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Man Thinks He's the Boy Who's Been Missing for 25 Years

Mother hasn't said whether she'll take a DNA test

(Newser) - Twenty-five years ago this week, a woman told police her 4-year-old son had disappeared while they were shopping at a mall in a Detroit suburb. The child was never found. Now, WDIV reports, a man who says he believes he's that boy has given a DNA sample to police... More »

In a Connecticut Home, a Grim Find, a Troubling Find

A woman's body is there; her 1-year-old daughter is not

(Newser) - Police responding to a welfare-check request related to a Connecticut woman who didn't show up for work Monday made a grim discovery—and then a troubling second one. While police are revealing little about the unnamed Ansonia woman, they say she was found dead inside, and that "she... More »

The Car Ignored the Warning. Now, 3 Children Missing

Family of 9 caught up in flash flood while trying to cross Arizona's Tonto Creek

(Newser) - A Facebook post by the Gila County Sheriff's Office on Friday morning noted that three crossings over Arizona's Tonto Creek in Tonto Basin had been shut down, warning everyone not to attempt to use them. But that afternoon, what ABC15 describes as a "military-type vehicle" carrying nine... More »

Body of Missing 5-Year-Old Found

Taylor Rose Williams was reported missing Nov. 6

(Newser) - A body recovered in Alabama is that of a 5-year-old Florida girl who went missing earlier this month, authorities announced Monday. An Amber Alert for Taylor Rose Williams had been canceled following confirmation of the child’s death, Jacksonville Sheriff's Office Chief TK Waters said at a news conference.... More »

Mom Now 'Person of Interest' in Disappearance of Girl, 5

Search for Florida girl shifts to Alabama

(Newser) - The Florida mother who claimed that she woke up last Wednesday to find her 5-year-old daughter missing is now a person of interest in the investigation, police confirmed Monday. Jacksonville Sheriff Mike Williams said Brianna Williams, a 27-year-old US Navy petty officer, has not talked to investigators since last week,... More »

Police Say Missing Girl's Mom Has Stopped Cooperating

They're not sure when 5-year-old Taylor Rose Williams was last seen

(Newser) - Jacksonville mother Brianna Williams told police Wednesday that she had woken up that morning to find her 5-year-old daughter gone and her home's back door unlocked. Police say they no longer believe Williams was telling the truth when she said she last saw Taylor Rose Williams around midnight Wednesday... More »

Body of Kidnapped Girl, 3, Found in Dumpster

'Tonight our entire city is mourning. Kamille is gone'

(Newser) - Heartbreaking news from Alabama: The body of kidnapped 3-year-old Kamille McKinney has been found, more than a week after her father pleaded for people to "please bring me my Cupcake back home." Birmingham Police Chief Patrick Smith says the body of Kamille, who was last seen at an... More »

Cops: Girl Who Vanished From Park Taken by Man in Van

5-year-old Dulce Maria Alavez went missing from a NJ park on Monday

(Newser) - The last time anyone saw Dulce Maria Alavez was Monday in a New Jersey park, and officials are saying she was abducted. Per WPVI , the 5-year-old's mother told police that while she was in her car with an 8-year-old relative, Dulce and her 3-year-old brother were playing on swings... More »

Cops Couldn't Find Missing Boy. They Went to Plan B

K9 team tracks down 3-year-old with autism in 28 minutes in Florida

(Newser) - For two hours on Sunday, sheriff's deputies methodically scoured the woods in a Pensacola suburb, frantically searching for a 3-year-old boy with autism who'd vanished. They came up empty, so they decided to pull out the big guns: the K9 team. "Once the [dogs] hit the ground,... More »

Woman Charged With Taking Missing Girl Offers Up a Story

Sharena Nancy allegedly told police the toddler's father sold her

(Newser) - "Abductor was found," tweeted Pennsylvania State Police in a Tuesday morning tweet. But the toddler who was taken is still missing. That "abductor" is a reference to Sharena Nancy, who allegedly rode off with Nalani Johnson in a car bearing Uber/Lyft stickers on Saturday night. The child... More »

