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Disappearance of 3 Men Baffles Police in Detroit

Aspiring rappers haven't been seen since leaving for a show nearly 2 weeks ago

(Newser) - Three Michigan men who set out to perform at a rap show in Detroit on Jan. 21 haven't been seen since. The disappearance of Armani Kelly, 38, Montoya Givens, 31, and Dante Wicker, 31, has stumped police so far, reports the Detroit News . All three are described as aspiring...

Brother of Julian Sands: I Know 'He Has Gone'

Searches continue for actor, hiker Bob Gregory in California's San Gabriel Mountains

(Newser) - The brother of Julian Sands is losing hope that the actor will be found alive 12 days after he was reported missing in California . "He has not yet been declared missing, presumed dead, but I know in my heart that he has gone," Nick Sands tells the UK'...

'Polar Plunge' With Friends Goes Terribly Wrong

San Francisco State student Hamzah Alsaudi missing after wave swept him off California coast

(Newser) - A "polar plunge" with friends off the coast of California went terribly wrong for a local college student who never made it out of the ocean. Per a Pacifica Police Department release cited by CBS News , Hamzah Alsaudi, 22, a senior and wrestler at San Francisco State, headed to...

Rapper Theophilus London Hasn't Been Seen in Months
Theophilus London
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Theophilus London Is Apparently OK

Man who says he's Theophilus London cousin says the LA rapper was found after vanishing for months

(Newser) - Theophilus London, the Los Angeles rapper whose family reported him missing last month, has apparently been located and is OK, reports the Los Angeles Times . "We have found Theo," Mikhail Noel, who identifies himself as London's cousin, wrote on Instagram on Wednesday. "He is safe and...

Missing Doctor Found Dead in Frozen Pond

Dr. Bolek Payan was reported missing in Michigan on Christmas Eve

(Newser) - A doctor whose body was found under the frozen surface of a pond near his Michigan home was probably dead days before he was reported missing, authorities say. On Christmas Eve, authorities said Dr. Bolek Payan, a psychiatrist at the Henry Ford Allegiance Health hospital in Jackson, was last seen...

College Student Who'd Gone Missing Reunites With Mom

Ken DeLand Jr., who turned up in Spain, will be flying back to US on Saturday, official says

(Newser) - A US college student studying abroad in France was reported missing last month, then found alive in Spain on Friday. Now, Ken DeLand Jr. has been reunited with his mom and will soon be headed home. DeLand "is currently in Lyon with his mother, and they should be taking...

US Student Who Vanished in France Is Alive in Spain

Family says he is 'safe,' and he may be home for Christmas

(Newser) - A US college student reported missing in France is alive and in Spain, CNN reports. Ken (Kenny) DeLand Jr. was studying abroad at the University of Grenoble Alpes when he fell out of touch with family members for two weeks. He was reported missing Nov. 29 and was traced to...

Take a COVID Test or Jump Into the Sea. They Jumped

'NYT' explores the story of missing Americans Isaac Danian and Shukree Abdul-Rashed

(Newser) - By the account of the captain of their sailboat, Americans Isaac Danian and Shukree Abdul-Rashed jumped from the boat as they neared the Pacific island of Wallis. A monthslong inquiry by authorities concluded that the captain was telling the truth and that both men were swept out to sea and...

One of US' Oldest Kidnapping Cases Has a Surprise Ending

Melissa Highsmith, abducted as a baby in 1971, meets parents, siblings for first time

(Newser) - 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...

This Tool Calculates Your 'Press Value' If You Go Missing

'Columbia Journalism Review' shines a light on media bias in coverage

(Newser) - If you went missing, how much press would you get in today's media landscape? The Columbia Journalism Review unveiled a tool on Thursday that calculates the number of stories your disappearance would net, based on demographics, per the AP .
  • You can calculate your own "press value" here .

Trouble Befalls Man Walking From Spain to World Cup

Santiago Sanchez may have been arrested in Iran

(Newser) - A Spanish man trekking from Madrid to Doha for the 2022 FIFA World Cup is believed to be under arrest in Iran, where he went missing more than three weeks ago, his family said Wednesday. "We learned this morning from the (Spanish) foreign ministry that there's a 99%...

5 Missing Texas Boys Found, in Another State

Mom, boyfriend arrested in Baton Rouge, La.

(Newser) - 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

Police say toddler Quinton Simon is likely dead, and his mother is 'prime suspect'

(Newser) - 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...

He Was Walking During Rush Hour. Then a Car Pulled Up

Cops in Pasadena searching for man they say was abducted off street in broad daylight on Thursday

(Newser) - Just days after the kidnapping of a California family that ended in tragedy , a man remains missing after an assault and abduction in Pasadena that happened in the middle of the day. The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department (LASD) says the victim was strolling on Thursday near the 210...

Ex-Trooper Goes Missing After Sentencing

Harvey Briggs was sentenced to probation for pulling mask off Tennessee protester

(Newser) - A former Tennessee state trooper has gone missing after he was sentenced for a misdemeanor assault conviction on a charge that he pulled the face mask off a protester during the COVID-19 pandemic in August 2020. In a Facebook post Monday, Columbia police said 54-year-old Harvey Briggs was last seen...

Cops: Person of Interest in Family's Kidnapping Tried to Kill Himself

Jesus Manuel Salgado is in critical condition

(Newser) - Update: 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 Fresno Bee reports. Four family members,...

Cops: Burned Body, Cryptic Text, No Evidence of Abduction

Police are investigating the mysterious murder of Deborrah Collier in Georgia

(Newser) - Police are trying to solve a murder mystery in Georgia, where the naked, partially burned body of a woman was found in the woods on the side of a road. What seems to be the last known communication from Deborrah Collier, 59, was in a message sent to her daughter...

Missing Teens Found Dead in North Carolina

Police say Devin Clark, Lyric Woods were shot to death

(Newser) - Police in North Carolina say that while they're still awaiting confirmation from the medical examiner, they're confident that two people found shot to death Sunday are missing teenagers Lyric Woods and Devin Clark. The bodies were found near a trail in western Orange County by two men riding...

Official Offers Grim Update on Missing Mexican College Students

6 of 43 'disappeared' students were allegedly kept alive for days, then ordered killed by army colonel

(Newser) - Six of the 43 college students who "disappeared" in 2014 were allegedly kept alive in a warehouse for days, then turned over to the local army commander, who ordered them killed, the Mexican government official leading a truth commission said Friday. Interior Undersecretary Alejandro Encinas made the shocking revelation...

Journo Gunned Down After Mention of Missing Students

Fredid Roman found dead in Mexico, after alleging local pols' involvement in students' disappearance

(Newser) - On Monday, a Mexican journalist reported online about what's acknowledged to be one of his country's "worst human-rights disasters," per NDTV —the disappearance of 43 Mexican college students in 2014. Later Monday, the reporter, Fredid "Fredy" Roman, was fatally gunned down, per the local...

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