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Cops: Grandma With Bum Knee Stopped Abduction

James Cavallaro allegedly tried to snatch toddler

(Newser) - The Maine State Museum worker who police say prevented the abduction of a 2-year-old girl is a 65-year-old woman with a bum knee. But Sharon Wise says she was ready for a "big fight" if the alleged assailant hadn't stopped trying to yank the girl through the exit.... More »

Kidnapped Amish Girls Found 36 Miles From Home

Cops believe they were snatched from NY farm stand

(Newser) - Two Amish girls believed to have been abducted from their family's farm stand in northern New York state have been found alive a few dozen miles from where they were last seen. Delila Miller, 7, and her 12-year-old sister, Fannie, were dropped off in a town 36 miles from... More »

Jenise's Dad Looked Out for Teen Held in Her Murder

17-year-old will be tried as an adult for rape and murder

(Newser) - Not long after the body of 6-year-old Jenise Wright was found in a 4-foot bog near her family's mobile home in Bremerton, Wash., DNA evidence on her clothing led investigators to 17-year-old family friend Gabriel Zebediah Gaeta. Jenise's father, James Wright, tells NBC News he'd mentored Gabriel:... More »

Boy Terrified of Dentist Invents Abduction Tale

French 12-year-old swears he was kidnapped on way to appointment

(Newser) - Say you love going to the dentist? Well neither does a boy in France who concocted an entire kidnapping story to avoid admitting that he had ducked a dental visit, The Local reports. Police found the 12-year-old during a patrol of the Alpine village St Gervais last month, asked what... More »

Girl's Suspected Kidnapper Found Dead in DC Park

No sign of missing 8-year-old after apparent suicide

(Newser) - Police searching a park in Washington, DC, for the body of an 8-year-old girl kidnapped a month ago have instead found the body of the suspected kidnapper. Khalil Tatum, 51, was found dead from an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head in the 700-acre Kenilworth Park, reports the New ... More »

Witnesses Raced to Save Mo. Girl From Kidnapper

Middle school coach charged with Hailey Owens' murder

(Newser) - Springfield, Mo., has been shaken by the murder of a young girl who was kidnapped in broad daylight while walking just a block from her home. A couple who were in their garage at the time say a man in a pickup truck pulled up next to 10-year-old Hailey Owens... More »

Florida Executes Man for Boy's Horrific Murder

Slain boy's parents pushed for stronger predator laws

(Newser) - Would-be child abductors should think twice about killing their victims because "people will not forget, they will not forgive," said the father of 9-year-old Jimmy Ryce after his son's killer was executed last night. "We will hunt you down and we will put you to death.... More »

Woman Finds Son Who Vanished 30 Years Ago

A phone from Border Patrol led Kathy Amaya to her missing son

(Newser) - For 30 years, Kathy Amaya has been looking for her son, David, who went missing as a child. For that same amount of time, David has believed that same mother discarded him. That misconception persists no longer. As NBC 7 reports, David was abducted as a child by his father,... More »

Cops: Girl, 8, Makes Fuss, Escapes From Abductor

Police seek man who took her from house

(Newser) - Police in Aurora, Colorado, say an 8-year-old girl may have saved herself by not going along quietly with a man who abducted her from her home, reports the Denver Post . The girl screamed and escaped on her own after an apparent stranger cut through a screen of her bedroom window... More »

Could Greece Mystery Girl Be Missing Missouri Child?

It's one of the leads being investigated

(Newser) - Earlier this month, KMOV reported on a case that was "growing cold": that of Lisa Irwin, a 10-month-old who vanished from her Kansas City home two years ago. Now, her parents are wondering if the mystery girl found in Greece could possibly be their baby. NBC News reports that... More »

Cops Release Photos of Alleged Roma Kidnappers

Couple formally charged and placed in detention

(Newser) - Greek police have released photos of the Roma couple they believe may have kidnapped a mysterious blonde four-year-old girl . The duo has been identified as 39-year-old Christos Salis and a 40-year-old woman who uses both the names Eleftheria Dimopoulou and Selini Sali, the AP reports. The couple have now been... More »

92 Abducted Kids Rescued in China

But some say it's just a drop in the ocean

(Newser) - Raids on a kidnapping operation in China has resulted in the rescue of 92 abducted children, a state-run media organization reports. The kids were rescued along with two women, while 300 gang members were arrested, reports the Xinhua news agency, per AFP . Kidnappers stole children in Yunnan and Sichuan provinces,... More »

Baby-Snatching Grandma, Boy Found After 13 Years

Woman faces felony in grandson's abduction

(Newser) - A teenage boy who was kidnapped as an infant has been reunited with his father thanks to a school official's suspicion. When Sandy Hatte, 60, tried to enroll the boy at a school in northern Missouri, the official contacted police and discovered the boy had been abducted 13 years... More »

Kidnapped Girl's Mom Linked to Suspect

They were once arrested together for drugs

(Newser) - Authorities are still keeping quiet about just how they managed to find a kidnapped girl "at a residence" in Conyers, Ga.; they're calling it "hardcore police work," WSB-TV notes. In the meantime, however, new information is emerging about the circumstances of the kidnapping. One of the... More »

Kidnapped Georgia Girl Found Alive

Ayvani Hope Perez, 14, rescued and reunited with family

(Newser) - She's safe: The 14-year-old Georgia girl who was abducted early yesterday in a home invasion has been found alive, reports MyFoxAtlanta . Ayvani Hope Perez has been reunited with her family, says the Clayton County police chief. Two male suspects are in custody, but police are looking for others, reports... More »

Kidnappers Demand $10K Ransom for 14-Year-Old Girl

Ayvani Hope Perez was taken from Georgia home yesterday

(Newser) - The family of an abducted 14-year-old Georgia girl has received a ransom demand from her kidnappers, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. Ayvani Hope Perez's family is trying to raise the $10,000 demanded by the two men who originally broke into their home early yesterday looking for jewelry and money.... More »

Girl, 14, Abducted in Home Invasion

Suspects were trying to rob Georgia home

(Newser) - A terrifying story out of Georgia ends with a missing 14-year-old girl: Police say two men broke into a Clayton County home around 2:15am today looking for money and jewelry. When the mother living there didn't have anything to turn over to them, they shot the family dog... More »

Hannah Anderson on Dead Kidnapper: 'He's a Psycho'

Talks about James Lee DiMaggio, ordeal online

(Newser) - No need to wait for Hannah Anderson's first big TV interview: The teen has already discussed her kidnapping ordeal in surprising detail online. Hannah answered anonymous questions on ask.fm starting Monday night, and the mother of one of her close friends confirmed to the AP that the postings... More »

Missing RI Child Found; 2 Suspects Nabbed in Murders

Suspect fled scene of a double homicide: police

(Newser) - Two men have been arrested following a double homicide and reported abduction, and now, police have found the 2-year-old child believed to have been kidnapped. Police issued an Amber Alert yesterday when Malcolm Crowell, 22, allegedly fled a house in Johnston, Rhode Island, after two women were killed; he was... More »

Girl's Disappearance Looks Like 'Stranger Abduction'

Northridge, California, 10-year-old was sexually assaulted, say police

(Newser) - Police are starting to get a clearer picture of what happened to a California 10-year-old who disappeared from her home in the middle of the night Wednesday only to be found, bruised and battered, later that day. "Right now, we are looking at this as a stranger abduction—one... More »

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