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'Absolute Miracle': Missing Sisters Found Alive in Woods

Sheriff says 4-H training helped them survive

(Newser) - "This is an absolute miracle," Humboldt County Sheriff William Honsal said Sunday after two little girls who went missing on Friday were found alive in rugged terrain in northern California. Honsal said 5- and 8-year-old sisters Caroline and Leia Carrico were found by a volunteer fire chief and... More »

Little Girls Wanted to Go for a Walk. Then They Were Gone

5- and 8-year-old sisters have been missing in Humboldt County since Friday afternoon

(Newser) - Authorities in Northern California are continuing to search for two little girls who went missing Friday afternoon after apparently deciding to go on a walk after their mother told them no, reports the Los Angeles Times . "They wanted to go on a walk, mom wasn't ready to do... More »

She Said Son Vanished at Swap Meet. Cops Call It a 'Diversion'

Amy Fleming accused of killing 3-year-old son in Las Vegas in 1986

(Newser) - More than three decades after police fruitlessly searched a Las Vegas swap meet for a missing 3-year-old, his mother has been charged with murder. Amy Fleming, 60, was arrested in Florida on Jan. 29 and is being extradited to Nevada to face a charge that she killed her son before... More »

Boy Who Went Missing for 2 Days Says He Had Company

North Carolina's Casey Hathaway, 3, says he 'hung out with a bear'

(Newser) - Little Casey Hathaway can now check "hung out with a bear" off his bucket list. At least, that's according to the 3-year-old himself, who says that's what he did while he was missing in the woods of North Carolina for two days, the Charlotte Observer reports. "... More »

Missing 3-Year-Old Found Alive in NC

Casey Hathaway survived in 'treacherous' terrain

(Newser) - Relief and joy in North Carolina: Casey Hathaway, the 3-year-old boy who wandered off into woods behind his grandmother's home in Ernul on Tuesday afternoon, has been found alive. The Craven County Sheriff's Office says Casey was found in good health Thursday by a professional search and rescue... More »

NC 'Emergency': 3 Kids Went Out to Play, 2 Returned

Hundreds searching for 3-year-old Casey Hathaway in Ernul

(Newser) - An " emergency search " is underway in eastern North Carolina, where a 3-year-old boy is believed to have wandered into thick woods behind his grandmother's home while playing outside with two other kids. Those two came inside the home in Ernul around 1:45pm Tuesday without Casey Lynn... More »

After 11 Days, Mission to Rescue 2-Year-Old Is in Final Phase

Rescuers dug shaft parallel to borehole

(Newser) - Spain is braced for a tragedy but praying for a miracle as the operation to rescue a 2-year-old boy from a deep borehole enters a critical phase. After numerous setbacks in the desperate effort to dig a parallel shaft next to the borehole, miners are finally preparing to dig a... More »

8 Days Later, Rescuers Still Drilling Toward Toddler in Well

Hard granite has slowed their progress

(Newser) - The on-site rescue team initially said they hoped to reach a 2-year-old trapped in a Spanish well on Friday . As of Monday morning, eight days after Julen Rosello fell into the narrow borehole while with his family in Totalan, the lead engineer explained why progress has been slow. The AP... More »

'We Are Dead Inside,' Says Dad of Boy at Bottom of Well

Rescue teams expect to reach well's bottom by Friday

(Newser) - "We have a bit more hope." So says the father of a 2-year-old who has been trapped since Sunday at the bottom of an 360-foot-deep well whose opening is just 10 inches wide. While machinery has been unable to get beyond 262 feet due to hard rock, rescue... More »

The Toddler Yelled as He Fell Into 360-Foot Well

Major rescue effort underway in Spain

(Newser) - The 2-year-old yelled as he vanished. Now, an effort is underway to locate the child, who hasn't been heard from since he fell into a 360-foot-deep borehole while walking with his family in southern Spain on Sunday. The only sign of him so far: The cup and candies the... More »

