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Alabama Woman Missing in 2011 Tornado Found in Florida

Police think she may have moved without telling her family

(Newser) - A 53-year-old Alabama woman reported missing by her family following a series of deadly tornadoes in 2011 has been found safe and sound—in Florida, AL.com reports. And no, she probably wasn't blown there. The tornadoes that hit Tuscaloosa in April 2011 killed dozens of people and damaged... More »

Missing, Possibly Armed Student Shuts Down College

Troubled sophomore not seen since taking rifle case from his parents' home

(Newser) - A Maryland college has been evacuated and students sent home early for Thanksgiving after a troubled sophomore last seen leaving his parents' home with a rifle case dropped off the grid Monday, NBC Philadelphia reports. According to WBAL , things started spiraling for Jacob Marberger, 19, early last month, when a... More »

Man Missing Since 2006 Found in Pond by Funeral Home

Sunken car could be seen in Google Maps image

(Newser) - A man who disappeared in 2006 was found this week just yards from a funeral home that could have given him a proper burial. A body believed to be that of 72-year-old Davie Lee Niles, who was last seen leaving a bar in Byron Township in central Michigan on Oct.... More »

After 20 Years, 'Dead' Doctor Found Living as Hermit

But the man, IDed as a Spaniard holed up in the woods of Tuscany, is gone again

(Newser) - For years, locals had reported seeing a "silent stranger" in the forests of Tuscany, Italy, per ITV News . His identity may finally have come to light after two mushroom pickers say they found the camp of a man with a "dirty face and large beard" in a heavily... More »

Man Who Vanished After Finishing NYC Marathon Found on Subway

Gianclaudio Marengo is safe

(Newser) - A recovering heroin addict from Italy last seen after crossing the finish line at Sunday's New York City Marathon was found Tuesday aboard a subway train, police said. Gianclaudio Marengo, 30, was still wearing his racing attire of a turquoise shirt and black shorts when an off-duty police officer... More »

Inside the Convoluted Case of a Vanished Deputy

Officers say Jon Aujay committed suicide, others say he was killed by one of his own

(Newser) - Six days after Jon Aujay disappeared in the Devil's Punchbowl in California's Antelope Valley on June 11, 1998, authorities assumed he committed suicide. A resident said he heard a gunshot in the Punchbowl, where Aujay often went running, and though no body was ever found, some of Aujay'... More »

Son Charged With Murder in Case of Missing Parents

Kyle Navin was allegedly upset about being cut of his parents' will

(Newser) - The 27-year-old son of a Connecticut couple who mysteriously disappeared in early August was charged with their murders Friday night, the Hartford Courant reports. The story of Jeffrey and Jeanette Navin drew national attention this summer because the couple was more than $2 million in debt when they went missing.... More »

Body Found in Search for US Trader Missing in London

But body hasn't been formally identified, say police

(Newser) - London police say a body has been found in the search for missing US financial trader Josh Sanchez-Maldonado. The man's family has been informed, though no formal identification has taken place yet, the Evening Standard reports. Sanchez-Maldonado was last seen leaving his hotel in west London's Feltham area... More »

American Financial Trader Mysteriously Missing in London

He claimed he was there for a job interview

(Newser) - A young Bay Area financial trader traveling abroad on his own for the first time has disappeared in London, where he told family he had a potential job interview, NBC News reports. According to the Guardian , Josh Sanchez-Maldonado, 24, was last seen leaving his hotel in west London on the... More »

Friends Track iPhone to Find Missing College Student

Jimmy Hubert was found severely injured next to some train tracks after two days

(Newser) - A couple of tenacious women armed with the Find My iPhone app tracked down their severely injured friend Sunday, two days after he disappeared following a sorority party at Georgia Tech, WSB Atlanta reports. According to ABC News , it was extremely fortunate 24-year-old Jimmy Hubert accidentally left the party with... More »

How Did 243 People Vanish Without a Trace Last Year?

