Latest Missing persons News

Officials: Search for migrants after boat sinks off Keys

Sep. 28, 2022 19:24 PM EDT

KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) — Four Cuban migrants swam to shore in the Florida Keys and three others were rescued from the ocean after their boat sank Wednesday, shortly before Hurricane Ian made landfall in southwestern Florida. But 20 more people might be missing, officials said. The...

Woman reported missing on a weekend Arizona hike found dead

Sep. 28, 2022 15:27 PM EDT

CAVE CREEK, Ariz. (AP) — A woman reported missing last weekend while hiking in Cave Creek has been found dead, authorities said Wednesday. Maricopa County Sheriff’s officials said the body of 60-year-old Kathleen Patterson was located around 8 a.m. and there was no apparent signs...

Searchers seek to recover 2 missing in Guatemala sinkhole

Sep. 27, 2022 20:42 PM EDT

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — The search for a mother and daughter whose car plunged into a huge sinkhole changed to a recovery effort Tuesday, three days after they disappeared. Late Tuesday, authorities said they believed they had located their car using geological technology at a depth...

Prosecutor on Mexico's missing students case resigns

Sep. 27, 2022 20:36 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The special prosecutor leading the Attorney General’s Office investigation into the abduction and disappearances of 43 students in southern Mexico in 2014 resigned Tuesday, raising concerns among the students' families and their advocates. President Andrés...

Senators push to reform police's cellphone tracking tools

Sep. 27, 2022 07:08 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Civil rights lawyers and Democratic senators are pushing for legislation that would limit U.S. law enforcement agencies’ ability to buy cellphone tracking tools to follow people’s whereabouts, including back years in time, and sometimes without a search warrant. ...

Families of Mexico's missing students march on anniversary

Sep. 26, 2022 23:48 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Carrying photographs of their children at their chests, relatives of the 43 students who disappeared in southern Mexico in 2014 marched Monday on the eighth anniversary of their abductions with conflicting sentiments. On one hand, the government appeared to be...

Canadian navy vessel headed to areas hit hardest by Fiona

Sep. 26, 2022 17:19 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Canada’s defense minister said Monday that 100 soldiers have been deployed to each of three Atlantic provinces hit by former Hurricane Fiona and a navy vessel will visit the most devastated area of Newfoundland, where 76 homes were destroyed or structurally damaged. ...

Building collapse near Kenyan capital kills 3; more missing

Sep. 26, 2022 09:55 AM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A multi-story building collapsed outside Kenya's capital Monday, killing a woman and two children, and rescuers picked through the debris in search of a family reported missing. Four people were rescued, including a child, after the collapse in Kirigiti, said...

Death toll from boat capsize in Bangladesh rises to 41

Sep. 26, 2022 09:38 AM EDT

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Rescuers recovered 17 more bodies on Monday from a boat that capsized while carrying about 100 Hindu pilgrims in northern Bangladesh, raising the confirmed death toll to 41, police and news reports said. Scores of people remained missing from the accident...

Fire in shopping mall in South Korean city leaves 7 dead

Sep. 26, 2022 05:14 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A fire broke out at the basement of a shopping mall in the South Korean city of Daejeon on Monday, killing at least seven people, officials said. Firefighters were continuing to search for survivors after putting out the blaze, said Go Seung-cheol, an...