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Lake Search Completes Family Tragedy in Minnesota

3 young children, parents are dead in suspected murder-suicide

(Newser) - Update: This story has been updated throughout with new developments. The bodies of three young children and a woman believed to be their mother have been recovered from a Minnesota lake, and authorities say the deaths are being investigated as murder-suicide, per the AP . The body of the children's...

Brazil Apologizes for Misinforming Missing Man's Family

Bodies were not found, ambassador says

(Newser) - Update: Brazilian authorities on Tuesday said the family of a British journalist who went missing in the Amazon had been incorrectly informed that two bodies, likely the journalist and the Indigenous expert who vanished along with him, had been found. "We are deeply sorry the Embassy passed on to...

Kids Last Seen Friday Found in 'Absolute Horrible Tragedy'

3 children among 7 people found dead in home in Moorhead, Minn., with no info yet on how they died

(Newser) - Authorities said Sunday that the bodies of seven people were discovered inside a twin home in a northwestern Minnesota city, but they didn't say how they died. Police said the victims included four adults and three children. They were found just before 8pm Saturday by family members conducting a...

Tragic Find Made in Search for Missing Teens

SUV fell hundreds of feet off cliff

(Newser) - The search for a teenage California couple missing for almost a week came to a tragic end Tuesday when two bodies were found in an SUV that had plunged hundreds of feet off a winding mountain road. The mangled vehicle was spotted by a volunteer with a search and rescue...

Cops: Driver Knocked 2 People Off Bridge, Fled

Police in Wilkesboro, NC, are seeking driver in deadly hit-and-run

(Newser) - North Carolina police are seeking a driver in a hit-and-run that left two people dead over the weekend. Per the State , the bodies of a male and female were found Sunday around 2:30pm under Wilkesboro's Curtis Bridge, which passes over the Yadkin River. Local police said in a...

Find at School Site a 'Horrifying Reminder' of Indigenous Abuse

Ground-penetrating radar on property in British Columbia, Canada, finds remains of 215 children

(Newser) - The site of a residential school that was once the largest in Canada has been hiding a gruesome secret for more than 40 years—one that serves as "a horrifying reminder of the abuses against Indigenous people in Canada," per CTV News . On Friday, Chief Rosanne Casimir of...

Alleged Cult Leader Dies, Followers Apparently Can't Part With Her

7 members of Love Has Won religious group kept mummified remains of Amy Carlson in home

(Newser) - Police say a man returned to his rural Colorado home last week to find a mummified woman, who "appeared to be set up in some type of shrine." The face, with missing eyes, was caked in glittery makeup, and the body was wrapped in a sleeping bag and...

'Horror on Top of Heartbreak' After Funeral Vehicle Stolen

Woman's body was inside van taken from St. Louis convenience store

(Newser) - In this week's "you had one job" post, a Missouri funeral home driver may be in a bit of trouble after an incident in St. Louis. Per KSDK , which deems the case "horror on top of heartbreak," local police are on the hunt for a white...

Cops: Japan Woman's Fear of Eviction Led to Gruesome Act

Yumi Yoshino stashed mom's body in freezer for 10 years so she could stay in apartment: authorities

(Newser) - A Japanese woman is being detained "on suspicion of abandoning and hiding a female body"—with the body being that of her own mother. Per the Guardian , cops say that 48-year-old Yumi Yoshino kept her mom's remains for about 10 years in a freezer in their once-shared...

We've Got Cadaver Dogs. Next Up: Cadaver Plants?
In Search for Human
Bodies, Plants May Be Key
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In Search for Human Bodies, Plants May Be Key

Chemicals from decomposing remains may trigger visible changes in vegetation

(Newser) - Researchers are toying with a new idea that could transform grueling and expensive body-recovery missions, and it involves what you might call cadaver plants. Yes, plants. Neal Stewart, a biologist at the University of Tennessee, has long been interested in the ways plants sense and respond to stresses. Now, he...

