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Coast Guard Calls Off Search
for Man Lost in 'Sneaker' Wave
Nov 28, 2023 7:47 AM CST
Coast Guard Calls Off Search for Man Lost in 'Sneaker' Wave
54-year-old was swept out to sea off California coast, along with granddaughter, 5, who died
- A little girl is dead and her grandfather remains missing after a wave swept them both out to sea near California's Half Moon Bay. The search for the two began Saturday afternoon at Martins Beach, which
notes is about 30 miles south of San Francisco. The 5-year-old...
Police Suspect They've Found
Missing Filmmaker's Body
Nov 20, 2023 4:15 PM CST
Police Suspect They've Found Missing Filmmaker's Body
Ross McDonnell was last seen at Breezy Point Beach in Queens on Nov. 4
- New York police say they may have located the remains of Ross McDonnell, 44, an Irish filmmaker who was last seen on Nov. 4. A 911 call on Friday reported a partially dismembered body washed up on Breezy Point Beach in Queens, NBC News reports. The remains have not yet...
As Storm Raged
Through Acapulco, One
Man's Last Message
Nov 14, 2023 1:14 PM CST
As Storm Raged Through Acapulco, One Man's Last Message
'It's really horrible,' sailor Ruben Torres recorded himself saying as Hurricane Otis struck Mexico
- During the first minutes of Oct. 25, when Hurricane Otis roared into Acapulco Bay with 165mph winds, sailor Ruben Torres recorded a 10-second audio message from a yacht called the Sereno. "All things considered, I'm all right, but it's really horrible, it's really horrible, it's...
Missing 6-Year-Old's Mom
Charged With Capital Murder
Oct 31, 2023 2:45 PM CDT
Missing 6-Year-Old's Mom Charged With Capital Murder
Police in Texas are still searching for body of Noel Rodriguez-Alvarez
- The mother of a missing 6-year-old Texas boy has been indicted by a grand jury on charges including capital murder. Cindy Rodriguez-Singh fled the country with her husband and six other children in March, around the time an Amber Alert was issued for Noel Rodriguez-Alvarez, who is now presumed dead....
Oct 30, 2023 11:17 AM CDT
Portugal Police to McCanns: We're Sorry
Law enforcement delegation offers apology to parents of missing toddler over handling of case
- Madeleine McCann vanished in 2007 from a Portuguese holiday home while vacationing with her family, and now, more than 16 years later, police there have extended an apology to her parents for the way they handled the investigation at the time. The BBC reports that a senior law enforcement...
The Coast Guard Called Off Its
Search. Then, a Lone Life Raft
Oct 28, 2023 7:45 AM CDT
The Coast Guard Called Off Its Search. Then, a Lone Life Raft
Sailor who went missing 2 weeks ago found alive in life raft off coast of Washington state
- On Oct. 12, two fishermen set out from Washington state's Grays Harbor in a 43-foot vessel called Evening, set to return three days later. They never came back, however, and were missing for two weeks—until Thursday, when one of the men, floating in a life raft, was rescued...
Might Be at Risk
Oct 27, 2023 1:30 AM CDT
Missing Professor Might Be at Risk
Heikki Rantakari failed to show up for class at University of Rochester
- Heikki Rantakari failed to show up for the class he was scheduled to teach Saturday morning at New York's University of Rochester, and now police say they believe the 44-year-old might be in danger. Rantakari, who is an associate professor of economics and management at the university as well...
Friends Retracing Route
Find Missing Motorcyclist
Oct 19, 2023 4:45 PM CDT
Friends Retracing Route Find Missing Motorcyclist
Taylor Boyle began trip Sunday morning in Tennessee, was spotted Tuesday night
- An extensive search by law enforcement, a private search and rescue team, friends, and strangers paid off when a missing motorcyclist was found alive days after a crash in Tennessee. Taylor Boyle, who was last seen by his family about 10am Sunday, was spotted by friends off the road at...
California Is Getting
Nation's First 'Ebony Alerts'
in case you missed it
Oct 15, 2023 7:30 AM CDT
California Is Getting Nation's First 'Ebony Alerts'
System will highlight cases of missing Black youth
- California is tackling racial disparities in missing-person cases with the nation's first "Ebony Alert" system. A bill recently signed into law by Gov. Gavin Newsom authorizes law enforcement agencies to ask the California Highway Patrol to issue the alert when young Black people are reported missing, CNN reports....
Crews Cleaning Storm Debris
May Have Solved a Cold Case
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT
Oct 7, 2023 4:05 PM CDT
Crews Cleaning Storm Debris May Have Solved a Cold Case
Officials think remains in Florida river were those of Alabama's James Aaron Toole, who vanished in '95
- Twenty-eight years ago, an Alabama father set out on a road trip to Florida, never to be seen again. Now, a cleanup crew clearing debris from August's Hurricane Idalia may have solved the missing-persons cold case of James Aaron Toole, after stumbling upon human remains in a Chevy Cavalier...
