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Man Saves Missing Teen. Then, Another 'Act of Kindness'

Earl Melchert gave his $7K reward to the girl he saved

(Newser) - Two heroes have emerged in Minnesota: an abducted 15-year-old girl and the 65-year-old farmer who found her. Fox News and the Twin Cities Pioneer Press report Jasmine Block disappeared from her Alexandria home on Aug. 8, and she was reportedly held for nearly a month in an abandoned house, where... More »

Cops: Girl Was Held 29 Days, Then Captors Went to Lunch

Jasmine Block praised for her strength and bravery

(Newser) - Jasmine Block is "an unbelievable young woman." That's what a police chief has to say after the 15-year-old escaped from captors who allegedly assaulted her over the course of a month. Block reportedly left her home in Alexandria, Minn., on Aug. 8 with a family acquaintance who... More »

Cops: Girl, 13, Kidnapped, Killed in Stolen Drugs Dispute

Kidnappers used her phone to call family

(Newser) - A 13-year-old Texas girl was kidnapped and murdered as payback after a relative's boyfriend stole a large quantity of drugs from two men, police say. Shavon Randle was found dead in a Dallas home early Sunday, as was 19-year-old Michael Titus, who had been named as a person of... More »

Mystery Swirls Around Actor's Apparently Missing Child

Donal Logue of 'Gotham' sent out a tweet that teen Jade disappeared in Brooklyn Monday

(Newser) - Donal Logue is immersed in a crime drama as part of his job on the FOX show Gotham, but a mystery post on Twitter this week suggests something troublesome may be afoot in his personal life as well. E! Online reported the actor tweeted a worrisome message on Tuesday indicating... More »

Photo Taken From Window Led to Missing NC Teen

Hailey Burns rescued hours after her parents got a message online

(Newser) - Shaunna and Anthony Burns awoke on May 23, 2016, to find their daughter missing and their front door unlocked. It is believed Hailey Burns, then 16, left the home in Charlotte, NC, and was picked up less than a mile away by a man she'd met online. A year... More »

Missing NC Teen Found Alive After a Year

Girl was kept captive in man's house, mom says

(Newser) - The mother of North Carolina teenager Hailey Burns says it's "a dream come true:" Her daughter has been found alive more than a year after she disappeared. Shaunna Burns tells WSOC that her daughter, who was 16 when she vanished and is now 17, had been held... More »

Investigators Criticize Mom Over Missing Boys' Boat Trip

Her 'egregious' lack of judgment caused their apparent deaths, say Florida officials

(Newser) - Investigators say the mother of one of two 14-year-old boys who vanished off the Florida coast in 2015 showed awful judgment in letting them venture out in a small fishing boat, but she will not face charges, reports the Palm Beach Post . The Florida Department of Law Enforcement says Carly... More »

Teen Believed Abducted by Teacher Found Safe

Teacher Tad Cummins arrested in Northern California: Tenn. Bureau of Investigation

(Newser) - First they found the car—then they found the fugitive teacher and his student. A spokeswoman for the Siskiyou County Sheriff's Office tells the Tennessean that the Nissan Rogue being driven by Tad Cummins , the ex-high school teacher from Tennessee who's been on the lam for more than... More »

After the Prom: Busted Phone, One Shoe, Missing Teen

No one has seen Kristian Perez since he signed out of Idaho prom at 9:32pm Friday

(Newser) - A 17-year-old high school student in Idaho signed out of his senior prom at exactly 9:32pm Friday, but he never returned home—a lone shoe, his tux jacket, and a busted cellphone were found near the car he came in, KREM reports. Kristian Perez's family says no one'... More »

Missing Teacher's Wife of 31 Years Is Divorcing Him

Jill Cummins publicly pleaded that Tad return Elizabeth Thomas safely

(Newser) - The wife of Tad Cummins, the Tennessee teacher suspected of kidnapping his freshman student, has filed for divorce. WHNT reports marital misconduct and irreconcilable differences were listed on the complaint filed Friday by Jill Cummins, who was married to Tad for 31 years. Cummins, 50, and his student Elizabeth Thomas,... More »

FBI Searching for Teen Who May Have Been Tossed Into Gator Pit

Brittanee Drexel went missing on spring break in 2009

(Newser) - Brittanee Drexel was 17 years old when she went missing while on spring break in Myrtle Beach in 2009; police believe she was murdered, but a body has never been found. But since Friday morning, FBI agents have been searching the woods at the end of a dusty dirt road... More »

Outrage Mounting Over DC's Missing Teens

Black lawmakers call on FBI to help

(Newser) - If only the teenagers missing in Washington, DC, were wearing Super Bowl jerseys, they might be found as quickly as Tom Brady's lucky shirt , says comedian DL Hughley in a tweet , per News One . He's one of several on social media drawing attention to DC cases of missing... More »

Missing Teen Reportedly Told Relative to Call Cops

Brother suggests she was taken against her will

(Newser) - Tad Cummins researched "teen marriage" and how his Nissan Rogue might be tracked by authorities in the days before he allegedly kidnapped 15-year-old Elizabeth Thomas, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation says, per the Tennessean . While his Internet search history "might potentially speak to his intentions," it also... More »

New Photos of Missing Tenn. Teacher, Student Released

Girl who saw kiss 'blames herself' for kidnapping

(Newser) - With no confirmed sightings of a 15-year-old girl more than a week after she was allegedly kidnapped by her teacher , the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation wants people nationwide to be on the lookout for Elizabeth Thomas and Tad Cummins in rural areas or campgrounds. Investigators released video of the 50-year-old... More »

Missing Teacher, Teen Made 'Cryptic' Posts on Instagram

The school had probed Tad Cummins, Elizabeth Thomas' relationship

(Newser) - As a manhunt continues for a 50-year-old teacher accused of kidnapping a 15-year-old female student, details about the pair's alleged relationship are being revealed by way of school documents. WKRN reports on a report produced by Tennessee's Maury County School Administration after its investigation into Tad Cummins' relationship... More »

Girls, 13, Who Went Missing While Hiking Found Dead

Bodies are confirmed to be those of Liberty German and Abigail Williams

(Newser) - Two 13-year-old Indiana girls had Monday off from school and were dropped off at a popular hiking spot in Delphi, but didn't show up when it was time for them to be picked up—and on Tuesday, their bodies were found. On Wednesday, police officially identified the bodies as... More »

2 Missing Students Show Up on ATM Video

Police are asking for information on McKinnah Sinclair and Charlie Daniels

(Newser) - Two female New Mexico State University students who went missing after attending a hip-hop concert in El Paso, Texas, last week have been spotted on surveillance video on Monday in Beverly Hills, Calif. The Las Cruces Police Department confirmed Wednesday that the women on the ATM surveillance video are McKinnah... More »

16-Year-Old Charged in Alaska Teen's Murder

'Others involved in this incident have been identified'

(Newser) - A 16-year-old has been charged with murder after remains were found in Palmer, Alaska, on Friday. Official identification of the body is pending, though authorities believe it is that of 16-year-old David Grunwald, who vanished after dropping off his girlfriend in Butte on Nov. 13. A day later, his Ford... More »

Teen Killed After Falling Into Open Sewer

Jacob Goulet, 16, disappeared Friday night in a driving rainstorm

(Newser) - Sad news out of Nashua, NH, after police say they believe a body found floating in a river is that of a high school student who likely plunged 20 feet into an open sewer. Jacob Goulet, 16, was last seen Friday night after he left a friend's house during... More »

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 »

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