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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 »

A Teacher Bailed a Man Out of Jail. Then She Vanished

Search is still on for Arizona kindergarten teacher Cathryn Gorospe

(Newser) - The search continues in Arizona for a missing kindergarten teacher who vanished after bailing a man out of jail last week. The Arizona Republic reports that there's still no sign of 44-year-old Cathryn Gorospe of Glendale, who headed over to Flagstaff's Coconino County Jail on Friday night to... More »

Cops: Teen Made Fatal Mistake by Entering Hotel Freezer

Chicago police say Kenneka Jenkins was intoxicated after party

(Newser) - The family of a young Chicago woman who was found dead inside a hotel freezer is questioning the police account of how she got there. Kenneka Jenkins, 19, was found dead on Sunday, one day after she had wandered away from a party in a room at the Crowne Plaza... More »

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