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X-Men Actress Vanished in China, Said to Be 'Under Control'

Fan Bingbing, rumored to be nabbed for tax evasion, got 0% 'socially responsible' rating

(Newser) - Academics at Beijing Normal University recently compiled a report ranking how "socially responsible" Chinese celebrities are, and China's highest-paid actress , Fan Bingbing, received a 0% rating—which would be eyebrow-raising enough, except that Fan has also gone missing. The BBC reports the 36-year-old X-Men actress, model, and singer... More »

Body of Alaska Girl Missing for a Week Has Been Found

Ashley Johnson-Barr had disappeared from a park on Sept. 6

(Newser) - A 10-year-old girl was found dead Friday, authorities say, more than a week after she was reported missing in a remote Inupiat Eskimo town on Alaska's northwestern coast. Per the AP , Ashley Johnson-Barr's remains were found east of Kotzebue, Alaska State Troopers said. Late Friday, FBI spokeswoman Staci... More »

12-Year-Old Tourist Who Vanished From Airport Found Safe

JinJing Ma, who disappeared from Va. airport, was found with parents in NYC

(Newser) - A frantic hunt for a possibly abducted 12-year-old girl from China who vanished from Reagan National Airport on Thursday has ended with a sigh of relief. Local, state, and federal authorities, including the FBI, were all involved in the search for JinJing Ma, who officials said Friday had been found... More »

Hundreds Missing, Feared Dead After Laos Dam Gives Out

More than 6K people have been left homeless after reported collapse of Xepian-Xe Nam Noy dam

(Newser) - Hundreds of people are missing, more than 6,000 have been left homeless, and an unknown number are thought dead after a portion of a still-under-construction hydroelectric dam in Laos' Attapeu province reportedly collapsed Monday night, per the AP . The country's KPL news agency, via the BBC , reports that... More »

Ranger Went to Check a Trail in 1980, Was Never Seen Again

Reward tripled to $60K in case of Paul Fugate

(Newser) - There's been no sign of Paul Fugate since the Chiricahua National Monument ranger disappeared nearly 40 years ago. But there apparently has been "new information" in the case, which has led the National Park Service to triple the reward for information leading to his whereabouts to $60,000.... More »

Trump Tweets About 'Vicious' Facelift Rumor, Mika Notices

President takes to Twitter to slam media's coverage of Melania

(Newser) - Melania Trump stepped back into the public eye Monday after a more than three-week absence, and President Trump took to Twitter two days later to address the at-times fervent coverage surrounding the "missing" Melania. He first tweeted that "the Fake News Media has been so unfair, and vicious,... More »

How Hurricane Irma Brought a Canadian Family Some Closure

Artifacts of Canadian navy pilot who vanished 60 years ago turned up on Florida shore

(Newser) - When Dick Troy got the news last September, "I almost buckled my knees," he tells the CBC , noting the "eerie feeling" that overtook him. What he was told over the phone by a US reporter: that wreckage from a plane and a parachute harness with the words... More »

Finally, Arrest in 18-Year-Old Cold Case of Vanished Teens

Ronnie Dean Busick faces murder, kidnapping charges after 2 girls disappeared in 1999

(Newser) - Two families have finally received some answers in what had been a nearly 20-year-old cold case, but an Oklahoma district attorney says those answers "no doubt [come] as little solace to their grief." The Tulsa World reports on the charges brought this week against 66-year-old Ronnie Dean Busick... More »

German Billionaire Disappears on Matterhorn

Tengelmann CEO, missing since Saturday, was training for ski race

(Newser) - A "full speed" search is underway for one of Germany's richest men, heir to the Tengelmann supermarket chain, who failed to return from a solo ski excursion in the Swiss Alps on Saturday. An experienced skier, Karl-Erivan Haub was training for a race when he set off from... More »

Iowa Family Missing in Mexico Has Been Found Dead

'There was no foul play'

(Newser) - An Iowa family of four reported missing in Mexico by their family on Thursday has been found dead in the condo where they were staying, the Des Moines Register reports. The Sharp family—Kevin, 41; Amy, 38; Sterling, 12; and Adrianna, 7—flew to Cancun on March 15 and let... More »

