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Friends, Family: Iran May Be Holding San Diego Man

Human rights advocate Robin Shahini taken by Iranian authorities, family says

(Newser) - After graduating from San Diego State University in May, Gholamrez "Reza" Shahini, known to most as Robin, headed to Iran to visit his mom and other family. But the 46-year-old San Diego man hasn't been heard from in more than 10 days, and friends and family back in... More »

Mom: 10-Year-Old Slipped Out Window, Disappeared

Jesse Wilson was last seen in bed on Sunday

(Newser) - Ten-year-old Jesse Wilson may have slipped out of his bedroom window sometime after 9:30pm Sunday. It wouldn't be the first time. "My son has either gone out the window, which he has done before," mom Crystal Wilson told Arizona dispatchers when she found his bed empty... More »

Worrying Finds After Woman Vanishes While Biking

Ohio authorities plead for help finding Sierah Joughin

(Newser) - Authorities in Fulton County, Ohio, are asking for the public's help after making some worrying finds in the search for a 20-year-old woman who disappeared Tuesday evening. University of Toledo student Sierah Joughin was last seen out riding with her boyfriend before they went different ways near a high... More »

Body of Children's Author Found Buried in Garden

Helen Bailey's partner has been charged with her murder

(Newser) - British authorities say a children's author who disappeared in April was murdered by her partner. The remains of Helen Bailey, known for her Electra Brown series of children's novels, were found buried in her garden on Friday, the Independent reports. According to the BBC , the 51-year-old Bailey was... More »

US Air Force Searches for Airman Who's Missing in Italy

Staff Sgt. Halex Hale disappeared after leaving a friend's cookout

(Newser) - The US Air Force is searching for an airman from Indiana who vanished last week in Italy, the AP reports. The Air Force issued an all-points bulletin Friday for Staff Sgt. Halex Hale. The 24-year-old from Middletown is assigned to the 31st Fighter Wing at Aviano Air Base, about 50... More »

Remains Found in 1977 Now Answer a 41-Year-Old Question

Mark Duane Woodard went missing in April 1975

(Newser) - Diann Wells said goodbye to her father and mother in 2012 and 2014, respectively. Now, she's finally able to say goodbye to her brother as well—a brother who went missing 41 years ago. On June 23, a Texas lab confirmed Mark Duane Woodard was dead after comparing the... More »

Sheriff: 3 Missing Women Met Same Man Online

Robert Carnochan was that man, officials say

(Newser) - With her Arizona home sold and most of her belongings packed up, Nancy Rae Hartz was ready to spend her golden years on the road. Divorced and widowed, she had recently found love again through a dating website, and the happy couple was going to travel in an RV. The... More »

Bodies Identified in Search for Family Off Florida Coast

But the Coast Guard has called off the search with two still missing

(Newser) - The Coast Guard identified two of the bodies found after a family disappeared while sailing off the coast of Florida but called off the search for the remaining family members Saturday, CNN reports. According to NBC News , the bodies discovered during the search, which covered nearly 34,000 miles, were... More »

2nd Body Found After Family Disappears Off Florida Coast

Ace Kimberly was sailing with his 3 teenage kids

(Newser) - The US Coast Guard has found a second body four days after a family disappeared off the coast of Florida, WESH reports. The body was found about four miles from a debris field where the first body was discovered Wednesday. Neither body has been identified, but a bucket found floating... More »

Teacher Found Alive After Puzzling Disappearance

Cops still aren't sure what happened to Indiana woman

(Newser) - "This is the best result you could ever hope for—for people to be OK," Tippecanoe County Sheriff Barry Richard said late Tuesday after missing teacher Krista Perdue was found alive. The 42-year-old, who was last seen Sunday night and was reported missing Monday, was found lying near... More »

In Puzzling Case, a Teacher Goes Missing

Krista Perdue seems to have left everything behind when she disappeared Monday

(Newser) - Authorities are "puzzled" over Monday's disappearance of an Indiana schoolteacher, the Lafayette Journal & Courier reports. Samuel Perdue says his wife, 42-year-old Krista Perdue, got sick on Sunday so they slept in separate bedrooms. He says he went to check on her Monday morning after he "kind... More »

German Hikers Dead, Missing in Record Ariz. Heat

Severe heat wave has killed at least 5 across state

(Newser) - One German man is dead and another is missing after going hiking during the heat wave that's scorching the Southwest. Stefan Guenster, 57, died after becoming dehydrated while hiking the Ventana Canyon Trail on Sunday, when temperatures hit 115, a record for the date, reports the Arizona Daily Star... More »

Latest Yellowstone Tragedy: Guy Falls Into Hot Spring

He wandered more than 200 yards off the boardwalk, fell into Norris Geyser Basin

(Newser) - A man in his 20s who wandered some 225 yards off the boardwalk and was spotted falling into the Norris Geyser Basin in the Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming on Tuesday is still missing and presumed dead, park officials say. MTN News reports that a search is underway, but the... More »

Suspect Dead, Teen Missing After Calif. Kidnapping

Car was spotted 300 miles south of where girl was last seen

(Newser) - A young man suspected of abducting a teenage girl in Northern California was killed Thursday after leading sheriff's deputies on a high-speed chase and engaging in a shootout, authorities say. The girl is still missing. Fernando Castro, 19, whose car had been the subject of an Amber Alert for... More »

Journal Reveals Lost Hiker Survived for Weeks

'When you find my body, please call my husband George'

(Newser) - A lost hiker in Maine starved to death after waiting for rescue and then accepting her fate, heartbreaking journal entries have revealed. Geraldine Largay, a 66-year-old from Tennessee, disappeared while hiking the Appalachian Trail in Maine on July 22, 2013, and the newly disclosed journal shows that she survived for... More »

Mom Rented Van, Vanished With 3 Sons for 2 Weeks

They've now been found safe

(Newser) - On May 9, Michalene Melges rented a van in Lake Bluff, Ill., more than 40 miles away from her home in Lake Geneva, Wis. She called her sons' school and asked for the boys to be excused for a vacation May 10 to 13. And then they vanished, with the... More »

Parents Get Letter About Missing Son 39 Years Later

Police are taking a new look at case of Bernard 'Bunny' Ross

(Newser) - A cold case in Maine about a teen who vanished nearly 40 years ago is getting a fresh look from police after his parents received an anonymous letter out of the blue. Police are saying very little about the letter's contents, but they hope the author will reach out... More »

Sinead O'Connor Found in Chicago 'Burbs: Cops

But her condition isn't revealed

(Newser) - Police in suburban Chicago say Irish singer-songwriter Sinead O'Connor was found safe Monday after officers received a report that she never returned from a Sunday bike ride in the area. Wilmette police spokesman Eric Peterson says O'Connor had been located, "is safe and no longer considered a... More »

She Sent Her Boyfriend Ultrasound Photo, Vanished

Kelsie Schelling's family is suing the police department for a botched investigation

(Newser) - The mother of a Colorado woman who went missing the day after she texted a photo of her eight-week ultrasound to her boyfriend is suing not just his family but local police and city as well. Laura Saxton says her whole world changed on Feb. 4, 2013, when her pregnant... More »

Missing Professor Found Dead Near Campsite

Arizona State teacher had been camping alone

(Newser) - The search for an Arizona State University professor has ended with bad news: Rescuers found the body of 59-year-old Debra Schwartz about a half-mile from her campsite in Oak Creek Canyon near Sedona, reports the Arizona Republic . It's not clear how she died yet. Schwartz had been camping alone,... More »

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