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Hours Into His Hike, a Text: 'Hey Mom, I Need Your Help'

Joshua McClatchy, missing for 6 days, found dehydrated but alive in Arkansas wilderness

(Newser) - For the second time in a month, a happy ending to a missing hiker story. First 35-year-old Amanda Eller was found relatively unscathed in Maui after vanishing for 16 days. Now those searching for Joshua McClatchy are celebrating in Arkansas after the 37-year-old was found dehydrated but alive Friday night... More »

Missing Mouseketeer Found Dead in Home

Police confirm body is that of Dennis Day

(Newser) - Police have confirmed that a body found in April at an Oregon home is that of missing man Dennis Day, who was an original member of Disney's The Mickey Mouse Club. The Oregon State Medical Examiner's office identified the body, although they were unable to use dental records... More »

Missing Mom's Divorce Filings Shed Light on Nasty Situation

Jennifer and Fotis Dulos lobbed accusation after accusation at each other

(Newser) - The two people arrested in connection with Jennifer Dulos' May 24 disappearance are no strangers to the Connecticut mother of five. One is a man she married in 2004. The other is a woman he'd reportedly been having an affair with for about a year before Dulos learned of... More »

Warrants Detail Grim Evidence in Case of Missing Mom

Jennifer Dulos vanished May 24

(Newser) - The estranged husband Jennifer Dulos said she was "terrified" of has been arrested in connection with her disappearance, and warrants in the case detail some grim evidence. Fotis Dulos and his girlfriend, Michelle Troconis, were arrested Saturday night and charged with tampering with or fabricating evidence and hindering prosecution,... More »

Cops: We Think We've Found Maleah

Human remains found in Arkansas will be tested to see if they're missing Houston 4-year-old

(Newser) - The search for little Maleah Davis may be over. Human remains were found in Arkansas Friday, and police think they may be the missing Houston 4-year-old , per the New York Daily News . "Do we believe that it's possibly her? Yes. But can we confirm it right now? No,... More »

Missing Woman's Car Found by Highway

Colorado's Jennifer Michelle Lorber disappeared in California

(Newser) - An intense search is on for a Colorado woman whose rented car was found on the side of the Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu, Calif. Jennifer Michelle Lorber, 30, was last heard from around 11pm Thursday after she flew to Los Angeles, rented a car, and drove to a motel... More »

16 Days After Vanishing in Maui Forest, an 'Urgent Update'

Amanda Eller, 35, has been found in Maui 'in remarkably good shape'

(Newser) - "URGENT UPDATE!" reads the most recent post on the "Amanda Ellers Missing" Facebook page —and that update is that she's no longer missing. The 35-year-old, who vanished 16 days ago while hiking on Maui's Kahakapao Trail, was found alive, with minor injuries, Friday in... More »

Cops Deliver Sobering Message on Missing 4-Year-Old

'I'd be lying' to say Maleah Davis will be found alive, Houston police chief says

(Newser) - Even though Derion Vence was arrested almost two weeks ago in the case of missing preschooler Maleah Davis and charged with tampering with evidence relating to a corpse, Houston police weren't explicitly saying they thought the 4-year-old had been murdered. That all changed Thursday, when Chief Art Acevedo said... More »

Mom, 3-Year-Old Son Vanish in Oregon

Karissa and Billy Fretwell missing since May 13

(Newser) - An Oregon mom and her 3-year-old son have not been seen or heard from since May 13. The family of Karissa Alyn Fretwell, 25, and son William (Billy) Fretwell reported the pair missing last week, the Salem Statesman Journal reports, and Salem police are asking the public to report any... More »

Family Offers Reward for Missing Hiker

Amanda Eller vanished on a trail in Maui on Wednesday

(Newser) - A desperate search is underway on the Hawaiian island of Maui for a 35-year-old experienced hiker who went for a hike on Wednesday and didn't return. The family of Amanda Eller is offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to her safe return, reports Maui News . Eller went... More »

