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Caretaker of Missing
4-Year-Old Is Arrested
Jan 13, 2023 6:17 AM CST
Caretaker of Missing 4-Year-Old Is Arrested
Search continues for Athena Brownfield around Cyril, Oklahoma
- Oklahoma police are searching for a 4-year-old girl who was reported missing Tuesday after her 5-year-old sister was found wandering alone in Cyril. A postal worker spotted the 5-year-old and called police, who charged 31-year-old Alysia Adams with two counts of neglect on Thursday. Police say the two girls were...
NC Parents Waited Weeks
to Report Girl's Disappearance
Dec 21, 2022 11:31 AM CST
NC Parents Waited Weeks to Report Girl's Disappearance
They failed to notify law enforcement that Madalina Cojocari was missing, cops say
- An 11-year-old girl from North Carolina has been missing for a month—though authorities say they only learned that a week ago. Police have charged the girl's mother and stepfather with failure to report the disappearance of a child to law enforcement. They say the couple only notified Madalina...
From Her Home.
A FedEx Driver Has
Dec 3, 2022 7:00 AM CST
She Vanished From Her Home. A FedEx Driver Has Been Arrested
Tanner Lynn Horner is accused of abducting Athena Strand, 7, from her Texas home, killing her
- After an intense search for a missing girl involving the FBI, the US Marshals Service, the Texas Rangers Division, and the state's Department of Family and Protective Services, grim news out of North Texas. At a Friday night press conference , Wise County Sheriff Lane Akin announced that the body...
FBI Says Missing Toddler's
Remains Found in Landfill
Nov 28, 2022 2:58 PM CST
FBI Says Missing Toddler's Remains Found in Landfill
Quinton Simon's mother was arrested last week
- The FBI on Monday confirmed that the bones found in a Georgia landfill are those of a toddler who had been reported missing last month and whose mother was arrested last week on charges including murder. The FBI used DNA analysis to confirm that the bones belonged to 20-month-old Quinton...
One of US' Oldest Kidnapping
Cases Has a Surprise Ending
Nov 28, 2022 9:10 AM CST
One of US' Oldest Kidnapping Cases Has a Surprise Ending
Melissa Highsmith, abducted as a baby in 1971, meets parents, siblings for first time
- Last month, Jeff Highsmith vowed to not give up looking for his sister, Melissa Highsmith, who was kidnapped as a baby in Fort Worth, Texas, more than 50 years ago. "I have to try," he said of his recently ramped-up efforts to find his older sibling, spurred by...
Looking for Friends.
Now, a Neighbor Arrested
Nov 16, 2022 3:05 AM CST
He Vanished Looking for Friends. Now, a Neighbor Arrested
Michael Vaughan disappeared in July 2021
- On July 27, 2021, Michael Vaughan, who had recently turned 5, slipped out of his house in Fruitland, Idaho, and started knocking on neighbors' doors, looking for older neighborhood kids to play with, his mom says. Now, a neighbor the family does not know has been arrested in his disappearance....
5 Missing Texas Boys
Found, in Another State
Oct 19, 2022 9:20 AM CDT
5 Missing Texas Boys Found, in Another State
Mom, boyfriend arrested in Baton Rouge, La.
- Five siblings who went missing from the Cypress, Texas, area early Tuesday have been found, albeit in another state. Harris County Constable Ted Heap says that the boys, ranging in age from 7 to 14, were located safe in Baton Rouge, La., and their mother and her boyfriend have been...
Cops Offer Grim Update
on Missing Ga. Toddler
Oct 13, 2022 9:25 AM CDT
Cops Offer Grim Update on Missing Ga. Toddler
Police say toddler Quinton Simon is likely dead, and his mother is 'prime suspect'
- A Georgia toddler reported missing more than a week ago is likely not alive, police said this week in a grim update, adding that all eyes are now on his mom. "We are saddened to report that CCPD and the FBI have notified Quinton Simon's family that we...
Cops: Person of Interest
in Family's Kidnapping
Tried to Kill Himself
Oct 4, 2022 7:19 PM CDT
Cops: Person of Interest in Family's Kidnapping Tried to Kill Himself
Jesus Manuel Salgado is in critical condition
: A person of interest in the disappearance of a California family is in custody and is in critical condition after trying to kill himself, police say. Authorities say 48-year-old Jesus Manuel Salgado's suicide attempt happened before law enforcement tracked him down, the
reports. Four family members,...
9 Months Later, Case of
Lina Sardar Khil Still Baffles
Sep 24, 2022 1:00 PM CDT
9 Months Later, Case of Lina Sardar Khil Still Baffles
The 'New York Times' digs in
- Lina Sardar Khil is still missing nine months after vanishing from a San Antonio playground . The 3-year-old's story has received wide coverage, but the
New York Times
goes deeper, filling in some backstory on the family, the specifics of the day she disappeared, and where things stand today. Edgar...
