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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 »

Police Seeking Man Who Was in Same Store as Missing Teen

UFC fighter Walt Harris' stepdaughter was last seen Oct. 23

(Newser) - Police in Alabama are asking for the public's help in identifying a person of interest in the disappearance of Aniah Haley Blanchard , the 19-year-old stepdaughter of UFC fighter Walt Harris. Police say the person was captured on surveillance video in the convenience store in Auburn where Blanchard was last... More »

UFC Fighter's Plea: 'Please Help Find My Baby'

Damaged car of Aniah Blanchard, Walt Harris' teen stepdaughter, is found, but there's no sign of her

(Newser) - The 19-year-old stepdaughter of UFC heavyweight fighter Walt Harris is missing. Aniah Haley Blanchard, a student at Southern Union State Community College in Wadley, Ala., was last heard from when she communicated with a friend Wednesday just before midnight, CNN reports. Her family reported her missing the next day. On... More »

Missing West Point Cadet Found Dead

Kade Kurita, 20, hadn't been seen since Friday

(Newser) - West Point cadet Kade Kurita didn't show up to a military skills competition Friday night, and he'd been missing ever since. On Tuesday night, the 20-year-old's body was found on the grounds of the New York military academy, CBS News reports. The Gardena, Calif., native's cause... More »

Man Checking Home's Security Camera Spots 'SOS' in Driveway

Woman lost in Aussie bush for 3 days stumbled on empty vacation home being monitored remotely

(Newser) - Deborah Pilgrim wasn't too lucky when she wandered away from her friends during a camping trip outside Adelaide over the weekend—the 55-year-old ended up losing track of where she was in the Australian bush and vanished for three days. Where her luck changed for the better, per NBC... More »

A Man Vanished Into Thin Air. A Dirt Biker Solved the Mystery

Ryan Linneman of Missouri is in critical condition after car crash left him in a ravine for a week

(Newser) - A dirt biker out for a ride stumbled across a horrifying sight on Wednesday: a smashed-up car at the bottom of a ravine, with what he thought was a dead body inside. As Fox News reports, that horror story soon became a miraculous one, as the man inside the car... More »

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 »

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