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Man Accused of Abducting Woman Tries to Escape: Cops

Negasi Zuberi, 29, now faces new charges

(Newser) - The man accused of abducting a woman and holding her captive in a makeshift cell apparently doesn't like the view from inside his own jail cell. Negasi Zuberi, 29, who is being held in Oregon's Jackson County Jail on a federal interstate kidnapping charge, now also faces charges...

Grim Twist in Missouri Kidnapping Case

Potential witness in case found dead inside a barrel in Missouri River

(Newser) - Missouri authorities had been looking for Jaynie Crosdale since January, saying she was believed to have information about Timothy Haslett Jr.'s alleged abduction of a 22-year-old woman who says she was held captive in his home for a month before escaping. Now, in a horrific twist, Crosdale's...

She Thought Uber Driver Was Kidnapping Her, Shot Him

Phoebe Copas is now charged with murder in Texas

(Newser) - A Kentucky woman visiting her boyfriend in Texas is now charged with murder after police say she shot an Uber driver she wrongly feared was kidnapping her. According to a complaint affidavit cited by USA Today and the Washington Post , Daniel Piedra, 52, who'd started driving for Uber only...

Illinois Girl Vanished 6 Years Ago, Turns Up in North Carolina
She Was Abducted 6 Years Ago.
A Netflix Watcher Found Her
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She Was Abducted 6 Years Ago. A Netflix Watcher Found Her

Illinois' Kayla Unbehaun, 15, turns up in North Carolina; mom is arrested

(Newser) - In November, the Netflix series Unsolved Mysteries featured an episode on family abductions, including the case of Kayla Unbehaun, who vanished from South Elgin, Illinois, at the age of 9 after a visit with her mom, who didn't have custody of her. Nearly six years later, Kayla, now 15,...

She Claimed a Kidnapping Attempt. Now, 'Justice'

Katie Sorensen's videos falsely accusing Latino couple of trying to abduct her kids went viral

(Newser) - A California influencer who accused a Latino couple of trying to kidnap her young kids in a Michael's craft store in Petaluma in December 2020 was found guilty this week of falsely reporting a crime. Per a release cited by CBS San Francisco , Katie Sorensen, 31, was convicted Wednesday...

Cleo Smith's Abductor Wanted Girl to 'Dress Up'

Terence Kelly is now paying for living out a fantasy: authorities

(Newser) - The man who kidnapped a 4-year-old girl from a campsite in Australia and held her captive for nearly three weeks was sentenced Wednesday. Terence Kelly received 13 years and six months in prison for the October 2021 abduction of Cleo Smith and won't be eligible for parole for 11...

Dollar General Employee Accused of Luring 11-Year-Old

Keith Lilliock of Pennsylvania allegedly offered girl a ride, touched her under her shirt

(Newser) - Pennsylvania police say they found an 11-year-old girl abducted by a man who admitted to a past attraction to young girls after geotracking her iPad. Keith Lilliock, 43, has been charged with luring a child into a motor vehicle and interfering with the custody of a child, according to the...

US Couple Abducted in Haiti
Gang Kidnaps Florida Couple

Gang Kidnaps Florida Couple

Haiti gang is demanding $200K ransom per person

(Newser) - Nikese Toussaint was at church, so she didn’t see the text message from her sister. All she knew at that point was that their brother and his wife, who live in Florida, had landed safely in Haiti to visit ailing relatives and prepare for Rara, a colorful and boisterous...

Kidnapped in 2016, US Aid Worker Is Freed

Jeff Woodke was held hostage in Niger by unknown group

(Newser) - An American aid worker who was kidnapped in the West African nation of Niger more than six years ago has been released from custody, the Biden administration said Monday. "I'm gratified & relieved to see the release of U.S. hostage Jeff Woodke after over 6 years in...

Girl, 13, Found Locked in Shed 2 Weeks After Vanishing

Jorge Ivan Santos Camacho, 34, reportedly smiled as charges against him were read

(Newser) - A 13-year-old girl who went missing from Dallas, Texas, nearly two weeks ago has been found alive in North Carolina. Police say the teen met the 34-year-old suspect, Jorge Ivan Santos Camacho, on an app and he groomed her and convinced her to run away from her family, NBC DFW...

