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FBI Believes Missing Illinois Student Was Kidnapped

$50K reward offered in search for visiting scholar

(Newser) - The Champaign County, Illinois, branch of Crime Stoppers is offering the biggest reward in its history in the search for a visiting student from China who disappeared more than a week ago. Yingying Zhang, a 26-year-old who was a month into a yearlong appointment at the University of Illinois, was... More »

Pastor Goes Missing in Search for Treasure Chest

While fellow treasure-hunters seek to help police in their search for Paris Wallace

(Newser) - The search for a Colorado pastor continues in northern New Mexico four days after Paris Wallace was reported missing while hunting for the elusive Forrest Fenn treasure . The Daily Sentinel reports tips from fellow treasure hunters, including Wallace's friend Wendell Smith, helped police locate the Chevrolet Tahoe Wallace was... More »

Sailor Found Hiding on Navy Ship 7 Days After Disappearing

Peter Mims was reported to have fallen overboard from the USS Shiloh June 8

(Newser) - The US Navy—with help from the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force and Japanese Coast Guard—spent 50 hours searching 5,500 miles of ocean for Petty Officer Peter Mims, who was believed to have fallen overboard from the USS Shiloh on June 8, CNN reports. So imagine everyone's surprise... More »

74 Years After Crashing in India, WWII Vet Returns Home

1st Lt. Robert Eugene Oxford's remains were flown to Georgia on Thursday

(Newser) - More than 70 years ago, a US Army plane was headed for India on a supply mission. It never arrived, and no one went looking for the doomed aircraft or the eight men on board because military officials had no way of pinpointing where it went down. All signs of... More »

Missing Exec, $357M Cash Just Part of Dairy Co's Very Bad Year

China Huishan Dairy co-owner Ge Kun disappeared in March

(Newser) - Ge Kun, a Chinese dairy firm executive, has been missing for more than two months. But, she's not alone: China Huishan Dairy now states it's also missing approximately $357 million in cash, CNN reports. According to the Wall Street Journal , Ge sent a letter dated March 21 to... More »

12-Year-Old Fla. Girl Last Seen 5 Days Ago

A $20K reward is now up for grabs, as cops say they've exhausted all their leads

(Newser) - Hundreds of people have scoured Pensacola, Fla., in recent days in the hope of finding a missing 12-year-old girl. Now, they hope a $20,000 reward will lead to answers, as the local sheriff tells the Pensacola News Journal that "we have literally exhausted all" of their leads. The... More »

Grandma Survives 5 Days Trapped in Car After Crash

Sharon Leaming lived on bananas until a family member found her

(Newser) - A 70-year-old Washington state woman has been reunited with loved ones after an ordeal that trapped her in her car at the bottom of an embankment for five days. KING-TV reports Sharon Leaming was driving back to Rochester from her vacation home in North Cove on Tuesday when she suffered... More »

Tenant Heard Tale of Missing Woman, Started to Dig

Skull he found may belong to Peggy Sue Case, Utah woman missing since 1988

(Newser) - The last time Peggy Sue Case was seen alive, at a party, Ronald Reagan was president. Her co-workers filed a missing-person report shortly after that July 1988 gathering, but no matter how much digging police did—both in their probe and literally, in the cellar of the 28-year-old's Utah... More »

After Manchester Attack, Bogus Stories Were Everywhere

Meanwhile, one young victim was just 8 years old

(Newser) - Authorities have identified the suicide bomber at Ariana Grande's Manchester concert as 22-year-old Salman Abedi. The Telegraph reports that he is a Manchester native, though his parents are from Libya and are believed to have fled the regime of Moammar Gadhafi. UK intelligence officials are now trying to figure... More »

'Great Tragedy' in the Sierra Nevada

Snowmobiler finds plane with bodies of couple missing more than a month

(Newser) - Authorities have discovered the wreckage of a small plane buried in snow in the Sierra Nevada mountains in Northern California and the bodies of a couple missing for more than a month inside it. Sierra County sheriff's officials say a snowmobiler found a piece of the plane's tail... More »

