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Anti-Vax Dad Has Been Hiding Girl, 7, for Months

Canada's Michael Jackson defying court orders in effort to 'protect' daughter from vaccine

(Newser) - A Canadian woman says she hasn't seen her 7-year-old daughter in two months since the girl's father took her away to prevent her receiving a COVID-19 vaccination, despite two court orders mandating her return. Mariecar Jackson of Regina, Sask., is pleading for help in locating her daughter Sarah,...

The Strange Fate of the Baby Handed Over Kabul Airport Wall

Little Sohail Ahmadi spent months with a stranger before being reunited with his grandfather

(Newser) - Desperate parents handed their baby handed over a barbed-wire topped wall to a soldier during the fall of Kabul Aug. 19, 2021, and couldn’t find him afterward . Finally, they know where he is. Sohail Ahmadi’s parents handed their 2-month-old infant over out of fear he would be crushed...

Cops Search Home of Harmony Montgomery 2 Years On

5-year-old was only just reported missing

(Newser) - Authorities searched the last known residence of Harmony Montgomery on Saturday to investigate the disappearance of the New Hampshire girl, who vanished in 2019 at age 5 but was not reported missing until late last year, per the AP . Law enforcement agencies were working at a home in Manchester, officials...

She Was Last Seen in 2019. Now Dad, Wife Are Held

NH police desperately searching for Harmony Montgomery, last seen in Manchester

(Newser) - New Hampshire police arrested a man in connection with his young daughter's 2019 disappearance on Tuesday, and a day later also nabbed his wife. The mother of Harmony Montgomery contacted Manchester police in November, saying she hadn't seen her daughter in more than six months, per the AP...

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After Father's 14-Year Search, Abducted Boy Is Found

Chinese couple had been looking for Sun Zhuo since he was taken in 2007

(Newser) - 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...

Missing Tennessee Boy, 3, Found Safe in California

Amber Alert had been issued for Noah Clare

(Newser) - Update: Missing 3-year-old Tennessee boy Noah Clare and his 16-year-old cousin Amber Clare have been found "safe and sound" in San Clemente, California, authorities say. Jacob Clare—Noah's father and Amber's uncle—has been taken into custody. Clare and the children, who had been missing since Nov....

Police: Missing Girl's Hand Signal Saved Her

16-year-old got help from passing motorist, and police arrested her driver

(Newser) - A teenage girl used a hand signal popularized on TikTok to signal for help. The 16-year-old from North Carolina had been missing for days when she was rescued Thursday, USA Today reports. James Herbert Brick, 61, of Cherokee, North Carolina, was arrested in Laurel County, Kentucky, and charged with unlawful...

Rescued 4-Year-Old Doing Well, With New Charges in Case

Terence Kelly, 36, hit with charges in case of Cleo Smith, who went missing for 18 days in Australia

(Newser) - Update: A 36-year-old man has been charged in the case of a 4-year-old Australian girl found safe Wednesday after vanishing 18 days earlier. Terence Darrell Kelly appeared Thursday in a Carnavon court, where he was charged with forcibly or fraudulently taking or enticing a child under 16, per the BBC...

23 Years After Pregnant Mom, Toddler Vanished, Car Found

Volunteers may have solved cold case

(Newser) - A pregnant woman put her 22-month-old daughter in her car, left to go to a concert, and never came home. Her car, with human remains inside, was found Tuesday—23 years later. Samantha Hopper’s plan was to drop off Courtney Holt, her toddler daughter, then go on to a...

Police Believe Girl, 4, Was Abducted From Tent

Australian police offer $750K reward in Cleo Smith case

(Newser) - A 4-year-old girl who disappeared from a campsite in Western Australia almost a week ago was probably kidnapped, police say. The parents of Cleo Smith say they last saw her asleep in their multisection tent around 1:30am Saturday, their first night at the remote Quobba Blowholes coastal campsite, the...

