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They Found Her Car, Backpack. The Search Continues for Her

Kentucky woman Lucy Schuhmann vanished in Virgin Islands last week

(Newser) - After a one-day break due to Tropical Storm Karen, the search is back on for a med-school grad from Kentucky who vanished in the Virgin Islands last week. NBC News notes 48-year-old Lucy Schuhmann was reported missing on Sept. 19 after her bags were found at a Coral Bay vacation... More »

Twist in Missing Mom Case: a Man Named 'Fudge,' a Knife

Cops look for folding hunting knife that may have been murder weapon

(Newser) - Cops are now searching for what they believe was the weapon used to kill missing Connecticut mom Jennifer Farber Dulos : a folding hunting knife. Sources tell the Hartford Courant that surveillance video shows a garbage bag being placed in a Hartford trash bin on the day Dulos was reported missing.... More »

He Said He Spilled Coffee. But That's Not What It Smelled Like

Fotis Dulos' girlfriend, Michelle Troconis, says she threw rag out

(Newser) - The girlfriend of the estranged husband of a missing Connecticut mother admitted the pair concocted fake alibis outlining their movements on the day Jennifer Dulos disappeared, per a warrant. Michelle Troconis—who carried on an affair with Fotis Dulos for at least a year before Jennifer filed for divorce in... More »

His Girlfriend Disappeared, and He Rapped About a Burial

Robert Camou charged in killing of Amanda Custer

(Newser) - A man who was allegedly filmed rapping about burying a woman in the hours after his girlfriend went missing is now charged in her killing. Police say Robert Anthony Camou, 27, killed Amanda Kathleen Custer, 31, in late July after taking her against her will from the home they shared... More »

Missing Woman Found Alive in National Forest

Searchers spotted Sheryl Powell's dog, then her

(Newser) - A 60-year-old California woman who vanished, along with the family dog, from a campsite Friday has been found alive, CNN reports. Sheryl Powell's husband, Joe, had reported her missing near Bishop, close to the California-Nevada border, per NBC . He said that he left his wife for about seven minutes... More »

Missing Mom's Truck Found 300 Miles Away

California woman was last seen June 29

(Newser) - Deputies in California say 38-year-old Tiffany Clark is missing under suspicious circumstances—and she is believed to be hundreds of miles from her home in Calaveras County. Her black Ford Ranger was found on June 30 parked in the middle of the Martin’s Ferry Bridge near Weitchpec in Humboldt... More »

Husband of Missing Mom: 'I Know What I Haven't Done'

'The truth will come out,' says Fotis Dulos

(Newser) - The estranged husband of missing Connecticut mother of five Jennifer Dulos says the public shouldn't think of him as a "monster." Fotis Dulos tells NBC New York that people should wait until the facts of the case are out before they decide he is guilty in the... More »

She Went to Show Her Baby's Father the Sonogram. Now, a Body

Police in Holmes County, Miss., suspect foul play in death of 21-year-old Makayla Winston

(Newser) - What should've been a joyous holiday week for Makayla Winston's family, complete with a baby due July 4, is now one marked by grief. Police in Holmes County, Miss., say that the body of Winston, who was nine months pregnant, was found Monday just south of Lexington, CNN... More »

Ominous Development in Mackenzie Lueck Case

Police search Salt Lake City home, say there is 'nexus' between it, disappearance

(Newser) - An ominous development in the search for missing University of Utah student Mackenzie Lueck: Police served a search warrant on a Salt Lake City home believed to be connected to the case Wednesday—and around midnight, officers were seen carrying shovels to the backyard. Assistant Salt Lake City Police Chief... More »

NJ Couple Goes Jet Skiing in Barbados, Never Returns

Oscar Suarez and Magdalena Devil have been missing since Monday

(Newser) - A New Jersey couple went jet skiing during their Barbados vacation—and they haven't been seen since. Oscar Suarez, 32, and Magdalena Devil, 25, arrived on the Caribbean island Saturday for a weeklong stay; they rented the watercraft on Monday but never returned it, NBC News reports. The local... More »

