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Stagecoach Passenger Is Oldest Active Missing-Person Case

Nobody has seen Marvin Clark since 1920

(Newser) - Marvin Clark is the subject of the oldest active missing-person investigation in America, but nobody is expecting to find him alive: The Oregon town marshal was 62 or 63 years old when he vanished after getting on a stagecoach to his doctor's office in 1920. His is the oldest... More »

Drought May Solve Another Cold Case

Remains found in Texas lake believed to be of woman who vanished 35 years ago

(Newser) - Drought in Texas may have resolved a 35-year-old mystery. After a city worker in Granbury noticed a vehicle sticking out of the local lake, police pulled an old Chevy pickup out of the water and found a skeleton inside, reports the Fort Worth Star-Telegram . Though DNA tests must still confirm... More »

S. Dakota Solves Case of Missing Girls 43 Years Later

Families get closure after drought exposes wreckage

(Newser) - After decades of mystery, the families of Cheryl Miller and Pamella Jackson finally know what happened to the two South Dakota girls one night in May 1971. Officials have confirmed that a 1960 Studebaker found in a creek last year contained the remains of the two 17-year-olds—and they appear... More »

Oblivious Renters Lived With Dead Body for Year

Missing man found behind door under stairs

(Newser) - Samuel McAlpine had been missing for a year when his ex-wife came to clean the Alaska home the couple had once shared and discovered a foul odor coming from beneath the stairs—a stench that apparently hadn't bugged the tenants who'd spent the last year living there. What... More »

Bones Found in Santa Fe Could Solve 62-Year Cold Case

Inez Garcia went missing in 1952; husband was suspect

(Newser) - It's been 62 years since then-26-year-old Inez Garcia went missing—and investigators may finally have some new clues. In digging up the floor of a garage at the center of the case, detectives on Monday found bone fragments, some charred, and they're having them tested to see if... More »

Number of Missing in Wash. Mudslide: Now 108

Officials are working through a pretty hefty list

(Newser) - Authorities say there are 108 names on the list of people who've been reported missing or unaccounted for in the weekend mudslide in Washington state. Snohomish County emergency management director John Pennington says that doesn't mean there are 108 injuries or fatalities. But he says it's the... More »

Missing Woman Found Alive in Trash Compactor

Investigation into how she got there ongoing

(Newser) - Happy, but baffling, news in Alabama this weekend: A woman's husband reported her missing Friday, and police found her alive that night—in a trash compactor. Birmingham police spotted her car in a parking lot, and K-9 units found her, conscious and able to communicate with officers. Police are... More »

Parents Apologize After Teen Found Safe With Boy

Young Miss Nebraska is on her way home after going missing

(Newser) - It was about a boy. Authorities say the missing Nebraska teenager discovered safe in Indianapolis after a four-day search was with a male companion, reports the Indianapolis Star . And the parents of Miss Nebraska Teen Michaela Wells add that it was a 16-year-old boy with whom she ran away. What'... More »

Miss Nebraska Teen Vanishes

Family says Michaela Wells took out trash and never came back

(Newser) - Family members are fearful and police are stumped after the disappearance of a beauty queen who apparently vanished while taking out the trash Sunday night. Michaela Wells, 2013 winner of the USA National Miss Nebraska Teen competition, told her family she was going outside around 8:30pm and she hasn'... More »

Pregnant Woman Missing in Hawaii; SUV Was Torched

Her dog, clothes have been found: reports

(Newser) - A private search party is looking for a missing pregnant Hawaii woman whose SUV was found torched two days earlier in a rural area. Carly Scott's mother reported her missing Monday. She told police a family member last saw the 27-year-old redhead Sunday night at her sister's home... More »

Cops Name Suspect in Student's '89 Disappearance

Florida police think suspected serial killer Paul Rowles murdered Tiffany Sessions

(Newser) - Florida police think they're close to closing a 25-year-old case involving a missing University of Florida student. The sheriff of Alachua County said today that it's "highly, highly probable" that suspected serial killer Paul Rowles murdered Tiffany Sessions in 1989, reports CNN . Rowles died in prison last... More »

Missing Man Survived for Month on Butterflies

Stephen Currie found 30 pounds lighter after month in Australia bush

(Newser) - Stephen Currie has a fairly delicate creature to thank in part for his survival, having been stranded for a month in the Australian bush amid 100-degree temps. Three weeks after police gave up the search for the man who went missing Dec. 29 in northern Queensland, Currie, 40, was found... More »

Soldier Who Went Missing During Layover Is Found

Matthew Segur has been located in Dallas

(Newser) - A happy but still somewhat vague ending to the story of a missing soldier. After finishing his second tour of duty in Afghanistan, Matthew Segur, 39, was headed home to Texas via Chicago. His British Airways flight arrived at O'Hare International Airport on Monday, but the flight he was... More »

Chance Photo Leads Family to Missing Son

AP used photo of man for cold-weather story

(Newser) - An upstate New York family was reunited with their missing son after a photo of him appeared in their local paper alongside a story about cold temperatures hundreds of miles away in Washington, DC. Nicholas Simmons, 20, disappeared from his parents' home on New Year's Day, but after an... More »

Skeletal Remains Found in Hunt for 2 Missing Women

Discovery revives interest in case of missing teen girl

(Newser) - A police hunt for two missing women in South Carolina has turned up a grisly find: human skeletal remains near the location of a 3-year-old missing persons case, Fox News reports. Police were looking for 20-year-old Heather Elvis and 24-year-old Jamie Lynn Cross, who both vanished in Myrtle Beach, when... More »

Going Missing in Wilderness Saved This Man's Life

Says his daughter, who says Dick Sturm wouldn't have seen a doctor otherwise

(Newser) - You would think that the "saved" part would come into play just once in the story of a Longview, Wash., man who survived for five days in below-zero temps in his truck after getting lost on a logging road and sliding into an embankment. Dick Sturm managed to do... More »

Bodies Found in Desert Are Missing Family: Cops

McStays disappeared from San Diego 3 years ago

(Newser) - Human remains found this week in the Southern California desert are believed to be a San Diego-area family of four who disappeared more than three years ago—and their deaths appear to be homicides. San Bernardino County Sheriff John McMahon confirmed that 40-year-old Joseph McStay and his 43-year-old wife, Summer,... More »

9 Years Later, Missing Wis. Girl Found in Mexico

Connie McCallister and her 3 kids may make it home for Christmas

(Newser) - A Wausau, Wis., family may get an emotional Christmas gift this year: the return of their daughter and sister who's been missing for more than nine years. Connie McCallister, now 26, disappeared when she was 16 after she went to a party with her boyfriend, then 22, in 2004.... More »

Family Missing After Bizarre Call Found Dead

Bodies in abandoned house near burned car

(Newser) - An entire family who went missing in Mississippi under strange circumstances has been found dead: Three bodies, believed to be those of of Atira Hughes Smith (also referred to as Atira Hill), 30; her husband Laterry Smith, 34; and her son, Jaidon Hill, 7, were found in an abandoned house... More »

Kansas Man Dies in Desert After Writing Notes to Family

Why David Welch was in Utah remains unclear

(Newser) - A sad, strange tale out of Utah: A 54-year-old man who set off from Kansas on an unexplained road trip crashed his vehicle in remote Utah, and it wasn't until seven weeks later that a hiker spotted the wreck with David Welch's body inside, reports CNN . But there'... More »

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