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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,... More »

Body of Selena Not Afraid Found Near Rest Stop

Sheriff says foul play not suspected in death of indigenous teen

(Newser) - The search for a Native American teenager whose disappearance brought attention to the wider issue of missing and murdered women from the community came to a tragic end Monday morning. The body of 16-year-old Selena Not Afraid was found less than a mile from the I-90 rest stop in rural... More »

Missing Teen's Case Puts Focus on a Troubling Issue

Selena Not Afraid is the latest Native American girl or woman to disappear

(Newser) - It has been nearly three weeks since 16-year-old Selena Bell, aka Selena Not Afraid, went missing. The Native American teen disappeared at a rest stop in rural Montana, and searches by police and volunteers have been fruitless. As the hunt continues, Selena's disappearance is calling attention to the larger... More »

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... More »

Cops Make Huge Find in Pedo Suspect's Closet

The German case makes international news

(Newser) - Police searching the home of a suspected pedophile got a huge surprise when they opened a closet—and found a missing teenage boy, Deutsche Welle reports. Police stumbled on the 15-year-old Friday in Recklinghausen, a small city in Germany, and identified him as someone who vanished from a shelter in... More »

Prosecutors Seek Death Penalty in Aniah Blanchard Case

Ibrahim Yazeed charged with capital murder

(Newser) - Prosecutors in Alabama say Ibraheem Yazeed kidnapped and murdered 19-year-old Aniah Blanchard—and he deserves to die for his crimes. Lee County District Attorney Brandon Hughes said Monday that charges against the 30-year-old have been upgraded from first-degree kidnapping to capital murder and his office plans to seek the death... More »

Remains Confirmed to Be Missing Alabama Teen

Aniah Blanchard was the stepdaughter of UFC fighter Walt Harris

(Newser) - Human remains discovered in a wooded area have been confirmed as belonging to a missing college student who was the stepdaughter of a well-known UFC fighter, Alabama authorities announced Wednesday. The Auburn Police Department said the Department of Forensic Sciences confirmed the remains belong to Aniah Blanchard, 19, the AP... More »

Remains of Missing Alabama Woman Likely Found

DA says remains found in Macon County are likely those of Aniah Blanchard

(Newser) - An Alabama district attorney said Monday that authorities have “good reason” to believe human remains found in a wooded area belong to the missing stepdaughter of a UFC heavyweight fighter. The remains were found on a county road in neighboring Macon County, Lee County District Attorney Brandon Hughes told... More »

After 'Someone Doing the Right Thing,' an Arrest

Cops say Ibraheem Yazeed was at Aniah Blanchard's last known location

(Newser) - A man is in custody on kidnapping charges in connection with the disappearance of UFC fighter Walt Harris' stepdaughter, who has been missing for more than two weeks . Alabama police say Ibraheem Yazeed was at the Auburn convenience store where 19-year-old Aniah Blanchard was last seen on Oct. 23 and... More »

Police Seeking Man Who Was in Same Store as Missing Teen

UFC fighter Walt Harris' stepdaughter was last seen Oct. 23

(Newser) - Police in Alabama are asking for the public's help in identifying a person of interest in the disappearance of Aniah Haley Blanchard , the 19-year-old stepdaughter of UFC fighter Walt Harris. Police say the person was captured on surveillance video in the convenience store in Auburn where Blanchard was last... More »

'What Does It Mean?' Remains Identified After 4 Decades, but Mystery Lingers

DNA sample leads to a relative of missing teen Sandy Morden

(Newser) - For almost 40 years, the body discovered at Fly Creek near Amboy, Washington, in 1980 was known simply as "Fly Creek Jane Doe." But then investigators uploaded DNA from the skeletal remains to a public genetic genealogy database. The move ultimately led them to a cousin of Sandra... More »

UFC Fighter's Stepdaughter Likely a Victim of Foul Play

Search continues for Aniah Blanchard in Alabama

(Newser) - Some 60 investigators from almost a dozen law enforcement agencies are now searching for the stepdaughter of UFC heavyweight fighter Walt Harris, who was last heard from a week ago . "There is obviously high probability and likelihood that there's some foul play involved," Auburn Police Chief Paul... More »

UFC Fighter's Plea: 'Please Help Find My Baby'

Damaged car of Aniah Blanchard, Walt Harris' teen stepdaughter, is found, but there's no sign of her

(Newser) - The 19-year-old stepdaughter of UFC heavyweight fighter Walt Harris is missing. Aniah Haley Blanchard, a student at Southern Union State Community College in Wadley, Ala., was last heard from when she communicated with a friend Wednesday just before midnight, CNN reports. Her family reported her missing the next day. On... 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 »

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... More »

He Hired Teen to Babysit. That May Have Been a Ruse

Louisiana girl, 15, has been missing since last week and is believed to be with Cory Disotell

(Newser) - A 15-year-old Louisiana girl has been missing since Thursday, and authorities say she may be in the company of her neighbor, a 47-year-old man. Domeanna Spell had been the babysitter for Cory Disotell's family, WAPT reports, though KATC reports that the babysitting job was a ruse and that there... More »

15 Years After He Vanished Without a Trace, Hope

Daniel Yuen's family thinks he's living in San Diego

(Newser) - Nearly 15 years after Daniel Yuen disappeared without a trace at age 16, his family has "the best news we've had in so long"—but they still don't have Daniel back. The mystery began in January 2004, when Yuen's family sent the teen, who'd... More »

Missing Teen Jayme Closs Found Alive After 3 Months

Jayme Closs fled Wisconsin kidnapper

(Newser) - Amazing news from Wisconsin, where relatives of 13-year-old Jayme Closs say their prayers have been answered. Jayme has been found alive almost three months after her parents were found dead in their home , the Barron County Sheriff's Department announced in a Facebook post late Thursday. The sheriff's department... More »

SUV Used in Teen's Kidnapping Is Discovered

But Hania Noelia Aguilar remains missing

(Newser) - The SUV used to kidnap a 13-year-old from outside her home in Lumberton, NC, early Monday has been found, though with no sign of Hania Noelia Aguilar or her abductor. The 2002 Ford Expedition was discovered shortly after 8am Thursday in Lumberton, per WRAL . Police say it was on the... More »

They Almost Drove Over the One-Word Message: 'Help'

Idaho hunters help find Katie Ogle, 19

(Newser) - "If we didn't come up here she could have been dead." Such is the realization of a 15-year-old boy who helped rescue a lost teen in Idaho over the weekend. Ryle Gordon and stepdad Chris Trumbich had traveled to Hayden for a hunting trip. Driving toward their... More »

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