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One Minute She Was There, the Next She&#39;d &#39;Evaporated&#39;
of Missing
Lauren Cho
Are Identified

Remains of Missing Lauren Cho Are Identified

New Jersey woman, 30, died after going missing near Joshua Tree National Park in California

(Newser) - Update: Remains found in in the desert of California's Yucca Valley earlier this month have been identified as those of New Jersey music teacher Lauren Cho, 30, who disappeared at the end of June. However, the cause of death has not yet been determined, reports KTLA , and the results...

Cause of Death Announced for Grad Student Found in River

Coroner says Jelani Day, 25, drowned in Illinois River; Day's family says he was murdered

(Newser) - Update: Jelani Day, the Illinois State University grad student found dead in the Illinois River on Sept. 4, died by drowning, a coroner announced Monday. LaSalle County Coroner Richard Ploch noted the autopsy wasn't ideal, as the body had decomposed and been visited by predators. Still, "there was...

Calif. Cops Take Fresh Look at Teen's 1986 Disappearance

Susan Bender's mom has long suspected a family acquaintance

(Newser) - California police are looking for the public's help in wrapping up the 35-year-old disappearance of a teenage girl . Susan Robin Bender was 15 when a friend saw her get into a green van at a Greyhound bus station in Modesto on the afternoon of April 25, 1986. Susan claimed...

Missing Hiker Found Dead After Petito Search Shot Himself

Bob Lowery had been missing since Aug. 20

(Newser) - Update: A cause of death has been determined for the Texas father found dead in Wyoming after the search for Gabby Petito brought fresh attention to the missing persons case. Robert "Bob" Lowery, 46, committed suicide via a gunshot wound to the head, NBC News and Yahoo News report....

Man Accused of Entering Missing Teen&#39;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...

Gabby Petito's Dad Has a Message for 'Everyone'

'Help all the people that are missing,' Joseph Petito says in announcing new foundation

(Newser) - The family of slain traveler Gabby Petito on Tuesday implored the public and news media to put the same energy into helping find other missing people as they did Petito, a 22-year-old woman who vanished on a cross-country trip with her boyfriend. Petito's parents and stepparents spoke to reporters...

Police Halt Search for Brian Laundrie in Preserve
Police Halt Search
for Brian Laundrie in Preserve
the rundown

Police Halt Search for Brian Laundrie in Preserve

Fiance of Gabby Petito remains missing

(Newser) - As authorities await autopsy results to confirm that a body found in Wyoming is that of Gabby Petito , the focus in Florida is intensifying on her missing fiance. Monday's developments:
  • Family home: The FBI and police in North Port, Fla., swarmed the home of Brian Laundrie's parents on

'Another Twist in the Story' of Missing Gabby Petito

Fiance Brian Laundrie, a person of interest, is 'missing,' per his attorney

(Newser) - "I wish I could talk to him," Cassie Laundrie said this week of brother Brian Laundrie, a person of interest in the case of missing 22-year-old Gabby Petito . That may be a little more difficult now, unless Cassie knows where Brian is—he's gone missing, according to...

Sister of Gabby Petito's Fiance Speaks Out

'I wish I could talk to him,' Cassie Laundrie told GMA,' saying she hasn't had correspondence

(Newser) - Brian Laundrie is now considered a person of interest in the disappearance of 22-year-old Gabby Petito, who didn't come home with him after their cross-country trip this summer, but he's still not talking—to authorities, to Petito's family, or to the public. His parents, whom he shares...

Missing Newlyweds Found Shot to Death at Campsite

The Utah couple had complained to friends about a 'creepy guy' nearby

(Newser) - Newlyweds who had been missing for a couple days were found shot to death at their campsite. Crystal Turner and her wife, Kylen Schulte, only married since April, were living the van life in rural Utah, spending nights in a converted camper and working in town. When neither woman showed...

Tragic Find Made in Search for Missing Teens

SUV fell hundreds of feet off cliff

(Newser) - The search for a teenage California couple missing for almost a week came to a tragic end Tuesday when two bodies were found in an SUV that had plunged hundreds of feet off a winding mountain road. The mangled vehicle was spotted by a volunteer with a search and rescue...

Cops 'Will Not Rest' Till Missing College Student Is Found

Saniyya Dennis, 19, was last seen at Buffalo State College in New York on April 24

(Newser) - A sophomore from the Bronx attending Buffalo State College in New York has been missing for more than a week, and authorities are now trying to get the word out nationally. Per a release from college police, Saniyya Dennis, 19, was last seen leaving her dorm around 11pm on April...

Child Doesn't Survive After 3 Are Stranded in Wilderness

Vehicle carrying woman and two daughters became stuck in snow and mud

(Newser) - A woman and her children stranded for two nights in the northwestern Colorado wilderness were found Thursday by aircraft after the 1-year-old daughter died, authorities said. The three were found about a mile away from their vehicle as the mother was walking among sagebrush and not close to any road,...

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...

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