Toddler Found Dead After Parents' Murder-Suicide

Police in Montana believe they have found body of Aiden Salcido

(Newser) - The body of a missing Oregon boy whose parents died in an apparent murder-suicide is believed to have been found in a remote area of Montana, police said. Police in Medford, Oregon, say Montana authorities reported finding the body Sunday thought to be that of 2-year-old Aiden Salcido, the son... More »

After Apparent Murder-Suicide, Cops Search for Missing Toddler

Police in Northwest believe Aiden Castiel Salcido could be anywhere from Montana to Oregon

(Newser) - Daniel Salcido and Hannah Janiak had been on the run since June 11, when, police say, they were reported missing after Janiak didn't show up to start serving her jail sentence in Oregon for a burglary conviction. Cops found them in Kalispell, Mont., this week, but now the two... More »

Remains Found of Girl, 12, Who Went Missing in 1984

Jonelle Matthews disappeared after performing at a holiday concert in Greeley, Colorado

(Newser) - Jonelle Matthews had just performed at a holiday concert in 1984 with her middle school's honor choir in Greeley, Colorado, when the 12-year-old girl was dropped off at her home by a friend and the friend's father. The seventh grader was never seen again. But on Tuesday, her... More »

Missing 2-Year-Old Is Found, but Not by Searchers

Gabriella Roselynn Vitale wandered off Monday morning

(Newser) - A Michigan family's nightmare ended up being roughly 27 hours long. A 2-year-old girl who went missing Monday morning as her family wrapped up a camping trip in northern Michigan was found Tuesday morning. Gabriella Roselynn Vitale wandered off from the Comins Township campsite as the rest of her... More »

Police Find Remains of Missing Toddler

Noah Tomlin's cause of death has not yet been determined

(Newser) - Authorities say they believe they have found the remains of a 2-year-old Virginia boy who has been missing since last week, the AP reports. The Virginian-Pilot reports that Hampton police said they found the remains of 2-year-old Noah Tomlin on Wednesday morning at a trash incinerator near Wythe Creek. The... More »

Cops a 'Little Bit Speechless' in Hunt for Missing Toddler

They think 2-year-old Noah Tomlin is dead; his mother has been arrested

(Newser) - A Virginia toddler who was reported missing Monday by his mother is now believed to be dead, cops say—and his mother is in custody. At a Friday night news conference, Hampton Police Chief Terry Sult offered "hearts and prayers" for 2-year-old Noah Tomlin, and for his loved ones,... More »

Mom: I Put Toddler to Bed, He Was Gone by Morning

Police are searching for Noah Tomlin, 2, of Virginia

(Newser) - Noah Tomlin was wearing a green and white pajama shirt and a diaper when his mother put him to bed around 1am Monday. She hasn't seen him since, police in Hampton, Virginia, say . The 2-year-old was reported missing later Monday morning when his mother returned to the room to... More »

Maleah Davis Has Been Found. Now, the Quest for Justice

Houston PD 'will not rest until justice is served in this case'

(Newser) - The search for Maleah Davis has come to a close. Police on Monday confirmed that human remains found in a garbage bag along an Arkansas road last week are those of the missing Houston 4-year-old. Click2Houston reports a cause of death has yet to be determined. Activist Quanell X had... More »

Cops: We Think We've Found Maleah

Human remains found in Arkansas will be tested to see if they're missing Houston 4-year-old

(Newser) - The search for little Maleah Davis may be over. Human remains were found in Arkansas Friday, and police think they may be the missing Houston 4-year-old , per the New York Daily News . "Do we believe that it's possibly her? Yes. But can we confirm it right now? No,... More »

A Deal Was Reached. Then He Led Cops to Niece's Body

Murder suspect Alex Whipple described as 'broken down,' 'confused'

(Newser) - After a five-day search, a body believed to be that of a missing 5-year-old Utah girl has been found exactly where her alleged killer said it would be: less than a block from her family's Logan home. Alex Whipple, 21, invited to stay at the home Friday following a... More »

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