Latest Missing persons News

The disappearance of Lakira Goldsmith overwhelms her mother

Dec. 14, 2019 12:01 AM EST

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — It'd been about a month and one holiday since she'd seen or heard from her older sister when Makayla Blackwell recorded herself singing a song she'd wrote, expressing the love she had for her. Makayla sang about the pain their mom was going through. She sang she'd give her own life...

Authorities recover body of girl swept away by creek

Dec. 13, 2019 10:55 PM EST

TONTO BASIN, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities in rural Arizona on Friday recovered the body of a 6-year-old girl swept away two weeks ago when her family tried to cross surging creek waters. The body of Willa Rawlings was found in Roosevelt Lake about 20 miles (32 kilometers) south of Tonto Basin, where the girl...

Body found in northern Michigan is former Chicago-area woman

Dec. 13, 2019 6:45 PM EST

MAPLE CITY, Mich. (AP) — A man was charged in the slaying of a woman whose body was dragged through snow and left in a rural area in northern Michigan. Frank Supal, 50, was arraigned Friday in Traverse City on an open murder charge. Wanda Lyons, 62, was last seen Tuesday night in Traverse City, where she...

Mom of boy missing since ’94 doubts claim man is her son

Dec. 13, 2019 5:57 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — A quarter-century ago, Dwanna Wiggins implored police and the public to help locate her 4-year-old who she said disappeared at a Detroit-area mall just before Christmas. Wiggins, whose last name was Harris at the time, said Friday that she has had communications with a man who claims to be...

Competency trial underway for man in 1999 Oklahoma slayings

Dec. 13, 2019 5:20 PM EST

VINITA, Okla. (AP) — A trial began Friday to determine the mental competency of a Kansas man to stand trial on murder charges in the deaths of a northeast Oklahoma couple and the presumed deaths of their 16-year-old daughter and her 16-year-old friend. Craig County district attorney spokeswoman Michelle...

Man suspected of abducting woman is fatally shot by police

Dec. 13, 2019 1:20 PM EST

CORDELL, Okla. (AP) — An Oklahoma man suspected of abducting a woman and missing a court date on charges of assaulting two police officers was shot and killed Thursday by police in western Oklahoma, authorities said. Cade Humphrey, 30, died at a hospital after he was shot at about 9 p.m. Thursday near...

Body of missing Buchanan woman found in slough

Dec. 13, 2019 7:42 AM EST

JAMESTOWN, N.D. (AP) — A lengthy search for a missing Buchanan woman has come to an end. The woman's body has been recovered from a slough in rural Stutsman County where her vehicle broke through the ice. Sonia Heinle, 63, left her son's house Sunday during a storm and disappeared. She lived just a...

Police: Man reported missing in February was homicide victim

Dec. 12, 2019 7:58 PM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A man reported missing in February in Omaha was a homicide victim, police said Thursday. Police in Council Bluffs, Iowa, took a missing person report on Joseph Hellman, 37, on Feb. 21. He was last seen in Omaha and the report was referred to Omaha police. An Omaha police report states...

Officials: Weatherman sent nearly 16,000 child porn files

Dec. 12, 2019 4:37 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A former Ohio television weatherman accused of downloading child porn emailed himself nearly 16,000 such images to view on other devices, investigators said in recently unsealed search warrants. Mike Davis used one email account to regularly send himself “batches” of...

Missing mom's husband asks high court to lift gag order

Dec. 12, 2019 4:14 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A lawyer for a Connecticut man whose estranged wife disappeared seven months ago asked the state Supreme Court on Thursday to lift a gag order in the criminal cases against his client. Norman Pattis, the attorney for Fotis Dulos, told the justices the gag order imposed by a trial...