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One of US' Oldest Kidnapping Cases Has a Surprise Ending

Melissa Highsmith, abducted as a baby in 1971, meets parents, siblings for first time

(Newser) - Last month, Jeff Highsmith vowed to not give up looking for his sister, Melissa Highsmith, who was kidnapped as a baby in Fort Worth, Texas, more than 50 years ago. "I have to try," he said of his recently ramped-up efforts to find his older sibling, spurred by...

Kidnapped California Family Found Dead

Police have not yet established a motive for horrific slayings

(Newser) - A baby girl, her parents and uncle were found dead in a central California orchard two days after they were kidnapped at gunpoint from their business, police said. "Our worst fears have been confirmed,” Merced County Sheriff Vern Warnke said at a Wednesday night news conference, per the...

Cops: Person of Interest in Family's Kidnapping Tried to Kill Himself

Jesus Manuel Salgado is in critical condition

(Newser) - Update: A person of interest in the disappearance of a California family is in custody and is in critical condition after trying to kill himself, police say. Authorities say 48-year-old Jesus Manuel Salgado's suicide attempt happened before law enforcement tracked him down, the Fresno Bee reports. Four family members,...

Cops: Mom Left 8-Month-Old Alone in Field Overnight

8-month-old Niguel Jackson was found after hourslong search in Louisiana: 'Baby was tough'

(Newser) - A woman showed up at a fire station in Baton Rouge, La., on Tuesday evening for unspecified medical assistance, but it wasn't until Wednesday morning, when she was being taken to a facility for treatment, that she happened to mention her baby, authorities say. That mention led to what...

They Handed Their Baby Over the Fence. 2 Months Later, No Word

Afghan mom and dad handed infant to US troops at Kabul airport in August, haven't seen baby since

(Newser) - On Aug. 19, Mirza Ali Ahmadi, his wife, and five children headed to the Kabul airport, hoping to flee the country as the Taliban wrested control of Afghanistan. Of the family of seven, however, just six ended up on an evacuation flight to Qatar, then to Germany and the US,...

Family on Missing Mom, Baby: Good News Mixed With Horror

Police and FBI agents reportedly found body of Heidi Broussard, but infant Margot Carey is OK

(Newser) - Texas mom Heidi Broussard and her weeks-old daughter haven't been seen since the morning of Dec. 12, when the 33-year-old dropped her 6-year-old son off at an Austin elementary school. Now, there appears to be a tragic development after police and FBI agents descended upon a home in Harris...

Mom: I Put Toddler to Bed, He Was Gone by Morning

Police are searching for Noah Tomlin, 2, of Virginia

(Newser) - Noah Tomlin was wearing a green and white pajama shirt and a diaper when his mother put him to bed around 1am Monday. She hasn't seen him since, police in Hampton, Virginia, say . The 2-year-old was reported missing later Monday morning when his mother returned to the room to...

Cops: Aunt Stole Baby After Faking Pregnancy

Kristen Smith charged in Wisconsin case

(Newser) - The details about the kidnapping and safe recovery of a Wisconsin infant are firming up, with the baby's 31-year-old aunt in custody. Incredibly, it now appears that 5-day-old Kayden Powell was left outside for more than 24 hours in frigid temperatures, swaddled in blankets inside a plastic storage container....

Baby Who Vanished From Home Found Alive

Days-old baby discovered in tote bag at Iowa gas station

(Newser) - Little Kayden Powell is alive and seemingly well. Incredibly, police found the missing 5-day-old infant swaddled in a tote bag outside a gas station in Iowa this morning, reports CNN . Despite the cold weather, he appears to be fine, say authorities. Kayden's mom reported him missing yesterday morning when...

Days-Old Baby Vanishes From Home

Kayden Powell went missing from Wisconsin home yesterday

(Newser) - Brianna Marshall awoke at 4:30am yesterday morning to find her 4-day-old son, Kayden, had disappeared from his bassinet in the same room where she'd been sleeping, and phoned 911. That call has prompted a missing baby case in Beloit, Wis., that now has 40 federal, state, and local...

Video of 'Mystery Man' Emerges in Baby Lisa Case

Video seems to support two previously reported sightings

(Newser) - Good Morning America has obtained a new surveillance video of a “mystery man” leaving a wooded area near the home of missing baby Lisa Irwin around 2:30am the day she disappeared. The video may support two witness reports of a man seen carrying a baby in the...

FBI Dog Finds Cadaver Smell in Parents' Home

Missing baby probe uncovers disturbed backyard soil

(Newser) - The Kansas City parents of a missing baby girl are facing a new dilemma: An FBI cadaver dog has sniffed out the scent of a dead body in their home, the AP reports. The dog found a "positive 'hit' ... in an area of the floor of Bradley's...

Baby's Mom: I Was Drunk When Lisa Vanished

Family gets big-shot lawyer

(Newser) - The mother of missing baby Lisa Irwin was drinking when her 10-month-old disappeared, she told the Today show —“enough to be drunk,” she said. Deborah Bradley drinks a few times a week, she told Fox News , but only once her kids are in bed. “I don’...

FBI Scours Landfill, Family Yard for Missing Baby

Parents have stopped cooperating with police

(Newser) - FBI agents searched a Kansas landfill today in connection with the disappearance of a 10-month-old Missouri girl, just hours after the child's mother said police accused her of being involved. Agents and Kansas City police spent about two hours at the landfill in the suburb of Shawnee looking for...

Cops: Missing Baby's Parents Have Stopped Cooperating

Irwin family insists they are working with police to find missing daughter

(Newser) - Police say the parents of a baby girl who vanished from her crib in Kansas City early this week have stopped cooperating with investigators—but family members firmly deny that claim. "Tonight, they decided to stop talking to detectives, and I don't have to illustrate how that affects...

Babysitter, Baby Boy Missing
Baby Boy Missing

Babysitter, Baby Boy Missing

Dad left son in care of 'friend of a friend'

(Newser) - Baltimore cops are seeking a 16-year-old babysitter and a baby boy in her charge who have been missing for three days. "Put my baby somewhere safe and call somebody. He's probably hungry," the baby's tearful mom pleaded at a support rally yesterday. "It's a...

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