It's unclear whether the refugees even made it on board the boat

(Newser) - When a rickety fishing boat smuggling more than 500 passengers across the Mediterranean capsized on Oct. 3, 2015 , the world took notice. More than 350 people, many refugees from Eritrea, drowned, and European leaders promised action, reports the New York Times . But when 243 passengers, again largely refugees from Eritrea,... More »

Skull of Man Who Vanished 'Into the Wild' Is Found

Jack McAtee was reportedly last seen in September 2014 in Frisco

(Newser) - Jack McAtee crashed his car into a reservoir in the mountains of Colorado on Sept. 18, 2014. He survived with only a scratch and told a police officer he'd fallen asleep at the wheel. The officer suspected the crash might've been intentional and the 27-year-old spent a night... More »

Remains of Hiker Missing Since 2013 Found in Maine

Geraldine 'Inchworm' Largay was hiking the Appalachian Trail when she disappeared

(Newser) - Maine officials believe they've found the remains of a 66-year-old hiker who went missing while hiking the Appalachian Trail in July 2013, WCSH reports. According to WGME , the Maine Warden Service announced Friday the skeletal remains believed to be those of Geraldine Largay were found 3,000 feet from... More »

American Disappears Off Fishing Boat Near Peru

Keith Davis 'is not the type of guy who's just going to fall off a boat': relative

(Newser) - An adventurous marine biologist described by a family member as a "MacGyver-type guy" who was careful and resourceful disappeared earlier this month off the fishing boat he was monitoring—and his family isn't convinced it was an accident, CNN reports. Keith Davis, reported to be 41 or 42... More »

Woman's Body in Spain May Be Missing US Hiker

Arizona's Denise Thiem disappeared while on a pilgrimage

(Newser) - The mysterious disappearance of an Arizona woman hiking a world-famous trail in Spain appears to have been solved, but in the worst possible way. Authorities there arrested a 39-year-old man and found a body on his property believed to be that of 41-year-old Denise Thiem, reports the AP . Tests to... More »

Startling Texts Emerge in Case of Missing Couple

'U R setting me up'

(Newser) - On the day he was last seen, police say Jeffrey Navin texted his son Kyle because he feared Kyle was about to frame him for the murder of Jeanette Navin, Jeffrey's wife and Kyle's mom, the Hartford Courant reports. It's only the latest wrinkle in the mysterious... More »

What Happens to America's Missing and Unidentified?

Some Jane and John Doe cases are cold, while others are in 'deep freeze'

(Newser) - On any given day there are 80,000 people missing, the FBI estimates, while the list of unidentified deceased people is some 10,000 Jane and John Does long. Some cases are cold, while others are in "deep freeze," reports Reveal , the publishing arm of the Center for... More »

Boy Still Missing 4 Years After Mom Killed Herself

'You'll never find him,' said suicide note left by Timmothy Pitzen's mother

(Newser) - An Illinois mom who killed herself four years ago after going on the run with her 6-year-old son left an ominous suicide note behind that, so far, has proven true. "You'll never find him," Amy Fry-Pitzen wrote of little Timmothy, whom she had taken out of kindergarten... More »

Teen Texts Friends She's Being Followed, Disappears

Marley Spindler, 16, hasn't been seen since Aug. 20

(Newser) - On the first day of her junior year of high school, 16-year-old Marley Spindler sent her friends a text saying she was being followed, FOX News reports. No one has seen or heard from the South Carolina teen since. On Thursday, Spindler met her friends at Chick-fil-A for breakfast before... More »

Teen Went for a Run in Colo. Mountains, Vanished

'It's just an awful situation,' says mom

(Newser) - A teenager from Tennessee went missing while on a run with a childhood friend in rural Colorado last month, and there is still no trace of Joe Keller to be found. Keller and Collin Gwaltney went running in a mountainous area near Antonito on the afternoon of July 23, eventually... More »

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