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Cop Charged With Lying in Missing-Person Case

Former Maine officer allegedly changed records after making false claim to man's father

(Newser) - A former police officer in Maine is facing multiple charges connected to the alleged falsification of information about his interactions with a missing man. Court records show that former Washburn officer Chandler Cole was arrested March 29 and charged with aggravated forgery, tampering with public records or information, falsifying physical...

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

Foul Play Suspected in Disappearance of 2 Women

Kansas women never showed up to pick up kids for a birthday party last weekend

(Newser) - Foul play is suspected in the disappearance of two Kansas women whose vehicle was found abandoned in the Oklahoma Panhandle last weekend, authorities said Friday. Veronica Butler, 27, and Jilian Kelley, 39, of Hugoton, Kansas, were driving to Oklahoma to pick up Butler's children to attend a March 30...

Glasses Found in Search for Teen Last Seen in February

Sebastian Rogers, 15, apparently vanished from his bedroom in Hendersonville, Tennessee

(Newser) - A pair of glasses has been found in the search for a glasses-wearing Tennessee teenager with autism, last seen 40 days ago. Sebastian Rogers, 15, was last seen Feb. 25 at his home in Hendersonville, a city 10 miles northeast of Nashville. His mother said she went to wake him...

Niagara Falls Victim's Body Was Found 140 Miles Away

Vincent Stack's remains likely drifted for 16 months

(Newser) - Remains found on the shores of Lake Ontario 32 years ago have now been identified as those of a New York man who's believed to have gone over Niagara Falls. CBS News reports the "badly decomposed and mostly skeletal" remains were found some 140 miles from the falls...

Woman Whose 911 Call Went to the Wrong State Is Found Dead

Amanda Nenigar's Feb. 27 call went to California dispatchers, though her car was found in Arizona

(Newser) - A tragic ending to the story of a California woman whose 911 call was routed to the wrong state: Amanda Nenigar, who went missing Feb. 27, was found dead Friday night in a remote area near the small Arizona town of Cibola, just over the border from California, CBS News...

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
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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...

Riley Strain Found Dead in Nashville
Riley Strain Found
Dead in Nashville

Riley Strain Found Dead in Nashville

Body of missing 22-year-old University of Missouri student found in Cumberland River

(Newser) - Some sad news regarding missing University of Missouri student Riley Strain, who disappeared earlier this month while on a fraternity trip to Tennessee: Authorities in Nashville say they've found the 22-year-old's body, reports the AP . An update from the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department says that Strain's body...

She Vanished 2 Weeks Ago With Dog, Who Just Turned Up

Houston Police searching for Christina Johnson, 27, last seen March 6

(Newser) - A Texas woman who's been missing for two weeks was last seen walking her dog. That dog turned up Friday almost 8 miles from where 27-year-old Christina Johnson was last known to be, raising fears for the recent college graduate who'd returned home to plan her next move....

Newly Released Footage Shows Riley Strain Talking to Cop

The college student disappeared shortly thereafter

(Newser) - Riley Strain, the University of Missouri student who vanished on a fraternity trip to Nashville on March 8, is seen in newly released police bodycam footage interacting with an officer shortly before he disappeared that night. Strain is seen walking past an officer on a Gay Street sidewalk adjacent to...

On 4th Day, a Break for Family Stuck in Flooded Outback

Rescuers reach group of 7, including a celebrated artist and member of nomadic family

(Newser) - "Bush savvy" though they are, fears for a family of seven lost in the Australian outback had mounted Wednesday with what was initially no sign of the group for a fourth day. Three elderly people and four children ages 7 to 17 had set out in two vehicles around...

Two College Students Missing in Separate Incidents

Riley Strain of the University of Missouri and Caleb Harris of Texas A&M

(Newser) - Two college students are missing and the subject of police searches, one in Nashville and the other in Corpus Christi, Texas.
  • Nashville: A University of Missouri student went missing Friday during a trip to Nashville with his fraternity brothers. Riley Strain, 22, a member of the Delta Chi fraternity, became
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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...

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

After Man Disables Security Cams, Woman Goes Missing

American Ana Maria Knezevic vanished from Madrid; friend says strange texts weren't from her

(Newser) - Ana Maria Knezevic traveled from South Florida to Spain in December to get away for a while. Her family and friends say the naturalized American originally from Colombia has been going through a nasty divorce from her Serbian husband, but the trip was also a chance to explore new places....

New Wrinkles Emerge in Case of Teen Missing Since 1980

Officer may be reinterviewed in the case of decades-old disappearance of Randy Sellers

(Newser) - It's been an unanswered question since 1980, writes Shaila Dewan in the New York Times : "What happened to Randy?" The reference is to Randy Sellers, a 17-year-old who attended the Kenton County Fair in Kentucky and hasn't been seen since, per the Cincinnati Enquirer . Police were summoned...

Cops: Missing Adults, Kids Joined Child Molester's Cult

6 missing people from St. Louis area said to be followers of self-proclaimed god Rashad Jamal

(Newser) - Four adults and two children reported missing in Missouri in August are believed to have joined a cult run by a convicted child molester and online guru, police say. Rashad Jamal, born Rashad Jamal White, is serving an 18-year prison sentence in Georgia for child molestation and cruelty to children,...

Missouri Citizen Sleuth Cracks 10-Year Local Mystery

James Hinkle discovered the missing car and likely remains of Donnie Erwin in Missouri

(Newser) - Citizen sleuth James Hinkle has developed a unique set of skills over the years—drone camera operator, rescue diver, and volunteer firefighter—and per the Washington Post , they've helped him crack a 10-year cold case. In December, Hinkle's nearly two years of investigating waterways helped recover the missing...

Man With Schizophrenia Found After Leaving Nursing Home

Frederick Caruthers wandered off when Missouri nursing home closed

(Newser) - A 61-year-old man with schizophrenia—who had been missing for more than three weeks since the St. Louis nursing home where he lived abruptly closed—was found Tuesday about a mile away, authorities said. The Missouri State Highway Patrol said Tuesday that Frederick Caruthers was found at a local restaurant,...

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