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Bloody Knife Found in Search for Missing Mom

Brian Walshe, husband of Ana Walshe, charged with misleading investigators

(Newser) - The day after a missing Massachusetts woman was last seen , her husband visited a Home Depot, where he purchased $450 worth of cleaning supplies and tarps, prosecutors say. That purchase prompted a search of the Cohasset home of Brian and Ana Walshe, where blood and a damaged bloody knife were...

Mom of 3 Set Out on a Work Trip, Disappeared

Her husband has been arrested for allegedly misleading investigators

(Newser) - A Massachusetts mother of three vanished on the first day of 2023, and now her husband has been arrested for allegedly misleading investigators. Ana Walshe, 39, left home to catch a ride share that was to take her to Boston Logan International Airport, where she would board a flight for...

Ex-NFL Player Charged With Killing Girlfriend Sentenced in Separate Case

Kevin Ware gets 15 years in prison

(Newser) - Former NFL player Kevin Ware Jr. was on Monday sentenced to 15 years behind bars on drug and weapon charges. Ware took a plea deal on the charges he was hit with in April 2021, to avoid a trial that was scheduled to start Monday, Click2Houston reports. "We had...

Police Find Missing California Mom's Body, Announce Arrest

Rachel Castillo, a mother with two young sons, was missing for three days

(Newser) - Police in the small southern California city of Simi Valley delivered grim news Monday to family and friends of Rachel Castillo, a 25-year-old mother of two who went missing last week. Per People , Castillo’s sister called 911 last Thursday after finding signs of a struggle in the apartment that...

A Princeton University Student Disappeared Last Week
A Missing Princeton
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A Missing Princeton Student Is Found Dead

Misrach Ewunetie hadn't been seen since last week

(Newser) - Update: A Princeton student who went missing last week has been found dead, reports the AP . The body of 20-year-old Misrach Ewunetie, an Ohio native, was discovered behind tennis courts on the New Jersey campus Thursday afternoon, authorities say. Mercer County Prosecutor Angelo Onofri says there are no obvious signs...

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...

Police Searching for Missing Woman Are Looking for a Drum

Irene Gakwa's family last saw her on a video call Feb. 24

(Newser) - Irene Gakwa moved to the US from Kenya in 2019, with dreams of becoming a nurse. She last spoke to her parents in Kenya via video chat on Feb. 24, and they noticed she seemed tired and withdrawn. Her dad reminded her to "drink hot milk and relax."...

2 Missing Women Were Whisked Over Dam
2 Missing After
River Float Goes Awry

2 Missing After River Float Goes Awry

Women were part of a group whisked over 12-foot dam in Virginia

(Newser) - Crews are searching for two missing women, part of a group of floaters who were whisked over a 12-foot dam in Virginia on Memorial Day. A dozen people on rafts and paddleboards took to the James River from Watkins Landing in Powhatan, intending to reach shore at Robious Landing in...

Woman With Dementia Saved by 4-Legged Hero

Sherry Noppe's dog, who never left her side after she got lost in woods, barked till they were found

(Newser) - Texas' Sherry Noppe, recently diagnosed with dementia, disappeared after taking her dog for a walk on May 3 in the Houston suburb of Katy. Thankfully, the 63-year-old was reunited with family just in time for Mother's Day after said black Labrador "saved her life," daughter Courtney Noppe...

Prison Official Goes Missing While Bringing Inmate to Court

Search is on for Vicki White, who was escorting prisoner held on capital murder charges

(Newser) - A prison official from Alabama is missing after escorting an inmate to a courthouse for a hearing. The Lauderdale County Sheriff's Office said in a Facebook post Saturday that Assistant Director of Corrections Vicki White disappeared while escorting an inmate being held on capital murder charges, per the AP...

She Applied for Job at Texas Nightclub, Disappeared

Community activist calls for action in case of missing woman Felicia Johnson

(Newser) - Felicia Marie Johnson traveled from California to Houston looking for employment at a nightclub, but disappeared after applying for a job at the club on April 15, KHOU reports. The 24-year-old called an Uber after leaving Cover Girls Night Club, but it was running late and a man at the...

She Fled Home After Assault. The Worst Was Yet to Come

Canadian police seek help in finding Elnaz Hajtamiri following Jan. 12 abduction

(Newser) - Opening up the door of the home in the small Canadian town of Wasaga Beach, the owner saw three armed men who looked like police officers. They claimed to have an arrest warrant for Elnaz Hajtamiri, a 37-year-old Iranian-born woman who was staying at the home, whom they proceeded to...

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...

Missing Student Found in Suspect's Coal Room

Police in Utah say Madelyn Allen was held against her will for several days

(Newser) - Police in Utah say a man was taken into custody Saturday night after a student who had been missing since Monday was found in his basement coal room, naked and covered in coal. Candlelight vigils planned for Sunday at Snow College became "gatherings of gratitude" after police confirmed that...

After Dumpster Is Searched, Arrest in Missing Woman Case

Kathleen Moore's body has now been found

(Newser) - Update: The body of missing Florida woman Kathleen Moore was found Tuesday. Moore, whose boyfriend has been charged with her murder, was found under thick brush around 50 yards from his home, the Tampa Bay Times reports. Her manner of death has not yet been released, WTSP reports. Our original ...

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...

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

Injured Mystery Woman Found in Croatia Is Identified

She was alone on an outcropping of rock too sharp to walk on

(Newser) - Update: The mystery woman found on a Croatian island has been identified as Daniela or Dana Adamcova, a Slovakian 57-year-old who formerly worked as a jewelry designer and lived in the US. The Guardian notes she was identified by friends who caught wind of the story and saw her photo....

Coroner Says Gabby Petito Death Was a Homicide

Remains found in Wyoming identified as missing woman

(Newser) - A coroner in Wyoming has confirmed what family members feared: A body f ound in Bridger Teton National Forest over the weekend is that of 22-year-old Gabby Petito. The FBI said Tuesday that Teton County Coroner Dr. Brent Blue ruled the death a homicide in preliminary findings, CNN reports. The...

Gabby Petito's Mom: The Last Text She Sent Me Was Odd

And more on the 22-year-old's disappearance

(Newser) - "No service in Yosemite." So read the final text Gabby Petito's mom, Nichole Schmidt, received from her daughter's cellphone. Two days later, Petito's fiance, Brian Laundrie, returned home to Florida in Petito's van, which the two had been living out of since July for...

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