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Read the latest news about recent child abductions and stories of kidnapped children on Newser.com
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After Girl Missing 2 Years
Was Rescued, a Happy Meal
Feb 17, 2022 1:00 AM CST
After Girl Missing 2 Years Was Rescued, a Happy Meal
Paislee Shultis was reported missing in July 2019
After the dramatic rescue of Paislee Shultis, police were driving the 6-year-old to the police station when they passed a McDonald's. The girl, who had been scared when she was initially found hiding with her mother, mentioned she hadn't eaten there in a long time, so detectives...
in case you missed it
Feb 13, 2022 5:10 PM CST
58-Year-Old Murder Case Cracked by College Student
Finding Marise Chiverella's killer was 'hardest thing that I've ever done,' says Eric Schubert
- Pennsylvania state police have identified a man who raped and murdered a 9-year-old girl 58 years ago—with help from a college student. Marise Ann Chiverella was abducted while walking to school in Hazleton, 80 miles north of Philadelphia, on March 18, 1964. Her raped and strangled body was found...
in case you missed it
Dec 11, 2021 5:25 PM CST
After Father's 14-Year Search, Abducted Boy Is Found
Chinese couple had been looking for Sun Zhuo since he was taken in 2007
- The story of their quest for their missing son inspired a hit 2014 movie. Now, seven years later, a cinematic ending. CNN reports that a couple who've searched the ends of China for their boy since 2007 were reunited with him on Monday. Sun Zhuo, now 18, was taken...
Girl Taken in 2007
Is Reunited With Mother
Sep 14, 2021 10:40 AM CDT
Girl Taken in 2007 Is Reunited With Mother
Police say Jacqueline Hernandez was brought to Mexico by her father
- The police department in Clermont, Fla., has taken the unusual step of releasing a photo of a mother hugging her daughter. But this was no ordinary hug. It shows Angelica Vences-Salgado embracing 19-year-old Jacqueline Hernandez in Laredo, Texas, near the border with Mexico, reports CBS News . The two hadn't...
For Dad Who Looked
for Son 24 Years,
a Happy Ending
Jul 14, 2021 8:53 AM CDT
For Dad Who Looked for Son 24 Years, a Happy Ending
Guo Gangtang, wife reunited with son Guo Xinzhen, abducted in 1997
- Guo Gangtang wore out 10 motorcycles traversing 300,000 miles of road in China over 24 years. It was no thrill. Guo was in search of his son, abducted as a 2-year-old while playing at the door of his home in Liaocheng, northern Shandong Province, on Sept. 21, 1997. The...
Cops Rescue 6-Year-Old
Kidnapped by Stranger
Jul 9, 2021 6:30 AM CDT
Cops Rescue 6-Year-Old Kidnapped by Stranger
Girl was snatched off Louisville street
- A 6-year-old girl snatched from a Kentucky street by a stranger was rescued within 30 minutes thanks to police and an alert witness. Two Louisville Metro Police officers located the suspect's vehicle last Friday after a witness who started following the car gave them part of the license plate...
Girl Who Fought Off Kidnapping
Gets Big Surprise From Star
May 21, 2021 11:54 AM CDT
Girl Who Fought Off Kidnapping Gets Big Surprise From Star
Mariska Hargitay showed up for remote chat with Alyssa Bonal on 'Today': 'You're amazing'
- The awe-inspiring story of a Florida girl who fought off an attempted abduction just saw yet another happy ending. Alyssa Bonal, 11, who's been making the media rounds since a man tried to kidnap her Tuesday from her bus stop in Pensacola, has impressed the public with her quick...
42 Freed After Abduction,
With a President's Warning
Feb 27, 2021 5:30 AM CST
42 Freed After Abduction, With a President's Warning
Those released in Nigeria include 27 students seized from school in northern part of country
- An official says 42 people, including 27 students who were abducted two weeks ago from a school in northern Nigeria, have been freed. Mary Noel-Berje, chief press secretary for the Niger state governor, told the AP on Saturday that those released have arrived in the state capital, Minna. "We...
317 Girls Kidnapped
From Nigerian School
Feb 26, 2021 10:38 AM CST
317 Girls Kidnapped From Nigerian School
'We are only hoping on divine intervention'
- Gunmen abducted 317 girls from a boarding school in northern Nigeria on Friday, the latest in a series of mass kidnappings of students in the West African nation, per the AP . Police and the military have begun joint operations to rescue the girls after the attack at the Girls Science...
Feb 23, 2021 3:20 AM CST
Missing North Carolina Girl Found
Savannah Childress was abducted, found safe in Arkansas
- Savannah Grace Childress, 14, was abducted from her home in Denton, NC, on Feb. 11—but on Saturday night, she was found safe. She was with suspect William Ice, who had communicated with her via online platforms, in Arkansas when police spotted his SUV, which was linked to the abduction...
