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Texas Student Went to the Movies, Then Vanished

Zuzu Verk didn't show up for an Oct. 12 midterm

(Newser) - Police in western Texas are asking for the public's help in finding Zuzu Verk, a 22-year-old university student who has been missing for more than a week—and is believed to be "endangered." Police in the city of Alpine say the reward for information leading to Verk'... More »

Creepy Facebook Posts Add to Mystery of Missing Couple

They haven't been seen since Aug. 31

(Newser) - Seemingly innocent posts on the Facebook page of South Carolina man Charlie Carver are in fact deeply disturbing, friends and family say. Carver and girlfriend Kala Brown disappeared on Aug. 31, and loved ones say the posts that have appeared on the account this month were clearly written by somebody... More »

Creepy Video a Dead End in Case of Missing Teen

Police looked into connection with Kayla Berg case in Wisconsin

(Newser) - It would have been horrifying. Instead, it's merely a fake. Police say a YouTube video that shows a woman tied up on a bathroom floor and screaming, "Why are you doing this?" isn't real and, more importantly, has no connection to missing Wisconsin teen Kayla Berg, reports... More »

After Woman's Disappearance, a Chilling Arrest

Kylr Yust was eyed in still-unsolved 2007 case

(Newser) - After 17-year-old Kara Kopetsky disappeared without a trace in 2007, ex-boyfriend Kylr Yust was considered a person of interest but was never charged. Now Yust, said to be 27 or 28, is a suspect in another disappearance—and the circumstances are chilling. Witnesses say Yust was the last person seen... More »

Vanished Cal Poly Student May Be Buried on Campus

Police aim to find Kristin Smart's remains

(Newser) - Police in San Luis Obispo, Calif., are following the "most promising lead we've had in years" in the hopes of finding some trace of a California Polytechnic State University freshman who vanished 20 years ago. Human decomposition dogs "and other information" led police and the FBI to... More »

Son Perplexed After Mom Vanishes 'Into Thin Air'

Deborah Dewey's car was found in a truck stop an hour from her home

(Newser) - "People just don't vanish into thin air," says Chris Dewey, as the search for his mother continues for a third week. Authorities in Spring Valley, Ill., say Deborah Dewey, 62, texted a friend at 7am on Aug. 22, then ran some errands, but failed to show up... More »

In Attic, Man Finds Remains of Woman Missing 40 Years

'We assume she lay down to sleep and froze'

(Newser) - The family of a man in Cloppenburg, northern Germany, apparently doesn't spend much time in the attic. When the 33-year-old son went up to set about renovating the large, unused space last week, he happened upon the remains of a woman who's been missing for nearly 40 years,... More »

2 Utah Climbers Missing on Pakistan Mountain

Snowstorm hit when they were halfway up

(Newser) - Friends and relatives are deeply worried about two Utah men believed to be stranded on one of Pakistan's highest and toughest mountains. Accomplished mountaineers Kyle Dempster and Scott Adamson set out to climb the north face of Baintha Brakk II, also known as Ogre II, on Aug. 21, and... More »

With Son's Disappearance Gone Cold, Dad Makes an Offer

(Newser) - "I think it's time to bring him home," says Richard Johnson, and he's putting up a huge reward in hopes of making that happen. The man from Boulder, Colo., is referring to son Ryder, who hasn't been seen since Jan. 17. The 20-year-old was seen... More »

A Fugitive Is Missing in New Jersey's Sewers

Officials hope he got away

(Newser) - This is one fugitive who authorities hope managed to get away. Keith Jean fled into the sewer system in Newark, NJ, two weeks ago after swimming across the Passaic River to get away from police, and there's been no sign of him since either inside or outside the sewer... More »

Cemetery Worker Finds Teen Missing Since 1973

The family of Joseph Spears finally has answers

(Newser) - After 43 years, a Mississippi mother finally knows what happened to her son thanks to the curiosity and diligence of a cemetery worker, the Sun Herald reports. Curious about an unidentified teen buried in a Galveston, Texas, cemetery after being hit by a car in August 1973, Chelsea Davidson started... More »

US Woman May Be Montreal Baby Who Went Missing in 1978

'I think I might be your daughter'

(Newser) - A Canadian woman looking for her missing daughter since she went missing as a toddler almost 40 years ago received a Facebook message in early August that may change her life, the Ottawa Citizen reports. The private message sent to Liliane Cyr, who maintains a Facebook page dedicated to finding... More »

Teen Missing in Grand Teton Tried to Flee Searchers

Fauna Jackson also changed her clothes and hair

(Newser) - A 16-year-old girl who went missing Thursday in Grand Teton National Park apparently didn't want to be found. The Cincinnati Enquirer reports Fauna Jackson of Ohio was found Saturday morning but attempted to escape when approached by authorities. She had also cut and dyed her hair and changed her... More »

Search for Teen Volunteer Underway in Grand Teton

Fauna Jackson was working on a trail when she disappeared Thursday

(Newser) - The search for a 16-year-old Ohio girl has entered a second day in Grand Teton National Park, the AP reports. Fauna Jackson is part of a youth conservation group called Groundwork USA. She's been missing since she took a break from working on a trail in the Wyoming park... More »

Body Found at Grand Canyon Likely That of Missing Woman

Diana Zacarias was reported missing back in April

(Newser) - Authorities believe they've found the body of a woman who disappeared nearly four months ago at the Grand Canyon, the AP reports. According to the Arizona Republic , the family of Diana Zacarias, a 22-year-old from Louisiana, reported her missing April 3. She was last seen at the Grand Canyon'... More »

Friends, Family: Iran May Be Holding San Diego Man

Human rights advocate Robin Shahini taken by Iranian authorities, family says

(Newser) - After graduating from San Diego State University in May, Gholamrez "Reza" Shahini, known to most as Robin, headed to Iran to visit his mom and other family. But the 46-year-old San Diego man hasn't been heard from in more than 10 days, and friends and family back in... More »

Mom: 10-Year-Old Slipped Out Window, Disappeared

Jesse Wilson was last seen in bed on Sunday

(Newser) - Ten-year-old Jesse Wilson may have slipped out of his bedroom window sometime after 9:30pm Sunday. It wouldn't be the first time. "My son has either gone out the window, which he has done before," mom Crystal Wilson told Arizona dispatchers when she found his bed empty... More »

Worrying Finds After Woman Vanishes While Biking

Ohio authorities plead for help finding Sierah Joughin

(Newser) - Authorities in Fulton County, Ohio, are asking for the public's help after making some worrying finds in the search for a 20-year-old woman who disappeared Tuesday evening. University of Toledo student Sierah Joughin was last seen out riding with her boyfriend before they went different ways near a high... More »

Body of Children's Author Found Buried in Garden

Helen Bailey's partner has been charged with her murder

(Newser) - British authorities say a children's author who disappeared in April was murdered by her partner. The remains of Helen Bailey, known for her Electra Brown series of children's novels, were found buried in her garden on Friday, the Independent reports. According to the BBC , the 51-year-old Bailey was... More »

US Air Force Searches for Airman Who's Missing in Italy

Staff Sgt. Halex Hale disappeared after leaving a friend's cookout

(Newser) - The US Air Force is searching for an airman from Indiana who vanished last week in Italy, the AP reports. The Air Force issued an all-points bulletin Friday for Staff Sgt. Halex Hale. The 24-year-old from Middletown is assigned to the 31st Fighter Wing at Aviano Air Base, about 50... More »

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