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Fugitive Police Chief Arrested in Disappearance of 43 Students

Iguala chief could have answers, authorities say

(Newser) - For the relatives of 43 students who disappeared amid a night of confusion and terror more than two years ago, answers could finally be on the way. Authorities in Mexico say they have arrested a former police chief who has been a fugitive since the 2014 disappearances in the southern... More »

After US Student Found Dead in Rome, an Arrest

Beau Solomon went missing day after he arrived

(Newser) - A day after the body of a 19-year-old Wisconsin student was found in Italy's Tiber River, an arrest in the case has been made. Massimo Galioto, described as a 40-year-old homeless man, was to be charged with "aggravated murder" and has been "seriously implicated" in Beau Solomon'... More »

Body Found of US Student Who Went Missing Hours After Arriving in Rome

Family says 'thousands of dollars' charged to credit card of Wisconsin sophomore

(Newser) - The body of a teenage Wisconsin student who went missing shortly after he arrived for an exchange program was found in the River Tiber Monday, the AP reports. John Cabot University confirmed that the body was that of 19-year-old Beau Solomon, who was last seen by his friends in the... More »

Report: Mexico's Missing Students May Not Be Dead

Panel finds no evidence they were killed, but it does offer motive for murder

(Newser) - For months, the case of 43 missing college students has been considered closed, at least by Mexico's government. In January, the then-attorney general said all were killed by a drug gang and burned in the state of Guerrero. "We thought, 'The entire country is going to believe... More »

Man Who Vanished Before Graduation Found Safe

Jon Steindorf reunited with family in State College, Pa

(Newser) - A happy ending at Penn State: A former student reported missing on Friday has been found and reunited with his family, reports the Centre Daily Times . Police say an acquaintance spotted 23-year-old Jon Steindorf yesterday afternoon in a neighborhood of State College, Pa., and notified police. He seemed healthy in... More »

Parents Arrive for Graduation to Find Son Has Disappeared

Jon Steindorf wasn't even graduating from Penn State

(Newser) - Jon Steindorf's parents headed to his apartment Friday to pick him up for Penn State's graduation—only to discover that not only was the 23-year-old not graduating like he'd told them, but that he'd gone missing. The former student hasn't been seen since Friday morning,... More »

Mexico Declares 43 Missing Students Dead

AG says Iguala protesters were killed, incinerated

(Newser) - Investigators are now certain that 43 college students missing since September were killed and incinerated after they were seized by police in southern Guerrero state, the Mexican attorney general says. It was the first time Jesus Murillo Karam has said all the students are definitely dead. Mexican authorities have DNA... More »

Missing Philly Student's Body Recovered from River

Shane Montgomery hadn't been seen since Thanksgiving

(Newser) - The body of a West Chester University student who disappeared on Thanksgiving after a night out with friends has been recovered. Shane Montgomery's parents say the body pulled from the Schuylkill river Saturday was his. Authorities have not yet confirmed the identity pending a review by the Philadelphia medical... More »

Mexico: Charred Eye Socket Belongs to Missing Student

Bone fragment was found in dump

(Newser) - More than two months after 43 student protesters disappeared in Mexico, a bone fragment found in a dump has provided what authorities say is the first solid evidence of their fate. Mexico's attorney general says forensic experts have determined that the charred piece of eye socket belongs to missing... More »

OSU Player Missing After Text About Concussions

Kosta Karageorge disappeared on Wednesday

(Newser) - Police in Columbus, Ohio, are searching for an Ohio State University football player who disappeared on Wednesday after an ominous text to his mom. “I am sorry if I am an embarrassment but these concussions have my head all f---ed up," wrote Kosta Karageorge, according to the Columbus ... More »

Hannah Graham Death Ruled a Homicide, but Cause Unknown

Medical examiner can't specify how UVa student was killed

(Newser) - The state medical examiner's office says University of Virginia student Hannah Graham was murdered, but it can't determine how, reports NBC29 of Charlottesville. In official parlance, the cause of death is "homicidal violence of undetermined etiology." The remains of the 18-year-old weren't found until five... More »

Body Found in Search for UVa Student

No positive ID, but Hannah Graham's family has been notified

(Newser) - It appears the search for missing University of Virginia student Hannah Graham has reached a sad ending. Authorities have found a body in southern Albemarle County, reports the Daily Progress of Charlottesville. Police have not been able to identify the remains yet, but they have notified the family of 18-year-old... More »

Hannah Graham's Parents: Help Us Bring Her Home

Search continues for missing student

(Newser) - Police in Virginia may have charged Jesse Matthew in the disappearance of University of Virginia student Hannah Graham , but she remains missing and her parents yesterday issued a wrenching video pleading for her return. "Somebody listening to me today either knows where Hannah is, or knows someone who has... More »

Police Seek Man Reportedly Seen With UVa Student

They release a description of the man

(Newser) - A man shown in two separate videos tailing missing University of Virginia student Hannah Graham was interviewed by Charlottesville police on Wednesday and told officers he saw another male approach Graham, put his arm around her, and walk away with her, the Daily Progress reports. The witness said Graham "... More »

Missing Student's Parents Sue 3 of Her Classmates

Lauren Spierer was with them the night she disappeared

(Newser) - The parents of an Indiana University student who went missing two years ago are now suing three men she was with that night—all fellow students. Lauren Spierer's parents hope the lawsuit, which their lawyer says comes "with great reluctance," will bring to light more information about... More »

Body IDed as That of Falsely Accused Boston Suspect

Sunil Tripathi's body pulled from water near Brown

(Newser) - Authorities have confirmed that a body pulled from the water near Brown University is that of Sunil Tripathi, a 22-year-old student who had been missing for about a month, reports the Providence Journal . The school's crew team found the body on Tuesday, and dental records provided the match. The... More »

Cops Hunt Truck Filmed Near Missing Student

Footage shows Lauren Spierer smiling before a night on the town

(Newser) - Investigators are poring over film footage of a missing college student from New York and searching for a truck spotted circling her apartment building before she vanished early this month. Lauren Spierer is seen smiling broadly on surveillance footage as she walks down the hall of her apartment building near... More »

Missing US Student Found in Madrid River

No early signs of foul play

(Newser) - The body of a California exchange student missing since last month in Spain has been found in the Madrid River, officials announced. An autopsy will be conducted, but there doesn't appear to be signs of foul play, according to authorities. San Diego State University student Austin Bice, 22, vanished after... More »

Spain Desperately Hunts Missing US Student

Austin Bice, 22, disappeared after a night on the town

(Newser) - Police, family, and friends are scouring the streets of Madrid for an American exchange student who disappeared while on his way home from a bar more than a week ago, reports the AP . Austin Bice, a 22-year-old exchange student from San Diego State University, wasn't feeling well early Feb. 26,... More »

Bloody Clothes Linked to Missing Yale Student

Officials deny reports that Annie Le's body was found

(Newser) - Investigators have found bloody clothes tucked in a ceiling at Yale near where missing student Annie Le was last seen, the New Haven Register reports. Declaring the building a crime scene, officials held a news conference today and denied reports that the 24-year-old doctoral student's body had also been found.... More »

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