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One of 3 Who Went Missing in National Park Is Found Dead

Body of 28-year-old Matthew Bunker located Monday night in Mount Rainier NP

(Newser) - There's been a grim development in the search for three hikers who went missing separately in Mount Rainier National Park: USA Today reports that park rangers aboard a helicopter located the body Monday night of 28-year-old Matthew Bunker, who'd disappeared while skiing with a partner on Friday. Per... More »

Lawyer: Sergeant Followed Missing Soldier Into Shower

Natalie Khawam says Vanessa Guillen may have texted same sergeant before she vanished

(Newser) - Foul play is suspected in the disappearance of 20-year-old Fort Hood soldier Vanessa Guillen, who's now been missing for two months . Texas Rep. Sylvia Garcia held a press conference with Guillen's family on Tuesday after meeting with Army leadership. "They are convinced now there's foul play... More »

Body of Fort Hood Soldier Missing Since August Found

No indication Gregory Morales' death is linked to disappearance of another Fort Hood soldier

(Newser) - Skeletal remains found in Texas have been identified as those of a soldier from Oklahoma who was missing from Fort Hood, the US Army’s Criminal Investigation Command in Quantico, Va., said Sunday. The body of Pvt. Gregory Scott Morales, 24, of Sapulpa, Okla., was found Friday in a field... More »

Army Offers $25K Reward in Search for Missing Soldier

Vanessa Guillen last seen at Fort Hood on April 22

(Newser) - Nearly two months after she went missing, the US Army is offering a reward for information leading to soldier Vanessa Guillen. The 20-year-old was last seen April 22 in the parking lot of her military unit's headquarters in Fort Hood, Texas. Earlier this week, the Army announced a $25,... More »

Wife Who 'Fell From Overlook' Found Hiding in Her Closet

Authorities say they've finally found Julie Wheeler

(Newser) - A West Virginia woman and her husband faked her disappearance by pretending she plummeted from an overlook as part of a scheme to keep her out of having to go to prison, authorities said. Julie Wheeler and Rodney Wheeler were arrested Tuesday on multiple charges including conspiracy and giving false... More »

2 Key Phone Numbers Shared in Madeleine McCann Case

Christian B. investigated for murder; police believe others may have knowledge

(Newser) - The new suspect in the 2007 disappearance of 3-year-old Madeleine McCann in Portugal has been identified as Christian B., a 43-year-old German national and child sex offender currently serving time in prison for rape. McCann family spokesperson Clarence Mitchell said that in 13 years, he couldn't "recall an... More »

Toddler Siblings Are Missing; Their Mother Was Arrested

Police are searching for Miracle and Tony Crook

(Newser) - A young brother and sister are missing and their mother has been arrested in Tulsa, Okla. Police initially said Miracle Crook, 3, and her brother Tony Crook, 2, had last been seen by a family member on Thursday, and that they were reported missing Friday, KOCO reports. The siblings were... More »

Woman He Watched Plead for Son's Return Is Actually Mom

Boy abducted in China reunited with biological parents after 32 years

(Newser) - Li Jingzhi quit her job to search for her 2-year-old son after he was abducted from a hotel near their home in Xian, the capital of China's Shaanxi province, in 1988. She put up more than 100,000 flyers in 10 provinces and municipalities, and when that didn't... More »

Neighbors Say She Went for a Bike Ride, Didn't Come Back

Suzanne Morphew's husband offers $100K reward after she vanished on Mother's Day

(Newser) - A Colorado mom of two reportedly set off on a bike ride on Mother's Day and has been gone since, and now there's a $100,000 reward in the case. Per CBS Denver , the husband of 49-year-old Suzanne Morphew is offering the cash for information on her disappearance... More »

Cops on Tycoon's Missing Wife: 'Clearly Planned Deception'

Norway's Tom Hagen arrested on suspicion of murdering spouse, who vanished in 2018

(Newser) - One of Norway’s wealthiest men was arrested Tuesday in connection with his wife's 2018 disappearance and held on suspicion of murder or complicity to murder in a case that police had earlier thought was a kidnapping. Tom Hagen, a real estate investor and owner of an electric company,... More »

