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Woman With Dementia Saved by 4-Legged Hero

Sherry Noppe's dog, who never left her side after she got lost in woods, barked till they were found

(Newser) - Texas' Sherry Noppe, recently diagnosed with dementia, disappeared after taking her dog for a walk on May 3 in the Houston suburb of Katy. Thankfully, the 63-year-old was reunited with family just in time for Mother's Day after said black Labrador "saved her life," daughter Courtney Noppe...

Prison Official Goes Missing While Bringing Inmate to Court

Search is on for Vicki White, who was escorting prisoner held on capital murder charges

(Newser) - A prison official from Alabama is missing after escorting an inmate to a courthouse for a hearing. The Lauderdale County Sheriff's Office said in a Facebook post Saturday that Assistant Director of Corrections Vicki White disappeared while escorting an inmate being held on capital murder charges, per the AP...

She Applied for Job at Texas Nightclub, Disappeared

Community activist calls for action in case of missing woman Felicia Johnson

(Newser) - Felicia Marie Johnson traveled from California to Houston looking for employment at a nightclub, but disappeared after applying for a job at the club on April 15, KHOU reports. The 24-year-old called an Uber after leaving Cover Girls Night Club, but it was running late and a man at the...

She Fled Home After Assault. The Worst Was Yet to Come

Canadian police seek help in finding Elnaz Hajtamiri following Jan. 12 abduction

(Newser) - Opening up the door of the home in the small Canadian town of Wasaga Beach, the owner saw three armed men who looked like police officers. They claimed to have an arrest warrant for Elnaz Hajtamiri, a 37-year-old Iranian-born woman who was staying at the home, whom they proceeded to...

Woman Who Went Missing in February Is Missing Again

Gayle Stewart last seen near the Hoover Dam on March 14

(Newser) - A Nevada woman who was reported missing on Valentine's Day and found roughly 12 hours later clinging to a tree on a dangerously steep slope has disappeared for a second time. It’s now been nine days since Gayle Stewart, 64, was last seen March 14 near the Hoover...

Missing Student Found in Suspect's Coal Room

Police in Utah say Madelyn Allen was held against her will for several days

(Newser) - Police in Utah say a man was taken into custody Saturday night after a student who had been missing since Monday was found in his basement coal room, naked and covered in coal. Candlelight vigils planned for Sunday at Snow College became "gatherings of gratitude" after police confirmed that...

Remains Found in Search for Ex-NFL Player's Girlfriend

Kevin Ware has not been charged in the case

(Newser) - Human remains have been found in the monthslong search for the girlfriend of an ex-NFL player, a Texas woman missing since April. Taylor Pomaski, 29, was last seen at a party at her home in Spring, Texas, NBC News reports. Authorities believed she may have been the victim of foul...

After Dumpster Is Searched, Arrest in Missing Woman Case

Kathleen Moore's body has now been found

(Newser) - Update: The body of missing Florida woman Kathleen Moore was found Tuesday. Moore, whose boyfriend has been charged with her murder, was found under thick brush around 50 yards from his home, the Tampa Bay Times reports. Her manner of death has not yet been released, WTSP reports. Our original ...

23 Years After Pregnant Mom, Toddler Vanished, Car Found

Volunteers may have solved cold case

(Newser) - A pregnant woman put her 22-month-old daughter in her car, left to go to a concert, and never came home. Her car, with human remains inside, was found Tuesday—23 years later. Samantha Hopper’s plan was to drop off Courtney Holt, her toddler daughter, then go on to a...

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

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...

Injured Mystery Woman Found in Croatia Is Identified

She was alone on an outcropping of rock too sharp to walk on

(Newser) - Update: The mystery woman found on a Croatian island has been identified as Daniela or Dana Adamcova, a Slovakian 57-year-old who formerly worked as a jewelry designer and lived in the US. The Guardian notes she was identified by friends who caught wind of the story and saw her photo....

Coroner Says Gabby Petito Death Was a Homicide

Remains found in Wyoming identified as missing woman

(Newser) - A coroner in Wyoming has confirmed what family members feared: A body f ound in Bridger Teton National Forest over the weekend is that of 22-year-old Gabby Petito. The FBI said Tuesday that Teton County Coroner Dr. Brent Blue ruled the death a homicide in preliminary findings, CNN reports. The...

Gabby Petito's Mom: The Last Text She Sent Me Was Odd

And more on the 22-year-old's disappearance

(Newser) - "No service in Yosemite." So read the final text Gabby Petito's mom, Nichole Schmidt, received from her daughter's cellphone. Two days later, Petito's fiance, Brian Laundrie, returned home to Florida in Petito's van, which the two had been living out of since July for...

Fiance Now a Person of Interest in Gabby Petito Case

Relatives accuse Brian Laundrie of leaving her 'in the wilderness with grizzly bears'

(Newser) - Police in Florida have confirmed that a man who returned from a cross-country road trip without his fiancee is now a person of interest in her disappearance. Relatives of 22-year-old Gabby Petito say Brian Laundrie returned to North Port, Florida alone in the couple's van and has refused to...

Police Met Missing Woman, Fiance Before Disappearance

Gabrielle Petito's family says companion Brian Laundrie won't say when he last saw her

(Newser) - Utah police say they responded to an incident involving a now-missing woman and her fiance two weeks before she was last seen. Moab Police Chief Bret Edge told Fox News on Tuesday that officers responded to an incident involving Brian Laundrie and Gabrielle Petito on Aug. 12. "However, neither...

Missing Doctor Who Actress Tanya Fear Found

Actress found in LA, unharmed

(Newser) - The British actress who went missing in Hollywood last week has been found safe. Tanya Fear, 31, had been living there for the past couple of months when she left her apartment Thursday without her cellphone or purse. She was last seen by friends around 10pm that night, and was...

Tanya Fear, Actress From Doctor Who and More, Missing

She was last seen Thursday in LA

(Newser) - Tanya Fear, an actress best known for playing Dr. Jade McIntyre in a 2018 episode of Doctor Who, went missing Thursday in California. Fear, who is British, had been living in Hollywood for two months before she disappeared, Today reports. Los Angeles police confirm the 31-year-old has been reported missing,...

Woman Who Went Missing While Hiking Found Dead

Jennifer Coleman may have been hiking alone at the time

(Newser) - A Virginia woman who was reported missing Wednesday after she took a trip to Montana's Glacier National Park was found dead in a steep, rocky area of the park Sunday. Jennifer Coleman, 34, was believed to have been hiking alone in the Logan Pass area, the highest elevation in...

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Woman Missing 5 Months Wintered in Tent, Eating Moss

Discovered in Utah wilderness on Sunday, she perhaps 'didn't want to be found'

(Newser) - A woman reported missing on Nov. 25 has been found alive five months later in the Utah wilderness, where she survived the winter by foraging for grass and moss. Search and rescue crews launched an initial search for the 47-year-old in the Diamond Fork area of Spanish Fork Canyon in...

A Year After Disappearance, Husband Charged With Murder

Suzanne Morphew vanished on Mother's Day

(Newser) - The husband of a missing Colorado woman has been charged with murder, almost a year after she disappeared and he offered a $100,000 reward. Suzanne Morphew, a 49-year-old mother of two daughters, never returned from a Mother's Day bike ride last year. She was reported missing on May...

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