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Ranger Went to Check a Trail in 1980, Was Never Seen Again

Reward tripled to $60K in case of Paul Fugate

(Newser) - There's been no sign of Paul Fugate since the Chiricahua National Monument ranger disappeared nearly 40 years ago. But there apparently has been "new information" in the case, which has led the National Park Service to triple the reward for information leading to his whereabouts to $60,000.... More »

Man Turns Up Alive 11 Months After Wife Identifies Corpse

Police in Japan gave family wrong body

(Newser) - One body apparently looks much like another after a few days in Tokyo's Edo River. In June 2017, a Japanese woman who reported her husband missing identified a body found in the river as her loved one. She had the body cremated—and was shocked 11 months later when... More »

He Was on a Quest to Perfect Ulysses, Then Vanished

Inside the search for James Joyce scholar John Kidd

(Newser) - Scholars have dedicated their lives to poring over the "enigmas and puzzles" of James Joyce's Ulysses. In the New York Times Magazine , Jack Hitt describes years preoccupied with the search for one of those scholars—arguably the preeminent one, and a brash, brilliant, and eccentric one at that—... More »

He Was Missing for 35 Years, Right Under Everyone's Nose

Colleagues knew him as cheerful health benefits consultant for University of California

(Newser) - An Air Force officer with top security clearance who deserted 35 years ago and was arrested in California last week worked for years as a consultant for the University of California system, former colleagues said. University system colleagues knew William Howard Hughes Jr. as a personable, brainy number cruncher for... More »

Trump Tweets About 'Vicious' Facelift Rumor, Mika Notices

President takes to Twitter to slam media's coverage of Melania

(Newser) - Melania Trump stepped back into the public eye Monday after a more than three-week absence, and President Trump took to Twitter two days later to address the at-times fervent coverage surrounding the "missing" Melania. He first tweeted that "the Fake News Media has been so unfair, and vicious,... More »

National Guardsman Goes Missing in Maryland Flood

Rescuers are seeking Eddison Hermond

(Newser) - One man remained missing after flash flooding tore down historic Main Street in Ellicott City, Maryland, and left a community heartbroken at seeing severe damage less than two years after another devastating flood, the AP reports. Howard County Executive Allan Kittleman said Monday morning that his priorities are finding the... More »

She Went 'Missing' in 2004. Now She's a Crime Suspect

Kimberly Lee Kessler seen ditching actual missing woman's SUV: cops

(Newser) - A Florida woman who vanished before she could attend a Mother's Day birthday celebration with her three children is now believed dead, with a woman long missing from Pennsylvania eyed as her suspected killer. Last seen May 12 leaving a Fernandina Beach salon where she worked as a hairstylist,... More »

'I'm Away Now. Thanks.' Body Found in Search for Singer

Scott Hutchison of Frightened Rabbit left his hotel at 1am Wednesday

(Newser) - Police searching for the missing singer of Scottish rock band Frightened Rabbit said Friday that they have found a body at a marina in South Queensferry. Scott Hutchison was reported missing Wednesday after leaving a hotel in the same town, which is located near Edinburgh, at 1am that day. The... More »

'A Monster Is Still Out There': Girl's Body Found 9 Years Later

Lindsey Baum case is now a 'murder investigation'

(Newser) - On June 26, 2009 at around 9:30pm, 10-year-old Lindsey Baum left a friend's house in McCleary, Wash., to walk home alone after the friend's mother said no to a sleepover. It was the last time she was seen alive. Police say the case has become a homicide... More »

How Hurricane Irma Brought a Canadian Family Some Closure

Artifacts of Canadian navy pilot who vanished 60 years ago turned up on Florida shore

(Newser) - When Dick Troy got the news last September, "I almost buckled my knees," he tells the CBC , noting the "eerie feeling" that overtook him. What he was told over the phone by a US reporter: that wreckage from a plane and a parachute harness with the words... More »

