Latest Missing persons News

Ex-boyfriend charged in death of North Carolina woman

Oct. 18, 2021 16:49 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina woman who was reported missing last week has been found dead in South Carolina, and authorities have charged her boyfriend in her death. The body of LaPorscha Baldwin, 30, of Gastonia was found on Thursday by Fairfield County,...

Man sought in Wisconsin woman's killing is dead, boy missing

Oct. 18, 2021 15:52 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee police searched Monday for a 3-year-old boy after his mother was killed and the man suspected in her slaying was found dead from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. Major P. Harris has been missing since early Thursday, when authorities...

Search continues for man missing in southeast Alaska

Oct. 18, 2021 13:47 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Authorities in southeast Alaska will continue the search Monday for a 55-year-old man who is missing near the community of Kake. Alaska State Troopers say 55-year-old David Dalton of Kake was last seen about 12:30 p.m. and was reported missing...

Man, mother of long-missing NH boy, 5, are arrested in NY

Oct. 18, 2021 12:24 PM EDT

The mother of a 5-year-old New Hampshire boy who hasn’t been seen in six months and a man who was with her were arrested in New York on witness tampering and child endangerment charges, but the search for the child continues, authorities said Monday. Warrants had been...

Slain woman's family questions actions of sheriff's office

Oct. 18, 2021 11:09 AM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A Florida sheriff's department has released a heavily redacted report on its response to the disappearance of a college student who was found dead. The young woman's family says it only reinforces their belief that deputies failed to react quickly enough when she...

Body of missing boater found in Taunton River

Oct. 18, 2021 08:47 AM EDT

SOMERSET, Mass. (AP) — The body of a man reported missing after failing to return from a boating trip on Friday has been found, authorities said. The person's body was recovered from the Taunton River on Sunday, Somerset Fire Chief Jamison Barros said in a statement. ...

Upper Michigan sheriff departments launch Project Lifesaver

Oct. 18, 2021 01:11 AM EDT

HANCOCK, Mich. (AP) — Local sheriff’s departments are partnering on a project to ensure at-risk people with cognitive impairments who wander from home can be easily located. Representatives from Baraga, Houghton, Keweenaw and Ontonagon counties’ sheriff’s...

Freed murderer charged in Florida with slaying of single mom

Oct. 17, 2021 15:59 PM EDT

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Police have charged a convicted murderer who was released from prison last year with the slaying of a South Florida woman whose body was found in a canal after being missing for three weeks. Eric Pierson, 54, was charged Saturday with first-degree...

Body in ocean off NJ identified as man missing for 4 days

Oct. 17, 2021 11:49 AM EDT

The body of a man found in the ocean off New Jersey last week has been identified as that of a man missing for four days, authorities said. Paterson police said 26-year-old Kiariff Alston of Glen Rock left his home Oct. 10, telling his mother he was going to buy gas...

Police search lake in connection with missing 5-year-old boy

Oct. 17, 2021 09:49 AM EDT

MERRIMACK, N.H. (AP) — Police launched a boat and searched a lake behind a property in Merrimack that was the last known location of a 5-year-old boy who hasn’t been seen in six months. The New Hampshire State Police Marine Patrol searched the lake on Saturday,...