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Tech CEO Found Dead Thought She Was 'in the Matrix'

Dad faults police, says search for Erin Valenti wasn't a priority

(Newser) - The father of a tech CEO found dead in the back seat of a rental SUV in a quiet area of San Jose, Calif., is claiming a "charade" of a police search. Cops began searching for Erin Valenti, CEO of Utah-based app development company Tinker Ventures, after she missed... More »

They Found Her Car, Backpack. The Search Continues for Her

Kentucky woman Lucy Schuhmann vanished in Virgin Islands last week

(Newser) - After a one-day break due to Tropical Storm Karen, the search is back on for a med-school grad from Kentucky who vanished in the Virgin Islands last week. NBC News notes 48-year-old Lucy Schuhmann was reported missing on Sept. 19 after her bags were found at a Coral Bay vacation... More »

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... 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 »

Police Identify Boy, 3, Found on Stranger's Porch

Grandmother fears his parents are dead

(Newser) - Police in Buffalo now know the identity of the 3-year-old boy found asleep on a stranger's porch Monday morning, but they're still trying to figure out how he got there—and what happened to his parents. The boy's paternal grandmother tells WIVB that his name is Noelvin... More »

Google Earth Leads to Discovery of Man Missing Since 1997

William Earl Moldt's skeletal remains were inside his car, which was submerged in a pond

(Newser) - On Nov. 7, 1997, William Earl Moldt called his girlfriend around 11:30pm and told her he was heading home from a nightclub. The 40-year-old Florida man never made it home, and for nearly 22 years, his whereabouts remained a mystery. But that changed last month—thanks to Google Earth,... More »

Twist in Missing Mom Case: a Man Named 'Fudge,' a Knife

Cops look for folding hunting knife that may have been murder weapon

(Newser) - Cops are now searching for what they believe was the weapon used to kill missing Connecticut mom Jennifer Farber Dulos : a folding hunting knife. Sources tell the Hartford Courant that surveillance video shows a garbage bag being placed in a Hartford trash bin on the day Dulos was reported missing.... More »

Hike Should Have Been Easy for Him. He Never Returned

Kyle Brittain is missing in Hawaii

(Newser) - Kyle Brittain has been hiking since age 3; at just 8 years old, he hiked Yosemite's challenging Half Dome. So, NBC News reports, the "relatively easy" hike on Hawaii's Big Island that the 27-year-old set out on Aug. 30 shouldn't have been a challenge for him.... More »

Woman Who Searches for Missing People Is Missing Herself

Missing in America volunteer Andrea Knabel vanished in Kentucky

(Newser) - Missing in America, a group that helps find missing people across the country, is for the first time searching for one of its own members. Andrea Knabel, a volunteer in Kentucky, was upset when she left her sister's house in Louisville's Audubon Park neighborhood around 1am on Aug.... More »

Missing Chef Found Dead in NYC Hostel

Andrea Zamperoni was Cipriani head chef

(Newser) - When Andrea Zamperoni unexpectedly missed a day at work for the first time in a decade, his colleagues at New York City's renowned Cipriani Dolci restaurant knew something must be wrong. The head chef at the Grand Central Terminal restaurant was reported missing after he failed to show up... More »

A Lost Man's Heartbreaking Note to Pregnant Wife

Luckily, Kaden Laga made it back alive after 5 days in the Montana wilderness

(Newser) - A 25-year-old Utah man lost in the wilderness along the Montana-Idaho border last week, not sure if he'd ever make it out, found himself thinking about his pregnant wife—so he composed a note on his phone "in case they found my body cold," Kaden Laga now... More »

Stress, Starvation Likely Killed Teen in Jungle

Nora Quoirin suffered intestinal damage, internal bleeding

(Newser) - A London teenager who vanished from a remote resort in Malaysia earlier this month likely died as a result of starvation and stress just over a mile from her family, according to an autopsy. The findings back up a police theory that 15-year-old Nora Quoirin, born with a neurological disorder... More »

Body Found in Jungle Hunt Is Missing Teen

Nora Quoirin, 15, went missing at Malaysian resort 10 days ago

(Newser) - The hunt for a missing teenager in remote Malaysia has come to a tragic end. Police have confirmed that a body found in the jungle near the resort where 15-year-old Nora Quoirin went missing 10 days ago is Nora's, reports the BBC . Authorities are working to confirm the cause... More »

Footprints in Jungle May Be Missing Teenager's

15-year-old vanished from her room at Malaysian resort

(Newser) - Tracking dogs have led crews searching a dense jungle in Malaysia to footprints that may belong to a teenager who vanished Sunday. Nora Quoirin, 15, was on vacation with her parents at the Dusun resort when found her room empty , the window open. Malaysian officials have dispatched hundreds of officers,... More »

Female Astrophysicist's Body Found in Ravine in Greece

Natalie Christopher was vacationing on the island of Ikaria

(Newser) - It's a story with echoes of one that made major news in July : A British scientist has been found dead after reportedly setting out for a run on a Greek island. CNN reports 35-year-old Natalie Christopher was vacationing on Ikaria with her partner. He woke up Monday to find... More »

Police Find Bloody T-Shirt and More in Trash Bin

Unofficially, there's more evidence in the Jennifer Dulos case

(Newser) - The case of a missing Connecticut mom now includes a bloodstained T-shirt and a lawyer's doubtful response, the Hartford Courant reports. Police apparently found the Vineyard Vines shirt—which they believe Jennifer Dulos wore on May 24, the day she vanished—along with a bra they think is hers,... More »

He Headed Out With a Drone. Then, a Man 'Just Lying There'

Jason Blake Mabee had been missing for 5 days in Maryland woods

(Newser) - A Maryland man who was missing for five days was found severely injured in the woods Saturday with the help of a search party volunteer using his drone, the AP reports. Julian Bustos confirmed to WTTG he was using his personal drone to search for 44-year-old Jason Blake Mabee when... More »

2 'Tough Boys' Visited This Guy's Farm, Never Came Back

Nicholas and Justin Diemel went to talk about cattle with Garland Nelson

(Newser) - Two brothers from Wisconsin who often traveled to other states to make deals for their livestock business made one such trip to Missouri last week—and haven't been seen since. Now, per CNN , authorities are scouring a 74-acre farm in Braymer for clues on the disappearance of Nicholas Diemel,... More »

Missing Worker's Body Was in Supermarket for 10 Years

Iowa man was trapped in gap behind freezer units

(Newser) - Workers removing old freezer units from a former supermarket in Council Bluffs, Iowa, earlier this year made a horrifying discovery: the body of a worker who vanished almost a decade earlier. Larry Ely Murillo-Moncada, 25, was reported missing Nov. 28, 2009, after he became upset and ran out of his... More »

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