Woman IDed 27 Years After Being Hit by 2 Cars, Killed

Andrea Kuiper's family finally has answers

(Newser) - On the night of April 1, 1990, a woman crossing the street in Huntington Beach was hit by one car, then a second, and died at the scene. For 27 years, police have tried to figure out who she was—and now she's finally been identified. Andrea Kuiper of... More »

Mom Who Put Her Girl's Killers in Jail Is Murdered in Mexico

Activist Miriam Rodríguez Martínez was found dead on Mexico's Mother's Day

(Newser) - In a tragic ending to a story of courage and fortitude, the Mexican activist who succeeded in solving her daughter's 2012 kidnapping and murder was found dead Wednesday—Mexico’s Mother’s Day. Miriam Rodríguez Martínez, known for standing up to the Zetas drug cartel by bringing... More »

Hiker Lost in Wilderness for 6 Days Feels 'Like an Idiot'

Madeline Connelly and her dog Mogi were rescued Wednesday

(Newser) - Madeline Connelly feels "like an idiot." The 23-year-old Illinois native was rescued Wednesday after six days lost in the wilderness, KTMF reports. According to People , Connelly was visiting her uncle in Montana on May 4 on the way to a new job as a bakery manager in Alaska... More »

Missing Couple Found Dead in Belize

Canadian woman, former US Marine mourned

(Newser) - Grim news from Belize: Searchers say they have found the bodies of missing Canadian woman Francesca Matus and her American boyfriend, Drew DeVoursney. According to Breaking Belize News , the bodies were found Monday evening in Corozal District, near the border with Mexico. "They were both found ... they are dead,... More »

'It's Over': Body Found in Grand Canyon Is Missing Teen

14-year-old Jackson Standefer's grandma is still missing

(Newser) - A body found last week has been identified as that of a 14-year-old hiker who went missing nearly two weeks ago while hiking a remote part of the Grand Canyon during a family trip, authorities said Monday. Jackson Standefer of Chattanooga, Tenn., was crossing a creek on April 15 when... More »

Car of Missing Couple Found in Belize Sugarcane Field

The American and Canadian pair have been missing since Tuesday

(Newser) - The car of a Canadian woman who has been missing in Belize since last week along with her American boyfriend was found abandoned Sunday in a sugarcane field. CBC News reports that Francesca Matus, 52, was last seen with boyfriend Drew DeVoursney, 36, leaving a bar in Corozal Tuesday. Matus’... More »

Dad Reveals Location of Son's Body— 20 Years Later

Peter Kema Jr. disappeared in 1997

(Newser) - The father of a boy who became the face of a Hawaii campaign for missing and abused children after his 1997 disappearance rode in a van with police and prosecutors last weekend, leading them to the site where he says he dumped his dead son's remains. Peter Kema Sr.... More »

Mystery of Missing 5-Year-Old Has New Twist

Father Aramazd Andressian Sr. has been released from jail

(Newser) - The father of a missing 5-year-old boy has been released from jail in an unexpected twist that only deepens the mystery behind the boy's disappearance. Investigators on Tuesday decided against presenting the case to prosecutors and moving forward with charges against Aramazd Andressian Sr., who was found unconscious Saturday... More »

5-Year-Old Missing After Father Found Unconscious

Dad arrested after passing out in Calif. park

(Newser) - A 5-year-old boy is missing in California, and police say his father, who was found passed out in a park when he was supposed to be in charge of the child, is unable or unwilling to give them helpful answers. Police in South Pasadena took Aramazd Andressian Sr. into custody... More »

Teen Who Disappeared After Prom Dies in Car Crash

Deputies were called about a possibly suicidal person

(Newser) - The Idaho teenager who disappeared following his prom —and was later charged with running away from home —died in a car crash Wednesday, bringing a sad end to a week of headlines. KBOI reports the driver of a Chevy Tahoe was speeding when he lost control of the... More »

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