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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 »

Missing Mom Found Dead in Car, 3 Kids Alive Next to Her

Texas woman's husband says he thought he had to wait 24 hours before calling police

(Newser) - A missing Texas woman described by her husband as a "model mom" and the rock of the family was found dead in a car in a Target parking lot in Frisco Thursday evening, her three young children alive beside her, CBS11 reports. Sources tell the station there were no... More »

Va. Mom Who Disappeared in Nov. Is Found, Arrested

Crystal Griffin Redd picked up in Georgia; money had gone missing from her work

(Newser) - Fortunately, a Virginia mom missing for nearly two months was found safe on Tuesday, both her family and Blackstone police confirm to WTVR . Unfortunately, Crystal Griffin Redd was arrested by the Georgia police who discovered her, as she was wanted for embezzlement back in her hometown. Redd vanished on Nov.... More »

Missing Oregon Mom's Death Ruled a Suicide

Jennifer Huston was found with an empty bottle of sleeping pills and a note

(Newser) - Just a day after finding missing Oregon mom Jennifer Huston's body, officials are ruling her death a suicide. Her husband first reported her missing after she left to run errands on the evening of July 24; the last known footage of her shows her entering a Rite Aid pharmacy,... More »

Missing Mom May Have Been Seen on Wash. Ferry

Couple say they saw Jennifer Huston headed to San Juan Islands

(Newser) - A new lead in the case of the Oregon woman who vanished after buying gas last month: Police are investigating a possible sighting of Jennifer Huston and her green Lexus SUV on a ferry headed to Washington state's San Juan Islands, reports NBC . A couple told police they believed... More »

Mom of 2 Goes Missing After Getting Gas

Family searching for Jennifer Huston, 38

(Newser) - Jennifer Huston fueled up her green Lexus LX-470 at a gas station in Newberg, Oregon, around 6pm Thursday, and hasn't been seen since. The Dundee mom of two was wearing black and pink Nike shoes and yoga pants at the time, and was caught on the 76 station's... More »

Family Missing After Bizarre Call Found Dead

Bodies in abandoned house near burned car

(Newser) - An entire family who went missing in Mississippi under strange circumstances has been found dead: Three bodies, believed to be those of of Atira Hughes Smith (also referred to as Atira Hill), 30; her husband Laterry Smith, 34; and her son, Jaidon Hill, 7, were found in an abandoned house... More »

Ohio Town Seeks Missing Mom, Friend, 2 Kids

'Unusual' amount of blood found inside house

(Newser) - A rural Ohio town is searching for a missing mom, her female friend, and two kids after police say they found an "unusual amount" of blood in her home. Thirty-two-year-old Tina Herrmann, 41-year-old Stephanie Sprang, and Herrmann's 13-year-old daughter, Sarah Maynard, and 10-year-old son, Kody Maynard were reported missing... More »

Cops Hunt for Missing 'Erratic' Mom, Son

She's spotted falling in parking lot, asking for directions

(Newser) - Washington cops continue to hunt for a young "erratic" mom and her 8-year-old son after her minivan was found half-submerged off a Puget Sound road. Backsliding alcoholic Shantina Smiley, 29, was spotted falling in an Olympia parking lot and asking strangers for directions before heading off the opposite way... More »

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