US Couple Vanishes During Caribbean Vacation

New York couple went missing in Dominican Republic

(Newser) - Orlando Moore and Portia Ravenelle set out for the Dominican Republic last month, but they didn't make their flight home on March 27—and the New York couple hasn't been heard from since. The last picture they are believed to have posted to social media shows them riding... More »

Body Found at Home of Missing Mouseketeer

Dennis Day was reported missing 8 months ago

(Newser) - The case of a missing Mouseketeer may be breaking wide open. Law enforcement agencies began searching the Oregon home of former child actor Dennis Day on Thursday and found a body there the next day, the Medford Mail Tribune reports. It remains unidentified, but could be a big development in... More »

Hope, Then Devastation: Details Emerge on Missing Boy Hoax

Investigators: Brian Rini says he learned about Timmothy Pitzen, who vanished in 2011, from TV

(Newser) - An "astounding" story turned into a crushing blow for the family of a missing Illinois boy, and now there are a slew of questions surrounding the man who prosecutors say impersonated him. A young man turned up in the streets of Newport, Ky., on Wednesday, claiming to be Timmothy... More »

She Showed Up for Her First 2 Days of Work Then Vanished

Indiana's Najah Ferrell has been missing since March 15

(Newser) - Najah Ferrell had just started a new job at an Indianapolis Panera last month, but on her third day she didn't show up for work. Someone finally reported the 30-year-old mom of five missing, and now Indiana cops are on the hunt in what one local officer is calling... More »

Dad Vanished While Swimming. Then Story 'Started to Crumble'

Calif. authorities are on the lookout for Kim Gordon, who was reported missing by teen son

(Newser) - An odd story out of California that involves a Scottish man who vanished while apparently on vacation in the States has more questions than answers. Law and Crime reports that officials in Monterey County received a missing-person report on Feb. 25 from the teen son of Kim Gordon, with the... More »

Young Mom Vanishes on Birthday Outing

Jassy Correia, unknown male got into car early Sunday in Boston

(Newser) - Police in Boston are searching for a woman who's been missing since she went out Saturday night to celebrate her 23rd birthday. Jassy Correia was with friends at Venu nightclub and was later seen in the company of a man police are now trying to track down, reports WCVB... More »

Ex-Mouseketeer Vanishes Amid Husband's Dementia Battle

Dennis Day last seen at his Oregon home in July

(Newser) - Despite a dementia diagnosis, Ernie Caswell noticed when his partner of 46 years failed to visit him in the hospital last summer. It was out of character for Dennis Day—an actor and original Mouseketeer on The Mickey Mouse Club, per the Mail Tribune —who rarely left Caswell's... More »

Woman Missing for 18 Years Found in Sister's Freezer

Jasmina Dominic was last seen in 2000

(Newser) - Police in Croatia believe a family that reported a woman missing in 2005 had actually killed her years earlier and stored her body in a freezer. The body of Jasmina Dominic, who was 23 in 2000, when she was last seen, was found in a freezer in the hallway of... More »

She Said Son Vanished at Swap Meet. Cops Call It a 'Diversion'

Amy Fleming accused of killing 3-year-old son in Las Vegas in 1986

(Newser) - More than three decades after police fruitlessly searched a Las Vegas swap meet for a missing 3-year-old, his mother has been charged with murder. Amy Fleming, 60, was arrested in Florida on Jan. 29 and is being extradited to Nevada to face a charge that she killed her son before... More »

She Disappeared 15 Years Ago. Now, a Possible Break

Father says search suggests remains are under floor near where Maura Murray disappeared

(Newser) - Fifteen years after 21-year-old Maura Murray disappeared following a car crash in rural New Hampshire, her father believes newly gathered information will lead to her remains, per the AP . The University of Massachusetts-Amherst nursing student left campus Feb. 9, 2004, and drove into New Hampshire without telling friends or family... More »

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