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Creepy Video a Dead End in Case of Missing Teen

Police looked into connection with Kayla Berg case in Wisconsin

(Newser) - It would have been horrifying. Instead, it's merely a fake. Police say a YouTube video that shows a woman tied up on a bathroom floor and screaming, "Why are you doing this?" isn't real and, more importantly, has no connection to missing Wisconsin teen Kayla Berg, reports... More »

After Woman's Disappearance, a Chilling Arrest

Kylr Yust was eyed in still-unsolved 2007 case

(Newser) - After 17-year-old Kara Kopetsky disappeared without a trace in 2007, ex-boyfriend Kylr Yust was considered a person of interest but was never charged. Now Yust, said to be 27 or 28, is a suspect in another disappearance—and the circumstances are chilling. Witnesses say Yust was the last person seen... More »

FBI Has Horrifying Theory on Missing Teen

Authorities believe Brittanee Drexel, 17, was raped and tossed into gator pit

(Newser) - The FBI believes Brittanee Drexel, a 17-year-old girl vacationing in South Carolina, was kidnapped, sexually assaulted, and dumped in a gator pit after disappearing from Myrtle Beach in 2009, USA Today reports. According to NBC New York , it's the first time the FBI has given its thoughts on what... More »

Teen Missing in Grand Teton Tried to Flee Searchers

Fauna Jackson also changed her clothes and hair

(Newser) - A 16-year-old girl who went missing Thursday in Grand Teton National Park apparently didn't want to be found. The Cincinnati Enquirer reports Fauna Jackson of Ohio was found Saturday morning but attempted to escape when approached by authorities. She had also cut and dyed her hair and changed her... More »

Body Found at Grand Canyon Likely That of Missing Woman

Diana Zacarias was reported missing back in April

(Newser) - Authorities believe they've found the body of a woman who disappeared nearly four months ago at the Grand Canyon, the AP reports. According to the Arizona Republic , the family of Diana Zacarias, a 22-year-old from Louisiana, reported her missing April 3. She was last seen at the Grand Canyon'... More »

Police Think They've Found Body of Missing Biker

Suspect with chilling record arrested

(Newser) - Police have made an arrest in the disappearance of Ohio woman Sierah Joughin —and they believe they've found the body of the missing 20-year-old, who was last seen riding her bike on Tuesday evening. Fulton County Sheriff Roy Miller says James Dean Worley, 57, was arrested early Friday,... More »

Worrying Finds After Woman Vanishes While Biking

Ohio authorities plead for help finding Sierah Joughin

(Newser) - Authorities in Fulton County, Ohio, are asking for the public's help after making some worrying finds in the search for a 20-year-old woman who disappeared Tuesday evening. University of Toledo student Sierah Joughin was last seen out riding with her boyfriend before they went different ways near a high... More »

Young Girls Keep Disappearing in the Bronx

Councilman reads 14 names from last 2 years

(Newser) - Girls seem to be vanishing without a trace in the Bronx. In what a New York City councilman describes as a "disturbing" trend, some 14 girls, aged 12 to 19—who are mostly black and Hispanic—have vanished in the borough in two years. "Every other week our... More »

Teacher Found Alive After Puzzling Disappearance

Cops still aren't sure what happened to Indiana woman

(Newser) - "This is the best result you could ever hope for—for people to be OK," Tippecanoe County Sheriff Barry Richard said late Tuesday after missing teacher Krista Perdue was found alive. The 42-year-old, who was last seen Sunday night and was reported missing Monday, was found lying near... More »

In Puzzling Case, a Teacher Goes Missing

Krista Perdue seems to have left everything behind when she disappeared Monday

(Newser) - Authorities are "puzzled" over Monday's disappearance of an Indiana schoolteacher, the Lafayette Journal & Courier reports. Samuel Perdue says his wife, 42-year-old Krista Perdue, got sick on Sunday so they slept in separate bedrooms. He says he went to check on her Monday morning after he "kind... 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 »

No Sign of Florida Mom for Nearly a Week

Ex-husband to be interviewed

(Newser) - The search for a missing Florida woman who was scheduled to pick up her 2-year-old daughter from her ex-husband's house is now approaching a full week. Tricia Todd, 30, was supposed to collect the girl Wednesday morning, but ex Steven Williams says she never showed up; he then brought... More »

Search for Missing Firefighter Comes to Tragic End

Nicole Mittendorff found dead in national park

(Newser) - The search for missing firefighter and paramedic Nicole Mittendorff came to a sad end on Thursday when her body was found in a remote area of Virginia's Shenandoah National Park. Police say they found a suicide note in the 31-year-old's vehicle and foul play is not suspected, WJLA... More »

Elizabeth Smart to Missing Woman: 'We Will Find You'

Elizabeth Laguna-Salgado vanished in broad daylight in Provo, Utah, a year ago

(Newser) - From one Elizabeth to another, an appeal to be strong and hopeful emerged Monday as Utah marked the one-year anniversary of the disappearance of 26-year-old Elizabeth Laguna-Salgado, per NBC News . "We will find you. We are looking, and we won't give up," Elizabeth Smart Gilmour , who herself... More »

In Remote Part of National Park, Missing Woman's Car

Nicole Mittendorff was last heard from Wednesday

(Newser) - Police have uncovered one big clue but no answers in the search for a 31-year-old Virginia woman who was last heard from on Wednesday. Nicole Mittendorff's 2009 Mini Cooper was found Saturday night in what the Washington Post describes as a "remote area" of the Shenandoah National Park;... More »

Missing Mom Found Dead in Car, 3 Kids Alive Next to Her

Texas woman's husband says he thought he had to wait 24 hours before calling police

(Newser) - A missing Texas woman described by her husband as a "model mom" and the rock of the family was found dead in a car in a Target parking lot in Frisco Thursday evening, her three young children alive beside her, CBS11 reports. Sources tell the station there were no... 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 »

Missing Woman's Body Sat in Walmart Lot for Months

Employees had noticed Lauren Moss' car but didn't think it suspicious—at first

(Newser) - Authorities say the body of a 22-year-old woman who went missing in California in mid-November after leaving a rehab center was found in her car in a Walmart parking lot on Feb. 3—and it had likely been there for months, KTLA reports. The car in which Lauren Moss was... More »

Firefighter Missing 9 Years Declared Dead

Court declaration brings no closure, says Brandy Hall's husband

(Newser) - Brandy Hall has been officially declared dead nine years and a day after the Florida firefighter's pickup truck was found stained with her blood . Family members of the mother of two had petitioned a court for a declaration of death, which was signed by a judge yesterday, reports Florida ... More »

Florida Firefighter Is Still Missing 9 Years Later

Nine years ago today, Brandy Hall left her Florida fire station and vanished

(Newser) - On the evening of Aug. 17, 2006, Florida firefighter and mother of two Brandy Hall left her night shift at the Malabar Fire Station early, at about 10:45pm. She was never seen again—at least by anyone willing to admit it. Her pickup truck, stained with lots of her... More »

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