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Cops Get 800 Tips in Search for Missing Teen

Sheriff believes Wisc.'s Jayme Closs is still alive, but so far nationwide search has turned up nothing

(Newser) - "Every second counts" in the search for Jayme Closs , and authorities say they've so far received about 800 tips on the disappearance of the Wisconsin teen. The 5-foot-tall 13-year-old with strawberry-blond hair and green eyes was found to be missing early Monday when cops responded to a 911... More »

Huge Search Finds No Trace of Missing Teen

100 volunteers joined search for Jaymee Closs clues

(Newser) - Plenty of people answered the call when Barron County Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald asked for 100 able-bodied volunteers to search for "missing and endangered" teen Jayme Closs on Thursday—but the search along a 14-mile stretch of Highway 8 near Barron, Wis., didn't find anything that could provide a... More »

Sheriff: Missing Teen Was Home When Parents Killed

He says 'every second counts' in search for Jayme Closs

(Newser) - The parents of a missing 13-year-old western Wisconsin girl were shot to death, and Jayme Closs was apparently home at the time, the sheriff says. Barron County Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald said Wednesday that the deaths of James and Denise Closs early Monday have been ruled homicides, USA Today reports. He... More »

Missing Teen Believed to Be in Danger; Parents Found Dead

An Amber Alert has been issued for Jayme Closs

(Newser) - Authorities searched Monday for a 13-year-old girl they believe is in danger after her parents were found dead in their western Wisconsin home, the AP reports. Deputies went to the home in Barron after dispatchers received a 911 call from an unknown person at around 1am Monday, Barron County Sheriff... More »

They Stayed to Brave Michael. Now, Dozens Are Missing

Rescue teams are on the hunt in Mexico Beach, one of the cities hardest hit by the hurricane

(Newser) - Chilling news out of Mexico Beach, Fla., where officials have been trying to track down hundreds of people who said they wouldn't evacuate before Hurricane Michael bore down on them. Although there's been just one confirmed death in the city—called the hurricane's "Ground Zero" by... More »

Missing Teacher's Death Ruled a Suicide

Kristin Westra's body was found in Maine woods

(Newser) - A tragic end to a missing-person case in Maine that perplexed authorities : The medical examiner's office has determined that a body found near the home of Kristin Westra is that of the 47-year-old schoolteacher, who disappeared Oct. 1, and that she died by suicide, NBC Maine reports. The body... More »

What Happened to Jamal Khashoggi?

We need answers on journalist's disappearance, and possible murder, in Turkey: editorial

(Newser) - Is Jamal Khashoggi alive or dead? It's time the US got involved to determine the truth about the missing Saudi Arabian journalist, declares an editorial in the Washington Post . Khashoggi, who contributes to the Post, hasn't been seen since Tuesday, when he entered the Saudi consulate in Istanbul.... More »

Maine Teacher Disappears in Perplexing Case

Kristin Westra vanished overnight

(Newser) - Authorities in Maine are perplexed by the disappearance of Kristin Westra, an elementary school teacher who disappeared from her North Yarmouth home Sunday night or early Monday morning. Jay Westra, the 47-year-old's husband, says he woke up at around 3:30am Monday and discovered his wife had gone, leaving... More »

An Intense Search in the Smokies, a Heartbreaking Find

Body of hiker Mitzie Sue Clements discovered a week after she vanished

(Newser) - It's a sad ending to a weeklong search for an Ohio woman who vanished while hiking on the North Carolina side of Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The Knoxville News Sentinel reports the body of 53-year-old Mitzie Sue Clements was found Tuesday afternoon, less than a mile south of... More »

X-Men Actress Vanished in China, Said to Be 'Under Control'

Fan Bingbing, rumored to be nabbed for tax evasion, got 0% 'socially responsible' rating

(Newser) - Academics at Beijing Normal University recently compiled a report ranking how "socially responsible" Chinese celebrities are, and China's highest-paid actress , Fan Bingbing, received a 0% rating—which would be eyebrow-raising enough, except that Fan has also gone missing. The BBC reports the 36-year-old X-Men actress, model, and singer... More »

