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Grisly Find: 4 Dead Babies in Boston Apartment

At least one was in a freezer

(Newser) - The remains of not one but four infants have been found inside a Boston apartment, police say. There was one devastating discovery after another as officers were called to the one-bedroom apartment at 838 East Broadway in South Boston around 2:15pm on Nov. 17 for reasons that are unclear....

Mom Accused in Deaths of Kids Found in Suitcases Extradited

Unnamed woman taken from South Korea to New Zealand

(Newser) - The 42-year-old woman accused of murdering her children and hiding their remains inside suitcases that were later purchased at auction has been extradited from South Korea to New Zealand. The unnamed woman arrived in Auckland Tuesday, will spend the night in jail, and will appear in court Wednesday to face...

At Lake Mead, an Explosive Find
At Lake Mead,
an Explosive Find

At Lake Mead, an Explosive Find

Signs of volcanic eruptions accompany 6th set of human remains discovered since May

(Newser) - America's largest reservoir has given up a sixth set of human remains . A diver and business owner at the Lake Mead National Recreation Area found a presumed human bone in the Callville Bay area on Oct. 17, prompting a park dive team to investigate the following day, when more...

Lake Search Completes Family Tragedy in Minnesota

3 young children, parents are dead in suspected murder-suicide

(Newser) - Update: This story has been updated throughout with new developments. The bodies of three young children and a woman believed to be their mother have been recovered from a Minnesota lake, and authorities say the deaths are being investigated as murder-suicide, per the AP . The body of the children's...

Year Later, John McAfee's Body Still in Morgue

That's where it's been as legal battle between family, Spanish officials continues

(Newser) - The fight over what happened to John McAfee continues, and his body remains in limbo in a Spanish morgue in the interim. The 75-year-old, who developed the first commercial anti-virus software, was found dead last June in a Barcelona-area prison cell, and authorities claimed it was a death by suicide....

Brazil Apologizes for Misinforming Missing Man's Family

Bodies were not found, ambassador says

(Newser) - Update: Brazilian authorities on Tuesday said the family of a British journalist who went missing in the Amazon had been incorrectly informed that two bodies, likely the journalist and the Indigenous expert who vanished along with him, had been found. "We are deeply sorry the Embassy passed on to...

Kmart Clothes a Clue to Body Found in Barrel at Lake Mead

Police say victim was shot

(Newser) - Update: Police have shared details about the body found inside a barrel that was discovered on the newly exposed bottom of Nevada's Lake Mead, saying the remains belong to a person who'd been shot. Investigators are dating the crime to the late 1970s or early '80s, with...

Woman Found Dead in Chair Had Been There Since 2019

Body of 70-year-old Italian woman Marinella Beretta found Friday

(Newser) - The residents of Como, Italy, have been invited to the funeral of a woman who died two years ago—and whose body was just discovered. CNN reports the decomposed body of Marinella Beretta was found sitting in a chair in her living room on Friday. The local fire brigade discovered...

Outside Mexico Governor's Office, a Horrifying Discovery

10 bodies found packed in SUV

(Newser) - A report of a suspicious vehicle outside the office of a Mexican state governor before dawn on Thursday was the first sign of a trouble. It was not the last. Inside the vehicle, left in a public square still decorated with a Christmas tree, were the bodies of 10 murder...

Kids Last Seen Friday Found in 'Absolute Horrible Tragedy'

3 children among 7 people found dead in home in Moorhead, Minn., with no info yet on how they died

(Newser) - Authorities said Sunday that the bodies of seven people were discovered inside a twin home in a northwestern Minnesota city, but they didn't say how they died. Police said the victims included four adults and three children. They were found just before 8pm Saturday by family members conducting a...

Tragic Find Made in Search for Missing Teens

SUV fell hundreds of feet off cliff

(Newser) - The search for a teenage California couple missing for almost a week came to a tragic end Tuesday when two bodies were found in an SUV that had plunged hundreds of feet off a winding mountain road. The mangled vehicle was spotted by a volunteer with a search and rescue...

They Found 5 Bodies Wrapped in Plastic, Then 15 More

South African discovery linked to illegal mining mishap

(Newser) - Police have uncovered the burned bodies of 20 men "wrapped in white plastic bags" in a gold mining town in South Africa. Five bodies were discovered Monday near a disused mine shaft in Orkney, North West province, about 100 miles southwest of Johannesburg, per the Sunday Times . Another body...

Cops: Driver Knocked 2 People Off Bridge, Fled

Police in Wilkesboro, NC, are seeking driver in deadly hit-and-run

(Newser) - North Carolina police are seeking a driver in a hit-and-run that left two people dead over the weekend. Per the State , the bodies of a male and female were found Sunday around 2:30pm under Wilkesboro's Curtis Bridge, which passes over the Yadkin River. Local police said in a...

Alleged Cult Leader Dies, Followers Apparently Can't Part With Her

7 members of Love Has Won religious group kept mummified remains of Amy Carlson in home

(Newser) - Police say a man returned to his rural Colorado home last week to find a mummified woman, who "appeared to be set up in some type of shrine." The face, with missing eyes, was caked in glittery makeup, and the body was wrapped in a sleeping bag and...

'Horror on Top of Heartbreak' After Funeral Vehicle Stolen

Woman's body was inside van taken from St. Louis convenience store

(Newser) - In this week's "you had one job" post, a Missouri funeral home driver may be in a bit of trouble after an incident in St. Louis. Per KSDK , which deems the case "horror on top of heartbreak," local police are on the hunt for a white...

Cops: Japan Woman's Fear of Eviction Led to Gruesome Act

Yumi Yoshino stashed mom's body in freezer for 10 years so she could stay in apartment: authorities

(Newser) - A Japanese woman is being detained "on suspicion of abandoning and hiding a female body"—with the body being that of her own mother. Per the Guardian , cops say that 48-year-old Yumi Yoshino kept her mom's remains for about 10 years in a freezer in their once-shared...

We've Got Cadaver Dogs. Next Up: Cadaver Plants?
In Search for Human
Bodies, Plants May Be Key
NEW STUDY

In Search for Human Bodies, Plants May Be Key

Chemicals from decomposing remains may trigger visible changes in vegetation

(Newser) - Researchers are toying with a new idea that could transform grueling and expensive body-recovery missions, and it involves what you might call cadaver plants. Yes, plants. Neal Stewart, a biologist at the University of Tennessee, has long been interested in the ways plants sense and respond to stresses. Now, he...

They Were Filming TikTok Vids on the Beach. Then, a Grisly Find

Remains discovered by teens on Seattle's Alki Beach belong to shooting victims

(Newser) - A group of teens were filming TikTok videos on a Seattle beach when they discovered the remains of two murder victims. In a video viewed around the world, the teens are seen stumbling upon a foul-smelling suitcase that had washed ashore on Alki Beach on June 19. A female opens...

Police Identify Remains Found on Family's Property

Joshua Vallow, 7, and Tylee Ryan, 17, are positively identified

(Newser) - The bodies found this week at a rural property in Idaho are those of two children missing since last year, authorities confirmed Saturday. The Rexburg Police Department issued the press release confirming that remains found on Tuesday have been positively identified by the medical examiner's office as belonging to...

They Showed Up to Work on the Bridge. They Made a Grim Find

Bodies of 2 sisters found in Georgia, and investigators say it was a double homicide

(Newser) - The bodies of a teen about to graduate from high school and her older sister were found under a Georgia bridge this week, and police say it's now a homicide investigation. CNN identifies the women as 19-year-old Vanita Richardson and 31-year-old Truvenia Campbell. The news site says the women...

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