New Twist in Case of Missing Utah Student

Police say Mackenzie Lueck met somebody at a park

(Newser) - A new twist in the disappearance of University of Utah student Mackenzie Lueck: Police say the 23-year-old met somebody at a park in North Salt Lake around 3am on Monday, June 17, soon after she returned to Utah from her grandmother's funeral in California, CNN reports. Lueck, who took... More »

Utah Student Disappears After Taking Lyft From Airport

Mackenzie Lueck hasn't been seen since June 17

(Newser) - Friends and relatives say they are extremely worried about Mackenzie Lueck, a 23-year-old University of Utah student who hasn't been seen since the early hours of Monday, June 17. Police say Lueck, who had flown home to southern California for her grandmother's funeral, texted her mother to say... More »

Missing Mom's Divorce Filings Shed Light on Nasty Situation

Jennifer and Fotis Dulos lobbed accusation after accusation at each other

(Newser) - The two people arrested in connection with Jennifer Dulos' May 24 disappearance are no strangers to the Connecticut mother of five. One is a man she married in 2004. The other is a woman he'd reportedly been having an affair with for about a year before Dulos learned of... More »

Dad's Tech Savvy Played Role in Hiker's Amazing Rescue

Amanda Eller's father plans to develop software modeled on their successful operation

(Newser) - Amanda Eller is out of the hospital in Maui after her incredible rescue from a dense forest after 16 days, reports Maui Now . The 35-year-old physical therapist and yoga instructor has recounted how she survived on berries and water and never gave up hope after getting lost, then falling off... More »

16 Days After Vanishing in Maui Forest, an 'Urgent Update'

Amanda Eller, 35, has been found in Maui 'in remarkably good shape'

(Newser) - "URGENT UPDATE!" reads the most recent post on the "Amanda Ellers Missing" Facebook page —and that update is that she's no longer missing. The 35-year-old, who vanished 16 days ago while hiking on Maui's Kahakapao Trail, was found alive, with minor injuries, Friday in... More »

Mom, 3-Year-Old Son Vanish in Oregon

Karissa and Billy Fretwell missing since May 13

(Newser) - An Oregon mom and her 3-year-old son have not been seen or heard from since May 13. The family of Karissa Alyn Fretwell, 25, and son William (Billy) Fretwell reported the pair missing last week, the Salem Statesman Journal reports, and Salem police are asking the public to report any... More »

'Not the Outcome We Hoped For' in Search for Kelsey Berreth

Landfill search for woman's remains is called off

(Newser) - After nearly two months, police have called off their search of a Colorado landfill for the remains of Kelsey Berreth. The 29-year-old woman has not been seen since Nov. 22 and is presumed dead. "Her remains have not been found, nor has any evidence relating to her death,"... More »

'Worst Outcome' in Mom's Disappearance

Fishermen found severed foot in pond

(Newser) - Police in Indiana say the search for missing mother Najah Ferrell has had the "worst outcome." A severed foot two fishermen found in a pond in northwest Indiana Monday is believed to be that of the 30-year-old, who was last seen March 15, NBC Chicago reports. Police say... More »

US Couple Vanishes During Caribbean Vacation

New York couple went missing in Dominican Republic

(Newser) - Orlando Moore and Portia Ravenelle set out for the Dominican Republic last month, but they didn't make their flight home on March 27—and the New York couple hasn't been heard from since. The last picture they are believed to have posted to social media shows them riding... More »

She Showed Up for Her First 2 Days of Work Then Vanished

Indiana's Najah Ferrell has been missing since March 15

(Newser) - Najah Ferrell had just started a new job at an Indianapolis Panera last month, but on her third day she didn't show up for work. Someone finally reported the 30-year-old mom of five missing, and now Indiana cops are on the hunt in what one local officer is calling... More »

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