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'Incredibly Hot' Leads in Search for Missing Men

Cops search 3 Pa. properties belonging to family

(Newser) - Authorities in Pennsylvania are scouring several properties belonging to one family as the search for four missing men heats up. At least three properties belonging to a couple who own a concrete business were searched in Bucks County beginning Sunday, reports WPVI . Those included a 68-acre farm in Solebury Township,... More »

Police Now Believe That Mom Not Seen in 28 Years Was Killed

Cops reopen California cold case based on new evidence

(Newser) - Nearly 30 years after a California mother disappeared—her body has never been found—police got a break in the case. "About six months ago, we got a couple contacts from people who really wanted to get some things off their chest," Det. Jacob Blass of the Fremont... More »

Lawyer Guilty in $600M Scam Is Suddenly Missing

Disability attorney Eric Conn was due to be sentenced next month

(Newser) - An eastern Kentucky disability lawyer scheduled to be sentenced next month for defrauding the government of nearly $600 million has disappeared, reports the AP . Eric Conn pleaded guilty in March to stealing from the federal government and bribing a judge. He was scheduled to be sentenced next month and had... More »

The Mystery of Japan's 'Evaporated People'

'Time' looks at the phenomenon of 'johatsu'—the 'society underneath Japan's society'

(Newser) - The Japanese have no problem working insane hours—sometimes to the point of death —but when it comes to dealing with life's other stresses, they may simply pack it all in and vanish. It's what's known as "johatsu," or "evaporated people," a... More »

Cops Find Chilling Clues After Family's Disappearance

French family's home was 'frozen in time'

(Newser) - France has been transfixed by the mysterious disappearance of a family of four near Nantes. Parents Pascal and Brigitte Troadec, both around 50, and children Sebastien, 21, and Charlotte, 18, have not been seen since Feb. 16, the BBC reports. Bloodstains—and evidence of attempts to wipe them away—were... More »

5 Famous People Who Vanished

People can't stop talking about them—even centuries later, in one case

(Newser) - Jimmy Hoffa , DB Cooper , Amelia Earhart —all disappeared and are now the unwitting subjects of decades of speculation, detective work, and conspiracy theories. Those three may claim the lion's share of the whispering, but Mother Nature Network has put together a list of other high-profile vanishings that... More »

Holocaust Hero Declared Dead After 71 Years

Swedish diplomat saved thousands of Jews

(Newser) - Some 71 years after he disappeared in circumstances that remain murky to this day, the World War II hero known as the "Swedish Schindler" has finally been declared dead. Raoul Wallenberg, a diplomat who was sent to Budapest, Hungary, in July of 1944, saved at least 20,000 Jews... More »

Vanished Cal Poly Student May Be Buried on Campus

Police aim to find Kristin Smart's remains

(Newser) - Police in San Luis Obispo, Calif., are following the "most promising lead we've had in years" in the hopes of finding some trace of a California Polytechnic State University freshman who vanished 20 years ago. Human decomposition dogs "and other information" led police and the FBI to... More »

What Really Happened to Dahlia Yehia in Nepal?

After flying to help earthquake victims, everything but her iPhone disappeared

(Newser) - About two weeks after American art teacher Dahlia Yehia messaged a friend to confirm that she had arrived in Pokhara, Nepal, her parents reached out to the US embassy in Kathmandu. Their 25-year-old daughter had left volunteer work in the earthquake disaster zone in Gorkha district and traveled to Pokhara... More »

Kayaker Goes Missing Off Georgia, Is Found in Okla.

It was all a ruse to evade child porn charges: cops

(Newser) - For two days, authorities conducted a sea and air search for a missing kayaker last spotted in a creek on Georgia's Tybee Island on Sunday night. Then came a bench warrant for his arrest. The 38-year-old kayaker, Cody Magee, happened to be facing charges including attempted child molestation and... More »

How Did Ala. Girl Disappear Without Trace 19 Years Ago?

