Latest Missing persons News

Libyan authorities: 42 bodies discovered in mass grave

Oct. 02, 2022 12:19 PM EDT

BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) — Libya’s Missing Persons Authority announced Sunday the discovery of 42 bodies buried in a mass grave in the central coastal city of Sirte, a former stronghold of the ousted Islamic State group. In a statement, the authority’s spokesperson said the 42...

Genealogy tests give answers to family of missing woman

Oct. 01, 2022 15:06 PM EDT

McLEAN, Va. (AP) — Veronique Duperly spent most of 1975 plastering posters of her younger sister’s high school yearbook picture onto street corners all around Fairfax County. Next to the photo, she typed: “Missing 17-year-old Choubi Gildawie.” “God, I...

Missouri man pleads guilty in deaths of 2 Wisconsin brothers

Sep. 30, 2022 15:43 PM EDT

HARRISONVILLE, Mo. (AP) — A northwest Missouri man pleaded guilty Friday to killing two brothers from Wisconsin after they came to his farm in 2019 to collect a debt from a cattle contract. Garland Nelson, of Braymer, pleaded guilty to two counts of first-degree murder in the...

Experts: Mexico jeopardizes justice in missing students case

Sep. 29, 2022 20:25 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A group of international experts investigating the 2014 disappearance of 43 students in southern Mexico denounced the attorney general Thursday, saying he engaged in “improper interference” and created “obstacles” to justice, apparently in a rush to show results. ...

Boyfriend of slain boy's mom gets 22 to 45 years in prison

Sep. 29, 2022 16:15 PM EDT

NASHUA, N.H. (AP) — The boyfriend of a slain 5-year-old boy's mother was sentenced in New Hampshire on Thursday to 22 to 45 years in prison for manslaughter and other charges that he pleaded guilty to, nearly a year after the child's body was found in a Massachusetts park. Joseph...

Hundreds of kids from east Ukraine stranded in Russian camps

Sep. 29, 2022 09:17 AM EDT

IZIUM, Ukraine (AP) — The Russian occupation radio and newspaper ads promoted the camps as a summer break from the war for Ukrainian children under their control, free of charge. Hundreds of families agreed in the occupied east and the south, Ukrainian officials and parents say. ...

Officials: Search for migrants after boat sinks off Keys

Sep. 28, 2022 19:24 PM EDT

KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) — Four Cuban migrants swam to shore in the Florida Keys and three others were rescued from the ocean after their boat sank Wednesday, shortly before Hurricane Ian made landfall in southwestern Florida. But 20 more people might be missing, officials said. The...

Woman reported missing on a weekend Arizona hike found dead

Sep. 28, 2022 15:27 PM EDT

CAVE CREEK, Ariz. (AP) — A woman reported missing last weekend while hiking in Cave Creek has been found dead, authorities said Wednesday. Maricopa County Sheriff’s officials said the body of 60-year-old Kathleen Patterson was located around 8 a.m. and there was no apparent signs...

Searchers seek to recover 2 missing in Guatemala sinkhole

Sep. 27, 2022 20:42 PM EDT

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — The search for a mother and daughter whose car plunged into a huge sinkhole changed to a recovery effort Tuesday, three days after they disappeared. Late Tuesday, authorities said they believed they had located their car using geological technology at a depth...

Prosecutor on Mexico's missing students case resigns

Sep. 27, 2022 20:36 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The special prosecutor leading the Attorney General’s Office investigation into the abduction and disappearances of 43 students in southern Mexico in 2014 resigned Tuesday, raising concerns among the students' families and their advocates. President Andrés...