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She Was Abducted 6 Years Ago.
A Netflix Watcher Found Her
in case you missed it
May 20, 2023 4:30 PM CDT
She Was Abducted 6 Years Ago. A Netflix Watcher Found Her
Illinois' Kayla Unbehaun, 15, turns up in North Carolina; mom is arrested
- In November, the Netflix series
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,...
Older Brother Saves Girl
With His Slingshot
May 13, 2023 4:50 PM CDT
Older Brother Saves Girl With His Slingshot
13-year-old fires at abductor, sending him fleeing
- When a man emerged from the northern Michigan woods and grabbed an 8-year-old girl in her backyard, her older brother jumped into action: He grabbed a slingshot. The girl struggled, fighting her attacker until she was able to break free, WJBK reports. At that moment, the 13-year-old boy took aim...
She Claimed a Kidnapping
Attempt. Now, 'Justice'
Apr 29, 2023 7:00 AM CDT
She Claimed a Kidnapping Attempt. Now, 'Justice'
Katie Sorensen's videos falsely accusing Latino couple of trying to abduct her kids went viral
- 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...
Girl to 'Dress Up'
Apr 5, 2023 12:12 PM CDT
Cleo Smith's Abductor Wanted Girl to 'Dress Up'
Terence Kelly is now paying for living out a fantasy: authorities
- 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
Mar 29, 2023 3:20 PM CDT
Dollar General Employee Accused of Luring 11-Year-Old
Keith Lilliock of Pennsylvania allegedly offered girl a ride, touched her under her shirt
- 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...
Girl, 13, Found
Locked in Shed
2 Weeks After
Mar 14, 2023 12:32 AM CDT
Girl, 13, Found Locked in Shed 2 Weeks After Vanishing
Jorge Ivan Santos Camacho, 34, reportedly smiled as charges against him were read
- 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...
Abducted Twins Are
Found 175 Miles Apart
Dec 23, 2022 6:28 AM CST
Abducted Twins Are Found 175 Miles Apart
Kyair and Kason Thomass found safe after Ohio kidnapping; suspect arrested
- 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...
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...
Family Is Still Searching
for Girl Kidnapped in 1971
Oct 25, 2022 6:28 PM CDT
Family Is Still Searching for Girl Kidnapped in 1971
They're investigating a new tip about Melissa Highsmith, who would now be 52
- Melissa Highsmith was 21 months old when she was kidnapped in Fort Worth, Texas, more than 50 years ago, but family members have never given up hope of seeing her again—or, for younger brother Jeff Highsmith, meeting her for the first time. Jeff Highsmith and his father have traveled...
Cops: Man Tried to Kidnap
Girl, 10, Twice in 2 Days
Oct 24, 2022 5:25 PM CDT
Cops: Man Tried to Kidnap Girl, 10, Twice in 2 Days
Suspect tried to lure Fort Lauderdale girl into van with candy, police say
- 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...
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,...
'That's the Girl! That's
the Amber Alert Girl!'
Sep 21, 2022 2:30 PM CDT
'That's the Girl! That's the Amber Alert Girl!'
Disturbing details emerge on alleged kidnapping of rescued Mikell Debina, 15, on Hawaii's Big Island
- A 15-year-old girl allegedly snatched off a beach on the island of Hawaii is now safe and sound once more, and details are emerging on what may have happened during the 24 hours she was missing. A release from the Hawaii Police Department reported that Mikella Debina was found in...
Lured 2 Kids Into His Car
Aug 31, 2022 11:26 AM CDT
Ex-Superintendent Allegedly Lured 2 Kids Into His Car
Police allege William Morrison offered to pay the children to babysit
- As recently as 2017, William Morrison was an Ohio schools superintendent. On Thursday, he was arrested for allegedly trying to kidnap two children in Huntington, W. Va. The
reports the 59-year-old, who now lives in that city, allegedly pulled up to a 9-year-old boy and 12-year-old girl he...
After Girl Missing 2 Years
Was Rescued, a Happy Meal
Feb 17, 2022 1:00 AM CST
After Girl Missing 2 Years Was Rescued, a Happy Meal
Paislee Shultis was reported missing in July 2019
After the dramatic rescue of Paislee Shultis, police were driving the 6-year-old to the police station when they passed a McDonald's. The girl, who had been scared when she was initially found hiding with her mother, mentioned she hadn't eaten there in a long time, so detectives...
in case you missed it
Feb 13, 2022 5:10 PM CST
58-Year-Old Murder Case Cracked by College Student
Finding Marise Chiverella's killer was 'hardest thing that I've ever done,' says Eric Schubert
- Pennsylvania state police have identified a man who raped and murdered a 9-year-old girl 58 years ago—with help from a college student. Marise Ann Chiverella was abducted while walking to school in Hazleton, 80 miles north of Philadelphia, on March 18, 1964. Her raped and strangled body was found...
in case you missed it
Dec 11, 2021 5:25 PM CST
After Father's 14-Year Search, Abducted Boy Is Found
Chinese couple had been looking for Sun Zhuo since he was taken in 2007
- The story of their quest for their missing son inspired a hit 2014 movie. Now, seven years later, a cinematic ending. CNN reports that a couple who've searched the ends of China for their boy since 2007 were reunited with him on Monday. Sun Zhuo, now 18, was taken...
Girl Taken in 2007
Is Reunited With Mother
Sep 14, 2021 10:40 AM CDT
Girl Taken in 2007 Is Reunited With Mother
Police say Jacqueline Hernandez was brought to Mexico by her father
- The police department in Clermont, Fla., has taken the unusual step of releasing a photo of a mother hugging her daughter. But this was no ordinary hug. It shows Angelica Vences-Salgado embracing 19-year-old Jacqueline Hernandez in Laredo, Texas, near the border with Mexico, reports CBS News . The two hadn't...
For Dad Who Looked
for Son 24 Years,
a Happy Ending
Jul 14, 2021 8:53 AM CDT
For Dad Who Looked for Son 24 Years, a Happy Ending
Guo Gangtang, wife reunited with son Guo Xinzhen, abducted in 1997
- Guo Gangtang wore out 10 motorcycles traversing 300,000 miles of road in China over 24 years. It was no thrill. Guo was in search of his son, abducted as a 2-year-old while playing at the door of his home in Liaocheng, northern Shandong Province, on Sept. 21, 1997. The...
Cops Rescue 6-Year-Old
Kidnapped by Stranger
Jul 9, 2021 6:30 AM CDT
Cops Rescue 6-Year-Old Kidnapped by Stranger
Girl was snatched off Louisville street
- A 6-year-old girl snatched from a Kentucky street by a stranger was rescued within 30 minutes thanks to police and an alert witness. Two Louisville Metro Police officers located the suspect's vehicle last Friday after a witness who started following the car gave them part of the license plate...
Girl Who Fought Off Kidnapping
Gets Big Surprise From Star
May 21, 2021 11:54 AM CDT
Girl Who Fought Off Kidnapping Gets Big Surprise From Star
Mariska Hargitay showed up for remote chat with Alyssa Bonal on 'Today': 'You're amazing'
- The awe-inspiring story of a Florida girl who fought off an attempted abduction just saw yet another happy ending. Alyssa Bonal, 11, who's been making the media rounds since a man tried to kidnap her Tuesday from her bus stop in Pensacola, has impressed the public with her quick...
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