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Family: 'We Need Answers' to Dad Missing Since Mother's Day

Search for Patrick Chapman planned for Feb. 20

(Newser) - On Mother's Day last year, Patrick Chapman texted his ex-wife, with whom he'd stayed friendly after their 2011 divorce, to ask to use their 11-year-old son's Chromebook. He later went over to her house with the same question, saying he needed it to check and see who...

With 3 Climbers Missing, the Rest Are Forced Down K2

Pakistan suspends winter ascents, effective immediately

(Newser) - Climbers managed to reach the top of the world's second-highest mountain in winter for the first time in January , but no more will be able to attempt it. Pakistani authorities on Wednesday suspended all winter ascents of K2, effective immediately, after three climbers went missing while attempting to scale...

Missing Yosemite Hiker Is Found Dead

'Alice' Yu Xie, 41, found dead on Jan. 16 in Yosemite National Park after ill-fated hike

(Newser) - A hiker who went missing at Yosemite National Park earlier this month has been found dead. National Park Service officials say the body of "Alice" Yu Xie, 41, was found Jan. 16 at the base of Upper Yosemite Fall, per KCRA . KTLA reports that Xie had traveled to the...

Jack Ma Vanished in October, Suddenly Reappears

Chinese billionaire seen at virtual educators conference after being 'missing' for months

(Newser) - Everyone worried about Jack Ma can breathe (a little) easier. The Chinese billionaire hadn't been seen or heard from—not even via social media—since the end of October, when he gave a scathing speech against Chinese regulators that enraged President Xi Jinping. Now, however, an encouraging update: "...

Boat With 20 People Aboard Vanishes En Route to Florida

Coast Guard has suspended the search

(Newser) - The US Coast Guard on Friday suspended its search for a boat that went missing with 20 people on board, the AP reports. The travelers had taken the white and blue 29-foot Mako Cuddy Cabin vessel to Bimini, a chain of islands in the Bahamas, the Sun-Sentinel reports. It departed...

'It Was Just the Biggest Holy Crap, I Got Him'

9-year-old Jordan Gorman found 'cold and hungry' but otherwise OK in Tennessee

(Newser) - A 9-year-old Tennessee boy who was missing since Sunday has been found safe and sound. Per WSMV , the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation announced that Jordan Gorman was found Tuesday after two frigid nights in the woods; his parents say he ran off Sunday around noon after a disagreement. A search...

A Fisherman Goes Missing a Second Time in 2 Weeks

'Nobody knows' what has happened to Tony Higgins off the coast of Australia

(Newser) - Just short of two weeks ago, celebrations were in order after Tony Higgins and Derek Robinson were found drifting at sea, more than 60 miles from their destination off the coast of South Australia. That celebration was short-lived: Aussie officials say Higgins has vanished again. Per Vice.com and the...

Press Conference for Missing Hiker Gets Surprise Attendee

80-year-old Harry Harvey shows up at news conference about himself

(Newser) - It's not quite as jarring as dead people showing up at their own funerals , but Harry Harvey's reappearance was a shock just the same. The BBC reports that Harvey, 80, went for a hike Saturday in the Yorkshire Dales in Yorkshire, England, but he got separated from his...

Reality Show Helps Turn Up Missing 6-Year-Old

Viewer recognized 6-year-old Talia Jones, who vanished a year ago, from A&E's 'Live PD' program

(Newser) - A now-canceled cable TV show has helped recover a young California girl missing for more than a year. In June, A&E announced it was cutting Live PD, a reality-TV series that shadows cops on their patrols, from its lineup following weeks of demonstrations about the police killing of George...

Teen Vanished in 2001 on Last Day of School. Now, an Arrest

Michael Turney, stepdad to missing 17-year-old Alissa Turney, has been charged

(Newser) - In 2001, a high school junior from Phoenix disappeared on her last day of school. Now, nearly two decades later, a suspect is in custody, thanks to her sister's perseverance and dogged investigative work. Arrested Thursday in Mesa, Ariz., and charged with second-degree murder in the case of Alissa...