It's been almost 20 years, and there have been many leads, but not shred of evidence

(Newser) - For nearly two decades, local and federal authorities have followed dozens of leads on the hunt for Kemberly Ramer, yet her disappearance remains a complete mystery, with not a trace of her to be found. She was last seen leaving her boyfriend's house around 10pm on Aug. 15, 1997,... More »

Case of Teen Girls Missing Since 1999 Gets Fresh Look

The night Ashley Freeman's parents were killed, she and Lauria Bible disappeared

(Newser) - On the penultimate evening of 1999, Danny and Kathy Freeman were shot to death in their mobile home just outside of Welch, Okla., and their home was set on fire. But when police arrived on the scene, the Freemans' daughter, Ashley, and her best friend Lauria Bible, both 16 and... More »

Mom, Son Found Dead After Inheriting $480K Gold Bar

Suspect is in custody, but the gold is still missing

(Newser) - Good fortune was short-lived for Beverly Giannonatti, 79, and her 57-year-old son, Greg. In October, a cleaning woman found a 25-pound gold bar worth $480,000 in the home of Beverly's late ex-husband in Deer Lodge, Montana. Greg Giannonatti's girlfriend tells the Washington Post it wasn't such... More »

Teen Texts Friends She's Being Followed, Disappears

Marley Spindler, 16, hasn't been seen since Aug. 20

(Newser) - On the first day of her junior year of high school, 16-year-old Marley Spindler sent her friends a text saying she was being followed, FOX News reports. No one has seen or heard from the South Carolina teen since. On Thursday, Spindler met her friends at Chick-fil-A for breakfast before... More »

Police Hope Selfies Can ID Mystery Paddle Boarder

Missing man didn't speak much English and called himself "Morym"

(Newser) - Police in California are hunting for a mystery man who disappeared while paddle-boarding on Lake Tahoe, with the missing man's selfies as their major clue. News 10 reports a boater found an abandoned paddle board, camera, lifejacket, and selfie stick floating in the lake on Wednesday. The paddle board... More »

Cops Comb Desert for Pair Who Vanished 8 Days Ago

High school sweethearts didn't turn up for work on June 22

(Newser) - Police and a host of volunteers are searching tirelessly for an Arizona couple who vanished eight days ago. Michael and Tina Careccia, high school sweethearts who married last year, left their home in Maricopa around 5am on June 22, but neither arrived at work; Michael, 44, is a United Airlines... More »

Missing Woman's Family 'No Longer Expects Addition'

Releasing more information will be up to her, they say

(Newser) - Carrie Bradshaw-Crowther has been found safe and is being treated in a hospital, but answers on why the 49-year-old disappeared on the day she was due to give birth by C-section could be a long time coming. In a family statement released on Facebook , her brother, Drew Bradshaw, said she... More »

Missing Pregnant Woman Found 100 Miles From Home

But NC case is still a mystery

(Newser) - A North Carolina woman who disappeared hours before she was due to give birth by C-section has been found safe, police say, but much about the case remains unclear—including whether she has given birth. Police say Carrie Bradshaw-Crowther, 49, was found at a gas station yesterday, soon after investigators... More »

Pregnant 49-Year-Old Vanishes on Delivery Date

Carrie Bradshaw-Crowther to have cesarean section on Tuesday

(Newser) - A pregnant 49-year-old North Carolina woman was so excited about her upcoming birth by cesarean section that she reportedly sang around the house—and then vanished shortly before her scheduled procedure. Carrie Bradshaw-Crowther had spent the weekend at her Salisbury home with her daughter, Lauren Lusk, preparing for the birth,... More »

Charges Possible After 'Missing' Student Turns Up

There may also be restitution demanded for Sahray Barber's $30K-plus search

(Newser) - Sahray Barber, a California art student who turned up 10 days after she went missing , issued a statement through the San Bernardino Police Department begging forgiveness from her family and "the amazing men, women, dogs, and horses" who searched for her, calling her disappearance "incredibly dumb." But... More »

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