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Case of Missing Ranger Was 'One That I Felt Was Solvable'

At 'Outside Online,' Brendan Borrell digs deep into the case of Paul Fugate

(Newser) - Paul Fugate is the only National Park Service ranger to vanish and never be found. It happened in January 1980, when the then-41-year-old Chiricahua National Monument ranger set out on one of the southeastern Arizona monument's trails and was never seen again. Writing for Outside Online , Brendan Borrell...

Park Service: Missing Man and His Motorcycle Found
Body Found in Grand Canyon

Body Found in Grand Canyon

Kentucky man went missing last week, apparently on a motorcycle

(Newser) - Rescue crews believe they've found the body of a Kentucky man missing for more than a week, 465 feet below the rim of the Grand Canyon. Evidence found with the body indicated they'd found John Pennington, 40, who entered the park Feb. 23, USA Today reports. A motorcycle...

150 Missing Children Recovered in Tennessee

Operation Volunteer Strong sees 'miraculous' results

(Newser) - Law enforcement in Tennessee are celebrating a major accomplishment: the recovery of 150 missing children. Operation Volunteer Strong—a collaboration between the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, US Marshals Service, and Tennessee Department of Children's Services—launched Jan. 4 with the goal to find 240 missing children across the state....

Campers Find Foot of Missing Fraud Suspect

Police believe Australian woman Melissa Caddick stole up to $30M from investors

(Newser) - When Australian businesswoman Melissa Caddick disappeared in November, hours after police raided her Sydney home, there was widespread speculation that she had staged her disappearance after stealing millions of dollars from investors. The speculation ended when her foot was found washed up on a remote beach. Authorities said Friday that...

After 5 Weeks, Missing Man's Body Found in His Building

Christopher Woitel vanished Jan. 9

(Newser) - The mystery of San Francisco man Christopher Woitel's location has been solved—but authorities still don't know what happened to him. Police say the body of the missing 50-year-old has been found in his apartment building, the San Francisco Chronicle reports. After his family reported him missing last...

Cameras Captured Missing Man Entering Home, but Not Leaving

Christopher Woitel missing since early January

(Newser) - On the night of January 8, security cameras captured Christopher Woitel entering his San Francisco apartment building. There is no surveillance footage of him leaving the building after that point—and he hasn't been seen since, the San Francisco Chronicle reports. His mother, who last communicated with him on...

Family: 'We Need Answers' to Dad Missing Since Mother's Day

Search for Patrick Chapman planned for Feb. 20

(Newser) - On Mother's Day last year, Patrick Chapman texted his ex-wife, with whom he'd stayed friendly after their 2011 divorce, to ask to use their 11-year-old son's Chromebook. He later went over to her house with the same question, saying he needed it to check and see who...

Cops: He Murdered Father, Lied to Family for Months
Dad Assured Family He Was
Fine, but the Texts Were Weird
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Dad Assured Family He Was Fine, but the Texts Were Weird

Family says the emojis, punctuation didn't match that of Fred Farmer

(Newser) - Last February, three months after Fred Farmer had last been seen, friends and family gathered at his favorite Indianapolis watering hole to plead for information on his disappearance. "I'm just waiting to find out who did something," Farmer's daughter, Christina, told WXIN from the venue. For...

Missing Yosemite Hiker Is Found Dead

'Alice' Yu Xie, 41, found dead on Jan. 16 in Yosemite National Park after ill-fated hike

(Newser) - A hiker who went missing at Yosemite National Park earlier this month has been found dead. National Park Service officials say the body of "Alice" Yu Xie, 41, was found Jan. 16 at the base of Upper Yosemite Fall, per KCRA . KTLA reports that Xie had traveled to the...

Minister: Missing Star Student Is Alive, Safe, and 'Deeply Sorry'

Diary Sow told him she was on break to 'regain her senses'

(Newser) - After the student known as the "pride of Senegal" disappeared in France earlier this month , it made headlines around the world and a major campaign was launched to find her. A Senegalese minister now says 20-year-old Diary Sow just needed a break, the BBC reports. In a lengthy Twitter...

