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150 Missing Children Recovered in Tennessee

Operation Volunteer Strong sees 'miraculous' results

(Newser) - Law enforcement in Tennessee are celebrating a major accomplishment: the recovery of 150 missing children. Operation Volunteer Strong—a collaboration between the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, US Marshals Service, and Tennessee Department of Children's Services—launched Jan. 4 with the goal to find 240 missing children across the state....

Viral TikTok Thought to Show Missing Teen Probably Doesn't

Woman says it's her in video, not Cassie Compton

(Newser) - A TikTok video went viral this week after viewers started pointing out the woman in it looked very similar to a teen who went missing six years ago—but since the story first started making headlines, another person has come forward saying she's actually the woman in the video,...

She Vanished From Parking Lot in 1988. Now, Charges

Michaela Garecht's body has never been found in Northern California case

(Newser) - Michaela Garecht's disappearance made headlines across the nation after the 9-year-old disappeared from a supermarket in California's Bay Area in 1988. Her body has never been found, but more than three decades later, a man has been charged with her kidnapping and murder, NBC News reports. David Misch,...

Ohio Man Sentenced for Impersonating Missing Boy

Prosecutors said Brian Rini caused Timmothy Pitzen's family 'enormous pain'

(Newser) - An Ohio man who caused fresh heartbreak for the family of a long-missing boy has been sentenced to 2 years in prison for aggravated identity theft. Brian Rini, now 25, was 23 years old when he claimed to be 14-year-old Timmothy Pitzen , an Illinois boy who has been missing since...

'It Was Just the Biggest Holy Crap, I Got Him'

9-year-old Jordan Gorman found 'cold and hungry' but otherwise OK in Tennessee

(Newser) - A 9-year-old Tennessee boy who was missing since Sunday has been found safe and sound. Per WSMV , the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation announced that Jordan Gorman was found Tuesday after two frigid nights in the woods; his parents say he ran off Sunday around noon after a disagreement. A search...

27 Missing Children Found in Virginia

US Marshals carry out operation with National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, others

(Newser) - During a five-day operation dubbed "Operation Find Our Children," deputy US Marshals located 27 missing kids in Virginia, CNN reports. The Justice Department coordinated the effort with the Marshals Service's regional Fugitive Task Force; special agents, police officers, and detectives from multiple federal, state, and local law...

Reality Show Helps Turn Up Missing 6-Year-Old

Viewer recognized 6-year-old Talia Jones, who vanished a year ago, from A&E's 'Live PD' program

(Newser) - A now-canceled cable TV show has helped recover a young California girl missing for more than a year. In June, A&E announced it was cutting Live PD, a reality-TV series that shadows cops on their patrols, from its lineup following weeks of demonstrations about the police killing of George...

In Georgia, a Big Find by 'Operation Not Forgotten'

2-week mission by US Marshals Service leads to rescue of 26 children, safe location of 13 others

(Newser) - Over a two-week period in August, the US Marshals Service conducted "Operation Not Forgotten," searching for missing kids in the Atlanta metro area. Now, per the agency, nearly 40 kids are known to be in safe hands due to that mission. A USMS release reports that it tracked...

Chad Daybell Hears Wife With Police on Recording

Lori Vallow told officers she just looks 'like a suspect'

(Newser) - A courtroom that included her husband, Chad Daybell, heard Lori Vallow tell police officers on a recording made last November, "I look like a suspect, but I'm a good person." The officers had come to the couple's home in Rexburg, Idaho, to ask about their two...

Missing Boy Was Abducted With Kids' Help

Search continues for Dylan Perez in southern Mexico

(Newser) - A scandal involving the abduction and exploitation of young children in a colonial Mexican city popular with tourists widened Wednesday when prosecutors revealed an adult apparently used other children to help kidnap a missing 2-year-old boy, per the AP . The search for Dylan Esau Gomez Perez led prosecutors in southern...