Home Raided Again in Kristin Smart Case

Police say more 'items of interest' removed

(Newser) - The home of a former classmate of long-missing California student Kristin Smart was searched for a second time Wednesday, investigators say. The San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Office says a search warrant was served at the home of Paul Flores, who is believed to have been the last person... More »

He Was Cutting the Grass. Then, a Body Under a Mattress

Worker discovers remains of missing mom Tiffany Smitherman Osborne in Alabama industrial area

(Newser) - A worker cutting grass in an industrial area made a grisly discovery this week—the body of a missing mom of three who vanished after reportedly leaving her home in Midfield, Ala., in February. Sergeant Michael Jeffries of the Midfield Police Department says the worker found the decomposing body of... More »

She Says Boy Was Too Tired to Walk. Now, a Grim Find

Body of 5-year-old found near Alaskan hiking trail after mom says she had to leave him to seek help

(Newser) - The body of a 5-year-old boy has been found near an Alaskan hiking trail days after his mother left him in search of help. Ketchikan's Jennifer Treat, 36, and her son, Jaxson Brown, had set out on the 13.7-mile Lunch Creek Trail on Revillagigedo Island on Wednesday before... More »

Burned Skull of Teen Mom Missing Since 2010 Turns Up

Prosecutor says 'multiple witnesses ... ought to be pretty nervous' in case of Paige Johnson

(Newser) - The remains of a teenage mother who disappeared in Kentucky nearly a decade ago have been found across the state line in Ohio. Paige Johnson was just 17 when she vanished in Covington on Sept. 23, 2010, after going to a party with friends. Various searches failed to turn up... More »

Family of Ex-FBI Agent Gets Worst Possible News

Robert Levinson's family says they believe he has died in Iranian custody

(Newser) - The US government has concluded that retired FBI agent Robert Levinson, who vanished more than a decade ago, has died while in the custody of Iran, his family said Wednesday. Shortly after the family's announcement, President Trump told reporters that "I won't accept that he's dead,... More »

Grim Find in Case of Missing Colorado Boy

Officials say body found in Florida Panhandle is likely that of Gannon Stauch

(Newser) - Officials in Florida are delivering some bad news in the case of missing Colorado boy Gannon Stauch . CNN reports that a body was found in the Florida Panhandle this week, and it's likely that of 11-year-old Gannon Stauch, who vanished from Colorado Springs in January. Per a release from... More »

Missing Teen Cowgirl Found Dead

Britney Ujlaky was last seen getting in a green pickup truck with a mystery man in Nevada

(Newser) - A 16-year-old cowgirl who volunteered at a local Nevada ranch grooming horses and who hoped to one day be a rodeo queen and makeup artist will never get that chance. Per the AP , the Elko County Sheriff's Office says the body of Spring Creek teen Gabrielle Ujlaky, called Britney... More »

Cops Asked Him to Hand Over His Daughter. He Hit the Gas

Man dies after driving pickup truck into Kansas river; 2-year-old still missing

(Newser) - A Kansas mom who went to work as usual Wednesday morning soon started receiving concerning updates from locals that her boyfriend had been seen buying liquor at a grocery store, their 2-year-old daughter in tow. Butler County Sheriff Kelly Herzet tells NBC News that the unidentified woman called her boyfriend—... More »

Mother of 3 Vanishes After Leaving Home

She left newborn with boyfriend to go to store

(Newser) - Family members are pleading for the public's help in finding Tiffany Smitherman Osborne, a mother of three who disappeared after leaving her home in Midfield, Ala., three weeks ago. Police say Osborne's boyfriend has told them she went out around 11pm on Feb. 17 to walk to a... More »

Authorities: Remains Are Likely Missing Toddler

Officials believe 15-month-old Evelyn Boswell has been found on Tennessee property

(Newser) - In a case "unlike anything," an apparent ending no one wanted. In what the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation calls a "heartbreaking update," NBC News and ABC News report that authorities believe remains found Friday on a Tennessee property are those of missing toddler Evelyn Mae Boswell.... More »

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