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Family on Oregon-to-California Road Trip Goes Missing

Their car may have gone over a turnout and into a river

(Newser) - A vehicle fell into a rain-swollen river and vanished last week in the same region of California's far north coast where a family that vanished during a road trip is last known to have been, authorities said. Mendocino County sheriff's Lt. Shannon Barney told the Press-Democrat of Santa... More »

Shocking Arrests Made in Disappearance of French Family

Son's car led cops to Troadec relatives

(Newser) - The mystery of a missing French family has deepened with the arrests of two people believed to be the sister and brother-in-law of missing father Pascal Troadec. The 49-year-old vanished around Feb. 16 along with wife Brigitte, son Sebastien, 21, and 18-year-old daughter Charlotte. Investigators had earlier said they suspected... More »

Cops Find Chilling Clues After Family's Disappearance

French family's home was 'frozen in time'

(Newser) - France has been transfixed by the mysterious disappearance of a family of four near Nantes. Parents Pascal and Brigitte Troadec, both around 50, and children Sebastien, 21, and Charlotte, 18, have not been seen since Feb. 16, the BBC reports. Bloodstains—and evidence of attempts to wipe them away—were... More »

Strange Family Road Trip Ends in Arrests, Hospitalizations

'I hope that we will begin to make sense of our ordeal'

(Newser) - The story of an Australian family on a five-day, 930-mile road trip that ended with most of them being either arrested or hospitalized one at a time is one of the strangest things you'll read this week. The Guardian reports it started Aug. 29 when Mark and Jacoba Tromp... More »

Body Found in Search for Boating Family

3 still missing off Florida's Gulf Coast

(Newser) - Coast Guard rescuers fear the worst but have not given up after finding a body in the search for a father and three teenage children who disappeared off the coast of Florida Sunday. The Coast Guard says it found the body, which was wearing a life jacket, after finding debris... More »

Remains of Missing Alaska Family Likely Found: Cops

4 bodies found next to remote trail, along with dead dog and handgun

(Newser) - A nearly yearlong search for a missing Alaska family has come to a grim end with the discovery of four bodies, a dead dog, and a handgun just off a trail in a rural area near the family's home. Rebecca Adams, 23; her boyfriend, Brandon Jividen, 38; and her... More »

Grim Find Made in Search for Missing Alaska Family

Clothing, remains found on Kenai trail

(Newser) - Any lingering hope that an Alaskan family last seen in May last year would be found alive appeared to vanish on Saturday when clothing and human remains were found on a trail just a few miles from their home. An FBI team was dispatched to Kenai, around 100 miles southwest... More »

Missing Alaska Family Stumps Police, FBI

Two adults, two young girls, their dog seem to have vanished without a trace

(Newser) - After three weeks of searching, investigators are still clueless as to what happened to an Alaska family last seen in late May. A canine scent detection team, along with additional aerial and ground crew, has scoured the area—their town of Kenai is 65 miles southwest of Anchorage with a... More »

Lost Nevada Family Heated Rocks to Survive

Staying with vehicle saved their lives, rescuers say

(Newser) - The Nevada family who had been missing in frigid conditions since the weekend has been found alive and authorities say the story has a happy ending because they did a lot of things right. The group, who became stranded when their Jeep rolled over an embankment and into a crevice,... More »

Nevada Family Missing After Going to 'Play in Snow'

Search is on for couple, 2 kids, niece and nephew

(Newser) - A Nevada couple and four children went to "play in the snow" Sunday and never returned, according to the Pershing County Sheriff. James Glanton, 34, and Christina MacIntee, 25, took their two children, 3 and 4, and a 10-year old niece and 4-year-old nephew into the remote Seven Troughs... More »

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