Child Safe, Mom Dead
After Kidnapping: Cops
Feb 10, 2021 4:16 PM CST
Child Safe, Mom Dead After Kidnapping: Cops
Police are searching for the 10-month-old's father
- Authorities in Arizona on Wednesday were looking for a man who allegedly abducted his 10-month-old son Tuesday night. The boy was found safe early Wednesday, the
reports. But his mother, 30-year-old Brittany Martie, died of injuries she sustained during the incident. Police say that Martie was loading her...
Candidate Flew Across
US to Abduct Child
Dec 21, 2020 6:30 AM CST
Cops: Ex-Congressional Candidate Flew Across US to Abduct Child
Nathan Larson, who served time for threatening a president, runs site glorifying child rape: authorities
- In an "extremely disturbing" story out of Colorado, a man authorities say is a white supremacist and pedophile was arrested in Denver last week for allegedly abducting a 12-year-old California girl he'd met on social media. ABC News reports that Nathan Daniel Larson, 40, was detained at Denver...
Boko Haram Kidnaps
More Than 300 Students
Dec 15, 2020 10:35 AM CST
Boko Haram Kidnaps More Than 300 Students
This time, boys were abducted from a school in Nigeria
- Nigeria's Boko Haram jihadi rebels have claimed responsibility for the abduction of hundreds of students in one of the largest attacks in years on a boys school in northern Katsina state, per the AP . More than 330 students are missing from the Government Science Secondary School in Kankara after...
Reality Show Helps
Turn Up Missing 6-Year-Old
Sep 4, 2020 12:00 PM CDT
Reality Show Helps Turn Up Missing 6-Year-Old
Viewer recognized 6-year-old Talia Jones, who vanished a year ago, from A&E's 'Live PD' program
- A now-canceled cable TV show has helped recover a young California girl missing for more than a year. In June, A&E announced it was cutting
, a reality-TV series that shadows cops on their patrols, from its lineup following weeks of demonstrations about the police killing of George...
With Kids' Help
Jul 23, 2020 8:53 AM CDT
Missing Boy Was Abducted With Kids' Help
Search continues for Dylan Perez in southern Mexico
- A scandal involving the abduction and exploitation of young children in a colonial Mexican city popular with tourists widened Wednesday when prosecutors revealed an adult apparently used other children to help kidnap a missing 2-year-old boy, per the AP . The search for Dylan Esau Gomez Perez led prosecutors in southern...
Woman He Watched Plead for
Son's Return Is Actually Mom
May 19, 2020 10:40 AM CDT
Woman He Watched Plead for Son's Return Is Actually Mom
Boy abducted in China reunited with biological parents after 32 years
- Li Jingzhi quit her job to search for her 2-year-old son after he was abducted from a hotel near their home in Xian, the capital of China's Shaanxi province, in 1988. She put up more than 100,000 flyers in 10 provinces and municipalities, and when that didn't...
Mother's 911 Call: 'I Was Fine
and Then I Ate a Cupcake'
Feb 20, 2020 6:32 AM CST
Mother's 911 Call: 'I Was Fine and Then I Ate a Cupcake'
Elysia Miller described feeling numb after encounter with Juliette Parker
- "I was fine and then I ate a cupcake," a mother in Tacoma, Wash., told a 911 dispatcher after an encounter with a woman who told her she was a newborn photographer . Elysia Miller began to slur her words in the call placed Feb. 5 after she had...
Woman Posed as Photographer
to Steal, Raise Newborn: Police
Feb 15, 2020 12:00 PM CST
Woman Posed as Photographer to Steal, Raise Newborn: Police
Suspect advertised free photos to pad her portfolio
- After joining a Facebook group for parents of newborns, a woman in Washington spotted an ad offering free baby photos. The photographer said she was trying to build up her portfolio, so the new mother took the photographer up on the offer. During the visits, the mother noticed the photographer...
Jan 17, 2020 12:22 PM CST
Fast-Thinking Couple Helps Save Abducted Girl
Husband and wife's pursuit of suspicious car helps cops find an abducted 11-year-old girl
- 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...
Teen Snatched Off Street
in NYC Found
Dec 17, 2019 2:37 PM CST
Teen Snatched Off Street in NYC Found
Karol Sanchez was walking with her mom when a sedan pulled up
- New York City was rattled by the apparent abduction of a 16-year-old girl this week, but on Tuesday came amazing news: She's been found safe. It was a scene that occurred around 11:20pm Monday in the Bronx and was captured in a grainy surveillance video (see it here...
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