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Read the latest news about recent child abductions and stories of kidnapped children on Newser.com
Stories 21 - 40 |
8 Hours After
'We Got Her!'
Nov 19, 2019 9:20 AM CST
8 Hours After Girl Snatched From Street: 'We Got Her!'
Michael Webb, 51, will serve life in prison for kidnapping
- Police officers storm a Texas hotel room with guns drawn before the moment of relief comes. "We got her! We got her!" an officer says as an 8-year-old kidnapping victim emerges from a laundry basket where she'd been told to keep quiet on threat of violence against...
Body of Kidnapped Girl,
3, Found in Dumpster
Oct 23, 2019 3:49 AM CDT
Body of Kidnapped Girl, 3, Found in Dumpster
'Tonight our entire city is mourning. Kamille is gone'
- Heartbreaking news from Alabama: The body of kidnapped 3-year-old Kamille McKinney has been found, more than a week after her father pleaded for people to "please bring me my Cupcake back home." Birmingham Police Chief Patrick Smith says the body of Kamille, who was last seen at an...
Jayme Closs Speaks
Oct 14, 2019 8:29 AM CDT
One Year After Abduction, Jayme Closs Speaks
'I feel stronger every day!' 14-year-old says, once more living the life of a 'typical teenager'
- A year ago Tuesday, Jayme Closs' parents were killed and the young teen was abducted from her Wisconsin home. Today, nine months after she escaped from her captor, the 14-year-old is doing well. "Jayme continues to work very hard on her emotional well-being," a family statement reveals, per...
'Please Bring Cupcake Home':
3-Year-Old Kidnapped at Party
Oct 14, 2019 3:23 AM CDT
'Please Bring Cupcake Home': 3-Year-Old Kidnapped at Party
Alabama girl still missing after arrest made
- "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...
Woman Charged With Taking
Missing Girl Offers Up a Story
Sep 3, 2019 9:35 AM CDT
Woman Charged With Taking Missing Girl Offers Up a Story
Sharena Nancy allegedly told police the toddler's father sold her
- "Abductor was found," tweeted Pennsylvania State Police in a Tuesday morning tweet. But the toddler who was taken is still missing. That "abductor" is a reference to Sharena Nancy, who allegedly rode off with Nalani Johnson in a car bearing Uber/Lyft stickers on Saturday night. The child...
Cops: 7-Year-Old Girl
Escapes Kidnapper's Vehicle
Aug 15, 2019 1:10 PM CDT
Cops: 7-Year-Old Girl Escapes Kidnapper's Vehicle
San Antonio man charged with grabbing girl, throwing her in his SUV
- A 7-year-old girl was taking her dog out around 8:15pm on Aug. 8 outside her San Antonio apartment when a red SUV reversed toward her and stopped and a man got out, grabbed her, and threw her inside. As he waited for the gate to open so he could...
At FBI Agent's
Aug 12, 2019 10:20 AM CDT
At FBI Agent's Retirement Party, a Wonderful Surprise Guest
Troy Sowers rescued abducted baby in 1997. Stewart Rembert, now in military, was that baby
- Troy Sowers was a new FBI agent in 1997, with just a few months under his belt, when he had a huge get: He found a newborn who'd been abducted from a Washington state hospital, left in a box near a restaurant dumpster. It was a happy ending for...
Dad Checked on
Her, Found an
Aug 6, 2019 8:21 AM CDT
Vacationing Teen's Dad Checked on Her, Found an Open Window
Nora Quoirin, a London 15-year-old with learning disability, missing from Malaysian resort
- Nora Quoirin was enjoying a vacation in Malaysia last week, but now a desperate search effort is on for the London teen whose family says she's "not like other 15-year-olds." Nora, who has a learning disability, was staying with her parents at the remote Dusun resort , located...
US Couple in Kenya: They Took
Our 'Son' Without Explanation
May 13, 2019 9:24 AM CDT
US Couple in Kenya: They Took Our 'Son' Without Explanation
Matt and Daisy Mazzoncini were 3-year-old Kiano's legal guardians, until authorities came for him
- For two years, Matt and Daisy Mazzoncini, a Seattle couple living in Nairobi, Kenya, have called little Kiano, now 3, their son and cared for him as his legal guardians. That changed on April 5, when authorities swept into their home and took Kiano from them, which the Mazzoncinis now...
Man Who Said 4-Year-Old
Abducted Is Now Charged
May 12, 2019 5:28 AM CDT
Man Who Said 4-Year-Old Abducted Is Now Charged
Houston police charge Darion Vence after finding blood evidence of ex-fiance's missing daughter
- The man who reported a 4-year-old Texas girl had been abducted from him last weekend was arrested near Houston on Saturday and police say they have found blood in his apartment linked to the girl. Darion Vence was arrested without incident, Houston police said. He was charged with tampering with...