Body of Alaska Girl Missing for a Week Has Been Found

Ashley Johnson-Barr had disappeared from a park on Sept. 6

(Newser) - A 10-year-old girl was found dead Friday, authorities say, more than a week after she was reported missing in a remote Inupiat Eskimo town on Alaska's northwestern coast. Per the AP , Ashley Johnson-Barr's remains were found east of Kotzebue, Alaska State Troopers said. Late Friday, FBI spokeswoman Staci... More »

Teen Witnessed Dad's Murder, Vanished. He's Now Been Found

Jacob Caldwell found safe, apparently living in basement

(Newser) - On Aug. 15, 2017, Jacob Caldwell, then 14, witnessed his father's murder—then vanished six days later . More than a year later, the Ohio 15-year-old has been found alive, ABC News reports. Caldwell's grandparents were given emergency temporary custody of the boy and his brothers after their father... More »

3 House Visits Yielded Nothing. On 4th, a Body in a Fish Tank

2 suspects identified in case of missing SF man

(Newser) - It had been months since Scott Free last saw his neighbor when a crime scene cleanup crew arrived at that neighbor's home on Aug 14. Thanks to Free's 911 call, San Francisco police are now trying to identify a body without a head or hands, found so badly... More »

3 Weeks After Teen Vanished, Police Say Foul Play Suspected

Kiera Bergman's boyfriend was arrested on unrelated allegations

(Newser) - For the first time since Kiera Bergman vanished three weeks ago, Phoenix police are saying they suspect foul play in her disappearance, the Arizona Republic reports. A visibly upset Bergman, 19, reportedly left work early on the morning of Aug. 4; police later said she was last seen that day... More »

Reports: Body of Missing Mollie Tibbetts Is Found

News conference scheduled for later Tuesday

(Newser) - News reports suggest the worst fears have been realized in the case of missing University of Iowa student Mollie Tibbetts . Fox News , the AP , and CBS News report that authorities believe they have found the body of the 20-year-old, who vanished on July 18 in the small town of Brooklyn,... More »

He Called Family's Vanishing a Nightmare. Then He Was Arrested

Chris Watts' wife, two young daughters have been missing since Monday

(Newser) - Authorities say the husband of a missing family in Colorado has been arrested in connection with the case. The Frederick Police Department says Chris Watts was taken into custody, reports the AP . Watt's pregnant wife, 34-year-old Shanann Watts, and their two daughters, 4-year-old Bella and 3-year-old Celeste, were reported... More »

Pregnant Woman, 2 Young Daughters Vanish in Colorado

They were last seen Monday

(Newser) - "It's like a nightmare I can't wake up from," says the husband of a pregnant woman who, along with the couple's two young daughters, has been missing since Monday. Authorities believe that Shannan Watts, 34, and daughters Bella, 4, and Celeste, 3, are in danger,... More »

Visibly Upset Woman Leaves Work, Hasn't Been Seen Since

Kiera Bergman was last seen on Aug. 4

(Newser) - Kiera Bergman is missing. That much is clear, but the rest of the story remains convoluted 10 days after the 19-year-old was last seen. ABC News quotes her mother as saying Bergman was last spotted leaving work on the morning of Aug. 4; it's unclear if she returned to... More »

She Vanished in 2013. The AP Went Looking for Her

Razan Zaitouneh was kidnapped in Douma, Syria

(Newser) - Razan Zaitouneh earned enemies on all sides of her homeland's civil war. One of Syria's most well-known rights activists, she chanted in protests against President Bashar Assad, but she was also unflinching in documenting abuses by rebels fighting to oust him. Then she vanished. Her fate has been... More »

Mollie Tibbetts' Father Has New Theory on What Happened

He thinks his daughter knows the person who took her on July 18

(Newser) - The family of missing Iowa college student Mollie Tibbetts hasn't really wavered on its position that they believe the 20-year-old is alive. On Tuesday, father Robert Tibbetts shared his theory on what may have happened with CBS News : He thinks Tibbetts may know whomever she's with. "I... More »

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