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Army Helicopter Goes Down Off Hawaii With 5 Aboard

Coast Guard and military crews are searching the ocean

(Newser) - US Coast Guard and military crews are searching the ocean off Hawaii for five crew members of an Army helicopter that reportedly went down during a training exercise, authorities said Wednesday. Officials at Wheeler Army Airfield near Honolulu reported losing communications around 10pm Tuesday with the crew of a UH-60... More »

Alabama Woman Emerges After Month Lost in Woods

'I don't think she could have made it much longer,' says rescuer

(Newser) - "I've never seen anything like it. Her will to live is incredible," a sheriff's deputy says of a 25-year-old Alabama woman who spent 28 days lost in thousands of acres of forest before turning up on the side of a road in Bullock County on Saturday.... More »

Parents Sue for Records on Teen Son's Disappearance

The Leaches just learned in 2014 that there was a suspect in the 1990s

(Newser) - The parents of a Kansas child missing for nearly 30 years are suing authorities to release investigative records from the case, the AP reports. Harold and Alberta Leach filed the lawsuit Monday in Leavenworth County District Court, the Lawrence Journal-World reports. The Leaches' son, then-17-year-old Randy Leach, was last seen... More »

She Vanished After Boarding His Sub. Now, His Story Changes

The whereabouts of Kim Wall remain unknown

(Newser) - There are far more questions than answers in the disappearance of journalist Kim Wall, who hasn't been heard from since she boarded Peter Madsen's now-sunken submarine Thursday night on Denmark's Refshaleoen island. The sub has since been raised, and Wall's body wasn't in it . Madsen... More »

Car With 2 Bodies Has Been Stuck in Calif. River for Weeks

Officials, families believe the bodies are of 2 Thai exchange students

(Newser) - For more than two weeks, a red car has been perched atop a rock in the rapids of California's Kings River, with law enforcement and rescue teams trying to figure out how to get it out—and Thai officials say the two bodies spotted inside the car are of... More »

Search for Missing Minnesota Couple Ends on Swampy Trail

It's believed Ron and Mary Tarnowski died the day they went missing

(Newser) - "We're not looking for a needle in a haystack, because we haven't found the haystack yet," said the police chief of Duluth, Minnesota, Saturday morning in regards to the case of an elderly couple who had been missing for 8 days. By the afternoon, a helicopter... More »

Couple Has Been Missing for 6 Days in Sweltering Park

Their car was found in Joshua Tree National Park on Friday

(Newser) - Long-term survival in Joshua Tree National Park is "not impossible but highly improbable," a spokesperson is warning six days after a couple vanished inside the park's boundaries. Joseph Orbeso, 21, and Rachel Nguyen, 20, of Orange County, Calif., haven't been seen or heard from since setting... More »

Man Sought 'Presumed Dead' Letter for New Wife, Fast

The Coast Guard dedicated 138 hours searching for her

(Newser) - In Florida, a person must be missing for five years before a "letter of presumed death" can be issued. But in a new twist, documents reveal that Lewis Bennett requested such a letter just four days after his new wife, Isabella Hellmann, went missing and the day after the... More »

Receding Glacier Reveals Couple Frozen 75 Years

Bodies of missing couple discovered in Switzerland

(Newser) - Marcelin and Francine Dumoulin were 40 and 37, respectively, when they went out to milk their cows in the Swiss Alps on Aug. 15, 1942. They never returned, leaving behind seven children who were divided among other families in the region. The children became strangers, but "we spent our... More »

After Shock Turn in Case of Missing Men, Hint of Motive

Thus far, additional details have come from unnamed sources

(Newser) - After Thursday's shocking turn in the case of four missing Pennsylvania men—a confession—come more details from what Cosmo DiNardo allegedly admitted to doing. The admission came in exchange for prosecutors taking the death penalty off the table, and DiNardo's lawyers did not provide motive or much... More »

Shocking Turn in Case of Missing Men: a Murder Confession

Cosmo DiNardo confessed to avoid death penalty, lawyer says

(Newser) - A stunning twist in the case of four men who disappeared this month in Pennsylvania: A person of interest in the disappearances confessed Thursday to murdering the missing men, the Washington Post reports. “[Cosmo DiNardo] confessed to his participation or commission in the murders of four young men,”... More »

Body of 1 of 4 Missing Pennsylvania Men Found

Remains were found in 'common grave'

(Newser) - The family of one of four missing young men in Pennsylvania got the news they were dreading Wednesday night when authorities announced that the body of 19-year-old Dean Finocchiaro had been found in a deep grave on a suburban Philadelphia farm. District Attorney Matthew Weintraub said the body was found... More »

'Stakes Are Incredibly High': DA on 4 Missing Men

Bucks County, Pa., DA says 'important evidence' has been found, but no remains

(Newser) - Police have recovered "important" evidence but no human remains as they methodically search a large Pennsylvania farm this week for clues to the disappearance of four young men believed to be victims of foul play, the AP reports. A county prosecutor said Wednesday the search will remain focused on... More »

'Person of Interest' Named in Search for 4 Missing Men

Prosecutors wanted DiNardo arrested weeks ago

(Newser) - As the search for four missing young men continues in Pennsylvania, a 20-year-old man arrested on a weapons charge Monday has been confirmed as a "person of interest" in the case. Bucks County DA Matthew Weintraub says investigators are still trying to figure out the relationship between Cosmo DiNardo... More »

'Incredibly Hot' Leads in Search for Missing Men

Cops search 3 Pa. properties belonging to family

(Newser) - Authorities in Pennsylvania are scouring several properties belonging to one family as the search for four missing men heats up. At least three properties belonging to a couple who own a concrete business were searched in Bucks County beginning Sunday, reports WPVI . Those included a 68-acre farm in Solebury Township,... More »

In Pennsylvania County, an Odd Vanishing of Young Men

Police searched 'seemingly abandoned' house on Sunday

(Newser) - Officials are saying little about the mysterious disappearance of four young men in Bucks County, Pa., this week, with investigators specifying the only connection they're aware of between the men is one of friendship. CBS Philadelphia has the timeline: Jimi Tar Patrick, described as being in his late teens,... More »

Found in NC: Donal Logue's Teen Daughter

Actor says he's 'incredibly thankful'

(Newser) - The teenage daughter of Gotham actor Donal Logue has been found safe nearly two weeks after she went missing in New York City . The New York Police Department says 16-year-old Jade Logue was found Saturday, the AP reports. Logue had posted appeals on Facebook and Twitter to help find Jade... More »

'John Doe' Buried by Wrong Family Identified as US Vet

John Dickens' body is being exhumed and sent to his estranged family

(Newser) - Southern California authorities have revealed the name of a dead man they misidentified and who was buried by the wrong family. It's a US Army vet whose family hadn't talked to him in 30 years. The Orange County Sheriff's Department said Friday the man found dead with... More »

Police Now Believe That Mom Not Seen in 28 Years Was Killed

Cops reopen California cold case based on new evidence

(Newser) - Nearly 30 years after a California mother disappeared—her body has never been found—police got a break in the case. "About six months ago, we got a couple contacts from people who really wanted to get some things off their chest," Det. Jacob Blass of the Fremont... More »

Mystery Swirls Around Actor's Apparently Missing Child

Donal Logue of 'Gotham' sent out a tweet that teen Jade disappeared in Brooklyn Monday

(Newser) - Donal Logue is immersed in a crime drama as part of his job on the FOX show Gotham, but a mystery post on Twitter this week suggests something troublesome may be afoot in his personal life as well. E! Online reported the actor tweeted a worrisome message on Tuesday indicating... More »

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