Teen Left His Friends at a Bar. Then, a 'Significant Drop'

'Mystery' surrounds the death of American Mark Dombroski in Bermuda

(Newser) - First he was declared missing , then found dead . But the story behind what happened to US college student Mark Dombroski in Bermuda is far from over, as "mystery" still abounds, the Royal Gazette reports. Police there say the 19-year-old's body was found in a dry moat at the... More »

Young Mom Vanishes From Yard, Kids Found in House

Virginia police are searching for 23-year-old TerriLynn St. John

(Newser) - A Virginia community is imploring anyone with information about the disappearance of a young mom to come forward after she vanished while getting ready to go to work Tuesday. ABC7 reports that 23-year-old TerriLynn St. John never showed up to her job that day, and when her father was notified,... More »

FBI Joins Search for Missing Kansas Boy, 5

Lucas Hernandez hasn't been seen since Saturday

(Newser) - The FBI has joined police in Wichita, Kan., in the search for a 5-year-old boy who hasn't been seen since Saturday afternoon. Police say Lucas Hernandez was seen by his stepmother around 3pm before she showered and took a nap, ABC30 reports. The boy was reported missing at 6:... More »

A 'Very Emotional' 36 Hours After Woman Goes Missing

Alabama's Lisa Holman found alive Sunday after she vanished from site of her crashed car

(Newser) - A tense 36 hours for a missing Alabama woman's family has ended in relief. ABC News and WBMA report that volunteers on foot and even a drone were sent out over the weekend to search for 45-year-old Lisa Holman after her smashed-up car was discovered sometime after 9pm Friday... More »

Kim Cattrall's Latest Instagram Post Is a Distressing One

'Sex and the City' star asks public for help in finding her missing brother, Christopher Cattrall

(Newser) - Kim Cattrall's Instagram is sprinkled with pictures of landscapes and fun times with family, but the Sex and the City star put up a more disturbing post over the weekend asking for help from the public, per TMZ and People . "This is my brother Christopher Cattrall or Chris... More »

After Ferry Sank, Survivors Floated for Week Without Water

Search operation continues 500 miles west of Kiribati

(Newser) - A search and rescue operation is heating up in the Pacific Ocean near Kiribati, where passengers from a missing ferry were discovered Sunday. The 56-foot MV Butiraoi ferry was carrying at least 50 people, and perhaps 100, when it departed on a two-day, 150-mile trip from Nonouti to the island... More »

Brothers Vanished in 2010. Box May Hold Clues to Their Fate

Police trying to determine if box of remains found in Montana could be tied to missing Skelton brothers

(Newser) - Three Michigan brothers went missing under odd circumstances in 2010, and now a box of remains in Montana may offer closure on their fate. Per MLive.com , Michigan State Police are exploring whether there's a tie between the disappearance of the Skelton brothers—9-year-old Andrew, 7-year-old Alexander, and 5-year-old... More »

40 Years After Baby Abandoned, a Clue to Who She Might Be

'Jane Doe 927' was left in an airport in 1977; DNA testing could reveal her real identity

(Newser) - The toddler in the extra-large T-shirt was sitting between sliding glass doors at Amarillo Airport when a security guard found her late one night in September 1977, clasping a bottle of spoiled juice. Faded bruises signaled a troubled past, one from which the blonde, brown-eyed girl, aged 16 to 18... More »

Woman Missing Since 1975 Found, With No Clues on Life

Flora Stevens disappeared 42 years ago after being dropped off at a doctor's appointment

(Newser) - A woman who disappeared from upstate New York 42 years ago has been found suffering from dementia and living in a Massachusetts assisted-living facility, authorities say. The sheriff's office in Sullivan County, NY, says Flora Stevens, 78, was using the last name Harris when detectives tracked her down this... More »

Man's Suicide Note Shares Location of Another Body

That of Michigan man's wife, missing teacher Theresa Lockhart

(Newser) - For nearly half a year, police in Portage, Mich., had searched for a beloved high school Spanish teacher who seemingly vanished in May. Her body was finally discovered this week—but it wasn't the first one officers came across. Officers initially found Theresa Lockhart's husband, Christopher Lockhart, dead... More »

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