Missing Girl's Case Is Now
a Homicide Investigation
Aug 11, 2022 3:40 PM CDT
Missing Girl's Case Is Now a Homicide Investigation
Harmony Montgomery hasn't been seen since 2019
- The search for Harmony Montgomery , a New Hampshire girl who disappeared in 2019 at age 5 but was not reported missing until late last year, is now considered a homicide investigation, authorities said Thursday. Investigators have concluded that Harmony was murdered, New Hampshire Attorney General John Formella said at a...
Lake Search Completes
Family Tragedy in Minnesota
Jul 3, 2022 8:06 AM CDT
Lake Search Completes Family Tragedy in Minnesota
3 young children, parents are dead in suspected murder-suicide
This story has been updated throughout with new developments.
The bodies of three young children and a woman believed to be their mother have been recovered from a Minnesota lake, and authorities say the deaths are being investigated as murder-suicide, per the AP . The body of the children's...
Sound Coming From Sewer
Was Cause for Celebration
Jun 28, 2022 3:20 PM CDT
Sound Coming From Sewer Was Cause for Celebration
Boy in Germany found after being trapped for 8 days
- Hearing a noise come from a manhole cover sounds like an ominous happening, but in the German town of Oldenburg, it was a joyous occurrence. The sound—which euronews describes as "whimpering"—turned out to be made by an 8-year-old boy who had vanished on June 17. A...
Daughter Found 42 Years
After Parents' Deaths
Jun 9, 2022 6:15 PM CDT
Daughter Found 42 Years After Parents' Deaths
Holly is alive and well, Texas reports, and has met her relatives online
- When the bodies of her parents were found in a wooded area of Houston in 1981, there was no sign of their infant daughter. "I prayed for more than 40 years for answers," said Donna Casasanta, the child's grandmother, CNN reports. She's now received at least...
Cause of Death Revealed for
Boy Found Stuffed in Suitcase
May 28, 2022 6:00 AM CDT
Cause of Death Revealed for Boy Found Stuffed in Suitcase
Child died of 'electrolyte imbalance'; authorities still trying to ID him
There's still no word on the ID of a young boy whose body was found stuffed in a suitcase in Washington County, Ind., last month, but a cause of death has now been determined. Official autopsy and toxicology reports reveal that the boy, described as Black and around...
2 Girls Vanished.
The Media Told Us
About One of Them
May 7, 2022 3:25 PM CDT
2 Girls Vanished. The Media Told Us About One of Them
Elizabeth Smart's disappearance got tons of press. Alexis Patterson's didn't
- You almost certainly know the name Elizabeth Smart. You almost just as certainly don't know the name Alexis Patterson. The Milwaukee 7-year-old vanished on her walk to school roughly one month before Smart was taken from her Utah bedroom in 2002. In a lengthy piece for
Prosecutor: New Evidence
in Madeleine McCann Case
May 4, 2022 9:45 AM CDT
Prosecutor: New Evidence in Madeleine McCann Case
Hans Christian Wolters said it's not forensic evidence
- A German prosecutor was unequivocal in a TV interview Wednesday: "We are sure that he is the murderer of Madeleine McCann." Hans Christian Wolters was speaking of Christian Brueckner, the German national who was declared a formal suspect in the case less than two weeks ago. Wolters has...
Girl Who Vanished on
5-Minute Walk Home
Apr 26, 2022 12:00 AM CDT
Girl Who Vanished on 5-Minute Walk Home Found Dead
Iliana 'Lily' Peters was 10
- Ten-year-old Iliana "Lily" Peters was reported missing around 9pm Sunday when she didn't return home after a visit to her aunt's house, just four blocks—a five-minute walk, per her dad—away. Little more than 12 hours later, the case came to the worst possible end when...
With Google's Advice, Boy, 9,
Slips Onto Cross-Country Flight
Mar 5, 2022 4:55 PM CST
With Google's Advice, Boy, 9, Slips Onto Cross-Country Flight
Young sneak was returned safely after 1,677-mile trip in Brazil
- Assuming his parents would be no help, a 9-year-old boy in Brazil turned to Google and searched for "how to get onto a plane unnoticed." Then he did it, winding up 1,677 miles from his hometown of Manaus after a flight to Guarulhos, the
Reward Grows to $250K
for Missing 4-Year-Old
Feb 21, 2022 9:35 AM CST
Reward Grows to $250K for Missing 4-Year-Old
Lina Khil was last seen on a San Antonio playground on Dec. 20
The search for a young girl who went missing from a Texas playground in December goes on. KSAT reports the reward in the case has been increased to $250,000, thanks to offerings from the local Crime Stoppers and the Islamic Center of San Antonio. Lina, who turned 4...
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