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A Lost Man's Heartbreaking Note to Pregnant Wife

Luckily, Kaden Laga made it back alive after 5 days in the Montana wilderness

(Newser) - A 25-year-old Utah man lost in the wilderness along the Montana-Idaho border last week, not sure if he'd ever make it out, found himself thinking about his pregnant wife—so he composed a note on his phone "in case they found my body cold," Kaden Laga now... More »

Stress, Starvation Likely Killed Teen in Jungle

Nora Quoirin suffered intestinal damage, internal bleeding

(Newser) - A London teenager who vanished from a remote resort in Malaysia earlier this month likely died as a result of starvation and stress just over a mile from her family, according to an autopsy. The findings back up a police theory that 15-year-old Nora Quoirin, born with a neurological disorder... More »

Body Found in Jungle Hunt Is Missing Teen

Nora Quoirin, 15, went missing at Malaysian resort 10 days ago

(Newser) - The hunt for a missing teenager in remote Malaysia has come to a tragic end. Police have confirmed that a body found in the jungle near the resort where 15-year-old Nora Quoirin went missing 10 days ago is Nora's, reports the BBC . Authorities are working to confirm the cause... More »

Footprints in Jungle May Be Missing Teenager's

15-year-old vanished from her room at Malaysian resort

(Newser) - Tracking dogs have led crews searching a dense jungle in Malaysia to footprints that may belong to a teenager who vanished Sunday. Nora Quoirin, 15, was on vacation with her parents at the Dusun resort when found her room empty , the window open. Malaysian officials have dispatched hundreds of officers,... More »

Female Astrophysicist's Body Found in Ravine in Greece

Natalie Christopher was vacationing on the island of Ikaria

(Newser) - It's a story with echoes of one that made major news in July : A British scientist has been found dead after reportedly setting out for a run on a Greek island. CNN reports 35-year-old Natalie Christopher was vacationing on Ikaria with her partner. He woke up Monday to find... More »

Police Find Bloody T-Shirt and More in Trash Bin

Unofficially, there's more evidence in the Jennifer Dulos case

(Newser) - The case of a missing Connecticut mom now includes a bloodstained T-shirt and a lawyer's doubtful response, the Hartford Courant reports. Police apparently found the Vineyard Vines shirt—which they believe Jennifer Dulos wore on May 24, the day she vanished—along with a bra they think is hers,... More »

He Headed Out With a Drone. Then, a Man 'Just Lying There'

Jason Blake Mabee had been missing for 5 days in Maryland woods

(Newser) - A Maryland man who was missing for five days was found severely injured in the woods Saturday with the help of a search party volunteer using his drone, the AP reports. Julian Bustos confirmed to WTTG he was using his personal drone to search for 44-year-old Jason Blake Mabee when... More »

2 'Tough Boys' Visited This Guy's Farm, Never Came Back

Nicholas and Justin Diemel went to talk about cattle with Garland Nelson

(Newser) - Two brothers from Wisconsin who often traveled to other states to make deals for their livestock business made one such trip to Missouri last week—and haven't been seen since. Now, per CNN , authorities are scouring a 74-acre farm in Braymer for clues on the disappearance of Nicholas Diemel,... More »

Missing Worker's Body Was in Supermarket for 10 Years

Iowa man was trapped in gap behind freezer units

(Newser) - Workers removing old freezer units from a former supermarket in Council Bluffs, Iowa, earlier this year made a horrifying discovery: the body of a worker who vanished almost a decade earlier. Larry Ely Murillo-Moncada, 25, was reported missing Nov. 28, 2009, after he became upset and ran out of his... More »

After Apparent Murder-Suicide, Cops Search for Missing Toddler

Police in Northwest believe Aiden Castiel Salcido could be anywhere from Montana to Oregon

(Newser) - Daniel Salcido and Hannah Janiak had been on the run since June 11, when, police say, they were reported missing after Janiak didn't show up to start serving her jail sentence in Oregon for a burglary conviction. Cops found them in Kalispell, Mont., this week, but now the two... More »

