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Mother of 3 Vanishes After Leaving Home

She left newborn with boyfriend to go to store

(Newser) - Family members are pleading for the public's help in finding Tiffany Smitherman Osborne, a mother of three who disappeared after leaving her home in Midfield, Ala., three weeks ago. Police say Osborne's boyfriend has told them she went out around 11pm on Feb. 17 to walk to a... More »

She Vanished From a Beach. Now, Her Husband's Arrest

Sonam Saxena accused of 2nd-degree murder during family's annual Hawaii vacation

(Newser) - A Washington state family's annual Hawaii vacation has ended in apparent tragedy, with the dad now in police custody. People reports that 43-year-old Sonam Saxena, a product manager for Google Cloud, has been arrested on one count of second-degree murder after he told cops his wife disappeared after a... More »

Fotis Dulos Is Dead, Left Suicide Note

Connecticut man insisted he was innocent of the murder of his estranged wife

(Newser) - A man charged with murdering his wife who went missing amid a contentious divorce case died Thursday, his lawyer said. Fotis Dulos, 52, had been hospitalized since Tuesday when he was found at his home in Farmington, Connecticut, following an apparent suicide attempt. Calling it a horrific day for Dulos'... 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 »

Searchers Thought They'd Find a Body. Instead, a 'Miracle'

Paula James, who has dementia, found alive and talking in snow-covered car after 6-day search

(Newser) - The sheriff of Butte County, Calif., was sure rescuers would find a body upon locating the snow-covered vehicle of a woman who'd been missing in the mountains for six days. "When I heard that she was alive, I was just absolutely amazed," Kory Honea says, per CNN... More »

A Day of Arrests in Case of Jennifer Farber Dulos

Estranged husband Fotis Dulos arrested, along with his girlfriend and former lawyer

(Newser) - Jennifer Farber Dulos' estranged husband was arrested and charged with her murder on Tuesday, reports the Hartford Courant . The Connecticut mother of five hasn't been seen since May 24, and her body has not been located. The husband, Fotis Dulos, wasn't the only one arrested: Police also collared... More »

She Sent a Troubling Text. Now, a 'Heartbreaking' Find

Alabama police say body discovered in shallow grave is 29-year-old Paighton Houston

(Newser) - She disappeared the Friday before Christmas after being seen leaving a bar in Birmingham, Ala., with two men. Now, what People calls a "heartbreaking end": Cops say they found the body of 29-year-old Paighton Houston in a shallow grave in the backyard of a home in Hueytown. In a... More »

Cops: New Information Alters Search for Missing Hiker

Oregon woman, 20, has not been seen since Sunday

(Newser) - Police searching for a missing hiker in Oregon say they have found "interesting items and clues" that will change the nature of the search—but they wouldn't elaborate any further. The boyfriend of 20-year-old Allyson Joy Watterson told police that they became separated while hiking Sunday in the... More »

Cops: Teen Strangled Pregnant 'Embarrassment' of a Sister

Police say Eduardo Arevalo killed 23-year-old Viridiana Arevalo when she was 8 months pregnant

(Newser) - The body of a missing pregnant Texas woman has been found, and cops say her younger brother has confessed to killing her. The Dallas Morning News reports 19-year-old Eduardo Arevalo has been charged with capital murder in the death of his 23-year-old sister, Viridiana Arevalo, who was eight months pregnant.... More »

Family: After Woman Left Bar, a Worrying Text

Paighton Houston was last seen leaving the Tin Roof with 2 men in Birmingham

(Newser) - Alabama police say a Trussville woman hasn't been seen since she left a Birmingham bar Friday night; hours later she allegedly sent a friend a troubling text. The Trussville Tribune reports Paighton Houston, 29, was seen leaving the Tin Roof with "two heavy set black males," per... More »

Woman's Body Found 9 Weeks After Frantic Phone Call

She told friend she had been in shootout with 2 men

(Newser) - The body of a Michigan woman has been found near her family's cabin, nine weeks after she called a friend and asked her to call the police . Relatives say that after many searches, the body of a woman believed to be 47-year-old Adrienne "Ada" Quintal was found near... More »

Body Found in Houston Is Indeed Missing Mom

Heidi Broussard's body identified; DNA tests being done on baby found alive at same location

(Newser) - The body of missing Texas mom Heidi Broussard has been identified, the AP reports. The 33-year-old's body, found more than 100 miles away from her hometown of Austin, was positively identified by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Science, which called her death a homicide by strangulation. Although police... More »

'Close Friend' of Missing New Mom in Custody

Body said to be Heidi Broussard's found; cops say Magen Fieramusca plotted to take her baby

(Newser) - An arrest has been made in the case of missing Texas mom Heidi Broussard after a body believed to be hers was found Thursday evening at a home near Houston. An infant girl was also found at the Jersey Village residence, thought to be Broussard's daughter, Margot Carey. The... More »

Family on Missing Mom, Baby: Good News Mixed With Horror

Police and FBI agents reportedly found body of Heidi Broussard, but infant Margot Carey is OK

(Newser) - Texas mom Heidi Broussard and her weeks-old daughter haven't been seen since the morning of Dec. 12, when the 33-year-old dropped her 6-year-old son off at an Austin elementary school. Now, there appears to be a tragic development after police and FBI agents descended upon a home in Harris... More »

After 12 Nights Lost in Outback, Woman Gets Her Miracle

Tamra McBeath-Riley rescued, but her 2 companions are still missing

(Newser) - An Australian woman is thankful she's now safe and sound after a nearly two-week ordeal lost in the Outback, but the search continues for her still-missing companions. The BBC and ABC Australia report Tamra McBeath-Riley, 52, set out on Nov. 19 with her partner, 46-year-old Claire Hockridge, their friend,... 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 »

Days After Sexual Assault Complaint, a Body

Georgia college student Alexis Crawford found dead; roommate, roommate's BF are suspects

(Newser) - The search for a missing Georgia student has ended with sad news. WRDW reports the body of 21-year-old Alexis Crawford, a student at Clark Atlanta University who last spoke with her sister on Oct. 30, was found Friday in a DeKalb County park. Per CNN , Atlanta Police Chief Erika Shields... 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 »

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