Jack Ma Vanished in October, Suddenly Reappears

Chinese billionaire seen at virtual educators conference after being 'missing' for months

(Newser) - Everyone worried about Jack Ma can breathe (a little) easier. The Chinese billionaire hadn't been seen or heard from—not even via social media—since the end of October, when he gave a scathing speech against Chinese regulators that enraged President Xi Jinping. Now, however, an encouraging update: "...

The Pride of Senegal Is Missing in Paris

Novelist Diary Sow, 20, failed to show up at school this month

(Newser) - French authorities are racing to find Diary Sow, a Senegalese student missing in Paris who is considered "the pride of a whole nation." Senegal President Macky Sall recently bestowed that compliment on Sow, a published author, whose name "is practically synonymous with achievement" in her home country,...

'Something Happened That Night'
That Night'
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'Something Happened That Night'

Laynee Westbrook hasn't been seen since Sept. 10

(Newser) - On Sept. 10, Laynee Westbrook and her dog were seen on surveillance video leaving the Washington state motel at which they had been living, and getting into a truck with a man she knew. She was later that night spotted in the same vehicle at a gas station with the...

The BBC Profiled Her. She Hasn't Been Heard From Since

British hiker-blogger Esther Dingley missing in the Pyrenees

(Newser) - A blogger who wrote about her extensive travels through Europe has vanished on one of the adventures her thousands of followers checked in to read about. Esther Dingley, 37—who ran the Esther & Dan blog with her partner of 18 years, Dan Colegate, 38—had set out from Benasque,...

Ominous Sign After Fishing Boat Sinks: Empty Life Raft

US Coast Guard searching for 4 men off Cape Cod

(Newser) - The US Coast Guard is racing to find four fisherman missing off the coast of Massachusetts after their boat sank early Monday. A crew from Boston responded after an emergency radio beacon was triggered 20 miles northeast of Provincetown around 1am, per NBC News . Calls to the satellite phone on...

'It Was Just the Biggest Holy Crap, I Got Him'

9-year-old Jordan Gorman found 'cold and hungry' but otherwise OK in Tennessee

(Newser) - A 9-year-old Tennessee boy who was missing since Sunday has been found safe and sound. Per WSMV , the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation announced that Jordan Gorman was found Tuesday after two frigid nights in the woods; his parents say he ran off Sunday around noon after a disagreement. A search...

Prof Still Missing in Mt. Rainier 18 Days After Hike

Sam Dubal planned to leave Mt. Rainier National Park on Oct. 10

(Newser) - Rescuers have resumed searching for a University of Washington anthropology professor more than two weeks after he was last seen in Mount Rainier National Park. Sam Dubal, 33, was spotted Oct. 9 as he hiked the Mother Mountain Loop from Mowich Lake Trailhead, per ABC News . He failed to emerge...

Jennifer Dulos' Family Makes a Big Request

They want her declared dead after less than 2 years

(Newser) - The family of a missing Connecticut mother wants her declared legally dead—an unusual move that a judge says she'll have to study, ABC News reports. Jennifer Dulos disappeared in 2019 during a custody battle with husband Fotis Dulos, who was arrested for her murder in 2020 and died...

Head Injury Left Lost Hiker Unable to Walk

Holly Courtier, since found safe in Zion National Park, hit her head on a tree, daughter tells CNN

(Newser) - The hiker found 12 days after disappearing in Zion National Park became disoriented after a head injury, according to her daughter, who never gave up hope of finding her mother. Holly Courtier, 38, was last seen getting off a shuttle at the Utah park on Oct. 6. She was to...

Missing Hiker Found After Nearly 2 Weeks

Holly Courtier's family says they're 'overwhelmed and grateful'

(Newser) - A mother who went missing in a Utah park nearly two weeks ago has turned up alive—and her family is overjoyed. Holly Courtier, 38, an experienced hiker, made headlines after vanishing in Zion National Park on Oct. 6. Details are scant, but the Salt Lake Tribune reports that search...

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