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Harmony Montgomery's Father Sentenced to 56 Years

5-year-old's body was never found

(Newser) - A New Hampshire man convicted of killing his 5-year-old daughter and moving her corpse around for months before disposing of it was sentenced Thursday to a minimum of 56 years in prison on murder and other charges as relatives of the child called him a monster. That sentence will be...

2 Women Dead, 5-Year-Old Girl Shot in New Mexico Park

And a missing infant girl was found Monday morning

(Newser) - Two women were found dead and a 5-year-old girl critically injured at a park near Clovis, New Mexico, authorities said Sunday. Meanwhile, the FBI found an abducted 10-month-old girl, who's the daughter of one of the victims, reports CNN , and a suspect is in custody. The FBI didn't...

In One Day's Time, 'Back-to-Back Child Drownings'

Boy, 7, drowns in Michigan's Flint River, then girl, 6, goes missing after falling in river the next day

(Newser) - A double tragedy in Michigan over the weekend, with one child dead after falling into the Flint River, then another gone missing in the same river the very next day. "We had back-to-back child drownings within 24 hours on the same river, two different parts of the city, and...

Teen Twins Walked Out of Detroit Home, Haven't Been Seen Since
Missing Detroit Twins Found

Missing Detroit Twins Found

Police had been searching for Aniya and Anieca Ogden for a month

(Newser) - Aniya and Anieca Ogden are safe. The 14-year-old twin sisters who vanished on March 8 were found Monday, a month after going missing, Fox 2 and WXYZ report. Their father says they ran away while visiting their grandmother, and they have since been reunited with family. The investigation into their...

Sad End for Toddler Who Vanished Last Summer in Alps

Remains of little Emile Soleil have been found, identified in France

(Newser) - Sad news out of France, where the remains of a toddler who went missing in the Alps last summer have been found. AFP calls it the "first major breakthrough" in the case of little Emile Soleil, who was last seen on July 8 by locals in the village of...

She Disappeared at 8, Changed DC Forever
She Disappeared at 8,
Changed DC Forever

She Disappeared at 8, Changed DC Forever

'Washington Post' revisits the tragic case of Relisha Rudd, a decade after she vanished

(Newser) - Ten years ago this month, a social worker at Relisha Rudd's Washington, DC, elementary school went to the homeless shelter where the 8-year-old lived with her family, concerned because she'd been absent for 10 days. He wanted to talk to the person listed as Relisha's doctor, Kahlil...

Missing 12-Year-Old Found Safe After 8 Days in Texas

Houston man arrested as police investigate alleged trafficking of girl

(Newser) - A missing 12-year-old girl has been found safe in her home state of Texas after eight days, reports KTRK . A 27-year-old Houston man has been arrested in her disappearance. The girl went missing on Feb. 22 from her Houston-area home, and neighbors' surveillance cams spotted her getting into a pickup...

Missing Autistic Teen Found 200 Miles Away From Home

13-year-old boy went missing from home in Tucson, turns up in New Mexico

(Newser) - A missing teen with autism has been found in New Mexico—about 200 miles away from his home in southern Arizona, according to New Mexico State Police. The 13-year-old, Marcus Tessier, turned up at a Walmart in Deming on Tuesday after going missing the night before from his family's...

See the Moment Deputies Find 5-Year-Old Lost in Swamp

Outcome could 'have been much different,' says Florida sheriff

(Newser) - Florida police helped deliver a happy ending to a terrifying situation that began Monday evening when a 5-year-old girl with autism walked away from her home near Tampa. "The panic starts to kick in," Hillsborough County Sheriff Chad Chronister tells ABC News of the moment parents realized the...

Audrii Cunningham Suspect Charged With Capital Murder
Audrii Cunningham's
Cause of Death Released

Audrii Cunningham's Cause of Death Released

Texas 11-year-old died of injuries including blunt head trauma

(Newser) - Audrii Cunningham, the 11-year-old Texas girl found dead in a river this week after vanishing last week, died of homicidal violence including blunt head trauma, the medical examiner's office said Thursday, per the AP . Family and friends remembered the fifth-grader at a vigil Wednesday night, CNN reports. "No...

