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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 »

Cops: Burglar Caught With Missing Girl's Clothes

But authorities say Kyle Jaenke-Annis isn't suspect in Jayme Closs's disappearance

(Newser) - Prosecutors have charged a man with burglarizing a Wisconsin home where a couple was killed and their 13-year-old daughter went missing , but authorities say he's not a suspect in the case. Barron County Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald says 32-year-old Kyle Jaenke-Annis was arrested over the weekend at the home of... More »

'Something Triggered' New Search for Jayme Closs

Sheriff asks for 2K volunteers Tuesday

(Newser) - Authorities on Monday called for 2,000 volunteers to help in a ground search for clues in the disappearance of a Wisconsin girl whose parents were gunned down in their home last week. After an initial ground search on Thursday in which 100 volunteers helped search for clues into 13-year-old... More »

Cops Get 800 Tips in Search for Missing Teen

Sheriff believes Wisc.'s Jayme Closs is still alive, but so far nationwide search has turned up nothing

(Newser) - "Every second counts" in the search for Jayme Closs , and authorities say they've so far received about 800 tips on the disappearance of the Wisconsin teen. The 5-foot-tall 13-year-old with strawberry-blond hair and green eyes was found to be missing early Monday when cops responded to a 911... More »

Missing Teen Believed to Be in Danger; Parents Found Dead

An Amber Alert has been issued for Jayme Closs

(Newser) - Authorities searched Monday for a 13-year-old girl they believe is in danger after her parents were found dead in their western Wisconsin home, the AP reports. Deputies went to the home in Barron after dispatchers received a 911 call from an unknown person at around 1am Monday, Barron County Sheriff... More »

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... More »

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