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The Search for Cult 'Witches' Who Disappeared in 1998

Alta's Geoffrey Gray goes on the hunt for the followers of Carlos Casteneda

(Newser) - The story starts off in a typical fashion: a cult leader gains notoriety and wealth, purchases a compound, and fills it with disciples, primarily young women, who serve as his sexual subordinates. But in reporter Geoffrey Gray's twisty examination in Alta of Carlos Castaneda and his sect of devoted...

Man Who Reported Wife Missing Is Now Charged

Daniel Paduchowski made unusual movements before calling police, is suspected of killing her

(Newser) - An Arizona man who reported his wife missing on Sunday is now suspected of killing her, police say. Daniel Paduchowski told Flagstaff police that Kelly Paduchowski, 45, went for a run and swim around 1:30pm local time on Sunday but failed to return. Her phone had pinged near Schultz...

Mom: Resort Where Daughter Went Missing 'Unsettling'

Colette Seymore, mom of Taylor Casey of Chicago, wants FBI to get involved in Bahamas search

(Newser) - Nearly two weeks after Chicago's Taylor Casey disappeared in the Bahamas , her family is frustrated by what they see as a bare minimum search effort and pleading with the FBI to get involved. Casey, 41, was last seen June 19 at Sivananda Ashram Yoga Retreat on Paradise Island. The...

Phone of Missing American in the Bahamas Is Found

Taylor Casey of Chicago has not been seen in more than a week

(Newser) - Authorities in the Bahamas found the cell phone of a missing Chicago woman in the ocean, but there is still no sign of Taylor Casey herself, reports the local Nassau Guardian . The 41-year-old was last seen on June 19 on Paradise Island in Nassau, where she had been attending a...

Husband Charged in Strange Case of Missing Florida Woman

American Ana Maria Knezevic vanished from Madrid; friend says strange texts weren't from her

(Newser) - The estranged husband of a Florida woman who disappeared three months ago in Spain has been charged by US federal agents with her kidnapping, the AP reports. The FBI and other federal agents arrested David Knezevich (variously spelled Knezevic) at Miami International Airport on Saturday. The Fort Lauderdale resident is...

Woman Whose 911 Call Went to the Wrong State Is Found Dead

Amanda Nenigar's Feb. 27 call went to California dispatchers, though her car was found in Arizona

(Newser) - A tragic ending to the story of a California woman whose 911 call was routed to the wrong state: Amanda Nenigar, who went missing Feb. 27, was found dead Friday night in a remote area near the small Arizona town of Cibola, just over the border from California, CBS News...

She Vanished 2 Weeks Ago With Dog, Who Just Turned Up

Houston Police searching for Christina Johnson, 27, last seen March 6

(Newser) - A Texas woman who's been missing for two weeks was last seen walking her dog. That dog turned up Friday almost 8 miles from where 27-year-old Christina Johnson was last known to be, raising fears for the recent college graduate who'd returned home to plan her next move....

Woman Missing 4 Days Found in 'Miracle' at Canyon Floor

72-year-old Penny Clark of Idaho rescued Saturday near Melba

(Newser) - For four long days, 72-year-old Penny Clark sat with her damaged car, which had traveled some 200 yards into a canyon, unable to climb out. Thankfully, she was discovered Saturday after two campers spotted the vehicle near the Canyon County village of Melba and called police, believing it might be...

Man Looking for Recyclables Makes Grim Find: Cops

Authorities fear torso found in Encino dumpster may be lead in case of missing 3; man arrested

(Newser) - Police officers who responded to a report of a women's torso in a dumpster in Encino, California, fear not just one life was lost, but three. Police have arrested a Tarzana man, whose wife and in-laws are missing, KNBC reports. A man who'd been searching for recyclables reported...

Her Name Was Unique. The Dangers She Faced Were 'Common'

'Washington Post' looks back on coverage of murdered mom, what everyone got wrong

(Newser) - 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...

Story of Woman Who Vanished on Highway Gets Stranger

Boyfriend says Carlee Russell was kidnapped, fought for her life before eventually reappearing

(Newser) - The boyfriend of an Alabama woman who vanished for two days after reportedly seeing a toddler wandering on the side of an interstate Thursday night says she was abducted. Before she reappeared at her family home Saturday night, Carlethia "Carlee" Nichole Russell, 25, "was literally fighting for her...

Woman Stops to Help Toddler Wandering on Interstate, Vanishes
Woman Who Vanished
on Interstate Found Safe
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Woman Who Vanished on Interstate Found Safe

Carlee Russell in Alabama had told police she saw a toddler on side of the road

(Newser) - An Alabama woman who disappeared after reporting a toddler wandering on the side of an interstate has been found safe, reports CNN . Carlee Russell, 25, "stunned" relatives by showing up at her family's door Saturday night, per the New York Times . She has been taken to a hospital...

Hikers Hear Cries for Help, Find Missing Woman in Swamp

Emma Tetewsky rescued after at least 3 days trapped in muck in Massachusetts state park

(Newser) - The search for a Massachusetts woman missing for a week has a happy ending after she was discovered alive, trapped in a swamp for what officials say may have been at least three days. Per a release , Emma Tetewsky, 31, was found Monday evening after hikers in Borderland State Park...

Woman Declared Dead Decades Ago Suddenly Turns Up

Patricia Kopta, who vanished from Pennsylvania in 1992, found in Puerto Rico nursing home at age 83

(Newser) - A Pennsylvania woman who went missing more than 30 years ago in a case that stumped authorities who later declared her legally dead has been found living in a nursing home in Puerto Rico. Patricia Kopta left behind a husband and siblings and meandered through northern Puerto Rico for a...

Body Found in Missing Mom Case That Became a 'Circus'

Nicola Bulley's disappearance brought out amateur sleuths and 'shocking' rumors

(Newser) - The search for a missing woman in the UK took a grim turn Sunday when a body was discovered in a river about a mile from where Nicola Bulley was last known to be three weeks ago. Lancashire Police said Bulley's family was notified of the discovery in the...

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
Student Is Found Dead
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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...

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