Latest Kidnapping News

Mexico gang leader sentenced to 60 years in prison

Jan. 15, 2022 11:34 AM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The leader of a crime gang notorious for siphoning gasoline from government fuel ducts has been sentenced to 60 years in prison for kidnapping, according to authorities in the central Mexico state of Guanajuato. José Antonio Yépez Ortiz had been one of Mexico's...

Indiana kidnapping suspect arrested in Nebraska

Jan. 13, 2022 16:50 PM EST

GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (AP) — Authorities have arrested a man who is accused of kidnapping a woman in Indiana, handcuffing her and driving her to Nebraska. The Nebraska State Patrol said in a news release that 52-year-old William Brittingham, of DeMotte, Indiana, is jailed in Hall...

Woman accused in off-duty officer slaying faces new charges

Jan. 12, 2022 16:02 PM EST

CLEVELAND, Ohio (AP) — A woman accused of the New Year's Eve carjacking and shooting death of an off-duty Cleveland police officer has now been indicted in two earlier armed robberies, prosecutors said. Tamara McLoyd, 18, of Garfield Park and another 18-year-old woman are charged...

Man arrested in deaths of victims found in Kansas, Oklahoma

Jan. 12, 2022 11:33 AM EST

LIBERAL, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas man has been arrested in the 2019 robbery, kidnapping and shooting deaths of two men whose bodies were found hours apart in an Oklahoma ditch and a Kansas trailer. The Kansas Bureau of Investigation said in a statement that 30-year-old Ralph Thomas...

Man arrested in Alabama accused of using app to arrange rape

Jan. 10, 2022 16:04 PM EST

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — A man in Alabama was accused of trying to hire someone on a phone app to kidnap and rape a Wisconsin woman he met online, federal court documents show. Matthias Jacob Edward Mann, 22, was arrested last week in the north Alabama town of Hartselle on charges...

Prosecutor: Child rape suspect may have victims in 10 states

Jan. 10, 2022 14:55 PM EST

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — A man arrested on child rape charges last month in Tennessee could have victims in nine other states, a prosecutor said Monday. Ryan Andrew Meyung, 30, was charged in December with child rape, aggravated kidnapping and other related counts, Hamilton County...

State police: Deputy kills armed man during kidnap probe

Jan. 09, 2022 16:13 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — State police in Louisiana say a sheriff’s deputy in Baton Rouge shot and killed a person who brandished a weapon at an apartment complex. A Sunday state police news release says 25-year-old Deaughn Willis was shot Saturday morning as Baton Rouge police...

Official: 30 Nigerian students freed after 7 months

Jan. 09, 2022 06:03 AM EST

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Gunmen have released 30 Nigerian students who spent nearly seven months in captivity, a government official has said, the latest batch in the release of the dozens of Kebbi state students abducted in June. They arrived at the Kebbi state capital on Saturday...

Man and his girlfriend are accused of brutal assault on wife

Jan. 08, 2022 12:47 PM EST

PERTH, N.Y. (AP) — A New York man and his girlfriend are accused of holding the man's estranged wife captive for days and assaulting her, including cutting off one of her fingers, before she managed to escape. The 37-year-old woman told police she was kidnapped at gunpoint by her...

Two suspects arrested in death of Lincoln woman

Jan. 07, 2022 18:51 PM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Two suspects in the death of a Lincoln woman whose remains were found near Pawnee Lake have been charged in her death. Joesef Barraza, 25, was charged with first-degree murder, kidnapping and three counts of first-degree sexual assault in Carly Schaaf's death,...