Latest Missing persons News

Police seek person who last saw missing Utah college student

Jun. 25, 2019 6:55 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Police on Tuesday issued a public appeal for a person last seen with a University of Utah student before she disappeared more than a week ago. Mackenzie Lueck was last seen being dropped off at a Salt Lake City park at about 3 a.m. on June 17 by a Lyft driver who took her there from...

Search of trash facility for evidence of missing mother ends

Jun. 25, 2019 10:55 AM EDT

NEW CANAAN, Conn. (AP) — Police in Connecticut say they have completed their search of a trash-to-energy plant for evidence in the disappearance of a mother of five who's been missing for a month. New Canaan police in a statement Tuesday say the search through tons of trash at the Materials Innovation and...

Dog's discovery leads to woman's head, torso in S. Carolina

Jun. 25, 2019 8:58 AM EDT

SENECA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina authorities say they have found the head and torso of a woman's body. The State reports that the decomposed remains were found Monday. They're presumed to be associated with other human bones discovered in a wooded area less than 10 miles from Clemson University. Seneca...

Tech makes it easier to search wilderness for missing people

Jun. 24, 2019 10:30 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Yesenia D'Alessandro loaded a GPS tracking app on her cellphone and trudged into a remote Hawaii forest, joining more than 100 other volunteers looking for a missing hiker. She climbed through muddy ravines, crossed streams and faced steep drop-offs in the thick tangle of trees and ferns...

Texas man pleads guilty to lesser charge in daughter's death

Jun. 24, 2019 10:05 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — A Texas man who was accused of killing his adopted daughter pleaded guilty Monday to a lesser charge the day his trial for capital murder was scheduled to begin. The Dallas Morning News reports that Wesley Mathews, 39, pleaded guilty to injury to a child by omission. That gives Mathews the...

Missing Utah college student last seen in a park at 3 a.m.

Jun. 24, 2019 5:31 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A University of Utah student missing for over a week was last seen meeting an unknown person at a park at 3 in the morning, authorities said Monday. The Lyft driver who took Mackenzie Lueck from the airport and dropped her off at a park in a Salt Lake City suburb on June 17 told...

The Latest: Missing Utah college student met person at park

Jun. 24, 2019 4:53 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Latest on a missing University of Utah student (all times local): 2:48 p.m. Authorities say a missing University of Utah student who hasn't been heard from in over a week was last seen meeting an unknown person at a park in the middle of the night. Salt Lake City assistant Police...

The Latest: Victim's family will request death penalty

Jun. 24, 2019 4:29 PM EDT

PEORIA, Ill. (AP) — The Latest on the trial in the slaying of a visiting Chinese scholar in Illinois (all times local): 3:25 p.m. A lawyer says the family of a Chinese scholar will ask a federal jury to recommend that the man convicted of abducting and killing her be put to death. The jury found former...

Family: Lawyer wrong to suggest mom staged own disappearance

Jun. 24, 2019 4:13 PM EDT

NEW CANAAN, Conn. (AP) — Relatives of a Connecticut mother of five who has been missing for a month are criticizing her estranged husband's lawyer for suggesting she staged her own disappearance in a plot similar to the book and movie "Gone Girl." Jennifer Dulos vanished May 24 in New Canaan, Connecticut....

Case on hold for man charged with posing as missing child

Jun. 24, 2019 12:03 PM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — The case of a 24-year-old Ohio man charged with impersonating a long-missing child is on hold in federal court. U.S. District Judge Michael Barrett earlier granted a sealed motion filed by Brian Michael Rini's (REE'-neez) attorney and canceled a scheduled final pretrial hearing. A court...