Prosecutors: He Kept Her Where She Was 'Not Likely to Be Found'

Houston authorities say Abraham Bravo Segura kept woman captive in trailer for 4 years

(Newser) - Deputies arrested a Houston man this week, and court records say he's being charged with kidnapping for holding a woman captive in his trailer for about four years. Abraham Bravo Segura, 42, was hit with the felony charge after his Wednesday arrest, for allegedly "secreting and holding" the...

Americans Kidnapped in Mexico Identified

Relatives say 4 friends from Carolinas had traveled to Mexico so one could get a medical procedure

(Newser) - More details are emerging on the abduction of four Americans who crossed into Mexico from Brownsville, Texas, on Friday. CBS News , which confirms from US officials that one "innocent" Mexican citizen was killed by gunmen during the kidnapping in Matamoros, has identified the Americans as Latavia "Tay" McGee,...

What We Know About Americans Abducted in Mexico


What We Know
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Abducted in
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What We Know About Americans Abducted in Mexico

4 people in van with North Carolina plates are missing, reportedly went there to buy medicine

(Newser) - Details remain scant Monday about the fate of four Americans who were abducted in Mexico late last week. A look at what's currently known:
  • Victims: The FBI did not release details about who they are or where they were going. However, Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador
...

He Was Kidnapped, Then Got Prison Time Himself

'This is one of the strangest cases in the history of that courthouse,' man's own lawyer says

(Newser) - Two years ago, Jolen "Jay" Michael Ghorbani was kidnapped at gunpoint, beaten, and robbed, but luckily, the Virginia man survived the attack, and the perpetrators were arrested and sentenced to prison. Now, however, Ghorbani himself has been hit with jail time, after Maryland prosecutors say he threatened and attempted...

Cops: Torture Suspect Is Using Chilling Way to Avoid Capture
Cops: Standoff With
Torture Suspect 'Resolved'
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Cops: Standoff With Torture Suspect 'Resolved'

Oregon police say Benjamin Foster has been taken into custody

(Newser) - A standoff on Tuesday involving a man suspected in a violent kidnapping in Oregon who was barricaded underneath a home has been “resolved,” police said, per the AP . Grants Pass Police Lt. Jeff Hattersley told KTVL-TV Tuesday evening that Benjamin Obadiah Foster, 36, was underneath the house in...

Cops: Man Tried to Pull Bikini Barista From Drive-Thru

Unnamed suspect to be charged with attempted kidnapping, say police in Auburn, Washington

(Newser) - A bikini barista was working alone at a drive-thru coffee shop in Washington state around 5am Monday when a pickup truck driver tried to abduct her through the drive-thru window, police say. Surveillance video shows a driver at Beankini Espresso in Auburn grabbing the barista's arm with his left...

Women, Children in DRC Raped, Tortured in Droves: UN

New report details deteriorating situation as M23 rebels overrun eastern part of Congo

(Newser) - The accounts are haunting. Abductions, torture, rapes. Scores of civilians, including women and children, have been killed by M23 rebels in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo, per a UN report. In addition, the rebels have forced children to be soldiers, according to the 21-page report by...

Abducted Twins Are Found 175 Miles Apart

Kyair and Kason Thomass found safe after Ohio kidnapping; suspect arrested

(Newser) - An infant has been found alive in Indianapolis three days after he and his twin brother were abducted outside an Ohio pizzeria; a suspect has been arrested in their kidnapping. "A photo is worth a thousand words," the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department tweeted Thursday night, showing 5-month-old Kason...

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

(Newser) - 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...

Cops: Man Tried to Kidnap Girl, 10, Twice in 2 Days

Suspect tried to lure Fort Lauderdale girl into van with candy, police say

(Newser) - Police in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, are searching for a suspect who reflects longtime warnings about child molesters: The man allegedly tried to lure a girl into his van with candy. Police say the man made two attempts last week to abduct a 10-year-old girl, NBC Miami reports. Police say the...

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