After Their Son Disappeared, the Online Posse Pounced

'Wired' looks at the case of 3-year-old Dylan Ehler of Nova Scotia, who remains missing

(Newser) - In April of last year, 3-year-old Dylan Ehler vanished from his small town of Truro in Nova Scotia. His grandmother says she and Dylan were playing in her yard, she turned her back to leash their dog, and Dylan was gone when she turned back around. As Katherine Laidlaw writes...

Boy Missing in Aussie Bush Found, but Questions Remain

New South Wales police want to know how and why Anthony 'AJ' Elfalak vanished in the first place

(Newser) - A 3-year-old boy missing in the Australian bush for three days has been found. The BBC reports that little Anthony "AJ" Elfalak, who was last seen at his Putty home on Friday morning playing with his brothers, was spotted on his family's property by New South Wales police...

2 Paperboys Missing Since the 1980s Helped Shape Our Fear

They were white boys from the 'safe' city of Des Moines, Iowa, writes Paul M. Renfro

(Newser) - When it comes to missing children cases and the origin of the "stranger danger" warnings of the 1980s, the names Etan Patz and Adam Walsh are regularly invoked. In a piece for Slate , Paul M. Renfro focuses on two others—the "kidnapped paperboys." The disappearances of Johnny...

20 Years Ago, Police Searched 5K Buildings for Bradley Sisters

Tionda and Diamond Bradley vanished from Chicago's South Side in 2001

(Newser) - On Tuesday in Chicago, a group of about 50 people called out "we love you Diamond and Tionda" as they released 20 balloons—20 because that's how many years the Bradley sisters have been missing. It's a case that launched what USA Today calls "one of...

Bloodhound Helps Find Missing 6-Year-Old Girl

Kinzleigh Reeder was in barricaded outbuilding on father's Tennessee property

(Newser) - A missing 6-year-old girl in Tennessee has been found and taken to safety—and Fred the bloodhound has been given some extra treats. The dog helped the Rutherford County Sheriff's Office locate Kinzleigh Reeder, who was allegedly abducted by father Nicholas Reeder last month, WSMV reports. The sheriff's...

150 Missing Children Recovered in Tennessee

Operation Volunteer Strong sees 'miraculous' results

(Newser) - Law enforcement in Tennessee are celebrating a major accomplishment: the recovery of 150 missing children. Operation Volunteer Strong—a collaboration between the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, US Marshals Service, and Tennessee Department of Children's Services—launched Jan. 4 with the goal to find 240 missing children across the state....

Viral TikTok Thought to Show Missing Teen Probably Doesn't

Woman says it's her in video, not Cassie Compton

(Newser) - A TikTok video went viral this week after viewers started pointing out the woman in it looked very similar to a teen who went missing six years ago—but since the story first started making headlines, another person has come forward saying she's actually the woman in the video,...

She Vanished From Parking Lot in 1988. Now, Charges

Michaela Garecht's body has never been found in Northern California case

(Newser) - Michaela Garecht's disappearance made headlines across the nation after the 9-year-old disappeared from a supermarket in California's Bay Area in 1988. Her body has never been found, but more than three decades later, a man has been charged with her kidnapping and murder, NBC News reports. David Misch,...

Ohio Man Sentenced for Impersonating Missing Boy

Prosecutors said Brian Rini caused Timmothy Pitzen's family 'enormous pain'

(Newser) - An Ohio man who caused fresh heartbreak for the family of a long-missing boy has been sentenced to 2 years in prison for aggravated identity theft. Brian Rini, now 25, was 23 years old when he claimed to be 14-year-old Timmothy Pitzen , an Illinois boy who has been missing since...

'It Was Just the Biggest Holy Crap, I Got Him'

9-year-old Jordan Gorman found 'cold and hungry' but otherwise OK in Tennessee

(Newser) - A 9-year-old Tennessee boy who was missing since Sunday has been found safe and sound. Per WSMV , the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation announced that Jordan Gorman was found Tuesday after two frigid nights in the woods; his parents say he ran off Sunday around noon after a disagreement. A search...

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