7 People, One Dog Dead in 'Horrific Scene'

Authorities trying to piece together what happened in mass shooting in Morgan County, Alabama

(Newser) - Deputies responding to a call about a shooting in Alabama early Friday found seven people dead inside a home that had been set afire, news outlets reported, per the AP . Morgan County deputies were able to put out the fire before firefighters got to the scene, and that’s when...

They Showed Up to Work on the Bridge. They Made a Grim Find

Bodies of 2 sisters found in Georgia, and investigators say it was a double homicide

(Newser) - The bodies of a teen about to graduate from high school and her older sister were found under a Georgia bridge this week, and police say it's now a homicide investigation. CNN identifies the women as 19-year-old Vanita Richardson and 31-year-old Truvenia Campbell. The news site says the women...

Bodies Were Sent From Hospital in Back of Pickup

Unacceptable, Philadelphia authorities say

(Newser) - Pandemic or no pandemic, bodies should not be moved from hospitals to the medical examiner's office in the back of a pickup truck, say officials in Philadelphia—who confirmed that very thing happened. A Philadelphia Inquirer photographer saw the truck arrive Sunday with seven bodies in the back. The...

Tip on Corpse in Nursing Home Shed Leads to 17 Bodies

New Jersey facility was simply 'overwhelmed' by people dying, local police chief says

(Newser) - A gruesome discovery was made Monday at one of New Jersey's largest licensed nursing homes, after a tip came in to police that a body was being stored in a shed. When Andover cops showed up at Andover Subacute and Rehabilitation Center I and II, there was no body...

Dead Bodies Are Piling Up
Dead Bodies Are Piling Up

Dead Bodies Are Piling Up

Mortuaries are overcrowded as cities struggle to meet with demand

(Newser) - There are the new dead. And then there are the bodies waiting in overcrowded mortuaries to be buried as cities struggle to meet demand and families wrestle with rules on social distancing that make the usual funeral rituals impossible, the AP reports. Med Alliance Group, a medical distributor in Illinois,...

3 Months After New Orleans Hotel Collapse, Bodies Still There

A tarp covering one recently blew away, exposing his remains

(Newser) - The Hard Rock Hotel under construction in New Orleans collapsed on Oct. 12, 2019. It's been more than three months since the disaster, which killed three workers—and two of their bodies are still in the destroyed building. The city has said the site is too unstable and dangerous...

They Went to Mexico to Collect Rent. Then They Vanished

Bodies believed to be missing California couple discovered in Tijuana, son-in-law arrested

(Newser) - They went to Mexico to carry out their landlord tasks and never came home. Now, bodies found buried in mud at one of their properties are believed to be those of Jesus Guillen, 70, and his 65-year-old wife, Maria Lopez, authorities say. Per KFMB , the couple traveled to Tijuana on...

The Volcano Could Blow Again. A Team Went In Anyway

Six more bodies have been recovered on White Island in NZ after Monday's eruption

(Newser) - A "risky mission" onto New Zealand's White Island to retrieve the bodies of eight people believed to have been killed during Monday's volcano eruption "went to plan." Six bodies were recovered Friday, with "every effort to locate and recover the two remaining deceased,"...

Remains of 2 Missing Brothers Found in 2 Separate States

Officials ID remains of Nicholas and Justin Diemel in Mo., Neb.; Garland Nelson charged

(Newser) - The fate of two brothers from Wisconsin who went missing while on a business trip in July has now been confirmed. On Friday, authorities said that remains found in Caldwell County, Mo., and in Lincoln, Neb., were those of 35-year-old Nicholas Diemel and 24-year-old Justin Diemel, respectively, Fox News reports....

Disturbing Development in Case of Boy Found on Porch

Burned-out vehicle with human remains was rental car driven by little Noelvin's parents

(Newser) - A 3-year-old boy was found on a stranger's porch in Buffalo on Monday morning, more than 1,000 miles from his home in Florida, and the three adults he'd been traveling with, including his parents, are "potentially ... still alive," say Buffalo police—but it doesn't...

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