A Young TV Producer Ran Off an Idaho Shoot and Vanished

Inside the 2018 disappearance of Terrence Woods

(Newser) - No one knows what happened to Terrence Woods. The 27-year-old producer vanished in a rugged part of Idaho on Oct. 5, 2018, during a TV shoot. No evidence of him has been found since, and in a lengthy piece for Deadline , Jake Kanter delves into the friction between what UK...

Mom of 3 Leaves to Visit Family Out of State, Vanishes

Marilane Carter of Kansas goes missing en route to Alabama

(Newser) - Marilane Carter, a mother of three from Kansas, went missing August 2 on her way to visit family in Alabama, police say. The 36-year-old left her Overland Park home Aug. 1 and was last seen on surveillance footage checking into a Missouri hotel the following morning, ABC News reports. That...

Marine Dies, 8 Missing After Amphibious Vehicle 'Mishap'

It happened Thursday during routine training exercise off coast of Southern California

(Newser) - Search and rescue efforts are underway off the coast of Southern California after an incident involving an amphibious assault vehicle left one US Marine dead, two other service members injured, and eight missing. The 1st Marine Expeditionary Force reports the "mishap" during a routine training exercise happened Thursday afternoon,...

Seoul's Mayor Found Dead After Message to Daughter

Park Won-soon had been accused of harassment by an employee

(Newser) - The mayor of the South Korean capital of Seoul has been found dead following a massive police search, reports CNN . Park Won-soon, who had been seen as a possible presidential candidate, was reported missing Thursday after being named in a sexual harassment complaint. The 64-year-old's phone had been turned...

One of 3 Who Went Missing in National Park Is Found Dead

Body of 28-year-old Matthew Bunker located Monday night in Mount Rainier NP

(Newser) - There's been a grim development in the search for three hikers who went missing separately in Mount Rainier National Park: USA Today reports that park rangers aboard a helicopter located the body Monday night of 28-year-old Matthew Bunker, who'd disappeared while skiing with a partner on Friday. Per...

3 Hikers, 3 Separate Disappearances in National Park

All three men in their 20s vanished on different days in Mount Rainier NP

(Newser) - Three hikers have gone missing in Washington state's Mount Rainier National Park in three unrelated incidents. Per CNN , the first hiker to vanish was Vincent Djie, a 25-year-old Indonesian student living in Seattle, who was reported missing on June 19. A National Park Service release notes that Djie was...

Body of Fort Hood Soldier Missing Since August Found

No indication Gregory Morales' death is linked to disappearance of another Fort Hood soldier

(Newser) - Skeletal remains found in Texas have been identified as those of a soldier from Oklahoma who was missing from Fort Hood, the US Army’s Criminal Investigation Command in Quantico, Va., said Sunday. The body of Pvt. Gregory Scott Morales, 24, of Sapulpa, Okla., was found Friday in a field...

Woman He Watched Plead for Son's Return Is Actually Mom

Boy abducted in China reunited with biological parents after 32 years

(Newser) - Li Jingzhi quit her job to search for her 2-year-old son after he was abducted from a hotel near their home in Xian, the capital of China's Shaanxi province, in 1988. She put up more than 100,000 flyers in 10 provinces and municipalities, and when that didn't...

Neighbors Say She Went for a Bike Ride, Didn't Come Back

Suzanne Morphew's husband offers $100K reward after she vanished on Mother's Day

(Newser) - A Colorado mom of two reportedly set off on a bike ride on Mother's Day and has been gone since, and now there's a $100,000 reward in the case. Per CBS Denver , the husband of 49-year-old Suzanne Morphew is offering the cash for information on her disappearance...

2 Missing Women Are Linked to Murder Suspects

Heather Grogg, Danielle Tyler thought to be in danger in Maryland

(Newser) - The FBI and Maryland State Police are searching for two women last seen in early April who have ties to accused murderers. Heather Grogg, 33, worked as a live-in babysitter at the home of David Sanford Jr., one of three men charged in the March 18 murder of Jonathan Riddle....

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