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Woman Calls Friend for Help, Then Vanishes From Cabin

A friend got a call for help minutes before Adrienne Quintal disappeared

(Newser) - About 2:45am last Thursday, a phone rang in Warren, near Detroit. Adrienne Quintal was calling a friend for help. Less than 15 minutes later, deputies and troopers arrived at the cabin in the northern part of the Lower Peninsula where Quintal was staying, 9&10 News reports. She was... More »

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

(Newser) - 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... More »

Before His Hearing, R. Kelly Couldn't Be Found

The singer pleads not guilty in a New York federal court

(Newser) - Perhaps not a big surprise, but R. Kelly pleaded not guilty Friday on multiple charges and was denied bail. The singer appeared in a New York federal court on a five-count indictment involving alleged sex crimes, including sexual exploitation of underage girls, while two girlfriends attended "for moral support"... More »

Police Find Bloody T-Shirt and More in Trash Bin

Unofficially, there's more evidence in the Jennifer Dulos case

(Newser) - The case of a missing Connecticut mom now includes a bloodstained T-shirt and a lawyer's doubtful response, the Hartford Courant reports. Police apparently found the Vineyard Vines shirt—which they believe Jennifer Dulos wore on May 24, the day she vanished—along with a bra they think is hers,... More »

Vatican Missing-Girl Mystery Deepens as Bones Are Found

Emanuela Orlandi disappeared in 1983

(Newser) - The mystery of the 1983 disappearance of the 15-year-old daughter of a Vatican employee took yet another twist Saturday following excavations this week at a Vatican City cemetery, the AP reports. The Vatican said it had discovered two sets of bones under a stone slab that will be formally opened... More »

Utah Suspect Asked Contractor to Build a Soundproof Room

Request for hooks in walls raised suspicion

(Newser) - The man charged in the slaying of a University of Utah student wanted a contractor to build a soundproof room in his house, no matter the cost, with a thumb lock, hooks on the walls and a secret entrance. "I don’t know what he wanted it for,"... More »

Warrants Detail Grim Evidence in Case of Missing Mom

Jennifer Dulos vanished May 24

(Newser) - The estranged husband Jennifer Dulos said she was "terrified" of has been arrested in connection with her disappearance, and warrants in the case detail some grim evidence. Fotis Dulos and his girlfriend, Michelle Troconis, were arrested Saturday night and charged with tampering with or fabricating evidence and hindering prosecution,... More »

'Terrified' Mom Vanishes Amid Custody Dispute

Jennifer Dulos disappeared in Connecticut on Friday

(Newser) - Police are scouring a Connecticut park for a mother of five who vanished amid a bitter divorce with her estranged husband, the Stamford Advocate reports. Jennifer Dulos, 50, disappeared Friday and her vehicle, a black Chevy Suburban, was found that night in a popular 300-acre recreational area in New Canaan.... More »

America Is Forgetting All About Vanished Teen

Karlie Guse wandered off into the unknown

(Newser) - A Wisconsin teen's violent kidnapping last year drew media attention and a nation-wide sigh of relief when she turned up safe . But California teen Karlie Guse, who vanished around the same time, may be nearly forgotten. "It has been seven months," her mother Lindsay Fairley tells Fox... More »

For 7 Years, She Plotted Her Escape From 'Caged Luxury'

Then UAE princess Latifa Bint Mohammed al-Maktoum was abducted as she tried to flee

(Newser) - "I'm making this video, because it could be the last video I make. Pretty soon, I'm going to be leaving somehow, and I'm not so sure of the outcome, but I'm 99% positive it will work." Those words are from a YouTube video recorded... More »

Woman's Last Text: 'It's Pretty Sketchy Here'

Carla Stefaniak, 36, was visiting Costa Rica for her birthday

(Newser) - A Florida woman has gone missing in Costa Rica after visiting for her birthday and getting into an unknown car, WFLA reports. Carla Stefaniak, 36, was scheduled to return Wednesday, the day after her fellow traveler/sister-in-law flew back—but Stefaniak never made the plane. "She totally went missing, ghosted... More »

Photojournalist Aired Abuses in China. Now He's Missing

Wife says Lu Guang was last heard from on Nov. 3

(Newser) - A renowned photojournalist whose images have shed light on the challenges of China's economic rise hasn't been heard from in almost a month and is believed to be in state custody. Lu Guang, a first-place winner at the 2004 World Press Photo awards, had been meeting with photographers... More »

35-Year Mystery Stirs as Vatican Finds Bones

Emanuela Orlandi's family hopes to 'bring her home'

(Newser) - The discovery of human bones at a property next to the Vatican's embassy to Italy has renewed hope of solving a 35-year-old disappearance, which some claim involves the Vatican itself. Rome's chief prosecutor is working to identify the bones found during renovation work at the Vatican property in... More »

X-Men Actress Vanished in China, Said to Be 'Under Control'

Fan Bingbing, rumored to be nabbed for tax evasion, got 0% 'socially responsible' rating

(Newser) - Academics at Beijing Normal University recently compiled a report ranking how "socially responsible" Chinese celebrities are, and China's highest-paid actress , Fan Bingbing, received a 0% rating—which would be eyebrow-raising enough, except that Fan has also gone missing. The BBC reports the 36-year-old X-Men actress, model, and singer... More »

He Called Family's Vanishing a Nightmare. Then He Was Arrested

Chris Watts' wife, two young daughters have been missing since Monday

(Newser) - Authorities say the husband of a missing family in Colorado has been arrested in connection with the case. The Frederick Police Department says Chris Watts was taken into custody, reports the AP . Watt's pregnant wife, 34-year-old Shanann Watts, and their two daughters, 4-year-old Bella and 3-year-old Celeste, were reported... More »

Where Women Vanish, Someone Is Tracking Them

Student Annita Lucchesi creates a database to track missing indigenous women

(Newser) - Ashley Loring liked writing poetry, riding horseback, and experiencing the low rumble of distant storms. "She wasn't scared of anything," her mother Loxie says at Blackfeet Indian Reservation in Montana, per NPR . "And for how small she is, she was..." At that point Loxie fights... More »

He Was Missing for 35 Years, Right Under Everyone's Nose

Colleagues knew him as cheerful health benefits consultant for University of California

(Newser) - An Air Force officer with top security clearance who deserted 35 years ago and was arrested in California last week worked for years as a consultant for the University of California system, former colleagues said. University system colleagues knew William Howard Hughes Jr. as a personable, brainy number cruncher for... More »

Note on Dollar Bill Could Be Cold-Case Clue

It names 11-year-old girl who vanished in Arizona in 1999

(Newser) - It happened in the 90 seconds it took her younger sister to dash home and back. Where Mikelle Biggs had last been seen riding her bike, waiting for an ice cream truck to arrive, her sister found only a discarded bike and a sprinkling of quarters. Nineteen years later and... More »

Before Vanishing, CDC Doctor Made Odd Request to Neighbor

Timothy Cunningham learned why he wouldn't be promoted at last sighting

(Newser) - The Harvard-educated doctor missing for more than two weeks had recently been denied a promotion at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, with an explanation provided to him on the day he was last seen. After arriving at work on Feb. 12, Timothy Cunningham met with his supervisor, who... More »

Calif. Mom Has Been Missing Since Super Bowl

Boyfriend says Ashley Holloway vanished after leaving party

(Newser) - Friends and family are searching for a missing mother of three who was reportedly last seen leaving a Super Bowl party in California 12 days ago. Though CBS Sacramento initially reported Ashley Holloway vanished while walking her dog and the dog returned home without her, the Stockton Record now reports... More »

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