Video of Him Vanishing Has Been Watched Millions of Times

Lars Mittank sprinted out of a Bulgarian airport and into the ether on July 8, 2014

(Newser) - Lars Mittank spent the first week of July 2014 with friends at a Bulgarian beach resort. He has spent the nearly four years since as one of YouTube's greatest mysteries. Kirk Pepi has the story at Mel Magazine . Pepi writes that the 28-year-old's holiday with his five former... More »

Finally, Arrest in 18-Year-Old Cold Case of Vanished Teens

Ronnie Dean Busick faces murder, kidnapping charges after 2 girls disappeared in 1999

(Newser) - Two families have finally received some answers in what had been a nearly 20-year-old cold case, but an Oklahoma district attorney says those answers "no doubt [come] as little solace to their grief." The Tulsa World reports on the charges brought this week against 66-year-old Ronnie Dean Busick... More »

Missing 2 Years, Ga. Teen Had Quite the Adventure

Sheriff says Aubrey Carroll 'traveled extensively' using only cash

(Newser) - A Georgia teen who failed to return home from school nearly two years ago has resurfaced in the state with a new look. Aubrey Jayce Carroll, who turned 17 in January, appeared alongside Spalding Sheriff Darrell Dix in a video posted to Facebook Tuesday, sporting long hair and a beard,... More »

German Billionaire Disappears on Matterhorn

Tengelmann CEO, missing since Saturday, was training for ski race

(Newser) - A "full speed" search is underway for one of Germany's richest men, heir to the Tengelmann supermarket chain, who failed to return from a solo ski excursion in the Swiss Alps on Saturday. An experienced skier, Karl-Erivan Haub was training for a race when he set off from... More »

Body of Woman Missing Since 1966 Found in Home of Late Cop

William Boken, Louise Pietrewicz were having an affair

(Newser) - "I'm happy. I'm sad. I'm angry. I want to smack somebody." Such is the reaction of a daughter to confirmation that the body of her mother, missing some 50 years, has been found buried beneath the home of her late boyfriend, a married police officer,... More »

He Spotted Missing Girl on Snapchat, Set a Trap

'I prayed so hard that God would help me find this girl'

(Newser) - All her family knew was that 15-year-old Amber Austin had disappeared from her grandmother's house in northwest Georgia. Family friend Dakota Moss had a bit more information, and what he did with it has earned him the title of hero. After seeing Facebook posts from family members asking about... More »

Boy in This Viral Photo Now Feared Dead

Devonte Hart, 2 siblings remain missing after crash in California

(Newser) - The teary-eyed boy who hugged a police officer during a heated Ferguson-related rally in Portland in 2014, resulting in a viral photo, is now feared dead after his family's SUV plunged off a California cliff . Police believe Jennifer and Sarah Hart, both aged 38 or 39, were traveling with... More »

3 Kids Sought After Cliff Crash Kills Family

Crash killed parents, 3 children in California

(Newser) - Authorities say they're searching for three children who are unaccounted for after their siblings and parents plunged off a Northern California cliff, the AP reports. The California Highway Patrol said Wednesday that 19-year-old Markis Hart, 14-year-old Jeremiah Hart, and 14-year-old Abigail Hart died along with their parents, Jennifer and... More »

Man Paddles Out to Sea Owing $500K in Child Support

He hasn't been seen since March 20

(Newser) - Police in Florida are looking for a 52-year-old man who hasn't been seen since he went paddleboarding in the Atlantic Ocean a week ago, the AP reports. Fort Lauderdale police tell the Miami Herald that Constantine Theoharis was due in court later that day—March 20—to speak on... More »

Iowa Family Missing in Mexico Has Been Found Dead

'There was no foul play'

(Newser) - An Iowa family of four reported missing in Mexico by their family on Thursday has been found dead in the condo where they were staying, the Des Moines Register reports. The Sharp family—Kevin, 41; Amy, 38; Sterling, 12; and Adrianna, 7—flew to Cancun on March 15 and let... More »

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