Latest Missing persons News

No female drivers in Daytona 500, but pipeline has potential

Feb. 14, 2019 7:35 PM EST

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Hailie Deegan spent more time at Daytona 500 media day than any other driver. The 17-year-old was a guest host for NASCAR.com, trading in her firesuit for a microphone and interviewing one Cup Series star after another. It was the closest Deegan will get to the action at Daytona...

Public urged to keep providing tips in 2 girls' killings

Feb. 13, 2019 10:01 PM EST

DELPHI, Ind. (AP) — Indiana authorities urged the public Wednesday to keep passing on tips in the slayings of two teenage girls killed during a hiking trip , saying on the 2-year anniversary of the crime that the next tip could help solve the case. Liberty German, 14, and Abigail William, 13, vanished on...

States weigh bills addressing Native deaths, disappearances

Feb. 13, 2019 4:46 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Lawmakers in at least seven states have introduced legislation to address the unsolved deaths and disappearances of numerous Native American women and girls. The legislation calls for state-funded task forces and other actions amid deepening concerns that law enforcement agencies...

Autopsy: Asphyxia was likely cause of kidnapped girl's death

Feb. 13, 2019 2:23 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A kidnapped and slain 13-year-old North Carolina girl likely died of suffocation or strangulation, but her cause of death couldn't be determined conclusively, according to an autopsy released Wednesday. The state's Office of the Chief Medical examiner ruled that Hania Aguilar died of...

Greece: Search launched for missing migrant teen

Feb. 13, 2019 9:02 AM EST

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Authorities on the Greek island of Lesbos say a search involving a helicopter and two coast guard vessels has been launched to find a teenage girl who was separated from her parents after a boat carrying migrants struck rocks in high winds. The Merchant Marine Ministry said some 45...

Searchers find beacon signal of missing Alaska plane

Feb. 12, 2019 8:21 PM EST

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The owners of an air ambulance that disappeared in Alaska with three people on board say searchers have detected the beacon signal from the missing plane's cockpit voice recorder. Guardian Flight spokesman Jim Gregory says the signal was detected Tuesday. The company says in a...

Warren urges 'action' at meeting with Native American women

Feb. 12, 2019 3:39 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrat Elizabeth Warren has met with Native American women, calling for "action" on issues important to their community such as the rising problem of missing and murdered indigenous women. Warren's meeting on Tuesday comes amid lingering tensions over her past claims to Native American...

Confession, DNA evidence revealed in Georgia teacher slaying

Feb. 12, 2019 11:36 AM EST

OCILLA, Ga. (AP) — A man charged with killing a high school teacher who vanished in 2005 from her rural Georgia home confessed more than a decade later to authorities, who found DNA from both the suspect and victim on a glove recovered at the crime scene, an investigator testified at a pretrial hearing....

Police: Torn letters key to 1986 killing of boy in Nevada

Feb. 11, 2019 10:54 PM EST

NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. (AP) — Piecing together torn-up jailhouse letters found in dormant files involving the 1986 disappearance of a 3-year-old boy in Nevada yielded a possible confession that led to the arrest of his mother in Florida on a murder warrant, authorities said Monday. North Las Vegas Police...

The Latest: Police: Torn letters key to 1986 killing of boy

Feb. 11, 2019 8:48 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on the arrest of a 60-year-old Florida woman accused of killing her 3-year-old son and reporting the boy missing while living in the Las Vegas area in 1986 (all times local): 5:45 p.m. Police in Nevada say piecing together torn-up jailhouse letters yielded a possible confession...