He Feared Wife Was Abducted From Campsite, Wasn't Far Off

Sheryl Powell says man armed with a knife came up to her and threatened her

(Newser) - "The only plausible explanation in my opinion is she was abducted," said a California man after his 60-year-old wife vanished from their campsite Friday when he briefly left to move their vehicle. Sheryl Powell was found alive in the Inyo National Forest four days later, and Joe Powell'... More »

Actor Charles Levin Found Dead in Remote Area

Vehicle was stuck on 'almost impassable road'

(Newser) - Authorities in Oregon say they believe there is a "high probability" that remains found in a remote area in the southern part of the state are those of missing actor Charles Levin. The 70-year-old's son reported him missing July 8 after he hadn't heard from him in... More »

Missing Texas Man Was Eaten by His Own Dogs

'The bones were completely broken up and eaten'

(Newser) - A Texas man who had been missing for months was eaten, bones and all, by his pack of dogs, sheriff's deputies said. Medical examiners say DNA testing has determined that pieces of bone recovered from the dogs' feces were those of 57-year-old Freddie Mack, according to the Johnson County... More »

Missing American Scientist Found Dead in a Cave

Suzanne Eaton had been missing for a week in Crete

(Newser) - The search for an American scientist missing for a week on the Greek island of Crete has ended with a body. Greek newspaper Ekathimerini reports the body of Suzanne Eaton has been found in a cave about six miles from where she was last seen near Chania; Reuters describes the... More »

American Scientist Vanishes on Greek Island

Friends, family fear something happened to Suzanne Eaton while she was running

(Newser) - An American scientist vanished in Greece on Tuesday, and friends and family fear something may have happened to her while she was out running. Suzanne Eaton, a molecular biologist with Germany's Max Planck Institute, was on the island of Crete for a conference and disappeared near the port of... More »

Missing Mom's Truck Found 300 Miles Away

California woman was last seen June 29

(Newser) - Deputies in California say 38-year-old Tiffany Clark is missing under suspicious circumstances—and she is believed to be hundreds of miles from her home in Calaveras County. Her black Ford Ranger was found on June 30 parked in the middle of the Martin’s Ferry Bridge near Weitchpec in Humboldt... More »

She Went to Show Her Baby's Father the Sonogram. Now, a Body

Police in Holmes County, Miss., suspect foul play in death of 21-year-old Makayla Winston

(Newser) - What should've been a joyous holiday week for Makayla Winston's family, complete with a baby due July 4, is now one marked by grief. Police in Holmes County, Miss., say that the body of Winston, who was nine months pregnant, was found Monday just south of Lexington, CNN... More »

Cops a 'Little Bit Speechless' in Hunt for Missing Toddler

They think 2-year-old Noah Tomlin is dead; his mother has been arrested

(Newser) - A Virginia toddler who was reported missing Monday by his mother is now believed to be dead, cops say—and his mother is in custody. At a Friday night news conference, Hampton Police Chief Terry Sult offered "hearts and prayers" for 2-year-old Noah Tomlin, and for his loved ones,... More »

Police Make Arrest in Death of Missing Student

Suspect Ayoola Ajayi burned MacKenzie Lueck's body, police chief says

(Newser) - A University of Utah student who had been missing since June 17 is dead, Salt Lake City police said in announcing the arrest of a man they say killed her. Police said Ayoola Ajayi, 31, killed MacKenzie Lueck and burned her body. A SWAT team took Ajayi into custody Friday... More »

Ominous Development in Mackenzie Lueck Case

Police search Salt Lake City home, say there is 'nexus' between it, disappearance

(Newser) - An ominous development in the search for missing University of Utah student Mackenzie Lueck: Police served a search warrant on a Salt Lake City home believed to be connected to the case Wednesday—and around midnight, officers were seen carrying shovels to the backyard. Assistant Salt Lake City Police Chief... More »

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