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Teen Who Went Missing in 2019 Found Safe

California teen found in Utah

(Newser) - Connerjack Oswalt was 17 years old when he vanished from his northern California home in 2019. He was reported missing September 28 of that year. His mother says the teen, who is autistic, left home after "someone had allegedly told him he can go on a pilgrimage to find...

New Charge for Man Accused of Abducting Nevada Teen

Troy Driver has now been charged with murder in the case of 18-year-old Naomi Irion

(Newser) - Update: Troy Driver had already been charged with kidnapping in the case of Naomi Irion, the Nevada 18-year-old whose body was found more than two weeks after she was taken from a Walmart parking lot. Now, the 41-year-old has been hit with a murder charge as well, reports CBS News...

FBI: Teen Was Kidnapped in Her Own Car
Suspect Arrested in Case
of Missing Nevada Teen
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Suspect Arrested in Case of Missing Nevada Teen

Troy Driver, 41, is in custody; still no news on whereabouts of Naomi Irion, 18

(Newser) - Update: Naomi Irion is still missing, but Nevada cops now have a suspect in her disappearance in custody. KTVN reports that Troy Driver, 41, of Fallon was arrested Friday, with the Lyon County Sheriff's Office noting he's being held on kidnapping charges. Authorities say they've also impounded...

'Operation Boo Dat' Ends With Sex-Offender Arrests

Monthslong effort also tracks down 5 missing teens in Louisiana

(Newser) - For most of the fall season, the US Marshals Service was hard at work in Louisiana, scoping out the New Orleans area in an annual crime-fighting operation that paid off big time this year. In a report issued in 2021's final days, the agency announced that thanks to "...

Teen Who Disappeared for 24 Hours: I Was Kidnapped
Prosecutor
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Teen: She Lied
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Prosecutor on 'Kidnapped' Teen: She Lied

17-year-old turned up bloody at French eatery after vanishing 24 hours earlier, claiming an abduction

(Newser) - Update: She wasn't abducted after all. A 17-year-old who vanished during a run, then turned up bloody 24 hours later at an eatery in western France, claiming she'd been kidnapped by two men, has now admitted she made the whole thing up, reports the BBC . Local prosecutor Celine...

Man Accused of Entering Missing Teen's Home Is Found Dead
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Missing Student's Remains Found

Miya Marcano, 19, had disappeared a week ago in Florida

(Newser) - Update: The body of a college student who had been missing for a week has been found in Florida, authorities said Saturday. Authorities discovered Miya Marcano's remains at an apartment building, the AP reports. Orange County Sheriff John Mina said the cause of death is not yet known. Cellphone...

Tragic Find Made in Search for Missing Teens

SUV fell hundreds of feet off cliff

(Newser) - The search for a teenage California couple missing for almost a week came to a tragic end Tuesday when two bodies were found in an SUV that had plunged hundreds of feet off a winding mountain road. The mangled vehicle was spotted by a volunteer with a search and rescue...

Remains Found in Search for Linda Stoltzfoos

Amish teen was allegedly abducted by Justo Smoker last June

(Newser) - Remains have been found in the search for Linda Stoltzfoos, the Amish 18-year-old who went missing while walking home from church last June . The coroner's office still needs to identify the remains, which were found in a rural area of Pennsylvania, as well as determine the cause and manner...

Missing North Carolina Girl Found
Missing
North Carolina
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Missing North Carolina Girl Found

Savannah Childress was abducted, found safe in Arkansas

(Newser) - Savannah Grace Childress, 14, was abducted from her home in Denton, NC, on Feb. 11—but on Saturday night, she was found safe. She was with suspect William Ice, who had communicated with her via online platforms, in Arkansas when police spotted his SUV, which was linked to the abduction...

Viral TikTok Thought to Show Missing Teen Probably Doesn't

Woman says it's her in video, not Cassie Compton

(Newser) - A TikTok video went viral this week after viewers started pointing out the woman in it looked very similar to a teen who went missing six years ago—but since the story first started making headlines, another person has come forward saying she's actually the woman in the video,...

Cops Investigating Teens' Abuse Discover Sister Is Long Missing

2 siblings allege their parents abused them for years after sister went missing

(Newser) - Detectives in Rohnert Park, Calif., were investigating allegations of child abuse from a 15- and 17-year-old when the probe turned into a missing persons investigation. The teen siblings told police their older sister, Kaya Centeno, who would have turned 18 in May, disappeared sometime between 2010 and 2012, People reports....

Arrest Made in Case of Amish Teen Who Vanished in June

Linda Stoltzfoos was last seen June 21

(Newser) - Linda Stoltzfoos was last seen June 21, walking home from church in Pennsylvania's Bird-in-Hand area in Lancaster County. The 18-year-old Amish woman is still missing, but on Friday, an arrest was made in her disappearance, NBC News reports. Justo Smoker, 34, has been charged with felony kidnapping and...

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...

Pandemic Has Slowed the Search for Missing Teen

'I’m worried she’ll be forgotten,' Julia Mann's mom says

(Newser) - Julia Mann was last seen just before heading to bed at her family's Georgia home on Feb. 20. By the next morning, the 17-year-old was gone, and she's still missing. Authorities say it appears she left home by choice, and her mother acknowledges she may have snuck out...

Burned Skull of Teen Mom Missing Since 2010 Turns Up

Prosecutor says 'multiple witnesses ... ought to be pretty nervous' in case of Paige Johnson

(Newser) - The remains of a teenage mother who disappeared in Kentucky nearly a decade ago have been found across the state line in Ohio. Paige Johnson was just 17 when she vanished in Covington on Sept. 23, 2010, after going to a party with friends. Various searches failed to turn up...

Missing Teen Cowgirl Found Dead
Missing Teen Cowgirl
Found Dead

Missing Teen Cowgirl Found Dead

Britney Ujlaky was last seen getting in a green pickup truck with a mystery man in Nevada

(Newser) - A 16-year-old cowgirl who volunteered at a local Nevada ranch grooming horses and who hoped to one day be a rodeo queen and makeup artist will never get that chance. Per the AP , the Elko County Sheriff's Office says the body of Spring Creek teen Gabrielle Ujlaky, called Britney...

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,...

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...

Teen's Disappearance Puts Focus on a Larger Issue
Missing Teen's Case Puts
Focus on a Troubling Issue
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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...

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...

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