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Teen Who Was in 'Grave Danger' Found Dead

Houston girl was dumped in field

(Newser) - A Houston teenager who was declared missing and "in grave or immediate danger" when her father's body was found is dead and may have been dead since before anybody knew she was missing. Police have confirmed that a decomposing body found in a field near a freeway in... More »

Missing Teen in 'Grave Danger' After Dad Is Found Dead

Texas Ambert Alert out for Adriana Coronado

(Newser) - Efforts to find missing teen Adriana Coronado have intensified after her father was found shot to death and burned in a Texas ditch, NBC News reports. An Amber Alert noting Adriana "is believed to be in grave or immediate danger" was issued Monday for the 13-year-old, who was last... More »

In Search of a Fresh Start, Teen Vanishes

Family is searching for Morgan Bauer

(Newser) - Morgan Bauer "wanted to start a new life and she wanted to start her adulthood," her mother, Sherri Sichmeller, tells the Huffington Post . So the 19-year-old, with just $20 in cash, left Aberdeen, SD, for Atlanta on Feb. 12—and disappeared soon after. No one has heard from... More »

Cops: Missing Sisters Held Captive for 11 Months

Woman charged with kidnapping NY teens

(Newser) - A happy ending in a case where cops feared the worst: Two teenage sisters who vanished in upstate New York have been found alive and well in the home of a woman who is accused of kidnapping them. Shaeleen Fortner, 14, and her sister, Kylea Fortner, 16, were found in... 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 »

Missing Teen's Last Message Was 'Help'

Illinois woman vanished almost a week ago

(Newser) - A southern Illinois teenager has been missing since Monday and authorities are extremely worried by the last text message she sent to her family: "Help." The Monday evening message was the last time anybody heard from Delia Ann Stacey, 18, who left her home on foot that morning... More »

Teen's Disappearance May Be Solved After 25 Years

Remains linked to Rosemary Diaz found 2 miles from where she was last seen

(Newser) - Rosemary Diaz was just 15 when she vanished while working at a country store just a half-mile from her home in Texas' Wharton County on Nov. 24, 1990. Police were unable to solve her disappearance even after the case appeared on America's Most Wanted, but new evidence suggests the... More »

Waitress Listens to Gut, Helps Find Missing Teens

2 girls stopped at restaurant after disappearing in Maine

(Newser) - A waitress is being called a hero after helping point parents and police to two girls who vanished in Maine last month. Lisa Stephenson was waiting tables at the Blue Crab Grill in Newark, Del., when two young girls came in asking for jobs. "They said they were traveling... 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 »

Missing Teen Hid at School, Lived on Fruit for 4 Days

Sheriff's office would like to be repaid for search

(Newser) - A California teenager who disappeared for four days appears to have survived by foraging—at his high school. Connor Sullivan, 17, vanished after first period at the Monta Vista High School campus in Cupertino last Monday and returned to his family on Thursday night, telling them he had been hiding... More »

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 »

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