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Prison Official Goes Missing While Bringing Inmate to Court

Search is on for Vicki White, who was escorting prisoner held on capital murder charges

(Newser) - A prison official from Alabama is missing after escorting an inmate to a courthouse for a hearing. The Lauderdale County Sheriff's Office said in a Facebook post Saturday that Assistant Director of Corrections Vicki White disappeared while escorting an inmate being held on capital murder charges, per the AP...

She Applied for Job at Texas Nightclub, Disappeared

Community activist calls for action in case of missing woman Felicia Johnson

(Newser) - Felicia Marie Johnson traveled from California to Houston looking for employment at a nightclub, but disappeared after applying for a job at the club on April 15, KHOU reports. The 24-year-old called an Uber after leaving Cover Girls Night Club, but it was running late and a man at the...

Teen Who Went Missing in 2019 Found Safe

California teen found in Utah

(Newser) - Connerjack Oswalt was 17 years old when he vanished from his northern California home in 2019. He was reported missing September 28 of that year. His mother says the teen, who is autistic, left home after "someone had allegedly told him he can go on a pilgrimage to find...

Hiker Missing for Weeks Found Dead, His Dog at His Side

Oscar Alejandro Hernandez was last seen March 16

(Newser) - The body of a hiker who had been missing since March 16 was discovered in Los Angeles on Thursday night—with Oscar Alejandro Hernandez's dog, who survived, still by his side. The animal, named King, was emaciated, and Hernandez's cousin tells NBC Los Angeles he believes the dog...

FBI: Teen Was Kidnapped in Her Own Car
Suspect Arrested in Case
of Missing Nevada Teen

Suspect Arrested in Case of Missing Nevada Teen

Troy Driver, 41, is in custody; still no news on whereabouts of Naomi Irion, 18

(Newser) - Update: Naomi Irion is still missing, but Nevada cops now have a suspect in her disappearance in custody. KTVN reports that Troy Driver, 41, of Fallon was arrested Friday, with the Lyon County Sheriff's Office noting he's being held on kidnapping charges. Authorities say they've also impounded...

Woman Who Went Missing in February Is Missing Again

Gayle Stewart last seen near the Hoover Dam on March 14

(Newser) - A Nevada woman who was reported missing on Valentine's Day and found roughly 12 hours later clinging to a tree on a dangerously steep slope has disappeared for a second time. It’s now been nine days since Gayle Stewart, 64, was last seen March 14 near the Hoover...

He Was Chopping Down Trees. He Heard Weak Cries for Help

2 young brothers, ages 6 and 8, who'd been missing for nearly 4 weeks found in Amazon rainforest

(Newser) - For almost a month, locals in Brazil's Amazonas state desperately scoured the rainforest in search of two young Indigenous brothers who'd vanished while trying to capture tiny birds. This week, a miracle: The BBC reports that a man from the village of Palmeira stumbled upon little Gleison Ferreira,...

Prosecutor: Sherri Papini Screamed 'No' at FBI Agent

Details of 39-year-old's arrest discussed in court hearing

(Newser) - Sherri Papini was released on a $120,000 bond Tuesday, but USA Today notes that's far from the most interesting detail to come out of the federal court hearing. Papini, who claimed to have been kidnapped and held for three weeks in 2016 but is accused of actually having...

Student Who Vanished on 'Erratic' Road Trip Found Dead

Chris Liang's body was found in crashed Tesla

(Newser) - A missing University of San Francisco student has been found dead in the wreckage of the Tesla he rented for what his brother calls an impulsive and "erratic" road trip. In an Instagram post late last week, Jerry Liang said family members were extremely worried about 21-year-old Chris Liang,...

Another Actor Is Missing in Los Angeles

' Family Reunion' actor Jaida Benjamin last seen in Studio City on Saturday

(Newser) - Jaida Benjamin, the actor who portrays Kelly in Netflix's Family Reunion, has been reported missing. The 27-year-old was last seen around 6:30pm Saturday in the Studio City neighborhood of Los Angeles, wearing a purple crop top, pink jogging shorts, and white sneakers, according to the LAPD, which does...

