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Runaway, 14, Lived in Walmart for 2 Days

He spent 54 hours at an around-the-clock store before being discovered

(Newser) - A 14-year-old boy who was sent to stay with his aunt in Corsicana, Texas, when his parents went out of town found an interesting place to live for a few days. On July 28, the boy, who the family says has a history of running away, was reported missing, and... More »

Arrest Made After Missing Girl's Mysterious Return

Nathaniel E. Kibby charged with kidnapping Abigail Hernandez

(Newser) - There are still more questions than answers, at least publicly, surrounding the mysterious case of Abigail Hernandez , the New Hampshire girl who is back home after going missing nine months ago—but a suspect in the case was arrested today, and charged with kidnapping her. Nathaniel E. Kibby, 34, of... More »

Girl, 15, Who Went Missing 9 Months Ago Back Home

Investigation into Abigail Hernandez's disappearance continues

(Newser) - A 15-year-old New Hampshire girl who disappeared while on her way home from school nine months ago is safely home with her family. Abigail Hernandez was reunited with her family on Sunday evening, according to Attorney General Joseph Foster. Few details have been released, but Foster says the criminal investigation... More »

Miss Nebraska Teen Found in Indiana

Michaela Wells safe 4 days after vanishing

(Newser) - Michaela Wells, the 16-year-old beauty queen who vanished Sunday night while taking out the trash at her parents' Nebraska home, was found safe last night in Indiana, police tell Fox News . Wells, winner of last year's USA National Miss Nebraska Teen competition, was found about 600 miles from home... More »

Teen Found in Field After Running Away With Man, 37

Emily Lalinsky, Robert Messer had self-inflicted wrist injuries

(Newser) - The 15-year-old Michigan girl who reportedly ran away with a man more than twice her age has been found alive three days after they went missing. According to WXYZ, both Emily Lalinsky and 37-year-old Robert Messer were found in a field yesterday. They were transported to separate hospitals with "... 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 »

IDing Bodies Pulled From Okla. Lake Could Take Years

Though investigators are fairly certain one mystery has been solved

(Newser) - Police may have gotten lucky when they accidentally spotted two cars in Oklahoma's murky Foss Lake, but identifying the six "badly decomposed" bodies in them won't be so simple, reports NBC News . It could be months or even years before positive IDs are made—even with the... 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 »

Lost Teen Skier Survived by Building Snow Cave

Nicholas Joy found at Maine's Sugarloaf ski resort

(Newser) - A 17-year-old skier, reported missing Sunday and found alive and well at Maine's Sugarloaf ski resort today, survived two nights in the wild by building a snow cave for shelter, drinking water from a stream, and walking toward the sound of snowmobiles during the day, officials say. The Maine... More »

Police Get Tip in Teen's 1989 Disappearance

Anonymous tip prompts new search

(Newser) - Investigators think they may be on the verge of a breakthrough in a 23-year-old mystery. A team of 9-13 cadaver dogs will search a Massachusetts State Park on Saturday in search of the remains of Melanie Melanson, a local girl who went missing in 1989, just five days before her... More »

Ohio Cops Find Remains of Girl Missing Since '99

Nicholle Coppler found in home of Glen Fryer

(Newser) - Police have found the skeleton of Nicholle Coppler, an Ohio girl missing since she ran away from home in 1999, officials announced this weekend. Coppler's remains were found earlier this month at the home of Glen Fryer, where she was last seen; Fryer had connections to human trafficking and... More »

Missing Teen Was Afraid of Mom's Boyfriend

He lurked in her bedroom doorway, watching her, says grandma

(Newser) - A missing 13-year-old Texas middle-schooler told her grandma she was afraid of her mother's new boyfriend who often lurked in her bedroom doorway and watched her. Hailey Dunn has been missing for nearly three weeks. Her mom's boyfriend, Shawn Adkins, walked off his job the day of her disappearance, and... More »

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