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As Glacier Ice Melted, Another Grisly Find

Cops say body found near Matterhorn is German mountaineer who went missing 37 years ago

(Newser) - DNA tests have confirmed that the body recently found on a glacier southeast of the famed Matterhorn peak is that of a German mountaineer who disappeared 37 years ago, police in southwestern Switzerland said Thursday. Increasing glacier melt, which many scientists blame on global warming, has spurred a recent increase...

Story of Woman Who Vanished on Highway Gets Stranger

Boyfriend says Carlee Russell was kidnapped, fought for her life before eventually reappearing

(Newser) - The boyfriend of an Alabama woman who vanished for two days after reportedly seeing a toddler wandering on the side of an interstate Thursday night says she was abducted. Before she reappeared at her family home Saturday night, Carlethia "Carlee" Nichole Russell, 25, "was literally fighting for her...

Woman Stops to Help Toddler Wandering on Interstate, Vanishes
Woman Who Vanished
on Interstate Found Safe

Woman Who Vanished on Interstate Found Safe

Carlee Russell in Alabama had told police she saw a toddler on side of the road

(Newser) - An Alabama woman who disappeared after reporting a toddler wandering on the side of an interstate has been found safe, reports CNN . Carlee Russell, 25, "stunned" relatives by showing up at her family's door Saturday night, per the New York Times . She has been taken to a hospital...

Rudy Farias Says Mom 'Brainwashed' Him for 8 Years

But 'missing' Houston man denies reports he was sexually assaulted

(Newser) - Rudy Farias says he felt like he was "brainwashed" by his mother to go along with her lies for eight years. Police in Houston say Farias, then 17, returned home one day after he was reported missing in 2015 but mother Janie Santana continued to insist he was missing...

Police Back Up Neighbors, Say Teen Never Was Missing

Rudy Farias and his mother are not being charged over eight-year search

(Newser) - Rudy Farias, who was reported missing eight years ago and said to have been found safe last weekend, indeed was unaccounted for in 2015—for one day, Houston police said Thursday. Officers said at a news conference that Farias, who was then 17, returned home the day after his family...

Canada Cracks One of Its Best Known Cold Cases

Woman murdered in 1975 identified as American businesswoman Jewell Langford

(Newser) - The victim in one of Canada's best-known cold cases was an American woman, investigators have confirmed almost 50 years after her body was found in the Nation River in eastern Ontario. Investigators from the Ontario Provincial Police used forensic genealogy to identify the woman known as the "Nation...

Case of Missing Houston Man Takes a Disturbing Turn

Activist says mother drugged, abused Rudy Farias

(Newser) - With questions continuing to swirl around the case of Rudy Farias, the Houston man who was found outside a church eight years after he was reported missing, community activist Quanell X made some very disturbing allegations Wednesday. The activist said the 25-year-old, who was reported missing by his mother in...

Neighbors Question Story of Teen Found After 8 Years

Rudy Farias is said to have disappeared in Houston at age 17 while walking his dogs

(Newser) - In the wake of the Texas Center for the Missing's weekend announcement that Rudy Farias—who vanished in 2015 at age 17—had been found, some questions are being raised about the whole situation. Neighbors who live on the same Houston street as Farias' mom tell ABC13 "that...

Hikers Hear Cries for Help, Find Missing Woman in Swamp

Emma Tetewsky rescued after at least 3 days trapped in muck in Massachusetts state park

(Newser) - The search for a Massachusetts woman missing for a week has a happy ending after she was discovered alive, trapped in a swamp for what officials say may have been at least three days. Per a release , Emma Tetewsky, 31, was found Monday evening after hikers in Borderland State Park...

Human Remains Found in Area Actor Went Missing on Hike

Authorities had recently said search for Julian Sands would continue in a 'limited capacity'

(Newser) - Just days after authorities said the search for actor Julian Sands would continue "in a limited capacity" after eight searches in California's Mount Baldy area turned up short over the five months since he went missing during a hike, human remains have been found in that area. Hikers...