Man Who Kidnapped Girl, 9, Gets 47 Years to Life

She was found in his camper 2 days after she was kidnapped from NY campground

(Newser) - A man who kidnapped a 9-year-old girl from a campground in upstate New York pleaded guilty to two felonies Wednesday and will serve at least 47 years in prison. Craig Ross Jr., 46, was sentenced to 25 years to life for first-degree kidnapping and 22 years to life for predatory...

Missing Girl Left Home With 'Person of Interest'
Body of Missing Texas Girl
Found in River

Body of Missing Texas Girl Found in River

Audrii Cunningham, 11, had been missing since last week

(Newser) - This story has been updated with new developments. Authorities delivered a tragic update Tuesday on the search for 11-year-old Texas girl Audrii Cunningham , who had been missing since she didn't show up for school on Thursday. Polk County Sheriff Byron Lyons said Audrii's body was found in the...

Only Clue in Texas Girl's Disappearance Is Backpack

Police have arrested a person of interest as they search for Audrii Cunningham, 11

(Newser) - Audrii Cunningham was believed to have been dropped off at her bus stop Thursday morning, but the 11-year-old never made it onto the bus and has not been seen since. The Polk County Sheriff's Office in Texas says it has arrested a man described as a person of interest...

Arrests Made After Child's Body Found in Concrete

Jesus and Yesenia Dominguez have both been found dead

(Newser) - Two people have been arrested on charges including murder after the horrific discovery last month of a little girl's body encased in concrete in a Colorado storage unit. Corena Rose Minjarez, 36, and Jesus Dominguez, 35, are in custody, the AP reports. The discovery of the girl's body...

They Sent Help to Girl Who Saw Relatives Killed. Then Silence.
Missing Palestinian
Girl, 6, Found Dead

Missing Palestinian Girl, 6, Found Dead

Hind Rajab, 2 medics who tried to save her were killed in Gaza City

(Newser) - The search for a missing 6-year-old Palestinian girl has come to a sad close. Al Jazeera reports that the body of Hind Rajab was found Saturday, in the car she was traveling in with her family on Jan. 29 when they were apparently hit by Israeli tank fire. The two...

41 Years Later, Mom Still Searching for Missing Son

CNN takes a fresh look into Johnny Gosch's cold case

(Newser) - Johnny Gosch was 12 years old when he went missing one morning in 1982. Forty-one years later, his mother is still searching for him. CNN's Thomas Lake reexamines the notorious cold case that later changed how police investigate missing children. And while theories abound, many of the details of...

Teen Abducted in 2017 Talks Escape From 'Anti-Vax' Mom

Reunited with his grandmother, Alex Batty plans for more normalcy in his future

(Newser) - A kidnapped teenager who escaped his mother to be reunited with his grandmother and guardian in the UK, says he lied a little about the journey that brought him to be found wandering through southern France on Wednesday. Alex Batty initially told police he spent four days walking through the...

Years After Vanishing, He Sent a Text: 'I Want to Come Home'

Alex Batty, allegedly kidnapped from the UK by his mother, was done with nomadic life

(Newser) - The vehicle's headlights silhouetted the exhausted teenager walking alone in the rain in deepest rural France, with a skateboard tucked under his arm. "I said to myself, 'That's strange. It's 3am in the morning, it's raining, he's all by himself on the road...

Man Says He Saw Girl Carried Away in 1970

Cheryl Grimmer vanished from Fairy Meadow beach in Australia at age 3

(Newser) - Cheryl Grimmer's family has waited 53 years for answers about her disappearance from a beach in Australia. "I won't sleep until it's over," her brother Ricki said. There's a new glimmer of hope for resolution, after a man told a BBC true crime podcast...

Missing 6-Year-Old's Mom Charged With Capital Murder

Police in Texas are still searching for body of Noel Rodriguez-Alvarez

(Newser) - The mother of a missing 6-year-old Texas boy has been indicted by a grand jury on charges including capital murder. Cindy Rodriguez-Singh fled the country with her husband and six other children in March, around the time an Amber Alert was issued for Noel Rodriguez-Alvarez, who is now presumed dead....

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