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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 »

Parents Still Searching for Missing Boy 25 Years Later

Family of Jacob Wetterling, abducted at age 11 in Minn., keep focus on his case

(Newser) - Twenty-five years is a long stretch by most measures, but especially when a parent is looking for a missing child. Patty and Jerry Wetterling of Minnesota have known this interminable passing of time since their 11-year-old son, Jacob, was abducted on Oct. 22, 1989. But as the 25th anniversary of... More »

TV Show May Have Helped Catch Fugitive Molester

He is dead in police shootout after story airs on John Walsh program

(Newser) - A TV show may have spelled the end for fugitive and accused child molester Charles Mozdir, who was killed during a shootout with police in a Manhattan smoke shop yesterday, reports PIX11 . In 2012, Mozdir was accused in California of molesting a friend's sick 7-year-old boy he was tasked... More »

Did Jeffrey Dahmer Murder Adam Walsh?

Evidence links serial killer, America's Most Wanted host's son

(Newser) - In 2008, police in Hollywood, Fla., announced they had confirmed the identity of the man who abducted and murdered Adam Walsh: Otis Toole, a longtime suspect in the 1981 crime who had died in 1996. But a Miami Herald investigation suggests a link between the disappearance of the 6-year-old—whose... More »

Murder of Most Wanted Host's Son Solved

Convicted pedophile who died in jail was behind brutal 1981 kidnap/torture case

(Newser) - The man who kidnapped and beheaded America’s Most Wanted host John Walsh’s son in 1981 has been identified, CNN reports. “Ottis Toole was the abductor and murderer of Adam Walsh,” Florida police said today. Toole, long suspected of the crime, died in prison in 1996. “... More »

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