Woman Moves to Denver, Disappears on First Night

Authorities searching for Christine Tail, 32, after delayed missing person alert

(Newser) - A 32-year-old woman who relocated to Denver, Colorado, from South Dakota in search of "a better life" vanished on her very first night in the city. Christine Tail of the Oglala Sioux Tribe was last seen around 7pm on June 14 after reaching Denver with her girlfriend, Tanya Lance....

Australian Hiker Found Dead Along Canadian Trail

Julia-Mary Lane appears to have slipped and fallen while hiking alone in British Columbia

(Newser) - The Australian woman who failed to return from a hike in Canada has been found dead. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police confirmed Wednesday that the body of Julia-Mary Lane had been located, adding her death is "not considered suspicious." "It looks accidental, due to steep terrain,"...

Hours After Arriving in Bahamas, Teen Lost at Sea

There are claims he jumped overboard on a dare

(Newser) - An 18-year-old was lost at sea hours after arriving in the Bahamas on a high school graduation trip last week. Cameron Robbins, who was celebrating with classmates their recent graduation from University Lab High School in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, was on a pirate-themed sunset cruise Wednesday night when he went...

'Material' Collected in Madeleine McCann Search

Unknown material will be examined by experts in Germany, but the search has ended

(Newser) - The search for Madeleine McCann at Portugal's Arade Dam reservoir has ended with no answer to the mystery of the British girl's 2007 disappearance—at least not yet. It did result "in the collection of some material," authorities said Thursday, per the New York Times . Portuguese...

Cops Have 'Good Reason' for New McCann Search

Search begins at Portugal's Arade Dam, frequented by suspect

(Newser) - Another search is underway for Madeleine McCann. Police officers were seen digging Tuesday near Portugal's Arade Dam, some 30 miles from where the British toddler vanished in Praia da Luz in 2007. "About 20 officers with rakes and hoelike tools spread out in a line and began poking...

American Hiker Vanishes on Japanese Trail
Connecticut Woman Vanishes
While Hiking in Japan
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Connecticut Woman Vanishes While Hiking in Japan

Patricia Wu-Murad hasn't been seen since April 10

(Newser) - A 60-year-old Connecticut woman vanished on a hiking trail in Japan last month, and her family has traveled there to organize a remarkable search effort. But hope is fading because Patricia Wu-Murad has not been seen since April 10. "We're trying to hold out for a miracle but...

Missing Teacher's Car Turns Up, With Body Inside

Robert Heikka's car found submerged in canal 6 miles from his Florida home

(Newser) - A body has been found in a submerged car belonging to a Florida middle school teacher who vanished two and a half years ago. Robert Heikka, then 70, was last seen at his home in Port Orange on Oct. 25, 2020, according to police. He failed to turn up at...

A Lawyer Went to the Bathroom at Work. He Never Came Back
A Lawyer Went to the Bathroom
at Work. He Never Came Back
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A Lawyer Went to the Bathroom at Work. He Never Came Back

No body has been found, but Florida plastic surgeon Tomasz Kosowski is charged with murder

(Newser) - The last time Florida attorney Steven Cozzi was seen was last Tuesday, at his office in Largo. Now, a local plastic surgeon is facing first-degree murder charges in Cozzi's death, though the lawyer's body still hasn't been located, reports FOX 13 . Police say that after executing a...

Cops: Missing Boy's Family Took Off to Turkey Without Him

Texas authorities are now looking for 6-year-old Noel Rodriguez-Alvarez, not seen since November

(Newser) - Family members say they haven't seen Noel Rodriguez-Alvarez since November, but an Amber Alert wasn't issued in Texas until last weekend—and now, authorities say the 6-year-old boy's family traveled overseas two days before that red flag was sent up. Cops from the town of Everman on...

After 2 Women Turn Up Dead in Alleys, Teen Disappears

Residents of Chicago's Little Village demand answers amid fears for Azreya Lomeli, 15

(Newser) - Residents of Chicago's Little Village (La Villita) are demanding answers from police after the disappearance of three females, two of whom have turned up dead in alleys. Guatemalan migrant Reyna Cristina Ical Seb was found with a gunshot wound to the head in an alley in the Southwest Side...

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