They Heard Faint Cries. In the
75-Foot Ravine: an Infant
May 11, 2019 9:00 AM CDT
They Heard Faint Cries. In the 75-Foot Ravine: an Infant
Little Shaylie Madden's mother has been arrested for attempted murder
- Little Shaylie Madden is lucky to be alive. Thanks to an alert couple in North Carolina, the 7-week-old is doing OK after she was found Thursday evening lying next to her car seat at the bottom of a 75-foot ravine outside of Chimney Rock—and her mother has now been...
Mom Says Man Tried to Kidnap
Girl. Then the Story Changed
Apr 3, 2019 11:10 AM CDT
Mom Says Man Tried to Kidnap Girl. Then the Story Changed
Man jailed, then released in West Virginia
- A mother initially said an Egyptian man tried to kidnap her daughter from a West Virginia mall, but he was released from jail after she changed her story the following day. The mother and 5-year-old were shopping at Old Navy in the Huntington Mall in Barboursville on Monday night when...
Deputies Passed a Single Car
en Route to Closs Home
Jan 16, 2019 11:44 AM CST
Deputies Passed a Single Car en Route to Closs Home
It was allegedly Jake Patterson's car
- During Jake Patterson's arraignment on Monday, Jayme Closs' family sat on the prosecution's side in court. So too did Patterson's father, at least until he was asked by a deputy to move to the defense's side. CNN reports it tried to speak with Patrick Patterson Tuesday...
A 'Glorious Day' in Jayme Closs'
Hometown, a Suspect Named
Jan 11, 2019 11:21 AM CST
A 'Glorious Day' in Jayme Closs' Hometown, a Suspect Named
Jake Thomas Patterson, 21, has been charged with kidnapping Wisconsin teen, killing her parents
- Jayme Closs is alive , and new details are emerging. The 13-year-old Wisconsin girl, who went missing in October from her Barron home, where her parents were found shot dead, turned up about 60 miles away near Gordon Thursday after fleeing her captor. In what Barron Area School District Superintendent Diane...
Cops: Family Staged Baby's
Kidnapping for Grim Reason
Jan 11, 2019 9:27 AM CST
Cops: Family Staged Baby's Kidnapping for Grim Reason
Police think 8-month-old King Jay Davila of Texas is probably dead
- A Texas man and his mother have been charged with evidence tampering, but cops think the true crime is worse: that something terrible happened to the man's 8-month-old son, and that he had something to do with it. "Statements from multiple witnesses unfortunately lead us to believe that...
Woman Kidnapped in Late '80s
Finally Rescued in Bolivia
Dec 26, 2018 9:29 AM CST
Woman Kidnapped in Late '80s Finally Rescued in Bolivia
She has been reunited with family, police say
- An Argentinian woman who was kidnapped as a teenager in the late 1980s and taken out of the country has finally been reunited with her family, police say. In a statement, police said they rescued the 45-year-old woman and her 9-year-old son from human traffickers in southern Bolivia after a...
Photos Show NC Teen
Day Before Kidnapping
Nov 12, 2018 1:03 AM CST
Photos Show NC Teen Day Before Kidnapping
Reward in Hania Aguilar case rises to $20K
- A total reward of $20,000 is being offered in the case of a 13-year-old girl kidnapped from a North Carolina mobile home park, per the AP . Gov. Roy Cooper's office is offering $5,000 for information that leads to Hania Noelia Aguilar, while the FBI is offering $15,...
A Kidnapping of
78 on Sunday,
a Release by
Nov 7, 2018 10:45 AM CST
A Kidnapping of 78 on Sunday, a Release by Tuesday
Good news after mass child abduction in Cameroon
- All 78 students kidnapped by anti-government separatists in Cameroon Sunday have been freed, officials now say, but the ordeal isn't over for everyone. The BBC reports that the children taken from Presbyterian Secondary School in Bamenda are now being questioned by authorities before they get to go home to...
He Thought His Mom Was
Dead. Then Came Dad's Arrest
Oct 30, 2018 8:44 AM CDT
He Thought His Mom Was Dead. Then Came Dad's Arrest
Emotional reunion follows alleged abduction in 1987
- A Canadian woman is encouraging "other families with missing children and loved ones not to ever, ever give up hope" after being reunited with the son she chased for 31 years. "The words, 'Your son is alive. We found him'—that is breathtaking," Lyneth Mann-Lewis...
Rape Kit That
Sat Untested for
11 Years Turns
Up a Match
Oct 6, 2018 8:57 AM CDT
Rape Kit That Sat Untested for 11 Years Turns Up a Match
Darin Bolar arrested for kidnapping, rape of 14-year-old Seattle girl in 2007
- In October 2007, a 14-year-old girl was kidnapped while looking for a pay phone in the Beacon Hill section of Seattle and repeatedly raped by her abductor over the next couple of days before escaping. Now, 11 years later, police may have their man—but they may have had him...
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