Body of Colorado Woman
Missing Since 2020 Found
Sep 28, 2023 12:30 AM CDT
Body of Colorado Woman Missing Since 2020 Found
Charges against Suzanne Morphew's husband were dropped last year
- Searchers have found the remains of a woman who was reported missing on Mother's Day in 2020 after she did not return from a bike ride near her home in the Salida area in southern Colorado. Agents with the Colorado Bureau of Investigation found the remains of Suzanne Morphew,...
Found in Woods
With 2 Furry Protectors
Sep 22, 2023 10:33 AM CDT
Missing Toddler Found in Woods With 2 Furry Protectors
Michigan police say one dog guarded 2-year-old, while another served as her pillow
- The case of a missing toddler in Michigan had a happy ending earlier this week, but it was how she was found that bolstered, once again, dogs' status as man's best friend. Michigan State Police showed up at the home of a 2-year-old girl in Menominee County's Faithorn...
Cruise Ship Returns
Minus a Passenger
Sep 6, 2023 11:00 AM CDT
Cruise Ship Returns Minus a Passenger
Kevin McGrath last seen around 2am Monday aboard Carnival Conquest, bound for Miami
- A 26-year-old man has been reported missing after his Carnival cruise ship returned to Florida, apparently without him. Kevin McGrath left Miami aboard Carnival Conquest on Friday for a Labor Day weekend cruise to Bimini, in the Bahamas. However, McGrath wasn't accounted for when the ship returned to Miami...
He Pursued Mexico's Missing.
Then 'They Disappeared Him'
Sep 3, 2023 5:31 AM CDT
He Pursued Mexico's Missing. Then 'They Disappeared Him'
Criminologist Juan Carlos Tercero was to join state commission when he vanished, per the 'Guardian'
- Physical anthropologist and criminologist Juan Carlos Tercero is an expert in investigating the murders of victims who've been concealed underwater. He traveled his native Mexico giving talks on the recovery of human remains. Then, just as he was set to join Nayarit state's commission for locating missing people,...
World's Biggest Cruise Ship
Loses Passenger Near Cuba
Sep 2, 2023 10:45 AM CDT
World's Biggest Cruise Ship Loses Passenger Near Cuba
Search is on for Sigmund Ropich, 19, who went overboard Royal Caribbean's Wonder of the Seas
- A college student vacationing with friends who went overboard the largest cruise ship in the world earlier this week is still missing, though the search for him continues—for now. Per Insider , 19-year-old Sigmund Ropich vanished from Royal Caribbean's Wonder of the Seas on Tuesday night when the ship...
NY to Revisit Case of Kids Who
Set Out for Concert, Vanished
Aug 30, 2023 2:13 PM CDT
NY to Revisit Case of Kids Who Set Out for Concert, Vanished
'Rolling Stone' looked at the 50-year search for Mitchel Weiser and Bonnie Bickwit
calls them "extraordinary developments" in the wake of its investigation into the 1973 disappearance of Mitchel Weiser, 16, and Bonnie Bickwit, 15. The two New Yorkers set out for the Summer Jam concert and vanished—and now Gov. Kathy Hochul has told the State Police to...
37 Years Later,
Cops Think They
Know What Happened
to Missing Teen
Aug 29, 2023 2:00 AM CDT
37 Years Later, Cops Think They Know What Happened to Missing Teen
Susan Robin Bender might have been killed, buried in Yosemite National Park
- Nearly four decades after a California 15-year-old went missing, authorities may know what happened to her. The case of Susan Robin Bender , who hasn't been seen since 1986, was reopened in 2021, and earlier this month, police announced an arrest had been made. Court documents indicate the suspect may...
Her Name Was
Unique. The Dangers
She Faced Were 'Common'
Aug 20, 2023 9:01 AM CDT
Her Name Was Unique. The Dangers She Faced Were 'Common'
'Washington Post' looks back on coverage of murdered mom, what everyone got wrong
- When Monica Hesse was a young reporter, she covered the story of Unique Harris, a 24-year-old single mom of two young boys who vanished from her DC apartment in October 2010, while she was hosting a sleepover for her kids and their 9-year-old cousin. It was a case that went...
After 8 Days, Missing Pair
Found Near Alaska Resort
Aug 19, 2023 9:48 AM CDT
After 8 Days, Missing Pair Found Near Alaska Resort
Visitors from Tennessee had last been seen hiking in area on Aug. 10
- Two people from Tennessee who had been missing for more than a week were found alive Friday near the resort where they were last seen. Alaska State Troopers say 50-year-old Jonas Bare was found by hikers 200 yards from the Chena Hot Springs Resort, around 60 miles northeast of Fairbanks,...
Girl Who Vanished 4 Years Ago
Walks Into Police Station
in case you missed it
Jul 30, 2023 4:10 PM CDT
Girl Who Vanished 4 Years Ago Walks Into Police Station
Alicia Navarro disappeared from her Arizona home, turned up in Montana
- Alicia Navarro disappeared from her home in Glendale, Arizona, in 2019, when she was 14. The now-18-year-old recently showed up at a Montana police station and said she is the teen who's been missing nearly four years and that she'd like to be removed from the missing juveniles...
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