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He Pushed Woman Off Cliff, Then Killed Her Son, 5: Cops

Victim's sister says money dispute led to kidnapping

(Newser) - Jessica Durham saw two faces, including that of her 5-year-old son. Then she was pushed off an 80-foot cliff. She would remarkably survive, but her son wasn't so lucky. Police and family say the 41-year-old Kentucky woman was beaten, then kidnapped along with her son on Friday in response... More »

Teen Boys Found Dead at Scenic Cliffs

UK police don't know what happened

(Newser) - Two teenage best friends are dead, leaving a community in northern England long on sadness but short on answers. Police found the bodies of Harry Watson and Alex Yeoman, both 17, just before 7pm Friday evening at the base of scenic cliffs, the Telegraph reports. Cleveland police said they were... More »

Woman Falls Off Cliff Day After She Moved to California

Lorena Barrera climbed over wall, tripped on flip-flops

(Newser) - A Nevada woman who had just moved to California ended up falling off a notorious cliff on her first full day in the state, CBS News reports. The woman, identified by NBC Los Angeles as 21-year-old Lorena Barrera, was found dead at the base of the seaside cliff in Point... More »

Rocker's Teen Son Took LSD Before Fatal Fall

Coroner rules Arthur Cave's death accidental

(Newser) - Before rocker Nick Cave's 15-year-old son fell to his death from a 60-foot cliff in July , he had taken LSD with a friend, a coroner's inquest heard Tuesday. The coroner deemed the cause of death "accidental," the AP reports; Arthur Cave died of multiple brain injuries... More »

Woman's Fingers Returned to Her 80 Years After Death

New Zealand is repatriating the remains of 37 individuals

(Newser) - When New Zealand educator Jessie Marguerite Fendell was found in a dry creek bed at the bottom of a cliff near the school where she worked in 1933, her family didn't believe that her death was an accident. So investigators exhumed her body three months later, sent her fingers... More »

Singer's Teen Son Dies in Cliff Fall

Arthur Cave found at the bottom of a 60-foot cliff in UK

(Newser) - The 15-year-old son of Australian singer Nick Cave, of Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, has died after falling from a 60-foot cliff in the UK. Passersby came across Arthur Cave with life-threatening injuries yesterday on a path at the foot of the Ovingdean Gap in Brighton, about three miles... More »

Honeymooner Falls Off 'World's End' Cliff, Survives

It's 4K feet down, but a tree kept Mamitho Lendas from falling even close to that far

(Newser) - A newly married Dutch couple has narrowly avoided the "till death do us part" portion of their vows, according to the Sri Lankan military, which on Saturday said it rescued a 35-year-old who fell from the country's World's End cliff. AFP reports Mamitho Lendas was the first... More »

Woman Drives Off Cliff, Forced to Climb Back Up

Debbie Lopez, 57, spent 24 hours climbing steep terrain after days of waiting

(Newser) - Talk about the will to live. When 57-year-old Debbie Lopez was putting out a cigarette and steered her pickup truck off a cliff on the winding coastal Highway 1 near Ragged Point, Calif., last Saturday, she plunged 150 feet and landed upside down, where she waited for help for days,... More »

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