A 'Glorious Day' in Jayme Closs' Hometown, a Suspect Named

Jake Thomas Patterson, 21, has been charged with kidnapping Wisconsin teen, killing her parents

(Newser) - Jayme Closs is alive , and new details are emerging. The 13-year-old Wisconsin girl, who went missing in October from her Barron home, where her parents were found shot dead, turned up about 60 miles away near Gordon Thursday after fleeing her captor. In what Barron Area School District Superintendent Diane... More »

Cops: Family Staged Baby's Kidnapping for Grim Reason

Police think 8-month-old King Jay Davila of Texas is probably dead

(Newser) - A Texas man and his mother have been charged with evidence tampering, but cops think the true crime is worse: that something terrible happened to the man's 8-month-old son, and that he had something to do with it. "Statements from multiple witnesses unfortunately lead us to believe that... More »

Georgia Teens' Bodies Found in Their Own Backyard

Mary Crocker and Elwyn Crocker Jr.'s cause of death may not be known for some time

(Newser) - It may be weeks before authorities get the final word on how the teens died, but who they are has been established. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that the remains of Mary Crocker and Elwyn Crocker Jr. have been found in their own backyard in Guyton, Ga. Confirmation of their identities... More »

Elephants Join Search for Missing 2-Year-Old

He vanished in Thailand a week ago

(Newser) - Four elephants mounted by their mahouts have joined the search for a 2-year-old boy from Myanmar who has been missing in Thailand for a week, as hundreds of rescuers comb through a sugarcane field for traces of the missing child. Sului Piew, a son of migrant workers from Myanmar, went... More »

Tragic Find in Search for Kidnapped NC Teen

Authorities found body in search for Hania Aguilar

(Newser) - A body has been found in the search for a North Carolina teenager who was kidnapped from outside her home by a man with a bandanna over his face on Nov. 5. The FBI and Lumberton police say the body has not positively identified, but the family of 13-year-old Hania... More »

This Story of a Lost 6-Year-Old Ended Differently

Cody Sheehy saved himself in 1986

(Newser) - In 1986, a 6-year-old got lost in the Oregon woods. He was found 18 hours later. On the surface, that doesn't seem like much of a story (compared to, say, this ), but what makes Cody Sheehy's ordeal different is that "he saved himself," as Emma... More »

SUV Used in Teen's Kidnapping Is Discovered

But Hania Noelia Aguilar remains missing

(Newser) - The SUV used to kidnap a 13-year-old from outside her home in Lumberton, NC, early Monday has been found, though with no sign of Hania Noelia Aguilar or her abductor. The 2002 Ford Expedition was discovered shortly after 8am Thursday in Lumberton, per WRAL . Police say it was on the... More »

Search for Missing Boy in Outback Ends in Tragedy

Police believe 4 died when vehicle broke down

(Newser) - Tragedy in the Outback: The search for a missing 12-year-old by in a remote region of Australia's Northern Territory came to a sad end Thursday when a body was found just 400 feet from where three other people were earlier found dead near a broken-down vehicle, 9News reports. The... More »

Amber Alert After Girl Abducted Outside Own Home

North Carolina cops are searching for 13-year-old Hania Noelia Aguilar

(Newser) - North Carolina has issued an Amber Alert for Hania Noelia Aguilar, a 13-year-old girl kidnapped from outside her Lumberton home Monday morning. Police say a man dressed all in black with a yellow bandanna over his face forced the teen into an SUV outside her home in the Rosewood mobile... More »

Sheriff: Missing Teen Was Home When Parents Killed

He says 'every second counts' in search for Jayme Closs

(Newser) - The parents of a missing 13-year-old western Wisconsin girl were shot to death, and Jayme Closs was apparently home at the time, the sheriff says. Barron County Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald said Wednesday that the deaths of James and Denise Closs early Monday have been ruled homicides, USA Today reports. He... More »

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