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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 »

Young Couple Missing for Days Found Dead in California Forest

Bodies of Paul Stockwell, Ria Williams discovered near Big Bear Lake

(Newser) - The bodies of a young couple who hadn't been seen since Jan. 29 have been found near a Southern California hiking trail. Officials say the bodies of Paul Arthur Stockwell Jr., 29, and his girlfriend, Ria Gabriella Williams, 27, were found around 1:30pm Monday. Deputies who were looking... More »

'Items of Interest' Found in Case of Long-Missing Student

Authorities searched California home of last person to see Kristin Smart

(Newser) - A breakthrough could be near in the case of Kristin Smart, a Cal Poly student who vanished after attending an off-campus party almost 24 years ago. The San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Office says "items of interest" were recovered Wednesday after search warrants were served at four locations... 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 »

Kayaker's Lost Phone Ends Up Saving Him

Mark Miele, 67, didn't return Jan. 29 as planned

(Newser) - A kayaker who went missing during a solo trip in the Florida Everglades was found alive after his cell phone washed up on a riverbank and authorities were able to recover data showing where he'd been. A helicopter crew then spotted Mark Miele, 67, and led a marine unit... More »

Cops Find Missing Teenager as Psychics Had Predicted

Group had gathered at Haylee Martin's home

(Newser) - A group of psychics met at the Kentucky home of a missing 17-year-old on Thursday night as part of the investigation into her disappearance. The Franklin County sheriff says he was skeptical, but "did not want to leave any stone unturned" in the search for Haylee Marie Martin, the... More »

American Tourist Disappears From Tour Group in Belize

Arizona woman had gone on an overnight trip to a small island with others

(Newser) - An American woman vacationing in Belize has been reported missing after going on an overnight side trip to a small island. When members of the tour group awoke about 6am Saturday, Alison MacKenzie, 43, was no longer with them, ABC News reports. More than a dozen people, including MacKenzie's... More »

Woman Missing for 6 Years Found in Submerged Car

New Jersey woman was last seen in 2014

(Newser) - Diving contractors clearing debris from the Salem River in southern New Jersey alerted authorities after a grim discovery: A badly mangled vehicle that appeared to have human remains inside. Inside the vehicle, authorities found the body of Vanessa Smallwood, who was last seen at a dry cleaning business in Cherry... More »

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... More »

Searchers Thought They'd Find a Body. Instead, a 'Miracle'

Paula James, who has dementia, found alive and talking in snow-covered car after 6-day search

(Newser) - The sheriff of Butte County, Calif., was sure rescuers would find a body upon locating the snow-covered vehicle of a woman who'd been missing in the mountains for six days. "When I heard that she was alive, I was just absolutely amazed," Kory Honea says, per CNN... More »

She Sent a Troubling Text. Now, a 'Heartbreaking' Find

Alabama police say body discovered in shallow grave is 29-year-old Paighton Houston

(Newser) - She disappeared the Friday before Christmas after being seen leaving a bar in Birmingham, Ala., with two men. Now, what People calls a "heartbreaking end": Cops say they found the body of 29-year-old Paighton Houston in a shallow grave in the backyard of a home in Hueytown. In a... 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 »

Cops: Teen Strangled Pregnant 'Embarrassment' of a Sister

Police say Eduardo Arevalo killed 23-year-old Viridiana Arevalo when she was 8 months pregnant

(Newser) - The body of a missing pregnant Texas woman has been found, and cops say her younger brother has confessed to killing her. The Dallas Morning News reports 19-year-old Eduardo Arevalo has been charged with capital murder in the death of his 23-year-old sister, Viridiana Arevalo, who was eight months pregnant.... More »

'Close Friend' of Missing New Mom in Custody

Body said to be Heidi Broussard's found; cops say Magen Fieramusca plotted to take her baby

(Newser) - An arrest has been made in the case of missing Texas mom Heidi Broussard after a body believed to be hers was found Thursday evening at a home near Houston. An infant girl was also found at the Jersey Village residence, thought to be Broussard's daughter, Margot Carey. The... More »

Family on Missing Mom, Baby: Good News Mixed With Horror

Police and FBI agents reportedly found body of Heidi Broussard, but infant Margot Carey is OK

(Newser) - Texas mom Heidi Broussard and her weeks-old daughter haven't been seen since the morning of Dec. 12, when the 33-year-old dropped her 6-year-old son off at an Austin elementary school. Now, there appears to be a tragic development after police and FBI agents descended upon a home in Harris... More »

Elation, Then Anguish in the Outback

2nd survivor found after 3 go missing in Alice Springs area; remains of 3rd believed found

(Newser) - Days after an Australian woman was rescued in the Outback after being lost for nearly two weeks, some good news and bad news on her two missing companions. Tamra McBeath-Riley, 52, was found alive Sunday and treated for dehydration and exposure, with no sign of 40-year-old Phu Tran and 46-year-old... More »

After 12 Nights Lost in Outback, Woman Gets Her Miracle

Tamra McBeath-Riley rescued, but her 2 companions are still missing

(Newser) - An Australian woman is thankful she's now safe and sound after a nearly two-week ordeal lost in the Outback, but the search continues for her still-missing companions. The BBC and ABC Australia report Tamra McBeath-Riley, 52, set out on Nov. 19 with her partner, 46-year-old Claire Hockridge, their friend,... More »

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.... More »

Days After Sexual Assault Complaint, a Body

Georgia college student Alexis Crawford found dead; roommate, roommate's BF are suspects

(Newser) - The search for a missing Georgia student has ended with sad news. WRDW reports the body of 21-year-old Alexis Crawford, a student at Clark Atlanta University who last spoke with her sister on Oct. 30, was found Friday in a DeKalb County park. Per CNN , Atlanta Police Chief Erika Shields... More »

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