Family Confirms: Remains Are Those of Missing Idaho Kids

Chad Daybell has been charged, though not with murder, in case involving Lori Vallow's kids

(Newser) - Lori Vallow's relatives confirmed Wednesday that the remains found on Chad Daybell's Idaho property are those of Vallow's missing children, 7-year-old Joshua "JJ" Vallow and 17-year-old Tylee Ryan. "We are filled with unfathomable sadness that these two bright stars were stolen from us," the...

Cops: Human Remains Found at Daybell Home

Idaho cops take Lori Vallow's husband into custody

(Newser) - Police may have made a grim breakthrough in the months-long search for two missing Idaho children. Rexburg Police Sgt. Gary Hagen says human remains were found at the Fremont County home of Chad Daybell, husband of mother Lori Vallow Daybell, who has been charged with child abandonment in connection with...

Madeleine McCann Development Is 'Biggest Since 2007'

Suspect is serving time in German prison

(Newser) - After 13 agonizing years, the parents of Madeleine McCann may finally get some answers. In what friends of Kate and Gerry McCann say is the biggest breakthrough in the case since the 3-year-old disappeared in Portugal in 2007, a German man has been identified as a suspect, the Telegraph reports....

Toddler Siblings Are Missing; Their Mother Was Arrested

Police are searching for Miracle and Tony Crook

(Newser) - A young brother and sister are missing and their mother has been arrested in Tulsa, Okla. Police initially said Miracle Crook, 3, and her brother Tony Crook, 2, had last been seen by a family member on Thursday, and that they were reported missing Friday, KOCO reports. The siblings were...

Woman He Watched Plead for Son's Return Is Actually Mom

Boy abducted in China reunited with biological parents after 32 years

(Newser) - Li Jingzhi quit her job to search for her 2-year-old son after he was abducted from a hotel near their home in Xian, the capital of China's Shaanxi province, in 1988. She put up more than 100,000 flyers in 10 provinces and municipalities, and when that didn't...

Pandemic Has Slowed the Search for Missing Teen

'I’m worried she’ll be forgotten,' Julia Mann's mom says

(Newser) - Julia Mann was last seen just before heading to bed at her family's Georgia home on Feb. 20. By the next morning, the 17-year-old was gone, and she's still missing. Authorities say it appears she left home by choice, and her mother acknowledges she may have snuck out...

She Says Boy Was Too Tired to Walk. Now, a Grim Find

Body of 5-year-old found near Alaskan hiking trail after mom says she had to leave him to seek help

(Newser) - The body of a 5-year-old boy has been found near an Alaskan hiking trail days after his mother left him in search of help. Ketchikan's Jennifer Treat, 36, and her son, Jaxson Brown, had set out on the 13.7-mile Lunch Creek Trail on Revillagigedo Island on Wednesday before...

Searchers Find Girl, 4, After 2 Nights in the Woods

Vadie Sides was walking her dog when she got lost

(Newser) - About 300 people volunteered to join the search for Evelyn "Vadie" Sides, a redheaded 4-year-old who'd been reported missing Wednesday in rural Alabama, near Auburn University. About 48 hours later, they found her, unharmed, in a wooded area with her dog, WSFA reports. "No words are capable...

Grim Find in Case of Missing Colorado Boy

Officials say body found in Florida Panhandle is likely that of Gannon Stauch

(Newser) - Officials in Florida are delivering some bad news in the case of missing Colorado boy Gannon Stauch . CNN reports that a body was found in the Florida Panhandle this week, and it's likely that of 11-year-old Gannon Stauch, who vanished from Colorado Springs in January. Per a release from...

A Change to Those Involved in Lori Vallow's Case

She's down to one attorney

(Newser) - Lori Vallow says she is innocent of the charges against her, according to the sole attorney she has left. ABC News reports two of her lawyers removed themselves from her legal team on Friday, though a reason wasn't given. It wasn't the only shake-up to the players in...

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