Girl, 3, Disappears From San Antonio Playground
Reward Grows to $250K
for Missing 4-Year-Old

Reward Grows to $250K for Missing 4-Year-Old

Lina Khil was last seen on a San Antonio playground on Dec. 20

(Newser) - Update: The search for a young girl who went missing from a Texas playground in December goes on. KSAT reports the reward in the case has been increased to $250,000, thanks to offerings from the local Crime Stoppers and the Islamic Center of San Antonio. Lina, who turned 4...

Anti-Vax Dad Has Been Hiding Girl, 7, for Months

Canada's Michael Jackson defying court orders in effort to 'protect' daughter from vaccine

(Newser) - A Canadian woman says she hasn't seen her 7-year-old daughter in two months since the girl's father took her away to prevent her receiving a COVID-19 vaccination, despite two court orders mandating her return. Mariecar Jackson of Regina, Sask., is pleading for help in locating her daughter Sarah,...

40 Years After Couple's Murder, Their Baby Is Still Missing

Female named Hollie Marie by her parents would be closing in on 42 now

(Newser) - Harold Dean Clouse gathered up his wife, Tina Gail Linn, and new baby, Hollie Marie, and moved from Florida to Texas, with a promise of a well-paying job as a carpenter. "I can take better care of Tina and the baby," Clouse's mother recalls him saying. Instead,...

Dog Uncovers Bones of Man Killed in 2020

Remains ID'd as those of Chanceler "CJ" James McCall

(Newser) - The remains of a young man who was reportedly murdered a year ago were uncovered by chance last month after a dog did what dogs do best: sniffed out a bone. Per Newsweek , a Morgan County, Georgia man called police in December after his dog came home with what looked...

He Disappeared Hiding Prize for Elaborate Treasure Hunt

Search continues for 21-year-old Hunter Lewis off coast of California

(Newser) - A college student who created an adventurous treasure hunt for family and friends is believed to have died while hiding the treasure. Hunter Lewis, a 21-year-old college student in northern California, has not been seen since setting out Dec. 30 in a canoe from a beach in Humboldt County, reports...

Clever SOS Helps Save Missing Campers

The 19-year-olds failed to return home as expected on Dec. 29

(Newser) - Two young men went missing during a camping trip in Oregon. That the story didn't end badly is thanks in part to the SOS they fashioned in the snow. Per a Coast Guard press release , the 19-year-olds headed for the Swastika Mountain area about 32 miles east southeast of...

Officials Now Count 2 People Missing After Fire

Family says 91-year-old woman couldn't escape her burning home

(Newser) - After wildfires races through two Colorado towns on Thursday, local officials said no one was killed, which the sheriff said would be "our very own New Year’s miracle." Now they're worried that the announcement was premature, the Denver Post reports. Local officials had been working through...

Man Hunting for Antlers Solves 2-Year-Old Mystery

Skeletal remains of missing MMA fighter turn up instead

(Newser) - A man looking for deer antlers in the Missouri woods came across something much more grim—the skeletal remains of a missing amateur MMA fighter. The fighter, David Koenig, was staying at a friend’s motel in Branson, Missouri, when he texted friends that he might be in trouble, NBC...

Missing Student Found in Suspect's Coal Room

Police in Utah say Madelyn Allen was held against her will for several days

(Newser) - Police in Utah say a man was taken into custody Saturday night after a student who had been missing since Monday was found in his basement coal room, naked and covered in coal. Candlelight vigils planned for Sunday at Snow College became "gatherings of gratitude" after police confirmed that...

Remains Found in Search for Ex-NFL Player's Girlfriend

Kevin Ware has not been charged in the case

(Newser) - Human remains have been found in the monthslong search for the girlfriend of an ex-NFL player, a Texas woman missing since April. Taylor Pomaski, 29, was last seen at a party at her home in Spring, Texas, NBC News reports. Authorities believed she may have been the victim of foul...

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