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Arrest Made in 2009 Myrtle Beach Disappearance

Brittanee Drexel, 17, vanished during spring break

(Newser) - A full 13 years after Brittanee Drexel disappeared while on spring break in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina authorities said Monday that a suspect has been charged in her death. Raymond Moody, 62, is in custody, officials said, and has been charged with rape, murder, and kidnapping, WCIV reports. The 17-year-old'...

Madeleine McCann: Suspect Declared Ahead of Deadline

German national Christian Brueckner is currently incarcerated

(Newser) - Portuguese prosecutors have identified a formal suspect in the 2007 disappearance of Madeleine McCann. Prosecutors in Faro, the main city of the Algarve region, said Thursday that a suspect had been formally identified a day earlier, per the BBC . Though prosecutors didn't name the individual, they said he had...

Woman Who Went Missing in February Is Missing Again

Gayle Stewart last seen near the Hoover Dam on March 14

(Newser) - A Nevada woman who was reported missing on Valentine's Day and found roughly 12 hours later clinging to a tree on a dangerously steep slope has disappeared for a second time. It’s now been nine days since Gayle Stewart, 64, was last seen March 14 near the Hoover...

Foul Play Suspected in Case of Missing Boys
Cops: Adoptive Parents
Murdered Missing Boys

Cops: Adoptive Parents Murdered Missing Boys

Orson and Orrin West were reported missing in 2020

(Newser) - Update: The adoptive parents of two California boys who went missing in 2020 and have never been found are now charged with the boys' murders. Though the bodies of Orrin West, 4, and his brother Orson, 3, remain missing, the Kern County DA announced Wednesday that an investigation revealed they...

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...

Calif. Cops Take Fresh Look at Teen's 1986 Disappearance

Susan Bender's mom has long suspected a family acquaintance

(Newser) - California police are looking for the public's help in wrapping up the 35-year-old disappearance of a teenage girl . Susan Robin Bender was 15 when a friend saw her get into a green van at a Greyhound bus station in Modesto on the afternoon of April 25, 1986. Susan claimed...

Man Accused of Entering Missing Teen's Home Is Found Dead

Missing Student's Remains Found

Miya Marcano, 19, had disappeared a week ago in Florida

(Newser) - Update: The body of a college student who had been missing for a week has been found in Florida, authorities said Saturday. Authorities discovered Miya Marcano's remains at an apartment building, the AP reports. Orange County Sheriff John Mina said the cause of death is not yet known. Cellphone...

Family Left on Camping Trip, Are Now Missing

Arizona family of 3 planned to camp near Arizona-Nevada border

(Newser) - Police are asking for the public’s help in locating an Arizona family last seen three weeks ago. Married couple Erika Irene Allison, 36; Joshua Robert Martinez, 30; and their 17-year-old son, Psymon J. Kelly, of Kingman, left home with their two dogs to go camping 35 miles away in...

Police Met Missing Woman, Fiance Before Disappearance

Gabrielle Petito's family says companion Brian Laundrie won't say when he last saw her

(Newser) - Utah police say they responded to an incident involving a now-missing woman and her fiance two weeks before she was last seen. Moab Police Chief Bret Edge told Fox News on Tuesday that officers responded to an incident involving Brian Laundrie and Gabrielle Petito on Aug. 12. "However, neither...

Dozens Vanish Along 'Highway of Death'
Dozens Vanish From
Mexican Highway

Dozens Vanish From Mexican Highway

Drug cartels may be returning to attacking the public

(Newser) - As many as 50 people are missing after setting out on three-hour car trips this year between Mexico's industrial hub of Monterrey and the border city of Nuevo Laredo, on a well-traveled stretch of road the local media have dubbed "the highway of death." Relatives say family...

