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Tests: Georgia remains match Michigan teen last seen in 1979

Aug. 14, 2018 5:28 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Authorities say tests have confirmed the remains of an unknown person buried in Georgia are those of a 15-year-old boy who ran away from his southeastern Michigan home in 1979. Michigan State Police say a forensic analyst from University of North Texas' Center for Human Identification on...

Ex-dictatorship police agents sentenced in Chile

Aug. 14, 2018 3:58 PM EDT

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Chile's Supreme Court has sentenced 24 former police agents to prison for the disappearance of a man who was arrested during the "dirty war" crackdown on leftists under dictator Augusto Pinochet. The ruling released Tuesday says Jorge Arturo Grez Aburto was detained in 1974 by agents...

The Latest: Governor opposes release of compound suspects

Aug. 14, 2018 1:32 PM EDT

TAOS, N.M. (AP) — The Latest on 11 children found living in a filthy, makeshift compound in New Mexico (all times local): 10:55 a.m. New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez and other state Republicans are criticizing a judge's decision to allow the release of defendants accused of child abuse at a ramshackle...

Crews find body of man after boating accident

Aug. 14, 2018 12:41 PM EDT

ERIN, Tenn. (AP) — Officials say crews have found the body of a man who went missing after a boating accident in Tennessee. Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency spokeswoman Amy Snider-Spencer told media that the body of 49-year-old Randy Looney was found Tuesday morning. He was on a large ski boat Sunday...

Possible evidence in missing girls case found at warehouse

Aug. 14, 2018 9:11 AM EDT

WARREN, Mich. (AP) — Authorities investigating the decades-old disappearances of several girls say they've found possible evidence during a search of an abandoned suburban Detroit warehouse. Warren police Commissioner Bill Dwyer says police and the FBI searched a warehouse Monday formerly used by Arthur...

US parents of missing man back from Slovenia with no clues

Aug. 13, 2018 7:17 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin father says he cannot give up hope that his missing son will be found alive after disappearing seven weeks ago while vacationing in Slovenia. But Allan Luskin of Madison says no trace of his 25-year-old son, Jonathan, has been found and the family is "running out of clues."...

Search continues for woman missing in Jamaica Bay

Aug. 13, 2018 6:22 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A search continues for a woman who disappeared in Jamaica Bay off New York City. Police have resumed looking Monday for the 35-year-old. She had disappeared around 5:30 p.m. Sunday off Bayswater Point State Park in the Rockaways. Authorities fear she may have been swept away by a rising...

Iowa launches new website in search for missing student

Aug. 13, 2018 4:54 PM EDT

MONTEZUMA, Iowa (AP) — Investigators searching for a University of Iowa student who vanished last month are launching a new website to generate tips from potential witnesses. The Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation unveiled FindingMollie.Iowa.gov at a news conference Monday. Mollie Tibbetts has been...

Light plane with 9 people aboard reported missing in Papua

Aug. 11, 2018 7:32 AM EDT

JAYAPURA, Indonesia (AP) — A light commercial aircraft with nine people on board was reported missing Saturday in a mountainous region of Indonesia's easternmost province of Papua, with officials sending a search party toward a possible crash site. Dimonin Air's Swiss-made Pilatus PC-6 Porter plane was on...

New Mexico compound littered with ammunition, dirty diapers

Aug. 10, 2018 11:29 PM EDT

AMALIA, N.M. (AP) — Dirty diapers, shotgun shells, small broken bicycles, the white sandal of a baby, anguished journals about faith and a DVD about killing techniques in close combat. Ordinary and extraordinary household objects littered a squalid compound on a high-desert plain of northern New Mexico,...