Latest Missing persons News

Witness details how he killed lover's husband for insurance

Dec. 11, 2018 6:40 PM EST

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — With a plot that echoes a well-known Hollywood masterpiece, a trial began Tuesday for a Florida woman accused of helping orchestrate the death of her husband in order to secure a massive insurance payout. Prosecutors contended that Denise Williams planned the December 2000 slaying...

Search expands for 3 missing at West Virginia mine

Dec. 11, 2018 5:38 PM EST

CLEAR CREEK, W.Va. (AP) — Workers are removing water and pumping fresh air into a nonoperational coal mine in West Virginia as they search for three people stuck inside. The state Office of Miner's Health, Safety and Training said Tuesday that a man who emerged on his own from the underground Rock House...

Man convicted of killing wife on Lake Erie sentenced to life

Dec. 11, 2018 3:36 PM EST

ERIE, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania man convicted of fatally shooting his wife, tying her body to an anchor and tossing it into Lake Erie, then trying to cover up the crime by claiming she had apparently fallen overboard, was sentenced to life in prison without possibility of parole. A judge Tuesday imposed...

California inferno gives rise to family-reuniting 'Angels'

Dec. 10, 2018 6:00 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — They have become known as the Angels of Paradise. But there is nothing ethereal about them. They are online sleuths who know how to find people, and they have been putting their skills to use in the aftermath of California's catastrophic wildfire. In the dark days that followed the...

Bond denied for suspect in North Carolina teenager's death

Dec. 10, 2018 2:50 PM EST

LUMBERTON, N.C. (AP) — A judge has denied bond for the man accused in the death of a North Carolina teenager. News outlets report 34-year-old Michael Ray McLellan appeared in a Robeson County court Monday, days after he was arrested and charged with first-degree murder and other offenses in the death of...

Man arrested in Mexico with teen sentenced to 2½ to 5 years

Dec. 10, 2018 12:57 PM EST

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania man who frequently checked a teenager out of school without her mother's knowledge and fled to Mexico with her has been sentenced to 2½ to five years in prison. Forty-five-year-old Kevin Esterly was sentenced at an emotional hearing Monday after pleading guilty...

New Zealand leader apologies for death of British tourist

Dec. 10, 2018 12:19 AM EST

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern made an emotional apology Monday to the family of a 22-year-old British tourist who police say was murdered. Ardern spoke about the nation's reaction to the case several hours after the man that police accuse of killing Grace...

FBI: Man charged in kidnapping, death of North Carolina teen

Dec. 8, 2018 5:53 PM EST

LUMBERTON, N.C. (AP) — Police have arrested and charged a man with killing a 13-year-old girl who was kidnapped last month from a North Carolina mobile home park. The FBI said early Saturday that Michael Ray McLellan has been charged in connection with the kidnapping and murder of Hania Noelia Aguilar. The...

New Zealand police: 22-year-old British tourist was murdered

Dec. 8, 2018 4:59 AM EST

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand police said Saturday that they believe a 22-year-old British tourist who has been missing for a week was murdered, and they will lay charges against a man they detained earlier in the day for questioning. Grace Millane was on a planned yearlong trip abroad that...

The Latest: Private, graveside service ends; Bush buried

Dec. 6, 2018 9:16 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on events honoring former President George H.W. Bush (all times local): 5:25 p.m. Texas A&M says the private, graveside service for George H.W. Bush's family members has ended and the former president has been buried. Thursday evening's ceremony concludes days of funeral...