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Authorities Find Jet Ski Rented by US Couple Missing in Barbados

Search for Oscar Suarez and Magdalena Devil has been called off

(Newser) - The jet ski rented by a New Jersey couple before they went missing in Barbados last month has been found, local officials say. Days after arriving on the island for vacation, Oscar Suarez, 32, and Magdalena Devil, 25, rented the jet ski on Holetown Beach June 24 and never returned... 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 »

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 »

Cops a 'Little Bit Speechless' in Hunt for Missing Toddler

They think 2-year-old Noah Tomlin is dead; his mother has been arrested

(Newser) - A Virginia toddler who was reported missing Monday by his mother is now believed to be dead, cops say—and his mother is in custody. At a Friday night news conference, Hampton Police Chief Terry Sult offered "hearts and prayers" for 2-year-old Noah Tomlin, and for his loved ones,... 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 »

Mom: I Put Toddler to Bed, He Was Gone by Morning

Police are searching for Noah Tomlin, 2, of Virginia

(Newser) - Noah Tomlin was wearing a green and white pajama shirt and a diaper when his mother put him to bed around 1am Monday. She hasn't seen him since, police in Hampton, Virginia, say . The 2-year-old was reported missing later Monday morning when his mother returned to the room to... 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 »

He Disappeared on a Road Trip. Now, a New Development

Authorities believe body found in Calif. river is that of automotive writer David Gordon Johnson

(Newser) - It's not the news the family and friends of David Gordon Johnson had been hoping for. Per the New York Post and CNN , the Calaveras County Sheriff's Office reported Friday that a body was found Thursday in the Mokelumne River, near the inlet of a lake, north of... More »

Hours Into His Hike, a Text: 'Hey Mom, I Need Your Help'

Joshua McClatchy, missing for 6 days, found dehydrated but alive in Arkansas wilderness

(Newser) - For the second time in a month, a happy ending to a missing hiker story. First 35-year-old Amanda Eller was found relatively unscathed in Maui after vanishing for 16 days. Now those searching for Joshua McClatchy are celebrating in Arkansas after the 37-year-old was found dehydrated but alive Friday night... More »

Cops: We Think We've Found Maleah

Human remains found in Arkansas will be tested to see if they're missing Houston 4-year-old

(Newser) - The search for little Maleah Davis may be over. Human remains were found in Arkansas Friday, and police think they may be the missing Houston 4-year-old , per the New York Daily News . "Do we believe that it's possibly her? Yes. But can we confirm it right now? No,... 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 »

Cops Deliver Sobering Message on Missing 4-Year-Old

'I'd be lying' to say Maleah Davis will be found alive, Houston police chief says

(Newser) - Even though Derion Vence was arrested almost two weeks ago in the case of missing preschooler Maleah Davis and charged with tampering with evidence relating to a corpse, Houston police weren't explicitly saying they thought the 4-year-old had been murdered. That all changed Thursday, when Chief Art Acevedo said... 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 »

She Was Alive as They Searched for Her —but Not for Long

Portia Ravenelle believed to have died 8 days after crash killed Orlando Moore

(Newser) - A man and woman from New York reported missing in the Dominican Republic are believed to have died following a car accident on their way to catch a 2am return flight on March 27. A body believed to be that of Orlando Moore (police cite an identifying tattoo) was found... 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 »

Hope, Then Devastation: Details Emerge on Missing Boy Hoax

Investigators: Brian Rini says he learned about Timmothy Pitzen, who vanished in 2011, from TV

(Newser) - An "astounding" story turned into a crushing blow for the family of a missing Illinois boy, and now there are a slew of questions surrounding the man who prosecutors say impersonated him. A young man turned up in the streets of Newport, Ky., on Wednesday, claiming to be Timmothy... 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 »

Dozens Dead, 100 Missing as Cyclone Slams Zimbabwe

Idai earlier caused havoc in Malawi, Mozambique

(Newser) - First it hit Malawi and Mozambique earlier this week. On Friday, Cyclone Idai slammed into Zimbabwe, killing at least two dozen and leaving at least 100 people missing, Reuters and AFP report. Particularly hard hit was the district of Chimanimani, which borders Mozambique, and where the death toll may be... More »

Dad Vanished While Swimming. Then Story 'Started to Crumble'

Calif. authorities are on the lookout for Kim Gordon, who was reported missing by teen son

(Newser) - An odd story out of California that involves a Scottish man who vanished while apparently on vacation in the States has more questions than answers. Law and Crime reports that officials in Monterey County received a missing-person report on Feb. 25 from the teen son of Kim Gordon, with the... More »

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