FBI Hunting 2 Who Apparently Vanished After Cloud of 'Mist'
FBI Hunting 2 Who Apparently
Vanished After Cloud of 'Mist'
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FBI Hunting 2 Who Apparently Vanished After Cloud of 'Mist'

Amber Aiaz, daughter Melissa Fu may have been kidnapped in 2019 in Irvine, California

(Newser) - When Cheng Zhang finally went to police a week after he said his wife and stepdaughter had been kidnapped, he told a bizarre story about being knocked out with a type of mist at his apartment door, then waking up to find blood on his carpet. The 42-year-old Uber driver...

Murder Trial Witness Vanishes as Home Burns to the Ground
He Reluctantly Testified.
Now His Home Is
Burned and He's Gone
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He Reluctantly Testified. Now His Home Is Burned and He's Gone

FBI is on the case of missing murder-trial witness in Brownstown, Wash.

(Newser) - Tim Castilleja was scared to admit in court what he'd told federal agents: that on May 3, 2019, he'd seen a man brandishing a rifle and a woman frantically cleaning out a vehicle at his tavern in Brownstown, Wash., on the Yakama Indian Reservation. Federal agents—making the...

FBI Joins Hunt for Missing Mom in Houston

Erica Hernandez hasn't been seen since April 17

(Newser) - The FBI has joined the search for a Houston mother of three who was last seen 10 days ago. Erica Hernandez, 40, had spent much of April 17 making food, which she then delivered to family members, per KPRC . Her last stop was reportedly at her best friend’s house,...

Father, Son Held in 1996 Kristin Smart Slaying

Fellow student Paul Flores has always been the main suspect

(Newser) - Authorities in California have taken two men into custody in the 1996 disappearance of a college student—one of whom has been the prime suspect in the case the whole time. Paul Flores, then a fellow student, was the last person to see Kristin Smart alive, police said, after she...

Cops: He Murdered Father, Lied to Family for Months
Dad Assured Family He Was
Fine, but the Texts Were Weird
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Dad Assured Family He Was Fine, but the Texts Were Weird

Family says the emojis, punctuation didn't match that of Fred Farmer

(Newser) - Last February, three months after Fred Farmer had last been seen, friends and family gathered at his favorite Indianapolis watering hole to plead for information on his disappearance. "I'm just waiting to find out who did something," Farmer's daughter, Christina, told WXIN from the venue. For...

Missing Hiker Was Found. Now It's a Criminal Probe

A Utah sheriff says there are too many discrepancies

(Newser) - Authorities are investigating whether the 12-day disappearance of a Utah hiker was really on the up and up, the Salt Lake Tribune reports. The Washington County Sheriff's Office says its investigation of Holly Courtier, 38, is based on "numerous tips" that "the incident was possibly conceived and...

After 47 Years, Marshals on Trail of Escaped Child Killer

Lester Eubanks has been on the run since 1973

(Newser) - Federal authorities believe they're closing in on a convicted child killer who's been on the run for 47 years. Lester Eubanks—whose story features in an episode of Netflix's Unsolved Mysteries —was convicted in May 1966 of the rape and murder of 14-year-old Mary Ellen Deener...

Sister's Long Crusade Ends in Murder Charge

Sarah Turney celebrates her stepfather's arrest

(Newser) - Not everyone celebrates when their stepfather gets arrested. But then, not everyone is Sarah Turney: "I'm shaking and I'm crying," she tweeted Thursday. "We did it you guys. He's been arrested. Omg Loudly crying face thank you." Turney had waged a long social...

'Tears of Joy': Arrest Made 10 Years After Teen Vanished

Jacob Bumpass is facing charges in the lingering case of Paige Johnson

(Newser) - Ten years later, an arrest: Police have collared a suspect in the death of a Kentucky teen who vanished in 2010 and turned up dead earlier this year, WKYT reports. The suspect, Jacob Bumpass, has been indicted for tampering with evidence and abuse of a corpse in the case of...

Madeleine McCann Development Is 'Biggest Since 2007'

Suspect is serving time in German prison

(Newser) - After 13 agonizing years, the parents of Madeleine McCann may finally get some answers. In what friends of Kate and Gerry McCann say is the biggest breakthrough in the case since the 3-year-old disappeared in Portugal in 2007, a German man has been identified as a suspect, the Telegraph reports....

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