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Apple Can't Get Data From Missing Boater's iPhone

Mom of other missing teen wants to hand it over to other experts

(Newser) - Bad news for the parents of the two Florida teenage boys who disappeared while boating last summer : Apple can't get into the iPhone 6 belonging to one of the boys to retrieve the data it might hold inside, NBC reports. "Unfortunately, Austin's iPhone could not be restored... More »

Parents of Missing Toddler 'Know Where He Is': Sheriff

Parents officially named as suspects in DeOrr Kunz disappearance

(Newser) - After Idaho toddler DeOrr Kunz went missing during a family camping trip in July, his parents said they were holding out hope that the 2-year-old was with someone, and that he would be returned to them. Six months later, the Lemhi County Sheriff's Office says "I don't... More »

5 Days After Boy Wanders Off, a 'Miracle'

Luke Shambrook, 11, survived 4 days and nights in the Australian bush

(Newser) - In what some are calling a "miracle," an 11-year-old autistic boy has been found safe five days after wandering away from the Australian campground where his family was staying. Dozens of volunteers, including fellow vacationers, joined the search for Luke Shambrook after he vanished Friday from the Candlebark... More »

Missing Boy's Body Found in Family's Septic Tank

It's not yet clear what happened to Noah Thomas

(Newser) - Noah Thomas' mother says her 5-year-old was watching cartoons in his Pulaski County, Va., home on Sunday when she took a two-hour nap. She woke up and he was gone. Yesterday, his body was found in a septic tank on his parents' property, USA Today reports. Investigators have yet to... More »

Boy Missing Since Christmas Eve Found Dead in Pond

Jayden Morrison, 4, apparently wandered away from grandma's home

(Newser) - An autistic 4-year-old boy who went missing on Christmas Eve was found dead yesterday in a South Carolina pond. Jayden Morrison disappeared while his family was visiting his grandmother in Little River. His mother went shopping and left her three children at the house, and minutes later, around 5:30pm,... More »

Mother Dead, but 4 Missing Brothers Found Safe

Police rescue them after highway standoff with dad

(Newser) - Four California brothers missing since Friday and sought in an Amber Alert have been found safe. The Perez boys, ages 6 to 11, went missing along with their parents, Daniel and Erica Perez, and yesterday , authorities found one of the family's cars—with Erica Perez's body inside. Police... More »

Missing Pa. Boy Found on Island 7K Miles From Home

Authorities say Billy Hanson's dad sailed them more than 5K miles to Niue

(Newser) - A 9-year-old boy reported missing in September has been found safe—on a tiny South Pacific island more than 7,000 miles from his home in Pennsylvania. Billy Hanson's mom reported the boy missing after he didn't come back from a visit with his father in Seattle, so... More »

Reporting on Missing Boy, Reporter Spots Him

WFTS reporter Cameron Polom was in the right place at the right time

(Newser) - Early the morning after a 10-year-old boy was reported missing in Tampa, Fla., a TV reporter went to the boy's street to cover the story. Then he spotted a small boy who looked like the one reported missing. WFTS reporter Cameron Polom tells Today.com : "He's looking... More »

Missing Boy Found After 11 Days—in Own Basement

Not clear whether Charlie Bothuell V had been there the whole time

(Newser) - Charlie Bothuell V had been missing since June 14—but yesterday, police found the Detroit 12-year-old, alive, in his own basement. The boy, who was hidden by a barricade, didn't call out as police searched the space but was happy to see them when found, the police chief says,... More »

Body of Missing Boy, 5, Believed Found in Mass.

Jeremiah Oliver's mother and her boyfriend remain in custody

(Newser) - Investigators in Massachusetts think they've found the body of a child missing for more than six months. Five-year-old Jeremiah Oliver disappeared in September, and investigators found a child's body along the side of a highway outside of Boston yesterday. Jeremiah's mom and her boyfriend are in jail... 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 »

NYC Searching for Missing Autistic Boy

Non-verbal 14-year-old walked away from school

(Newser) - If you live in New York City, authorities want to be sure you're on the lookout for Avonte Oquendo. Fliers featuring the 14-year-old's face have gone up all over town, and subway conductors have been urging passengers to be on the lookout, and helicopters are even scanning for... More »

Teen Missing After Mom, Brother Found Dead

Adrian Navarro, 16, isn't considered suspect in Nevada murders

(Newser) - The search for a Nevada teen has entered its fourth day—after police found his mother and brother stabbed to death last week. Newsy reports: More »

Etan Patz Suspect Under Suicide Watch

Pedro Hernandez taken to hospital

(Newser) - The suspect arrested in Etan Patz's disappearance and accused of the boy's murder was put under suicide watch last night, the New York Times reports. Pedro Hernandez was continually watched until 5:30am, at which time he was transferred to Bellevue Hospital Center, an official says. The official... More »

How Etan Patz's Soda Could Have Led Police to Suspect

He had a dollar to buy drink, and Pedro Hernandez worked at bodega

(Newser) - Exactly 33 years ago today, on another Friday before Memorial Day, 6-year-old Etan Patz convinced his mother to let him walk the block and a half to his school bus stop alone, for the first time. His mother told detectives Etan had a dollar with him so he could buy... More »

Man Arrested in Etan Patz Disappearance: I Killed Him

Man implicated himself in the case: NYPD commissioner

(Newser) - Police have arrested a man who has implicated himself in the 1979 disappearance of Etan Patz, NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly confirms today. A man who sources name as Pedro Hernandez was arrested yesterday in New Jersey and is now being questioned in New York. But beyond that the details get... More »

Terri Horman Tried to Abduct Own Daughter

Stepmom started affair after Kyron went missing: Court docs

(Newser) - The case against Kyron Horman’s stepmother continues to get more damning and more bizarre: Terri Horman is now accused of trying to kidnap her own daughter. Two days after Kaine Horman took their daughter and left Terri, she went to his gym “looking to ‘abduct’ her daughter”... More »

Family to Stepmom: 'Bring Kyron Home'

Terri Horman anonymously defends herself online

(Newser) - The mother of missing 7-year-old Kyron Horman went so far as to call out his stepmother in a news conference yesterday. “We implore Terri Horman to fully cooperate with investigators to bring Kyron home,” said Desiree Young as Kyron’s father—and Terri’s estranged husband—stood by.... More »

Cops Focus on Stepmom in Missing Boy Case

Police track her cell phone records to island

(Newser) - Police are focusing on the activities of the stepmom of a 7-year-old boy she reported missing after claiming she dropped him off at his Oregon elementary school. Terri Moulton Horman's accounts of where she was the day stepson Kyron vanished don't jibe with her cell phone records, reports the Willamette ... More »

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