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Mom of Missing Toddler Arrested

Megan Boswell, charged with false reports, implicates her own mom

(Newser) - The conflicting statements offered by the mother of a Tennessee toddler last seen in December but only reported missing a week ago have led to an arrest. Megan Boswell, mother of 15-month-old Evelyn Boswell, was arrested Tuesday and charged with one count of false reports, according to the Sullivan County... More »

Report: Lori Vallow's Girl Was Last Seen at Yellowstone

Meanwhile, her niece's ex-husband alleges that niece knows something

(Newser) - No clarity, but more potential threads to follow in the case of Lori Vallow, the Idaho mother arrested in Hawaii last week in connection with the disappearance of her two children. The first thread comes via the ex-husband of Vallow's niece, who filed paperwork in an Arizona court last... More »

Missing Toddler Case Is 'Unlike Anything' Before

Evelyn Boswell's mother didn't report her missing for over 2 months

(Newser) - A missing-toddler case made headlines Friday when the girl's grandmother was pulled over in a reportedly stolen BMW, the Knoxville News-Sentinel reports. Angela Boswell, 42, and her companion William McCloud, 33, were arrested in North Carolina and charged with possessing stolen property. Whether this helps in finding Evelyn Boswell—... More »

Lori Vallow Has Been Arrested in Hawaii

Mother of 2 missing kids faces extradition to Idaho

(Newser) - Police still don't know where Lori Vallow's two children are, but they know exactly where Vallow is now—the cellblock of the Kauai Police Department. The Idaho woman, whose two children have not been seen since September, was arrested in Hawaii Thursday and is being held on $5... More »

A 3-Year-Old Went Missing. Good Thing Buddy Was There

Buddy's the family dog who protected the boy in the woods until he was rescued

(Newser) - Get those treats ready, because Buddy surely deserves them. First Coast News reports a 3-year-old boy who went missing in Florida this week is now "safe and sound," and it's partly because his family's dog was with him the whole time, keeping watch over him. Fox... More »

Neighbor Slit His Own Throat After Strangling 6-Year-Old

Authorities release more details about the murder of 6-year-old Faye Marie Swetlik

(Newser) - A 6-year-old girl who disappeared from her front yard after school was strangled by a neighbor who then killed himself , authorities said Tuesday. Faye Marie Swetlik died just hours after she was abducted, Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher told reporters, per the AP . Her body was found nearly three days... More »

Missing 6-Year-Old Found Dead

Faye Marie Swetlik's body found in South Carolina

(Newser) - A tragic end to the case of the 6-year-old South Carolina girl who disappeared Monday after getting off her school bus : Faye Marie Swetlik was found dead Thursday, and a homicide investigation has been opened, authorities said. The body of a man also was found recently in the neighborhood where... More »

Police Release School Bus Footage of Missing Girl

Search continues for Faye Swetlik, 6, in South Carolina

(Newser) - Police investigating the disappearance of a 6-year-old girl in Cayce, S.C., say the search continues despite social media rumors that a body had been found. Authorities have released footage of Faye Swetlik getting off a school bus on Monday afternoon, shortly before she was reported missing from her front... More »

In SC, a Frantic Search for Missing 6-Year-Old

Faye Marie Swetlik of Cayce was last seen around 3:45pm Monday

(Newser) - Police and family members in South Carolina are desperately searching for a 6-year-old girl who returned home from school Monday only to vanish from her front yard. Faye Marie Swetlik of Cayce was reported missing at 5pm, roughly an hour after she was last seen playing outside her home in... More »

Source: Last Text From Missing Teen's Phone Was Odd

CBS: Someone sent a text from Tylee Ryan's phone after she went missing, it's not clear who

(Newser) - When authorities finally located Lori Vallow, a person of interest in the disappearance of two of her children , they also located a cellphone belonging to one of those children. That's according to a source who spoke to CBS News about the case; JJ Vallow, 7, and Tylee Ryan, 17,... More »

Missing Boy's Stepmom Left Home With Him, Returned Alone

Leticia Stauch was last person to see 11-year-old Gannon on Jan. 27

(Newser) - The search for an 11-year-old boy reported missing a week ago in Colorado Springs is intensifying, with surveillance video seeming to contradict the initial version of events offered by his stepmother. Leticia Stauch reported Gannon Stauch missing on Jan. 27, telling authorities he had left his home in the Lorson... More »

Mom Misses Deadline to Bring Missing Kids to Idaho

Lori Vallow could now be extradited from Hawaii

(Newser) - The mother of two children missing since September failed to meet a court-ordered deadline to bring the kids to authorities in Idaho on Thursday. That clears the way for a judge to potentially hold Lori Vallow in contempt of court, a legal move that could allow prosecutors to seek to... More »

Couple Finally Found in Case of 2 Missing Siblings

Lori Vallow, Chad Daybell caught in Hawaii, but there is no sign of the children

(Newser) - A couple sought by police for months has finally been located in Hawaii, but there's no sign of two missing siblings linked to them . Lori Vallow and Chad Daybell were pulled over in Kauai and briefly detained, reports East Idaho News . Police seized their rental SUV and executed a... More »

Son With 2 Missing Siblings Makes Emotional Plea to Mom

Slain husband said wife claimed she was 'a god'

(Newser) - "Mom, I want to talk to you like I'm sitting across the room from you," says Colby Ryan, whose mother and two siblings are missing in mysterious circumstances . In an emotional YouTube video , the 23-year-old begs Lori Vallow to come home and tell where 7-year-old Joshua Vallow... More »

Police: Mom Knows What Happened to Her Missing Kids

Police say Lori Vallow has 'completely refused' to help them

(Newser) - Lori Vallow's children haven't been seen since Sept. 23 , and Idaho police say Vallow has not only "completely refused" to help them—she probably has all the answers. We "have information indicating that Lori knows either the location of the children or what has happened to... More »

Boy, 14, Set Out for School, Hasn't Been Seen Since

Search for Ohio teen Harley Dilly expanded nationwide

(Newser) - Harley Dilly set off for school the morning of December 20 wearing a puffy maroon jacket and grey sweatpants. The Ohio 14-year-old was captured by a surveillance camera between 6am and 7am in the vicinity of his Port Clinton home and his school campus—but he never made it to... More »

These Idaho Kids Are Missing. That's Not the Only Twist

Police are now investigating the October death of Tammy Daybell

(Newser) - After relatives hadn't talked to 7-year-old Joshua Vallow since September, Idaho police conducted a welfare check two days before Thanksgiving. Mom Lori Vallow and the boy's new stepfather, Chad Daybell, reportedly said the boy was staying with a family friend in Arizona. Except police later found out he... More »

Brother, Sister Playing in Front of Their Home Vanish

Braxton and Bri'ya Williams haven't been seen since Sunday morning

(Newser) - Braxton Williams, 6, and his 5-year-old sister Bri'ya Williams were last seen playing in the front yard of their mobile home in Jacksonville, Florida, Sunday morning. The young siblings disappeared, prompting their family to report them missing that afternoon after searching and being unable to find them, ABC News... More »

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 »

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