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Grandma Survives 5 Days Trapped in Car After Crash

Sharon Leaming lived on bananas until a family member found her

(Newser) - A 70-year-old Washington state woman has been reunited with loved ones after an ordeal that trapped her in her car at the bottom of an embankment for five days. KING-TV reports Sharon Leaming was driving back to Rochester from her vacation home in North Cove on Tuesday when she suffered... More »

Tenant Heard Tale of Missing Woman, Started to Dig

Skull he found may belong to Peggy Sue Case, Utah woman missing since 1988

(Newser) - The last time Peggy Sue Case was seen alive, at a party, Ronald Reagan was president. Her co-workers filed a missing-person report shortly after that July 1988 gathering, but no matter how much digging police did—both in their probe and literally, in the cellar of the 28-year-old's Utah... More »

Woman IDed 27 Years After Being Hit by 2 Cars, Killed

Andrea Kuiper's family finally has answers

(Newser) - On the night of April 1, 1990, a woman crossing the street in Huntington Beach was hit by one car, then a second, and died at the scene. For 27 years, police have tried to figure out who she was—and now she's finally been identified. Andrea Kuiper of... More »

She Says She's a Mermaid. Cops Need Help IDing Her

'Joanna,' found wandering wet and nearly naked in Fresno County, has webbed toes

(Newser) - She says she's a mermaid named Joanna, but California police are now trying to find out the real identity of a woman they found wandering in the middle of the street not far from a local casino, KFSN reports. KTLA notes the barely clothed woman with wet hair was... More »

Remains Found in Missouri ID'd as Missing 21-Year-Old

Police are trying to identify 2nd skull found at scene

(Newser) - Police in Missouri have had to give the parents of Jessica Runions the news they dreaded: One of two skulls found outside Kansas City this week is that of their 21-year-old daughter, who disappeared in September. Police say the case is now a homicide investigation, People reports. Authorities say that... More »

Skulls Found This Week May Belong to Missing Women

Authorities are hoping to identify the remains found outside Kansas City

(Newser) - The families of two missing women have been notified after the discovery of a pair of skulls this week outside Kansas City, the Kansas City Star reports. Kara Kopetsky was last seen in 2007; Jessica Runions disappeared last September. Neither woman's body has ever been found. The first skull... More »

Floating Suitcase Yields Horrific Mystery

Woman stuffed inside had starved to death

(Newser) - A floating suitcase found in an Italian harbor presented police with a horrific mystery—but not, as first believed, proof of another murder. Police say the suitcase brought ashore by sailors held the body of an Asian woman who had probably died of starvation—and who may have been alive,... 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 »

Mother of 3 Found After Disappearing 11 Years Ago

Kayannette Gabrielle suddenly remembered her name after years of reported memory loss

(Newser) - A fall off an LA pier led to the unraveling of a mystery that's been haunting Kayannette Gabrielle's family for over a decade. People tells the story of the California woman, originally from Colorado, who disappeared from the lives of her grown kids in April 2006. At first... More »

2nd Man Charged in Teacher's Death, 11 Years After She Disappeared

Bo Dukes allegedly helped hide Tara Grinstead's body

(Newser) - A second man has been arrested in the suspected murder of Tara Grinstead, more than 11 years after she went missing. Ryan Duke, 33, was arrested last week ; now, 32-year-old Bo Dukes has been arrested and accused of helping Duke hide Grinstead's body after Duke allegedly murdered her, People... More »

A Murder Charge 11 Years After Teacher Disappeared

Ryan Duke was arrested Wednesday in connection with Tara Grinstead's murder

(Newser) - Eleven years after a high-school teacher and former beauty queen went missing in rural Georgia, an arrest has been made, CBS News reports. Ryan Duke, 33, was charged with murder Thursday in connection with the disappearance of Tara Grinstead in October 2005. According to WSB-TV , someone came into the sheriff'... 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 »

NJ Teen Killed by Her Childhood Friends: Cops

Sarah Stern, 19, was strangled, her body dumped in the Shark River, police say

(Newser) - The day after 19-year-old Sarah Stern went missing in December, hundreds of volunteers fanned out across the New Jersey shore searching for her. Among them were two childhood friends now charged in her murder, Liam McAtasney and Preston Taylor, both 19. McAtasney was charged with first-degree murder and is accused... More »

Police Link Possible Serial Killer With Bodies in NH, Calif.

Bob Evans, a 'hard-drinking drifter,' died in prison after dismembering his wife

(Newser) - Police believe they've found the killer responsible for a woman's mysterious disappearance and four dead bodies discovered in oil drums in New Hampshire, NBC News reports. According to the AP , Bob Evans, under a different name, died in a California prison in 2010 after killing and dismembering his... More »

'Confused' Missing Woman Found on Side of Calif. Highway

Laura Lynne Stacy picked up by cops 3 days after she disappeared

(Newser) - She vanished from her apartment over the weekend, police confirmed her car had been discovered Tuesday, and on Wednesday, Laura Lynne Stacy herself was found, wandering along the side of a California highway "confused" and "somewhat disoriented," LAPD Detective Tim O'Quinn tells KTLA . Now law enforcement... More »

Student Was Pulled Over by Cops, Then She Disappeared

Family fears Toni Anderson of Kansas City woman has been abducted

(Newser) - Family members fear a missing student was abducted after she vanished in Missouri early Sunday. Toni Anderson, 20, a student at University of Missouri-Kansas City, was last seen leaving the Kansas City bar where she worked around 4am after telling coworkers she was going to a gas station. She never... More »

Yoga Instructor Who Disappeared on Christmas Found Dead: Family

Cops say Tricia McCauley's body was found in her car in DC; suspect is in custody

(Newser) - The body of a DC yoga instructor who disappeared on Christmas has been found, according to her family and police. NBC Washington reports that Tricia McCauley's brother made the sad announcement on Facebook Tuesday morning, offering thanks to his 46-year-old sister's "DC family." "Tricia is... More »

Mom Hikes 27 Miles Through Snowy Forest to Find Help for Family

Authorities say their rescue is a 'Christmas miracle'

(Newser) - An Arizona sheriff's official says it's "a Christmas miracle" that searchers found a Pennsylvania woman and her family stranded in a snowy Arizona forest after their vehicle got stuck before a severe winter storm hit the area. Coconino County Deputy Jim Driscoll says 46-year-old Karen Klein was... More »

MetLife Employee Disappears Without a Trace

Parents of Danielle Stislicki suspect foul play

(Newser) - A 28-year-old MetLife employee in Southfield, Mich., has been missing since she left work around 5pm on Dec. 2, and as the days crawl by, her parents fear their oldest of four has been the target of foul play. Danielle Stislicki is a "people person" who's both "... More »

NC Woman Who Disappeared in 2011 Found Living in Ohio

Rachel Owens took on fake identity: cops

(Newser) - A North Carolina woman who seemingly vanished in 2011 has been found safe and living under a false name in Columbus, Ohio, police say. Rachel Natacha Owens was just 15 when she was last spotted getting off a school bus and into a vehicle in the parking lot of South... More »

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