharmed,... More »

After Humans Fail, Drone Spots Lost Hunter in 20 Minutes

Bill McDonnell spent the night in the woods of Virginia's Shenandoah County but is fine

(Newser) - A 92-year-old hunter in Virginia had to spend a frigid night in the woods, but he's safe now thanks to quick work by a drone. Bill McDonnell went out hunting Saturday in Shenandoah County, and his family notified authorities when he hadn't emerged from the woods by that... More »

She Told Him of the Pregnancy, Then Vanished. Now, an Arrest

Nearly 5 years later, Donthe Lucas charged with first-degree murder

(Newser) - An arrest has been made in the February 2013 case of a Colorado woman who texted a photo of her eight-week ultrasound to her boyfriend , drove two hours to Pueblo to see him, and then disappeared. That boyfriend, Donthe Lucas, was charged Friday with first-degree murder in connection with the... More »

Sheriff: Missing Florida Teen Found With Coach in New York

Rian Rodriguez, 27, was taken into custody

(Newser) - Authorities say a missing Florida teenage girl and a 27-year-old soccer coach have been found in New York, the AP reports. According to the Gainesville Sun, 17-year-old Caitlyn Frisina and Rian Rodriguez were stopped by a New York State Police officer Friday afternoon in Syracuse. The Columbia County Sheriff's... More »

Cops Think Missing Girl, 17, Fled With Soccer Coach

Police in Florida suspect Caitlyn Frisina, high school senior, left with 27-year-old

(Newser) - Police in Florida think a missing 17-year-old girl has fled the state with her high school's soccer coach. The Columbia County Sheriff's Office suspects that Caitlyn Frisina, a senior at Fort White High School in Lake City, ran away with 27-year-old Rian Rodriguez, who coaches the boys' soccer... More »

A New Clue Pops Up in Strange Case of Sherri Papini

Surveillance video shows formerly missing mom running near church shortly before she was found

(Newser) - A new clue in the case of Sherri Papini has emerged. A surveillance video shows the formerly missing California woman sprinting near a Jehovah's Witness church in Yolo County early on Thanksgiving last year, shortly before she was found by a trucker on an Interstate 5 ramp, per the... More »

Parents Demand Answers on 'Missing' Daughter Found Years Ago

Crissita Cage-Toaster's body was found in March 2010; her parents just found out last month

(Newser) - Almost eight years after their daughter's car was found abandoned in Detroit, a Georgia couple held out hope that the missing woman would be found alive. It was hope that should've been dashed within months. The body of Crissita Cage-Toaster was pulled from the Detroit River in March... More »

Woman Missing Since 1975 Found, With No Clues on Life

Flora Stevens disappeared 42 years ago after being dropped off at a doctor's appointment

(Newser) - A woman who disappeared from upstate New York 42 years ago has been found suffering from dementia and living in a Massachusetts assisted-living facility, authorities say. The sheriff's office in Sullivan County, NY, says Flora Stevens, 78, was using the last name Harris when detectives tracked her down this... More »

Man's Suicide Note Shares Location of Another Body

That of Michigan man's wife, missing teacher Theresa Lockhart

(Newser) - For nearly half a year, police in Portage, Mich., had searched for a beloved high school Spanish teacher who seemingly vanished in May. Her body was finally discovered this week—but it wasn't the first one officers came across. Officers initially found Theresa Lockhart's husband, Christopher Lockhart, dead... More »

22-Year-Old May Have Been Abducted on Backpacking Trip

Peru authorities are searching for Jesse Galganov

(Newser) - A 22-year-old with dreams of traveling the world has disappeared in the middle of an eight-month backpacking trip through South America and Southeast Asia. Jesse Galganov, who is from Montreal and plans to start medical school in Philadelphia next fall, was last heard from around Sept. 28, when he texted... More »

They Flew to the Bahamas to Elope. Then Nothing

Family hasn't heard from Donna Grant or Forrest Sanco since Sept. 26

(Newser) - Family got worried when Forrest Sanco didn't come to pick up his cat. Their worry grew when they learned he hadn't shown up to work. They reported Sanco and his girlfriend, Donna Grant, missing Oct. 6—10 days after the couple had flown to the Bahamas on a... More »

A Teacher Bailed a Man Out of Jail. Then She Vanished

Search is still on for Arizona kindergarten teacher Cathryn Gorospe

(Newser) - The search continues in Arizona for a missing kindergarten teacher who vanished after bailing a man out of jail last week. The Arizona Republic reports that there's still no sign of 44-year-old Cathryn Gorospe of Glendale, who headed over to Flagstaff's Coconino County Jail on Friday night to... More »

Man Saves Missing Teen. Then, Another 'Act of Kindness'

Earl Melchert gave his $7K reward to the girl he saved

(Newser) - Two heroes have emerged in Minnesota: an abducted 15-year-old girl and the 65-year-old farmer who found her. Fox News and the Twin Cities Pioneer Press report Jasmine Block disappeared from her Alexandria home on Aug. 8, and she was reportedly held for nearly a month in an abandoned house, where... More »

Months After 3 Women Found Dead, a 4th Vanishes

Lumberton, NC, cops don't know if there's a connection

(Newser) - Family members are pleading for the safe return of Abby Lynn Patterson, a 20-year-old woman last seen getting into a brown Buick outside the family home in Lumberton, NC, on Sept. 5. The disappearance is especially troubling because three other women were found dead in the town, population 22,000,... More »

Real-Life Jason Bourne Disappears. Again

Teacher with rare form of amnesia goes missing amid hurricane destruction

(Newser) - "It's definitely made me reconsider everything. Who was I before? Who was I then—is that part of me? Who am I now?" The New York Times reports Hannah Upp, a 32-year-old teacher in St. Thomas, disappeared Sept. 14, a week after Hurricane Irma hit the Virgin Islands.... More »

Wife of Long-Missing British Aristocrat Found Dead

Lord Lucan vanished after 1974 murder of nanny

(Newser) - The estranged wife of a famously missing British aristocrat has died, more than 40 years after he allegedly tried to murder her. Police say they found the body of Lady Lucan in her London home after she was reported missing, the BBC reports. The death is not believed to be... More »

Police: Pregnant High School Teacher Is Missing

Laura Elizabeth Wallen didn't show up for the first day of class

(Newser) - The mysterious disappearance of a pregnant high school teacher has prompted a police search in Olney, Maryland. Montgomery County police say Laura Elizabeth Wallen, a 31-year-old history and law teacher, failed to show up for the first day of class Tuesday at Wilde Lake High School, NBC Washington reports. The... More »

Key to 1989 Disappearance Could Be in Concrete Slab

Police are investigating whether woman's remains are entombed in the slab

(Newser) - Investigators hope tests on a three-ton hunk of concrete will soon solve the 1989 disappearance of a young mother, by determining whether her remains were fed through a wood chipper and then entombed in the basement of a Pennsylvania duplex. Sunbury Police Chief Tim Miller announced earlier this month that... More »

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