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Body Found in Houston Is Indeed Missing Mom

Heidi Broussard's body identified; DNA tests being done on baby found alive at same location

(Newser) - The body of missing Texas mom Heidi Broussard has been identified, the AP reports. The 33-year-old's body, found more than 100 miles away from her hometown of Austin, was positively identified by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Science, which called her death a homicide by strangulation. Although police... More »

'Close Friend' of Missing New Mom in Custody

Body said to be Heidi Broussard's found; cops say Magen Fieramusca plotted to take her baby

(Newser) - An arrest has been made in the case of missing Texas mom Heidi Broussard after a body believed to be hers was found Thursday evening at a home near Houston. An infant girl was also found at the Jersey Village residence, thought to be Broussard's daughter, Margot Carey. The... More »

Family on Missing Mom, Baby: Good News Mixed With Horror

Police and FBI agents reportedly found body of Heidi Broussard, but infant Margot Carey is OK

(Newser) - Texas mom Heidi Broussard and her weeks-old daughter haven't been seen since the morning of Dec. 12, when the 33-year-old dropped her 6-year-old son off at an Austin elementary school. Now, there appears to be a tragic development after police and FBI agents descended upon a home in Harris... More »

Twist in Missing Mom Case: a Man Named 'Fudge,' a Knife

Cops look for folding hunting knife that may have been murder weapon

(Newser) - Cops are now searching for what they believe was the weapon used to kill missing Connecticut mom Jennifer Farber Dulos : a folding hunting knife. Sources tell the Hartford Courant that surveillance video shows a garbage bag being placed in a Hartford trash bin on the day Dulos was reported missing.... More »

Woman Who Searches for Missing People Is Missing Herself

Missing in America volunteer Andrea Knabel vanished in Kentucky

(Newser) - Missing in America, a group that helps find missing people across the country, is for the first time searching for one of its own members. Andrea Knabel, a volunteer in Kentucky, was upset when she left her sister's house in Louisville's Audubon Park neighborhood around 1am on Aug.... More »

Mom, 3-Year-Old Son Vanish in Oregon

Karissa and Billy Fretwell missing since May 13

(Newser) - An Oregon mom and her 3-year-old son have not been seen or heard from since May 13. The family of Karissa Alyn Fretwell, 25, and son William (Billy) Fretwell reported the pair missing last week, the Salem Statesman Journal reports, and Salem police are asking the public to report any... More »

Month After Giving Birth to Twins, Mom Vanishes

Savannah Spurlock also has two older children

(Newser) - Tuesday is Savannah Spurlock's 23rd birthday, but the Kentucky mom of four isn't with her family to celebrate. She's been missing for more than a month, and this week the search is focused on corn fields and a bridge near the home where Spurlock was last tracked,... More »

'Mysterious' Texts Sent From Missing Mom's Phone

Search for Kelsey Berreth goes nationwide

(Newser) - Kelsey Berreth wasn't reported missing until Dec. 2, but she was last seen in public on Nov. 22—and police recently revealed that text messages were sent from the 29-year-old Colorado mom's phone three days later. Berreth's last known location was a Safeway in her city of... More »

Mother of 3 Found After Disappearing 11 Years Ago

Kayannette Gabrielle suddenly remembered her name after years of reported memory loss

(Newser) - A fall off an LA pier led to the unraveling of a mystery that's been haunting Kayannette Gabrielle's family for over a decade. People tells the story of the California woman, originally from Colorado, who disappeared from the lives of her grown kids in April 2006. At first... More »

Mom Rented Van, Vanished With 3 Sons for 2 Weeks

They've now been found safe

(Newser) - On May 9, Michalene Melges rented a van in Lake Bluff, Ill., more than 40 miles away from her home in Lake Geneva, Wis. She called her sons' school and asked for the boys to be excused for a vacation May 10 to 13. And then they vanished, with the... More »

Missing Mom Found Dead in Car, 3 Kids Alive Next to Her

Texas woman's husband says he thought he had to wait 24 hours before calling police

(Newser) - A missing Texas woman described by her husband as a "model mom" and the rock of the family was found dead in a car in a Target parking lot in Frisco Thursday evening, her three young children alive beside her, CBS11 reports. Sources tell the station there were no... More »

Va. Mom Who Disappeared in Nov. Is Found, Arrested

Crystal Griffin Redd picked up in Georgia; money had gone missing from her work

(Newser) - Fortunately, a Virginia mom missing for nearly two months was found safe on Tuesday, both her family and Blackstone police confirm to WTVR . Unfortunately, Crystal Griffin Redd was arrested by the Georgia police who discovered her, as she was wanted for embezzlement back in her hometown. Redd vanished on Nov.... More »

Missing Oregon Mom's Death Ruled a Suicide

Jennifer Huston was found with an empty bottle of sleeping pills and a note

(Newser) - Just a day after finding missing Oregon mom Jennifer Huston's body, officials are ruling her death a suicide. Her husband first reported her missing after she left to run errands on the evening of July 24; the last known footage of her shows her entering a Rite Aid pharmacy,... More »

Missing Mom May Have Been Seen on Wash. Ferry

Couple say they saw Jennifer Huston headed to San Juan Islands

(Newser) - A new lead in the case of the Oregon woman who vanished after buying gas last month: Police are investigating a possible sighting of Jennifer Huston and her green Lexus SUV on a ferry headed to Washington state's San Juan Islands, reports NBC . A couple told police they believed... More »

Mom of 2 Goes Missing After Getting Gas

Family searching for Jennifer Huston, 38

(Newser) - Jennifer Huston fueled up her green Lexus LX-470 at a gas station in Newberg, Oregon, around 6pm Thursday, and hasn't been seen since. The Dundee mom of two was wearing black and pink Nike shoes and yoga pants at the time, and was caught on the 76 station's... More »

Family Missing After Bizarre Call Found Dead

Bodies in abandoned house near burned car

(Newser) - An entire family who went missing in Mississippi under strange circumstances has been found dead: Three bodies, believed to be those of of Atira Hughes Smith (also referred to as Atira Hill), 30; her husband Laterry Smith, 34; and her son, Jaidon Hill, 7, were found in an abandoned house... More »

Ohio Town Seeks Missing Mom, Friend, 2 Kids

'Unusual' amount of blood found inside house

(Newser) - A rural Ohio town is searching for a missing mom, her female friend, and two kids after police say they found an "unusual amount" of blood in her home. Thirty-two-year-old Tina Herrmann, 41-year-old Stephanie Sprang, and Herrmann's 13-year-old daughter, Sarah Maynard, and 10-year-old son, Kody Maynard were reported missing... More »

Cops Hunt for Missing 'Erratic' Mom, Son

She's spotted falling in parking lot, asking for directions

(Newser) - Washington cops continue to hunt for a young "erratic" mom and her 8-year-old son after her minivan was found half-submerged off a Puget Sound road. Backsliding alcoholic Shantina Smiley, 29, was spotted falling in an Olympia parking lot and asking strangers for directions before heading off the opposite way... More »

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