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Fast-Thinking Couple Helps Save Abducted Girl

Husband and wife's pursuit of suspicious car helps cops find an abducted 11-year-old girl

(Newser) - A couple said Friday that their fight-or-flight instinct kicked in when they spotted a car wanted in the abduction of a girl after she got off a school bus in Springfield, Massachusetts, per the AP . Appearing on ABC's Good Morning America, spouses Benny Correa and Amanda Disley described recognizing... More »

NYC Kidnapping Case Takes a Strange Turn

Teen allegedly staged her own abduction

(Newser) - A bizarre twist in a kidnapping case that rattled New York City on Monday: Police sources tell the New York Times that Karol Sanchez, the 16-year-old seen on surveillance video being snatched off a Bronx street and bundled into a car Monday night, has admitted staging the kidnapping to get... More »

Brother, Sister Playing in Front of Their Home Vanish

Braxton and Bri'ya Williams haven't been seen since Sunday morning

(Newser) - Braxton Williams, 6, and his 5-year-old sister Bri'ya Williams were last seen playing in the front yard of their mobile home in Jacksonville, Florida, Sunday morning. The young siblings disappeared, prompting their family to report them missing that afternoon after searching and being unable to find them, ABC News... More »

Police Say Missing Girl's Mom Has Stopped Cooperating

They're not sure when 5-year-old Taylor Rose Williams was last seen

(Newser) - Jacksonville mother Brianna Williams told police Wednesday that she had woken up that morning to find her 5-year-old daughter gone and her home's back door unlocked. Police say they no longer believe Williams was telling the truth when she said she last saw Taylor Rose Williams around midnight Wednesday... More »

'Please Bring Cupcake Home': 3-Year-Old Kidnapped at Party

Alabama girl still missing after arrest made

(Newser) - "We're going to find her if it's the last thing I do on this earth," says Dominic McKinney, whose 3-year-old daughter, Kamille "Cupcake" McKinney, was kidnapped from a birthday party in Birmingham, Ala., on Saturday night. Police say a major breakthrough in the case was... More »

Man Complains About Amber Alert, Gets Arrested

Canadian man complained he had been trying to rest

(Newser) - When police in Ontario, Canada, put out an Amber Alert for five missing children, a man called 911 within minutes—to complain about the alert. Police say 70-year-old Hamilton resident Doug Bagshaw was arrested and charged with mischief because he called 911 when there was no emergency, trying to "... 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 »

Police Answer Complaints About Late-Night Amber Alert

Missing Canadian 11-year-old girl was found dead, and cops say alert was necessary

(Newser) - Police in Canada have expressed disappointment with the public after receiving complaints about an Amber Alert issued late Thursday night in the search for a missing 11-year-old girl. Riya Rajkumar later was found dead, CTV reports. Police said the girl’s father, Roopesh Rajkumar, abducted her that afternoon during an... More »

SUV Used in Teen's Kidnapping Is Discovered

But Hania Noelia Aguilar remains missing

(Newser) - The SUV used to kidnap a 13-year-old from outside her home in Lumberton, NC, early Monday has been found, though with no sign of Hania Noelia Aguilar or her abductor. The 2002 Ford Expedition was discovered shortly after 8am Thursday in Lumberton, per WRAL . Police say it was on the... More »

Amber Alert After Girl Abducted Outside Own Home

North Carolina cops are searching for 13-year-old Hania Noelia Aguilar

(Newser) - North Carolina has issued an Amber Alert for Hania Noelia Aguilar, a 13-year-old girl kidnapped from outside her Lumberton home Monday morning. Police say a man dressed all in black with a yellow bandanna over his face forced the teen into an SUV outside her home in the Rosewood mobile... More »

Huge Search Finds No Trace of Missing Teen

100 volunteers joined search for Jaymee Closs clues

(Newser) - Plenty of people answered the call when Barron County Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald asked for 100 able-bodied volunteers to search for "missing and endangered" teen Jayme Closs on Thursday—but the search along a 14-mile stretch of Highway 8 near Barron, Wis., didn't find anything that could provide a... More »

Brothers, 8 and 5, Missing After Mom, Housemate Found Dead

Amber Alert issued in Phoenix

(Newser) - Authorities have issued an Amber Alert for two young brothers and their biological father missing since the boys' mother and a male housemate were found fatally shot in the Phoenix home where the victims lived. The alert issued Saturday said 47-year-old Dimas Coronado may have fled to Mexico with the... More »

12-Year-Old Tourist Who Vanished From Airport Found Safe

JinJing Ma, who disappeared from Va. airport, was found with parents in NYC

(Newser) - A frantic hunt for a possibly abducted 12-year-old girl from China who vanished from Reagan National Airport on Thursday has ended with a sigh of relief. Local, state, and federal authorities, including the FBI, were all involved in the search for JinJing Ma, who officials said Friday had been found... More »

Girl, 3, Disappears From NC Home Overnight

FBI releases photos of woman, toddler in Walmart

(Newser) - Law enforcement officers and volunteers have flooded the area around a North Carolina home in the search for a 3-year-old girl whose mother says she vanished after she was put to bed Sunday night. Mariah Kay Woods was reported missing around 6:45am Monday after her mother discovered she was... More »

Cops: Girl, 13, Kidnapped, Killed in Stolen Drugs Dispute

Kidnappers used her phone to call family

(Newser) - A 13-year-old Texas girl was kidnapped and murdered as payback after a relative's boyfriend stole a large quantity of drugs from two men, police say. Shavon Randle was found dead in a Dallas home early Sunday, as was 19-year-old Michael Titus, who had been named as a person of... More »

DA: Teacher With Missing Teen May Be Posing as Missionary

Tad Cummins may have fled to Mexico with girl, district attorney says

(Newser) - Tad Cummins, the Tennessee teacher believed to be on the run with 15-year-old student Elizabeth Thomas, may have fled to Mexico with the girl, investigators say. Maury County District Attorney Brent Cooper tells ABC News that the 50-year-old Cummins, who allegedly kidnapped Elizabeth more than two weeks ago, is a... More »

NFL Quarterback Helps Find Missing Child

Derek Carr retweeted an Amber Alert on Saturday

(Newser) - It appears something good came of Derek Carr's broken leg, which arguably cost his Oakland Raiders a win in the first round of the NFL playoffs. Instead of spending Saturday taking on the New England Patriots, the quarterback retweeted a notice about a missing Oakland toddler to his 247,... More »

Colorado Boy, 6, Missing Since New Year's Eve

FBI, police searching Denver suburb for David Puckett

(Newser) - Authorities are combing a Denver suburb for a 6-year-old boy who wandered away from his home on New Year's Eve and has now been missing for more than 60 hours. David Puckett—4 feet tall with light brown hair and blue-green eyes—left his Aurora home around 5:30pm... More »

Dad Leaves Baby in Running Car, Car Gets Stolen

3-month-old found safe on a Detroit porch

(Newser) - A Detroit dad is lucky to have his infant back after he made a stop at a convenience store early Monday and left the baby in the car, engine running and doors unlocked, while he ran inside, the Detroit Free Press reports. When he came back out around 1am, his... More »

Missing Teen in 'Grave Danger' After Dad Is Found Dead

Texas Ambert Alert out for Adriana Coronado

(Newser) - Efforts to find missing teen Adriana Coronado have intensified after her father was found shot to death and burned in a Texas ditch, NBC News reports. An Amber Alert noting Adriana "is believed to be in grave or immediate danger" was issued Monday for the 13-year-old, who was last... More »

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