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Boy Missing in Aussie Bush Found, but Questions Remain

New South Wales police want to know how and why Anthony 'AJ' Elfalak vanished in the first place

(Newser) - A 3-year-old boy missing in the Australian bush for three days has been found. The BBC reports that little Anthony "AJ" Elfalak, who was last seen at his Putty home on Friday morning playing with his brothers, was spotted on his family's property by New South Wales police...

After Boy Swept Out to Sea, Family Offers $50K Reward

Arunay Pruthi, 12, was victim of 'sneaker' wave on Monday in California

(Newser) - The Coast Guard has given up the search for a 12-year-old boy who was swept out to sea earlier this week, but his family is now offering a $50,000 reward for anyone who can find Arunay Pruthi, reports People . The Fremont boy was at Cowell Ranch State Beach on...

Ohio Man Sentenced for Impersonating Missing Boy

Prosecutors said Brian Rini caused Timmothy Pitzen's family 'enormous pain'

(Newser) - An Ohio man who caused fresh heartbreak for the family of a long-missing boy has been sentenced to 2 years in prison for aggravated identity theft. Brian Rini, now 25, was 23 years old when he claimed to be 14-year-old Timmothy Pitzen , an Illinois boy who has been missing since...

'It Was Just the Biggest Holy Crap, I Got Him'

9-year-old Jordan Gorman found 'cold and hungry' but otherwise OK in Tennessee

(Newser) - A 9-year-old Tennessee boy who was missing since Sunday has been found safe and sound. Per WSMV , the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation announced that Jordan Gorman was found Tuesday after two frigid nights in the woods; his parents say he ran off Sunday around noon after a disagreement. A search...

Family Confirms: Remains Are Those of Missing Idaho Kids

Chad Daybell has been charged, though not with murder, in case involving Lori Vallow's kids

(Newser) - Lori Vallow's relatives confirmed Wednesday that the remains found on Chad Daybell's Idaho property are those of Vallow's missing children, 7-year-old Joshua "JJ" Vallow and 17-year-old Tylee Ryan. "We are filled with unfathomable sadness that these two bright stars were stolen from us," the...

Toddler Siblings Are Missing; Their Mother Was Arrested

Police are searching for Miracle and Tony Crook

(Newser) - A young brother and sister are missing and their mother has been arrested in Tulsa, Okla. Police initially said Miracle Crook, 3, and her brother Tony Crook, 2, had last been seen by a family member on Thursday, and that they were reported missing Friday, KOCO reports. The siblings were...

Gannon's Mom on Stepmom's Arrest: 'She Will Pay 100%'

Letecia Stauch arrested in connection with disappearance of Gannon Stauch, 11

(Newser) - The stepmother of Gannon Stauch, the Colorado 11-year-old missing since Jan. 27 , has been arrested on suspicion of murdering the boy. No body has been found, but authorities say they believe Gannon Stauch is dead. Letecia Stauch told investigators she last saw her stepson at home before he left in...

Source: Last Text From Missing Teen's Phone Was Odd

CBS: Someone sent a text from Tylee Ryan's phone after she went missing, it's not clear who

(Newser) - When authorities finally located Lori Vallow, a person of interest in the disappearance of two of her children , they also located a cellphone belonging to one of those children. That's according to a source who spoke to CBS News about the case; JJ Vallow, 7, and Tylee Ryan, 17,...

Missing Boy's Stepmom Left Home With Him, Returned Alone

Leticia Stauch was last person to see 11-year-old Gannon on Jan. 27

(Newser) - The search for an 11-year-old boy reported missing a week ago in Colorado Springs is intensifying, with surveillance video seeming to contradict the initial version of events offered by his stepmother. Leticia Stauch reported Gannon Stauch missing on Jan. 27, telling authorities he had left his home in the Lorson...

Boy, 14, Set Out for School, Hasn't Been Seen Since

Search for Ohio teen Harley Dilly expanded nationwide

(Newser) - Harley Dilly set off for school the morning of December 20 wearing a puffy maroon jacket and grey sweatpants. The Ohio 14-year-old was captured by a surveillance camera between 6am and 7am in the vicinity of his Port Clinton home and his school campus—but he never made it to...

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...

Cops Couldn't Find Missing Boy. They Went to Plan B

K9 team tracks down 3-year-old with autism in 28 minutes in Florida

(Newser) - For two hours on Sunday, sheriff's deputies methodically scoured the woods in a Pensacola suburb, frantically searching for a 3-year-old boy with autism who'd vanished. They came up empty, so they decided to pull out the big guns: the K9 team. "Once the [dogs] hit the ground,...

Mom: I Put Toddler to Bed, He Was Gone by Morning

Police are searching for Noah Tomlin, 2, of Virginia

(Newser) - Noah Tomlin was wearing a green and white pajama shirt and a diaper when his mother put him to bed around 1am Monday. She hasn't seen him since, police in Hampton, Virginia, say . The 2-year-old was reported missing later Monday morning when his mother returned to the room to...

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...

Teen Is Not Long-Missing Boy: FBI

FBI says DNA disproves teen's claim that he is Timmothy Pitzen

(Newser) - Hope briefly flared that Timmothy Pitzen, the Illinois boy who went missing at age 6 in 2011 , had been found Wednesday in Kentucky . That hope died Thursday when the FBI announced that the teenage boy who claimed to be Pitzen was not actually him. "DNA results have been returned...

Teen's Story Is Wrenching. Now, the Wait for Confirmation

Teenager found in Kentucky may be Timmothy Pitzen, a boy who went missing in 2011

(Newser) - (Update: The FBI announced later Thursday that the teen in question is not the missing boy. Our original story follows.) Is it really Timmothy Pitzen? The FBI and authorities in multiple states are now investigating what could be an astonishing turn in the case of a boy who went...

'It Felt Like I Was Dreaming': Boy Abducted in 2017 Found

Police say Joshua Graham's non-custodial father took him out of state

(Newser) - A 9-year-old boy who went missing in 2017 was found safe Saturday morning, ABC News reports. Police say Joshua Graham's father took the boy from Texas without informing his mother; in February 2018, his mother was granted sole custody. The boy was eventually reported missing under the status of...

Body Believed to Be Missing 6-Year-Old Found
Body of Boy Who Ran Off
at Park Found in Creek
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Body of Boy Who Ran Off at Park Found in Creek

Authorities believe they've found the body of Maddox Ritch

(Newser) - A tragic end to the story of the 6-year-old North Carolina boy who went missing while visiting a park with his father Saturday: Authorities say they have found a body believed to be that of Maddox Scott Ritch. A neighbor tells FOX 46 Charlotte that local residents asked whether search...

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...

Teen Witnessed Dad's Murder, Vanished. He's Now Been Found

Jacob Caldwell found safe, apparently living in basement

(Newser) - On Aug. 15, 2017, Jacob Caldwell, then 14, witnessed his father's murder—then vanished six days later . More than a year later, the Ohio 15-year-old has been found alive, ABC News reports. Caldwell's grandparents were given emergency temporary custody of the boy and his brothers after their father...

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